Pelargoniums. Charles Turner, Royal Nursery, Slough. 1851. Strongly recommends the following New Pelargoniums; it will be sufficient to observe that he has the entire Stock of the beautiful varieties raised by E. Forster, Esq. and G.W. Hoyle, Esq.: strong Plants will be ready the first week in October.
Printed by Richard Taylor, Red Lion Court, Fleet Street.
Letterpress. Sheet: 215mm x 270mm (8½ x 10½"), folded once. A four-page catalogue of new Pelargoniums offered for sale in 1851 by Charles Turner's Royal Nursery. Charles Turner (1818-1885) was the head gardener of the Royal Nursery during the mid nineteenth century and specialised in Pelargoniums.
[Ref: 42773] £65.00
Commemorative Diploma of the British Arts & Crafts Exhibition at the Pavillion de Marsan Palais du Louvre Paris 1914 Issued by the Board of Trade.
Isidore Speilman invt. Hugh Thomson del. Emery Walker, engr.
Broadside. Scarce. Sheet: 530 x 730mm (21 x 28¾"). Paper tone, some staining, creasing and tears. A commemorative diploma for the exhibition of Arts & Crafts at the Louvre in 1914. Designed by the exhibition's director Sir Isidore Speilman (1854-1925) it was drawn by illustrator Hugh Thomson (1860-1920) and engraved by artist and friend of William Morris, Emery Walker (1851-1933). The text is decorated by a border of oak leaves in which are small vignettes showing craftsmen at their various trades including printing, pottery, casting, embroidery, weaving and spinning.
[Ref: 42765] £480.00
The Barber's Nuptials. A True Tale.
W. Day, Printer, 17, Goswell Street. [n.d., c.1820.]
Letterpress. Sheet 220 x 160mm (8¾ x 6¼"). A broadsheet songsheet, with a poem by Rev. George Huddesford (1749-1809), a painter and a satirical poet of Oxford. This verse was first published in 'Salmagundi: a Miscellaneous Combination of Original Poetry', 1791
[Ref: 42358] £140.00
The Bible! Dedicated to the Society for the Supression of Vice and Immorality. The following Chapers and Verses selected for the Old and New Testament, are particularly recommended to the serious perusal and attention of the modest, virtuous, and moral Females in Great Britain[...]
Letterpress with woodcut border.Letterpress with woodcut border. Sheet 245 x 185mm (9¾ x 7¼"). Trimmed just into border, mounted on album paper. The Society for the Supression of Vice and Immorality was founded in 1802 by William Wilberforce, aiming at ''profanation of the Lord's Day and profane swearing; publication of blasphemous, licentious and obscene books and prints; selling by false weights and measures; keeping of disorderly public houses, brothels and gaming houses; procuring; illegal lotteries; cruelty to animals''. In 1809 Absalom Jones founded an American chapter. The Society was absorbed into the National Vigilance Association in August 1885.
[Ref: 42422] £140.00
[A collection of engraving pulls for decorating underglaze blue transferware.]
[early to late nineteenth century.]
Over 175 engravings on india paper (some duplicates), displayed in three ring binders, more in envelope. Largest c. 34cm. Condition varied. A collection of trial engravings that form an extensive record of the designs of 19th century English blue transferware, from factories including Spode, Minton, J. & R. Clews, Heraculaneum Pottery of Liverpool, Dillwyn & Co. of Swansea, Thomas Mayer of Stoke, and J. & W. Ridgeway. The collection has been traced back to an auction of the effects of Mary Frances Jones, 1967.
[Ref: 42820] £3,000.00
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Will.m King, Looking Glass & Picture Frame Manufacturer, Carver, Gilder & Cabinet Maker, Whitehaven. Every Article in Plate, Crown & Flint Glass for Exportation.
Bill head engraving. Sheet 90 x 90mm (3½ x 3½"), with old ink mss. and wax seal. Trimmed and laid on album paper. An engraved billhead, apparently used for a bill for a child's chair. 'The Dictionary of English Furniture Makers 1660 – 1840' gives the dates of William King of Whitehaven, Cumberland as 1793-1834.
