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Charles Beckwith, Lt. Colonel Anglais, Bienfaiteur des Vaudois.
Charles Beckwith, Lt. Colonel Anglais, Bienfaiteur des Vaudois.
Adeveria. Lith de Lemercier, A Paris.
[n.d. c.1846.]
A very rare lithograph. 545 x 376mm (21½ x 14¾"). Two holes. Some creasing.
John Charles Beckwith (1789-1862) was a British army officer and missionary. He entered the British army in 1803, and in 1815 he served with Sir Thomas Picton's divsion at the battles of Quatre-Bras and Waterloo, where he lost his leg after it was shattered by a cannonball. He was awarded the Waterloo Medal and promoted to lieutenant-colonel. In 1837 he was raised to colonel and in 1846 to major-general. After his injury he returned home to Halifax, where he became a founder and patron of the town's first Sunday school, and in 1826 he was invited to visit the Duke of Wellington at Apsley House in London where he read Dr William Stephen Gilly's "Narrative of an Excursion to the Mountains of Piemont" (London, 1824). This inspired Beckwith to take an interest in the plight of a small group of Protestants known as Waldensians or Vaudois who lived in the Piedmont valleys near Pinerolo. He visited the Waldensians for several years until he decided to move to Turin and devote the rest of his life to assisting them. He worked to improve Waldensian schools, and therefore collected money from friends in England, visited the schools, urged building of new schools by the community, sent teachers to Lausanne and Florence for training, and encouraged the education of women. In all he opened or restored 120 district schools. In 1848, in recognition of his labours with the Waldensians, Beckwith received the cross of St Maurice and St Lazarius from the king.
[Ref: 17805]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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General Booth.
General Booth. Pen and Pencil.
From a Photograph by Elliott & Fry. Machure, MacDonald & Co., lith. Glasgow.
[n.d., c.1898.]
Tinted lithograph. Sheet 350 x 245mm (13¾ x 9¾").
William Booth (1829-1912), the founder and first General of the The Salvation Army.
[Ref: 44456]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Clarkson.
Clarkson.
From a Model in Wax by Miss C. Andras. W. Worthington sculp.
Pub. by R. Bowyer, Pall Mall, Jan, 1, 1810.
Engraving, image 135 x 110mm. 5¼ x 4¼".
Cameo bust portrait in profile of Thomas Clarkson (1760 - 1846), slavery abolitionist. Thomas Clarkson devoted his life to abolitionism. His An Essay on the Slavery and Commerce of the Human Species (1786) brought him into association with Granville Sharp, William Wilberforce and other opponents of slavery; Clarkson joined them in forming a society for the abolition of the slave trade. He visited British ports to collect facts for his pamphlet A Summary View of the Slave Trade and of the Probable Consequences of Its Abolition (1787), and the evidence that he gathered was used in the antislavery campaign led by Wilberforce in Parliament. In 1807, a bill for the abolition of the slave trade finally was passed, and the next year Clarkson's two-volume history of the trade was published. After sculptor and medallist Catherine Andras (1775 - 1860).
[Ref: 19921]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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John Collins [facsimile signature].
John Collins [facsimile signature].
[n.d., c.1840.]
Stipple and line engraving. 405 x 295mm (16 x 11½") very large margins. Paper lightly toned.
A full-length portrait of John Collins (1802-52) a Birmingham Chartist and toolmaker, co-author of 'Chartism: a New Organization of the People' with William Lovett, the movement's leader. It was written in 1840, when both men were in prison for seditious libel, having made placards that described the police who broke up an assembly as a 'bloodthirsty and unconstitutional force'.
[Ref: 40546]   £240.00  
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Captain Thomas Coram.
Captain Thomas Coram. Upon whose Petition and Sollicitation The Royal Charter for ye Foundling Hospital was Granted by his Majesty King George ye Second, [17 of October 1739].
Will.m Hogarth Pinxt. Ja.s McArdell Fecit. 1749 [year in scratch letters.]
Mezzotint. Sheet 350 x 260mm (13¾ x 10¼"). Trimmed within plate at bottom, losing end of title, small tear.
