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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE FOREIGN OFFICE.

[ENGLISH SCHOOL] : THE FOREIGN OFFICE.

[London : Cassell & Co., 1878]. A handsome antique print of the Foreign Office, built by Sir George Gilbert Scott between 1868 and 1873. His Italianate design is seen from the park, with soldiers, swans and a rowing boat in the foreground. Originally produced as a supplementary presentation plate for the part-work “Old and New London” (London : 1873-1878).
Line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 149 x 194mm (approx. 5-7/8” x 7-5/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£75

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ANTIQUE PRINT: A VIEW FROM CONSTITUTION HILL : ANNO 1735.

HACKELL, J. : A VIEW FROM CONSTITUTION HILL : ANNO 1735.

London : Richard Godfrey, 1779. An unusual antique print – a view across St. James’s Park to Westminster Abbey (here before the completion of the second western tower) and Buckingham House (before it became a royal palace). Engraved by Edmund Scott (1746-1810) from a drawing made "on the spot by the late ingenious Mr Hackell" and originally published in 1776, but here in a slightly later impression.
Etching and line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 153 x 203mm (approx. 6” x 8”). A few faint marks, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 56/007.

£75

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ANTIQUE PRINT: [GENERAL VIEW OF WESTMINSTER] VIEW LOOKING SOUTH FROM THE GALLERY OF THE DUKE OF YORK’S COLUMN, ST. JAMES’S PARK.

MARSHALL, Charles, 1806-1890 : [GENERAL VIEW OF WESTMINSTER] VIEW LOOKING SOUTH FROM THE GALLERY OF THE DUKE OF YORK’S COLUMN, ST. JAMES’S PARK.

[London : 1838 (or later)]. A charming antique print – a view looking south across St. James’s Park to Whitehall and Westminster. Engraved by John Charles Varrall (1794-1855) from an original study by the landscape painter Charles Marshall. Originally produced for the part-work “Select Illustrated Topography of Thirty Miles Round London” (London : 1837-1838).
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 114 x 147mm (approx. 4-1/2” x 5-3/4”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 190/025.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: STOREY’S GATE, ST. JAMES’S PARK, IN 1820.

PRIOR, William Henry, 1812-1882 : STOREY’S GATE, ST. JAMES’S PARK, IN 1820.

[London : 1878 (or later)]. An attractive antique print – Storey’s Gate with a sentry – a coach and pair coming through. Engraved by John Greenaway (1816-1890) 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 144 x 210mm (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 PROMENADE IN ST. JAMES’S PARK.

PUGH, Edward, 1763-1813 : THE PROMENADE IN ST. JAMES’S PARK.

London : Richard Phillips, 1804. An attractive antique print – the fashionable Sunday promenade in St. James’s Park, the grand avenue leading to Buckingham Palace in the distance, St. James’s Palace to the right. Also to the right of the plate are the two Horse Guards deployed in patrolling the Park while the Royal family was in town. Engraved by Edward Edwards (1738-1806) from an original study by Edward Pugh, and originally produced for Phillips’ part-work “Modern London : Being the History and Present State of the British Metropolis” (London : 1804).
Copper line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 142 x 185mm (approx. 5-5/8” x 7-1/4”). A few slight marks to outer blank margins, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 89/006.

£50

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ANTIQUE PRINT: VIEW IN ST. JAMES’S  PARK.

SALMON, John Francis, 1808-1886 : VIEW IN ST. JAMES’S PARK.

[London : 1837 (or later)]. A charming antique print of the park, with groups of figures sitting and strolling by the lake. Engraved by John Woods (fl.1835-1855) from a drawing by the landscape-painter John Francis Salmon. Originally produced for Woods’ “History of London : Illustrated by Views in London and Westminster”, first published in parts 1837-1838 and subsequently reissued in various guises.
Steel line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 114 x 153mm (approx. 4-1/2” x 6”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 188/026.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: [LANCASTER HOUSE] YORK HOUSE, ST. JAMES’S PARK.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : [LANCASTER HOUSE] YORK HOUSE, ST. JAMES’S PARK.

London : Jones & Co., 1828. A pleasant antique print – the magnificent town-house commissioned by the Grand Old Duke of York in 1825, originally known as York House, later as Stafford House, and for the last hundred years as Lancaster House. Engraved by Robert Wallis (1794-1878) from an original study (now in the Museum of London) by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd. Originally produced for Shepherd’s partwork series “Metropolitan Improvements; or London in the Nineteenth Century” (London : 1827-1830).
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 96 x 151mm (approx. 3-3/4” x 6”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 154/052.

£25

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ANTIQUE PRINT: NEW GOVERNMENT MEWS, PRINCES’ STREET, STORY’S GATE, WESTMINSTER.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : NEW GOVERNMENT MEWS, PRINCES’ STREET, STORY’S GATE, WESTMINSTER.

London : Jones & Co., 1828. A pleasant antique print – the now-demolished parliamentary offices in Storey’s Gate – built by Decimus Burton in 1826. Engraved by Josiah Henshall (1801?-1869) from an original study (now in Westminster Public Library) 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 107 x 149mm (approx. 4-1/4” x 5-7/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 154/077.

£30

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