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BURY, T[homas T[albot]
Six Coloured Views on the London and Birmingham Railway,
London: Ackermann & Co.,, 1837. "One of the Rarest of English Colour Plate Books" (Tooley) BURY, T[homas T[albot]. Six Coloured Views on the London and Birmingham Railway, from drawings made on the line with the Sanction of the Company. By Mr. T. T. Bury. Part 1 [all published]. London: Ackermann & Co., 1837. First and only edition. Large quarto (13 7/8 x 11 3/4 inches; 358 x 299 mm.). Lithographed title-page and six superb captioned hand-colored aquatint plates by J. Harris and others after Bury. Neat repair to lower margin of last plate just touching image but with no loss. Bound ca. 1890 by [Rivière & Son] for Bumpus in three-quarter red morocco over pink cloth boards. Sine with two raised bands, ruled and lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers. Complete with the original printed buff paper front and back wrappers bound in. With the armorial bookplate of Sir David Salomons on front paste-down. A wonderful example of 'one of the rarest of English colour plate books' (Tooley), and the scarcest by far of Bury's railway books. "A rare series, of which only the first part appears to have been issued.' (Abbey Life 401). OCLC locates just five copies in libraries and institutions worldwide: Yale University Library (CT); Harvard University (MA); University of Michigan (MI); Virginia Historical Society Library (VA); University of Manchester Library (UK). Note: As a relative comparison of scarcity, OCLC locates more than eighty copies of Bury's first book Coloured Views on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway. The London and Birmingham railway was the first intercity line to be built … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc. [United States]

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