The philanthropic sea captain Thomas Coram (c.1668 - 1751), who in 1742 founded the Foundling Hospital in Guildford Street, London. It was a children's home established for the 'education and maintenance of exposed and deserted young children.' The artist William Hogarth was a friend of Coram's and later a governor of the institution. Handel donated an organ to the chapel and gave performances of the 'Messiah' on it, raising £7,000.
CS: 45 I of III; Goodwin: 8 II of V.
[Ref: 34357]   £280.00  
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Catn. Thos. Coram
Catn. Thos. Coram who after 17 Years unwearied application, obtained the Charter of the Foundling Hospital, To the Governors & Guardians of the Hospital, this Print is humbly dedicated by their obedient humble Servt. R. Cribb.
W. Hogarth Pinxt. W. Nutter sculpt.
London, Published Dec. 1. 1796, by R. Cribb, No.288 Holborn.
Stipple, 580 x 405mm. 22¾ x 16". Light foxing, mostly marginal. One tear to lower margin.
The philanthropic sea captain Thomas Coram (c.1668 - 1751), who in 1742 founded the Foundling Hospital in Guildford Street, London. It was a children's home established for the 'education and maintenance of exposed and deserted young children.' The artist William Hogarth was a friend of Coram's and later a governor of the institution. Handel donated an organ to the chapel and gave performances of the 'Messiah' on it, raising £7,000. Coram sits surrounded by emblems representing his mercantilist and philanthropic activities, including a scroll lettered "The Royal Charter" for the hospital. The charter was signed in 1739, and the hospital started receiving children at the end of 1745. After William Hogarth (1697 - 1764).
[Ref: 11732]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Elizabeth Fry [signature in pencil.]
Elizabeth Fry [signature in pencil.]
[n.d. c.1820.]
Lithograph. 235 x 211mm. Cut to image.
Elizabeth Fry (née Gurney) (1780-1845) was an English prison reformer, social reformer and, as a Quaker, a Christian philanthropist. Fry was a major driving force behind new legislation to make the treatment of prisoners more humane, and she was supported in her efforts by the reigning monarch. Since 2002, she has been depicted on the Bank of England £5 note. In 1817 she helped found the Association for the Reformation of the Female Prisoners in Newgate. This led to the eventual creation of the British Ladies' Society for Promoting the Reformation of Female Prisoners, widely described by biographers and historians as constituting the first "nationwide" women's organization in Britain. Fry became well known in society. Some people criticized her for having such an influential role as a woman. Others alleged that she was neglecting her duties as a wife and mother in order to conduct her humanitarian work. One admirer was Queen Victoria, who granted her an audience a few times and contributed money to her cause.
[Ref: 12559]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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Mademoiselle le Gras fondatrice et premiere Superieure de la Compagnie des filles de la charité Servantes des pauvres malades [...]
Mademoiselle le Gras fondatrice et premiere Superieure de la Compagnie des filles de la charité Servantes des pauvres malades [...]
G. DuChange sculp.
[n.d., c.1720]
Engraving, sheet 335 x 245mm (13¼ x 9½"). Trimmed inside platemark; creasing.
Portrait of Saint Louise de Marillac (1591-1660), who in 1633 co-founded (with Vincent de Paul) the Company of the Daughters of Charity, which served the needs of the sick and poor. Under Louise's guidance the Company expanded to include orphanages, institutions for the elderly and mentally ill, and work in prisons and on the battlefield. The text recounts her virtues. Engraved by Gaspard Duchange (1662-1757).
[Ref: 31318]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Mary and Lucy Gützlaff.
Mary and Lucy Gützlaff.
Johanna Rückert nee Greve. London 1840.
Very scarce lithograph. 495 x 324mm. 19½ x 13¼". Large margins. Staining and foxing. Tears and creases around the margin edges.
Presentation by artist in ink at bottom: "Mrs. Reichardt for the care of Miss..." Karl Gützlaff (1803-1851) was a German missionary to the Far East and notable as one of the first Protestant missionaries in Bangkok, Thailand and for his books about China; one of the first Protestant missionaries in China to dress like a Chinese. In 1834 Gützlaff married his second wife, Mary Warnstall, who ran a school and home for the blind in Macau. Whilst living in Macau and through the school, they began rescuing and educating blind children and shortly afterwards they sent four blind girls to England for further education; these are probably two of these girls. Gützlaff is not recorded to have had children.
