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ANTIQUE PRINT: [IMPERIAL COLLEGE] ROYAL SCHOOL OF MINES, SOUTH KENSINGTON.

[ENGLISH SCHOOL] : [IMPERIAL COLLEGE] ROYAL SCHOOL OF MINES, SOUTH KENSINGTON.

London : Cassell, [1878]. An elegant antique print of the exterior of the Royal School of Mines in South Kensington, founded in 1851 and merged with the Royal College of Science to become Imperial College in 1907. Originally produced as a supplementary presentation plate to the part-work “Old and New London” (London : 1873-1878).
Line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 131 x 193mm (approx. 5-1/8” x 7-3/4”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM, SOUTH KENSINGTON.

[ENGLISH SCHOOL] : THE NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM, SOUTH KENSINGTON.

London : Cassell & Co., [1878]. A handsome antique print of the principal front of the Museum – presumably made from Alfred Waterhouse’s drawings, as the building was not finally finished and opened until 1881. Originally produced as a supplementary presentation plate to the part-work “Old and New London” (London : 1873-1878).
Line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 149 x 191mm (approx. 5-7/8” x 7-1/2”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE ALBERT MEMORIAL.

NELSON & SONS, Thomas – publishers : THE ALBERT MEMORIAL.

[London] : T. Nelson & Sons, [1889]. A pleasant antique print – a colour printed view of the Albert Memorial. Originally produced for the Nelson “English Scenery” series of views and view-books.
Chromolithograph on paper. Printed surface 126 x 80mm (approx. 5” x 3-1/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£25

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ANTIQUE PRINT: OLD GORE HOUSE, IN 1830.

PRIOR, William Henry, 1812-1882 : OLD GORE HOUSE, IN 1830.

[London : 1878 (or later)]. A pleasant antique print – old Gore House on Kensington Gore – the house used to stand on the site of the Royal Albert Hall. 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 107 x 145mm (approx. 4-1/4” x 5-3/4”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

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ANTIQUE PRINT: [VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM] THE COURT OF THE SOUTH KENSINGTON MUSEUM.

PRIOR, William Henry, 1812-1882 : [VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM] THE COURT OF THE SOUTH KENSINGTON MUSEUM.

[London : 1878 (or later)]. An attractive antique print of the inner courtyard of what is now the Victoria & Albert Museum – a gardener sweeps, a top-hatted gentleman points out something of architectural interest to two young ladies. Engraved from an original study by William Henry Prior and originally produced for the part-work “Old and New London” (1873-1878).
Wood engraving on paper. Later hand colour. 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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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE ALBERT MEMORIAL.

WALMSLEY, John : THE ALBERT MEMORIAL.

[London : 1878 (or later)]. An antique print of the London landmark on Kensington Gore. Engraved by John Walmsley (fl.1839-1878) and originally produced for the part-work “Old and New London” (London : 1873-1878).
Wood engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 164 x 118mm (approx. 6-3/8” x 4-5/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF 1862.

WATKINS, Frank, 1834-1897 : THE INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF 1862.

[London : 1878 (or later)]. An interesting antique print – crowds flock to the great International Exhibition of 1862, featuring 28,000 exhibitors from thirty-six countries. The site at South Kensington is that on which the Natural History Museum now stands. Engraved from an original study by the London artist Frank Watkins. 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. 4-1/4” x 5-3/4”). Text on verso. In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

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