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Joseph Ames F.R.S. & S.S.A.
Joseph Ames F.R.S. & S.S.A.
Rob.t Laurie fecit. [c.1785]
Mezzotint, sheet 225 x 160mm (8¾ x 6¼"). Trimmed inside platemark.
Joseph Ames (bap. 1687-d.1759), bibliographer and antiquary. A fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and member of the Royal Society, Ames wrote a history of printing in England ('Typographical antiquities', 1749) and formed a 'museum' of title-pages and stray leaves a specimens of early printing. He also had a large collection of engraved portraits, which he compiled for his 'Catalogue of English Heads', and a coin collection. This portrait, which illustrated the second edition of the 'Typographical Antiquities' in 1785, shows Ames, quill in hand, with his library behind him and a copy of 'Typographical Antiquities' open beside him.
Ex: collection of the late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd; CS 2; not in O'D.
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Thomas Astle Esq.r F.R.S. &c.
Thomas Astle Esq.r F.R.S. &c. Trust. Brit. Mus. & Keeper of the Records in the Tower.
Engraved by Ridley.
Pub. by J. Sewell Cornhill Nov 1. 1802.
Stipple, printed in dark blue, European magazine. 165 x 115mm, 6½ x 4½.
Thomas Astle (1735-1803), antiquary and palaeographer. He indexed the catalogue of the Harleian manuscripts, published in 1759. His main work was 'The Origin and Progress of Writing, as well Hieroglyphic as Elementary, illustrated by engravings taken from marbles, manuscripts, and charters, ancient and modern', 1784.
[Ref: 19013]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Johannes Ayres Pennae Arithmezzticae, ac Artis Rationariae Professor apud Londinates, Juxta Divi Pauli.
Johannes Ayres Pennae Arithmezzticae, ac Artis Rationariae Professor apud Londinates, Juxta Divi Pauli.
R. White Sculp.
[n.d. c.1780.]
Engraving. Plate 210 x 153mm. 8¼ x 6". Later impression.
John Ayres (active 1680-1700) was a writing master.
see NPG: D18621.
[Ref: 16084]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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H.H. Baber. [in pencil.]
H.H. Baber. [in pencil.]
H.L. 1836. [facsimile in the image: unidentified.]
[n.d. c.1836.]
Lithograph on india. Image 198 x 182mm. Sheet 382 x 276mm.
Henry Hervey Baber (1775-1869), Philologist. Keeper of printed books in the British Museum. Author and contributor to articles.
[Ref: 12668]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Fred. Aug. Barnard. Ord. Reg. Hanov. Guelf. Eques. Bibliothecae a Georgio III. Institutae Praefectus.
Fred. Aug. Barnard. Ord. Reg. Hanov. Guelf. Eques. Bibliothecae a Georgio III. Institutae Praefectus.
Painted by John Knight. Engraved by S.W. Reynolds, Engraver to the King.
[n.d. c.1820.]
Mezzotint on india. Plate 424 x 337mm. 16¾ x 13¼". Some tearing around the platemark.
Sir Frederck Augusta Barnard (1743-1830) was the principal librarian to George III throughout much of his reign. He sought assistance and guidance from writers and lexicographer Dr Samuel Johnson. Barnard compiled and published a catalogue of the collection 'Bibliothecae Regiae Catalogus' between 1820 and 1829 in five folio volumes.
Whitman: 17. BM: 1878,0511.1072.
[Ref: 16771]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Sir Frederick Augusta Barnard.]
[Sir Frederick Augusta Barnard.]
[By Samuel William Reynolds, after John Prescott Knight.]
[n.d. c.1815.]
Mezzotint, proof before all letters, rare. 420 x 336mm. 16½ x 13¼".
Sir Frederck Augusta Barnard (1743-1830) was the principal librarian to George III throughout much of his reign. He sought assistance and guidance from writers and lexicographer Dr Samuel Johnson. Barnard compiled and published a catalogue of the collection 'Bibliothecae Regiae Catalogus' between 1820 and 1829 in five folio volumes.
See NPG: D1296. Whitman: 17.
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Fran.s Barnes, D.D.
Fran.s Barnes, D.D. Master of St. Peter's College, Cambridge. From an Original Drawing in the Possession of the Bishop of Bristol.
W. Mason Del.t Eng.d by J. Swaine.
Pub.d March 25, 1819, by W Mason near the Hospital, Cambridge.
Fine hand-coloured engraving with large margins. Plate 190 x 140mm. 7½ x 5½".
Francis Barnes (1744-1838) was Master of Peterhouse College, Cambridge.
[Ref: 24740]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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[Portrait of Joshua Barnes]
[Portrait of Joshua Barnes] Vera Effigies Joshuae Barnes S.T.B. [...]
R. White ad vivum fecit [1694]
Line engraving, small margins on 3 sides; platemark 295 x 190mm (11½ x 7½"). Glued at corners to backing sheet.
