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Fisher Ames Esqr.
Fisher Ames Esqr.
Painted by Stuart. Engraved by Boyd.
Published by Joseph Delaplaine [Philadelphia, USA]. Rogers & Esler Printers.
Stipple, sheet 205 x 120mm. 8 x 4¾". Trimmed to plate.
Fisher Ames (1758 – 1808) was a Representative in the United States Congress from the 1st Congressional District of Massachusetts. Ames was elected to the First United States Congress, having beat Samuel Adams for the post. He also served in the Second and Third Congresses and as a Federalist to the Fourth Congress. In 1805, Ames was chosen president of Harvard University.
[Ref: 15873]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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Brigadier Gen.l Arnold.
Brigadier Gen.l Arnold.
Engraved for the Universal Magazine.
[London, 1781.]
Engraving, 7¼ x 4½".
Brigadier General Benedict Arnold served in the American Army during the Revolution. He went on to flee America on the British vessel, Vulture, and became a colonel in the British Army. In 1780 Arnold successfully lobbied for command of West Point on the Hudson River. Working through André, he came to an agreement in August to surrender the post to the British. Meeting on September 21, Arnold and André sealed the deal. Departing the meeting, André was captured two days later as he returned to New York City. Learning of this on September 24, Arnold was forced to flee to HMS Vulture in the Hudson River as the plot was exposed. Remaining calm, Washington investigated the scope of betrayal and offered to exchange André for Arnold. This was refused and André was hung as a spy on October 2. Receiving a commission as a brigadier general in the British Army, Arnold campaigned against American forces in Virginia later that year and in 1781. In his last major action of the war, he won the Battle of Groton Heights in Connecticut in September 1781. Effectively viewed as a traitor by both sides, he did not receive another command when the war ended despite lengthy efforts. Returning to life as a merchant he lived in Britain and Canada before his death in London on June 14, 1801.
[Ref: 122]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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Brigadier Genl. Arnold.
Brigadier Genl. Arnold.
Engraved for the Universal Magazine.
[n.d., London, c.1781.]
Engraving, 180 x 110mm.
Benedict Arnold (1741 – 1801). American general and traitor in the American Revolution; in 1780 his plan to surrender West Point to the British was foiled.
[Ref: 7453]   £50.00   (£60.00 incl.VAT)
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Le General Arnold
Le General Arnold un des Chefs de l Armee Anglo Americaine.
A Paris chez Esnauts et Rapilly, rue St. Jacques, a la Ville de Coutances, A.P.D.R. [n.d.,c.1780.]
Etching and engraving, sheet 185 x 130mm. 7¼ x 5".
Benedict Arnold (1741 – 1801). American general and traitor in the American Revolution; in 1780 his plan to surrender West Point to the British was foiled.
[Ref: 9900]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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General Arnold.
General Arnold.
April 10 1783 by William Richardson No 174 Strand.
Proof stipple engraving, very scarce, Sheet 155 x 110mm, 6¼ x 4¼". Trimmed within plate, crease on left.
Benedict Arnold (1741-1801), the American general whose traitorous plan to to surrender West Point to the British was foiled. The portrait was engraved by Burnet Reading after the original painting by Pierre Eugene Du Simetiere. The completed print was published May 10th, a month after this proof.
[Ref: 23129]   £260.00  
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John J. Audubon.
John J. Audubon.
Painted by F. Cruickshank. Eng.d by J.Sartain.
[n.d., c.1850.]
Mezzotint. Printed area 190 x 140mm.
The famous ornithologist whose 'The Birds of America', containing life-sized portraits, remains the most sumptuous bird book ever printed. John Sartain (1808-1897), American engraver.
Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 1472]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Rev. Albert Barnes. [Facsimile:] Albert Barnes.
Rev. Albert Barnes. [Facsimile:] Albert Barnes. Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia.
Engraved by Thomas.B. Welch (Philad.a), From a Dauguerreotype by Mc.Clees & Germon. Printed by A.E.Lent.
Published by Wm. Smith 702 S.3rd.St. Philadelphia. [n.d. c.1860.]
Mezzotint. Plate 330 x 247mm. 13 x 9¾".
Reverend Albert Barnes (1798-1870) was born in New York and attended Hamilton College and graduated from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1823. Two years later he was ordained paster of the Presbyterian church in Morristown, New Jersey. However from 1830 until 1867 he was pastor of the first Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia where he later resigned and was made pastor emeritus. He advocated the abolition of slavery and worked actively to promote Sunday-school. He later faced trial and was acquitted, but his acusers had him suspended from the ministry, but he was again acquitted in 1836. He was accused of preaching that man had free will to accept or deny the Gospel, and thus broke from strict Calvinism.
[Ref: 18430]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Beltrami] The Author, In his Dress when among the Indians.
