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Cheval de [***]
Cheval de [***]
V. Adam.
[***] fr. édit. r. Suger, 3. Imp. J. [***]
Lithograph. Sheet 320 x 355mm (12½ x 14") Trimmed at sides, losing parts of title and inscriptions.
A grey mare.
[Ref: 58097]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Tommaso Aniello - Masaniello] Raccolta de' Fatti li più interessanti eseguiti dal Capo Brigante Massaroni
[Tommaso Aniello - Masaniello] Raccolta de' Fatti li più interessanti eseguiti dal Capo Brigante Massaroni per la strada che da Roma conduce a Napoli dall'anno 1818 fino al 1822.
Pinelli inventò disegnò e incise l'anno 1823.
[n.d., 1823.]
Etching. 205 x 280mm (8 x 11"), very large margins.
The titlepage to a set of ten scenes from the life of Tommaso Aniello (abbreviated to Masaniello, 1620-47), by Bartolomeo Pinelli (1781-1835) Masaniello was a fisherman and smuggler who led a revolt against the Spanish Habsburg rulers of Naples. After taking the city he started behaving irrationally and was killed by his fellow citizens.
[Ref: 58080]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Commodore Anson's camp on Juan Fernandez] De Commandeur opt Eyland Juan Fernando.
[Commodore Anson's camp on Juan Fernandez] De Commandeur opt Eyland Juan Fernando.
[n.d., c.1750.]
Engraving, 18th century watermark. Sheet 160 x 200mm (6¼ x 8"). Trimmed and mounted in album paper.
Commodore George Anson's crew making camp on an island off the coast of Chile. A Dutch copy of an illustration in Anson's 'An Authentic and Genuine Journal of Commodore Anson's Expedition, containing an exact account of the several transactions that happen'd', original published 1744.]
[Ref: 58230]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[A Cossack archer on an Arabian stallion.]
[A Cossack archer on an Arabian stallion.]
Carle Vernet. S. lith de Delpech.
[n.d., c.1820.]
Lithograph. Sheet 390 x 535mm (15½ x 21"). Repaired tear in unprinted area.
A Cossack in a fur cap and quilted coat, his bow in a holster.
[Ref: 58117]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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Geo. Back. [facsimile signature.]
Geo. Back. [facsimile signature.]
Painted by G.R.Lewis. Day & Haghe Lith.rs to the Queen.
[n.d., c.1840.]
Lithograph. Printed area 370 x 250mm (14½ x 9¾"). Wear to margins.
Sir George Back (1796-1878), British naval officer and explorer of Arctic America. He twice accompanied John Franklin to Canada's Northwest Territories (1819-22 and 1825-7) and later conducted two expeditions of his own to the same region. The first of these expeditions, in 1833, was to search for another British explorer, John Ross, who had disappeared on an Arctic voyage in 1829. In 1836, promoted to Captain and given command of HMS Terror, he returned to explore the coastal region east from the mouth of the river. Having been caught in the ice and striking an iceberg he nursed the sinking 'Terror' across the Atlantic, having to beach the ship on the coast of Ireland. Ill-health forced him to retire from active service, but he advised the Admiralty during the search for Franklin, and was promoted to vice-admiral in 1863 and admiral in 1876.
[Ref: 58180]   £380.00  
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[Badminton House]
[Badminton House] To the Most Noble Henry Somerset, Duke of Beaufort, Lord High Steward of the City of Bristol, This View of Badminton House, Gloucestershire, is most respectfully Dedicated by The Publisher.
On stone by l. Haghe from a drawing by M. Holmes. Day & Haghe Lith.rs to the Queen.
Published by George Davey, Bookseller, 1 Broad St., Bristol [n.d., c.1840].
Rare lithograph on india. India 255 x 335mm (10 x 13¼").
Badminton House from across the lake, deer in the foreground. From a series of views in Gloucestershire and Bristol.
Not in Abbey.
[Ref: 58047]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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The Ascension of Queen Caroline.
The Ascension of Queen Caroline.
Tudor del.
London, Published for the Proprietor by J, Creswell, 121 Crawford St, Portman Square Aug.t 17th 1821.
Scarce hand-coloured lithograph. Printed area 360 x 170mm (14¼ x 6¾"), with large margins, paper watermarked 'J Whatman Turkey Mill 1821]. Stains, horizontal fold, creasing.
Caroline of Brunswick on a cloud being lifted by a hot air balloon of cherubs after her death in 1821. A crown falls from the cloud.
From the Collection of Christopher Hatton Turnor 1840-1914 Author of "Astra Castra".
[Ref: 58196]   £450.00  
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Engraved for the European Magazine.
Engraved for the European Magazine. The Descent of the Air Balloon.
Jn.o Lodge sc.
Publish'd Dec.r 1.st 1783, by J. Fielding, Pater Noster Row.
Engraving, plate 190 x 125mm (7½" x 5"). No11 and some pencil text is written at the top entering the plate mark. Nicks to edge of the paper.
