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Pelargoniums. Charles Turner, Royal Nursery, Slough. 1851.
Pelargoniums. Charles Turner, Royal Nursery, Slough. 1851. Strongly recommends the following New Pelargoniums; it will be sufficient to observe that he has the entire Stock of the beautiful varieties raised by E. Forster, Esq. and G.W. Hoyle, Esq.: strong Plants will be ready the first week in October.
Printed by Richard Taylor, Red Lion Court, Fleet Street.
Letterpress. Sheet: 215mm x 270mm (8½ x 10½"), folded once.
A four-page catalogue of new Pelargoniums offered for sale in 1851 by Charles Turner's Royal Nursery. Charles Turner (1818-1885) was the head gardener of the Royal Nursery during the mid nineteenth century and specialised in Pelargoniums.
[Ref: 42773]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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A Catalogue of Sporting and Other Prints, Published by R. Ackermann,
A Catalogue of Sporting and Other Prints, Published by R. Ackermann, at the Eclipse Sporting Gallery and New Sporting Magazine Office, 191, Regent Street, London.
London: Walter Spiers, Printer, 399, Oxford Street.
1837.
Letterpress pamphlet, 8vo., pp. (ii) + 8., waxy-paper back wrapper. Lacking waxy-paper front wrapper.
Includes the 2nd edition of 'the Life of the Late John Mytton', Henry Alken's 'Quorn Hunt', 'The Southern Whale Fishery', Ferneley's St Leger Winners & Fielding's 'Fighting Cocks'. The last three sheets list art supplies available including watercolours, drawing books and papers, scrap books, pencils, rice paper & 'Ackermann's Transfer Varnish. It also advertises 'Drawing Let out to Copy'. This catalogue was issued at the back of Ackermann's books, including the Life of Mytton mentioned above.
From a Private Collection.
[Ref: 37786]   £360.00  
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Perfection de l’Epiderme Pâte Agnel Beauté des mains.
Perfection de l’Epiderme Pâte Agnel Beauté des mains.
L. Bonnotte. Pierre Polack, Edit d'Art, Paris.
[1919.]
Coloured lithograph. 234 x 164mm (9¼ x 6½").
Advertisement for beauty cream, Paris.
[Ref: 29464]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Essex To Wit. Writ on Enquiry.
Essex To Wit. Writ on Enquiry. Victoria the First, Queen, Defender of the Faith and of her liege subjects, claim to her special protection as Guardian of their health, to her trusty Bailiffs, John Waterproof and Richard Strongboot, and her well beloved Stewards of her houshold Timothy Wellstitch and Henry Neverburst. - Greeting - We command you and every one of you, for the further protection of their health and constitution, to summon every Man, Woman, and Child of your Baliwick, to attend a Court holden from Day to Day, until further notice, at the Shop of your well beloved subject, M. Blamire, Broadway Stratford, & Bow Bridge, to examine and give judgment, according to the statute made and provided, on her superior and well assorted Stock of Boots and Shoes...
[n.d., c.1860.]
Letterpress advert with woodblock Royal Arms. Sheet 60 x 250mm, 2½ x 9¾". Trimmed, laid on album paper.
An advert in the form of a spoof royal proclaimation.
[Ref: 16711]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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1864.  London And Clavering Association, For Promoting and Rewarding Industry and Good Conduct amongst the Labouring Population.
1864. London And Clavering Association, For Promoting and Rewarding Industry and Good Conduct amongst the Labouring Population. The Following Prizes For Stock Will Be Awarded At the Annual Meeting of the above Society, to be held on the 14th October next, at London.
Printed At The Mercury Office, Norwich. [1864.]
Letterpress poster advertisement, broadside, 500 x 325mm. 19¾ x 12¾". Soiled, creased and stained, with several holes; very fragile.
Advertisement for an agricultural show organised by a Victorian benevolent society, listing prize money available for each category of livestock, and for certain vegetables. Also soliciting for subscribers to the prize find.
[Ref: 10756]   £160.00  
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Fac-Simile Of The Alexandrian Manuscript.
Fac-Simile Of The Alexandrian Manuscript. Proposals For Publishing By Subscription Pentateuchus Graecus E Codice Ms. Alexandrino, Qui Londini In Bibliotheca Musei Britannici Asservatur, Typis Ad Similitudinem Ipsius Codicis Scripturae Fideliter Descriptus Cura Et Labore Henrici Herveii Baber, A.M. Musei Britannici Bibliothecarii. [Details of the publication and how would-be subscribers can obtain copies, as well as price, follow.]
British Museum, October, 1812. Printed by Richard Taylor and Co., Shoe-Lane, London.
Printed letterpress advertisement, broadside, 327 x 202mm. Tatty lower edge.
