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Ali Mustapha. Born at Candie 1734.
Ali Mustapha. Born at Candie 1734. His beard they burnt, then vengeance the Turk hurl'd On all near him, and kill'd would have the World [...]
Drawn from Nature by a Passenger.
Sep.r 6th 1787
Engraving, sheet 220 x 170mm (8½ x 6¾"). Creases.
According to an often-reprinted story, Ali Mustapha was a Turk who, travelling economically on a barge in France, was sleeping when his fellow passengers set fire to his beard. Upon awaking (as the text and image here recount), the enraged Ali Mustapha killed several people on board the barge and 'could not be stop'd till he was shot with a Pistol, of which wounds he died at Sens three Days after'. From the 'Wonderful Magazine', which specialized in extraordinary events.
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Al-Tebelen.
Al-Tebelen.
Mauzaisse. 1825. Lithog. de C.Motte.
[c.1825.]
Lithograph. Printed area 295 x 250mm, 11½ x 9¾". Publisher's blind stamp under title. Cut.
Head and shoulders portrait of Ali Pasha (1740-1822), the Ottoman Albanian ruler, surnamed Aslan, 'the Lion', or the 'Lion of Yannina', who fought for independence from the Ottoman Empire. His cruelty has become legendary. Byron visited Ali's court in Ioánnina in 1809 and wrote to his mother: 'His Highness is a remorseless tyrant, guilty of the most horrible cruelties, very brave, so good a general that they call him the Mahometan Buonaparte ... but as barbarous as he is successful, roasting rebels, etc, etc.'. Jean-Baptiste Mauzaisse (1784-1844) appears to have painted this portrait after Ali's death.
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Hali Bassa Budensis Captus Ac A Cesarianis Prope Tulnam VII Die Iunii A M D CII
Hali Bassa Budensis Captus Ac A Cesarianis Prope Tulnam VII Die Iunii A M D CII
DC. [Dominic Custos.]
[n.d., c.1600.]
Engraving. Sheet 175 x 120mm (7 x 4¾"). Trimmed, bottom left corner lacking
Ali Pasha, Ottoman governor of Buda. Published in 'Atrium heroicum Caesarum'.
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Ali, Vizier of Albanien, also called Pacha of Jannina.
Ali, Vizier of Albanien, also called Pacha of Jannina. This Print forms one of the Series of Greek Portraits (4thPart) now in course of publication in London by A. Friedel, & Sold by the principal Book & Printsellers in Town & Country. June 1826.
Bouvier lithog.
Coloured lithograph. 'J. Whatman' Turkey Mill watermark. Printed area 270 x 190mm (10½ x 7½") Some spotting.
Ali Pasha (1740-1822), the Lion of Yannina, a Muslim Albanian ruler who served as an Ottoman pasha of the western part of Rumelia, the Ottoman Empire's European territory. A cruel ruler, he set about creating an almost-independent Greek-speaking state, allying himself with Napoleon, the British and whoever would serve him best. He eventually irked Sultan Mahmud II enough to send an army to bring him back under Ottoman control. Accepting the offer of a pardon he retired to a monastery, but soldiers were sent to arrest him for execution. Aged 82 he died fighting, shot through the floor of his room then beheaded.
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Fancy Ball Costumes. Alias. 36, Soho Square, London. Costumier to the Principal London, Paris, American, Provincial & Colonial Theatres.
Fancy Ball Costumes. Alias. 36, Soho Square, London. Costumier to the Principal London, Paris, American, Provincial & Colonial Theatres. Fancy Ball Costumes Made from any Special Design, if required, On Sale or Hire.
[n.d. c.1890.]
Colour printed letter press, advertising placard. 248 x 153mm. 9¾ x 6".
Alias was a Fancy Ball Costumier, particularly renowned for their French Costumes.
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Alicante.
Alicante.
Bacler d'Albe Ft. Lith de G Engelmann.
[Paris, 1820-1822.]
Lithograph, sheet 240 x 325mm. 9½ x 12¾".
View of the port and town of Alicante on Spain's Mediterranean coast; ships and boats being unloaded on the quayside. Numbered 'T: II: Pl: 68' upper right. From 'Souvenirs pittoresques du Général Bacler d'Albe. Tome II, Campagne d'Espagne'. After Louis Albert Guislain Bacler d'Albe (1761 -1824), French soldier, cartographer and painter, and a close strategic advisor to Napoléon Bonaparte.
BNF: FRBNF40343994.
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Plan of the City and Castle of Alicant,
Plan of the City and Castle of Alicant, besieged by the Chevalier d'Asfeldt Nov. 30th 1708 and surrendered by capitulation Apr. 19th 1709.
I. Basire Sculp.
For Mr Tindal's Continuation of Mr Rapin's History of England. [London, James & Paul Knapton, 1751.]
Engraved map. 390 x 480mm (15¼ x 19"). Very fine impression with original binding folds.
The city of Alicante under siege by the French Marshal Claude François Bidal d'Asfeld during the War of the Spanish Succession. The British general John Richards refused to surrender, and the French put a massive mine under the city walls, which exploded killing Richards and 50 others on the 3rd March. The British and Huguenot garrison held out for another six weeks before Admiral Sir George Byng arrived and evacuated the survivors. Nicholas Tindal (1687-1774), at one time Chaplain to Greenwich Hospital, first published a translation of Frenchman Paul de Rapin's 'History of England' in 1727, running to thirteen volumes; in 1732 it was enlarged with his own notes and maps. This map was published in 'A summary of Mr Rapin de Thoyras's History of England, and Mr Tindal's Continuation, from the Invasion of Julius Caesar, to the End of the Reign of King George I. Illustrated With Medals, Plans of Battles, Towns, and Sieges', 1751.
