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The Anatomy Of The Horse.  Including A Particular Description of the Bones, Cartilages, Muscles, Fascias, Ligaments, Nerves, Arteries, Veins, and Glands.  In Eighteen Tables, all done from Nature.  By George Stubbs, Painter.
The Anatomy Of The Horse. Including A Particular Description of the Bones, Cartilages, Muscles, Fascias, Ligaments, Nerves, Arteries, Veins, and Glands. In Eighteen Tables, all done from Nature. By George Stubbs, Painter.
[Designed and etched by George Stubbs.]
London, Printed by J. Purser, for the Author. 1766.
Large oblong folio, half-calf gilt, rebacked, Spanish hand-made marbled boards c.1804, marbled endpapers, within modern box; title + (i)+ pp.47; 24 etched plates, each c.375 x 480mm. Binding generally scuffed and rubbed (unrestored), spine rebound. Spots of residue from expertly removed mould visible in upper margin of several plates. This residue particularly prominent in Tabs. IX and XI, encroaching into plate Tabs. XIII and XIV. Vertical 'scuff' line from upper edge of paper c. 5cm into plate centre left Tab. XII. Diagonal crease though top edge of upper right corner of sheet Tab. XIV, well outside plate. Lower right corner and lower left corner extremities missing Tabs. I and key respectively ('skeleton').
Complete volume of this masterpiece of equine anatomical exploration by George Stubbs [1724 - 1806]. It takes the form of what are effectively two sets of etchings combined. The first part, of four plates, deals exclusively with the skeletal structure of the horse and comprises three finished etchings labelled Tabs. I, II and III, and one key plate corresponding to Tab I. The second part explores the muscles, fascias, ligaments, nerves, veins, glands and cartilage. This consists of 15 etchings, Tabs. I - XV, nos. I - V each with corresponding separate key plates. This volume is compiled from two separate first editions. The binding and letterpress sheets, along with four plates, come from a copy ex-Royal Veterinary College. The plates as follows; Tabs I (Lennox-Boyd 169), III (173), IV (175) and the final plate XV (188). The remainder of the plates come from a private collection in the West Country. These etchings are fine impressions on contemporary laid paper, on which only the earliest copies were printed. They represent gloriously precise, detailed and accurate anatomical observations which set the standard in veterinary science for a century. They certainly possess a 'fine exactness and austere beauty' that 'give them a timeless beauty' (Ray). Stubbs says in his introduction 'To The Reader': 'all the figures in it are drawn from nature, for which purpose I dissected a great number of horses'. 42 original sketches from Stubbs's dissections between 1756 and 1759 while he was at Horkstow in Lincolnshire survive in the library of the Royal Academy. These form the basis of this great work, an undertaking too demanding it seems for some of the premier engravers of the time, such as Charles Grignion, who declined Stubbs's approaches. The task took up the following six years, all the while the artist refining his rather rudimentary engraving technique. The impact of the publication of the work was immediate and considerable, not only in scientific terms, but in an age of Enlightenment when the aesthetic ideal was closely connected with observation of the natural world, the artistic community derived great benefit also. Freshly appreciated and re-discovered in the 20th century, George Stubbs is now widely considered to be the pre-eminent animal painter of the 18th century. Throughout his life Stubbs displayed an inquisitive scientific temperament, and he had a life-long interest in deconstructing anatomy, one of his earliest works including a set of illustrations for a textbook on midwifery which was published in 1751.
Lennox-Boyd: 166 - 188.
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[Eight scenes from the life of Charles I]
[Eight scenes from the life of Charles I]
Sold by Tho: Bowles in St Pauls Church Yard, & John Bowles at the Black Horse in Cornhill. / N.B. Booksellers & Country Chapmen may be furnisht / by the said John Bowles with all sorts of Maps & the best & newest sortment of Prints at the lowest Prices.
