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The Air Pump improved by Mr. Haukesbee F.R.S.
The Air Pump improved by Mr. Haukesbee F.R.S.
Printed for J. Hinton at ye Kings Arms, S.t Pauls Church Yard, 1747.
Enrgaving. Plate: 165 x 90mm (6½ x 3½") with large margins.
A diagram of an air pump designed by scientist Francis Hauksbee (1660-1713). The double barrelled pump was presented to the Royal Society in 1703.
[Ref: 46304]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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The Alchymist.
The Alchymist. He's in Belief of Chymistry, so bold,/ if his Dream last, he'll turn the Age to Gold.
Teniers pinx.t W. Baillie sculp.t
[n.d., c.1800.]
Etching. Plate: 220 x 190mm (8¾ x 7½") very large margins. Margins foxed.
An alchemist in his workshop, after David Teniers the younger (1610-90). Etched by Captain William Baillie. Baillie retired from the army in 1761 with the rank of Captain and thereafter devoted himself to printmaking and dealing. He specialised in imitating old-master drawings and prints, using a variety of printmaking techniques.
[Ref: 44590]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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A Draught of a curious Clock in the possession of Mr Rich.d Green of Litchfield.
A Draught of a curious Clock in the possession of Mr Rich.d Green of Litchfield.
Engrav'd for the Universal Magazine for J. Hinton at the King's Arms in St Paul's Church Yard London 1748.
Engraving. 205 x 235mm. (8 x 9¼") as normal. Trimmed into plate at bottom, binding folds.
'The Lichfield Clock', a musical longcase clock purchased by apothecary Dr Richard Green in the 1740s and displayed in his Museum of Curiosities. The clock is on the right, with its elaborate gothic church-like case on the left. The clock is now in the Victoria Art Gallery above the public library in Bath. Restored, it still plays five different tunes including a minuet by Handel.
[Ref: 45342]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Measuring instruments and scale]
[Measuring instruments and scale] Meta del Piedi Vicentino. Diviso in sei oncie, ed ogni oncia in quattro Minuti.
M. Vd. Gucht Sculp [c.1720]
Engraving, rare; platemark 310 x 215mm (12¼ x 8½").
[Ref: 42482]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Erasmus Darwin, M.D. F.R.S. &c. ___canebat, uti magnum per inane coacta Semina….tener mundi concreverit orbis.  Virgilii Bucol. Eclog. VI.
Erasmus Darwin, M.D. F.R.S. &c. ___canebat, uti magnum per inane coacta Semina….tener mundi concreverit orbis. Virgilii Bucol. Eclog. VI.
Painted by F.Rawlinson. Engraved by J.Heath.
London, Published May 14, 1804. by J.Norman, No.441, Strand.
Stipple. Plate 450 x 360mm, (17¾ x 14") very large margins.
A half-length portrait of physician and poet Erasmus Darwin (1731-1802) whose 'Zoonomia' (1794–1796) anticipated the evolutionary theories of his grandson Charles (1809-82).
[Ref: 40209]   £360.00  
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The Dutch Chymist.
The Dutch Chymist. Engraved from the Original Picture in the Collection of Mr Leviez.
J. Stein Pinx.t. J. Boydell fecit.
[London, c.1800.]
Engraving. 410 x 300mm (16¼ x 11¾"). Laid on card.
An alchemist stirring a ceramic pot; an assistant reads him a recipe, watched by an onlooker. The alchemist has the 'bleary eyes' from long sustained efforts of watching his experiment, as described by Thomas Norton in his 'Ordinall of alchemy', 1477. Behind are a crying woman and child, and 'empty money bags suspended from the ceiling with a bloated bladder, symbolising delusion' (from Wallace Collection commentary on their painting, 'The Village Alchemist' by Jan Steen, painted in the early 1660s).
[Ref: 46660]   £120.00  
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The Dutch Chymist.
The Dutch Chymist.
Jn.o Stein Pinxit. J. Wilson fecit.
