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Patrice ou les Pionniers de l'Amérique du Nord
Patrice ou les Pionniers de l'Amérique du Nord par M. de Chavannes
Tours, A.d Mame et C.ie, Imprimeurs-Libraires, 1854
Small 12vo book, embossed with gilt decoration and coloured lithograph on cover and gilt text on spine. One woodcut illustration. On frontis in ink Elizabeth Watson Dec 18, 1855; 128pp, 130 x 85mm ( 5¼ x 3¼") Some pages slightly stained.
Children's book from the 'Bibliothèque des petits enfants' recounting the adventures of emmigrants to North America and including an illustration of the protagonist Patrice hiding from a hostile Native American.
[Ref: 31408]   £140.00   view all images for this item
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Alexander 7. Pape [Pope Alexander VII, ms in margin]
Alexander 7. Pape [Pope Alexander VII, ms in margin] Dicono tutti com se condotto, / Vantano gli altri sua gran Pieta. / Ma per mostrar il suo Merito / Che s'uaguagli a sua Dignita.
[Anon, c.1680]
Engraving, platemark 200 x 135mm (8 x 5¼"). Unidentified collectors' stamp verso; rare.
Pope Alexander VII (1599-1667), portrait in oval with laudatory verses in Italian below. Alexander VII is remembered for his numerous urban interventions in Rome, often carried out by sculptor Gianlorenzo Bernini and the painter Pietro da Cortona.
[Ref: 34842]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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[11 Topographical drawings and watercolours of North America, China and England]
[11 Topographical drawings and watercolours of North America, China and England]
[mostly unsigned by various hands but two signed 'Theodore Walter July 1868' and S.S. Walter Aug.t 1874']
11 drawings and watercolours, dimensions of each between 130 x 180mm (5 x 7") and 170 x 285mm (6¾ x 11¼"). Mostly glued to album sheets; some staining, wrinkling etc.
Interesting collection of late 19th century topographical and martime subjects including the Great Falls of the Passaic River (Paterson, New Jersey), a view of the Hudson river from Newburgh, the South Battery on Governor's Island in New York, Turnabout Island (Kiushan Tao) east of China, gold digging near Yantai in China, and Torre Abbey Sands near Torquay in England, along with ships including one sailing from New York to England. Signatures on some of the works suggest they may all have been by members of the Walter family.
[Ref: 37527]   £1,850.00   view all images for this item
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[Christoph Friedrich von Ammon]
[Christoph Friedrich von Ammon]
F. Bartolozzi R.A. fecit
London Published as the Act directs Nov.12 1791
Stipple printed in brown, sheet 180 x 130mm (5 x 7"). Trimmed to platemark. Rare.
Christoph Friedrich von Ammon (1877-1850), German theological writer and preacher. Engraved by Francesco Bartlozzi (1725-1815), Florentine engraver elected a founding member of the Royal Academy in 1768 (the RA did not admit engravers at this time but made an exception in his case). He was already hailed as the best engraver in Italy when he met George III's librarian Richard Dalton in 1763. Dalton invited Bartolozzi to London with a promise of an appointment as engraver to the king. In England he became the most celebrated exponent of the 'stipple' technique whereby he produced prints using dots rather than lines. In 1801 Bartolozzi was invited to Lisbon to reform the royal printing press, and he spent his final years in Portugal. This portrait was published after Bartolozzi had left England for the continent.
Not in De Vesme.
[Ref: 35844]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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St Augustine the Learned and painfull Bishop of Hippo, in Africa, for the space of 40 yeares where he dyed in the 70th yeare of His Age, about ye yeare of o.r Lord 430.
St Augustine the Learned and painfull Bishop of Hippo, in Africa, for the space of 40 yeares where he dyed in the 70th yeare of His Age, about ye yeare of o.r Lord 430.
W. Marshall sculp. [1642]
Etching, sheet 130 x 110mm (5 x 4¼"). Trimmed to image and laid on backing sheet.
