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Croft's Correct List of Burton-upon-Trent Races, 1811.
Croft's Correct List of Burton-upon-Trent Races, 1811. Tuesday, September the 17th. The Noblemen and Gentlemen’s Plate of £50. Three-mile Heats...Same Day, A Match for 50 Guineas each, - half Forfeit. Three Miles...Wednesday, September the 18th. The Ladies’ Plate of £50. Two-mile Heats...Same Day, a Match of 25 Guineas each. Two-mile Heats. Catch Weights...To Start at Three.
Printed at the Office of J. Croft. [1811.]
Printed letterpress, rare, inked in places. 178 x 115mm. 7 x 4½". Creasing.
A programme and list of the entrants for the races held in September of 1811 at a racecourse in Burton-upon-Trent.
[Ref: 26202]   £160.00  
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The American Society in London. Independence Day Banquet Saturday July 4.th 1903. Hotel Cecil London. F.B, Blake Chairman. John G. Meiggs, Vice Chairman.
The American Society in London. Independence Day Banquet Saturday July 4.th 1903. Hotel Cecil London. F.B, Blake Chairman. John G. Meiggs, Vice Chairman.
[1903.]
335 x 245mm (13¼ x 10").
A front cover to the Banquet Menu for the Independence Day Banquet of 1903 held in London for the American Society; small oval portraits of American Presidents.
[Ref: 30744]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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Banquet offert à l'honorable Représentant Monsieur l'Abbé de Foere, le 14 Février 1841,
Banquet offert à l'honorable Représentant Monsieur l'Abbé de Foere, le 14 Février 1841, A l'occasion de la remise d'une Médaille, au nom des Flandres Réunies, en reconnassance de son zéle à soutenir les intérets de l'Industrie et du Commerce, et pour perpétuer la mémorie de ses differentes propositions en faveur du Pavillon National [...]
[1841].
Engraving, 1 sheet folded to make 4pp. menu, each page 255 x 205mm. 10 x 8". Creases and paper wrinkling; blue album paper on left side front and back; slight tears.
Menu for a banquet to be held at the Hôtel de Commerce in Bruges in honour of Abbé de Foere and his support for Belgian industry and commerce. The name of the appointee, 'Monsieur Chantrell Destappens', is handwritten in pen on the reverse.
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Zoological Gardens, Belle Vue, Manchester.  Twenty-Eighth Annual July Brass Band Contest  Saturday, July 12th, 1913.  [&]  The 75th Annual September Championship Brass Band Contest  Monday, September 5th, 1927 (2).
Zoological Gardens, Belle Vue, Manchester. Twenty-Eighth Annual July Brass Band Contest Saturday, July 12th, 1913. [&] The 75th Annual September Championship Brass Band Contest Monday, September 5th, 1927 (2). Open to all Amateur Bands...
Printed at the Zoological Gardens, Belle Vue, Manchester [as dated].
Two large four-page printed playbills (single sheet folded), each c. 445 x 285mm. 17½ x 11¼". Multiple weakened folds, with some general soiling, as normal; extremities a little bumped and tatty. Bottom cut.
These advertisement flyers, which would have been sold at the venue, give details of prizes, regulations covering the contest, and list the names of the bands taking part. Also recorded are the names of the individual conductors and players, alongside their instruments. The 1927 edition with pencil annotations. Belle Vue Zoological Gardens was a large zoo, amusement park, and exhibition hall complex in Belle Vue, Manchester, opened in 1836.
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Chase Farm Schools, Enfield. First Opened March 26th, 1886. Children's Sports Day. Wednesday, July 25th. 1917.
Chase Farm Schools, Enfield. First Opened March 26th, 1886. Children's Sports Day. Wednesday, July 25th. 1917. Programme...Miss Margaret McMillian will present the School Certificates...[Inside lists of:] Races...Swimming Races...Honours...[Verso:] Band Programme...F.C. Ripp, Bandmaster. Sports Judges...Starter - Mr. A. Jones. Stewards...Clerks of Course...Chairman of the Board - Rev. W.W. Haines. Vice=Chairman - Mr. D. Weston, J.P. Chairman of School Committee - Mr. E.E. Metivier. Vice=Chairman - Mrs. A.M. Clench.