[Ref: 42060] £130.00
Musical Bouquet. The Chase Set Every Inch of Canvas. Composed by Henry Russell for his New Entertainment "Negro Life"_Words by Angus B. Reach Esq.
Illustrated songsheet. Sheet: 250 x 350mm (9¾ x 13¾"). Surface dirt and tears to edges. Slavery interest.
[Ref: 42762] £160.00
Thrupp & Maberly, 269 Oxford Street, London, Coach Builders & Harness Makers by Appointment to the Queen.
Lee & Lee Printers, 49, Holborn Hill.
Rare wood engraving on yellow paper. Sheet 285 x 220mm (11¼ x 8¾"). Wear at horizontal centre fold, spotted. A handbill illustrating two carriages, a ''pony phaeto'' and ''prize medal carriage 1862'', a landau. The firm's history began with the Thrupps in Worcester c.1740, who moved to London c.1765, becoming Thrupp & Maberly in 1858. Eventually the firm turned to customising automobiles, lasting until 1967.
[Ref: 42064] £140.00
Conversion of the World.
By an American.
Printed for D. Cox 12, Nassau Plac[e Com]merical Road; Price One Halfpenny each, or Two Shillings and Sixpence per hundred.] [n.d., c.1821.]
Letterpress. Sheet 245 x 190mm (9¾ x 7½"). Small tear in bottom edge, affecting printer's inscription. A handbill attempting to raise funds for Christian missionarys. It complains of the 'Six hundred millions of the human race who need the gospel, and only four hundred Missionaries to impart it to them!'.
[Ref: 42367] £160.00
Dagon Fallen or the Scriptural Doctrine of God's Love to all Mankind Displayed; In Answer to Some Verses, Entitled "A Stone aimed at Goliah," Published at Diss in June Last, Prentending to prove the Notion of Reprobation to be Spiritual...
Third Edition. [Price Two-Pence.]
Robertson, Printer, Peterborough. [n.d., c.1820.]
Letterpress. Sheet: 210 x 340mm (8¼ x 13¼"). A spiritual broadside published in Peterborough.
[Ref: 42485] £120.00
[Trade card.] S.Ware Draper & Taylor, 43 Wine Street, Bristol.
Price sculpsit. 72 John St.
Tradecard. Sheet: 75 x 110mm (3 x 4½"). Some damage in centre, marking. A tradecard for a draper and taylor in Waterloo House in Bristol.
[Ref: 42617] £85.00
The Effects of Drunkenness. ''O that Men should put an Enemy into their Mouths to steal away their Brains.''
Sold by A. Ady, Bookseller, Stationer, and Dealer in Toys, 90, Houndsditch, London.
Letterpress with woodcut border. Sheet 175 x 135mm (7 x 5¼"). Some rubbing, laid on album paper. An anti-drink handbill, quoting Shakespeare's 'Othello' and Francis Bacon's 'Drunkenness'.
[Ref: 42373] £160.00
At Jeremiah H. Wiffen's Academy Woburn, Bedfordshire, Friends' Children are boarded and carefully instrtucted in the following Branches of Learning...
J.H.W scrip.t. Ashby sculp.t.
Engraved trade card. 90 x 130mm (3½ x 5¼"). Small stain lower left. A trade card for a Quaker boarding school run by Jeremiah Holmes Wiffen (1792-1836), a poet and writer best known for his translation of Torquato Tasso. The school opened Leighton Road, Woburn, in 1811; in 1821 he was appointed librarian at Woburn Abbey.
[Ref: 42374] £230.00
The Eglinton Testimonial. A Representation of the Piece of Plate Presented by the Noblemen, Gentlemen and Ladies Present at the Festivities Celebrated at Eglinton Castle, in the Autumn of 1839, to the Earl of Eglinton and Winton, Lord of the Tournament.
Manufactured by Mess.rs Garrard and Co., London. Goldsmiths, &c. to the Crown.
Landells, Bride Court, Fleet Street, sculpt.