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[H.R.H. Princess Alice with Eos.]
[H.R.H. Princess Alice with Eos.]
[Engraved by Thomas Landseer, A.R.A., 1875.] [EL: artist's monogram.]
London Published Dec.r 21.st 1875 by Henry Graves & Co, the Proprietors Publishers to H.M. the Queen &, T.R.H. The Prince & Princess of Wales, 6 Pall Mall, Copyright Registered. [Published by Henry Graves & Co. Printsellers and Publishers to Her Majesty the Queen and T.R.H. The Prince and Princess of Wales, Pall Mall, London. Sold by D. Woodcock & Co., 17, Farringdon Street, London.]
Mixed method engraving, proof before letters on india. Printseller's Association Stamp. Artist Proof Edition, Limited to One Hundred Copies. Plate 355 x 413mm. 14 x 16¼". Uncut. Foxing off image.
Princess Alice, Queen Victoria's third child, with Eos, a favourite greyhound, the property of H.R.H. Prince Albert. From "Her Majesty's Pets being a Collection of Twenty Steel-Place Engravings from Paintings by Sir Edwin Landseer, R.A. By Special Permission of, and Dedicated to Her Most Gracious Majesty the Queen".
Ex Collection of Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
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Alice & Cora.
Alice & Cora.
Peint par vanden Berghe. Gravé Par F.Girard.
Paris, Vreith & Hauser, 11, Boulevard des Italiens. [n.d., c.1840.]
Mezzotint with line etching. 500 x 640mm. A few repairs, damp stains in margins.
A scene from James Fenimore Cooper's epic novel 'The Last of the Mohicans', first published in January 1826. Alice and Cora Munroe and Major Duncan Heyward are trapped in a cave by the Hurons.
Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
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In Memory of nearly 700 Passengers, who Perished by the Sinking of the Saloon Steamer,
In Memory of nearly 700 Passengers, who Perished by the Sinking of the Saloon Steamer, "Princess Alice," in the Thames, off Woolwich, September 3rd 1878. The sun rose in splendour, all Nature looked gay, / And hundreds on pleasure, from home hied away; / Then friend welcom'd friend, and it seem'd that no sigh, / Would e'er rend the bosom, or tear dim the eye [...]
Paxman, 124 Old Street, E.C.[Anon., c.1878]
Letterpress printed on embossed card with black border, sheet 155 x 120mm (6 x 4¾"). Creased; some surface loss. Damaged.
Rare survivor. Verses written in memory of the many lives lost when following the sinking of the passenger steamer 'Princess Alice'. The steamer, built in 1865, took Londoners on day trips down the Thames to Gravesend, Sheerness and Margate. Returning from Sheerness on 3 September 1878, the Princess Alice collided with a steam collier bound for Newcastle. The Princess Alice sank in less than four minutes and over 640 passengers drowned, making it the worst river disaster on record in Great Britain.
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Los Alijos, rochers situee a l'Ouest de la cote de la Basse Californie.
Los Alijos, rochers situee a l'Ouest de la cote de la Basse Californie.
Masselot del. Lith par E. Lassalle. Lith. de Thierry, freres, Paris.
[Paris: Gide, 1840-1844.]
Lithograph on india paper, india 200 x 310mm. 8 x 12¼". Some faint marginal spotting.
Rocas Alijos (or Escollos Alijos, in English Alijos Rocks) are a group of tiny, steep and barren volcanic rocks in the Pacific Ocean 300km west of the coast of Mexico, and part of the Mexican state of Baja California Sur. From 'Voyage autour du monde sur la frégate "La Vénus" pendant les années 1836-1839...' by Abel Du Petit-Thouars (1793 - 1864).
BNF: FRBNF33990802.
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Alinda.
Alinda. For pity's sake: Alinda veil those eyes:/ Captives enough thou hast to drag thy chains [to left]; In each bewitching glance new conquests rise,/ In ev'ry smile there lurks a thousand pains [to right].
W. Ward delint. et sculpt.
Published as the Act directs Sepr. 1. 1787 by Torre & Co. No.132 Pall Mall.
Stipple engraving and etching in sepia, 276 x 252mm.
By William Ward (1766 - 1826), engraver and mezzotinter ARA; brother of James Ward. Very fine.
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Alkmey.  Roi de la Guinee.  Histoire des Voyages.
Alkmey. Roi de la Guinee. Histoire des Voyages.
A Paris chez Duflos rue St. Victor. [n.d. c.1787]
Engraving with hand colour. 177 x 165mm.
Strong contemporary colour in gold leaf line surround. ['A.D.P.R.' (Avec Privilege Du Roi) inscribed lower right].
[Ref: 1932]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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Alkou and The Lake of Shahee.
Alkou and The Lake of Shahee.
James Morier del.t T. Fielding sculp.t
Published by Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, London March 31.st 1818.
Aquatint. 185 x 227mm (7¼ x 9"). Some scuffing and small creases. Cut inside platemark.
A view in Persia. From Morier's "A Second Journey through Persia, Armenia, and Asia Minor, to Constantinople, between the years 1810 and 1816".
Abbey Travel: 358.9.
