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ANTIQUE PRINTS OF CHANCERY LANE

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE RECORD OFFICE, FETTER LANE.

LUKER, William, 1862-1934 : THE RECORD OFFICE, FETTER LANE.

[London : Leadenhall Press, 1891]. A pleasant antique print of the old Public Record Office – Victorian Fetter Lane busy with horse-drawn wagons and carts. From an original design by the painter and illustrator William Luker and engraved in Paris by Ch. Guillaume & Cie. for the Leadenhall Press publication “London City” (1891).
Hand touched and finished half-tone process block. Image area 160 x 219mm (approx. 6-1/4” x 8-5/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£25

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ANTIQUE PRINT: LINCOLN’S INN GATE, CHANCERY LANE.

PRIOR, William Henry, 1812-1882 : LINCOLN’S INN GATE, CHANCERY LANE.

[London : 1878 (or later)]. An attractive antique print – barristers in wigs and gowns about the gateway. Engraved by John Arthur Quartley (1818?-1895) from a study by William Henry Prior, and originally produced for the part-work “Old and New London” (London : 1873-1878).
Wood engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 143 x 144mm (approx. 5-5/8” x 5-5/8”). Text on verso. In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£25

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE NEW RECORD OFFICE. ROLLS BUILDING.

READ, Samuel, 1815-1883 : THE NEW RECORD OFFICE. ROLLS BUILDING.

[London : Read & Co., 1855]. A handsome antique print of the Public Record Office between Fetter Lane and Chancery Lane, built by Sir James Pennethorne between 1851 and 1866 – showing the lofty clock tower of the original design. Engraved by William Edward Albutt (fl.1836-1863) from an original study by Samuel Read R.W.S., draughtsman, illustrator and painter. Originally produced for the part-work series generally known as “The World’s Metropolis, or Mighty London, Illustrated by a Series of Views Beautifully Engraved on Steel” (London : 1851-1855).
Steel line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 178 x 215mm (approx. 7” x 8-1/2”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 213/080.

£100

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE NEW RECORD OFFICE. ROLLS BUILDING.

READ, Samuel, 1815-1883 : THE NEW RECORD OFFICE. ROLLS BUILDING.

[London : Read & Co., 1855]. A handsome antique print of the Public Record Office between Fetter Lane and Chancery Lane, built by Sir James Pennethorne between 1851 and 1866 – showing the lofty clock tower of the original design. Engraved by William Edward Albutt (fl.1836-1863) from an original study by Samuel Read R.W.S., draughtsman, illustrator and painter. Originally produced for the part-work series generally known as “The World’s Metropolis, or Mighty London, Illustrated by a Series of Views Beautifully Engraved on Steel” (London : 1851-1855).
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 178 x 215mm (approx. 7” x 8-1/2”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 213/080.

£75

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ANTIQUE PRINT: BARNARD’S INN HALL.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : BARNARD’S INN HALL.

[London : Jones & Co. 1831]. A pleasant small antique print – an exterior view of the old Inn of Chancery on the south side of Holborn just west of Fetter Lane. The buildings were used as the Mercer’s School 1892-1959. Engraved by W. Syms or Symms (fl.1829-1831) from original studies (now in the GLC Collection) by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd, the master recorder of nineteenth-century London. From Shepherd’s part-work series “London and its Environs in the Nineteenth Century” (London : 1829-1832).
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 112 x 72mm (approx. 4-3/8” x 2-7/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 161/099.

£20

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ANTIQUE PRINT: CLIFFORD’S INN HALL, FLEET STREET.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : CLIFFORD’S INN HALL, FLEET STREET.

London : Jones & Co., 1830. An attractive print of Clifford’s Inn on the north side of Fleet Street between Fetter Lane and Chancery Lane – at one time the home of Samuel Butler and later of Leonard & Virginia Woolf. Engraved by John James Hinchliff (1805-1875) from an original study by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd, the master recorder of 19th century London. From Shepherd’s part-work series “London and its Environs in the Nineteenth Century” (London : 1829-1832).
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 118 x 152mm (approx. 4-5/8” x 6”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 161/057.

£25

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ANTIQUE PRINT: SERJEANTS’ INN HALL, CHANCERY LANE.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : SERJEANTS’ INN HALL, CHANCERY LANE.

[London : Jones & Co., 1830]. A charming antique print of the old inn – engraved by Henry Winsor Bond (1804-1881) from an original study by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd (1793-1864), the master recorder of nineteenth-century London. From Shepherd’s series “London and its Environs in the Nineteenth Century” (London : 1829-1832).
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 115 x 151mm (approx. 4-1/2” x 6”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 161/093.

£25

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