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The Absent Minded Beggar by Rudyard Kipling.
The Absent Minded Beggar by Rudyard Kipling.
Eyre & Spottiswode Printers to the Queen's Most Excellent Majest.
Copyright in England and the United States by the Daily Mail Publishing Co., 1899.
Leaflet, folded twice as issued, with two half-tones and facsimile handwriting. Total 320 x 610mm (12½ x 24".
The lyric sheet for a poem written by Rudyard Kipling in support of a fund for the families of soldiers fighting in the Boer War. The 'absent-minded beggars' were the Army Reserve soldiers who went off to do their patriotic duties forgetting to provide for their wives and children. Soon afterwards Richard Caton Woodville supplied an illustration, 'A Gentleman in Kharki', showing a wounded but defiant British Tommy in battle (included in this leaflet) and Arthur Sullivan (of Gilbert & Sullivan fame) set the poem to music. Although Kipling later wrote that it 'lacked poetry' and became 'wedded... to a tune guaranteed to pull teeth out of barrel-organs', his poem helped the the fund raise £340,000. The fund was started by the new Daily Mail and was such a success that the newspaper soon selling a million copies a day, the highest circulation in the world.
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In Memory of nearly 700 Passengers, who Perished by the Sinking of the Saloon Steamer,
In Memory of nearly 700 Passengers, who Perished by the Sinking of the Saloon Steamer, "Princess Alice," in the Thames, off Woolwich, September 3rd 1878. The sun rose in splendour, all Nature looked gay, / And hundreds on pleasure, from home hied away; / Then friend welcom'd friend, and it seem'd that no sigh, / Would e'er rend the bosom, or tear dim the eye [...]
Paxman, 124 Old Street, E.C.[Anon., c.1878]
Letterpress printed on embossed card with black border, sheet 155 x 120mm (6 x 4¾"). Creased; some surface loss. Damaged.
Rare survivor. Verses written in memory of the many lives lost when following the sinking of the passenger steamer 'Princess Alice'. The steamer, built in 1865, took Londoners on day trips down the Thames to Gravesend, Sheerness and Margate. Returning from Sheerness on 3 September 1878, the Princess Alice collided with a steam collier bound for Newcastle. The Princess Alice sank in less than four minutes and over 640 passengers drowned, making it the worst river disaster on record in Great Britain.
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Commemorative Diploma of the British Arts & Crafts Exhibition at the Pavillion de Marsan Palais du Louvre Paris 1914 Issued by the Board of Trade.
Commemorative Diploma of the British Arts & Crafts Exhibition at the Pavillion de Marsan Palais du Louvre Paris 1914 Issued by the Board of Trade.
Isidore Speilman invt. Hugh Thomson del. Emery Walker, engr.
[1914.]
Broadside. Scarce. Sheet: 530 x 730mm (21 x 28¾"). Paper tone, some staining, creasing and tears.
A commemorative diploma for the exhibition of Arts & Crafts at the Louvre in 1914. Designed by the exhibition's director Sir Isidore Speilman (1854-1925) it was drawn by illustrator Hugh Thomson (1860-1920) and engraved by artist and friend of William Morris, Emery Walker (1851-1933). The text is decorated by a border of oak leaves in which are small vignettes showing craftsmen at their various trades including printing, pottery, casting, embroidery, weaving and spinning.
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Explanation of the View of Lausanne and Lake of Geneva.
Explanation of the View of Lausanne and Lake of Geneva. Taken from the Salle d'Arc, on Montbenon, by Henry Aston Barker. Now Exhibiting in his Panorama, Leicester-Square.
J. and C. Adlard, Printers, 23, Bartholomew Close. [n.d. c.1820.]
Wood engraving. 185 x 380mm (7¼ x 15"). Folds and creases.
Keyplate published to accompany the panorama of Lausanne on exhibition at the Strand, by Henry Aston Barker (1774-1856), landscape and panorama painter and exhibitor. In 1793 Robert Barker opened the first purpose-built building for the display of 360 degree panoramas in Leicester Square, and H.A. Barker worked as his assistant. After Robert died in 1806 his bequeathed his panorama business to H.A. Barker. With his partner John Burford a second site on the Strand was acquired in 1816. Following the immense success of his Waterloo panorama, Barker was able to retire in 1824, leaving the management of both rotundas to Robert and John Burford.
Ex: Collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd; for a similar explanation of Barker's Venice panorama see ref. 34775.
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Black Gang Chine S.W.
Black Gang Chine S.W.
[Isle of Wight, dated 1845 in old ink mss.]
Sand painting on a card with a printed border. Sheet 155 x 190mm (6¼ x 7½"). Some spotting on card.
A view of Blackgang Chine on the south coast of the Isle of Wight, made with coloured sand, probably made as a souvenir of the newly-opened Blackgang Chine Theme Park, believed to be Britain's oldest and still run be the original family, the Dabells. It opened in 1843 with a whale skeleton that had been washed up on the shore in 1842.
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Souvenir of the Great University Boat Race on Saturday, April 4, About 3.30 P.M.
Souvenir of the Great University Boat Race on Saturday, April 4, About 3.30 P.M. Best Places to View the Race...
Printed and Published by Mrs S. Burgess, 4 Artillery Lanes, Bishopsgate, London, E.C. [n.d., but 1908.]
