Pelargoniums. Charles Turner, Royal Nursery, Slough. 1851. Strongly recommends the following New Pelargoniums; it will be sufficient to observe that he has the entire Stock of the beautiful varieties raised by E. Forster, Esq. and G.W. Hoyle, Esq.: strong Plants will be ready the first week in October.
Printed by Richard Taylor, Red Lion Court, Fleet Street.
Letterpress. Sheet: 215mm x 270mm (8½ x 10½"), folded once. A four-page catalogue of new Pelargoniums offered for sale in 1851 by Charles Turner's Royal Nursery. Charles Turner (1818-1885) was the head gardener of the Royal Nursery during the mid nineteenth century and specialised in Pelargoniums.
[Ref: 42773] £65.00
Les souverains alliés à Paris. année 1815.
AG [Monogram of Adrien Godefroy]
A Paris chez Martinet. Déposé &a .
Coloured etching. Sheet 245 x 310mm (9¾ x 12¼"). Trimmed within plate, pinholes in corners, a few stains. Four of the monarchs of the armies allied against Napoleon during his Hundred Days, in dress uniforms: Alexander I of Russia, Louis XVIII, Francis I of Austria and Frederick William III of Prussia. A supplemental plate from the series 'Armée des Souverains Alliés, année 1815', illustrations of the uniforms of the various armies.
[Ref: 42016] £110.00
Sr. Jos. Reynolds Pinx J. Wilson fec
Mezzotint, platemark 150 x 115mm (6 x 4½"). Frances Abington (1737-1815), actress. Born in lowly circumstances, Abington grew up in the slums around Drury Lane, and sold flowers and sang in Covent Garden as a girl. Along with other jobs she did when young (kitchenmaid, milliner's assistant), various accounts of her life hint at prostitution during her early years. After making a start as an actress in London her first professional success came while working in Dublin, rejoining Garrick's Drury Lane company where she established herself as one of the leading comedy actresses of her generation. She was also the mistress of at least two prominent figures. Engraving after the several portrait 'Mrs Abington as the Comic Muse' by Sir Joshua Reynolds (1764-8, hair and dress repainted 1772-3) now in Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire. This was one of several portraits that Reynolds painted of Abington- he was an admirer and purchased twelve tickets for her benefit performance in 1772. Reynolds' portrait was a companion to his portrait of Sarah Siddons as 'the Tragic Muse'.
CS: 2. Not in Hamilton.
[Ref: 42094] £160.00
De Misleyden. Les Abusée.
C. Troost pinx. A. Delfos fecit.
Engraving. Plate: 410 x 575mm (16 x 22¾"), with very large margins. A comic scene in which a man exposes his bottom, painted with a face, to a group of onlookers below while two men play horns beside him. A group of people look on amused while a puritan couple look straight ahead unamused. A plate from a series of 31 engravings published between 1754-1764 after paintings, drawings and pastels by Cornelius Troost made between (1738-1748).
[Ref: 42662] £360.00
Watercolour. Sheet: 195 x 160mm (7¾ x 6¼"). Light foxing in sky. A scene showing alpaccas in a field, the scenery looks English rather than South American. Alpacca's made their first appearance in Britain in the 19th century but early breeders were not very successful as the animals did not adapt well to the cold, wet climate.
[Ref: 42465] £230.00
De Ambassadeur van de Laberlotten.
C. Troost pinx. Pelletier sculps.
Engraving. Plate: 295 x 400mm (10½ x 15¾"), with very large margins. A comic scene in which a man exposes his bottom, painted with a face, to a group of onlookers below while two men play horns beside him. A group of people look on amused while a puritan couple look straight ahead unamused. A plate from a series of 31 engravings published between 1754-1764 after paintings, drawings and pastels by Cornelius Troost made between (1738-1748).
[Ref: 42663] £320.00
The Humanity of General Amherst
Smirke del. P. Audinet sculp.
Published by Henry Fisher, Caxton, London, 1824
Engraving, platemark 290 x 175mm (11½ x 7") large margins. General Amherst standing outside a British fort, gesturing towards a basket at right in offering to begging figures at left, a Native American soldier standing behind at right. In fact Amherst's career in North America and Canada was clouded by failures in relations with native Americans. Illustration to Camden's 'History of England' (this plate first published by J. Stratford in 1811), engraved after a design by Robert Smirke (1753-1845), painter and illustrator, who specialised in literary themes. Smirke depicted a great number of Shakespearean subjects and provided illustrations for literary and historical texts such as Hume's 'History of England', Dr Johnson's 'Rasselas', the 'Arabian Nights', and 'Don Quixote'.