[Beltrami] The Author, In his Dress when among the Indians.
Drawn on Stone by J.W.Giles. from a Drawing by Stephanhoff.
Printed by C.Hullmandel.
Lithograph on india paper. India 161 x 102mm.
Giacomo Costantino Beltrami (1779-1855) from 1822 explored the United States, finding the source of the Mississippi; after which he travelled in Mexico. This portrait appeared in his account of his travels.
[Ref: 2694]   £150.00   (£180.00 incl.VAT)
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[Henry Burgh] Ye Kind-hearted Man.
[Henry Burgh] Ye Kind-hearted Man. Lights O' New York.
Tobin. N.Y. [n.d. c.1870.]
Chromolithograph. 158 x 102mm. 6¼ x 4".
Henry Burgh (1811-18), and American philanthropist born in New York City. He founded the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in 1866. It was the first of its kind in America and was granted the authority to enforce local animal protection laws by the New York state legislature in the same year. In 1875, with Elbridge T. Gerry and others, he helped form the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.
[Ref: 15451]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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The Assassin, John Wilkes Booth.
The Assassin, John Wilkes Booth.
C.J. Culliford, lith, 22, Southampton St, Strand.
A.M. Bailey's American agency, 3, Northumberland Court, Charing Cross, London. [n.d., c.1865.]
Lithograph, very rare with large margins. Printed area 190 x 120mm, 7½ x 4¾".
Head and shoulders portrait of Booth, the American stage actor who assassinated President Abraham Lincoln in April 1865. When he shot the President Booth reportedly cried out 'sic semper tyrannis' ('thus always to tyrants'), and as he had recently been performing in Shakespeare's 'Julius Caesar', these words were understood as an allusion to the death of Caesar. This slogan had been fixed on the Great Seal of Virginia in 1796.
Glen Bowerstock, 'Assassins' play' in Times Literary Supplement, 21 & 28 December 2012
[Ref: 27770]   £280.00  
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Benjamin Church.
Benjamin Church.
[n.d., c.1790.]
Etching, sheet 220 x 140mm. 8¾ x 5½".
Captain Benjamin Church (c. 1639 - 1718) was an American carpenter, military officer, and Ranger during America's Colonial era, and specifically, King Philip's War. King Philip's War, sometimes called Metacom's War or Metacom's Rebellion, was an armed conflict between Native American inhabitants of present-day southern New England and English colonists and their Native American allies from 1675–1676. More than half of New England's ninety towns were assaulted by Native American warriors. The war is named after the main leader of the Native American side, Metacomet, Metacom, or Pometacom known to the English as "King Philip".
[Ref: 9901]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Governor Clinton & Lady. [Signature facsimile.]
Governor Clinton & Lady. [Signature facsimile.]
Richd. H. Pease, Sc. Albany. From Engravings by St. Menin, in the possession of Pierre Van Cortlandt.
[American, n.d., c.1820.]
Two medallion portrait profiles to single sheet, etching with mezzotint. Sheet 225 x 135mm. 9 x 5¼". Trimmed to plate.
George Clinton (1739 – 1812), American soldier and politician, and his wife Sarah (nee Tappen). Clinton is considered one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He was the first Governor of New York, and then the Vice President of the United States under Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Pierre Van Cortlandt was Clinton's Lieutenant Governor and brother-in-law.
[Ref: 17782]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Rev.d John Codman. D.D. Dorchester. Massachusetts.
Rev.d John Codman. D.D. Dorchester. Massachusetts.
Wildman del. Roffe sc.
Pub. Feb.y 1827, by Westley & Davis, Stationers Court.
Stipple. 215 x 120mm (8½ x 4¾").
Rev. John Codman (1782-1848). Dr. Codman graduated at Harvard College in 1802, studied for the ministry under the Rev. Henry Ware, then of Hingham, and in 1805 embarked for Europe, to finish his theological studies there, before returning to the United States.
[Ref: 28556]   £40.00   (£48.00 incl.VAT)
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Rev.d Henry Collock, D.D. Savannah, North America.
Rev.d Henry Collock, D.D. Savannah, North America.
Roffe sc.
Pub.d by F.Westley, Stationer's Court, May 1. 1820.
Stipple with large margins. Plate 135 x 102mm (5¼ x 4"). Offsetting.
Reverend Henry Collock, Savannah, United States.
[Ref: 28557]   £40.00   (£48.00 incl.VAT)
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Thomas P.Cope, Esq.
Thomas P.Cope, Esq. President of the Mercantile Library Co. Philadelphia.
[En]graved by Jn.o Sartain after the original portrait painted by J.Neagle in 1848, for the Comp[...].
[c.1848.]
Mezzotint. Sheet 170 x 100mm. Trimmed within plate, laid on board.