Wood engraving on linen, overprinted with a floral border in colours, framed. 340 x 340mm, 13½ x 13½". Some damp staining and colour run.
A linen handkerchief with a stylised portrait of students and lists of the best places to view the race and the crews with their weights, within a colour-printed floral border. The only race held on April 4th in fifty years was 1908; Cambridge won with a time of 19.02 for a third consecutive year.
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In Memory of Mr. James Braidwood, Superintendent of the London Fire Brigade, who lost his life at the Great Fire in Tooley Street, June 22, 1861, in his 61st year.
In Memory of Mr. James Braidwood, Superintendent of the London Fire Brigade, who lost his life at the Great Fire in Tooley Street, June 22, 1861, in his 61st year. "He died at the post of duty; and whether it was the battle-field or at the head of the fire-brigade, the holiest place on earth on which to live or die was the posrt of duty." _ Dr. Cumming.
J.T. Wood, 278 Strand.
Letterpress on embossed card. Sheet size: 75 x 115mm (3 x 4½").
A decorative memorial card for James Braidwood (1800–1861), founder of the world's first municipal fire service in Edinburgh in 1824, and the first director of the London Fire Engine Establishment (the brigade which was eventually to become the London Fire Brigade). Braidwood died on 22nd June 1861 in the Tooley Street fire at Cotton's Wharf near London Bridge station.
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Windsor Castle. 21st May, 1867. Baptism of the Prince Christian Victor Albert Ludwig Ernst Anton,
Windsor Castle. 21st May, 1867. Baptism of the Prince Christian Victor Albert Ludwig Ernst Anton, Son of their Royal Highnesses the Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein, and the Princesss Christian (Princess Helena of Great Britain and Ireland) [...]
Letterpress and embossing, printed in colour, with decorative perforated border, sheet 230 x 190mm (9 x 7½").
Souvenir of the baptism of Prince Christian Victor (1867-1900), first child of Queen Victoria's fifth child Princess Helena (1846-1923) and her husband Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein--Sonderburg-Augustenburg (1831-1917). Christian Victor was the first member of the royal family to attend school (Wellington College) instead of being home-schooled. He served with the British army in Africa and died of fever in Pretoria.
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Official Programme of the Return of the C.I.V.  The March through London.
Official Programme of the Return of the C.I.V. The March through London.
[London, 1900.]
Wood engraving on crepe paper, border printed in colours. Sheet 390 x 390mm (15¼ x 15¼"). Floral border with damage, foxed.
The return of the City Imperial Volunteers from the 2nd Boer War. The CIV were raised by the Lord Mayor in December 1899 specifically for the war, paid for by the City Livery Companies, bankers and City and West End firms. The recruits, who enlisted for one year, were granted the Freedom of the City of London before embarking for South Africa in January 1900. Their greatest success was at the Battle of Doornkop on 26th May 1900. Whereas the Gordon Highlanders used the traditional march uphill in line, making easy pickings for the entrenched Boers, the amateur C.I.V. used short bursts, with leap-frogging groups providing covering fire, thus minimising casualties and succesfully driving the Boers out. They returned home in October 1900 and made a state entry into the City on the 29th. Huge crowds turned out: the Central Line, which had been in operation for only a few weeks, alone carried 250,000 passengers.
[Ref: 37520]   £220.00  
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A Brief Account of the Colosseum, in the Regent's Park, London:
A Brief Account of the Colosseum, in the Regent's Park, London: Comprising A Description of the Building; The Panoramic View from the Top of St. Pauls Cathedral, The Conservatory. &c.
Printed for the Proprietors, and Sold at the Exhibition; and by All Booksellers. 1829.
Oblong folio, printed wrappers with woodcut vignette; pp. 8, incl. title with woodcut vignette of the exterior, 8 lithographs. Fine.
The guide book to the Colosseum, with an eight-sheet key to the 360º panorama of London. The Colosseum was built by Decimus Burton to house a panorama of London painted by Thomas Horner (1785-1844), sketched from a specially constructed hut on top of the dome of St Paul's during building work. Financial problems forced the Pantheon to open before Horner had finished the painting: both the financial backer and Horner then disappeared.
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The Eglinton Testimonial.
The Eglinton Testimonial. A Representation of the Piece of Plate Presented by the Noblemen, Gentlemen and Ladies Present at the Festivities Celebrated at Eglinton Castle, in the Autumn of 1839, to the Earl of Eglinton and Winton, Lord of the Tournament.
Manufactured by Mess.rs Garrard and Co., London. Goldsmiths, &c. to the Crown.
Landells, Bride Court, Fleet Street, sculpt.
Engraving on india paper. Scarce. Sheet: 290 x 370mm (11½ x 14½"). Offset.
An illustration of the Eglinton Trophy presented to Archibald, Earl of Eglinton in thanks for his holding the Eglinton Tournament on 30th August 1839. The tournament was a re-enactment of a medieval joust and drew a huge crowd of 100,000. Many famous people and nobility watched and participated including Prince Louis Napoleon. In ink in bottom left corner "Weight 1501 ½ Ounces, Height 4' 6"".
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Banquet at Guildhall, Thursday 9th November, 1871. Bill of Fare.
