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ANTIQUE PRINT: [FINSBURY CIRCUS] HÔPITAL DE BETHLEHEM.

AA, Pieter van der, 1659-1733 : [FINSBURY CIRCUS] HÔPITAL DE BETHLEHEM.

[Leiden : Pieter van der Aa, 1707]. An early eighteenth-century print of the Bedlam Hospital - on the site of the modern Finsbury Circus. Originally produced for Pieter van der Aa's publication "Les Délices de la Grand'Bretagne" (Leiden : 1707).
Etching and line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 130 x 156mm (approx. 5-1/8" x 6-1/8"). Faint old fold, faint marks to left-hand margin, but a good sharp impression in very good state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 20/020.

£75

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ANTIQUE PRINT: [FINSBURY CIRCUS] THE HOSPITAL OF BETHLEHEM / L'HOSPITAL DE FOU.

[BOWLES, John, 1701-1779 - publisher] : [FINSBURY CIRCUS] THE HOSPITAL OF BETHLEHEM / L'HOSPITAL DE FOU.

London : John Bowles, [ca.1810]. A handsome antique print of the eighteenth-century Bedlam Hospital at Moorfields, which used to stand on what is now Finsbury Circus in the City of London. Fashionably dressed visitors cross the gardens in front of the elegant asylum. Originally published by Bowles in the eighteenth century, but here in a later impression on wove paper datable to the early years of the nineteenth century.
Copper line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 193 x 239mm (approx. 7-5/8" x 9-3/8"). Faint evidence of repaired tear in sky, a few faint marks, but otherwise in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 105/034.

£50

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ANTIQUE PRINT: VIEW OF BETHLEM HOSPITAL.

[ENGLISH SCHOOL] : VIEW OF BETHLEM HOSPITAL.

[London : John Cooke, 1777]. A plain antique print - an eighteenth-century elevation of Bedlam Hospital in Moorfields. Originally engraved for Henry Chamberlain's "A New and Compleat History and Survey of the Cities of London and Westminster" (1770) - and here in the slightly later and slightly altered impression utilised for Walter Harrison, "A New and Universal History, Description and Survey of the Cities of London and Westminster" (London : 1775-1777).
Copper line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 122 x 165mm (approx. 4-3/4" x 6-1/2"). A few faint signs of age and use, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 57/048B.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE LONDON INSTITUTION.

MORLAND, William Kendall, 1799-1875 : THE LONDON INSTITUTION.

London : W. Clarke, 1817. A charming small antique print - the handsome exterior of the London Institution in what was then just becoming Finsbury Circus. Engraved by William Wallis (fl.1816-1855) from an original study by William Kendall Morland. Originally produced for the part-work publication "Walks through London, including Westminster and the Borough of Southwark" (London : 1816-1817).
Copper line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 73 x 93mm (2-7/8" x 3-5/8"). A hint of offsetting, tiny nick at foot, but otherwise very good. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 121/020.

£20

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ANTIQUE PRINT: LONDON INSTITUTION. FINSBURY CIRCUS.

[PAYNE, Albert Henry, 1812-1902] : LONDON INSTITUTION. FINSBURY CIRCUS.

[London : John Tallis & Co., 1852]. An elegant small antique print of the north side of Finsbury Circus and the old London Institution, founded in 1806 for "the advancement of literature and the diffusion of useful knowledge" - but demolished in 1936. An engraving from the workshop of A. H. Payne, originally produced for Payne's "Illustrated London, or a Series of Views in the British Metropolis and its Vicinity" (London : 1846-1847), and here in a slightly later impression.
Steel line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 67 x 85mm (approx. 2-5/8" x 3-3/8"). A few very faint marks to margins, but otherwise in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 207/094A.

£25

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ANTIQUE PRINT: ROMAN CATHOLIC CHAPEL : MOORFIELDS.

[PAYNE, Albert Henry, 1812-1902] : ROMAN CATHOLIC CHAPEL : MOORFIELDS.

[London : John Tallis & Co., 1852]. A charming small antique print of the old Roman Catholic church of St Mary Moorfields, built by John Newman in 1820. The church, which formerly stood on the corner of Blomfield Street and East Street, close by Finsbury Circus, was replaced in 1902 by the church in Eldon Street of the same name. An engraving from the workshop of A. H. Payne, originally produced for his "Illustrated London, or a Series of Views in the British Metropolis and its Vicinity" (London : 1846-1847), and here in a slightly later impression dating from 1852.
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 66 x 86mm (approx. 2-5/8" x 3-3/8"). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 207/093B.

£20

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ANTIQUE PRINT: OLD BETHLEM HOSPITAL, MOORFIELDS ABOUT 1750.

PRIOR, William Henry, 1812-1882 : OLD BETHLEM HOSPITAL, MOORFIELDS ABOUT 1750.

[London : 1878 (or later)]. An attractive antique print of the old Bedlam Hospital at Moorfields, with the walks and gardens of what is now Finsbury Circus in the City of London. Engraved from a study by William Henry Prior. Originally produced for the part-work "Old and New London" (London : 1873-1878).
Wood engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 139 x 218mm (approx. 5-1/2" x 8-5/8"). Text on verso. In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: FINSBURY CHAPEL. TO WM. BROOKS ESQ: ARCHITECT, THIS PLATE IS RESPECTFULLY INSCRIBED.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : FINSBURY CHAPEL. TO WM. BROOKS ESQ: ARCHITECT, THIS PLATE IS RESPECTFULLY INSCRIBED.

