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Intellectual - Character.
Intellectual - Character. One of the Club at his studies! No.16.
H. Heath.
I. B. Brookes, 9. New Bond S.t. [n.d. c.1834].
Fine coloured lithograph, sheet 215 x 155mm (8½ x 6¼"). Tiny bit of creasing. Some surface dirt.
A bespectacled man, almost looking like he is dressed as the ace of clubs, sits reading a book by lamp light.
[Ref: 58434]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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The Etymology of Alderman.
The Etymology of Alderman.
Pub.d Auhust 1809 by W. Holland, No 11 Cockspur Street.
Coloured etching. 250 x 350mm (9¾ x 13¾"), watermarked 1808 E & P, very large margins.
Two boys, holding chisel and hatchet, show their father their carving of a man made out of alder wood. Their carpenter father, who holds a plank and a saw, replies ''Aye Boys! I see you have made an alder man of it. a synonymous term for a Block-Head''.
Not in BM.
[Ref: 58301]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Major-General William John Arabin] (Sir Call. O'Brall:) _ ''only look at the General, Madam!''
[Major-General William John Arabin] (Sir Call. O'Brall:) _ ''only look at the General, Madam!'' _ See Love a la Mode.
[James Gillray]
Pub.d March 5th 1802, by H. Humphrey, 27 St James's Street.
Coloured etching. 250 x 200 (9¾ x 8"), very large margins. Creased at top. Slightly time stained.
A caricature portrait of General Arabin (1750-1828) in uniform with epaulettes, sword, and gorget and a spotted foulard or nightcap on his head. His head is turned, showing a Jewish profile and broad ogling grin. The BM records that Arabin was 'in Angelo's opinion the best amateur actor in the Pic Nics (see BMSat 9916, &c), and outstanding in anecdote, song, and imitation'.
BM Satires 9917.
[Ref: 58373]   £380.00  
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Arithmetic Plate 1st.
Arithmetic Plate 1st. Addition.
Drawn and Etched by H.Heath.
Pub.d July 1827 by William Cole. 10 Newgate Street.
Hand coloured etching. Sheet 195 x 255mm (7¾ x 10"). Trimmed within plate. Small spots.
Two porters pile bundles of household items on the back of an already-overloaded third porter. From the satirical series 'Arithmetic' by Henry Heath (1822-1851; fl..).
[Ref: 58284]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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An Ass Race, for a Laced Hat.
An Ass Race, for a Laced Hat. N.o 95
Sold Wholesale by James Lumsden Engraver Glasgow. [n.d., c.1790.]
A very rare engraving with hand colour, sheet 160 x 245mm (6¼ x 9¾"). Trimmed within plate. Nicks to edges. Some creasing.
Three men ride on donkeys; one tries to buck off its rider; a crowd of onlookers watch from outside a building, perhaps a travellers inn. Accoring to 'Grose's Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue: Revised and Corrected' a 'silver-laced hat' means to be hung in chains so possibly this is a race that will land the men in chains, they are chasing someone who broke the law or are being chased.
[Ref: 58420]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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[John Atkins, Lord Mayor of London] Smoak Jack the Alarmist, Extinguishing the Second Great Fire of London (a la Gulliver)!!!
[John Atkins, Lord Mayor of London] Smoak Jack the Alarmist, Extinguishing the Second Great Fire of London (a la Gulliver)!!!
G C.k [George Cruikshank].
Pub.d Oct.r 12 1819 by T. Tegg No 111 Cheapside.
Coloured etching. 255 x 350mm (10 x 13¾"). Small hole in edge of plate top right. Time stained.
The Lord Mayor stands on a balcony of the Mansion House, wearing his robes and a fool's cap, as London burns, with St Paul's Cathedral, the Monument and Tower of London in flames. He holds a hose between his legs, directing a spray down on the heads of the Jacobins and their torches, with the reference to Gulliver suggesting he is urinating. John Atkins (c.1754-1838, Lord Mayor of London 1818-9) had made a speech in which he claimed the radicals wanted 'to fire the Metropolis and murder the inhabitants', after which he was heckled with cries of 'Fire Fire!' & 'Smoke Jack'
BM Satires 13272.