St Augustine of Hippo (354-430), theologian and philosopher. His writings, which include 'City of God' and 'Confessions', continue to be widely read today. 'Hippo' was then the name of what is now Annaba, Algeria. Illustration to Thomas Fuller's 'The Holy State' (Cambridge, R:D: for John Williams, 1648; first edition, 1642).
[Ref: 35280]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Australian Explorers.
Australian Explorers.
McGready, Thomson & Niven / Copyright / McFarlane & Erskine Lithog.rs Edinburgh [c.1870's]
Lithograph with tintstone, sheet 265 x 170mm (10½ x 6¾").
Portraits of: Ernest Giles (1835-97), John Forrest (1847-1918), Charles Sturt (1795-1869), Robert O'Hara Burke (1821-61), William John Wills (1834-61), Ludwig Leichardt (1813-48), John McDouall Stuart (1815-66) and Sir George Grey (1812-98). In the centre is Charles Summers' monument to Burke and Wills in Melbourne. In 1860-1 Burke and Wills led an expedition crossing Australia from Melbourne in the south to the Gulf of Carpentaria in the north. They successfully did so but both men lost their lives on the return to Melbourne.
Kivell & Spence: Pg 124.
[Ref: 37092]   £85.00   (£102.00 incl.VAT)
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[Three banditti on horseback menacing a crouching figure.]
[Three banditti on horseback menacing a crouching figure.]
[Anon., c.1810.]
Pen lithograph, scarce; sheet 270 x 340mm (10½ x 13½"). Staining and mould to edges.
Dramatic early pen lithograph. The new medium allowed artists to draw directly onto a prepared stone, allowing them to make prints which arguably resembled drawings more than any earlier printmaking technique. Unlike many printmaking techniques, lithography required no special training as artists could work directly onto the plate and leave specialist printers to actually make the prints. For this reason many artists who were not trained printmakers (such as Géricault and Delacroix) often worked in lithography.
[Ref: 36954]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Forged banknote, dated 16 June 1818]
[Forged banknote, dated 16 June 1818]
Etching, 120 x 205mm (4¾ x 8"). Glued to backing sheet; ms both sides.
Banknote with stamps identifying it as a forgery.
[Ref: 33193]   £300.00  
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[Decorative music book cover?]
[Decorative music book cover?]
F. Bartolozzi sculp.
Goulding, D'Almaine, Potter & Co. Music Publishers [c.1809]
Etching with very small margins, platemark 115 x 210mm (4½ x 8¼").
Decorative design in proof state before text, by Francesco Bartolozzi (1725-1815). Born in Florence, Bartolozzi was elected a founding member of the Royal Academy in 1768 (the RA did not admit engravers at this time but made an exception in his case). He was already hailed as the best engraver in Italy when he met George III's librarian Richard Dalton in 1763. Dalton invited Bartolozzi to London with a promise of an appointment as engraver to the king. In England he became the most celebrated exponent of the 'stipple' technique whereby he produced prints using dots rather than lines. In 1801 Bartolozzi was invited to Lisbon to reform the royal printing press, and he spent his final years in Portugal. This portrait was published after Bartolozzi had left England for the continent.
[Ref: 35839]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Bassetlaw Election 1890.
Bassetlaw Election 1890. The Race for the Bassetlaw Stakes [,..]
Printed and Published by C. Bulter, Market Square and Carolgate, Retford.
Pen lithograph, rare; printed area 330 x 350mm (13 x 13¾"). Creases; staining to title area.
Print promoting the Conservative candidate in the 1890 Bassetlaw by-election, Sir Frederick Milner. The by-election was caused by the death of the sitting Conservative MP, William Beckett-Denison. Milner is astride a calm horse inscribed 'Donovan', and receives advice and confidences from those around him. In the background is the Liberal candidate John William Mellor, whose horse is out of control and worries a nearby punter, who says 'He's Dangerous John. I'll write to Foljambe' (Foljambe, a former MP for the area, supported Milner's candidature. In the top left is 'Sir Frederick's Motto: Righteousness, Justice and Truth', with verses praising him below. Milner won the election, returning with a substantially increased Conservative majority.
