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Staffordshire Ware.
Staffordshire Ware.
S. Harding del. W.N. Gardiner sculp.
London Publish'd Aug.t 1.st 1791 by W.N. Gardiner 202 Strand.
Stipple, extremely scarce. Plate 255 x 205mm. 10 x 8". Repaired, trimmed. Scratch through image.
A young lady holding Staffordshire Ware, in the Potteries district; pots behind in front a background of pottery factory chimneys. Farmous potters of the 18th century included Josiah Wedgwood, Thomas Minton and Josiah Spode.
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R. Ackermann's Repository of Arts, 96 Strand.
R. Ackermann's Repository of Arts, 96 Strand. No.54 of R. Ackermann's Repository of Arts &c.
Pub. June 1 1827 [101 Strand, London].
Hand coloured aquatint, sheet 250 x 150mm. 9¾ x 6". Small tear to right margin. Slight stain in title.
Rudolph Ackermann's (1764 - 1834) Repository of Arts to Her Majesty at no. 96 on the south side of the Strand, on the eastern corner of Beaufort Buildings; figures passing on the street pause to look at the pictures decorating the windows.
Numbered 'Plate 31, Vol.IX' upper right, from his own 'Repository of Arts' periodical, published from 1809-1829. The formal title of the publication was "Respository of Arts, Literature, Commerce, Manufactures, Fashions, and Politics", and it discussed and illustrated day to day life, and influenced English taste in fashion, architecture and literature.

Ex Collection Norman Blackburn.
[Ref: 18541]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[Robert Adam?] The Antique Architect.
[Robert Adam?] The Antique Architect.
Pubd. Accorg. to Act Octr. 11 1773. by MDarly Strand.
Etching, 175 x 125mm. 7 x 5". Small margins.
Caricatured likeness of an architect, probably Robert Adam (1728 - 1792). .A man holds a large book under his left arm (perhaps Robert and James Adam's 'Works in Architecture' by Robert and James Adam, whose publication in folio parts began in 1773) and a drawing instrument in the hand. His right hand is thrust into his waistcoat and supports a macaroni cane. He wears a low three-cornered hat, frilled shirt and cravat, striped breeches and a sword. On the ground is a stone fragment of carved classical frieze, a paper and a pair of compasses. From 'Characters, Macaronies & Caricatures, by MDarly', in an album of caricatures published by Mary Darly dated January 1776. It seems that her husband Matthew made the plates, although as most of their prints do not identify the etcher, this is still uncertain. Numbered 'V.6' upper left and '22' upper right.
BM Satires: 5166.
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George Allan Esqr. F.A.S. / William Hutchinson Esqr. F.A.S.
George Allan Esqr. F.A.S. / William Hutchinson Esqr. F.A.S.
J. Hay delin.t. J. Collyer sculp.t
[1814]
Engraving, small margins, platemark 220 x 200mm (8½ x 8"). Very fine
George Allan (1736-1800), antiquary and topographer, seated with his friend William Hutchinson (1732-1814), topographer and freemason. Allan, who owned a large collection relating to his interest in the history of Darlington, amongst other subjects, encouraged Hutchinson to make use of his collection in his 'History of the County Palatine of Durham' (1785-94). Hutchinson is seen here in the composition of that work, while Allan holds one of the manuscripts from his collection. A genealogical chart lies on the table while on the bookshelfs behind are famous works such as Camden's 'Britannia'. Published as frontispiece to the publisher John Nichols' 'Literary Anecdotes' (1814)- the only engraved portrait of either sitter.
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Argent de mes petits Oiseaux.
Argent de mes petits Oiseaux. Il est si fot de son oiseau Qu'il vient de tirer de sa cage Que pour apprendre son ramage Il le siffle en godelureau.
Chez HBonnart vis a vis les Mathurins au Coq avec pril. [n.d. c.1740.]
Etching and engraving with very large margins. Plate 271 x 190mm (10¾ x 7½"). Mint; glued to backing sheet at corners.
A man selling birds in the street from a cage hung around his waist. From a set of Street Cries.
From the Oettingen-Wallerstein Collection.
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The Art of Stocking-Frame-Work-Knitting.
The Art of Stocking-Frame-Work-Knitting.
Engrav'd for the Universal Magazine 1750, for J. Hinton at the Kings Arms in St. Paul's Church Yard London.