[Ref: 42083] £95.00
Philips' Model of the Human Body (Female). Edited by W.S. Furneaux.
London: George Philip & Son, Ltd., 32 Fleet Street, E.C.4. Philip, Son & Nephew, Ltd., Liverpool, 1. [n.d., c.1920.]
Tall folio, illustrated front board, cloth spine; pp. 16, with four full-length illustrations of the female body, each with overlays and a half-size illustration of a pregnancy, with one overlay. Covers worn, Foyles label on inner front board. Silverfish loss on frontboard. An anatomical study of the female body.
[Ref: 41808] £160.00
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[Cat and Ape Brothel.] Alas! Poor Whore, thourt fairly trap'd...
E. Heemskerk Inv.t et Pinx.t. Toms Sculp.
Engraving. Rare. Sheet: 315 x 375mm (12¼ x 14¾"). Trimmed within plate and laid on album sheet at corners. A brothel scene in which the customers are depicted as apes while the prostitutes are shown as cats. A cat sits upon an ape's knee , a couple look out from behind the drapes of a four-poster bed and a madam calculates her costs.
BM Satire: 1860
[Ref: 42495] £240.00
Annesley Hall. Grande Salle, d'Annesley. The Residence of Miss Chaworth. La Residence de Miss Chaworth.
S. Rayner, Derby, Delt. et Lithog.
Lithograph. Sheet: 190 x 145mm (7½ x 5¾"). Trimmed. A view of Chaworth Hall in Nottinghamshire, the childhood home of Mary Chaworth the object of Lord Byron's unrequited affection during his childhood who became the subject of many of his poems. Chaworth was two years older than Byron and though they spent much time together she never returned his feelings.
[Ref: 42488] £110.00
Antigallican Spirit; humbly Inscrib'd to Capt: Forster & the Managers of the Antigallican Private Ship of War.
Sold by T. Ewart the Corner of Hudsons Court near St. Martins Lane Strand.
Etching, rare. Plate: 165 x 200mm (6½ x 8") very large margins. Tears, creasing, paper tone and staining. A scene in which two sailors stand on the edge of a quay shaking hands. When the Seven Years' War broke out in 1756, Spain initially stayed neutral. However when a British privateer, the 'Antigallican', brought a captured the French ship, 'Penthievre', into the Bay of Cadiz, the Spanish authorities impounded both ships and insisted the 'Penthievre' should be returned to France, along with the 'Antigallican' which was awarded as compensation. Despite British outrage no military action was taken, but it marked the beginning of a decline in Anglo-Spanish relations, which eventually led to Spain joining the war. The 'Antigallican' remained a symbol of British sea supremacy over the French and Spanish.
BM Satire 5861.
[Ref: 42734] £280.00
The Honest Tars and Marines of the Argonaut. Contributing Nobly against the Enemies of Old England...
Published 12.th March 1798, by Laurie & Whittle, 53 Fleet Street, London.
Etching. Plate: 250 x 200mm (9¾ x 8"). Cracks and tears in edges. A view on board HMS Argonaut showing the sharing of the reward for the capture of the French ship Esperance in 1795. Argonaut was originally a French ship called Jason caught by the British Navy in 1782 and renamed.
[Ref: 41936] £120.00
Commemorative Diploma of the British Arts & Crafts Exhibition at the Pavillion de Marsan Palais du Louvre Paris 1914 Issued by the Board of Trade.
Isidore Speilman invt. Hugh Thomson del. Emery Walker, engr.
Broadside. Scarce. Sheet: 530 x 730mm (21 x 28¾"). Paper tone, some staining, creasing and tears. A commemorative diploma for the exhibition of Arts & Crafts at the Louvre in 1914. Designed by the exhibition's director Sir Isidore Speilman (1854-1925) it was drawn by illustrator Hugh Thomson (1860-1920) and engraved by artist and friend of William Morris, Emery Walker (1851-1933). The text is decorated by a border of oak leaves in which are small vignettes showing craftsmen at their various trades including printing, pottery, casting, embroidery, weaving and spinning.
