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ANTIQUE PRINT: [BIRMINGHAM] ASTON HALL.

COX, David, 1783-1859 : [BIRMINGHAM] ASTON HALL.

[London : William S. Orr & Co., 1856]. An interesting antique print – an early steam locomotive and a group of railway workers in the foreground – Aston Hall in the distance. The Hall was at that time owned by James Watt, the son of the engineer – but who nonetheless forced the railway company to detour around his estate. Engraved by William Radclyffe (1783-1855) from an original study by David Cox. Originally produced for Thomas Roscoe’s “Book of the Grand Junction Railway” (London : 1839) – and here in a slightly later impression from a lithographic transfer.
Lithograph on paper. Printed surface 108 x 155mm (approx. 4-1/4” x 6-1/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: [BIRMINGHAM] THE ASTON VIADUCT.

COX, David, 1783-1859 : [BIRMINGHAM] THE ASTON VIADUCT.

[London : William S. Orr & Co., 1856]. An attractive antique print – an early passenger train steams over the viaduct – passers-by look on in wonder – a church spire and the turrets of Aston Hall in the distance. Aston Hall was at that time owned by James Watt, the son of the engineer – but who nonetheless forced the railway company to detour around his estate. Engraved by William Radclyffe (1783-1855) from an original study by David Cox. Originally produced for Thomas Roscoe’s “Book of the Grand Junction Railway” (London : 1839) – and here in a slightly later impression from a lithographic transfer.
Lithograph on paper. Printed surface 106 x 151mm (approx. 4-1/8” x 6”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE RAILWAY NEAR PENKRIDGE, TEDDESLEY HALL IN THE DISTANCE.

COX, David, 1783-1859 : THE RAILWAY NEAR PENKRIDGE, TEDDESLEY HALL IN THE DISTANCE.

[London : William S. Orr & Co., 1856]. A pleasant antique print – two labourers and a dog sit by the newly laid railway and gaze down at river, bridge and cottages – sheep in the meadow. Engraved by William Radclyffe (1783-1855) from an original study by David Cox. Originally produced for Thomas Roscoe’s “Book of the Grand Junction Railway” (London : 1839) – and here in a slightly later impression from a lithographic transfer.
Lithograph on paper. Engraved surface 106 x 151mm (approx. 4-1/4” x 5-7/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: COVENTRY.

CRESWICK, Thomas, 1800-1863 : COVENTRY.

[London : William S. Orr & Co., 1856]. An attractive antique print – an oval vignette view of a train approaching a bridge on the newly-built railway – the city beyond. Engraved by William Radclyffe (1783-1855) from an original study by Thomas Creswick. Originally produced for Thomas Roscoe’s “The London and Birmingham Railway” (London : 1839) – and here in a slightly later impression from a lithographic transfer.
Lithograph on paper. Engraved surface 136 x 103mm (approx. 5-3/8” x 4”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: LEIGHTON BUZZARD.

CRESWICK, Thomas, 1800-1863 : LEIGHTON BUZZARD.

[London : William S. Orr & Co., 1856]. An attractive antique print – an oval vignette view of a train on the newly-built railway – the town beyond. Engraved by William Radclyffe (1783-1855) from an original study by Thomas Creswick. Originally produced for Thomas Roscoe’s “The London and Birmingham Railway” (London : 1839) – and here in a slightly later impression from a lithographic transfer.
Lithograph on paper. Engraved surface 99 x 128mm (approx. 3-7/8” x 5”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: VIADUCT OVER THE RIVER COLNE, NEAR WATFORD.

DODGSON, George Haydock, 1811-1880 : VIADUCT OVER THE RIVER COLNE, NEAR WATFORD.

[London : William S. Orr & Co., 1856]. An attractive antique print – a train on the newly-built railway viaduct – some young men bathing in the foreground. Engraved by William Radclyffe (1783-1855) from an original study by George Haydock Dodgson, himself once an apprentice of George Stephenson. Originally produced for Thomas Roscoe’s “The London and Birmingham Railway” (London : 1839) – and here in a slightly later impression from a lithographic transfer.
Lithograph on paper. Engraved surface 105 x 151mm (approx. 4-1/8” x 6”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: BRIDGE IN THE BLISWORTH EMBANKMENT, THE ROAD LEADING FROM TOWCESTER TO NORTHAMPTON.

[ENGLISH SCHOOL] : BRIDGE IN THE BLISWORTH EMBANKMENT, THE ROAD LEADING FROM TOWCESTER TO NORTHAMPTON.

