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To the Electors of the Borough of Birkenhead.  Gentlemen, I have been invited by an Influential Body of Electors to become a Candidate in the Liberal Interest for the honour of Representing your Borough...
To the Electors of the Borough of Birkenhead. Gentlemen, I have been invited by an Influential Body of Electors to become a Candidate in the Liberal Interest for the honour of Representing your Borough...
Henry Mather Jackson. 7, Oxford Square, London, May 18th, 1865.
W. Osborne, Machine Printer, Hamilton Buildings, Birkenhead. [1865.]
Letterpress broadside printed in blue ink; campaign bill in form of an open letter, printer's proof? annotated and corrected in ink, and issued by the Liberal Party on behalf of their local candidate. Sheet 375 x 230mm, 14¾ x 9". Sheet roughly trimmed.
A rallying cry to Liberal supporters in Birkenhead, Merseyside by Sir Henry Mather-Jackson, prior to the 1865 general election. Domestic and foreign issues of the day mentioned in the list of beliefs and aspirations include the proposed extension of the franchise, and the Civil War in the United States.
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.
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The Glory of the Confederate Arms,
The Glory of the Confederate Arms, Illustrated in a Blazonary Description of 128 Ensigns, and 35 Standard, Taken from the French and Bavarians, in teh Famous Battle of Blenheim, by the Forces under the Command of his Grace the Duke of Marleborough, the 2d. of August, O.S. 1704 Which colours were brought into Her Majesties Tower of London, and from thence carried in Triumph through the said City, being now placed in Westminster-Hall. With an Inscription...
London: Printed and s[old by J.] Bradford at the Bible in Fetter-Lane. [n.d., c.1706.]
Woodcut broadsheet with letterpress, extremely rare. 600 x 470mm, 23½ x 18½". Laid on old linen, damaged with some loss.
A broadsheet commemorating the Duke of Marlborough's victories at Blenheim and Ramillies, fought during the War of the Spanish Succession (1701-14). At the top is a portrait of the Duke, within a garland, surrounded by trophies; down the sides are representations of the flags taken from the defeated French and Bavarian troops with, edged with an ornamental border; at the bottom is a scene of the British ally Prince Eugene of Savoy's victory at Hochstadt.
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To the 2342 Electors of the City of Coventry
To the 2342 Electors of the City of Coventry Who Supported the Liberal Cause by Voting for me on Wednesday Last. Gentlemen...[six paragraphs]... Edward Fordham Flower. The Hill, Stratford-on-Avon, July 15th, 1865.
[Anon., 1865.]
Letterpress broadside, campaign poster in form of an open letter; issued by the Liberal Party on behalf of their local candidate. Sheet 400 x 235mm, 15¾ x 9¼". Sheet roughly trimmed.
A rallying cry to Liberal supporters in the Coventry, Warwickshire, by Edward Fordham Flower (1805 - 1883). Fordham was an author, who at the age of twelve went with his father to Illinois, USA, but returning in 1824 settled at Stratford-on-Avon, and opened a brewery in 1832. The brewery was so successful that in thirty years he was able to retire and leave the business to his sons. He four times held the office of mayor of Stratford, the last occasion being in 1864, the year of the Shakespeare tercentenary. As a liberal he contested Coventry in 1865, and North Warwickshire in 1868, but was not elected.
He reminds voters of the narrowness of his defeat in the recent contest (by 59 votes), and urges continued support for a future attempt.

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: 16466]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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An Affectionate Address To the Rev. Mr. Peckwell.
An Affectionate Address To the Rev. Mr. Peckwell. "My dear friend in Christ, the providences of the Lord extends itself to every thing, but there is a special providence over the children of God; the providences of God, to the Children of God, are purchased providences, santicified providences, soul providences;...but who can tell but by this affliction he is fitting you for future service: be ye faithful for I am faithful, faith the Lord. Beloved I have reprinted the following beautiful lines by the desire of many." To shew the matchless worth of truth divine, Grace, love and reason all in one combine...For thee, for you, for all the happy race, Who live the subjects of redeeming grace. Philemon.
[n.d. c.1780.]
Letterpress, rare. Signed to Mr. Peckwell [in ink on verso.] 190 x 165mm. 7½ x 6½". Creasing, spotting and time staining.
Reverend Henry Peckwell (1747-1787) was a divine who matriculated at St Edmund Hall, Oxford in 1770. He was of a Methodist learning and studied medicine in order to help the poor who came within his foundation The Sick Man's Friend. This is a letter from those he helped pray for his recovery from his own illness.
[Ref: 18914]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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['Album' poem.]
['Album' poem.]
W.H.H.
[Anon, n.d., c.1830.]
Curious letterpress poem in two numbered verses, arranged either side of woodcut letters forming the word 'Album' in a central column; printed on green paper, verse 1 orientated to read 'upside down'. Sheet 110 x 180mm, 4¼ x 7".
Perhaps (privately?) printed as an introductory leaf to a scrap album or drawing book, the unidentified author extols the virtues of the contents within.
[Ref: 16860]   £35.00   (£42.00 incl.VAT)
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The Substance of Two Letters addressed to Lord Althorp, on the Subject of the Renewal of the Charter of the Bank of England and the further Regulation of Banking in England and Wales, on the 12th and 15th of the 6th Month (June), 1833.
The Substance of Two Letters addressed to Lord Althorp, on the Subject of the Renewal of the Charter of the Bank of England and the further Regulation of Banking in England and Wales, on the 12th and 15th of the 6th Month (June), 1833.
[n.d. c.1833.]
Letterpress, scarce, 3 sides, 4to. Remains of red seal. Addressed to Charles Jackson Bank Doncaster; 342 x 209mm (13½ x 8¼"). Creasing, folds and soiling.