[Ref: 35029]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Frontispiece]
[Frontispiece] Severall Views of Ships in Variety of Weathers, neatly Engraved after ye Designs of Tho.s Baston, 1745.
Part of ye Royall Navy of England. Printed for Hen. Overton without Newgate, London.
Engraving, very rare; sheet 140 x 170mm (5½ x 6¾"). Small tears and areas of surface loss; glued to backing sheet at corners.
Titlepage to an important series of maritime prints after the little-known painter Thomas Baston. Many prints were made from Baston's designs, but while the National Maritime Museum has drawings by him, no oil paintings are known to survive.
See E.H.H. Archibald, 'Dictionary of Sea Painters'. Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 33961]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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A Squadron under Sail to form a Line of Battle / Battle of the Nile 1798.
A Squadron under Sail to form a Line of Battle / Battle of the Nile 1798.
T. Burford fecit.
[Printed for Rob. Sayer Fleet Street]
Mezzotint with etching on wove paper, platemark 250 x 350mm (9¾ x 13¾"). Small margins.
Reissued print (originally made c.1760-1770) given a new title to capitalise on current affairs. The printmaker Thomas Burford (b.1710, d. in or after 1776), who was most likely dead by the time of the battle, had made a set of four naval prints in addition to the hunting scenes for which he was best known. At the time of the Battle of the Nile they were all republished (this print, the second in the set, originally bore just the first part of the title with parallel text in French).
Ex: Collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd; for earlier state see ref. 37203
[Ref: 37200]   £220.00  
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A Squadron at Anchor preparing to Sail / Battle of the Nile 1798.
A Squadron at Anchor preparing to Sail / Battle of the Nile 1798.
T. Burford fecit.
Printed for Rob. Sayer Fleet Street
Mezzotint with etching on wove paper, platemark 250 x 350mm (9¾ x 13¾"). Small margins.
Reissued print (originally made c.1760-1770) given a new title to capitalise on current affairs. The printmaker Thomas Burford (b.1710, d. in or after 1776), who was most likely dead by the time of the battle, had made a set of four naval prints in addition to the hunting scenes for which he was best known. At the time of the Battle of the Nile they were all republished (this print, the first in the set, originally bore just the first part of the title, along with parallel text in French).
Ex: Collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd
[Ref: 37201]   £220.00  
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A Squadron under Sail to form a Line of Battle.
A Squadron under Sail to form a Line of Battle. Escadre sous Voile pour se mettre en Ligne 2.
T. Burford fecit.
[first impression c.1760-70, this impression c.1790]
Mezzotint with etching on laid paper, platemark 250 x 350mm (9¾ x 13¾"). Very large margins
Reissued print (originally made c.1760-1770), with etched outline added to the worn mezzotint ground to help disinguish the forms. The original printmaker Thomas Burford (b.1710, d. in or after 1776) was most likely dead by the time this impression was printed. This plate was originally the second plate (see number lower left) in a set of four prints on the stages of a naval battle. Following the Battle of the Nile in 1798 the titles of the prints were changed to capitalise on interest in the event.
For later impression with 'Battle of the Nile' title see ref. 37200. Ex: Collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 37203]   £250.00  
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A Close Engagement.
A Close Engagement. Combat Bord a Bord 3.
T. Burford fecit.
[first impression c.1760-70, this impression c.1790]
Mezzotint with etching on laid paper, platemark 250 x 350mm (9¾ x 13¾"). Very large margins
Reissued print (originally made c.1760-1770), with etched outline added to the worn mezzotint ground to help disinguish the forms. The original printmaker Thomas Burford (b.1710, d. in or after 1776) was most likely dead by the time this impression was printed. This plate was originally the third plate (see number lower left) in a set of four prints on the stages of a naval battle. Following the Battle of the Nile in 1798 the titles of the prints were changed to capitalise on interest in the event.
