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Engravings fron the Works of Henry Liverseege. With a Memoir by George Richardson, author of 'Patriotism,' 'Miscellaneous Poems,' &c.
Engravings fron the Works of Henry Liverseege. With a Memoir by George Richardson, author of 'Patriotism,' 'Miscellaneous Poems,' &c.
London: George Routledge and Sons, and L.C. Gent. 1875
Folio, cloth binding with gilt embellishment. 440 x 310mm. 17¼ x 12¼".
Containing 38 engravings from paintings by Henry Liverseege (1803-32). Also contains an engraving of William Bradley's portrait of him. Liverseege was born, and died, in Manchester. He exhibited at the Royal Academy and Royal Manchester Institution amongst other institutions. Many of his works are now in Manchester City Galleries.
Ex: Collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd
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Chapel and Church Architecture With Designs for Parsonages.
Chapel and Church Architecture With Designs for Parsonages.
By Rev. George Bowler, Roxbury, Mass.
Boston John P.Jewett and Company. Cleveland, Ohio. Jewett, Proctor & Worthington. New York Sheldon, Blakeman & Company. 1856.
Folio, original half morocco gilt, spine very distressed; pp. 15, chromolithographic frontis., 32 tinted lithograph plates, 15 lithographic plans & diagrams, total 47 plates, with 18pp. explanatory text.
Elevations and floorplans for non-conformist churches in the Gothic revival style.
[Ref: 751]   £850.00  
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Memoirs of celebrated women of all countries. by Madame Junot. With Portraits by the most eminent masters.
Memoirs of celebrated women of all countries. by Madame Junot. With Portraits by the most eminent masters.
London: Edward Churton, 26, Holles Street. 1834.
Folio, contemporary green half calf, marbled boards; pp.94 with 16 plates as called for. Varying degrees of foxing to plates, but image only affected in a few cases.
Laure Junot, Duchesse d'Abrantes, 1784-1838. The plates are lithographs from engravings by Greyedon, Mme. Fauchery, Barin, Maurer, Deveria, Desmaisons, et al., after Gerard, Holbein, Isabey, David, Mme. Lebrun, Nattier, et al. Comprises brief lives of Maria Letizia Ramolini Bonaparte, Anna Zingha-Queen of Matamba, Lady Jane Gray, Dona Catalina De Erauso, Beatrice Cenci, Catherine First Queen of Russia, Ann Boleyn, Baroness De Stael Holstein, Charlotte Corday, Josephine Bonaparte, Mary The Catholic Queen of England, Marina Mniszech, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Marie Antoinette and Mary of Medicis.
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Relation en Forme de Journal du Voyage et Sejour, que Le Serenissime et Tres-Puissant Prince Charles II Roy de la Grand Bretagne, &c, A fait en Holland, depuis le 25. May, jusques au 2 Juin 1660.
Relation en Forme de Journal du Voyage et Sejour, que Le Serenissime et Tres-Puissant Prince Charles II Roy de la Grand Bretagne, &c, A fait en Holland, depuis le 25. May, jusques au 2 Juin 1660.
A La Haye, Chez Adrian Vlacq. M,DC,LX, Avec Previlege des Estates de Hollande & West-Frise.
Folio, contemporary vellum, spine cracked, inner hinges strained, cloth ties; title with engr. vignette, pp. (ii) + 108; engr. frontis. portrait & 6 engr. plates, all folding. Some minor worming at in text margins at rear, one plate affected with a small pair of holes.
Charles II's state visit to Holland, shortly after the Restoration.
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Original Sketches, Drawn and Engraved on Stone.
Original Sketches, Drawn and Engraved on Stone.
By Henry Stretton, Esq.
Subscribers' Copies to be had of Mr. Paul Gauci, 9, North Crescent, Alfred Place; and of Mr. Worsfold, 161, Regent Street. [n.d., c.1840.]
Original blind-stamped cloth, titled in gilt on front board, hinges strained; title, dedication, list of 180 subscribers, 10 tinted lithographic plates, printed by Paul Gauci. Some spotting.
One of only 180 subscribers' copies of the book.
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One Day from the Diary of a Stag, January 29, 1846,
One Day from the Diary of a Stag, January 29, 1846, Dedicated by Permission to the Countess of Stradbroke, by Mrs. David Hanbury.
With Illustrations by Edward Robert Smyth.
London: Ackermann & Co., 96, Strand; Dobbs & Co, 134 Fleet Street; and F.Pawsey, Ipswich. [n.d., c.1846.]
Oblong 4to, maroon morocco gilt, marbled endpapers; etched title, half title, pp. 7, etched frontis. & five plates. Plates all backed with linen.
An account of a stag hunt, including a run through Ipswich.
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The International Code of Signals for the Use of All Nations.
The International Code of Signals for the Use of All Nations.
Prepared under the Authority of the Board of Trade by Robert Jackson, Esq., Registrar-General of Shipping and Seamen.
Published for the Committee of Lloyd's by Spottiswoode & Co., 54 Gracechurch Street, London. Entered at Satationers' Hall, 1885.
8vo, half calf with blind-illus. boards, spine distressed, inner hinges strained; pp. 38 (ads) + xvi + 238; three colour plates of flags.
[Ref: 3411]   £120.00  
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J..Lockington's Book of Ornamented Crests, Engraved on Twelve Copper Plates,
J..Lockington's Book of Ornamented Crests, Engraved on Twelve Copper Plates, As a Cabinet for the Gentleman and curious Fancy Worker; or Pattern-book for the Coach Painter, Engraver, Jeweller, Sadler, Plater, Embroiderer, Modeller, &c. Being a Companion to his Book of Cyphers, Published by Mr. Bowles.
London, Published June 30, 1791, by John Lockington, Engraver, Saville Passage, near Hanover Square.
Oblong 4to, stitched with marbled paper covers, tatty and torn; engr. title and eleven plates, as called for. Some defects to plates.
Each plate c. 200 x 255mm.