In 1833 Lord Althorp, Chancellor of the Exchequer in Grey's ministry, sought to appoint a Committee of Secrecy to inquire into the question of the renewal of the Bank's Charter, together with a grand enquiry into the 'existing system of banking by Banks of Issue in England and Wales'. The evidence given in this inquiry throws much light on banking history and the policy of the Bank of England: there was a general demand for more public information about the Bank's affairs. Against all precedent, the Report and the evidence leading to it were ordered to be printed; this caused a rapid fall in the price of Bank stock. On 6 August 1832 a specially convened General Court was held, when the accounts which had been rendered to the Secret Committee were submitted to the Proprietors. At a further Court, held on 20 September, the Proprietors expressed their complete confidence in the Directors. In 1833 the Bank Charter was extended, but one clause of the Act extending its Charter was very strongly contested by the Bank. This permitted the establishment of joint-stock banks in London 'and within 65 miles thereof', provided that they were banks of deposit only and did not issue their own notes. The Bank and its legal advisers contended that the clause infringed its existing privilege of exclusive banking, which should, they urged, be interpreted as a prohibition of all joint-stock banks in London and its environs, whether they issued notes or not. Althorp and his advisers were convinced, however, that under existing statutes such non-issuing joint-stock banks were legal and refused to give way. When the Bill passed into law, the prospectus of a London joint-stock bank had already been prepared and was thereupon published: it was that of the London and Westminster Bank.
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Amberley & Houghton Almanack. 1885.
Amberley & Houghton Almanack. 1885.
Printed by Bemrose & Sons, 23 Old Bailey, London; and Derby.
Wood engraving and letterpress, printed in black and red. Sheet 760 x 500mm, 30 x 19¾". Some wear.
A religious broadsheet, tailored for use in Amberley & Houghton, near Arundel in West Sussex. Around a wood engraving illustrating a scene from Exodus, are various notes about local customs and rules, for example what days baptisms are held and Post Office regulations. Underneath is a calendar, with days marked with a biblical quotation.
[Ref: 16726]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Another Warning! Your Newsman I, and humbly crave;
Another Warning! Your Newsman I, and humbly crave; Again to sing my New Year's Stave: Last year I gave you breathing time; And did not preach in all my rhyme; . . . . Command his services, and he Your's most obsequiously will be: Your smiles shall speed his tripping feet, Your Mite shall make those smiles most sweet. || *[asterisked insert] And thus from hour to hour we ripe and ripe, And then from hour to hour we rot and rot, And thereby hangs a tale." Shakespear [taken from "As You Like It."]
[n.d. c.1760.]
Letterpress. 203 x 164mm. 8 x 6½". Laid on separate sheet.
[Ref: 13010]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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An Appeal to the Common Sense of the Electors of Great Britain.
An Appeal to the Common Sense of the Electors of Great Britain. Fellow Countrymen, A Great crisis is arrived, which demands all your energy, and all your wisdom. In the very midst of the Session, before the Ways and Means have been voted to carry on the expenses of the Government, after the Chancellor of the Exchequer has failed in all his financial measures...Are you prepared to enter upon the evils of perpetual change,-to heave no security against the excesses of popular violence or military despotism-against private or public oppression-against the malice of the powerful, or the reckless fury of the multitude? For, be assured, that the tempest which shakes the Throne, leaves no tenement, however humble, secure!! Be Wise In Time!!
Roake & Varty, 31, Strand. [n.d. c.1832.]
Rare Letterpress. 412 x 235mm. 16¼ x 9¼".
A plea to the public to be wise through the Reform Act of 1832, which favoured the freeholders and moneyholders of the nation. A reform which took away seats from the "rotten boroughs" forcing them to become "pocket boroughs", thus relinquishing their power and free status to be managed and controlled by men with money.
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The Art of Making Paper Flowers and Ornaments.
The Art of Making Paper Flowers and Ornaments. A Novel, and Entertaining, and Popular Amusement.
[n.d., c.1860.]
Wood engraving, printed in colours. Sheet 490 x 345mm. An extremely rare surviver. Some spotting, a little rubbing near text, laid on album paper.
A short guide to origami.
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Save Aston Hall. Vivat Regina. Aston Hall. In Commemoration of the Inauguration by Her Gracious Majesty on the Fifteenth of June, 1858, of the Hall and Park as a Place of Recreation for the People of Birmingham, by whom its purchase has chiefly been
Save Aston Hall. Vivat Regina. Aston Hall. In Commemoration of the Inauguration by Her Gracious Majesty on the Fifteenth of June, 1858, of the Hall and Park as a Place of Recreation for the People of Birmingham, by whom its purchase has chiefly been effected.
Printed from Stone by Fred.k Grew, 105½, Dale End, and
Published for him by J.Gwillam, 26, Smallbrook St. Birmingham. [n.d c.1858.]
Tinted lithograph, rare. Image 350 x 266mm. 13¾ x 10½". Glue stains, laid on album page.
Aston Hall, the Jacobean-style mansion in Aston, Birmingham. It was built by John Thorpe and completed in 1635. It was built for Sir Thomas Holte, and remained in the family until 1817 when it was sold and leased by James Watt. However, in 1858, the house was purchased by a private company for use as a public park and museum. Queen Victoria was greeted by Sir Francis Scott, Bart, chairman of the interim managers of the park when she and Prince Albert arrived at Aston Hall.
[Ref: 21117]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Aston Hall - East View. Aston Hall and Park for the People. Inaugurated by Her Majesty as a Hall and Park for the People of Birmingham, Jun 15th, 1858.
Aston Hall - East View. Aston Hall and Park for the People. Inaugurated by Her Majesty as a Hall and Park for the People of Birmingham, Jun 15th, 1858. The subjoined original description of Aston Hall is from the pen of the late James Watt, Esq., the son of the eminent improver of the steam engine, and the occupant of the Hall for many years. The publisher respectfully thank the lady who has kindly copied it from the original in her collection of autographs - and also her brother, through whole intercession it was obtained. "Aston Hall, 11 April, 1834. "Dear Sir, "Enclosed you have copy of the inscription over the door of the hall, which I will presume you will insert in your brief. "To convey some idea of the quality and importance of the building, it may be proper to state that it is one of the most perfect specimens of the mixed style of architecture of Elizabeth and James... "You might state that there was a farm house and buildings in the park during the time of the Holtes and of Mr. Legge, and that part of the park was then enclosed by fences and used as arable ground, nearly to the same extent as now. "I am, dear Sir, "Yours truly, "James Watt." The Hall is proposed to be used for a permanent Exhibition of the Manufactures and Works of Art of the Town and District and the Park for such various Sports as are calculated to promote healthful recreation... but for the present we must refer to the privileges of Shareholders and Donors as advertised by the Company.