[Ref: 20192]   £320.00  
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This Print, From the celebrated Statue of Thomas Guy Esq.r is by Permission dedicated to The President, Treasurer and Governors at Guy's Hospital, by their most obliged and obedient Servant, J. Tickell Viner.
This Print, From the celebrated Statue of Thomas Guy Esq.r is by Permission dedicated to The President, Treasurer and Governors at Guy's Hospital, by their most obliged and obedient Servant, J. Tickell Viner.
J.T. Viner Pinxt. J. Bacon, R.A. Fecit. A.M. Huffam scuplt.
Printed by S.H. Hawkins. [n.d. c.1840.]
A rare mezzotint with etching. Plate 722 x 458mm. 28½ x 18". Crease through the centre of the image. Some spotting.
View of a tomb under a rounded arch, with a sculpture of Thomas Guy standing on a pedestal, pointing with his right hand towards left, holding the hand a sick man seated at right; hospital building behing; two roundels at front. Thomas Guy (1644-1724) was a British bookseller, speculator and de facto founder of Guy's Hospital, London in 1707.
Ex Collection: Norman Blackburn.
[Ref: 19788]   £440.00  
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Jonas Hanway [m.s.]
Jonas Hanway [m.s.] En Fides, et Pax, et Honor, Pudory, Prisous, et neglecta redire Virtus Audet. Hor. Car. Sec.
T. Orde [pinx] Bretherton [sculp]
[n.d., c. 1785]
Etching, sheet 230 x 145mm (9 x 5½"). Trimmed around printed area.
Unusual portrait of the merchant and philanthropist Jonas Hanway (bap. 1712 d. 1786). He founded the Marine Society to recruit men for the Royal Navy, and gave enthusiastic support to the Magdalen Hospital for Penitent Prostitutes, amongst other causes. He has also been described as the first gentleman to walk the streets of London with an umbrella!
[Ref: 23172]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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[John Howard.]
[John Howard.]
Engraved by Edmund Scott, from an Original Picture by Mather Brown.
[n.d., c.1790.]
Stipple. 440 x 350mm. Narrow margins, small tear.
John Howard (1726?-90), prison reformer. Having experienced French prison in 1756 he started a campaign to improve prison conditions when he became High Sherriff of Bedfordshire in 1773. He published an influential book, 'The State of the Prisons', in 1777.
[Ref: 6941]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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This Portrait of John Howard Esq. F.R.S. in respectfully dedicated to the Noblemen & Gentlemen who subscribed for the purpose of erecting a Statue to him, By their most obedient Servants, ~ William Ellis & Edmund Scott.
This Portrait of John Howard Esq. F.R.S. in respectfully dedicated to the Noblemen & Gentlemen who subscribed for the purpose of erecting a Statue to him, By their most obedient Servants, ~ William Ellis & Edmund Scott. Can we forget the generous Man, / Who touch'd with human woe, / redressive sought / Into the horrors of the gloomy jail. Thomson.
Engraved by Edmund Scott, from an Original Picture by Mather Brown.
Published Sepr. 14th 1789, by E. Scott. Brunswick Row, Queens Square, Bloomsbury, & W. Ellis, Gwynes Buildings. Islington.~
A rare stipple. 502 x 350mm. 19¾ x 13¾. Some staining and ink spot in the title area.
John Howard (1726?-1790), was a prison reformer and social campaigner, here holding a 'plan for a Lazaretto', a quarantine station for maritime travellers. Howard experienced imprisonment himself in France in 1756. It was not until 1773 when he became High Sheriff of Bedfordshire that he initiated an important campaign to transform prison conditions. He spent a lot of his time visiting prisons in Britain and Europe, leading him to write his influential book "The State of Prisons", first published in 1777. A highly reserved man, Howard shunned public recognition throughout his life.
see Ref: 6941 for proof.