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J..Lockington's Book of Ornamented Crests, Engraved on Twelve Copper Plates,
J..Lockington's Book of Ornamented Crests, Engraved on Twelve Copper Plates, As a Cabinet for the Gentleman and curious Fancy Worker; or Pattern-book for the Coach Painter, Engraver, Jeweller, Sadler, Plater, Embroiderer, Modeller, &c. Being a Companion to his Book of Cyphers, Published by Mr. Bowles.
Published 1st. Jany. 1812. by Laurie & Whittle, 53 Fleet St. London.
Oblong 4to, limp boards; engr. title and eleven plates, as called for.
Each plate c. 200 x 255mm.
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[Collection of Prints by Elias Martin.]
[Collection of Prints by Elias Martin.]
[Drawn by Elias Martin, engraved by Elias Martin or Johan Frederick Martin.]
[No 1. Leicester Street, London: Elias Martin, c.1778.]
Small folio, contemporary boards rebacked with morocco; 25 stipple plate, most printed in sanguine, many interleaved with the original tissue. Mint.
Elias Martin, A.R.A. Swedish, born Stockholm in 1739, died Stockholm 1818. He came to London in 1768, becoming a Royal Academy student the next year and was elected A.R.A in 1770. He returned to Stocholm in 1780. This collection of fine stipples, etchings and engravings after Elias Martin's drawings were engraved by him and his younger brother, Johann Frederick, and were published by Elias, most dated 1778, the others undated.
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The Battle Ground Of The Eights  The Thames  The Isis  The Cam.
The Battle Ground Of The Eights The Thames The Isis The Cam.
Drawn & Etched by R. Farren 1884.
Cambridge Macmillan And Bowes.
Oblong folio, etched titlepage and nine etched plates, plates c.145 x 200mm. Edition limited to 200 copies. Binding scuffed and frayed with odd water stain. Plates good, faint evidence of foxing.
Includes attractive views on the Thames at Chiswick and Putney, punting on The Isis, and fishing on The Cam. The decorative titlepage with attractive vignette of a swallow and reeds signed in pencil by the artist, who has also captioned each plate in pencil. Robert Farren rarely signed his work. He lived and worked in Cambridge where he owned a print business.
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Erinnerung an Dresden und Umgebung.
Erinnerung an Dresden und Umgebung.
[n.d., c.1840. Flyleaf annotated in ink "E.L. Hi(illegible). Dresden Aug 24th 1869."]
Book, 23 steel engravings by various artists (largest 260 x 330mm, smallest 235 x 190mm) bound to style into red morocco binding, oblong folio (300 x 410mm). Binding scuffed and rubbed; damage to spine. Plates generally good: strong impressions some with relatively light foxing/staining.
'Souvenir of Dresden and its Environs.'
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Das Vater Unser eines Underwaldners.
Das Vater Unser eines Underwaldners.
erfunden von J. Martin Usteri in Zürich ausgeführt und in Tuschmanier geäzt von Marquard Wocher in Basel
Freiburg im Breisgau in der Herderschen Kunsthandlung. [n.d., c.1814.]
4to. Cover and 8 leaves of calligraphic lithograph text, with 8 aquatint plates.330 x 240mm. 13 x 9½". Some foxing on pages but not on plates; loosely bound.
Usteri's anti-French series of illustrations and one of his most important works. The aquatints depict the Schwarzer September ('Black September'), as the bloody rebellion of the Swiss Nidwalden against the invading French revolutionary troops in September 1798 became known. 600 houses were burned down and a large number of women and children perished. The illustrations follow a Nidwald mountain shepherd and his young nephew accompanied by a text based on the Lord's Prayer.
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[Narrative of a Visit to Brazil, Chile, Peru and the Sandwich Islands during the years 1821 and 1822. With miscellaneous remarks on the past and present state, and political prospects of those countries.]
[Narrative of a Visit to Brazil, Chile, Peru and the Sandwich Islands during the years 1821 and 1822. With miscellaneous remarks on the past and present state, and political prospects of those countries.]
[By Gilbert Farquhar Mathison.]
[London: C. Knight, 1825.]
Book, 8vo (205 x 130mm, 8 x 5"), xii. 478 pp., in contemporary green morocco, spine gilt. One folding chart and three coloured aquatint plates, lacking one plate and titlepage. Extremities of binding scuffed and rubbed. Light staining to some plates, interior generally good. Dedication leaf almost detached.
The author sailed from Lisbon to Rio in 1821, visiting the Swiss settlement of Nova Friburgo. He then boarded an American brig destined for Chile and Peru, and at Callao he took another ship to the Sandwich Islands. Includes a folding map of the Sandwich Islands and colour plates depicting Peruvian women. Abbey calls for four plates, but the copy in the Hill collection contains only three, as this copy.
Abbey Travel: 700. British Library: 002422190.
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Souvenirs de la Belgique.
Souvenirs de la Belgique. Album Contenant Douze Vues Des Plus Beaux Monuments Du Pays Et Un Plan de la Ville de Bruxelles.
Chez Gerard, Lithographe, Rue de la Bergere, No.6, a Bruxelles, pres du Marche au Bois. [n.d., c.1853.]
Book, oblong 4to (230 x 295mm, 9 x 11½"), 12 lithographs on india laid paper and one fold-out map of Brussels 1853, complete as issued. In original printed wrappers with title and vignette to cover. Wrapper scuffed and rubbed, plates good. Tear to map.
Souvenir book of views in Brussels, Belgium, each one captioned in English, French and German, aimed at foreign visitors to the city.
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Chinese Architecture. Part the Second.
Chinese Architecture. Part the Second. Being a Large Collection of Designs of their Paling of different Kinds, Lattice Work, &c. For Parks, Paddocks, Terminations for Vistos, Ha Ha's Common Fence and Garden, Paling, both close and open, Chinese Stiles, Stair-Cases, Galleries, Windows, &c. To Which are added, Several Designs of Chinese Vessels, Ewers, Ganges Cups, Tureens, Garden Pots, &c.
The Whole neatly engraved on Twelve Copper-Plates, from real Chinese Designs, improved by P.Decker, Architect.
Printed for the Authorm and Sold by Henry Parker and Elizabeth Bakewell, opposite Birchin-Lane, in Cornhill; and H.Piers and Partner, at the Bible and Crown, near Chancery-Lane, Holborn. MDCCLIX. Price 3s.