A satire on the Montgolfier brothers Le Réveillon balloon experiment were they put a a sheep, duck and cockerel in the basket to see if hot air ballooning is safe for mankind. The demonstration was held in front of Louis XVI and the royal family in the palace forecourt. The balloon left the ground and soared 600 metres into the air. Damaged by a rip in the fabric, it descended slowly eight minutes later after travelling 3.5 km and came back to land in the Wood of Vaucresson, at the Maréchal crossroads.
See Ref: 57270. From the Collection of Christopher Hatton Turnor 1840-1914 Author of "Astra Castra"
[Ref: 58171]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Engraved for the European Magazine.
Engraved for the European Magazine. The Ascent of the Aerial Balloon.
Jn.o Lodge sc.
Published Nov.r 1.st 1783, by I. Fielding, Pater Noster Row.
Engraving, plate 190 x 125mm (7½" x 5"). No11 and some pencil text is written in the top margin. Creases in margins. Stain on right that creeps into the plate mark.
A satire on the Montgolfier brothers Le Réveillon balloon experiment were they put a a sheep, duck and cockerel in the basket to see if hot air ballooning is safe for mankind. The demonstration was held in front of Louis XVI and the royal family in the palace forecourt. The balloon left the ground and soared 600 metres into the air. Damaged by a rip in the fabric, it descended slowly eight minutes later after travelling 3.5 km and came back to land in the Wood of Vaucresson, at the Maréchal crossroads.
See Ref: 57270. From the Collection of Christopher Hatton Turnor 1840-1914 Author of "Astra Castra"
[Ref: 58170]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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A Map of Beloochistan & Sinde, with Parts of Kutch, Seistan, Khorasan, Persia, &c. by Henry Pottinger, Lieut.t 7th Bombay Native Infantry, A.D. 1814.
A Map of Beloochistan & Sinde, with Parts of Kutch, Seistan, Khorasan, Persia, &c. by Henry Pottinger, Lieut.t 7th Bombay Native Infantry, A.D. 1814.
Reduced from the Original Document and Engraved by Thomson & Hall, Bury Street, Bloomsbury.
London, Published Feb.y 27th 1816, by Longman, Hurst Rees, Orme & Brown, Paternoster Row.
Engraving with stipple, with original hand colour. Two sheets conjoined, total 665 x 930mm (26¼ x 36½"). Some offset, folded; cracks in folds.
A rare map of Balochistan, covering parts of Pakistan, Afghanistan and southern Persia, marking the routes of Henry Pottinger and Captain Charles Christie as they mapped the region for the East India Company, amid concerns that Napoleonic France could invade India. Disguised as Muslims, they travelled together to Nushki before separating and taking different routes to Isfahan in Iran. Later Pottinger was appointent envoy and plenipotentiary in China, as which he negotiated the Treaty of Nanking (1842), ending the First Opium War and ceding Hong Kong to Britain. The following year he became the first Governor of Hong Kong, then Governor of the Cape Colony (1847) and Governor of Madras (1848-54).
[Ref: 57970]   £650.00  
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Count B. Bergami.
Count B. Bergami.
Engraved by R. Cooper from an original Drawing.
[n.d., c.1820.]
Stipple and etching. Sheet 195 x 115mm (7¾ x 4¼"). Trimmed within plate.
Half length portrait of Bartolomo Pergami (or Bergami), believed to be Queen Caroline's lover, hand inside jacket, medals on chest.
[Ref: 58076]   £50.00   (£60.00 incl.VAT)
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Billiards.
Billiards.
Anibalo Scratchi I. & F. 1798. H.Bunbury.
Ink and watercolour. Sheet 270 x 380mm (10¾ x 15"). Narrow margins, hole in top left.
A copy of the famous caricature of a billiards game by Henry William Bunbury (1750-1811).
[Ref: 58041]   £380.00  
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Woodlands. The villa of J.J. Angerstein Esq.r.
Woodlands. The villa of J.J. Angerstein Esq.r.
Drawn by J. Hassell.
London Pub.d by J. Hassell 1st Aug.t 1804.
Aquatint with fine hand colour. 195 x 275mm (7¾ x 10¾"), very large margins.
Woodlands House, a Grade II* listed Georgian villa, in Westcombe Park, Greenwich, described in Daniel Lysons' The Environs of London (1796) as occupying 'a situation uncommonly beautiful'. John Julius Angerstein, chairman of Lloyd's from 1790-6, was a friend of George III, Pitt the Younger and Sir Thomas Lawrence. His art collection, which included 'The Rape of the Sabines' by Rubens and Sir Joshua Reynolds's portrait of Garrick between Tragedy and Comedy, was bought by the government for £60,000 to form the nucleus of the National Gallery's collection. Until the Trafalgar Square site was opened the 38 works from Angerstein's collection were displayed in Angerstein's town house in Pall Mall.
[Ref: 58207]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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N. Bonaparte 1er Consul de la République Française.
N. Bonaparte 1er Consul de la République Française.
Peint par Bacler Dalbe. Gravé par Mercoli fils.
