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ANTIQUE PRINTS OF SMITHFIELD

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ANTIQUE PRINT: ST. BARTHOLOMEW’S THE GREAT. VIEW OF THE INTERIOR.

BILLINGS, Robert William, 1815-1874 : ST. BARTHOLOMEW’S THE GREAT. VIEW OF THE INTERIOR.

London : C. Tilt, 1837. A handsome antique print giving a view of the interior of St. Bartholomew the Great – the congregation listening to a sermon. 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. Engraved surface 176 x 98mm (approx. 6-7/8” x 3-7/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 189/010.

£25

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE SOUTHWEST PROSPECT OF THE CHURCH OF ST. BARTHOLOMEW THE LESS.

COLE, Benjamin, 1697?-1783 : THE SOUTHWEST PROSPECT OF THE CHURCH OF ST. BARTHOLOMEW THE LESS.

[London : for T. Osborne & J. Shipton; and J. Hodges, 1756]. A handsome antique print – an austere and elegant exterior view of the church of St. Bartholomew the Less. Originally engraved by Benjamin Cole for the part-work edition of William Maitland’s “History of London” (London : 1753-1756).
Copper line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 160 x 207mm (approx. 6-1/4” x 7-7/8”). A few minor marks, trimmed tight at head, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 38/051B.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE WEST PROSPECT OF THE CHURCH OF ST. BARTHOLOMEW THE GREAT.

COLE, Benjamin, 1697?-1783 : THE WEST PROSPECT OF THE CHURCH OF ST. BARTHOLOMEW THE GREAT.

[London : for T. Osborne & J. Shipton; and J. Hodges, 1756]. A handsome antique print – an austere and elegant exterior view of the church of St. Bartholomew the Great. Originally engraved by Benjamin Cole for the part-work edition of William Maitland’s “History of London” (London : 1753-1756).
Copper line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 160 x 207mm (approx. 6-1/4” x 7-7/8”). A few faint marks; paper thinned in one spot; trimmed tight at foot, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 38/051A.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: ST. BARTHOLOMEW THE LESS.

CONEY, John, 1786-1833 : ST. BARTHOLOMEW THE LESS.

London : J. Booth, 1814. A handsome antique print – the exterior of St. Bartholomew the Less as it stood in the early nineteenth century. Engraved by S. Jenkins from an original drawing (now in the British Museum) by John 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 210 x 204mm (approx. 8-1/4” x 8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 129/023.

£75

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ANTIQUE PRINT: SMITHFIELD : BELLOWS TO MEND.

[CRAIG, William Marshall, 1764?-1829] : SMITHFIELD : BELLOWS TO MEND.

London : Richard Phillips, 1804. An attractive and unusual antique print – an itinerant bellows-mender carries his equipment in a leather bag on his back through Smithfield – it is hay-market day at Smithfield and so either a Tuesday or a Thursday. 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).
Aquatint and line engraving on paper. Original hand colour. Engraved surface (including quadruple-rule outer border) 133 x 101mm (approx. 5-1/4” x 4”). A few faint marks and minor discolourations to outer margins, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 89/027 – but here in a variant state, without Craig’s name.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: OLD SMITHFIELD MARKET, 1837.

[ENGLISH SCHOOL] : OLD SMITHFIELD MARKET, 1837.

[London : 1878 (or later)]. An attractive antique print of the nineteenth-century market, with sheep in pens and St. Paul’s looming in the distance. Originally produced for the part-work “Old and New London” (London : 1873-1878).
Wood engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 106 x 143mm (approx. 4-1/8” x 5-5/8”). Text on verso. In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£25

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ANTIQUE PRINT: PIE CORNER IN 1789. (FROM A DRAWING IN MR. GARDNER’S COLLECTION.)

[ENGLISH SCHOOL] : PIE CORNER IN 1789. (FROM A DRAWING IN MR. GARDNER’S COLLECTION.)

[London : 1878 (or later)]. An antique print – a handsome cluster of old buildings at the head of Giltspur Street leading into Smithfield. Engraved (from an earlier source) and originally produced for the part-work “Old and New London” (London : 1873-1878).
Wood engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 105 x 144mm (approx. 4-1/8” x 5-5/8”). Text on verso. A few faint marks, but in very good state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£25

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE SARACEN’S HEAD, SNOW HILL. (FROM A SKETCH TAKEN DURING ITS DEMOLITION.)

[ENGLISH SCHOOL] : THE SARACEN’S HEAD, SNOW HILL. (FROM A SKETCH TAKEN DURING ITS DEMOLITION.)

[London : 1878 (or later)]. An interesting antique print – the celebrated old coaching inn behind St. Sepulchre – a sketch taken during its demolition in 1868. Originally produced for the part-work “Old and New London” (London : 1873-1878).
Wood engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 107 x 145mm (approx. 4-1/8” x 5-5/8”). Text on verso. In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£25

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ANTIQUE PRINT: [SMITHFIELD] THE METROPOLITAN MEAT MARKET.

[ENGLISH SCHOOL] : [SMITHFIELD] THE METROPOLITAN MEAT MARKET.

[London : 1878 (or later)]. An antique print of the Victorian interior of Smithfield Market – a hive of activity, with buyers, sellers and porters. Originally produced for the part-work “Old and New London” (London : 1873-1878).
Wood engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 106 x 145mm (approx. 4-1/8” x 5-5/8”). Text on verso. In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£25

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ANTIQUE PRINT: TRIAL TRIP ON THE UNDERGROUND RAILWAY, 1863.

[ENGLISH SCHOOL] : TRIAL TRIP ON THE UNDERGROUND RAILWAY, 1863.