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George Allan Esqr. F.A.S. / William Hutchinson Esqr. F.A.S.
George Allan Esqr. F.A.S. / William Hutchinson Esqr. F.A.S.
J. Hay delin.t. J. Collyer sculp.t
[1814]
Engraving, small margins, platemark 220 x 200mm (8½ x 8"). Very fine
George Allan (1736-1800), antiquary and topographer, seated with his friend William Hutchinson (1732-1814), topographer and freemason. Allan, who owned a large collection relating to his interest in the history of Darlington, amongst other subjects, encouraged Hutchinson to make use of his collection in his 'History of the County Palatine of Durham' (1785-94). Hutchinson is seen here in the composition of that work, while Allan holds one of the manuscripts from his collection. A genealogical chart lies on the table while on the bookshelfs behind are famous works such as Camden's 'Britannia'. Published as frontispiece to the publisher John Nichols' 'Literary Anecdotes' (1814)- the only engraved portrait of either sitter.
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Madame Caradori Allan.
Madame Caradori Allan.
Published by Mr. Ainsworth, 27, Old Bond St. London. June, 1828. Printed by Engelmann, Graf, Coindet & Co.
Lithograph. 215 x 127mm. 8½ x 5".
Madame Maria Caterina Rosalbina Caradori-Allan (1800-1865) was a distinguished Italian soprano gracing the American stages. Plate to Eber's Seven Years of the Kings Theatre.
Harvard: 204-2.
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[Sir William Allan (in Circassian dress)]
[Sir William Allan (in Circassian dress)]
W.N. ft. 1819.
Etching, proof before all letters, 280 x 230mm. 11 x 9".
Portrait of Sir William Allan (1782-1850), history painter. Allan travelled widely in Eastern Europe, and is here depicted in traditional Circassian dress. Etching by William Nicholson from his own painting of Allan (now in the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh). In 1818 Nicholson began to publish a series entitled 'Portraits of distinguished living characters of Scotland, drawn and etched by William Nicholson from his portraits and those by other painters', for which this proof probably contributed.
D. Thomson & S.B. Lockhart, 'The Concise Catalogue of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery'
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[Triumphal Arch erected for William III in the Hague]
[Triumphal Arch erected for William III in the Hague] Arc de Triomphe dans l'Avant Cour, erige pour sa Majesté Britannique, 1691 [parallel text in Dutch]
J. V. D. Avele fec.
Apud Carolum Allard cum Priv. ord. Holl et Westvrisiae.
Etching, 17th century watermark; sheet 250 x 295mm (9¾ x 11½"). Tipped into album sheet; central fold. Trimmed to border.
Huge triumphal arch erected in the Hague on the occasion of William III's visit in 1691 (the first time he had returned to the Netherlands since being crowned king of England, Scotland and Ireland in 1688). The arch was one of a series which channelled the procession towards the town hall. Plate from a Dutch publication comprising twenty plates depicting key episodes from the Glorious Revolution.
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[Triumphal Arch erected for William III in the Hague]
[Triumphal Arch erected for William III in the Hague] Eere Poort op de groote markt, opgerecht voor Z.K.M. van Groot Britanje. 1691. [parallel text in Dutch]
Hugo Allard f [in image lower right]
Apud Carolum Allard cum Priv. ordinum Hollandiae et Westvrisiae.
Etching, 17th century watermark; sheet 250 x 295mm (9¾ x 11½"). Tipped into album sheet; central fold. Trimmed to border.
Triumphal arch erected in the marketplace in the Hague on the occasion of William III's visit in 1691 (the first time he had returned to the Netherlands since being crowned king of England, Scotland and Ireland in 1688). The arch was one of a number which channelled the procession towards the town hall. Plate from a Dutch publication comprising twenty plates depicting key episodes from the Glorious Revolution.
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Yours truly R Barclay Allardice [facsimile signature.]
Yours truly R Barclay Allardice [facsimile signature.] First Proof.
Painted by James Giles Esqr. R.S.A. Engraved by R.M. Hodgetts.
Published January 1843 by Andrew Anderson 33 Queen Street Aberdeen.
Very fine mezzotint, printed from two plates. Very scare. Sheet: 345 x 535mm, (13½ x 21"). Trimmed within large plate on left side.
Robert Barclay Allardice (1779-1854), Scottish pedestrian, generally known as Captain Barclay. He is regarded as the father of the 19th century sport of pedestrianism, a precursor to racewalking, attracting much publicity with the feat of walking of 1,000 miles in 1000 hours for 1000 guineas in 1809. This portrait, after James William Giles (1801-70), shows him with his usual paisley waistcoat and walking cane.
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Frontispiece.
Frontispiece. London Magazine 1778. London Magazine Continued from the Year 1731.
Des.d Drawn and Engraved by Bonnor.
[n.d. c.1778.]
Engraving. 165 x 121mm (6½ x 4¾"). Trimmed, creased;
Allegorical frontispiece; a winged figure sits to the right with a quill poised over a book with a page titled 'London Magazine 1778', In front of him to the left stand representations of Asia, Africa, the Americas and Europe.
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To The Queen's, Most Gracious Majesty  This Work Is by Humble Permission, Dedicated by Her Majesty's Most Dutiful, Most Grateful & Most humble Subject,  H.D. Thielcke.