[London : Charles Tilt, 1839]. A handsome antique print – a vignette view of an early train atop the new bridge near Northampton built for the London & Birmingham Railway to cross the Towcester-Northampton road. Originally produced for Thomas Roscoe’s “The London and Birmingham Railway” (London : 1839) – and here in a slightly later impression from a lithographic transfer.
Lithographic transfer from a steel engraving on paper. Printed surface 105 x 145mm (approx. 4-1/8” x 5-3/4”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: CANNON STREET RAILWAY STATION.

[ENGLISH SCHOOL] : CANNON STREET RAILWAY STATION.

[London : Cassell & Co., 1878]. A handsome antique print of the massy facade of the nineteenth-century Cannon Street Station, the forecourt and surrounding streets busy with pedestrians and horse-drawn traffic. Originally produced as a supplementary presentation plate for the part-work “Old and New London” (London : 1873-1878).
Line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 158 x 201mm (approx. 6-1/4” x 7-7/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: CHARING CROSS RAILWAY STATION.

[ENGLISH SCHOOL] : CHARING CROSS RAILWAY STATION.

[London : Cassell & Co., 1878]. A handsome antique print of the exterior of the instantly recognizable station – policemen on horseback, carriages and a swarm of passengers. Originally produced as a supplementary presentation plate for the part-work “Old and New London” (London : 1873-1878).
Line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 147 x 199mm (approx. 5-3/4” x 7-7/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: ENTRANCE TO EUSTON SQUARE STATION.

[ENGLISH SCHOOL] : ENTRANCE TO EUSTON SQUARE STATION.

[London : 1878 (or later)]. A pleasant nineteenth-century print of the formal avenue leading to the old Euston Arch entrance to the station. The engraving is signed "J.W." in the block – probably the wood-engraver John Walmsley (fl.1839-1878). Originally produced for the part-work “Old and New London” (London : 1873-1878).
Wood engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 107 x 143mm (approx. 4-1/4” 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: KING’S CROSS UNDERGROUND STATION IN 1868.

[ENGLISH SCHOOL] : KING’S CROSS UNDERGROUND STATION IN 1868.

[London : 1878 (or later)]. An attractive and interesting antique print – a busy platform on the original cut-and-cover London Underground line (the Metropolitan from Paddington to Farringdon), the tunnel, a steam train, etc. Originally produced for the part-work “Old and New London” (London : 1873-1878).
Wood engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 106 x 145mm (approx 4-1/4” x 5-3/4”). Text on verso. In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE MIDLAND RAILWAY STATION, – ST. PANCRAS.

[ENGLISH SCHOOL] : THE MIDLAND RAILWAY STATION, – ST. PANCRAS.

[London : Cassell & Co., 1878]. A handsome antique print – the glassed-in interior of the great railway station. Originally produced as a supplementary presentation plate for the part-work “Old and New London” (London : 1873-1878).
Line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 135 x 202mm (approx. 5-3/8” x 8”). A few tiny specks to outer blank margins, but otherwise in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£50

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ANTIQUE PRINT: PENKRIDGE.

[ENGLISH SCHOOL] : PENKRIDGE.

[London : William S. Orr & Co., 1856]. A charming small antique print – an oval vignette giving a view of a railway train steaming past the town – the church tower and the bridge prominent in the distance. Originally produced for Thomas Roscoe’s “Book of the Grand Junction Railway” (London : 1839) – and here in a slightly later impression from a lithographic transfer.
Lithograph on paper. Engraved surface 66 x 101mm (approx. 2-5/8” x 4”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£25

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ANTIQUE PRINT: STAFFORD.

[ENGLISH SCHOOL] : STAFFORD.

[London : C. Tilt, 1839]. A charming small antique print – an oval vignette giving a view of the town from the newly laid railway lines and bridge. Originally produced for Thomas Roscoe’s “Book of the Grand Junction Railway” (London : 1839).
Steel line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 85 x 105mm (approx. 3-3/8” x 4-1/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£25

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THAMES TUNNEL, (FROM THE CIRCULAR STAIRCASE.) LONDON.

[ENGLISH SCHOOL] : THAMES TUNNEL, (FROM THE CIRCULAR STAIRCASE.) LONDON.

[London : 1860]. A charming antique print of the entrance to the Wapping-Rotherhithe tunnel – the world’s first underwater tunnel, completed by Marc Brunel in 1843. The tunnel was converted to railway use in the 1860s and still carries London Underground trains. The view depicts the elegant twin horseshoe shaped archways, the pedestrian stairs and gallery, etc. 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 105 x 123mm (approx. 4-1/8” x 4-7/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 186/029.

