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West View of the Interior of Furnival's Inn

Copper engraving with repaired tear to base left but seriously rare from Robert Wilkinson's ambitious part-work "Londina Illustrata, Graphic and Historic Memorials" (London : 1808-1825) Drawn by Robert Blemmell Schnebbelie (1792-1849) Engraver Banks Published Robert Wilkinson, 125 Fenchurch Street, London, 27 September 1820 below image: [left] Schnebbelie del. [right] Banks sculp. / West VIEW OF THE INTERIOR OF FURNIVALS INN. / London Published 27.th September 1820 by Robert Wilkinson N.o 125 Fenchurch Street. £75 inc delivery





Furnival's Inn Antiently the mansion of the Lord Furnival

Copper engraving seriously rare from Robert Wilkinson's ambitious part-work "Londina Illustrata, Graphic and Historic Memorials" (London : 1808-1825) Drawn by Robert Blemmell Schnebbelie (1792-1849) Engraver Banks Published Robert Wilkinson, 125 Fenchurch Street, London, 27 September 1820 below image: [left] Schnebbelie del. [right] Banks sculp. / West VIEW OF THE INTERIOR OF FURNIVALS INN. / London Published 27.th September 1820 by Robert Wilkinson N.o 125 Fenchurch Street. £80 inc delivery Tinted mount bent but preserves the engraving

Rudolph Ackermann (1764-1834) pioneered lithography and produced some of the best early colour printing in Britain, publishing numerous fine illustrated volumes, and magazines . He was born on April 20, 1764 in Stolberg. Apprenticed to his father a coach-builder, he moved first to Dresden, then to Paris and eventually to London whilst still working at coach-building. In 1795 he married and set up a print shop at 96 The Strand, moving the following year to 101 The Strand. He had already taken over a drawing school originally established at this address by William Shipley, the founder of the Society of Arts, and maintained it until 1806. The first major colour plate book he published was The Microcosm of London; (or London in Miniature) which appeared in monthly parts between 1808 and 1810. Printed on hot-pressed handmade paper, books were illustrated using coloured aquatints. The architectural backgrounds were drawn by Augustus Pugin and the figures were drawn by Thomas Rowlandson. Ackermann originally planned to issue the book in twenty-four numbers at 7/6d a number, but he soon found himself obliged to raise the price to 10/6d, and the number of parts to twenty-six. Successful production techniques and methods of marketing by subscription prompted him to follow the same plan with his next publications. For the reproduction of the drawings by Pugin and Rowlandson, five different engravers were used to produce the plates: fifty-four by J. Bluck, twenty-nine by J.C. Stadler, ten by T. Sutherland, ten by J. Hill and one by Harraden. From 1790 . . 1830 the principle process in book illustration was aquatint engraving. Once the drawing and the engraving had been made, the colour process began. The engravings might be printed in two colours, perhaps brown for the foreground and blue for the sky and distance, the remaining colour would be applied by hand. Ackermann employed colourists and engravers at his 'Repository of Arts' but like most publishers he would also have used pieceworkers. Bundles of sheets to be coloured would be distributed to workers who would do the work in their own homes. Often the work was done by children, but sometimes whole families would work together at home by candlelight.Handcolouring can save money when printing large plates although people like Ackermann stressed the high cost of hand finishing. He used poorly paid French refugees and later hand coloured plate producers used children and stencils. These should also be included upon the appropriate subject page as time allows



16. The Roman Catholic Chapel, Lincoln's Inn Fields
. . ..Interior. Former Sardinian Embassy Chapel rebuilt after destruction in Gordon Riots, 1780. /WC2 from ACKERMANN'S MICROCOSM OF LONDON (1808) 104 Handcoloured aquatints in three volumes, issued in parts between 1808 and 1810. Published by Rudolph Ackermann, this series is of interest in setting a new standard for the figures "staffage" in topographical prints. This was achieved by an exceptional partnership between Augustus Pugin, who made the architectural drawing, and Thomas Rowlandson, who added the figures, frequently caricatures. The majority of the plates were aquatinted by J. Bluck and Joseph Stadler . .. perfect no defects price inc postage £95 x 5



37. Foundling Hospital, The Chapel /WC
from ACKERMANN'S MICROCOSM OF LONDON (1808) 104 Handcoloured aquatints in three volumes, issued in parts between 1808 and 1810. Published by Rudolph Ackermann, this series is of interest in setting a new standard for the figures "staffage" in topographical prints. This was achieved by an exceptional partnership between Augustus Pugin, who made the architectural drawing, and Thomas Rowlandson, who added the figures, frequently caricatures. The majority of the plates were aquatinted by J. Bluck and Joseph Stadler . .. good margins, good colour £95 x 8




