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Alfabete de Sordi-Muti A. Padrecca Sordo-Muts desegno' il 27 Gennajo 1817 in Milano.
Alfabete de Sordi-Muti A. Padrecca Sordo-Muts desegno' il 27 Gennajo 1817 in Milano.
Padrecca.
Lithograph. Printed area 400 x 280mm. Creased.
This manual alphabet is executed using only one hand, and are frequently found as parts of sign languages. These are not used for writing per se, but for spelling out words while signing.
[Ref: 4524]   £220.00  
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Tabulam hanc a se restauratam, et Supplementis quibusdam egregiis humanissime sibi subministratis auctam, Musei Britannici Curatoribus, Muneris et Observantiae suae quasi Primitias, D.D.D. Carolus Morton M.D. Soc. Reg. Lond. a Secretis. Col. Med. etc. AD
Tabulam hanc a se restauratam, et Supplementis quibusdam egregiis humanissime sibi subministratis auctam, Musei Britannici Curatoribus, Muneris et Observantiae suae quasi Primitias, D.D.D. Carolus Morton M.D. Soc. Reg. Lond. a Secretis. Col. Med. etc. AD 1759.
Eduardi Bernardi S.T.P. et Astronomiae apud Oxonienses Professoris Saviliani, Orbis eruditi Literatura a Charactere Samaritico deducta, & A.D. 1689. ab ipso edit. J. Gibson Sculp.
[1759.]
Engraved table, 410 x 580mm. 16 x 22¾". Some soiling/staining. Some of inscription missing, marginal tears and tear to either end of centrefold.
A chart deciphering the alphabets of various languages and civilisations, based on the observations of Edward Bernard (1638 - 1696). Published by Charles Morton (1716 - 1799), principal librarian of the British Museum, in an improved edition of Bernard's ‘Engraved Table of Alphabets'.
[Ref: 9530]   £280.00  
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Marlborough College.
Marlborough College. Christmas 1864. Arithmatic.
1864.
Letterpress. Sheet size: 220 x 140mm (8¾ x 5½").
An arithmatic sheet from Marlborough College, with 14 separate mathematic challenges inscribed over both sides of the sheet, for the students to solve over the Christmas period.
[Ref: 39468]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Arithmetical  Tables.
Arithmetical Tables.
London: Sold Wholesale by Thomas Darton, 25, Great Surry Street; where most kinds of useful School-Books may be had, Wholesale and Retail. [n.d. c.1810.]
Engraving, paper watermarked: [?] 1810, scarce. 203 x 330mm (8¼ x 13"). Nicks, tears, chips to paper, staining. Folds. Loss top left corner.
Arithmetical Tables with other tables showing how to measure weight, time etc, and a mariner's compass.
[Ref: 29022]   £160.00  
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A Collection of all the Characters Simple and Compound with their Modifications Which appear in the Inscription on a Stone found among the Ruins of Ancient Babylon
A Collection of all the Characters Simple and Compound with their Modifications Which appear in the Inscription on a Stone found among the Ruins of Ancient Babylon sent, in the yeat 1801, as a present to Sir Hugh Inglis Bar.t by Harford Jones Esq.r then the Honorable the East India Company's Resident at Bagdad; and now deposited in the Company's Library in Leadenhall Street, London.
Collected, Etched and Published June the 1st 1807 by Tho:s Fisher.
Etching, extremely rare. Sheet 405 x 320mm, 16 x 12½". Mounting tape at top edge.
A collection of Babylonian cuniform letters, one of the earliest known forms of written expression. Originally developed Sumer as pictographs, the script evolved, making the letters easier to scratch on clay tablets. In use for 35 centuries it became obsolete in Roman times, so the ability to read them disappeared also. The script was finally diciphered in 1857. The original stone was given by Sir Harford Jones-Brydges (1764-1847) to the chairman of the East India Company in 1801, Sir Hugh Inglis (1744-1820)
[Ref: 22127]   £320.00  

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Cheap Repository. The Carpenter; Or, the Danger of Evil Company.
Cheap Repository. The Carpenter; Or, the Danger of Evil Company.
