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A selection of our antique paintings, prints, and books, largely from the Nineteenth century.

Please note: All our prints are guaranteed as original. We do not sell reproductions.


Early lithographic views of Manchester by I. Ralston.

From: J. RALSTON. Views of the Ancient Buildings in Manchester, Manchester, 1823/5.

We have full sets of these famous views, coloured and uncoloured. Please e-mail for details.







































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A very rare image indeed, showing the events in Manchester's St.Peter's Fields which became known as 'Peterloo.' The title is "A View of St.Peter's Place and Manner in which the Manchester Reform Meeting was dispersed by Civil & Military Power."




A closer view of the print.....




.....and a detail. The print was published by J. Wroe, Manchester.



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One of the most famous images of industrialising Lancashire - the Barton Aqueduct, built by James Brindley to allow the Bridgewater Canal to cross the River Irwell. Print size, c.10 by 8 inches. Framed in a gold moulding.



A closer view of the famous View of Barton Bridge. Drawn by Swertner, engraved by Pollard, and published July 11th. 1794 by Stockdale of Piccadilly.


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We have many images of industrial Lancashire. Please e-mail for specific requests.

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And for those with a real interest in the Barton Aqueduct.......


.....the aqueduct as an oil on canvas, painted and signed in 1894 by Albert Dunington. The canvas size is c. 13 by 20 inches.




A closer view of the wonderful detail.....




.....and a second close view.


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A watercolour of cottages at Birch, near Manchester.




This description is written on the reverse.


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A watercolour of Bromborough Landing Stage, by Edwin Beattie (1845 - 1917.)










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An unframed watercolour of Huntroyde Hall, near Burnley.


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A strong watercolour of Duke Street, Southport. by G.S..




A closer view of the painting.....




.....and a detail.


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A wonderful watercolour of Speke Lighthouse and Fishing Boats, by Edwin Beattie (1845 to 1917.).




A closer view of the picture.....




.....and a detail.


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A fine oil painting of Standish Hall, near Wigan.




A closer view of the picture.....




.....and a detail.


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Some individual scenes of Lancashire locations (and the occasional trip elsewhere.)


Bramall Hall. Published March 1819 by Lackington & Co.




Cheadle Church.




West Hall, High Leigh, as it appeared in 1814. Published April 1818 by Lackington & Co.




View of Lime Hall. Published Feb. 1796(?) by Stockdale.




Manchester. Fisher & Co., London, 1834.




Manchester. Warren and Challis.




The Infirmary, Dispensary, and Lunatic Asylum, Manchester. Austin & Davies.




The Old Town Hall, Nantwich, Cheshire.




Inside a salt mine, Cheshire.




Southport. The top advertisement shows the frontage of 199 Lord Street, whilst the lower shows the frontages of 22 to 26 London Street.




Albany Buildings, Southport, 1885. E.W. Johnston architect.




Stockport. Fisher & Co., London, 1834.




Warrington Market Place, Lancashire. Fisher & Co., London, 1834.




The Parish Church of Wigan. Fisher & Co., London, 1834.




Winwick Church. Fisher & Co., London, 1834.



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A major collection of 38 lithographic views of Lancashire Halls, by the Liverpool lithographer Issac Shaw, and C.J. Greenwood, published about 1845. Each print has fine contemporary colour and is in outstanding condition. All are of subjects in the Liverpool area. Each is sized circa 10 by 6.5 inches, excluding the size of the mount. The prints are housed in a purpose-made presentation box which would grace any library.  Please note, the collection will not be broken.

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The mark of the artist and lithographer.....


.....and the printer.




Individual prints are mounted with a hand drawn, gold line.....


.....and each has a card back board.



1. The first of two views of Allerton Hall, near Liverpool, Lancashire, the seat of Paterson Ellames, Esqre.


A closer view of the first print of Allerton Hall.



2. The second of two views of Allerton Hall, near Liverpool, Lancashire, the seat of Paterson Ellames, Esqre.


A closer view of Allerton Hall.



3. The first of two views of Allerton Priory, Lancashire, the Seat of Theodore Woolman Rathbone, Esqre.


A closer view of the first print of Allerton Priory.