71. Society for the Encouragement of Arts..@ the Adelphi /WC
from ACKERMANN'S MICROCOSM OF LONDON (1808) 104 Handcoloured aquatints in three volumes, issued in parts between 1808 and 1810. Published by Rudolph Ackermann, this series is of interest in setting a new standard for the figures "staffage" in topographical prints. This was achieved by an exceptional partnership between Augustus Pugin, who made the architectural drawing, and Thomas Rowlandson, who added the figures, frequently caricatures. The majority of the plates were aquatinted by J. Bluck and Joseph Stadler . .. close cut small margins, good colour edge tear repaired £80



14. The Hall and Stair Case, British Museum /WC
from ACKERMANN'S MICROCOSM OF LONDON (1808) 104 Handcoloured aquatints in three volumes, issued in parts between 1808 and 1810. Published by Rudolph Ackermann, this series is of interest in setting a new standard for the figures "staffage" in topographical prints. This was achieved by an exceptional partnership between Augustus Pugin, who made the architectural drawing, and Thomas Rowlandson, who added the figures, frequently caricatures. The majority of the plates were aquatinted by J. Bluck and Joseph Stadler . .. good margins, good colour £95



47. King's Mews, Charing Cross /WC
from ACKERMANN'S MICROCOSM OF LONDON (1808) 104 Handcoloured aquatints in three volumes, issued in parts between 1808 and 1810. Published by Rudolph Ackermann, this series is of interest in setting a new standard for the figures "staffage" in topographical prints. This was achieved by an exceptional partnership between Augustus Pugin, who made the architectural drawing, and Thomas Rowlandson, who added the figures, frequently caricatures. The majority of the plates were aquatinted by J. Bluck and Joseph Stadler . .. perfect no defects framed with washlined mount etc price inc postage £125



63. The Post Office from ACKERMANN'S MICROCOSM OF LONDON (1808)
 104 Handcoloured aquatints in three volumes, issued in parts between 1808 and 1810. Published by Rudolph Ackermann, this series is of interest in setting a new standard for the figures "staffage" in topographical prints. This was achieved by an exceptional partnership between Augustus Pugin, who made the architectural drawing, and Thomas Rowlandson, who added the figures, frequently caricatures. The majority of the plates were aquatinted by J. Bluck and Joseph Stadler . .. perfect no defects framed with washhh lined mount etc price inc postage £105



British Museum new Buildings
Original hand Coloured Aquatint engraving from the Repository of Arts and Ackermann's Seats ie old original colour Illustration from The Repository of Arts, Literature, Commerce, Manufactures, Fashions and Politics By R. Ackermann. Published in 1809 - 1828. Unmounted £25




Inner Temple Court

aquatint by Thomas Malton, 1796. from :The Picturesque Tour is remarkable, in that the 100 large plates were all engraved and aquatinted by the artist in person. The secret of the aquatint process, rediscovered in France in 1768 by Le Prince, had crossed the Channel with Charles Greville and in 1774 was passed on to Paul Sandby, who dubbed it 'aquatinta' and applied it to his 24 Views in Wales and four Views of Warwick Castle published 1774 to 1777. Malton's project was on an altogether larger scale as it was not only the first considerable collection of London topography and architecture engraved in aquatint but also the first large British assembly of such engravings on any topic.

Between May 1781 and June 1787 he had drawn, and aquatinted in grey, a dozen large plates (about 330 x 480/360 x 510mm) of the London scene, a series in all but name. £85 CONDITION: close cut behind mount



Inner `Temple


Aquatint by Samuel Ireland, 1800 from Ireland's "Picturesque Views, with an Historical Account of the Inns of Court, in London and Westminster" Mounted matted in original sepai tones format £65 inc delivery.





Part of the ruins of Savoy in 1816 from Strand Bridge

Original hand Coloured Aquatint engraving from the Repository of Arts and Ackermann's Seats ie old original colour Illustration from The Repository of Arts, Literature, Commerce, Manufactures, Fashions and Politics By R. Ackermann. Published in 1809 - 1828. Unmounted £25



St Paul's Church Covent garden
Antique engraved print from Beauties of England & Wales byJohn Britton (1771. .1857), English antiquary and topographer and E. W. Brayley. The friends wrote most of Beauties of England and Wales (18 vol., in 25, 1801 . .15) image 11 x 16cm images printed close to edge of page unmounted £12. . 3 copies




Furnivals Inn Holborn
Antique steel engraved print by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd (1793 to 1864), . Originally produced for Shepherd's "Metropolitan Improvements; or London in the Nineteenth Century" (1826 to 1827). Image28 x 22 cm £8 . . x 4



