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London interiors : a grand national exhibition of the religious, regal, and civic solemnities, public amusements, scientific meetings, and commercial scenes of the British capital ; beautifully engraved on steel, from drawings made expressly for this work, by Command of Her Majesty, and with permission of the proprietors and trustees of the metropolitan edifices. With descriptions written by official authorities.

RA Collection: Book

Record number



London: Published for the Proprietors, by Joseph Mead, 10, Gough Square, Fleet Street, 1841

Physical Description

2 volumes : illustrations ; 28 cm.

General Note

Added engraved title-page to vol.1: London interiors, with their costumes and ceremonies from drawings made by permissions of the public officers, proprietors & trustees of the metropolitan buildings
Includes 'Exhibition of the Royal Academy - Private View' (vol.II, facing p.85) showing the hang of the Great Room during the period of the Academy's occupation of half the National Gallery building on Trafalgar Square. The additional engraved title-plate in vol.I includes a view of the entrance hall of the National Gallery
The text is unattributed. Includes plates after drawings by T.H. Shepherd, G.B. Moore, George Cattermole and Frederick Mackenzie.
With an anonymous 'Essay on London Costume' in vol.I.
Vol.I: xx, 192 p., add. engr. t.-pl., [49] pl.; vol.II: [4], 104 p., [23] pl.; 28.0 cm.
Publication date taken from engraved title pages.
Sears, printers, 3 & 4 Ivy Lane, Paternoster Row, [London].

Binding Note

Two volumes bound in one. With the first plate in each volume bound as a frontispiece. Contemporary half calf, decorative purple cloth boards, gilt-tooled spine direct-lettered 'LONDON / INTERIORS / [short rule] / VOL.I.II.'


Steel engravings - England
Architecture - Public Buildings - [19th Century - United Kingdom - London]
Interior Decoration - [19th Century - United Kingdom]
Landscape Architecture


Thomas Hosmer Shepherd, source artist
Joseph Mead, publisher