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[Pair of Scrap Albums made by 'Francis Levein (Secretary London Stock Exchange about, 1877.)
[Pair of Scrap Albums made by 'Francis Levein (Secretary London Stock Exchange about, 1877.) Approximately 300 pages in 2 volumes, a mixture of pen & ink drawings [some Jewish interest], 6 pencil drawings signed by "Frederick Weekes", many social and political illustrations from publications such as 'Illustrated London News' and 'The Graphic'.

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Culs De Lampe [annotated in red crayon].
Culs De Lampe [annotated in red crayon].
39 leaves of engraved and manuscript decorative vignettes of typographical, calligraphic and architectural interest, mostly from the 17th and 18th centuries. Includes makeshift titlepage and 1 blank end paper in unmarked blue 19th century stamped binding. Sheet 230 x 310mm. Evidence of age to binding, extremities frayed.
An album that contains pen and ink drawings, woodcuts and engravings, often composed of animal or botannical forms, designed to enhance text sheets or serve as chapter delineators, or at the beginning or end of pages in decorative manuscript or printed volumes. Cut out from their original broadsheets and glued to the album pages, often text shows through from verso. There is a series of what appear to be roundell designs for mouldings for ceilings, or possibly frames, in sepia ink. Also included are ornate French titlepages, and empty frames for text, both pen and ink and printed, composed of decorative rococo natural forms and allegorical figurative motifs. An interesting collection put together in the 19th century that must be viewed.
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[Album of 25 sketches of paddle steamers.]
[Album of 25 sketches of paddle steamers.]
[Dated between 1850-53.]
22 pen, ink & watercolour sketches, 3 pencil sketches, each sheet 180 x 250mm, loose in original half morocco album. Ten illustrations pasted on the album sheets.
A unique collection of very fine sketches of paddle steamers. Five are titled with the construnction history, including 'Vivid', 'Royal William' & 'Transit', others the name is visible on the side of the ship.
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Engravings fron the Works of Henry Liverseege. With a Memoir by George Richardson, author of 'Patriotism,' 'Miscellaneous Poems,' &c.
Engravings fron the Works of Henry Liverseege. With a Memoir by George Richardson, author of 'Patriotism,' 'Miscellaneous Poems,' &c.
London: George Routledge and Sons, and L.C. Gent. 1875
Folio, cloth binding with gilt embellishment. 440 x 310mm. 17¼ x 12¼".
Containing 38 engravings from paintings by Henry Liverseege (1803-32). Also contains an engraving of William Bradley's portrait of him. Liverseege was born, and died, in Manchester. He exhibited at the Royal Academy and Royal Manchester Institution amongst other institutions. Many of his works are now in Manchester City Galleries.
Ex: Collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd
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Chapel and Church Architecture With Designs for Parsonages.
Chapel and Church Architecture With Designs for Parsonages.
By Rev. George Bowler, Roxbury, Mass.
Boston John P.Jewett and Company. Cleveland, Ohio. Jewett, Proctor & Worthington. New York Sheldon, Blakeman & Company. 1856.
Folio, original half morocco gilt, spine very distressed; pp. 15, chromolithographic frontis., 32 tinted lithograph plates, 15 lithographic plans & diagrams, total 47 plates, with 18pp. explanatory text.
Elevations and floorplans for non-conformist churches in the Gothic revival style.
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Memoirs of celebrated women of all countries. by Madame Junot. With Portraits by the most eminent masters.
Memoirs of celebrated women of all countries. by Madame Junot. With Portraits by the most eminent masters.
London: Edward Churton, 26, Holles Street. 1834.
Folio, contemporary green half calf, marbled boards; pp.94 with 16 plates as called for. Varying degrees of foxing to plates, but image only affected in a few cases.
Laure Junot, Duchesse d'Abrantes, 1784-1838. The plates are lithographs from engravings by Greyedon, Mme. Fauchery, Barin, Maurer, Deveria, Desmaisons, et al., after Gerard, Holbein, Isabey, David, Mme. Lebrun, Nattier, et al. Comprises brief lives of Maria Letizia Ramolini Bonaparte, Anna Zingha-Queen of Matamba, Lady Jane Gray, Dona Catalina De Erauso, Beatrice Cenci, Catherine First Queen of Russia, Ann Boleyn, Baroness De Stael Holstein, Charlotte Corday, Josephine Bonaparte, Mary The Catholic Queen of England, Marina Mniszech, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Marie Antoinette and Mary of Medicis.
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[June - The Long Vacation.]
[June - The Long Vacation.]
Maud Earl.
Photographische Gesellschaft - Berlin Photographic Company Berlin, London W, 133 New Bond Street; New York, 14 East 23rd Street. Copyright 1906
Colour photogravure, signed artist proof. 220 x 350mm. Extremely large margins. Original title pasted to reverse as issued.
