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ANTIQUE PRINTS OF BRITISH CANALS

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ANTIQUE PRINT: TORRIDGE CANAL, & ROLLE AQUEDUCT, NEAR TORRINGTON, DEVONSHIRE.

ALLOM, Thomas, 1804-1872 : TORRIDGE CANAL, & ROLLE AQUEDUCT, NEAR TORRINGTON, DEVONSHIRE.

[London : Fisher, Son & Co., 1830]. A most attractive antique print – horses haul boats across the aqueduct. Engraved by Thomas Dixon (fl.1826-1838) from an original study by the gifted Thomas Allom. Originally produced for the part-work series “Devonshire Illustrated” (London : 1828-1832).
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 111 x 155mm (approx. 4-3/8” x 6-1/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£25

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ANTIQUE PRINT: MOUTH OF THE TUNNEL, ON THE REGENT’S CANAL, ISLINGTON.

BONNOR, Thomas, 1741?-1826 : MOUTH OF THE TUNNEL, ON THE REGENT’S CANAL, ISLINGTON.

[London : J. Nichols & Co.], 1819. An interesting antique print – the workings of the near 1,000 yard canal tunnel at Islington, eventually opened in 1820. Originally produced for the August 1819 issue of “The Gentleman’s Magazine”.
Copper line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 110 x 171mm (approx. 4-1/4” x 6-3/4”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: PONT-Y-CASULLTE AQUEDUCT. IN THE VALE OF LLANGOLLEN, DENBIGHSHIRE.

[ENGLISH SCHOOL] : PONT-Y-CASULLTE AQUEDUCT. IN THE VALE OF LLANGOLLEN, DENBIGHSHIRE.

[London : 1860]. A pleasant small antique print – the Dee winds below a bridge in the foreground – the Thomas Telford aqueduct beyond. Originally produced for Thomas Dugdale’s part-work survey published as “The Curiosities of Great Britain” or “England Delineated” in various formats between 1838 and 1860.
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 83 x 107mm (approx. 3-1/4” x 4-1/4”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£20

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ANTIQUE PRINT: PONT Y CYSSYLLTE, IN THE VALE OF LLANGOLLEN, DENBIGHSHIRE.

[GASTINEAU, Henry, 1791-1876] : PONT Y CYSSYLLTE, IN THE VALE OF LLANGOLLEN, DENBIGHSHIRE.

[London : Jones & Co., 1831]. An elegant antique print – the Llangollen Canal, the Dee Valley and the magnificent aqueduct. Engraved by John Charles Varrall (1794-1855) from an original study by the landscape and topographical painter Henry Gastineau. Originally produced for the part-work series “Wales Illustrated” (London : 1830-1831).
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 101 x 150mm (approx. 4” x 5-7/8”). A few tiny specks, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: PADDINGTON CANAL, 1820.

PRIOR, William Henry, 1812-1882 : PADDINGTON CANAL, 1820.

[London : 1878 (or later)]. An attractive antique print – Paddington Basin, a rowing boat, two barges, a team of horses on the towpath. Engraved from a study (based on an earlier source) by William Henry Prior and originally produced for the part-work “Old and New London” (London : 1873-1878).
Wood engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 104 x 144mm (approx. 4-1/8” x 5-5/8”). Text on verso. In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£25

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE PADDINGTON CANAL, 1840.

PRIOR, William Henry, 1812-1882 : THE PADDINGTON CANAL, 1840.

[London : 1878 (or later)]. An attractive antique print – pleasure barges on the canal at Paddington. Engraved from a study (based on an earlier source) by William Henry Prior and originally produced for the part-work “Old and New London” (London : 1873-1878).
Wood engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 144 x 144mm (approx. 5-5/8” x 5-5/8”). Text on verso. In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: CITY BASIN, REGENT’S CANAL, TO SIR CULLING SMITH BART. THIS PLATE IS RESPECTFULLY INSCRIBED.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : CITY BASIN, REGENT’S CANAL, TO SIR CULLING SMITH BART. THIS PLATE IS RESPECTFULLY INSCRIBED.

London : Jones & Co., 1828. A highly attractive antique print of the early industrial landscape of the City Road Basin by Pickfords Wharf – warehouses, bridge, smoking chimneys, St. Luke Old Street in the distance and in the foreground a handsome Pickford’s barge. Engraved by Frederick James Havell (1801-1840) from an original study by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd, the master recorder of nineteenth-century London. Originally produced for Shepherd’s series “Metropolitan Improvements; or London in the Nineteenth Century” (London : 1827-1830).
Steel line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 96 x 150mm (approx. 3-3/4” x 5-7/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 154/058.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: CITY BASIN, REGENT’S CANAL, TO SIR CULLING SMITH BART. THIS PLATE IS RESPECTFULLY INSCRIBED.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : CITY BASIN, REGENT’S CANAL, TO SIR CULLING SMITH BART. THIS PLATE IS RESPECTFULLY INSCRIBED.

London : Jones & Co., 1828. A highly attractive antique print of the early industrial landscape of the City Road Basin by Pickfords Wharf – warehouses, bridge, smoking chimneys, St. Luke Old Street in the distance and in the foreground a handsome Pickford’s barge. Engraved by Frederick James Havell (1801-1840) from an original study by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd, the master recorder of nineteenth-century London. Originally produced for Shepherd’s series “Metropolitan Improvements; or London in the Nineteenth Century” (London : 1827-1830).
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 96 x 150mm (approx. 3-3/4” x 5-7/8”). A few tiny specks, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 154/058.