[Ref: 58372]   £320.00  
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Mr Deputy Dumpling and Family enjoying a Summer Afternoon.
Mr Deputy Dumpling and Family enjoying a Summer Afternoon. 463.
[after Robert Dighton.]
Printed for & Sold by Carington Bowles, at his Map & Print Warehouse, No. 69 in St. Pauls Church Yard, London. Published as the Act directs [n.d., c.1781].
Mezzotint with fine hand colour. 350 x 255mm (13¾ x10"). Thread margins on three sides, trimmed into plate at bottom, worm holes, mounted on card..
A fat citizen, his wig awry and dripping with perspiration, carries a little girl who holds a whip. Behind is his equally fat wife, his son, who pulls a cart, in which is a small girl and her doll. This scene, taking place outside Bagnigge Wells, one of the most popular 18th-century spas (on the King's Cross Road, London), is a burlesque of William Hogarth's 'Evening'.
BM Satires 5955.
[Ref: 58497]   £550.00  
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Best Mode of Going to Bartholomew Fair.
Best Mode of Going to Bartholomew Fair.
Designed and Etched by T. Lane.
Pub. by G. Hunt Corner of York St & Bridges St.
Fine coloured aquatint. Sheet 305 x 225mm (12 x 8¾"). Trimmed within plate, tear through title, laid on album paper.
A man smoking a pipe and carrying a cudgel, his body protected by a barrel with spikes, heavy boots protrunding from the bottom. Bartholomew Fair, held on the 24th August in Smithfield, was founded as a cloth fair in 1133. It expanded over the years to include sideshows, especially prize-fighters, musicians, wire-walkers, acrobats, puppets, freaks and wild animals, as illustrated in a famous view in the 'Microcosm of London'. However it also became increasing rowdy, with fights and muggings, as satirised here, and eventually the fair was suppressed in 1855.
Hickman p.86.
[Ref: 58465]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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[William Bentinck] John Bull contemplating a Statue of Portland Stone.
[William Bentinck] John Bull contemplating a Statue of Portland Stone.
[Charles Williams.]
Pub,d April 1807 by Walker No 7 Cornhill.
Fine coloured etching. 250 x 360mm (9¾ x 14¼"), large margins. Album paper pasted over edge of plate at bottom.
William Henry Cavendish Bentinck as a statue sitting in a chair of Portland Stone blocks, a placard: 'Repaird and Whitewash'd in the Year 1807'. On seeing the statue John Bull exclaims 'I really thought this Statue was gone to decay a long time ago!!'. By the time of this caricature Portland, deaf, gouty, and infirm, was a mere figure-head. This example has Portland coloured as a man rather than the intended statue.
BM Satires 10718.
[Ref: 58345]   £290.00   (£348.00 incl.VAT)
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My Bible, by William Jolly.
My Bible, by William Jolly.
London, Published July 16th 1812 by William Darton Jun.r 58 Holborn Hill.
Coloured etching. 240 x 395mm (9½ x 15½). Trimmed to plate, split in centre fold, laid on album paper.
Six scenes illustrating 12 verses of Christian morality. Centre bottom shows image of an African.
[Ref: 58498]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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Billiards.
Billiards.
H.Bunbury Esq.r Delin.t. Watson & Dickinson Excud.t.
[London, Publish'd Nov.r 15th 1780 by Watson & Dickinson, No. 158 New Bond Street.]
Stipple. Sheet 280 x 430mm (11 x 17"), with an 18th century watermark. Trimmed into plate top and bottom, losing publication line.
The famous caricature of a billiards game by Henry William Bunbury (1750-1811), probably inspired by the introduction of leather-tipped cues, as used here.
BM: 5803; see F.L. Wilder, 'English Sporting Prints', pp.190-1.
[Ref: 58476]   £420.00  
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[Elizabeth Billington.] Clara _ a Bavura.
[Elizabeth Billington.] Clara _ a Bavura.
[Charles Williams.]
[Pub.d Jan.y 4th 1802 by S.W. Fores, 50 Piccadilly.
