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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.
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The Amorous Thief__or The Lover's Larceny.
The Amorous Thief__or The Lover's Larceny. From the Original Picture by John Collet, in the possession of Carington Bowles.
Printed for & Sold by Carington Bowles, at his Map & Print Warehouse, No 69 in St Pauls Church Yard, London / Published as the Act directs, 10th Nov.r 1777
Mezzotint, sheet 350 x 250mm (13¾ x 9¾"). Trimmed inside platemark; false margins added; slight staining. 'CL-B' collector's stamp verso.
While a young woman sleeps, a man leans over to kiss her. The maid closes the door. Two books are inscribed 'Chloe caught napping' and 'The Agreeable Dream realiz'd'. On the wall is a picture of cupid (a common feature of romantic 'drolls' such as this). A squirrel ferrets on the table. The theme of young women leaving themselves prey to male attention by falling asleep was a common one in Georgian art such as that of John Collet.
Ex: collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd; BM Satires 4554
[Ref: 36226]   £240.00  
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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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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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Beaudesert, Staffordshire, Marquis of Anglesea
Beaudesert, Staffordshire, Marquis of Anglesea
[after Humphry Repton]
London: Published by J. Taylor, Feb. 1 1816
Aquatint with hand-colouring, sheet 195 x 255mm (7¾ x 10"). Lacking overlay. Small tears; laid on conservation tissue.
Beaudesert, on the southern edge of Cannock Chase in Staffordshire, one of the family seats of the Paget family. The estate was broken up in the early 20th century, and demolition of the house began in 1935, but was never completed and some ruins still remain. Plate from Humphry Repton's 'Fragments on the theory and practice of Landscape Gardening', whose plates were engraved from drawings by the great landscape gardener. Repton's last treatise, 'Fragments' charts the break-up of landscape gardening and the society which sustained it, focusing on small flower gardens and ornate gothic buildings rather than the landscape at large. Repton died two years later, in 1818.
Abbey 391.14. See 34183 for image with overlay.
[Ref: 34862]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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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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Bleeding Neptune or a Scotch Experiment !!
Bleeding Neptune or a Scotch Experiment !!
[after Isaac Cruikshank, c.1805]
Etching, sheet 170 x 230mm (6¾ x 9"). Trimmed around image and text; glued to backing sheet.
Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville bleeds Neptune from his forearm, while Alexander Trotter collects the guineas spouting from his left arm. Melville, the first lord of the Admiralty, and Trotter, paymaster of the navy, were investigated for financial irregularities in their management of the navy. When the commission's report came out in March 1805 (shortly before the Isaac Cruikshank print which this etching copies), Melville was cleared of lining his own pockets, while Trotter's financial speculations were in fact successful and standard practice amongst civil servants of the day.
BM Satires 10380 (copy)
[Ref: 37532]   £95.00   (£114.00 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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[Sir William Chambers
[Sir William Chambers Engraved from the Original Picture in the Council Chamber of the Royal Academy]
[Sir Joshua Reynolds pinx]
[published c.1796-1810]
Stipple, platemark 175 x 115mm (7 x 4½"). Thread margins; unfinished proof. Touched proof with pencil marks to upper part of image.
Sir William Chambers (1722 - 1796), architect. Born in Gothenburg, Sweden, Chambers worked initially for the Swedish East India Company, travelling to China where he studied Chinese architecture and decoration. Returning to Europe, he studied architecture in Paris and Italy before moving to London in 1755. Chambers is best remembered for designing and building Somerset House, a project he worked on from 1775 to 1795. He was a founder member of the Royal Academy and was its first Professor of Architecture. Engraved after the portrait c.1780 by Sir Joshua Reynolds (London, Royal Academy of Arts), and cropping the composition so that the Strand facade of Somerset House, clearly visible in the painting, is unidentifiable here.
[Ref: 36924]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Sir Edward Coke]
[Sir Edward Coke]
[Anon, c.1684]
Engraving with large margins, 17th century watermarked paper, platemark 215 x 145mm (8½ x 5¾").
Sir Edward Coke (1552-1634), lawyer, legal writer and politician, best known for his 'Commentarie upon Littleton', a gloss on Thomas Littleton's 'Tenures'. This portrait was published in the 1684 edition of that work. Coke's reputation has proved long-lasting: as Allen D. Boyer writes (DNB), 'the nineteenth century honoured Coke as an exponent of personal liberty and representative government. The twentieth century honoured him as the prototype of the activist judge- able to draw broadly on social and economic knowledge, and not afraid to strike down laws'.
