BRISTOL Pair of albums "Presented to the Rev. Robert Vaughan Pryce... by his father George Pryce, F.S.A. on his Birthday, December 15, 1866", 1832-1865 (2)

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Lot 42
BRISTOL
Pair of albums "Presented to the Rev. Robert Vaughan Pryce... by his father George Pryce, F.S.A. on his Birthday, December 15, 1866", 1832-1865 (2)
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Lot Details
BRISTOL
Pair of albums "Presented to the Rev. Robert Vaughan Pryce... by his father George Pryce, F.S.A. on his Birthday, December 15, 1866", containing 4 salt prints from calotype negatives possibly by Calvert Jones, approximately 40 albumen prints, approximately 60 watercolour sketches by George Pryce, and numerous engraved prints and maps, mostly captioned in ink with page references, various sizes, gilt-lettered morocco presentation label on pastedown, contemporary morocco, spine gilt lettered 'History of Bristol / Pryce / Illustrations', rubbed, large 4to (390 x 330mm.), 1832-1865 (2)

Footnotes

  • WITH FOUR SALT PRINT VIEWS, POSSIBLY BY CALVERT JONES. George Pryce (1799–1868) was city librarian in Bristol, and the present albums contain the original artworks for his Popular History of Bristol which was published in 1861. The images are mainly architectural, both detailed and general views. The salt prints are not credited, but the Reverend Calvert Richard Jones is known to have photographed several of the same subjects from different perspectives. The four images comprise: gateway to St. Augustin's Abbey, College Square (cf. V&A PH.49-1983, PH.37-1983; cf. Schaaf no. 4086); Tower of St. Stephen's & the Drawbridge (cf. V&A PH.44-1983; cf. Schaaf no. 4505); Tower of St. Stephen's from St. Augustines; Bristol General Hospital. Pryce's unpublished works relating to Bristol history are in the city's Central Library.

Saleroom notices

  • The photograph illustrated is by John Wheeley Gough Gutch (1808-1862), not Calvert Richard Jones; the others are also likely to be by Gutch. We are grateful to Trevor Coombs of Bristol Museum for this additional information.
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