Thomas P. Cope (1768–1854), a Quaker originally from Lancaster, was the son of Caleb Cope. He was apprenticed to a dry goods merchant in Philadelphia at the age of 17. He became one of Philadelphia’s wealthiest citizens as a merchant, politician, and active philanthropist.
Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 4387]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Henry Cruger Esq.r.
Henry Cruger Esq.r.
W. Hincks del et sculp.
Publish'd as the Act directs, March 11th 1783 by W.m Hincks.
Rare stipple, platemark 120 x 80mm (4¾ x 3"). Small margins.
A bust portrait of Henry Cruger (1739-1827), an American and British merchant who is the only person in history to have be elected to both the Parliament of Great Britain and the New York State Senate. Born in New York to a political and mechant family, his uncle and grandfather both serving as mayor of New York, Cruger left America in 1757 having graduated from Kings College, now Columbia University. He was placed in his family's merchant firm in Bristol, where he was elected as MP for the Whig party. He was elected for two terms 1774-1780 and 1784-1790. As an MP he criticized Britain's increasing failing relationship with its colonies and campaigned for conciliation with America. Following American Independence Cruger returned to New York where he was elected to the New York State Senate as a Federalist.
[Ref: 41432]   £240.00  
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Hon: George Mifflin Dallas.
Hon: George Mifflin Dallas. Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary from the United States of America at the Court of St. James's. "Supplement to The Illustrated News of the World".
Engraved by D.J. Pound from a Photograph by Mayall.
The London Joint Stock Newspaper Company_Limited. Office 199, Strand, London
Engraving. Sheet: 340 x 245mm (13.5 x 10"). Light foxing.
A portrait of George Miffline Dallas (1792-1864), an American diplomat and politician who served as Mayor of Philadelphia and the 11th Vice President of the United States.
[Ref: 45810]   £45.00  
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Jefferson Davis.
Jefferson Davis.
Metzmacher del et in. 1862.
Engraving. 290 x 215mm. Some damage.
Jefferson Davis (1808-89), President of the Confederate States of America from 1861 to the end of the Cicil War in 1865.
[Ref: 7573]   £125.00   (£150.00 incl.VAT)
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Jefferson Davis.
Jefferson Davis.
Metzmacher del et sc.
1862.
Engraving. Plate 286 x 216mm. 11¼ x 8½".
Jefferson Davis (1808-1889) was an American statesman and leader of the Confederacy during the American Civil War, serving as President for its entire history. He also fought in the Mexican-American War as a colonel of a volunteer regiment and as the United States Secretary of War under Democratic President Franklin Pierce.
[Ref: 23284]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Silas Deane Esq.r
Silas Deane Esq.r Commissioner from Congress in France.
B.B.E.
Pub.d May 15th 1783 by R. Wilkinson No. 58 Cornhill London.
Stipple and etching pt printed in colour, platemark 140 x 105mm (5½ x 4"). Thread margins on 3 sides.
Silas Deane (1737-89), revolutionary politician and diplomat in America. Born in Connecticut, Deane graduated from Yale in 1758 and rose rapidly in Connecticut politics. He was an active member of congress and in 1776-8 was in France to solicit arms and supplies and seek support for an independent United States, a mission which had mixed results. He was regarded with suspicion by Benjamin Franklin and Arthur Lee, and on a return trip to Europe in 1780, by which time Deane was disillusioned with the American cause, he called for the Americans to abandon the French and reach a reconciliation with Great Britian. From this point on most Americans regarded Deane as a traitor, and he never returned to the country, living in Ghent and London before dying on a ship en route to Canada in 1789. Mixed-media print after Pierre Eugène Du Simitière (1737-84), American painter of Swiss birth. Based in Philadelphia from 1770-84, Du Simitière arranged for 14 of his profile portraits to be sent to Paris for engraving in 1779, although pirated copies and the failure of many sets to return to him made the project unsuccessful.
[Ref: 43113]   £250.00  
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W. Jennings Demorest & Mme. Demorest.
W. Jennings Demorest & Mme. Demorest.
Printed by Vammel & Voigt N.Y. Engraved by A.H. Ritchie.
Demorests Monthly Magazine 1877.
Steel engraving, sheet 191 x 147mm. Trimmed, lightly soiled.