Subscribers are solicited for Henry Hervey Baber's edition of the Old Testament portion of the Codex Alexandrinus, ‘Vetus Testamentum Græcum e Codice MS. Alexandrino ¼ typis ad similitudinem ipsius codicis Scripturæ fideliter descriptum cura et labore H. H. Baber,’ in 3 vols. It was published eventually in 1816-21. Baber (1775 - 1869), philologist, entered the service of the British Museum in 1807, and in 1812 was promoted to the office of keeper of the printed books, in the general duties of which post, and in work upon the catalogue of books in the collection, he was actively engaged for twenty-five years. Besides his keepership, Baber also held the rectory of Stretham in Cambridgeshire, to which he was appointed in 1827. In the year 1837 he resigned his post at the British Museum, and retired to his rectory. His resignation was partly made in consequence of a recommendation of a parliamentary committee in 1836, that officials of the museum should not hold any other situation conferring emoluments or entailing duties. Pentateuch ('five rolls or cases') is the Greek name for the Torah, the first 5 books of the Hebrew Bible: the name is derived from two Greek words: pente, meaning 'five', and teuxos which roughly means 'case', a reference to the cases containing the five scrolls of the Laws of Moses. In Christianity, these books are found in the Old Testament. The Codex Alexandrinus is a 5th century manuscript of the Greek Bible, containing the majority of the Septuagint and the New Testament. Along with the Codex Sinaiticus and the Codex Vaticanus, it is one of the earliest and most complete manuscripts of the Bible. It derives its name from Alexandria where it resided for a number of years before given to the British in the 17th century. The manuscript's original provenance is unknown. A 13th or 14th century Arabic note on folio 1 reads: 'Bound to the Patriarchal Cell in the Fortress of Alexandria. Whoever removes it thence shall be excommunicated and cut off. Written by Athanasius the humble.' A 17th century Latin note on a flyleaf (from binding in a royal library) states that the manuscript was given to a patriarchate of Alexandria in 1098, although this may well be 'merely an inaccurate attempt at deciphering the Arabic note by Athanasius.' The codex was brought to Constantinople in 1621 by Cyril Lucar (first a patriarch of Alexandria, then later a patriarch of Constantinople) who then presented it to Charles I of England in 1627, thus becoming part of the Royal Library, British Museum and now the British Library. It was saved from the fire at Ashburnam House (the Cotton library) on 23 October 1731, by the librarian, Dr Bentley.
[Ref: 7618]   £230.00  
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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.
[Ref: 17955]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Proposals For publishing a New and Superior Drawing-Book, Entitled Aqua Pictura. From Original Drawings of the Most Celebrated Water Coloured Draftsmen, Given in a Series of Progressive Lessons,
Proposals For publishing a New and Superior Drawing-Book, Entitled Aqua Pictura. From Original Drawings of the Most Celebrated Water Coloured Draftsmen, Given in a Series of Progressive Lessons, and Finished to the Effect of Each Original Drawing, In Colours, India Ink, Neutral Tint & Outline; With a Letter-Press Description of the Colours Presumed to be Used in Every Different Drawing.
[n.d., c.1812.]
Letterpress proposal, 220 x 130mm, with sample page of letterpress with colouring instructions. Stuck on album sheet, a little wear.
[Ref: 3068]   £220.00   view all images for this item
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[Label/Advertisement to portfolio] G. Blackman, Superfine Colour-Man To Her Majesty and the Princesses.
[Label/Advertisement to portfolio] G. Blackman, Superfine Colour-Man To Her Majesty and the Princesses. No. 362, Oxford-Street. [List of materials sold in three columns.] All Kinds Of Ladies' Work Varnished. A good Allowance in the above Articles to Academies and Shopkeepers.
Jones, Printer, 24, Wardour-Street, Soho.
Blue paper-covered marbled boards with calf spine, manufactured c.1800-1810 by George Blackman, artists' supplier. Folio (530 x 440mm, 20¾ x 17¼"), Blackman's original letterpress advertisement label pasted inside folio. Scuffed and rubbed; damage to spine. Part of original black lace tie.
Rare surviving and unrestored artists' portfolio, with maker's original label. George Blackman was primarily a watercolour supplier, probably born in the 1750s or early 1760s, given his claim to have been an assistant for 14 years before setting up independently in 1790. He claimed to be son-in-law of William Reeves and tutor to James Newman. He advertised in 1790 that 'he had opened a shop, No. 31 Frith Street, Soho, for the sale of superfine watercolours that are equal if not superior to those of Mr Reeves', offering every other article for drawing (Whitley papers vol.3, p.288, quoting the Morning Herald 28 July 1790), later advertising from the same address as 'Superfine Cake Color Manufacturer to their Majesties' Academies, also Sole Inventor of the Original Royal Liquid Blue' (Morning Herald 10 May 1792). In 1793, Blackman advertised his newly Invented Oil Colours (Morning Chronicle 6 July 1793). A year later, in June 1794, he was awarded the greater silver palette and 20 guineas by the Society of Arts for his method of making Oil Colour Cakes, which had been tested by Richard Cosway, Thomas Stothard and Mr Abbot over the course of the previous year (Transactions of the Society of Arts, vol.12, 1794, pp.271-9; see also Carlyle 2001 pp.113-4). Blackman moved premises several times in the 1790s. It would appear that by 1820 he had been succeeded by his son.
British artists' suppliers, 1650-1950 - B. Provenance: Pemberton family of Trumpington Hall.
[Ref: 13050]   £320.00  
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Opening of the Henley Water Works,  by the Right Hon. W.H. Smith, M.P., June 17th, 1882.
Opening of the Henley Water Works, by the Right Hon. W.H. Smith, M.P., June 17th, 1882. A large and influential party...assembled at Henley-on-Thames...on the occasion of the Public Opening of the Water Works, to inspect the working of the 'Atkins' Patent System of Softening and Purifying Water... [List of dignitaries in attendance, report of the proceedings and some speeches follows.]