Coloured etching, 18th century watermark. 355 x 240mm (14 x 9½"). Wax stains in top corners of margins. Bit messy.
A full-length caricature portrait of Elizabeth Billington (1768-1818) as Clara in Sheridan's opera 'The Duenna', her second leading part.
BM Satires 9914.
[Ref: 58380]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Billy Budget and the Pack Hunting Down Shop-Keepers and Servant-Maids.
Billy Budget and the Pack Hunting Down Shop-Keepers and Servant-Maids.
[William Dent.]
Pub.d as the Act directs by J.Nunn, Queen Street, June 18th 1785.
Scarce etching. Sheet 260 x 345mm (10¼ x 13½"). Trimmed into plate on three sides, album paper pasted over printed border at top.
A maidservant and a shopkeeper are being chased towards 'Poverty' and 'Prostitution' by a pack of dogs with men's heads, led by Thurlow riding a demon (saying "Away with Medium between Rich and Poor, By G-d we'll ancient Vassalage restore") and Pitt astride Britannia on all fours, goading her with her own spear. Pitt's govenment had instituted a tax on maidservants and a Shop Tax.
[Ref: 58319]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)

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The Bitter Draught.
The Bitter Draught.
[Illegible] Fecit.
Printed & Sold by W. Belch, 258, High Street, Borough [n.d., c.1830].
Fine coloured aquatint. Sheet 185 x 150mm (7¼ x 6"). Trimmed within plate, laid on album paper.
A man sitting in a chair, holding a cup in one hand and a small bottle of medicine in the other; on a table to the right is a container labelled Pills and a large bottle of medicine.
National Library of Medicine: 101393485.
[Ref: 58360]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Black Brown & Fair.
Black Brown & Fair. You tell me dear Girl, that I'm given to rove, That I sport with each lass on the green, that I join in the dance and sing sonnets of Love...
Design'd by Sir E. Bunbury. Rowlandson sculp.
London Pub. May 6 -1807 by T.Tegg III Cheapside.
Hand coloured etching 280 x 210mm (11 x 8¼"). Some slight staining.
A satirical songsheet with a scene at Wapping docks. The men, a Chinese, a Dutchman with a long pipe and a dog, and a lean foppish Frenchman, stand on the pavement gazing up at four smiling women, one of whom is black, leaning out a window. A black sailor walks inside, his arm round the waist of another girl. The BM states there was no ‘Sir E. Bunbury’, instead suggesting it was drawn by Henry Bunbury.
BM Satires 10925.
[Ref: 58480]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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N.o 50. It's most hinfamous to le these here Steamers out on a Sunday.
N.o 50. It's most hinfamous to le these here Steamers out on a Sunday. If this is Chelsea Reach, I am afraid it will make me wery sick.
H. Heath.
Published by J. B. Brookes, 9 New Bond S.t Oct.r 21, 1834.
Fine coloured lithograph, sheet 235 x 170mm (9¼ x 6¾"). Some staining at bottom.
Two men in a dingy are tossed by the waves created by a paddle steam boat.
[Ref: 58436]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Hell Hounds Rallying Round the Idol of France.
Hell Hounds Rallying Round the Idol of France.
[Thomas Rowlandson.]
Pub.d April 8 1815 by R. Ackermann No 101 Strand.
Rare coloured etching. Sheet 250 x 355mm (9¾ x 14"). Unidentified ink collector's stamp on reverse. Trimmed within plate.
A large bust of Napoleon sits in a pile of human heads, a rope around its neck. Demons, with human head and torsos but hairy legs with one cloven hoof andone claw of a bird of prey, dance around, named 'Caulincourt', 'Fouché', 'Savory', 'Vandamme', 'Davoust', 'Ney', 'Lefebre'. Two more demons fly above with a fiery wreath, saying 'He Deserves a Crown of Pitch'.
BM Satires 12527.
[Ref: 58462]   £690.00  
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An English Bull Dog and a Corsican Blood Hound.
An English Bull Dog and a Corsican Blood Hound.
