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The Achievement of our Soveraigne King James as he nowe beareth With the Armes of the Severall kings that have aunciently raigned within his nowe Dominions
The Achievement of our Soveraigne King James as he nowe beareth With the Armes of the Severall kings that have aunciently raigned within his nowe Dominions
Jodocus Hondius Flander coelavit Anno Domini 1611.
Engraving, sheet 375 x 235mm (14¾ x 9¼"). Trimmed and glued to backing sheet at edges.
The Royal Arms at the time of James I, with border comprising the arms of the different kingdoms he reigned over. It was engraved by Jodocus Hondius as a frontispiece for John Speed's 'Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain', his county atlas, first published 1611-12.
[Ref: 42622]   £260.00  
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[Frontispiece to 'A Description of the Country from Thirty to Forty Miles round Manchester' by John Aikin]
[Frontispiece to 'A Description of the Country from Thirty to Forty Miles round Manchester' by John Aikin]
Stothard delt Grignion sculpt
Publish'd June 4 1795 by J. Stockdale Piccadilly
Engraving, sheet 265 x 205mm (10½ x 8"). Trimmed to plate.
Allegory with six female figures sitting in a ring, one holding a cornucopia, another a sickle, another the wand of Aesclepius. Putti overhead, ship in background. Frontispiece to John Aikin's 'A Description of the Country from Thirty to Forty Miles round Manchester' (1795). Aikin (1747-1822) was a physician and writer, who practiced medicine until a stroke ended his medical career in 1796. It was during his spare time while working as a doctor that he produced many of the works for which he is best known, including the 'Description', a valuable account of the Manchester area at a time of rapid industrialization.
[Ref: 40847]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Alexandri Magni praecipuæ res geste ab Antonio Tempesta Florentino primum delineatæ,
Alexandri Magni praecipuæ res geste ab Antonio Tempesta Florentino primum delineatæ, nuc a Michaele van Lochom Sculptore. Regio Ienioris typi tabulis expressæ.
Parisus Apud Petrum Mariette via Jacobæa. sub signio Spei. [n.d., c.1670.]
Engraving. 120 x 155mm (4¾ x 6¼").
The title-page to a series of 12 prints depicting the life of Alexander the Great. The design features military trophies, a lion, two winged putti and figures of Bellona and Abundance. After Antonio Tempesta (1555-1630).
[Ref: 26550]   £70.00  
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Apollo Introducing the Editor to the Prince of Wales, who is receiving the First Volume of the Carlton House Magazine.
Apollo Introducing the Editor to the Prince of Wales, who is receiving the First Volume of the Carlton House Magazine. Frontispiece.
Grainger del. et sculp.
Published by W. & J. Stratford, No.112 Holborn Hill, Feb. 1 1793.
Engraving, platemark 175 x 110mm (7¼ x 4¼").
Mock-heroic frontispiece to the satirical 'Carlton House Magazine', with its editor being introduced to the prince of Wales (the future George IV) by the god Apollo.
[Ref: 45725]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Livre Nouveau ou Regles des Cinq Ordres d'Architecture, Par Jacques Barozzio de Vignole.
Livre Nouveau ou Regles des Cinq Ordres d'Architecture, Par Jacques Barozzio de Vignole. Nouvellement revu, corrigé et augmenté par Monsieur B.*** Architecte du Roy [...]
Cochin inv. Vasseur Sculp
A Paris chez Mondhare et Jean, rue St. Jean de Beauvais. No 4 [c.1757]
Engraving, platemark 360 x 220mm (14¼ x 8½").
Frontispiece to a posthumous edition of Jacopo Barozzi da Vignola's work 'Regola delli cinque ordini d’architettura' (1562), a concise Renaissance tract on the five orders of architecture, which (with various additions and amendments by later editors) enjoyed enormous success and remained the most influential book on classical architecture until the advent of Modernism.
For another plate from the volume see ref. 27318.
[Ref: 40095]   £85.00   (£102.00 incl.VAT)
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Hortus Eystettensis,
Hortus Eystettensis, Diligens et accurata omnium plantrium, florium, stirpium, qvae, ex variis orbis terrae partibus, singulari studio collectarum, quae in celeberrimis viridariis arcem episcopalem ibidem cingentibus, olim conspiciebantur delineatio et ad vivum repraesentatio et advivum repraesentatio opera.
Wolfg. Kil[ian].
Basilii Beslaeri Philiatri et Pharmacopoei. M.D C. XIII.
Copper engraving. Sheet size: 495 x 395mm (19½ x 15½). Very scarce. Trimmed inside platemark. Damaged. Laid on backing sheet.
