[Wax and Candle Invoice.] Bo.t of W. & J. Barton, Wax & Tallow Chandlers, No. 26 Bishopsgate with opposite Threadneedle Street.
Engraved invoice with manuscript; pt watermark (18)32. Sheet: 125 x 200mm (5 x 8"). Folds and creasing. An invoice for candles and soap from chandlers W. & J. Barton based in Bishopsgate.
[Ref: 43660] £75.00
"A Cockney" being John Minsheu's Definition from his Guide into the Tongues as published in London, 1627 [....]
Engraved in the style of the original by Charles Sigrist in London, 1948- an edition of 70 copies only for sale; and published by B.F. Stevens & Brown Ltd in the same city
Engraving, rare; platemark 210 x 175mm (8¼ x 7"), very large margins. Signed by the artist with verses to the dedicatee Raymond Smith. The definition of a cockney: modern engraving of the definition from the lexicographer John Minsheu's magnum opus, the etymological dictionary 'Ductor in linguas: the Guide into Tongues'.
[Ref: 43364] £140.00
[Ex-Libris of John Currer, etched by Francesco Bartolozzi, 1795]
Etching, Proof impression before letters; platemark 145 x 105mm (5¾ x 4") large margins. Glued to backing sheet. Woman dressed in antique clothing, sat beside a shield bearing coat of arms. Ex-libris of John Currer, book collector. His collection was passed on to the Revd Henry Richardson (1758-84) and then Frances Mary Richardson Currer (1785-1861), book collector. Etched by Francesco Bartolozzi (1725-1815), 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. This 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 1905 ii/vi
[Ref: 43133] £240.00
To the Court of Queen Victoria, this Portrait is dedicated by the Propretors of the Fly.
Lithograph. Sheet: 70 x 150mm (2¾ x 6"). Trimmed, damage and hole in right side. A death notice, seemingly informing Queen Victoria and her court of the death of Lady Flora Hastings. Lady Flora Hastings was a lady-in-waiting to Victoria's mother and part of the Kensington System created by John Conroy for the protection of the young Victoria only heir to the throne. In 1839 Hastings experienced pain and swelling in her lower abdomen but refused to be examined by the Queen's doctor thus sparking a rumour that Hastings and Conroy were having an affair. Once Hastings agreed to a humiliating examination it was discovered that she was in fact dying of cancer, she died shortly after. Lady Hastings death prompted a very negative press campaign against the new queen.
[Ref: 43658] £45.00
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[Horses] R. Thwaites, Ripon. To the following places on Pleasure with a Pair of Horses and Waiting [...]
Smith & Greaves sc Birmingham [c.1820]
Engraving, sheet 65 x 100mm (2½ x 4"). Trimmed. Billhead for a man based in Ripon, Yorkshire, with horses for hire. With unicorn vignette and list of distances to nearby towns.
[Ref: 43236] £60.00
[Hosier Invoice.] G. Gibbon, Hosier, Glover & Shirt Maker to the King and Royal Family 19, Coventry Street, opposite the Haymarket.
Engraved invoice with manuscript. Sheet: 195 x 225mm (7¾ x 9"). Tears, folds and creasing. An invoice for a variety of clothing items including gloves, shirts and hose issued by D. Gibbon.
[Ref: 43661] £75.00
William Darwent, Royal Hotel, Dewsbury.
Yale sc Liverpool [c.1830]
Engraving, sheet 80 x 85mm (3 x 3¼"). Trimmed. Billhead for the Royal Hotel in Dewsbury, Yorkshire, with the royal coat of arms.
[Ref: 43243] £40.00
Samuel Draper, Blue Lion Hotel & Commercial Inn. Market Place, Grantham. Wine & Brandy Merchant.Good Stables. Comfortable and Well air'd Beds [...]
Smith & Greaves, sc Birmingham [c.1830]
Engraving, sheet 115 x 95mm (4½ x 3¾"). Billhead for a hotel in Grantham, Lincolnshire, with vignette of the building.
