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ANTIQUE PRINTS OF BIRMINGHAM

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ANTIQUE PRINT: EAST VIEW OF BIRMINGHAM IN WARWICKSHIRE.

[COOKE, John, 1731-1810 – publisher] : EAST VIEW OF BIRMINGHAM IN WARWICKSHIRE.

[London : J. Cooke, 1779]. A handsome eighteenth-century engraved prospect of Birmingham – a view across the city from the fields and windmill below – originally produced for the Cooke part-work publication “The Modern Universal British Traveller” (London : 1779).
Copper line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 184 x 277mm (approx. 7-1/4” x 10-7/8”). Slight nick to upper margin, a few minor marks to outer blank margins, some faint wear and creasing in places, but otherwise in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£150

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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: VIEW OF BIRMINGHAM.

CRAIG, William Marshall : VIEW OF BIRMINGHAM.

London : Fisher, Son & Co., 1826. A handsome antique print of early nineteenth-century Birmingham – the sails of a windmill in the foreground, church spires and houses on verdant hills. Engraved by Thomas Dixon (fl.1826-1838) from an original study by William Marshall Craig (fl.1788-1828), water-colour painter to Queen Charlotte.
Copper line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 168 x 211mm (approx. 6-5/8” x 8-1/4”). Two short tears to upper margin, just touching image; a few faint marks, mainly to outer blank margins, but otherwise in good state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£50

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ANTIQUE PRINT: BIRMINGHAM.

[ENGLISH SCHOOL] : BIRMINGHAM.

[London : Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co., 1883]. An attractive antique print – a prospect of Birmingham in the late nineteenth century – a mother and her two children take in the view. Originally produced for the partwork publication “Our Own Country” (London : 1879-1883).
Wood engraving on paper. Engraved surface 144 x 200mm (approx. 5-5/8” x 7-7/8”). A couple of tiny specks, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT : QUEENS HOSPITAL. BIRMINGHAM.

[ENGLISH SCHOOL] : QUEENS HOSPITAL. BIRMINGHAM.

London : L. Tallis, [1849]. An antique print – the then recently-built Queen’s Hospital in Bath Row. 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. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 99 x 136mm (approx. 4” x 5-3/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£25

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ANTIQUE PRINT: 1. – THE BULL-RING [BIRMINGHAM].

[HARVEY, William, 1796-1866] : 1. – THE BULL-RING [BIRMINGHAM].

[London : Charles Knight, 1848]. A pleasant oval vignette antique print – the heart of Birmingham in the nineteenth century. Engraved by Mason Jackson (1819-1903) from an original study by the well-known William Harvey. Originally produced for the part-work publication “The Land We Live In” (1847-1851).
Wood engraving on paper. Engraved surface 186 x 147mm (approx. 7-3/8” x 5-7/8”). A few tiny specks, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£25

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ANTIQUE PRINT: ASTON HALL, WARWICKSHIRE. LATE THE RESIDENCE OF JAMES WATT, ESQ. F.S.A.

NEALE, John Preston, 1780-1847 : ASTON HALL, WARWICKSHIRE. LATE THE RESIDENCE OF JAMES WATT, ESQ. F.S.A.

London : Jones & Co., 1829. A pleasant antique print – the great Jacobean house at Aston. Engraved by William Radclyffe (1783-1855) from an original study by John Preston Neale. Originally produced for the part-work “Views of the Seats, Mansions, Castles, etc. of Noblemen and Gentlemen in England” (London : 1829-1831).
Steel line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 99 x 128mm (approx. 3-7/8” x 5-1/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT : ASTON HALL, WARWICKSHIRE. LATE THE RESIDENCE OF JAMES WATT, ESQ. F.S.A.

NEALE, John Preston, 1780-1847 : ASTON HALL, WARWICKSHIRE. LATE THE RESIDENCE OF JAMES WATT, ESQ. F.S.A.

London : Jones & Co., 1829. A pleasant antique print – the great Jacobean house at Aston. Engraved by William Radclyffe (1783-1855) from an original study by John Preston Neale. Originally produced for the part-work “Views of the Seats, Mansions, Castles, etc. of Noblemen and Gentlemen in England” (London : 1829-1831).
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 99 x 128mm (approx. 3-7/8” x 5-1/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£25

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ANTIQUE PRINT: MOSELEY HALL. WORCESTERSHIRE.

NEALE, John Preston, 1780-1847 : MOSELEY HALL. WORCESTERSHIRE.

London : Jones & Co., 1831. An attractive antique print – Moseley Hall, then the home of John Taylor, as it stood in the early nineteenth century – a view from the grounds. Engraved by Thomas Barber (fl.1818-1840) from an original study by John Preston Neale. Originally produced for the part-work “Views of the Seats, Mansions, Castles, etc. of Noblemen and Gentlemen in England” (London : 1829-1831).
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 94 x 128mm (approx. 3-3/4” x 5”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT : [SUTTON COLDFIELD] FOUR OAKS HALL. WARWICKSHIRE.

NEALE, John Preston, 1780-1847 : [SUTTON COLDFIELD] FOUR OAKS HALL. WARWICKSHIRE.

[London : Jones & Co., 1831]. An attractive antique print – the fine old house at Sutton Coldfield designed by Sir William Wilson – a view from the deer park. Engraved by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd from an original study by John Preston Neale. Originally produced for the part-work “Views of the Seats, Mansions, Castles, etc. of Noblemen and Gentlemen in England” (London : 1829-1831).
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 101 x 126mm (approx. 4” x 5”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£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: [BIRMINGHAM] ASTON HALL, WARWICKSHIRE.

WESTALL, William, 1781-1850 : ASTON HALL, WARWICKSHIRE.

[London : Charles Tilt, 1830]. An attractive antique print – a view of the turreted Jacobean house from the grounds. Originally produced for the part-work series “Great Britain Illustrated” (London : 1828-1830). Engraved by William Taylor (fl.1825-1852) from an original drawing by William Westall A.R.A. (1781-1850).
Steel line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 100 x 146mm (approx. 4” x 5-3/4”). Two small and faint marks in lower margin, but otherwise in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£25

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