The Prince's Album of Oxford (Rock & Co., c.1860s) - set of souvenir views / engravings
The Prince's Album of Oxford (Rock & Co., c.1860s) - set of souvenir views / engravings
The Prince's Album of Oxford (Rock & Co., c.1860s) - set of souvenir views / engravings
The Prince's Album of Oxford (Rock & Co., c.1860s) - set of souvenir views / engravings
The Prince's Album of Oxford (Rock & Co., c.1860s) - set of souvenir views / engravings

The Prince's Album of Oxford (Rock & Co., c.1860s) - set of souvenir views / engravings

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Original mid-Victorian set of twelve small engravings of Oxford views including University buildings - FREE UK P&P
£87.50

Product description

The Prince's Album of Oxford (Rock & Co., c.1860s) - set of souvenir views / engravings
 
A scarce original mid-Victorian equivalent of the modern multiple-view "folding postcard", comprising twelve small engravings of views of Oxford, UK, printed on cream-coloured glossy card, bound concertina-style in a dark green and gilt leather-look card cover. The views are as follows:
 
St. Mary's, High Street, Oxford
Queen's College (dated 15 Decr. 1862)
Brasenose College (dated 1 Jany. 1863)
Magdalen College (dated 10 Augt. 1861)
Ratcliffe [sic] Library
Exeter College (dated 1 Jany. 1863) 
Sheldonean [sic] Theatre & Ashmolean Museum
The Theatre 
University Museum (dated 1 Novr. 1862) 
University Printing Office 
Martyrs' Memorial 
Lincoln College
 
Although this genuine antique set of views shows various signs of age (see condition description below), it remains complete and displayable, and would make an interesting addition to a collection of souvenir views, engravings or Oxford-related items.
 
Author: N/A
 
Illustrator: unknown
 
Title: The Prince's Album of Oxford
 
Classification / subject: Non-fiction; topographical / local interest; souvenir views
 
Date / era: c.1860s (five individual views dated between 1861 and 1863)
 
Imprint / publisher / brand: Rock & Co., London
 
Country of origin: United Kingdom
 
ISBN: N/A
 
Binding: Views bound concertina-style in dark green and gilt leather-effect card cover
 
Dustjacket: No
 
Number of pages: 12
 
Dimensions (approx.): Cover 11.4 x 7.5 x 0.5cm (4.5 x 2.95 x 0.2in); images 8.8 x 5.3cm (3.45 x 2.1in) each
 
Condition: Cover discoloured and marked (most noticeably to the cloth spine) with considerable wear and darkening to gilt, together with edge / corner and general wear; printed paper label to inside back cover much browned with old insect attack to edges and inside spine; views yellowed with some marking and small areas of wear to glossy surface, and discoloured with some foxing and other marks to reverse, together with edge / corner wear (please see photos)
 
Unit quantity: 1 set
 
Unit weight (approx., before packing for transit): 30g
 
No. of units available (at last update): 1
 

Unit Price: £87.50 GBP - including FREE Special Delivery within the United Kingdom
 
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Brand Rock & Co.
Code 1/114
Condition Used