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ANTIQUE PRINTS OF STEPNEY

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ANTIQUE PRINT: A SOUTH WEST PROSPECT OF ST. DUNSTAN’S CHURCH AT STEPNEY HUMBLY INSCRIB'D TO THE GENTLEMEN OF THE VESTRY, IN 1755.

COLE, Benjamin, 1697?-1783 : A SOUTH WEST PROSPECT OF ST. DUNSTAN’S CHURCH AT STEPNEY HUMBLY INSCRIB'D TO THE GENTLEMEN OF THE VESTRY, IN 1755.

London : 1755. A fine large eighteenth-century print of St. Dunstan Stepney, with Durham Row beyond. Engraved by Benjamin Cole and originally produced for the part-work edition of William Maitland’s “History of London” (London : 1753-1756).
Copper line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 235 x 365mm (approx. 9” x 14-1/4”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 38/104.

£75

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ANTIQUE PRINT: INTERIOR OF ST. DUNSTANS, STEPNEY.

CONEY, John, 1786-1833 : INTERIOR OF ST. DUNSTANS, STEPNEY.

London : J. Booth, 1818. A handsome antique print – the interior of St. Dunstan at Stepney as it looked in the early nineteenth century. Engraved by Samuel Lacey (1786-1859) from an original drawing 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 – a little acerbic about "the gaudy taste of the late beautifiers" of the church.
Copper etching and line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 207 x 227mm (approx. 8-1/8” x 8-7/8”). A few tiny marks, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 129/040.

£60

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ANTIQUE PRINT: ST. GEORGES (IN THE EAST) MIDDLESEX.

CONEY, John, 1786-1833 : ST. GEORGES (IN THE EAST) MIDDLESEX.

London : J. Booth, 1818. A handsome antique print – the exterior of the Hawksmoor church of St. George in the East, with its distinctive pepperpot towers. Engraved by S. Jenkins from an original drawing (now in the Guildhall Library) 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 274 x 167mm (approx. 10-3/4” x 6-5/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 129/045.

£100

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ANTIQUE MAP : AN ACTUALL SURVEY OF THE PARISH OF ST. DUNSTAN STEPNEY, ALIAS STEBUNHEATH BEING ONE OF THE TEN PARISHES OF MIDDLESEX ADJACENT TO THE CITY OF LONDON.

[ENGLISH SCHOOL] : AN ACTUALL SURVEY OF THE PARISH OF ST. DUNSTAN STEPNEY, ALIAS STEBUNHEATH BEING ONE OF THE TEN PARISHES OF MIDDLESEX ADJACENT TO THE CITY OF LONDON.

[London : for W. Innys & J. Richardson, J. & P. Knapton & others], 1755. A most attractive early eighteenth-century map of Stepney parish and the East End hamlets of Bethnal Green, Bow, Bromley, Limehouse, Mile End, Poplar, Ratcliffe, Spitalfields, Wapping and the Isle of Dogs. A keyed table gives the names of over 100 streets, courts, walks and alleys. Although seemingly rather earlier both in style and content, the map was first published with the 1754-1756 edition of John Stow’s “Survey of London”.
Copper line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 354 x 284mm (approx. 14” x 11-1/4”). Faint old folds, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique map. Adams 37/080.

£400

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ANTIQUE MAP : [TOWER HAMLETS] A MAP OF THE PARISH OF ST DUNSTANS STEPNEY ALS. STEBUNHEATH DIVIDED INTO HAMLETS.

[ENGLISH SCHOOL] : [TOWER HAMLETS] A MAP OF THE PARISH OF ST DUNSTANS STEPNEY ALS. STEBUNHEATH DIVIDED INTO HAMLETS.

[London : for W. Innys & J. Richardson, J. & P. Knapton & others], 1755. A most attractive early eighteenth-century map of Stepney parish and the East London hamlets of Bethnal Green, Limehouse, Mile End, Poplar, Ratcliffe, Spitalfields and Wapping. A keyed table gives the names of dozens of streets, courts and alleys. Originally published in 1720, the present (slightly revised) version of the map was produced for the 1754-1756 edition of John Stow’s “Survey of London”.
Copper line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 287 x 412mm (approx. 11-3/8” x 16-1/4”). Faint old folds, one tiny spot, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique map. Adams 25/049.

