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[Pair of Scrap Albums made by 'Francis Levein (Secretary London Stock Exchange about, 1877.)
[Pair of Scrap Albums made by 'Francis Levein (Secretary London Stock Exchange about, 1877.) Approximately 300 pages in 2 volumes, a mixture of pen & ink drawings [some Jewish interest], 6 pencil drawings signed by "Frederick Weekes", many social and political illustrations from publications such as 'Illustrated London News' and 'The Graphic'.

[Ref: 42]   £450.00  
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Culs De Lampe [annotated in red crayon].
Culs De Lampe [annotated in red crayon].
39 leaves of engraved and manuscript decorative vignettes of typographical, calligraphic and architectural interest, mostly from the 17th and 18th centuries. Includes makeshift titlepage and 1 blank end paper in unmarked blue 19th century stamped binding. Sheet 230 x 310mm. Evidence of age to binding, extremities frayed.
An album that contains pen and ink drawings, woodcuts and engravings, often composed of animal or botannical forms, designed to enhance text sheets or serve as chapter delineators, or at the beginning or end of pages in decorative manuscript or printed volumes. Cut out from their original broadsheets and glued to the album pages, often text shows through from verso. There is a series of what appear to be roundell designs for mouldings for ceilings, or possibly frames, in sepia ink. Also included are ornate French titlepages, and empty frames for text, both pen and ink and printed, composed of decorative rococo natural forms and allegorical figurative motifs. An interesting collection put together in the 19th century that must be viewed.
[Ref: 173]   £750.00   view all images for this item
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[Album of 25 sketches of paddle steamers.]
[Album of 25 sketches of paddle steamers.]
[Dated between 1850-53.]
22 pen, ink & watercolour sketches, 3 pencil sketches, each sheet 180 x 250mm, loose in original half morocco album. Ten illustrations pasted on the album sheets.
A unique collection of very fine sketches of paddle steamers. Five are titled with the construnction history, including 'Vivid', 'Royal William' & 'Transit', others the name is visible on the side of the ship.
[Ref: 312]   £5,800.00  
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[Pair of albums of Chinese watercolours on rice paper; with] A Lantern Seller.
[Pair of albums of Chinese watercolours on rice paper; with] A Lantern Seller.
[Albums n.d., c.1830?, Lantern Seller n.d, c.1860.]
Two albums, 130 x 155mm, silk-covered boards; 8 watercolours of figures, & 17 watercolours of lanterns and decorations. Lantern seller a tinted lithograph, sheet 200 x 130mm.
A fine collection of Chinese watercolours in fine colour.
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[Collection of 48 plates of Portugese costume & trades.]
[Collection of 48 plates of Portugese costume & trades.]
Palhares lith. T. da Palha 15.
48 coloured lithographs with gum arabic highlights, each c. 245 x 320mm. Some plate with minor stains 6 laid on board.
[Ref: 4653]   £2,800.00   view all images for this item
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[Album of original etchings, various subjects, by Sir George Hayter.]
[Album of original etchings, various subjects, by Sir George Hayter.]
[c.1850.]
Composite set of twelve etched plates, numbered non-sequentially and largely printed in brownish ink, apparently from the artist's personal collection. Stitched but disbound and lacking boards, with marble endpapers; folio, 345 x 255mm (13½ x 10"). Signed 'George Hayter 1852' in ink to front free-endpaper, original pen and ink sketch from life by Hayter on thin scrap pasted to verso of fly-leaf. Showing the same bespectacled face in profile in two expressions, it is captioned “My father drawn with my eyes shut G.H. July 1806(?)”. Foxing to plates, waterstain to upper left corners.
The plates, titled and dated c.1812-1829, include a self-portrait of Hayter, study of a lion, a Saracen warrior on horseback, Saint Bernard, The Prophet Ezra, and Frontispiece to a Lady's Album. A unique and intimate collection. Sir George Hayter (1792 - 1871), portrait and history painter, son of the miniaturist Charles Hayter. He was appointed Queen Victoria's court portraitist in 1837.
[Ref: 20217]   £480.00   view all images for this item
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[Travelling salesman's stock book]
[Travelling salesman's stock book]
[n.d., c.1851]
Album of 102 engravings, 185 x 345mm (7¼ x 13¼"). Unique and rare
A collection of 102 engravings and lithographs, including many billheads and letterheads, probably compiled for use as a stock book by a travelling salesman. The engravings are datable to around 1839-51. The album includes thirty-seven topographical engravings published by John Newman (1813?-1896), and several by Manchester based engravers including George Bradshaw and F. Shields. The majority are topographical in subject, with several relating to the Great Exhibition, although other decorative subjects are also represented.