The titlepage to 'Hortus Eystettensis' by Basilius Besler, published in 1613. The Bishop, Johann Konrad von Gemmingen, commissioned Besler to produce the work, which he compiled over sixteen years, although the bishop died before its completion. Besler had the assistance of his brother and a group of skilled German draughtsmen and engravers, including Sebastian Schedel, an accomplished painter, and Wolfgang Kilian, a skilled engraver from Augsburg. Kilian and his team engraved the initial copper plates, but after the bishop’s death, the operations moved to Nürnberg and a new team of engravers, among whom were Johannes Leypold, Georg Gärtner, Levin and Friedrich van Hulsen, Peter Isselburg, Heinrich Ulrich, Dominicus Custos and Servatius Raeven. Camerarius' nephew, Ludwig Jungermann (1572–1653), was a botanist and wrote most of the descriptive text.
[Ref: 39039]   £220.00  
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[Frontispiece to Part VII of the Bibliotheca Chalcographica]
[Frontispiece to Part VII of the Bibliotheca Chalcographica] VII Pars Bibliohecae Chalcographicae Id Est / Continuatio Secunda Iconum Virorum Illustrium
Impensis Clementis Amony, Bibliopolae et Chalcographi
Francfordy ad Moenum Anno MDCLXIX
Engraving, sheet 180 x 140mm (7 x 5½"). Trimmed to image. Small loss top right.
Frontispiece to one of the final parts of the Bibliotheca Chalcographica, a series of portrait prints published in nine parts between 1597 and 1664, initially with text by Jean-Jacques Boissard and engravings by Theodor de Bry but with other writers and engravers becoming involved in the later parts.
[Ref: 46378]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Frontispiece to John Anstis, 'The Register of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, From its Cover in Black Velvet, Usually Called the Black Book']
[Frontispiece to John Anstis, 'The Register of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, From its Cover in Black Velvet, Usually Called the Black Book'] Registrum, quod a Tegumento Nigro vocatur Liber Niger [...]
J. Sympson sculp [1724]
Very fine engraving, platemark 305 x 195mm (12 x 7¾"). Very large margins.
Decorative frontispiece to 'Register of the Order of the Garter', which the herald and antiquary John Anstis (1669-1744) had published at his own expense in 1724. This was a transcript of the Latin 'Black Book of the Garter' from circa 1535, in Windsor Castle.
[Ref: 39204]   £260.00  
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[Frontispiece before title added]
[Frontispiece before title added]
Printed for Jn Bowles and Son at the Black Horse in Cornhill Publish'd according to Act of Parliam/t 4 Oct 1756
Rare engraving, platemark 330 x 215mm (13 x 8½").
Frontispiece with rococo frame adorned by putti (top) and landscape scene with labourers below. Wine making interest.
[Ref: 39409]   £260.00  
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An Exact List of the Votes of the Freeholders and Freemen, of the City and County of Bristol,
An Exact List of the Votes of the Freeholders and Freemen, of the City and County of Bristol, Taken at the Election of Members of Parliament before John Rich Esq; and Noblet Ruddock, Esq: Sheriffs [...]
Bristol: Printed by and for Joseph Penn, Bookseller, in Wine Street, 1722. Bit later?
Letterpress, 2pp, 220 x 130mm (8½ x 5").
Frontispiece to a volume publishing the votes of freeholders and freemen of Bristol in 1722. The candidates were the merchant Joseph Earle (c.1658-1730), Sir Abraham Elton, and William Hart. Earle was elected with 2141 votes. Elton received 1869 and Hart 1743. Elton was successful in two later elections (1734 and 1741).
[Ref: 41086]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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[Dedication page]
[Dedication page]
M. Carloni fecit [c.1780]
Fine etching, platemark 390 x 255mm (15¼ x 10"). Small margins.
Dedication page to unidentified volume, etched by Marco Carloni (1742-96), Rome-based printmaker.
[Ref: 40093]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Frontispiece to Jean Commire, 'Carminum']
[Frontispiece to Jean Commire, 'Carminum']
H. Watelé delin. G. Edelinck sculp. cum privilegio Regis
[First published by Simon Bernard, 1678, but a later impression.]
Engraving, sheet 265 x 195mm (10½ x 7¾"). Trimmmed to platemark on two sides.
Female figure holding lyre and trumpet surrounded by putti representing the arts. One sculpts a bust of Jean Commire (1625-1702), the French Jesuit theologian and writer to whose 'Carminum', book three (1678) this is the frontispiece. It was engraved after a design by painter Henri Watelé (1640-77) by Gérard Edelinck (bap.1640-1707), French engraver of Flemish origin who is considered one of the greatest 17th century engravers and reproduced the work of important portraitists of the day such as Rigaud and Largilliere.
