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    Henry Dixon & Alfred and John Bool (British, 1820-1893/Active 1870-1875)
    The Society for Photographing Relics of Old London, 1875-1886
    Portfolio of twelve carbon prints mounted to original cards, with the original leather-bound folio book
    7-1/8 x 8-7/8 inches (18.1 x 22.5 cm) (approx. each print, or the reverse)
    Each card titled, dated, credited to 'The Society For Photographing Relics of Old London' in press letters in lower margin, and each print with the plate number in the negative

    The prints include the following titles by dates and plate numbers:
    The Oxford Arms, Warwick Lane, 1875, 1878, pl. 1
    The Oxford Arms, Warwick Lane, 1875, 1878, pl. 2;
    The Oxford Arms, Warwick Lane, 1875, 1878, pl. 3.
    Old Houses in Wych Street, 1879, pl. 7;
    St. Bartholomew the Great and Cloth Fair, 1877, pl. 16;
    St. Bartholomew the Great and Cloth Fair, 1877, pl. 17;
    102 Leadenhall Street, 1878, pl. 20;
    Barnard's Inn, 1879, pl. 28;
    Old Houses in Aldersgate Street, 1879, pl. 31;
    Shaftesbury House, Aldersgate Street, 1879, pl. 32;
    Christ's Hospital, 1879, pl. 33;
    Churchyard of St. Lawrence, Pountney, 1879, pl. 35.

    This lot is accompanied by a copy of the book Old London Photographed by Henry Dixon and A. & J. Bool, by Graham Bush, Academy Editions, 1975, in which each of the prints are illustrated.


    Condition Report*: Cards measure 14 x 17-7/8 inches, or the reverse.  Each of the cards have been torn from the accompanying original leather book; all mounts have foxing and some discoloration, a few containing more than others; each print remains in apparently good condition, with one print containing several crinkles/craquelure and foxing; some scattered spots of retouching visible to most prints and some light surface scuffs; otherwise, no other major condition issues.
    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. Heritage does not guarantee the condition of frames and shall not be liable for any damage/scratches to frames, glass/acrylic coverings, original boxes, display accessories, or art that has slipped in frames. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2016
    27th Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
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