The 2017 Olympia Book Fair is now closed.

We are excited to announce that in 2018 the Fair is relocating
to Battersea Evolution, 24-26 May 2018.
19 Shelton Street
Covent Garden
London
WC2H 9JN
Contact Nigel Talbot
Kate Alderson
Telephone 020 7836 1979
Specialists Antique Prints, Albums, UK & Foreign Views, Historical, Portraits, Mezzotints, Decorative, Sporting, Satire, David Roberts, Dogs, Naval & Marine
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19 Shelton Street
Covent Garden
London
WC2H 9JN
Contact Nigel Talbot
Kate Alderson
Telephone 020 7836 1979
Specialists Antique Prints, Albums, UK & Foreign Views, Historical, Portraits, Mezzotints, Decorative, Sporting, Satire, David Roberts, Dogs, Naval & Marine
Grosvenor Prints
Stand K08

The first steam carriage to carry fare-paying passengers

Charles Hunt

The "Enterprise" Steam Omnibus. Built by Mr. Walter Hancock, of Stratford, for the London and Paddington Steam Carriage Compy. [Commenced Running April, 22nd 1833.], Published June 1833 by Ackermann & Co. 96 Strand. 1833

Colour-printed aquatint with added hand-colour. Framed. Image: 440 x 355mm (17½ x 14"). Frame: 650 x 580mm (25" x 22¾").

Note
A fine coloured print of William Hancock's steam omnibus ''Enterprise'', with space for fourteen people this was the first steam carriage to carry fare-paying passengers on a regular schedule around London. The carriage is shown driving along the street, while a horse-drawn carriage travels alongside and a man and his dog run after.

Condition
Unexamined out of frame. Mount covers some of the publication line and title. Professionally repaired tear in title through 'En' of 'Enterprise'.
£1,250