4. The second of two views of Allerton Priory, Lancashire, the Seat of Theodore Woolman Rathbone, Esqr.


A closer view of the second print of Allerton Priory.



5. Bold Hall, Lancashire, the Seat of Henry Hoghton, Esqre. SOLD. Other copies of the print are available.




6. Childwall Hall, Lancashire, the Seat of The Most Noble, The Marquis of Salisbury.


A closer view of Childwall Hall.



7. The first of two views of Colderstones, Lancashire, the Seat of Joseph Need Walker, Esqure.


A closer view of the first print of Colderstones.



8. The second of two views of Colderstones, Lancashire, the Seat of Joseph Need Walker, Esqure.


A closer view of the second print of Colderstones.



9. Crosby Hall, Lancashire, the seat of William Blundell, Esqr.


A closer view of Crosby Hall.



10. Croxteth Park, Lancashire, the Seat of The Right Honourable, The Earl of Sefton.


A closer view of Croxteth Hall.



11. Dingle Cottage, Lancashire, the Seat of James Yates, Esqre, F.R.S. &c.


A closer view of Dingle Cottage.



12. Dovecot House, Lancashire, the seat of Mrs. Dugdale.


A closer view of Dovecot House.



13. The first of two views of Elmswood, Lancashire, the Seat of Thomas Sands, Esqre.


A closer view of the first print of Elmswood.



14. The second of two views of Elmswood, Lancashire, the Seat of Thomas Sands, Esqre. SOLD.  Other copies of the print are available.



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15. Hale Hall, Lancashire, the seat of John Ireland Blackburne, Esqre, M.P.


A closer view of Hale Hall.



16. The first of two views of Halsnead, Lancashire, the seat of Richard Willis, Esqre. SOLD.  Other copies of the print are available.



17. The second of two views of Halsnead, Lancashire, the seat of Richard Willis, Esqre. SOLD.  Other copies of the print are available.



18. Highfield House, Lancashire, the seat of Thomas Littledale, Esqr.


A closer view of Highfield House.



19. The first of two views of Hill Side House, Lancashire, the seat of Archibald Sinclair, Esqr.


A closer view of Hill Side House.



20. The second of two views of Hill Side House, Lancashire, the seat of Archibald Sinclair, Esqr.


A closer view of the second print of Hill Side House.



21. The first of two views of The Hurst House, Lancashire, the Seat of Mrs. Sherbourne.


A closer view of the first print of The Hurst House.



22. The second view of  The Hurst House, Lancashire, the Seat of Mrs. Sherbourne.


A closer view of the second print of The Hurst House.



23. Ince Blundell Hall, Lancashire, the Seat of Mr Thomas Weld Blundell, Esqre.


A closer view of Ince Blundell Hall.



24. Knowsley Park, Lancashire, the Seat of The Right Honourable, The Earl of Derby.


A closer view of Knowsley Park.



25. Larkhill, Lancashire, the Seat of Mrs. Jones.


A closer view of Larkhill.



26. Moor Hall, Lancashire, the Seat of John Rosson, Esqre.


A closer view of Moor Hall.



27. Norris Green, Lancashire, the Seat of John Pemberton Heywood, Esqre.


A closer view of Norris Green.



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28. Nutgrove House, Lancashire, the Seat of Thomas Nuttall, Esqre.


A closer view of Nutgrove House.



29. The first of two views of Otterspool, Lancashire, the Seat of John Moss, Esqre.


A closer view of the first print of Otterspool.



30. The second of two views of Otterspool, Lancashire, the Seat of John Moss, Esqre


A closer view of the second print of Otterspool.



31. Roby Hall, Lancashire, the Seat of Richard Edwards, Esqre.


A closer view of Roby Hall.



32. Sherdley Hall, Lancashire, the seat of Mrs. Hughes.


A closer view of Sherdley Hall.



33. Speke Hall, Lancashire, the seat of R. Watts, Esqr.


A closer view of Speke Hall.