[Ref: 42765] £480.00
A Prospect of Arrundell Castle & Towne on ye West-side.
W. Hollar fecit 1644.
printed by Ro: walton & Tho: Hawkins and are to be sould by them at the west end of St. Paules over against the Catt
Etching, 17th century watermark, sheet 180 x 240mm (7 x 9½"). Repaired corner top left. Arundel Castle, Sussex, with ships on the river Arun at the foot of the hill. Etching by Wenceslaus Hollar (1607-77), Bohemian printmaker who spent most of his career working in England. Hollar's technical skill has ensured that his prints have always been keenly collected, and comprehensive collections of his work are at institutions in London, Berlin and Prague. Hollar's life was changed when he met Thomas Howard, second earl of Arundel, at Cologne in 1636: for eight months he travelled in Arundel's retinue at travelled with him to London, taking lodgings at Arundel House and marrying a servant of the countess of Arundel.
Pennington 955 iv/v.
[Ref: 42187] £320.00
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Athens, from the Academy.
C.R. Cockerell R.A. del. L. Haghe Lith.
Day & Haghe Lith.rs to the King 
Rare lithograph, sheet 135 x 225mm (5¼ x 8¾"), large margins. Staining from glue. View of Athens after a design by Charles Robert Cockerell (1788-1863), who first trained with the distinguished watercolourists Thomas and William Daniell. Cockerell was on the continent from 1810-17, spending much of his time studying ancient Greek architecture and sculpture. Frontispiece to 'Athens and Attica: Journal of a Residence There' by Christopher Wordsworth, bishop of Lincoln (1837).
[Ref: 42106] £160.00
Aurora. Painted in a Ceiling of the Rospigliosi Palace at Rome. To the R.t Honb.le Lord Visc.t Mount Stuart Baron Cardiff this Plate is Dedicated. Here the gay Morn resides in radiant Bow'rs,/ Here keeps her Revels with the dancing Hours;/ Here Phoebus rising in the'Oetherial way,/ Thro' Heavn's bright Portals pours the beamy Day.
Guido pinxt: W. Baillie sculpt:
Publish'd 14th Sept.r 1785
Stipple printed in sepia, engraving, sheet 220 x 300mm (8½ x 11¾"). Trimmed inside platemark; laid at edges on album sheet. Engraving of Guido Reni's famous Aurora fresco, in the Palazzo Rospigliosi-Pallavicini, Rome. The fresco depicts Apollo in his chariot, preceded by dawn (Aurora) bringing light to the world. Engraved by Captain William Baillie (1723-1810). Baillie retired from the army in 1761 with the rank of Captain and thereafter devoted himself to printmaking and dealing. He specialised in imitating old-master drawings and prints, using a variety of printmaking techniques.
For impression printed in black see ref. 12234.
[Ref: 42461] £180.00
The Barber's Nuptials. A True Tale.
W. Day, Printer, 17, Goswell Street. [n.d., c.1820.]
Letterpress. Sheet 220 x 160mm (8¾ x 6¼"). A broadsheet songsheet, with a poem by Rev. George Huddesford (1749-1809), a painter and a satirical poet of Oxford. This verse was first published in 'Salmagundi: a Miscellaneous Combination of Original Poetry', 1791
[Ref: 42358] £140.00
De Baadende Juffers Bespied. Les Baigneuses Epiées.
C. Troost inv. S. Fokke fecit.
Engraving. Plate: 270 x 380mm (10½ x 15"). A scene in which several bathing women are spied on by two men hiding in the bushes. A plate from a series of 31 engravings published between 1754-1764 after paintings, drawings and pastels by Cornelius Troost made between (1738-1748).
[Ref: 42656] £420.00
Le Koert de Bruxselles.
[after Bartholomeus de Momper?]
Excudebat Corn. de Jode. [n.d., c.1590.]
Engraving. Sheet 405 x 505mm (16 x 19¾"). Trimmed into image, some damage, backed on paper, mounted on album sheet. The Palace of Coudenberg, seat of the Dukes of Burgundy, with a jousting scene in the foreground. It burned down in 1731. Cornelis de Jode is best known for republishing his father Gerard de Jode's atlas, 'Speculum Orbis Terrarum' in 1593.
[Ref: 42298] £480.00
A Thakoor Dwaree. Interior of Lata Kashmeeree Mul's House, Benares. Deii Pennates and Sacra in the Sanctum.
