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Hommage a Berlioz.
Hommage a Berlioz.
Peint par H.Fantin-Latour. Photogravure Goupil & Co.
Imprimé & Publié le 1.er Octobre 1900 par Goupil et C.ie Editeurs, Imprimeurs, Manzi, Joyant & C.ie Editeurs, Imprimeurs, Successeurs _ Paris, Londres. New-York Published by Manzi, Joyant & Co.
Photogravure on india. 680 x 540mm, 26¾ x 21¼". Creased in margin.
A memorial to Louis Hector Berlioz (1803-69), the French Romantic composer.
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Hortus Eystettensis,
Hortus Eystettensis, Diligens et accurata omnium plantrium, florium, stirpium, qvae, ex variis orbis terrae partibus, singulari studio collectarum, quae in celeberrimis viridariis arcem episcopalem ibidem cingentibus, olim conspiciebantur delineatio et ad vivum repraesentatio et advivum repraesentatio opera.
Wolfg. Kil[ian].
Basilii Beslaeri Philiatri et Pharmacopoei. M.D C. XIII.
Copper engraving. Sheet size: 495 x 395mm (19½ x 15½). Very scarce. Trimmed inside platemark. Damaged. Laid on backing sheet.
The titlepage to 'Hortus Eystettensis' by Basilius Besler, published in 1613. The Bishop, Johann Konrad von Gemmingen, commissioned Besler to produce the work, which he compiled over sixteen years, although the bishop died before its completion. Besler had the assistance of his brother and a group of skilled German draughtsmen and engravers, including Sebastian Schedel, an accomplished painter, and Wolfgang Kilian, a skilled engraver from Augsburg. Kilian and his team engraved the initial copper plates, but after the bishop’s death, the operations moved to Nürnberg and a new team of engravers, among whom were Johannes Leypold, Georg Gärtner, Levin and Friedrich van Hulsen, Peter Isselburg, Heinrich Ulrich, Dominicus Custos and Servatius Raeven. Camerarius' nephew, Ludwig Jungermann (1572–1653), was a botanist and wrote most of the descriptive text.
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[Frontispiece to Part VII of the Bibliotheca Chalcographica]
[Frontispiece to Part VII of the Bibliotheca Chalcographica] VII Pars Bibliohecae Chalcographicae Id Est / Continuatio Secunda Iconum Virorum Illustrium
Impensis Clementis Amony, Bibliopolae et Chalcographi
Francfordy ad Moenum Anno MDCLXIX
Engraving, sheet 180 x 140mm (7 x 5½"). Trimmed to image. Small loss top right.
Frontispiece to one of the final parts of the Bibliotheca Chalcographica, a series of portrait prints published in nine parts between 1597 and 1664, initially with text by Jean-Jacques Boissard and engravings by Theodor de Bry but with other writers and engravers becoming involved in the later parts.
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A New Collection of Landskips.
A New Collection of Landskips.
Engrav'd by G. Bickham jun.r MDCCXXXII
London Printed for John Bowles at the Black Horse in Cornhill
Seven engravings with original part stitching, platemarks each approx 215 x 155mm (8½ x 6").
Set of landscapes in portrait orientation, mostly with prominent figures, engraved by George Bickham (c.1704-71), engraver and printseller. This set dates from Bickham's early career working as a journeyman engraver for the Bowles and Overton families, before he began to publish himself. Bickham's later work was enormously varied and controversial, and included some of the most imaginative political prints of the mid-18th century (the witty draughstmanship he brought to those prints can be seen even here).
Ex collection of the Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd
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[Frontispiece to John Anstis, 'The Register of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, From its Cover in Black Velvet, Usually Called the Black Book']
[Frontispiece to John Anstis, 'The Register of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, From its Cover in Black Velvet, Usually Called the Black Book'] Registrum, quod a Tegumento Nigro vocatur Liber Niger [...]
J. Sympson sculp [1724]
Very fine engraving, platemark 305 x 195mm (12 x 7¾"). Very large margins.
Decorative frontispiece to 'Register of the Order of the Garter', which the herald and antiquary John Anstis (1669-1744) had published at his own expense in 1724. This was a transcript of the Latin 'Black Book of the Garter' from circa 1535, in Windsor Castle.
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Fac Similes des Dessins Extraits des Livres de Croquis de Géricault et Lithographiés par Plusieurs Artistes.