Josiah Allen, jun., Printer,] Price One Penny. [16, Livery Street, Birmingham. [n.d. c.1860.]
Printed letterpress and engraving. Sheet 501 x 355mm. 19¾ x 14". Laid on album sheet.
Aston Hall, the Jacobean-style mansion in Aston, Birmingham. It was built by John Thorpe and completed in 1635. It was built for Sir Thomas Holte, and remained in the family until 1817 when it was sold and leased by James Watt. However, in 1858, the house was purchased by a private company for use as a public park and museum.
[Ref: 21116]   £110.00   (£132.00 incl.VAT)
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Benedizione di Pio IX. All'Italia.
Benedizione di Pio IX. All'Italia. Romani! Ai desideri vostri, ai vostri timori non è sordo il Pontefice che in ormai due anni ha da voi ricevuto tanti segni di amore, e di fede. Noi non ci ristiamo dal continuo meditare come possono più utilmente svolgersi e perfezionarsi, salvo i Nostri doveri verso la Chiesa, quelle civili istituzioni che abbiam poste non da alcun necessità costretti…Per questo non fu mai intera la rovina dell’Italia. Questa sarà sempre la sua tutela, finchè nel suo centro starà questa Apostolica Sede: Oh! Perciò benedite grande Iddio l’Italia e conservatele sempre questo dono di tutti preziosissimo, la Fede!...il vostro Figlio Umanato, che in questa Roma mandò a risiedere il suo rappresentante sopra la terra.
Datum Romae apud Sanctam Mariam Majorem die X Februarii anni MDCCCXLVIII Pontificatus nostril anno secundo.
Letterpress, very scarce. 388 x 255mm. 15¼ x 10".
Pius IX (1792-1878) addressed the nation on February 10th 1848. In 1848 King Ferdinand II of the the Two Sicilies was forced to grant a constitution patterned on the French Charter of 1830, advocating the removal of royal power to instigate legislation, and to concern themselves only with the application of laws. This is a printed copy of the Pope's blessing, calling for a Catholic unity, an end to the war.
[Ref: 18372]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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The Bible! Dedicated to the Society for the Supression of Vice and Immorality.
The Bible! Dedicated to the Society for the Supression of Vice and Immorality. The following Chapers and Verses selected for the Old and New Testament, are particularly recommended to the serious perusal and attention of the modest, virtuous, and moral Females in Great Britain[...]
Letterpress with woodcut border.Letterpress with woodcut border. Sheet 245 x 185mm (9¾ x 7¼"). Trimmed just into border, mounted on album paper.
The Society for the Supression of Vice and Immorality was founded in 1802 by William Wilberforce, aiming at ''profanation of the Lord's Day and profane swearing; publication of blasphemous, licentious and obscene books and prints; selling by false weights and measures; keeping of disorderly public houses, brothels and gaming houses; procuring; illegal lotteries; cruelty to animals''. In 1809 Absalom Jones founded an American chapter. The Society was absorbed into the National Vigilance Association in August 1885.
[Ref: 42422]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Grand Exhibition of the New Heathen Mythology at the Pantheon, Opened Saturday, December the 16th, 1820.
Grand Exhibition of the New Heathen Mythology at the Pantheon, Opened Saturday, December the 16th, 1820. Under the Immediate Patronage of Her Majesty Queen Caroline.
William Watson [Edinburgh, 1820.]
Letterpress playbill, rare. Sheet 510 x 200mm, 20 x 8". A little wear.
A satirical broadside, purporting to be a playbill but actually a satire on the political maneuvering in Scotland during the passage of the Scottish Reform Act 1832. The parts of the various Roman gods are taken by Scottish politicians and judges including George Cranstoun, Francis Jeffrey, John Murray & Henry Cockburn. See Ref:22226
[Ref: 22230]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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England's Black Tribunal; or the Royal Martyrs
England's Black Tribunal; or the Royal Martyrs Being the Characters of King Charles the First, And the Nobility that Suffered for Him [...]
London: Cut, Printed, Painted, and Sold by William and Cluer Dicey, in Bow Church Yard, Sold also by them at their Wholesale Warehouse in Northampton [c.1740]
Woodcut, scarce; sheet 570 x 450mm (22½ x 17½"). Repaired tears, losses, damaged; glued to album sheet and folded through centre.
Large popular broadside commemorating Charles I and other executed royalists. William Dicey and his son Cluer took over the Bow Churchyard premises from William's brother, John Dicey, in 1736. William's other son, Robert, ran the Northampton office.
Not listed in ESTC with this publication line.
[Ref: 42832]   £850.00  
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New Book Club.
New Book Club. Rules. Allowed for Reading, 10 [ink] Days. Fine for keeping a Book beyond the Time, Twopence per Day. Sixpence Fine for omitting to date. No Member is allowed to lend a Book belonging to the Society. [List of names.] Not to be detained by the last Reader beyong the Time.
[n.d. c.1820.]
Letterpress, pen and ink, rare. 186 x 114mm (7¼ x 14½").
A piece of ephemera; a list of readers belonging to a private book club. Beside each name the reader has dated for 'received' and 'sent away'. In ink at the top, it is noted 'Banbury' with Cape of Good Hope.
[Ref: 30400]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Bristol Election 1796.]
[Bristol Election 1796.] St George's Chappel. Bristol, (Saturday) May 28, 1796. This Day the Poll finally closed at the Guildhall, when the Numbers were / For Lord Sheffield, 679 / Mr. Bragge, 714 / Mr. Hobhouse, 102 / Mr. Lewis, 4 / Mr. Thomas, 2 / Majority in Favor of Lord Sheffield, 577.
Letterpress broadside. Sheet 155 x 190mm (6 x 7½").

The two elected M.P.'s for Bristol were John Baker Holroyd (1735-1821), 1st Earl of Sheffield (an Irish peerage so not a bar for sitting in the Commons), and Charles Bragge (1754-1831, known as Charles Bathurst from 1804), member of the Privy Council from 1801, Treasurer of the Navy 1801-03, Secretary at War 1803-4, Master of the Mint 1806-10, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster 1812-23 and President of the Board of Control 1821-2. As a member of the Society of Merchant Venturers, Bragge was a supporter of the slave trade.