Eight engraved plates each platemark approx. 200 x 250mm (8 x 10") bound in original brown paper wrappers. Rare complete. Tears to plate two and plate six
Eight scenes from the life of Charles I spanning the Civil War and the monarch's death: 'The Marriage of the King'; 'Hull summoned by the King 3d April 1642', 'The Kings Declaration to his Gentry & Army September 1642'; 'The Battle of Naisby 14 June 1645'; 'The King siezed by Joyce at Holmby House'; 'The Kings Escape from Hampton Court'; 'The Tryal of the King'; 'The King taking leave of his Children 23 Jan. 1648'; 'The Apotheosis or Death of the King'. Bowles also published larger versions of these scenes.
For larger versions of individual plates, see 7913 ('declaration to his Gentry'); 7915 ('siezed by Joyce'); 7916 ('taking leave of his children')
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Twenty Etchings, by W. De La Motte, from Sketches made in the Neighbourhood of Sandhurst, in 1816.
Twenty Etchings, by W. De La Motte, from Sketches made in the Neighbourhood of Sandhurst, in 1816.
Published by W. de la Motte, Sandhurst, near Bagshot; and by J. Dickinson, late J.P. Munn, 114, New Bond Street. / Glendinning, Printer, Hatton Garden, London.
Folio, twenty plates as called for with original stitching and front wrapper, 310 x 250mm (12¼ x 9½"). Damage to wrapper; some foxing to plates. Small worm hole to last 12 plates.
Set of topographical etchings in the vicinity of Sandhurst, Berkshire, by William Delamotte (1775-1863), landscape artist. From 1812 Delamotte was a drawing master at the Royal Military College in Sandhurst. Influenced by Girtin's watercolour style, Delamotte was one of a group of landscape artists also including Constable and Turner, who took to making oil sketches in the open. Previously Delamotte had spent four years living in Oxford, also as a drawing master, and several of Delamotte's earlier prints show views in and around Oxford.
Ex Collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
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[Thirty etchings by William Delamotte]
[Thirty etchings by William Delamotte]
Book, 4to (340 x 250mm, 13½ x 9¾). Green morocco, with gilt border decoration and gilt stamped banded spine inscribed 'Etchings by Delamotte'. Gilt stamped cover inscribed 'Royal Military College / Presented for Attention to, and Progress In, Landscape Drawing' with royal coat of arms on front and back cover. Ms. inside cover identifying Gentleman Cadet Thomas H. Lovett as recipient, November 1834. Etchings printed c.1834 (first published 1816-7).
Two sets of topographical etchings in the vicinity of Sandhurst, Berkshire (of twenty and ten plates respectively) by William Delamotte (1775-1863), landscape artist. From 1812 Delamotte was a drawing master at the Royal Military College in Sandhurst. He was still teaching there in 1834, when this volume was presented to a cadet for his achievements in landscape drawing, so it is likely that Delamotte was personally involved with the production and presentation of the volume. Influenced by Girtin's watercolour style, Delamotte was one of a group of landscape artists also including Constable and Turner, who took to making oil sketches in the open. Previously Delamotte had spent four years living in Oxford, also as a drawing master, and several of Delamotte's earlier prints show views in and around Oxford.
Ex Collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
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Rules for drawing Caricaturas:
Rules for drawing Caricaturas: with an Essay on Comic Painting
by Francis Grose, Esq. F.R.S. and A.S.q
London: Printed for Samuel Bagster, in the Strand [1788]
Book, 8vo, 24pp with four plates and frontispiece portrait of Grose. With original wrappers but in modern binding; rare. Extensive annotation in ms and pencil sketches.
Book of instruction on drawing caricatures by the antiquary Francis Grose (bap.1731-d.1791), with portrait of Grose after the chalk drawing of him by Nathaniel Dance (Scottish National Portrait Gallery).
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To Her Majesty the Queen, These Views of Hampton Court are most respectfully Dedicated with permission by Her Majesty's most obedient and humble Servant, David Cox Jun.r
To Her Majesty the Queen, These Views of Hampton Court are most respectfully Dedicated with permission by Her Majesty's most obedient and humble Servant, David Cox Jun.r List of Plates. No.1 Principal Entrance Gate. 2. West Front. 3. Wolsey's Entrance. 4. East Front. 5. East Front from the Park. 6. Flower Pot Gate.