34. The first of two views of Spring Wood, Lancashire, the seat of William Shand, Esqr.


A closer view of the first print of Spring Wood.



35. The second of two views of Spring Wood, Lancashire, the seat of William Shand, Esqr.


A closer view of the second print of Spring Wood.




36. West Dingle, Lancashire, the seat of Joseph Brooks Yates, Esqre, F.A.S.


A closer view of West Dingle.



37. Woolton Hayes, Lancashire, the seat of Richard Alison, Esqre.


A closer view of Woolton Hayes.



38. Woolton Wood, Lancashire, the seat of Henry Ashton, Esqr.


A closer view of Woolton Wood.



39. Yew Tree, Lancashire, the seat of Lawrence Heyworth, Esqre.


A closer view of Yew Tree.


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Other Lancashire prints..

Bold Hall. Engraving, Phillips and Lizars, 1875. Later colour. Framed in an old gold moulding.

Farnworth Church (near modern Widnes). Engraving, by Nicholson, c. 1835. Modern colour. Framed in a gold moulding.

Garston Hall. Engraving, Philips and Philips, 1875. Framed in a gold moulding.

The Hut in Hale Wood. Engraving, Philips and Philips. First published, 1822.This edition, 1875. Framed in a gold moulding.

Knowsley Park. Engraving, n.d. Later colour. Framed in a gold moulding.

The South Front of Knowsley Hall. Engraving, Harwood and Allen. Later colour. Framed in a gold moulding.

The South-East Front of Knowsley Hall. Engraving, Pyne and Allen. Later colour. Framed in a gold moulding.

The church of St.Helen, Sephton. Engraving, by Harwood and Taylor. Later colour. Framed in a gold moulding. 

St.Mary's church, Prescot. Engraving, Austin and Taylor. Later colour. Framed in a gold moulding.

Speke Hall. Engraving, Warren and Le Keux, 1875. Later colour. Framed in a gold moulding.

Windleshaw Abbey. Engraving, Pickering and Finden, 1875. Later colour. Framed in a gold moulding.

Two photographs from the 1880s. They were taken from the personal album of Sir Roger Braddyll Hulton, Bart. Both show Hale Hall.

Hale Hall, near Liverpool. The south front.

Hale Hall, near Liverpool. The north front.


We also have a large number of fine books and Directories of Lancashire, including:

The NATURAL HISTORY of LANCASHIRE, CHESHIRE, and the PEAK, in DERBYSHIRE, by Charles Leigh, Oxford, 1700. Includes portrait and map. Wide margins and a wonderful old felt binding.

Charles Leigh - The portrait of the author (which is often missing) and the title page.

The binding of this wonderful copy of Leigh's work.

A Topographical SURVEY of the County of Lancashire, W. Tunnicliffe, 1787. Includes map. Modern binding.

PORTFOLIO of FRAGMENTS relative to THE HISTORY AND ANTIQUITIES of the County Palatine and Duchy of Lancaster, by Matthew Gregson. Liverpool, 1817. First edition, including list of subscribers. Modern binding.

TOPOGRAPHICAL AND STATISTICAL DESCRIPTION of the COUNTY OF LANCASTER, G.A. Cooke. Old binding. Includes map. Small chip to leather spine.

The map and title page of the small volume by Cooke.


We also have the Lancashire sections taken from several general histories.

Lancashire. Cox, 1710. Modern binding. Apart from a distance table, the volume includes comments on the hundreds, important locations, the gentry, ecclesiastical and religious history, natural history, etc.

The title page of this extract dealing just with Lancashire.

The inside of the volume. Pages 1288 and 1289 show examples of the Roman inscriptions which were attracting interest. Compare with the map of Lancashire by Moll.

Lancashire. No author. No date. Modern binding. Contains the small map by Kitchen, prints of Hornby Castle (Ralf and Ryland), the North East View of Lancaster (? and Ryland), the South West View of Liverpool (Ryland), and Peele Castle (Ralph and Ryland). Descriptions of the major towns are followed by accounts of the Curiosities, Antiquities, Ecclesiastical Antiquities, and the Members of Parliament.

Text and the view of Lancaster.

