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[ Kennet and Avon Canal Company. ] Two printed circulars, by Dundas and Page respectively, each including reports of the committee of management and statements of accounts; second featuring lithographed map by Cartwright and notice of Lord Amesbury.

Author: 
Kennet and Avon Canal Company [ Charles Dundas and Frederick Page, Chairmen; Lord Amesbury; R. Cartwright, London lithographer; Sir John Edward Harington of Ridlington, 8th Baronet (1760-1831) ]
Publication details: 
[ Kennet and Avon Canal Company. ] Marlborough: 20 July 1830 and 17 July 1832.
£300.00

The 57-mile canal section of the two rivers was constructed between 1794 and 1810. In the face of competition by the Great Western Railway it fell into disuse in the latter nineteenth century. A process of restoration began a hundred years later, and the canal is now a popular amenity. Both items in good condition, lightly aged and worn. Both headed on first page 'Report of the Committee of Management, of the Kennet and Avon Canal Navigation.' Both are 3pp., 8vo, on bifoliums.

[ Clifton Suspension Bridge under construction, by J. L. Sachs of the Illustrated London News. ] Signed watercolour wash drawing of 'The site for Hungerford Suspension Bridge', showing the towers of the bridge on the banks of the Avon Gorge.

Author: 
J. L. Sachs [ illustrator for the Illustrated London News and theatre manager ] [ Isambard Kingdom Brunel; Clifton Suspension Bridge; Avon Gorge; Bristol ]
Publication details: 
'from J Sachs, 203, Strand' [ Abbott, Barton & Co., London Advertising Agents ]. Undated [ circa 1860 ].
£250.00

17.5 x 25 cm. In good condition, on lightly-aged and worn paper. In the bottom left-hand corner, in a close contemporary hand, in ink: 'The site for Hungerford Suspension Bridge. | from J Sachs, 203, Strand'. (203 Strand was the address of Abbott, Barton & Co., advertising agents.) In pencil at bottom left: 'Clifton -', with the word 'River' in lighter pencil towards the centre. The view, in grey pencil wash, shows a pleasing view down the Avon Gorge, with the Bridge's two towers the only part of the structure completed.

Bristol Docks: and related topics an album of newspaper cuttings.

Author: 
No author.
Publication details: 
1905-1908.
£200.00

An Album, 55pp. with newspaper cuttings laid down, 4to, coves worn and sunned but contents intact and in good condition. Headings mainly "Press", presumably short for a local paper (Western Daily Press prob.), and "T & M", "Daily Press", "Mercury", "Express", etc. Subjects:duties of the Newhaven Master of Bristol, Britol Docks Commitrtee, Custom of thePort, The Destruction of the Avon Bank, The Dock Toll, The Canals Problem, The Alien Pilotage, Highest Bridge in the World, Appointment, The Housing Question at Avonmouth, etc, etc.

A Bill for the more effectual Preservation and Encrease of the Breed of Salmon throughout Great Britain and Ireland

Author: 
Anon.
Publication details: 
18/04/25
£100.00

12 pages, folio, disbound (as issued), fold marks some wear and tear, text clear and complete, a few pencilled annotations. With: (printed) "Memorandum for the Game-Keepers. The LAWS relative to preserving and taking of Salmon are as follow: ......", four pages, two of which are blank, torn into two halves but text complete. And: (Manuscript) headed "Caution", two pages, folio, fold marks, good condition, correctionspresentation of the key notes of early acts relating to fish, signed "Henry St John Neale, Conservator of the Rivers Avon and Stour", dated 12 August 1855 Three items,

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