Part 2 only. Oblong 4to, wrappers, disbound, edges worn; title & 12 engraved plates. Some worming.
Designs for fences, windows and pailings, with some plates decorated with vases etc.
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Sketches of Corsica;  -or, a Journal Written during a Visit to that Island, in 1823.  With an Outline of its History, and Specimens of the Language and Poetry of the People.
Sketches of Corsica; -or, a Journal Written during a Visit to that Island, in 1823. With an Outline of its History, and Specimens of the Language and Poetry of the People.
By Robert Benson, M.A. F.L.S.
London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, Paternoster Row. MDCCCXXV. [1825.]
Book, first edition, 8vo (210 x 130mm, 8¼ x 5"), hand coloured aquatint and 4 sepia (including frontispiece), wood-engraved vignette titlepage, 195 pp. Contemporary brown calf with gilt border decoration and gilt stamped banded spine inscribed 'Bensons Corsica'. Spine and extremities of binding scuffed and rubbed. Spotting to plates, generally light, offsetting to coloured plate. Otherwise good.
Robert Benson (1797 - 1844), recorder of Salisbury, was the youngest son of the Rev. Edmund Benson, priest-vicar of Salisbury Cathedral, and was born in that city. In 1823 he went to Corsica as one of the commissioners to carry into effect the bequests of General Paoli, and on his return he published this book. Filippo Antonio Pasquale di Paoli (Pascal Paoli, 1725 – 1807), was a Corsican patriot and leader, the president of the Executive Council of the General Diet of the People of Corsica. Paoli designed and wrote the Constitution of this first democratic republic of the modern age himself. It was a representative democracy asserting that the elected Diet of Corsican representatives had no master.
Abbey Travel: 76.
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The Andalusian Annual, For MDCCCXXXVII.
The Andalusian Annual, For MDCCCXXXVII.
Edited by Michael Burke Honan, Esq., Author of 'The Court and Camp of Don Carlos.'
London: John Macrone, St. James's Square. 1836.
Book, 4to (310 x 245mm. 12¼ x 9¾"), sheet music and lyrics to thirteen Spanish songs and dances with background text, illustrated by 12 fine hand coloured lithographic plates of principal characters by M. Gauci. 162 pp. In full contemporary embossed brown morocco with gilt spine and gilt stamped title with vignette to cover. Very scarce. Spine detached. Binding scuffed and rubbed. Interior good, occasional spotting, plates in vivd colour.
British Library: 004419129.
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Engravings from the Works of Thomas Gainsborough, R.A.
Engravings from the Works of Thomas Gainsborough, R.A. by J. Scott, G.H. Every, G.Sanders, and other Eminent Engravers.
Published by Henry Graves & Company, Printsellers & Publishers to Her Majesty the Queen, and Their Royal Highnesses The Prince and Princess of Wales. 6, Pall Mall, London. [n.d., c.1880.]
Folio, half morocco binding with gilt spine in compartments. 510 x 370mm. 20 x 14½". Marble paper inside cover, gilt front edge. 125 proof mezzotints interleaved on indian paper. Bookplate of Francis H.D.C. Whitmore inside front cover. Light foxing but images unaffected.
Complete volume of 125 engravings from the works of Thomas Gainsborough, divided into portraits, royal portraits and fancy subjects.
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The life of Masaccio/La vita di Masaccio.
The life of Masaccio/La vita di Masaccio.
Published in Firenze l'anno MCCLXX.
Lacking title, 4pp. Parallel English and Italian text and Dedication signed: Thomas Patch, Engraved dedication at head and tail-piece, 26 engraved plates by Patch after Masaccio dated 1770-1772. Lightly soiled at beginning and end, a few plates with slight marginal water-stain, later half calf, joints worn, folio.
Thomas Patch [1725-1782] painter, physiognomist, draughtsman, caricaturist; student of early Renaissance art, in Rome (1747-1755) and Florence (1755-1782). Masaccio (1401-1427?), the first great painter of the Italian Renaissance, whose innovations in the use of scientific perspective inaugurated the modern era in painting.
Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
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Fifteen Splendid Portraits of Royal Personages.
Fifteen Splendid Portraits of Royal Personages. Engraved in Mezzotinto, by Richard Earlom, Charles Turner, and R. Dunkarton.
London: printed by J. McCreery, Black Horse Court, Fleet Street. 1816. [published by S. Woodburn, No. 112, St. Martin's Lane.]
Folio; fine calf binding, hinges broken, modern slipcase. Gilt edged pages. Ex libris plate of Joseph Gould, Balliol College, inside front cover.
Plates as follows: 1. Queen Elizabeth; 2. Mary Queen of Scots, and Lord Darnley; 3. James the First; 4. James the First and his Royal Progeny; 5. Henry, Prince of Wales; 6. Charles , Prince of Wales, afterwards King; 7. Frederick, King of Bohemia; 8. Oliver Cromwell; 9. Charles the Second, King of England; 10. Christian the Fourth of Denmark, with his Son Frederick; 11. Maximilian, Emperor of Germany; 12. Charles the Fifth, Emperor of Germany; William the First, Prince of Orange; 14. Henry the Fourth, King of France; 15. Henry the Great, King of France, as he lay in State.
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Engravings from the Works of Henry Liverseege.
Engravings from the Works of Henry Liverseege.
London. Published by Hodgson, Boys and Graves. Printsellers to his Majesty. Pall Mall. And Grundy and Goadsby, Manchester.
Folio, marble cover, spine in compartment with decorative gilt. 430 x 290mm. 17 x 11½". Some plates foxed. Ex libris plate of John Hall inside cover.
Containing 35 engravings from paintings by Henry Liverseege (1803-32). Also contains an engraving of William Bradley's portrait of him. Liverseege was born, and died, in Manchester. He exhibited at the Royal Academy and Royal Manchester Institution amongst other institutions. Many of his works are now in Manchester City Galleries.
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Library Edition of the Works of Sir Edwin Landseer, R.A.
Library Edition of the Works of Sir Edwin Landseer, R.A. Second Series only.