Engraving. Plate 195 x 235mm. 7¾ x 9¼". Vertical crease to left-hand side.
Three textile workers spinning yarn, winding bobbins and using a stocking frame to knit woollen stockings.
In the Science and Society Picture Library.
[Ref: 22247]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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Thomas Ashton [facsimile signature.]
Thomas Ashton [facsimile signature.]
Painted by W. Bradley. Engraved by J. Thomson.
Published by Thomas Agnew, Printseller to the Queen, Repository of Arts Manchester, March 17, 1847.
A very rare mezzotint. Plate 457 x 355mm. 18 x 14". Fine.
Thomas Ashton (1775-1845) was the owner of a large textile company in the north of England.
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Johannes Ayres...
Johannes Ayres...
R. White sculp.
[Originally c.1700, a later impression on wove.]
Engraving, frontispiece to one of the sitter's works?, 210 x 155mm. 8¼ x 6".
John Ayres (fl.1680 - 1700), writing master, in oval frame. By Robert White (1645 - 1703).
NPG: D18621.
[Ref: 15858]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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'An Englishman Am I'. Wm. Ball Alias John Bull. Born at Hersehay, Shropshire July 8th 1795.
'An Englishman Am I'. Wm. Ball Alias John Bull. Born at Hersehay, Shropshire July 8th 1795. Worked Forty Years, Puddler and Shingler for the Celebrated Colebrookdale Company of Ironmasters. Height 5ft. 9 1/2in_Circumference of Neck 23 1/2 Ins_Arm 27 Ins._Breast 70 Ins._Stomach 80 Ins._Thigh 50 1/2 Ins._Calf of Leg 25 Ins. Exceeds 40 Stone Weight. - Healthy And Very Active.
G. Webb & Co. lith, 3, Snow Hill London. [n.d, c. 1850.]
Lithograph. Sheet size 630 x 400mm. Framed.
William Ball [1795-1852]. Nicknamed John Bull, he was a local celebrity who came to national notice at the Great Exhibition in 1851. He needed a specially constructed crane to mount his horse and when he died in 1852 it was said it took 20 men to carry his coffin.
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John Barefoot Letter-Doctor to the University of Oxon
John Barefoot Letter-Doctor to the University of Oxon Upon this table you may faintly see, / A Doctor deeply skill'd in Pedigree [...]
Gul: Crowne delin. MBurghers Sculp [c.1688]
Engraving, scarce, sheet 290 x 165mm (11½ x 6½"). Trimmed; false margins added. Slight repaired tear in inscription.
Portrait of a well-known Oxford figure, a letter-carrier.
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No. 35. [Barges.]
No. 35. [Barges.]
[Drawn & engraved by William Henry Pyne.]
Published by William Miller, Albemarle Street Jan.y 1. 1805. [but c.1820.]
Hand coloured etching with aquatint. Sheet 260 x 365mm, 10½ x 14¼".
A view of workers on barges, published in 'The Costume of Great Britain', a work notable for portraying British life on the eve of the Industrial Revolution.
Abbey Life 430, 35.
[Ref: 27026]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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John Barker Esqr.
John Barker Esqr.
Painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds. Engraved by John Jones.
Publish'd as the Act directs, Octr. 10th. 1786, by J. Jones, No. 63 Great Portland Street, Marylebone.
Mezzotint, published state, image 580 x 380mm. 22¾ x 15". Trimmed to printed area; repaired tear on right; occasional pinholes.
Portrait of merchant John Barker (1707 - 1787), governor of the London Assurance Corporation. Seated at a tapestry-covered table, with his hand resting on a chart. Ramsgate harbour in the background. After Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723 - 1792).
Hamilton p.5, II of II.; CS: 5 (only state listed).
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Milsom Street in 1823-9.  Milsom Street in 1883.
Milsom Street in 1823-9. Milsom Street in 1883.
Printed for John Gould by Lewis, Sons & Tyte, Bath. Wm. E. Knight, Printer, 19, Green Street, Bath. [c.1883.]
Letterpress broadside with woodcut illustration and border. Laid to original publisher's card, with gold leaf border. Extremely rare. 560 x 430mm, 22 x 17".
A comparative directory of businesses in Milsom Street, Bath, built in 1762 by Thomas Lightholder.