C. Coventry, T.U. Printer, Tottenham.
Letterpress booklet. 204 x 132mm. 8 x 5¼".
Chase Farm Schools were opened in 1886 by Edmonton Board of Guardians to accomodate 500 children as a new workhouse school. This programme of events for the Children's sports day in 1917, with list of events, band programme, honours and information about the school.
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Natives of China at home, at the Chinese Collection, Hyde Park Corner.
Natives of China at home, at the Chinese Collection, Hyde Park Corner. A-You. A Shing [with names in Chinese]
Day & Haghe Lith.rs to the Queen [c.1846]
Very rare lithograph with tintstone, sheet 325 x 210mm (12¾ x 8¼").
Portrait publicising the 'Chinese Collection', an exhibit of the vast collection of Chinese artefacts assembled by American businessman and philanthropist Nathan Dunn (1782-1844). The collection was displayed in Philadelphia in 1838, and London from 1842. A notice in The Times for 3 August 1846 announced that 'the interesting and intelligent Chinese, A-Shing and A-You, from the "flowery land," will be at home to receive visitors in the grand saloon of the Chinese Collection'.
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Circular Zodiac in White Marble.
Circular Zodiac in White Marble.
Denon del.
On sale and may be viewed at Mr Gale's 8 Bruton St Bond St.
Engraving, 470 x 390mm. 18½ x 15½". Horizontal and vertical folds. Very scarce.
An illustration of the circular zodiac, a highly significant record of Egyptian astronomical beliefs. It was first discovered in Egypt by Napoleon, and bought by Louis XVIII for 10,000 pounds in 1814. This print is accompanied by a detailed text recounting the history of the artefact.
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Grand Concert Vocal et Instrumental
Grand Concert Vocal et Instrumental donné à la salle du concert de Réunion le 28 Decb.re 1844 par M. Valckenaere.
Lith. P.C. Popp.
[Brussels? 1844.]
Chromolithograph on porcelain card. 235 x 170mm (9¼ x 6¾").
A playbill for a concert, the playlist decorated with a rococo border of musical instruments. One of the perfermances is the Air from Donizetti's 'Daughter of the Regiment'.
[Ref: 41759]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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"Hark! Music I' The Air." Ant. & Cleop. IV.3. Mansion House. The Right Honourable John Whittaker Ellis, Lord Mayor. Thursday, May 18th, 1882. [Inside:] Cavatina... "Nobil Signor" (Les Huguenots)... Meyerbeer...Song... "Waiting"... E.H. Flagg. Melodie... "Si Tu M'Aimais!"... L. Denza. At the Pianoforte-Mr. Alfred Gilbert. [On verso:] Programme of Music. To be performed during Dinner by the Coldstream Guards' Band. Conductor... Mr. C. Thomas. [list follows.]
F. Bartolozzi inv. Sherborn Sculp.
Etching and letterpress, printed in brown ink. 222 x 146mm. 8¾ x 5¾". Crease through centre.
Programme for a concert held in honour of Sir John Whittaker Ellis (1829-1912), a Conservative Party politician in the United Kingdom. He was Lord Mayor of London from 1881-2. The programme includes music by Meyerbeer, Mendelssohn and Berlioz.
[Ref: 21006]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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David's Pictures, Now Exhibiting At No. 20, Bedford Street, Covent Garden.
David's Pictures, Now Exhibiting At No. 20, Bedford Street, Covent Garden. Explanation of Three Original Pictures of the Chevalier David, First Painter to Napoleon.
London: Printed by B. McMillan, Bow Street, Covent Garden. [1815].
4to, letterpress pamphlet, pp.4. Rare. Creased and toned.
During Napoleon's exile on Elba much Napoleonic art was displayed in London. This exhibition showed three paintings by Jacques-Louis David: 'Napoleon Crossing the Alps'; 'The Emperor Napoleon in His Study at the Tuileries'; and 'Portrait of Pope Pius VII and Cardinal Caprara'. This brochure contains descriptions of the three paintings in English and French. In pencil at top Whit Monday May 15, 1815.
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Order of Procession & Ceremonial of Proclaiming King George the Fourth,
Order of Procession & Ceremonial of Proclaiming King George the Fourth, At Edinburgh, The 3d February, 1820.
