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The Air Pump improved by Mr. Haukesbee F.R.S.
The Air Pump improved by Mr. Haukesbee F.R.S.
Printed for J. Hinton at ye Kings Arms, S.t Pauls Church Yard, 1747.
Enrgaving. Plate: 165 x 90mm (6½ x 3½") with large margins.
A diagram of an air pump designed by scientist Francis Hauksbee (1660-1713). The double barrelled pump was presented to the Royal Society in 1703.
[Ref: 46304]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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[Celestial Model.]
[Celestial Model.]
Engraved for the Universal Magazine.
Printed for the Universal Magazine. [n.d., c.1750.]
Hand-coloured engraving. Plate: 190 x 115mm (7½ x 4½") small margins.
A diagram of a celestial model, a central globe decorated with a celestial map, and attached are moons and planets.
[Ref: 46306]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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Crystal Palace.
Crystal Palace. Greek Court, South Side.
G.H. Thomas del. From a Photograph by P. H. Delamotte. W. Thomas and H. Harrel sc.
[n.d., c.1854.]
Wood engraving. Sheet: 250 x 350mm (9¾ x 13¾"). Creasing.
A view of the Greek exhibition at the Crystal Palace in Sydenham. The statue at the front has had a fig leaf placed to mask his nudity. Despite male nude statues having been displayed in the British Museum since the 18th century there was an outcry at the display of naked male statues and several public requests in papers such as the Times to cover the statues.
[Ref: 46442]   £50.00   (£60.00 incl.VAT)
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The Dutch Chymist.
The Dutch Chymist. Engraved from the Original Picture in the Collection of Mr Leviez.
J. Stein Pinx.t. J. Boydell fecit.
[London, c.1800.]
Engraving. 410 x 300mm (16¼ x 11¾"). Laid on card.
An alchemist stirring a ceramic pot; an assistant reads him a recipe, watched by an onlooker. The alchemist has the 'bleary eyes' from long sustained efforts of watching his experiment, as described by Thomas Norton in his 'Ordinall of alchemy', 1477. Behind are a crying woman and child, and 'empty money bags suspended from the ceiling with a bloated bladder, symbolising delusion' (from Wallace Collection commentary on their painting, 'The Village Alchemist' by Jan Steen, painted in the early 1660s).
[Ref: 46660]   £120.00  
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La Machine électrique.
La Machine électrique. Le Bon Génie, Journal des Enfans, 3 Année, No.13. Lith. No. 3.
[n.d., c.1830.]
Lithograph. Sheet: 215 x 285mm (8½ x 11¼"). Repaired tear on right edge, vertical fold as normal and foxing.
A scene showing two children playing with an electric machine, the figure on the right turns a handle to generate the current while the figure on the left touches the machine with his finger.
[Ref: 46301]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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The First Lecture in Experimental Philosophy.
The First Lecture in Experimental Philosophy.
Engrav'd for the Universal Magazine, for J. Hinton at the Kings Arms, in St. Paul's Church Yard London, 1748.
Engraving. Plate: 195 x 235mm (7¾ x 9¼"). Vertical creasing as normal; time staining.
A scene in which several well-dressed men gather around a table to hear a lecture on science, the lecturer points to scientific apparatus which stands on the table and the floor.
[Ref: 46429]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Ayscough's Univeral Microscope.
Ayscough's Univeral Microscope.
[n.d., c.1753.]
Engraving. Plate: 110 x 170mm (4¼ x 6¾"), small margins.
A diagram of a microscope in its case which is made to resemble a book. James Ayscough was a maker and seller of scientific instruments near St Paul's Cathedral, this illustration comes from a 1753 edition of the 'Universal Magazine'.
[Ref: 46303]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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[Planetary Model.]
[Planetary Model.] Engraved for the Universal Magazine.
Printed for J. Hinton in Newgate Street.
Hand-coloured engraving. Plate: 190 x 110mm (7½ x 4¼"). Small margins
A diagram of a planetary model, a globe with attached planets.
[Ref: 46307]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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