[Ref: 40961]   £75.00  
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[Bristol electoral politics; five handbills relating to Henry Hunt (1773-1835).]
[Bristol electoral politics; five handbills relating to Henry Hunt (1773-1835).]
[All Bristol: H. Bonner (2), J.M. Gutch (2) & P. Rose. n.d., c.1810.]
Five letterpress broadside handbills printed on coarse rag papers (incl. two watermarked laid sheets). Four approx. 200 x 150mm, 8 x 6", one 230 x 180mm, 9 x 7"; (5). Some a little creased. Tatty extremities, as normal; minor spotting and soiling.
These rare survivors of cheap popular printing, handed out as flyers on Bristol's streets, attack Henry Hunt and his politics. A radical politician and demagogue, Hunt was born in Upavon, Wiltshire and became a supporter of Francis Burdett during the Napoleonic Wars. His talent for public speaking came to notice in the electoral politics of Bristol, where he denounced the complacency of both the Whigs and the Tories. His reputation as a great public speaker earned him the name 'Orator Hunt'. The authors or sponsors of these broadsides are anonymous (in one case a pseudonym, 'Captain Jee', is used), and they employ satirical verse or thinly-veiled metaphors to attack their opponent. Some are embellished with very basic decorative vignettes, to complement the letterpress. Hunt was imprisoned after the Peterloo massacre, 1819, when the cavalry was used to disband a peaceful demonstration resulting in eleven dead and hundreds injured. He was popularly regarded as a martyr of reform and took pride of place in the Chartist pantheon.
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A Receipt to make a County Member.
A Receipt to make a County Member. Collect all the Lords in the Countym and especially those who wish most to recommend themselves at court, by undermining and ruining the Government as by Law established. - As a Member cannot be elected from among them, let them chuse some person as like themselves as possible, the nearest and dearest that can be found; suppose for example, an IRISH PEER... Huzza! A Lord for the Freeholder of Hertfordshire.
[n.d., c.1800.]
Letterpress broadsheet, rare. Sheet 340 x 200mm, 13¼ x 8". Some creasing.
A broadsheet explaining that an Irish peer could take a seat in the House of Commons. Following the Reform Act the Tory party won the newly formed Hertfordshire third seat in the 1832 General Election – although the result was void with accusations of bribery and corruption!
[Ref: 22233]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[Five broadsheet proclaimations sent to the minister at Marden.]
[Five broadsheet proclaimations sent to the minister at Marden.]
London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan [& Eyre and Andrew Spottiswoode], Printers to the King's [& Queen's] moste Excellent Majesty, 1820 [-41.]
Five letterpress proclaimations, scarce largest sheet 550 x 440mm, 21¾ x 17¼", glued together on left margin. Some wear and creasing. Damage along bottom.
They are: "A Proclaimation for the Encouragement of Piety and Virtue", a statement of intent from George IV on his accession in 1820, reissued almost word for word by Queen Victoria in 1837; a proclaimation from the Court of St James's to remind ministers and publishers to replace the words 'King William' with 'Queen Victoria', etc, in the Common Prayerbook, also 1837; an order for the dissemination of a Prayer of Thanksgiving for the birth of Princess Victoria in 1840; and an order to add 'Prince Albert' to the Common Prayerbook in 1841.
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By the King, A Proclaimation, requiring Passes, formally granted to Ships and Vessels trading in the Wat of the Cruizers belonging to the Governments on the Coast of Barbary
By the King, A Proclaimation, requiring Passes, formally granted to Ships and Vessels trading in the Wat of the Cruizers belonging to the Governments on the Coast of Barbary to b returned into the Office of the Admiralty of Great Britain, and other passes to be issued.
Printed by Mark Baskett, Printer to the King's Most Excellent Majesty; and by the Assigns of Robert Baskett, 1765.
Letterpress proclaimation. 475 x 410mm, 18¾ x 16". Laid on board, some loss.
A proclaimation by George III, apparently an attempt to stop "any Abuses that may be attempted by Foreigners".
[Ref: 16846]   £220.00  
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Cheap Bread! No Sliding Scale.
Cheap Bread! No Sliding Scale. The Sliding Scale! The Sliding Scale! Sir Robert's favourite plan...
[n.d., c.1840.]
Letterpress broadside. Sheet 330 x 205mm. Small tear in edge, old folds.
A political broadside against the Corn Laws. Introduced in 1815, the Corn Laws were designed to keep out cheap foreign corn to protect the domestic producers: imports were only allowed if the domestic price rose above £4 per quarter. Unfortunately this meant that the price of bread was artificially high. In 1828 a sliding scale was introduced but opposition continued: the Anti-Corn Law Association was set up in London in 1836, campaigning for their repeal, funding the founding of the 'Economist' newspaper to promote free trade. Sir Robert Peel faced the campaign in his two ministries, 1834-5 & 1841-6; he finally repealed the Corn Laws in 1846 in the aftermath of the Irish Potato Famine.
[Ref: 22227]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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[Ephemera relating to Edward Burke's campaigns for the Seat of Bristol, 1774 & 1780.]
[Ephemera relating to Edward Burke's campaigns for the Seat of Bristol, 1774 & 1780.]
4 letterpress sheets, largest 360 x 230mm (14 x 9"), with three small portraits. Some paper toning, one sheet taped on folds.
Edmund Burke (1729-1797) first became an MP in 1765, for Wendover. In 1774 he stood for Bristol, at the time England's second city: three sheets here are an address to the electorate, an advert for a public meeting and the transcript of one of his speeches, a third of which is to do with America. By 1780 he had upset his constituents by supporting Catholic emancipation and Free Trade with Ireland (against the wishes of the Bristol merchants) and, although asked to contest the seat at a meeting (the resolutions of which are printed on the fourth sheet), he lost the election.
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A Calendar For Two Thousand Years.
A Calendar For Two Thousand Years.
By Charles Latham.
Entered At Stationers' Hall [n.d., c.1880].
Letterpress broadside in green and red ink, sheet 375 x 240mm. 14¾ x 9½".
Annotated and signed in ink by the artist on the verso: 'Mrs Woodd(?) with the Author's Comps... 30 July 1889'
[Ref: 9517]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Chamberlain's Wharf, Southwark.