The Atkins Water Softening and Purifying Company (Limited), 62, Fleet Street, London, E.C.
[London, 1882.]
Promotional ephemera relating to the Atkins Water Softening and Purifying Co: letterpress leaflet report, small 4to (page 260 x 190mm, 10¼ x 7½"); letterpress testimonial 'Certificate' from the London, Brighton, & South Coast Railway Company, sheet similar size; and ink ALS on company headed paper to George Bowen of St. Neots from W. A[tkins?] (sheet 205 x 130mm, 8 x 5"); altogether 3 items. Folds; certificate with tatty and chipped extremities.
The letter from scarce collection, details the estimated charges applied by the company to install their apparatus in the home of Geo. Bowers Esqr, St. Noets.
Provenance: from a scrap album compiled c.1840 - 1880 by Alfred Towgood of Riverside, a paper mill owner at St. Neots, Huntingdon. He was also a Lieutenant in the Duke of Manchester's Light Horse.
[Ref: 16546]   £240.00   view all images for this item
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The Avondale Paper Company Limited.
The Avondale Paper Company Limited. Incorporated under the Companies' Acts, 1862 to 1880, whereby the liability of the Shareholders is limited; with a Capital of £100,000, in 10,000 Shares of £10 each. Issue of £60,000, in 6,000 Shares of £10 each, Of which £35,000 have been already applied for... The Balance, £25,000, in 2,500 Shares of £10 each, is now offered for public subscription...
December 9th, 1880. By Order J. Davis, Secretary.
Four letterpress broadsheets with woodcut illustrations advertising shares in the Avondale Paper Company, each c.340 x 215mm. 13¼ x 8½". Horizontal folds.
A Prospectus for the Stock Issue for Avondale Paper: including details of that particular issue, their distribution to subscriber's; estimates of productivity of the paper works once built and improved; list of company officers; application for shares; 'opinions of the local press'; and view of the paper mills at Keynsham, Bristol. The company evidently did not last long - the site was advertised for sale in 1883.
Provenance: from a scrap album compiled c.1840 - 1880 by Alfred Towgood of Riverside, a paper mill owner at St. Neots, Huntingdon. He was also a Lieutenant in the Duke of Manchester's Light Horse.
[Ref: 16617]   £240.00   view all images for this item
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Sailors, Sea-side Visitors (of both Sexes), Yachtsmen, Emigrants, Pilots, Travellers, Fishermen, and Scholars should use Ayckbourn's Float, Patent Invisible life Preserver and Swimming Belt, Which is patronized by Lord Alfred Paget, Sir W. Hungate, and
Sailors, Sea-side Visitors (of both Sexes), Yachtsmen, Emigrants, Pilots, Travellers, Fishermen, and Scholars should use Ayckbourn's Float, Patent Invisible life Preserver and Swimming Belt, Which is patronized by Lord Alfred Paget, Sir W. Hungate, and innumberable Naval Officers and Captains. It is as portable as a handkerchief, weighs only Six Ounces, can be worn under, or in any article of Dress, is not liable to burst.-No hinderamce to work-the best possible Instructor for Swimming, and ready in a moment. It costs a dozen shillings only.-Boy's size, Half a Guniea. Sent by Post, free, on receipt of Order for 13s.
Frederick Ayckbourn. 108. Strand. [n.d. c.1850.]
Letterpress and engraving. 172 x 172mm. 6¾ x 6¾".
On reverse advert for Dreadnought Waterproof coats etc. An advertisement for a floating bouyancy ring for all ages and sexes to use when swimming.
[Ref: 18365]   £110.00   (£132.00 incl.VAT)
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T. Bedford Lithographic Establishment Bristol.
T. Bedford Lithographic Establishment Bristol. Specimen of Bedford's Lithography.
[c.1850]
Lithograph, printed area 155 x 200mm (6 x 8"). Glued to backing sheet.
Trompe l'oeil advertisement for T. Bedford, printer at 15 Redcliff Street, Bristol. The image includes various overlapping sheets of paper, no doubt intended to demonstrate the range of printing tasks Bedford could carry out, and that lithography could do anything that engraving could. These include tradecards, sheet music, maps, broadsides, views (Clifton Suspension Bridge) and invitations.
[Ref: 46939]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Bill Quay Works near Newcastle on Tyne
Bill Quay Works near Newcastle on Tyne
[Anon., c.1820]
Engraving, scarce; sheet 50 x 75mm (2 x 3"). Trimmed from large sheet.
Vignette from advertisement for the glass works at Bill Quay, South Shields.
[Ref: 46013]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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[Bookseller] Sold as Cheap as in London, by John Hogben, Master of the Free-School, at Rye in Sussex.
[Bookseller] Sold as Cheap as in London, by John Hogben, Master of the Free-School, at Rye in Sussex. All sorts of Bibles and Common Prayers, Books of Divinity, History, and all other Books, both Ancient and Modern... Globes, Maps, Pictures and Copy Books... By whom Books of all Sorts, are neatly Bound, and buys Old Libraries, or Parcels of Books.
[n.d., c.1760.]
Letterpress advert, sheet 165 x 115mm (6½ x 4½"). Small tear in edge.
Besides books, etc, Hogben also sold toothpicks, spectacles and fishing rods and lines.