J. Johnstone, Printer, 104 High Street. [Edinburgh, c.1820.]
Letterpress broadside with woodcut border, sheet 410 x 210mm. 16 x 8¼". Several folds, occasionally developing small holes.
A scarce surviving sheet detailing the order by rank in which Peers, magistrates and dignitaries should process, as George IV (1762 – 1830) is proclaimed King in Edinburgh; also the scheduled route of the procession. George was not crowned until 19th July 1821, though his father George III died on 29th January 1820. The new King was apparently solemnly proclaimed in Edinburgh five days later at 'the Cross', Castlehill, outside Holyrood Palace, and at the Parliament House.
[Ref: 14009]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Haileybury Races,  On Friday, October 17th, 1856.
Haileybury Races, On Friday, October 17th, 1856.
Geo. Simson, Printer, Hertford. [1856.]
Letterpress race card, 155 x 115mm, 6 x 4½". Horizontal centre fold.
Ten races are listed, with the prize on offer, and the names and colours of the jockeys.
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Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. On Monday, December 27th, 1830, Their Majesties Servants will act the Tragedy of Jane Shore. Lord Hastings ... Mr. Macready, Duke of Glo'ster, Mr J. Vining, Dumont, Mr Cooper, Jane Shore .... Miss Phillips, Alicia .... Miss
Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. On Monday, December 27th, 1830, Their Majesties Servants will act the Tragedy of Jane Shore. Lord Hastings ... Mr. Macready, Duke of Glo'ster, Mr J. Vining, Dumont, Mr Cooper, Jane Shore .... Miss Phillips, Alicia .... Miss Huddart. Previous to the Tragedy the Band will perform (Second Time in this Country) H. Marschner's Overture to Der Templer und Die Judin. To Conclude with an entirely New Splendid Christmas Comic Pantomime, with New Music, Scenery, Machinery, Dresses, Mechanical Changes, and Transformations, call Davy Jones, or, Harlequien And Mother Carey's Chickens.The Overture and New Music composed by Mr. R. Hughes.. [fifteen scenes in all:] Scene 14.- The Diorama. Scene 15, Grand Hydraulic Temple. Illustrative of The Union of the Waters. --- Marinari.
[1830.]
Letterpress. 336 x 210mm. 13¼ x 8¼". Tears and creasing, damaged.
A theatre programme-bill for 'The Tragedy of Jane Shore' and ' Davy Jones, or, Harlequin And Mother Carey's Chickens'. The Tragedy of Jane Shore was one of Nicholas Rowe's (1674-1718) many popular works, which was professedly an imitation of Shakespeare's style and was first performed at Drury Lane with Mrs Oldfield in 1714. Clarkson Frederick Stanfield's (1793-1867) diorama, from sketches taken on the spot during one of his continental tours. It was in 1823 that he became a resident scene-painter at the Drury Lane theatre, where he also rose rapidly to fame through the huge quantity of spectacular scenery which he produced for that house until 1834. He abandoned scenery painting after Christmas 1834; however he made exceptions for his two friends William Charles Macready and Charles Dickens.
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Albion. Presentation Dinner of Sheriffs Booth and Copeland, Esqrs.
Albion. Presentation Dinner of Sheriffs Booth and Copeland, Esqrs.
Whiting Beaufort House [printer], [1829]
Letterpress on pink paper with embossed border and watercolour wash to border, sheet 315 x 245mm (12¼ x 9¾"). Glued to album sheet.
'The new Sheriffs [of London], Messrs. Booth and Copeland, gave their inaugural dinner on Saturday last, in the Albion Tavern, Aldersgate-street. It had been delayed to this time by the indisposition of Mr. Copeland.' (The Spectator, 17 January 1829). An elaborate menu listing an extravagant array of dining options.
[Ref: 32291]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[Christmas Banquet menu.] Mercers Hall. Dec. 22nd. 1852.
[Christmas Banquet menu.] Mercers Hall. Dec. 22nd. 1852.
Ring & Brymer, 15, Cornhill, and 62, Cannon Street, Successors to Birch, Birch, & Co.
A gilt-embossed menu. Sheet 250 x 200mm (9¾ x 8"). Laid on album paper.
