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Les Bergers Ecossais.
Les Bergers Ecossais.
A. Westall pinx.t A.e Cardon sculp.t
Publié à Paris en Juin 1807. Chez Bance ainé, rue St. Denis.
Coloured stipple, partly printed in colour, rare. Plate 387 x 431mm (15¼ x 17"). Trimmed to plate.
Scottish shepherds in the fields; a man sat playing bagpipes with two children by his side, another man stood with his staff next to a young maiden. Two sheep seen behind, and a dog lying in the foreground; a barn to the left and ruins in the distance. The given artist's name of 'A. Westall' may mean the print is after Richard Westall, or could be incorrect.
[Ref: 28916]   £260.00  
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Originall Charter of the Lands of Powmode in the year 1057.  I, Malcolm: Kaninore King; the first of my reign, give to thee Barron Hunter, uper & nether Powmode; with all the bounds within the flood, with the Hoop and Hooptown; and
Originall Charter of the Lands of Powmode in the year 1057. I, Malcolm: Kaninore King; the first of my reign, give to thee Barron Hunter, uper & nether Powmode; with all the bounds within the flood, with the Hoop and Hooptown; and all the bouwds up & down; above the Earth to Heaven. & all below the Earth to Hell, as free to thee & thine, as Ever God gave to me and mine; and that for a bow and a broad arrow when I come to hunt upon Yarrow. And for the mair faith of this, I bite this white wax with my ain teeth, before Margaret my wife and Mall my Nurse. Sic Subacribitur, MALCOLM: KANMORE, King. MARGRATT, Witness. MALL Witness.
[Anon., British, n.d., c.1820s.]
Lithographic copy of a charter granted by King Malcolm III of Scotland; broadside, hand colouring to crest, sheet 370 x 265mm. 14½ x 10½". Handling creases; bodycolour a little smudged. Glued onto a scrap album page, with tissue guard.
The single page grant of land to one of his Barons by the king of Scotland was apparently discovered c.1799 in an old oak chest in the church at Dumbarton, central Scotland. A very unusual piece of Scottish historical ephemera. Macbeth (immortalised by Shakespeare) murdered Duncan to claim the Scottish throne for himself. Malcolm eldest son of Duncan was installed as ruler of Perth and Fife by a combined army of English, Norse and lowland Scots. In 1057 Macbeth was killed by Malcolm in battle at Lumphanan in Mar, Aberdeenshire. This tale was reported in "the Mirror" of literature, amusement, and instruction, in 1839.
[Ref: 23934]   £230.00  
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Covenanters Preaching. [&] Covenanter's Wedding.
Covenanters Preaching. [&] Covenanter's Wedding.
[n.d. c.1845.]
Pair of very fine coloured lithographs. Sheet 280 x 229mm. 11 x 11¾". Cut and laid on separate album pages.
The Covenanters were a Scottish Presbyterian movement that played an important part in the history of Scotland, opposing the reintroduction of episcopacy by Charles II. Facing persecution they started holding 'conventicles', outdoor meetings and services, far from snooping government officials. Despite the romance in these prints, these meetings were dangerous: Covenanters were often shot on sight, or captured to be hanged or staked out in the Solway Firth to drown.
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[Cromar Attacking the Spirit of the Water.] Old Fingal.
[Cromar Attacking the Spirit of the Water.] Old Fingal.
Arunciman inv & fecit.
[n.d., c.1800.]
Etching. 75 x 125mm (3 x 5"). Trimmed and laid on mount board.
A scene from Book III of James Macpherson's Ossian, Fingal is shown fighting with the spirit of the water. An etching by Scottish artist Alexander Runciman (1736-1785) after a drawing by his younger brother John Runciman (1744-1768). Runciman was one of the earliest exponents of original etching in Scotland.
[Ref: 47000]   £85.00   (£102.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Memorial of Henry Darnley.] Magnates et Heroes Sangvine Regali Scotiae et Angliae Prognati. Qui Juxta Cenotaphium Henrici Darnley Scotorum…
[The Memorial of Henry Darnley.] Magnates et Heroes Sangvine Regali Scotiae et Angliae Prognati. Qui Juxta Cenotaphium Henrici Darnley Scotorum…
Livinius Vounanus incfecit. Geo: Vertue del et Sculp.