[n.d. c.1830.]
An album of 6 lithographs, folio; original cloth boards with leather spine. Title label gilt stamped to front cover. Some tearing and broken boards.
Six views of Hampton Court Palace, which was originally built for Cardinal Wolsey, a favourite of King Henry VIII. David Cox Junior (1809-1885) who followed his father as a watercolour painter. He exhibited in London in 1827, although today he is known mainly through association with his father.
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[Set of twelve landscapes by John Boydell]
[Set of twelve landscapes by John Boydell]
Publish'd according to Act of Parliament July 25 1747 Price 6d by J.G. Printseller in St. Ann's Court Dane's Street, Soho Square
Twelve etchings in original wrappers, in ink "Landscape (signed) Serrell"; 120 x 210mm (4¾ x 8¼"); very large margins. Some staining and tears to margins. End images paper bit weak.
Two separate sets of landscape etchings by the engraver and publisher John Boydell (1720-1804), during his years as a journeyman printmaker. In 1751 he was to take his first shop in the City of London, setting him on the path to becoming the great merchant printseller of Georgian London.
Ex collection of the Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd
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A New Drawing-Book, very Necessary for ye Practice of all young Beginners, in the Arts of Painting, Drawing, Engraving &c.
A New Drawing-Book, very Necessary for ye Practice of all young Beginners, in the Arts of Painting, Drawing, Engraving &c. Invented & Drawn, by that Eminent French artist, Seb le Clerc
J. Clark sculp 1721 Price 1 shilling
Eighteen etchings over six sheets in original wrappers, bound with incomplete set of etchings in same format, 'Figures from Callot and others', in ink on wrapper "Book of Figures etc (signed) Serrell"; 285 x 200mm (11¼ x 8") very large margins.
Set of figure studies, designed for amateurs to study, after Sébastien le Clerc, the Elder (1637-1714). Le Clerc was a prolific engraver and draughtsman who succeeded Claude Mellan as engraver to the king of France, working in a style derived from Jacques Callot. Bound with another, incomplete set of figure studies after Callot and others, including two circus subjects. One of these bears the legend 'June 1727 the Italian Flyer, Flew so from ye top pf ye steeple of St Martins Church into the Meuse, ye Torches he used when he Flew from ye upper Gallery to ye emd of ye Stage'!
Ex collection of the Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd
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[Eleven landscapes by Henry Roberts after Sébastien Le Clerc(?)]
[Eleven landscapes by Henry Roberts after Sébastien Le Clerc(?)]
[c.1743-4]
2 sets, 1 incomplete missing plate 2 price 6d. Eleven engravings in original wrappers, in ink on wrappers "Landscapes (signed) Serrell"; 120 x 180mm (4¾ x 7").
Set of landscapes, engraved by the reproductive engraver Henry Roberts (1730-90, fl.) after, according to the wrappers, Sébastien le Clerc, the Elder (1637-1714). Le Clerc was a prolific engraver and draughtsman who succeeded Claude Mellan as engraver to the king of France, working in various genres in a style derived from Jacques Callot.
Ex collection of the Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd
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Views of London and its Vicinity.
Views of London and its Vicinity. Complete in forty-eight plates, engraved on copper.
by George Cooke, from Drawings by Callcott, R.A., Stanfield A.R.A. Prout. Roberts. Stark. Harding. Cotman. Havell. &c. &c. After the Original Sketches made on the Spot by Edward W. Cooke.
London: Published by Longman & Co. Paternoster-Row; J. & A. Arch, Cornhill; Hodgson, Boys, and Graves, Pall Mall; and Mrs. G. Cooke, Barnes, Surrey.
375 x 280mm. 15 x 11". Some spotting. Binding worn.
Large paper copy containing all 48 plates, in original green binding. Rubbed.