Engraving on india paper. Scarce. Sheet: 290 x 370mm (11½ x 14½"). Offset. An illustration of the Eglinton Trophy presented to Archibald, Earl of Eglinton in thanks for his holding the Eglinton Tournament on 30th August 1839. The tournament was a re-enactment of a medieval joust and drew a huge crowd of 100,000. Many famous people and nobility watched and participated including Prince Louis Napoleon. In ink in bottom left corner "Weight 1501 ½ Ounces, Height 4' 6"".
[Ref: 42683] £180.00
Lambeth Election. Sir, Notwithstanding the impossibility of a personal Canvass, the cordial reception which has greeted me throughout the Borough, has convinced me that my long local connexion with Lambeth, and my well-tested zeal for the cause of Civil and Religious Liberty will secure for me your Vote and Interest. I have the honour to be, Sir, Your faithfull Servant, John Hinde Palmer. Your Polling place is Godfrey's Fields. Your Number is .
Letterpress election broadside, number added in ink. Sheet 210 x 250mm (8¼ x 9¾"), folded once. Creased. A canvassing broadside from John Hinde Palmer (1808-84), a Q.C. who contested the 1850 Lambeth election, trying to win the seat vacated by his father-in-law, Charles Tennyson D'Eyncourt, but only getting 10% of the vote. He became MP for Lincoln 1864-74 and 1880-84 (his death). In 1883 Spy caricatured him as 'Lincoln' for Vanity Fair.
[Ref: 42355] £45.00
[Letter from accompany engraving sent from 'Spencer' to 'J:C: Crowle'] Dear Sir, I send you herewith a Proof impression on folio paper of the Portrait of Henry 5th[?] Earl of Cumberland[?] my Ancestor who was killed at the Battle of Newbury [...]
St James Place 6th Oct 1809
Ms letter, sheet 185 x 115mm (7¼ x 4½"). Letter sent accompanying an early proof engraving by E. Bocquet, who engraved a number of historical portraits in the early nineteenth century.
[Ref: 42308] £160.00
El Général Francisco Espoz y Mina.
Engraved visiting card on porcelain card. 50 x 60mm (2 x 2½"). Old ink mss. on front of card. Francisco Espoz y Mina (1781-1836), Spanish guerrilla leader and general who served with Wellington during the Peninsula Wars, and an anti-monarchist rebel in the 1820s.
[Ref: 42307] £65.00
[For the Benefit of Mr Giardini] Plate 1
G.B. Cipriani inv. F. Bartolozzi Sculp.
Stipple, sheet 130 x 145mm (5 x 5¾"). Trimmed and tipped into album sheet. Apollo, playing the harp with the nine Muses in attendance. Ticket for a benefit held for Felice Giardini (1716 – 1796), Italian composer and violinist. Giardini came to London in 1751, where he was highly successful as a performer and society music teacher. For many years, he served as the concertmaster and director of the Italian Opera and gave solo concerts under the auspices of close friend Johann Christian Bach (son of Johann Sebastian). He remained in England until 1784 when he travelled to Naples at the invitation of Sir William Hamilton. Later state as published in 'A General History of Music' by the musicologist Charles Burney.
De Vesme 1927 iii/iii.
[Ref: 42474] £130.00
The Great Historical Picture of The Queen's Trial, by Mr. George Hayter, Member of the Academy of St Luke, at Rome, &c. &c. Containing three hundred figures, and nearly two hundred Portraits, among which are those of the Royal Dukes, the Peers, &c. is now Exhibiting at Mr. Cauty's Great Rooms, No. 80½ Pall Mall. Admission One Shilling. Catalogues, with five Plates of Reference, One Shilling.
Hersee, Print, 1, White Lion Court, Cornhill.
Letterpress advert. Sheet 170 x 105mm (6¾ x 4¼"). Tear in top edge. A leaflet advertising the exhibition of George Hayter's 'The Trial of Queen Caroline 1820', painted 1820-3 and now in the National Portrait Gallery. Hayter recorded that 161 of those depicted sat for the artist specifically for this painting.
See NPG 999 for the painting.
[Ref: 42356] £80.00
The Heaving of the Lead. For England when with fav'ring gale / Our gallant ship up the channel steer'd / And scudding under easy sail, / The high blue western land appear'd [...]