Sold by S.Hazard, Printer to the Cheap Repository for Religious and Moral Tracts) at Bath; By J. Marshall, Printer to the Cheap Repositories No 17 Queen-Street, Cheap-Side, and No. 4, Aldermary Church-Yard; R. White, Piccadilly, London; and by all Booksellers, Newwsmen, and Hawkers, in Town and Country. [n.d., c.1800.]
Broadsheet with wood engraving. Printed area 390 x 230mm, 15¼ x 9".
One of Hannah More's 'Cheap Repository' tracts, designed to teach the poor her moral beliefs, including sobriety, humility, industry, reverence for the British Constitution, hatred of the French, trust in God and in the kindness of the gentry. Usually three were published every month, and it is estimated that in the late 1790s two million were sold every year, encouraged by the low price. This tract states "Great Allowance will be made to Shopkeepers and Hawkers. Price an Half-penny, or 2s.3d. per 100. 1s.3d. for 50, 9d for 25".
[Ref: 16708]   £170.00   (£204.00 incl.VAT)
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[The bloodline of Christ.]
[The bloodline of Christ.]
Printed and Sold by John Wood, High Street, Clapham. [n.d., c.1800.]
Letterpress with wood-engraved decorations. Sheet 630 x 500mm, 24¾ x 19¾". Tears, holes & spotting.
Broadsheet tracing the names of Christ's ancestors back to Adam through two bloodlines, according to the biblical books Chronicles, Matthew & Luke. The linces intersect twice, with David and Salathael.
[Ref: 16835]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Deaf & Dumb Alphabet.
Deaf & Dumb Alphabet.
[n.d., c.1830]
Lithograph printed on yellow paper, approx. 145 x 90mm. Glued to backing sheet with coloured strips of paper used as mount.
[Ref: 15831]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[12 educational posters on world history]  Epitome of Universal History, From the Creation to the Peace of 1828, Divided into 21 Periods, for the Use of Children.
[12 educational posters on world history] Epitome of Universal History, From the Creation to the Peace of 1828, Divided into 21 Periods, for the Use of Children. First Period, From the Creation, B.C. 4004, To the Deluge, B.C. 2348...[&c., through to] Fourteenth Period, from the final Dissolution of the Empire of Charlemagne, A.D. 912,, to the First Crusade, A.D. 1100.
Published by J. Wacey, 4, Old Broad Street, Royal Exchange [n.d., c.1830].
Set of 12 (of 21?) large broadside 'Periods' - the first to the seventh, and the tenth to the fourteenth. Each combining letterpress and hand-coloured woodcut illustrations, c.10-20 per sheet. Decorative printed borders. Each sheet c.380 x 480mm, 15 x 19". Extremities a little bumped, as usual, otherwise exceptionally well-preserved examples. Rolled.
Each chart with 'Price 1s.' upper right. An interesting collection of pre-Victorian educational ephemera for schools.
[Ref: 26252]   £950.00  
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[10 National Flags]
[10 National Flags]
[Anon., c.1860]
Lithograph, sheet 125 x 90mm (5 x 3½"). Glued to album sheet.
Ten flags, including the Papal standard, Russian Man of War. the Persian Shah and an unusual Stars & Stripes pennant. Centrally is the early American flag.
[Ref: 40380]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Gregory's Historical and Dynastic Charts. No. 1.
Gregory's Historical and Dynastic Charts. No. 1.
C. F. Cheffins, Lithographer, Southampton Bdg.s Holborn.
London, Whittaker & Co.; Edinburgh, Oliver & Boyd; Manchester, I. Gregory; Glasgow, James Maclehose. [n.d., c.1850.]
Coloured lithograph very scarce. Sheet 460 x 580mm (18 x 22¾"), with large margins. Repaired tears, some soiling. Old ink calligraphy dated 1854.
An educational sheet with a garland border featuring a portrait of Queen Victoria. Inside is a list of monarchs, a map of the Saxon Heptarchy (how England was divided into Saxon kingdoms), two lists of eminent men and a list of the Constitution's parts. The mss. reads 'H. Mackinlay. Netherlegh House School, Chester. Mids.r 1854'. Netherleigh House boarding school was opened in 1849 by the Rev. William Giles, a Baptist minister and Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society. Earlier he had taught Charles Dickens at Chatham, Kent.