[Ref: 43891]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Temple of the Muses. An interior view of the extensive Library of Lackington, Allen & Co. Finsbury Square, London
Temple of the Muses. An interior view of the extensive Library of Lackington, Allen & Co. Finsbury Square, London where above Half a Million Volumes are constantly on Sale.
[German, c.1810.]
Etching with very large margins; 195 x 245mm (7¾ x 9¾"). Original binding folds.
An advertisement for the first ‘cash bookseller’, probably from the periodical 'London und Paris'. James Lackington (1746 - 1815) rose from selling meat pies at ten and taking an apprenticeship to a shoemaker at 14. In 1773 he went to London to make his fortune and set up as a very humble bookseller and shoemaker. By 1775 he had established his cheap circulating library, helped by his second wife, Dorcas Turton, following their marriage in 1776. In 1789, he moved to The Temple of the Muses in Finsbury Square, purpose built by George Dance, taking Robert Allen into partnership in 1793.
See James Lackington's portrait, ref 10495.
[Ref: 33716]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Christmas and New Year's Gifts.  Carter's Special List of Cheap Invalid Furniture.
Christmas and New Year's Gifts. Carter's Special List of Cheap Invalid Furniture. Suitable for Persons of Limited Means. Catalogues of Higher Priced Furniture sent free on Application. John Carter, Engineer for Invalid Appliances, 6a, New Cavendish Street, Great Portland Street, London, W.
[Anon., c.1880.]
Manufacturer's promotional poster/handbill, letterpress broadside with wood engraved vignettes. Sheet 500 x 305mm. 19¾ x 12". Folds and creases; small tears, damaged.
Interesting advertisement for John Carter's domestic appliances for the disabled. The illustrations are captioned and include aids for mobility, eating and reading.
Provenance: from a scrap album compiled c.1840 - 1880 by Alfred Towgood of Riverside, a paper mill owner at St. Neots, Huntingdon. He was also a Lieutenant in the Duke of Manchester's Light Horse.
[Ref: 16510]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Gou Nuen Foong. If you want to buy good silk I am your man. My ohop is a vely old & well-known one... each bale weighs exactly 80 catties.
Gou Nuen Foong. If you want to buy good silk I am your man. My ohop is a vely old & well-known one... each bale weighs exactly 80 catties. [&] Silk of the First Quality Selected by Kaou-Shaou-Pang of Kea-Hing. N.B. None is genuine but what has the name of the house in English and a picture of two wild geese among the reeds. [etc.]
[n.d., c.1870.].
Two adverts on paper, 320 x 330mm, 12½ x 13", & 260 x 280mm, 10¼ x 11", with a collection of other sheets. Some wear. Rare survivor.
Two adverts for silk merchants, printed in Chinese and English. A catty is c.1¼ lbs.
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E. A Ferryman’s Patent Self-Kneading Lever Churn … Orders Received by W.L.Fisher, Manufacturer, ‘Nene Side Iron-Works,’ Thrapstone, Northamptonshire …
E. A Ferryman’s Patent Self-Kneading Lever Churn … Orders Received by W.L.Fisher, Manufacturer, ‘Nene Side Iron-Works,’ Thrapstone, Northamptonshire …
[Northants] N.V. Collier, Printer, Thrapstone , ca. 1857
A folio printed handbill, or flyer, for this churn which won, according to the accompanying letterpress, the “Prize at the West of England Agricultural Show, held at Newton Abbot, May 20th, 1857,” [and] “Silver Medal” at the Royal Agricultural Society Exhibition at Salisbury, in the same year. With engraved arms at the head, and a large, central vignette of the churn. 337 x 213mm. One or two creases, and a short tear through the imprint.
[Ref: 5895]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Thrupp & Maberly, 269 Oxford Street, London, Coach Builders & Harness Makers by Appointment to the Queen.
Thrupp & Maberly, 269 Oxford Street, London, Coach Builders & Harness Makers by Appointment to the Queen.
Lee & Lee Printers, 49, Holborn Hill.
[n.d., c.1862.]
Rare wood engraving on yellow paper. Sheet 285 x 220mm (11¼ x 8¾"). Wear at horizontal centre fold, spotted.
A handbill illustrating two carriages, a ''pony phaeto'' and ''prize medal carriage 1862'', a landau. The firm's history began with the Thrupps in Worcester c.1740, who moved to London c.1765, becoming Thrupp & Maberly in 1858. Eventually the firm turned to customising automobiles, lasting until 1967.
[Ref: 42064]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Clarke, Maze & Co. Great Western Cotton Works, Bristol.
Clarke, Maze & Co. Great Western Cotton Works, Bristol.
Drake, sc.
[n.d., c.1842.]
Steel engraved advert. 80 x 120mm (3¼ x 4¾"). Some faint text offset.
A trade card with a view of the cotton factory at Barton Hill, designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, regarded as Bristol's most important factory. Founded as 'Clarke, Acramans, Maze & Co.' in 1837, the factory was completed in 1838 and started producing cotton early the following year. By 1872 the factory contained more than 800 looms. Despite closing in 1925, the main spinning mill was only demolished in 1968. The original company had 15 proprietors: of these eight appear in slave compensation records as owners of slaves on West Indian cotton plantations and a ninth was the son of an owner.
Hall et al., Legacies of British Slave-Ownership.
[Ref: 40956]   £50.00  
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Maison de l'Escalier de Cristal.
