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HARWOOD, John
[Engraving of interior of York Minster. Advertisement]
Mr Harwood's view of York Minster shewing all the beautiful parts destroyed by fire is most respectfully submitted for the favor of inspection. Your name is solicited for the long & highly respectable list of subscribers which fully testifies the general satisfaction given by the engraving. Should you please to enrol your name in the list, the bearer is authorized to deliver the print and receive its value.
[London]: [1830?].
[4] p. ; 34.6 cm. (2º)

Title from lithographed script heading p. [1], from which it is apparent that this advertisement was hawked from door to door by a salesman with a ready supply of both 'proofs' and 'prints' of William Woolnoth's line-engraving to hand. The size of the plate was '25 inches by 21' and the price on delivery £1 10s. for 'prints' and £3 each for proofs on india paper. It is in a way typical of Soane to have declined to purchase the engraving but to have kept its advertisement. Page [4] is blank. With a lengthy list of subscribers on pp. [2--3], mainly Yorkshiremen, but including 'Robert Smirke, Esq. Architect' who was to be responsible for the repair of the choir roof (1830--32). Included also are details of Woolnoth's earlier print after Harwood's painting of the interior of St Paul's Cathedral in 1826, as well as a subscription list for Lancashire illustrated (1829), a series of 105 steel-engraved views after drawings by Samuel Austin, John Harwood and W.H. Pyne. The fact that Harwood was involved in all three of these ventures suggests that he might have been responsible for issuing this 'flyer'.

Binding Loose bifolium.

Reference Number 2429


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