Ex: Collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 37204]   £250.00  
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The Enemy's strikeing their Flags / Battle of the Nile 1798
The Enemy's strikeing their Flags / Battle of the Nile 1798
T. Burford del. fecit.
[Printed for Rob. Sayer Fleet Street]
Mezzotint with etching on wove paper, platemark 250 x 350mm (9¾ x 13¾"). Small margins.
Reissued print (originally made c.1760-1770) given a new title to capitalise on current affairs. The original mezzotint ground was very worn by this point and etched outlines were added to help make the forms recognisable. The printmaker Thomas Burford (b.1710, d. in or after 1776), who was most likely dead by the time of the battle, had made a set of four naval prints in addition to the hunting scenes for which he was best known. At the time of the Battle of the Nile they were all republished (this print, the fourth in the set, originally bore just the first part of the title, along with parallel text in French).
Ex: Collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd
[Ref: 37202]   £220.00  
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[Caricature of Alexander Beugo, with Greek text]
[Caricature of Alexander Beugo, with Greek text]
[Anon., c.1815]
Etching, platemark 230 x 180mm (9 x 7"). Pencil inscription identifying as 'Beugo the eccentric print seller'
Portrait of Alexander Beugo (1801-1827, fl.), printseller whose premises was at 38 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden. Beugo also published topographical prints and tradecards. There is another version of this print with the image reversed and without text (see BM 1876,1209.607).
[Ref: 33957]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Samuel Blyth Esq.r Commander R.N.
Samuel Blyth Esq.r Commander R.N.
Blood sculpsit
Published 31st Dec.r 1814 by Joyce Gold, Naval Chronicle Office, 103, Shoe Lane, London.
Stipple, sheet 235 x 130mm (9¼ x 5"). Trimmed, as published; offsetting; foxing.
Samuel Blyth (c.1784-1813), naval officer. Blyth commanded the HMS Boxer from September 1812, sailing for Halifax in the squadron of Sir John Borlase Warren in April 1813. The Boxer captured several small Amerian vessels that year, before Blyth died in September 1813 after engaging the American brig Enterprise. He was buried in Portland, Maine, with full military honours, and the subsequently-defeated Boxer was sold at auction in Portland.
Not in O'D; for the Enterprise and Boxer engaging, see refs. 23800 and 23829.
[Ref: 35302]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Hermannus Boerhaave,
Hermannus Boerhaave, Botanices, chemiae & colleg. Practic. Professor Lugd. Bat.
[n.d., c.1720]
Engraving, rare; sheet 280 x 180mm (11 x 7"). Trimmed to border; slight horizontal crease through centre.
Herman Boerhaave (1668-1738), Dutch botanist, humanist and physician regarded as the founder of clinical teaching and of the modern academic hospital. He was the first to isolate the chemical urea and urine.
Not in Wellcome: W 341.
[Ref: 31348]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Napoleon.]
[Napoleon.]
[Anon, c.1830]
French lithograph with large margins, printed area 150 x 175mm (6 x 7"). Rare
Unusual lithograph of a male head-and-shoulders, representing Napoleon. Following his death, various prints were made of the 'apotheosis of Napoleon' and this could derive from one such image.
[Ref: 32462]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Sacred to the Memory of William Buchan M.D. Author of the Domestic Medicine.
Sacred to the Memory of William Buchan M.D. Author of the Domestic Medicine. Ob: Ad: MDCCCV Aet: LXXVI.
[Anon, c.1805.]
Etching, sheet 150 x 115mm (6 x 4½"). Trimmed inside platemark; laid on backing sheet.
William Buchan (1729-1805), physician and author. His 'Domestic Medicine, or the Family Physician' was published in 1769, and rapidly sold out of its first edition of 5000 copies. Before the twentieth century, no single health guide matched the popularity of 'Domestic Medicine', which by that time had gone through at least 142 English language editions (it was particularly popular in the US), and translations into several major European languages. In later life he published several other minor works.
Not in O'D. W. 464.
[Ref: 35277]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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West Front of Burleigh House [ms]
West Front of Burleigh House [ms]
[Anon., c.1840]
Lithograph, printed area 215 x 420mm (8½ x 16½"). Rare.