Fac Similes des Dessins Extraits des Livres de Croquis de Géricault et Lithographiés par Plusieurs Artistes.
Publiés par Blaisot M.d d'Estampes de S.A.R. M.gr le Duc d'Orléans / Palais Royal 1825 / Imp.e Lithog.e de P. Ducarme, Rue des Fossés Saint Germain l'auxerrois, No. 24
Ten lithographs in original wrappers, sheets each approx 365 x 270mm (14¼ x 10½"). Collector's stamp of [?]Paul and Véronique Sanchez on verso of each (probably variant of L.3289.
Ten lithographs of 20? after drawings by Théodore Géricault (1791 - 1824) and published shortly after his death. Subjects include military and oriental costume studies, fighting bulls, the philosopher Helvetius presenting his son to Voltaire, and a fragment of Michelangelo's 'Last Judgment'. After Géricault's death at the age of 32, his works were auctioned in a sale which contained around 220 paintings and an estimated 1600-1800 drawings and watercolours. Géricault sold very little in his lifetime, and so he owned most of his work at the time of his death. The drawings reproduced here were probably purchased at the auction by Blaisot. While he had little financial success in his lifetime, Géricault's postuhumous influence was on the likes of Delacroix and Courbet was great.
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In the Collection of Peter Delmé Esq.r
In the Collection of Peter Delmé Esq.r
Giacomo Cortesi, detto il Borgognone pinx. Chatelain Sculp.
Publish'd by Ar: Pond Feb.y 1744. 2 feet wide 1 foot 3 inch ¼ high.
Etching and engraving, with very large margins. Plate 311 x 400mm (12¼ x 15¾").
A landscape after Borgognone; a broad river with a single-arched bridge to the left, with a castellated square tower at the right end, trees on the far bank and men with a small barge in the foreground, drawn by a mule which a man leads into the left foreground.
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Henri IV. Sous le joug de la Cour et du Blaisir, donne neanimoins des Exemples de Valeur, et d'Humanite au Siege de la Rochelle. [title cut and pasted below image.] [&] Nec Aestus Nec Torret Hyems.
Henri IV. Sous le joug de la Cour et du Blaisir, donne neanimoins des Exemples de Valeur, et d'Humanite au Siege de la Rochelle. [title cut and pasted below image.] [&] Nec Aestus Nec Torret Hyems.
PP. Choffard fecit 1786. [ &] PP Choffard fect 17781.
A pair of etchings. Sheet 335 x 254mm. 13¼ x 10".
Two vignettes by Pierre-Philippe Choffard for Joseph-Louis-Ripault Desormeaux's (1724-1793) 'Histoire de la Maison de Bourbon'. Desormeaux was the official historiographer to the Maison de Bourbon and his work was disrupted by the French Revolution and left unfinished at the reign of Henry IV. This 'Histoire de la Maison de Bourbon" was published in five volumes and published between 1772 and 1788.
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Bonte et Valeur.
Bonte et Valeur.
PP. Choffard fecit. 1775.
[Paris: l'Imprimerie Royale: 1775.]
Two etched plates. Sheet 330 x 254mm. 13 x 10".
Two of the numerous tail-pieces and vignettes by Pierre-Philippe Choffard for Joseph-Louis-Ripault Desormeaux's (1724-1793) 'Histoire de la Maison de Bourbon'. Desormeaux was the official historiographer to the Maison de Bourbon and his work was disrupted by the French Revolution and left unfinished at the reign of Henry IV. This 'Histoire de la Maison de Bourbon" was published in five volumes and published between 1772 and 1788.
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La Victoire déposant sur les Armes de France la Devise et l'ancien Ecu des Bourbons. [Cut out and stuck at top of image.] Bonte et Valeur.
La Victoire déposant sur les Armes de France la Devise et l'ancien Ecu des Bourbons. [Cut out and stuck at top of image.] Bonte et Valeur.
PP. Choffard fect 1788.
Etching. 132 x 197mm. 5¼ x 7¾". Foxing, title cut.
A vignette by Pierre-Philippe Choffard for Joseph-Louis-Ripault Desormeaux's (1724-1793) 'Histoire de la Maison de Bourbon'. Desormeaux was the official historiographer to the Maison de Bourbon and his work was disrupted by the French Revolution and left unfinished at the reign of Henry IV. This 'Histoire de la Maison de Bourbon" was published in five volumes and published between 1772 and 1788.