£25

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ANTIQUE PRINT: TRIAL TRIP ON THE UNDERGROUND RAILWAY, 1863.

[ENGLISH SCHOOL] : TRIAL TRIP ON THE UNDERGROUND RAILWAY, 1863.

[London : 1878 (or later)]. An attractive and interesting antique print – festive passengers, hats in air, steaming through a tunnel on the original cut-and-cover London Underground line (the Metropolitan from Paddington to Farringdon Street – opened in 1863). Originally produced for the part-work “Old and New London” (1873-1878).
Wood engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 105 x 145mm (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 SHERBORNE VIADUCT, NEAR COVENTRY, AND BRIDGE OVER THE HOLYHEAD ROAD.

FIELDING, Newton Smith Limbird, 1799-1856 : THE SHERBORNE VIADUCT, NEAR COVENTRY, AND BRIDGE OVER THE HOLYHEAD ROAD.

[London : William S. Orr & Co., 1856]. An attractive antique print – a view across watery meadows to the viaduct and bridge built for the new London & Birmingham Railway – a train discernible in the distance. Engraved by Daniel Wilson (fl.1835-1854) from an original study by Newton Smith Limbird Fielding. Originally produced for Thomas Roscoe’s “The London and Birmingham Railway” (London : 1839) – and here in a slightly later impression from a lithographic transfer.
Lithographic transfer from a steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 107 x 146mm (approx. 4-1/4” x 5-3/4”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£25

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ANTIQUE PRINT: CANNON STREET STATION – NIGHT.

LUKER, William, 1862-1934 : CANNON STREET STATION – NIGHT.

[London : Leadenhall Press, 1891]. An atmospheric antique print of the busy Victorian platforms and waiting steam trains. From an original design by the painter and illustrator William Luker and engraved in Paris by Ch. Guillaume & Cie. for the Leadenhall Press publication “London City” (1891).
Hand touched and finished half-tone process block. Later hand colour. Image area 158 x 219mm (approx. 6-1/4” x 8-5/8”). Faint and small mark to blank margin, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE MANSION HOUSE RAILWAY STATION.

LUKER, William, 1862-1934 : THE MANSION HOUSE RAILWAY STATION.

[London : Leadenhall Press, 1891]. A Victorian print of a steam-driven underground train approaching a busy platform. From an original design by the painter and illustrator William Luker and engraved in Paris by Ch. Guillaume & Cie. for the Leadenhall Press publication “London City” (1891).
Hand touched and finished half-tone process block. Later hand colour. Image area 96 x 146mm (approx. 3-3/4” x 5-3/4”). Text on verso. In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£25

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE MANSION HOUSE STATION, DISTRICT RAILWAY, QUEEN VICTORIA STREET.

LUKER, William, 1862-1934 : THE MANSION HOUSE STATION, DISTRICT RAILWAY, QUEEN VICTORIA STREET.

[London : Leadenhall Press, 1891]. A Victorian print of Queen Victoria Street, Mansion House Station, etc., with horse-drawn traffic, top-hatted pedestrians, etc. From an original design by the painter and illustrator William Luker and engraved in Paris by Ch. Guillaume & Cie. for the Leadenhall Press publication “London City” (1891).
Hand touched and finished half-tone process block. Later hand colour. Image area 151 x 222mm (approx. 6-1/8” x 8-3/4”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: CANNON STREET RAILWAY STATION.

MACLURE, Andrew & MACDONALD, Archibald Gray : CANNON STREET RAILWAY STATION.

[London : Cassell & Co., 1878]. A handsome antique print of the imposing Victorian facade of Cannon Street Station, the courtyard alive with pedestrian and horse-drawn traffic. Drawn and lithographed by “Maclure & Macdonald” as a supplementary presentation plate for the part-work “Old and New London” (London : 1873-1878).
Lithograph on paper. Engraved surface 145 x 197mm (approx. 5-3/4” x 7-3/4”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: CHARING CROSS RAILWAY STATION.

MACLURE, Andrew & MACDONALD, Archibald Gray : CHARING CROSS RAILWAY STATION.

[London : Cassell, 1878]. A handsome antique print of the exterior of the instantly recognizable station – policemen on horseback, carriages and a swarm of passengers. Drawn and lithographed by “Maclure & Macdonald” as a supplementary presentation plate for the part-work “Old and New London” (London : 1873-1878).
Lithograph on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 131 x 200mm (approx. 5-1/8” x 7-7/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£50

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ANTIQUE PRINT: BRIGHTON RAILWAY STATION, LONDON BRIDGE.