William Jennings Demorest, publisher on Broadway, New York City, and his wife Ellen Louise Curtis Demorest. Ellen Curtis married Demorest in 1858. She conceived the idea of mass-produced accurate paper patterns for home dressmaking. In 1860 she opened Madame Demorest’s Emporium of Fashions on Broadway and he began publishing the quarterly Mme. Demorest’s Mirror of Fashions, which featured, in addition to the obligatory colour fashion plates, a pattern stapled into each copy. The patterns also were distributed by themselves, soon through a nationwide network of agencies as they proved immensely popular; in 1876, their peak year, three million patterns were sold. The success of the magazine led to its becoming the expanded Demorest’s Illustrated Monthly Magazine and Mme. Demorest’s Mirror of Fashions in 1864 (Illustrated was dropped from the name in 1865). While her husband established a mail-order operation to deal in sewing aids and other merchandise, Demorest developed a cheap hoopskirt and a new line of corsets, cosmetics, and other products, at the same time presiding over her emporium. She also supported her husband in his reform work, especially the temperance crusade, and interested herself in projects for the betterment of opportunities for women. She employed a great many women herself, including a large number of African-American women who worked on the same terms as their white coworkers, and she was active in the management of the New York Medical College for Women and the Welcome Lodging House for Women and Children. In 1868 she helped organize Sorosis, a social club. In the 1880s the business declined, in large part because of the Demorests’ failure to patent their paper pattern idea and the consequent competition of, among others, Ebenezer Butterick (often credited with having originated the idea). In 1887 Demorest sold the pattern business.
[Ref: 7894]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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[John Dickinson.]
[John Dickinson.]
[Drawn from the life by Du Simitiere in Philadelphia] B.B.E. [inscribed lower right].
[n.d. c.1780].
Etching and stipple engraving. Sheet 120 x 110mm. Trimmed inside plate.
John Dickinson [1732 – 1808]. American Revolutionary politician and pamphleteer who became the leading conservative voice of opposition to Great Britain through his Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania (1767–1768).
[Ref: 183]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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W.H. Drayton Esq.r
W.H. Drayton Esq.r Member of Congress.
B.B.E.
Pub.d May 15th 1783 by R. Wilkinson No. 58 Cornhill London.
Stipple and etching pt printed in colour, platemark 140 x 105mm (5½ x 4"). Thread margins on 3 sides.
William Henry Drayton (1742-79), planter and revolutionary leader in America. Born in South Carolina, Drayton was educated in England but then returned to America., and in 1776, soon after he was elected to the revolutionary first provincial congress, he began advocating independence from Great Britain. Drayton was president of the second provincial congress and was one of the most active members of the second continental congress before unexpectedly dying (probably from typhus) in 1779. Mixed-media print after Pierre Eugène Du Simitière (1737-84), American painter of Swiss birth. Based in Philadelphia from 1770-84, Du Simitière arranged for 14 of his profile portraits to be sent to Paris for engraving in 1779, although pirated copies and the failure of many sets to return to him made the project unsuccessful.
[Ref: 43112]   £280.00  
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Benjamin Franklin.  Born in Boston, Jany. 17th.1706___Died in Philadelphia, April 17th.1790.
Benjamin Franklin. Born in Boston, Jany. 17th.1706___Died in Philadelphia, April 17th.1790.
Painted by T.H.Matteson, Esqr. Engraved by Heny.S.Sadd. Painted & Engraved for the New York Albion.
Printed by J.Neale. [n.d., c.1850.]
Mezzotint. 588 x 411mm.
Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790). Born in Boston, Massachusetts. Benjamin Franklin's achievements as a statesman, diplomat and writer influenced the outcome of the American War of Independence (1775-83). He is recognised as Founding Father of the United States of America, being the only person to sign the Declaration of Independence in 1776, the Peace Treaty in 1783 and the United States Constitution in 1787. The study of electricity was also a particular interest and he published 'Experiments and Observations on Electricity' in 1751.
W: 1034-39
[Ref: 4145]   £330.00  
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Beniamino Franklin.
Beniamino Franklin.
Francesco Petronani dis. E inc.
[n.d. c.1780].
Etching. 250 x 165mm. Crease into right of image, possibly printer's crease.
Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790). Born in Boston, Massachusetts. Benjamin Franklin's achievements as a statesman, diplomat and writer influenced the outcome of the American War of Independence (1775-83). He is recognised as Founding Father of the United States of America, being the only person to sign the Declaration of Independence in 1776, the Peace Treaty in 1783 and the United States Constitution in 1787. The study of electricity was also a particular interest and he published 'Experiments and Observations on Electricity' in 1751. Possibly an open letter proof, on watermarked paper.
Not in Wellcome.
[Ref: 4622]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Benjamin Franklin [facsimile signature.]
Benjamin Franklin [facsimile signature.]
Engd. from an Old Print by J.A. O'Neill.
New York: Elias Dexter, 562 Broadway [n.d., c.1830].
Etching with mezzotint, sheet 170 x 115mm. 6¾ x 4½". Trimmed within plate, glued to album page at corners.
Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790). Born in Boston, Massachusetts. Benjamin Franklin's achievements as a statesman, diplomat and writer influenced the outcome of the American War of Independence (1775-83). He is recognised as Founding Father of the United States of America, being the only person to sign the Declaration of Independence in 1776, the Peace Treaty in 1783 and the United States Constitution in 1787. The study of electricity was also a particular interest and he published 'Experiments and Observations on Electricity' in 1751.