A vignette view of the street above, from the drawing by John Claude Nattes (c. 1765 - 1839).

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Lorberblatertramer.  Vendeur de feuilles de laurier.  [Bay leaf seller.]
Lorberblatertramer. Vendeur de feuilles de laurier. [Bay leaf seller.]
Gezeichnet v. C. Brand Prof. Gestochen v. Frid. Brand.
[n.d., 1810.]
Etching, sheet 335 x 245mm. 13¼ x 9¾". Trimmed within plate.
Plate to a set of 'Cries of Vienna', after Christian Hilfgott Brand (1694 - 1756), who seems to have been a drawing master at the Vienna Academy.
Engraved by Friedrich August Brand (1735 - 1806), son of Christian, brother of Johann Christian Brand, and by 1783 himself a professor at the Vienna Academy.

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A Bed Matt or a Door Matt Achetez des Nates Chi vuol Storioli da letto.
A Bed Matt or a Door Matt Achetez des Nates Chi vuol Storioli da letto. 6.
MLauron delin:
P Tempest ex Cum privilegio [n.d. c.1740.]
Hand-coloured etching and engraving; paper 18th century watermarked. Plate 246 x 165mm. 9¾ x 6½". Small hole and creasing.
A street seller walking to right with sticks over his shoulders, from which mats hang. From "The Cryes of the City of London Drawne after the Life".
[Ref: 28181]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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Bill of Lading.
Bill of Lading.
G. Bickham sculp.
[n.d. c.1741.]
Engraving. 89 x 178mm. 3½ x 7". Cut.
George Bickham, who in The Universal Penman, published in parts between 1733 and 1741, gathered together examples of contemporary handwriting by all the best masters of the day, and produced one of the most splendid of English copy books. The end of the 17th century saw the beginning of a new era. With the increase of trade at home, and with English merchant shipping penetrating to ever-more-distant parts of the globe, there was a need for more and more clerks and accountants. In the busy world of commerce, what was most necessary was a good clear hand, easily learnt and easily read. So that, after the great variety of styles prevalent earlier, the English round-hand, a composite form which at its best was both practical and legible, became supreme. This hand, carried round the world by bills of lading, letters of credit and other commercial documents, gave the 18th century English writing masters a position in society.
[Ref: 21061]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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John Black.
John Black.
Painted & Engraved by W.H.Worthington from a Picture in the Possession of Joseph Parkes, Esqr.
Published by W.H.Worthington, 15 Compton Street Brunswick Square, Feby. 1835.
Engraving. 300 x 235mm. Paper stained in margins.
Radical journalist, editor of 'The Morning Chronicle' which he clutches in his left hand [1783 - 1855].
[Ref: 6710]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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The true Effigies of that Valiant Kt. and Marchant Taylor Sir Ralph Blackwell.
The true Effigies of that Valiant Kt. and Marchant Taylor Sir Ralph Blackwell.
[London, 1668.]
Engraving, rare. 159 x 109mm. 6¼ x 4¼". Fine.
Frontispiece to William Winstanley's "The Honour of Merchant-Taylors". Sir Ralph Blackwell (1327 - 1377 fl.)
[Ref: 15385]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Mr. Blades' Upper Show Room.
Mr. Blades' Upper Show Room.
J. Gendall delt.
No.4 of Ackermann's Repository of Arts &c. Pub. April 1 1813 [101 Strand, London].
Hand coloured etching with aquatint, image 115 x 195mm. 4½ x 7¾". Trimmed within plate.
View inside the premises of an upmarket retailer of lamps, light fittings and chandeliers; after John Gendall (1790 - 1865).
From Rudolph Ackermann's 'Repository of Arts' periodical, published from 1809-1829. The formal title of the publication was "Repository of Arts, Literature, Commerce, Manufactures, Fashions, and Politics", and it discussed and illustrated day to day life, and influenced English taste in fashion, architecture and literature.

[Ref: 18962]   £110.00   (£132.00 incl.VAT)
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Plate IX. To the Right Hon.ble Lord Bangor, This Plate Representing a Complete Perspective View of all the Machinery of a Bleach Mill, upon the Newest and most approved Constructions. Consisting of the Wash Mill, Rubbing Boards moved by a Crank, and
Plate IX. To the Right Hon.ble Lord Bangor, This Plate Representing a Complete Perspective View of all the Machinery of a Bleach Mill, upon the Newest and most approved Constructions. Consisting of the Wash Mill, Rubbing Boards moved by a Crank, and Beetling Engine for Glazing the Cloth, with a View of the Boiling House. Is most respectfully Inscribed by his Lordships obedient humble Servant. Wm. Hincks.