[Ref: 22506]   £950.00   view all images for this item
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[Scrap album of Daniel Wares Smith, Proprietor of the Hong Kong Daily Press.]
[1870s-1890s.]
Folio scrapbook, 44pp. Some wear.
Contains newspaper clippings, photographs, Wares 'Certificate of Registration' with the British Consulate at Shanghai for 1869 & 1874, a theatre programme for the Pekin Troupe, letters, sketches and a pencil sketch town plan.
[Ref: 7149]   £1,250.00  
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[Sketchbook of an upper-class lady amateur, Sarah Monk Cuslace(?); subjects include houses, marine views and scenes from drama and popular literature, some copied from other images.]
[Sketchbook of an upper-class lady amateur, Sarah Monk Cuslace(?); subjects include houses, marine views and scenes from drama and popular literature, some copied from other images.]
[British, c.1815.]
Charming and desirable sketchbook, 12mo, 18 pp. [+6], 15 pen and ink and watercolour drawings numbered to verso, complete as 'description of The preceding Drawings' (three following pages of ink mss.); original gilt tooled calf binding. Binding scuffed and rubbed; upper cover and fly leaf disbound. Some leaves excised; three doyley-form cartes-de-visit loosley inserted.
All compositions are executed with considerable skill by an accomplished hand. The identity of the artist is revealed at the back, with cut-out initials 'SMC' and full name glued to the final two pages. The 'description' refers to "a scene which passed in the May of 1809", a fishing party at Eythrope, seat of the Earl of Chesterfield. Houses depicted include Lethington House, East Lothian, Scotland; Shakespeare's house at Stratford; Woburn Abbey, Bedfordshire; the mausoleum at Cobham Park; and Longleat in Wiltshire. Also included is a scene from Shakespeare, Mr. Kemble as Cato, scenes from the Ballad of Chevvy Chase and Marmion, the epic poem by Sir Walter Scott; two marine views featuring British warships and sailors.
[Ref: 18565]   £680.00   view all images for this item
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[Collection of comic actors.]
[Collection of comic actors.] Gandolin/ [Untitled]/ Seignior Doctoroe Medico/ Guillot. Goriv/ Iacquemin Iadot/ Gros. Guillaume/ Iodolet/ Sigr. Scaramouch & his company of Comedians./ Gautier Gargville/ Turlupin.
[n.d., c.1690.]
14 etched figures with titles, excised and glued to ten laid paper sheets c.291 x 190mm, sometimes two per sheet, the whole mounted into thick paper stitched album (495 x 395mm).
Representations of noted Continental comedians in character as their most famous creations and aliases. Gaultier-Garguille (pseudonym of Hugues Guéru, d. 1633), Gros-Guillaume (Robert Guérin, d. 1634) and Turlupin (Henri Legrand, d. 1637) were members of a famous trio of farceurs who played at the Hôtel de Bourgogne in the early 17th century. They also performed in tragedies. From etched plates attributed to a Jacob Collins (1675 - 1713; fl). Part of the 'I Collins fecit' lettering visible in the 'Signor Scaramouch' image lower left. A note accompanying these prints in the BM suggests Nicolas Bonnart I (1637 - 1718) was the publisher at Paris.
Ex: Collection of Alec Clunes.
[Ref: 7811]   £1,300.00  
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[Scrap album containing Cricket Ephemera.]
[Scrap album containing Cricket Ephemera.]
[n.d., c.1850.]
Scrap album. Size: 290 x 235mm (11¼ x 9¼"). Damage to spine.
An album containing a large amount of cricketing ephemera and articles, including both printed score cards and a very important manuscript score card indicating that, in 1837 Alfred Adams scored 279 against Bishops Stortford, the highest ever score recorded in cricket at the time of 279.
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[Scrapbook of household and trade related ephemera.]
[Scrapbook of household and trade related ephemera.]
[n.d., c.1840-50's.]
Scrapbook containing various ephemera; in pencil on frontcover Ed. Hall Archt. Overall size: 570 x 430mm (22½ x 17"). Not bound.
A unique collection of 69 items including building, construction, renovation, trades and household related material; a large number of advertisements for fixtures, fittings, decorating and building equipment, such as 'Churchian System for Regulating Doors and Windows', 'Dr. Arnott's Ventilating Chimney Valve', 'The Architectural Tile Company's Patent Roofing and Facing Tiles' and 'The Patent Torrent Water Closet' dated 1849, describing 'the absolute necessity for the universal adoption of Water Colsets, in lieu of Cesspools, as essential to the health, comfort and economy of all classes'. In many cases, the advertisements are accompanied by corresponding, hand written letters from customers ordering supplies and fixtures.