[Ref: 45825]   £260.00  
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Hebr[ew/aic] [Alp]habet
Hebr[ew/aic] [Alp]habet
[Anon., c.1800]
Two wood-engraved sheets, each approx. 190 x 85mm (7½ x 3¼) pasted to backing sheet with small engraving of lighted candle and motto 'Alteri Serviens Consumor' and ms fragment reflecting on this 'In serving others, I myself destroy. This motto cannot [text missing] a lighted candle, than it is of a methodist preacher'. Damaged.
[Ref: 44494]   £95.00  
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Cut it down why Cumbreth it the Ground. Luke 13. Ver. 7. Hieroglyphicks of the Natural Man.
Cut it down why Cumbreth it the Ground. Luke 13. Ver. 7. Hieroglyphicks of the Natural Man.
[n.d. c.1780.]
Engraving with very large margins. Plate 375 x 260mm (14¾ x 10¼"). Some creasing and chips to extremeties of paper.
Allegory from Luke 13 v.7 of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, flanked by death and watered by the Devil.
Provenance: Hermitage Hexham.
[Ref: 30104]   £230.00  
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[Historical Chart listing events and notable people from 1050 to 1800]
[Historical Chart listing events and notable people from 1050 to 1800]
[n.d., c.1800]
Scarce etching with hand-colouring, 'J Whatman 1811' watermark; platemark 360 x 360mm (14¼ x 14¼") large margins. Tear bottom left.
Unsual and fascinating chronology divided into six sections: 'Eminent Men'; 'Miscellanies'; 'General History'; 'English History'; 'Kings of France, Spain & Scotland, & Popes'; and 'English Sovereigns'.
[Ref: 41534]   £380.00  
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The Honest Merchant
The Honest Merchant or, Thorowgood to Trueman [...]
Bland, Scrip.t G.B. Sculp. [c.1741]
Engraving, 18th century watermark, platemark 330 x 200mm (13 x 8"), large margins.
Plate engraved by the printmaker and writing-master George Bickham (1683/4-1758), probably published in 'The Universal Penman' (1733-41). The culmination of Bickham's work as an engraver of calligraphy, this contained examples by twenty-five writing-masters (John Bland in this case) over 212 plates.
[Ref: 44506]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Fair in Hyde Park. August, 1814.
Fair in Hyde Park. August, 1814.
I.G. [Lady Julia Gordon.]
Etching, printed on yellow paper. Sheet: 320 x 200mm, (12½ x 8") large margins.
A scene in Hyde Park at the Jubilee Fair, part of the Peace Celebrations of 1814, one of the most spectacular events ever held in Hyde Park. Depicted are a large cowd of people standing by stalls labelled 'Wellington' and 'Blucher' selling mementos. In the centre of the crowd is a large dias with dancing and a band, next to which is a stall labelled 'Royal Museum Tower of London.' The 500 booths had everything from sword swallowers to printing presses producing views of the scene. Lady Julia Gordon (1775–1867, neé Julia Isabella Levina Bennet) was a pupil of both J.M.W. Turner and Thomas Girtin. Her husband, General Sir James Willoughby Gordon, was Quartermaster General during the Peninsular Wars.
[Ref: 39989]   £125.00   (£150.00 incl.VAT)

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Index to the Embassy of Hyderbeck, from the Vizier of Oude to Calcutta, by way of Patna, to meet Lord Cornwallis. No 1. A Male Baggage Elephant, irritated by his Driver, who is taken from his Seat and destroy'd [...]
Publish'd 12th July 1800, by Laurie & Whittle, 53, Fleet Street, London.
Etching, platemark 265 x 395mm (10½ x 15½"). Paper tone; tear to top edge. Scarce.
Keyplate to Johan Zoffany's 'Hyderbeg's Embassy to Lord Cornwallis' (exh. RA 1796; Victoria Memorial Hall, Calcutta). After several years in India, Zoffany had returned to England in 1789 but continued to use drawings made in India as the basis for his most ambitious works. In 1800 Richard Earlom engraved the 'Embassy', but its complicated composition made this accompanying keyplate desirable, as was also the case when Earlom engraved another famous work by Zoffany, 'Colonel Mordaunt's Cock Match at Lucknow'.