[PAYNE, Albert Henry, 1812-1902] : BRIGHTON RAILWAY STATION, LONDON BRIDGE.

[London : John Tallis & Co., 1852]. A charming small antique print of the station. An engraving from the workshop of A. H. Payne, originally produced for Payne’s “Illustrated London, or a Series of Views in the British Metropolis and its Vicinity” (London : 1846-1847), and here in a slightly later impression.
Steel line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 70 x 85mm (approx. 2-3/4” x 3-5/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 207/078B.

£25

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ANTIQUE PRINT: SOUTH EASTERN & SOUTH COAST RAILWAY STATION, LONDON BRIDGE.

[PAYNE, Albert Henry, 1812-1902] : SOUTH EASTERN & SOUTH COAST RAILWAY STATION, LONDON BRIDGE.

[London : E. T. Brain & Co., 1847]. A charming small antique print of the original London Bridge Railway Station, built by George Smith and Henry Roberts in 1843-1844. An engraving from the workshop of A. H. Payne, originally produced for Payne’s “Illustrated London, or a Series of Views in the British Metropolis and its Vicinity” (1846-1847).
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 70 x 86mm (approx. 2-3/4” x 3-5/8”). A few tiny specks, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 207/078B.

£20

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ANTIQUE PRINT: SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY STATION, NINE ELMS.

[PAYNE, Albert Henry, 1812-1902] : SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY STATION, NINE ELMS.

[London : John Tallis & Co., 1852]. A charming small antique print of the station. An engraving from the workshop of A. H. Payne, originally produced for Payne’s “Illustrated London, or a Series of Views in the British Metropolis and its Vicinity” (London : 1846-1847), and here in a slightly later impression.
Steel line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 68 x 85mm (approx. 2-3/4” x 3-5/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 207/078A.

£25

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ANTIQUE PRINT: NEWTON ROAD STATION, NEAR BIRMINGHAM.

RADCLYFFE, Charles Walter, 1817-1903 : NEWTON ROAD STATION, NEAR BIRMINGHAM.

[London : Charles Tilt, 1839]. A interesting antique print – a view along the early railway track – a train stopped at the halt beyond the bridge – a vista of further bridges beyond. Engraved by William Radclyffe (1783-1855) from an original study by Charles Walter Radclyffe. Originally produced for Thomas Roscoe’s “The London and Birmingham Railway” (London : 1839).
Steel line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 107 x 149mm (approx. 4-1/4” x 5-7/8”).In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: [NORTHWICH] EXCAVATION AT HARTFORD.

RADCLYFFE, Charles Walter, 1817-1903 : [NORTHWICH] EXCAVATION AT HARTFORD.

[London : William S. Orr & Co., 1856]. A pleasant antique print – a vignette view of an early steam engine chugging through a cutting towards a series of bridges at Hartford near Northwich in Cheshire – part of the workings on the new Grand Junction railway line. Engraved by William Radclyffe (1783-1855) from an original study by Charles Walter Radclyffe. Originally produced for Thomas Roscoe’s “Book of the Grand Junction Railway” (London : 1839).
Lithographic transfer from a steel engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 116 x 148mm (approx. 4-1/2” x 5-3/4”). A few faint marks, but in very good and clean state.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: [RUGBY] THE AVON VIADUCT.

RADCLYFFE, Charles Walter, 1817-1903 : [RUGBY] THE AVON VIADUCT.

[London : Charles Tilt, 1839]. A handsome antique print – an early passenger train steams across the just completed Avon Viaduct near Rugby – cattle by the river – a man fishing in the foreground. Engraved by William Radclyffe (1783-1855) from an original study by Charles Walter Radclyffe. Originally produced for Thomas Roscoe’s “The London and Birmingham Railway” (London : 1839).
Steel line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 107 x 150mm (approx. 4-1/4” x 5-7/8”). A few tiny marks, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£50

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE TOWER SUBWAY.

WATKINS, Frank, 1834-1897 : THE TOWER SUBWAY.

[London : Cassell & Co., 1878 (or later)]. An antique print – the first London "tube" in that it was the world’s first underground transport system built in a tube rather than a brick-built tunnel. Running from Tower Hill to Tooley Street, the underground carriages ran for only three months in 1870 before the tunnel was converted for pedestrian use. Engraved by Benjamin Fleming (fl.1874-1878) from an original sketch by the London artist Frank Watkins. Originally produced for the part-work “Old and New London” (London : 1873-1878).
Wood engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 144 x 145mm (approx. 5-5/8” x 5-3/4”). Text on verso. In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£25

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