Amateur Bicycle Championship Lord Byron Maid Athens 1875 antique engraved printBrian DiMambro- Antique & Vintage Maps, Prints, Books & Gold Coins
The Twenty-Five Miles' Race for the Amateur Bicycle Championship at Lillie Bridge
Mrs. Black--Lord Byron's "Maid of Athens"
(Pennyfarthing, Intense Cycle Race, Poetic Character)
Issued 1875, London, by the Graphic
A visually appealing antique wood engraved print. It is an original pictorial sheet extracted from a scarce 19th century illustrated popular periodical. Offered for the outstanding modern appeal of the printed image.
In Good+ [or better] condition: displays light uniform age toning as typical. There may be light scattered spotting or staining in the blank margin, possibly small minor edge repairs on the back with small pieces of archival tape. Any defects may hopefully be cleary seen in the scanned image.
Please examine the scan closely as the picture forms a central part of the description. There is a zoom feature so you can see close up. [note: we grade very conservatively and always seek to disclose any noteworthy flaws].
There is text on the back because it was extracted from an illustrated periodical from the 19th century. Great fun to look at both sides. The only way to own this image as an original printed sheet from the 19th century.
The Graphic appeared to use an acidic wood pulp paper. This paper is now slightly fragile, and must be handled carefully. We will ship this print inside an archival plastic sleeve, gently rolled within a sturdy tube.
Overall, the image area remains clean and very attractive.
Unique and arresting old printed image entirely worthy of hanging for display or presenting to someone as a present.
Sheet measures c. 11 3/8" H x 15 3/4" W.
Printed area measures c. 8 7/8" H x 12 1/2" W