[Ref: 14988]   £230.00  
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John Howard Esq.r
John Howard Esq.r Literary Magazine.
J. Holloway ad vivum delin et Sculp.
Published as the Act directs: August 1791 by C. Forster N 41 Poultry.
Etching and engraving. Plate 190 x 127mm. 7½ x 5". Uncut.
John Howard (1726?-1790), was a prison reformer and social campaigner. He experienced imprisonment himself in France in 1756. It was not until 1773 when he became High Sherriff of Bedfordshire that he initiated an important campaign to transform prision conditions. He spent a lot of his time visiting prisons in Britain and Europe, leading him to write his influential book "The State of Prisons", first published in 1777. A highly resrved man, Howard shunned public recognition throughout his life.
[Ref: 20175]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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Ionnes. Hus. Anno Ætatis 40.
Ionnes. Hus. Anno Ætatis 40. Credo Unam Esse Ecclesiam Sanctum Catholica.
[René Boyvin.]
[n.d., c.1580.]
Engraving. Sheet: 170 x 130mm (6¾ x 5¼"). Trimmed and laid on album sheet, small nick in left side and a tear in the bottom right corner.
A profile portrait of Czech priest, philosopher and dean of Charles University of Prague, Jan Hus (1369-1415) who was a seminal figure of the Bohemian Reformation and a key predecessor of Prostestantism. The print is engraved by influential French engraver René Boyvin (1525-1598 or 1625/6) who was born in Angers and was an important figure in the diffusion of the style of the Fontainebleau school.
[Ref: 45662]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Yours very truly William Knibb.
Yours very truly William Knibb.
Drawn on Stone by Bell Smith. Hullmandel & Watson Lithographers.
Published and Sold by Dyer & Co. Paternoster Row [n.d. c.1840].
Lithograph on india paper. 340 x 255mm. Foxing, largely in margins. Trimmed.
Missionary to Jamaica and abolitionist [1803 - 1845].
[Ref: 5606]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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John Kyrle, The Man of Ross.
John Kyrle, The Man of Ross.
Thomson sc.
Published as the Act directs, May 1818.
Stipple. 185 x 107mm. 7¼ x 4¼". Damaged. Some creasing.
John Kyrle (1637-1724) was an English philanthropist, known as "the Man of Ross", remembered for his time in Ross-on-Wye. He took a huge interest in the development of Ross; in the education of the children and in improving the town. He was behind the establishment of 'The Prospect', a public garden. His main focus throughout his life was to better the life of working people and encouraging self-respect.
[Ref: 17863]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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Mr. John Lilborne.
Mr. John Lilborne. 53.
from an original Painting. M. V.de Gucht fecit:
[n.d. c.1720.]
Engraving with large margins. 171 x 102mm (6¾ x 4").
John Lilburne (1614-1657) the English political Leveller, known as Freeborn John. He coined the term 'freeborn rights'.
[Ref: 29693]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Daniel Lock Esqr.
Daniel Lock Esqr.
Willm. Hogarth Pinxt. J. Mc.Ardell Fecit.
[n.d. c.1760.]
Mezzotint. Plate 350 x 250mm. 13¾ x 9¾".
Daniel Lock (1681-1754), Governor of the Foundling Hospital. He is seated here holding a plan of the Foundling Hospital.
CS: 120: i of ii. Goodwin: 139: i. Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 14805]   £180.00  
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Philippus Melanthon. Anno Ætatis 40.
Philippus Melanthon. Anno Ætatis 40. Si Deus Pro Nobis Quis Contra Nos.
[René Boyvin.]
[n.d., c.1580.]
Engraving, 1st state; AFD (Abroise Fermin-Didot) Collector's Stamp verso in ink. Plate: 165 x 120mm (6½ x 4¾"). Some cockling and light staining.
A portrait of German religious reformer Philip Melancthon (1497-1560) who collaborated with Martin Luther and was one of the first systematic theologians in the Prostestant Reformation. The print is engraved by influential French engraver René Boyvin (1525-1598 or 1625/6) who was born in Angers and was an important figure in the diffusion of the style of the Fontainebleau school.
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Thomas Murphy Esq.r.
