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ANTIQUE PRINT: HIGHBURY COLLEGE, ISLINGTON. MIDDLESEX.

[ENGLISH SCHOOL] : HIGHBURY COLLEGE, ISLINGTON. MIDDLESEX.

[London : 1860]. A small antique print of Highbury College - designed by John Davies, opened in 1826 and destroyed by fire in 1946. Part of the grounds were sold to Arsenal Football Club in 1913, and the site of the college itself is marked by a garden in Aubert Park. Originally produced for Thomas Dugdale's part-work survey published as "The Curiosities of Great Britain" or "England Delineated" in various formats between 1838 and 1860.
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 76 x 112mm (approx. 3" x 4-3/8"). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 186/043.

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ANTIQUE PRINT: HIGHBURY COLLEGE.

[PAYNE, Albert Henry, 1812-1902] : HIGHBURY COLLEGE.

[London : 1852]. A small antique print - the exterior of Highbury College - designed by John Davies, opened in 1826 and destroyed by fire in 1946. 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. Engraved surface 66 x 85mm (approx. 2-5/8" x 3-3/8"). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 207/091B.

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ANTIQUE PRINT: HIGHBURY COLLEGE, SOUTH WEST FRONT. TO THOMAS WILSON, ESQ: THIS PLATE IS RESPECTFULLY INSCRIBED.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : HIGHBURY COLLEGE, SOUTH WEST FRONT. TO THOMAS WILSON, ESQ: THIS PLATE IS RESPECTFULLY INSCRIBED.

London : Jones & Co., 1827. An attractive antique print - the classical portico and wings of the independent theological college designed by John Davies, opened in 1826 and destroyed by fire in 1946. Part of the grounds were sold to Arsenal Football Club in 1913, and the site of the college itself is marked by a garden in Aubert Park. Engraved by Thomas Dale (fl.1818-1828) from an original study by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd. Originally produced for Shepherd's series "Metropolitan Improvements; or London in the Nineteenth Century" (London : 1827-1830).
Steel line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 101 x 153mm (approx. 4" x 6"). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 154/020.

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ANTIQUE PRINT: HIGHBURY COLLEGE, SOUTH WEST FRONT. TO THOMAS WILSON, ESQ: THIS PLATE IS RESPECTFULLY INSCRIBED.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : HIGHBURY COLLEGE, SOUTH WEST FRONT. TO THOMAS WILSON, ESQ: THIS PLATE IS RESPECTFULLY INSCRIBED.

London : Jones & Co., 1827. An attractive antique print - the classical portico and wings of the independent theological college designed by John Davies, opened in 1826 and destroyed by fire in 1946. Part of the grounds were sold to Arsenal Football Club in 1913, and the site of the college itself is marked by a garden in Aubert Park. Engraved by Thomas Dale (fl.1818-1828) from an original study by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd. Originally produced for Shepherd's series "Metropolitan Improvements; or London in the Nineteenth Century" (London : 1827-1830).
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 101 x 153mm (approx. 4" x 6"). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 154/020.

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE NEW CALEDONIAN ASYLUM. TO THE FANCY-GIFTED SIR WALTER SCOTT, BART. THIS PLATE IS RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : THE NEW CALEDONIAN ASYLUM. TO THE FANCY-GIFTED SIR WALTER SCOTT, BART. THIS PLATE IS RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED.

London : Jones & Co., 1828. An attractive antique print - the old Royal Caledonian Asylum on the Caledonian Road (on the site of the modern Caledonian Estate) topped with its statue of St. Andrew and the Royal Arms of Scotland. The asylum was originally instituted in Hatton Garden in 1815 "for supporting and educating the children of soldiers, sailors, marines, &c. natives of Scotland, or born of indigent Scottish parents resident in London". The children's Highland dress in Royal Stewart tartan excited much local comment. Engraved by Thomas Barber (fl.1818-1846) from an original study (now in the Museum of London) by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd. From Shepherd's series "Metropolitan Improvements; or London in the Nineteenth Century" (London : 1827-1830).
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 100 x 141mm (approx. 4" x 5-5/8"). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 154/120.

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE GARDENS, HIGHBURY BARN TAVERN.

[TALLIS, John, 1818-1876 - publisher] : THE GARDENS, HIGHBURY BARN TAVERN.

[London : J. Tallis & Co., 1852]. A most attractive antique print of the old pleasure grounds - an animated scene with dogs, a girl with a hoop, waiters with trays, visitors in the arbours. Originally produced for the John Tallis part-work "Tallis's Illustrated London; in Commemoration of the Great Exhibition of All Nations in 1851. Forming a Complete Guide to The British Metropolis and its Environs" (London : 1851-1852).
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 95 x 134mm (approx. 3-3/4" x 5-1/4"). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 215/143.

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