[Ref: 41987]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Frontispiece to 'Pharmacopée Royale, Galenique, et Chymique' by Moyse Charas]
[Frontispiece to 'Pharmacopée Royale, Galenique, et Chymique' by Moyse Charas]
[c.1676]
Engraving, sheet 200 x 150mm (8 x 6"). Trimmed to border. Ms verso (by Charas?): 'Winchilsea. 8 April 1680 Ex dono Authoris'. Fne impression.
Peoples of all parts of the world bring fruits, plants and animals to the French monarch for use in natural medicines. Frontispiece to 'Pharmacopée Royale, Galenique, et Chymique' (first published 1676), an important treatise by the French apothecary Moyse Charas (1619-98) and the first European medical book translated into Chinese. While the frontispiece remained the same for several subsequent editions of the work, the excellent impression substantiates the claim that it was printed by 1680. According to manucript on the album sheet to which it is attached, the print was presented by Charas himself to the Earl of Winchelsea in 1680, and Charas wrote the inscription on the reverse of the print. Charas' other achievements included publishing the formula for theriac, a medicine used to treat a variety of ailments. Due to persecution in France, he also spent time in England, Spain, and the Netherlands.

[Ref: 38351]   £550.00  
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Allerdurchleuchtigs grossmächtigst und Unüberwündtlichister Römischer kayßer, Auch zu Hispanien, Hungarn und Böhaim könig, erz herzog zu Österreich, etc. Allergnädigster kayßer König und herr, herr.
Allerdurchleuchtigs grossmächtigst und Unüberwündtlichister Römischer kayßer, Auch zu Hispanien, Hungarn und Böhaim könig, erz herzog zu Österreich, etc. Allergnädigster kayßer König und herr, herr.
[German publication; c.1700.]
Engraved letterpress, very decorative frontispiece, extremely fine. Plate 496 x 577mm. 19½ x 22¾". Damage to margins.
Charles II of Spain.
[Ref: 26197]   £280.00  
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[Proof frontispiece from John Bell's 'The poets of Great Britain, complete from Chaucer to Churchill]
[Proof frontispiece from John Bell's 'The poets of Great Britain, complete from Chaucer to Churchill] [Churchill vol. 1 / Let one poor sprig of Bay around my head / Bloom... Candidate line 145]
[Cipriani del. Bartolozzi sculp.t]
[Printed for John Bell ... London Jul. 19th 1779]
Etching and engraving printed in sepia, platemark 140 x 95mm (5½ x 3¾"). Thread margins; glued to backing sheet; glue stains at corners. Fine proof impression before all letters.
Proof impression of one of twenty-one frontispieces that Francesco Bartolozzi (1725-1815) made for John Bell's 'The Poets of Great Britain', which he published from 1777-82. Bell's edition consisted of 109 volumes in a relatively cheap yet well-produced pocket format, and was a great success. This print, in its later lettered state, was the frontispiece to the first of Bell's edition of poems by Charles Churchill (1732-64). It included a line from his poem 'The Candidate', an attack on John Montagu, earl of Sandwich (1718-92) and his candidature for the high stewardship of Cambridge University. Bartolozzi (1725-1815) was a Florentine engraver who in 1768 was elected as a founding member of the Royal Academy in London (the RA did not admit engravers at this time but made an exception in his case). He was already hailed as the best engraver in Italy when he met George III's librarian Richard Dalton in 1763. Dalton invited Bartolozzi to London with a promise of an appointment as engraver to the king. In England he became the most celebrated exponent of the 'stipple' technique whereby he produced prints using dots rather than lines. In 1801 Bartolozzi was invited to Lisbon to reform the royal printing press, and he spent his final years in Portugal. Fine impression from the collection of Dr. Augusto Calabi of Milan, art historian who co-authored (with A.B. de Vesme) the authoritative catalogue raisonné of Bartolozzi's work.
Calabi & de Vesme 1651 i/ii; for a portrait of Churchill see ref. 27339.
[Ref: 43130]   £110.00   (£132.00 incl.VAT)
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Great Britains Coasting Pilot being a new Survey of the Sea Coast By Captain Greenvile Collins Hydrographer to his Majesty.
Great Britains Coasting Pilot being a new Survey of the Sea Coast By Captain Greenvile Collins Hydrographer to his Majesty.
[London, Mount & Page? c.1720.]
Engraved title page, very large margins. 445 x 280mm (17¾ x 11"). Ink stamp of 'Dover Public Library' on reverse.
The title page to the first British sea atlas of British waters, surveyed by Greenville Collins between 1681-88, then first published by Richard Mount in 1693 after five years of preparation. The title is on a shell held aloft by a mer-man, with figures of Britannia and Neptune in his chariot drawn by sea-horses, and other mer-people holding up a sea chart of the British Isles, a cross-staff and a plumb-line. Above is the royal crest. This state has Richard Mount's inscription removed from under the image.