Chamberlain's Wharf, Southwark. Eight Constant Traders, Lie SIX Working Days each at the above Wharf, to take in goods for the undermentioned places, To be delivered at Topsham & Exeter [...] The SWIFT, Charles Edwards Master, Is now loading for Exeter & Topsham [...]
J. & W. Robins, Printers, Tooley Street [1840]
Letterpress, 235 x 180mm. 9¼ x 7". Glued to backing board. Small area of paper missing in centre.
Handbill detailing vessels loading from Chamberlain's Wharf, Southwark, with information about their destinations and conditions for the use of said vessels to transport goods. The site of Chamberlain's Wharf is now occupied by the London Bridge Hospital.
For a map showing the wharves of Bermondsey see ref. 10985
[Ref: 18634]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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Characteristics of Each European Nation, as laid down by Wyndham Beawes,
Characteristics of Each European Nation, as laid down by Wyndham Beawes, in his History of Spain and Portugal.
[British, Anon., n.d., c.1800.]
Curious and rare letterpress broadside table of national "characteristics" of the Germans, Spanish, Italians, French, and English. Sheet 120 x 160mm, 4¾ x 6¼". Rare. Minor surface soiling and staining (as normal).
As the text below the table makes clear, a highly satirical reaction to Wyndham Beawes' 'A Civil, Commercial, Political, and Literary History of Spain and Portugal', (London: R. Faulder, 1793). The author clearly considers that Beawes' observations are simply crass racial sterrotypes.
See BL 794.k.15.
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Address of the Citizens of the Ward of Farringdon Without, in the City of London, to their Fellow-Citizens of the other Wards in the said City. [&] The Memorial of the Citizens of the Ward of Farringdon Without, in Wardmote assembled [...]
Address of the Citizens of the Ward of Farringdon Without, in the City of London, to their Fellow-Citizens of the other Wards in the said City. [&] The Memorial of the Citizens of the Ward of Farringdon Without, in Wardmote assembled [...]
G. Neal, Printer, Fleet-lane, Farringdon-street. [1850.]
Printed text, 320 x 420mm. 12½ x 16½". Small folds in corners and paper scuffing; horizontal creases
Address criticizing the operation of the Corporation of London, explaining the holding of Wardmotes in Farringdon to provide a forum for discussion and proposing severa; resolutions to improve the corporation. The 'Memorial' also conecerns the Corporation of London. Both documents written by John Pontifex, Ward Clerk, 5, St. Andrew's Court, Holborn.
[Ref: 8899]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Aln-måtts jemföring emellan the förnämsta Handels-Städer i Europa. [&] Wigtens jemföring emellan the förnämsta Handels-Städer i Europa.
Aln-måtts jemföring emellan the förnämsta Handels-Städer i Europa. [&] Wigtens jemföring emellan the förnämsta Handels-Städer i Europa.
[n..d. c.1750.]
Printed letterpress, very scarce. Sheet 381 x 235mm. 15 x 9¼".
Stockholm during the Age of Liberty (1718-1772) and following the Stockholm Treaties of 1719 and 1720 financial resources were transposed from countryside to cities, this was closely followed by urbanisation which in turn affected the rate of growth in social development and education standards. During the 18th century the economic model introduced the previous century was further developed, and Stockholm became the vital centre of trade in Europe; this particular chart outlines the comparison in measures and weights amongst the principal Cities of Commerce in Europe.
Ex: Collection of Norman Blackburn
[Ref: 18936]   £390.00  
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Conversion of the World.
Conversion of the World.
By an American.
Printed for D. Cox 12, Nassau Plac[e Com]merical Road; Price One Halfpenny each, or Two Shillings and Sixpence per hundred.] [n.d., c.1821.]
Letterpress. Sheet 245 x 190mm (9¾ x 7½"). Small tear in bottom edge, affecting printer's inscription.
A handbill attempting to raise funds for Christian missionarys. It complains of the 'Six hundred millions of the human race who need the gospel, and only four hundred Missionaries to impart it to them!'.
[Ref: 42367]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Arrête du Commissaire Général du Directoire.
Arrête du Commissaire Général du Directoire.
Fait à Corfou, le 13 Thermindor, an 6 de la République Français, une & in divisble. De l'Imprimerie Nationale de Corcyre. [August, 1798.]
Letterpress broadsheet in French and Greek. Sheet 520 x 370mm (20½ x14½"). Some foxing and staining.
A very scarce broadsheet printed in Corfu, disseminating a proclaimation by Pierre-Jacques Bonhomme de Comeyras (d.1798), the Commissioner in charge of Corfu during the French occupation of the former Venetian island in the Ægean 1797-1799. Comeyras died in Ancona, Italy, a few months later; a Russian & Turkish fleet expelled the French in 1799.
[Ref: 32210]   £580.00  
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The Country Maid and her Milk Pail.
The Country Maid and her Milk Pail. The Moral / When we dwell much on distant and chemerical advantages; we neglect our present business and are exposed to real misfortunes.
[Anon., c.1810]
Engraving with letterpress, sheet 200 x 130mm (8 x 5").
Moral tale of a milkmaid who, in thinking too much about the future wealth she stands to accrue from the sale of her milk rather than her present task, absent-mindedly spills the pail of milk.
[Ref: 37944]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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[Pair of Prospectuses] Gratis! Gratis!! Gratis!!! The Siege of Sebastopol. A Large and Splendid Engraving,
[Pair of Prospectuses] Gratis! Gratis!! Gratis!!! The Siege of Sebastopol. A Large and Splendid Engraving, Representing this Great Military Event, with be presented - Gratis - to every Subscriber to the undermentioned Work on its completion... The History of England... [&] Premium Plate - Gratis!! On the Completion of the undermentioned Work, every Subscriber will be presented with A Large and Splendid Engraving, exhibiting the Siege Operations of the Allied Armies before Sebastopol... The History of the Present War with Russia... by Henry Tyrell...
Printed and Published by the London Printing and Publishing Company, 97 & 100, St John Street, 1 & 2. Bluecoat Buildings, Christ's Hospital, London; and 55, Dey Street, New York.
Pair letterpress adverts, printed on blue paper. Sheets 285 x 185mm (11¼ x 7¼") & 285 x 180mm (11¼ x 7"), with steel engravings of Florence Nightingale and the Battle of Inkermann on the reverse. Laid on album paper, worm holes.