Joshua Barnes (1654-1712), Greek scholar and antiquary. In 1679 his 'History of Esther' rendered the Book of Esther in Homeric hexameters, complete with commentary in Greek. He later turned to English history with a book on Edward III
[Ref: 34871]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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The Rev.d Joseph Hallet Batten D.D. F.R.S.  Late Principal of the East India College, and formerly Fellow of Trinity College Cambridge.  Born 25th, Augst.1778.  Died 11th.Octr.1837.
The Rev.d Joseph Hallet Batten D.D. F.R.S. Late Principal of the East India College, and formerly Fellow of Trinity College Cambridge. Born 25th, Augst.1778. Died 11th.Octr.1837.
Painted & Engraved by John Linnell.
[n.d. c.1820]
Mezzotint, india laid. Plate 495 x 347mm. 19½ x 13¾". Scratch near the face.79
The Reverend Joseph Hallett Batten (died October 11, 1837) was principal of the East India Company College. John Linnel was an English painter who made a good living as a fashionable portraitist, but preferred to paint landscapes. He gave up portraiture in the 1840s and moved to Redhill to devote his career to his landscapes. These paintings were highly desired and caused Linnel to amass a great deal of wealth. However, he was not favored among his colleagues and was denied membership to the Royal Academy.
[Ref: 19479]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Tho.s Beckwith of York, Painter & F.A.S. London.
Tho.s Beckwith of York, Painter & F.A.S. London.
M.F. Quadal pinx.t. W.Humphrey fec.t.
[n.d., 1777.]
Mezzotint, rare. 255 x 195mm (10 x 7¾"). Thread margins, mounted in album paper.
Thomas Beckwith (1731-86), painter, genealogist and antiquary, fellow of the Society of Antiquaries
[Ref: 43551]   £240.00  
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Samuel Berdmore S.T.P.
Samuel Berdmore S.T.P. Scholae Carthusiae Magister, MDCCLXXXVIII.
Painted in Miniature by S. Shelley. Engraved by W. Nutter
Publish'd Oct.r 28 1788 by R. Cribb N. 288 High Holborn
Stipple with very large margins, platemark 205 x 150mm (8 x 6").
Samuel Berdmore (1739-1802), headmaster of Charterhouse School from 1769 to 1791 where he maintained the reputation and finances of the school. Bredmore was also a keen literary scholar, publishing 'Specimens of Literary Resemblance in the Works of Pope, Gray, and other Celebrated Writers' in 1801, and he was a member of the Unincreasable Club, meeting in Holborn that included the painter George Romney amongst its members.
[Ref: 35836]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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George Birkbeck, Esq.r M.D.
George Birkbeck, Esq.r M.D. President of the London Mechanics Institution & of the Medical & Chirurgical Society of London; &c.
Engraved by Henry Adlard.
Knight and Lacey, London February 16, 1828.
Stipple. Sheet: 220 x 130mm (8¾ x 5"). Trimmed within plate.
A view of the physician and pioneer of adult education George Birkbeck (1776-1841), he founded the Birkbeck University of London and was head of the Chemical Society.
[Ref: 45980]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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George Birkbeck, M.D.
George Birkbeck, M.D. President of the London Mechanics' Institution, Patron of the Glasgow Mechanics' Institution and President of the Meteorological Society &c. &c.
Wageman del. T. Woolnoth sc. [c.1830]
Stipple engraving, sheet 185 x 115mm (7¼ x 4½"). Trimmed and glued to backing sheet with two portraits verso.
George Birkbeck (1776-1841), physician and educationist. In 1823 Birkbeck inaugurated the London Mechanics' Institution. He was also one of the original promoters of the foundation of London University. The London Mechanics' Institution became the 'Birkbeck Literary and Scientific Institution' in 1866 and is now simply Birkbeck, part of the University of London.
[Ref: 44486]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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Peter Blundell. Founder of Tiverton School. 1604. Died 1601.
Peter Blundell. Founder of Tiverton School. 1604. Died 1601.
Drawn on Stone by L.E. Reed, Tiverton. Captn. Hackett, Lithog. Exeter.
[n.d. c.1820.]
Lithograph. 343 x 267mm. 13½ x 10½". Some scratching, rust stain along bottom edge.
Peter Blundell (c.1520-1601) was a prosperous clothier, trading between Tiverton and London. Dying in 1601 having never married and with no children, he left his inheritance to fellow clothiers, their families and his employees. He also created several charitable trusts and gave funds to build Blundell's School, to be a free grammar school.
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[Sir Thomas Bodley.]
[Sir Thomas Bodley.]
[After Michael Burghers.]
[1674?]
Engraving. Sheet 150 x 105mm, 6 x 4¼". Trimmed to image, laid on album paper.
Sir Thomas Bodley (1545-1613), diplomat and scholar, best known as the founder of the Bodleian Library, Oxford.
[Ref: 19016]   £50.00   (£60.00 incl.VAT)
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[Sir Thomas Bodley.]
[Sir Thomas Bodley.]
E. Scriven sc.
[n.d., c.1800.]
Stipple on India paper, small margins. Proof before letters. Platemark: 375 x 265mm (14¾ x 10¼"). Very slight foxing.