Letterpress with woodcut vignette, sheet 245 x 95mm (9½ x 3¾"). Song about sailors on board a ship 'heaving the lead' (throwing a lead instrument used to measure the depth of water), which would originally have been sold by a ballad seller such that depicted in ref. 28148.
[Ref: 42456] £65.00
Excellency of the Bible. Written by the Late W. Huntington, S.S. Extracted from his ''History of Little Faith,'' vol vi. page 272.
Printed and Published by H. Quelch, 24, East Lane, Walworth. Price Three Pence. [n.d., c.1825.]
Letterpress broadside on card. Sheet 200 x 130mm (8 x 5¼"). A transcript of a sermon by William Huntington S.S. (1745-1813), a coalheaver and Calvinist preacher who believed that on Judgment Day he would be identified as a true prophet.
[Ref: 42357] £95.00
[Broadside.] A Specimen.
By W. Callon and Son, Letter-founders, in Chiswel Street, London 1748.
Letterpress, 18th century watermark. Sheet: 490 x 610mm (19¼ x 24"), large margins. Central, vertical fold. Tears and creases to edges. A large sheet of letterpress demonstrating the various typefaces and and ancient languages printed by W. Callon including Greek, Hebrew, Gothick, Estruscan and Saxon.
[Ref: 42638] £240.00
[Specimen of Lithography.] Sir. I Take the Liberty of soliciting your attention to the Art of Lithography of which this Letter is a Specimen.
Lithographic Printing Office, No 10, King Street, West.r, 6th March 1819.
Lithograph. Sheet 190 x 190mm (7½ x 7½"). Two small tears, panel of old ink mss. An advert by Charles M. Willick recommending the use of lithography for imitating handwriting on circular letters.
[Ref: 42353] £230.00
[Master Bakers' Orphan School.] Instituted, April 1802. Under the Patronage of H.R.H. the Duke of Sussex, at the London Tavern, On Monday the [10th Jan.y] 18 A Ball in Aid of the Funds of the Master Bakers' Orphan School Red Lion Square, Holborn. Dacing to commence at 8 o'Clock. Ticket 15/- to admit a Lady & Gentleman or 2 Ladies. Single Ticket 10/6. Tea & Coffee Included.
W.J. Bryan del. & sculp.
Engraved advert, printed in blue, dated added in ink mss. 155 x 240mm (6 x 9½"). Corners snipped. According to the Evangelical Magazine, 1812: 'By this excellent Society the orphans of Master Bakers, residing within ten miles of the Royal Exchange, and who have subscribed one guinea for a year, are boarded, educated, clothed, and placed out in situations when they have finished their course of eduction'.
[Ref: 42350] £130.00
The Master Bakers' Orphan School. 10, Red Lion Square. Fifteenth Anniversary Dinner, City of London Tavern, Bishopsgate Street, Monday 12th June, 1820. His Royal Highness the Duke of Sussex, Patron, in the Chair. No. 
Silvester sc. 27, Strand.
Engraved ticket, number added in red ink. Sheet 200 x 170mm (8 x 6¾"). Top left corner torn. According to the Evangelical Magazine, 1812: 'By this excellent Society the orphans of Master Bakers, residing within ten miles of the Royal Exchange, and who have subscribed one guinea for a year, are boarded, educated, clothed, and placed out in situations when they have finished their course of eduction'.
[Ref: 42372] £130.00
Dedicated to the London Missionary Society The Missionary's Requiem. An Ode. Written expressly by J. N. Osborn on Occasion of the Lamented Death of the Rev.d John Williams. Composed & Arranged with an Accompaniment for Four Voices for Organ, Seraphine or Piano-Forte by John King.
Ent. Stat. Hall. Published by Ward & Co.
Sold by Purday 50, St Paul's Church Yard, Wightman, Paternoster Row. Hart, 109, Hatton Garden. J. Peck 44, Newgate Street, by the Author 2, Beresford Terrrace, Walworth, & by all Book & Music Sellers.
Illustrated songsheet. Sheet: 260 x 345mm (10¼ x 13½"). Staining and foxing. The vignettes in the illustration show Rev John William's house, murder and the ship on which he arrived.