London : Jones & Co., 1827. A pleasant antique print showing the corner of Finsbury Circus and the chapel that formerly stood on the south side of East Street. Engraved by Thomas Barber (fl.1818-1840) from an original study by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd, the master recorder of nineteenth-century London. Originally produced for Shepherd's series "Metropolitan Improvements; or London in the Nineteenth Century" (London : 1827-1830).
Copper line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 100 x 148mm (approx. 4" x 5-3/4"). A handful of tiny marks, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 154/047.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE LONDON INSTITUTION, FINSBURY CIRCUS.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : THE LONDON INSTITUTION, FINSBURY CIRCUS.

London : Jones & Co., 1827. A charming antique print of the north side of Finsbury Circus and the old London Institution, founded in 1806 for "the advancement of literature and the diffusion of useful knowledge", but demolished in 1936. Engraved by William Deeble (1791-1861) from an original study by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd. Originally produced for Shepherd's part-work series "Metropolitan Improvements; or London in the Nineteenth Century" (London : 1827-1830).
Steel line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 102 x 150mm (approx. 4" x 5-7/8"). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 154/034.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: [MOORFIELDS EYE HOSPITAL] LONDON OPHTHALMIC INFIRMARY, &C. FINSBURY.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : [MOORFIELDS EYE HOSPITAL] LONDON OPHTHALMIC INFIRMARY, &C. FINSBURY.

[London : Jones & Co., 1829]. A handsome antique print of the nineteenth-century Moorfields Eye Hospital - then under its earlier name and at the corner of Blomfield Street and Eldon Street. Engraved by Robert Acon (1792-1880) from an original study by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd. From Shepherd's series "London and its Environs in the Nineteenth Century" (London : 1829-1832).
Steel line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 100 x 146mm (approx. 4" x 5-3/4"). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 154/136.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: [MOORFIELDS EYE HOSPITAL] LONDON OPHTHALMIC INFIRMARY, &C. FINSBURY.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : [MOORFIELDS EYE HOSPITAL] LONDON OPHTHALMIC INFIRMARY, &C. FINSBURY.

[London : Jones & Co., 1829]. A handsome antique print of the nineteenth-century Moorfields Eye Hospital - then under its earlier name and at the corner of Blomfield Street and Eldon Street. Engraved by Robert Acon (1792-1880) from an original study by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd. From Shepherd's series "London and its Environs in the Nineteenth Century" (London : 1829-1832).
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 100 x 146mm (approx. 4" x 5-3/4"). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 154/136.

£25

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ANTIQUE PRINT: [ST. MARY MOORFIELDS] ROMAN CATHOLIC CHAPEL, MOORFIELDS. CELEBRATION OF HIGH MASS ON CHRISTMAS DAY.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : [ST. MARY MOORFIELDS] ROMAN CATHOLIC CHAPEL, MOORFIELDS. CELEBRATION OF HIGH MASS ON CHRISTMAS DAY.

[London : J. Mead, 1842]. An attractive antique print of the interior of the old Roman Catholic church of St. Mary Moorfields, built by John Newman in 1820. Behind the altar can be seen Agostino Aglio's panorama of the crucifixion - a giant design the church was built to display to its best advantage. The church, which formerly stood on the corner of Blomfield Street and East Street, close by Finsbury Circus, was replaced in 1902 by the church in Eldon Street of the same name. The present church retains Newman's cluster of corinthian columns around the altar clearly seen in this print, which depicts the celebration of the Christmas High Mass. Engraved by Henry Melville (1792-1870) from an original study by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd and originally produced for the part-work "London Interiors : A Grand National Exhibition" (London : 1841-1844).
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 157 x 177mm (approx. 6-1/8" x 7"). A couple of tiny marks, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 195/015. Hyde (Panoramania) 59.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: [ST. MARY MOORFIELDS] THE CATHOLIC CHAPEL, FINSBURY. TO HIS GRACE THE DUKE OF NORFOLK &C. &C. THIS PLATE IS RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : [ST. MARY MOORFIELDS] THE CATHOLIC CHAPEL, FINSBURY. TO HIS GRACE THE DUKE OF NORFOLK &C. &C. THIS PLATE IS RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED.

London : Jones & Co., 1827. A pleasant antique print of the old Roman Catholic church of St Mary Moorfields, built by John Newman in 1820. The church, which formerly stood on the corner of Blomfield Street and East Street, close by Finsbury Circus, was replaced in 1902 by the church in Eldon Street of the same name. Engraved by Thomas Barber (fl.1818-1840) from an original drawing by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd. Originally produced for Shepherd's series "Metropolitan Improvements; or London in the Nineteenth Century" (London : 1827-1830).
Copper line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 104 x 150mm (approx. 4-1/8" x 5-7/8"). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 154/046.

£25

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ANTIQUE PRINT: DOCTOR SYNTAX AT THE LONDON INSTITUTION.

[?WILLIAMS, Charles] : DOCTOR SYNTAX AT THE LONDON INSTITUTION.

[London : J. Johnston, 1820]. An attractive and unusual antique print - the naive and pedantic fictional character, Doctor Syntax, attends a scientific demonstration at the London Institution at Finsbury Circus. Attributed to various artists, of whom the most likely is perhaps Charles Williams (fl.1797-1830). Originally produced for the partwork "The Tour of Doctor Syntax through London, or the Pleasures and Miseries of the Metropolis" (1820).
Aquatint on paper, with original hand colour. Engraved surface 122 x 187mm (approx. 4-3/4" x 7-3/8"). A couple of tiny marks to outer blank margins, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£40

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