Banquet at Guildhall, Thursday 9th November, 1871. Bill of Fare. The Right Hon. Sills John Gibbons, Lord Mayor, F. Wyatt Truscott, Esq. and John Bennett, Esq. F.R.A.S., Sheriffs.
Two sheets of letterpress hinged together, each 255 x 190mm (10 x 7½").
Bill of fare for a banquet held on Lord Mayor's day in November 1871. The guests included William Gladstone and Robert Schenck, a Union Army general in the American Civil War who was appointed Minister to the United Kingdom by Ulysses Grant that year.
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To the Court of Queen Victoria, this Portrait is dedicated by the Propretors of the Fly.
To the Court of Queen Victoria, this Portrait is dedicated by the Propretors of the Fly.
Lithograph. Sheet: 70 x 150mm (2¾ x 6"). Trimmed, damage and hole in right side.
A death notice, seemingly informing Queen Victoria and her court of the death of Lady Flora Hastings. Lady Flora Hastings was a lady-in-waiting to Victoria's mother and part of the Kensington System created by John Conroy for the protection of the young Victoria only heir to the throne. In 1839 Hastings experienced pain and swelling in her lower abdomen but refused to be examined by the Queen's doctor thus sparking a rumour that Hastings and Conroy were having an affair. Once Hastings agreed to a humiliating examination it was discovered that she was in fact dying of cancer, she died shortly after. Lady Hastings death prompted a very negative press campaign against the new queen.
[Ref: 43658]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)

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Licensed Victuallers Annual Dinner.
Licensed Victuallers Annual Dinner. Held at White Conduit Gardens, Pentonville, on Wednesday, June 26th. 1839, under the superintendence of Messrs. Breach & Compy.
[Indistinct artist's monogram in plate. R.K.T.]
[British, c.1839.]
Rare lithograph, sheet 275 x 380mm. 10¾ x 15". One vertical fold crease (as issued?) on right. Damage to top of plate; top right cut.
A grand trade association banquet under a huge marquee decorated with flags, chandeliers, and foliage. Also architecture, such as pagodas, rotundas, and even a theatre with an orchestra to entertain the diners far right. White Conduit House and Gardens has long association with the Middlesex Cricket Club and the field was played upon for many years with the tea gardens where the players would retire for tea. The Society of Licensed Victuallers was founded by a Royal Charter of 3 May 1836; it adopted the working name Licensed Trade Charity in 2004 as a registered charity for publicans and other people in the licensed drink trade and their dependents.
[Ref: 22368]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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The Lord's Prayer in the Russian Language.
The Lord's Prayer in the Russian Language. Published: Commemorative of His Imperial Majesty The Emperor of all the Russias &c.&c.&c. Visit to Great Britain and his landing at Dover on the 6th. Day of June 1814. by R & E. Williamson. Size of Circle to the above Prayer. One Fifth of an Inch Diameter. Proof. Ornamental Writing Engravers.
London. Published June 25.th. 1814 by R. & E. Williamson, No.8 Brooks Street, West Square.
Engraving. Plate 114 x 90mm. 4½ x 3½". Slight horizontal creasing.
A commemorative copy of the Lord's Prayer in Russian for Czar Alexander of Russia (1777-1825) who joined the Allied sovereign's on their visit to England in the June of 1814 to the celebrate the peace following the defeat of the French and the abdication of Napoleon Bonaparte.
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The Will of Louis the Sixteenth, Late King of France, Written by Himself.
The Will of Louis the Sixteenth, Late King of France, Written by Himself. In the Name of the Holy Trinity, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, this 21st Day of December 1792.
[published 1793]
Letterpress, sheet 350 x 190mm (13¾ x 7½"). Glued to backing sheet. Other prints verso.
The will of Louis XVI, king of France from 1774 until deposed in 1792 following the French Revolution. He was tried by the National Convention and found guilty of high treason. His will was made on 25 December 1792, shortly before he was executed by guillotine on 21 January 1793.
[Ref: 37637]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Map of Matrimony.
Map of Matrimony.
London, Published by R. Miller, 24, Old Fish Street, St Pauls.
Rare engraving with hand-colouring, sheet 115 x 70mm (4½ x 2¾"). Tear at top. Trimmed inside platemark.
Example of popular 19th century group of prints mapping out the stages, good and bad, of a marriage ('Land of Promise', 'Electorate of Brides-maids', 'Lake of Presents', etc), presumably first used as wedding presents.
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Souvenir and Programme of the Socialist May Day in Hyde Park.
Souvenir and Programme of the Socialist May Day in Hyde Park.
Printed and Published by Mrs S. Burgess, 14 Artillery Lane, Bishopsgate London E.C. [n.d., c.1910.]
Wood engraving on crepe paper, border printed in colours. Sheet 370 x 370mm (14½ x 14½"). Foxed.
A souvenir of a May Day march, with a greeting from the Belgian socialist Emile Vandervelde (1866-1938), with a photographic portrait. In the list of speakers are Thomas Summerbell, MP for Sunderland 1906-10, and Harry Quelch (1858–1913), one of Britain's first Marxists, for whom Lenin wrote an obituary.