Published by Henry Graves & Company Printsellers to Her Majesty the Queen, and Their Royal Highnesses The Prince and Princess of Wales. 6, Pall Mall; London.
Folio. Morocco binding with decorative gilt on spine in compartments. Marble paper inside cover. 510 x 360mm. 20 x 14¼". 100 plates. Occasional staining.
Large book containing one hundred engravings after works by Landseer by a variety of engravers, with brief comments supplying information about the paintings after which each engraving was produced.
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The Pilgrim's Progress from this world to that which is to come.
The Pilgrim's Progress from this world to that which is to come.
By John Bunyan. Illustrated by W. Strang.
London John C. Nimmo MDCCCXCV [1895].
Fourteen etched plates including illustrated titlepage (Bunyan's wife reading the bible to him), complete as list, each mounted and presented in original portfolio (360 x 295mm, 14¼ x 11½"). Each plate c.170 x 125mm (6¾ x 5"), initialled W.S. (William Strang) in plate. Portfolio with original printed title label to upper cover, numbered '41' in ink, from an edition limited to 50, and signed by Strang. All covers detached and broken at spine; boards generally scuffed and rubbed. Some spotting to plates, mostly marginal, and original mounts.
The scenes depicted in the evocative etchings by William Strang R.A. R.E. (Scottish, 1859 - 1921) are listed on an original label pasted to the inside front cover. Chief pupil of Alphonse Legros, Strang was one of the original members of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers, and his work was a part of their first exhibition in 1881. 'The Pilgrim's Progress from This World to That Which Is to Come' is a Christian allegory by John Bunyan (1628 - 1688), first published in 1678.
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Historical Illustrations of the Chateau d'Eu from its foundation to the present day;
Historical Illustrations of the Chateau d'Eu from its foundation to the present day; with full and authentic details of the recent visit of Her Majesty the Queen of England, and her royal consort, to His Majesty the king of the French, and his August family.
By Joseph Skelton, F.S.A. author and engraver of the architectural antiquities of Oxfordshire, etc. The text by M.J. Vatout, Counsellor of State and first librarian to the King. The English department by the Rev. C.J. Furlong, A.M.
London, F.G. Moon, publisher to Her Majesty, Threadneedle-Street. 1844. Printed by A. and H. Firmin Didot, rue Jacob, 56.
Large folio, fine contemporary calf binding with gilt border and crest, decorative spine in compartments. Gilt page edges. 21 plates as called for. Front cover detached, edges rubbed. Staining to back cover
Includes list of subscribers and text describing the plates. The crest on the front is that of Percy, Duke of Northumberland. The Dukedom was created on 22 October 1766. The book therefore possibly comes from the library at Alnwick or Syon.
With thanks to Thomas Woodcock, Norroy and Ulster King of Arms, for identifying the crest of Percy, Duke of Northumberland.
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(Ireland, William Henry.) [Something concerning Nobody.]
(Ireland, William Henry.) [Something concerning Nobody.] [Edited by Somebody. Embellished with fourteen characteristic etchings.]
[Plates etched by G. M. Woodward.]
[London: Robert Scholey, 1814.]
Fourteen sepia etchings (complete, including frontispiece) attributed to George Moutard Woodward (c.1760 - 1809), glued into green paper pamphlet, front wrapper annotated in ink. Only edition, 8vo (210 x 135mm, 8¼ x 5¼"). Etchings trimmed within platemarks (lacking text and original binding).
Each captioned plate shows the 'Nobody' character - a large head on small shoulders placed on his legs so that he has no body - in different everyday situations. A real curiosity.
British Library: 010250214.
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[Mothers and Children.]
[Mothers and Children.]
[After Lady Diana Beauclerk.]
[London, Pub.d by August 1, 1805 by R. Ackermann, No 101, Strand.
Oblong quarto, red half morocco with marbled boards, rubbed. "The Works of Lady Beauclerk" in pencil on front endpaper. 16 colour-printed stipples. Extremely rare and fine collection. Occasional tears to edges of plates, some spotting. Uncut.
Finely-printed stipples of women and children, with the occasional appearance of Cupid. Lady Diana Beauclerk (1734–1808), daughter of the 3rd Duke of Marlborough. She illustrated a number of literary productions, including Horace Walpole's tragedy 'The Mysterious Mother' and 'The Fables of John Dryden', and provided designs for Josiah Wedgwood's bas-reliefs on jasper ornaments.
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To the Queen, This Book Representing the Birth and Triumph of Cupid
To the Queen, This Book Representing the Birth and Triumph of Cupid In Her Majesty's Collection, from Papers cut by Lady Dashwood, is with permission most humbly Dedicated by her Majesty's most devoted and very much obliged Servant P.W.Tomkin.
London, Published as the Act directs Jan 17, 1795 by Tompkins 19 New Bond Street.
Oblong quarto, original half calf & marbled boards; stipple and line-engraved dedication and 24 plates. Front board loose, ownership mss. on title, short tear in plate 6, some spotting throughout.
'Lady Dashwood' was the pseudonym of Princess Elizabeth (1770-1840), the third daughter of George III and Queen Charlotte. Her 'papercuts' were engraved by engraved by Peltro William Tomkins, the court engraver and former pupil of Bartolozzi, and were published at the King’s expense.
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Berlin. Les Capitales De L'Europe. Promenades Pittoresques.
Berlin. Les Capitales De L'Europe. Promenades Pittoresques. Berlin. Vue de l'Arsenal et du Palais du Roi.
Par M. Charles Malo.
Paris, Marcilly Fils Ainé, Rue S.-Jacques, No.21. Imprimerie de A. Firmin Didot, Rue Jacob, No.24. No.53 R. de la Paroisse, Boullenger, Md. Papetier a Versailles. [n.d. c.1829.]
Small 12mo book, 35 pages, emerald green board cover embossed and with title printed in black; with hand-coloured aquatint. 152 x 95mm. 6 x 3¾". Some foxing.
Charles Malo (1790-1871) produced a series of books on the capital cities of Europe, in French, and recorded details of daily life in the cities, historical information and architectural details of churches and significant public buildings. The frontispiece is a view the Royal Palace and Arsenal in Berlin, both badly damaged during the Second World War.