A menu for a five-course christmas banquet, begun with 'Turtle and iced punch', followed by a huge selection including fish, turkey, beef, venison, woodcock, partridge, wild duck, pheasant, preserved ginger, and raspberry ice.
[Ref: 32417]   £130.00  
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[Four sheets relating to Monaco: two concert programmes for the Casino de Monaco; an admission ticket for one of those concerts; & a programme for a pigeon shoot.]
[Four sheets relating to Monaco: two concert programmes for the Casino de Monaco; an admission ticket for one of those concerts; & a programme for a pigeon shoot.]
[Three dated 1874.]
Three laid on album paper.
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Programme du jeu des eaux des Parcs de Versailles es de St Cloud. le 27 Aout 1849.
Programme du jeu des eaux des Parcs de Versailles es de St Cloud. le 27 Aout 1849. Le jeu des Eaux de Versailles commencera a 2 heures precise en aura lieur dans l'ordre suicant...Eaux de St. Cloud. Le grand jeu d'Eau, Les 24 jets, La grande Cascade, jouerons de 6 h a 8 heures du Soir.
Letterpress. 172 x 114mm (6¾ x 4½"). Foxing and creasing.
A programme for one of the spectacular 'Water Music' concerts at Versailles, which still continue today.
[Ref: 30454]   £45.00  
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V R. Official Programme of the Royal Procession at the Opening of the Imperial Institute.
V R. Official Programme of the Royal Procession at the Opening of the Imperial Institute. There will be Four Royal Processions the first that of the Prince Wales, who will be accompanied by the Duke of York, the Duke of Fife, and most likely the Princess May. The second the Duke and Duchess of Connaught and children, The third that of the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh & daughter. The Fourth will be the great procession of the Queen and leave Buckingham Palace at a quarter to 12 and consist of six carriages. First Carriage ... Equerry to Prince Henry of Battenbury, Equerry in waiting on Prince Christian, Field officer in Brigade Waiting. Second Carriage...Silver Stick, the Groom in waiting, Lady in Waiting on Princess Beatrice, Lady in Waiting in Princess Christian. Third Carriage...Keeper of the Privy Purse, Sir Henry Ponsonby, the second Equerry in Waiting, the two Maids of Honour. Fourth Carriage...Lord in Waiting, Gold Stick, Lady in Waiting, the Mistress of the Robes. Fifth Carriage...The Lord Chamberlain, the Lord Steward, Prince Henry of Battenberg, Prince Christian. Sixth Carriage...Princess Beatrice, Princess Christian, and THE QUEEN, the Senior Equerry in Waiting will ride alongside her Majesty’s State Carriage.
[n.d. c.1887.
Printed letterpress on crept de chine, rare. 406 x 406mm. 16 x 16".
A programme listing the Royal Procession that attended the opening of the Imperial Institute in London by Queen Victoria. It was established in 1887 as a result of the Colonial and Indian Exhibition of 1886 by the governments of the United Kingdom and several countries of the British Empire to promote research which would benefit the empire.
[Ref: 25908]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Royal Luncheon to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Guildhall 12 June Coronation Year MDMLIII.
Royal Luncheon to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Guildhall 12 June Coronation Year MDMLIII. [Intro Page:] To Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. A Royal Luncheon given by The Corporation of the City of London at Guildhall Friday 12 June 1953 in Celebration of Her Majesty's Coronation.
Designed & Printed at the Baynard Press, London. [1953.]
Printed letterpress, facsimile and photo-lithograph; embossed front cover; 4 sheet, double-side 4to. 280 x 205mm. 11 x 8".
The programme for the Royal Luncheon held at the Guildhall on Friday 12th June 1953, following her coronation 10 days previously; including the speeches, the musical programme, menu, list of toasts to tbe made, a picture of the Guildhall before damage by enemy action in December 1940, and a list of the Sub-Committee members.
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St. Neots Volunteer and Hunt Steeple Chases,  Friday, the 19th of April, 1861.
St. Neots Volunteer and Hunt Steeple Chases, Friday, the 19th of April, 1861. Published By Authority.
David Richard Tomson, Printer and Stationer, Market Hill, St. Neots. [1861.]