Wm. Hincks delin. et sculp.
London, Publish'd as the Act directs by R. Pollard, Spafields June 20. 1791.
Fine stipple. Plate 353 x 424mm. 13¾ x 16¾". Large margins.
An interior view of a mill where three men and a woman are engaged in washing, rubbing, glazing and boiling fabric. From William Hincks illustrations depicting the Irish Linen Industry.
[Ref: 19682]   £400.00  
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Peter Blundell. Founder of Tiverton School, 1604._Died 1601.
Peter Blundell. Founder of Tiverton School, 1604._Died 1601. From a Portrait given by Thomas Whitmore Esq.e of Apley Park, Shropshire, To Robert Newton Incledon Esq.e and by him to the Trustees of the School.
[n.d. c.1790.]
Engraving. 381 x 330mm. 15 x 13".
Peter Blundell (c.1520-1601) was a prosperous clothier, trading between Tiverton and London. Dying in 1601 having never married and with no children, he left his inheritance to fellow clothiers, their families and his employees. He also created several charitable trusts and gave funds to build Blundell's School, to be a free grammar school.
[Ref: 24743]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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The Book of Trades; or, Circle of the Useful Arts.
The Book of Trades; or, Circle of the Useful Arts.
Glasgow: Printed for Richard Griffin and Co., Thomas Tegg & Son, London; Tegg, Wise, & Tegg, Dublin; and J. & S.A. Tegg, Sydney, Australia. MDCCCXXXV [1835].
8vo (140 x 115mm. 5½ x 4½".), with original marbled board coveres and calf spine. Spine detached.
First edition with engraved frontispiece, additional engraved title page, 19 plates (including the frontispiece), and numerous woodcut illustrations. The aim of this book is to illustrate at length one or two of each class of trade and manufacture and thus explain the principles applicable to all. The author presents an account of 'those arts by which the various wants of civilised society are supplied, and of those manufactures upon which commerce depends, in such a form, as, while it instructs, will also attract the youthful mind'. The book is organised into the following chapters: arts relative to the supply of food; arts relative to providing shelter; arts relative to clothing; arts relative to traveling; arts relative to the mineral kingdom; the liberal arts.
[Ref: 22109]   £350.00  
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Simon Bosboom. Natif d'Emden en l'an 1614….Electeur de Brandenburch.
Simon Bosboom. Natif d'Emden en l'an 1614….Electeur de Brandenburch.
Niclaes de Helt Stocade pinxit. Petrus de Iode sculp. Ioan. Meyssens excudit.
[n.d. c.1694].
Engraving. 160 x 110mm. Light foxing/staining.
Architect [1614 - 1670] who had evidently worked for the Elector of Brandenburg. From the 'True Effigies Of the most Eminent Painters, and other Famous Artists That have Flourished in Europe' published in 1694 in Antwerp. Stocade was the name used by the painter and engraver Nicolaes de Helt [1614 - 1669].
[Ref: 4207]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Simon Bosboom.
Simon Bosboom. Natif d'Emden en l'an 1614 fut bon Architect et tailleur de pierre il at este employe au service du tres illustre Prince Electeur de Brandenburch.
Niclaes de Helt Stocade pinxit. Petrude de Iode sculp.
Ioan Meyssens excudit. [n.d. c.1622.]
Engraving. Plate 165 x 114mm. 6½ x 4½". Glued to backing sheet.
Simon Bosboom (1614-1662) was a Dutch architect and writer. He was hired as a master mason to assist Jacob van Campen for his work as city architect of Amsterdam and helped with the City Hall of Amsterdam. From Cornelis de Bie's "Het gulden cabinet vande edel vry schilder const".
[Ref: 24510]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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[William Bowyer.] Bowyer II
[William Bowyer.] Bowyer II
[n.d., c.1840.]
Wood engraving. Printed area on yellow paper 115 x 80mm, 4½ x 3¼".