To The Queen's, Most Gracious Majesty This Work Is by Humble Permission, Dedicated by Her Majesty's Most Dutiful, Most Grateful & Most humble Subject, H.D. Thielcke. Pleasures of Childhood [&] Affection & Pleasure [&] The Father's Return [&] Faith and Charity [&] The Warrior's Tale [&] Resting after Travelling.
Drawn by....E. [Princess Elizabeth.] H. Thielcke sculpt. [All plates.]
Published Octr. the 10, 1810 by H. Thielcke Queens House.
Engraved and etched dedication page to Queen Charlotte and six stipple plates after Princess Elizabeth (1770 - 1840), daughter of George III. Proofs on india laid paper, each 200 x 250, 8 x 9¾".
Groups of allegorical figures, probably fan designs. Possibly the same plates were published as 'Six Engravings by H. Thielcke, after the designs of her Royal Highness the Princess Elizabeth. With illustrations in verse' by R.. Ackermann in 1813. These are early proof states published by the engraver. All plates inscribed 'Pubd. Oct. 10. 1810. by H. Thielcke Queens House', and 'Proof' lower right. Two plates and dedication on J. Whatman paper watermarked 1810.
See BM: 1891,0713.489. See British Library: 001056116.
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His ego nec metas. rerum, nec tempora pono. Imperium sine fine dedi _________ Virg. aen. lib. I.
His ego nec metas. rerum, nec tempora pono. Imperium sine fine dedi _________ Virg. aen. lib. I.
Joseph. Zochi Florentinus invenit. F. Bartollozi Florentinus Sculp. Venetiis.
[n.d., c.1761.]
Engraving. Sheet size: 260 x 195mm (10¼ x 7¾"). Trimmed to platemark.
Allegory on the marriage of Joseph, Archduke of Austria to Isabella, daughter of Philip, Duke of Parma (6th October 1760). In the sky, the Gods gather on clouds, next to large oval medallions featuring portraits of the Archduke and his wife. Below on the right is the statue of Minerva, the Roman Goddess of wisdom, with allegorical female figures in front. Sinking ships are seen in the water, with the burning city of Tuscany in the distance to the left. Frontispiece to 'Discorso del Senatore Cavaliere Giulio Rucellai', Firenze, 1761.
[Ref: 38572]   £220.00  
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Christophe Gabriel Allegrain.
Christophe Gabriel Allegrain. Suclpteur du Roi, Recteur en son Académie de Peinture et de Sculpture. Né à Paris.
Peint pas Duplessis pour sa réception, 1774. Et gravé par I: S: Klauber pour sa réception à l'Académie de Paris 1787.
Engraving. Fine. Plate: 290 x 390mm (11½ x 15½") very large margins.
A three-quater length portrait of french sculptor Christophe-Gabriel Allegrain (1710-1795) next to his most famous sculpture 'La Baigneuse' exhibited in the Salon of 1767.
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L'Allegro
L'Allegro To bed they creep [ms]
C.W.C. / 1848
[Published for the Etching Club by Joseph Cundall, 12, Old Bond Street, 1849]
Etching on india, sheet 130 x 160mm (5 x 6¼"). Trimmed
Scene illustrating John Milton's poem 'L'Allegro', by history painter Charles West Cope (1811-90). From an edition of the poem with twenty illustrations by members of the Etching Club, of which Cope was a founding member. Cope is primarily remembered for his frescoes in the House of Lords and the peers' corridor, but in addition to his academic renderings of historical and literary subjects, he was a talented printmaker.
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[L'Allegro]
[L'Allegro]
Tho.s Creswick
[Published for the Etching Club by Joseph Cundall, 12, Old Bond Street, 1849]
Etching on india, letterpress printed in red, sheet 150 x 165mm (6 x 6½"). Trimmed.
Scene illustrating John Milton's poem 'L'Allegro' by landscape painter Thomas Creswick (1811-69). From an edition of the poem (which had long been a popular subject for visual artists) with twenty illustrations by members of the Etching Club, published in 1849. Creswick exhibited prolifically and successfully at the Royal Academy throughout his career (he became an R.A. in 1851) and his etchings 'demonstrate a sure grasp of the technique and conventions of etching (DNB).
Ray 217
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[L'Allegro]
[L'Allegro] Tower'd cities please us then [ms]
[by Thomas Creswick]
[Published for the Etching Club by Joseph Cundall, 12, Old Bond Street, 1849]
Etching on india, letterpress printed in red, sheet 110 x 165mm (4¼ x 6¼"). Trimmed; slightly dusty.
Scene illustrating John Milton's poem 'L'Allegro' by landscape painter Thomas Creswick (1811-69). From an edition of the poem (which had long been a popular subject for visual artists) with twenty illustrations by members of the Etching Club, published in 1849. Creswick exhibited prolifically and successfully at the Royal Academy throughout his career (he became an R.A. in 1851) and his etchings 'demonstrate a sure grasp of the technique and conventions of etching (DNB).
Ray 217
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L'Allegro
L'Allegro
T. Creswick
[Published for the Etching Club by Joseph Cundall, 12, Old Bond Street, 1849]
Etching on india, letterpress printed in red, sheet 135 x 165mm (6½ x 6¼"). Trimmed.
Scene illustrating John Milton's poem 'L'Allegro' by landscape painter Thomas Creswick (1811-69). From an edition of the poem (which had long been a popular subject for visual artists) with twenty illustrations by members of the Etching Club, published in 1849. Creswick exhibited prolifically and successfully at the Royal Academy throughout his career (he became an R.A. in 1851) and his etchings 'demonstrate a sure grasp of the technique and conventions of etching (DNB).