Vicaire V: 481. Gumuchian: 3918 & 3919.
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To Heneage Legge, Esqr. This Series of Engravings from Subjects executed in Ancient stained Glass, in the Windows of the Hall at Aston, near Birmingham is... Inscribed by... W. Fowler.
To Heneage Legge, Esqr. This Series of Engravings from Subjects executed in Ancient stained Glass, in the Windows of the Hall at Aston, near Birmingham is... Inscribed by... W. Fowler.
W. Fowler Sculpt.
[London: for the Author, 1807-8.]
Book with Titlepage and ten fine hand-coloured engraved plates (disbound): seven Norman Earls of Chester and two Saxon Earls of Mercia, plus genealogical chart frontispiece. All mounted on thick card and presented in original marble card wrappers, atlas folio (670 x 495mm, 26½ x 19½"), printed title label to upper cover. Also included is a watercolour drawing to separate, smaller sheet captioned "The foot of the great Staircase Aston Hall" in pencil. c.1872 armorial bookplate of Berdmore Compton of Atherstone Hall. Boards scuffed and rubbed, with tatty and heavily chipped extremities. Plates good, in vibrant original colour.
William Fowler (1761 - 1832), architect, engraver and draughtsman, was born at Winterton, Lincolnshire, where he became an architect and builder, and about 1796 made drawings of Roman pavements discovered there. These were so much admired that he took them to London to be engraved, where he studied the process of copper-plate engraving. He published three volumes in total, containing coloured engravings of twenty-five pavements, thirty-nine subjects from painted glass, five brasses and incised slabs, four fonts, and eight miscellaneous subjects. He also executed at least twenty nine engravings, mostly of objects of antiquity, which were never published. He became acquainted with Sir Joseph Banks, Sir Walter Scott, and other celebrities, and was once at least presented to the royal family at Windsor. Aston Hall is a municipally owned Jacobean mansion in Aston, Birmingham. Heneage Legge of Idlicote, Warwickshire, was the son of the judge of the same name (1704 - 1759). This is a handsome production; very rarely does a complete set of these vibrant designs come to the market.
BL 001280861. DNB.
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Rome. Les Capitales De L'Europe. Promenades Pittoresques.
Rome. Les Capitales De L'Europe. Promenades Pittoresques. Rome. Vue de Capitole.
Par M. Charles Malo.
Paris, Marcilly Fils Ainé, Rue S.-Jacques, No.21. Imprimerie de A. Firmin Didot, Rue Jacob, No.24. No.53 R. de la Paroisse, Boullenger, Md. Papetier a Versailles.[n.d. c.1829.]
Small 12mo book, 36 pages, yellow board cover embossed and with title printed in black; with hand-coloured aquatint. 146 x 95mm. 5¾ x 3¾". Some foxing.
Charles Malo (1790-1871) produced a series of books on the capital cities of Europe, in French, and recorded details of daily life in the cities, historical information and architectural details of churches and significant public buildings. The frontispiece view is the top of Capitoline Hill, with the façade of the Palazzo Senatorio and the cordonata.
Vicaire V: 481. Gumuchian: 3918 & 3919.
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Vienne. Les Capitales De L'Europe. Promenades Pittoresques.
Vienne. Les Capitales De L'Europe. Promenades Pittoresques. Vienne. Vue du Belveder sur le Bassin.
Par M. Charles Malo.
Paris, Marcilly Fils Ainé, Rue S.-Jacques, No.21. Imprimerie de A. Firmin Didot, Rue Jacob, No.24. No.53 R. de la Paroisse, Boullenger, Md. Papetier a Versailles.[n.d. c.1829.]
Small 12mo book, 36 pages, mineral blue board cover embossed and with title printed in black; with hand-coloured aquatint. 146 x 95mm. 5¾ x 3¾". Some foxing.
Charles Malo (1790-1871) produced a series of books on the capital cities of Europe, in French, and recorded details of daily life in the cities, historical information and architectural details of churches and significant public buildings. The frontispiece view is of the Upper Belvedere Palace and Fountain, Vienna, Austria. The Baroque palace complex of Upper and Lower Belvedere, the Orangery, and the Palace Stables, were built as a summer residence for the Prince Eugene of Savoy.
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Vienne. Les Capitales De L'Europe. Promenades Pittoresques.
Vienne. Les Capitales De L'Europe. Promenades Pittoresques. Vienne. Vue du Belveder sur le Bassin.
Par M. Charles Malo.
Paris, Marcilly Fils Ainé, Rue S.-Jacques, No.21. Imprimerie de A. Firmin Didot, Rue Jacob, No.24. No.53 R. de la Paroisse, Boullenger, Md. Papetier a Versailles.[n.d. c.1829.]
Small 12mo book, 36 pages, grey board cover embossed and with title printed in black; with hand-coloured aquatint. 146 x 95mm. 5¾ x 3¾". Some foxing.
Charles Malo (1790-1871) produced a series of books on the capital cities of Europe, in French, and recorded details of daily life in the cities, historical information and architectural details of churches and significant public buildings. The frontispiece is a view of of the Upper Belvedere Palace and Fountain, Vienna, Austria. The Baroque palace complex of Upper and Lower Belvedere, the Orangery, and the Palace Stables, were built as a summer residence for the Prince Eugene of Savoy.
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[Unused Commonplace book/diary, published with 16 engravings by Richard Westall.] Nature.
[Unused Commonplace book/diary, published with 16 engravings by Richard Westall.] Nature.
[Plates drawn by Richard Westall, most engraved by John Pye.
[Published by John Sparpe, Duke Street Piccadilly 1823-4.]
4to, original black blind-decorated morocco, black calf gilt title label on spine, all edges gilt, with original lock lacking key; lacking front endpaper; 16 engravings with tissue guards, interspersed with 4 blank pages, fine binding. Some spotting to plates.
A book published as a yearly scrapbook or diary, with a plate for each month and each season, drawn by Richard Westall and engraved with a short text. Both boards are illustrated with allegorical figures of the Arts.
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[Drawing book; six landscapes.]
[Drawing book; six landscapes.] Book 3.