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[Frontispiece before title added]
[Frontispiece before title added]
Printed for Jn Bowles and Son at the Black Horse in Cornhill Publish'd according to Act of Parliam/t 4 Oct 1756
Rare engraving, platemark 330 x 215mm (13 x 8½").
Frontispiece with rococo frame adorned by putti (top) and landscape scene with labourers below. Wine making interest.
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[Eighteen landcapes engraved by John Boydell after his own designs and paintings by David Teniers, 1747]
[Eighteen landcapes engraved by John Boydell after his own designs and paintings by David Teniers, 1747]
Eighteen engravings, 18th century watermark; in ink on wrappers "Boydells landskips (signed) Serrell; and six fine engravings of pictures by Teniers to be cared for"; platemarks approx 140 x 270mm (5½ x 10½"); very large margins. Some damage.
Three 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. One set are engravings of paintings by David Teniers II (1610-90), Flemish painter of genre scenes.
Ex collection of the Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd
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Ponti Cospicui Dell Inghilterra.
Ponti Cospicui Dell Inghilterra.
[n.d., c.1720.]
Engraving. Plate: 70 x 370mm (2¾ x 14½"). large margins on 3 sides. Trimmed on left edge. Creases.
A collection of vignettes showing various bridges in England, including Knaresborough, Stratford, Windsor and Wetherby.
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Brietius's Draught of the Winds and their names according to the Ancients and Moderns.
Brietius's Draught of the Winds and their names according to the Ancients and Moderns.
Map. Sheet: 190 x 235mm (7½ x 9¼"). Trimmed within plate. Creasing & paper tone. Thread margins.
A diagram of a wind rose from Herman Moll's 'Atlas Geographicus' Published in London by J. Nutt et al. between 1711 and 1717. The diagram shows the twelve main winds as described by Aristotle and Pliny as well as the thirty two divisions used by early 18th century sailors.
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An Exact List of the Votes of the Freeholders and Freemen, of the City and County of Bristol,
An Exact List of the Votes of the Freeholders and Freemen, of the City and County of Bristol, Taken at the Election of Members of Parliament before John Rich Esq; and Noblet Ruddock, Esq: Sheriffs [...]
Bristol: Printed by and for Joseph Penn, Bookseller, in Wine Street, 1722. Bit later?
Letterpress, 2pp, 220 x 130mm (8½ x 5").
Frontispiece to a volume publishing the votes of freeholders and freemen of Bristol in 1722. The candidates were the merchant Joseph Earle (c.1658-1730), Sir Abraham Elton, and William Hart. Earle was elected with 2141 votes. Elton received 1869 and Hart 1743. Elton was successful in two later elections (1734 and 1741).
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Britannia 1696.
Britannia 1696.
MB [M Burghers] d. et sculp.
[n.d. c.1699.]
Engraving. 70 x 166mm (2¾ x 6½"). Cut.
From "Musarum Anglicanarum Analecta" by Joseph Addison, a book on English wit, poetry and satire.
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High Land on the British Coast.
High Land on the British Coast.
Pillement delin. Smith Sculp.t.
London, Printed for Rob.t Sayer at the Golden Buck in Fleet Street.
Engraving. 190 x 285mm, 7½ x 11¼". Creased, mounted on album paper.
A pair of figures on a rough path.
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[The British Monarchy.] Introduction.
[The British Monarchy.] Introduction.
[Engraved by George Bickham.]
[n.d., 1753.]
Engraving. Sheet 260 x 155mm (10¼ x 6"), with good margins. Slight foxing.
A sheet of stylish engraved italic text explaining the maps in Bickham's 'The British Monarchy or a Chorographical Description of all the Dominions Subject to the King of Great Britain', with a chapter heading vignette of cherubs with surveying instruments including a theodolite.
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Incendie d'un Port.
Incendie d'un Port. Gravées par Anne Philberte Coulet, d'après le Tableau Original de Joseph Vernet, haut d'un Pied six pouces, sur deux Pieds et demi de large. Tiré du Cabinet. de Monsieur de Billy.
J. Vernet pinx. A.P. Coulet sculp.
A Paris, chez Lempereur, Graveur du Roy; rue et Porte Saint Jacques, audessus du Petit Marché. [n.d., c.1760.]
Engraving. 370 x 550mm (14½ x 22"). Very large margins.
An Italianate port on fire, at night.
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[Cain.]
[Cain.]