Ray 217
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L'Allegro
L'Allegro Towers + Battlements it sees [ms]
[by Thomas Creswick]
[Published for the Etching Club by Joseph Cundall, 12, Old Bond Street, 1849]
Etching on india, letterpress printed in red, sheet 110 x 165mm (4¼ x 6¼"). Trimmed; very slight foxing.
Scene illustrating John Milton's poem 'L'Allegro', by landscape painter Thomas Creswick (1811-69). From an edition of the poem with twenty illustrations by members of the Etching Club published in 1849. Creswick exhibited prolifically and successfully at the Royal Academy throughout his career (he became an R.A. in 1851) and his etchings 'demonstrate a sure grasp of the technique and conventions of etching (DNB).
Ray 217
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Allegro,
Allegro, "Come trip it as you go,/ "On the light fantastic toe. Milton.
Sir Josa. Reynolds pint. Lambertini sculpt.
[n.d., c.1790.]
Stipple with etching in sepia. 240 x 175mm (9½ x 7"), very large, uncut margins.
Female personification of 'Allegro', from the 1631 pastoral poem by John Milton,. She stands in a landscape with musicians and children in the background.
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L'Allegro
L'Allegro Hence loathed Melancholy / Of Cerberus, and blackest midnight born,/ In Stygian Cave forlorn/ 'Mongst horrid shapes, and shreiks, and fights unholy,
C.W.C. [Charles West Cope]
[Published for the Etching Club by Joseph Cundall, 12, Old Bond Street, 1849]
Etching on india, sheet 250 x 165mm (9¾ x 6¼"). Trimmed; slight foxing.
Scene illustrating John Milton's poem 'L'Allegro', by history painter Charles West Cope (1811-90). From an edition of the poem with twenty illustrations by members of the Etching Club, of which Cope was a founding member. Cope is primarily remembered for his frescoes in the House of Lords and the peers' corridor, but in addition to his academic renderings of historical and literary subjects, he was a talented printmaker.
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Il'Penseroso.  L'Allegro.
Il'Penseroso. L'Allegro. Hence, vain deluding Joys. Hence, loathed Melancholy.
G. Romney R.A. Pinxt. G. Keating Sculpt.
London Published 4th. January 1799, by G. Keating No. 18 Warwick Street, Golden Square.
Stipple, 460 x 545mm. 18 x 21½". Very fine impression. Some light staining.
Two young women in a landscape, said to be the actresses Mary Ann Yates (1728 - 1787) and Dorothy Jordan (1761 - 1816), standing next to a table on which stand a book and hour-glass. Illustrates the twin pastoral poems 'L'Allegro' and 'Il Penseroso' by John Milton, published in 1645. After George Romney (1734 - 1802).
[Ref: 11778]   £360.00  
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Joseph Allen M.D.
Joseph Allen M.D.
G. Romney pinx.t Engrav'd by Cha.s Townley Member of the Royal Academy in Florence.
[n.d. c.1785.]
Mezzotint with collector's mark. Plate 386 x 279mm (15¼ x 11"). Trimmed close to the plate.
Portrait, half length, directed to right, looking forward, wearing wig and college gown. Dr Joseph Allen (1714-1796), master of Dulwich College and surgeon on Anson's circumnavigation of world 1740-3.
Horne: 2. CS: 1. Ex Collection: Earl of Bute. Not in Wellcome.
[Ref: 29097]   £220.00  
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Peter Alley Esqr.
Peter Alley Esqr.
Published by W. Cribb, Tavistock Street, 1819.
Stipple. Plate 177 x 114mm.
Peter Alley, barrister, who defended John Bellingham (1769-1812), the murderer of Spencer Perceval in 1812.
[Ref: 15051]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Alliantie. Agent la Batavia.
Alliantie. Agent la Batavia.
[n.d. c.1800.]
Engraving. Plate 209 x 144mm. 8¼ x 5¾".
An agent from Batavia, Dutch East Indies in cahoots with an alliance, although he is either stealing a sock or planting a sock!
Not in BM.
[Ref: 14420]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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China Under the Guidance & Protection of France and England.
China Under the Guidance & Protection of France and England. The Allies in Pekin. An English and a French Officer try which shall appear To a Chinese Lady least a Barbarian.
London, W.H.J. Carter, Bookseller, Printseller, &c 12, Regent Street, Pall Mall [c.1850]
Rare lithograph with hand-colouring, sheet 345 x 240mm (13 x 9½"). Damaged, foxing. List of W.H.J. Carter's stock of caricatures printed verso.
Satire on relations between the European powers and France: British and French soldiers compete to win the favour of a Chinese woman by displaying their good manners.
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Sr. Thomas Allin of Somerliton in the County of Suffolk Knt. and Baronet. Who after an entire dedication of his Life and Fortune to the Service of the Crowne under his blessed Maister King Charles ye 1st, & during the Exite of his late Maty King Charles
Sr. Thomas Allin of Somerliton in the County of Suffolk Knt. and Baronet. Who after an entire dedication of his Life and Fortune to the Service of the Crowne under his blessed Maister King Charles ye 1st, & during the Exite of his late Maty King Charles ye 2d, has since ye happy Restauration of Latter had ye honour of serving him, both in Peace & Warr, under ye auspicious Comand of his Royll. Brother our now Soveraigne Lord King James ye 2d; thrice as Admirall of his Fleets in the British & Mediterranean Seas, Captn: of Sandgate Castle, Mar: of the honoble: Fraternity of ye Trinity House at Deptford Strond, & Comptrolr: of the Royall Navy of England.