Burghley House, an Elizabethan House built for Sir William Cecil near Stamford in Lincolnshire. Its park was later laid out by Capability Brown.
[Ref: 35028]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Mineral Water lunch of Count Cagliostro]
[The Mineral Water lunch of Count Cagliostro] Le Dejeune avec les Eau Minerale du Comte Cagliastro
[anon., c.1790]
Etching with large margins, platemark 140 x 180mm (5½ x 7"). Folds, rust spot lower right.
Satire on the infamous Count Alessandro di Cagliostro (1743-95), adventurer, freemason, charlatan, radical politician and occultist. Cagliostro sits at ease while numerous figures around him sleep or vomit. Cagliostro's life is shrouded in mystery but involved forging and swindling of various kinds (and alleged involvement in the 'Affair of the Diamond Necklace' in which Marie Antoinette was thought to have defrauded the crown jewellers of the cost of an expensive necklace). He travelled around Europe, including time spent in London, and died in prison in Rome after he had been sentenced to life for being a Freemason. The error-strewn French and style of this print suggests it may have been made in Italy. Since his death, Cagliostro has been of tremendous cultural interest. He has been the subject of literary works by Goethe and Tolstoy amongst others.
[Ref: 36927]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Canton
Canton
R.E. del et lith. / Hullmandel & Watson, Imp
London: Hurst & Blackett Great Marlborough Street [c.1854]
Tinted lithograph, printed area 135 x 190mm (5 x 7½"). Large margins.
Busy view showing the commercial significance of the port city of Guangzhou (formerly Canton) in the Guangdong province of China. In the early 19th century it was the centre of overseas trade with China.
[Ref: 37033]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Cavalry officer and horse.]
[Cavalry officer and horse.]
[Anon., c.1818]
Pen lithograph, Slade 1818 watermark; sheet 195 x 245mm (7¾ x 9½"). Trimmed.
Early pen lithograph. The new medium allowed artists to draw directly onto a prepared stone, allowing them to make prints which arguably resembled drawings more than any earlier printmaking technique. Unlike many printmaking techniques, lithography required no special training as artists could work directly onto the plate and leave specialist printers to actually make the prints. For this reason many artists who were not trained printmakers (such as Géricault and Delacroix) often worked in lithography.
Ex: collection of the late H. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 36951]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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['Zhandou' bridge in Shaanxi province, and bridge of Ch'üan-Chou across Luoyang river]
['Zhandou' bridge in Shaanxi province, and bridge of Ch'üan-Chou across Luoyang river] Cientao, oder der Weg der Stü zen in der Sinesischen Provinz Xensi [...]
Delsenbach fecit
[Leipzig, 1725]
Engraving with very large margins, platemark 300 x 430mm (11¾ x 17"). Text in French and German; foxing to margins only.
Two celebrated Chinese engineering feats, the 'bridge of supports' on the Shu Roads in Shaanxi, and the Luoyang Bridge in Quanzhou, China's earliest stone beam bridge (completed 1059). Plate from Austrian architect Johann Bernard Fischer von Erlach's 'Entwurf einer historischen Architektur' ('Outline of Historical Architecture', first published 1721) , the first comparative architecture of all periods and nations.
[Ref: 33406]   £480.00  
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Mr. Cope commonly call'd The Green Man.
Mr. Cope commonly call'd The Green Man.
Pub. Oct.r 25th 1806 by E. Scott Brighton
Etching with hand-colouring, very rare; sheet 265 x 180mm (10½ x 7"). Trimmed inside platemark. Slightly time stained.
Henry Cope of Brighton was known as the 'Green Man' for always dressing in green and owning green possessions. He committed suicide in Brighton in 1806.
[Ref: 35612]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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[Sheet of South African ethnographic studies.]
[Sheet of South African ethnographic studies.]
[n.d., c.1830.]
Five lithographs, cut and pasted onto sheet, with hand colouring. Sheet 535 x 370mm (21 x 14½"). Fine.