From 'the Sportsman's Calendar'. Maud Alice Earl (1864-1943) was an eminent British-American canine painter. Her works are much enjoyed by dog enthusiasts and also accurately record many breeds. Earl was the born in London, the daughter of artist George Earl and his first wife Alice Beaumont Rawlins. Maud's profession was the continuation of a family tradition. George Earl, an avid sportsman and noted sporting painter, was his daughter’s first teacher and had his daughter study the anatomy of her subjects, drawing dog, horse and human skeletons to improve her skill. She later said that her father’s instruction had given her ability that set her apart from other dog painters. After her father's tutelage Maud went on to study at Royal Female School of Art (later incorporated into the Central School of Art). Earl became famous during the Victorian Era, a time when women were not expected to make their living at painting. Nevertheless, she developed a select clientele, including Royals amongst her patrons such as Queen Victoria and Queen Alexandra. Although evidently extremely successful in England, Earl felt that the world she knew had been destroyed by World War I and she emigrated to New York City in 1916. By this time her work had received wide international recognition and her popular images were published in a number of books and in print form. The Sportsman's Year featured twelve of Earl's works as engravings. Maud Earl died in New York in 1943 and is buried at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Sleepy Hollow, New York.
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Relation en Forme de Journal du Voyage et Sejour, que Le Serenissime et Tres-Puissant Prince Charles II Roy de la Grand Bretagne, &c, A fait en Holland, depuis le 25. May, jusques au 2 Juin 1660.
Relation en Forme de Journal du Voyage et Sejour, que Le Serenissime et Tres-Puissant Prince Charles II Roy de la Grand Bretagne, &c, A fait en Holland, depuis le 25. May, jusques au 2 Juin 1660.
A La Haye, Chez Adrian Vlacq. M,DC,LX, Avec Previlege des Estates de Hollande & West-Frise.
Folio, contemporary vellum, spine cracked, inner hinges strained, cloth ties; title with engr. vignette, pp. (ii) + 108; engr. frontis. portrait & 6 engr. plates, all folding. Some minor worming at in text margins at rear, one plate affected with a small pair of holes.
Charles II's state visit to Holland, shortly after the Restoration.
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Original Sketches, Drawn and Engraved on Stone.
Original Sketches, Drawn and Engraved on Stone.
By Henry Stretton, Esq.
Subscribers' Copies to be had of Mr. Paul Gauci, 9, North Crescent, Alfred Place; and of Mr. Worsfold, 161, Regent Street. [n.d., c.1840.]
Original blind-stamped cloth, titled in gilt on front board, hinges strained; title, dedication, list of 180 subscribers, 10 tinted lithographic plates, printed by Paul Gauci. Some spotting.
One of only 180 subscribers' copies of the book.
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Designs by Mr. R.Bentley for Six Poems by Mr. T. Gray.
Designs by Mr. R.Bentley for Six Poems by Mr. T. Gray.
London: Printed for R.Dodesley, in Pall Mall, MDCCLIII.
Folio, half calf, hinges strained; half-title, title with engr. vignette; pp. 35 (one side printed) + (iv)(Epitaph & Explanation of the Prints), faint browning throughout; 6 full-page engr. plates and 12 engr. vignettes in the text.
Six 'Odes' by Gray, each with a frontispiece, head & tailpiece, most signed by T.S.Müller.
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One Day from the Diary of a Stag, January 29, 1846,
One Day from the Diary of a Stag, January 29, 1846, Dedicated by Permission to the Countess of Stradbroke, by Mrs. David Hanbury.
With Illustrations by Edward Robert Smyth.
London: Ackermann & Co., 96, Strand; Dobbs & Co, 134 Fleet Street; and F.Pawsey, Ipswich. [n.d., c.1846.]
Oblong 4to, maroon morocco gilt, marbled endpapers; etched title, half title, pp. 7, etched frontis. & five plates. Plates all backed with linen.
An account of a stag hunt, including a run through Ipswich.
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[Pair of albums of Chinese watercolours on rice paper; with] A Lantern Seller.
[Pair of albums of Chinese watercolours on rice paper; with] A Lantern Seller.
[Albums n.d., c.1830?, Lantern Seller n.d, c.1860.]
Two albums, 130 x 155mm, silk-covered boards; 8 watercolours of figures, & 17 watercolours of lanterns and decorations. Lantern seller a tinted lithograph, sheet 200 x 130mm.
A fine collection of Chinese watercolours in fine colour.
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The International Code of Signals for the Use of All Nations.
The International Code of Signals for the Use of All Nations.
Prepared under the Authority of the Board of Trade by Robert Jackson, Esq., Registrar-General of Shipping and Seamen.
Published for the Committee of Lloyd's by Spottiswoode & Co., 54 Gracechurch Street, London. Entered at Satationers' Hall, 1885.
8vo, half calf with blind-illus. boards, spine distressed, inner hinges strained; pp. 38 (ads) + xvi + 238; three colour plates of flags.
[Ref: 3411]   £120.00  
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Prospectus and Specimens of the Wood Engravings... [for] The Oriental Album;  or Historical, Pictorial and Ethnographical Sketches
Prospectus and Specimens of the Wood Engravings... [for] The Oriental Album; or Historical, Pictorial and Ethnographical Sketches Illustrating the Human Families in the Valley of the Nile, Their Costumes, Usages, Habits, Modes of Life, &c.&c.&c.
By E. Prisse, Esq.
James Madden, Publisher, 8, Leadenhall Street, London... M.DCCC.XLVII [1847].