Thomas Murphy Esq.r. Dedicated to the Rate Payers of St Pancras as a tribute of respect for his Talented & Zealous exertions in the cause of Parochial Reform.
Engraved by Francis Holl after T.W. Harland.
Published July 1, 1835, by T.W. Harland & Francis Holl.
Stipple, rare. 245 x 195mm (9½ x 7¾"). Trimmed into plate at top.
Thomas Murphy, an Irish coal merchant, lead the Parochial Reform Party in opposition to the 1836 Poor Law.
NPG D39104.
[Ref: 44432]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Central Executive Committee National Fair-Trade League, and other Fiscal Reformers. 1887.
Central Executive Committee National Fair-Trade League, and other Fiscal Reformers. 1887.
[London: December 31st. 1887.]
Engraving. 502 x 640mm. 19¾ x 25¼".
Supplement to a Special Double Number of "Fair-Trade", which was 'A Weekly Journal Devoted to Industry and Commerce'.
Ex Collection: Norman Blackburn. National Library of Ireland.
[Ref: 19802]   £220.00  
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James Bronterre O'Brien.
James Bronterre O'Brien.
[n.d., c.1850.]
Engraving. Plate: 145 x 220mm (5¾ x 8¾"), large margins. Slight marking.
A seated portrait of Irish chartist and reformer James Bronterre O'Brien (1805-1864).
[Ref: 44545]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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Richard Oastler, 12 Coffee Gallery, Fleet Prison Dec. 9 1840
Richard Oastler, 12 Coffee Gallery, Fleet Prison Dec. 9 1840
Madeley lith. 5 Wellington St. Strand
Lithograph, rare, sheet 230 x 150mm (9 x 6"). Trimmed. Bit messy.
Richard Oastler (1789 - 1861), factory reformer. Oastler was famously 'awakened' in 1830 to the cruelties routinely practiced in English textile mills, and throughout the 1830s was an infuential advocate of factory reform, his oratorical skills earned him the sobriquet 'The factory king'. His paternalistic view of society meant that Oastler, the quintessential Tory radical, abhorred the idea of strikes, trade unions and universal suffrage. Eventually, in 1838, Thomas Thornhill, the squire of Fixby who employed Oastler as a steward on his estate, turned against Oastler, dismissing him and initiating legal proceedings against him. Unable to repay debts to Thornhill which he had accumulated, Oastler was committed to the Fleet prison for three and a half years (the date on this print is the date his sentence began). As this portrait suggests, Oastler kept busy in prison editing a weekly newspaper, and continued to edit a magazine after his release, but these had little influence. It was not as a writer but as a presence and speaker that Oastler was most influential.
[Ref: 41659]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Richard Oastler [signature facsimile.]
Richard Oastler [signature facsimile.]
Painted By R. Garside. Engraved By J. Posselwhite.
[n.d., c.1841.]
Stipple and line engraving, 429 x 330mm.
Richard Oastler (1789 - 1861), reformer. 'The factory king', Oastler was a Tory radical who turned factory reform into a compelling national issue. His paternalistic view of society meant that he abhorred the idea of universal suffrage. However, he was a hero without parallel within northern radicalism and his inclusion symbolically incorporated him into the Chartist movement.
NP: 7845.
[Ref: 7998]   £330.00  
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Richard Oastler [facsimile signature].
Richard Oastler [facsimile signature]. London Dispatch Office Catherine Street Strand.
[n.d. c.1840]
Stipple engraving. 223 x 146mm. 8¾" x 5¾".
Richard Oastler (20 December 1789 - 22 August 1861) was an English labour reformer and abolitionist. He fought for the rights of working children in the Factory Act of 1847, and was also a prominent leader of the Factory reform and anti-Poor Law movement.
[Ref: 8478]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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Rob.t Palmer [facsimile signature].
Rob.t Palmer [facsimile signature].
Painted by E.W.Eddis. Engraved by J.J.Chant.
London, Published August 18th 1863 by Henry Graves & Co. the Proprietors Publishers to the Queen, 6. Pall Mall.
Mezzotint on india, Printsellers' Association blindstamp. 600 x 490mm. Crease in image.