Not in Wellcome.
[Ref: 9904]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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Benjamin Franklin, L.L.D.
Benjamin Franklin, L.L.D.
J. Chapman sculp.
London Published as the Act directs May 24th. 1806 by J. Wilkes.
Stipple with etching, 160 x 115mm. 6¼ x 4½". Foxing.
Benjamin Franklin (1706 – 1790) was one of the most prominent of the Founders and early political figures and statesmen of the United States. With vignette etching of kite flyers in a lightning storm below portrait. In 1750, Franklin published a proposal for an experiment to prove that lightning is electricity by flying a kite in a storm that appeared capable of becoming a lightning storm. On June 15 he may have possibly conducted his famous kite experiment in Philadelphia and successfully extracted sparks from a cloud, although there are theories that suggest he never performed the experiment.
Not in Wellcome.
[Ref: 9937]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Benjamin Franklin.
Benjamin Franklin. Ne a Boston, le 17 Janvier 1706, Mort a Philadelphie en 1790.
F. Bonneville Deli. Gautier sculp.
[n.d., c.1800.]
Stipple with etching in brown, sheet 225 x 145mm. 8¾ x 5¾".
Rare portrait of Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790). Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Benjamin Franklin's achievements as a statesman, diplomat and writer influenced the outcome of the American War of Independence (1775-83). He is recognised as Founding Father of the United States of America, being the only person to sign the Declaration of Independence in 1776, the Peace Treaty in 1783 and the United States Constitution in 1787. The study of electricity was also a particular interest and he published 'Experiments and Observations on Electricity' in 1751.
Not in Wellcome.
[Ref: 9941]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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Benj. Franklin, L.L.D. F.R.S.
Benj. Franklin, L.L.D. F.R.S.
Drawn & engraved by T. Holloway from the Bust modelled at Paris, from the Life.
[n.d. c.1791.]
Engraving, with large margins. 160 x 114mm. 6¼ x 4½".
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He was a noted polymath and a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, musician, inventor, satirist, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. He was the only person to sign the Declaration of Independence in 1776, the Peace Treaty in 1783 and the United States Constitution in 1787. The study of electricity was also a particular interest and he published 'Experiments and Observations on Electricity' in 1751.
W: 1034-18.
[Ref: 24591]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Benj. Franklin, L.L.D. F.R.S. Literary Magazine.
Benj. Franklin, L.L.D. F.R.S. Literary Magazine.
Drawn & Engraved by T. Holloway, from the Bust modelled at Paris, from the Life.
Published as the Act directs 1. Feb 1791, by C. Forster, No.41, Poultry.
Engraving, small margins. Plate 177 x 114mm. 7 x 4½".
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He was a noted polymath and a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, musician, inventor, satirist, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. He was the only person to sign the Declaration of Independence in 1776, the Peace Treaty in 1783 and the United States Constitution in 1787. The study of electricity was also a particular interest and he published 'Experiments and Observations on Electricity' in 1751. After a terracotta bust by J.J. Caflieri, 1777, at the Bibliotheque Mazarin, Paris.
See Ref: 24591. W: 1034-18.
[Ref: 26470]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Benj.n Franklin.
Benj.n Franklin.
W. Grainger sculp.
[n.d. c.1815.]
Engraving. 151 x 102mm. 6 x 4".
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) was one of the most prominent of the Founders and early political figures and statesmen of the United States. In 1750, Franklin published 'Experiments and Observations on Electricity', a proposal for an experiment to prove that lightning is electricity by flying a kite in a storm that appeared capable of becoming a lightning storm. He is recognised as Foundling Father of the United States of America, being the only person to sign the Declaration of Independence in 1776, the Peace Treaty in 1783 and the United States Constitution in 1787.
[Ref: 26077]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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B. Franklin, L.L.D. F.R.S.
B. Franklin, L.L.D. F.R.S.
Pollard sculp [c.1790]
Engraving, rare; sheet 210 x 120mm (8¼ x 4¾"). Offset.
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He was a noted polymath and a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, musician, inventor, satirist, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. He was the only person to sign the Declaration of Independence in 1776, the Peace Treaty in 1783 and the United States Constitution in 1787. The study of electricity was also a particular interest and he published 'Experiments and Observations on Electricity' in 1751. Bust in profile with vignette of military action during the War of Independence, probably published in a magazine.
[Ref: 43327]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Universal Rules of Life or the way to Wealth and Happiness.
Universal Rules of Life or the way to Wealth and Happiness. Selected from the works of Dr. B. Frankin and other eminent authors.
[n.d., c.1830].