£250

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ANTIQUE PRINT: OLD GATEWAY AT STEPNEY. (FROM A VIEW PUBLISHED BY N. SMITH, 1791.)

[ENGLISH SCHOOL] : OLD GATEWAY AT STEPNEY. (FROM A VIEW PUBLISHED BY N. SMITH, 1791.)

[London : 1878 (or later)]. An unusual antique print of the old brick edifice known as St. John’s Gate – "reputed to be the oldest house in Stepney". Engraved from an earlier print by John Thomas “Antiquity” Smith (1766-1833) – 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. In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£25

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ANTIQUE PRINT: ST. DUNSTAN’S, STEPNEY. (FROM A VIEW TAKEN IN 1803.)

[ENGLISH SCHOOL] : ST. DUNSTAN’S, STEPNEY. (FROM A VIEW TAKEN IN 1803.)

[London : 1878 (or later)]. A charming antique print – the church from the churchyard. Originally produced for the part-work “Old and New London” (London : 1873-1878).
Wood engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 105 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: ST. DUNSTANS STEPNEY.

SHEPHERD, George Sidney, 1784-1862 : ST. DUNSTANS STEPNEY.

London : J. Booth, 1818. A handsome antique print – the ancient church of St. Dunstan and All Saints at Stepney – a view from the churchyard. Engraved by Thomas Dale (fl.1818-1828) from an original drawing (now in the British Museum) by George Sidney Shepherd. 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 196 x 229mm (approx. 7-3/4” x 9”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 129/039.

£60

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ANTIQUE PRINT: S. E. VIEW OF STEPNEY CHURCH. MIDDLESEX.

SHEPHERD, George Sidney, 1784-1862 : S. E. VIEW OF STEPNEY CHURCH. MIDDLESEX.

London : Vernor & Hood; J. Storer & J. Greig, 1804. An attractive antique print of the old parish church of St. John-at-Hampstead, before the nineteenth century extensions. Etched and engraved by James Sargant Storer from an original study by George Sidney Shepherd. Originally produced for Storer and John Greig’s part-work publication “Select Views of London and its Environs : Containing a Collection of Highly Finished Engravings” (1804-1805).
Copper line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 153 x 185mm (approx. 6” x 7-1/4”). A few tiny specks, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 90/011.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: NEW CHURCH, STEPNEY.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : NEW CHURCH, STEPNEY.

London : Jones & Co., 1828. A handsome antique print of the imposing exterior of St. Philip’s Stepney, built by John Walters in 1819. Engraved by William Deeble (1791-1861) 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 “Metropolitan Improvements; or London in the Nineteenth Century” (London : 1827-1830).
Steel line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 104 x 149mm (approx. 4-1/8” x 5-7/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 154/102.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: NEW CHURCH, STEPNEY.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : NEW CHURCH, STEPNEY.

London : Jones & Co., 1828. A handsome antique print of the imposing exterior of St. Philip’s Stepney, built by John Walters in 1819. Engraved by William Deeble (1791-1861) 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 “Metropolitan Improvements; or London in the Nineteenth Century” (London : 1827-1830).
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 104 x 149mm (approx. 4-1/8” x 5-7/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 154/102.

£25

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ANTIQUE PRINT: A CURIOUS GATE AT STEPNEY. THIS HOUSE BY TRADITION IS CALL'D KING JOHNS GATE ...

[SMITH, John Thomas, 1766-1833] : A CURIOUS GATE AT STEPNEY. THIS HOUSE BY TRADITION IS CALL'D KING JOHNS GATE ...

London : N. Smith, 1791. An unusual antique print of the old brick edifice – "reputed to be the oldest house in Stepney" – an engraved caption below the image gives a historical note. Engraved by John Thomas “Antiquity” Smith (1766-1833), draughtsman, etcher, author, scholar and later Keeper of Prints at the British Museum, and published by his father, Nathaniel Smith the “antient printseller”, as part of their “Antiquities of London and Environs” series (1791-1800).
Etching and engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 155 x 188mm (approx. 6-1/8” x 7-3/8”). A few faint spots and specks, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 70/070.

£40

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