On Stone by L. Haghe. Drawn by Ja.s Prinsep Esq.r.
Day & Haghe Lith.rs to the King, 17 Gate St.
Lithograph. On india. Printed area: 215 x 260mm (8½ x 10¼"), with very large margins. Foxing in margins. Plate 8 from James Prinsep's 'Benares Illustrated' it shows the interior of a sanctuary in house in Benares.
[Ref: 42749] £140.00
Designed from the life, by Mons.r Marinette, Artist at St. Omers.
Coloured etching, very fine. 320 x 220mm (12½ x 8¾") large margins. Full length portrait of Bartolomo Pergami (or Bergami), believed to be Queen Caroline's lover, in uniform.
[Ref: 42182] £180.00
Bergen-op-Zoom, 1747. As Lowendahl of late the Wallls he did scour...
Engraving with later hand-colour. Very rare. Plate: 400 x 280mm (15¾ x 11"). Creasing, damage to edges and tipped into album sheet. Small margins. A satirical print discussing the seige and ransacking of Bergen-op-Zoom by the French under Ulrich Lowendal in 1747 during the war of Austrian Succession.
[Ref: 42721] £680.00
The Bible! Dedicated to the Society for the Supression of Vice and Immorality. The following Chapers and Verses selected for the Old and New Testament, are particularly recommended to the serious perusal and attention of the modest, virtuous, and moral Females in Great Britain[...]
Letterpress with woodcut border.Letterpress with woodcut border. Sheet 245 x 185mm (9¾ x 7¼"). Trimmed just into border, mounted on album paper. The Society for the Supression of Vice and Immorality was founded in 1802 by William Wilberforce, aiming at ''profanation of the Lord's Day and profane swearing; publication of blasphemous, licentious and obscene books and prints; selling by false weights and measures; keeping of disorderly public houses, brothels and gaming houses; procuring; illegal lotteries; cruelty to animals''. In 1809 Absalom Jones founded an American chapter. The Society was absorbed into the National Vigilance Association in August 1885.
[Ref: 42422] £140.00
Eight Curious prints of Fowl and Fish.
P. And. Rÿsbrack Pinx. G: Vander Gucht Sculpt.
Published by John Boydell Engraver in Cheapside London.
Extremely scarce complete set of eight engravings, including one proof impression. Plates: 570 x 420mm (22½ x 16½"). Eight plates after Pieter Andreas Rysbrack's (1685-1748) series of four paintings showing fish and four paintings showing fowl. The fish are depicted lying haphazardly on tables next to baskets as if ready for preparation or on the market stall while the birds are all shown in landscape settings as if freshly shot, ready to be collected. Each bird is numbered and named in a key below the image. John Boydell reissued the plates in 1760s which had previously been published in 1735 by Richard Hylton.
[Ref: 41786] £6,500.00
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The South-West Prospect of Birmingham in the County of Warwick.
Sam.l and Nath.l Buck delin. et Sculp 1731.
Engraving. Very Fine. Sheet 310 x 780mm (12¼ x 30¾"). Central vertical fold as normal. A detailed view of Birmingham, with a descriptive text below and a key to the right, indicating various landmarks and buildings. From the series 'Buck's Perspective Views of Cities and Chief Towns in England and Wales', before the addition of a plate number top right.
[Ref: 42780] £480.00
[Album of 27 Watercolours of Views of England.]
[Painted by Rev. Thomas Bisse.]
An album of 27 albumen-based watercolours in limp marbled wrappers. Album: 310 x 255mm (12 x 10"). A collection of very fine watercolours, mostly of the coast of Sussex, by the Rev. Thomas Bisse who lived at Portnall Park, now known as the Wentworth Estate, Virginia Water. The collection includes views of Hastings, Nockholt Beeches, Boxhill and Pevensey Castle as well as many coastal scenes.
[Ref: 42581] £900.00
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[Album of 9 Watercolours of England.]
[Painted by Rev. Thomas Bisse.]
An album of 30 albumen-based watercolours in limp marbled wrappers. Album: 310 x 255mm (12 x 10"). A collection of 9 watercolours including views of Beaconsfield, Bristol and Malvern by the Rev. Thomas Bisse who lived at Portnall Park, now known as the Wentworth Estate, Virginia Water.