A portrait of the founder of the Bodleian Library, Sir Thomas Bodley (1545 - 1613). Half length, facing viewer, with his hand on the hilt of his sword. This print is a fragment from the frontispiece to 'Catalogue of the Bodleian library', first publsihed in 1674. Sir Thomas Bodley was an English diplomat and scholar, founder of the Bodleian Library, Oxford, when in 1598 his offer to restore the old library was accepted by the university. Bodley began his book collection effort in 1600, using the site of the former library above the Divinity School, which was in near ruin. For titled impression, see item ref: 33874.
[Ref: 33875]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Sir Thomas Bodley.
Sir Thomas Bodley. From the original of Cornelius Jansen, in the Bodleian Gallery Oxford.
Drawn by T. Unwins & Engraved (with permission) by E. Scriven.
London, Published by Lackington, Allen & co. and Langman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Browne. [n.d., c.1800.]
Stipple. Platemark: 375 x 265mm (14¾ x 10¼"). Light creasing in title area.
A portrait of the founder of the Bodleian Library, sir Thomas Bodley (1545 - 1613). Half length, facing viewer, with his hand on the hilt of his sword. This print is a fragment from the frontispiece to 'Catalogue of the Bodleian library', first publsihed in 1674. Sir Thomas Bodley was an English diplomat and scholar, founder of the Bodleian Library, Oxford, when in 1598 his offer to restore the old library was accepted by the university. Bodley began his book collection effort in 1600, using the site of the former library above the Divinity School, which was in near ruin. For proof impression before letters, see item ref: 33875.
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William Briggs M.D. Physician in Ordinary to King William y.e 3.d. Fellow of the College of Physicians, and of the Royal Society, &c.
William Briggs M.D. Physician in Ordinary to King William y.e 3.d. Fellow of the College of Physicians, and of the Royal Society, &c.
R. White delin 1697. I. Faber fecit 1738.
Sold by P. Overton in Fleet Street.
A rare mezzotint. Sheet: 350 x 250mm (13¾ x 9¾"). Trimmed.
A portrait of William Biggs, doctor to King William III, holding a copy of his book "Ophthalmo Graphia".
Not in Wellcome.
[Ref: 46469]   £290.00  
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John Charles Brooke Esq.r F.S.A.
John Charles Brooke Esq.r F.S.A. Somerset Herald, Nat 27 Aug.t 1748 Ob. 3. Feb. 1794.
Painted by T.Maynard. Engraved by E.Bell.
Published'd Mar 20. 1794 by G.Nayler; Coll: Arm. London.
Mezzotint. 280 x 205mm.
Somerset herald and collector of manuscripts, chiefly relating to Yorkshire. With Benjamin Pingo, York herald, and fourteen other persons, he was crushed to death on 3 Feb. 1794, in attempting to get into the pit of the Haymarket Theatre.
Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 4165]   £220.00  
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Mrs. Bryan and Children.
Mrs. Bryan and Children.
Engraved by W. Nutter from a Miniature of the same size Painted by Saml. Shelley.
London, Published Septemr. 29th; 1797 by G. Kearsley 46 Fleet Street.
Stipple printed in brown ink, title in open letters. Frontispiece to the sitter's 'A Compendious System of Astronomy' (1797). 290 x 245mm, 11½ x 9¾". Two horizontal creases; tear into plate upper right.
Margaret Bryan (1790 - 1815; fl.), schoolmistress and natural philosopher, with her two daughters. They are shown amidst the scientific instruments Bryan would have used. She taught astronomy and natural philosophy to girls at her school in Blackheath, London, at a time when education for ladies was largely self-taught. She also wrote elementary, practical books that gave a general grounding in astronomy and physics. After Samuel Shelley (1756 - 1808).
From the Norman Blackburn Collection. Wellcome Library no. 544393i
[Ref: 18216]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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The Body May decay_ but, by the might of theSoul's flame, Mind will not lose its light!. S.E.B.
The Body May decay_ but, by the might of theSoul's flame, Mind will not lose its light!. S.E.B.
Drawn and Etched by Francis Danby A.R.A. Geneva April MDCCCXXXIV
London, Cochrane & McCrone, Waterloo Place.
Etching. 110 x 155mm.
Sir Samuel Egerton Brydges Bart. Genealogist. [1762-1837]. Lived in the Canterbury area of Kent and was Educated at Queen's College, Cambridge until about 1820 and then moved to Geneva where he died.
[Ref: 1489]   £350.00  
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Martinus Bucerus.
Martinus Bucerus. Natus Ao. 1491 Obijt Ao. 1551 Feb. 27.
J: Faber Fecit & Exc. [London, first published 1714-1715, this impression c.1750?.]
Mezzotint on laid paper, before retouching and inscriptions erased by Houston. 260 x 200mm, 10¼ x 8".
Martin Bucer (Butzer) (1491 - 1551), Protestant reformer and professor of divinity at Cambridge, in an oval frame. By John Faber the Elder (c.1660 - 1721), for a set of 21 plates of Protestant reformers.
Chaloner Smith 58.
