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19th Century Illustrations - British Isles

  • Geology by British Isles
    William DANIELL,1769-1837

    William Daniell produced a collection of 308 coastal views published in eight volumes, as A Voyage Round Great Britain between 1814 and 1825. Daniell was a talented artist in oils and water colours who very successfully translated his vision into popular publication via the aquatint process (refer to this link for method of production) which was particularly well suited to the reproduction of water colour effects. The geology of the coastal cliffs is clearly recognizable in Daniell’s landscapes.

  • Geology by British Isles
    No.2, £110

    Ilfracomb (sic) on the Coast of North Devon, April 1, 1814 (date in margin). Aquatint, 6.5”x9.5” within tinted border 9”x11” and recently mounted in cream card 14.75”x17.75”. Clear plate mark, paper age-toned but clean, clear print. In very good condition.

  • Geology by British Isles
    No.3, £110

    Polperro, Cornwall, May 20, 1825 (date in margin). Aquatint, 6.5”x9.5” within tinted border 9”x11” and recently mounted in cream card 14.75”x17.75”. Paper slightly age-toned but clean, clear print. Mount covers plate mark and browning due earlier non-archival acidic mount board. Otherwise, in very good to fine condition.

  • Geology by British Isles
    No.4, £110

    The Lizard Light-houses, Cornwall, May 20, 1825 (date in margin). Aquatint, 6.5”x9.5” within tinted border 9”x11” and recently mounted in cream card 14.75”x17.75”. Clear plate mark, paper age-toned but clean, clear print. In very good condition.

  • Geology by British Isles
    No.5, £10

    Breach in the South Devon Railway Sea-Wall, near Dawlish, March 15, 1873, in The Illustrated London News. B/W engraving, flat, 7"x10". In very good condition.

England

  • Geology by Cassell
    No.34, £16

    Geological Formation of the Isle of Wight and Adjacent Country’, in The New Popular Educator; a Complete Encyclopedia of Elementary and Advanced Education, n.d. (but 1890-1893 from internal evidence)London: Cassell and Co. 18.8 x 23.8cm, image 12 x 18cm (4.75 x 7in.). Colour print, clean, bright and in very good condition. Dating notes on back. Cassell

England Mining

  • England Mining
    No.6, £10 Cornwall, Poltesco

    The Serpentine Quarries, Valley of Poltesco, Cornwall, 1872, in The Illustrated London News. B/W engraving, flat, 8"x11". In very good condition

  • England Mining
    No.7, £22 Coal, Barnsley, Yorkshire

    The Explosion at Lund Hill Colliery, Barnsley in the Mar 7, 1857 issue of the Illustrated London News. Two pictures on separate pages showing the explosion and the pit after the explosion. News article on reverse of second page. B/W engravings each, 16"x11". In very good condition.

  • England Mining
    No.9, £12 Coal

    Pitmen Hewing The Coal, from The Graphic, Jan 28, 1871, part 1 of a series Pits and Pitmen. B/W engraving of powerful image of miners working by lamplight in high temperatures, 12"x16" (actual engraving 9"x11.5"). With essay on reverse, King Coal at Home, about the South Durham mining area. In very good condition.

  • England Mining
    No.11, £12 Coal

    Pits and Pitmen – The Night Shift, from The Graphic, Feb 4, 1871, part 2 of a series Pits and Pitmen. B/W engravings of Miners waiting by a Brazier at the Pit Head waiting to begin their shift, 12"x16" (actual engraving 9"x12"). With essay on reverse, The Night Shift. In very good condition.

  • England Mining
    No.12, £12 Coal

    Pits and Pitmen – The Men Leaving the Pit, from The Graphic, Feb 11, 1871, part of series, Pits and Pitmen. B/W engraving of family meeting father leaving the mine, 12"x16" (actual engraving 12"x9"). In very good condition.

  • England Mining
    No.13, £10 Coal

    Pits and Pitmen – Above Ground, from The Graphic, Feb 25, 1871, part 4 of a series Pits and Pitmen. B/W engravings of Miners Playing at Quoits, Cleaning up after Work,(both 4.5"x4.5") and a rural scene The Coal District of a couple having a picnic on flowery bank between a rail cutting and open coal wagon on a rail embankment with the mine in the background (7"x9"). With essay on reverse, Above Ground. In very good condition.

  • England Mining
    No.14, £12 Coal

    Pits and Pitmen – Coal Whipping in the Pool, from The Graphic, Feb 25, 1871, part 5 of a series Pits and Pitmen. B/W engraving of strong image of collier (sailing ship) being unloaded onto a Thames barge, 12"x16" (actual engraving 12"x9"). With essay on reverse, From the Pit to London. In very good condition.

  • England Mining
    No.15, £10 Coal

    Women who work at our Coal Mines: Cleaning Coal at the Pit Brow, from The Sphere, Feb.8, 1902, 12"x16" (actual engraving 12"x9"). Women removing slag, clay and shale from coal while it passes over size-sorter. In very good condition.

  • England Mining
    No.16, £8 Coal

    Seeking the Black Diamonds which give Man the Power 'Getting' Coal: The Industry threatened by a Strike, in the Feb. 24, 1912 issue of the Illustrated London News. Double page montage (cut along fold) of 12 photos showing men and women working in typical mines. In very good condition.