Text and the view of Liverpool.

A Topographical Survey of the County of Lancashire. W. Tunnicliffe, 1797. Modern binding. Contains the map.

The title page. The coats of arms are also included in this volume. The author tried to attract the support of the local gentry by engraving their arms inside the volume. The large number of blank shields indicates his lack of success!

The book and the folded map. The map is often missing from the section devoted to Lancashire.

A closer view of the map.


Lancashire. Dugdale, 1812. Pages 274 to 342. Modern binding.

Beginning with a General Description of the County, Woodlands, Catle, Plants, Minerals, Rivers, Manufactures, Population, etc., the extract describes the major towns and parishes.

Lancashire. S. Tymms, 1838. Modern binding. Contains the map by Nichols. A small volume outlining the history of the county, its present state, the gentry families, etc.

The title page and the small map by J. B. Nichols & Sons, 25 Parliament Street.


Pigot's Directories for the years: 1830, 1834.

Pigot's Directory of Lancashire,  1830. Bound with a modern binding.

Diectories such as this provide an important snapshot of the county at the front of the Industrial Revolution.

Pigot’s Directory of Lancashire, 1834. Modern binding. Pages 211 – 558 of the original volume which contained information on three counties

The major inhabitants of Liverpool listed in this directory for 1834.

History, Directory, and Gazatteer of the County Palatine of Lancaster… Edward Baines, Liverpool. . Volume I, published 1824, containing a directory of Liverpool, statistical information, etc. Maps missing.

Volume II, published 1825, containing a directory of Manchester, statistical information, etc. Maps missing

The Pocket County Companion for Lancashire. Compiled by R. Dodwell, 1895. Contains map.

An attractive description of the maror personalities and settlements of the county at the end of the Nineteenth century.

Slater's Directories for the year 1856. Modern binding.

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What was once Lancashire, but moved to Cheshire.....

We also have a small collection of prints of the Halton area - Widnes and Runcorn. The former was moved from lancashire to Cheshire in 1974. The pair have recently gained unitary status in local government matters. The old name Halton has been revived.

The West View of Norton priory, in the County of Cheshire. Engraving, S. and N. Buck. First edition, 1725. This edition, 1878.

Norton Priory. Lithograph, by Terry and Auld. First produced, 1847. Original colour. Framed in a dark gold moulding.

Norton Priory. Lithograph, by Terry and Auld. A second view. First produced, 1847. Original colour. Framed in a dark gold moulding.

Norton Priory. An original photograph, dating from the 1880s, taken from the persobnal album of Sir Roger Braddyll Hulton, Bart. Framed in a dark wood moulding.

Norton Priory. Engraving, Neale and Cruise, 1829. Later colour. Framed in a gold moulding.

The South View of Halton Castle, in the County of Cheshire. Engraving, S. and N. Buck. First edition, 1725. This edition, 1878.

View of Halton castle in the County of Chester. Engraving, c. 1787. Engraved for "England Displayed". Later colour. Framed in a dark gold moulding.

Halton Castle. Engraving, by De Wint and Finden, c. 1818. Later colour. Framed in a gold moulding with a green undermount.

Widness Hall. Engraving, Philips and Philips; First edition, 1822. This edition, c. 1875. Later colour. Framed in a gold moulding.


                   Three rare lithograhs of the Halton area.

Fiddler’s Ferry – Halton castle in the distance.

Lithograph, W. Robinson, c. 1888.

Widnes-Runcorn Bridge, 1888.

Lithograph, W. Robinson, c. 1888

Runcorn Heath, with the village of Weston and the mouth of the Weaver.

Lithograph, W. Robinson, c. 1888.


A History of the Castle of Halton and the Priory or Abbey of Norton, with an account of the Barons of Halton, the Priors and Abbots of Norton, and an account of Rock Savage and Daresbury church. In two parts I - Halton, II. – Norton, by William Beaumont, Esq. Published by Percival Pearse, 8 Sankey Street, Warrington, 1873.

The title page.


And finally....

A complete entry for the telephone nework from South West Lancashire for the years 1900 - 1901!


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