[Ref: 37521]   £260.00  
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The Daniel Musical Society presents Yehudi Menuhin in a Single Concert at the Carib Theatre Saturday Feb 13 1943
The Daniel Musical Society presents Yehudi Menuhin in a Single Concert at the Carib Theatre Saturday Feb 13 1943 Part proceeds for War Funds. [programme verso]
Letterpress programme with photogravure, 210 x 150mm (8¼ x 6"). Crease through centre.
Programme for a wartime concert by the great American violinist and conductor Yehudi Menuhin (1916-99). In early 1943 he flew to England, and gave a famous performance of Brahms's violin concerto with Sir Adrian Boult in the same visit.
[Ref: 37949]   £50.00   (£60.00 incl.VAT)
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General Orders, Horse Guards, October 29th, 1803.
General Orders, Horse Guards, October 29th, 1803. His Royal Highness the Commander in Chief has received the King's Command to convey to the several Volunteer and Associated Corps which were reviewed in Hyde Park on the 26th and 28th Inst. His Majesty's highest Approbation of their Appearance which has Equalled His Majesty's utmost expectation.~ His Majesty perceives with heatfelt satisfaction,that the spirit of Loyalty and Patriotism on which the System of the Armed Volunteers throughout the Kingdom was originally founded has risen with the ixigencies of the times and at this moment forms such a Bulwark to the Constitution and Liberties fo the Country as will enable us under the Protection of Providence to bod Defiance to the unprovoked Malice of our Enemies and to HurlBlack with Becoming Indignation the Threats which they have presumed to vent against our Independence and even our Existence as a Nation. His Majesty has Observed with peculiar Pelasure that amongst the unprecedented exertions which the present circumstances of the Country yave called forth those of the Capital of His United Kingdom have been eminently Conspicuous; tha Appearance of its numberous and well regulated volunteer Corps, which were reviewed on the 26th and 28th Inst. Indicates a degree of Attention and Emulation both in Officers and Men which can proceed only from a deep sense of the important Object for which they have enrolled themselves a just Estimatin of the blessings we have so long enjoyed and a firm and manly determination to defend them like Britons and trsmit them unimpaired to our Posterity. The Commander in Chief has the highest satisfaction in discharging His Duty by communicating these His Majesty's most gracious sentiments and requests that the Commanding Officers will have recourse to the readiest means of making the Same known to their respective Corps. Frederick, Commander in Chief….To the Volunteers of the Metropolis, this Transcript from the London Gazette is inscribed By Their most obliged humble Servant Samuel Dunbar Neely.
Neely Script. Paul Sculpt.
London: Published Mar. 8. 1803 by S. D. Neely, Bird in hand Court, Cheapside: at the Shakspeare Gallery, Pall Mall 7 at Messrs. Clay & Scrivens, Ludgate Hill.
Engraving 680 x 490mm.
A commemoration of the Review in Hyde Park.
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[Fan Design.]He Lives For Ever.
[Fan Design.]He Lives For Ever. Britannia bewailing the loss of her fallen Hero who is crown'd by Victory whilst Hope points to Immortality.
Corbould, 37 Foster Lane.
Ent.d. at Stationers Hall & Published as the Act directs, by B. Coker 115 Fleet Street, November 21 1805.
Engraving. Printed area: 120 x 110mm (4¾ x 4¼").
An unused fan design mourning the death of Nelson at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. A vignette shows three figures, Britannia, Hope and Victory situated around a bust of Nelson. A six line acrostic spelling 'NELSON' is printed on the reverse.
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...Panorama Leicester Square. View of the Polar Regions.
...Panorama Leicester Square. View of the Polar Regions. [Numbered list below images:] Summer. 1. Remarkable appearance of the sky. 2. Enormous Iceberg. 3. "Investigator." 4. Crow's Nest. 5. Stupendous Glacier. 6. Tops of land seen through the glacier. 7. Beat Hunting. 8. Singular Iceberg. 9. Captain Ross. 10. "Enterprise." 11. Boats preparing to tow the vessels. Winter. 1. North East Cape. 2. ... 3. "Investigator." 4. Snow Wall. 5. Beacon erected on North East Cape. 6. … 7. House and Beacon on Whaler Point to the right of which is seen a remarkable floating Iceberg. 7a. Aurora Borealis. 9. "Enterprise." 10. Carrying Provisions to Whaler Point. 11. Observatory.
[n.d. c.1850.]
Scarce Printed letterpress and engraving. 255 x 427mm. 10 x 16¾". Trimmed and cut along top and bottom and right-hand edge with some loss of text.
The key to a panorama exhibited at 'The Panorama' in Leicester Square. In 1850 Robert Burford published a 'Description of summer and winter views of the polar regions, as seen during the expedition of Capt James Clark Ross, Kt., FRS in 1848–9'. Sir James Clark Ross (1800-1862) was a British naval officer and explorer who explored the Arctic with his uncle Sir John Ross and Sir William Parry, and later led his own expedition to Antarctica. This particular sheet illustrates the crew and exploration team in 1848, when Sir James Clark Ross was elected to the Royal Society, and when he made his last expedition, as captain of the HMS Enterprise, accompanied by HMS Investigator, in the first expedition search of Sir John Franklin. HMS Investigator is possible the ship recently found in the Canadian Artic.
