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ANTIQUE PRINT: ST. DUNSTAN’S IN THE WEST. FLEET STREET.

BILLINGS, Robert William, 1815-1874 : ST. DUNSTAN’S IN THE WEST. FLEET STREET.

London : C. Tilt, 1838. An attractive antique print giving a view of the exterior of St. Dunstan in the West on Fleet Street – as rebuilt in 1829-1833 by John Shaw. Engraved by John le Keux (1783-1846) from an original study by the painter and architect Robert William Billings. Originally produced for George Godwin’s serially published “The Churches of London” (London : 1837-1839).
Steel line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 171 x 95mm (approx. 6-3/4” x 3-3/4”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 189/041.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: FARRINGTON WARD WITHOUT, WITH ITS DIVISION INTO PARISHES, TAKEN FROM THE LAST SURVEY WITH CORRECTIONS & AMENDMTS.

[BLOME, Richard, 1635-1705] : FARRINGTON WARD WITHOUT, WITH ITS DIVISION INTO PARISHES, TAKEN FROM THE LAST SURVEY WITH CORRECTIONS & AMENDMTS.

[London : for A. Churchill, J. Knapton & others, 1720]. A fine antique map of the area to the west of the City of London, the area lying beyond the old wall – High Holborn across to Newgate and Smithfield, Fleet Street and Ludgate Hill, Chancery Lane down to Temple Bar, the Temple and the river, Fetter Lane, Shoe Lane, Old Bailey, etc. The map is decorated with a simple curtain title-piece and the names of 149 smaller side-streets and alleys are given in a numbered key. Originally produced by Richard Blome in the late seventeenth century, the map remained unpublished until the present version (with his name erased) appeared with the 1720 edition of John Stow’s “Survey of London”.
Copper line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 295 x 352mm (approx. 11-5/8” x 13-7/8”). Original vertical fold, some faint offsetting, but overall in very good state. A guaranteed genuine antique map. Adams 25/043. Hyde (Ward Maps) 78/1.

£250

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ANTIQUE PRINT: TEMPLE BAR.

BUSBY, Thomas Lord : TEMPLE BAR.

London : J. Coxhead, 1813. An attractive antique print – Fleet Street and Temple Bar in the early nineteenth century. Engraved by Thomas Lord Busby (fl.1804-1837) from his own original study and originally produced for B. Lambert, “The History and Survey of London and its Environs from the Earliest Period” (London : 1805-1806) – and here in a slightly later impression.
Copper line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 192 x 228mm (approx. 3-5/8” x 5”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 96/040.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: TEMPLE BAR : LAVENDER.

CRAIG, William Marshall, 1764?-1829 : TEMPLE BAR : LAVENDER.

London : Richard Phillips, 1804. An attractive and unusual antique print – "Six bunches a penny sweet lavender" was the cry – the lavender was placed among freshly-washed linen to overcome the pungent smell of contemporary soap. Behind the lavender-girl is the City-side of Temple Bar, with its statues of James II and Anne of Denmark – and to the left is the entrance to the Middle Temple. Engraved from an original study by William Marshall Craig, water-colour painter to Queen Charlotte. Originally produced for Phillips’ part-work “Modern London : Being the History and Present State of the British Metropolis” (1804).
Etching, line and stipple engraving on paper. Original hand colour. Engraved surface (including quadruple-rule outer border) 133 x 102mm (approx. 5-1/4” x 4”). A few very faint marks to outer blank margins, but otherwise in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 89/040.

£50

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ANTIQUE PRINT: TEMPLE BAR.

[ENGLISH SCHOOL] : TEMPLE BAR.

[London : Cassell & Co., 1878]. An attractive antique print of Fleet Street and Temple Bar – horse-drawn traffic, advertising hoardings, scuttling pedestrians, etc. Originally produced as a supplementary presentation plate to the part-work “Old and New London” (London : 1873-1878).
Line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 214 x 137mm (approx. 8-3/8” x 5-3/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£50

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ANTIQUE PRINT: INTERIOR OF THE FLEET PRISON – THE RACKET-COURT.

FLEMING, Benjamin : INTERIOR OF THE FLEET PRISON – THE RACKET-COURT.

[London : 1878 (or later)]. An attractive antique print showing the interior courtyard of the infamous Fleet Prison in London. Prisoners at the rear of the yard play racquets against a high forbidding wall. Based on an earlier (late eighteenth- or early nineteenth-century) drawing, engraved by Benjamin Fleming (fl.1874-1878) and originally produced for the part-work “Old and New London” (London : 1873-1878).
Wood engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 142 x 208mm (approx. 5-5/8” x 8-1/8”). Text on verso. A few tiny specks, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: [FLEET STREET] SITE OF TEMPLE BAR.

LUKER, William, 1862-1934 : [FLEET STREET] SITE OF TEMPLE BAR.

[London : Leadenhall Press, 1891]. A lively antique print – bowlers, top-hats, a policeman on point-duty, and a London omnibus advertisng Bovril congregate on Fleet Street near the Temple Bar memorial at the western boundary of the City of London. 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. Later hand colour. Image area 159 x 101mm (approx. 6-1/4” x 4”). Text on verso. In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£20

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ANTIQUE PRINT: TRINITY CHURCH GOUGH SQUARE.