[Ref: 33215]   £290.00  
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Collegium Academie Naturea Curiosirum
Collegium Academie Naturea Curiosirum
[n.d. c.1652.]
Engraving. 205 x 165mm (5 x 6½"). Trimmed. Damaged.
Frontispiece to 'Collegium Academie Naturea Curiosirum'. This refers to the Leopoldina, the national academy of Germany. In 1670 the society began to publish the 'Ephemeriden Medico-Physicarum Germanicarum', the world's first medical and scientific journal.
[Ref: 29638]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Habitus Variarum orbis gentium.[showing the continents]
Habitus Variarum orbis gentium.[showing the continents]
[Malines, Caspar Rutz, 1581.]
Engraving with original hand colour, representing the continents of America Asia Europe and Africa. 230 x 320mm, 9 x 12½". Two areas of loss just affecting printed area.
Titlepage to an early book of 70 world costume plates, 'Habitus Variarum orbis gentium' ('Costume of the Various Peoples of the World'), usually found uncoloured.
[Ref: 13167]   £220.00  
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[L'Académie des Sciences et des Beaux-Arts.]  Cyclopaedia [to scroll cartouche within image.]
[L'Académie des Sciences et des Beaux-Arts.] Cyclopaedia [to scroll cartouche within image.]
J. Sturt sculp.
[n.d., c.1710.]
Engraving, frontispiece/illustration to an encyclopaedia?, 340 x 385mm. 13½ x 15¼". Folding creases.
Figures engaged busily in feats of human endeavour, emblematic of science, art, painting, anatomy, medicine, music, geometry, history, figure sculpture, architecture. An English copy in reverse by engraver John Sturt (1658 - 1730) of a 1698 etching by Sébastien Le Clerc amalgamating the manifold activities of two separate Paris institutions: the Académie de Peinture et de Sculpture, and the Académie des Sciences. Le Clerc incorporated architectural elements of both into his composition.
Wellcome Library: 21492i.
[Ref: 15140]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Dalton's New England Traveller. Frontispiece.
Dalton's New England Traveller. Frontispiece. This Beautiful Print emblematically alludes to that highly pleasing Variety of Subjects which will be Presented by the New English Traveller to the Public at Large.
Ryley Delin Scott sculp
Publish'd by Alex.r Hogg Nov.r 22 1794
Engraving, sheet 365 x 230mm (14¼ x 9"). Repaired hole bottom centre in border. Borders tatty.
Frontispiece with imaginary landscape combining classical statuary, agriculture, modern engineering and coaching to demonstrate the range of topics to be included in a topographical periodical, includes view of Colebrook Dale Iron Bridge. 'Dalton' has been claimed as a pseudonym for the publisher Alexander Hogg.
[Ref: 40083]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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This Work Is Dedicated To Davies Giddy, Esquire, Member of Parliament for Bodmin;
This Work Is Dedicated To Davies Giddy, Esquire, Member of Parliament for Bodmin; Descendant And Coheir of Katherine Brydges, Lady Sands, In Testimony of Respect, Alliance, and Friendship, By S.E.B. [Samuel Egerton Brydges.]
Lee Priory. [Lee Priory Press, n.d., c.1820.]
Woodcut dedication page on thin laid paper, armorial vignettes, sheet 260 x 185mm. 10¼ x 7¼". Horizontal centrefold. Waterstain to left edge.
Dedication to Davies Gilbert (formerly Giddy) (1767 - 1839), president of the Royal Society. From a book by Sir Samuel Egerton Brydges (1762 - 1837), editor of early English literature and genealogist. It is one of his titles published by Lee Priory Press, a private printing press at Ickham, near Canterbury, Kent.
[Ref: 13146]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Dedication.] All' Ill.ma Sig.ra e Prona Col.ma la Sig.ra Ottavia Marchese Strozzi.
[Dedication.] All' Ill.ma Sig.ra e Prona Col.ma la Sig.ra Ottavia Marchese Strozzi.
Date in luce da Gio. Giacomeo de Rossi in Roma alle Pace, all'insegna di Parigi con Priu del S.P. 1681.
Engraving. 300 x 220mm. Printed to plate, mounted on album paper.
A dedication page to an Italian book on flowers.
[Ref: 1671]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Inscribed by Permission to John Earl of Sandwich, &c.
Inscribed by Permission to John Earl of Sandwich, &c. Who, with a condescension unparallel'd hath not only patronised the Author but to improve, & correct this Edition, hath procured from every part of the Kingdom, the most authentic Materials.
Ja.s Miller Del.t. Rob.t Hancoc[k].
[n.d., c.1799.]
Engraving. Sheet 160 x 95mm (6¼ x 3¾"). Trimmed within plate, with some loss of inscription.
An allegorical dedication page, with the dedication on the base of pillar with the arms of the Earl of Sandwich on a shield.