Stone Buildings / Lincolns Inn
An antique print, drawn, etched and engraved by John Greig (fl.1800. .1843). Originally produced for James Storer and John Greig's part-work publication "Select Views of London and its Environs : Containing a Collection of Highly Finished Engravings" (London : Vernor & Hood, 1804. .1805). Engraved surface 17 x 11cm minimum ie some larger. Etching and line engraving on paper £20



Master's House from Inner Temple
from The Inns of court and chancery, by W.J. Loftie ..1892/3 . With many illustrations ( etchings) by Herbert Railton Seeley and co., limited, London, mostly 17 x 23 cm image £20





Inner Temple Library
from The Inns of court and chancery, by W.J. Loftie ..1892/3 . With many illustrations ( etchings) by Herbert Railton Seeley and co., limited, London, mostly 17 x 23 cm image £20










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Staples Inn Holborn
An antique print, drawn, etched and engraved by John Greig (fl.1800. .1843). Originally produced for James Storer and John Greig's part-work publication "Select Views of London and its Environs : Containing a Collection of Highly Finished Engravings" (London : Vernor & Hood, 1804. .1805). Engraved surface 17 x 11cm minimum ie some larger. Etching and line engraving on paper £20



Furnival's Inn 1
An antique print, drawn, etched and engraved by John Greig (fl.1800. .1843). Originally produced for James Storer and John Greig's part-work publication "Select Views of London and its Environs : Containing a Collection of Highly Finished Engravings" (London : Vernor & Hood, 1804. .1805).Engraved surface 17 x 11cm minimum ie some larger. Etching and line engraving on paper £20




Furnival's Inn 2
An antique print, drawn, etched and engraved by John Greig (fl.1800. .1843). Originally produced for James Storer and John Greig's part-work publication "Select Views of London and its Environs : Containing a Collection of Highly Finished Engravings" (London : Vernor & Hood, 1804. .1805). Engraved surface 17 x 11cm minimum ie some larger. Etching and line engraving on paper £20



Sarjeants Inn Chancery lane
An antique print, drawn, etched and engraved by John Greig (fl.1800. .1843). Originally produced for James Storer and John Greig's part-work publication "Select Views of London and its Environs : Containing a Collection of Highly Finished Engravings" (London : Vernor & Hood, 1804. .1805).Engraved surface 17 x 11cm minimum ie some larger. Etching and line engraving on paper £20




Furnivals Inn Hall
An antique print, drawn, etched and engraved by John Greig (fl.1800. .1843). Originally produced for James Storer and John Greig's part-work publication "Select Views of London and its Environs : Containing a Collection of Highly Finished Engravings" (London : Vernor & Hood, 1804. .1805). Engraved surface 17 x 11cm minimum ie some larger. Etching and line engraving on paper £20



Nelson's Crypt St paul's
Antique steel engraved print by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd (1793 to 1864), . Originally produced for Shepherd's "Metropolitan Improvements; or London in the Nineteenth Century" (1826 to 1827). ImageA4 ££12




Morleys Hotel £5 . .2 copies



Innholders Hall College Street Girdlers hall Basinghall Street
Antique steel engraved print by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd (1793 to 1864) who was employed by Frederick Crace for a series of drawings of London. Many of the engravings include figures, carriages or boats . Originally produced for Shepherd's much scarcer "London and its Environs in the Nineteenth Century, " (1829). Image 16 x 11 cm ££8


Perogative Will Office Doctors Commons Ben Johnsons Head ,Devereux Court,Strand
Antique steel engraved print by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd (1793 to 1864) who was employed by Frederick Crace for a series of drawings of London. Many of the engravings include figures, carriages or boats . Originally produced for Shepherd's much scarcer "London and its Environs in the Nineteenth Century, " (1829). Image 16 x 11 cm ££8



Somerset House and Waterloo Bridge from the River
dessine sur pierre d'apres Nature. Lith: de C. Motte.r Lithograph c 1820 Proof on India paper with publishers blind stamp W C2 £20




Westminster from the opposite side of the Thames
 Antique engraved print from Beauties of England & Wales byJohn Britton (1771. .1857), English antiquary and topographer and E. W. Brayley. The friends wrote most of Beauties of England and Wales (18 vol., in 25, 1801 . .15) image 11 x 16cm images printed close to edge of page unmounted £12. . . 2 copies



Somerset House
Antique engraved print from Beauties of England & Wales byJohn Britton (1771. .1857), English antiquary and topographer and E. W. Brayley. The friends wrote most of Beauties of England and Wales (18 vol., in 25, 1801 . .15) image 11 x 16cm images printed close to edge of page unmounted £12.