For Mordaunt's Cock Match see ref. 25081.
[Ref: 40170]   £480.00  

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Infant's School Pictures No. I.
Infant's School Pictures No. I. Patriarchal Times. A woman drawing water from a well...[description follows].
London, Published by James Nisbet, 21, Berners Street, and Edmund Fry, 73, Houndsditch [n.d., c.1845]. Price per Set, (containing 4 Pictures), 2/6 plain or 4/- coloured.
Fine hand-coloured lithograph, sheet 280 x 380mm. 11 x 15". Stitching holes to margins.
An illustration of everyday life in the Holy Lands during biblical times. From a set of educational lithographs for schools.
For another print from the same series see ref. 10913.
[Ref: 24652]   £85.00   (£102.00 incl.VAT)
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Invoyces
Invoyces Invoyces shew the Cost and Charges on Goods sent by Sea from one Place to another [...]
G.J. Bickham sc. [c.1733-41]
Engraving, 18th century watermark, platemark 330 x 200mm (13 x 8") large margins.
Plate engraved by the printmaker and writing-master George Bickham (1683/4-1758), probably published in 'The Universal Penman' (1733-41). The culmination of Bickham's work as an engraver of calligraphy, this contained examples by twenty-five writing-masters over 212 plates.
[Ref: 44508]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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Historical Chart of the Government of Israel under their Kings.
Historical Chart of the Government of Israel under their Kings. Explanation. The above Historical Chart is designed to exhibit in one View the Government of Israel and Judah under their Kings to the Babylonish Captivity, with the cotemporary and subsequent Prophets to the Close of the Old Testament; together with the Chronology of the Books of Ezra, Esther and Nehemeah...The lines from the Kings and the Prophets are drawn obliquely to the Scales, for the purpose of placing the Names at equal distances, hence, it will be necessary, in making a Reference, to carry the Eye from the Name to the Scale for its proper Position.
Ent.d Sta. Hall. S. Straker Lith. George Yard, Lombard Street, London.
Pub.d by J. Neighbout, Saint Clements, Oxford.
Lithograph. 440 x 299mm (17¼ x 11¾"). Very scarce.
A chart of the Kings and Prophets of Israel and Judah.
[Ref: 30037]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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A General Table of the Italian Verbs, Regular and Irregular.
A General Table of the Italian Verbs, Regular and Irregular. By which, the Formation of any Tense or Person required, may be immediately found.
By R.Zotti, after the table of the French Verbs by R.Juigné.
Sold by R.Zotti, No. 16, Broad Street, Golden Square. [n.d., c.1810.]
Letterpress broadsheet, some colour highlights, backed with paper. Sheet 640 x 485mm. Some wear.
[Ref: 7182]   £290.00  
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A General Table of the Italian Verbs, Regular and Irregular,
A General Table of the Italian Verbs, Regular and Irregular, By which the formation of any Tense of Person required may be immediately found. Executed by R. Zotti, after the French plan laid down by R. Juigné, in his table of the French verbs [...]
Sold by Simpkin and Marshall, Stationers'-Hall-Court; A.B. Dulau & Co. Soho-Square; Longman & Co. Paternoster-Row; Whittaker & Co. Avemaria Lane; and all Booksellers.
Letterpress on linen, sheet 670 x 515mm (26½ x 20¼"). Folded.
A fantastic design showing large table for conjugating Italian verbs.
[Ref: 41288]   £360.00  
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Knowledge
Knowledge In Nature's Search we to the Cause advance; / But Knowledge must inform our Ignorance [...]
[George Bickham, c.1733-41?]
Engraving, 18th century watermark, sheet 280 x 235mm (11 x 9¼"). Trimmed inside platemark lower edge.
Plate probably engraved by the printmaker and writing-master George Bickham (1683/4-1758) and published in 'The Universal Penman' (1733-41). The culmination of Bickham's work as an engraver of calligraphy, this contained examples by twenty-five writing-masters over 212 plates.
[Ref: 44507]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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The Lord's Prayer in Seven Different Languages.
The Lord's Prayer in Seven Different Languages.
Ent.d at Stationers' Hall. Pub.d by J.T. Wood, 33, Holywell Street, Strand. London. Jun 12 1841.