Déposé à la Bibliothèque Nationale. Se vend à Paris chez Bacler Dalbe Ingenieur Géographe rue des Moulins No.542 au coin de la rue Thérèse [n.d., 1800].
Rare stipple. Sheet 510 x 395mm (20 x 15¼"). Trimmed to plate, some creasing and restoration.
Oval bust portrait of a young Napoleon wearing an embroidered jacket, published shortly after he seized power in the coup of 18 Brumaire (10th November 1799). According to the BM the print was deposited on 19 April 1800.
BM: 1850,0211.125.
[Ref: 58102]   £480.00  
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[Piero de Bonzi, Bishop of Bézier.]
[Piero de Bonzi, Bishop of Bézier.]
J. Dieu Pinxit. Jo. Lenfant Sculpebat 1661.
Engraving. 360 x 265mm (14¼ x 10½"). Narrow margins. Repaired tear on left. Taped into mount on left side.
Oval portrait of Piero de Bonzi (1631-1703), shortly after he was elected Bishop of Béziers in 1660. Although he was born in Florence he served as a French ambassador. In 1672 he was made a cardinal by Pope Clement X.
[Ref: 58033]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Singerie: an alchemist and family] Docta etiam sanos Plantis haurite liquores, / Quesis ægro medicam sedula præstet opem. /
[Singerie: an alchemist and family] Docta etiam sanos Plantis haurite liquores, / Quesis ægro medicam sedula præstet opem. / Pour guarir maladie et tout mal qu'endommage, / Ils distilent ici diverse herb en breuuage.
[by Pieter van der Borcht.]
[Antwerp, c.1562.] But much later.
Scarce etching. Sheet 195 x 275mm (7¾ x 10¾"). Trimmed into image on three sides.
The French title: ''To cure sickness and any damaging ailment, They distill here various herbs''. From Norske National Costume Chr. Tonsberg Christiania" 1852. The interior of an alchemist's rundown workshop, the monkeys dressed in rags. To highlight the theme that there was no money to be made in the profession, the family can be seen in the background entering the workhouse. Pieter van der Borcht (c.1535-1608) did much to popularise singerie with this series of 18 prints which were, according to the British Museum, first published by Vrints c.1562. The Rijksmuseum lists editions by Philips Galle (c. 1580 as 'La vie humaine imitée par les singes') and Claes Visscher.
BM 1866,0407.46, second state, with lettering. Wellcome Library no. 17512i. Rijksmuseum RP-P-1891-A-16318. From Cameron Album bought in Venice on a grand tour.
[Ref: 58125]   £380.00  
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[Singerie: a thin kitchen] Indulgent etiam Genio, tenuique polenta / Se recreant: fugiens pinguiour hospes abit.
[Singerie: a thin kitchen] Indulgent etiam Genio, tenuique polenta / Se recreant: fugiens pinguiour hospes abit. Pour guarir maladie et tout mal qu'endommage, / Ils distilent ici diverse herb en breuuage.
[by Pieter van der Borcht.]
[Antwerp, c.1562.] But much later.
Etching. Sheet 195 x 275mm (7¾ x 10¾"). Trimmed into image on three sides.
From Norske National Costume Chr. Tonsberg Christiania" 1852. A rundown room filled with thin monkeys, sitting around a table with a plate of mussels, carrots, turnips and cabbages strewn on the floor, all regarded as food for the poor. A better-fed monkey tries to leave, held back by a female monkey pulling at his coat. Pieter van der Borcht (c.1535-1608) did much to popularise singerie with this series of 18 prints which were, according to the British Museum, first published by Vrints c.1562. The Rijksmuseum lists editions by Philips Galle (c. 1580 as 'La vie humaine imitée par les singes') and Claes Visscher.
Metropolitan Museum 68.776.11; Rijksmuseum RP-P-1891-A-16318. From Cameron Album bought in Venice on a grand tour.
[Ref: 58126]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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The Botanist.
The Botanist.
G. Spratt, del. Printed by G.E. Madeley., Wellington St. Strand.
Published by C. Tilt. Fleet St.t Jan.y 1830.
Very fine hand-coloured lithograph. Sheet: 270 x 215mm (10¾ x 8½"). Some creasing above image.
An assemblage portrait, with a woman's face and a body created from flowers, with a tulip forming her skirt. George Spratt, an English artist, and George E. Madeley, an English engraver and printmaker, produced a series of lithographed satirical designs of tradesmen composed of the objects of their profession.
[Ref: 58213]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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Boys and Dogs.
Boys and Dogs. The Original Picture in the Collection of the Hon.ble M.r Tollemache, to whom this Plate is most respectfully inscribed by His much obliged and obedient Servant, B.B. Evans.
T. Gainsborough R.A. Pinx.t. Hen.y Birche Sculp.t.
Publish'd Sep.r 1, 1791 by B.B. Evans, Poultry London.
Mezzotint. 585 x 390mm (23 x 15¼") very large margins.