Robert Palmer (1793-1872), Tory MP for Berkshire 182531. He was a magistrate in 1815 and High Sheriff of Berkshire in 1818. In his will he endowed 'Robert Palmer's Almshouse Charity,' which remains active today.
[Ref: 2304]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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John Pounds, late of St Mary Street Portsmouth,
John Pounds, late of St Mary Street Portsmouth, who while making an honest substance by Mending Shoes was also School-Master, Gratuitouslyly, to some hundreds of the Childeren of his poor Neighbours. Born 17 June 1766 _ Died 1 January 1839, Aged 72.
Drawn on Stone by W. Mitchell, from the Original Painting by H.S. Sheaf, in the possession of E. Carter Esq.r.
Printed & Published by W.H. Charpentier, Artists' Repository 50, High Street, Portsmouth. [n.d., 1839.]
Lithograph. Sheet 435 x 315mm (17 x 12½"). Trimmed to image at top.
Apprenticed as a shipwright in the Portsmouth dockyard, Pounds was still a teenager when he fell into a dry dock, leaving him with permanent, crippling injuries. He became a cobbler, but while he worked he would give the poor and homeless children the basics of education. He would entice them in with hot baked potatoes, sometimes having as many as 40 children in his fourteen by eighteen feet workshop, as illustrated here. Thomas Guthrie (often credited with the creation of Ragged Schools) wrote his 'Plea for Ragged Schools' in 1847, proclaiming John Pounds as the originator of the idea. The 'Gentleman's Magazine' obituary of Pounds was published in February 1840, in which this print was described.
[Ref: 46400]   £360.00  
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Rev.d Ja.s Read.
Rev.d Ja.s Read. Missionary to Africa.
Painted by Morris. Engraved by H. Cook.
[n.d. c.1820.]
Stipple. 215 x 120mm (8½ x 4¾").
James Read (1777-1852), the missionary in Cape Colony and political activist. In November 1798 he set sail for the South Seas under the aegis of the London Missionary Society. His ship was captured and he managed to return to London before setting sail again and arriving in Cape Town in 1800.
[Ref: 28554]   £50.00   (£60.00 incl.VAT)
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Granville Sharp Esqr.
Granville Sharp Esqr.
Engraved by T. Blood, from an original Drawing by Geo. Dance Esq.r R.A.
London. Published for the European Magazine by James Asperne No.32, Cornbill 1st. Jan.y 1817.
Stipple engraving. 205 x 155mm (8 x 5").
Granville Sharp (10 November 1735 - 6 July 1813) was an English campaigner for the abolition of the slave trade, regarded as one of the founding fathers of Sierra Leone.
[Ref: 1500]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Granville Sharp Esqr.
Granville Sharp Esqr.
Engraved by T. Blood, from an original Drawing by Geo. Dance Esq.r R.A. Proof.
London. Published for the European Magazine by James Asperne No.32, Cornbill 1st. Jan.y 1817.
Proof stipple. 205 x 155mm (8 x 5") large margins.
Granville Sharp (10 November 1735 - 6 July 1813) was an English campaigner for the abolition of the slave trade, regarded as one of the founding fathers of Sierra Leone.
[Ref: 43397]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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[Lord Mahon.]
[Lord Mahon.]
JS[ayers] f.
Published 17th June 1782 by C.Bretherton.
Etching on thick watermarked laid paper, 175 x 110mm. 7 x 4¼". Large margins, uncut.
Caricature of Charles Stanhope, 3rd Earl Stanhope (1753 - 1816), politician and scientist, standing in profile to the right, body bent forward, right hand extended as if making an impassioned speech. He holds his hat and cane in his left hand. He is plainly dressed, his lank and scanty hair tied at the neck. Stanhope was a leading member of the reforming London Revolution Society 1788-91. He laid out the Society's principles, which asserted that all civil and political authority derived from the people, that the abuse of power justified resistance and that trial by jury, freedom of the press and freedom of elections should always be held sacred. He was satirised in popular prints as 'Citizen Stanhope' because of his democratic principles but the society, though short-lived, was influential in framing Britain's reaction to the French Revolution. By James Sayers (1748 - 1823). Sayers's caricatures were so powerful and direct in their purpose that Fox is said to have declared that they did him more harm than all the attacks made on him in parliament or the press. Numbered 'XIX' in plate upper left. The publisher Charles Bretherton (c.1760 fl - 1783) was the younger brother of James Bretherton.