Etching, sheet 150 x 115mm (6 x 4½"). Stained.
Crucifix divided into seven sections, each of which contains a circle in which the lord's prayer is written in a different language. The languages are: English, French, Greek, Latin, German, Spanish and Italian. Printmaking typical of the Victorian period, which delighted in puzzles, riddles and novel ways of combining text and image.
[Ref: 39850]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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The Right Honourable George Lyttelton Baron Lyttelton and Baronet.
The Right Honourable George Lyttelton Baron Lyttelton and Baronet.
[Anon., c.1750]
Engraving, platemark 425 x 235mm (16¾ x 9¼").
Coat of arms of George Lyttelton, first Baron Lyttelton (1709-73), politician and writer.
Provenance: Thomas Pitt 1st Baron Camelford
[Ref: 45278]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Moses in the Bulrushes.
Moses in the Bulrushes.
York: Printed and Sold by M.W. Carrall, near Foss Bridge, where Travellers may be supplied.
Broadside, woodcut and letterpress. Sheet 360 x 235mm (14¼ x 9¼"). Tear in lower edge, mounted on album paper, time stained.
A scene of Moses in his basket, found by Pharoh's daughter, with an extesnive descriptive verse underneath. The printer Carrall was active in York between c.1817 and c.1830, publishing illustrated broadsides, including religious and trial accounts, as well as books.
[Ref: 28710]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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National Union for Improving the Education of Woman of All Classes. Central Committee.
National Union for Improving the Education of Woman of All Classes. Central Committee. We wish to draw your attention to the great need of really good Schools that can be attended at a moderate cost, for the better education of Girls and Young Women. This want was shown to exist by the reports of the Schools Enquiry Commission. The Union for Improving the Education of Women proposes to meet this want, and as the necessary funds are too large to be provided out of private means, and the hope of help from endowments is remote, the experiment is to be tried of raising them by a Limited Liability Company, which will begin by founding a public Day School for Girls in South-west London. This is the scheme for which we ask support, especially by taking Shares. Should this School succeed, similar Schools will be founded in other places wherever wanted. We therefore send you the Prospectus of the proposed School, and also a Circular of the Union, which will explain the objects for which it was founded. On behalf of the Committee, Signed, [facsimile signature:] Princess Louise Marchioness of Lorne. President of the Union.
[1871.]
Letterpress, scarce. 260 x 209mm. 10¼ x 8¼". Two folds through.
Maria Georgina Grey (1816-1906) was an educationalist and writer in the United Kingdom who promoted women's education. In 1871 she presented the idea of creating a national movement which would promote women's education to the Society of Arts, which offered great support. With Princess Louise as patroness, she sought to establish good and cheap day schools for all classes above the level of elementary education.
[Ref: 21032]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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The Following is an Inscription on a Tomb in the Church Yard of St. Giles's in the Fields.
The Following is an Inscription on a Tomb in the Church Yard of St. Giles's in the Fields. Here Lies Richard Pendrell, Preserver and Conductor of his Majesty King Charles the Second, After his Escape from Worcester Fight, in the Year 1651, Who Died February 8th, 1671 [...]
[Anon, 1785?]
Letterpress, sheet 175 x 95mm (7 x 3¾"). Trimmed and glued to album sheet. Small engraving of St Giles in the Fields verso.
Richard Penderel (d.1672), royalist sympathizer who helped Charles II to escape after the battle of Worcester in 1651. Thereafter he escaped detection until the Restoration, when he was welcomed at court in 1660 and given an annual pension 'to live the quality of a farmer'. Penderel continued to live in the country but made regular visits to see the king up until his death. He was buried on 11 February 1672 in the churchyard of St Giles-in-the-Fields where his grave was marked by a special tomb-chest, reputedly commissioned by the king, which praised him as ‘Unparalled Penderel’
ESTC one copy listed (BL)
[Ref: 37641]   £65.00  
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Amen.  [Devotional card.]
Amen. [Devotional card.]
Eimmart del. Geo: Child Sculp.
Printed for John Bowles, at No.13 in Cornhill. [n.,d., c.1760.]
Etching, plate 115 x 80mm. 4½ x 3¼". Three small worm holes to image.