Two dogs fighting in a sheep field. One boy has a stick raised to stop the fight, but another restrains him, eager for the fight to continue. Thomas Gainsborough's 1783 painting 'Two Shepherd Boys with Dogs Fighting' (now at Kenwood House) was inspired by William Hogarth's 'Four Stages of Cruelty'. The scene is presented as a grand anti-pastoral with the boys contravening morality both in neglecting their flocks and encouraging their dogs to fight.
[Ref: 58151]   £380.00  
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[Diagram of a British warship.]
[Diagram of a British warship.]
[n.d., 18th century.]
Coloured engraving. Sheet 310 x 360mm (12¼ x 14¼"). Trimmed within plate top and bottom, original binding folds.
A British warship with three decks of cannon, the rigging numbered for a key (not present).
[Ref: 58030]   £320.00  
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Plate 21. Smoking out the Tiger _ Klip Plauts.
Plate 21. Smoking out the Tiger _ Klip Plauts. 22. A Kafir Sports man. The Quagga hard Run.
H.B. [Henry Butler] pinxit 1838.
[London: Ackermann & Co., 1841.]
Two lithographs on one sheet, one hand coloured. Sheet 330 x 220mm (13 x 8¾"). Top left corner rebuilt, outside image.
Two scenes from Captain Henry Butler's "South African Sketches". Above is a coloured and more detailed centre scene of three Europeans trapping a leopard [?] in a rocky outcrop; below is a native rider about to throw a spear at a quagga (a now extinct zebra subspecies). Butler, a graduate of Trinity College Dublin, was posted to South Africa with the 27th or Inniskilling Regiment of Foot. In 1837 and 1838 he travelled to the hunting grounds of the Bontebok Flats (between the Klipplaats and Windvogel Rivers in Eastern Cape Province, about eighty miles north of King William's Town). He returned to England in 1839 and in 1841, the year of publication, he transferred to the 59th Regiment, promoted to Captain. His book appears to have been a vanity publication, accounting for its rarity, containing only the lithographed title, 15 plates and 15 pages of text. His only other publication was an article in the New Monthly Magazine.
Abbey 336.
[Ref: 58122]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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29. The Eland blown. Tsitse River
29. The Eland blown. Tsitse River 30. Bivouac in the raw hide.
H.B. [Henry Butler] 39.
[London: Ackermann & Co., 1841.]
Two lithographs on one sheet, one hand coloured. Sheet 330 x 220mm (13 x 8¾").
Two scenes from Captain Henry Butler's "South African Sketches". Above is a coloured and more detailed centre scene of a European rider about to shoot an eland; below is a sketch of a hunter sheltering from a hunderstorm. Butler, a graduate of Trinity College Dublin, was posted to South Africa with the 27th or Inniskilling Regiment of Foot. In 1837 and 1838 he travelled to the hunting grounds of the Bontebok Flats (between the Klipplaats and Windvogel Rivers in Eastern Cape Province, about eighty miles north of King William's Town). He returned to England in 1839 and in 1841, the year of publication, he transferred to the 59th Regiment, promoted to Captain. His book appears to have been a vanity publication, accounting for its rarity, containing only the lithographed title, 15 plates and 15 pages of text. His only other publication was an article in the New Monthly Magazine.
Abbey 336.
[Ref: 58123]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Plate VII. [An orphaned quagga following a hunter.]
Plate VII. [An orphaned quagga following a hunter.] 15. Camp at Modder Key. (going out in the morning) The Bontibok Flats. 16. [a hyena at a watering hole.]
H.B. [Henry Butler] pinxit 1838.
[London: Ackermann & Co., 1841.]
Three lithographs on one sheet, one hand coloured. Sheet 330 x 220mm (13 x 8¾").
Three scenes from Captain Henry Butler's "South African Sketches". Above and below are outline sketches, with a coloured and more detailed centre scene of a mounted European hunter taking a rifle from his ghillie to shoot at antelope, a camp behind. Butler, a graduate of Trinity College Dublin, was posted to South Africa with the 27th or Inniskilling Regiment of Foot. In 1837 and 1838 he travelled to the hunting grounds of the Bontebok Flats (between the Klipplaats and Windvogel Rivers in Eastern Cape Province, about eighty miles north of King William's Town). He returned to England in 1839 and in 1841, the year of publication, he transferred to the 59th Regiment, promoted to Captain. His book appears to have been a vanity publication, accounting for its rarity, containing only the lithographed title, 15 plates and 15 pages of text. His only other publication was an article in the New Monthly Magazine.
Abbey 336.
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Plate VIII. Baboonon the look out _ The Bontibok Flats. 18. The Game fleeing before the Hunters.
Plate VIII. Baboonon the look out _ The Bontibok Flats. 18. The Game fleeing before the Hunters.
H.B. des 1837.
[London: Ackermann & Co., 1841.]
Two lithographs on one sheet, one hand coloured. Sheet 330 x 220mm (13 x 8¾").