[Ref: 38848]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Tractatus posthumus Jani Jacobi Boissardi Vesvuntini de Divinatione & Magicis Praestigiis, Quarum Veritas ac Vanitas Solide exponitur per Descriptionem Deorum Fatidicorum qui olim Responsa dederunt; eorundemque Prophetarum, Sacerdotum, Phoebadum,
Tractatus posthumus Jani Jacobi Boissardi Vesvuntini de Divinatione & Magicis Praestigiis, Quarum Veritas ac Vanitas Solide exponitur per Descriptionem Deorum Fatidicorum qui olim Responsa dederunt; eorundemque Prophetarum, Sacerdotum, Phoebadum, Sibyllarum & Divinorum, qui priscis Temporibus celebres Oraculis exstiterunt: Adjunctis simul...imo vero necessarium: Cum indice.
Oppenheimii Typis Hieronymi Galleri. [n.d. c.1616.]
Engraving. Collector's stamp on verso. Plate 280 x 171mm. 11 x 6¾". Slightly time stained.
Frontispiece to a work on divination, necromancy, and magic; mainly based on earlier authors such as Trithemius. The work also details the different occult arts with themes such as lycanthropy, Simon Magnus, incubi and succubi. Jean Jacques Boissard (1528-1602) was a French antiquary and Latin poet. In Italy he developed a taste for antiquities and formed a collection of the most curious monuments from Rome and its vicinity.
Ex Collection: W.B. Dukes (architect, d.1942.) Lugt: 2757a.
[Ref: 20796]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Description du Manège Moderne. Dans sa Perfection.
Description du Manège Moderne. Dans sa Perfection. Expliqué par des Leçons necessaires, et representé par des Fifures exactes [...]
B. Picart inventit [1727]
Engraving, platemark 225 x 310mm (9 x 12¼") very large margins. Few wormholes. Time stained.
Frontispiece to Baron d'Eisenberg's horseriding manual, 'Description du Manège Moderne' (1727), featuring various pieces of equipment used in horseriding (stirrups, saddle, bridle etc).
[Ref: 40089]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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Description du Manège Moderne. Dans sa Perfection.
Description du Manège Moderne. Dans sa Perfection. Expliqué par des Leçons necessaires, et representé par des Fifures exactes [...]
B. Picart inventit [1727]
Engraving with hand-colouring and ms, platemark 225 x 310mm (9 x 12¼") very large margins.
Frontispiece to Baron d'Eisenberg's horseriding manual, 'Description du Manège Moderne' (1727), featuring various pieces of equipment used in horseriding (stirrups, saddle, bridle etc).
[Ref: 40090]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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The English Atlas. Volume II. Tome I.
The English Atlas. Volume II. Tome I. Anno 1681.
[Oxford, Moses Pitt, 1681.]
Engraving. 410 x 270mm, 16 x 10½". Trimmed close to plate.
One of the titlepages to the first English attempt at a 'Grand Atlas', a multi-volume atlas in the style of the Dutch cartographers. Moses Pitt began his plan to create the atlas in 1670, producing the first volume a decade later. He had to rely on existing Dutch maps rather than producing his own, negotiating use of the plates of Johannes Jansson to be published with English text. This volume contained maps of Germany, so this titlepage shows the Holy Roman Emperor (left) and his seven Electors. The double-headed eagle and arms at the top are overseen by the eye of the trinity. Originally intended to be a 12-volume set, arguments among the partners meant the project ground to a halt after four. In 1686 Pitt Atlas was arrested for debt and confined to the Fleet Prison and nothing is known of him after 1691.
[Ref: 13168]   £380.00  
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The Bible, Crown and Constitution No.32 Cornhill.
The Bible, Crown and Constitution No.32 Cornhill. Where Foreign Orders are executed and Book Societies supplied on liberal Terms.
S Rawle del. fct.
Frontispiece to the European Magazine, Vol. 69. [London, 1816.]
Etching, frontispiece to the European Magazine. Sheet 210 x 110mm, 8¼ x 4¼". Trimmed.
View of the front of the European Magazine's office on Cornhill in the City of London. 'Asperne' in large lettering over ground floor bookshop window, to left a lane leading through to 'Cowper's Court'; two figures standing at entrance to lane include a dark-skinned gentleman in oriental dress. Bookseller and publisher James Asperne (1757 - 1820) was proprietor of the European Magazine after succeeding John Sewell in 1803.
[Ref: 19072]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Flora's Dictionary [Frontispiece]
Flora's Dictionary [Frontispiece] Presented to Miss Mary A. Eaton by her Friend G.W.H.
Fielding Lucas Jr. Baltimore
Lithograph with hand-colouring and ms, sheet 255 x 200mm (10 x 8"). Rare.