London, Printed for Rob.t Sayer No.53 in Fleet Street. 236
Mezzotint, platemark 350 x 250mm (13¾ x 9¾"). Large margins.
An alchemist stirring a ceramic pot; an assistant reads him a recipe, watched by an onlooker. The alchemist has the 'bleary eyes' from long sustained efforts of watching his experiment, as described by Thomas Norton in his 'Ordinall of alchemy', 1477. Print after the painting 'The Village Alchemist' by Jan Steen (London,Wallace Collection) which was painted in the early 1660s. The composition is cropped to omit a crying woman and child, and 'empty money bags suspended from the ceiling with a bloated bladder, symbolising delusion' (from Wallace Collection commentary on the painting).
For a later lithograph reproducing the painting more directly, see ref. 24878
[Ref: 37011]   £320.00  
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An exact representation of the first Aerial Ship the Eagle.
An exact representation of the first Aerial Ship the Eagle. Now exhibiting publickly at the Grounds of the Aeronautical Society Victoria Road opposite Kensington Gardens at 1s Each.
London. Published for the Proprietor by Mes Ackermann Strand, C Tilt Fleet St, Reeve & Sons Cheapside, Riddle & Meymott P.N.Row. [n.d., c.1830.]
Lithograph. Sheet: 310 x 230mm, (12 x 9").
The Eagle was designed by the Comte de Lennox in 1834 to provide transport between the capitals of Europe. However, the ship was too heavy to fly and was destroyed by spectators at the Champ de Mars in Paris after a failed take-off in August 1834. A detailed description of the machine's weight, dimensions and parts below the image.
[Ref: 40108]   £280.00  
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La Machine électrique.
La Machine électrique. Le Bon Génie, Journal des Enfans, 3 Année, No.13. Lith. No. 3.
[n.d., c.1830.]
Lithograph. Sheet: 215 x 285mm (8½ x 11¼"). Repaired tear on right edge, vertical fold as normal and foxing.
A scene showing two children playing with an electric machine, the figure on the right turns a handle to generate the current while the figure on the left touches the machine with his finger.
[Ref: 46301]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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The First Lecture in Experimental Philosophy.
The First Lecture in Experimental Philosophy.
Engrav'd for the Universal Magazine, for J. Hinton at the Kings Arms, in St. Paul's Church Yard London, 1748.
Engraving. Plate: 195 x 235mm (7¾ x 9¼"). Vertical creasing as normal; time staining.
A scene in which several well-dressed men gather around a table to hear a lecture on science, the lecturer points to scientific apparatus which stands on the table and the floor.
[Ref: 46429]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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The First Lecture in Experimental Philosophy.
The First Lecture in Experimental Philosophy.
Engrav'd for the Universal Magazine for J. Hinton at the King's Arms in St Paul's Church Yard London 1748.
Engraving. 205 x 235mm. (8 x 9¼"). Folds as normal. Large margins on 3 sides. Damaged.
A chemistry demonstration before an audience of aristrocrats.
[Ref: 45343]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Experiments on the Solidity of Bodies.
Experiments on the Solidity of Bodies.
Engraved for the Universal Magazine.
[May, 1751.]
Engraving with two double-sides of letterpress text. 205 x 127mm (8 x 5").
A collection of various testing apparatus, with accompanying text entitled "A Lecture on the Solidity of Bodies".
[Ref: 28641]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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A Representation of Mr. Joachim Smith's New invented Machine for Escaping from Fir[e]
A Representation of Mr. Joachim Smith's New invented Machine for Escaping from Fir[e]
[Anon., c.1800]
Engraving, sheet 115 x 175mm (4½ x 6¾"). Trimmed and glued to backing sheet; bottom right cormer missing, losing text.
Rare and interesting image showing people escaping from a burning building by means of enclosed chutes; print made to publicise a new invention by Joachim Smith, possibly the modeller employed by Wedgewood.