Lithograph, scarce. Sheet size: 395 x 310mm (15½ x 12¼"). Trimmed. Vertical crease along left edge.
A later copy of illustrated frontispiece to 'Universal Rules of Life or the way to Wealth and Happiness', written by a number of eminent authors of the time, including Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), one of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America. A portrait of Franklin with a short biography can be seen under the title, below which is a list of quotes from Franklin on subjects such as 'Honesty', 'Temperance' and 'Humanity'. There are 14 small illustrations pictorialising the 'rules' on eaither side of the text.
[Ref: 32194]   £240.00  
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On l'a vu désarmer les Tirans et les Dieux.
On l'a vu désarmer les Tirans et les Dieux.
L.C. de Carmontelle, Del. Née, Sculp.
Aparis chex Née rue des Francs-Bourgeois Porte S.t Michel. [n.d., c.1780.]
Engraving. Rare. Sheet: 195 x 340mm (7¾ x 13½"). Trimmed, cut into publication line, and tipped into album sheet.
A full-length seated portrait of Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), American polymath and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Franklin is shown seated next to a desk on which a paper titled 'Les Loix de la Pensilvanie' is held beneath his hat. Ships can be seen through the windows beyond the desk.
[Ref: 42151]   £280.00  
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Doctor Franklin,
Doctor Franklin,
London: Published by William Cole. 10. Newgate Street Jan.y 1825
Engraving, offset; sheet 195 x 140mm (7¾ x 5½"). Wrinkling.
Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790), American statesman, diplomat, writer and Founding Father of the United States of America. Franklin was the only person to sign the Declaration of Independence in 1776, the Peace Treaty in 1783 and the United States Constitution in 1787. The study of electricity was also a particular interest and he published 'Experiments and Observations on Electricity' in 1751. Nineteenth-century portrait of Franklin in the coonskin cap he famously wore when in Paris to seek French support for the Revolutionary War.
[Ref: 46106]   £50.00   (£60.00 incl.VAT)
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Horatio Gattes. Major Général, Commandant les Troupes Amériquaines Vainqueur des Anglois devant Saharatoga; ou le Général Burgoine fut fait Prisonnier avec toutes son Armée, le 17 Octobre 1777.
Horatio Gattes. Major Général, Commandant les Troupes Amériquaines Vainqueur des Anglois devant Saharatoga; ou le Général Burgoine fut fait Prisonnier avec toutes son Armée, le 17 Octobre 1777.
Published: A Paris chez Mondhare rue St. Jacques.
Engraving, 7¾ x 4¼".
American general who fought in the French and Indian War and then was, at different times, commander of both the Northern Army of the U.S. and the Southern Army of the U.S. He was the commanding officer of the American force that retreated from the recaptured Fort Ticonderoga, and he was in command at the pivotal Battle of Saratoga. This success, coupled with George Washington's recent failures, prompted a movement to replace Washington with Gates as commander-in-chief. Washington, however, stayed on. Gates retired to his farm in 1789 but was called back a year later and given the command of the Southern Army. The defeat at Camden proved disastrous, and Gates was replaced by Nathanael Greene.
[Ref: 210]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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Mrs. Isabella Graham. of New-York.
Mrs. Isabella Graham. of New-York.
Jarvis Pinx.t Scott Sculp.t Edin.r
[n.d. c.1818.]
Stipple. 145 x 88mm (5¾ x 3½"). Trimmed inside plate.
Isabella Graham (1742-1814), the Scottish-American philanthropist, and educator. In 1765 she moved to the United States with her husband John Graham, a physician of the Royal Army. Her charitable work, inspired by her faith, included running multiple schools for girls, founding several benevolent societies for widows and orphans, and giving generously to the poor. An estimated 50,000 copies of her memoir 'The Power of Faith' were printed.
[Ref: 31307]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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U.S. Grant, President of the United States.
U.S. Grant, President of the United States.
[n.d, c.1872.].
Wood engraving, 8 x 4½", mounted on scrap album paper.
Above the print is the front of an enveolpe, illustrated with a portrait of Grant over an American Flag (12 stars). Written in old ink is: 'A specimen of envelopes in general use in the United States during the Presidential struggle between Grant and poor old Greely [sic]. This is obviously a Grant envelope. There are also Greely ones. This is a Capital Likeness'. Issued during the runup to the 1872 Presidential election, between Grant and Horace Greeley, founder of 'The New Yorker'
[Ref: 216]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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H. W.me Green. Major Géneral Commandant les Armees des Etats unis de L'Amérique.
H. W.me Green. Major Géneral Commandant les Armees des Etats unis de L'Amérique.
[A Paris chez Mondhare rue St. Jacques. n.d, c.1780.]
Engraving, 115 x 75mm.