Pub by Roberts 28 Middle Row Holborn [n.d., c.1803].
Very scarce etching with hand colour. Framed, visible area 260 x 335mm (10½ x 13¼").
A sturdy bull dog, its padlocked collar inscribed 'Iohn Bull', mauls a lean dog with the head and collar of Napoleon Bonaparte. The latter lies with his head in profile to the left, mouth wide open, under the paws of John Bull, who savagely bites his back. A copy of
BM Satires 10080, but the BM example has Piercy Roberts's inscription scored through and replaced with Thomas Tegg's.
[Ref: 58384]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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Long Faces at Bayonne or King Nap and King Joe in the Dumps.
Long Faces at Bayonne or King Nap and King Joe in the Dumps.
Pub.d Aug.t 1808 by Walker No 7 Cornhill.
Fine coloured etching. 350 x 245mm (13¾ x 9¾"). Album paper pasted over left edge. Newspaper cutting verso.
Napoleon and Joseph Bonaparte as long-faced Lilliputians, seated, hands on knees. Napoleon is in uniform and Joseph wearing a crown with a Spanish ermine-trimmed robe and the order of the Golden Fleece. After his defeat at the Battle of Bailén (16-19 July 1808) Joseph, the 'king of Spain', retreated from Madrid to Bayonne.
BM Satires 11009.
[Ref: 58338]   £360.00  

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Description of a Boxing Match, June 9th 1812.
Description of a Boxing Match, June 9th 1812.
Rowlandson 1812.
Pub.d March 1st 1812 by Th. Rowlandson, N1 James Street, Adelphi.
Coloured etching. 355 x 255mm (14 x 10"). Paper slightly toned. Cut without nine-line description of the fight.
A caricature of the brutal bare-knuckled match with Rowlandson giving as much attention to the braying spectators as to the boxers. Ward, the better boxer, was beaten by Quirk, the stronger man.
Not in the BM. See Ref: 58483.
[Ref: 58502]   £650.00  
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Description of a Boxing Match, June 9th 1812.
Description of a Boxing Match, June 9th 1812. Battle between Ward and Quirk for 100 Guineas aside...
Rowlandson 1812.
Pub.d March 1st 1812 by Th. Rowlandson, N1 James Street, Adelphi.
Coloured etching. Sheet 290 x 230mm (11½ x 9"). Paper toned.
A caricature of the brutal bare-knuckled match with Rowlandson giving as much attention to the braying spectators as to the boxers. Underneath is a nine-line account of the fight, telling how Ward, the better boxer, was beaten by Quirk, the stronger man. Neither boxer has been identified.
Not in the BM. See Ref: 58502
[Ref: 58483]   £480.00  
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Bacon Faced Fellows of Brazen Nose, Broke Loose.
Bacon Faced Fellows of Brazen Nose, Broke Loose.
Rowlandson. Del.
Pub. d [erased]1811 by Tho.s Tegg No 111 Cheapside. Price One Shilling
Coloured etching, visible area 240 x 335mm (9½ x 13¼"). Date erased (as BM example). Laid down.
A crowd of burlesqued elderly Fellows in cap and gown stream from a doorway and walk through an archway towards a quadrangle. One enters the Principal's Lodge followed by a buxom girl with baskets of fruit, exciting the prurient interest of some of the Fellows. Others buy fruit from another pretty girl. At the time the Principal of Brazenose was Frodsham Hodson (1770-1822), Regius Professor of Divinity 1820. Although the architecture is realistically drawn it is not Brazenose.
BM Satires 11782.
[Ref: 58481]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Mr. Edwd. Bright late of Malden in Essex.
Mr. Edwd. Bright late of Malden in Essex. Who died November 10, 1750. Aged 29 Years. He weigh'd 43 Stone & 1/2 (14tt toye Stone) which is 609 pounds.
[after David Ogborne.]
J.J Haid et filius excud. A.V. [Augsburg, Germany, c.1760.]
A fine & very rare mezzotint. 410 x 290mm (16¼ x 11½"). Framed. Unexamined out of frame.
