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Yours truly R Barclay Allardice [facsimile signature.]
Yours truly R Barclay Allardice [facsimile signature.] First Proof.
Painted by James Giles Esqr. R.S.A. Engraved by R.M. Hodgetts.
Published January 1843 by Andrew Anderson 33 Queen Street Aberdeen.
Very fine mezzotint, printed from two plates. Very scare. Sheet: 345 x 535mm, (13½ x 21"). Trimmed within large plate on left side.
Robert Barclay Allardice (1779-1854), Scottish pedestrian, generally known as Captain Barclay. He is regarded as the father of the 19th century sport of pedestrianism, a precursor to racewalking, attracting much publicity with the feat of walking of 1,000 miles in 1000 hours for 1000 guineas in 1809. This portrait, after James William Giles (1801-70), shows him with his usual paisley waistcoat and walking cane.
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[A Tug of War - Army v. Navy.] [&] [Wrestling.]
[A Tug of War - Army v. Navy.] [&] [Wrestling.]
E. Buckman [etched in plate and signed in pencil.]
London, Published April 2 1886 by Arthur Lucas, 31 New Bond St. [&] London, Published June 30 1886 by Arthur Lucas, 31 New Bond St.
A pair of signed presentation proof etchings with large margins. Limited to 225. Printsellers assosiation blind stamps in lower left corners. Platemark: 210 x 720mm (8¼ x 28¼") each. Small repaired spot in left margin of 'A Tug of War'.
A tug of war between the navy and the army, which is represented by one of the Scottish regiments, with the team all wearing kilts. [&] Two gentlemen wrestling in a field, watched by numerous spectators, includin an elderly gentleman with his dog, to the left, and a group of figures under a tree to the right. This pair are from a series of 'British Sports and Games' by Edwin Buckman, with the other in the series titled 'Football' (Rugby). Each print is signed in pencil in the lower left corner, with a dedication reading, 'To W. H. May. Kindest Regards 1886'.
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Eaton in his Costume on the Colchester match.
Eaton in his Costume on the Colchester match. Aged 49 Years a native Northamptonshire, Performed the following Pedestrian Feats. 1st Decr.26.1815, compleated on Blackheath, 1100, miles, on the Barclay plan, viz. a mile every hour. 2d. July 20th, 1816, at the same place he walked 1100 miles, comencing each mile within 20 mintues after each hour. 3rd. Decr. 5th. 1816, on Brixton Causeway he accomplished 1998 half miles in 1998 succeeding half hours. 4th. June 18th.1817, this was a task of competitorship between Baker & himself on Wormwood Scrubs & which he accomplished in one hour less than the given time making 2000 miles in 42 days. 5th. Sept. 6th.1817, a grand match against time walking from Colchester to London one day & returning to Colchester the next & so on for 20 succeeding days, being 1020 miles.
[n.d. c.1820].
Coloured etching. 295 x 220mm.
Pedestrian fl.1810 - 20.
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Eaton.  Aged 49 Years,a native Northamptonshire, Performed the following Pedestrian Feats.
Eaton. Aged 49 Years,a native Northamptonshire, Performed the following Pedestrian Feats. 1st Decr.26.1815, compleated on Blackheath,1100 miles, pn the Barclay plan, viz, a mile every hour. 2nd. July 20th.1816, at the same place he walked 1100 miles, comencing each mile within 20 mintues after each hour. 3rd. Decr. 5th.1816, on Brixton Causeway he accomplished 1998 half miles in 1998 succeeding half hours. 4th. June 18th.1817, this was a task of competitorship btween Baker & himself on Wormwood Scrubs & which was accomplished in one hour less than the given time, making 2000 miles in 42 days. 5th. Sept. 6th.1817, a grand match against time walking from Colchester to London, one day & returning to Colchester the next & so on fro 20 succeeding days, being 1020 miles.
T.C.Smith Del. Freeman Sculpt.
Published by T.C.Smith, Miniature Painter, Aske Terrace, Hoxton, & sold by all Print & Book Sellers. [n.d., c.1820.]
Coloured stipple engraving with etching. 335 x 250mm.
Pedestrian fl.1810 - 20.
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Eaton.
Eaton. Aged 49 Years a native of Northamptonshire, Performed the following Pedestrian Feats.
[1817.]
Stipple. Album sheet: 235 x 365mm (9¼ x 14¼"). Cut out and title excised and laid on pink album sheet.
A portrait of Josiah Eaton, a Pedestrian who completed several feats between 1815 and 1817.
[Ref: 44709]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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William Howitt, Celebrated as 'Jackson, the American Deer, '
William Howitt, Celebrated as 'Jackson, the American Deer, ' Height, 5 Feet, 3 Inches. Born at Norwich, February 15th, 1821.
London: Published Feb. 25th, 1862, by George Newbold, 303, & 304, Strand, - W.C.
Coloured lithograph. Printed area 410 x 310mm. Fine example. Very scarce. Some marks around edges.
A long distance runner who attempted to run 10 miles in under an hour. Although he was timed at just under 61 minutes the judges awarded him the prize as he had been obstructed.
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[Le saut de haies.]  [The hurdles.]
[Le saut de haies.] [The hurdles.]
Chaurand [signed in plate lower right.]
[n.d., c.1930.]
Limited edition proof lithograph, numbered 4/24 in pencil lower left. Sheet 450 x 560mm, 17¾ x 22".