[Ref: 43241] £50.00
Will.m Black, Bell & Swan. Hotel Posting House. Melton.
[Engraver's name illlegible, c.1829]
Engraving, sheet 70 x 100mm (2¾ x 4"). Trimmed. Billhead for William Black, proprietor of a hotel in Melton, Leicestershire.
[Ref: 43228] £45.00
James Veitch, Newport, Shropshire. Crown Hotel, Wines & Spirits of the First Quality. Excellent & Well Air'd Beds. Good Stabling and Lock-up Coach Houses [...]
Baldwin sc Birmm [c.1844]
Etching, sheet 80 x 115mm (3 x 4½"). Billhead for James Veitch, a hotelier based in Newport, Shropshire.
[Ref: 43216] £60.00
Tho.s Fieldhouse, and Royal Sussex Hotel, Commercial Inn & Posting House Newport, Salop. Neat Post-Chaises, Good Horses & careful Drivers Hearse and Mourning Coaches [...]
Powell & Wakeman, Birm.m [c.1820]
Engraving, sheet 120 x 90mm (4¾ x 3½"). Billhead for the Royal Sussex Hotel in Newport, Shropshire, with lion vignette and list of distances to popular locations.
[Ref: 43252] £50.00
Charles Osburn. Commercial Hotel, Oswestry. Fine old Wines and Spirits
Etching, sheet 40 x 80mm (1½ x 3"). Cut. Billhead for Charles Osburn, proprietor of a hotel in Oswestry, Shropshire.
[Ref: 43225] £30.00
S. Wild, Star Hotel. Shiffnal.
Engraving, sheet 60 x 100mm (2¼ x 4"). Billhead for a hotel in Shifnal, Shropshire, with star vignette inscribed with the motto 'Honi soit qui mal y pense'. The hotel, one of three coaching inns in the town, was situated in the home in which the chemist and physician Thomas Beddoes (1760-1808) had been born. It was destroyed following a fire in 1911.
[Ref: 43237] £35.00
C. Woosnam, Ship Hotel, Southend. Licensed to Let Post Horses. Hot and Cold Baths.
Engraving, sheet 75 x 100mm (3 x 4"). Stained; surface loss. Billhead for Charles Woosnam, wine merchant and proprietor of the Ship Hotel in Southend, Essex, with vignette of a ship.
[Ref: 43247] £50.00
R. Brooks, Talbot Commercial Hotel, Family, Coaching & Posting House. Stourbridge.
Devonshire sc. Birmingham [c.1850]
Engraving, sheet 80 x 110mm (3 x 4¼"). Trimmed; staining. Billhead for a hotel in Stourbridge, near Dudley in the Midlands, with "Talbot" dog vignette. The hotel was situated at Colley Gate (more precisely in Halesowen).
[Ref: 43239] £35.00
Hearders Family Hotel, Torquay. House Agents.
Etching, 45 x 75mm (1¾ x 3"). Rare. Tradecard for the Hearders Family Hotel, which was situated on Victoria Parade in Torquay, Devon.
[Ref: 43227] £65.00
Margaret Sykes, George Hotel, Excise Office Wakefield. Neat Wines and Spirits.
Engraving, sheet 75 x 85mm (3 x 3¼"). Billhead for a hotel in Wakefield, Yorkshire, with George and the Dragon vignette.
[Ref: 43234] £50.00
White Horse Hotel & Commercial Inn, Coppergate, York. C. Harker. Post Chaise, Cabs, Gigs, etc.
Engraving, platemark 75 x 85mm (3 x 3¼"). Billhead for the White Horse hotel in York, with horse vignette.
[Ref: 43251] £50.00
William Burn, George Inn & Post House, Alfreton.
Smith & Graves Birmingham. [c.1833]
Etching, sheet 105 x 90mm (4 x 3½"). Billhead for William Burn, proprietor of a commercial inn and posting house in Alfreton, Derbyshire, with George and the Dragon vignette and list of distances to nearby towns. The inn was also called the Angel at another time (see ref. 43250).