[London : 1878 (or later)]. An attractive and interesting antique print – festive passengers, hats in air, steaming through a tunnel on the original cut-and-cover London Underground line (the Metropolitan from Paddington to Farringdon Street – opened in 1863). Originally produced for the part-work “Old and New London” (1873-1878).
Wood engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 105 x 145mm (approx 4-1/8” x 5-5/8”). Text on verso. In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£25

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ANTIQUE PRINT: EASTERN CLOISTER OF ST. BARTHOLOMEW’S PRIORY.

GREIG, John : EASTERN CLOISTER OF ST. BARTHOLOMEW’S PRIORY.

London : Vernor & Hood; J. Storer & J. Greig, 1805. An uncommon antique print of St. Bartholomew the Great. Engraved by John Greig (fl.1800-1843) from his own original design. Originally produced for the part-work “Select Views of London and its Environs: containing a Collection of Highly Finished Engravings" (London : 1804-1805).
Copper line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 201 x 133mm (approx. 7-7/8” x 5-1/4”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 90/045.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE METROPOLITAN MEAT MARKET, SMITHFIELD.

LUKER, William, 1862-1934 : THE METROPOLITAN MEAT MARKET, SMITHFIELD.

[London : Leadenhall Press, 1891]. An attractive Victorian print of the interior of Smithfield Market – porters in a variety of headgear, 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. Image area 218 x 159mm (approx. 8-5/8” x 6-1/4”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£25

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ANTIQUE PRINT: SMITHFIELD.

LUKER, William, 1862-1934 : SMITHFIELD.

[London : Leadenhall Press, 1891]. An antique print – a vignette street scene in Smithfield. 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 132 x 101mm (approx. 5-1/4” x 4”). Text on verso. In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

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ANTIQUE PRINT: SMITHFIELD AND ST. BARTHOLOMEW’S HOSPITAL.

LUKER, William, 1862-1934 : SMITHFIELD AND ST. BARTHOLOMEW’S HOSPITAL.

[London : Leadenhall Press, 1891]. A Victorian print – wagons piled high and the hospital to the left. 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. Image area 163 x 220mm (approx. 6-3/8” x 8-5/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£25

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ANTIQUE PRINT: ST. BARTHOLOMEW THE LESS, WEST SMITHFIELD.

MACKENZIE, Frederick, 1787-1854 : ST. BARTHOLOMEW THE LESS, WEST SMITHFIELD.

London : C. Tilt, 1839. A handsome antique print of the vaulted interior of St. Bartholomew the Less – looking towards the altar. Engraved by Thomas Turnbull (fl.1827-1843) from an original study by the architectural painter and draughtsman Frederick Mackenzie. Originally produced for George Godwin’s serially published “The Churches of London” (London : 1837-1839).
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 163 x 106mm (approx. 6-3/8” x 4-1/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 189/086.

£25

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ANTIQUE PRINT: GILTSPUR ST. COMPTER.

[PAYNE, Albert Henry, 1812-1902] : GILTSPUR ST. COMPTER.

[London : John Tallis & Co., 1852]. A charming small antique print – the foot of Giltspur Street and the Compter built by George Dance (Junior) in 1787 and demolished in 1855. To the right, the premises of Elliot’s Mineral Water Manufactory are given some prominence. 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 67 x 85mm (approx. 2-5/8” x 3-3/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 207/033A.

£20

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ANTIQUE PRINT: GILTSPUR STREET, COMPTER.

PRATTENT, Thomas : GILTSPUR STREET, COMPTER.

London : T. Hughes, 1805. An attractive antique print – the eighteenth-century compter on Giltspur Street. Engraved by S. Owen (fl.1796-1838) from a study by the London draughtsman, engraver, printer and printseller, Thomas Prattent (fl.1790-1819), who had premises in Cloth Fair. Originally produced for B. Lambert, “The History and Survey of London and its Environs from the Earliest Period” (London : 1805-1806).
Etching and line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 101 x 157mm (approx. 4” x 6-1/4”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 96/035.

£25

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ANTIQUE PRINT: COMPTER, GILTSPUR STREET.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : COMPTER, GILTSPUR STREET.

[London : Jones & Co., 1831]. A pleasant antique print – the foot of Giltspur Street and the Compter built by George Dance (Junior) in 1787 and demolished in 1855 – on the corner with Newgate Street the premises of Maydwell the linen-draper (at 126 Newgate Street) are given some prominence. Engraved by Robert Acon (1792-1880) 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 111 x 150mm (approx. 4-3/8” x 5-7/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 161/126.

£25

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ANTIQUE PRINT: SMITHFIELD MARKET, FROM THE BARRS.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : SMITHFIELD MARKET, FROM THE BARRS.

[London : Jones & Co., 1830]. A charming antique print – an attractive view of London’s largest meat market, a lively scene depicting the stockyards and the livestock as well as workers and passers-by. The dome of St. Paul’s Cathedral rises in the distance. Engraved by Thomas Barber (fl.1818-1840) from an original study by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd, the master recorder of nineteenth-century Originally produced for Shepherd’s part-work series “London and its Environs in the Nineteenth Century” (1829-1832).
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 109 x 151mm (approx. 4-1/4” x 5-7/8”). A couple of tiny specks to blank margins, but otherwise in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 161/015.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: ST. BARTHOLOMEW, THE GREAT, WEST SMITHFIELD.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : ST. BARTHOLOMEW, THE GREAT, WEST SMITHFIELD.

[London : Jones & Co., 1831]. A pleasant antique print of London’s oldest church, where William Hogarth was baptised in 1797. Engraved by Thomas Higham (1796-1844) from an original study (now in the Museum of London) by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd, the master recorder of nineteenth-century London. From Shepherd’s series “London and its Environs in the Nineteenth Century” (London : 1829-1832).
Steel line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 117 x 67mm (approx. 4-5/8” x 2-5/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 161/120.

£25

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