Portrait of William Bowyer (1699-1777), printer and literary editor, shown within a frame-like engraved border. In 1729 he was appointed printer of the votes of the House of Commons; in 1736 printer to the Society of Antiquaries; in 1761 printer to the Royal Society; and in 1767 printer of the rolls of the House of Lords and the journals of the House of Commons.
[Ref: 19010]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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William Bowyer.
William Bowyer.
J.Chapman sculpsit.
London, Publish'd as the Act directs. April 22nd, 1800 by J.Wilkes.
Colour-printed stipple. 165 x 115mm, 6½ x 4½". Paper toned and spotted.
Portrait of William Bowyer (1699-1777), printer and literary editor, shown within a frame-like engraved border. In 1729 he was appointed printer of the votes of the House of Commons; in 1736 printer to the Society of Antiquaries; in 1761 printer to the Royal Society; and in 1767 printer of the rolls of the House of Lords and the journals of the House of Commons.
[Ref: 19011]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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Section of Brandy Vault (shewing stowage).
Section of Brandy Vault (shewing stowage).
S.M. Pike 1866 to accompany report to Mr. Coller.
Architectural drawing, 480 x 600mm. 19 x 23½". Tears and folds.
From the Port of London Authority archives.
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A View from the East-End of the Brewery Chiswell Street.
A View from the East-End of the Brewery Chiswell Street.
Painted by G.Garrard, painter of Horses to his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales. Engraved by W.Ward.
London. Published Jan.y 1, 1792 by G.Garrard, No. 43 Little Brittain, & W.Ward Warren Place, Kentish Town.
Fine mezzotint. Platemark: 460 x 560mm (18 x 22"). Slight mountburn. Vertical crease through centre, repaired tear along left platemark. Glued to backing sheet.
A fine view of the famous Whitbread Brewery, with a carthorse is being backed into a dray. The site, at 52 Chiswell Street, was the first purpose-built mass-production brewery in Britain. After two centuries brewing on the site ceased in 1976, after which the building became a conference and events venue, named 'The Brewery'.
Frankau 305.
[Ref: 32478]   £750.00  
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Mr Andrew Brice; Printer of Exeter.
Mr Andrew Brice; Printer of Exeter.
Engraved for the Universal Magazine.,
Printed for S.A. Cumberlege, at the Kings Arms, in Pater-noster Row. [n.d, c. 1774.]
Engraving. 170 x 110mm, 6¾ x 4¼".
Andrew Brice (1690-1773), publisher of a weekly newspaper in Exeter and author of the Topographic Dictionary. When Brice died he was the oldest freemason in England; three hundred masons joined his cortege. His body lad lain in state in an inn at Exeter, with the public paying a shilling to view it, defraying the cost of the funeral.
[Ref: 19009]   £50.00   (£60.00 incl.VAT)
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Andrew Brice of Exeter, Printer: Author of the Topographic Dictionary &c. Aetat 83.
Andrew Brice of Exeter, Printer: Author of the Topographic Dictionary &c. Aetat 83.
Jackson del. Woodman Sc.
[n.d. c.1770].
Engraving. 125 x 180mm. Trimmed into plate. Light foxing.
Printer at Exeter [1692 - 1773].
[Ref: 3409]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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British Fire Engines.
British Fire Engines. First Alarm. A struggle for the Start. [/] Near Approach. Take care, take care, we ar very near it now. [/] The Fire. See that no Lives are lost. [/] The Ruins. The Fire is out & now for Home.
H. Alken Del.t. B. Hughes. Sculp.t.
Lewis & Co. 79, Leadenhall St. London. [n.d., c.1860].
Very rare aquatint. Overall sheet size: 300 x 370mm (11¾ x 14½"). False margin at bottom edge. Creases. Repaired tear to top edge.
Four scenes on one sheet illustrating the stages of a fire; from the first alarm, in the top left, with a horse drawn fire engine from the 'Sun Fire Office 1820' racing along a street watched by onlookers; to the approach to the fire in the top right, where a fire engine inscribed 'Atlas Office' halts as it reaches the scene; then in the bottom left is the fire itself, as two fire engines, one named 'Westminster', pump water into a burning building, smoke billowing from the windows, with the sign above the door to the right reading, 'Fire Proof Linnen'; finally in the bottom right is a view of the ruins of the building, with the firefighters packing up two engines inscribed 'London', and 'County Fire Office 1800'. A very rare print after English painter and engraver Henry Alken (1785 - 1851), chiefly known as a caricaturist and illustrator of sporting subjects and coaching scenes.