[Ref: 43222] £60.00
William Burn, Angel Commercial Inn, Alfreton.
J.C. Greaves & Son Birm.m [c.1835]
Etching, sheet 105 x 90mm (4 x 3½"). Billhead for William Burn, proprietor of a commercial inn and posting house in Alfreton, Derbyshire, with angel vignette and list of distances to nearby towns. The inn was also called the George Inn at another time (see ref. 43222`).
[Ref: 43250] £45.00
William Lucas, Three Tuns. Commercial Inn and Posting House, Atherstone.
Engraving, sheet 85 x 85mm (3¼ x 3¼"). Trimmed. Billhead for an inn in Atherstone, Warwickshire, with vignette of three tuns. Henry Tudor is believed to have stayed at the inn in 1485; a pub of the same name is still in the town to this day.
[Ref: 43240] £45.00
R. East's, Commercial Inn & Posting House, Bawtry. Coaches daily to all parts of the Kingdom. Careful Drivers & Good Horses [...]
Isbas sc. Birm.m [c.1830]
Engraving, sheet 65 x 90mm (2½ x 3½"). Nick out of top edge. Billhead for a commercial inn and coach house in Bawtry, Yorkshire.
[Ref: 43231] £30.00
John Chapman, Fox Inn & Commercial House, Bilston.
Engraving, sheet 65 x 100mm (2½ x 4"). Billhead for a commercial inn and coach house in Bilston, near Wolverhampton, with fox vignette.
[Ref: 43232] £45.00
John Tomkys, Kings Arms Commercial Inn. Bilston
Whitefield scr Birm.m [c.1800]
Etching, sheet 85 x 90mm (3¼ x 3½"). Old ms sums lower left. Billhead for John Tomkys, innkeeper in Bilston, near Wolverhampton. An 1818 commercial directory lists a japanner (japanning is a type of finish, based on Asian lacquerwork, applied to furniture) named John Tomkys as situated on Church Street, Bilston.
[Ref: 43221] £40.00
John Read, Twelve Years with the London & North Western Railway Company. American Inn. New Canal Street, (exactly opposite the Railway Terminus.) Birmingham.
J. Tonks sc Hill St. [c.1840]
Engraving, sheet 60 x 90mm (2¼ x 3½"). Tradecard for an 'American Inn' in Birmingham.
[Ref: 43246] £65.00
T.H. Cooke, White Hart, Commercial Inn. Burton on Trent
Engraving, sheet 60 x 85mm (2¼ x 3¼"). Billhead for T.H. Cooke, proprietor of a commercial inn in Burton upon Trent, with deer vignette.
[Ref: 43229] £40.00
Thomas Evinson, Angel. Commercial Inn & Post House. Market Place, Chesterfield. Superior Old Wine [...]
Holland sc. Birm. [c.1820]
Engraving, sheet 70 x 90mm (2¾ x 3½"). Billhead for a commercial inn and coach house in Chesterfield, with angel vignette. The Angel later moved from the Market Place to the High Street, where it closed in 1915.
[Ref: 43233] £50.00
John Hall. Castle Inn. Coventry
Engraving, sheet 70 x 90mm (2¾ x 3½"). Stained. Billhead for the Castle Inn in Coventry, with vignette of a castle. In 1824 the Castle Inn was the meeting place of the Provincial Grand Lodge of Warwickshire (Freemasons), while Charles Dickens was honoured with a celebratory dinner there in 1858. It closed in 1882.
[Ref: 43242] £35.00
Robert Bland, Crown Inn Denbigh. Neat Post Chaises, Gigs, Cars, and Careful Drivers. Lock up Coach Houses [...]
Engraving, sheet 60 x 100mm (2¼ x 4"). Billhead for Robert Bland, proprietor of a commercial inn in Denbigh, Wales.
[Ref: 43230] £45.00
[Harewood Arms Inn] Francis Sturdy Harewood.
Etching, sheet 85 x 90mm (3½ x 3½"). Trimmed. Billhead for Francis Sturdy, innkeeper of the Harewood Arms coaching inn in the town of Harewood, near Leeds. The inn is still open to this day.