A portrait of Edward Bright (1721-50), a grocer from Maldon, Essex, famed for his corpulence. Engraved and published by Johann Jakob Haid (1704 - 1767), mezzotinter and founder of a big publishing house in Augsburg, in collaboration with his son. This image was copied from the 1750 mezzotint by James McArdell after David Ogborne.
See Refs: 58382 & 58347 for Fat Men
[Ref: 58383]   £750.00  
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To Calais.
To Calais.
[Anchor monogram of Frederick Marryat] etched by G.C. [George Cruikshank].
London Pub.d June 5th 1824 by G. Humphrey 24 St James's Street.
Coloured etching. Sheet 145 x 200mm (5¾ x 8"). Trimmed within printed border, laid on album paper.
The cockneyfied passengers of a small ferry, depicted with a sailor's contempt, hang over the rail in misery or walk on deck.
BM Satires 14719.
[Ref: 58304]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Call Again Tomorrow.
Call Again Tomorrow. Sung by Mr. Smith, at Sadler's Wells. 16
[by George Cruikshank?]
Printed and published by R. Harrild, 20, Great Eastcheap [n.d., c.1820).
Coloured etching, set in letterpress. Sheet 275 x 215mm (10¾ x 8½"), very large margins. Some creasing.
A debtor telling his creditor through a window to come back tomorrow, while thinking of ways to raise money without working. A song from the ''Magic Minstrel'', libretto by C. Dibden, music by Mr. Reeve, and sung by Mr Smith at the Aquatic Theatre, Sadlers' Wells.
[Ref: 58395]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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Plan of the Campaign.
Plan of the Campaign.
CMF [monogram of Catherine Maria Fanshawe].
[n.d., c.1796.]
Etching with drypoint, presentation copy. 205 x 285mm (8 x 11¼"), watermarked 1794. Ink inscription showing through from reverse in margin, spotting.
Three elderly men sit at a table examining a map by candlelight. On the walls are two plans of the fortifications of cities. A text on verso reads ''Drawn & Etch'd by Miss Fanshaw & given by her to Mrs Scott August 1796''. Catherine Maria Fanshawe (1765-1834) was best known for her poetry, including the 'Riddle on the Letter H', which was originally mistakenly ascribed to Lord Byron.
[Ref: 58246]   £90.00  
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Plan of the Campaign.
Plan of the Campaign.
CMF [monogram of Catherine Maria Fanshawe].
[n.d., c.1796.]
Etching with drypoint. 205 x 285mm (8 x 11¼"), watermarked 1794. Creased, tears in margins.
Three elderly men sit at a table examining a map by candlelight. On the walls are two plans of the fortifications of cities. Catherine Maria Fanshawe (1765-1834) was best known for her poetry, including the 'Riddle on the Letter H', which was originally mistakenly ascribed to Lord Byron.
[Ref: 58247]   £90.00  
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[George Canning] The Great Battle, for the Championship,  between Black George, & dubious Jack.
[George Canning] The Great Battle, for the Championship, between Black George, & dubious Jack. And it is thought there is not less than a Million of Money on this Contest. NB. the odds are 3 to 2 on Dubious Jack, he being a cautious slopper and a deliberate sparrer And it is Judged if he once gets George's head into Chancery it will be all UP Goslings, but George is a desperate hard hitter, and fights Ca/unning.
H.H. [Henry Heath] fecit.
Pub'd Ap.l 2. 1827, by S.W. Fores. Piccadilly.
Rare coloured etching. Sheet 240 x 330mm (9½ x 13"). Trimmed within plate, top corners torn off, laid on album paper. Slight hole top right. Damaged.
A pair of bare-knuckle boxers square off. On the left is Lord Chancellor John Scott (1751-1838), 1st Earl of Eldon, backed by Britannia and a lion; on the right Prime Minister George Canning (1770-1827), backed by a bloated pope accompanied by a demon with a vial of holy water. A satire on the fight for Catholic emancipation.
[Ref: 58485]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Heath's Court Beauties N.o3.
Heath's Court Beauties N.o3. Give you the Deal eh? No, we'll cut for it to be sure!
