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The 'Times' Newspaper Printing Machine.
The 'Times' Newspaper Printing Machine.
J. Archer sc.
London, Published for the Proprietors, by W. Edwards, No.12 Ave Maria Lane, Ocr.r 12. 1833.
Woodcut, rare. Sheet: 285 x 235mm (11¼ x 9¼"). Trimmed.
A diagram of the printing machine used by the 'Times'.
[Ref: 47251]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[Two Cambridge Printsellers]
[Two Cambridge Printsellers]
T. Orde ft 1768
Etching, sheet 220 x 185mm (8¾ x 7¼").
Etching by Thomas Orde-Powlett (1746-1807), politician also known for his etched caricatures (mostly of Cambridge celebrities) which were published by his drawing-master, the well-known printmaker James Bretherton. An impression of the print in the British Museum is inscribed 'Mrs. Hammond Printseller & D. Randal Printman at Cambridge'.
[Ref: 41705]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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La Mort aux Rats.
La Mort aux Rats.
C. Vischer inv. F. Basan Exc.
[n.d., c.17y0.]
Engraving. Sheet 370 x 320mm (14½ x 12½"). Trimmed within plate on all sides, into inscription area at bottom.
A reversed engraving of Cornelis Visscher's 'Rat Catcher of Paris'.
[Ref: 44978]   £230.00  
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The Rat-Catcher.
The Rat-Catcher. To James Sherriff, Esqr...[dedication.]
Painted by C. Hancock. Engraved by W. Raddon.
London, Published March 12, 1838, For The Proprietor, By Ackermann & Co. Strand.
Engraving on india laid paper, 245 x 305mm. 9¾ x 12".
The quarry has evidently gone to ground. Four terriers and their master surround a hole in the ground. After Charles Hancock (1802 - 1877).
[Ref: 12361]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[Ratcatcher]
[Ratcatcher] Achetez de ma mort aux Rats / Et défaites vous de vos Chats, / Qui partout font tant de ravage / Et vous cause trop dommage [...]
Gravé par Meheux
A Paris Chez Audran, rue St Jacques aux 2 Pilliers d'Or. [c.1700]
Mezzotint, rare & fine, sheet 390 x 260mm (15¼ x 10¼"). Trimmed to plate; creased.
A ratcatcher advertises his services with a rhyme explaining his efficiency and his superiority to reliance on cats. Scarce early mezzotint by Jacques Meheux.
[Ref: 43743]   £320.00  
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[The Rosary Maker.]
[The Rosary Maker.]
[Nuremberg: Johann Christoph Weigel. 1699.]
Engraving. Plate: 85 x 135mm (3¼ x 5¼"). Slight staining.
A scene in the workshop of a rosary maker, lots of moulds for beads litter the floor and rosarys hang in the window. An illustration from 'Etwas für Alle...' by Abraham à Santa Clara (1644-1709).
[Ref: 38916]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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[Sailmakers.]
[Sailmakers.]
[After Jan Van Vliet.]
[Published by Gaspard Duchange?] [n.d. c.1750.]
Etching. 210 x 165mm. 8¼ x 6½". Trimmed to the image.
Sailmakers: two seated male figures holding sewing needles working on a large piece of cloth; various instruments suspended from nails on the back wall. This is one from a series of twenty-two plates (plus title) after Jan van Vliet, published by Gaspard Duchange, with French captions.
See BM: S.6198 [in reverse].
[Ref: 19914]   £85.00   (£102.00 incl.VAT)
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[Set of Six.] The descent into the salt-mines of Dürnberg.
[Set of Six.] The descent into the salt-mines of Dürnberg. Entrance to the mine. [&] Sliding-party in the under-part. [&] Passage over the brine-lake in the inner-part of the mountain. [&] Sliding-party in the upper-part. [&] Getting out of the mine (on a wooden horse).
Gez. v. Hanns Brunner.
Eigenthum des Jos. Hinterstoisser am Dürnberge (Vorbehalt jeder Art Nachdruck).
Set of six engravings printed on india paper. Plates: 145 x 125mm (5¾ x 5") very large margins. Light foxing.
A series of six plates illustrating various processed of salt-mining in the Durrnberg mines near Salzburg in Austria.
[Ref: 44626]   £230.00   view all images for this item
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[Seller of pleasures]
[Seller of pleasures] La Marchande de plaisirs. Jeunesse qui courez à ces friands Plaisirs / Vous pouvez les gouter sans en craindre l'usage [...]
