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Le Bouquet.
Le Bouquet. Choui-------- ! ...........Put! put! put! ...Pan!!....pan pan, pan! brrrr..pan, papapapaw pan! pan!!...pan! pouf! pouf! Patapatapouf !!!!!
Lith. de Delaporte, Seur de Langlumé. Lith par Vatier d'après Grandville.
On s'abonne chez Aubert, galerie Vero dodat.
Lithograph, 340 x 265mm. 13½ x 10½". Foxing around image; stain in top right. Crease to lower right corner.
Atmospheric print of a firework display and large crowd, complete with onomatopoeic text below.
[Ref: 8792]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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A View of ye Grand Theatre & Fireworks erected on ye Water near ye Court at ye Hague
A View of ye Grand Theatre & Fireworks erected on ye Water near ye Court at ye Hague (on Occasion of ye General Peace concluded at Aix le Chapelle Oct:18, 1748) and exhibited June 13, 1749. N.S.
Engrav'd for the Universal Magazine according to Act of Parliament 1749, for J. Hinton at ye Kings Arms in St. Pauls Church-Yard London.
Etching and engraving, 180 x 300mm. 7 x 11¾". Vertical folds as normal, tearing at lower paper edge. Some staining.
Preparations for a display of fireworks to celebrate the second Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle (Aachen) of 1748, which ended the War of the Austrian Succession. Fold-out illustration to the Universal Magazine.
[Ref: 9672]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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A View of the Public Fireworks to be exhibited on Occasion of the General Peace Concluded at Aix le Chappelle Novr. 7. 1748.
A View of the Public Fireworks to be exhibited on Occasion of the General Peace Concluded at Aix le Chappelle Novr. 7. 1748.
Engrav'd According to Act of Parliament, for the London Magazine.
Printed and Sold by R. Baldwin jun. at the Rose in Pater Noster Row.
Etching and engraving, 200 x 395mm. 8 x 15½". Vertical folds as normal; tatty extremities and some staining. Trimmed to plate at left with small tears.
Preparations for a display of fireworks to celebrate the second Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle (Aachen) of 1748, which ended the War of the Austrian Succession. Lettered in the image, with key and explanatory text describing dimensions and display details either side of title above image. Fold-out illustration to the London Magazine.
[Ref: 9673]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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Artificier. Contenant Sept Planches.
Artificier. Contenant Sept Planches.
Baratti s.
[Paris, Neuchâtel & Amsterdam: Briasson, le Breton, Durand & Panckoucke, c.1772.]
Folio, stitched extract; pp. (ii), 7 numbered engraved plates, as called for.
The complete set of seven plates relating to the work of pyrotechnicians or firework-makers. The plates show a workshop, tools and design of various fireworks, and the text contains a 145-point key. Published in the "Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences" edited by Denis Diderot (1713 - 1784), French philosopher, art critic and writer. The 35 volumes took nearly 30 years to produce (1751-1780): the opposition from both the French State Prosecutor and Pope Clement XIII meant that much of the work was published secretly, although Diderot learned after publication that his printer was still censoring his final proofs.
[Ref: 17909]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT) view all images for this item
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A View of the Chinese Bridge in St. James's Park.
A View of the Chinese Bridge in St. James's Park. [&] A View of the Temple of Concord in the Green Park as seen at Midnight on the 1st August. in Celebration of the Glorious Peace of 1814.
Execd. by F. Calvert.
Published as the Act Directs, by Burkitt & Hudson, 85 Cheapside London. [n.d., 1814.]
Pair of aquatints. Ea. c. 395 x 470mm. Trimmed to plate mark top & bottom. "Temple of Concord" without publication line
Frederick Calvert (British, active ca. 18141844). Throughout the 18th & 19th Century many extravagant and spectacular dispalys fo Fireworks were held. This brilliant display int 1814 in celcbration of peace was witnessed by the King of Prussia, Tsar Alexander, and Prince Metternich. Planned by the Prince Regent but designed and directed by Colonel William Congreive.
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The Castle and Bridge of St. Angelo, Rome.
The Castle and Bridge of St. Angelo, Rome. With the Grand Display of Fireworks from the Summit of the Castle and the Illumination of St. Peters.
Engraved by W.B Cooke from a Sketch by E.F. Payne Esqr.
[n.d., c.1840.]
Engraving, 240 x 190mm. 9½ x 7½".
With titles in French and German.
[Ref: 11917]   £220.00  
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A View of ye Grand Theatre & Fireworks erected on ye water near ye Court of ye Hague
A View of ye Grand Theatre & Fireworks erected on ye water near ye Court of ye Hague (on Occasion of ye General Peace concluded at Aix la Chapelle Oct. 18, 1748.) & exhibited June 18, 1749. N.S.
Ridge sculp.
Engraved for S. & I. Exshaw Dub: 1749.
Engraving. 195 x 430mm. Very fine Irish copper engraving.
In essence, the Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle and the War of Austrian Succession concluded status quo ante bellum. In the commercial struggle between Britain and France in the West Indies, Africa, and India, nothing was settled; the treaty was thus no basis for a lasting peace.
[Ref: 7192]   £450.00   (£540.00 incl.VAT)
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