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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE

PRIOR, William Henry, 1812-1882 : THE "BRILL," SOMERS TOWN, IN 1750.

[London : 1878 (or later)]. An antique print of the old Brill Tavern in a still rural Somers Town – the name commemorated in that of Brill Road behind the British Library. Engraved from a study (based on an earlier source) by William Henry Prior. 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. 4-1/4” x 5-5/8”). Text on verso. In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE DUST-HEAPS, SOMERS TOWN, IN 1836.

PRIOR, William Henry, 1812-1882 : THE DUST-HEAPS, SOMERS TOWN, IN 1836.

[London : 1878 (or later)]. An interesting antique print – the searchers and sorters at work among the dust-heaps which used to be such a feature of the landscape where now King’s Cross Station stands. Anything of value or capable of recycling was extracted – cinders sold to laundresses and brickmakers; shards to road-builders; bones to soapmakers; linen rags to papermakers, etc. Engraved from a study (based on an earlier source) by William Henry Prior. 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. 4-1/4” x 5-5/8”). Text on verso. A couple of tiny specks, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

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ANTIQUE PRINT: NEW CHURCH, SOMERS TOWN.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : NEW CHURCH, SOMERS TOWN.

London : Jones & Co., 1827. An elegant antique print – an exterior view of the 'Cabbies’ Church' of St. Mary the Virgin on Eversholt Street, built by W. & H. Inwood and consecrated in 1826. Engraved by William Deeble (1791-1861) from an original study by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd. From Shepherd’s part-work series “Metropolitan Improvements; or London in the Nineteenth Century” (London : 1827-1830).
Steel line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 149 x 91mm (approx. 5-7/8” x 3-5/8”). Very faint mark to blank margin, but otherwise in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 154/039.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: NEW CHURCH, SOMERS TOWN.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : NEW CHURCH, SOMERS TOWN.

London : Jones & Co., 1827. An elegant antique print – an exterior view of the 'Cabbies Church' of St. Mary the Virgin on Eversholt Street, built by W. & H. Inwood and consecrated in 1826. Engraved by William Deeble (1791-1861) from an original study by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd. From Shepherd’s part-work series “Metropolitan Improvements; or London in the Nineteenth Century” (London : 1827-1830).
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 149 x 91mm (approx. 5-7/8” x 3-5/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 154/039.

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE POLYGON, SOMERS TOWN, IN 1850. (FROM AN ORIGINAL SKETCH.)

SWAIN, Joseph, 1820-1909 : THE POLYGON, SOMERS TOWN, IN 1850. (FROM AN ORIGINAL SKETCH.)

[London : 1878 (or later)]. An attractive antique print of Somers Town in the mid nineteenth century – the Polygon was the home at various times of both William Godwin and Charles Dickens – and the birthplace of Mary Shelley. Engraved by Joseph Swain 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 143 x 210mm (approx. 5-5/8” x 8-1/4”). Text on verso. In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

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