[Ref: 42587] £450.00
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[Collection of 30 Watercolours of London.] Drawings and Sketches after Nature. Taken on the spot from the year 1787. Arranged Topographically.
[Painted by Rev. Thomas Bisse.]
An album of 30 albumen-based watercolours in limp marbled wrappers. Album: 310 x 255mm (12 x 10"). Binding worn and some pages loose. A collection of very fine watercolours, mostly of London, by the Rev. Thomas Bisse who lived at Portnall Park, now known as the Wentworth Estate, Virginia Water.. The collection includes views of St Pauls Cathedral, including an interior view, views along the Thames, a military inspection at Grays Inn Fields, bivouacked troops at Tothill Fields, a scene showing Princess Charlotte of Wales viewing his Majesty returning from Parliament House, a view of the dry dock in Deptford in July 1802 'before the water was let in', as well as various scenes, many with interesting historical interest, in Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park, Greenwich and Kew.
[Ref: 42580] £5,800.00
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A View of Blackwall, with Part of the Dock Yard. This View was taken at the Launch of the Bombay Castle, a 74 Gun Ship, Built at the Expense of the Homb.le East India Company, and presented by them to his Majesty...
Painted & Engraved by R. Dodd.
Publish'd March 25.th 1789, by J.no. & Jos.h Boydell, N.o 90, Cheapside London.
Aquatint with etching. Plate: 700 x 450mm (27½ x 17¾"). Creasing, repaired tears in margins. A view of the launch of Bombay Castle, built by the East India Company and then presented to the Navy at Blackwall Docks on the River Thames showing various ships being built in the dry docks, storehouses and workmen. In the foreground well dressed men and woman watch the launch from small rowing boats.
[Ref: 41934] £990.00
J.no P. Blencowe [facsimile signature].
J. Linnell 1841.
Etching. 275 x 225mm (10¾ x 9") very large margins. Paper toned. John Prescott Blencowe [1778-c.1841], a merchant of St Margaret's Place, King's Lynn, Norfolk, several times mayor.
[Ref: 42172] £140.00
Field Marshal von Blucher, The Terror of Bounaparte.
Pub by McCleary, 32 Nassau Street. [n.d., c.1820.]
Coloured etching, very fine. 370 x 250mm (14½ x 9¾") large margins. Full length portrait of Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher (1742-1819), Prussian Field Marshal, whose arrival at Waterloo saved the day for Wellington.
[Ref: 42184] £180.00
[A collection of engraving pulls for decorating underglaze blue transferware.]
[early to late nineteenth century.]
Over 175 engravings on india paper (some duplicates), displayed in three ring binders, more in envelope. Largest c. 34cm. Condition varied. A collection of trial engravings that form an extensive record of the designs of 19th century English blue transferware, from factories including Spode, Minton, J. & R. Clews, Heraculaneum Pottery of Liverpool, Dillwyn & Co. of Swansea, Thomas Mayer of Stoke, and J. & W. Ridgeway. The collection has been traced back to an auction of the effects of Mary Frances Jones, 1967.
[Ref: 42820] £3,000.00
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Fourteen Views in Lithography of Bolton Abbey, Wharfdale, Yorkshire. Dedicated by Permission to his Grace the Duke of Devonshire.
By. J. Scarlett Davis.
London: Printed by C. Hullmandel: Published by Charles Frederick Cock, Agent for Sale to the Public of the Books and Tracts of the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge. 21, Fleet Street, 1829.
Set of 14 lithographs bound in wrappers. Proofs on india. Second edition. 390 x 305mm (15½ x 12"). Foxing. Wrappers worn. A set of 14 views of Bolton Abbey in Yorkshire by John Scarlett Davis (1804-1845).
[Ref: 42639] £390.00
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The Bivouac. Proof.
Drawn by Chartlet. Engraved by Brett.
London, Published by McCormick, 147, Strand.
Mezzotint. Sheet 185 x 150mm (7¼ x 6"). Trimmed, '1839' written in old ink mss in title area. Napoléon shown full-length standing to left in front of an open fire, in military uniform, hands behind his back, his overcoat swirling around him in the wind. Engraved by William Brett after Nicolas Toussaint Charlet (not Chartlet), A later state has 'Specimens of Art, Plate 42' added.
[Ref: 41909] £120.00
Miss Chase [old ink mss.]