[Ref: 42761] £160.00
The Mistletoe.---A Christmas Tale. by Laura Maria. A Farmer's Wife, both young and gay, And fresh as op'ning morn of May! Had taken to herself a Spouse...
Published 12th Sepr. 1800 by Laurie & Whittle. 53, Fleet Street, London.
Songsheet. Sheet: 280 x 430mm (11 x 17"). Small margins; slight crease below title. A satirical songsheet telling the story of a young wife lured under the mistletoe at a Christmas party whilst her old husband looks jealously on.
BM Satires: 9661.
[Ref: 42494] £180.00
Galin. Souvenir du Cours de M. Aimé Paris. Le Professeur, à son Eleve, classé sous le No. [Aimé Paris] Notation en chiffres proposée par J. J. Rousseau perfectionnée par Galin.
Lith. G. Jacqmain, Rue Basse, A Gand.
Chromolithograph on porcelain card, signed in ink by Paris. 175 x 255mm (7 x 10"). A certificate for the pupils of Aimé Paris, music teacher. The card states Paris used the musical annotation proposed by the philosopher Jean Jacques Rousseau and perfected by Pierre Galin (1786-1822). Rousseau presented his system, based on numbers representing intervals between notes and dots and commas indicating rhythmic values on a single line, the Académie des Sciences, but had it rejected. Galin published his thesis 'Exposition d'une nouvelle méthode pour l'enseignement de la musique' in 1818; his pupil Paris continued his work, publishing a description of the 'Méthode musicale Galin-Paris-Chevé'.
[Ref: 41751] £80.00
Musical Bouquet. Negro Songs. Nelly Was A Lady. A Beautiful Ethiopian Melody, Composed by S.C. Foster.
London: Musical Bouquet Office, 192 High Holborn; & J. Allen, 20, Warwick Lane, Paternoster Row.
Illustrated songsheet. Sheet: 250 x 340mm (9¾ x 13¼"). A songsheet, the song tells the story of the death of a young lady named Nelly who lived is Mississippi.
[Ref: 42646] £90.00
Musical Bouquet. Negro Songs. My Old Kentucky Home, Godd Night! Sung by Christy's Minstrels. Composed by Stephen C. Foster.
London: Musical Bouquet Office, 192, High Holborn; & J. Allen, 20 Warwick Lane, Paternoster Row.
Illustrated songsheet. Sheet: 250 x 340mm (9¾ x 13¼"). A songsheet describing a home in Kentucky.
[Ref: 42647] £90.00
New Musical Fund
L. Legoux sculp. late pupil of F. Bartolozzi R.A. No.1 Poland Street Soho.
Stipple, sheet 180 x 140mm (7 x 5½"). Trimmed and tipped into album sheet, possibly losing text. Apollo with his lyre standing on clouds, to his right a female figure with dove perched on her head and holding horn of plenty and pair of compasses; another female figure sits to left. In the background a pelican feeds its chicks. A violin and musical instruments below are draped with a banner inscribed 'New Musical Fund'. By French engraver Louis Legoux (1789 - 1804, fl.).
For another state with additional text see ref. 13503.
[Ref: 42475] £130.00
Petit Blanc. Chanson créole. Paroles de Mr Boucher de Perthes. Mise en musiques et dédiée a Melle Louise Lecomte, par Auguste Panseron, Professeur à l'Ecole Royale.
à Paris chez Aulagnier, Professeur et Editeur de Musique, rue de la Paix No. 9.
Illustrated songsheet. Sheet: 250 x 335mm (9¾ x 13"). Creases, foxing and paper tone. An illustrated songsheet telling the story of a romance between a black woman and a white man.
[Ref: 42644] £140.00
To Ladies, Curious in the Preservation of Muslins, Lawns, Laces, & c. S. Estcourt, Inventor of the Refined Indian Blue, entreats the attention of such Ladies as may not have experienced its effect, in beautifying, not only for present use, but also preserving when lain for years, the finer articles of the above description... W. Smith, Sole Agent to the Factory, 45, King, Street, Snow-hill.
Letterpress with wood-engraved border. Sheet 65 x 125mm (2½ x 5"). An advert for an indigo dye, placed by wholesaler W. Smith. An advert with similar wording appeared in 'Kaleidoscope, Or, Literary and Scientific Mirror' in 1825.