Frontispiece to 'Flora's Dictionary' by Elizabeth Gamble Wirt (1784-1857), first published anonymously in 1829, a dictionary of flowers
[Ref: 40087]   £150.00   (£180.00 incl.VAT)
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[Frontispiece to Emmanuel Sweert's 'Florilegium', with portrait of Sweert verso]
[Frontispiece to Emmanuel Sweert's 'Florilegium', with portrait of Sweert verso] Florilegium Amplisimum et selectissimum, quo non tantum varia diversorum florum [...]
[1612]
Engraving with original hand-colouring, sheet 320 x 205mm (12½ x 8"). Thread margins; glued into album sheet with early marginalia in Latin. Time stained.
Frontispiece to the famous 'Florilegium' (1612) by Emmanuel Sweert (1552-1612), a superb volume of engravings of flowers. The volume was essentially a sales catalogue, in which the beauty of the engravings served to promote the desirability of the plants. Verso is a portrait of Sweert published in the same volume, in which the flower in Sweert's left hand is balanced by the skull on which his right rests, as a reminder of the mixed symbolism of flowers.
For a coloured impression of the portrait of Sweert, see ref. 39203. W 2860.
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Introduction ala Fortification
Introduction ala Fortification Dediée A Monseigneur le Duc de Bourgogne Par N. De Fer, Beaulieu, &c. Tome Premier
A Paris Chez N. de Fer
Etching, platemark 205 x 230mm (8 x 9"). Creased.
Frontispiece to the first volume of Nicolas de Fer's 'Introduction à la Fortification' (first published in 1693, but this from a later edition after the text changed), with military and naval battles above and below the text. De Fer (1646-1720) was renowned for his town plans and military maps.
[Ref: 40091]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Title - [To His Most Sacred Majesty George the Third, This Collection of English engravings is with the Greatest Humility, Dedicated, by His Majesty's most Dutiful and Most obedient subject and Servant, John Boydell.]
Title - [To His Most Sacred Majesty George the Third, This Collection of English engravings is with the Greatest Humility, Dedicated, by His Majesty's most Dutiful and Most obedient subject and Servant, John Boydell.]
J. Gwin Inc. Delt & Sculpsit.
J. Boydell Exeducit. Proof impression without letterpress.
A very fine engraving 330 x 235mm, 13 x 9¼inches.
The graces study a drawing fo George the Third on an easel drawn by a putta while another holds an oval portrait of the King. Used in the heading of the title page for 'The Most Capital Paintings in England'.
[Ref: 14581]   £320.00  
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Fontispiece. - [A Collection of Prints Engraved after The Most Capital Paintings in England.  Published by John Boydell. Volume the First, containing Fifty Prints with a  London. Orinted for the Editor, MDCCLXIX.]
Fontispiece. - [A Collection of Prints Engraved after The Most Capital Paintings in England. Published by John Boydell. Volume the First, containing Fifty Prints with a London. Orinted for the Editor, MDCCLXIX.]
J. Gwin Invt. Delt. Isaac Taylor Scupt.
London, Boydell Execudit. Proof impression without letterpress.
A very fine engraving. Indian proof with uncut large margins. 330 x 235mm, 13 x 9¼inches.
George the Third being crowned by Apollo while Putti show the King the engravings.
[Ref: 14584]   £320.00  
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Frontispice
Frontispice
[n.d., c.1860]
Line engraving, 180 x 165mm. 7 x 6½". Trimmed to plate.
French frontispiece with statuary and implements relating to the arts, with background scenery suggesting the river Seine and Louvre, Paris.
[Ref: 15841]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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Frontispiece.
Frontispiece.
Corbould delt. Eng.d by Collyer.
[n.d. c.1790.]
Engraving. Plate 279 x 208mm. 11 x 8¼". Creasing. Time staining and spotting around the edges.
Adam and even underneath a tree in the Garden of Paradise; animals sit and lie and rest in pairs, nature at harmony.
[Ref: 19356]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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The Frontispiece.
The Frontispiece.
Gravelot del. - A. Walker sculp.
[n.d. c.1750.]
Etching and engraving. 177 x 114mm. 7 x 4½".
A poet standing on the left receives a lyre from Apollo and Diana; a chariot above; copy of frontispiece to Somerville's 'The Chace' (London: 1735.).
[Ref: 26524]   £50.00   (£60.00 incl.VAT)
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Proeve van Dicht=oeffening.
Proeve van Dicht=oeffening.
Fr.van Mieris inv. & delin. J. Folkema Sculp.
Te Leyden. By De Janssoons Vander Aa. [n.d. c.1731.]
Engraving. 169 x 112mm (6¾ x 4½"). Trimmed.