F. Eisen pinx. P.L. Cor Excu.
Se Vend AParis chez Cor Graveur Quay des Augustins du coté du Pont neuf [c.1762].
Engraving, platemark 390 x 280mm (15¼ x 11"). Trimmed to platemark; glued to album sheet at corners.
Scene in trompe l'oeil border with a young streetseller; verses below explaining how unlike pleasures encountered in later life, these are not followed by repenting. Engraved after François Eisen (c.1695-1778), painter who specialised in such genre pictures in a light-hearted Flemish manner.
[Ref: 44960]   £650.00  
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Der Todfengraber.
Der Todfengraber.
[Nuremberg: Johann Christoph Weigel. 1699.]
Engraving. Plate: 85 x 135mm (3¼ x 5¼"). Large margins.
A scene in which a sexton removes the bones from a large comunal grave to make way for new bodies, a barrow of bones rests beside him. An illustration from 'Etwas für Alle...' by Abraham à Santa Clara (1644-1709).
[Ref: 38911]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Lavage des moutns au moyen de l'appareil de Bigg, en usage sur la ferme de Meudon, appartenant à J. A. P. M.gr. Le Prince Napoléon.
Lavage des moutns au moyen de l'appareil de Bigg, en usage sur la ferme de Meudon, appartenant à J. A. P. M.gr. Le Prince Napoléon.
O. de Penne Pinx.t. Imp. Zanote, rue des Boulangers, 13 Paris.
Journal d'Agriculture pratique publié sous la directions de M.r. Barral.
Chromolithograph. Sheet: 260 x 195mm, (10¼ x 7¾").
A view in a French farmyard in which the farmhands use a new machine for cleaning sheep by dipping the sheep, held in a cage, into a tub of water.
[Ref: 40330]   £60.00  
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[Shepherdess and Cattle.]
[Shepherdess and Cattle.]
Printed & Sold by Thos. Bakewell next the Horn Tavern, Fleet Street [n.d., c.1737-42]
Mezzotint, platemark 175 x 125mm (7 x 5"). Thread margins; small nick inside platemark lower left.
[Ref: 37662]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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[Slaughterman.]
[Slaughterman.]
[W.H. Pyne.]
Published by William Miller, Albermarle Street, Jan.y 1. 1805.
Hand-coloured aquatint, with letterpress sheet. Sheet: 250 x 365mm (9¾ x 14½"). Staining on right edge, staple in top right corner.
A portrait of a slaughterman standing next to a dead cow, his hands resting on a large hammer. A plate from 'Costume of Great Britain'.
[Ref: 44613]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Der Sporer.
Der Sporer.
[Nuremberg: Johann Christoph Weigel. 1699.]
Engraving. Plate: 85 x 135mm (3¼ x 5¼"). Large margins.
A scene in a spur maker's workshop, three figures hammer various bits of metal. As well as making spurs these craftsmen often made bridles as well as other bits of tack. An illustration from 'Etwas für Alle...' by Abraham à Santa Clara (1644-1709).
[Ref: 38900]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Scraps relating to steam engines.]
[Scraps relating to steam engines.]
[c.1843.]
Six items laid on thick paper, including a letter, a written slip, two news clippings, a patent for an engine and a lithographed sheet of illustrations of engines.
The letter is an offer to submit a tender by the Glasgow firm Tod & Macgregor, builders of steam engines; the slip part of a prospectus for the fitting of a ship; one newspaper clipping relates to the sea trials of HMS Rattler, the first British (and arguably global) screw-driven warship, the other about the launch of an iron schooner for the Baptist Missionaries to Africa; the patent describes the 'Cambrian Patent Steam Engine', designed by Aspinall, Jones & Co, Smethwick, and the illustration seems to give examples of its use.
[Ref: 37789]   £260.00  
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Der Saitenmacher.
Der Saitenmacher.
[Nuremberg: Johann Christoph Weigel. 1699.]
Engraving. Plate: 85 x 135mm (3¼ x 5¼").
A scene of string-making for musical instruments. An illustration from 'Etwas für Alle...' by Abraham à Santa Clara (1644-1709).
[Ref: 39082]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Tailor] Snip Francois.
[Tailor] Snip Francois.
Mr. Bunbury delin.
Pen and ink with watercolour, sheet 220 x 140mm (8½ x 5½"). Laid on linen.
French tailor with his hands in a muff and an umbrella tucked under his arm. Amateur copy of an etching by James Bretherton after Henry Bunbury.