Ink and watercolour. Sheet 205 x 150mm (8 x 6"). Laid on album paper. A hand drawn copy of the famous 'puzzle' portrait, with the profiles of Napoleon, his empress Marie Louise and son, Napoleon Francis Joseph Charles, hidden with the foliage of a buch of violets. This version is unusual in having the plants in an ornamental urn. Napoleon was nicknamed "Corporal Violet" by his soldiers after returning from Elba during spring, when those flowers were in bloom.
[Ref: 42067] £190.00
Bobolina. The distinguished Heroine from Spezia...
Drawn from Life, & Published in London & Paris, 1827, by A. Friedel. This Print forms one of a Series of Greek Portraits (1st Part) now in course of Publication by A. Friedel, & Sold by the principal Book and Printsellers in Town & Country.
Lithograph. Sheet: 225 x 285mm (9 x 11¼"). Trimmed. A portrait of Laskarina Bouboulina (1771-1825) a naval commander during the Greek War of Independence and an Admiral in the Imperial Russian Navy. Plate from a series of twenty-four portraits of figures related to the Greek War of Independence, by the Danish painter Adam Friedel. Title in English and French.
[Ref: 42767] £230.00
The Boxes. O woe is me, t'have seen what I have seen [/] Seeing what I see. Shakespear.
Opie Inv.t. [In reverse.]
Pud Dec.r 12 1809 by T. Rowlandson No1. James S.t Adelphi.
Etching. Very scarce. Plate: 205 x 330mm (8 x 13"). Staining in lower edge. A comic scene at a theatre showing the audience getting up to all sorts of hijinks. One box contains an embracing couple, one man vomits on a man below him, a man pokes a woman's bottom with an umbrella while others chat across boxes, very few people seem to be looking at the stage.
[Ref: 42607] £360.00
[The Children of Joseph Baggaley Bradshaw.]
Jos. Wright pinxit. Val. Green fecit.
Mezzotint. Scratched proof. Plate: 375 x 475mm (14¾ x 18¾"). Slight repair in lower title on right. Trimmed to plate and laid on card. A group portrait of three children of Joseph Baggale Bradshaw shown holding a lamb in a rural landscape. After a painting by Joseph Wright of Derby (1734-1797).
[Ref: 42502] £650.00
[Set of 18 Bullfighting Scenes.] España corrida de toros...
Set of 18 tinted lithographs. Sheet: 200 x 145mm (8 x 5¾"). Glue stains in corners. A complete set of 18 bullfighting scenes showing the events in the ring from the herding of the bulls to the ring to the removal of the bull from the ring.
[Ref: 42623] £700.00
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The Bulstrode Siren. Blest as th'immortal Gods is he / The youth who fondly sists by thee, / And sees and hears thee all the while / Softly Sing and sweetly smile.
J. Gillray del.t. 1803.
London, Published by John Miller, Bridge Street & W. Blackwood, Edinburgh. [n.d., c.1820.]
Coloured engraving. 285 x 215mm (11¼ x 8½"). Caricature of William Henry Cavendish Cavendish-Bentinck (1738-1809), 3rd Duke of Portland and Elizabeth Billington (1768-1818), a famed opera singer whom he paid to sing for him at his estate at Bulstode. A copy of Gilray's original caricature, as published by Humphrey.
[Ref: 42447] £110.00
Will.m King, Looking Glass & Picture Frame Manufacturer, Carver, Gilder & Cabinet Maker, Whitehaven. Every Article in Plate, Crown & Flint Glass for Exportation.
Bill head engraving. Sheet 90 x 90mm (3½ x 3½"), with old ink mss. and wax seal. Trimmed and laid on album paper. An engraved billhead, apparently used for a bill for a child's chair. 'The Dictionary of English Furniture Makers 1660 – 1840' gives the dates of William King of Whitehaven, Cumberland as 1793-1834.
[Ref: 42060] £130.00
Costumbres Malagueñas. No. 1. La Caleta.
Fab. de Fran.co Mitjana Malaga.
Lithograph, rare. Sheet: 330 x 260mm (13 x 10¼"), large margins. A scene showing figures watching and dancing the traditional Malagna dance la Caleta.
[Ref: 42628] £140.00
Veduta dell'Eremo di Camaldoli.
Ant. Terreni dis. e inc.
Aquatint. Plate: 360 x 255mm (14 x 10"), with large margins. A view of the Camaldoli Hermitage in Tuscany.