[Ref: 33565]   £650.00  
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William Brooks Writing Master; and Accomptant, London.
William Brooks Writing Master; and Accomptant, London.
P. Tomlinson pinx: G. Bickham sculp.
[c.1730]
Engraving, on verso in ink 4 shil; sheet 195 x 245mm (7¾ x 9½"). Trimmed.
Only engraved portrait of William Brooks, writing master in the City of London. His apprentices included a well-known writing master of the following generation, Charles Snell (bap.1667-d.1733).
O'D 1 (only portrait listed). Ex: The Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd Collection.
[Ref: 38868]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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The Museum of C. Roach Smith Esq.r. F.A.S. Secretary of the Archaeological Association.
The Museum of C. Roach Smith Esq.r. F.A.S. Secretary of the Archaeological Association.
Drawn & Etched John Brown. From a sketch in the possession of F.Purland Esq.r.
[n.d., c.1850.]
Etching. 285 x 235mm. With a printed description.
Charles Roach Smith was an antiquary specialising in Roman Britain, becoming an Honorary Secretary of the British Archaeological Association. For many years he edited the “Antiquarian Notes” in 'The Gentleman’s Magazine'. His collection was eventually purchased for the British Museum.
[Ref: 987]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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John Bushe [facsimile signature.]
John Bushe [facsimile signature.]
d'Orsay fecit 1st April 1847 [signed in plate].
London, Published, by J. Mitchell, Royal Library 33, Old Bond Street. Printed by M. & N. Hanhart.
Lithograph on india paper, india 215 x 150mm. 8½ x 6". Bit soiled.
John Bushe (1794-1870) was an Irish business man and was a Fundholder, he lived the latter part of his life in The Albany, Piccadilly. From a series of portraits by Count Alfred Guillaume Gabriel d'Orsay (1801 - 1852), Paris-born artist and gentleman of fashion. His profile sketches of his contemporaries, to the number of 125, include among them nearly all the literary, artistic, and fashionable celebrities of that time.
O'Donoghue supplement p.39, 5. See NPG D32464.
[Ref: 21811]   £50.00   (£60.00 incl.VAT)
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[Woman Churning Butter.]
[Woman Churning Butter.] No. 14 [crossed and numbered '13' in pencil].
Published by William Miller, Albemarle Street, Jan.y 1. 1805.
Hand-coloured aquatint, sheet 355 x 260mm. 14 x 10¼". Some foxing and faint trace of offsetting from a text leaf.
A woman turning a wooden handle to churn butter in a barrel; another woman milks a cow in background. From 'The Costume of Great Britain', a book containing 60 plates of people at work and scenes of everyday life. William Henry Pyne (1769-1843), the son of a London weaver who became an artist and writer, was commissioned to write and illustrate the book by the publisher, William Miller of Albermarle Street, London. The illustrations are particularly notable as they portray British life on the eve of the Industrial Revolution.
Abbey Life 430, 13.
[Ref: 23274]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)

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William Caslon.
William Caslon.
[n.d., c.1760.]
Engraving. Sheet 150 x 100mm, 6 x 5". Trimmed.
William Caslon the Elder (1692-1766), type founder; designer of the Caslon typeface. A Caslon typeface was used for the first printed version of the United States Declaration of Independence.
[Ref: 19008]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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Sir William Chambers.
Sir William Chambers.
March 17. 1793. Engraved by J. Ogborne. Geo. Dance.
Stipple with soft ground etching, image 255 x 195mm 10 x 7¾"). Trimmed to plate.
Sir William Chambers (1722 - 1796), architect. Born in Gothenburg, Sweden, Chambers worked initially for the Swedish East India Company, travelling to China where he studied Chinese architecture and decoration. Returning to Europe, he studied architecture in Paris and Italy before moving to London in 1755. Chambers is best remembered for designing and building Somerset House, a project he worked on from 1775 to 1795. This Neoclassical development housed many government offices and provided accommodation for various learned societies, including the Royal Academy, the Royal Society, and the Society of Antiquaries. He was a founder member of the Royal Academy and was its first Professor of Architecture. After George Dance (1741 - 1825).
Not in BM or NPG. From the collection of Cecil Bisshopp Harmsworth, 1st Baron Harmsworth.