[Henry Heath]
[London W Spooner 25 Regent S.t] [n.d. c.1835-40]
Fine coloured lithograph, sheet 200 x 220mm (8 x 8¾"). Trimmed and glued to album paper.
One from a set of twelve series of visual puns inspired by the four playing card suits, each one captioned below, it is rarely found complete. Two Jacks hold a plank of wood. The Jack of Clubs has sliced the Jack of Diamonds in half with his sword.
[Ref: 58440]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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[The conclusion of the first volume of the Caricature Magazine.] Ladies and Gentlemen, having compleated the final volume of the Caricature Magazine,
[The conclusion of the first volume of the Caricature Magazine.] Ladies and Gentlemen, having compleated the final volume of the Caricature Magazine, I am desired in the name of the Proprietors, Publisher Artists &c. as also from myself and large _ long, and small headed Bretheren to return to you our sincere thanks for the kind reception we have experienced...
Woodward Inv.t and Delin; [etched by Charles Williams.]
London, Published 1st Sept.r 1807, by Tho.s Tegg 111 Cheapside.
Coloured etching. 250 x 350mm (9¾ x 13¾"), large margins on 2 sides. Trimmed into plate at bottom, small tear entering plate but not image at top,
A group of 'Lilliputians' stand on a stage surrounded by a curtain festooned with satire prints.
BM Satires 10916, with extensive description of the prints illustrated.
[Ref: 58268]   £380.00  
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The Choice.
The Choice. Well Malony! What will you have, Some Whisky_ or Rum_ or Brandy? Och Plaise y'ur honor_ and I'll take a little Whisky now_ and a little Rum while the Brandy's getting ready.
M.E. Eng.d by Geo. Hunt.
Pub.d by G Hunt, 18, Tavistock St.t Covent Garden. [n.d. c.1827].
Etching hand coloured with aquatint. On paper watermarked 'J Whatman Torkey Mill 1824'. Plate 280 x 210mm (11 x 8¼"), with large margins. Holes in top left, right and bottom centre margins where previously pinned. A tiny bit of creasing.
A man in a chair offers a Scotsman who's just come back from a hunt a drink giving three choices. The Scottsman takes all three choices.
Hickman page 64: I of II.
[Ref: 58421]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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The Choice.
The Choice. Well Malony! What will you have, Some Whisky_ or Rum_ or Brandy? Och Plaise y'ur honor_ and I'll take a little Whisky now_ and a little Rum while the Brandy's getting ready.
M.E. Eng.d by Geo. Hunt.
London, Published by Tho.s M.cLean, 26, Haymarket, 1827.
Etching hand coloured with aquatint. Sheet 270 x 200mm (10½ x 8"). Trimmed within plate and tipped into album sheet. Some time staining.
A man in a chair offers a Scotsman who's just come back from a hunt, a drink giving three choices. The Scotsman takes all three choices.
Hickman page 64: II of II. Not in BM.
[Ref: 58423]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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The Church Militant.
The Church Militant. See M.r Pennant's literary life. P.21.
[c.1793.]
Mezzotint with etching, with hand colour. 250 x 200mm (9¾ x 8"). Folded as issued. Small margins.
A man dressed half as a soldier, half as a parson, the soldier saying 'Come Jolly Bacchus God of Wine!', the parson 'Hear Me O Lord for I am poor & needy. A paper on the left is a tailor's final demand. From Pennant's autobiography (first published 1793), satirising what he calls ''the unguarded admission of persons of the most discordant professions into the sacred pale, who, urged by no other call than that of poverty, do not prove either ornamental or useful in their new character''.
[Ref: 58311]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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The City 'Prentice at his Masters door.
The City 'Prentice at his Masters door. [Engrav'd for Every Man's Magazine.]
[London, 1 January 1773.]
Etching. Sheet 170 x 110mm (6¾ x 4¼"). Trimmed within plate, losing sur-title, laid on album paper.
A young man dressed like a macaroni stands outside an arched doorway inscribed, "Young & Wife Mercers", through which can be seen a short elderly man behind a counter. Two woman, one carrying a basket of vegetables, turn to admire him. A little chimney-sweep also passes, with his brush and bag of soot.