[Ref: 42505] £160.00
Eliz.th Duchess of Hamilton.
F. Cotes pinx.t. R. Brookshaw Fecit
Printed for Rob.t Sayer No.53 in King Street
Mezzotint, platemark 155 x 115mm (6 x 4½") very large margins. Elizabeth Hamilton [née Gunning], duchess of Hamilton and Brandon (1733-90), courtier. She first met James Hamilton, 6th Duke of Hamilton and Argyll, at a party in January 1752 and they married the following month at a chapel in Curzon Street, Mayfair. The duke had forgotten to bring a ring so married her with a bed-curtain ring fetched from his house. The duke brought Elizabeth back to Scotland where, dividing their time between Edinburgh and Hamilton, they were at the centre of Scottish society. The duke died in 1758 after catching a chill while out hunting and Elizabeth remarried the following year, to 'Handsome Jack Campbell' (1723-1806), a professional soldier. When George III married Princess Charlotte in 1761, Elizabeth was chosen as one of the ladies of the bedchamber, and became a figure of real significance in the household of Queen Charlotte. Engraving after a portrait by Francis Cotes (and copied in reverse from an earlier print from the same portrait).
For the print from which this derives see ref. 34421. CS: 13 II of II.
[Ref: 42088] £160.00
[Canoes in the Ice.]
Lithograph. Rare. Sheet: 510 x 330mm (20 x 13"), large margins. Light foxing around edges. An atmospheric scene showing figures in native American costume canoeing through the ice in a fog in North America.
[Ref: 42725] £280.00
The South-West Prospect of the City of Canterbury.
Sam.l and Nath.l Buck delin. et Sculp.
Publish'd according to Act of Parliament Mar. 25th 1738. Garden Court, No 1. Middle Temple, London.
Engraving. Sheet 310 x 780mm (12¼ x 30¾"). Central vertical fold as normal, small margins. A detailed view of Canterbury, with a descriptive text below and a key to the right, indicating various landmarks and buildings. From the series 'Buck's Perspective Views of Cities and Chief Towns in England and Wales', before the addition of a plate number top right.
[Ref: 42779] £380.00
[Six of Caracogia's ships taken by the Prince of Hess near the port of La Goulette, Tunis, 24 September 1640] Prise de Six Vaisseaux de Caracogia faite auprès le Port de la Goulette de Tunis par le Ven.ble Prince de Hesse General des Galeres le 24. 9.bre 1640
Pen and ink with watercolour wash, 195 x 270mm (7¾ x 9½"). Damaged; glued to backing sheet; oxidising in sky. The taking of ships from the famous corsair Caracogia in the port of Tunis in 1640.
[Ref: 41642] £650.00
[Frontispiece to Jean Commire, 'Carminum']
H. Watelé delin. G. Edelinck sculp. cum privilegio Regis
[First published by Simon Bernard, 1678, but a later impression.]
Engraving, sheet 265 x 195mm (10½ x 7¾"). Trimmmed to platemark on two sides. Female figure holding lyre and trumpet surrounded by putti representing the arts. One sculpts a bust of Jean Commire (1625-1702), the French Jesuit theologian and writer to whose 'Carminum', book three (1678) this is the frontispiece. It was engraved after a design by painter Henri Watelé (1640-77) by Gérard Edelinck (bap.1640-1707), French engraver of Flemish origin who is considered one of the greatest 17th century engravers and reproduced the work of important portraitists of the day such as Rigaud and Largilliere.
[Ref: 41987] £140.00
[Collection of 13 Aquatints of Cats.]
Dessiné p.r Mind.
Publié p.r J.P. Lamy à Basle, Berne & Geneve.
Aquatint with very fine hand-colour. Sheet: 200 x 130mm (8 x 5¼"). Laid on album sheets as normal, some staining. A series of etchings of cats after paintings by the autistic savant Gottfried Mind (1768-1814), known as the Raphael of Cats. Mind was known for his depiction of animals in general but is best known for his cats.
[Ref: 42651] £3,000.00
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The Prospect of Cape Cassepourry in America.
I. Kip fec.t
Engraving. Plate: 255 x 355mm (10 x 14"). Central fold as issued. A view of the coast of French Guiana in South America showing Cayenne, the capital city. An illustration from Awnsham & John Churchill's 'A Collection of Voyages and Travels' first published in 1704.
[Ref: 42537] £230.00