G: Kneller pinx. P. Vandrebanc sculp.
Anno Dom: 1685. Aetatis sua 73.
A very rare line engraving. 492 x 359mm. Trimmed close to the image and into the title area. Spotting. Some small holes, etc.
Sir Thomas Allin, 1st Baronet (1612-1685) was an officer of the Royal Navy who saw service in the English Civil War, and the Second and Third Anglo-Dutch Wars. A Royalist during the Civil War, he returned to service after the Restoration and eventually rose to the rank of Admiral after serving under some of the most distinguished military figures of the era, including Prince Rupert of the Rhine. He remained in the service of Prince Rupert of the Rhine in the exiled royalist fleet after the Civil War, as evidenced by the issuing of Prince Rupert's Further Instructions for Captain Thomas Allen. He commanded the Royalists' Charles in 1648 until her capture in 1649, and subsequently commanded the Convertine in 1650. Allin was rewarded for his loyalty to the monarchy after the English Restoration by being given command of HMS Dover on 24 June 1660. He went on to command HMS Plymouth and HMS Foresight during 1661, HMS Lion during 1662 and HMS Rainbow during 1663.[2] During 1663 he was made commander in chief in the Downs with the rank of commodore, flying his pennant aboard HMS St Andrew from 15 April 1664. Allin was then nominated to succeed Sir John Lawson as commander in the Mediterranean, and sailed to take up his command aboard the Plymouth from 26 June, and in company with HMS Crown. He operated out of Tangiers initially, and while operating in the Straits of Gibraltar he and his fleet intercepted and engaged the Dutch Smyrna fleet on 9 December, capturing and sinking several of the Dutch ships. Allin returned to England in the spring of 1665, and took part in the Battle of Lowestoft on 13 June 1665. For his achievements he was awarded a knighthood on 24 June and was appointed an Admiral of the Blue squadron under the Earl of Sandwich. He flew his flag in HMS Royal James from 19 July 1665 and became an Admiral of the White on 16 March 1666. Prince Rupert then came aboard, with orders to take the squadron into the English Channel to intercept a French fleet believed to sailing up the Channel to join with the Dutch. Rupert retained Allin as his first captain for this assignment, but the intelligence was proved to be false, and no French fleet was found. By now though the rest of the English fleet under the Duke of Albemarle had sailed out to engage a Dutch fleet under Michiel de Ruyter, and the Four Days Battle had broken out. Rupert and Allin hurried back and met up with the harried and outnumbered English fleet on the third day, managing to hold the Dutch off long enough to allow a successful disengagement and then covering the retreat. The next engagement with the Dutch fleet took place on 4 August 1666, at the St. James's Day Battle. Allin was in command of the van squadron, and led the attack, engaging the Dutch van throughout the day, and chasing them from the battle scene the following day, greatly contributing to the English victory. Allin was then placed in command of a squadron off Dungeness, and on 17 September he captured the French ship Rubis, which was taken into service as HMS French Ruby. Allin's next command was to take over the Mediterranean forces in 1668, after the end of the Second Anglo-Dutch War, and to operate against the Barbary corsairs. A treaty was duly signed with the Algerians, but by 1669 Allin was employed again in chastising the pirates for breaches of the treaty, during which time he captured and destroyed a large number of pirate vessels. He returned to England after this and on 15 April 1671 he became Comptroller of the Navy, a post he held throughout the Third Anglo-Dutch War and continued to hold until 28 January 1680. In 1673 Allin was created a baronet for his services. He briefly returned to active service in 1678 when the threat of war with France emerged, and Allin became commander in chief of the fleet in the Narrow Seas, with HMS Royal James as his flagship. He resigned the command once the threat of war had passed.
Not in Parker. In the NMM. From the Collection of Viscount Hood.
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Sr. Thomas Allin of Somerliton in the County of Suffolk Kn.t and Barronett.
Sr. Thomas Allin of Somerliton in the County of Suffolk Kn.t and Barronett. [Text on Verso] Who after an entire dedication of his Life and Fortune to the Service of the Crowne under his blessed Maister King Chalres ye Ist, & during the Exite of his late Ma.ty King Charles ye 2,d has (since ye happy Restoration of the Latter) had ye honour of serving him both in Peace & Warr, under ye auspicious Comand of his Roy.ll Brother our now Soveraigne Lord James ye 2nd....
G. Kneller pinx. P. Vandrebanc sculp.
Anno Dom: 1685.
Scarce engraving, scarce. Sheet: 355 x 450mm (14 x 17¾"). Trimmed within plate, second part of title excised but present, vertical crease.
A half-length portrait of English naval officer Sir Thomas Allin (1612-1685) who fought during the Civil War and the Third Anglo-Dutch War. Text on verso describes his service during the reign of Charles I, II and James II, becoming Admiral of the Fleet, Captain of Sandgate Castle, Major of the Fraternity of Trinity House at Deptford and Comptroller of the Royal Navy.
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Sr. Thomas Allin of Somerliton in the County of Suffolk Kn.t an Barronett.