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[Plate inscription]
[Plate inscription] This Plate Presented by the Overseers / St Margarets: Matthias Lingford, George Falkner. / St John's: William Cleave, Ja.s Tho.s Bottomley / The Inhabitants of Privy Gardens & Whitehall conceded their liability as Parishioners. The Rate for Relief of the Poor cleansing the Street and repair of the Highways. Including the Police and County Rate for the [illegible] to Two & Sixpence in the Pound. By Local Acts 5 W.m 4 C_18. The Statutes for Paving the City of Westminster repealed & the paving of these Parishes placed under the control of Commissioners nominated by the Vestries. An Act passed September 1835 for regulating Municipal Corporations in England and Wales.
J. Shaw sc. 50 Charles St. Westminster.
[n.d., c.1835]
Etched text with decorative border, sheet 95 x 80mm (3¾ x 3¼"). Trimmed and glued to backing sheet.
Inscription to accompany a plate commemorating the 1835 statute for paving, cleaning, lighting and regulating the parishes of St Margaret, St John and St James, Westminster.
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Powerscourt Athletic Club, 1873.
Powerscourt Athletic Club, 1873.
[1873]
Letterpress programme, with Penny Red & postal details verso; scarce. Sheet: 130 x 200mm (5 x 8"). Creasing in corners, manuscript on back.
A programme for an athletic event which took place at Powerscourt in Enniskerry, County Wicklow between Powerscourt, Bray and Shankill Cricket and Football Clubs on the 14th August 1873. Events included throwing the cricket ball, dropping the football, Siamese race, sack race as well as various distance races.
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[A Collection of Letterpress relating to The Press Club.]
[A Collection of Letterpress relating to The Press Club.]
[Various dates 1904-1964]

A collection of letterpress items relating to the Press Club, London between 1904-1964 including a telegram from Kipling, menus for various dinners and lunches, photographs, and the original drawing from which a cartoon of the Press Club by Roy Ullyett was made.
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Ode by Henry James Pye Esq. P. L. Performed at St. James's, January 18 1806 on the Anniversary of Her Majesty's Birth Day.
Ode by Henry James Pye Esq. P. L. Performed at St. James's, January 18 1806 on the Anniversary of Her Majesty's Birth Day.
Swaine sc.
Pub.d. Jan.y. 18 1806. by Edw.d Orme 59 Bond Street.
Letterpress with large margins, rare. Framed. Plate: 270 x 450mm, (10½ x 17¾"). Central crease as issued.
Poem by James Pye (1745-1813), published to celebrate the birthday of Queen Charlotte in 1806. James Pye, who had served as M.P. for Berkshire between 1784 and 1790, had supported Pitt the Younger and has been said that it was through this alliance that Pye was elected Poet Laureate in 1790, a post he held until his death in 1813. Each year on both the King and Queen's birthday Pye would publish a strongly patriotic ode in celebration. Surrounding the text, flags of various nations are illustrated.
[Ref: 35194]   £260.00  
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English Agricultural Societies' Dinner, in Queen's College Quadrangle, Oxford, July 1[7th?] 1839.  [&]
English Agricultural Societies' Dinner, in Queen's College Quadrangle, Oxford, July 1[7th?] 1839. [&] English Agricultural Society's Show Yard. First Meeting at Oxford, July 17th. 1839. To the Right Honble. John Charles, Earl Spencer, President, the Trustees, Vice Presidents, Committee of Management, and Members, This Print is most respectfully dedicated.
G. Scharf, lith: from a drawing by W.A. Delamo[tte]. [&] On Stone by T. Picken, from a Drawing by W.A. Delamotte. Day & Haghe Lithrs. to the Queen.
Published by J. & R. Dewe, Broad St. Oxford; and Sold by R. Ackermann, Eclipse Sporting Gallery, 191, Regent Street: and T.M. McLean, 26, Haymarket, London [c.1839].
Pair of lithographs, each image 195 x 300mm. 7¾ x 11¾". Creases. The 'dinner' plate trimmed at top.
The English Agricultural Society was founded in 1838. In 1840 it was granted its Royal Charter by Queen Victoria, and so became the Royal Agricultural Society of England. It organises the annual 'Royal Show' at the Society's headquarters at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire. This fascinating pair of prints includes a depiction of the society's first show at Oxford, and features cattle, ploughs and other examples of the latest agricultural and harvesting technology.
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English Agricultural Society's Dinner at Downing College Cambridge. July 15th. 1840.
English Agricultural Society's Dinner at Downing College Cambridge. July 15th. 1840. To his Grace the Duke of Richmond, President...this Print is most respectfully dedicated.
Drawn by T. Pinney. G. Scharf, lith. Day & Haghe Lithrs. to the Queen.
Published by J. Hankin, Crescent, Cambridge._W.H. Smith._& Sold by R. Ackermann, Eclipse Sporting Gallery, 191, Regent St, London.
Lithograph on india laid paper, sheet 280 x 380mm. 11 x 15".
The English Agricultural Society was founded in 1838. In 1840 it was granted its Royal Charter by Queen Victoria, and so became the Royal Agricultural Society of England. It organises the annual 'Royal Show' at the Society's headquarters at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire.
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Elevation of a Greek Temple
Elevation of a Greek Temple Erected at Eton on the Day of Her Majesty's Marriage February 10, 1840. 60 Feet Wide._ 30 Feet High_and illuminated by 5000 Lamps.