Two scenes from Captain Henry Butler's "South African Sketches". Above is a outline sketch of babboons looking down from a rocky ledge; below is a more detailed scene of wildebeest anf quagga running across a plain, having spotted riders in the distance, with hand colour. Butler, a graduate of Trinity College Dublin, was posted to South Africa with the 27th or Inniskilling Regiment of Foot. In 1837 and 1838 he travelled to the hunting grounds of the Bontebok Flats (between the Klipplaats and Windvogel Rivers in Eastern Cape Province, about eighty miles north of King William's Town). He returned to England in 1839 and in 1841, the year of publication, he transferred to the 59th Regiment, promoted to Captain. His book appears to have been a vanity publication, accounting for its rarity, containing only the lithographed title, 15 plates and 15 pages of text. His only other publication was an article in the New Monthly Magazine.
Abbey 336.
[Ref: 58120]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Plate II Off Saddled near Death Valley Bontibok Flats.
Plate II Off Saddled near Death Valley Bontibok Flats. Death of a Sprink Bok Bontibok Flats.
H.B. [Henry Butler].
[London: Ackermann & Co., 1841.]
Two coloured lithographs on one sheet. Sheet 330 x 220mm (13 x 8¾").
Two scenes from Captain Henry Butler's "South African Sketches". Above is a scene of a camp, with the horse being hobbled by a rope from the neck to a foreleg, so it can graze but not run. Butler, a graduate of Trinity College Dublin, was posted to South Africa with the 27th or Inniskilling Regiment of Foot. In 1837 and 1838 he travelled to the hunting grounds of the Bontebok Flats (between the Klipplaats and Windvogel Rivers in Eastern Cape Province, about eighty miles north of King William's Town). He returned to England in 1839 and in 1841, the year of publication, he transferred to the 59th Regiment, promoted to Captain. His book appears to have been a vanity publication, accounting for its rarity, containing only the lithographed title, 15 plates and 15 pages of text. His only other publication was an article in the New Monthly Magazine.
Abbey 336.
[Ref: 58124]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Plate IX [hunters at rest]. 20. Chase of the Hartebeest.
Plate IX [hunters at rest]. 20. Chase of the Hartebeest.
H.B. = 3c.
[London: Ackermann & Co., 1841.]
Two lithographs on one sheet, one hand coloured. Sheet 330 x 220mm (13 x 8¾").
Two scenes from Captain Henry Butler's "South African Sketches". Above is a outline sketch of hunters resting under cover of reeds; below is a more detailed scene of riders chasing hartebeest, with hand colour. Butler, a graduate of Trinity College Dublin, was posted to South Africa with the 27th or Inniskilling Regiment of Foot. In 1837 and 1838 he travelled to the hunting grounds of the Bontebok Flats (between the Klipplaats and Windvogel Rivers in Eastern Cape Province, about eighty miles north of King William's Town). He returned to England in 1839 and in 1841, the year of publication, he transferred to the 59th Regiment, promoted to Captain. His book appears to have been a vanity publication, accounting for its rarity, containing only the lithographed title, 15 plates and 15 pages of text. His only other publication was an article in the New Monthly Magazine.
Abbey 336.
[Ref: 58119]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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The Caledonian Voyage to Money-Land.
The Caledonian Voyage to Money-Land.
[n.d., May, 1762.]
Rare engraving, 18th century watermark. Sheet 200 x 325mm (8 x 8¾"). Trimmed into plate. Messy.
When George III ascended the throne in October 1760, Prime Minister William Pitt found himself out of favour and resigned in October 1761. He was replaced by the Scot Lord Bute, and the rush of his countrymen to benefit from his patronage is satirised here. They queue to board his ship, while the 'Pitt Frigate' is dismantled in the background.
BM Satires: 3856.
[Ref: 58044]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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View of the Entrance into Cape Town from Green Point.
View of the Entrance into Cape Town from Green Point.
J. Bluck sculp.t.
Published Feb.y 1st 1804 by Cadell & Davies, Strand.
Aquatint. Sheet 240 x 440mm (9½ x 17¼"), watermarked 1804. Folded twice, as issued. Trimmed to platemark
A view of Cape Town, with Table Mountain, and an ox cart, published as the frontispiece to Sir John Barrow's 'An Account of Travels into the Interior of Southern Africa'. Barrow (1764-1848) was comptroller to Lord Macartney during the first British embassy to China (1792-4), then private secretary to Macartney when he was governor of the newly-acquired colony of the Cape of Good Hope, publishing accounts of both. He was also Second Secretary to the Admiralty (1804-45), during which time he promoted the Arctic voyages of John Ross, William Edward Parry, James Clark Ross and John Franklin.
[Ref: 58098]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Table Bay. 14.
Table Bay. 14.
[Lithographed by John Corbett Anderson after Charles Richard Francis?]
[Croydon: J.C.Anderson, 1859.]
Coloured lithograph. Printed area 200 x 250mm (8 x 10") very large margins.
From 'To India and Back by the Cape by a Traveller' by C.R. Francis.
Abbey 524.
[Ref: 58021]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Plan of Property in the Parishes of Castle Cary and Ansford Somerset.