Sr. Thomas Allin of Somerliton in the County of Suffolk Kn.t an Barronett. Who after an entire dedication of this Life and Fortune to the Service of the Crowne under his blessed Maister King Charles ye jst, &during the Exile of his late Maty King Charles ye 2d, has (since ye happy Restauration of the Latter) had ye honour of serving him, both in Peace & war, under ye auspicious Comand of his Roy.ll Brother our now Soveraigne Lord King James ye 2.d; thrice as Admirall of his Fleets in the British & Mediterranean Seas, Cap.tn of Sandgate Castle, Ma:r of the hono:ble Fraternity of ye Trinity House at Deptford Strond, & Comptrol:r of the Royall Navy of England.
G: Kneller pinx. p: Vandrebanc sculp:
Anno Dom: 1685. Aetatis suae 73. [n.d. c.1685, but later.]
Engraving,, scarce & large portrait. 513 x 368mm. 20¼ x 14½". Trimmed. Collector's stamp verso of Reverend James Burleigh (L.1425).
Bust portrait, body to left, head turned and looking towards the viewer, with long dark curly hair, shirt with frills at front, in an armour; in an oval frame with palm leaves, on a console with dolphins, cannons, spears and anchors; coat-of-arms with four star and three sword charges, a helmet and sword crest, motto: "Fortune deguere", in a frame with lion's head. Sir Thomas Allin (1612-1685), Royal Navy officer who saw service in the English Civil War, and the Second and Third Anglo-Dutch Wars. A Royalist during the Civil War, he returned to service after the Restoration and eventually rose to the rank of Admiral after serving under some of the most distinguished military figures of the era, including Prince Rupert of the Rhine.
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Allington Castle.
Allington Castle.
Drawn from Nature & on Stone by C. Hullmandel.
Printed by C. Hullmandel. [n.d., c1850.]
Lithograph. Sheet: 410 x 340mm, (16 x 13¼"); large margins. Some marking.
A view of Allington Castle in Kent. The castle, first built in the 12th century fell into ruin after the owner Thomas Wyatt forfeited the property in 1584 following an unsucessful rebellion against Queen Mary. The castle was eventually restored in the twentieth century and is once again a private residence.
[Ref: 40759]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Lawrence Alma-Tadema, R.A., in his studio]
[Lawrence Alma-Tadema, R.A., in his studio]
[T.L. Atkinson after John Collyer, pencil signatures]
[Published by T.H. Lefèvre, June 1 1885]
Mezzotint on india, very large margins; platemark 550 x 420mm (21½ x 16½"). Printsellers' Association blindstamp. Very scarce.
Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836-1912), London painter of Greek and Roman settings, etcher, stage designer and decorative artist. Shown in his studio holding palette and brushes, an unfinished canvas behind him. After training in Antwerp, Alma-Tadema moved to London in 1870 and became a member of the Royal Academy in 1879. He was knighted in 1899. After the portrait by John Collier (1850-1934), portrait painter who received guidance and encouragement from Alma-Tadema as a young artist. The print was originally sold as a companion to a portrait of another 19th century artist, Rosa Bonheur.
PSA limited to 275 artist's proofs (plate destroyed); ex: collection of the Late Hon C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 36360]   £520.00  
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Eikon Basilike or The King's Book
edited by Edward Almack, F.S.A.
London at the De La More Press 1903.
Book: 4to (295 x 217mm). Board binding with cloth spine, with printed title stuck onto spine. 178 pages. Pull-out sheet: A Bibliography of The King's Book... Binding worn and stained.
The Pourtrature of His Sacred Majestie in His Solitudes and Sufferings, was a purported spiritual autobiography attributed to King Charles I of England.
[Ref: 10464]   £110.00  
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The Classical Almamater Coachman Oxford.
The Classical Almamater Coachman Oxford.
Drawn, Etch.d & Pub.d, by Dighton, Char.g Cross. Jan.y 1808.
Hand-coloured etching, with manuscript annotation. Plate: 220 x 290mm, (8¾ x 11½"). Some diagonal creasing.
A portrait of Tilleman Hodgkinson Bobart (c.1771-1838), a coachman who ran a four horse coach between Oxford and London. Bobart had attended University College but never graduated. He was forced to give up the road due to accidents and was made Esquire Bedel in Law in 1815. 'Mr. Bobart' annotated in plate.
[Ref: 41517]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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Buy a new Almanack Almanachs Nouveaux Lunary dell Anno Nuovo.
Buy a new Almanack Almanachs Nouveaux Lunary dell Anno Nuovo. 38.
MLauron delin:
P Tempest exc: Cum privilegio [n.d. c.1740.]
Hand-coloured etching and engraving; paper 18th century watermarked. Plate 248 x 164mm. 9¾ x 6½".
An almanac seller walking to right with basket of books around her neck. From "The Cryes of the City of London Drawne after the Life".
[Ref: 28180]   £220.00  
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[Almeria.
[Almeria. She now was pensive, now was gay, And loll'd the sultry hours away.]
Painted by Will.m Owen Esq.r R.A. Engraved by Henry Meyer. G.t Russell S.t Blooms.y.
[London, Published by the Engraver March 17th. 1812.]
Mezzotint, a rare proof before title and completed inscriptions.
A scene from John Dryden's play 'The Indian Emperour, or the Conquest of Mexico by the Spaniards, being the Sequel of The Indian Queen', showing Almeria, who is a consort of Montezuma but falls in love with Hernan Cortez. Looking thoroughly European, she reclines on a couch, being attended to by an African girl.
Ex: Collection of the Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 44041]   £320.00  
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[Alnwick Castle.]
[Alnwick Castle.]
Drawn and Engraved by T.M. Richardson.