Day & Haghe, liths. to the Queen.
[c.1840.]
Lithograph on india laid paper, sheet 235 x 305mm. 9¼ x 12". Margins soiled, with one tear.
A grand illumination to celebrate the marriage of Queen Victoria to her cousin, Prince Albert, on 10 February 1840, in the Chapel Royal of St. James's Palace, London. Very scarce.
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Souvenir of the Chelsea Historical Pageant.
Souvenir of the Chelsea Historical Pageant. To be Opened on June 25th, by the Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll, at the Old Ranelagh Gardens, Chelsea Hospital in Aid of the Royal Hospital, Chelsea.
Printed and Published by S. Burgess, 14 Artillery Lane, Bishopsgate, London, E.C.
Wood engraving on crepe paper, printed in colours. Sheet 370 x 375mm (14½ x 14¾").
A very rare souvenir handkerchief commemorating the Chelsea Historical Pageant, held from the 25th June to July 1st, 1908, in which a series of historical re-enactments were performed. The 'Master of the Pageant' was J. Harry Irvine, an actor who performed Hamlet and Macbeth on Broadway a decade later. Within a border of flags and leaves is an actor dressed as Charles II, founder of the Royal Hospital. Mrs S. Burgess specialised in these paper souvenirs in the early 20th century.
[Ref: 32314]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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In Beloved Memory of H.M. King Edward VIII.
In Beloved Memory of H.M. King Edward VIII. (of Great Britain & Ireland. Emperor of India.)
Printed by Mrs S. Burgess, 18 York Place, Buckingham Street, Strand, W.
Wood engraving on crepe paper, printed in colours. Sheet 370 x 390mm (14½ x 15¼"). Some creasing.
A very rare souvenir handkerchief for the lying-in-state and funeral of Edward VIII on 20th May, 1910. Within a border of flags and flowers is a medallion portrate of the late King, a schedule for the funeral and a list of events of his life. Mrs S. Burgess specialised in these paper souvenirs in the early 20th century.
[Ref: 32312]   £130.00  
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Programme & Souvenir of the Visit of the French President to England.
Programme & Souvenir of the Visit of the French President to England.
[1908.]
Wood engraving on crepe paper, printed in colours. Sheet 355 x 370mm (13¾ x 14½).
A very rare souvenir handkerchief commemorating the June 1908 visit of Clément Armand Fallières (1841-1931, French President from 1906-13) to London, primarily to the Franco-British Exhibition at Shepherds Bush. The design features portraits of Fallières and George V.
[Ref: 32316]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Programme & Souvenir of the Visit of the French Fleet.
Programme & Souvenir of the Visit of the French Fleet. Luncheon to Officers and Men at Guildhall.
[1905.]
Wood engraving on crepe paper, printed in colours. Sheet 350 x 360mm (13¾ x 14¼). Torn.
A very rare souvenir handkerchief commemorating the August 1905 visit of the French fleet to England, part of the building of the Éntente Cordiale. The design features portraits of George V and Vice-Admiral Léonce Albert Caillard (whose portrait also graced 'Vanity Fair' that year).
[Ref: 32318]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Programme & Souvenir Of the Visit of the King of Greece To the Guildhall, Nov. 15, 1905.
Programme & Souvenir Of the Visit of the King of Greece To the Guildhall, Nov. 15, 1905.
Wood engraving on crepe paper, printed in colours. Sheet 360 x 360mm (14 x 14). Tear in edge.
A very rare souvenir handkerchief commemorating the visit of George I of Greece (1845-1913), born Prince William of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg before bing elected to the Greek throne. He reigned for nearly fifty years before being assassinated.
[Ref: 32323]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Souvenir in Commeration of the Coronation of their Majesties King George V, and Queen Mary.
Souvenir in Commeration of the Coronation of their Majesties King George V, and Queen Mary. on Thursday June 22nd, 1911. also Route of Procession on June 23rd, and 29th.
Published by the East London Printing Co. 7 Houndsditch, London, E.C.
Wood engraving on crepe paper, printed in colours. Sheet 370 x 370mm (14½ x 14½). Creased, small hole in edge.
A very rare souvenir handkerchief commemorating the coronation of George V. Within a border of flags and leaves are portraits of George and Queen Mary and an itinerary. The East London Printing Company was founded by Alexander Bloom c.1896 in Whitechapel Road, moving to Houndsditch in 1908. Postcards were a large part of their output, both comic and topical. In 1911, the same year as the coronation, Bloom photographed the progress of the Sidney Street Siege, making postcards for boys to sell to queues outside West End Theatres, the most popular one being a portrait of Winston Churchill. The firm folded in the 1930s.
[Ref: 32315]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Souvenir in Commeration of the Coronation
Souvenir in Commeration of the Coronation June 22, & 23, 1911.
Printed by S. Burgess, York Place, Buckingham Street, Strand.
Wood engraving on crepe paper, printed in colours. Sheet 390 x 380mm (15¼ x 15"). Torn.
A very rare souvenir handkerchief commemorating the coronation of George V. Within a border of flags and leaves are portraits of George and Queen Mary, the Prince of Wales (Edward VIII), and figures prominent in the ceremony, including the old soldier Earl Roberts. The text gives an order of events and a list of 'The Bearers of the Kings' Regalia. Mrs S. Burgess specialised in these paper souvenirs in the early 20th century, based in York Place, off The Strand; proof-reading was not her strong point.