[Ref: 42352] £110.00
[Trade card of Dudley Adams, maker of scientific instruments, 60 Fleet Street, London.]
[Anon., 1796 or earlier].
Engraving, sheet 265 x 240mm (11½ x 9½"). Trimmed, losing text; folds; old ms verso seemingly relating to Adams' stock. Representations of various scientific instruments surrounded by an ornate border itself partly composed of instruments, with portrait of Tycho Brahe (1546-1601), Danish nobleman known for his accurate and comprehensive astronomical and planetary observations. Text advertising the scientific instrument and globe business of Dudley Adams (1762-1830), part of a family in the same trade. Adams set up at 60 Fleet Street after ousting his sister-in-law Hannah. Dudley Adams was a poor businessman, however, and the Adams instrument business, founded in 1734, ended in his bankruptcy. British Museum cataloguing for the tradecard suggests that owing to the style of the print it was probably engraved long before 1796, and that the text advertising Adams' business may have been changed from a previous address.
See British Map Engravers, Worms & Baynton-Williams, pg3.
[Ref: 41692] £520.00
Musical Bouquet. Negro Songs. My Skiff on the Shore, Popular Negro Melody. Sung by the Ethiopian Serenaders.
London: Musical Bouquet Office, 192, High Holborn; & J. Allen, 20 Warwick Lane, Paternoster Row.
Illustrated songsheet. Sheet: 250 x 340mm (9¾ x 13¼"). A songsheet in which a man urges a woman to hurry to his boat in order to sale to the 'Norden Country.'
[Ref: 42648] £120.00
The Slave Sale, or Come, Who Bids? Composed by Henry Russell for his New Entertainment "Negro Life"_Words by Angus B. Reach Esq.
Illustrated songsheet. Sheet: 250 x 350mm (9¾ x 13¾"). Surface dirt and tears to edges.
[Ref: 42763] £110.00
London Smacks from Liddard's Wharf. The next Smack is intended to sail from London for Whiteheaven direct on Saturday the 13th og June.
J. Grieve, Script.
R. Gibson's Lith. 26 King's St Whitehaven.
Handbill. Sheet: 135 x 210mm (5¼ x 8¼"). Trimmed, staining. A handbill advertising the next arrival in Whitehaven of a Smack sailing from Horsleydown, the bill advising those having goods delivered from London by the Smack to address their items to Liddard's Wharf.
[Ref: 42626] £65.00
A Hymn to be Sung by the Charity Children of St Saviour, Southwark, On Christmas Day, 1822. Behold to us a Child is Born...
Letterpress. Sheet 240 x 150mm (9½ x 6"). Old ink mss. A songsheet, used to record statistics, including 'Consumption of Barley annually'.
[Ref: 42360] £130.00
Mr. Hand, (late Captain of the Royal Marines) No 7, Friendly Street, Deptford, Respecfully solicits some Portion of your Support as a Dealer in Genuine Teas and Coffee, And that the Articles shall give entire Satisfaction will be his anxious Endeavour.
Letterpress. Sheet 120 x 105mm (4¾ x 4¼"). Trimmed and mounted on album paper. Mr Hand complains that, having had to resign his commission for personal reasons, he had to turn to dealing in tea and coffee 'to provide for a very numerous family'.
[Ref: 42371] £95.00
Opera Ticket. [Leucippo 31 Mar. 1764. N. 122] [in manuscript.]
Extremely rare engraving. Sheet: 140 x 240mm (5½ x 9½"). Trimmed within plate. A ticket to an opera. The opera is either 'Leucippo' by Johann Adolph Hasse (1699-1783) an arcadian tale of two star-crossed lovers or 'Leucippo e Zenocrita' by Mattia Vento (1735-1776), an Italian composer living in London. 'Leucippo e Zenocrita' was first performed in 1764 and was repeated for the wedding of Princess Augusta, granddaughter of George II and sister of George III. This particular ticket seems to have been used as template for several operas the British Museum has a ticket for an Assembly in 1771 with the same design.
