18th May, 2022 10:30 GMT/BST

Books, Maps & Manuscripts

  Lot 2088


Paper Peepshow
L.F., The Tunnel, Le Tunnel, Der Tunnel, no date, paper peepshow of the Thames Tunnel comprising four coloured cut out prints suspended on top and bottom bellows between front and rear panels. The front panel with peephole surrounded by colour scene of the River Thames, the rear panel with background scene of the tunnel. Panels 12cm x 15cm, indistinct annotation to bellow within peephole (visible when closed). Original coloured slipcase with engraved label (worn)

Sold for £450
Estimated at £200 - £300


Auction: Books, Maps & Manuscripts, 18th May, 2022

Over 180 lots to include a broad selection, from early antiquarian books to modern first editions, alongside illustrations, private press, manuscripts, maps and atlases, early photographs, and historic documents. Amongst the highlights is a group of Victorian ephemera including a Paper Peepshow of the Thames Tunnel, and a very unusual leaf-cut picture of workers around a derelict tower and trees. Of North-East interest is a collection of approximately 240 19th and early 20th century photographs, and an outstanding archive of early drawings and plans relating to Radcliffe and Broomhill Collieries.


Tuesday 17 May 10am-5pm and morning of sale from 8am. Viewing is open to the public, there is no need to make an appointment.

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