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ANTIQUE PRINT: MERCHANT TAYLORS HALL, LONDON.

[ANGUS, William, 1752-1821] : MERCHANT TAYLORS HALL, LONDON.

[London : Vernor, Hood & Sharpe, 1811]. A small antique print – the principal entrance on Threadneedle Street. Engraved by William Angus and originally produced for the part-work “Beauties of England and Wales” (1801-1816).
Copper line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 111 x 74mm (approx. 4-3/8” x 3"). Trimmed tight to left-hand neatline, but in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 104/012B.

£20

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE SOUTH SEA HOUSE IN THREADNEEDLE STREET.

COLE, Benjamin, 1697?-1783 : THE SOUTH SEA HOUSE IN THREADNEEDLE STREET.

[London : for T. Osborne & J. Shipton; and J. Hodges, 1756]. An attractive antique print – an eighteenth-century engraving of old South Sea House on Threadneedle Street. The building (built by James Gould in the 1720s) used to stand on the Bank of Scotland site. 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 164 x 242mm (approx. 6-1/4” x 9-1/2”). Cropped to neatlines, just a touch dusty, but in very good state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 38/021B.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: VIEW OF THE SOUTH SEA HOUSE.

[ENGLISH SCHOOL] : VIEW OF THE SOUTH SEA HOUSE.

[London : J. Cooke, 1777]. An antique print – an eighteenth-century engraving of old South Sea House on Threadneedle Street. The building (built by James Gould in the 1720s) used to stand on the Bank of Scotland site. Originally produced for John Cooke’s part-work publication Walter Harrison, “A New and Universal History, Description and Survey of the Cities of London and Westminster” (London : 1775-1777).
Copper line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 137 x 168mm (approx. 5-3/8” x 6-5/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 57/043A.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: [BALTIC EXCHANGE] SALEROOM IN THE BALTIC.

LUKER, William, 1862-1934 : [BALTIC EXCHANGE] SALEROOM IN THE BALTIC.

[London : Leadenhall Press, 1891]. An antique print – a vignette view of bidding in progress in the Victorian Baltic Exchange (the old Baltic Exchange on Threadneedle Street) – top-hatted gentlemen gaze intently at the rostrum. 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 104 x 147mm (approx. 4-1/8” x 5-3/4”). Text on verso. In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£20

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ANTIQUE PRINT: BANK OF ENGLAND, SOUTH FRONT.

NEALE, John Preston, 1780-1847 : BANK OF ENGLAND, SOUTH FRONT.

London : John Harris, 1814. An attractive antique print – the principal facade of the Bank of England as it appeared in the early nineteenth century. Engraved by James Stewart (1791-1863) from an original study by the landscape painter John Preston Neale. Originally produced for the part-work “Beauties of England and Wales” (1801-1816).
Copper line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 112 x 157mm (approx. 4-3/8” x 6-1/8”). Mild creasing to lower margin, but otherwise in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 104/021. Bank of England 41.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: [MERCHANT TAYLORS HALL] MERCHANT TAILOR’S HALL.

[PAYNE, Albert Henry, 1812-1902] : [MERCHANT TAYLORS HALL] MERCHANT TAILOR’S HALL.

[London : John Tallis & Co., 1852]. A small antique print of the elegant exterior. 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 dating from 1852.
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 68 x 87mm (approx. 2-5/8” x 3-1/2”). Just a touch dusty, but otherwise in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 207/023B.

£20

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ANTIQUE PRINT: VIEW OF THE BANK OF ENGLAND, WITH THE NEW WING, BUILT WHERE ST. CHRISTOPHER’S CHURCH FORMERLY STOOD; ALSO ST. BARTHOLOMEW’S CHURCH, THREADNEEDLE STREET.

PELTRO, John, 1760-1808 : VIEW OF THE BANK OF ENGLAND, WITH THE NEW WING, BUILT WHERE ST. CHRISTOPHER’S CHURCH FORMERLY STOOD; ALSO ST. BARTHOLOMEW’S CHURCH, THREADNEEDLE STREET.