Publisher's advertisement prospectus illustrated with wood-engraved vignettes, very scarce prospectus. 4 pages, folio (555 x 380mm, 21¾ x 15"). Includes List of Plates; with publisher's printed red labels glued to first and last page. Some soiling, generally good.
Achille Prisse d'Avennes's 'Oriental Album. Characters, Costumes, and Modes of Life, in the Valley of the Nile. Illustrated from Designs Taken on the Spot...'. Prisse travelled through Egypt in the guise of an Arab. He excavated at Thebes from 1839 to 1843 with the botanist George Lloyd (1815-1843), to whom the work is dedicated and whose portrait forms the frontispiece. It was Lloyd who encouraged Prisse to begin the series of drawings which forms this work, but Lloyd accidentally shot himself so did not live to see its publication. The text is by James Augustus St. John who travelled extensively in Egypt and Nubia in 1832-33.
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J..Lockington's Book of Ornamented Crests, Engraved on Twelve Copper Plates,
J..Lockington's Book of Ornamented Crests, Engraved on Twelve Copper Plates, As a Cabinet for the Gentleman and curious Fancy Worker; or Pattern-book for the Coach Painter, Engraver, Jeweller, Sadler, Plater, Embroiderer, Modeller, &c. Being a Companion to his Book of Cyphers, Published by Mr. Bowles.
London, Published June 30, 1791, by John Lockington, Engraver, Saville Passage, near Hanover Square.
Oblong 4to, stitched with marbled paper covers, tatty and torn; engr. title and eleven plates, as called for. Some defects to plates.
Each plate c. 200 x 255mm.
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J..Lockington's Book of Ornamented Crests, Engraved on Twelve Copper Plates,
J..Lockington's Book of Ornamented Crests, Engraved on Twelve Copper Plates, As a Cabinet for the Gentleman and curious Fancy Worker; or Pattern-book for the Coach Painter, Engraver, Jeweller, Sadler, Plater, Embroiderer, Modeller, &c. Being a Companion to his Book of Cyphers, Published by Mr. Bowles.
Published 1st. Jany. 1812. by Laurie & Whittle, 53 Fleet St. London.
Oblong 4to, limp boards; engr. title and eleven plates, as called for.
Each plate c. 200 x 255mm.
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[Collection of Prints by Elias Martin.]
[Collection of Prints by Elias Martin.]
[Drawn by Elias Martin, engraved by Elias Martin or Johan Frederick Martin.]
[No 1. Leicester Street, London: Elias Martin, c.1778.]
Small folio, contemporary boards rebacked with morocco; 25 stipple plate, most printed in sanguine, many interleaved with the original tissue. Mint.
Elias Martin, A.R.A. Swedish, born Stockholm in 1739, died Stockholm 1818. He came to London in 1768, becoming a Royal Academy student the next year and was elected A.R.A in 1770. He returned to Stocholm in 1780. This collection of fine stipples, etchings and engravings after Elias Martin's drawings were engraved by him and his younger brother, Johann Frederick, and were published by Elias, most dated 1778, the others undated.
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[Collection of 48 plates of Portugese costume & trades.]
[Collection of 48 plates of Portugese costume & trades.]
Palhares lith. T. da Palha 15.
48 coloured lithographs with gum arabic highlights, each c. 245 x 320mm. Some plate with minor stains 6 laid on board.
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How Now! A Rat? Dead for a Ducat, Dead! Hamlet, Act 3. Scene 4.
How Now! A Rat? Dead for a Ducat, Dead! Hamlet, Act 3. Scene 4.
J. Yates Carrington. Richard Josey [pencil signatures.]
Mixed-method on india, signed proof. Plate 438 x 870mm. 17¼ x 34¼".
Three images of dogs preparing for an attack on a caged rat.
Not in PSA.
[Ref: 18683]   £480.00  
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The Royal Navy.
The Royal Navy. Dedicated to Admiral Sir Thomas Sabine Pasley, Bar.t, Capt.n H.S. Hillyar C.B., and the Officers of H.M.S. The Royal Oak.
Drawn By Orlando Norie & T.G. Dutton. Engraved By W. Summers.
Published, October 1st. 1869, by R. & A. Ackermann, 191, Regent Street, London.
Aquatint printed in colour and finished by hand, 515 x 820mm. 20¼ x 32¼". Repaired tears into plate from margin; image unaffected.
An impressive view on board H.M.S The Royal Oak showing the uniforms of the different ranks of seamen. Each is captioned below the image. After Orlando Norie (1832 - 1901).
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The Battle Ground Of The Eights  The Thames  The Isis  The Cam.
The Battle Ground Of The Eights The Thames The Isis The Cam.
Drawn & Etched by R. Farren 1884.
Cambridge Macmillan And Bowes.
Oblong folio, etched titlepage and nine etched plates, plates c.145 x 200mm. Edition limited to 200 copies. Binding scuffed and frayed with odd water stain. Plates good, faint evidence of foxing.
Includes attractive views on the Thames at Chiswick and Putney, punting on The Isis, and fishing on The Cam. The decorative titlepage with attractive vignette of a swallow and reeds signed in pencil by the artist, who has also captioned each plate in pencil. Robert Farren rarely signed his work. He lived and worked in Cambridge where he owned a print business.