[Ref: 42068] £620.00
British Association for the Promotion of Science, 2nd Meeting Oxford. June 1832. No. 265.
Engraving. Signed in ink Sir J. Fellowes. Sheet: 115 x 80mm (4½ x 3"). Some marking. A ticket to the second annual meeting, chaired by Rev. Dr. William Buckland of the British Association for the Promotion of Science, a charity formed in 1831 to aid the promotion and development of science.
[Ref: 42070] £190.00
[Tobacco] Thos. Slous, Tobacco and Snuff Maunufacturer, Lower Road, Deptford. Said to be written over the Ten Commandments in a Country Church. PRSVRYPRFECTMN. VRKPTHSPRFCTMN. Add a Vowel, and you can read these lines.
Letterpress with woodcut border. Sheet 550 x 80mm (2¼ x 3¼"). Trimmed close to border, mounted on album paper. A trade card with a word puzzle.
[Ref: 42420] £90.00
True Happiness. A new Song Sung in the Public Gardens Happy Hours, all Hours excelling, / When reitir'd from crowds and noise, / Happy is that silent dwelling, / Fill'd with self-possessing charms [...]
Woodcut with letterpress, sheet 350 x 100mm (13¾ x 4"). Tears; lower left corner missing. Song in praise of happiness, which would originally have been sold by a ballad seller such that depicted in ref. 28148.
[Ref: 42455] £65.00
Uncle Ned, the Popular Negro Ballad.
London Office, 192 High Holborn, &.
Illustrated songsheet. Sheet: 250 x 340mm (9¾ x 13½"0. A songsheet telling the story of an old man called Ned.
[Ref: 42645] £140.00
Langley's New Characters. The Victoria Cake. May joy light their way to life's latest day...
London J. Fairburn, 100 Minories.
Hand-coloured engraving. Sheet: 180 x 225mm (7 x 9"). Trimmed and some marking. A vibrant print a celebration for Queen Victoria's wedding to Prince Albert in February 1840. Various characters hold wine and sherry, Punch supports a punch bowl on his head and three women, dance, play music and sing.
[Ref: 42705] £190.00
[Dedication from Queen Victoria to Victor, prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg] To my dear Nephew Victor Hohenlohe on his passing his Examination for Lieutenant This record of the glorious Services of Nelson is given With every pryaer for his Welfare & distinction in the noble Service to which he belongs By his most affectionate Aunt Victoria R. December 16 1854
Ms, sheet 180 x 115mm (7 x 4½"). Glued to backing sheet. Victor, prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg (1833-91), naval officer and sculptor, was the daughter of Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (later the duchess of Kent), half-sister to Queen Victoria. In 1848, through the interest of Queen Victoria, he entered the British navy as a midshipman, and this dedication shows the monarch's delight at Prince Victor's promotion to Lieutenant six years later. Prince Victor was forced to retire from the navy in 1866 due to repeated illness; he then devoted himself to a second career as a sculptor, in which capacity his main achievement was a large statue of Alfred the Great for the market place at Wantage, Oxfordshire.
[Ref: 41976] £260.00
Wellington. Born May 1st, 1789.-Died Sept. 14th, 1852. Buried in St. Paul's Cathedral, Nov.18th, 1852. With him the aim and end of War was Honourable Peace.
Embossed card. Sheet: 75 x 115mm (3 x 4½"). Laid on card. A funeral card of the death of Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington (1769-1852) on which an angel with a trumpet kneels above a tomb with Wellington's portrait.
[Ref: 41810] £180.00
Wellington. Born May 1, 1769. Died Sep.t 14. 1852.
Embossed card. Sheet:155 x 120mm (6 x 4¾"). Laid on card. A funeral card of the death of Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington (1769-1852) showing an angel laying a wreath at the base of a monument, while the allegorical figure of Brittania weeps before his portrait.
[Ref: 41811] £180.00
Oh! Whisky is your soul's delight, / Your only Valentine- / Go steep your brains in alcohol- / You never shall be mine!
Coloured wood engraving. Sheet 220 x 165mm (8½ x 6½"). A battered-looking man stands, glass in hand.
[Ref: 42432] £95.00