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[Cabinet of Curiosity.]
[Cabinet of Curiosity.]
A. van Buysen schulp.
[1706]
Engraving. Plate: 310 x 220mm (12 x 8¾"). Creasing in bottom & top right corner.
A view of the collection of naturalia and artificialia of Dutch textile merchant Levinus Vincent (1658-1727). Levinus presented his collection in a highly decorative manner for his visitors and provided a catalogue 'Wonder toneel der Nature' 1706 from which this plate comes. A rare & interesting item.
[Ref: 44873]   £280.00  
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Crystal Palace.
Crystal Palace. Greek Court, South Side.
G.H. Thomas del. From a Photograph by P. H. Delamotte. W. Thomas and H. Harrel sc.
[n.d., c.1854.]
Wood engraving. Sheet: 250 x 350mm (9¾ x 13¾"). Creasing.
A view of the Greek exhibition at the Crystal Palace in Sydenham. The statue at the front has had a fig leaf placed to mask his nudity. Despite male nude statues having been displayed in the British Museum since the 18th century there was an outcry at the display of naked male statues and several public requests in papers such as the Times to cover the statues.
[Ref: 46442]   £50.00   (£60.00 incl.VAT)
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Bullock's Museum, 22, Piccadilly.
Bullock's Museum, 22, Piccadilly.
No.18, of R. Ackermann's Repository of Arts &c. Pub. June 1 1810 at 101 Strand; London.
Hand coloured engraving, image 110 x 170mm (4¼ x 6¾"). Slight foxing. Trimmed within plate.
The interior of Bullock's Museum, also known as the London Museum and the Egyptian Hall (or Museum), centred on a display of stuffed animals including an elephant, zebra and polar bear William Bullock (c.1773-1849), a traveller, naturalist, and antiquarian, established the museum in 1812. Built at a cost of £16,000, it contained 15,000 items, collected according to the guidebook 'during seventeen years of arduous research at a cost of £30,000'. Admission was l shilling or 1 guinea for an annual ticket. Over the years special exhibits included Napoleon's carriage, 'the superb Feather, Cloak, and and Helmet, presented by the king of Owyhee to, and worn [by] our Unfortunate Circumnavigator [Captain James Cook] a few days before he fell', Giovanni Battista Belzoni's finds in Egypt, and and James Ward's gigantic painting 'Allegory of Waterloo'. Thomas Shotter Boys' view of Piccadilly for 'London As It Is' shows the exterior of the Egyptian Hall during the exhibition of George Catlin's 'North American Indian Portfolio'.
[Ref: 43295]   £85.00   (£102.00 incl.VAT)
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Bullock's Museum.
Bullock's Museum. [22, Piccadilly.]
[No.18, of R. Ackermann's Repository of Arts &c. Pub. June 1 1810 at 101 Strand; London.]
Hand coloured engraving. Sheet: 125 x 180mm (5 x 7"). Slight foxing. Trimmed within plate.
The interior of Bullock's Museum, also known as the London Museum and the Egyptian Hall (or Museum), centred on a display of stuffed animals including an elephant, zebra and polar bear William Bullock (c.1773-1849), a traveller, naturalist, and antiquarian, established the museum in 1812. Built at a cost of £16,000, it contained 15,000 items, collected according to the guidebook 'during seventeen years of arduous research at a cost of £30,000'. Admission was l shilling or 1 guinea for an annual ticket. Over the years special exhibits included Napoleon's carriage, 'the superb Feather, Cloak, and and Helmet, presented by the king of Owyhee to, and worn [by] our Unfortunate Circumnavigator [Captain James Cook] a few days before he fell', Giovanni Battista Belzoni's finds in Egypt, and and James Ward's gigantic painting 'Allegory of Waterloo'. Thomas Shotter Boys' view of Piccadilly for 'London As It Is' shows the exterior of the Egyptian Hall during the exhibition of George Catlin's 'North American Indian Portfolio'.
[Ref: 45982]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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L'expèrience de cette Figure Aërostatique haute de 8 pieds faite par les frères Ensten.
L'expèrience de cette Figure Aërostatique haute de 8 pieds faite par les frères Ensten.
Weis sc.
[n.d., c.1770.]
Engraving. Plate: 160 x 110mm (6¼ x 4¼") large margins. Slight creasing.
A print showing a flying figure of Mercury, the figure was made to float and was the invention of the Ensten brothers.
[Ref: 46207]   £85.00   (£102.00 incl.VAT)
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James Fraser, Aged 67.
James Fraser, Aged 67.
Drawn by Dighton. Engraved by William Poole, 1807.
Engraving. Plate: 350 x 430mm, (13¾ x 17") very large margins. Creasing and surface dirt. Margins dusty.
A full-length portrait of James Fraser (1740-after 1802) a booker binder who was based in St Martin's Lane, London. He is seated to left with crossed legs, smiling towards the viewer and holding a paper labelled 'A Plan for reconciling the difference between the Masters & Journeymen Bookbinders'. On the table beside him are books labelled 'Memoirs of Mr Pitt', 'Estimates of Bookbinders' and 'Anecdotes of Lord Nelson', as well as a letter addressed to 'Mr James Fraser Book Binder Frontier Court St Martin's Lane'.
[Ref: 39969]   £480.00  
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Wakefield Industrial Exhibition 1865.
Wakefield Industrial Exhibition 1865.
William Watson, Architect, Wakefield. Alfred Green, Lithographer Dewsbury.
[n.d., c.1865.]
Lithograph in two tints, sheet 254 x 394mm. Foxing and staining.
Very scarce locally-published view of the ambitious temporary wooden Crystal Palace-style building which housed the Wakefield Industrial and Fine Art Exhibition.
[Ref: 7543]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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