From a series of lithographs depicting Olympic sports, 'Les jeux Olympiques', possibly designs for posters, by Jean Raoul Chaurand-Naurac (1878 - 1948).
[Ref: 11360]   £240.00  
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Les Jeux Olympiques à Olympie. (884). Grèce et Italie Pl.2
Les Jeux Olympiques à Olympie. (884). Grèce et Italie Pl.2
V. Adam [facsimile inside image.]
Imp. Lemercier, Paris. [n.d. c.1849.]
Lithograph. 361 x 266mm. 14¼ x 10½".
An olympic chariot race, the leader rushes past the turning pillar, with the second place chariot fast on his heels; a third chariot can be seen in the distance. A large crowd looks on at such a traditional olympic sport. A temple can be seen in the distance to the left of the pillar.
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Mr. Foster Powell. Drawn from the Life.
Mr. Foster Powell. Drawn from the Life.
Publish'd as the Act directs, by A. Hamilton Jun.r near St. John's Gate, Jan.y 1, 1774.
Engraving. 171 x 102mm, 6¾ x 4".
Foster Powell (d.1793), pedestrian. Careless of money, his great walks were undertaken for trifling wagers: in 1792 he walked again from Shoreditch to York Minster and back in 5 days 15¼ hours (135¼ hours), for only 10 shillings. This was apparently his largest win!
[Ref: 20964]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Powell the Pedestrian / Proof [ms]
Powell the Pedestrian / Proof [ms]
S. Harding fecit. [1788]
Etching, very scarce; proof before title; platemark 310 x 190mm (12¼ x 7½"). Fine impression. Very large margins.
Foster Powell (bap.1734-d.1793), pedestrian whose great walks were undertaken for trifling wagers: in 1792 he walked again from Shoreditch to York Minster and back in 5 days 15¼ hours (135¼ hours), earning £10, said to be the largest fee he ever received. Powell died in poverty, having failed to benefit financially from his walks to the extent of the popular interest his athleticism aroused. Original etching by Silvester Harding (1745x51-1809), artist and publisher who mainly drew theatrical celebrities and copied earlier portraits.
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Scottish Games (Throwing the Hammer)
Scottish Games (Throwing the Hammer)
Eng.d & Pub.d. by R.S.Michie, Edin.r.
[n.d., c.1860.]
Coloured wood engraving on card, sheet 75 x 115mm.
Victorian souvenirs of Highland Events.
[Ref: 7103]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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[Le lanceur du poids.]  [Shot putter.]
[Le lanceur du poids.] [Shot putter.]
Chaurand [signed in plate lower right.]
[n.d., c.1930.]
Limited edition proof lithograph, numbered 4/24 in pencil lower left. Sheet 450 x 560mm, 17¾ x 22".
From a series of lithographs depicting Olympic sports, 'Les jeux Olympiques', possibly designs for posters, by Jean Raoul Chaurand-Naurac (1878 - 1948).
[Ref: 11359]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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[A Sprinter.]
[A Sprinter.]
Frank Hill [signed in pencil lower left.]
[n.d., c.1935.]
Etching, edition limited, numbered 14 of 25 impressions, 150 x 210mm. 6 x 8¼".
A sprinter running past a cheering crowd.
[Ref: 9113]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[A Tug of War - Army v. Navy.]
[A Tug of War - Army v. Navy.]
E. Buckman [in plate] E. Buckman A.R.W.S. - inv et scul.t.
[London: Arthur Lucas, n.d., 1886.]
Proof etching, limited to 225 signed by the artist. 215 x 850mm, 8½ x 33½". Printsellers' blind stamp. Some foxing, wear to edges, cracks in lateral platemarks reinforced.
A tug of war between the navy and the army, which is represented by one of the Scottish regiments, with the team all wearing kilts. This was the first print in a series of British sports and games by Buckman, followed by Wrestling and Football (rugby).
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George Wilson, the pedestrian, Aged 50. As he appeared on the morning of Septr. 19th 1815, being the ninth day of performing the arduous task of walking fifty miles per day for twenty successive days.
George Wilson, the pedestrian, Aged 50. As he appeared on the morning of Septr. 19th 1815, being the ninth day of performing the arduous task of walking fifty miles per day for twenty successive days.
C. Woodward del.
Pubd. Septr, 21st 1815. by Thos. Palser Westminster Bridge Road, Lambeth.
Coloured etching. 190 x 245mm. image. Trimmed to plate on 3 sides. Slightly faded with one repaired tear upper right
George Wilson, the 'Blackheath Pedestrian', sets out on his thousand-mile walk, September 19th, 1815. The intention was to walk around and around the heath - a thousand miles in a thousand hours - and attracted a huge number of spectators. The walk was not completed because the authorities, fearing a riot, arrested George. During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, pedestrianism was a popular spectator sport. Interest in pedestrianism has dropped, although it is still an Olympic sport.
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George Wilson, The Pedestrian.
George Wilson, The Pedestrian.
S. Springsguth Junr Sculp.
Published by R.S. Kirby, Paternoster Row, May 21, 1818.
Etching with small margins. Plate 203 x 127mm (8 x 5").
George Wilson (1766-c.1823) the pedestrian who walked 1000 miles in twenty days in 1815 in order to raise money. He was known as the Blackheath pedestrian.
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