Frontispiece to "Proeve van Dichtoeffening, bestaende in Herderszangen, Brieven, Klink- en Mengeldichten. Met Printverbeeldingen", a compilation of pastoral poems, letters of famous love couples, including van Snakenburg (1704-1750) the lawyer in Leiden who published poems in 'Hollandsche Spectator'; and Jacob Elias (1698-1750) who also published poems and several theatre plays, mostly comedies.
[Ref: 28623]   £50.00   (£60.00 incl.VAT)
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[An allegorical frontispiece.]
[An allegorical frontispiece.]
[French, n.d., c.1760.]
Engraving. 305 x 190mm (12 x 7½"). Small tear in top margin.
"The Arts" frontispiece to one of Cornelis de Bruijn's books.
[Ref: 44252]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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'T Boeren Leven
'T Boeren Leven Door Pieter Nolpe in 't Cooper gemaakt. t'Amsteldam by Nicolaus Visscher met Privilegio.
[c.1640]
Etching, rare; platemark 145 x 90mm (5¾ x 3½"). Slight crease.
Frontispiece to a set of etchings of peasants and beggars by Dutch reproductive printmaker Pieter Nolpe (b.1613-4, d.1652-3) after Pieter Quast (b.1605-6, d.1647).
[Ref: 43352]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Frontispiece to the Royal Magazine.
Frontispiece to the Royal Magazine.
O. Neal delin. I. Fougeron Sculp.
[n.d. c.1761.]
Engraving. Plate 184 x 109mm (7¼ x 4¼").
The scene is filled with symbols of the arts and sciences. Counterclockwise from the lower left, these are: barrel and bale for commerce, Euclidean figures and set-squares for geometry, Vauban-style fortress for military sciences, cherubs measuring the globe with a compass for geography, brushes and palette for the fine arts, and mask and sword for drama. Behind the historian, the study of antiquity is indicated by two men reading an inscription on a pyramid near a toppled column. This elaborate allegory illustrates the purpose of the periodical. Mercury, messenger of the gods, informs the historian about world events, here shown by the god interrupting the gentleman writing at his desk to bring to his notice the storm off the coast. The winged goddess Fame waits above, holding her herald's trumpet and scroll of great deeds, ready to spread the news which the writer will record for posterity.
[Ref: 28636]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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[Landscape Gardening]
[Landscape Gardening]
H. Repton Esq. del. J.C. Stadler sculpt. [c.1800]
Aquatint, platemark approx. 505 x 345mm (20 x 13½"). Several tears. Damaged bottom left.
Fine image representative of landscape gardening by one of its pioneers, Humphry Repton (1752-1818), and possibly published as the frontispiece to one of his many books. Two passages of text, one from Edmund Burke on the Sublime, together claim that gardens are works of art rather than nature, and can only become great by availing themselves of the resources of deception and artifice characteristic of art. Repton was the last great English landscape designer of the 18th century, who coined the term 'landscape gardener'. Regarded as the successor to Capability Brown, he worked at Blaise Castle, Woburn Abbey, Stoneleigh Abbey & the central gardens in Russell Square, but lost out on the Prince Regent's Brighton Pavilion to John Nash (although he published his designs).
[Ref: 44019]   £350.00  
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The Gentlemans Recreation.
The Gentlemans Recreation. by R. Blome.
[Anon, 1686.]
Engraving, sheet 415 x 260mm (16¼ x 11"). False margin added on left. Large margins on 3 sides.
Apollo enthroned with the Muses on either side; below Diana with two dogs. Frontispiece to 'The Gentleman's Recreation' (1686) by Richard Blome (bap.1635?-d.1705), cartographer and printseller. A volume which treats the utility of the liberal arts and sciences (hence the range of subjects depicted here), it included some of the earliest representations of British field sports (including the figure in the lower right holding a hunting rifle).
[Ref: 38882]   £260.00  
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Frontispiece to Millar's New & Universal System of Geography
Frontispiece to Millar's New & Universal System of Geography This Elegant Frontispiece Represents an emblematical Figure of Geography seated by the Basis of Britannia [...]
Pollard delin et sculpt. [1782]
Engraving, sheet 310 x 210mm (12¼ x 8¼"). Trimmed inside platemark. Slight time stained
Frontispiece to George Henry Millar's 'Universal System of Geography', with statue of Britannia at the foot of which the figure of Geography receives allegorical figures representing the continents of the world, presenting the 'various produce & curiosities of their respective countries'.
[Ref: 40084]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Frontispiece
Frontispiece View the four Quarters of the Globe Combin'd, / To yeild Instruction to the Lib'ral Mind; / Britannia's Genius, Seated on her Throne / Receives their Gifts, and makes them all her own.
S. Wale delin C. Grignion Sculp.t
Engraving, sheet 315 x 200mm (12½ x 8"). Trimmed to platemark. 'John Cane to Edw.d Cane' in old ms verso.