[n.d., c.1840.]
Mezzotint and etching on india, proof before title. 215 x 320mm (9¾ x 12½"). Blindstamp bottom right of india. Very large margins. Surface soiling on backing board.
Alnwick Castle from woods above the castle. From a group illustrating castles on the border of England and Scotland. Thomas Miles Richardson, (1784-1848), succeeded father as master of St Andrew's Charity School, Newcastle, 1806. In 1813 he resigned his school position to devote his life to painting. Initially his work attracted little local interest, and he found it difficult to make a living as an artist. However, from 1814, he began to gain a wide reputation as a result of his exhibiting works in London, at the Royal Academy and the British Institution.
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The Pitmens Ejectment, or the Battle of Friars Goose.
The Pitmens Ejectment, or the Battle of Friars Goose.
[Anon., 1832.]
Etching, 220 x 320mm. 8¾ x 12½". Crease into upper part of plate. Some soiling.
Constables and civilians armed with muskets forcibly remove furniture from the cottages on the right, while a crowd of miners in the background hurl missiles at the armed men. In the foreground (right) two well-dressed constables with truncheons seize a harmless-looking man who stands beside a pile of household goods: mattress, grandfather-clock, and two neat chairs. The miners' houses were the property of the colliery owners and they were needed for the new, non-union, workers. A force of armed constables, aggressively carrying out evictions at Friar's Goose at East Gateshead, Northumberland, was attacked by the miners, who seized and used their guns and assailed them with stones. Soldiers were sent for from Newcastle and mass arrests were made.
BM Satires: 17091.
[Ref: 13677]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Iohn Bull and the Baronet of Belsay.
Iohn Bull and the Baronet of Belsay.
[Anon., c.1832.]
Etching, 215 x 300mm. 8½ x 11¾". Slightly soiled; two faint horizontal creases through plate.
Sir Charles Monck (1779 - 1867) of Belsay Castle, Whig M.P. for Northumberland, in riding dress, hat in hand, bowing to John Bull. He says: 'I really thought Mr Bull after you had read my Essay on Reform you would have chosen me your Representative in Parliament but I still find you are determin'd to have none but who are friends to the whole Bill I have therefore no alternative but with-drawing my Pretensions on this Occasion'. John Bull, stout and elderly, in old-fashioned dress, leans with both hands on his stick; he answers: 'A Fig for your Essay on Reform, it is something like the Reform you intended the Lobsters, when you took them out of their own Element to Thrive better in your own Fish Pond, never ask me another favour I'm done with you for ever. Since 1820 Monck had drifted from the Whigs; at a County meeting at Morpeth on the eve of the Reform Act he opposed the freeholders' resolutions for the measure, publishing his reasons in a pamphlet, 'Address to the County of Northumberland on the Bills for the reform of the House of Commons'. After the passing of the Act he issued an election address, canvassing as "a genuine Reformer", but the Whigs refused to accept him (nominating Beaumont and Ord) and he withdrew, and thereafter he voted for Tories. From a set of South Northumberland election prints.
BM Satires: 17308.
[Ref: 13682]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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[Canvassing in Northumberland (Untitled).]
[Canvassing in Northumberland (Untitled).]
[Anon., 1826.]
Etching, 210 x 235mm. 8¼ x 9¼". A good impression.
A stout pugnacious-looking man walks between two others, who both take his arm, the man on the right being the candidate, hat in hand. He addresses a plainly dressed elector (left) who uses two sticks, as if gouty; he throws out his right arm across the insignificant-looking candidate's chest, saying, In behalf of Mr L——l and in the Name of my N——le R——tive [Noble Relative] I solicit your Vote for the next General Election. The elector looks over his shoulder to say: None of your flummery to me about R——tives Ive given a Plumper to Bell, and Ill stand to him. The other canvasser, who wears fashionable riding-dress, says: Then Sir the first time I catch you with a Gun in your Hand Ill commit you under the Game Act. From a set of satirical prints concerning the South Northumberland election of 1826. seeRef:13629
BM Satires: 15121.
[Ref: 13685]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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[Northumberland election duel (Untitled).]
[Northumberland election duel (Untitled).]
[Anon., 1826.]
Etching, 225 x 320mm. 9 x 12½". Waterstain to right side of plate; full margins.
The duellists are John George Lambton, first Earl of Durham (1792 – 1840) and Thomas Wentworth Beaumont (1792 - 1848), who had made a personal attack upon Lambton in a speech during the Northumberland election. Each turns to speak to his second, smoke curling round their heads. Beaumont (left) stands aggressively, saying to a naval officer: I'll sacrifice a Pig rather than make any concession. His second, Captain Plunkett: By the powers, that was near a finisher for you my dear boy! never mind, if any thing should happen, its snug lying in the Abbey, give him another Pepper-corn or two just by way of encouraging the lead trade. The other second, General Sir H. G. Grey, Howick's uncle, stands with legs astride, flourishing a pistol; he says to Lambton: We have done all that the laws of honor require, & in order to save a return of Kill'd & Wounded, we will send in a Flag of Truce, & put an end to hostilities. Lambton bows deprecatingly, saying, I'm perfectly Satisfied if my honor is preserv'd. The scene takes place on the Northumberland sea-shore, with Bamborough castle in the distance to left. On paper watermarked 1823. From a set of satirical prints concerning electioneering in South Northumberland in 1826. see ref:13629,13685.
BM Satires: 15142.
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