[Ref: 37387]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT) view all images for this item
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Dagon Fallen or the Scriptural Doctrine of God's Love to all Mankind Displayed; In Answer to Some Verses, Entitled
Dagon Fallen or the Scriptural Doctrine of God's Love to all Mankind Displayed; In Answer to Some Verses, Entitled "A Stone aimed at Goliah," Published at Diss in June Last, Prentending to prove the Notion of Reprobation to be Spiritual...
Third Edition. [Price Two-Pence.]
Robertson, Printer, Peterborough. [n.d., c.1820.]
Letterpress. Sheet: 210 x 340mm (8¼ x 13¼").
A spiritual broadside published in Peterborough.
[Ref: 42485]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Caspar Rutz vonn Mecheln, zu dem Leser. Nachdem heytiger Tag, vil, und mancherley Bücher beschrieben, auch zu Kupffer gestechen werden, welche der Landtschafften, unnd Städt gelegenheit unnd underscheid... So aber jemands von begirde, dergleichen
Caspar Rutz vonn Mecheln, zu dem Leser. Nachdem heytiger Tag, vil, und mancherley Bücher beschrieben, auch zu Kupffer gestechen werden, welche der Landtschafften, unnd Städt gelegenheit unnd underscheid... So aber jemands von begirde, dergleichen Kleydungen von andern Völckren mehr zusehen, damit willen wir inne, zur unsern ersten Büchern gewiesen haben, inn denen sich nun ein jeder seines gefallens, unnd willens zuerholen hab. Mit privilegie von seyne Maiestät, Unnd den Cancellier Von Brabandt für sechs Jaren.
Mit privilegie von seyne Maiestät, Unnd den Cancellier Von Brabandt für sechs Jaren. [1581.]
Letterpress, paper watermarked. 273 x 369mm. 10¾ x 14½". Water staining, crease lower left-hand corner.
The dedication in German of the publisher Caspar Rutz of Mecheln to the reader. From "Habitus variarum orbis gentium, Habitz de nations estranges, Trachten mancherley Völcker des Erdskreyss", a series of costume plates representing figures from various parts of the world, engraved after desgins by Jean-Jacques Boissard (1528-1602) and published by Caspar Ruts (fl.1575).
See BM: B,3.1.
[Ref: 21051]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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Ad Lectorem. Caspar Rutz Mechliniensis. Cum Molti hodie tum scripti tum scalpti libri sint, qui regiones varias, variarumcq regionum urbes ijs qui ex tabulis pictos addiscere mundos coguntur ob oculos ponant...ut omnium oculos, unde suauissime pascantur
Ad Lectorem. Caspar Rutz Mechliniensis. Cum Molti hodie tum scripti tum scalpti libri sint, qui regiones varias, variarumcq regionum urbes ijs qui ex tabulis pictos addiscere mundos coguntur ob oculos ponant...ut omnium oculos, unde suauissime pascantur habituros confidam. Si quos hic alios aliarum nationum habitas desiderabis, eosalterum nostrum volumen superioribus annis editum, dabit: quibus fruere pro arbitratu tuo. Vale. Coloniae. A Illustres et Vertueuses Damoiselles, Mes Damoiselles Nicole et Loyse De Vienne Filles de Haut de Puissant Seigneur Messire Claude Antoine de Vienne Seigneurde Cleruant Copet etc. Ian Iaques Boissard Bisuntin. Mes Damoiselles, i auote deliberé de tenir serré mon recueil de divers habits, et n'i estoye resolu ne le iamais mettre en lumiere pour estre veu imprimé, m'esmourant à celà plusieurs bonnes et legitimes raisons, so voz persuasions ne mu eussent poußé... et qui prennent plaisir à telles choses, aymans mieux se paistre de semblables bonnestetez que perdre le temps a une infinité de vanitez et folies es quelles a pluspart des filles de nostretemps se plaiet & delecte... Au pere Iuppiter un superbe hecatombe ains abbreuue souuent l'agnelet son dutel.
[Jean-Jacques Boissard.]
[1581.] Cum priuilegio Regis Hisapniarum & Cancellarij Brabantiae as sex Annos.
Letterpress, paper watermarked. 273 x 369mm. 10¾ x 14½". Water staining.
Dedicated in French to Nicole and Louise de Vienne, the daughters of Huguenot leader Claude Antoine de Vienne (1534?-1855), with a preceding foreward in Latin. From "Habitus variarum orbis gentium, Habitz de nations estranges, Trachten mancherley Völcker des Erdskreyss", a series of costume plates representing figures from various parts of the world, engraved after desgins by Jean-Jacques Boissard (1528-1602) and published by Caspar Ruts (fl.1575).
See BM: B,3.1.
[Ref: 21048]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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Doctor Faustus's Coalition Nostrum, or Antipostorem Julep.
Doctor Faustus's Coalition Nostrum, or Antipostorem Julep. R. Take ten Pounds of the genuine Flowers of Jacobinism, dissolve them well in three Quarts of rich Aristocratic Cream, the sourer the better...
Austin, Printer, Hertford. [n.d., c.1800.]
Letterpress. Sheet 175 x 140mm, 7 x 5½". Mounted on album paper with ink mss. verse dated 1762.
A 'recipe' for a political coalition, needing "Malt Dust, to disguise the nauseous Flavour". The English who supported the French Revolution during its early stages (or even throughout) were early known as Jacobins. These included the young Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Wordsworth, and others prior to their disillusionment with the outbreak of the Reign of Terror. Others, such as William Hazlitt and Thomas Paine, remained idealistic about the Revolution. The conventionalized scrawny, French revolutionary sans-culottes Jacobin, was developed from about 1790 by British satirical artists James Gillray, Thomas Rowlandson and George Cruikshank. It was commonly contrasted with the stolid stocky conservative and well-meaning John Bull, dressed like an English country squire.
[Ref: 16838]   £230.00  
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The Effects of Drunkenness.
The Effects of Drunkenness. ''O that Men should put an Enemy into their Mouths to steal away their Brains.''
Sold by A. Ady, Bookseller, Stationer, and Dealer in Toys, 90, Houndsditch, London.
Letterpress with woodcut border. Sheet 175 x 135mm (7 x 5¼"). Some rubbing, laid on album paper.