Maison de l'Escalier de Cristal. Lahoche Escalier de Cristal Palais National, No.162.
Heloise Lelou.
[n.d. c.1840.]
Engraving. 230 x 184mm (9 x 7¼"). Toning; laid on album sheet.
Two ladies in a shop interior representing the glass staircase; the great merchant-mercers of the 18th century, Escalier de Cristal was a famous company during the Restoration. It was undoubtedly created in 1802 by Widow Barthelemy Desarnaud, at 162 and 163 Rue Valois, Paris. In 1840 it was taken over by Pierre-Isidore Lahoche.
[Ref: 34782]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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A Cure for Scandal!
A Cure for Scandal! Recommended to the notice of M___ Take of "Good Nature" one ounce [...]
[Anon., c.1860]
Engraved text on porcelain card, 60 x 90mm (2¼ x 3½"). Glued to backing sheet; significant discoloration.
Humorous Victorian card advising the reader on how to avoid scandal (the medicine suggested includes substantial amounts of 'mind your own business' and 'charity for others').
For a collection of eight similar cards (including another example of this one) see ref. 17495.
[Ref: 46414]   £50.00   (£60.00 incl.VAT)
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Debenham & Freebody Importers & Manufacturers of Kid & Suède Gloves Wigmore Street & Welbeck Street London W
Debenham & Freebody Importers & Manufacturers of Kid & Suède Gloves Wigmore Street & Welbeck Street London W Speciality Gant Parfumé a l'extrait des Bois du Liban
Letterpress printed on both sides, with original cheveau & suede examples & colour; stuck in as issued; sheet 135 x 70mm (5¼ x 2¾").
Pricelist for gloves sold by the firm of Debenham and Freebody in Wigmore Street, London. Frank Debenham (1837-1917) inherited a thriving business selling clothes and fabrics, from his father William (Freebody was the maiden name of William Debenham's wife). It was Debenham's son Ernest (1865-1952), however, who would see the transformation of the fashionable millinery business into the chain of Debenhams department stores which continues to this day.
[Ref: 41219]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT) view all images for this item
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Original.  Electrotype.
Original. Electrotype.
Drwan by H. Park. Engraved by T. Sherratt.
by E. Palmer, 103, Newgate Street [n.d., c.1850.]
Two vignettes, one conventionally engraved on steel, the other an almost identical copy. Sheet 275 x 220mm. Small, very tatty margins with small nicks and tears. Some staining.
Sample sheet intended to demonstrate the effectiveness of electrotyping as a means of duplicating printed images. The process was invented in the mid-nineteenth century, around the date of this print, almost immediately after electrical batteries good enough to manage the process were invented. A duplicate printing plate is created through electrolysis from a wax or metal mold of the original printing plate. The impression taken is dusted with a very fine conductive powder (usually graphite), and then metal (usually copper) is electroplated onto the surface, forming a thin metal shell that can have a remarkably accurate image, as witnessed here. Electrical experiments are amoung those being performed by the industrious putti engaged in scientific and mechanical pursuits who feature in these images.
[Ref: 7418]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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The Chithurst Estate, West Sussex.
The Chithurst Estate, West Sussex. 1918. Friday, July 26th.
Brochure. Printed wrappers with half-tone illus. on cover, pp. 12, 3 plates of half-tone illus., folding colour litho map. Some spotting, a few ink mss. annotations.
An auction catalogue for the Chithurst Estate, near Petersfield, broken up into four lots.
[Ref: 15356]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT) view all images for this item
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The Outlying Portions of the Walberton Park Estate, Sussex.
The Outlying Portions of the Walberton Park Estate, Sussex. For Sale by Auction July 3rd, 1918.
Brochure. Printed wrappers, pp. 18, 1 half-tone plate, folding colour litho map. Some spotting, a few ink mss. annotations, map with some damage.
An auction catalogue for the Walberton Park Estate, near Arundel, broken up into 13 lots.
[Ref: 15357]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT) view all images for this item
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Every Family Should be provided with a small Bottle of Hall's Concentrated Chamomile and Poppy-Head Fomentation.
Every Family Should be provided with a small Bottle of Hall's Concentrated Chamomile and Poppy-Head Fomentation. ...E.T. Ewen & Son are appointed Sole London Agents for Hall's Concentrated Fomentation of Chamomile Flowers and Poppy Heads. Sold Wholesale and Retail at their Noted Emporium...106, Jermyn Street, St. Jame's, London, S.W.
[Anon., c.1880.]
Letterpress broadside advertisement/promotional flyer, sheet 185 x 100mm. 7¼ x 4". Rare.
"Chamomile flowers are recommended as a tonic in dropsical complaints for their diuretic and tonic properties, and are also combined with diaphoretics and other stimulants with advantage. Chamomile flowers are also extensively used by themselves, or combined with an equal quantity of crushed poppy-heads, as a poultice and fomentation for external swelling, inflammatory pain or congested neuralgia, and will relieve where other remedies have failed, proving invaluable for reducing swellings of the face caused through abscesses." [An egyptian recipe]. The chamomile or camomile medicine is to be added to hot water. Camomile is a common name for several daisy-like plants. These plants are best known for their ability to be made into a tea which is commonly used to help with sleep and is often served with either honey or lemon.
