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London’s Euston station, a coloured aquatint from a copy of Thomas Talbot Bury’s 'Six Coloured Views on the London and Birmingham Railway' that sold for £4200 at Bonhams.

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Issued by Ackermann in 1837, the year that the station opened, this was the first and only published part of what was originally planned as a larger work and is now the scarcest of all of Bury’s railway books.

In a Bumpus binding of half morocco gilt, a copy offered in a Bonhams (27.5/25/20/13.9% buyer’s premium) sale of June 26 in London sold at a record £4200.