J.C.S.
Price 6d. Printed for Carington Bowles in St. Pauls Church Yard [n.d., c.1760s].
Complete set of six etched plates of invented landscapes, with large margins, on thick laid paper, bound with a single stitch. Oblong 8vo (125 x 195mm, 5 x 7¾"). After an unidentified artist.
The compositions are arrangements of architecture, natural forms and human figures, often featuring a body of water, with ships. Presumably for the instruction of students in draughtsmanship, perspective etc. Plates numbered 'C1' - 'C6'.
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An Election Ball, in Poetical Letters from Mr. Inkle, at Bath, to His Wife at Glocester: with a Poetical Address to John Miller, Esq. at Batheaston Villa.
An Election Ball, in Poetical Letters from Mr. Inkle, at Bath, to His Wife at Glocester: with a Poetical Address to John Miller, Esq. at Batheaston Villa. [Inscribed in ink on inside cover:] H Wigley April 2. 1788.
[Christopher Anstey] The Third Edition. By the Author of the New Bath Guide.
Printed for the Author by S. Hazard, Bath; And Sold by Dodsley, Pall-Mall, and Wilkie, St. Paul's-Church-Yard, London: Fletcher and Hodson, at Cambridge; and by S. Hazard, and all the other Booksellers at Bath. M.DCC.LXXVI. [1776.] Price Two Shillings and Six-Pence.
Book; 4to. Original boards. Slighty tatty.
Engraved frontispiece by C. W. Bampfylde. Christopher Anstey (1724-1805) was an English writer and poet. His early writing life showed little success but when he moved to Bath, his 1766 publication of penned rhymed letters 'The New Bathe Guide', the satirical poem of considerable sparkle, had immediate success. This 1776 publication of Poetical Letters sustained the reputation won by the Guide. This publication consists of a series of letters from Mr. Inkle to his wife Dinah, at Gloucester, describing a 1775 ball given to celebrate Sir John Sebright’s re-election to Parliament as member for Bath. Inkle is scarcely a member of polite society, but he is ambitious and would very much like to become one. He brings along his daughter Margery (“Madge”), who has her own aspirations to become fashionable, with disastrous consequences, and we see the shortcomings and eccentricities of Bath society through his naive eyes.
[Ref: 20282]   £460.00  
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Travels in Parts of South America, During the Years, 1801, 1802, 1803, & 1804;
Travels in Parts of South America, During the Years, 1801, 1802, 1803, & 1804; containing A Description of the Captain-Generalship of Carraccas, with An Account of the Laws, Commerce, and Natural Productions of that Country; as also A View of the Customs and Manners of the Spaniards and Native Indians. By F. Depons, Agent from the French Government to Carraccas.
London: Printed for Richard Phillips, 6, New Bridge Street, by J.G. Barnard, 57, Snow Hill. 1806.
Small 4vo, full calf, boards detached, spine distressed; pp. 158 + 2, two folding engraved maps.
The maps are: a general map of Venezuela, Guyana, Surinam and French Guiana; and a plan of Caraccas.
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Survey & Plans of Woolley Manor in the County of Somerset, the Property of Miss Eliz: Gunning.
Survey & Plans of Woolley Manor in the County of Somerset, the Property of Miss Eliz: Gunning.
Survey'd by John Hinde in 1760, and planned by Isaac Johnson, Surveyor Woodbridge Suff: 1798, &9.
7 estate plans, 2 figurative vignettes, 1 elaborate frontispiece and 1 view of Woolley church in pen and ink and watercolour separated by blank leaves, in original card wrapper and complete as index. Sheet size 233 x 200mm. Binding extremely worn and chipped, with tatty extremities. Leaves partially disbound.
A set of high quality manuscript surveys, far more decorative than is standard on maps of estates. Each map shows a unique compass point design and corresponds to an index on facing page with elegant calligraphic title within a cartouche in ink and watercolour. 2 leaves with classical female figures in ovals mark the beginning and end of the volume. These and the vignette view of the local church further demonstrate the high degree of draughtsmanship and skill of the artist, Isaac Johnson. Johnson [1754 - 1835], a Suffolk man through and through, practised as a surveyor in Woodbridge for 50 years and he produced detailed maps of many estates throughout East Anglia. He was also a gifted artist, copyist and antiquarian draughtsman. This survey he copied from an earlier work by a John Hinde, perhaps at the request of a Reverend Gunning of Sutton in Suffolk who it is known ordered drawings of Gretna Green and 'Cupids from Cipriani', and may have been a relation of the Elizabeth Gunning who owned Woolley Manor. Includes 4 loose sheets of ephemera relating to the Poulett family, including 2 birth certificates, an engraved genealogical chart and an 1851 certificate of induction of one William Henry Poullett into the 'Grand Lodge of Ireland'. The Pouletts were an ancient Somerset family who it can be reasonably assumed resided at Woolley Manor during the 19th century.
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Studies of Chess;
Studies of Chess; Containing Caissa, a Poem, by Sir William Jones, A Systematic Introduction to the Game; and the Whole Analysis of Chess, By Mr. A. D. Philidor: with Original Critical Remarks "Ludimus effigiem belli." A New Edition. In Two Volumes.
London: Printed for Samuel Bagster, No. 81, Strand, 1808.
Book in two 8vo vols., 271 and 267 pp., half-title, engraved frontispiece of a chessboard with pieces arranged for the start of a game. Preface misbound in reverse order, 3 pages of publisher's advertisements at end. Contemporary half calf over marble boards, gilt spines with red morocco lettering pieces. Bindings slightly scuffed and rubbed, spines rebacked. Contents clean; complete with publisher's advertisements to end.
Includes Sir William Jones's poem 'Caissa', while the introductory part is from Peter Pratt's 'Theory of Chess'. By Francois-Andre Danican Philidor (1726 - 1795). Philidor was a French composer, also regarded as the best chess player of his age. He started playing regularly around 1740 at the chess Mecca of France, the Café de la Régence. It was also there that he famously played with a friend from 'New England', Benjamin Franklin. The best player in France at the time, Legall de Kermeur, taught him. In 1774 the Parloe's chess club, on St James Street in London, was created, and Philidor obtained a remuneration as a chess master every year, for a regular season from February to June. Philidor stayed faithful to this agreement until the end of his life and he was replaced by Verdoni only after his death. In December 1792 he had to leave France permanently for England, fleeing the French Revolution, because his name figured on the banishment list established by the Convention nationale. His admirers and friends included the French philosophers Voltaire, Rousseau and the famous actor David Garrick. Ink ownership inscriptions to front free-endpapers.