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Erinnerung an Dresden und Umgebung.
Erinnerung an Dresden und Umgebung.
[n.d., c.1840. Flyleaf annotated in ink "E.L. Hi(illegible). Dresden Aug 24th 1869."]
Book, 23 steel engravings by various artists (largest 260 x 330mm, smallest 235 x 190mm) bound to style into red morocco binding, oblong folio (300 x 410mm). Binding scuffed and rubbed; damage to spine. Plates generally good: strong impressions some with relatively light foxing/staining.
'Souvenir of Dresden and its Environs.'
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Reports by the committee appointed by the Board of Trade to inquire into the navigation of the River Thames: together with the minutes of evidence (with appendices.) Presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty.
Reports by the committee appointed by the Board of Trade to inquire into the navigation of the River Thames: together with the minutes of evidence (with appendices.) Presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty.
London: printed by George Edward Eyre and William Spottiswoode, printed to the Queen's most excellent majesty, for her majesty's office. 1879
Quarto in wrappers, 330 x 210mm. 13 x 8¼". Consisting of title page, contents, four coloured maps and 'minute by the president of the board of trade'. Foxing and edges tatty with tears
Four coloured maps showing the Thames from London Bridge to Southend and Sheerness, bound together. Originally accompanied a report on the navigation of the river.
From the Port of London Authority archives.
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Das Vater Unser eines Underwaldners.
Das Vater Unser eines Underwaldners.
erfunden von J. Martin Usteri in Zürich ausgeführt und in Tuschmanier geäzt von Marquard Wocher in Basel
Freiburg im Breisgau in der Herderschen Kunsthandlung. [n.d., c.1814.]
4to. Cover and 8 leaves of calligraphic lithograph text, with 8 aquatint plates.330 x 240mm. 13 x 9½". Some foxing on pages but not on plates; loosely bound.
Usteri's anti-French series of illustrations and one of his most important works. The aquatints depict the Schwarzer September ('Black September'), as the bloody rebellion of the Swiss Nidwalden against the invading French revolutionary troops in September 1798 became known. 600 houses were burned down and a large number of women and children perished. The illustrations follow a Nidwald mountain shepherd and his young nephew accompanied by a text based on the Lord's Prayer.
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Cirque.
Cirque. 24 gravures au canif par Tilmans. Preface Par Maurice De Laborderie.
Editeur L'Imagerie Francaise Limoges 1946.
24 coloured limited-edition woodcuts, complete as index. Disbound, with titlepage and text sheets, in paper-covered card wrappers with lettered cover bearing vignette of three clown's faces. Presented in original printed card sleeve. Tear in cover paper lower left. Foxing to wrappers and title page, plates good. Outer sleeve scuffed and missing two short sides.
A collection of vibrant illustrations of circus acts, each captioned lower left and signed 'Tilmans' in pencil lower right. Stamped 'No 12', of an edition limited to 130. By Belgian artist Émile Henri Tilmans (1888 - 1960).
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A Report of the State of the Sheffield General Infirmary,
A Report of the State of the Sheffield General Infirmary, (Open to the Sick and Lame Poor of any Nation) From Missummer 1801, to Midsummer, 1802.
By the Committee of Accounts, Appointed by the Statutes of the Charity to Prepare the Same.
T.Pierson, Printer, Sheffield. [n.d., watermarked 1802.]
Folio letterpress broadsheet, 4pp., with engraving on front. Sheet (opened) 475 x 605mm, 18¾ x 23¾". Splits in folds, one tear.
With lists of the receipts and payments, patients admitted and discharged, legacies and subscribers. Sheffield General Infirmary was founded in 1792, becoming the Royal Infirmary in 1897, closing in 1980. The original building, as shown in the engraving, is now Heritage House, a Grade II* listed building.
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Remarks On The Proportionate Quantities Of Rain At Different Seasons In Oxford.
Remarks On The Proportionate Quantities Of Rain At Different Seasons In Oxford.
By Stephen Peter Rigaud, M.A. Savilan Professor Of Astronomy.
Oxford, Printed By S. Collingwood, Printer To The University, For The Ashmolean Society. MDCCCXXXV [1835].
Printed pamphlet, 8vo, 210 x 130mm, 8¼ x 5". Complete as issued, lacking wrapper. Light age toning as normal, titlepage with stains.
The author is Stephen Peter Rigaud (1774 - 1839), mathematical historian and astronomer.
British Library system number: 00273614.
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Almanac 1883.
Almanac 1883.
From T.J. Sawyerr, 162, Rawdon Street, Freetown.
A.J. White, Limited, 21, Farringdon Road, London, E.C.
Printed pamphlet wrapper, chromolithograph, and one disbound sheet. 12vo, 150 x 95mm, 6 x 3¾".
An Almanac printed for the British settlement at Freetown, Sierra Leone, West Africa. The printed text within, including verso side of disbound sheet, is overwritten by hand in ink in a non-European script. The recto of the sheet ( numbered '5') lists significant historical events for the month of February, and is illustrated with a monk looking at his fishy catch to signify Pisces. Below is a recommendation for 'Seigel's Curative Syrup' by one Joseph Woods, Chemist. According to a pencil note offered with this item, the ink manuscript is a local charm, to be recited for the purpose of curing the sick. A truly unique piece of ephemera.