[Ref: 9639]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Josephus Champion S.M. & c.
Josephus Champion S.M. & c.
[Engraver not ascertained. n.d. c.1760]
Mezzotint, bust in an oval frame,an open book and a plaque labelled 'Vive la Plume' with calligraphic swirls. 237 x 157mm. 9¼ x x 6¼". Tipped on four corners to album page, very narrow margins.
Joseph Champion (1709-1765), writing master, St. Paul's School, wrote “The Parallel or Comparative Penmanship” 1750, “The Living Hands” 1762 and was a large contributor of full rounded script calligraphy to George Bickham's work
CS:40
[Ref: 11155]   £300.00  
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Josephus Champion Artis Scriptoriae et Arithmetics nec non-Ration um Mercatoriarum Professor.
Josephus Champion Artis Scriptoriae et Arithmetics nec non-Ration um Mercatoriarum Professor. Not sweeter Force the Orator bestous, Than Words receive when, by they happy Art, When, from his Lips the graceful period flows, Charming the Eye, they slide into the Heart. Lockman.
J. Hulett Sculp.
[n.d. c.1760.]
Copper engraving, rare. 240 x 165mm. 9½ x 6½". Trimmed to plate and mounted with paper edge.
Joseph Champion (1709-1765), writing master, St. Paul's School, wrote “The Parallel or Comparative Penmanship” 1750, “The Living Hands” 1762 and was a large contributor of full rounded script calligraphy to George Bickham's work. See ref: 11155.
O'D:vol6:pg.85
[Ref: 24721]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Le Chanteur Gothique.
Le Chanteur Gothique.
A. Booth Pinx. F. Basan sculp.
a Paris ches Basan Graveur rue St. Jacques. Et a Amsterdam ches Pierre Fouquet [n.d., c.1760].
Etching and engraving, with large margins; 370 x 270mm. 14½ x 10¾". Two stain spots to image, else a good impression.
Countryside scene: a singer stood on an up-turned basket singers to onlookers standing by; hymn singing as they hold scores in their hands.
[Ref: 27678]   £230.00  
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W.J.Chaplin [facsimile signature.]
W.J.Chaplin [facsimile signature.]
Painted by Fredk. Newenham. Engraved by H.T. Ryall, Engraver to the Queen.
London: Published March 1st. 1850, by Henrey Graves & Compy. Printsellers in Ordinary to Her Majesty, & H.R.H. Prince Albert_6, Pall Mall.
Mezzotint. Plate 561 x 420mm. Sheet 694 x 503mm. Fine. Stain across the top that goes into the platemark but does not affect the image.
William James Chaplin (1787-1859), Transport entrepreneur. He had been one of the largest operators of mail coaches in England with seventy coaches and 1,300 teams of horses.
In the NPG.
[Ref: 12675]   £240.00  
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Poine! Poine!  Fromage de lait caille.  [Cheese curds seller.]
Poine! Poine! Fromage de lait caille. [Cheese curds seller.]
Gezeichnet v. C. Brand Prof. Gestochen v. Joh Seigel.
[n.d., 1810.]
Etching, sheet 335 x 245mm. 13¼ x 9¾". Trimmed within plate.
Plate to a set of 'Cries of Vienna', after Christian Hilfgott Brand (1694 - 1756), who seems to have been a drawing master at the Vienna Academy.
[Ref: 11579]   £170.00   (£204.00 incl.VAT)
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The Cherry Girl. 362.
The Cherry Girl. 362.
[n.d. c.1790.]
Coloured mezzotint. Fantastically bright 18th century colour. 293 x 247mm. 11½ x 9¾". Trimmed to the image top and sides, and to just below the title at bottom, some text missing. Creasing.
A women holding a pair of balancing scales in her hand, one side full of cherries. Attached to her waist is the rope tied round her donkey. Another woman passes by with her small daughter, and all three are greeted by a beggar boy pointing into his empty hat.
[Ref: 16342]   £250.00  
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[The Cherry Season.]
[The Cherry Season.]
Schütter ft.
[n.d. c.1840.]
Lithograph. 170 x 217mm. 6¾ x 8½".
A scene in the country. Gentlemen stand around a stall where two women are selling freshly picked fruit, in particular cherries.
[Ref: 16155]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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J. Chilcott P.M. 671. The Toast Master, Beaufort Arms, Monmouth.