BM Satires 6072.
[Ref: 21348]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Joseph Sturge Esq.r President of the Complete Suffrage Association.
Joseph Sturge Esq.r President of the Complete Suffrage Association. Specimen of the Sentinel Portrait Gallery. No. 1.
[n.d. c.1840.]
Mezzotint. Sheet 437 x 310mm. 17¼" x 12¼". Varnished.
Joseph Sturge (1793 - May 14, 1859), son of a farmer in Gloucestershire, was an English Quaker and founder of the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, now Anti-Slavery International, who spent his life engaged in Radical political actions supporting pacifism, working class rights, and the universal emancipation of slaves. In Jamaica, Joseph Sturge helped to found Free Villages with the Baptists, one of which was named Sturge Town in his memory. Very scarce.
[Ref: 9348]   £420.00  
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Thos Whittaker,  Preston [facsimile signature and mss.]
Thos Whittaker, Preston [facsimile signature and mss.] Tell me not what strong drink has been...It is Britains curse. It is the God of ths Nation.
T.W. Wilson del. Alvey, lith. London Road.
[n.d., c.1830.]
Lithograph, sheet 315 x 220mm. 12½ x 8¾". Diagonal crease.
A temperance campaigner speaking and gesticulating, clutching a scroll of paper in his left hand. Presumably he is an antecedent of Sir Thomas Palmer Whittaker (1850 - 1919), the politician and temperance reformer, newspaper editor and writer.
[Ref: 15176]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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T. Clarkson et Wilberforce.
T. Clarkson et Wilberforce.
[Indistinctly signed in plate.]
1835.
Stipple, sheet 255 x 170mm. 10 x 6¾". Light foxing, vertical crease to right edge of sheet.
William Wilberforce (1759 - 1833) was an evangelical Christian and social reformer who dedicated himself to the 'suppression of the Slave Trade and the reformation of manners'. He entered Parliament in 1780 as a Tory MP and was the Parliamentary leader of the Abolition movement from 1787. After years of campaigning, Wilberforce's bill to end Britain's part in slave trading was passed to a standing ovation in 1807. Thomas Clarkson (1760 - 1846) was one of the early British abolitionists, and interested Wilberforce in the issue. A further act of 1833 provided for the emancipation of slaves in British colonies.
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Wilberforce.
Wilberforce.
From a Model in Wax by Miss C. Andras. W. Worthington sculp.
Pub. by R. Bowyer, Pall Mall, Jan, 1, 1810.
Engraving, image 140 x 110mm. 5½ x 4¼".
Cameo bust portrait in profile of William Wilberforce (1759 - 1833), an evangelical Christian and social reformer who dedicated himself to the 'suppression of the Slave Trade and the reformation of manners'. He entered Parliament in 1780 as a Tory MP and was the Parliamentary leader of the Abolition movement from 1787. After years of campaigning, Wilberforce's bill to end Britain's part in slave trading was passed to a standing ovation in 1807. A further act of 1833 provided for the emancipation of slaves in British colonies. After sculptor and medallist Catherine Andras (1775 - 1860).
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yours after J. Williams [facsimile.]
yours after J. Williams [facsimile.]
[Henry Room.] Printed in Oil Colours by G. Baxter, (Patentee, 3.Charterhouse Square.)
Published, by J. Snow, 26. Paternoster Row. [n.d. c.1843.]
Bright and vivid oil colouring. 222 x 140mm. 8¾ x 5½".
John Williams (1796 -1839), missionary active in the South Pacific. George Baxter (1804 - 1867) is regarded as the 'Inventor' of colour printing. The Baxter process, which he patented in 1835, involved an initial metal keyplate and up to 20 wood or metal blocks to apply each individual colour. Baxter had published quite a few prints of Williams including his massacre on the island of Erromanga a few days after landing.
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