[Ref: 44488]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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[Drawing of geological features]
[Drawing of geological features]
C Murchison [in pencil lower right]
Pen and ink drawing, sheet 230 x 375mm (9 x 14¾"). Fold through centre; glued to album sheet; small tears and some paper loss. 'Ireson Northampton' blindstamp.
Landscape outlines with geological notes ('granite', 'mountain lime' etc) possibly by the geologist Charlotte Murchison (1788-1869).
[Ref: 39431]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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The Hadrosaurus.
The Hadrosaurus.
[n.d., c.1880.]
Pen and watercolour sketch. Sheet 355 x 255mm (14 x 10").
A sketch of the only known Hadrosaurus skeleton, on display at the Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences, as the first ever mounted dinosaur skeleton. The assembly is upright rather than today's accepted stooped stance. When it was discovered in 1858 it lacking most of the skull, so the English sculptor and naturalist, Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins, made this bird-like head, again now discredited.
[Ref: 44756]   £280.00  
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Hippocrates.
Hippocrates.
J. Chapman, Sc.
London Published Oct. 21. 1809, by J. Wilkes.
Colour printed stipple with etching. Plate: 165 x 115mm, (6½ x 4½") very large margins.
Hippocrates (c.460 BC - c.380 BC), Greek physician, teacher, and 'the father of medicine'. He searched for rational explanations to illness rather than religious or magical ones, founded a school in Cos and (allegedly) wrote an ethical oath that is still taken today by medical practitioners.
[Ref: 39869]   £85.00   (£102.00 incl.VAT)
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Near side view of a Horse's Bones; shewing, also, the situation of some principal internal parts.
Near side view of a Horse's Bones; shewing, also, the situation of some principal internal parts. NB. The liberties here taken are explaiend in the proper places. (1822)
Neele & sons. 352 Strand.
Hand coloured aquatint and etching. Platemark: 185 x 215mm (7¼ x 8½"). Vertical fold to centre as issued.
A scientific illustration of the skeletal structure and internal organs of a horse, in profile to the left, with a lettered and numbered grid behind.
[Ref: 37280]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Ayscough's Univeral Microscope.
Ayscough's Univeral Microscope.
[n.d., c.1753.]
Engraving. Plate: 110 x 170mm (4¼ x 6¾"), small margins.
A diagram of a microscope in its case which is made to resemble a book. James Ayscough was a maker and seller of scientific instruments near St Paul's Cathedral, this illustration comes from a 1753 edition of the 'Universal Magazine'.
[Ref: 46303]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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Alexander Monro Senr. M.D.
Alexander Monro Senr. M.D. Professor of Anatomy, Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians at Edinburgh, and F.R.S.
Painted by Allan Ramsay Esqr. Engarved by James Basire 1775.
Published as the Act directs, for C. Elliot, Edinburgh 1781.
Engraving. Sheet: 215 x 270mm, (8½ x 10½"). Trimmed within plate. Very slight stain marks.
Half-length portrait of Alexander Monro (1697 - 1767), physician The frontispiece to 'The Works of A. Monro published by his son A. Monro...' after Allan Ramsay (1713 - 1784).
Wellcome: 2039-1.
[Ref: 39985]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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A View of the Apparatus and part of the Great Cylinder in the Pantheon.
A View of the Apparatus and part of the Great Cylinder in the Pantheon.
M.A. Rooker del. Engrav'd by J. Basire [c.1777]
Engraving, rare, platemark 200 x 250mm (8 x 9¾") very large margins.
View of an experiment taking place inside the Pantheon on Oxford Street, London. The experiment is probably that which the portrait painter and scientist Benjamin Wilson (1721-88) carried out before George III in 1777 to demonstrate his theories about lightning conductors.
[Ref: 43686]   £240.00  
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[Physic.]
[Physic.]
[After Adriaen van Ostade.]
[n.d., c.1790.]
Original colour mezzotint. Fine. Sheet 310 x 245mm, 12¼ x 9¾". Trimmed & laid on album paper.
