MANCHESTER SHIP CANAL The Manchester Ship Canal. A Pictorial Record of its Construction, IIth November, 1887, to Ist January, 1894. Original Photographs and Notes, 2 vol., FIRST AND ONLY EDITION, COPY NUMBER ONE from an unspecified edition, this copy initialled "G.H.B.", 1894
Lot 112
MANCHESTER SHIP CANAL The Manchester Ship Canal. A Pictorial Record of its Construction, IIth November, 1887, to Ist January, 1894. Original Photographs and Notes, 2 vol., FIRST AND ONLY EDITION, COPY NUMBER ONE from an unspecified edition, this copy initialled "G.H.B.", 1894
Sold for £10,000 (US$ 16,402) inc. premium

Lot Details
MANCHESTER SHIP CANAL The Manchester Ship Canal. A Pictorial Record of its Construction, IIth November, 1887, to Ist January, 1894. Original Photographs and Notes, 2 vol., FIRST AND ONLY EDITION, COPY NUMBER ONE from an unspecified edition, this copy initialled "G.H.B.", 1894
MANCHESTER SHIP CANAL
The Manchester Ship Canal. A Pictorial Record of its Construction, IIth November, 1887, to Ist January, 1894. Original Photographs and Notes, 2 vol., COPY NUMBER ONE from an unspecified edition, this copy initialled "G.H.B.", titles printed in red and black, 62 gelatin silver prints by G. Herbert Bayley and Horace C. Bayley (images typically 165 x 240mm.), original dark green half morocco by Henry Blacklock of Manchester, lettered on upper cover, g.e., oblong folio (300 x 400mm.), Manchester, J.E. Cornish, 1894

Footnotes

  • A magnificent record of the the largest civil engineering undertaking in late Victorian England. Work on the Manchester Ship Canal began towards the end of 1887, and it was finally opened by Queen Victoria, in 1894. New mechanical devices and construction methods were employed, together with approximately 16,000 navvies. This copy evidently belonged to the photographer G. Herbert Bayley.
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