  • England Mining
    No.17, £8 Coal

    Digging for Power: The Getting of Coal in the Mines, in the Mar. 2, 1912 issue of the Illustrated London News. 2 montages: 6 photos showing miners working in typical mines and 15 photo portraits of the Miners and Masters: Coal-dispute Protagonists. In very good condition.

  • England Mining
    No.18, £8 Coal

    Winning Coal with Diamonds and Ice, in the Mar. 2, 1912 issue of the Illustrated London News. Montage (13"x9") of drawings showing old and new boring methods and How a mineshaft is constructed with an example of ground freezing in order to cut through running sands. In very good condition.

  • England Mining
    No.19, £12 Coal

    What a Coal Strike Means: the Fuel-Seekers, in the Mar. 2, 1912 issue of the Illustrated London News. Picture (13"x9") of oil painting of women gathering fuel on spoil tip with colliery in background, together with From Carboniferous Age to Strike Age: Coal a montage of sketches showing coal formation. In very good condition.

  • England Mining
    No.20, £15 Coal

    The Flooding of the Mines, from The Sphere, Aug.2, 1919, 15.5"x10.5" (actual engraving 13"x8.5"). Combined cut-away and 'perspective' view of the workings of a typical coal mine, particularly the drainage of a mine together with article on the flooding consequent on a pump-men's strike and general outline map of Lancashire, Yorkshire and Midland Coal Fields. In very good condition.

Scotland

  • Scotland
    No.21, £20 Cairnsmore of Fleet

    Veining, Cairnsmore of Fleet, Dumfries and Galloway, no date. Early reproduction, 12.5"x15.5", of engraving in early 19th century style. In fair to good condition on heavy cartridge paper. Minor marginal tears not affecting picture area.

  • Scotland
    No.22, £16 Aberdeen

    The Rubislaw Granite Quarry, Aberdeenshire, from a sketch by S.Read, April 26, 1862 – date on print – in The Illustrated London News. B/W engraving, flat, 11"x15". In very good condition.

  • Scotland
    No.23, £10 Peterhead

    The Granite Quarry at Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, 26th April, 1862 – date on print – in The Illustrated London News. Engraved view deep excavation and its access to the sea in the distance. Two minor marginal tears not affecting print area. In good condition.

  • Scotland
    No.24, £16 Sutherland

    The Sutherlandshire Gold Diggings, 29th May, 1869 – date on print – in The Illustrated London News. Two engraved views together: Kildnonan Burn, 18x15cm, showing panning and sluicing in the stream and excavations in the terrace gravels; and Baile 'n Oir, Kildonan, 17x23cm, showing the miners camp, translated as 'Town of Gold' ,downstream of a stone arch bridge. The accompanying article describes the occurrence of gold, the history of the discovery and the Duke of Sutherland's licensing arrangements. Informative and in very good condition.

Wales

  • Scotland
    No.25, £20 Coal, South Wales

    The Bedwellty Colliery, Tredegar, Monmouthshire, The scene of the Fatal Explosion, in July1, 1865 issue of The Illustrated London Times. B/W engraving (6.5"x9.5") of general view of colliery together with same size picture of the funeral procession and view of Tredegar and article. In very good condition.

  • Scotland
    No.26, £20 Coal, South Wales

    The Strike in South Wales: Interior of a Collier's Cottage, in the Jan.18, 1873 issue of The Illustrated London News. B/W engraving (10"x8.5") of family group including miner together with two half page images of Exodus of Miners from Merthyr Tydvil and Tip Girls leaving the Dowlais Works and article. Two pages in very good condition.

  • Scotland
    No.27, £15 Coal, South Wales

    The Strike in South Wales: The Colliers' Saturday Night, in the Feb.1, 1873 issue of The Illustrated London News. B/W engraving (6.5"x9.5") of family group collecting food from committee with two other half page images of A Sunday's Amusement (dog fight)and Stepping (dancing)and article. Two pages in very good condition.

  • Scotland
    No.28, £10 Coal, South Wales

    he Strike in South Wales: Gathering Shindles for Fuel, in the Feb,15, 1873 issue of The Illustrated London News. B/W engraving (10"x9.5") of strong image of women and children gathering coal from spoil tips. No article. In very good condition.

  • Scotland
    No.29, £8 Coal, South Wales

    The Revolt for the Minimum Wage: A miner politician's pithead Speech, in the Mar.2, 11912 issue of The Graphic. B/W pencil sketch style (12"x9"). No article but lengthy small worries about a revolution and industrial democracy. In very good condition.

  • Scotland
    No.30, £8 Coal, South Wales

    900 feet below ground: The Stables in a South Wales Colliery, in the Sept,25, 1920 issue of The Illustrated London News. Dark brown monotone water colour style sketch (12"x8.5"). No article. In very good condition.

  • Scotland
    No.31, £10 Coal, South Wales

    A Bayonet Charge by Night at LLanelly: Firm Measures against a Dangerous Mob, in the Aug,26, 1911 issue of The Illustrated London News. Dark monotone impressionist oil style sketch on double page spread(13"x21") cut along fold with very slight loss of sliver of picture. Together with front page picture (11"x8.5") of blowing up of railway trucks of explosives. No article, but lengthy smalls. In good condition.

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