[London : Alexander Hogg, ca.1786]. A handsome antique print – the Bank of England with the addition of Sir Robert Taylor’s new west wing, erected after the demolition of St. Christopher’s in 1781. The view is set with an engraved frame of scrolls and husks. Engraved by John Peltro and originally produced for Hogg’s partwork publication "The New, Complete, and Universal History, Description and Survey of the Cities of London and Westminster" (1784) – but here in a slightly later impression with the addition of Peltro’s name.
Copper line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 187 x 280mm (approx. 7-3/8” x 11"). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 61/031. Bank 22.

£150

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ANTIQUE PRINT: [BANK OF ENGLAND] THE OLD BANK, LOOKING FROM THE MANSION HOUSE. (FROM A PRINT OF 1730.)

PRIOR, William Henry, 1812-1882 : [BANK OF ENGLAND] THE OLD BANK, LOOKING FROM THE MANSION HOUSE. (FROM A PRINT OF 1730.)

[London : 1878 (or later)]. A pleasant Victorian print – the old Bank of England, at the head of Threadneedle Street, flanked by the long disappeared churches of St. Christopher-le-Stocks and St. Bartholomew by the Exchange. From a study (itself based on an earlier print) 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 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.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: MERCHANT TAYLOR’S HALL, THREADNEEDLE STREET.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : MERCHANT TAYLOR’S HALL, THREADNEEDLE STREET.

London : Jones & Co., 1830. An antique print – an attractive view of the exterior of the Hall, clearly showing the arms of the company carved in stone above the entrance. Engraved by William Watkins (fl.1828-1848) from an original study 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. Engraved surface 107 x 147mm (approx. 4-1/4” x 5-3/4”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 161/022.

£25

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ANTIQUE PRINT: SOUTH SEA HOUSE, THREADNEEDLE ST.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : SOUTH SEA HOUSE, THREADNEEDLE ST.

[London : Jones & Co., 1830]. An antique print – an attractive view of the upper end of Threadneedle Street and the corner of Bishopsgate (the Bank of Scotland site) – with old South Sea House. Engraved by Archelaus Cruse (1806-1861) from an original study by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd, the master recorder of nineteenth-century London. Originally produced for Shepherd’s series “London and its Environs in the Nineteenth Century” (1829-1832).
Steel line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 110 x 153mm (approx. 4-3/8” x 6”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 161/043.

£30

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ANTIQUE PRINT: SOUTH SEA HOUSE, THREADNEEDLE ST.

SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : SOUTH SEA HOUSE, THREADNEEDLE ST.

[London : Jones & Co., 1830]. An antique print – an attractive view of the upper end of Threadneedle Street and the corner of Bishopsgate (the Bank of Scotland site) – with old South Sea House. Engraved by Archelaus Cruse (1806-1861) from an original study by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd, the master recorder of nineteenth-century London. Originally produced for Shepherd’s series “London and its Environs in the Nineteenth Century” (1829-1832).
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 110 x 153mm (approx. 4-3/8” x 6”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 161/043.

£25

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ANTIQUE PRINT: ST. BENNET FINK, THREADNEEDLE STREET.

[SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864] : ST. BENNET FINK, THREADNEEDLE STREET.

[London : Jones & Co., 1831]. A pleasant antique print of the old Wren church that used to stand on Threadneedle Street – as seen from the foot of Broad Street – with the old Royal Exchange beyond. Engraved by James Charles Armytage (1802-1897) from an original study (now in the Museum of London) by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd, the master recorder of nineteenth-century London. Originally produced for Shepherd’s part-work series “London and its Environs in the Nineteenth Century” (1829-1832).
Steel line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 108 x 68mm (approx. 4-1/4” x 2-5/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 161/152.

£25

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ANTIQUE PRINT: THE LONDON AND MIDDLESEX BANK, FINCH-LANE, CITY.

WILLIAMS, J.M. : THE LONDON AND MIDDLESEX BANK, FINCH-LANE, CITY.

[London : Illustrated London News, ca.1860]. An antique print – the newly-built headquarters of the Victorian bank on Finch Lane between Threadneedle Street and Cornhill. The premises of Reuben Hibberd, shell fishmonger, at No. 20 Finch Lane, are shown in some prominence to the right. Engraved by J. M. Williams and originally produced for the “Illustrated London News”.
Wood engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 190 x 138mm (approx. 7-1/2” x 5-1/2”). Text on verso. One faint crease, but in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£30

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