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Designs for Ornamental Plate, Many of Which have been Executed in Silver from Original Drawings.
Designs for Ornamental Plate, Many of Which have been Executed in Silver from Original Drawings.
By Charles Heathcote Tatham, Architect; Member of the Academy of Saint Luke at Rome, and of the Institute at Bologna.
London: Printed for Thomas Gardiner, Prices Street, Cavanish Square, by John Barfield, Wardour Street, Printer to His Royal Highness the Price of Wales. MDCCCVI.
Folio, front board missing; title, dedication, pp. iv + (i)(advert), 41 numbered etched plates, as called for.
Charles Heathcote Tatham (1772-1842), British architect who designed the sculpture gallery at Castle Howard in Yorkshire. His career was ended by his habit of ill-advised litigation. The advertisment at the rear lists Tatham's publications both executed and proposed.
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Heads After Rembrandt [front cover.]
Heads After Rembrandt [front cover.]
[Jonathan Spilsbury.]
[Some plates dated 1776. Compiled c.1800.]
Book, 8vo (225 x 160mm, 9 x 6¼"), 24 etched plates of busts by Spilsbury after the manner of Rembrandt; on thick laid paper, in original full green gilt-stamped morocco. Spine and extremities of binding scuffed and rubbed; some spotting and discoloration to plates.
It seems this vibrant and engaging collection of studies of heads is compiled from smaller sets, of up to six etchings (some plates are numbered, no plate higher than 6). Most plates initialled, or signed in plate, by Jonathan Spilsbury (1737 - 1812).
See BM: 1861,0413.528 for a set of six included here.
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Portraits Theatres De Paris.
Portraits Theatres De Paris.
[Paris: Francisque Noël et Companie, c.1825.]
Book, folio (410 x 270mm, 16½ x 10¾"), original half calf gilt, marbled boards. 70 lithographic plates of French actors in character, complete (though not bound according to plate numbers), after Colin and Marin. Front cover detached. Some spotting to plates.
All plates numbered and captioned with the surname of the actor, the name of the role in which they are portrayed and the title of the play; also the theatre at which they performed. One plate dated 1824. Baron Northwick bookplate.
Provenance: Ex collection of John Rushout, second Baron Northwick (1769 - 1859), collector and connoisseur.
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Bianka Capello von A.G. Meissner.
Bianka Capello von A.G. Meissner.
Wien in der Wucherischen Buchhandlung 1786.
Engraved titlepage, frontispiece, and 12 engravings, bound with single stitch, largest 115 x 85mm, most c.94 x 70mm.
A set of illustrations from an early Vienna edition of August Gottlieb Meissner's 'Bianka Capello'. It is a tragedy inspired by the life of Bianca Cappello (1548 – 1587), an Italian noblewoman who was first the lover and then the wife of Francesco I de Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany. Meissner (1753 - 1807) was an author and poet who became a professor in Prague in 1785, and in 1805 director of the Lyceum at Fulda. He wrote plays and stories and was active as a translator. His work has a pronounced moralizing trend. Alfred von Meißner was his grandson. All engravings by Mark after Sambach, and inscribed with plate and page numbers from the volume they have been disbound from.
Ex: Collection of Alec Clunes.
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Londons Armory
Londons Armory Accuratly delineated in a Graphical display of all the Arms, Crests, Supporters, Mantles and Motto’s of every distinct Company and Corporate Societie in the Honourable City of London....[etc.]
London, Printed for the Author Rich Wallis Citizen & Arms painter of London & are to be sold by him at his Shop against ye Royall Exchange 1677.
Book, folio (458 x 350mm). Engraved titlepage, 27 engraved plates, and original ink and wash sketch of an elaborate empty shield cartouche; broken fine contemporary red calf City of London binding, tooled in gilt. Lacking four preliminary pages. Binding re-cornered, generally scuffed and rubbed, spine worn and partially missing at top, front cover detached. The plates slightly soiled and browned, with waterstains to margins. The titlepage and first two plates with extensive marginal repairs.
A magnificent collection of skillfully rendered crests of the various livery companies of the City of London. Includes East and West India companies, and the Bermudas Company and Merchants of Virginia. Three engravings are full size plates, one with empty shield cartouche at centre. The remainder are arranged as four armorials per plate, separated by contemporary red ruling. Some are annotated in ink by a contemporary hand. Volume also contains Preface and dedication to the Lord Mayor, Sir Thomas Davies. With Worthing Public Library and Phillip Shirley ex-libris bookplates inside front cover, and Worthing ink stamps to upper right of each sheet.
See British Library: 138.i.1.
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[Eighteen 'Sketches' from Shakespeare.]
[Eighteen 'Sketches' from Shakespeare.]
[Anon.]
[British, n.d., c.1830.]
Set of 18 unsigned etchings in outline illustrating scenes from Shakespeare plays; oblong folio (390 x 510mm, 15¼ x 20"), contemporary marbled green boards with red label to upper cover stamped "Sketches" in gilt. Leather spine and corners. Varying degrees of foxing to plates, most with good margins. Binding generally scuffed and rubbed, with bumped extremities and loss to spine.
All plates are captioned in ink mss. by a contemporary hand, with title of play and quoting some relevant lines. Trade label to inside upper cover of Henry Richards, bookbinder, bookseller and stationer at 14 Great Portland Street, London, 1820-39.
Provenance: from the Egerton Estate. See British Book Trade Index.
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A Fasciculus of Eight Drawings on Stone of Groups of Birds &c. by John Hancock. This whole being representations of Specimens Stuffed and Contributed by the Author the Great Industrial Exhibition of 1851.