An alchemist, after a painting by Adriaen van Ostade (1610-85).
Ex collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd
[Ref: 13837]   £280.00  
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Johannes Radcliffe M.D. Obijt 1o.Nov.MDCCXIV. Aetat: 65.
Johannes Radcliffe M.D. Obijt 1o.Nov.MDCCXIV. Aetat: 65.
G.Kneller Baront.Pinxt. 1710. P.Fourdrinier Sculp.1747.
[n.d. c.1747]
Fine engraving. Platemark: 280 x 203mm (11 x 8"). Small margins. Paper lightly toned.
A portrait of physician John Radcliffe (1652-171), Royal Physician to William and Mary, Founder of the Radcliffe Library and Hospital Oxford.
W: 2417.3
[Ref: 40141]   £260.00  
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[A specimen cabinet.] Description de la Partie du Cabinet qui a rapport à l'Histoire Naturelle de l'Homme.
[A specimen cabinet.] Description de la Partie du Cabinet qui a rapport à l'Histoire Naturelle de l'Homme.
[Paris, n.d., c.1780.]
Engraving, 80 x 130mm (3¼ x 5¼"), set in letterpress.
An engraved chapter heading the Comte de Buffon's 36-volume 'Histoire naturelle, générale et particulière', with a stylised view of a specimen cabinet.
[Ref: 41456]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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[A specimen cabinet.] De Algemeene en Byzondere Natuurlyke Historie.
[A specimen cabinet.] De Algemeene en Byzondere Natuurlyke Historie. Beschryving van het Kabinet des Konings
J. van Schley sculp.
[Amsterdam, n.d., c.1780.]
Engraving, 75 x 140mm (3 x 5½"), set in letterpress.
An engraved chapter heading from a Dutch edition of the Comte de Buffon's 36-volume 'Histoire naturelle, générale et particulière', with a stylised view of a specimen cabinet.
[Ref: 41454]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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[A specimen cabinet.] Beschryving van het Kabinet des Konings
[A specimen cabinet.] Beschryving van het Kabinet des Konings
J. van Schley sculp.
[Amsterdam, n.d., c.1780.]
Engraving, 75 x 140mm (3 x 5½"), set in letterpress.
An engraved chapter heading from a Dutch edition of the Comte de Buffon's 36-volume 'Histoire naturelle, générale et particulière', with a stylised view of a specimen cabinet.
[Ref: 41455]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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De Algemeene en Byzondere  Natuurlyke Historie. De Giraffe.
De Algemeene en Byzondere Natuurlyke Historie. De Giraffe.
[Amsterdam, n.d., c.1780.]
Engraving, 75 x 140mm (3 x 5½"), set in letterpress. Creasing.
An engraved caprice chapter heading from a Dutch edition of the Comte de Buffon's 36-volume 'Histoire naturelle, générale et particulière', with depictions of mapping instruments including a globe, protractor and cross-staff.
[Ref: 45303]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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[Surveying tools] De Algemeene en Byzondere Naturrlyke Historie.
[Surveying tools] De Algemeene en Byzondere Naturrlyke Historie.
[Amsterdam, n.d., c.1780.]
Engraving, 75 x 140mm (3 x 5½"), set in letterpress.
An engraved chapter heading from a Dutch edition of the Comte de Buffon's 36-volume 'Histoire naturelle, générale et particulière', with a caprice of mapping tools.
[Ref: 41457]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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A Comparative Picture of the Principal Waterfalls in the World.
A Comparative Picture of the Principal Waterfalls in the World.
[C. Smith & Son. 1836.]
Hand-coloured lithograph. Sheet: 560 x 390mm (22 x 15½"). Central crease as normal, staining. Publication line missing. Slight loss upper left.
A comparative view of the highest waterfalls in the world with the highest being Cascade of Gavarny in the Pyrenees to the last cataract of the Nile.
[Ref: 44825]   £230.00  
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