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Lot 216: [WITTON, Philip Henry]. Views of the ruins of the principal houses destroyed during the riots at Birmingham.  [London]: [No Publisher]: 1791 [but plates dated 1792]. Small folio (198mm  x 290 mm), title-page and 8 aquatint plates by William Ellis after P. H. Witton, 8 explanatory printed leaves, in English and French (occasional light spotting). 19th -century half calf with marbled boards (rubbed). Provenance: Last printed leaf with embossed stamp of K.S. Lycett at bottom corner. The aquatints depict the ruins of the New Meeting; Priestley’s house; Baskerville House, formerly the home of the printer; the seat of John Taylor, Bordesley Hall, a magnificent ruin; the paper merchant William Hutton lost his entire stock and house, Saltley, to the flames; the fine interior of Spark Brooke was looted; Showell Green was nearly razed to the ground as its owner, William Russell, had attempted to stop the mob; and finally Moseley Hall, home of Lady Carhampton. FIRST AND ONLY EDITION of a visual record of the destruction left by the Birmingham riots (or ‘Priestley Riots’) which started on 14th July, 1791, and raged for three days before the militia restored order .  Abbey Scenery 48.

Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts

by Chiswick Auctions

November 30, 2016

Acton, London, United Kingdom

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  • [WITTON, Philip Henry]. Views of the ruins of the principal houses destroyed during the riots at Birmingham.  [London]: [No Publisher]: 1791 [but plates dated 1792]. Small folio (198mm  x 290 mm), title-page and 8 aquatint plates by William Ellis after P. H. Witton, 8 explanatory printed leaves, in English and French (occasional light spotting). 19th -century half calf with marbled boards (rubbed). Provenance: Last printed leaf with embossed stamp of K.S. Lycett at bottom corner. The aquatints depict the ruins of the New Meeting; Priestley’s house; Baskerville House, formerly the home of the printer; the seat of John Taylor, Bordesley Hall, a magnificent ruin; the paper merchant William Hutton lost his entire stock and house, Saltley, to the flames; the fine interior of Spark Brooke was looted; Showell Green was nearly razed to the ground as its owner, William Russell, had attempted to stop the mob; and finally Moseley Hall, home of Lady Carhampton. FIRST AND ONLY EDITION of a visual record of the destruction left by the Birmingham riots (or ‘Priestley Riots’) which started on 14th July, 1791, and raged for three days before the militia restored order .  Abbey Scenery 48.
  • [WITTON, Philip Henry]. Views of the ruins of the principal houses destroyed during the riots at Birmingham.  [London]: [No Publisher]: 1791 [but plates dated 1792]. Small folio (198mm  x 290 mm), title-page and 8 aquatint plates by William Ellis after P. H. Witton, 8 explanatory printed leaves, in English and French (occasional light spotting). 19th -century half calf with marbled boards (rubbed). Provenance: Last printed leaf with embossed stamp of K.S. Lycett at bottom corner. The aquatints depict the ruins of the New Meeting; Priestley’s house; Baskerville House, formerly the home of the printer; the seat of John Taylor, Bordesley Hall, a magnificent ruin; the paper merchant William Hutton lost his entire stock and house, Saltley, to the flames; the fine interior of Spark Brooke was looted; Showell Green was nearly razed to the ground as its owner, William Russell, had attempted to stop the mob; and finally Moseley Hall, home of Lady Carhampton. FIRST AND ONLY EDITION of a visual record of the destruction left by the Birmingham riots (or ‘Priestley Riots’) which started on 14th July, 1791, and raged for three days before the militia restored order .  Abbey Scenery 48.