BM Satire 5212.
[Ref: 58400]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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A Clerical Manoeuvre or the Way to Finish a Charity Sermon.
A Clerical Manoeuvre or the Way to Finish a Charity Sermon.
C.W. fecit. [Charles Williams]
by Tho.s Tegg 111 Cheapside. [Date of Nov.r 1.st 1815 removed from plate]
Hand-coloured etching. 250 x 350mm (9¾ x 13¾"). Framed. Unexamined out of frame.
A clerk takes round the plate collecting donations with a sly smile. The congregation eagerly hasten to contribute handsomely, making various remarks. Despite the parson's insistence that anyone 'not in a state of solvency' should not make a donation, the congregation clearly feel under pressure to do so, borrowing from their neighbour where necessary.
BM Satires 16252.
[Ref: 58386]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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Was
Was "stirring with the lark," bent on fixing myself for a month's sponge on a friend who was going to Rusticate; way laid him and accepted a seat in his gig, or rather balance room on the edge of it; had not proceeded far before he spilt me, by accidentlly coming in contact with a post, & then drove on laughing, nothing daunted, however, rose, put a good face the matter, & exclaimed "Go on I'll follow thee".
London, Published by W. Egerton, 1824.
Fine hand-coloured aquatint. Plate 215 x 274mm (8½ x 10¾"). Some time staining in margins at top.
A satire on a man falling off the back of a cabriolet.
Abby 289 Plate 1 "Sponge". See also [Ref: 21565].
[Ref: 58443]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Cockney Sports No 2.
Cockney Sports No 2. Where can I get a Pull at something old fellow there's devilish few Birds on this Road? Why Zur I dun know, but if you like to take a Pull at theis ere Pig, you be Welcome, vor I be plaguy tired of un.
[n.d., c.1830.]
Coloured lithograph. Sheet 285 x 220mm (11¼ x 8¾"). A few stains.
A cockney in conversation with a yokel.
[Ref: 58286]   £85.00   (£102.00 incl.VAT)
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The Coffee-house Politicians.
The Coffee-house Politicians.
[Every Man’s Magazine, 1st April, 1777.]
Etching with engraving, sheet 170 x 110mm (6¾ x 4¼"). Trimmed within plate, laid on album paper.
Men debate the news in the London Gazette. Stephens (BM Satires 2010) dated the print to c.1733, but George identified it is an illustration to ‘Every man’s Magazine’, i.409, referring to the scandal of Caroline Matilda, Queen of Denmark and Count Struensee.
BM Satires 5073.
[Ref: 58308]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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Coming it! _
Coming it! _
I. _ etched by G. C_k.
London Pubd by G Humphrey 24 St James's Street _ Nov.r 24th 1824.
Fine coloured etching. Sheet 270 x 370mm (10½ x 14½"). Trimmed within plate.
Amateur whips, ostentatiously or ineptly negligent, drive outré vehicles with showy horses.
BM Satires 14721.
[Ref: 58274]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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A Composer. If You Doubt What I Say Take a Bumper and Try.
A Composer. If You Doubt What I Say Take a Bumper and Try. Hodgson's Special Originals No. 2.
[London: Orlando Hodgson, n.d., c.1835.]
Coloured lithograph. Sheet 255 x 180mm (10 x 7"). Faint soiling.
A sour-looking and unkept man is carpet slippers lifts a large goblet to drink. Behind is a table with a large corked bottle with a label 'A Goblet full to be taken every ten minutes', and a pocket watch.
[Ref: 58367]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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A Concert out of Tune!!
A Concert out of Tune!!
[c. 1828.]
Coloured etching, watermark J. Whatman 1828. Sheet 195 x 325mm (7¾ x 12¾"). Trimmed into printed border.
An orchestra coming to blows, using their instruments as weapons. Among the music sheets tossed around are: 'Grand Battle Sinforna' and 'Britons Strike Home'.
Yale Center for British Art B2019.17.49, also unidentified. Not in BM.