[Ref: 32311]   £130.00  
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Souvenir to Commemorate the Return to England of Their Majesties The King and Queen.
Souvenir to Commemorate the Return to England of Their Majesties The King and Queen. Thanksgiving Service at St Paul's Cathedral.
Printed by S. Burgess, 8 York Place, Strand, W.C.
Wood engraving on crepe paper, printed in colours. Sheet 370 x 380mm (14½ x 15").
A very rare souvenir handkerchief commemorating the return of George V and Queen Mary from India, where they had attended the Delhi Durbar, a ceremony where they were formally presented as the Emperor and Empress of India, 12 December, 1911. Within a border of flags and leaves are portraits of George, Mary and the Prince of Wales (Edward VIII), and a schedule. They had disembarked from HMS Medina at Portrsmouth, taking the Royal Train to Victoria then a coach to Buckingham Palace via Parliament Square and Whitehall. Mrs S. Burgess specialised in these paper souvenirs in the early 20th century.
[Ref: 32313]   £180.00  
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Programme & Souvenir Of the Visit of the King & Queen of Norway.
Programme & Souvenir Of the Visit of the King & Queen of Norway.
[1906.]
Wood engraving on crepe paper, printed in colours. Sheet 360 x 360mm (14 x 14). Right edge ragged.
A very rare souvenir handkerchief commemorating the visit of Haakon VII (1872-1957), elected king of Norway after the 1905 dissolution of the personal union with Sweden. He visited London in 1906 with his wife, Maud of Wales, daughter of England's Edward VII. He reigned for nearly 52 years.
[Ref: 32322]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Souvenir and Programme of the Visit of the King and Queen of Portugal to the City.
Souvenir and Programme of the Visit of the King and Queen of Portugal to the City.
Burgess, Williams & Co, 12 Maxwell St, Aldgate, London, E.C. [c.1918.]
Wood engraving on crepe paper, printed in colours. Sheet 350 x 350mm (13¾ x 13¾). Torn.
A very rare souvenir handkerchief commemorating the visit of Manuel II, last king of Portugal, to London with his queen, Augusta Victoria. After the revolution of 1910 he escaped to England via Gibraltar, living in Fulwell Park, Twickenham, until his death in 1932.
[Ref: 32324]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Souvenir in Commemoration of the King of Portugal's Visit to England. November 15 to 20, 1909.
Souvenir in Commemoration of the King of Portugal's Visit to England. November 15 to 20, 1909.
Mrs S. Burgess, 14 Artillery Lane, Bishopsgate, London, E.C.
Wood engraving on crepe paper, printed in colours. Sheet 370 x 360mm (14½ x 14). Torn.
A very rare souvenir handkerchief commemorating the visit of Manuel II, last king of Portugal, to London. It had been Manuel's father's hope to marry him to a British princess in order to win a strong ally, but King Carlos's assassination the previous year and the ensuing political instability dashed this plan. Manuel was appointed Knight of the Order of the Garter during this visit, but the support of Britain could not save his throne from the revolution of the following year. He escaped to England via Gibraltar, living in Fulwell Park, Twickenham until his death in 1932.
[Ref: 32319]   £150.00   (£180.00 incl.VAT)
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Programme & Souvenier of the Visit of the German Emperor to City,
Programme & Souvenier of the Visit of the German Emperor to City,
[1907.]
Wood engraving on crepe paper, printed in colours. Sheet 360 x 360mm (14 x 14). Tears in edges.
A very rare souvenir handkerchief commemorating the November 1907 visit of Kaiser Wilhelm II to London. The design features portraits of Wilhelm and Empress Augusta Victoria, the Hohenzollern eagle and the black, white & red flag of the German Empire. The visit briefly improved the relationship between Britain and Queen Victoria's eldest grandson, but the following year he gave an interview with the Daily Telegraph in which he implied that the Germans cared nothing for the British and was quoted as saying 'You English are mad, mad, mad as March hares'. His remarks infuriated the German Foreign Office and insulted the British, French, Russians and Japanese.
[Ref: 32317]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Programme & Souvenier of the Visit of the German Emperor to City.
Programme & Souvenier of the Visit of the German Emperor to City.
[1907.]
Wood engraving on crepe paper, printed in colours. Sheet 360 x 360mm (14 x 14").
A very rare souvenir handkerchief commemorating the November 1907 visit of Kaiser Wilhelm II to London. The design features portraits of Wilhelm and Empress Augusta Victoria, the Hohenzollern eagle and the black, white & red flag of the German Empire. The visit briefly improved the relationship between Britain and Queen Victoria's eldest grandson, but the following year he gave an interview with the Daily Telegraph in which he implied that the Germans cared nothing for the British and was quoted as saying 'You English are mad, mad, mad as March hares'. His remarks infuriated the German Foreign Office and insulted the British, French, Russians and Japanese.
[Ref: 37519]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[St Paul's Cathedral, embossed.]
[St Paul's Cathedral, embossed.]
[n.d. c.1820.]
Embossed card, 150 x 115mm, 6 x 4½". Some wear to edges.