A curious prayer or devotional card, at its centre an eagle enclosed in a heart-shaped cartouche, a hand emerging from clouds above.
Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 10857]   £230.00  
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The Quarterings belonging to the Right Honourable George Baron Lyttelton
The Quarterings belonging to the Right Honourable George Baron Lyttelton To the Right Rev.d Charles Lyttelton Lord Bishop of Carlisle, This Plate Engraved at his Expence, and Given as an Addition to this Work, is most humbly Inscribed By his Lordship's most Humble & Obe.t Servant. Joseph Edmondson. Mowbray Herald.
[c.1740]
Engraving, platemark 425 x 240mm (16¾ x 9½") large margins..
Quarterings belonging to George Lyttelton, first Baron Lyttelton (1709-73), politician and writer.
Provenance: Thomas Pitt 1st Baron Camelford
[Ref: 45277]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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History Made Easy  [Royal] Genealogy Since The Conquest.
History Made Easy [Royal] Genealogy Since The Conquest.
Entered at Stationer's Hall. Chart, Two Shillings. Key to Do. One Shilling [here lacking]. Published by W. Pinnock, Newbury, Berks and sold by all Booksellers in the United Kingdom [n.d., c.1810-1820].
Engraved folding genealogical chart, c.400 x 500mm. 15¾ x 19¾". Folds splitting, repaired.
A large circular diagram at centre traces the genealogy of British royalty since the Norman Conquest. In surrounding cartouches a list of British rulers from Egbert to Harold, a list of consorts since the Conquest, and 'Notes' and 'Directions' to the reader. An interesting and probably scarce piece of educational ephemera. The chart was perhaps originally intended to be mounted on linen and folded into a cardboard slipcase.
[Ref: 23518]   £260.00  
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Extraordinary Exploit
Extraordinary Exploit On Tuesday the 17th of January 1826, Mr. Henry Hunt Jun.r for a bet of 100 Guineas made with a Noble Lord of sporting celebrity drove his Father's Matchless Blacking Van with four blood horses upon the Ice over the Serpentine at the broadest part[...]
Ingrey & Madeley Lithog. 310 Strand
J. Limbird 143 Strand [1826]
Scarce lithograph, sheet 255 x 350mm (10 x 13¾"). Glued to backing sheet at top corners. Bottom left corner made up.
Illustration of a man driving a van across the Serpentine river in London's Hyde Park for a bet. The text assures us that 'he accomplished the hazardous task in the grandest style without the smallest accident'.
[Ref: 39595]   £480.00  
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Success.
Success. The United Penmen for Forming the Man of Business.
Printed for and sold by G. Bickham. Bickham Fecit
Engraving, 18th century watermark, platemark 330 x 200mm (13 x 8") large margins.
Plate engraved and mezzotint by the printmaker and writing-master George Bickham (1683/4-1758), probably published in 'The Universal Penman' (1733-41). The culmination of Bickham's work as an engraver of calligraphy, this contained examples by twenty-five writing-masters over 212 plates.
[Ref: 44510]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Hymns.  By B.J. Montgomery Esq. for the Sunday School Jubilee Sep. 14, 1831.  Anniversary of the Birth-day of R. Raikes, Esq. the Founder of Sunday Schools.
Hymns. By B.J. Montgomery Esq. for the Sunday School Jubilee Sep. 14, 1831. Anniversary of the Birth-day of R. Raikes, Esq. the Founder of Sunday Schools.
Sold at the Sunday School Union Depository 5 Paternoster Row [c.1831].
Letterpress broadside handbill; engraved lettering below steel-engraved portrait of Robert Raikes, and sitter's facsimile signature. India(?) paper on card, sheet 175 x 110mm, 7 x 4¼". Lacking margins, with corners rounded (as issued?).
Two columns of six verses each, captioned 'Monmouth' (left) and 'Cranbrook' (right). Robert Raikes (1735 - 1811) was a journalist and promoter of Sunday Schools. These bills would have been issued by the regional headquarters of his foundations throughout the country to celebrate his birthday. A philanthropist and businessman, Raikes campaigned for prison reform and devoted himself to establishing Sunday Schools. In 1780, he founded the first formal, free Sunday School in Gloucester. As editor and owner of the Gloucester Journal he was able to use his own newspaper to promote the idea that Sunday Schools could prevent juvenile delinquency, religious ignorance and unemployment by teaching children to read and write.