Plan of Property in the Parishes of Castle Cary and Ansford Somerset. For Sale by Auction May 3rd 1883.
Wainwrights & Heard Surveyors Shepton Mallet.
Scarce lithographic map with hand colour. Printed area 930 x 630mm (36½ x 25"). Laid on linen, ink stamps of Randolfe Woodforde, solicitor.
A large plan of the environs of the town of Castle Cary, on a scale of 6 chains (396 feet) to an inch, showing the 34 lots in this auction of property. An inset shows the town on twice the scale.
[Ref: 58014]   £280.00  
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The Westminster Election.
The Westminster Election.
[n.d., 1st June 1794.]
Etching. 175 x 105mm (7 x 4¼"). Trimmed within plate on right.
The Duchesses of Devonshire and Rutland fight in front of St Paul's, Covent Garden, tearing each other's hair. Behind each woman is a backer: one says, ''D------shire for ever!''; the other, a butcher, holds out a lemon, saying, ''R------t------d for ever!''. Although the two noted beauties were political opponents. the Duchess of Rutland could have taken no part in the election, being in Ireland at the time.
BM Satires 6612.
[Ref: 58049]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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View at Chelsea 1784.
View at Chelsea 1784.
W. Beilby Pinx.t. F Jukes fecit.
London Published Nov. 10.th [1784] by F. Jukes at N.o 16 Howland S.t
Fine coloured aquatint, sheet 230 x 260mm (9 x 10¼"). Trimmed within plate and glued to backing sheet at top. In mount.
Attractive view from the bank of the Thames at Chelsea, London, oval in aquatint masonry frame; with a distant view of All Saints Church, and Battersea Bridge. A carriage travelling down road in foreground, a barge is moored to the right. William Beilby (1740-1819) was a British glassworker known to have produced eminent enamelled glass during the later half of the 18th century. He was brought up in Durham and then later sent as an apprentice to Birmingham until his father's business failed forcing the family to move in 1757 to Newcastle-upon-Tyne to start again. The family then moved again in 1778 to London, then to Scotland. During this period, the family produced no more glass, but Beilby painted more of his exquisite water colours. The engraver, Francis Jukes (1745-1812) was a very early specialist in aquatint, which he learnt from Paul Sandby (1731-1809).
[Ref: 58162]   £360.00  
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[Keyplate] Chelsea Pensioners reading the Gazette of the Battle of Waterloo.
[Keyplate] Chelsea Pensioners reading the Gazette of the Battle of Waterloo.
[after David Wilkie, R.A.] J. Moyes, Castle Street, Leicester Square.
[London; Moon, Boys, & Graves, c.1831.]
Rare letterpress broadside with woodcut vignette. Sheet 880 x 570mm (34½ x 22½"). Creases and tears.
The keyplate to Sir David Wilkie's painting of a group of Chelsea pensioners sitting round a wooden table outside the Duke of York inn, with one reading aloud the news of Waterloo, highlighting 16 points of interest including variant uniforms of the old soldiers. Below is an extensive list of subscribers, noting whether they bought proofs or prints, including Wilkie himself, the Duke of Wellington (to whom the print was dedicated) and F.G. Moon, one of the publishers.
See: 36975 for keyplate & Ref: 32632 for print.
[Ref: 58217]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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The Royall Hospitall at Chelsey
The Royall Hospitall at Chelsey To the Right Hon.ble S.r Stephen Fox Kn.t Soley Employ'd by King Charles the Second to take care and build the Royal Hospital at Chelsea for y.e Superanuated. and Indigent Officers & Soldiers towards which, he gave the Ground and a third part of his Office of paymaster to the Army which he then Enjoyed and Carryed on the Work with Constant Payments.
[Engraved by Johannes Kip after Leonard Knyff.]
[London: David Mortier, n.d., c.1715.]
Engraving with etching on two sheets conjoined. Total platemark 560 x 895mm (22 x 35¼"). Original binding folds, as normal; old ink pagination.
A bird's eye view of the Royal Hospital at Chelsea, with the river in the foreground and the formal gardens between the river and the hospital. The Westbourne can be seen entering the Thames. This is an early example, before the addition of Joseph Smith's publication line in 1724. The hospital was founded by King Charles II in 1682, however Sir Stephen Fox (1627-1716), to whom this print is dedicated, was the inspiration for its foundation. Fox was a royal administrator and courtier to Charles II and a politician who rose from humble origins, so much so that he became known as 'the richest commoner in the three kingdoms'.
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The Supension Bridge At Chelsea,
The Supension Bridge At Chelsea, Now In Course Of Construction For The Commissioners of Her Majesty's Works, And the Royal Military Hospital.
Tho.s Page Engineer. T.A. Prior, Engraver.
Published Nov. 18, 1852, by J & W Robins, 57 Tooley Street, London.
Coloured engraving, framed 400 x 595mm (15¾ x 23½"). Unexamined out of frame.