William Green was governor of Rhode Island and cousin to Nathanael Greene (1742-86). As the French inscription described the sitter as Major General it is more likely to be a portrait of Nathanael Greene hero of the American Revolutionary War. When the War began, Greene was a militia private, the lowest rank possible; he emerged from the war as a major general of the Continental Army.
[Ref: 217]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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His Excellency S. Huntingdon President of Congress.
His Excellency S. Huntingdon President of Congress.
[n.d., c.1783.]
Stipple. Sheet size: 115 x 75mm (4½ x 3"). Trimmed to image on 3 sides.
A portrait of Samuel Huntington (1731 - 1796), head and shoulders in profile to the left; within an oval. Huntingdon was a jurist, statesman, and Patriot in the American Revolution. As a delegate to the Continental Congress, he signed the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation. He also served as President of the Continental Congress from 1779 to 1781, chief justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court from 1784 to 1785, and was the 18th Governor of Connecticut from 1786 until his death.
[Ref: 37156]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Andrew Jackson.
Andrew Jackson.
Published by William Smith, 702 South Third Street, Philadelphia [USA, n.d., c.1865].
Lithograph, sheet 715 x 560mm. 28¼ x 22". Some light age toning to paper; generally a good impression on a full sheet. Uncut.
Large and very impressive bust portrait of Andrew Jackson (1767 - 1845), seventh President of the USA, 1829-1837. In 1802 Jackson was a general of the Tennessee militia. Jackson fought in the Creek Indian Wars, during which he wrested twenty three million acres of land from tribal peoples. He was given the rank of major general by President Madison and commanded forces in the War of 1812. In 1815, with a mere 5,000 troops, he defeated a British force of 10,000 in the Battle of New Orleans, while sustaining only twenty losses. This was one of the worst British defeats in history, and it made Jackson a national hero. As president Andrew Jackson was loved by the common people and, at the same time, hated by his political enemies, who sometimes referred to him as "King Andrew I." He was a great war hero who became associated with increasing participation of the common man in government; yet his enemies in the Senate accused him of being dictatorial and acting in ways that were unconstitutional. They even voted to censure him, and he was the first President to receive such a rebuke. Jackson and his friends fought for three years before finally having all evidence of the censure removed from the Senatorial Record.
Not traced in LoC.
[Ref: 23293]   £220.00  
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Le G.al Jackson. President des Etats-Unis.
Le G.al Jackson. President des Etats-Unis.
A Paris, chez Chaillou, rue S.t Honoré, No.140. Lith. de Lemercier, rue du Four S.G. No.55.
Lithograph. Publishers blindstamp. Sheet: 245 x 185mm (9¾ x 7¼").
A portrait of American soldier and statesman Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) who served as 7th President between 1829-1837.
[Ref: 47053]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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His Excellency John Jay President & Minister Plenipotentiary from Congress at Madrid.
His Excellency John Jay President & Minister Plenipotentiary from Congress at Madrid.
B.B.E.
Pub.d May 15th 1783 by R. Wilkinson No. 58 Cornhill London.
Stipple and etching pt printed in colour, platemark 140 x 105mm (5½ x 4"), very large margins.
John Jay (1745-1829), revolutionary and politician in the United States of America. Born in New York City, of French and Dutch ancestry, Jay served on the first and second continental congresses, and wrote most of the constitution that New York state adopted in 1777. He was made president of congress in 1778 , making him nominally American head of state, until he was elected American minister to Madrid (a difficult role, since the Spanish Bourbons, unlike the French, would not recognize American independence). After the American victory at Yorktown, Benjamin Franklin called upon Jay to assist in negotiating the peace treaty. After the publication of this print he went on to become secretary for foreign affairs and secretary of state under President Washington, and first chief justice of the US supreme court. Mixed-media print after Pierre Eugène Du Simitière (1737-84), American painter of Swiss birth. Based in Philadelphia from 1770-84, Du Simitière arranged for 14 of his profile portraits to be sent to Paris for engraving in 1779, although pirated copies and the failure of many sets to return to him made the project unsuccessful.
[Ref: 43114]   £320.00  
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Thomas Jefferson.
Thomas Jefferson.
Published by William Smith, 702 South Third Street, Philadelphia [USA, n.d., c.1865].
Lithograph, sheet 710 x 560mm. 28 x 22". Some light soiling; generally a good impression on a full sheet. Uncut.
Large and very impressive bust portrait of Thomas Jefferson (1743 – 1826), third President of the United States (1801–1809), the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776); one of the most influential Founding Fathers for his promotion of the ideals of republicanism in the United States.
Not traced in LoC.
[Ref: 23294]   £220.00  
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Andrew Johnson [with facsimile signature.]
Andrew Johnson [with facsimile signature.] Proof.
[Engraved by John Sartain.] Printed by Irwin & Sartain.