See item Ref: 16769 for a similar Newcastle imprint.
[Ref: 27923]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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The Tablet of Cebes.
The Tablet of Cebes.
[n.d., c. 1830.]
Ink mss. with watercolour wash, sheet 230 x 145mm. 9 x 5¾". Tear and chip to top edge.
Manuscript diagram to explain the philosophies of Cebes of Thebes, a disciple of Socrates and Philolaus. He is one of the speakers in the Phaedo of Plato, in which he is represented as an earnest seeker after virtue and truth, keen in argument and cautious in decision. Three dialogues, the Hebdome, the Phrynichus and the Pinax or Tabula, are attributed to him. The two former are lost, and most scholars deny the authenticity of the Tabula on the ground of material and verbal anachronisms. The Tablet of Cebes professes to be an interpretation of an allegorical picture in the temple of Cronus at Athens or Thebes. The author develops the Platonic theory of pre-existence, and shows that true education consists not in mere erudition, but rather in the formation of character. Parallels are often drawn between this work and John Bunyan's The Pilgrim's Progress.
[Ref: 10292]   £190.00  
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[Map of the Nile.]
[Map of the Nile.]
Religious Tract Society. 66 Paternoster Row and 65 St Paul's Churchyard. [n.d., c.1860.]
Colour lithograph on linen, 1240 x 980mm. A few signs of wear as is usual with these items.
Map of the Nile & Ancient Egypt, charted with fine depictions of wild animals.
Exhibited at the Victoria & Albert Museum, 1952.
[Ref: 6395]   £650.00  
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254. [The Sphinx & Pyramids.]
254. [The Sphinx & Pyramids.]
Religious Tract Society. 66 Paternoster Row and 65 St Paul's Churchyard. [n.d., c.1860.]
Colour lithograph on linen, 980 x 1240mm. A few signs of wear as is usual with these items.
With Bedouins at prayer under the Sphinx.
Exhibited at the Victoria & Albert Museum, 1952.
[Ref: 6412]   £650.00  
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Two Different Views of the Twin Sisters, Helen & Judith, of Saxony, who were joined together in a Wonderful manner.
Two Different Views of the Twin Sisters, Helen & Judith, of Saxony, who were joined together in a Wonderful manner. Wonderful Magazine
Published by C. Johnson [c.1793]
Rare engraving with 8pp letterpress, sheets 210 x 130mm (8¼ x 5").
Engraving of conjoined twins Gófitz Ilona és Judit of Szony, Hungary (1701-23), with an article (included) titled 'Of Strange, Monstrous and Numerous Births'. This was not the text which originally accompanied the image- it was originally published alongside 'An account of twin sisters joined together in a wonderful manner; from several papers read before the Royal Society, paticularly a letter from Dr. John Torkos, knt. physician in ordinary to the city of Pressburg, in Hungary, dated July 3, 1757'. From the 'Wonderful Magazine', an entertaining but short-lived periodical founded in 1793 by the hack writer and bookseller Henry Lemoine (1756-1812). Given Lemoine's travails at the time of the magazine's publication (around this time he lent money to two booksellers who both defaulted, and Lemoine ended up in prison for his debt; he separated from his wife; and was forced to give up his bookstall and become a book-runner, collecting books and selling them to the trade).
[Ref: 39626]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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St. Neots Union Workhouse.  Dietary Table, 1867.
St. Neots Union Workhouse. Dietary Table, 1867. The Poor Law Board sanction the above Dietary. Ralph Earle, Secretary. By order of the Board of Guardians, J.H. Ennals, Clerk.
Poor Law Board, 26th January, 1867.
Letterpress broadside, two tables; one of recommended portions of dietary stables for adults, the other of equivalents for children under 16 (subdivided into three age groups). Sheet 445 x 285mm, 17½ x 11¼". Folds, spotting and tatty extremities.
Introduced under the Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834, a workhouse was a place where people who were unable to support themselves could go to live and work. This piece of ephemera printed for the Poor Law Guardians of St. Neots represents an interesting piece of social history.
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: 17179]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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