Illustrated letterpress race card with wood engraved vignette of a race; sheet 155 x 115mm, 6 x 4½". Vertical and horizontal fold crease.
A very scarce and attractive piece of popular printing, illustrated with an image of horses racing past crowds and stands.
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: 16786]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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Tercentenary Banquet 17.th April 1884 (Drill Hall: Forrest Road). Chairman, The Right Honourable John Inglis. Chancellor of the University.
Tercentenary Banquet 17.th April 1884 (Drill Hall: Forrest Road). Chairman, The Right Honourable John Inglis. Chancellor of the University.
C. Stewart & Co. [1884.]
Progamme and menu; booklet. 182 x 115mm. 7¼ x 4½".
A booklet with the menu, toast list and the programme of music for the University of Edinburgh's tercentenary banquet.
[Ref: 21016]   £50.00   (£60.00 incl.VAT)
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Theatre-Royal, Dundee. For the Benefit of the Poor of Dundee.
Theatre-Royal, Dundee. For the Benefit of the Poor of Dundee. On Friday Evening the 6th July, An Amateur Play will be Performed by the Officers of the 71st Highland Light Infantry, Colman's Comedy, in Three Acts, of Ways & Means... After which, the Farce of High Life Below Stairs... A Prologuem Written for the Occasion, will be spoken.
[1832.]
Letterpress theatre bill, 325 x 200mm, folded. Album paper stock on edge of front.
[Ref: 7100]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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Theatre Royal, Covent-Garden. Mr. Sinclair, continues to attract crowded and fashionable Houses-Not and Order can be given on the nights of his Performance-He will act Prince Orlando (for the 8th time) on Tuesday-and on Saturday Trumore in the Lord of the
Theatre Royal, Covent-Garden. Mr. Sinclair, continues to attract crowded and fashionable Houses-Not and Order can be given on the nights of his Performance-He will act Prince Orlando (for the 8th time) on Tuesday-and on Saturday Trumore in the Lord of the Manor, which was last night acted to a crowded audience with the most brilliant success. On Tuesday, the Opera of the Cabinet...Macklin's Comedy of the Man of the World...Cortez; Or, the Conquest of Mexico...Timour, the Tartar...Shakespeare's Tragedy of King John...[on verso:] This Present Friday, December 12, 1823, For the first time, will be produced, a New Tragedy, in five acts, called The Vespers of Palermo...Cortez: or, The Conquest of Mexioc...Spanish Cavalry.
Printed by W. Reynolds, 9, Denmark-Court, Strand. [n.d. c.1823.]
Letterpress broadside. 361 x 215mm (129 x 8½"). Paper toning, paper chipped lower left corner.
A theatre bill for the week of 19 December 1823 with Mexican interest. The actors included John Sinclair (1791-1857), Charles Mayne Young (1777-1856), Daniel Egerton (1772-1835); William Abbott (1789-1843), Charles Kemble (1775-1854), George John Bennett (1800-1879) and many more.
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Unprecedented Attraction! Mr. Edwin Forrest as Othello! 9th Night of the Grand Opera, 'The Siege of Corinth'. Madlle. Duvernay. Will appear in The Siege of Corint To-morrow Evening, and on Saturday will perform her celebrated Character of The Maid of
Unprecedented Attraction! Mr. Edwin Forrest as Othello! 9th Night of the Grand Opera, 'The Siege of Corinth'. Madlle. Duvernay. Will appear in The Siege of Corint To-morrow Evening, and on Saturday will perform her celebrated Character of The Maid of Cashmere. The Curtain will rise precisely at a Quarter before Seven o'Clock. Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. This Evening, Thursday, November 17.th 1836m their Majesties' Servants will perform Shakespeare's Tragedy of Othello!...Siege of Corinth. Founded on the splendid Poem of that Name, written by The Late Right Honourable Lord Byron...with The Celebrated Music, by Rossini, Adapted, (for the First Time on the English Stage), by Mr. T. Cooke...The following double chorus has been engaged:...[list of names.]
[1836.]
Letterpress. 336 x 210mm (13¼ x 8¼").
Greek interest. Programme bill with Bryon & Greek interest for the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane on 17 November, 1836. Advertising Mademoiselle Duvernay and particularly the American Shakespearean action Edwin Forrest (1806-1872).
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