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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE COLLEGE OF ARMS OR HERALD’S OFFICE.

COLE, Benjamin, 1697?-1783 : THE COLLEGE OF ARMS OR HERALD’S OFFICE.

[London : for J. Wilkie; T. Lowndes, and others, 1772]. A handsome antique print – a prospect of the courtyard and the College of Arms as it stood in the mid eighteenth century. Engraved by Benjamin Cole and originally produced for the part-work edition of William Maitland’s “History of London” (London : 1753-1756) – with the present impression dated to 1772.
Copper line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 229 x 328mm (approx. 9” x 12-7/8”). Paper just a little toned with age, but still in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 38/022.

£100

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ANTIQUE PRINT: [ST. NICHOLAS, COLE ABBEY] THE PARISH CHURCH OF ST. NICHOLAS COLEABBY, OLD FISH STREET.

COLE, Benjamin, 1697?-1783 : [ST. NICHOLAS, COLE ABBEY] THE PARISH CHURCH OF ST. NICHOLAS COLEABBY, OLD FISH STREET.

[London : for J. Wilkie; T. Lowndes & others, 1772]. A charming antique print of the Wren church completed in 1677 – a plainly engraved view of the architectural composition. Originally engraved by Benjamin Cole for the part-work edition of William Maitland’s “History of London” (London : 1753-1756), but here in a slightly later printing from 1772.
Copper line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 237 x 140mm (approx. 9-3/8” x 5-1/2”). Trimmed tight to left-hand edge, just a touch dusty, but in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 38/072C.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: ST. NICHOLAS COLE ABBEY. UNITED WITH ST. NICHOLAS OLAVE.

CONEY, W. : ST. NICHOLAS COLE ABBEY. UNITED WITH ST. NICHOLAS OLAVE.

London : J. Booth, 1812. A handsome antique print – the exterior of the Wren church. Engraved by Joseph Skelton (1783-1871) from an original drawing (now in the British Museum) by W. Coney. 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 270 x 164mm (approx. 10-5/8” x 6-1/2”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 129/098.

£75

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ANTIQUE PRINT: QUEEN VICTORIA STREET.

[ENGLISH SCHOOL] : QUEEN VICTORIA STREET.

London : Cassell & Co., [1878]. A pleasant antique print – the bustling nineteenth-century City of London – the junction of Queen Victoria Street and Cannon Street – the Mansion House station to the left, St. Paul’s looming beyond. Originally produced as a supplementary presentation plate to the part-work “Old and New London” (London : 1873-1878).
Line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 147 x 205mm (approx. 5-3/4” x 8-1/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE MANSION HOUSE RAILWAY STATION.

LUKER, William, 1862-1934 : THE MANSION HOUSE RAILWAY STATION.

[London : Leadenhall Press, 1891]. A Victorian print of a steam-driven underground train approaching a busy platform. 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 96 x 146mm (approx. 3-3/4” x 5-3/4”). Text on verso. In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£25

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE MANSION HOUSE STATION, DISTRICT RAILWAY, QUEEN VICTORIA STREET.

LUKER, William, 1862-1934 : THE MANSION HOUSE STATION, DISTRICT RAILWAY, QUEEN VICTORIA STREET.

[London : Leadenhall Press, 1891]. A Victorian print of Queen Victoria Street, Mansion House Station, etc., with horse-drawn traffic, top-hatted pedestrians, etc. 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 151 x 222mm (approx. 6-1/8” x 8-3/4”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: QUEEN VICTORIA STREET.

LUKER, William, 1862-1934 : QUEEN VICTORIA STREET.

[London : Leadenhall Press, 1891]. A busy Victorian print showing the eastern end of Queen Victoria Street looking towards the Royal Exchange, with London omnibuses, top-hatted gentlemen, etc. 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 164 x 215mm (approx. 6-3/8” x 8-1/2”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: ST. ANDREWS WARDROBE.

PEARSON, William : ST. ANDREWS WARDROBE.

London : H. Setchel & Son, 1810. A handsome antique print – an exterior view of the Wren church of St. Andrew by the Wardrobe. Engraved by William Johnstone White (fl.1804-1812) from an original drawing (dated 1810 and now in the British Museum) by William Pearson (fl.1798-1813). 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 270 x 153mm (approx. 10-5/8” x 6”). A few faint and tiny marks, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 129/014.

£75

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ANTIQUE PRINT: [COLLEGE OF ARMS – QUEEN VICTORIA STREET] HERALD’S COLLEGE, BENNET’S HILL.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : [COLLEGE OF ARMS – QUEEN VICTORIA STREET] HERALD’S COLLEGE, BENNET’S HILL.

London : Jones & Co., 1830. A pleasant antique print – the courtyard and the seventeenth-century College of Arms as it stood in the early nineteenth century. Engraved by William Wallis (fl.1816-1855) from an original study by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd, the master recorder of nineteenth-century London. Originally produced for Shepherd’s part-work series “London and its Environs in the Nineteenth Century” (London : 1829-1832).
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 119 x 150mm (approx. 4-5/8” x 6”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 161/019.

£25

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ANTIQUE PRINT: PREROGATIVE WILL OFFICE, DOCTOR’S COMMONS.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : PREROGATIVE WILL OFFICE, DOCTOR’S COMMONS.

[London : Jones & Co., 1831]. An attractive small antique print – the ancient court that used to stand just south of Knightrider Street. Engraved by M. J. Starling (fl.1829-1848) 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 110 x 70mm (approx. 4-3/8” x 2-3/4”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£20

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ANTIQUE PRINT: ST. NICHOLAS, COLE ABBEY, FISH STREET.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : ST. NICHOLAS, COLE ABBEY, FISH STREET.

[London : Jones & Co., 1831]. A charming antique print of the Wren church completed in 1677 – a wagon passing by. Engraved by Archelaus Cruse (1806-1861) from an original drawing (now in Westminster Public Library) by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd, the master recorder of nineteenth-century London. Originally produced for Shepherd’s series “London and its Environs in the Nineteenth Century” (London : 1829-1832).
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 109 x 68mm (approx 4-1/4” x 2-5/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 161/109.

£20

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