[Ref: 37266]   £2,500.00   view all images for this item
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[Scrap Album Compiled by William Eassie C.E.]
[Scrap Album Compiled by William Eassie C.E.]
[n.d., c.1870]
Scrapbook in marbled boards, backed in linen. Extremities frayed, some sheets loose. worn.
An industrial scrapbook containing designs, photographs and adverts for machinery and woodwork and joinery tools, including annotation in manuscript.
[Ref: 37502]   £1,250.00   view all images for this item
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[Collection of letterpress and hand-written pages with a Methodist theme.]
[Collection of letterpress and hand-written pages with a Methodist theme.]
[Various dates 1779-1821.]
Some signs of wear.
A collection of broadsides containing news clippings, hymn sheets, and prayers mostly relating to Methodism including an account of missionaries in Ceylon and an advert for prominent methodist and lace maker George Frederick Urling's new shop in Covent Garden. However, the item also includes a petition for a Christmas box from dustmen of a London street, a war song, a clipping describing the arrival of the bones of a mamouth beast found in Mississippi which states 'an animal of such dimensions must have been a contemporary of the almost fabulous Kraken', and an interesting strip of adverts offering rewards for the recapture of runaway slaves in the U.S.
[Ref: 40888]   £520.00   view all images for this item
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[A P&O Company letter ledger.]
[A P&O Company letter ledger.]
[May - July 1911.]
Quarto binder with index leaves; 190 numbered items. Some wear.
A volume of general correspondence to the London offices of P&O, including: complaints about service; plans for the Coronation Durbar at Delhi; requests for ships for sale and breaking; investigations into butter-pilfering; an offer of training for telegraph operators; pamplets advertising the maiden voyage of T.S.S. Maunganui to Australia, and a plea from a Maltese lace trader to have his permit to sell his wares on P&O ships traversing the Suez Canal reinstated.
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[Period scrap album containing an etching published by Darton, 1817; 'Natives pursuing Kangaroo's in the neighbourhood of New South Wales' after George Stubbs.]
[Period scrap album containing an etching published by Darton, 1817; 'Natives pursuing Kangaroo's in the neighbourhood of New South Wales' after George Stubbs.]
[n.d., c.1817.] [Illustration; London, Published by Darton, Harvey & Darton, Gracechurch Street, Sept.r 1, 1817. ]
Scrap album. Size: 290 x 230mm (11½ x 9"). Broken at spine.
A period scrap album containing mixed material, including prints, silhouetted cut-outs, drawings and watercolours, largely natural history. Includes a hand coloured etching titled, 'Natives pursuing Kangaroo's in the neighbourhood of New South Wales'; two aboriginies hunting kangaroos with spears, European buildings and a ship in the background. The female has two joeys in her pouch, a very unlikely occurence. The shape of the kangaroos is based on the illustration by George Stubbs, painted from a skin provided by Sir Joseph Banks and used in the Official Account of Cook's First Voyage. The representation of Sydney is among the first of the colony.
Lennox-Boyd, 'George Stubbs: The Complete Engraved Works', 463.
[Ref: 39566]   £350.00   view all images for this item
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[A collection of Trade Cards in four Albums.]
[A collection of Trade Cards in four Albums.]
[n.d., c.1850.]
Scrap albums. Sizes: 270 x 350mm (10½ x 13¾"). 255 x 360mm (10 x 14"). 295 x 445mm (11½ x 17½").
A fabulous collection of Trade cards in four albums 1840-1860's, Business cards, and invitations put together by Fanny van Beveren as titled on the cover board of one of her albums of over 1500 items including most trades, hotels, kitchen equipment, perfumes etc. A unique record of mainly Belgium industrial and shop industry. Includes in ink a listing of a journey from Colbenz on 21/7/1844 amd finishing 20/10/1844 in Bruxelles, via Germany, Sweden, Russia, Odessa, Constantimople, Greece, in quarantine, Ancona, Trieste, Verona then Germany and finally Bruxelles by Pierre van Derbon and Edward de Doncker. They travelled to the cities of Liege, Gand, Bruges, Louvain, Anvers, Brussels, Lille, Constantinople, Stockholm, Athens, Ems, Cologne, Bonn, Berlin, Amsterdam.
[Ref: 39564]   £2,500.00   view all images for this item
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