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Ireland (two sheets).

Published: Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, London. 1844

Stock code: 55809

Price: £275

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Sheet one entitled Ireland, North Sheet. Sheet two entitled Ireland. Benevolent societies with the intention to disseminate knowledge were a distinguishing feature of the Victorian age. SDUK was founded in 1827 by John, Earl Russell and Henry Brougham, later lord chancellor. The Society published books that were deemed to be of high educational worth but with an affordable price. These fine steel engravings have original hand colouring and are often embellished with vignettes and comparisons of the height of the principal buildings of the city.

Steel engraving. Original outline colour. Very good condition. Size: 48.5 x 66 cm. (19 x 26 inches)

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