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[Narrative of a Visit to Brazil, Chile, Peru and the Sandwich Islands during the years 1821 and 1822. With miscellaneous remarks on the past and present state, and political prospects of those countries.]
[Narrative of a Visit to Brazil, Chile, Peru and the Sandwich Islands during the years 1821 and 1822. With miscellaneous remarks on the past and present state, and political prospects of those countries.]
[By Gilbert Farquhar Mathison.]
[London: C. Knight, 1825.]
Book, 8vo (205 x 130mm, 8 x 5"), xii. 478 pp., in contemporary green morocco, spine gilt. One folding chart and three coloured aquatint plates, lacking one plate and titlepage. Extremities of binding scuffed and rubbed. Light staining to some plates, interior generally good. Dedication leaf almost detached.
The author sailed from Lisbon to Rio in 1821, visiting the Swiss settlement of Nova Friburgo. He then boarded an American brig destined for Chile and Peru, and at Callao he took another ship to the Sandwich Islands. Includes a folding map of the Sandwich Islands and colour plates depicting Peruvian women. Abbey calls for four plates, but the copy in the Hill collection contains only three, as this copy.
Abbey Travel: 700. British Library: 002422190.
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Reims en Campagne.
Reims en Campagne.
M.Merian fecit.
[Frankfurt, Merian, c.1650.]
Engraved map. Sheet 210 x 330m 8¼ x 13". Trimmed and laid on card.
Map-view of Rheims, north-east of Paris. Cathedral of Reims (Rheims), the most mythical one in France, where the coronation of the French kings took place.
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Dick Whittington And His Wonderful Cat;
Dick Whittington And His Wonderful Cat; And The Butterflies' Ball And Grasshoppers Feast, And The Troublesome Rats Of Morocco.
[n.d., c.1850.]
Play script, letterpress pamphlet, 12mo (185 x 120mm, 7¼ x 4¾"). In non-original wrapper titled in ink mss. front cover. Glued to scrap sheet.
Dick Whittington and His Cat is a folk tale that has often been adapted for stage pantomimes and plays. It tells of a poor boy in the 14th century who becomes a wealthy merchant and eventually the Lord Mayor of London because of the ratting abilities of his cat. The character of the boy is named for a real life person, Richard Whittington, but there is no evidence that Whittington had a cat.The first recorded pantomime version of the story was in 1814, starring Joseph Grimaldi as Dame Cecily Suet, the Cook. The pantomime adds another element to the story, rats, and an arch villain, the Pantomime King (or sometimes Queen) Rat, as well as the usual pantomime fairy, the Fairy of the Bells. Other added characters are a captain and his mate and some incompetent pirates. In this version, Dick and his cat "Tommy" travel to Morocco, where the cat rids the country of rats. The Sultan rewards Dick with half of his wealth.
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King Charles I and the Heads of the Noble Earls, Lords and others, who suffered for their Loyalty in the Rebellion and Civil-Wars of England.
King Charles I and the Heads of the Noble Earls, Lords and others, who suffered for their Loyalty in the Rebellion and Civil-Wars of England. With their Characters engraved under each Print, extracted from Lord Clarendon. Taken from the Original Pictures of the Greatest Masters, many of them Sir Anthony Van Dyke's, and all the Heads accurately engraved by Mr. Geo. Vertue,
London: Printed for J.Ryall and R.Withy, Book and Printsellers, at Hogarth's Head, opposite Sailsbury-Court, Fleet Street. [1757.]
Folio, disbound, lacking front board; engraved frontis, 10 numbered plates containing 19 portraits as called for in the index. Damp stain on frontis.
The frontis. has the portraits of the six Stuart monarchs and the Duke of Glocester. The plates include Charles I, Archbishops Laud & Juxon, the earls of Stafford, Litchfield & Caenarvon, and Royalist soldiers Harry Slingsby & George Lisle.
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Souvenirs de la Belgique.
Souvenirs de la Belgique. Album Contenant Douze Vues Des Plus Beaux Monuments Du Pays Et Un Plan de la Ville de Bruxelles.
Chez Gerard, Lithographe, Rue de la Bergere, No.6, a Bruxelles, pres du Marche au Bois. [n.d., c.1853.]
Book, oblong 4to (230 x 295mm, 9 x 11½"), 12 lithographs on india laid paper and one fold-out map of Brussels 1853, complete as issued. In original printed wrappers with title and vignette to cover. Wrapper scuffed and rubbed, plates good. Tear to map.
Souvenir book of views in Brussels, Belgium, each one captioned in English, French and German, aimed at foreign visitors to the city.
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The Antiquities of Richborough and Reculver.
The Antiquities of Richborough and Reculver. Abridged from the Latin of Mr. Archdeacon Battely.
London, Printed for J.Johnson, in St. Paul's Church-Yard, MDCCLXXIV [1774].
8vo, C19th calf gilt, marbled endpapers and edges, bookplates on front pastedown and front endpaper, ink ownship inscription on prelim. Frontis. map, title, pp. x + 152, incl. errata, appendix and index, one engraved plate.