MACKENZIE, George : TRINITY CHURCH GOUGH SQUARE.

London : C. Tilt, 1838. A handsome antique print – the exterior of the "Anglo-Norman" church of Holy Trinity, Gough Square, completed by Robert Shaw in 1838. Engraved by William Francis Starling (1805-1875) from an original study by the artist George Mackenzie (fl.1833-1844). Originally produced for George Godwin’s serially published “The Churches of London” (London : 1837-1839).
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 168 x 98mm (approx. 6-5/8” x 3-7/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 189/070.

£25

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE CONGREGATIONAL MEMORIAL HALL, FARRINGDON STREET.

MACLURE, Andrew & MACDONALD, Archibald Gray : THE CONGREGATIONAL MEMORIAL HALL, FARRINGDON STREET.

London : Cassell & Co., [1878]. A handsome antique print – the gothic edifice on Farringdon Street built on the site of the Fleet Prison in 1872 – and where the Labour Party was founded in 1900. Drawn and lithographed by “Maclure & Macdonald” as a supplementary presentation plate for the part-work “Old and New London” (London : 1873-1878).
Lithograph on paper. Printed surface 220 x 135mm (approx. 8-5/8” x 5-3/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: TEMPLE BAR IN ITS LAST STAGE.

[MACLURE, Andrew & MACDONALD, Archibald Gray] : TEMPLE BAR IN ITS LAST STAGE.

[London : Cassell & Co., 1878]. An attractive antique print of Fleet Street and Temple Bar – horse-drawn London omnibuses, street advertising, traffic and bustle. Originally produced as a supplementary presentation plate to the part-work “Old and New London” (London : 1873-1878).
Lithograph on paper. Later hand colour. Printed surface 213 x 136mm (approx. 8-3/8” x 5-3/8”). A few faint and tiny marks, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£50

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ANTIQUE PRINT: OFFICE FOR PAYNE’S ILLUSTRATED LONDON. FLEET STREET.

[PAYNE, Albert Henry, 1812-1902] : OFFICE FOR PAYNE’S ILLUSTRATED LONDON. FLEET STREET.

[London : E. T. Brain & Co., 1847]. An interesting small antique print – the adjacent Fleet Street premises of Ephraim Tipton Brain, publisher of this series of prints – the window filled with an advertisement for his Plan of London – and the booksellers and publishers Tilt & Bogue – Charles Tilt and David Bogue. 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) – the series advertised across the building.
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 69 x 86mm (approx. 2-3/4” x 3-3/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 207/111B.

£20

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ANTIQUE PRINT: ST. BRIDE’S AVENUE.

[PAYNE, Albert Henry, 1812-1902] : ST. BRIDE’S AVENUE.

[London : John Tallis & Co., 1852]. A small antique print – St. Bride’s Avenue – giving some prominence to the premises of the booksellers and publishers Tilt & Bogue – (Charles Tilt and David Bogue). An engraving from the workshop of A. H. Payne, originally produced under a different title 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 and revised form.
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 64 x 85mm (approx. 2-1/2” x 3-3/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 215/071B.

£20

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ANTIQUE PRINT: TEMPLE BAR.

[PAYNE, Albert Henry, 1812-1902] : TEMPLE BAR.

[London : J. Tallis & Co., 1852]. A small but highly attractive antique print – bustling Fleet Street and Temple Bar in the mid nineteenth century. 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) – a publication advertised by a man carrying a placard in the print itself – and here in a slightly later impression.
Steel line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. 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 207/069B.

£25

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ANTIQUE PRINT: CHILD’S BANKING HOUSE, FLEET STREET, NEXT TEMPLE BAR.

PRIOR, William Henry, 1812-1882 : CHILD’S BANKING HOUSE, FLEET STREET, NEXT TEMPLE BAR.

[London : 1878 (or later)]. A handsome antique print – the famous old bank at No. 1 Fleet Street in the shadow of Temple Bar. Engraved from an original 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 211 x 143mm (approx. 8-1/4” x 5-5/8”). Text on verso. In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE OLD FISH SHOP BY TEMPLE BAR, 1846.

PRIOR, William Henry, 1812-1882 : THE OLD FISH SHOP BY TEMPLE BAR, 1846.

[London : 1878 (or later)]. An interesting antique print – Short & Son, a well-stocked fishmonger claiming that the business dates back to the days of Henry VIII . Engraved by Benjamin Fleming (fl.1874-1878) from a study by William Henry Prior. Originally produced for the part-work “Old and New London” (London : 1873-1878).
Wood engraving on paper. Engraved surface 145 x 107mm (approx. 5-3/4” x 4-1/4”). Text on verso. In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£25

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ANTIQUE PRINT: ST. DUNSTAN’S CHURCH, FLEET STREET.

ROBERTS, David, 1796-1864 : ST. DUNSTAN’S CHURCH, FLEET STREET.