A blind-embossed card showing the west front of St Paul's Cathedral.
[Ref: 16723]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Henry Aston Barker's Panorama, Leicester-Square. View of the City of St. Petersburgh,
Henry Aston Barker's Panorama, Leicester-Square. View of the City of St. Petersburgh, Taken on the Tower of the Observatory. The Battle of Waterloo is in the Lower Circle. Open from Ten until Dusk. Admission to each Painting One Shilling.
1817. J. Adlard, Printer, 23, Bartholomew-Close, West Smithfield.
Wood engraved broadside with letterpress. Sheet 280 x 270mm (11 x 10½"). Some wear. Creases & foxed.
A circular wood engraving with a 25-point list of important landmarks, the key to a painted panorama of St Petersburg exhibited at the 'Panorama', the first building to be erected for the purpose of displaying panoramas. It is likely that the view was painted by either Barker (1774-1856) himself or John Burford (fl.1812 - 1850). He went to Paris to research for a panorama of the Battle of Waterloo (on display at the same time as St Petersburg') and his sketches were issued as a set of eight etchings by John Burnett. During his lifetime Barker's celebrity opened doors: he met Sir William Hamilton and Admiral Nelson in Naples, and Napoleon Bonaparte on Elba. He married Admiral William Bligh's eldest daughter in 1802.
[Ref: 37063]   £360.00  
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[Silk sample.] Exposition Industrielle Suisse.
[Silk sample.] Exposition Industrielle Suisse. Metiers à Rubans de Fréderic Wahl mécanicien à Bâle.
1867. F. Weber.
Machine-made illustrated silk sample. 135 x 95mm (5¼ x 3¾").
A souvenir of the Swiss Industrian Exposition, with the Swiss flag, a scene of an alpine lake and roses.
[Ref: 36486]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Centenary Souvenir 1835-1935  Toye & Co Ltd.  Masonic Specialists  Goldsmiths Silversmiths Embroiderers Lacemen  Liverpool London Manchester.
Centenary Souvenir 1835-1935 Toye & Co Ltd. Masonic Specialists Goldsmiths Silversmiths Embroiderers Lacemen Liverpool London Manchester.
Embossed gold leaf on card, 230 x 175mm.
A 1935 souvenir album cover commemorating 100 years of Toye & Company, specialists in masonic regalia. They still trade to this day in insignia, uniforms and accoutrements as Toye, Kenning & Spencer Ltd.
[Ref: 7396]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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A Descriptive Catalogue of The Great Historical Picture Painted by Mr. George Hayter [...] Representing the Trial of Her Late Majesty Queen Caroline of England
A Descriptive Catalogue of The Great Historical Picture Painted by Mr. George Hayter [...] Representing the Trial of Her Late Majesty Queen Caroline of England with a faithful Interior View of the House of Lords, and One Hundred and Eighty-Nine Portraits [...]
London: Printed by W. Hersee, White Lion Court, Cornhill. 1823
8vo book with five fold-out plates and original wrappers, 240 x 190mm (9½ x 7½").
Guide to accompany George Hayter's 'The Trial of Queen Caroline 1820', published at the time of its first exhibition in 1823, with the public charged a shilling admittance. The painting is now in London's National Portrait Gallery. Includes an introduction explaining the event and space depicted, with several fold-out plates identifying the many individual sitters portrayed. The 'trial' depicted by Hayter was not technically a trial but a parliamentary debate on a bill designed to grant a divorce to George IV. He had separated from his wife Caroline, whose adulterous relationship with her valet Count Pergami had caused a scandal.
[Ref: 38890]   £260.00   view all images for this item
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True and Brave Women. Seven Saving Graces.
True and Brave Women. Seven Saving Graces. Nurse, Ceres, Waac, Via, The Penguin, and Wren, With Blue Ball all answered The call of the Men.
Copyright.
Published by Pucka Poppets Limited. Eastbourne Sussex England. Printed by Discharged Wounded Soldiers. [n.d. c.
Chromolithograph. Plate 165 x 260mm (6½ x 10¼"). Faded.
Women of the War; including nurses, workers for Great Western Rail, Wrens of the Royal Navy, and other auxiliary forces.
[Ref: 31086]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Langley's New Characters. The Victoria Cake.
Langley's New Characters. The Victoria Cake. May joy light their way to life's latest day...
London J. Fairburn, 100 Minories.
Hand-coloured engraving. Sheet: 180 x 225mm (7 x 9"). Trimmed and some marking.
A vibrant print a celebration for Queen Victoria's wedding to Prince Albert in February 1840. Various characters hold wine and sherry, Punch supports a punch bowl on his head and three women, dance, play music and sing.
[Ref: 42705]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Souvenir and Programme of the Demonstration against Wastrelism in Trafalgar Square.
Souvenir and Programme of the Demonstration against Wastrelism in Trafalgar Square. [28th February, 1907.]
Wood engraving on crepe paper, border printed in colours. Sheet 380 x 380mm (15 x 15"). Dated in ink on reverse, lettering showing through.
A central vignette of Trafalgar Square is surrounded by a border of flags. The route started at Islington Cattle Market then passed via London Wall, over London Bridge to Borough and back north to Trafalgar Square.
[Ref: 37523]   £220.00  
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