Studies of studies removed from a travel book and pasted together.
[Ref: 35023]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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A View of Covent Garden / Vue de Couvent Jarden
A View of Covent Garden / Vue de Couvent Jarden
T. Loveday Sculp.
[n.d., c.1750]
Engraving rare with very large margins, 18th century watermark, 200 x 310mm (8 x 12¼"). Slight creasing.
Covent Garden piazza, in London's West End. Until the 1970s a market was held in the centre of the piazza, as shown here. Until the early 19th century the market was open-air, but in 1830 Charles Fowler was commissioned to design the market building which stands to this day. The view looks northwards, with St. Paul's church on the left.
[Ref: 33778]   £260.00  
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Cresswell from the Quarry Point.
Cresswell from the Quarry Point.
1849 [pencil]
Lithograph with tintstone, large margins, very rare, printed area 235 x 280mm (9¼ x 11").
Cresswell, on the Northumberland coast.
[Ref: 35025]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Church of St. Bartholomew, Apostle and Martyr, Cresswell.]
[Church of St. Bartholomew, Apostle and Martyr, Cresswell.]
[Anon, c.1840]
Lithograph with tintstone, large margins, very rare, printed area 305 x 425mm (12 x 16¾").
St. Bartholomew's church in Cresswell, Northumberland, consecrated in 1836. It was built for the Baker-Cresswell family of Cresswell Hall.
[Ref: 35024]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Two pottery designs]
[Two pottery designs] Vista de la Habana [& four children sat around vase filled with flowers]
[Anon, c.1820]
Two stipples, approx 140 x 155mm (Vista de la Habana) and 90 x 95mm (four children), very scarce. Both prints trimmed to image and attached to backing sheet.
The following label is attached: 'Ridgway, Cauldon Place and Bell Works. Shelton. The cartouche attached to 'Vista de la Habana' is identical to that on a saucer dish (Own Collection) which includes the initials W.R. These pulls are probably by J. & W. Ridgway (1814-1830). The saucer dish is black- printed with the vase and children pattern and entitled 'Souvenir'.'
[Ref: 33745]   £220.00  
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En Vélocipède.
En Vélocipède. Imagerie Nouvelle / Planche 300
Typographie, Lithographie, Imagerie Haguenthal, Editeur. / à Pont-a-Moisson, Meurthe. Déposé. [n.d., c.1850]
Lithograph with hand-colouring and gum arabic, large margins, printed area 310 x 190mm (12¼ x 7½"). Tears outside printed area.
Two children riding early bicycles.
[Ref: 35600]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Robert Devereux Earle of Essex / Sir Humphrey Gilbert Kt / Mr Thomas Candish / Sir Martin Frobisher Kt
Robert Devereux Earle of Essex / Sir Humphrey Gilbert Kt / Mr Thomas Candish / Sir Martin Frobisher Kt
M. V.r Gucht Sculpt
[n..d., c.1730]
Engraving, sheet 395 x 235mm (15½ x 9¼").
Portrait group with an emphasis on Elizabethan exploration, showing: Robert Devereux, second earl of Essex (1565-1601), soldier and politician; Sir Humphrey Gilbert (1537-83), explorer and soldier; Thomas Candish (bap.1560-d.1592), explorer; and Martin Frobisher (1535?-94), privateer, explorer and naval commander.
[Ref: 37035]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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The Don_Key and Hunter. down on W_____n.
The Don_Key and Hunter. down on W_____n.
[Anon, c. November 1830]
Lithograph, sheet 230 x 240mm (9 x 9½"). Crease on right; repaired tear at bottom; lower right corner missing.
Mayor-elect John Key and Claudius Stephen Hunter, sit on the Duke of Wellington. One of many satires against Key which followed his advice that Wellington cancel the King's visit to Guildhall for the Lord Mayor's Day dinner on 9 November 1830, on the grounds that the Duke's assassination and a rebellion were planned.
Not in BM Satires
[Ref: 31964]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Drinking Scene]
[Drinking Scene] Son und Feiertags Narz [...]
