13th Dec, 2023 10:30 GMT/BST

Books, Maps & Manuscripts

  Lot 12


Paper Peepshow.
Tunnel Under The Thames.
No date, concertina-style peepshow of the Thames Tunnel comprising three hand-coloured cut-out prints depicting the two arches, suspended on side bellows between front and rear hand-coloured panels. The front panel with two peep-holes surrounded by scene of the Queen landing on the River Thames, the rear panel with background scene of the tunnel. Cut-outs approx 12cm x 17cm, each with central join, front panel 14cm x 19.5cm, original wallet-form covers with printed explanatory description (wear to covers with split spine and repair to flap)

Sold for £420
Estimated at £150 - £250


Auction: Books, Maps & Manuscripts, 13th Dec, 2023

The Books, Maps and Manuscripts sales encompass a broad range of collecting areas from early antiquarian books to modern first editions, which are sold alongside illustrations, private press, manuscripts, maps and atlases, early photographs, autographed letters and historic documents. Held four times a year, the specialist Book sales incorporate both private collections and libraries, and single lots from vendors across the United Kingdom.


Tuesday 12 December 10am-5pm and morning of sale from 8am

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