Fuseli Delin. Grignion Sculp..
[n.d. c.1791.]
Etching and engraving. Plate 95 x 64mm (3¾ x 2½").
Cain crouching naked on a rock with a furrowed brow, a fleece over his shoulders. After Fuseli; illustration to Lavater's "Essays on Physiognomy", 1791.
Weinglass: 91.
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[Caligula's Palace and Bridge, Bay of Baie.]
[Caligula's Palace and Bridge, Bay of Baie.]
[Edward Goodall after J.M.W. Turner, c.1860]
Engraving on india, image 160 x 265mm (6¼ x 10½"). Proof before all letters.
Engraving of J.M.W. Turner's painting 'Caligula's Palace and Bridge', exhibited in 1831 and now hanging in Tate Britain. The painting illustrates an episode from Suetonius's 'Life' of Caligula, which recounts how the emperor built an artificial bridge of boats across the Gulf of Baie which he crossed with a chariot to confound a prediction that he would no more become emperor than ride across the gulf on a horse.
Rawlinson 725
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Calm.  [&]  Storm.
Calm. [&] Storm.
Chatelain invet. et delin.
Printed for Robt. Sayer, Printseller in Fleet Street [originally c.1750, these later impressions on 19th century paper].
Pair of etchings on wove paper, 'Calm' with watermark '1822(?)', each 195 x 255mm. 7¾ x 10". 'Calm' with (printers?) crease through title into lower part of image.
Two landscapes, the serene and peaceful 'Calm' (featuring a gentleman reading a book in centre foreground) contrasting with the windswept scene with two pedestrians struggling at left, and a fallen tree at right. Both compositions show buildings across water in distance. First plate numbered '18' upper left. Jean Baptiste Chatelain (French/British, 1710 - 1758) was a topographical draughtsman and printmaker working in London.
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La Partie de Campagne.
La Partie de Campagne. Gravée par Anne Philberte Coulet, de l'Académie Impériale et Royale de Vienne, D'après le Tableau Original de P.J. Loutherbourg, tiré du Cabinet de Monsieur Roland.
P.J. Loutherbourg pinx. A.P. Coulet Sculp.t.
A Paris, Chéz Lempereur Graveur de leurs Majestés Impériale et Royale, rue et Porte St Jacques.
Etching. 330 x 380mm (13 x 15"). Thread margins, worm hole in sky.
A rustic scene, with a group of well-dressed people by the side of a river, a church with a tall dome behind.
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[Dedication page]
[Dedication page]
M. Carloni fecit [c.1780]
Fine etching, platemark 390 x 255mm (15¼ x 10"). Small margins.
Dedication page to unidentified volume, etched by Marco Carloni (1742-96), Rome-based printmaker.
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[Frontispiece to Jean Commire, 'Carminum']
[Frontispiece to Jean Commire, 'Carminum']
H. Watelé delin. G. Edelinck sculp. cum privilegio Regis
[First published by Simon Bernard, 1678, but a later impression.]
Engraving, sheet 265 x 195mm (10½ x 7¾"). Trimmmed to platemark on two sides.
Female figure holding lyre and trumpet surrounded by putti representing the arts. One sculpts a bust of Jean Commire (1625-1702), the French Jesuit theologian and writer to whose 'Carminum', book three (1678) this is the frontispiece. It was engraved after a design by painter Henri Watelé (1640-77) by Gérard Edelinck (bap.1640-1707), French engraver of Flemish origin who is considered one of the greatest 17th century engravers and reproduced the work of important portraitists of the day such as Rigaud and Largilliere.
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The Baron, proposing Walstein, to Caroline.  A thousand confused ideas were crossing & combating...held in her white and virgin hand.  [&]
The Baron, proposing Walstein, to Caroline. A thousand confused ideas were crossing & combating...held in her white and virgin hand. [&] Lindorf's, first View of Caroline. As Caroline was singing in the Pavilion, accompanying herself with her Guitar....Indiffrence is of Bliss the foe. Caroline de Lichtfield, tom. I.
Thos. Stothard, Pinxit. C. Knight, Sculp.
London: Published Jany. 1st. 1788, by John Harris, Sweetings Alley Cornhill & No.8, Broad Street.
Pair of stipple engravings with etching, each sheet c.440 x 340mm. 17¼ x 13½".
Illustrating the novel 'Caroline de Lichtfield' by Isabelle de Montolieu (1751 - 1832). After Thomas Stothard (1755 - 1834).