O'D 4; for a portrait of Littleton from the 1684 'Commentarie', see ref. 35005.
[Ref: 35006]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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A Soft Tumble after a Hard Ride.
A Soft Tumble after a Hard Ride. From the Original Picture by John Collet, in the possession of the Proprietors.
Printed for Bowles & Carver, No. 69 in St Pauls Church Yard, London. Published as the Act directs [n.d., c.1781] 300
Mezzotint, platemark 155 x 115mm (6 x 4½"). Publication date excised.
Two ladies and a man, on horseback attempting to jump a gate. The man and one of the ladies have both fallen from their horses, throwing them together. A pamphlet titled 'The Joys of th[e] Cha[se]' protrudes from the man's pocket. Four dogs add to the confusion. Reduced copy of an earlier print after John Collet (c.1725-80), painter and prolific designer of humorous scenes for publishers to make prints from.
Ex: collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd; for larger version see BM Satires 5816.
[Ref: 32379]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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The Young Sweep in Love, or the House-Maid's Conquest.
The Young Sweep in Love, or the House-Maid's Conquest.
Printed for Carington Bowles, No 69 in St Pauls Church Yard London. Publish'd 29 May 1773.
Mezzotint with etching and hand-colouring, sheet 145 x 115mm (5¾ x 4½"). Trimmed to image, losing publication line.
A chimney-sweep reaches up to kiss a tall housemaid while another servant, hiding under the mantelshelf, watches on. Behind, fireplace with bellows hanging, pestle and mortar and candles on a shelf, and 'A New Love Song' stuck to the wall. Reduced version of an earlier print itself derived from a different print, 'The Unfortunate Discovery', after John Collet (c.1725-80), painter and prolific designer of humorous scenes for publishers to make prints of.
Ex: collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd; see BM Satires 4589 for larger version.
[Ref: 32374]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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[Sultan Achmed Mosque, Istanbul]
[Sultan Achmed Mosque, Istanbul] Prospect von dem großen und Herzlichen Tempel oder Mosquee des großen Sultan Achmed [...]
J.B.F. v. E. del
C.P.S.C.M. [Leipzig, 1725]
Engraving, sheet 300 x 425mm (11¾ x 16¾"). Text in French and German; foxing to margins only.
View of the Sultan Achmed mosque in Istanbul, with accompanying plan. The mosque was built on the order of Sultan Achmed from 1609-16. It is popularly known as the 'blue mosque' for the blue tiles on its exterior walls. 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. It was the most influential 18th century book illustrating Islamic architecture, treating Islamic and other eastern buildings with the same detail as the more canonical ancient buildings also included in the book.
[Ref: 33412]   £360.00  
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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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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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William Dakin
William Dakin Gent. Mag. Oct.r 1800 Pl.1
Branscomb, Newbury Pinx.t 1800 / B. Sc.
Published by Nichols & Son Nov.r 1st 1800
Engraving, sheet 210 x 125mm (8¼ x 5"). Trimmed inside platemark.
The October 1800 edition of the Gentleman's Magazine included 'Anecdotes of W. Dakin, a charitable Enthusiast', illustrated by this portrait. of Dakin. Therein, he is described as 'the famous man with the black beard, who goes around the country distributing money to the poor, which he did in the towns of Reading and Henley to a large amount'. The author writes that Dakin was 'not more than 45 years of age', and chiefly resident at Cliff Regis, near Oundle, having come from Yorkshire originally. Dakin was apparently 'infected...with the enthusiastic delirium' by a preacher, leading Dakin to 'fancy himself to be Jesus Christ'. After several 'acts of insanity' resulting from the delusion, Dakin was ordered to undergo medical treatment by a magistrate, after which 'he has been more reasonable and cautious'. While recounting Dakin's many charitable acts, the anonymous author refererences Dakin's 'suspicous' morality (living for several years with a woman who had deserted her husband and family to be his 'disciple') and his 'dubious' political opinions ('he has appeared at the head of two or three mobs'). At the time of publication Dakin was supposedly on a year's pilgrimage dispensing of the legacy of his recently-deceased sister.
See 'Gentleman's Magazine', October 1800, pp.921-2.
[Ref: 34223]   £70.00   (£84.00 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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'Tis Comical I know ___ To have all this Rhino.