A view of the proposed Victoria Bridge (Old Chelsea Bridge) designed by British architect and civil engineer Thomas Page (1803 – 1877). On 31 March 1858 Queen Victoria, accompanied by two of her daughters and en route to the formal opening of Battersea Park, crossed the new bridge and declared it officially open; it was opened to the public three days later, on 3 April 1858. Thomas Abiel Prior (1809 – 1886) was a British engraver who made a reputation in 1846, with the print Heidelberg Castle and Town, engraved from a drawing by J.M.W Turner and under Turner's supervision; it was published by subscription. He also exhibited twice in his life at the Royal Academy.
[Ref: 58157]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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A Prosepect of Chelsea-Bridge Water Works.
A Prosepect of Chelsea-Bridge Water Works.
Sold by A. Benoist, at M.r Masons next door to the Golden Ball in the Hay Market, over against the Opera House. According to Act of Parliament. [n.d., c.1760]
Hand coloured engraving, frame 435 x 560mm (17¼ x 22"). Unexamined out of frame. Some paper toning
The Chelsea Waterworks Company was formed in 1723 and supplied water to Westminster and adjacent parts. It introduced the first iron main in London in 1746. The company held water in reservoirs in Hyde Park and Green Park and pumped water through an elaborate sysstems of canals which covered a large area of today's Pimlico. As the years marched by the water was becoming more and more contaminated and the Company installed the first Sand filtration operation to purify the water. Eventurally in the late nineteenth century the company became part of the Metropolitan Water Board. Longford: 645. the location of the water works is shown in Rocque's map of Chelsea, ref. 18215. See also 26908 for black and white version.
[Ref: 58158]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Educational Lotto of cities of the world.]
[Educational Lotto of cities of the world.]
[German, c.1860.]
17 coloured lithographs (of 18), mounted on card as issued. 140 x 165mm (5½ x 6½"). A few signs of use.
A series of cards, each with five small views of cities, numbered to 1-80 & 86-90, with their names, their rivers and population, written in German, French and English. All but two (80 - Constantinople & 88 - New York) are European.
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[Classical guitarist]
[Classical guitarist] R. de los Rios [pencil signature.]
R. de los Rios. Sculpt. Charles Sprague Pearce. Paris
[n.d. c.1890.]
Engraving, plate 357 x 279mm (14" x 11"), with very large margins.
Ricardo de los Ríos (1846-1929), born in Spain. He did a lot of work while he lived in Paris, France.
[Ref: 58164]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Classical guitarist]
[Classical guitarist] R. de los Rios [pencil signature.]
R. de los Rios. Sculpt. Charles Sprague Pearce. Paris
[n.d. c.1890.]
Engraving on vellum, plate 357 x 279mm (14" x 11"), with very large margins.
Ricardo de los Ríos (1846-1929), born in Spain. He did a lot of work while he lived in Paris, France.
[Ref: 58165]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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A New Cometarium Improved by B.M.
A New Cometarium Improved by B.M.
[Benjamin Martin.]
[London 1755.]
Engraving with hand colour, in mount. 185 x 120mm (7¼ x 4¾"). Small margins.
A Cometarium, showing the motion of a comet on its path around the sun, designed by Benjamin Martin (c.1705-82), a ploughboy turned instrument maker. Published in the 'General Magazine of Arts and Sciences', which became 'Martin's Magazine' when he took it over in 1755.
[Ref: 58144]   £150.00   (£180.00 incl.VAT)
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The Comforts of Life. - Soup.
The Comforts of Life. - Soup.
[Henry Heath]
[William Cole, n.d., c.1826.]
Coloured etching. Sheet 205 x 360mm (8 x 14¼"). Trimmed into plate.
Four caricatures of men eating soup: a rich man eating turtle soup; a soldier eating 'Soup Maigre'; a workman eating pea soup; and an invalid eating Mutton Broth.
See BM Satires 15181 for a similar 'Comforts of Life' about drinking.
[Ref: 58239]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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Mr. H.M. Stanley's Explorations in the Dark Continent
Mr. H.M. Stanley's Explorations in the Dark Continent - Map of the Route and A Portrait Group of the Officers of his Expedition. Sketch Map to Illustrate H.M. Stanley's Route in the Emin Relief Expedition.
Drawn by W. and A.K. Johnston, Edinburgh.
[London., 1890.]
Wood engraving, printed in colour. Sheet 390 x 600mm (15¾ x 23¾"). Some spotting. Central crease as normal. Repaired tears in central crease.
A map of central Africa and nine roundel portraits of members of Henry Morton Stanley expedition (1886-9) to relieve the governor of Equatoria (south Sudan) from Mahdist forces. Published in the Graphic Newspaper.
[Ref: 58150]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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The Conquerors of the Sea.
The Conquerors of the Sea. The Words by John Fuffman. _ Tune, Russel's Triumph. Price Six Pence. Entd at Sta[tioners Hall.]
Sold by John Luffman, No 377, Strand, London [n.d., c.1805].
Scarce & rare etching. Sheet 215 x 110mm (8½ x 4¼"). Trimmed, losing some of the inscription. small tag of paper stuck over text, remains of album paper on reverse.