[Ref: 19183]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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The Rev.d Thomas Burnet L.L.D.
The Rev.d Thomas Burnet L.L.D. Master of the Charterhouse Obÿt a,o 1715.
G. Kneller Equees Pinx.t 1697. I. Faber fecit 1752.
Price 2-6. Sold at the Golden Head near the Church, Bloomsbury-Square.
Mezzotint with large margins. 350 x 250mm (13¾ x 9¾"). Slight damp stain.
Thomas Burnet (c. 1635-1715), a theologian and writer on Cosmogony (how the Cosmos came into existence), author of 'Sacred Theory of the Earth' (1681), 'The Ancient Doctrine Concerning the Origin of Things' (1692) & 'On the State of the Dead and of the Resurrection' (1720, posthumous). As Master of Charterhouse he blocked James II's attempt to interfere in the running of the school. After the Glorious Revolution Burnet became chaplain in ordinary and Clerk of the Closet to William III, but following the near-heretical views expressed in 'Ancient Docrine' (positing that The Fall of Man was symbolic not historic) he resigned his court posts, under the patronage of his majesty.
CS: 51. Ex Collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 34326]   £230.00  
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Sir James Burrow, Fellow of the Royal Society, & of the Society of Antiquaries of London, and honorary Member of the Societé des Antiquités at Cassell.
Sir James Burrow, Fellow of the Royal Society, & of the Society of Antiquaries of London, and honorary Member of the Societé des Antiquités at Cassell.
Painted by Arthur Devis. Drawn & Engrav'd by James Basire, 1780.
Engraving, rare. 532 x 381mm (21 x 15"). Trimmed, some creasing, and small hole. Excellent impression.
Sir James Burrow (1701-1782), the Legal Reporter at Inner Temple, London, Vice President and twice President of the Royal Society.
NPG: D32453.
[Ref: 28902]   £260.00  
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Richardus Busby S.T.P. Wellensis Ecclesiae Thesaurarius: Westmonasteriensis, Collegii Praebendarius; Scholae per anos 58 Archididascalus Notissimius Ob.5.Apr.Anno Aetat.suae 89. Christi 1695.
Richardus Busby S.T.P. Wellensis Ecclesiae Thesaurarius: Westmonasteriensis, Collegii Praebendarius; Scholae per anos 58 Archididascalus Notissimius Ob.5.Apr.Anno Aetat.suae 89. Christi 1695.
R. White Sculp. [H. Tilson.]
[Publish'd by John King. c.1696.]
Line engraving. Plate 368 x 262mm. 14½ x 10¼". Some creasing.
Richard Busby (1606-1695), an English Anglican priest, and Headmaster of Westminster School, London.
[Ref: 14463]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Gvillavme Camden.
Gvillavme Camden.
N. De. L'armessin Sculp.
[n.d. c.1760.]
Engraving. Plate 190 x 140mm. 7½ x 5½".
William Camden (1551-1623) was an English antiquarian, historian, topographer, and officer of arms. He wrote the first chorographical survey of the islands of Great Britain and Ireland, and the first detailed historical account of the reign of Elizabeth I of England. Map interest.
NPG: D28006.
[Ref: 23967]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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William Camden Clarenceux. Obijt A.o D. 1623. Aetatis suae LXXIII.
William Camden Clarenceux. Obijt A.o D. 1623. Aetatis suae LXXIII.
R. White sculp. [Marcus Gheeraerts.]
[n.d. c.1695; but later.]
Copper engraving, later impression. Plate 296 x 203mm. 11¾ x 8". Trimmed close to plate, some creasing.
William Camden, head and shoulders in an oval, wearing a chain and cap; frontispiece to his 'Britannia', ed. by Gibson (1695). William Camden (1551-1623) was an British antiquary and historian. He wrote the first chorographical survey of the islands of Great Britain and Ireland and the first detailed historical account of the reign of Elizabeth I of England.
See NPG: D21096.
[Ref: 23199]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Gulielmus Camdenus Clarentius. Aetatis LVIII. M. DC. IX.
Gulielmus Camdenus Clarentius. Aetatis LVIII. M. DC. IX.
R. White Sculp. [Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger pinx.]
[n.d., c.1695.]
Line engraving. 177 x 120mm. 7 x 4¾". Trimmed and stuck on separate sheet.
William Camden (1551-1623), English antiquarian, historian, and officer of arms. He wrote the first topographical survey of the islands of Great Britain and Ireland and the first detailed historical account of the reign of Elizabeth I of England. In 1566 he entered Oxford, transferring from Magdalen College, to Broadgates Hall, and finally to Christ Church. At Christ Church he encountered Philip Sidney, who encouraged Camden's thirst for antiquaries. In 1571 he returned to London without a degree, but soon took up post as Usher of Westminster School, giving him freedome to travel and pursue his antiquarian researches.
NPG D21094. Macdonnell Collection.
[Ref: 14467]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Willi. Camden Clarenceux ye Sone of a painter Nat An.o 1550 Obit. 1623
Willi. Camden Clarenceux ye Sone of a painter Nat An.o 1550 Obit. 1623
R: Gaywood fc.