An account of the Roman antiquities found at Richborough in Kent, site of the landings of both the Julian and Claudian invasions of Britain.
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Chinese Architecture. Part the Second.
Chinese Architecture. Part the Second. Being a Large Collection of Designs of their Paling of different Kinds, Lattice Work, &c. For Parks, Paddocks, Terminations for Vistos, Ha Ha's Common Fence and Garden, Paling, both close and open, Chinese Stiles, Stair-Cases, Galleries, Windows, &c. To Which are added, Several Designs of Chinese Vessels, Ewers, Ganges Cups, Tureens, Garden Pots, &c.
The Whole neatly engraved on Twelve Copper-Plates, from real Chinese Designs, improved by P.Decker, Architect.
Printed for the Authorm and Sold by Henry Parker and Elizabeth Bakewell, opposite Birchin-Lane, in Cornhill; and H.Piers and Partner, at the Bible and Crown, near Chancery-Lane, Holborn. MDCCLIX. Price 3s.
Part 2 only. Oblong 4to, wrappers, disbound, edges worn; title & 12 engraved plates. Some worming.
Designs for fences, windows and pailings, with some plates decorated with vases etc.
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Sketches of Corsica;  -or, a Journal Written during a Visit to that Island, in 1823.  With an Outline of its History, and Specimens of the Language and Poetry of the People.
Sketches of Corsica; -or, a Journal Written during a Visit to that Island, in 1823. With an Outline of its History, and Specimens of the Language and Poetry of the People.
By Robert Benson, M.A. F.L.S.
London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, Paternoster Row. MDCCCXXV. [1825.]
Book, first edition, 8vo (210 x 130mm, 8¼ x 5"), hand coloured aquatint and 4 sepia (including frontispiece), wood-engraved vignette titlepage, 195 pp. Contemporary brown calf with gilt border decoration and gilt stamped banded spine inscribed 'Bensons Corsica'. Spine and extremities of binding scuffed and rubbed. Spotting to plates, generally light, offsetting to coloured plate. Otherwise good.
Robert Benson (1797 - 1844), recorder of Salisbury, was the youngest son of the Rev. Edmund Benson, priest-vicar of Salisbury Cathedral, and was born in that city. In 1823 he went to Corsica as one of the commissioners to carry into effect the bequests of General Paoli, and on his return he published this book. Filippo Antonio Pasquale di Paoli (Pascal Paoli, 1725 – 1807), was a Corsican patriot and leader, the president of the Executive Council of the General Diet of the People of Corsica. Paoli designed and wrote the Constitution of this first democratic republic of the modern age himself. It was a representative democracy asserting that the elected Diet of Corsican representatives had no master.
Abbey Travel: 76.
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The Printed Work of Claud Lovat Fraser.
The Printed Work of Claud Lovat Fraser.
[By Christopher Millard.]
London Henry Danielson 1923.
Book, bibliography, 8vo (255 x 155mm, 10 x 6") five plates by Clark including portrait frontispiece, pp. 106. Quarter black buckram with printed spine label, Lovat Fraser Curwen patterned paper-covered boards. One of a limited edition of 275 copies printed on antique de luxe paper numbered '183' and signed by the author. With errata slip and extra spine label. A very good copy, uncut, with minor rubbing to extremities.
Claud Lovat Fraser (1890 - 1921) was an artist and designer of theatrical characters and scenes, and decorations for chap-books and broadsides, which were published under the title Flying Fame (1913). Judged by their imaginative quality, these latter designs are perhaps the most important which he achieved. On the outbreak of the European War in 1914 Fraser joined the army, and in 1916 was invalided home from Flanders. In 1919 he held the first representative exhibition of his work, and established his reputation. In the next year his designs for the settings and costumes of As You Like It and The Beggar's Opera, produced at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, brought him unusual fame, and from this time onwards he produced innumerable designs for the theatre. He made a close study also of the various approaches to process-reproduction in colour, and this resulted in a prolific output by him of booklets, rhyme sheets, end papers, trade cards, and similar matter. He had realized early the importance of visualizing design and type together as an inseparable whole; and the methods which he came to employ in his printed and published work exercised a considerable influence. Among the later books which he decorated, Poems from the Works of Charles Cotton (1922) and The Luck of the Bean-Rows by Charles Nodier (1921) are notable examples. He made designs for other theatrical productions, such as La Serva Padrona, Lord Dunsany's If, two ballets for Madame Tamar Karsavina, and Gustav Holst's Savitri.
[Ref: 11922]   £220.00  
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The Andalusian Annual, For MDCCCXXXVII.
The Andalusian Annual, For MDCCCXXXVII.
Edited by Michael Burke Honan, Esq., Author of 'The Court and Camp of Don Carlos.'
London: John Macrone, St. James's Square. 1836.
Book, 4to (310 x 245mm. 12¼ x 9¾"), sheet music and lyrics to thirteen Spanish songs and dances with background text, illustrated by 12 fine hand coloured lithographic plates of principal characters by M. Gauci. 162 pp. In full contemporary embossed brown morocco with gilt spine and gilt stamped title with vignette to cover. Very scarce. Spine detached. Binding scuffed and rubbed. Interior good, occasional spotting, plates in vivd colour.
British Library: 004419129.