Published by W.m Smith, 702, South 3rd St Philad.a. Entered according to Act of Congress in the Year 1865, by William Sartain in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the Eastern District of Penn.a.
Mezzotint with stipple and line engraving. Sheet 640 x 460mm (25¼ x 18"). Trimmed inside platemark.
A large half-length portrait of Andrew Johnson in his office, the dome of the Capitol Building visible to the left. Published in 1865 it is not clear if this is a portrait of him as Vice-President or as President after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln on April 14th.
[Ref: 44523]   £290.00  
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Paul Jones.
Paul Jones.
C. I. Notte pinx.t.
Printed for R. Wilkinson, at No.53, Cornhill. [n.d., c.1775].
Mezzotint, very large margins. Platemark: 150 x 110mm (6 x 4¼").
A three quarter length portrait of American naval officer, John Paul Jones (1747 - 1792), on the deck of a ship during a battle. The hole of a cannon-ball in the side of the ship can be seen in front of him. Jones is smiling and looking to right, reaching with his left hand across himself to one of a number of pistols in his belt, with his sword in his right hand. Jones was a naval officer in service of United States, famous for exploits in British waters during the War of Independence
Ex: collection of the late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 32968]   £650.00  
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Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States.  [With signature facsimile.]
Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States. [With signature facsimile.] From the Original Portrait by E-D Marchant, painted at the White House in 1863 and Now in the Possession of the Union League of Philadelphia.
After the original picture painted from life. Engraved by John Sartain. Phila.
Entered according to act of Congress in the year 1864, by E.D.Marchant in the Clerks Office of the District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Mezzotint, image 330 x 250mm. 13 x 9¾". Stained and soiled. Trimmed, missing publication line.
Abraham Lincoln (1809 – 1865) was the 16th President of the United States. Painted to commemorate the Emancipation Proclamation. Inscribed 'Proof' lower left. In 1860 under his presidency South Carolina secedes from the Union. Followed within two months by Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana and Texas. A bloody civil war then engulfed the nation as Lincoln vowed to preserve the Union, enforce the laws of the United States, and end the secession. What started as a war to preserve the Union and vindicate democracy became a battle for freedom and a war to end slavery when Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation in January of 1863. Although the Proclamation did not free all slaves in the nation—indeed, no slaves outside of the Confederacy were affected by the Proclamation—it was an important symbolic gesture that identified the Union with freedom and the death of slavery. As part of the Proclamation, Lincoln also urged black males to join the Union forces as soldiers and sailors. By the end of the war, nearly two hundred thousand African Americans had fought for the Union cause, and Lincoln referred to them as indispensable in ensuring Union victory.
[Ref: 10814]   £450.00  
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Abraham Lincoln.
Abraham Lincoln. (Présdident des Etats-Unis.)
Metzmacher del et sc. 1862.
Berlin_Verlag von Goupil & C.o. Imprimé & Publié par Goupil & c.ie. Editeurs_Paris, London, La Haye. New York_Publised by M. Knoedler.
Engraving. Printed on india. Plate: 220 x 290mm, (8¾ x 11). Very large margins.
A half-potrait of Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) who served as President of the United States of America from 1861 until his assassination at the hands of J. W. Booth in 1865. During his term in office Lincoln led the US through the American Civil War, preserved the Union and abolished slavery.
[Ref: 37509]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[James Russell Lowell]
[James Russell Lowell]
C.H.Jeens [Etched in plate with signature]
[n.d. c.1875]
Engraving on india paper, proof before title. Plate 208 x 134mm.
Poet., Diplomat, U.S. Minister to Great Britain. [1819-1891]
[Ref: 3455]   £50.00   (£60.00 incl.VAT)
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Rev. Andrew Manship. [Facsimile:] Yours affectionately Andrew Manship.
Rev. Andrew Manship. [Facsimile:] Yours affectionately Andrew Manship.
Engraved by T.B. Welch, From a Dauguerreotype by Richards.
[n.d. c.1860.]
Mezzotint. 508 xx 393mm. 20 x 15½". Tearing in the margins. Horizontal crease through top of the image.
Reverend Andrew Manship (1823-1892) was a clergyman born in Maryland. In 1843 he was admitted to the Philadelphia conference of the Methodist Episcopal church and two years later was made a deacon and later an elder. In 1856 he was appointed tract agent but in 1863 he was again assigned to regular pastoral work. From that date until his death he became engaged in missionary work in Philadelphia and set about editing the "Home Missionary and Tract Magazine". He was author of "Thirteen Years in the Itineracy" (1856); "History of Gospel-Tents and Experience" (1884); he compiled "The Patriot's Hymn-Book" (1862) and wrote a complete review of his life, "Forty Years in the Wilderness".
[Ref: 18429]   £110.00   (£132.00 incl.VAT)
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