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Victorian Scrapbook Containing: The Grand Fancy Fair Chelsea College Gardens on Behalf of the Funds for the Hospital, The Intended Clifton Suspension Bridge Design Drawing. Bridge Street Row, Chester Drawn by W. Tasker 1839. Engravings: Lynmouth and Linton Clovelly, Ilfracombe, East Teignmouth, Torquay, On the Thames at Chelsea, Cheddar Cliffs Somerset, Ramsgate, Deal, Margate,
circa . 1845. - Half bound leather 15'' x 11'' Scrapbook with the front board loose. Many full-page engravings including: Clifton Suspension bridge design drawing 12'' x 7½''. The Clifton Suspension Bridge is a suspension bridge, which opened in 1864, spanning the Avon Gorge and the River Avon, linking Clifton in Bristol to Leigh Woods in North Somerset. The idea of building a bridge across the Avon Gorge originated in 1753. Original plans were for a stone bridge and later alterations were for a wrought iron structure. In 1831, an attempt to build Brunel's design was halted by the Bristol riots, and the revised version of his designs was built after his death and completed in 1864. Although similar in size, the bridge towers are not identical in design, the Clifton tower having side cut-outs, the Leigh tower more pointed arches atop a 110-foot (34 m) red sandstone-clad abutment. The Grand Fancy Fair Chelsea College Gardens 12½'' x 9½''. Bridge Street Row, Chester 12½'' x 9''. Many other engravings. All of the pages are intact and in Very Good condition. Heavy volume. Member of the P.B.F.A. SCRAPBOOK (Victorian Cuttings) [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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