[c.1661]
Etching with hand colouring, 220 x 160mm. 8½ x 6¼".
Portrait of William Camden (1550-1623), historian and herald, known for his 'Britannia' (1586). Engraved by Richard Gaywood as a plate to Morgan's 'Sphere of Gentry' (1661).
O'Donoghue 10.
[Ref: 15832]   £320.00  
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Giulielm Camden Clarenti. Pralecturae Historicae Fundator Munific.
Giulielm Camden Clarenti. Pralecturae Historicae Fundator Munific. Hic oculos similesq vultus, hic ora lueri Poteris, nec ultra haec artifex quivit manus Annales ipsum celebrisq Britannia monstrant Perenniora saxo et aere [Greek Cyrillic.] Quisquis et Historiae Cathedram hanc conscenderit esto Benignitatis usque monumentum loquax.
Marcus Gherrardis pinxit. Loder del. Engrav'd by James Basire 1789.
Publish'd as the Act directs March 25, 1789.
Engraving, with large margins. Plate 330 x 222mm. 13 x 8¾".
William Camden (1551-1623) was an English antiquarian, historian, topographer, and officer of arms. He wrote the first chorographical survey of the islands of Great Britain and Ireland, and the first detailed historical account of the reign of Elizabeth I of England. After Marcus Gheeraerts (c.1561/2-1636).
NPG: D18702.
[Ref: 24798]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Gulielmus Camdenus Clarentius. Aetatis LVIII. M. DC. IX.
R. White Sculp. [Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger pinx.]
[n.d. c.1691.]
Line engraving. 177 x 120mm. 7 x 4¾". Trimmed and stuck on separate sheet.
William Camden (1551-1623), English antiquarian, historian, and officer of arms. He wrote the first topographical survey of the islands of Great Britain and Ireland and the first detailed historical account of the reign of Elizabeth I of England. In 1566 he entered Oxford, transferring from Magdalen College, to Broadgates Hall, and finally to Christ Church. At Christ Church he encountered Philip Sidney, who encouraged Camden's thirst for antiquaries. In 1571 he returned to London without a degree, but soon took up post as Usher of Westminster School, giving him freedome to travel and pursue his antiquarian researches.
NPG D21094. Macdonnell Collection.
[Ref: 25781]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Willi. Camden Clarenceux ye Sone of a painter Nat An.o 1550 Obit. 1623
Willi. Camden Clarenceux ye Sone of a painter Nat An.o 1550 Obit. 1623 Joseph's Coat Nobility Dative the Second Booke by S: M: [...]
R: Gaywood fc.
[c.1661]
Etching, 220 x 150mm (8½ x 6"). Trimmed along platemark; glued to backing sheet with engraving of a tomb verso.
Portrait of William Camden (1550-1623), historian and herald, known for his 'Britannia' (1586), a copy of which his hands rest upon here. Engraved by Richard Gaywood as a plate to Sylvanus Morgan's 'Sphere of Gentry' (1661). The work consisted of four 'books', of which Josephs's Coat was the second, to which this was presumably the frontispiece. This engraving was taken from a portrait of Camden which was destroyed in the great fire of London in 1666. However, when Morgan became master of the Painter-Stainers' Company in 1676, he presented the company with a portrait of Camden (a former benefactor of the Painter-Stainers), worked up in turn from the Gaywood engraving. That portrait still hangs in the Painter-Stainers' hall.
O'Donoghue 10.
[Ref: 37629]   £320.00  
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The Pourtraicture of the Learned Mr William Camden: Alias Clarentius
The Pourtraicture of the Learned Mr William Camden: Alias Clarentius While this Ile of Great Brittaine keeps ye name / Camdens Brittania shall Improve his Fame
[Anon, 1636]
Rare, very fine & ornate engraving, platemark 140 x 90mm (5½ x 3½"). Rare.
William Camden (1551-1623), English antiquarian, historian, and officer of arms. He wrote the first topographical survey of the islands of Great Britain and Ireland and the first detailed historical account of the reign of Elizabeth I of England. In 1566 he entered Oxford, transferring from Magdalen College, to Broadgates Hall, and finally to Christ Church. At Christ Church he encountered Philip Sidney, who encouraged Camden's thirst for antiquaries. In 1571 he returned to London without a degree, but soon took up post as Usher of Westminster School, giving him freedom to travel and pursue his antiquarian researches. Portrait in oval with figure of Time and other emblems.
O'D 7
[Ref: 39424]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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W.m Camden.
W.m Camden.
[c.1800]
Etching. 140 x 90mm (5½ z 9½").
Portrait of William Camden (1550-1623) after Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger. He is best known for description of Britain, the 'Britannia' (1586), which was first illustrated with county maps in 1607. This portrait appears to come from an octavo atlas, as the text under the portrait is headed 'Explanation of the Charcaters in the Maps'.
[Ref: 37795]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)

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Thomas Carlyle Esqr.