Quotations in the original French to right of the English translations.

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Carthage.
Carthage.
Painted by J.M.W. Turner. Engraved by T.A. Prior.
London, Published August 1st. 1863, by Henry Graves & Co. the Proprietors, Publishers to the Queen_6 Pall Mall.
Engraving and etching. Printsellers Association stamp. In this state only 50 issued. Plate 552 x 717mm. 21¾ x 28¼". Very large margins. Water staining upper left corner; scuffing to image.
Dido building Carthage, the Rise of the Cartheginian Empire, as inscribed on the wall to the left. A classical port with high buildings on the left with a cliff and temple on the right. Dido in group on quay at left, two boys sailing a toy boat in the foreground.
PSA. Vol.I: LP.I. 50.
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[The Cascade.] In the Collection of the Right Honourable Sr: Robert Walpole.
[The Cascade.] In the Collection of the Right Honourable Sr: Robert Walpole.
Gaspar Poussin pinx. Vivares Sculp.
Published March 25. 1741, by C. Knapton. 2 feet 9. inch. ½ wide 1 f. 11 inch: ¼ high.
Copper engraving with very large margins, paper watermarked. Plate 310 x 400mm. Repaired tear into plate at right. Tears and nicks around edges.
Landscape with goats walking to the left, on a path running through rocks, with herdsman and dog walking behind; two figures seated in the right foreground.
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Vüe d'une Cascade sur les bords du Tibre près de Rome.
Vüe d'une Cascade sur les bords du Tibre près de Rome.
Le Barbier l'Ainé Pinx. Cl. Duflos Sculp.
AParis chés Cl. Duflos rüe Gallande chés M.r Fauchereau Marchand Chapelier.
Fine engraving. Sheet 330 x 400mm (13 x 15¾"). Trimmed to plate.
Two rustics under a waterfall by the side of the river Tiber.
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[Four men and a boy peering at a tomb inscribed 'Temporalis Aeternitas 1645']
[Four men and a boy peering at a tomb inscribed 'Temporalis Aeternitas 1645']
Io Bened Castilionus pinxit
Si stampano in Roma per Gio. Dom.co Rossi all Pace all Insegna di Parigi Con licenza de Superiori
Etching, platemark 300 x 205mm (11¾ x 8") very large margins. Restrike on 18th century watermarked paper.
Original etching by Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione (bap.1609-d.1664), Genovese artist who specialised in paintings scenes depicting the journeys of the patriarchs (Noah, Abraham, Isaac) but also made spectacular religious and mythological scenes. He was also a skilled printmaker who in addition to his virtuosic etchings is acknowledged as the inventor of the monotype. In the mid to late 1640s Castiglione etched a number of plates for publication by Giovanni Giacomo and Giovanni Domenico de Rossi in Rome (including this one). This subject, in which figures explore a shadowy environment of crumbling tombs, monuments and pyramids is typical of Castiglione's work of the period, demonstrating both an affinity with Rembrandt's chiaroscural etchings of the 1630s and an interest in erudite philosophical subjects which he shared with Italian contemporaries such as Salvator Rosa and Pietro Testa.
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[Castle Ruins.]
[Castle Ruins.]
[G.I. Graham]
[n.d. c.1830.]
Lithograph, very scarce. 145 x 157mm. 5¾ x 6¼".
Castle ruins: a ruined turret with arches leading to right stands covered in greenery from years of disrepair and neglect; a mountain and sailing boat with dinghy on a lake in the background.
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[A cat creeping through a window to reach dead game.]
[A cat creeping through a window to reach dead game.]
[Johann Stixner.]
[n.d., c.1800.]
Lithograph, proof before letters. Image 455 x 330mm, 17¾ x 13".
Strixner (1782-1855) was a pioneer of lithography, producing the first colour lithographs in 1808 with Ferdinand Pilot.
for a reversed version of this image see ref. 22738
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To The Subscribers. The representation of the Cenotaph erected in St. George's Chapel, Windsor To Perpetuate the Memory of her late lamented Royal Highness The Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales. Is Respectfully dedicated by their obedient Servant.
To The Subscribers. The representation of the Cenotaph erected in St. George's Chapel, Windsor To Perpetuate the Memory of her late lamented Royal Highness The Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales. Is Respectfully dedicated by their obedient Servant. Thomas Fairland.