[n.d., c.1750.]
Engraving. 445 x 580mm, 17½ x 22¾". Wear to edges. Uncut sheet.
Mourners at the memorial to Henry Darnley, consort of Mary Queen of Scots. In front is Darnley's young son, James VI of Scotland and later James I of England; then Matthew Stewart (1516-1571), 4th Earl of Lennox, Darnley's father and James's regent, and his wife Margaret; then Darnley's brother Charles.
[Ref: 13313]   £280.00  
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Gordon Cumming Esq.re.
Gordon Cumming Esq.re.
J. Precdon. Journal des Chasseurs. 15 Avril 1858_22e.annee.
Imp. Lemercier, Paris.
Lithograph. 240 x 160mm (9½ x 6¼"). Some spotting.
Roualeyn George Gordon-Cumming (1820-66), Scottish traveller and sportsman known as the 'Lion Hunter'. In the mid-1840s he hunted in South Africa, mainly in Bechuanaland and the valley of the Limpopo River, before returning to Britain where he published 'Five Years of a Hunter's Life in the Far Interior of South Africa', 1850. Although many readers reacted with incredulity, David Livingstone, who furnished Gordon-Cumming with most of his native guides, wrote: 'I have no hesitation in saying that Mr. Cumming's book conveys a truthful idea of South African hunting' (Missionary Travels, chap. vii.).
[Ref: 4716]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Scottish Soldiers of the Highlands. An Highland Officer and Serjeant.
Scottish Soldiers of the Highlands. An Highland Officer and Serjeant. Engraved for Spencer's New History of England.
Published by Alex.r Hogg. Nov.r 30 1793
Engraving, sheet 230 x 370mm (9 x 14½"). Crease through centre.
Plate from George William Spencer's 'A New, Authentic, and Complete History of England', written with the assistance of Alexander Douglas and Hugh Fitzwilliam.
[Ref: 45256]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Arms of James V, with the Order of the Thistle & The Collar of the Order of St Andrew.]
[The Arms of James V, with the Order of the Thistle & The Collar of the Order of St Andrew.]
[n.d., c.1860.]
Engraving. 90 x 150mm (3½ x 6"). Trimmed from a larger sheet.
The Achievement of James V of Scotland, featuring two unicorns rampant, flanked by the Order of the thistle and the Order of St. Andrew (an order of chivalry that is said to have been founded by James but lapsed by the end of the 16th century. The printed song lyrics on the reverse include 'those who grace Balmoral yearly', suggesting a publication date after Prince Albert's purchase of Balmoral Castle in 1852.
[Ref: 34212]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Legionary Tablet,
Legionary Tablet, Found at Bridgeness, 14th April 1868, on the Estate of Henry Cadell, Esq. of Grange, parish of Carriden, Linlithgowshire,- being the first found at or near the eastern end of the Antonine Wall, and the most perfect of any yet found [...]
Photographed by Mr Peter Dow, and Published by A. Waldie, Linlithgow.
Very scarce photograph and accompanying text, combined dimensions 200 x 155mm (7¾ x 6"). Glued to album sheet.
Photograph commemorating the discovery of a tablet from the Antonine Wall, constructed from the Firth of Forth to the River Clyde in the years following AD 140 to mark the north-west frontier of the Roman Empire. The wall's importance was recently acknowledged when it was designated a World Heritage Site
[Ref: 39430]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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The Marriage of King Malcolm and St Margaret
The Marriage of King Malcolm and St Margaret
AR Pinxit & fecit.
[n.d., c.1800.]
Etching. Sheet: 220 x 185mm (8¾ x 7¼"). Trimmed.
A scene showing the marriage of King Malcolm and Saint Margaret, Malcolm is shown placing a ring on Margaret's finger while the ceremony is presdided over by a bishop, members of the court gather around them in the church. An etching by Scottish artist Alexander Runciman (1736-1785) after a drawing by his younger brother John Runciman (1744-1768). Runciman was one of the earliest exponents of original etching in Scotland.