For the print this is copied from see ref. 1084.
[Ref: 41551]   £230.00  
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A Series of Engravings, Plat XIII.-Page 60. Illustrative of the Process of Rearing the Tea Plant, from the First Sowing of the Seed to its Final Package for the European Market.
A Series of Engravings, Plat XIII.-Page 60. Illustrative of the Process of Rearing the Tea Plant, from the First Sowing of the Seed to its Final Package for the European Market.
12 small plates and one title plate. Sheet 528 x 325mm. 20¾ x 12¾".
13 plates depicting the stages of tea planting.
[Ref: 15146]   £220.00  
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[Six plates of tea production.]
[Six plates of tea production.] Method of gathering Tea by means of Monkeys. [&] Preparing the Lead for the Packing of Tea. [&] Heating & Rolling Tea-Leaves. [&] Making of Tea Chests. [&] Tea Warehouse. [&] Treading the Tea in Baskets.
No. 62 of R.Ackermann's Repository of Arts &c. Pub.d Feb.y, 1. [etc.] 1821.
Six aquatints. Each c. 145 x 235mm (5¾ x 9¼"). Some staining, one plate lacking imprint,
Six illustrations of tea production.
[Ref: 44544]   £320.00  
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[Six plates of tea production.]
[Six plates of tea production.] Method of gathering Tea by means of Monkeys. [&] Preparing the Lead for the Packing of Tea. [&] Heating & Rolling Tea-Leaves. [&] Making of Tea Chests. [&] Tea Warehouse. [&] Treading the Tea in Baskets.
[No. 62 of R.Ackermann's Repository of Arts &c. Pub.d Feb.y, 1. [etc.] 1821.]
Six aquatints. Each sheet 115 x 145mm (4½ x 5¾"). Trimmed close to image, losing imprints.
Six illustrations of tea production.
[Ref: 44547]   £250.00  
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[Tea Production.] Der Theebau in China.
[Tea Production.] Der Theebau in China.
Druck v. E. Sieger.
Verlag v M. Trentsensky, Wien. [n.d., c.1845.]
4 coloured wood engravings (of six), lacking descriptions., rare. Sheets 240 x 370mm (9½ x 14½"). Edges chipped, paper lightly age-toned.
40 illustrations of tea production, numbered 19 - 56, on four sheets, lacking first two sheets.
[Ref: 44548]   £290.00   view all images for this item
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Mess.rs Lackington Allen & Co.
Mess.rs Lackington Allen & Co. Temple of the Muses, Finsbury Square.
For No. 4 of Ackermann's Repository of Arts & Pub. 1.st April 1809, 101, Strand London.
Hand-coloured aquatint, fine colour. Sheet: 230 x 140mm (9 x 5½"). Trimmed and laid on album sheet.
A scene inside a large bookshop, showing customers at a large, round counter while other customers look at books and prints.
[Ref: 44619]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Timber Carters
Timber Carters
Painted by Wolstenholme / Engraved by Reeve
Pub.d May 1 1812 by W.D. Jones, Repository of Arts, Cambridge.
Very scarce aquatint with hand-colouring, platemark 370 x 450mm (14½ x 17¾"). Very large margins. Paper watermarked 'Fellows 1808'; slight creasing.
Rural woodcutting scene after animal painter Dean Wolstenholme, the elder (1757-1837). Wolstenholme didn't move to London until 1800, but exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1803, and while best-known for fox-hunting scenes, he also painted various other rural and sporting subjects.
[Ref: 37552]   £450.00  
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The Tobacco-Manufactory in different Branches.
The Tobacco-Manufactory in different Branches.
Engrvaed for the Univsal Magazine 1750 for J. Hinton at the Kings Arms in St Pauls Church Yard London.
Engraving. Sheet: 240 x 200mm (9½ x 8"). Trimmed within plate.
A scene showing figures at work producing tobacco.
[Ref: 44596]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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[Trades.] Tab: XX.
[Trades.] Tab: XX.
D. Chodowiecki del. Schleuen fc.
[n.d., c.1760.]
Engraving. Plate: 190 x 240mm (7½ x 9½") large margins on 3 sides. Trimmed to plate on left edge.
Four scenes showing various trades including blacksmiths, carriage makers, men working a spit and wagons and barges being loaded. From a series engraved by Johann David Schleuen (1711-1771) after Daniel Chodowiecki (1726-1801).
[Ref: 46416]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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[Trades and Professions.] Tab XLVIII.