An anti-drink handbill, quoting Shakespeare's 'Othello' and Francis Bacon's 'Drunkenness'.
[Ref: 42373]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Speech of His Royal Highness The Duke of York In the House of Lords, April 25, 1825
Speech of His Royal Highness The Duke of York In the House of Lords, April 25, 1825 I Hold in my hand a Petition from the Dean and Chapter of the Collegiate Church of St George, Windsor [...]
Published by Septimus Prowett, 23, Old Bond Street, Printed by J. Whittaker.
Broadside with embossed letterpress in gilt, sheet 330 x 260mm (13 x 10¼").
Text of the famous speech in which Prince Frederick, duke of York and Albany (1763-1827), second son of George III, voiced his opposition to Catholic emancipation and affirmed his protestant conviction. The speech was understood to reflect the views of George IV.
[Ref: 44493]   £380.00  
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To the Electors of the County of Huntingdon.
To the Electors of the County of Huntingdon. Gentlemen...[eight paragraphs]... Yours Faithfully, H.W. Fitzwilliam. Milton, Peterborough, June 13th, 1877.
[Anon., 1877.]
Letterpress broadside, campaign flyer/handbill in form of an open letter; issued by the Liberal Party on behalf of their local candidate, Henry Wentworth-FitzWilliam. Sheet 225 x 180mm, 9 x 7".
Consisting of a serious of suitably vague pledges on the issues of the day, local and national concerns including the 'Eastern Question', i.e. Russia's policy towards the Ottoman Empire. The Hon. (William) Henry Wentworth-FitzWilliam (1840 - 1920), was a Liberal, and later Liberal Unionist politician. He entered Parliament for Wicklow in 1868, a seat he held until 1874. He later represented the West Riding of Yorkshire South between 1880 and 1885 and Doncaster between 1888 and 1892. Initially a Liberal, he disagreed with William Ewart Gladstone over Irish Home Rule and sat as a Liberal Unionist between 1888 and 1892.
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: 16458]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Lambeth Election.
Lambeth Election. Sir, Notwithstanding the impossibility of a personal Canvass, the cordial reception which has greeted me throughout the Borough, has convinced me that my long local connexion with Lambeth, and my well-tested zeal for the cause of Civil and Religious Liberty will secure for me your Vote and Interest. I have the honour to be, Sir, Your faithfull Servant, John Hinde Palmer. Your Polling place is Godfrey's Fields. Your Number is [1643].
[n.d., 1850.]
Letterpress election broadside, number added in ink. Sheet 210 x 250mm (8¼ x 9¾"), folded once. Creased.
A canvassing broadside from John Hinde Palmer (1808-84), a Q.C. who contested the 1850 Lambeth election, trying to win the seat vacated by his father-in-law, Charles Tennyson D'Eyncourt, but only getting 10% of the vote. He became MP for Lincoln 1864-74 and 1880-84 (his death). In 1883 Spy caricatured him as 'Lincoln' for Vanity Fair.
[Ref: 42355]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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Table shewing the Addition to be made to each Sum of £100, assured by the Equitable Society, when it shall become a Claim, agreeable to Orders of General Courts [...]
Table shewing the Addition to be made to each Sum of £100, assured by the Equitable Society, when it shall become a Claim, agreeable to Orders of General Courts [...] William Morgan, Actuary.
J. Bryan, Printer, 11, Grocers' Hall Court, Poultry.
Letterpress, sheet 260 x 200mm (10¼ x 8"). Folds; stamp 'Earl of Hardwicke MSS' verso.
Table compiled by William Morgan (1750-1833), chief actuary to the Equitable Assurance Society 1774-1830, to show the yearly additions made on life insurance policies. Morgan's work as an actuary provided the basis for Equitable Assurance to grow into the largest and most solid of British life offices, and the company continues to look after the savings and investments of over 500,000 people.
[Ref: 39199]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Exeter Election, 1868.
Exeter Election, 1868.
['GP' artist's monogram in most images.]
The Devon And Somerset Steam Printing Company (Limited), 3, Waterbeer St., Exeter [1868].
Seven lithographic broadsides with letterpress, some numbered, , sheets c.550 x 435mm. Extremities tatty, with some tears into image, foxing.
Satirical takes on the issues surrounding the 1868 general election for the City of Exeter, Devon. They are presented in the form of scenes from famous Shakespeare plays adapted to incorporate political figures and campaigning issues of the day. All are from a locally-published 'Shakspere Illustrated' series. The Liberals John Coleridge and Edgar Alfred Bowring were returned for Exeter that year, as part of the general success of the Liberal Party led by William Gladstone, which increased its large majority over Benjamin Disraeli's Conservatives. The 1868 general election was the first after passage of the Reform Act of 1867, which enfranchised many male householders, thus greatly increasing the size of the electorate. It was the first election held in the United Kingdom in which more than a million votes were cast; nearly triple the number of votes were cast compared to the previous election. The Illustrated London News for its November 28th 1868 edition carried 'The General Election: The Nomination at Exeter, For the City'. Some sheets from this series missing.
[Ref: 7754]   £490.00  
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Fidelity and Fortitude fear no Danger.
Fidelity and Fortitude fear no Danger.
Publish'd According to Act of Parliam.t July 31.st 1756. Price 6.d.
Letterpress. Framed. Visible area: 250 x 370mm (9¾ x 14½"). Frame: 310 x 425mm (12 x 16¾"). Staining and paper tone.
A broadside celebrating the actions of Richard Pendrill, who, along with his four brothers George, Humphrey, John and William helped Charles II escape from England after his defeat at the Battle of Worcester during his failed attempt to regain control of England from Cromwell in 1651. The Pendrills were a Royalist family who lived and worked on the estate of Boscobel House where the King sought refuge after his defeat. Having been forced to hide in an oak tree in order to escape Cromwell's troops, Charles and the Royalist Colonel Carlos finally managed to escape disguised as land workers and were escorted by the Pendrills. The Pendrill brothers were richly rewarded when Charles II was restored to the throne in 1660.
[Ref: 41363]   £480.00  
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The Oath of every Freeman of the Company of Fishmongers of the City of London.
The Oath of every Freeman of the Company of Fishmongers of the City of London.