£25

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE DOUBLE LOCK, & EAST ENTRANCE TO THE ISLINGTON TUNNEL, REGENT’S CANAL. TO COLONEL DRINKWATER THIS PLATE IS MOST RESPECTFULLY INSCRIBED.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : THE DOUBLE LOCK, & EAST ENTRANCE TO THE ISLINGTON TUNNEL, REGENT’S CANAL. TO COLONEL DRINKWATER THIS PLATE IS MOST RESPECTFULLY INSCRIBED.

London : Jones & Co., 1827. A highly attractive antique print of the early industrial landscape – locks, bridge, tunnel, smoking chimneys and in the foreground two handsome Pickford’s barges. Engraved by Frederick James Havell (1801-1840) from an original pencil and water-colour drawing (now in the Museum of London) by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd, the master recorder of nineteenth-century London. Originally produced for Shepherd’s part-work series “Metropolitan Improvements; or London in the Nineteenth Century” (London : 1827-1830).
Steel line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 106 x 148mm (approx. 4-1/8” x 5-7/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 154/024.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: ENTRANCE TO THE REGENT’S CANAL, LIMEHOUSE, TO THE REGENTS CANAL COMPANY THIS PLATE IS DEDICATED.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : ENTRANCE TO THE REGENT’S CANAL, LIMEHOUSE, TO THE REGENTS CANAL COMPANY THIS PLATE IS DEDICATED.

London : Jones & Co., 1828. A highly attractive antique print of barges manoeuvering at Limehouse Basin (the Regent’s Canal Dock). Engraved by Frederick James Havell (1801-1840) from an original pencil and water-colour drawing (now in the Museum of London) by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd. Originally produced for Shepherd’s series “Metropolitan Improvements; or London in the Nineteenth Century” (London : 1827-1830).
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 102 x 152mm (approx. 4-1/8” x 6”). Small printseller’s label on verso. In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 154/059.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: GAS WORKS, NEAR THE REGENT’S CANAL.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : GAS WORKS, NEAR THE REGENT’S CANAL.

[London : Jones & Co., 1828]. An antique print – a canal barge floats past the newly built gas works at Camden Town – "an immense pile of buildings ... in the road leading to Kentish Town". Originally produced for Shepherd’s series “Metropolitan Improvements; or London in the Nineteenth Century” (London : 1827-1830). Engraved by Alexander McClatchie (fl.1828-1861) from an original sepia wash drawing (now in the British Museum) by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd, the master recorder of 19th century London.
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 99 x 149mm (approx. 4” x 5-7/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 154/154.

£25

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ANTIQUE PRINT: JUNCTION OF THE REGENT’S CANAL, AT PADDINGTON.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : JUNCTION OF THE REGENT’S CANAL, AT PADDINGTON.

London : Jones & Co., 1828. A delightful antique print – a lively canal scene, with barges, a horse on the towpath, etc. Engraved by Samuel Lacey (1786-1859) from an original pencil and watercolour drawing (now in the Museum of London) by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd, the master recorder of nineteenth-century London. Originally produced for Shepherd’s series “Metropolitan Improvements; or London in the Nineteenth Century” (London : 1827-1830).
Steel line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 96 x 152mm (approx. 3-7/8” x 6”). Faint and tiny mark in lower margin, but otherwise in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 154/078.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: JUNCTION OF THE REGENT’S CANAL, AT PADDINGTON.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : JUNCTION OF THE REGENT’S CANAL, AT PADDINGTON.

London : Jones & Co., 1828. A delightful antique print – a lively canal scene, with barges, a horse on the towpath, etc. Engraved by Samuel Lacey (1786-1859) from an original pencil and watercolour drawing (now in the Museum of London) by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd, the master recorder of nineteenth-century London. Originally produced for Shepherd’s series “Metropolitan Improvements; or London in the Nineteenth Century” (London : 1827-1830).
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 96 x 152mm (approx. 3-7/8” x 6”). A couple of faint and tiny specks, but otherwise in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 154/078.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: MACCLESFIELD BRIDGE, REGENT’S PARK.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : MACCLESFIELD BRIDGE, REGENT’S PARK.

London : Jones & Co., 1827. A very attractive antique print – a Pickford’s barge on the Grand Union Canal approaches the bridge (near the North Gate of the Park). Engraved by Robert Acon (1792-1880) from an original study (now in the Museum of London) by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd, the master recorder of nineteenth-century London. From Shepherd’s series “Metropolitan Improvements; or London in the Nineteenth Century” (London : 1827-1830).
Steel line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 102 x 149mm (approx. 4” x 5-7/8”). Faint mark to lower margin, but otherwise in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 154/012.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: PARK VILLAGE EAST, REGENT’S PARK.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : PARK VILLAGE EAST, REGENT’S PARK.

[London : Jones & Co., 1829]. A pleasant antique print – the backs of the Nash houses, and a horse on the towpath drawing a barge along the old southern spur of the canal. Engraved by William Radclyffe (1783-1855) from an original study by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd, the master recorder of nineteenth-century London. From Shepherd’s series “Metropolitan Improvements; or London in the Nineteenth Century” (London : 1827-1830).
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 99 x 152mm (approx. 3-7/8” x 6”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 154/130.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: CALNE, FROM THE CANAL.

WESTALL, William, 1781-1850 : CALNE, FROM THE CANAL.

[London : Charles Tilt, 1830]. A most attractive antique print – a view of the church and the surrounding houses from the lock gates – originally produced for the part-work series “Great Britain Illustrated” (London : 1828-1830). Engraved by Edward Francis (fl.1828-1830) from an original drawing by William Westall A.R.A.
Steel line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 93 x 145mm (approx. 3-5/8” x 5-3/4”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£30

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