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Heriot's Hospital Edinburgh.

Author Goldicutt, John
Title Heriot's Hospital Edinburgh.
Imprint [London]: [John] Murray et al, printed by W. Turner
Date of Publication 1826
Language English
Notes This is a fine and rare set of 8 lithographic plates drawn by Goldicutt and printed by C. Hullmandel. John Goldicutt (1793-1842) was a talented architect who won various prizes and exhibited at the Royal Academy. Charles Joseph Hullmandel (1789-1850) was an outstanding lithographic printer. According to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, "Most of the major improvements made to lithography in Britain in the 1820s and 1830s can be attributed to Hullmandel, and in this period he was also the most prolific printer of pictorial lithographs in the country." This publication is a study of the architecture of Heriot's Hospital, Edinburgh, now George Heriot's School. The school was founded in 1628, so perhaps this was published to commemorate the 200th anniversary.
Shelfmark RB.m.652
Reference Sources DNB; http://www.george-heriots.com
Acquired on 21/06/07
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