[n.d., c.1820]
Letterpress, 255 x 220mm. Creases.
The oath of the Fishmongers' Company of London, which received its first charter from Edward I circa 1272.
Provenance: From an album compiled by Alfred Towgood of Riverside, St. Neots, Huntingdon's paper mill owner, and a Lieutenant in the Duke of Manchester's Light Horse.
[Ref: 16278]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Hospital For The Maintenance And Education Of Exposed And Deserted Young Children.
Hospital For The Maintenance And Education Of Exposed And Deserted Young Children.
Stothard RA del. Rothwell fc.
[n.d., c.1820.]
Two bound letterpress broadsheets, large 4to (320 x 235mm, 12½ x 9¼"), with engraved vignette on overlaid india paper.
The text exhorts 'graduates' leaving London's Foundling Hospital to lead a virtuous and industrious life. The allegorical vignette shows Charity standing in the centre embracing infants, Faith seated at right reading from a bible, and Hope standing with anchor at left. A banner which reads "But the greatest of these in Charity" is supported by two putti above. After Thomas Stothard (1755 - 1834). The Foundling Hospital was founded in 1739 in London, north of Great Ormond Street and west of Gray's Inn Lane, by the philanthropic sea captain Thomas Coram. It was a children's home established for the 'education and maintenance of exposed and deserted young children.'
[Ref: 10931]   £320.00  
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[Decree issued by Francesco I of the Two Sicilies, Naples, 17 May 1830]
[Decree issued by Francesco I of the Two Sicilies, Naples, 17 May 1830] Francesco I. Per la Grazia di Dio Re del Regno delle Due Sicilie [...] Napoli, il di 17 di Maggio 1830.
Pubblicato in Napoli ne di 19 di Giugno 1830. dalla Stamperia Reale.
Letterpress, printed area 430 x 295mm (17 x 11½"). Stamp of the Stamperia Reale upper right; creasing.
Decree issued by Francesco I of the Two Sicilies in 1830, shortly before his death, consisting of nine articles concerning justice and punishment.
[Ref: 38949]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Borough of Plymouth. At a Meeting of the Freemen of this Borough, convened by public Advertisement, and held at the King's Arm's, in Plymouth, on Monday the 25th Day of September, 1809. John Hawker, Esq. in the Chair.
Borough of Plymouth. At a Meeting of the Freemen of this Borough, convened by public Advertisement, and held at the King's Arm's, in Plymouth, on Monday the 25th Day of September, 1809. John Hawker, Esq. in the Chair. Resolved-That the Franchises of the Freemen have not been violated since the ever memorable Decision of a Court of Law, whereby the Rights they now enjoy, were solemnly adjudged to them, of which, for a long Series of Years, they had been deprived...Resolved-That these Resolutions be signed by the Chairman, and printed in Hand-bills, and circulated in the Town of Plymouth. John Hawker. The Chairman Having Quitted the Chair. Resolved unanimously-That the Thanks of this Meeting be given to him, for his very proper and impartial Conduct therein. Borough of Plymouth. Whereas the Franchises of the Freemen, of this Borough, have been grossly violated, and their Priviledges narrowed and restrained by several illegal Bye Laws, which have of late Years been passed. Such of the Freemen as are desirous of preventing further Encroachments upon their just Rights, and recovering such as they have been unjustly deprived of, are requested to meet at the King's Arms, on Monday the 25th Day of September Instant, at Six O'Clock in the Evening. Signed John Hawker, John Bayly...Thomas Pollard, William Penphraze. September 20, 1809.
Haydon, Printer, &c. No.75, Market-Place, Plymouth.
Letterpress, two sided, folded. 376 x 235mm. 14¾ x 9¼". Some small damage to print.
The minutes taken from a meeting held by the Freemen of Plymouth, the chairman was John Hawker who was Mayor of Plymouth from 1805 to 1806.
[Ref: 23923]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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His Majesty's Most Gracious Speech to both Houses of Parliament, On Tuesday the Eighteenth Day of November, 1760.
His Majesty's Most Gracious Speech to both Houses of Parliament, On Tuesday the Eighteenth Day of November, 1760.
London: Printed by Thomas Baskett, Printer to the King's most Excellent Majesty; and by the Assigns of Robert Basket. 1760.
Letterpress sheet folded in two. Folded sheet: 215 x 330mm (8½ x 13"). Fold, some staining. Glued to album sheet. Loss on right.
A copy of the speech George III (1738-1820) made to Parliament shortly after succeeding the throne after the death of his grandfather George II (1683-1760) on the 25th October 1760.
[Ref: 42145]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Get Out Of The Way. As the new Premier – has now nail’d the old Premier (up out of the way) – to the mast: and fastened the hatches down – upon the un-common vagabonds-below in the old.-Hyde of Hyde has the deck clear to himself-and intends to do all the
Get Out Of The Way. As the new Premier – has now nail’d the old Premier (up out of the way) – to the mast: and fastened the hatches down – upon the un-common vagabonds-below in the old.-Hyde of Hyde has the deck clear to himself-and intends to do all the work above board-Refers you to his - John of Tuam - as an outline.-Under the head of Adulteration, intends to the make the - Chicory - carry some of the load now on the back of the Ceylon and West India Coffee - Lifting the British Empire into its socket - and buying Roby’s Sauce - are synonymous terms.
59, Regent Street, Leamington. Brierly, Printer, Regent Street, Leamington.
Letterpress. 210 x 146mm. 8¼ x 5¾".
Edward Hyde Clark was an estate owner in Jamaica under the premiership of Sir Charles Edward Grey, Governor of Jamaica following the sharp loss of British control over the island, and loss of property and life following the slave revolt, known as the Baptist War. Following this rebellion in 1831, the British Parliament held two enquiries, which resulted in the serious contribution to the abolition of slavery as of August 1, 1834. The Jamaican slaves were however still bound to their former owners but were granted certain rights until 1838 under what was called the Apprenticeship System. Slaves, despite being part of a freed population, still faced significant hardships, however Sir Charles Grey sought to maintain this agreement of trust and freedom for the slaves of Jamaica, despite attempts to perpetuate the slave system. Hyde similarly sought to understand these terms, and this document shows how it is time for the British Empire to bow to its colonies and show them the respect and honour they deserve. See 18354.
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