Provenance: from a scrap album compiled c.1840 - 1880 by Alfred Towgood of Riverside, a paper mill owner at St. Neots, Huntingdon. He was also a Lieutenant in the Duke of Manchester's Light Horse.
[Ref: 16507]   £120.00  
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Ewen's Old Established Medical & Surgical Plaster Manufactory, 106, Jermyn Street, St. James's, London.
Ewen's Old Established Medical & Surgical Plaster Manufactory, 106, Jermyn Street, St. James's, London. E.T. Ewen takes this opportunity respectfully to inform you that he accurately prepares all Physicians' and Surgeons' Prescriptions for Plasters...he also begs to present you with a List of certain Plasters and Bandages, which he prepares and makes...[list in two columns follows, under headings.] List of Plasters, &c... French Preparations... Articles for the Toilet.
[Anon., c.1880.]
Letterpress broadside advertisement/promotional flyer, sheet 280 x 210mm. 11 x 8¼".
A fairly comprehensive list of products offered for sale by medical suppliers E.T. Ewen & Co. See Ref 16507 for E.T. Ewens & Son.
Provenance: from a scrap album compiled c.1840 - 1880 by Alfred Towgood of Riverside, a paper mill owner at St. Neots, Huntingdon. He was also a Lieutenant in the Duke of Manchester's Light Horse.
[Ref: 16509]   £95.00  
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Leggatt, Hayward and Leggatt's New City Gallery,
Leggatt, Hayward and Leggatt's New City Gallery, Principal Entrance, 22, Cornhill, Opposite the Royal Exchange. London.
[n.d., c.1840.]
Aquatint advertising card. 105 x 140mm, 4¼ x 5½".
A view of the interior of a leading Vivtorian picture dealer's establishment. At various times Leggatt, Hayward and Leggatt exhibited paintings by Landseer, Cooper, Eastlake and Ward, as well as W. P. Frith's famous picture 'The Derby Day'.
[Ref: 9216]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Dean's Portable Steam Engine and Patent Irrigator and Fire Engine combined, Mounted on Four Wheels, With Shafts, &c. Complete, for Travelling.
Dean's Portable Steam Engine and Patent Irrigator and Fire Engine combined, Mounted on Four Wheels, With Shafts, &c. Complete, for Travelling.
[n.d., c.1850.]
Wood engraving. Sheet 100 x 165mm, 4 x 6½". Trimmed, laid on album paper.
A horse-drawn water pump, patented by A.Dean of Birmingham.
[Ref: 11576]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Fire in Broad-Street.
Fire in Broad-Street. .J. Girtin, Engraver, &c., 25, Old Compton-Street, Soho [...]
Broadsheet, 210 x 230mm (8¼ x 9"). Scarce.
An advert broadsheet decribing items which are to be sold cheaply following a fire.
[Ref: 9415]   £260.00  
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Frank Apted, 25, High Street, Guildford,
Frank Apted, 25, High Street, Guildford, Begs to submit a List of Articles of the various qualities, manufactured on the Premises, or selected with great care, and offered at Reasonable Prices...
Gardner & Stent, Printers, Guildford [n.d., c.1850s].
Letterpress broadside, retailer-manufacturer's promotional handbill/advertisement; sheet 280 x 225mm. 11 x 8¾". Folds, as usual; a little tatty at extremities.
A list of day-to-day household commodities available for sale for the house, kitchen, dairy, laundry and stables; also cloth, tarpaulin, sacking, and other fabrics for the trade. Mention at the bottom of "Cricket balls, bats, stumps, gloves, guards, &c., from the best Makers". Frank Apted is recorded as trading at 25 High Street, Guildford, Surrey, from at least 1852 until the 1870s.
[Ref: 21706]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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French Moderator Lamps,
French Moderator Lamps, Direct from the Manufacturer at Paris, in a Great Variety of Designs. In Porcelain, Bronze, and Glass, at Exceedingly Moderate Prices. [Explanatory text follows.] Agent for Reading, Thomas C. Williams, Furnishing Ironmonger, No.3, London Street, Reading.
[c.1880.]
Letterpress broadside, illustrated manufacturer's advertisement flyer/handbill, for 'moderator' lamps. Sheet 240 x 195mm, 9½ x 7¾". Rare.
Includes directions for use, and might have been inserted into the box or packaging with the product. Vegetable oil gave a clear, smokeless, odourless flame, but was too heavy to move easily to the lamp's wick. Lamps therefore employed various devices to enable the oil to reach the wick. This advertises an in-built spring mechanism to force oil up to the wick. Such 'moderator' lamps, some highly decorative as can be seen in the vignettes, were the latest fashionable interior furnishings from France.
Provenance: from a scrap album compiled c.1840 - 1880 by Alfred Towgood of Riverside, a paper mill owner at St. Neots, Huntingdon. He was also a Lieutenant in the Duke of Manchester's Light Horse.
[Ref: 16460]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Pamphlet advertising Defries' Patent Dry Gas Meter]
[Pamphlet advertising Defries' Patent Dry Gas Meter]
[n.d., c.1843]
Lithograph; in ink at bottom J. S. Underwood Agent; sheet 245 x 195mm (9½ x 7¾"). Folded, glued to backing sheet, glue stains affecting paper tone.
Lithographed broadside promoting the gas meter patented by 'N. Defries, gas engineer', with prices and a diagram of the meter. The Mechanics' Magazine in 1843 compared Defries' meter with other competitors by Samuel Clegg and others.
