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ANTIQUE PRINTS OF EDINBURGH : PRINCES STREET

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ANTIQUE PRINT: REGISTER OFFICE.

BOWER, John, 1820- : REGISTER OFFICE.

Edinburgh : Gall & Inglis, [ca. 1850]. An unusual and uncommon small antique print – a vignette view of the Register Office (now General Register House) on Princes Street. Engraved by the Edinburgh engraver and printer, John Bower, born at Melrose in 1820.
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 78 x 97mm (approx. 3-1/8” x 3-7/8”). A few tiny specks, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£20

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE ROYAL INSTITUTION, EDINBURGH.

KEMP, George Meikle, 1795-1844 : THE ROYAL INSTITUTION, EDINBURGH.

[London : George Virtue, 1837]. An attractive antique print – William Henry Playfair’s classical building, which has now become the Royal Scottish Academy. Engraved by William Deeble (1791-1861) from an original study by George Meikle Kemp, the architect of the Scott Monument. Originally produced for the part-work series “Scotland Illustrated” (London : 1835-1838).
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 137 x 177mm (approx. 5-3/8” x 7”). A couple of tiny marks to lower blank margin, but otherwise in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE REGISTER OFFICE, PRINCE’S STREET. EDINBURGH.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : THE REGISTER OFFICE, PRINCE’S STREET. EDINBURGH.

[London : Jones & Co., 1829]. A charming antique print of the Robert Adam building at the east end of Princes Street – engraved by Alexander McClatchie (fl.1828-1861) from an original study by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd. Originally produced for the part-work “Modern Athens! Displayed in a Series of Views: or, Edinburgh in the Nineteenth Century” (London : 1829-1831).
Steel line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 119 x 152mm (approx. 4-5/8” x 6”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£30

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