Thomas Carlyle Esqr. Author of The French Revolution 3 Vols &c.&c.
A D'Orsay fecit May 1839 [signed in plate.]
London, Published June 18 1839, by J.Mitchell, Royal Library, 33, Old Bond St.
Lithograph with colour added by hand, india paper, india 195 x 165mm. 7¾ x 6½".
Portrait of Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881), historian and essayist. From 1837 a recognised literary leader; eulogized heroes and strong governments, mistrusted technological progress and analysed brilliantly the sufferings of the common people. The 'Sage of Chelsea', his corrosive criticism and uncertain temper became legendary. From a series of portraits by Count Alfred Guillaume Gabriel d'Orsay (1801 - 1852), Paris-born artist and gentleman of fashion. His profile sketches of his contemporaries, to the number of 125, include among them nearly all the literary, artistic, and fashionable celebrities of that time
O'Donoghue p.508, 2.
[Ref: 21889]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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Joannes Coletus.
Joannes Coletus. Cum colis Aonis exculte Colete sonores Te ddoctos inter posthuma fama refert.
AB. C.Grignion Sculp.t.
[n.d., c.1795.]
Rare engraving. Plate: 120 x 165mm (4¾ x 6½") with large margins.
A portrait of the Renaissance scholar and clergyman John Colet (1467-1519). Colet was a Christian Humanist and friend of Erasmus.
[Ref: 41940]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Henry Coley Philomat. etc.
Henry Coley Philomat. etc.
R. White delin et Sculp.
[n.d., c.1699.]
Engraving, rare. Sheet size: 125 x 85mm (5 x 3½"). Trimmed to image. Glued to album sheet at corners.
A portrait of English mathematician and astrologer Henry Coley (16331695?), aged 57. Bust length in a decorative oval, wearing long wig and cravat. Coley was the adopted son of the astrologer, William Lilly, who constantly makes reference in his works to Coley's merit as a man and as a professor of mathematics and occult science. He is best known by his celebrated work, 'Clavis Astrologiæ Elimata; or a Key to the whole Art of Astrology, new filed and polished,' which was first published in 1669. He corrected and enlarged Joseph Moxon's 'Mathematics made easy' (London, 1692), and also Forster's 'Arithmetic, or that useful art made easie' (London, 1686).
[Ref: 33844]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Mr. John Dart.
Mr. John Dart.
I. Faber fec.t
[n.d. c.1742.]
Mezzotint, with large margins. Plate 310 x 215mm. 12¼ x 8½".
Portrait half-length to front wearing long wig, holding open book on slab at right, eyes to front, trees behind. Frontispiece to Dart's 'Westmonasterium, or, The history and antiquities of the abbey church of St. Peter's, Westminster', 1742. John Dart (d.1730) was an antiquary.
CS: 107.
[Ref: 24768]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Une Lecture Chez Diderot
Une Lecture Chez Diderot (Collection de Mr. le baron Edmond de Rothschild.)
Meissonier 1859 [etched in plate.] E. Meissonier, pinx. Mongin, sc.
L'Art. Imp. A. Salmon. [n.d., c.1870.]
Etching. Plate: 235 x 210mm (9¼ x 8¼").
Denis Diderot (1713 1784), French philosopher, art critic and writer, talking to friends around a table in his library. After Jean-Louis-Ernest Meissonier (1815 - 1891).
[Ref: 39884]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Fra. Douce. M.D. Ætat. 75.
Fra. Douce. M.D. Ætat. 75.
William Keable Pinx.t Ja.s M.cAdell Fecit 1752.
Sold by Eliz Bakewell Print Seller in Cornhill.
Mezzotint. Plate: 325 x 225mm (12¾ x 9"). Thread margins.
A half-length portrait of Dr Francis Douce (1676-1760).
W. 843.
[Ref: 46468]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Gulielmus Dugdale. Aetatis 50. A. MDCLVI.
Gulielmus Dugdale. Aetatis 50. A. MDCLVI. Ovid: Nescio qua natale solum dulcedine cunctas Ducit et immemores non finit esse sui.
Wenceslaus Hollar delin: et sculpsit:
[n.d. c.1820.]
Etching. Plate: 170 x 265mm (6¾ x 10¼"). Trimmed within plate on bottom edge. Remains of album page verso.
Sir William Dugdale (1605-1686) was an English antiquary. His early life was spent collecting materials for a history of Warwickshire with Sir Symon Archer, and in 1638 he was created a pursuivant of arms extraordinary and a year later he was promoted to the office of Rouge Croix Pursuivant of Arms in Ordinary. He then stayed in London to do some research on the records in the Tower. In 1642 he was summoned to attend the King at York, and when the Civil War broke out he requested to open the castles of Banbury and Warwick as strongholds to keep them out of reach of the rebel forces. In 1644 the King created him Chester Herald of Arms in Ordinary. At the Restoration he obtained the office of Norroy King of Arms, and in 1677 he was knighted and promoted to the officer of Garter Principal King of Arms, which he held until his death.
NPG: D4395. Pennington: 1392 iii of iv.