A Fasciculus of Eight Drawings on Stone of Groups of Birds &c. by John Hancock. This whole being representations of Specimens Stuffed and Contributed by the Author the Great Industrial Exhibition of 1851. [Inside titles:] Hooded Falcon. [&] Struggle with the Quarry. [&] Gorged Falcon. [&] The Dead Gull. [&] Leopard Cub Reposing. [&] Black Game & Ptarmigan. [&] The Laemmer-Geyer of the Alps. [&] The Laemmer-Geyer of the Alps.
Hullmandel & Watlton, Lithog: London.
Newcastle upon Tyne, Published by the Author. 1853.
Bound portfolio with original covers; eight lithographic plates; notices; list of subscribers. 551 x 381mm (21¾ x 15"). Covers worn along spine. Some foxing.
A collection of lithographs produced for the Great Exhibition. John Hancock (1808-1890), was highly regarded as an expert in the study of ornithology and attained a national reputation as an accomplished taxidermist. He was a member of the Natural History Society of Northumberland, Durham and Newcastle upon Tyne from its inception in 1829. As his prowess in the art of taxidermy increased he was often called upon to prepare specimens for the local gentry. In order to advertise his talents further afield he created a selection of dramatic taxidermy mounts which he displayed at the Great Exhibition in Hyde Park, London in1851. He later produced a large folio book of lithographs of the mounts on display 'A Fasciculus of Eight Drawings on Stone of Groups of Birds etc…', published in 1853.
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Pub. Virgilii Maronis Georgicorum Libri Quatuour. The Geogicks of Virgil,
Pub. Virgilii Maronis Georgicorum Libri Quatuour. The Geogicks of Virgil, with an English Translation and Notes by John Martyn, F.R.S., Professor of Botany in the University of Cambridge.
London: Printed for the Editor, by Richard Reily, in Little-Britain. MDCCXLI [1751].
First Edition. Quarto, later half calf with marbled boards and endpapers; pp. xviii + 404 + 3 (remarks) + (10)(index); 8 line-engraved plates in original colour, 5 mezzotint botanical plates printed in colours, as called for. Some light spotting.
A translation and commentary on Virgil's Georgics (i.e. 'Agricultural things') by the botanist John Martyn (1699-1768). The line engravings are: two illustrations of ploughs; a pair of world hemispheres; a northern hemisphere celestial map (the south unknown to Virgil); a map of the Morea and a leaf of a plain tree (drawing coparisons of the shape); and a compass rose. The five mezzotint botanicals are: The Citron tree; The Olive-tree; Cirinthe; Hiacinthus Poeticus; & Aster Atticus. These botanicals are believed to be drawn by Jacob van Huysum (c.1687-1740, illustrator of Martyn's earlier work 'Historia Plantarum Rariorum') and engraved by Elisha Kirkhall. A rare Map item.
Loundes: 517.
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Volta della Sala Borgia nel Palazzo Vaticano Ove Sono Espressi  I Pianeti le Ore del Giorno ed I Segni Dello Zodiaco  dall'Immortal Raffaele Sanzio D'urbino.
Volta della Sala Borgia nel Palazzo Vaticano Ove Sono Espressi I Pianeti le Ore del Giorno ed I Segni Dello Zodiaco dall'Immortal Raffaele Sanzio D'urbino.
Folio, original blue wrappers; eight etchings, each c. 390 x 450mm (15¼ x 17¾"). Apparently complete. Covers worn, some spotting.
A study of the fresco on one ceilings of the Borgia Apartments in the Apostolic Palace of the Vatican. The first plate, which contains the title as above, shows the complete ceiling, but wrongly ascribes the work to Raphael rather than Bernardino di Betto (known as Pinturicchio). Executed between 1492-4, the designs include Zodiac signs and illustrations of the bodies of the solar system as Roman gods in chariots, shown as detail in the other seven plates. Each of these is printed from two plates: an oval for the central illustration and a rectangular one for the decorative border.
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Nicholsons' Lithographic Drawings, Taken from Nature, in the Vicinity of Liverpool.
Nicholsons' Lithographic Drawings, Taken from Nature, in the Vicinity of Liverpool. Non-Subscriber's Copy, price £1 10s each Part.
Printed by C.M. Willich, Westminster, and Published by S. & G. Nicholson, Liverpool. [n.d., c.1821.]
Folio, printed wrappers; 13 lithographic plates as called for, loose. Wrappers torn, original stitching lost.
The first half of Samuel & George Nicholson's 'Twenty-Six Lithographic Drawings; views in the vicinity of Liverpool', published complete in 1821, although the text of the finished work tells that 'The many accidents, chemical phenomena, and unaccountable failures incident to lithographic printing very much retarded the appearance of the present work...'. The plates are Birkenhead Priory; Hale Hut; Childwell Church; Toxteth Park; Lydiate Abbey; Dingle, Toxteth Park; Knowsley Hall; Ormskirk; Runcorn; Halton Castle; Speke Hall; Green-Bank; & Wavertree. An advert on the back lists the plates in the second part.
Not in Abbey.
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[Album of thirty stipple engravings after Lady Diana Beauclerk, including Dryden's 'Illustrations to the Fables of John Dryden'.]
[Album of thirty stipple engravings after Lady Diana Beauclerk, including Dryden's 'Illustrations to the Fables of John Dryden'.]
[Many plates published by Edward Harding, 1797.]
Folio; full calf gilt, a.e.g, marbled endpapers; 30 plates interleaved with tissue, 2 smaller plates mounted on album paper to fit. The last four plates, 'Leonore', marked proofs. Some old ink mss. titles, some trimmed for binding.
A collection of thirty plates after Lady Diana Beauclerk (1734–1808), daughter of the 3rd Duke of Marlborough. These are: 13 plates from 'The Fables of John Dryden', engraved by Bartolozzi (3), Harding (5), Cheesman (3), Gardiner, Vandenburg and one unsigned; and 17 decorative vignette plates engraved by Bartolozzi (12), Gardiner (4) and one unsigned. Beauclerk illustrated a number of literary productions, including Horace Walpole's tragedy 'The Mysterious Mother',, and provided designs for Josiah Wedgwood's bas-reliefs on jasper ornaments.
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