Designed and Executed by M.C. Wyatt, Esq.r Drawn and Engraved by T. Fairland.
London, Published June 1826, by W. Sams, Book & Printseller to the Royal Family St James's Street.
Etching. Plate 400 x 279mm. 15¾ x 11". Uncut.
The beautiful monument of 'romantic' gloom in St George's Chapel, Windsor. Princess Charlotte rising to heaven, accompanied by angels, the one to her right carrying her dead son, who died at birth the day before her own death; mourning figure kneeling on the steps.
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[Fresco with a Woman holding a Peacock and Chameleon.]
[Fresco with a Woman holding a Peacock and Chameleon.]
[n.d., c.1750.]
Etching. Sheet: 200 x 320mm (8 x 12½").
An etching of a fresco set above an arch in which a semi-nude figure holds a peacock to her with one hand and holds a chameleon in her other outstretched hand.
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Les Chanteurs Ambulants.
Les Chanteurs Ambulants.
Bacler Dalbe invenit & delt. Gravé par Lameau, les Figures par Misbach.
Déposé à la Bibliothéque Impériale. A Paris chez Testard Md. Estampes Quai Malaquais No.15. [n.d. c.1780.]
Engraving. Plate 330 x 396mm (13 x 15½"). Mount burn. Slight loss at top.
Street musicians playing to an audience sat outside eating; a Cossack scene.
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[Frontispiece to 'Pharmacopée Royale, Galenique, et Chymique' by Moyse Charas]
[Frontispiece to 'Pharmacopée Royale, Galenique, et Chymique' by Moyse Charas]
[c.1676]
Engraving, sheet 200 x 150mm (8 x 6"). Trimmed to border. Ms verso (by Charas?): 'Winchilsea. 8 April 1680 Ex dono Authoris'. Fne impression.
Peoples of all parts of the world bring fruits, plants and animals to the French monarch for use in natural medicines. Frontispiece to 'Pharmacopée Royale, Galenique, et Chymique' (first published 1676), an important treatise by the French apothecary Moyse Charas (1619-98) and the first European medical book translated into Chinese. While the frontispiece remained the same for several subsequent editions of the work, the excellent impression substantiates the claim that it was printed by 1680. According to manucript on the album sheet to which it is attached, the print was presented by Charas himself to the Earl of Winchelsea in 1680, and Charas wrote the inscription on the reverse of the print. Charas' other achievements included publishing the formula for theriac, a medicine used to treat a variety of ailments. Due to persecution in France, he also spent time in England, Spain, and the Netherlands.

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[Royal Coat of Arms]
[Royal Coat of Arms] Carolo Dei Gratia Fidei Defensori Anno Restaurato DDD CLVIIIII
R. Gaywood fecit [1660]
Etching, sheet 255 x 180mm (10 x 7"). Text and tomb of Charles I verso.
Illustration from 'The Sphere of Gentry' (1661) by the herald-painter Sylvanus Morgan. Although not credited here, the painter and etcher Francis Barlow (d.1704) is known to have worked on designs for the book's illustrations. British Museum cataloguing states that Barlow's hand is visible in the rendering of the lion and unicorn in this print.
[Ref: 42828]   £230.00  
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Allerdurchleuchtigs grossmächtigst und Unüberwündtlichister Römischer kayßer, Auch zu Hispanien, Hungarn und Böhaim könig, erz herzog zu Österreich, etc. Allergnädigster kayßer König und herr, herr.
Allerdurchleuchtigs grossmächtigst und Unüberwündtlichister Römischer kayßer, Auch zu Hispanien, Hungarn und Böhaim könig, erz herzog zu Österreich, etc. Allergnädigster kayßer König und herr, herr.
[German publication; c.1700.]
Engraved letterpress, very decorative frontispiece, extremely fine. Plate 496 x 577mm. 19½ x 22¾". Damage to margins.
Charles II of Spain.
[Ref: 26197]   £280.00  
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[Charter segment from the reign of William & Mary.] [Gui]limus et Maria Dei gratia [...]
[Charter segment from the reign of William & Mary.] [Gui]limus et Maria Dei gratia [...]
[n.d., c.1690.]
Engraving on vellum with rubrication. Sheet 170 x 545mm, 6¾ x 21½". Excised from a larger sheet.
The decorative engraving from the top of a charter, with two crowned lions, a unicorn with a crown collar, half an eagle and another bird within acanthus and vine scrolls. William and Mary reigned as coregents from 1689 until Mary's death in 1694.