J. Chilcott P.M. 671. The Toast Master, Beaufort Arms, Monmouth.
Lavars litho: Bristol.
[n.d., c.1840.]
Scarce lithograph. Sheet 280 x 235mm, 11 x 9¼". Laid on album sheet, glue stains in corners.
Three-quarter portrait of a Toast Master, standing before a sideboard on which stands a decanter and a corkscrew. On either side are images of a masonic altar.
[Ref: 19722]   £230.00  
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A Stack of Ancient Chimnies.  A Stack of Modern Chimnies. Warranted not to smoke.
A Stack of Ancient Chimnies. A Stack of Modern Chimnies. Warranted not to smoke. 'Comparisons are odious.'__ Respectfully offered to the notice of the British Architects of the 19th Century. by An Amateur.
W.T. 1835.
Printed by Graf & Soret.
Lithograph, sheet 280 x 380mm. 11 x 15". Soiled; light spotting.
A wry look at contemporary architect's designs for chimney stacks, contrasting modern 'smoke-less' innovations with a traditional stone row.
With old pencil annotations.

[Ref: 12932]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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John Clark W.M.
John Clark W.M. Aetat Suae 25
G. Bickham Sculp. [1708]
Engraving, sheet 180 x 120mm (7 x 4¾"). Wormhole top left. Cut to image.
John Clark (1683-1736), writing-master. Clark published his first copybook 'The Penman's Diversion' (to which this portrait was the frontispiece) in 1708, and when George Shelley was appointed writing-master to Christ's Hospital in 1710 Clark took over his boarding-school. Clark went on to achieve great commercial success with his several subsequent copybooks, but gained notoriety for his contentious nature. He conducted a long-running dispute with Shelley and another penman, Charles Snell which centred on the place of ornament in penmanship, in which Clark saw such devices as superfluous and misleading.
O'D 2; for Shelley see ref 38872; for Snell see ref. 38871. Ex: The Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd Collection.
[Ref: 38873]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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John Clark
John Clark Writing Master and Accomptant, London
T. Foster delin. G. Bickham Sculp [1712]
Engraving, in ink verso 5 Shil; sheet 285 x 180mm (11¼ x 7"). Trimmed and glued to backing sheet.
John Clark (1683-1736), writing-master. Clark published his first copybook 'The Penman's Diversion' in 1708, and when George Shelley was appointed writing-master to Christ's Hospital in 1710 Clark took over his boarding-school. Clark went on to achieve great commercial success with his several subsequent copybooks, but gained notoriety for his contentious nature. He conducted a long-running dispute with Shelley and another penman, Charles Snell which centred on the place of ornament in penmanship, in which Clark saw such devices as superfluous and misleading. Frontispiece to Clark's 'Writing Improved, or, Penmanship Made Easy', 1712, which is valuable for its lengthy preface explaining the process of producing engraved copybooks and how engravers reproduced the penman's original designs.
O'D 1; for Shelley see ref 38872; for Snell see ref. 38871. Ex: The Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd Collection.
[Ref: 38875]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Thomas Cogan, M.D.
Thomas Cogan, M.D. Living Founder of the Royal Humane Society.
E. Gerard pinx.t. J.s Basire sculp.t.
Published by J. Nichols, Son & Bentley March 1. 1814.
Engraving. Sheet: 220 x 140mm (8¾ x 5½"). Trimmed.
A half-length portrait of Thomas Cogan (1736-1818) a nonconformist physician and founder of the Royal Humane Society.
W. 638.
[Ref: 46464]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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Frederick William Collard Esqr.
Frederick William Collard Esqr.
Painted by James Lonsdale Esqe. Engraved by C Turner A.R.A. Engraver in Ordinary to His Majesty.
London Published July 6th. 1829 by Mr. Clay Printseller Ludgate Hill. Proof.
Mezzotint, open letter proof, 355 x 255mm. 14 x 10". Some scuff marks to surface; crease lower right. A rich impression.
William Frederick Collard (1776 - 1866), piano manufacturer. Brought imagination and invention to the manufacture of the piano exhibiting a grand piano at the Great Exhibition of 1851. A rare portrait, after James Lonsdale (1777 - 1839).
NPG: D34032. Whitman: 133.
[Ref: 13135]   £220.00  
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