The Savoy
Antique engraved print from Beauties of England & Wales byJohn Britton (1771. .1857), English antiquary and topographer and E. W. Brayley. The friends wrote most of Beauties of England and Wales (18 vol., in 25, 1801 . .15) image 11 x 16cm images printed close to edge of page unmounted £12.



Surgeon's New Theatre Lincoln's Inn Fields
was in the centre of Portugal Row on the south side Antique engraved print from Beauties of England & Wales byJohn Britton (1771. .1857), English antiquary and topographer and E. W. Brayley. The friends wrote most of Beauties of England and Wales (18 vol., in 25, 1801 . .15) image 11 x 16cm images printed close to edge of page unmounted £12. .x 8




Strand Bridge
"Strand Bridge" was also the name given to Waterloo Bridge during construction, it was renamed for its official opening
Antique engraved print from Beauties of England & Wales byJohn Britton (1771. .1857), English antiquary and topographer and E. W. Brayley. The friends wrote most of Beauties of England and Wales (18 vol., in 25, 1801 . .15) image 11 x 16cm images printed close to edge of page unmounted £12.+ 1 tinted mounted



The Savoy
Antique engraved print from Beauties of England & Wales byJohn Britton (1771. .1857), English antiquary and topographer and E. W. Brayley. The friends wrote most of Beauties of England and Wales (18 vol., in 25, 1801 . .15) image 11 x 16cm images printed close to edge of page unmounted £12.




Drury lane
Antique engraved print from Dr David Hughson's 'New Description of London' and the area for thirty miles around was a multi-volume illustrated work issued between 1805 and 1809. Published by J Stratford, 112 Holborn Hill. Print image : 118 x 182 mm £12 " £15



Somerset House
Various Artists all engraved by H.Winkles and published in Picturesque Views on the Thames and Medway, London, 1834. Steel engraved print. Size 19.5 x 16.5 cms (including decorative border.). All are plain mounted in cream card/bagged etc to protect the print £20

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Sarjeants Inn Hall Chancery lane
Antique steel engraved print by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd (1793 to 1864) who was employed by Frederick Crace for a series of drawings of London. Many of the engravings include figures, carriages or boats . Originally produced for Shepherd's much scarcer "London and its Environs in the Nineteenth Century, " (1829). Image 16 x 11 cm £8 WC2 . .

  Adelphi Terrace
Various Artists all engraved by H.Winkles and published in Picturesque Views on the Thames and Medway, London, 1834. Steel engraved print. Size 19.5 x 16.5 cms (including decorative border.). All are plain mounted in cream card/bagged etc to protect the print £20



 Adelphi Terrace Dugdale £10



Somerset House
Engraved by Edward Rooker (fl.1749.. 1777) and the painter and illustrator Samuel Wale, first Professor of Perspective at the Royal Academy. from Robert Dodsley's "London and its Environs Described"pub London : R. & J. Dodsley, 1761..Copper line engraving on paper. size 87 x 139mm image Scarce £15some offsetting




A House in Leicester Square the Residence of the Celebrated Wm Hogarth now Jacques Hotel
 from THE EUROPEAN MAGAZINE. and. LONDON REVIEW. Containing. PORTRAITS, VIEWS, BIOGRAPHY, ANECDOTES, LITERATURE, ran from 1808 to12 published and edited in London 1801 by Rawle £15



View of the New Church Strand

Edward Dayes (b London, 6 Aug 1763; d London, May 1804). English painter, draughtsman and printmaker. He is chiefly remembered for his topographical watercolours. Originally produced for Henry Hunter's part-work "The History of London and its Environs" published serially between 1796 and 1811.Copper line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 20 x 26cm £45 mega rare x 2



View of St James's palace

Edward Dayes (b London, 6 Aug 1763; d London, May 1804). English painter, draughtsman and printmaker. He is chiefly remembered for his topographical watercolours. Originally produced for Henry Hunter's part-work "The History of London and its Environs" published serially between 1796 and 1811.Copper line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 20 x 26cm £65 mega rare




North View of the Interior of Furnivals Inn

Engraved by Thomas DALE published 27 September 1820
below image: [left] Schnebbelie del. [right] Dale sculp. / NORTH VIEW OF THE INTERIOR OF FURNIVALS INN. / London Published 27.th September 1820 by Robert Wilkinson N.o 125 Fenchurch Street.Published Robert Wilkinson, 125 Fenchurch Street, London, 27 September 1820 RARE large plate Image 32 x 24 cm £45



Temple Church
from The Inns of court and chancery, by W.J. Loftie ..1892/3 . With many illustrations ( etchings) by Herbert Railton Seeley and co., limited, London, mostly 17 x 23 cm image £20









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