[Ref: 39781]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Gulielmus Dugdale. Aetatis 50. A. MDCLVI.
Gulielmus Dugdale. Aetatis 50. A. MDCLVI. Ovid: Nescio qua natale solum dulcedine cunctas Ducit et immemores non finit esse sui.
Wenceslaus Hollar delin: et Scul.
Printed for Jonah Bowyer at ye Rose in Ludgate Street 1714.
Etching. Plate: 260 x 170mm (10¼ x 6¾"). Repaired wormhole in plate.
Sir William Dugdale (1605-1686) was an English antiquary. His early life was spent collecting materials for a history of Warwickshire with Sir Symon Archer, and in 1638 he was created a pursuivant of arms extraordinary and a year later he was promoted to the office of Rouge Croix Pursuivant of Arms in Ordinary. He then stayed in London to do some research on the records in the Tower. In 1642 he was summoned to attend the King at York, and when the Civil War broke out he requested to open the castles of Banbury and Warwick as strongholds to keep them out of reach of the rebel forces. In 1644 the King created him Chester Herald of Arms in Ordinary. At the Restoration he obtained the office of Norroy King of Arms, and in 1677 he was knighted and promoted to the officer of Garter Principal King of Arms, which he held until his death.
[Ref: 45938]   £240.00  

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Erasme.
Erasme.
[n.d. c.1740.]
Line engraving. Plate 296 x 214mm. 11¾ x 8½".
Desiderius Erasmus (1466?-1536), Dutch Renaissance humanist and a Catholic theologian. Erasmus was a classical scholar who wrote in a "pure" Latin style and enjoyed the sobriquet "Prince of the Humanists." He has been called "the crowning glory of the Christian humanists." Using humanist techniques for working on texts, he prepared important new Latin and Greek editions of the New Testament. These raised questions that would be influential in the Protestant Reformation and Catholic Counter-Reformation. He also wrote The Praise of Folly, Handbook of a Christian Knight, On Civility in Children, Copia: Foundations of the Abundant Style, Julius Exclusus, and many other works. Erasmus lived through the Reformation period and he consistently criticized some contemporary popular Christian beliefs. In relation to clerical abuses in the Church, Erasmus remained committed to reforming the Church from within. He also held to Catholic doctrines such as that of free will, which some Protestant Reformers rejected in favor of the doctrine of predestination. His middle road disappointed and even angered many Protestants, such as Martin Luther, as well as conservative Catholics. This engraving is based on the Holbein portrait.
[Ref: 12937]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Desid: Erasmus Roterod: Natus 1467. Den: Et Sepult: Basillae 1536. Ad Archetypum I: Holbenii in Biblioth: publ: Basit: adservatum pictum cum annum a geret Erasmus LV.
Desid: Erasmus Roterod: Natus 1467. Den: Et Sepult: Basillae 1536. Ad Archetypum I: Holbenii in Biblioth: publ: Basit: adservatum pictum cum annum a geret Erasmus LV.
Basileae apud Chr: à Mechel Chalcogr. [n.d. c.1700.]
Engraving. Plate 320 x 261mm. 12½ x 10¼".
Erasmus (1466-1536), Dutch Renaissance humanist and a Catholic theologian. Erasmus was a classical scholar who wrote in a "pure" Latin style and enjoyed the sobriquet "Prince of the Humanists." He has been called "the crowning glory of the Christian humanists." Using humanist techniques for working on texts, he prepared important new Latin and Greek editions of the New Testament. These raised questions that would be influential in the Protestant Reformation and Catholic Counter-Reformation. He also wrote The Praise of Folly, Handbook of a Christian Knight, On Civility in Children, Copia: Foundations of the Abundant Style, Julius Exclusus, and many other works. Erasmus lived through the Reformation period and he consistently criticized some contemporary popular Christian beliefs. In relation to clerical abuses in the Church, Erasmus remained committed to reforming the Church from within. He also held to Catholic doctrines such as that of free will, which some Protestant Reformers rejected in favor of the doctrine of predestination. His middle road disappointed and even angered many Protestants, such as Martin Luther, as well as conservative Catholics.
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Desiderius Erasmus Rotterodamus.
Desiderius Erasmus Rotterodamus. Qui Patriae lumen qui nostri gloria fech [...]
Vorsterman sculptor D.D.: Hansus Holbenius pinxit. Cum Privilegio Reg: [c.1625]
Engraving. 210 x 145mm (8¼ x 5¾"). Trimmed inside platemark; tipped into album sheet with hand-drawn borders around edges.