Frontispiece to unidentified volume, with Britannia receiving allegorical figures representing the continents of the world, presenting the produce of their various regions. Ship on right puts the viewer in mind of the docks of the Thames in London.
[Ref: 40085]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Frontispiece Engraved for Barlows General History of Europe
Frontispiece Engraved for Barlows General History of Europe Explanation. Europe Insturcting the other quarters of the Globe, in the Arts, and SCiences [...]
Corbould delin.t Grignion Sculpt
Engraving, platemark 335 x 230mm (13¼ x 9"). Trimmed inside platemark.
Frontispiece to Percival Barlow's 'General History of Europe', with Europe as tutor to the figures representing Asia, Africa and America. Set in a library with other educational materials including a globe, a roll of maps, and an easel and paintbrushes.
[Ref: 40086]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Frontispiece. This Emblematic Plate represents Hercules assisting Atla in supporting the Globe.
Frontispiece. This Emblematic Plate represents Hercules assisting Atla in supporting the Globe. Fame is resounding the New Discoveries of the late celebrated Circumnavigators & Travellers, while History tenders a Crown of Laurels to the publick Services of Capt.ns Cook, Phillips, Dixon, Portlek, Hunter, &c. whose Expeditions are pointed out by the appearance of Shipping in the Back Ground.
Published by Alex.r Hogg, May 1 1793.
Engraving. 230 x 160mm (9 x 6¼"). Trimmed to plate at bottom.
Probably the frontis. to Hogg's 'A New Complete and Authentic System of Universal Geography'.
[Ref: 39937]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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Liber de ratione victus
Liber de ratione victus in singulis febribus secundum Hippot. Brudo Lusitano autore ad Anglos.
Venetiis, M.D.XLIIII [1544].
Letterpress title page with woodcut vignette. Sheet 125 x 75mm (5 x 3"). Trimmed and mounted on album paper.
The title page of Manuel Brudo's study of Hippocrates, illustrated with a siren (a twin-tailed mermaid wearing a crown, most famously used as the Starbucks logo).
[Ref: 45339]   £220.00  
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[Title page to 'Autumn' section of the 'Hortus Eystettensis']
[Title page to 'Autumn' section of the 'Hortus Eystettensis'] Plantarum Horti Eystaettensis. Classis Autumnalis.
J. Leypold [c.1613]
Engraving, platemark 470 x 395mm (18½ x 15½").
Frontispiece to the most impressive florilegium (from the Latin 'gathering of flowers') ever made, the 'Hortus Eystettensis' ('Garden at Eichstätt') showing shells and various scientific equipment. It was financed by Johann Konrad von Gemmingen, Prince Bishop of Eichstätt, Germany to document the city's important botanical garden. However, the Prince Bishop died before it was completed. This engraving was made by Johann Leopold (1600-26, fl.), one of the large team of artists and printmakers coordinated by the apothecary Basilius Besler to produce the volume.
[Ref: 39682]   £420.00  
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[Title page to 'Spring' section of the 'Hortus Eystettensis']
[Title page to 'Spring' section of the 'Hortus Eystettensis'] Plantarum Horti Eystaettensis. Classis Verna.
J. Leypold [c.1613]
Engraving, sheet 515 x 440mm (20¼ x 17¼"). Very damaged on right with loss, with repairs.
Frontispiece to the most impressive florilegium (from the Latin 'gathering of flowers') ever made, the 'Hortus Eystettensis' ('Garden at Eichstätt'), showing shells and various scientific instruments. It was financed by Johann Konrad von Gemmingen, Prince Bishop of Eichstätt, Germany to document the city's important botanical garden. However, the Prince Bishop died before it was completed. This engraving was made by Johann Leopold (1600-26, fl.), one of the large team of artists and printmakers coordinated by the apothecary Basilius Besler to produce the volume.
[Ref: 39680]   £240.00  
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[Title page to 'Summer' section of the 'Hortus Eystettensis']
[Title page to 'Summer' section of the 'Hortus Eystettensis'] Plantarum Horti Eystaettensis. Classis AEstiva.
J. Leypold [c.1613]
Engraving, platemark 470 x 395mm (18½ x 15½").
Frontispiece to the most impressive florilegium (from the Latin 'gathering of flowers') ever made, the 'Hortus Eystettensis' ('Garden at Eichstätt'), showing shells and various scientific equipment. It was financed by Johann Konrad von Gemmingen, Prince Bishop of Eichstätt, Germany to document the city's important botanical garden. However, the Prince Bishop died before it was completed. This engraving was made by Johann Leopold (1600-26, fl.), one of the large team of artists and printmakers coordinated by the apothecary Basilius Besler to produce the volume.
[Ref: 39681]   £420.00  
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