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Telford, Thomas
LIFE OF THOMAS TELFORD, CIVIL ENGINEER, WRITTEN BY HIMSELF... WITH A FOLIO ATLAS OF COPPER PLATES. EDITED BY JOHN RICKMAN. PAYNE AND FOSS, 1838
Estimate
1,0001,500
LOT SOLD. 1,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
79
Telford, Thomas
LIFE OF THOMAS TELFORD, CIVIL ENGINEER, WRITTEN BY HIMSELF... WITH A FOLIO ATLAS OF COPPER PLATES. EDITED BY JOHN RICKMAN. PAYNE AND FOSS, 1838
Estimate
1,0001,500
LOT SOLD. 1,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Recollections of Places Past, Property from the Estate of Sir John and Lady Smith

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Telford, Thomas
LIFE OF THOMAS TELFORD, CIVIL ENGINEER, WRITTEN BY HIMSELF... WITH A FOLIO ATLAS OF COPPER PLATES. EDITED BY JOHN RICKMAN. PAYNE AND FOSS, 1838
2 volumes, text 4to; atlas folio, 82 plates and maps, as issued, (numbered to 83 but no. 28 not present and not called for in index), some folding or double-page, both volumes half leather with spines titled in gilt, marbled edges, text with upper board and half-title detached, soiling and scuff marks to boards of both volumes,
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Provenance

Probably Sir John Smith

Catalogue Note

Thomas Telford was one of the great civil engineers of the 19th century, playing a major role in the development of cast iron for bridge construction and designing numerous infrastructure projects predominantly in Shropshire and his native Scotland.

The plates found in the folio illustrate all of Telford’s major works including: the magnificent Menai Strait and Conway suspension bridges, the Caledonian and Gotha ship canals, the Birmingham and Liverpool Junction canal, and the Ellesmere Canal with its cast-iron aqueduct at Pont-y-cysyllte.

Recollections of Places Past, Property from the Estate of Sir John and Lady Smith

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London