[Ref: 33749]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Hemming's Patent Protector Gas Meter, Manufactured solely by Thomas Edge, Great Peter Street, Westminster:
Hemming's Patent Protector Gas Meter, Manufactured solely by Thomas Edge, Great Peter Street, Westminster: Manufacturer also of every Description of Brass Work, Burners, and Apparatus required for Gas Lights.
[n.d., c.1840]
Wood engraving, sheet 245 x 185mm (9½ x 7¼"). Folded, glued to backing sheet, glue stains affecting paper tone.
Promotional advert for Hemming's patent gas meter, which was praised in the Mechanic's Magazine for 1840 as a 'useful and beautiful contrivance'. With illustration and instructions for installation and use.
[Ref: 33750]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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The Above is a Correct Representation of the Gnu, or Horned Horse. Just added to the Collection, purchased at the late Knowsley Sale. The only Specimen in Europe, and the first that has been exhibited for the last 10 years. This animal is a Native of
The Above is a Correct Representation of the Gnu, or Horned Horse. Just added to the Collection, purchased at the late Knowsley Sale. The only Specimen in Europe, and the first that has been exhibited for the last 10 years. This animal is a Native of South Africa, and is notified by Bruce, in his History of the Animal Kingdom, as being the mist Elegant Quadruped of that Country. They have two horns over their eyes, which gives them the name of the Horned Horses: they partake of the Horse, Cow and Antelope species.
[n.d. c.1830]
Woodcut. Image 196 x 254mm. 7¾ x 10". Laid on linen. Cut.
A fanciful depiction of a wildebeest ridden by a warrior, published as an advert for a zoo.
[Ref: 15267]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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London Genuine Gold Beaters Skin
London Genuine Gold Beaters Skin
[n.d., c.1850]
Packet with additional embossed sheet, 55 x 85mm. 2¼ x 3¼".
Goldbeater's skin is a parchment traditionally used in the process of reducing gold to leaves. It was made from the outer membrane of cat's intenstine.
[Ref: 15830]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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Green Mountain Boys Gathering Materials for Paine's Celebrated Green Mountain Balm of Gilead and Cedar Plaster.
Green Mountain Boys Gathering Materials for Paine's Celebrated Green Mountain Balm of Gilead and Cedar Plaster. Universally acknowledged to be the best Plaster ever known. Compounded from the choicest Gum Resins of the Green Mountain State. Consisting of Balm of Gilead, Cedar, Hemlock, Spruce, Fir & etc., so combined as to produce a healthy counter irritant by disspating soreness and extracting the coagulated poisonous impurities of the system. It is unequalled in removing pain, internal inflammation, curing lameness, cramp, pains in the side, rheumatism, weak and lame backs, old sores, boils, corns, freezes, fresh wounds, burns, scalds, cracked hands and occasional sores of most kinds. It's medical properties and remedial action are immeasurably greater than those of any other plaster in use-no family should be without it. The price has been placed within reach of all
Forbes & Co. Lith. W.A. King Del.
Entered according to the act of congress in the year 1868 by M.K. Paine in the clerks office of the district court of the district of Vermont.
Tinted lithograph. Sheet size: 500 x 415mm (19½ x 16¼"). Small tears to left edge of sheet. Marks to left edge. Impression marks to right edge. Bottom corners cut.
A broadside poster depicting a scene of men working in a Vermont forest making the cedar plaster that is "universally acknowledged to be the best plaster ever known." This broadside would have been a point of purchase advertising poster placed in apothecaries, drug stores and general stores selling wares and medicines.
[Ref: 32196]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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The Luxury of the Day! Ice Creams made in Every Home, at less cost and Half the Labour of an ordinary Fruit Tart.
The Luxury of the Day! Ice Creams made in Every Home, at less cost and Half the Labour of an ordinary Fruit Tart. "Imperial" Ice Cream Powders (Patent Applied For). Sold in Packets at 3d. each. Sufficient to make a Pint of the most delightful, cooling and refreshing Ice Cream it is possible to obtain. Made in the Following Flavours - Strawberry, Vanilla, Lemon, Cherry, also Lemon and Raspberry Water Ice..."Imperial" Ice Cream Freezer. Reg..."The Queen" says - Simplicity itself, a child can use it. Cannot get out of order. The price brings it within the reach of everyone. The "Imperial" Ice Cream Powders produce excellent Ices. Gold Medals awarded at the Food and Cookery Exhibition, May, 1897, and Victoria Era Exhibition, Earl's Court, 1897.
[n.d. c.1898.]
Letterpress advertisement. 215 x 159mm (8½ x 6¼"). Paper toning.
An advertisement for an ice cream freezer with instructions and hints on ice cream making on verso.
[Ref: 30340]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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[Insurance Adverts] [Felix] Farley's [Bristol] Journal.
[Insurance Adverts] [Felix] Farley's [Bristol] Journal.
[Bristol: John Mathew Gutch] at his Printing-Office No. 15 Small Street [October 3] 1807.
Newspaper clipping. Sheet 260 x 130mm (10¼ x 5"), 3½d tax stamp. Trimmed.
With three adverts for London insurance companies, 'Imperial Fire-Office', Phœnix Fire-Office & Royal Exchange Assurance Company, each illustrated with a woodcut logo.
