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Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1819 and 1844


Pitts, Printer, wholesale Toy and Marble warehouse, 6, Gt. St. Andrew Street, Seven Dials


The same illustration appears in Firth b.25(266).


Ballad - Roud Number: V1290

Title: Lamentations of old father Thames

First Line: As I was one night o'er Blackfriars bridge going

Tune: What can the matter be

Subjects:  Thames River (England)


IconClass Codes:
46C2231: Pier, quay, wharf
61F(ST. PAUL'S CATHEDRAL, LONDON, England): Names of historical buildings, sites, streets, etc. (with NAME)
61E(LONDON, England): Names of cities and villages (with NAME)
61F(LONDON BRIDGE, London, England): Names of historical buildings, sites, streets, etc. (with NAME)
61D(THAMES): Geographical names of countries, regions, mountains, rivers, etc. (names of cities and villages excepted) (with NAME)
25I1451: Bridge in city across river, canal, etc.
46C22341: Dock crane


Shelfmark: Harding B 11(2049)

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