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ANTIQUE PRINT: KING’S COLLEGE, STRAND.

[PAYNE, Albert Henry, 1812-1902] : KING’S COLLEGE, STRAND.

[London : E. T. Brain & Co., 1847]. An interesting small antique print – King’s College on the Strand. 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).
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 66 x 85mm (approx. 2-5/8” x 3-3/8”). Outer blank margins just a touch dusty, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 207/011A.

£25

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ANTIQUE PRINT: KING’S COLLEGE. DISTRIBUTION OF THE PRIZES IN THE THEATRE, BY THE ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : KING’S COLLEGE. DISTRIBUTION OF THE PRIZES IN THE THEATRE, BY THE ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY.

[London : George Virtue, 1841]. An attractive and interesting antique print – prize-giving at King’s College, London, on the Strand. Engraved by Henry Melville (1792-1870) from an original study by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd. Originally produced for the part-work “London Interiors : A Grand National Exhibition” (London : 1841-1844).
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 154 x 186mm (approx. 6-1/8” x 7-1/4”). A couple of tiny specks, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 195/007.

£50

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE LONDON UNIVERSITY [UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON].

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : THE LONDON UNIVERSITY [UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON].

London : Jones & Co., 1828. A pleasant antique print of the impressive facade and courtyard (built by William Wilkins in 1827-1829) of the original London University (now University College, London). Engraved by William Wallis (fl.1816-1855) from an original study by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd, the master recorder of nineteenth-century London. From Shepherd’s series “Metropolitan Improvements; or London in the Nineteenth Century” (London : 1827-1830). The plate is dedicated to Henry Brougham and Thomas Campbell, in recognition of their efforts in founding the University.
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 102 x 159mm (approx. 4” x 6-1/4”). A few tiny specks, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 154/108.

£50

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ANTIQUE PRINT: UNIVERSITY COLLEGE, GOWER STREET.

WATKINS, Frank, 1834-1897 : UNIVERSITY COLLEGE, GOWER STREET.

[London : 1878 (or later)]. An antique print depicting the pillared facade of University College, built in 1827-1829 to the design of William Wilkins – pedestrians passing on Gower Street. Engraved by Joseph Swain (1820-1909) from an original sketch by the London artist Frank Watkins. Originally produced for the part-work “Old and New London” (1873-1878).
Wood engraving on paper. Engraved surface 143 x 211mm (approx. 5-5/8” x 8-1/4”). Text on verso. In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£30

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