[Ref: 43218] £50.00
W. Kelsey, White Hart Inn Hatfield.
Etching, sheet 65 x 105mm (2½ x 4"). Trimmed. Billhead for William Kelsey, proprietor of a commercial inn and posting house in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, with deer vignette.
[Ref: 43224] £45.00
Tomlinson. George Inn, Hinckley.
Smith & Greaves, Birmingham. [c.1829]
Engraving, sheet 90 x 95mm (3½ x 3¾"). Trimmed. Billhead for the George Inn, which from 1671 to 1959 was situated at 18 Market Place, Hinckley, Leicestershire. After it was demolished, a new building, also named the George Hotel, was built to replace it.
[Ref: 43226] £50.00
John Peake, Red Bull Inn, Lawton, Cheshire. Coaches every Day to all Parts of the Kingdom.
Lithograph printed in black and red, sheet 70 x 110mm (2¾ x 4¼"). Billhead for an inn in Lawton, Cheshire, which survives to this day.
[Ref: 43238] £50.00
Sarah White. Green Dragon Inn, Mansfield. Good Beds. Excellent Stabling with Lock up Coach Houses.
Etching, sheet 65 x 100mm (2½ x 4"). Billhead for Sarah White, innkeeper in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire.
[Ref: 43220] £45.00
James Silvester, Corbet-Arms, Commercial Inn and Posting House, Market-Drayton, Salop. N.B. Neat Post Chaises, with able Horses and Careful Drivers; Hearse, good Stabling, Lock-up Coach Houses, &c. &c.
Wood engraving, sheet 85 x 115mm (3¼ x 4½"). Billhead for the Corbet Arms hotel in Market Drayton, Shropshire, with vignette of the building. Originally a 17th century coaching inn (it was known as 'The Talbot' until 1825), Thomas Telford stayed at the hotel in 1832 when working on the nearby canal. The building still stands.
[Ref: 43248] £45.00
Robert King, White Hart Commercial Inn and Posting House, Moreton in Marsh [...]
Letterpress and embossed stamp, sheet 65 x 90mm (2½ x 3½"). Billhead for Robert King, innkeeper in Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire.
[Ref: 43219] £50.00
James Hulse, Globe, Commercial Inn. Newcastle, Staffordshire.
Powell & Wakeman sc Birmingham
Engraving, sheet 50 x 95mm (2 x 3¾"). Trimmed. Billhead for the Globe Commercial Hotel in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire. The hotel was built in Red Lion Square in 1834 and was demolished c.1898 when it was replaced by Globe Chambers.
[Ref: 43244] £40.00
Ball, Queen's Arms Hotel, and Commercial Tavern, Newgate Street, London. Near the Post Office, Accommodation for Large & Small Families. Servants Attendance Included [...]
Engraving, sheet 80 x 115mm (3 x 4½"). Creased. Billhead for an inn in Newgate Street, London, with royal coat of arms.
[Ref: 43245] £50.00
J. Trubshaw, Crown & Anchor Lane-End.
Engraving, sheet 85 x 110mm (3¼ x 4¼"). Trimmed lower edge. Billhead for the Crown and Anchor Inn in Lane End, Stoke on Trent, with vignette of the building and list of distances to nearby locations. The inn was an important stopping point for coaches travelling across the country.
[Ref: 43249] £65.00
Charlotte Kidd, Angel Commercial Inn, & Posting hotel, Tadcaster. Miles from Tadcaster to [...]
Etching, sheet 75 x 100mm (3 x 4"). Trimmed, losing text. Billhead for Charlotte Kidd, proprietor of a commercial inn and posting house in Tadcaster, Yorkshire, with angel vignette and list of distances to nearby towns (trimmed).
[Ref: 43223] £45.00
James Griffiths, Talbot Commercial Inn, Market Place, Wellington. Wines & Spirits of the Choicest Quality [...]
Etching, sheet 105 x 95mm (4 x 3¾"). Trimmed inside platemark, losing text. Tradecard for an inn in Wellington, Herefordshire.