Desiderius Erasmus (1466-1536), Dutch Renaissance humanist and a Catholic theologian. Erasmus prepared important new Latin and Greek editions of the New Testament, and also wrote The Praise of Folly, Handbook of a Christian Knight, On Civility in Children, Copia: Foundations of the Abundant Style, Julius Exclusus, and many other works. Erasmus lived through the Reformation period and he consistently criticized some contemporary popular Christian beliefs. In relation to clerical abuses in the Church, Erasmus remained committed to reforming the Church from within. He also held to Catholic doctrines such as that of free will, which some Protestant Reformers rejected in favour of the doctrine of predestination. His middle road disappointed and even angered many Protestants, such as Martin Luther, as well as conservative Catholics. One of the earliest of many prints reproducing the famous 1532 portrait of Erasmus by Hans Holbein the younger. Engraved by Lucas Vorsterman I (1595-1675), a favoured engraver of his contemporaries Rubens and Van Dyck. Despite his close relationship with Rubens (who was godfather to Vorsterman's eldest son), the engraver felt exploited by the famous painter. At one point Vorsterman made an attempt on Rubens' life, and subsequently moved to England, where he was employed by Charles I, Thomas Howard and the Earl of Pembroke to reproduce paintings from their collections. Howard was then the owner of this picture (one of many versions of the portrait that exist but one of the only ones believed to be painted by Holbein himself). The painting is now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
[Ref: 46053]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Desiderius Erasmus.
Desiderius Erasmus.
Holbein pinxit. Houston fecit.
[Published by Benjamin White, 1758-60.]
Mezzotint. 255 x 200mm (10 x 8"). Narrow right margin, with stitch marks.
Portrait of Desiderius Erasmus (1466-1536), Dutch Renaissance humanist and a Catholic theologian, engraved by Richard Houston as the frontispiece to Jortin's 'Life of Erasmus'. It is reversed from the original oil by Hans Holbein, painted in 1523, now in the Metropolitan Museum, New York.
Not in CS.
[Ref: 40508]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Desiderius Erasmus Rotterodamus.
Desiderius Erasmus Rotterodamus. Qui Patriae lumen qui nostri gloria sech [...]
Vorsterman sculptor D.D.: Hansus Holbenius pinxit. Cum Privilegio Reg: [c.1625]
Engraving, rich impression. Sheet 205 x 145mm (8 x 5¾"). Trimmed within plate, mounted in album sheet.
Desiderius Erasmus (1466-1536), Dutch Renaissance humanist and a Catholic theologian.
[Ref: 42173]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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[Desiderius Erasmus]
[Desiderius Erasmus] Ingens ingentern quem personat orbis Erasmum, / Haec tibi dimidium picta tabella refert [...]
H. Holbein pinxit [c.1650]
Engraving, platemark 150 x 90mm (6 x 3½"). Trimmed from large sheet; glued to backing sheet.
Desiderius Erasmus (1466-1536), Dutch Renaissance humanist and a Catholic theologian. Erasmus prepared important new Latin and Greek editions of the New Testament, and also wrote The Praise of Folly, Handbook of a Christian Knight, On Civility in Children, Copia: Foundations of the Abundant Style, Julius Exclusus, and many other works. Erasmus lived through the Reformation period and he consistently criticized some contemporary popular Christian beliefs. In relation to clerical abuses in the Church, Erasmus remained committed to reforming the Church from within. He also held to Catholic doctrines such as that of free will, which some Protestant Reformers rejected in favour of the doctrine of predestination. His middle road disappointed and even angered many Protestants, such as Martin Luther, as well as conservative Catholics. This is one of numerous engravings reproducing the likeness of Erasmus by Hans Holbein the younger.
[Ref: 47306]   £220.00  
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Richard Farmer, D.D. Master of Emmanuel College in Cambridge and Principal Librarian of that University.
Richard Farmer, D.D. Master of Emmanuel College in Cambridge and Principal Librarian of that University.
G. Romney pinx.t jussu Collegii. J.Jones sculpsit.
London Publish'd as the Act directs June 14.th 1785, by J. Jones. No.63, Great Portland Street, Marylebone.
Mezzotint, with engraved title area and small margins and collector's mark. Plate 502 x 350mm (19¾ x 13¾").
Portrait almost half-length to right within oval frame, eyes to front, wearing short wig, robes and bands. Richard Farmer (1735-1797) was master of Emmanuel College, Cambridge, and canon of St. Paul's.
Ex Collection: Earl of Bute. Horne: 29, iii/iii. CS: 27.
[Ref: 29130]   £260.00  
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Richard Farmer, D.D. F.R.S et S.A.
Richard Farmer, D.D. F.R.S et S.A. Residentiary of St Paul's, Masterof Emmanuel College & Principal Librarian of the University Library Cambridge [...]
[Published by Jos. Baldrey.]
Stipple, rare; sheet 320 x 230mm (12½ x 9"). Trimmed inside platemark (cutting into bottom line of text); false margins added; good impression. Stamp of Stoke Newington Public Libraries lower right.
Richard Farmer (1735-97), literary scholar and college head. Farmer was a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, who planned but never completed a work on the history of his native Leicester. He became university librarian at Cambridge in 1778 and received various ecclesiastical preferments. An authority on Shakespeare, Samuel Johnson sought out Farmer's assistance when preparing his edition of Shakespeare, and in the 1773 edition included a forty page 'letter' by Farmer with notes on all of Shakespeare's plays. He also provided help to various eminent literary scholars, while the sale of his private library ran to 8267 lots.
Not in O'D.
[Ref: 34676]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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