'Tis Comical I know ___ To have all this Rhino.
[after Robert Dighton]
Printed for & Sold by Bowles & Carver, / No. 69 St Pauls Church Yard, London. [n.d., after 1800]
Mezzotint with fine hand-colouring, sheet 155 x 115mm (6 x 4½"). Trimmed inside platemark.
A sailor clutches bags of prize money, containing thousands of pounds. Much money was to be earned during the early years of the French Revolutionary Wars, when even ordinary seamen shared in the proceeds of the sale of enemy ships captured by the Royal Navy. Ships are visible through a window on left. This is believed to last of three states in which the print was published: the first in 1796, the second in 1800, and this final state with the publication line removed.
Ex: collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd; not in BM Satires
[Ref: 32347]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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The Duchess Canvassing for her Favourite Member
The Duchess Canvassing for her Favourite Member When to the cause she puts her hand, / No doubt her fav'rites Poll must stand.
[after William Dent, c.1784]
Etching, rare, sheet approx 210 x 310mm (8¼ x 12½"). Trimmed inside platemark on top edge; offsetting; vertical creasing probably as issued; tear on right.
One of many satires on Georgiana, duchess of Devonshire (1757-1806), who canvassed effectively for Charles James Fox's whig party in the 1780s. In the 1784 election, George III and William Pitt were anxious for Fox to lose his seat, and satires against the Duchess were part of the campaign against Fox: 'Georgiana's very success in wooing voters made her a target for the pro-government press which launched a vicious campaign of calumny against her. The Morning Post led the attacks against her, beginning on 31 March 1784, with the insinuation that she was exchanging kisses for votes. Thereafter Georgiana was hounded by cartoons, handbills, ballads, and newspaper articles, all of which portrayed her as a sexually depraved woman who was corrupting the voters of Westminster' (DNB). Here, next to a sign reading 'Cockspur Street' (in the City of Westminster, but no doubt a double entendre here) the Duchess (covered with foxes' tails, as is another woman by her side) embraces a butcher, with her hand reaching under his apron while a chimney sweep (and his dog) look up her petticoat. On the right Lord Surrey (Charles Howard, 11th Duke of Norfolk) encourages a chimney sweep to vote for Fox. Surrey, a notorious drinker caricatured often by Gillray, holds a mug of beer and promises the sweep that Fox will 'reduce the price of gin and porter'. Copy in reverse of a print by William Dent (1783-93, fl.), and probably published in a periodical.
DNB; BM Satires 6527 (copy)
[Ref: 33692]   £190.00   (£228.00 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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[Singer and violinist with listeners]
[Singer and violinist with listeners]
HKerck pinxit [n.d., c.1770]
Etching, platemark 280 x 220mm (11 x 8¾"). Very large margins.
Music-making in an interior, etched by an unkown printmaker after a painting by Egbert van Heemskerck I (1604-75). According to the Britsh Museum, it was originally paired with another interior scene after Heemskerck (BM 1988,0514.27).
[Ref: 37022]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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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.
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[Mosque of Sultan Orcanus II in Bursa, Turkey and in Pest, Hungary]
[Mosque of Sultan Orcanus II in Bursa, Turkey and in Pest, Hungary] Abbildüng der großen Mosquée so der Türcklische Kaißer Orcanus II in der alten Residenz Stadt Bursa in den Asien, erbauet hat [...]
J.B.F. v. E. del / Gravé par B.
C.P.S.C.M. [Leipzig, 1725]
Engraving, sheet 300 x 425mm (11¾ x 16¾"). Title in Arabic (Bursa only); text in French and German; foxing to edges.
Views of mosques in Turkey and Hungary. 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. It was the most influential 18th century book illustrating Islamic architecture, treating Islamic and other eastern buildings with the same detail as the more canonical ancient buildings also included in the book.
[Ref: 33413]   £360.00  
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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 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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[Bridge connecting Fuzhou and Nantai Island, China]
[Bridge connecting Fuzhou and Nantai Island, China] Die große Siesische Brücke zwischen der Haupt-Statt Focheu und deren Borstatt Nantai [...]
J.B.F. v. E. del.
Cum Priv. Suc. Cae. Mai: [Leipzig, 1725]
Engraving with very large margins, platemark 300 x 430mm (11¾ x 17"). Text in French and German; foxing to margins only.
Early bridge in China's Fujian province. 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: 33407]   £480.00  
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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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