[Trades and Professions.] Tab XLVIII.
D. Chodowiecki inv: & sculp.
[n.d., c.1760.]
Engraving. Plate: 180 x 230mm (7 x 9") large margins. Marking.
Three scenes showing various trades and professions. The first shows figures walking to a classical building, the second shows a teacher instructing a class of young boys, on the walls are various diagrams of anatomy, botany and a rhinoceros. The final scene shows a preacher leading a congregation. From a series by German artist Daniel Chodowiecki (1726-1801).
[Ref: 46417]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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[Trades and Professions.] Tab LV.
[Trades and Professions.] Tab LV.
[D. Chodowiecki.]
[n.d., c.1760.]
Engraving. Plate: 180 x 230mm (7 x 9½") large margins.
Four scenes showing various trades and professions. The top left scene shows men working on various furs to make hats and coats, the second scene shows a tanner working on a hide. The third scene shows a potter working at a potter's wheel while other figures work in the pottery; the final scene shows a glass blower blowing glass. The final scene shows a preacher leading a congregation. From a series by German artist Daniel Chodowiecki (1726-1801).
[Ref: 46418]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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[Trades and Professions.] Tab. XIV.
[Trades and Professions.] Tab. XIV.
D. Chodowiecki del. G. Chodowiecki sc.
[n.d., c.1760.]
Engraving. Plate: 180 x 230mm (7 x 9½"), large margins. Light foxing.
Two vignettes, the first showing a carriage driving through a landscape, the second shows various barges and rafts being sailed or pulled down a river. From a series by German artist Daniel Chodowiecki (1726-1801).
[Ref: 46419]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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Trunk Maker.
Trunk Maker.
Wood engraving. Sheet: 100 x 170mm (4 x 6¾").
A scene in a trunk maker's workshop showing a figure hammering a chest. From 'The Book of English Trades and Library of the Useful Arts'.
[Ref: 44625]   £50.00   (£60.00 incl.VAT)
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A Vegetable Market.
A Vegetable Market.
Painted by Ja. Ward Painter & Engraver to H.R.H. Prince of Wales. Engraved by Wm. Ward.
London. Pub. May 1, 1803 by Messrs. Wards & Co. No. 6 Newman Street.
Mezzotint. 410 x 485mm.
A prolific artist, James Ward. R.A (1769-1859) was one of the finest animal, portrait, and landscape painters of Regency England. Brittle, pious, and argumentative, Ward worked well into the mid-19th century, creating dynamic compositions that epitomized Romanticism. He was devoted to the art of Rubens and Van Dyck, and emulated them more than any of his contemporaries.
Frankau, Ref: 303.
[Ref: 6468]   £1,450.00  
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[Les Vivandiers Pair.]
[Les Vivandiers Pair.]
Ch. Eisen inv. et del. / P.F. Tardieu Sculp
A Paris chés Tardieu Graveur du Roy, rue du Platre, la deuxieme porte cochere, a gauche entrant par la rue St. Jacques Avec Privilege du Roy [c.1770]
A pair of fine engravings, each sheet 210 x 235mm (8¼ x 9¼"). Trimmed to platemark; glued to album sheet at corners.
A pair of engravings the first showing a group of vivandiers, merchants who accompany the army to sell provisions to the soldiers. Engraving after a design by Charles Eisen (1720-78), painter, draughtsman and illustrator. It was through his drawings, engraved to illustrate nearly 400 books, that Eisen's reputation was chiefly established. These included editions of Lucretius, Ovid, Tacitus, Virgil, Boccaccio, Ariosto, Erasmus and La Fontaine.
[Ref: 45102]   £480.00   view all images for this item
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Ein Kellner. [A Waiter.]
Ein Kellner. [A Waiter.]
CL fecit. [Monogram of Caspar Luyken.]
C. Weigel exc: [Nuremberg: n.d., c.1700.]
Engraving, rare, image border 250 x 190mm. 9¾ x 7½". Lacking left margin.
A waiter with apron in a landscape holding up a large glass drinking vessel; bowl in left hand, house or inn to background. Published by Christoph Weigel (1654 - 1725); from a series of trades.
[Ref: 21794]   £220.00  
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[Wardmote Inquest.]
[Wardmote Inquest.]
[W.H. Pyne.]
Published by William Miller, Albermarle Street, Jan.y. 1. 1805.
Hand-coloured aquatint, with letterpress sheet. Sheet: 250 x 365mm (9¾ x 14½"). Staining on right edge, staple in top right corner.