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Engravings from the Works of Thomas Gainsborough, R.A.
Engravings from the Works of Thomas Gainsborough, R.A. by J. Scott, G.H. Every, G.Sanders, and other Eminent Engravers.
Published by Henry Graves & Company, Printsellers & Publishers to Her Majesty the Queen, and Their Royal Highnesses The Prince and Princess of Wales. 6, Pall Mall, London. [n.d., c.1880.]
Folio, half morocco binding with gilt spine in compartments. 510 x 370mm. 20 x 14½". Marble paper inside cover, gilt front edge. 125 proof mezzotints interleaved on indian paper. Bookplate of Francis H.D.C. Whitmore inside front cover. Light foxing but images unaffected.
Complete volume of 125 engravings from the works of Thomas Gainsborough, divided into portraits, royal portraits and fancy subjects.
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The life of Masaccio/La vita di Masaccio.
The life of Masaccio/La vita di Masaccio.
Published in Firenze l'anno MCCLXX.
Lacking title, 4pp. Parallel English and Italian text and Dedication signed: Thomas Patch, Engraved dedication at head and tail-piece, 26 engraved plates by Patch after Masaccio dated 1770-1772. Lightly soiled at beginning and end, a few plates with slight marginal water-stain, later half calf, joints worn, folio.
Thomas Patch [1725-1782] painter, physiognomist, draughtsman, caricaturist; student of early Renaissance art, in Rome (1747-1755) and Florence (1755-1782). Masaccio (1401-1427?), the first great painter of the Italian Renaissance, whose innovations in the use of scientific perspective inaugurated the modern era in painting.
Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 12078]   £3,200.00   (£3840.00 incl.VAT) view all images for this item
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Fifteen Splendid Portraits of Royal Personages.
Fifteen Splendid Portraits of Royal Personages. Engraved in Mezzotinto, by Richard Earlom, Charles Turner, and R. Dunkarton.
London: printed by J. McCreery, Black Horse Court, Fleet Street. 1816. [published by S. Woodburn, No. 112, St. Martin's Lane.]
Folio; fine calf binding, hinges broken, modern slipcase. Gilt edged pages. Ex libris plate of Joseph Gould, Balliol College, inside front cover.
Plates as follows: 1. Queen Elizabeth; 2. Mary Queen of Scots, and Lord Darnley; 3. James the First; 4. James the First and his Royal Progeny; 5. Henry, Prince of Wales; 6. Charles , Prince of Wales, afterwards King; 7. Frederick, King of Bohemia; 8. Oliver Cromwell; 9. Charles the Second, King of England; 10. Christian the Fourth of Denmark, with his Son Frederick; 11. Maximilian, Emperor of Germany; 12. Charles the Fifth, Emperor of Germany; William the First, Prince of Orange; 14. Henry the Fourth, King of France; 15. Henry the Great, King of France, as he lay in State.
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Engravings from the Works of Henry Liverseege.
Engravings from the Works of Henry Liverseege.
London. Published by Hodgson, Boys and Graves. Printsellers to his Majesty. Pall Mall. And Grundy and Goadsby, Manchester.
Folio, marble cover, spine in compartment with decorative gilt. 430 x 290mm. 17 x 11½". Some plates foxed. Ex libris plate of John Hall inside cover.
Containing 35 engravings from paintings by Henry Liverseege (1803-32). Also contains an engraving of William Bradley's portrait of him. Liverseege was born, and died, in Manchester. He exhibited at the Royal Academy and Royal Manchester Institution amongst other institutions. Many of his works are now in Manchester City Galleries.
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Library Edition of the Works of Sir Edwin Landseer, R.A.
Library Edition of the Works of Sir Edwin Landseer, R.A. Second Series only.
Published by Henry Graves & Company Printsellers to Her Majesty the Queen, and Their Royal Highnesses The Prince and Princess of Wales. 6, Pall Mall; London.
Folio. Morocco binding with decorative gilt on spine in compartments. Marble paper inside cover. 510 x 360mm. 20 x 14¼". 100 plates. Occasional staining.
Large book containing one hundred engravings after works by Landseer by a variety of engravers, with brief comments supplying information about the paintings after which each engraving was produced.
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The Pilgrim's Progress from this world to that which is to come.
The Pilgrim's Progress from this world to that which is to come.
By John Bunyan. Illustrated by W. Strang.
London John C. Nimmo MDCCCXCV [1895].
Fourteen etched plates including illustrated titlepage (Bunyan's wife reading the bible to him), complete as list, each mounted and presented in original portfolio (360 x 295mm, 14¼ x 11½"). Each plate c.170 x 125mm (6¾ x 5"), initialled W.S. (William Strang) in plate. Portfolio with original printed title label to upper cover, numbered '41' in ink, from an edition limited to 50, and signed by Strang. All covers detached and broken at spine; boards generally scuffed and rubbed. Some spotting to plates, mostly marginal, and original mounts.
The scenes depicted in the evocative etchings by William Strang R.A. R.E. (Scottish, 1859 - 1921) are listed on an original label pasted to the inside front cover. Chief pupil of Alphonse Legros, Strang was one of the original members of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers, and his work was a part of their first exhibition in 1881. 'The Pilgrim's Progress from This World to That Which Is to Come' is a Christian allegory by John Bunyan (1628 - 1688), first published in 1678.