[Ref: 43511] £65.00
In.o Garle Red Lion and Commercial Inn Market Place Uttoxeter
Etching, 90 x 80mm (3½ x 3"). Billhead for an innkeeper based in Uttoxeter, Staffordshire.
[Ref: 43217] £45.00
C.M. Robinson. Bulls Head Inn, Wellington, Salop.
Engraving, sheet 75 x 75mm (3 x 3"). Trimmed. Billhead for a hotel in Wellington, Shropshire, with bull's head vignette.
[Ref: 43235] £60.00
The Jolly Bachanalians set by Mr. Galliard
Engraving, platemark 210 x 160mm (8¼ x 6¼"). Songsheet with copy of Hogarth's painting 'A Modern Midnight Conversation' (c.1732, New Haven, Yale Center for British Art).
Private Collection; for another engraving of 'A Modern Midnight Conversation' see ref. 3230.
[Ref: 43360] £120.00
North London Literary and Scientific Institution. No. [blank] From [blank] 18[blank] to [blank] 18[blank]. M[blank] sec.y.
G. Guyer, sculp. 21 G.t Sutton St.t Clerkenwell.
Engraved membership certificate. 80 x 120mm (3¼ x 4¾") very large margins. Edges soiled. An unfilled membership certificate. The institution was founded in 1832.
[Ref: 43299] £140.00
Promoli & Hausburg Liverpool
Printed by Maclure Macdonald & Macgregor 1, Brunswick St. Liverpool [n.d., c.1860s].
Engraving with hand-colouring, sheet 250 x 325mm (9¾ x 12¾"). The factory, warehouse and retail outlet of Promoli & Hausburg in the Old Post Office Buildings, Church Street, Liverpool. The company described itself in its advertising as "Jewellers Watchmakers Manufacturers of Desks Dressing Cases Lamps Chandeliers etc". A display of mantelpiece clocks and chandeliers can be seen in the many windows; figures and carriages in the street in front of the imposing building.
For uncoloured impression see ref. 20664.
[Ref: 43606] £160.00
G. Mochetti incise [c.1825]
Engraving, rare & fine; sheet 75 x 100mm (3 x 4"). Tradecard showing a dog among classical ruins holding in its mouth a sheet of paper inscribed 'General Ramsay'. Engraved by little-known Italian engraver Giuseppe Mochetti (1825-30, fl.).
[Ref: 43514] £140.00
Jonathan Shaw, Rotherham. Crown Commercial Inn and Posting Hotel
Smith & Greaves sc Birmingham.
Etching, sheet 70 x 90mm (2¾ x 3½"). Billhead for an inn in Rotherham.
[Ref: 43215] £40.00
[Concert Ticket] University College Musical Society / President- Lord Reay / Conductor Sig.r Alberto Randegger / The Members request the pleasure of the company of [...]
Etching printed in brown, rare, platemark 110 x 165mm (4¼ x 6½"). Ticket for a concert conducted by Alberto Randegger (1832-1911), conductor, teacher and composer of German and Italian descent, to be held at the Royal Academy of Music under the auspices of the music society of University College London. Randegger did much to encourage a following for Wagner's early operas, and those of Verdi (whom he had known in Italy). His greatest influence, however, was as a singing teacher, through his teaching at the Royal Academy of Music and the Royal College of Music, and his 1893 textbook 'Singing'.
[Ref: 43499] £95.00
To the Worths and Independent Electors of the City of London... I have the honour to be, Gentlemen, Your most obedient humble Servant William Ward.
London, December 30, 1834.
Letterpress. Sheet: 165 x 150mm (6½ x 6"). A handbill advertising financier and cricketer William Ward's (1787-1849) standing for Parliament as MP for the City of London in the 1835 general election, he had served as MP for the City between 1826-1831. Ward was a successful cricket player playing from 1810 until 1845, Ward also saved Lord cricket ground from being sold by Thomas Lord in 1825 paying £5000 for the pitch.
[Ref: 43657] £70.00