[Ref: 47001]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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[Portrait of an Old Soldier.]
[Portrait of an Old Soldier.]
[John Kay.]
[n.d., c.1790.]
Etching, early impression. Plate: 100 x 80mm (4 x 3") large margins.
A portrait of a old soldier wearing a large plumed hat.
[Ref: 46216]   £110.00   (£132.00 incl.VAT)
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[Act of the Parliament of Scotland making James, Earl of Arran, regent for Mary, Queen of Scots, 1542.]
[Act of the Parliament of Scotland making James, Earl of Arran, regent for Mary, Queen of Scots, 1542.]
Engraved by W. & D. Lizars, Edinburgh.
[n.d., c.1814.]
Engraving with hand colour. Sheet 665 x 915mm (26¼ x 36"). Watermarked 'J Whatman & W Balston 1814'. Splits on folds.
A facsimile of 'Acta Parl. Mariæ M.D.XLII. App. I. P. 593', by which James Hamilton (c. 1516-75), 2nd Earl of Arran, was made regent for the infant Mary, Queen of Scots, who had been only six days old at her accession. At the time he was second-in-line to the throne. The document is written in Latin and English, and has 18 wax seals remaining of the nobles who witnessed it. William Home Lizars published a number of such facsimiles of important Scottish documents circa 1815.
[Ref: 37755]   £280.00  
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Ganging to the Kirk.
Ganging to the Kirk. Sketches of Scotch Character.
[William Heath.]
Pub by T. McLean 26 Haymarket. [n.d., c.1830.]
Etching with fine hand-colour, J. Whatman Turkey Mill 1827 watermark. Plate: 380 x 265mm (15 x 10½"),. Marking in edges. Small margins.
A scene set in Scotland in which two well-dressed women wash their dirty feet in a puddle before going to church. William Heath's monogram of Paul Pry states 'Lord love you this may be seen every Sunday in Glasgow'.
Not in BM.
[Ref: 46651]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Carte pour Donner une Idée Generale du Gouvenement d'Ecosse; L'Ordre de la Marche ou Cavalcade de l'Assmblée de son parlement; et celui de la Séance de cet Illustre Corp.
Carte pour Donner une Idée Generale du Gouvenement d'Ecosse; L'Ordre de la Marche ou Cavalcade de l'Assmblée de son parlement; et celui de la Séance de cet Illustre Corp.
[Amsterdam: Chatelaine, 1718.]
Engraving, 360 x 460mm. Split in centrefold margin.
The Scottish Parliament before the Act of Union, 1707.
[Ref: 1239]   £320.00  
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[Portrait of a Scottish Soldier Reaching Left.]
[Portrait of a Scottish Soldier Reaching Left.]
[n.d., c.1790.]
Etching, early impression. Plate: 100 x 80mm (4 x 3") large margins
A portrait of a sullen looking soldier wearing a large plumed hat and holding a sword.
[Ref: 46215]   £110.00   (£132.00 incl.VAT)
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Sporting Meeting in the Highlands.
Sporting Meeting in the Highlands.
H.Alken del.t I. Clark Sculp.t
London, Published by T. McLean Jan.y 1.1820.
Hand-coloured aquatint. Whatman watermark 1819. 280 x 380mm. 11 x 15". Slight damage.
Men in tartans and kilts gather before a tent in the Scottish Highlands; hunters with rabbit and stags and their hounds. Published as one of 50 plates for Henry Alken's folio of "National Sports of Great Britain", plate 17.
Siltzer: p.70.
[Ref: 19217]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Arrival of St Margaret in Scotland.]
[The Arrival of St Margaret in Scotland.]
AR[unciman] fecit. J. Runciman inv.
[n.d., c.1800.]
Etching. Sheet: 220 x 185mm (8¾ x 7¼"). Trimmed within plate.
A scene showing St Margaret arriving in Scotland to marry King Malcolm III. An etching by Scottish artist Alexander Runciman (1736-1785) after a drawing by his younger brother John Runciman (1744-1768). Runciman was one of the earliest exponents of original etching in Scotland.
[Ref: 46999]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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