[Ref: 40929]   £30.00   (£36.00 incl.VAT)
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[Insurance Adverts] [F]elix [Farley's Bri]stol [Journal.]
[Insurance Adverts] [F]elix [Farley's Bri]stol [Journal.]
[Bristol] J.M. Gutch, (late Rudhall & Gutch) [at his Printing-Office No. 15 Small Street] Saturday, March 21, [1807.]
Newspaper clipping. Sheet 195 x 125mm (7¾ x 5"). Trimmed.
With adverts for two insurance companies, 'London Assurance Corporation' and 'Sun Fire-Office', each illustrated with a woodcut logo.
[Ref: 40930]   £30.00   (£36.00 incl.VAT)
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[Insurance Advert] [Felix] Farl[ey's Bristol] Jour[nal.]
[Insurance Advert] [Felix] Farl[ey's Bristol] Jour[nal.]
[Bristol J.M. Gutch, (late Rudhall & G]utch) at his Printing-Office No. 1[5 Small Street] Saturday, January 2, 1808.
Newspaper clipping. Sheet at most 170 x 135mm (6¾ x 5¼"). Trimmed.
With an advert for 'The British Fire Office', illustrated with a woodcut logo.
[Ref: 40931]   £30.00   (£36.00 incl.VAT)
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[Insurance] Bristol Fire Office.
[Insurance] Bristol Fire Office. New Buildings, Small Street, near the Exchange, (Established in the Year 1769).
[1822.]
News clipping, letterpress with woodcut logo. Sheet 125 x 75mm (5 x 3"). Laid on album paper.
An advert specifying the due date of renewal premiums. The directors of the company are listed.
[Ref: 40933]   £30.00   (£36.00 incl.VAT)
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James Pilton's Manufactory, King's Road, Chelsea, Middlesex.
James Pilton's Manufactory, King's Road, Chelsea, Middlesex. The Interior of the Menagerie, Displaying Ornamental Works for Country Residences, and Specimens of the Invisible Fence.
Mercier and Chervet, printers, 32, Little Bartholomew Close. [n.d. c.1809.]
Wood engraving on india. India 120 x 195mm. 4¾ x 7¾".
It was in 1809 when James Pilton's Manufactory in King's Road advertised its fences, verandahs and other ornamental metalwork.
Guildhall: q8052663.
[Ref: 16832]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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Prospectus for January, 1869, of  Messrs. Johnson Brothers & Company, Engineers and Contractors, Manufacturers of Patent Iron Fences, (the Lochrin Iron Works,)
Prospectus for January, 1869, of Messrs. Johnson Brothers & Company, Engineers and Contractors, Manufacturers of Patent Iron Fences, (the Lochrin Iron Works,) Offices: 6, Waterloo Place, Pall Mall, London, S.W.
Ent. Sta. Hall January, 1869.
Manufacturer's promotional pamphlet, folio (460 x 305mm, 18 x 12"), 12pp., complete (as Contents) but lacking wrappers. Letterpress illustrated with wood engravings throughout, one full-page Sheets a little browned and soiled, as normal, with folds. Extremities a little bumped and nicked in places.
A sample of the supplier's utilitarian and ornamental wrought-iron gate and fencing for holding livestock, plus accessories.
[Ref: 28002]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT) view all images for this item
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[Sale Prospectus.] View of the Estate, Lagiewnick, in Austria.
[Sale Prospectus.] View of the Estate, Lagiewnick, in Austria. to be sold by Shares, on the 13th November, 1847. Price of a Share, £1.0.0.
[n.d., c.1847.]
Steel engraving, scarce. Sheet 120 x 190mm (4¾ x 7½"). Trimmed, creased.
An illustration for a prospectus.
[Ref: 45767]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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Patent French Shadowless Lamp,
Patent French Shadowless Lamp, sold by P. Cowan, Lamp Manufacturer, 45, Skinner Street, London.
[n.d., c.1870]
Broadside, 250 x 200mm. 9½ x 8½". Damage to right of sheet. Creases.
Broadside explaining the process of a patent oil lamp, with directions for use.
Provenance: from a scrap album compiled c.1840 - 1880 by Alfred Towgood of Riverside, a paper mill owner at St. Neots, Huntingdon. He was also a Lieutenant in the Duke of Manchester.
[Ref: 16755]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Broadside.] A Specimen.
[Broadside.] A Specimen.
By W. Callon and Son, Letter-founders, in Chiswel Street, London 1748.
Letterpress, 18th century watermark. Sheet: 490 x 610mm (19¼ x 24"), large margins. Central, vertical fold. Tears and creases to edges.
A large sheet of letterpress demonstrating the various typefaces and and ancient languages printed by W. Callon including Greek, Hebrew, Gothick, Estruscan and Saxon.
[Ref: 42638]   £240.00  
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[Specimen of Lithography.] Sir. I Take the Liberty of soliciting your attention to the Art of Lithography of which this Letter is a Specimen.
[Specimen of Lithography.] Sir. I Take the Liberty of soliciting your attention to the Art of Lithography of which this Letter is a Specimen.
Lithographic Printing Office, No 10, King Street, West.r, 6th March 1819.
Lithograph. Sheet 190 x 190mm (7½ x 7½"). Two small tears, panel of old ink mss.
An advert by Charles M. Willick recommending the use of lithography for imitating handwriting on circular letters.
[Ref: 42353]   £230.00  
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