Record number 06/3132
TitleDrawings Of The London And Birmingham Railway, By John C. Bourne, With An Historical And Descriptive Account, By John Britton F.S.A. Inscribed To The Directors And Engineers Of The Company.
ImprintLondon: Published By The Proprietor, J.C. Bourne, Lambs Conduit St Ackermann And Co. Strand and C. Tilt, Fleet Street., 1839.
Physical Description26 p., [37] pl. (incl. t.pl.); 545 mm. (Folio.)
Content Format Note[T.pl.] - [Plates] - List Of The Series Of Drawings ... - A Tabular View Of The London And Birmingham Railway ... - [Text]; [colophon].
Summary NoteThe title-plate carries the date of 1839, but some plates carry the date of 1838 (and some are dated 1837 within the plate).

The plates are captioned lithographs showing views of the course of the railway, its construction and its impact in the country. One plate carries two maps of the railway.
Responsibility NoteThe plates are signed as drawn and lithographed by J.C. Bourne.

Each carries the publishers' imprint of J.C. Bourne and Ackermann and Co.; and most carry the imprint of the lithographic printer - either Day & Haghe or C. Hullmandel.

The text printer is named in the colophon: 'London: Printed By Moyes And Barclay, Castle Street, Leicester Square.'
SubjectArchitecture - Engineering - Railroads - Landscapes (environments) - Great Britain - London - Birmingham - History - 19th century
Views - Landscapes (representations) - Maps - Great Britain - 19th century
Pictorial works - Lithographs - Great Britain - 19th century
Name as Subject London and Birmingham Railway
ReferencesThe navvies build: J.C. Bourne's railway drawings [exhibition catalogue] (1980); F.D. Klingender, Art and the industrial revolution (1972 /R 1975), p.133-42. M. Twyman, Rudolf Ackermann and lithography (1983).
Copy NoteThe front paste-down carries the binder's ticket, reading, 'Bound By Burn And Son 35, Hatton Garden.'
Binding Note20th-century half green morocco, 19th-century red striaght-grained cloth, upper cover lettered withi decorated frame, 'Bourne's Drawings Of The London & Birmingham Railway With History & Description By Britton'; green morocco spine-label lettered 'Bourne's London & Birmingm. Railway'.
Provenance18 January 1840: 'Resolved that Bourne's Work on the Birmingham Railway at £4.4.0 and Britton's Architectural Dictionary at 2 G. be purchased for the Library.' (RA Council Minutes, IX, 92). Cf. RA Accounts, Quarterly Abstract of Bills, Xmas 1839 to Lady Day 1840: 'Paid J. Britton for Books £6.2.0.' (after discount?)
Contributors Bourne, John Cooke, 1814 - 1896, draughtsman, publisher
Britton, John, 1771 - 1857
Tilt, Charles, 1797 - 1861, publisher
Hullmandel, Charles Joseph, 1789 - 1850, lithographic printer
Moyes, James, fl. ca. 1816 - 1840?, printer
Burn, binder
Ackermann and Company (London). publisher
Day and Haghe (London). lithographic printer
Moyes and Barclay (London). printer
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