  • [WITTON, Philip Henry]. Views of the ruins of the principal houses destroyed during the riots at Birmingham.  [London]: [No Publisher]: 1791 [but plates dated 1792]. Small folio (198mm  x 290 mm), title-page and 8 aquatint plates by William Ellis after P. H. Witton, 8 explanatory printed leaves, in English and French (occasional light spotting). 19th -century half calf with marbled boards (rubbed). Provenance: Last printed leaf with embossed stamp of K.S. Lycett at bottom corner. The aquatints depict the ruins of the New Meeting; Priestley’s house; Baskerville House, formerly the home of the printer; the seat of John Taylor, Bordesley Hall, a magnificent ruin; the paper merchant William Hutton lost his entire stock and house, Saltley, to the flames; the fine interior of Spark Brooke was looted; Showell Green was nearly razed to the ground as its owner, William Russell, had attempted to stop the mob; and finally Moseley Hall, home of Lady Carhampton. FIRST AND ONLY EDITION of a visual record of the destruction left by the Birmingham riots (or ‘Priestley Riots’) which started on 14th July, 1791, and raged for three days before the militia restored order .  Abbey Scenery 48.
  • [WITTON, Philip Henry]. Views of the ruins of the principal houses destroyed during the riots at Birmingham.  [London]: [No Publisher]: 1791 [but plates dated 1792]. Small folio (198mm  x 290 mm), title-page and 8 aquatint plates by William Ellis after P. H. Witton, 8 explanatory printed leaves, in English and French (occasional light spotting). 19th -century half calf with marbled boards (rubbed). Provenance: Last printed leaf with embossed stamp of K.S. Lycett at bottom corner. The aquatints depict the ruins of the New Meeting; Priestley’s house; Baskerville House, formerly the home of the printer; the seat of John Taylor, Bordesley Hall, a magnificent ruin; the paper merchant William Hutton lost his entire stock and house, Saltley, to the flames; the fine interior of Spark Brooke was looted; Showell Green was nearly razed to the ground as its owner, William Russell, had attempted to stop the mob; and finally Moseley Hall, home of Lady Carhampton. FIRST AND ONLY EDITION of a visual record of the destruction left by the Birmingham riots (or ‘Priestley Riots’) which started on 14th July, 1791, and raged for three days before the militia restored order .  Abbey Scenery 48.
  • [WITTON, Philip Henry]. Views of the ruins of the principal houses destroyed during the riots at Birmingham.  [London]: [No Publisher]: 1791 [but plates dated 1792]. Small folio (198mm  x 290 mm), title-page and 8 aquatint plates by William Ellis after P. H. Witton, 8 explanatory printed leaves, in English and French (occasional light spotting). 19th -century half calf with marbled boards (rubbed). Provenance: Last printed leaf with embossed stamp of K.S. Lycett at bottom corner. The aquatints depict the ruins of the New Meeting; Priestley’s house; Baskerville House, formerly the home of the printer; the seat of John Taylor, Bordesley Hall, a magnificent ruin; the paper merchant William Hutton lost his entire stock and house, Saltley, to the flames; the fine interior of Spark Brooke was looted; Showell Green was nearly razed to the ground as its owner, William Russell, had attempted to stop the mob; and finally Moseley Hall, home of Lady Carhampton. FIRST AND ONLY EDITION of a visual record of the destruction left by the Birmingham riots (or ‘Priestley Riots’) which started on 14th July, 1791, and raged for three days before the militia restored order .  Abbey Scenery 48.
   
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Description: [WITTON, Philip Henry]. Views of the ruins of the principal houses destroyed during the riots at Birmingham.  [London]: [No Publisher]: 1791 [but plates dated 1792]. Small folio (198mm  x 290 mm), title-page and 8 aquatint plates by William Ellis after P. H. Witton, 8 explanatory printed leaves, in English and French (occasional light spotting). 19th -century half calf with marbled boards (rubbed). Provenance: Last printed leaf with embossed stamp of K.S. Lycett at bottom corner. The aquatints depict the ruins of the New Meeting; Priestley’s house; Baskerville House, formerly the home of the printer; the seat of John Taylor, Bordesley Hall, a magnificent ruin; the paper merchant William Hutton lost his entire stock and house, Saltley, to the flames; the fine interior of Spark Brooke was looted; Showell Green was nearly razed to the ground as its owner, William Russell, had attempted to stop the mob; and finally Moseley Hall, home of Lady Carhampton. FIRST AND ONLY EDITION of a visual record of the destruction left by the Birmingham riots (or ‘Priestley Riots’) which started on 14th July, 1791, and raged for three days before the militia restored order .  Abbey Scenery 48.

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