[Anon, c.1650]
Etching, platemark 170 x 120mm (6¾ x 4¾"). Trimmed on platemark top edge.
A drinking scene, with a figure holding a goblet in each hand and treading upon a book reading 'Du solt den Sabbath' ('On the Sabbath you should...). In the background three more figures, one vomiting copiously!
[Ref: 33166]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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A Dutch Man of War & Frigate, with a Convoy.
A Dutch Man of War & Frigate, with a Convoy.
London. Pub.d Sept.r 1 1788, by R. Pollard Braynes Row, Spa Fields.
Mezzotint printed in colour, platemark 335 x 455mm (13¼ x 18"). Large margins on 3 sides. Cut to plate at bottom.
Unidentified Dutch ships.
[Ref: 37040]   £320.00  
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[Two scenes with dwarfs.]
[Two scenes with dwarfs.]
[Anon, c.1680.]
Two etchings, each approx. 115 x 100mm (4½ x 4"). Both trimmed around image and laid on backing card.
Two scenes of dwarfs, one as a ratcatcher and another drinking. There was a popular interest across the continent for scenes of what were sometimes described as 'Lilliputian characters' in the late 17th-early 18th century.
[Ref: 36628]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT) view all images for this item
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Catalogue of the Celebrated Esterhazy Jewels,
Catalogue of the Celebrated Esterhazy Jewels, which (By order of Mr. Boore, who has recently purchased them from the Trustees of the late Prince Paul Esterhazy) will be sold by Auction, by Messrs. Christie, Manson & Woods, at their Great Rooms, 8, King Street, St. James's Square, On Friday, March 29, 1867 [...]
4to book, 14pp. Ms annotations throughout. Scarce.
Catalogue for the sale of jewels which had belonged to Prince Pál Antal Esterházy de Galántha (1786-1866), a Hungarian prince and member of the famous Esterházy family, at Christie's in 1867. The auction was a spectacular success. The prices realised and buyers of each lot are annotated.
[Ref: 37536]   £520.00  
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Eudocia.
Eudocia. O, Phocyas, for thy sake, no rival else [...] And we shall meet again, to part no more. Siege of Damascus Act. V
[Anon.]
London Pub.d Sep.t 7th 1801 by M. Bovi No.12 Piccadilly.
Stipple with very large margins. Platemark: 320 x 250mm (12½ x 9¾"). Creases.
A portrait of a young woman in oriental dress shown almost half-length leaning inward from the left and looking back up to left, with her hair loose under a plumed turban. Lettered below the image with the title, and two verses of six lines each from poet John Hughes' (1677-1720) successful tragedy 'Siege of Damascus'.
For trimmed impression see item ref: 36819.
[Ref: 36318]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Eudocia.
Eudocia.
[Anon.]
[London Pub.d Sep.t 7th 1801 by M. Bovi No.12 Piccadilly.]
Stipple. Sheet size: 275 x 230mm (10¾ x 9"). Trimmed inside platemark.
A portrait of a young woman in oriental dress shown almost half-length leaning inward from the left and looking back up to left, with her hair loose under a plumed turban. For an un-cut impression see item ref: 36818.
[Ref: 36319]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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[Sweet folk, give ground!]
[Sweet folk, give ground!] Platz da, süsser Pöbel.
[signature in image, c.1840.]
L. Sachse & C. Kunstverlaghandlung in Berlin [blindstamp in margin]
Lithograph on india, india dimensions 290 x 240mm (11½ x 9½"). Creasing to large margins.
German lithograph seeming to show Mephistopheles from Goethe's 'Faust', speaking a line from scene XXI of the first part of the famous play.
[Ref: 36619]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Double portrait of John Fielding and ?Sarah Fielding.]
[Double portrait of John Fielding and ?Sarah Fielding.]
[Anon., c.1755.]
Etching with large margins, rare, platemark 165 x 115mm (6½ x 4½").