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A History of the University of Oxford, Its Colleges, Hall, and Public Buildings.
A History of the University of Oxford, Its Colleges, Hall, and Public Buildings.
London: R.Ackermann, 1814.
2 vols, folio, original calf rebacked with new spines; uncoloured portrait of Grenville, 70 coloured views after Pugin, and 22 costumes, as called for. No Founders. Some faint offset, mainly in the text text.
A fine binding by Matthews of Oxford.
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[19 military subjects by and after Charles Parrocel]
[19 military subjects by and after Charles Parrocel]
Parrossel Pinx Sculp
A Paris chez M.me Marel Rue St Jacques 39 [c.1740]
Nineteen etchings with original stitching, each sheet 305 x 225mm (12 x 9). Mint condition, very large margins. Mint condition.
Volume of military prints designed by Charles Parrocel (1688-1752), twelve of which are etched by J.G. Wille and the remainder by Parrocel himself. The set appears to be made up of prints from two different publications, 'Recueil de 19 Planches Différentes études de Soldats' (etched by Parrocel) and 'Reitres et Lansquenets' (etched by Wille after Parrocel). Like his father Joseph, Parrocel was principally a painter of battles and hunts. He was present at several battles during the War of the Austrian Succession which he intended to depict in a series of pictures for the chateau of Choisy (although he only completed two, now at Versailles).
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[Four landscapes after Adam Pérelle]
[Four landscapes after Adam Pérelle]
Perelle invt. James Roberts sculp
Printed & Sold by Hen. Roberts Engraver & Printseller near Hand Alley facing Turnstile Holborn London [c.1744]
Four engravings in original wrappers, in ink on wrappers "Landscapes (signed) Serrell"; 130 x 215mm (5 x 8½"). Trimmed to platemark. Slight staining.
Four landscapes after Adam Pérelle (1640-95), one of a family of French artists whose output included many views of Paris, Versailles and Chantilly.
Ex collection of the Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd
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[Thirteen etchings of lake scenery by David Charles Read]
[Thirteen etchings of lake scenery by David Charles Read]
[c.1840]
Thirteen etchings as called for, glued to backing sheets, original presentation in 4to folder (340 x 265mm, 13½ x 10½), green morocco with gilt border and inscription 'Read's Etchings'. Printed dedication to Mrs. James Hussey signed by Read and dated 'The Close, Salisbury, July 20 1840'.
Set of landscape etchings by David Charles Read (1790-1851), etcher and painter. He etched 237 plates between 1826 and 1844, including six sets (including this one). He etched many views around Salisbury and attracted the attention of Goethe (whose portrait he etched) and Mendelssohn, amongst others.
Ex: Collection of the late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd. For Read's portrait of Goethe, see ref. 23404.
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[Five landscapes after Herman van Swanevelt and Giovanni Francesco Grimaldi]
[Five landscapes after Herman van Swanevelt and Giovanni Francesco Grimaldi]
H. Roberts sculp.
According to Act 20 Sep.r 1743
Five engravings in original wrappers, in ink "Engravings of 3 Landscapes by Swanevelt and 2 by Grimaldi (Bolonese) (signed) "Serrell"; 165 x 230mm (6½ x 9").
Incomplete set of landscapes engraved by the reproductive printmaker Henry Roberts (1730-90, fl.) after the 17th century landscape artists Giovanni Francesco Grimaldi (Italian, 1606-80) and Herman van Swanevelt (Dutch, 1600-55).
Ex collection of the Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd
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Erinnerung an Florenz, Rom und Neapel.
Erinnerung an Florenz, Rom und Neapel.
W. Gail, del.t.
Tiesster Verehrung Gewildnet von Wilhelm Gail. 1829.
Folio, ½ Morocco; gilt; marbled boards. Printed title, 6 parts each with ½ title and five lithographic plates. Very scarce with wrappers. Rubbed.
30 views of Rome, Florence and Naples. By Wilhelm Gail (1804-1890) a German painter of architecture.