London : Longman & Co., J. & A. Arch & G. Cooke, 1832. A charming antique print – a fine view of nineteenth-century Fleet Street from the foot of Fetter Lane – the newly built church of St. Dunstan in the West rising out of the remains of the old church as yet not yet cleared away, Temple Bar in the distance. Etched and engraved by George Cooke (1781-1834) from an original study by David Roberts. Originally produced for Cooke’s part-work “Views in London and its Vicinity” series (1826-1834).
Etching and line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 151 x 195mm (approx. 6” x 7-5/8”). A few tiny specks to blank margins, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 149/022.

£75

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ANTIQUE PRINT: SPECIMEN OF ANTIENT BUILDING, FLEET STREET.

SCHNEBBELIE, Robert Blemmel, 1781-1847 : SPECIMEN OF ANTIENT BUILDING, FLEET STREET.

London : J. Stratford, 1807. An interesting early nineteenth-century antique print of Fleet Street – Prince Henry’s Room and the old Waxworks. Engraved by Ambrose William Warren (1780-1856) from an original study by Robert Blemmel Schnebbelie. Originally produced for the part-work by “Dr David Hughson” [David Pugh] known as “London; Being an Accurate History and Description of the British Metropolis” (London : 1805-1809).
Copper line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 111 x 164mm (approx. 4-3/8” x 6-1/2”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 93/034.

£25

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ANTIQUE PRINT: ST. DUNSTAN IN THE WEST.

SHEPHERD, George Sidney, 1784-1862 : ST. DUNSTAN IN THE WEST.

London : J. Booth, 1814. A handsome antique print – a well-worked view of Fleet Street and St. Dunstan in the West. Engraved by William Wise (fl.1790-1818) from an original drawing by George Sidney Shepherd. Originally produced for the part-work series “Architectura Ecclesiastica Londini; being a Series of Views” (London : 1810-1823) – “the first artistically competent and exhaustive illustration of the golden age of London church building” (Adams). Below the image are several lines of explanatory text.
Copper line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 215 x 228mm (approx. 8-1/2” x 9”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 129/038.

£75

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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: FARRINGDON ST. AND THE FLEET PRISON.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : FARRINGDON ST. AND THE FLEET PRISON.

[London : Jones & Co., 1832]. An attractive antique print – a lively street scene looking northwards up Farringdon Street from Ludgate Circus with the Fleet Prison, graphically described in Charles Dickens’ “The Pickwick Papers”, on the right. Engraved by Josiah Henshall (1801?-1869) from an original study 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. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 103 x 149mm (approx. 4-1/8” x 5-7/84”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 161/154.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: FLEET STREET.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : FLEET STREET.

London : Jones & Co., [1831]. A charming antique print – a bustling street scene with carriages and crowded pavements – the view shows the middle portion of Fleet Street, looking westwards from Hoare’s Bank (on the left) past the clock of St. Dunstan in the West towards Temple Bar. Some prominence is given to the shops of Clark & Weatherly, the goldsmiths by the church, the bookseller Thomas Redshaw at No.186 and the ironmonger Edward Cane (No.185). Engraved by William Henshall (1774-1843) from an original study 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. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 106 x 151mm (approx. 4-1/8” x 5-7/8”). Tiny marks to lower margin, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 161/100.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: ST. DUNSTAN IN THE WEST, FLEET STREET.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : ST. DUNSTAN IN THE WEST, FLEET STREET.

London : Jones & Co., 1829. A pleasant antique print – an animated view of Fleet Street – with the Chelsea and Fulham carrier passing westwards in front of the church, and the premises of George Button the pastry-cook and confectioner, next door to the church at 187 Fleet Street, attracting the attention of passers-by. Engraved by James Baylis Allen (1803-1876) from an original drawing (now in the Museum of London) 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. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 107 x 147mm (approx. 4-1/4” x 5-3/4”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 161/033.

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ANTIQUE PRINT: SERJEANTS INN, FLEET STREET.

WALLIS, William : SERJEANTS INN, FLEET STREET.

[London] : W. Clarke, 1817. A charming small antique print of the old inn. Drawn and engraved by William Wallis (fl.1816-1855) and 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 110 x 65mm (4-3/8” x 2-1/2”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 121/039.

£20

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE SOUTH EAST PROSPECT OF THE CHURCH OF ST. DUNSTAN IN THE WEST [FLEET STREET].

WEST, Robert : THE SOUTH EAST PROSPECT OF THE CHURCH OF ST. DUNSTAN IN THE WEST [FLEET STREET].

London : Robert Sayer, 1737 [but 1880]. A fine antique engraving of the Fleet Street church, with a handsome eighteenth-century carriage standing before the shops below the church. Originally engraved by William Henry Toms (fl.1723-1758) in 1737 from an original drawing by the painter Robert West (fl.1734-1739) for their series of views known collectively as "Perspective Views of all the Ancient Churches" (London : 1736-1739). The present edition, characterised by the later addition of the imprint of Robert Sayer and a series number in the top right hand corner, is dated to 1880, when these fine eighteenth-century plates were reissued by R. H. Laurie.
Copper line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 274 x 308mm (approx. 10-3/4” x 12-1/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 32/017 – 191/026.

£125

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