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Explanatory Notes of  A Pack of  Cavalier Playing Cards  Temp. Charles II.
Explanatory Notes of A Pack of Cavalier Playing Cards Temp. Charles II. Forming a Complete Political Satire of The Commonwealth.
By Edmund Goldsmid, F.H.R.S., F.S.A. (Scot).
Edinburgh: E. & G. Goldsmid. 1886.
Rare letterpress pamphlet, 8vo (255 x 165mm, 10 x 6½"), 23 pp., including titlepage and introduction. In original vellum printed wrapper. Extremities chipped and tatty. Covers soiled. Light spotting to all pages.
The significance of all 53 playing cards from a unique facsimile set printed on the 13 sheets that accompanied this guide [missing] is explained. The cards were originally engraved on copper by a Royalist sympathiser during the reign of Charles II. Each card represents a personage or incident during the Civil War.
British Library: 001453612.
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Historical Illustrations of the Chateau d'Eu from its foundation to the present day;
Historical Illustrations of the Chateau d'Eu from its foundation to the present day; with full and authentic details of the recent visit of Her Majesty the Queen of England, and her royal consort, to His Majesty the king of the French, and his August family.
By Joseph Skelton, F.S.A. author and engraver of the architectural antiquities of Oxfordshire, etc. The text by M.J. Vatout, Counsellor of State and first librarian to the King. The English department by the Rev. C.J. Furlong, A.M.
London, F.G. Moon, publisher to Her Majesty, Threadneedle-Street. 1844. Printed by A. and H. Firmin Didot, rue Jacob, 56.
Large folio, fine contemporary calf binding with gilt border and crest, decorative spine in compartments. Gilt page edges. 21 plates as called for. Front cover detached, edges rubbed. Staining to back cover
Includes list of subscribers and text describing the plates. The crest on the front is that of Percy, Duke of Northumberland. The Dukedom was created on 22 October 1766. The book therefore possibly comes from the library at Alnwick or Syon.
With thanks to Thomas Woodcock, Norroy and Ulster King of Arms, for identifying the crest of Percy, Duke of Northumberland.
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(Ireland, William Henry.) [Something concerning Nobody.]
(Ireland, William Henry.) [Something concerning Nobody.] [Edited by Somebody. Embellished with fourteen characteristic etchings.]
[Plates etched by G. M. Woodward.]
[London: Robert Scholey, 1814.]
Fourteen sepia etchings (complete, including frontispiece) attributed to George Moutard Woodward (c.1760 - 1809), glued into green paper pamphlet, front wrapper annotated in ink. Only edition, 8vo (210 x 135mm, 8¼ x 5¼"). Etchings trimmed within platemarks (lacking text and original binding).
Each captioned plate shows the 'Nobody' character - a large head on small shoulders placed on his legs so that he has no body - in different everyday situations. A real curiosity.
British Library: 010250214.
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[Cairnach.]
[Cairnach.]
[Engraved by Charles Mottram after Sir Edwin Landseer.]
[London: Henry Graves & Son, 1875.]
Engraving on india. 400 x 370mm, 16 x 14½". Artist's printed monogram & Printsellers' blindstamp. Margins soiled.
Circular portrait of the head of Cairnach, Queen Victoria's Skye Terrier, painted by Landseer on Price Albert's commission. The original painting was given by Albert to Victoria as a Christmas present in 1842.
Graves: 304. PSA: BL: 25.
[Ref: 18597]   £360.00  
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Views of Toronto.  Descriptive Letterpress.
Views of Toronto. Descriptive Letterpress.
[Anon., Canadian, n.d., 1858?]
Small letterpress pamphlet, 12mo (160 x 100mm, 6¼ x 4"), 16pp. incl. printed wrapper, very scarce item. A little foxed, generally fine.
Supplement to a series of souvenir engravings (lacking) of views and principal buildings in the city of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The text is taken from 'Nelson's Hand-Book to the City of Toronto'.
Se Library and Archives Canada: 895665697.
[Ref: 26707]   £320.00  
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[Almanac] Parker's Ephemeris  For the Year of Our Lord 1774.
[Almanac] Parker's Ephemeris For the Year of Our Lord 1774. The Eighty-Fifth Impression.
London, Printed by J. Emonson, for the Company of Stationers. [Price Nine-Pence Stitched.]
Small woodcut and letterpress booklet, printed in red and black; 12mo (160 x 100mm, 6¼ x 4"), lacking original binding and with later detached brown paper wrapper. A little soiled and stained; contents generally good.
A miscellany of general and historical information, including astronomical, astrological, and meteorological charts/tables, calendars, and a few decorative woodcut vignettes. Title page with woodcut portrait of George Parker (1651-1743), almanac maker. In 1690 Parker commenced the publication of an almanac with the title 'Mercurius Anglicanus; or the English Mercury,' which was continued under his name until 1781. In 1707 the name of the publication was changed to 'Parker's Ephemeris.' With pen ownership inscription 'Thomas Cadbird' to title page.
See BL General Reference Collection P.P.2465.
[Ref: 26708]   £110.00  
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