See Ref: 32003 for 6 plates from the volume.
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[Eleven Illustrations to Schiller's 'Pegasus im Joche' with frontispiece]
[Eleven Illustrations to Schiller's 'Pegasus im Joche' with frontispiece] Umgriffe zu Schiller's Pegasus im Joche uebst Andentungen von Moritz Retzsch.
Stuttgart und Augsburg, Verlag der J.B. Cotta'schen Buchhandlung [...]
Twelve etched plates in original wrappers, 240 x 330mm (9½ x 13"). Foxing.
Set of illustrations to Friedrich Schiller's poem 'Pegasus in Harness' ('Pegasus im Joche'), etched by Moritz Retzsch (1779-1857), German printmaker best known for his illustrations of Schiller, Goethe and other writers (Goethe like Retzsch's illustrations to 'Faust' more than any others). Retzsch's work was more successful in England than in his native country- it has been claimed that his distinctive outline etching style was more popular than that of comparable work by John Flaxman, and that he inspired writers and artists including Byron, Shelley and D.G. Rossetti. The success of Retzsch's work in England let to him producing the eight-volume series 'Retsch's Outlines to Shakespeare (1828-46).
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Loyal Volunteers Of London & Environs, Infantry & Cavalry,  in their respective Uniforms.  Representing the whole of the Manual, Platoon, & Funeral Exercise, In 87 Plates.
Loyal Volunteers Of London & Environs, Infantry & Cavalry, in their respective Uniforms. Representing the whole of the Manual, Platoon, & Funeral Exercise, In 87 Plates.
Designed & Etch'd by T. Rowlandson. and Dedicated by Permission to his Royal Highness the Duke of Gloucester.
[n.d., plates dated 1798 - 1799.]
Subscriber's copy, large 4to, original marbled boards, rebacked, uncut; pp. viii incl. dedication, plus list of subscribers & foreign subscribers, and contents; hand-coloured etched titlepage & 86 hand-coloured aquatint plates, many heightened with gold or silver, total 87 as called for. Binding worn, plates generally good with well-preserved vivid colour, occasionally stained. Some offsetting of image to facing text.
The volunteer corps were established as a direct response to the perceived imminent danger of invasion by Napoleon's forces. A volunteer from each London regiment is placed by Rowlandson in a particular drill position, with an etched description below. The corresponding adjacent text sheet gives a brief history and description of the composition of the corps, and lists the commanding officers. Arguably the greatest of all military costume books, no mere record of uniforms but an important social document in its own right that should be viewed in the context it was published - a time of great national peril with Britain under threat of invasion from France.
Abbey Life In England: 379, "Later impressions can be recognised by not being heightened with gold".
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The Select Works of Tho.s Worlidge,
The Select Works of Tho.s Worlidge, containing Fifty Etchings of Portraits, Fancy Heads, and Miscellaneous Subjects.
London: Published by C.G. Dyer, 55, Old Compton Street, Soho. / Printed by Gold and Swalton, 24, Wardour Street. / 1823
Quarto, original card covers with label 'Fifty Select Etchings by Tho.s Worlidge', bound. Title page and fifty plates as called for (including portrait of Worlidge as frontispiece). Occasional offsetting and spotting. Includes an amateur watercolour portrait after Worlidge. Some sheets on watermarked 1823 Whatman paper.
Posthumous collection of prints by Thomas Worlidge (1700-66), known as the 'English Rembrandt' for his etching technique and fondness for copying subjects by Rembrandt and his contemporaries. The subjects here include several Rembrandt copies and other Dutch genre scenes, along with religious subjects, portraits and oddities such as a camel, écorché figure, and portraits of 'Mahomet, a Turkish Merchant' and his companion 'Hamet'. Born in Peterborough, Worlidge was a pupil of Alessandro Maria Grimaldi, whose daughter Arabella he married. His widow issued his plates in 1766 and 1767 after his death with the numbers in the corners, but very fiew impressions were issued and sold by Worlidge during his lifetime.

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