Scarce double portrait of the magistrate (and half-brother of novelist Henry Fielding) Sir John Fielding (1721-80) and a female, possibly his novelist wife Sarah (1710-68) although no portraits of her are listed in reference works such as the British Museum Catalogue of Engraved British Portraits.
Ex collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 34672]   £280.00  
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The Rt. Hon.ble Henry Flood.
The Rt. Hon.ble Henry Flood. From a Miniature Portrait in the Possession of the Rev.d Henry Monck.
[Anon., possibly after H.D. Hamilton.]
Etching with large margins, platemark 270 x 220mm (10½ x 8¾").
Henry Flood (1732-91), Irish politician. A powerful debater and orator, Flood was one of the most important figures on the Irish political landscape and a significant voice in Irish protestant patriotism during the 1760s, 1770s and 1780s.
O'D 3.
[Ref: 34870]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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The Folly of Ridicule.
The Folly of Ridicule. Engraved for the Carlton House Magazine.
Wood sculp.
Published by W. & J. Stratfords, No. 112 Holborn Hill, Jan.y 1 1793
Engraving, sheet 170 x 100mm (6¾ x 4"). Trimmed and glued to backing sheet. Rare.
Three figures, presumably in the environs of Carlton House, ridiculing one another. Illustration to the 'Carlton House Magazine'.
[Ref: 34830]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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The Most Esteemed Method of Curing a Foul Tongue according to Modern Practice!
The Most Esteemed Method of Curing a Foul Tongue according to Modern Practice! Put a Stout Pitch Plaister over the offending Part when the disorder is at its height, the effect is certain._ it is also a fine relief for the Ears.
[Anon., c.1830]
Rare lithograph with hand-colouring, sheet 220 x 135mm (8¾ x 5¼"). Trimmed to image and text; pasted to album sheet; etching of Calvin verso. Excellent colour.
At a time when satirical prints attacking quack doctors abounded, a simple and effective remedy for logorrhea.
[Ref: 37008]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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A French Frigate, & a Ship of the Line.
A French Frigate, & a Ship of the Line.
London. Pub.d Sept.r 1 1788, by R. Pollard Braynes Row, Spa Fields.
Aquatint part printed in colour, platemark 335 x 455mm (13¼ x 18"). Large margins. Bit messy.
Unidentified naval action between French and British forces.
[Ref: 37038]   £320.00  
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Moral Virtue Delineated [Frontsipece]
Moral Virtue Delineated [Frontsipece]
[Published by J. Darby, c.1726]
Engraving with very large margins, rare, platemark 225 x 170mm (9 x 6¾"). Foxing upper right; crease.
In 1721 the novelist and translator Penelope Aubin (1679?-1738), who introduced the English to various French texts, edited 'Doctrine of Morality According to the Stoick Philosophy' (1721), Thomas Mannington Gibbs's translation of the work by Marin le Roy, sieur de Gomberville. This was republished in 1726 as 'Moral Virtue Delineated', with a frontispiece by Aubin, from which this is the frontispiece.
DNB
[Ref: 33077]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Hemming's Patent Protector Gas Meter, Manufactured solely by Thomas Edge, Great Peter Street, Westminster:
Hemming's Patent Protector Gas Meter, Manufactured solely by Thomas Edge, Great Peter Street, Westminster: Manufacturer also of every Description of Brass Work, Burners, and Apparatus required for Gas Lights.
[n.d., c.1840]
Wood engraving, sheet 245 x 185mm (9½ x 7¼"). Folded, glued to backing sheet, glue stains affecting paper tone.
Promotional advert for Hemming's patent gas meter, which was praised in the Mechanic's Magazine for 1840 as a 'useful and beautiful contrivance'. With illustration and instructions for installation and use.
[Ref: 33750]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Palais Doria à Gênes
Palais Doria à Gênes
[Anon, c.1820]
Aquatint, sheet 180 x 215mm (6¼ x 8½"). Trimmed around image and title.
French-produced view of the Villa del Principe, part of the Palazzo di Andrea Doria in Genoa, Italy and one of the city's major historic buildings.
[Ref: 33760]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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