A plate from 'Costume of Great Britain' showing a member of the Wardmote Inquest in his uniform supervising the weighing of some items. Weights & measures officer.
[Ref: 44614]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Warstone Brewery. Alex.r Forrest & Sons.
Warstone Brewery. Alex.r Forrest & Sons.
[Anon., c.1820]
Engraving, platemark 115 x 190mm (4½ x 7½").
Warstone Brewery, situated in the Jewellery Quarter of Birmingham. This engraving shows kilns for drying hops and a cart loaded with barrels of beer leaving the premises.
[Ref: 43692]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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Watch Maker.
Watch Maker.
[c. 1810.]
Engraving. Sheet: 85 x 125mm (3¼ x 5").
The interior of a watch maker's workshop with a watch maker working at his bench.
[Ref: 44649]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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A Perspective View of the Engine, now made use of for Driving the Piles of the New Bridge at Westminster:
A Perspective View of the Engine, now made use of for Driving the Piles of the New Bridge at Westminster: most Humbly Inscrib'd to the Hon.ble Commissioners for Building the said Bridge, by the Inventor- James Vaulone, Watch-Maker
H. Gravelot delin / W.H. Toms sculp [in image]
Printed for Carington Bowles in St Pauls Church Yard. London.
Engraving, sheet 445 x 350mm (17½ x 13¾"). Trimmed inside platemark; glued to backing sheet and folded. Scarce.
Pile driver for building over water, consisting of a floating platform on which horses turn a wheel which drives the pilse downwards. Later 18th century reissue by Carington Bowles, of a plate first published by its engraver, W.H. Toms, in 1748. At that time the construction on the first Westminster Bridge had been underway for nine years (and would not be completed for another two). It was probably published to capitalise on public interest in the project.
For a related print demonstrating technology used to construct Westminster Bridge see ref.2555.
[Ref: 37646]   £320.00  
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[Wine harvest]
[Wine harvest] Vendemmia
Marco Ricci pinx.t Chatelain fecit Goupy direxit [c.1740s]
Etching, J. Whatman watermark; platemark 330 x 440mm (13 x 17¼"); large margins. Tears from top edge. Loss in margin at top right.
Man treading grapes in a barrel on wheels on right, with woman carrying a basket of grapes nearby. Several figures picking fruit from trees on left. One of a set of eight etchings after Marco Ricci originally published together by Joseph Goupy. Ricci (1676 - 1730) was a landscape painter who spent much of the period 1708-16 in England.
[Ref: 40662]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Gray's Inn Wine Establishment. High Holborn, London.
Gray's Inn Wine Establishment. High Holborn, London. 23, High Holborn, George Henekey and Comp.y.
[1841.]
Letterpress advert with wood enrgaving. Sheet: 135 x 230mm (5¾ x 9").
An advert for Gray's Inn Wine Establishment with a wine list printed on the back. From 'The Quaterly Review' 1841.
[Ref: 44627]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Wine and Spirit Merchant.
Wine and Spirit Merchant.
[n.d., c.1810.]
Engraving, proof advert before name of retailer. Sheet: 165 x 130mm (6½ x 5"). Trimmed on right side.
A vignette showing two figures unpacking a basket of wine bottles.
[Ref: 44657]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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[Wine Press.]
[Wine Press.]
Printed for J. Hinton at the Kings Arms St Paul's Church Yard. 1747.
Engraving. Plate: 220 x 190mm (8¾ x 7½") large margins. Vertical creases as normal.
Two digarams one showing a wine press, the second showing a cider press.
[Ref: 44600]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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The Woodman.
The Woodman. Far removed from noise and smoak, [/] Hark I hear the woodman's stroke...
Published 16th May 1793 by Rob.t Sayer & C.o Fleet Street London.
Fine hand-coloured mezzotint. Plate: 250 x 350mm (9¾ x 13¾"). Small margins. Some chips in edges.
A portrait of a woodman, stood by a fallen tree and his dog, behind them two woodmen say through a large log.
[Ref: 42598]   £280.00  
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[Worsted Winder.]
[Worsted Winder.]
[W.H. Pyne.]
Published by William Miller Albermarle Street, Jan.y 1. 1805.
Hand-coloured aquatint, with letterpress sheet; Charles Wise watermark 1819. Sheet: 365 x 250mm (14½ x 9¾"). Staple in bottom left corner.
A scene in a workshop showing a worsted winder winding worsted upon a bobbin.
[Ref: 44617]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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