Front cover of picture book made by Grant, Coventry
Front cover of picture book made by Grant, Coventry,
with small square woven silk picture of the Arms of London
 
 
words:
 
 
 
 
VIEWS

of ye

OLD

LONDON

STREET

 
 
WOVEN IN PURE SILK
 
W.H. GRANT. Manufacturer.
COVENTRY & NEW YORK.
 
 
back cover of book, with titles of all the pictures
Back cover of book, with titles of all the pictures.
 
 
words:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Contents.
 

THE OLD LONDON STREETE.

THE CHURCH OF ALL HALLOWS.

THE OLD BISHOPSGATE.

THE CITY ARMS.

 
 
 
First and second pages of book, with pictures of Ye Olde London Streete and Ye Church of All Hallows
First two pages of book, with pictures of 'Ye Olde London Streete' and 'Ye Church of All Hallows'
 
 
Third and fourth pages of book, with pictures of Ye Olde Bishopsgate, and Ye Ancient Citye Arms
Third and fourth pages of book, with pictures of 'Ye Olde Bishopsgate', and 'Ye Ancient Citye Arms'.
 

The Old London Album

(comprising pictures titled
'Ye Olde London Streete',
'Ye Church of All Hallows',
'Ye Olde Bishopsgate', and
'Ye Ancient Citye Arms')


Reference Number:- Godden Number:- Sprake Number:-
gt 56 1029 Sprake did not record any Grants
 
Size:
Book cover:
cm deep by cm wide

card mount, each:
15.3cm high by 10.4cm wide (each)

silks:
The 'Ye Olde London Streete' measures approximately 10.9cm deep by 5.5cm wide
The 'Ye Church of All Hallows' measures approximately 8.1cm deep by 5.4cm wide
The 'Ye Olde Bishopsgate' measures approximately 8.1cm deep by 5.4cm wide, and
The 'Ye Ancient Citye Arms' measures approximately 3.8cm square.

Comments:

by Geoffrey Godden:
THE OLD LONDON ALBUM
This Grant album is listed on the back-labels of the 1887-8 period at 2s each. The album probably contained the woven views originally incorporated in 'Ye views of Olde London' {recorded on this site as st36}, first issued in 1885 and afterwards issued separately.

Other comments:
This rare book would have had two small ribbons to pass through the holes on front and back covers, to hold the book closed.
It contained three full size pictures, plus a small square woven silk picture on the front cover, which is repeated internally.

Godden noted the pictures of this album were included in the Grant multiple picture, st36: Ye views of Olde London. Importantly though, whilst the titles are the same, the actual 'Ye Church of All Hallows' and 'Ye Olde Bishopsgate' pictures are different.
In the album, the 'Ye Church of All Hallows' has the building on the right, whilst the 'Ye Views of Olde London' picture has the building on the left.
Similarly, in the album, the 'Ye Olde Bishopsgate' has the roof line sloping down from left to right, whilst the 'Ye Views of Olde London' has the roof line sloping down from right to left.

None of the pictures in this album has the usual " W. H. GRANT, MANUFACTURER, FOLESHILL, COVENTRY. WOVEN IN PURE SILK " credit printed on the card mount below the silk, which is found on all the other pictures issued by Grant.

 


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