[Ref: 27838]   £350.00  
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In the Collection of Dr. Mead.
In the Collection of Dr. Mead.
Gaspar Poussin pinx. Chatelain Sculp.
Published March 25. 1741, by C. Knapton. 1 foot 7. inch. ½ wide 1 f - 2. inch: ½ high.
Engraving, fine impression. 305 x 394mm. 12 x 15½". Trimmed.
Landscape with man reclining in right foreground with dog sat next to him; two further figures seen walking along the pathway.
[Ref: 26541]   £150.00   (£180.00 incl.VAT)
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[Monument to William Pitt the Elder, 1st Earl of Chatham, in Westminster Abbey.]
[Monument to William Pitt the Elder, 1st Earl of Chatham, in Westminster Abbey.] Lord Chatham is represented holding the Cap of Liberty...
John Bacon invt. F. Bartolozzi Etch'd.
Publish'd as the Act directs Nov. 12, 1779.
Engraving printed in brown ink, 350 x 230mm. 13¾ x 9". A fine impression with margins, foxing.
The figure of the Earl of Chatham (1708 - 1778), Whig statesman and Prime Minister of Britain from 1766 until 1768, standing dressed in classical drapery, holding pike with Phrygian cap, surrounded by the three female allegories of Britannia (with lion), Commerce and the City. Three putti on left represent the four parts of the world. Lettered with eight lines of explanatory text to pedestal below. John Bacon the Elder (1740 - 1799), was a sculptor responsible for some important monuments, and a variety of statues in London and elsewhere. He was elected an Associate of the Royal Academy in 1770, and full Academician in 1777, and it was from around this time that he began to win major commissions for sculptural works, including in 1779 this monument to Chatham in Westminster Abbey.
De Vesme 777.
[Ref: 21162]   £260.00  
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Venus se plaint à Jupiter de la Tempête que Junon a excitée contre Enée. Virg. Eneide L.1.v.233.
Venus se plaint à Jupiter de la Tempête que Junon a excitée contre Enée. Virg. Eneide L.1.v.233. Agathe du Cabinet de Mr. Bourdaloue.
Eliz. Cheron L.H. delin. H. Simon Thomassin sculp.
Avec Privil. du Roi. [n.d. c.1710.]
Engraving, with large margins. Plate 204 x 190mm. 8 x 7½".
Venus complains to Jupiter of the storm that Juno created against Aeneas, signs of the Zodiac in circle. Plate 15 from "Pierres Antiques Gravées Tirées des Principaux Cabinets de la France".
[Ref: 25068]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Chinoiserie; a man carrying water in two buckets in a landscape.]
[Chinoiserie; a man carrying water in two buckets in a landscape.]
J.J. Avril scul
1773.
Etching, 190 x 125mm. 7½ x 5".
By Paris engraver Jean Jacques Avril (1744 - 1831). Most of his prints were ornamental. Probably from a series of ceramic designs.
[Ref: 11105]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Chinese Fishmen.]
[The Chinese Fishmen.]
Boucher Inv.t
[n.d. c.1780.]
Engraving with etching. Paper watermarked. Plate 286 x 190mm. 11¼ x 7½". Staining at bottom of image and creasing.
A rare detail of The Chinese Fisherman c.1742 painted by François Boucher (1703-1770).
[Ref: 19772]   £220.00  
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[Chinoiserie; a family taking tea in a garden landscape.]
[Chinoiserie; a family taking tea in a garden landscape.]
[Anon., British., c.1815.]
Lithograph, image 270 x 200mm. 10½ x 8". Slightly soiled; crease through upper left corner.
[Ref: 12608]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[Plate 4: An ornamental Rococo design with flowing water and two birds either side.]
[Plate 4: An ornamental Rococo design with flowing water and two birds either side.]
Mondon Invenit. Aveline Sculpsit.
Avec privilege du Roy. [n.d. c.1736.]
Copper engraving. Plate 242 x 166mm. 9½ x 6½". Uncut with large margins.
An ornamental Rococo design with flowing water and two birds either side. From a series of forty-two ornament prints, divided into six sets of seven plates each; this plates belongs to the first set: "Premier livre de formes rocailles et cartels".
[Ref: 22988]   £110.00   (£132.00 incl.VAT)
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[Chinoiserie design; a procession between two gates.]