A verse celebrating Britain's naval heroes, penned by John Luffman, a publisher known for his anti-French works. The sheet is decorated with a vignette of the stern of Nelson's 'Victory' with an anchor and a wreath with leaves bearing the names of the heroes. We have dated this print from the mention of the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805.
[Ref: 58199]   £320.00  
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Autumnal Sun Set.
Autumnal Sun Set.
Painted by John Constable R.A. Engraved by David Lucas.
London Pub.d by M.r Constable 35, Charlotte S.t Fitzroy Square 1831.
Fine mezzotint. Plate: 175 x 255mm (7 x 10")), with very large margins. More mount burn than the others.
A rural landscape at sunset near East Bergholt after an oil painting by Constable now in the V&A. From about 1829 Constable and Lucas worked together on a series of mezzotints after sketches and paintings by Constable called 'Various Subjects of Landscape...' published in parts between 1830 and 1832. They worked very closely together with Constable often hand touching up the prints himself.
Wedmore 3. Shirley: 14: I of VI.
[Ref: 58194]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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[Rococo frames]
[Rococo frames]
H. Copland Fecit 16 Ap: 1746.
Scarce etching with engraving. Sheet 110 x 145mm (4¼ x 5¾"). Trimmed within plate, corners snipped.
A rococo design from 'A New Book of Ornaments' by Matthew Lock and Henry Copland.
[Ref: 58222]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Covent Garden Theatre.
Covent Garden Theatre.
Pugin & Rowlandson del.t et Sculp.t. J. Bluck, Aquat.
London: Publish'd July 1, 1808 at R. Ackermann’s Repository of Arts 101, Strand.
Hand coloured aquatint. 240 x 285mm (9½ x 11¼") very large margins.
An interior view of the original Royal Opera House, built by Edward Shepherd for John Rich in 1732. A choir and orchestra surround an organ in the centre of the stage. Only three months after the publication of this print, on the morning of 20 September 1808, the theatre was completely destroyed by fire. The performance of 'Pizarro' on the previous evening had required the firing of a gun, and it was supposed that the wadding from the gun had lodged in the scenery. Published in Ackermann's famous work, the 'Microcosm of London', the figures were drawn by the famous caricaturist Thomas Rowlandson and the architecture by Augustus Pugin.
Abbey, Scenery: 212.
[Ref: 58203]   £320.00  
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[Roški Slap on the Krka] Vue Particuliere de la Cascade de la Kerka,
[Roški Slap on the Krka] Vue Particuliere de la Cascade de la Kerka, audessus de Scardona en Dalmatie.
Dessiné par Cassas. Gravé à l'Eau-forte par la C.re Chenu. Terminé par Neé.
[n.d., 1802.]
Etching. 430 x 280mm (17 x 11"), large margins.
Roški Slap, waterfalls and cascades on the Lrka River, within the Krka National Park in Croatia. From 'Voyage Pittoresque et Historique de l'Istrie et de la Dalmatie', with a text by Joseph Lavallée.
[Ref: 58040]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Aqueduct of Diolcletian] Vue de L'Aqueduct de Salones, Qui conduisoit l'Eau à Spalatre.
[The Aqueduct of Diolcletian] Vue de L'Aqueduct de Salones, Qui conduisoit l'Eau à Spalatre.
Dessiné par Cassas. Gravé à l'Eau-forte par Charpentier. Terminé par Neé.
[n.d., 1802.]
Etching. 280 x 430mm (11 x 17"), large margins. Cracks in edges of margins.
The Roman aquaduct built to bring water to the palace of the emperor Diocletian in Croatia. From 'Voyage Pittoresque et Historique de l'Istrie et de la Dalmatie', with a text by Joseph Lavallée.
[Ref: 58039]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Young Cuckoo in Hedge Sparrows Nest.
Young Cuckoo in Hedge Sparrows Nest.
[n.d., c.1830's.]
Watercolour. Sheet 200 x 160mm (8 x 6¼"). Unique.
A cuckoo outgrows its housemates.
[Ref: 58231]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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The Cullen Arabian & c.
The Cullen Arabian & c.
J. Smith Pin. W. Elliott & T. Smith Sculp.
Publish'd 1769 by J. Boydell, Engraver in Cheapside No. 90, London.
Fine & scarce engraving. Frame size 560 x 715mm (22 x 28"). Unexamined out of frame. Tear at top not entering the image. Unintelligible pencil writing in the publication line.
From the series 'Running at Newmarket' that includes 'Broad Mares with their Foles', 'Catching the Colts', 'Shoeing, &c. the Gavison, and Villar', 'Bridling, Saddling, Breaking, and Training' and 'Matchem & Trajan running a Race at Newmarket,' according to Siltzer. However John and Josiah Boydell have called this series 'Six Views of Training Horses' according to their catalogue 'An alphabetical catalogue of plates, engraved by the most esteemed artists ...'
Siltzer p. 256.
[Ref: 58209]   £1,500.00  
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