[Chinoiserie design; a procession between two gates.]
Pillement Invt. J. June sculp.
London Printed for Robt. Sayer Print & Map Seller, opposite Fetter Lane, Fleet Street. [n.d., c.1760.]
Etching, 170 x 270mm. 6¾ x 10½". Trimmed within plate and to image at top, moisture spots lower right, laid on conservation tissue.
Some of the figures are riding camels; two are even riding an elephant. Perhaps a ceramic design. Numbered '30' upper right. Ornament print from a series after Jean-Baptiste Pillement (1728 - 1808). A design which appeared in the Robert Sayer's 1760 rich compedium of designs entitled 'The Ladies Amusement'.
Gordon-Smith: 25.
[Ref: 19622]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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[Plate 7:] Trophée d'Armes d'un Grand de la Chine.
[Plate 7:] Trophée d'Armes d'un Grand de la Chine.
Mondon le fils Inv. A. Aveline Sculp.
[Avec privilege du Roi. 1736.]
Copper engraving. Paper watermarked. Plate 229 x 178mm. 9 x 7". Large margins, uncut. Some foxing off platemark.
Chinoiserie: a banner flys from a decorated ornament with an urn, parasol, dagger and a drape; a Chinese figure holidng a spear stands over to the right. From "Cinquième Livre de Figures Et Ornemens Chinois, Dédié A ... Monseigneur Alexis Madelaine Rosalie Duc de Chatillon, Pair de France, Gouverneur de Monseigneur le Dauphin". From a series of forty-two ornament prints, divided into six sets of seven plates each; this plates belongs to the fifth set.
[Ref: 22994]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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In the Collection of Richd: Richardson Esqr.  from St. John Chap. 4. V. 46.
In the Collection of Richd: Richardson Esqr. from St. John Chap. 4. V. 46.
Francisco Mielly Pinxt. Chatelin et Vivares Sculp.
Publish'd by F. Vivares June 2d. 1749.
Etching, 430 x 505mm. 17 x 19¾".
Christ walking with his disciples, meeting the centurion's servant on the road half-way to Capernaum. A city at the foot of a mountain in the background to right, overlooking a river, and a family walking by the river, turning to look.
After Italian painter Francesco Mielly (fl.1750).
Numbered 'No.1' lower right.

[Ref: 11494]   £360.00  
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[Proof frontispiece from John Bell's 'The poets of Great Britain, complete from Chaucer to Churchill]
[Proof frontispiece from John Bell's 'The poets of Great Britain, complete from Chaucer to Churchill] [Churchill vol. 1 / Let one poor sprig of Bay around my head / Bloom... Candidate line 145]
[Cipriani del. Bartolozzi sculp.t]
[Printed for John Bell ... London Jul. 19th 1779]
Etching and engraving printed in sepia, platemark 140 x 95mm (5½ x 3¾"). Thread margins; glued to backing sheet; glue stains at corners. Fine proof impression before all letters.
Proof impression of one of twenty-one frontispieces that Francesco Bartolozzi (1725-1815) made for John Bell's 'The Poets of Great Britain', which he published from 1777-82. Bell's edition consisted of 109 volumes in a relatively cheap yet well-produced pocket format, and was a great success. This print, in its later lettered state, was the frontispiece to the first of Bell's edition of poems by Charles Churchill (1732-64). It included a line from his poem 'The Candidate', an attack on John Montagu, earl of Sandwich (1718-92) and his candidature for the high stewardship of Cambridge University. Bartolozzi (1725-1815) was a Florentine engraver who in 1768 was elected as a founding member of the Royal Academy in London (the RA did not admit engravers at this time but made an exception in his case). He was already hailed as the best engraver in Italy when he met George III's librarian Richard Dalton in 1763. Dalton invited Bartolozzi to London with a promise of an appointment as engraver to the king. In England he became the most celebrated exponent of the 'stipple' technique whereby he produced prints using dots rather than lines. In 1801 Bartolozzi was invited to Lisbon to reform the royal printing press, and he spent his final years in Portugal. Fine impression from the collection of Dr. Augusto Calabi of Milan, art historian who co-authored (with A.B. de Vesme) the authoritative catalogue raisonné of Bartolozzi's work.
Calabi & de Vesme 1651 i/ii; for a portrait of Churchill see ref. 27339.
[Ref: 43130]   £110.00   (£132.00 incl.VAT)
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