[Ref: 58466]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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Crib Uncorking Blackstrap.
Crib Uncorking Blackstrap. 98.
W. E_s [William Elmes] Scu.t.
16 Octo.r 1811 Publ.d by Tho.s Tegg. 111 Cheapside London. Prince One Shillin Coloured.
Coloured etching. 350 x 250mm (13¾ x 9¾"). Colour slightly faded, laid on card.
Tom Cribb uncorking a bottle containing a negro's face, with admirers cheering him on. Tom Cribb (1781-1848) retained his title of boxing champion of England by beating American Thomas Molineux (1784-1818), a former slave, at Thissleton Gap, Leicester, on 28 September, 1811, breaking his jaw and knocking him out. Black Strap was a low-quality thick sweet port.
BM Satires 11755.
[Ref: 58504]   £550.00  
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Storming the Curricle in Queens S.t
Storming the Curricle in Queens S.t No.140
J Jenkins Fecit 1805.
Rare etching, plate 180 x 230mm (7 x 9"), with large margins. Staining and some surface dirt.
A woman clings on to the reigns of a carriage and starts to hoist herself on board, the driver protests, "Let go the Reigns you shall not come into the Curricle this day as I have no servant with me." "No matter for that I am determined to be along side of you so up I come," the woman replies. A rare Edinburgh satire. J. Jenkin(s) 1794-1812.
See National Library of Scotland.
[Ref: 58431]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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An Affecting Scene in the Downs.
An Affecting Scene in the Downs.
[William Heath]
[London - Printed and Published, August, 1809, by Johnston, Cheapside.]
Coloured etching. 170 x 270mm (6¾ x 10½), set in letterpress, watermarked 1802. Trimmed within plate on three sides, letterpress trimmed at bottom, losing publication line.
Sir William Curtis leans over the stern of his yacht towards Castlereagh who is being rowed ashore by a boatman. His yacht is covered with provisions, including a turtle. Underneath the verse is a parody of Gay's 'Black-eyed Susan'. Curtis had a contract making ship's biscuit and other dry provisions for the Royal Navy during the unsuccessful Walcheren Campaign, of which Castlereagh was a proponent. This satire suggests that the £8 million cost of the campaign included fine foods for the officers.
BM Satires 11357.
[Ref: 58472]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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An Affecting Scene in the Downs.
An Affecting Scene in the Downs.
[William Heath]
London - Printed and Published, August, 1809, by Johnston, Cheapside.
Coloured etching. 170 x 270mm (6¾ x 10½), set in letterpress. Album paper pasted over left edge of image, some damage to right edge. Persons identified in old ink mss.
Sir William Curtis leans over the stern of his yacht towards Castlereagh who is being rowed ashore by a boatman. His yacht is covered with provisions, including a turtle. Underneath the verse is a parody of Gay's 'Black-eyed Susan'. Curtis had a contract making ship's biscuit and other dry provisions for the Royal Navy during the unsuccessful Walcheren Campaign, of which Castlereagh was a proponent. This satire suggests that the £8 million cost of the campaign included fine foods for the officers.
BM Satires 11357.
[Ref: 58471]   £320.00  
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William's Return!!!
William's Return!!!
[William Heath]
Printed by T. Plummer, Seething-Lane, London, and published September 4, 1809, by W. Heath, Lambeth.
Coloured etching. 170 x 270mm (6¾ x 10½), set in letterpress verse. With ink tax stamp. Album paper pasted over left edge of image, trimmed to plate upper right.
Sir William Curtis, dressed as a sailor, steps from a Thames wherry being punted to shore, into the arms of Castlereagh who is splashing through the water to meet him. Their noses touch, that of Castlereagh very aquiline, that of Curtis grotesquely carbuncled. In the boat (right) is a pile of hampers, labelled 'Empty Bottles'. Curtis had a contract making ship's biscuit and other dry provisions for the Royal Navy during the unsuccessful Walcheren Campaign, of which Castlereagh was a proponent.
BM Satires 11361.
[Ref: 58470]   £380.00  
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Old Darby and Joan.
Old Darby and Joan. 163.
Printed for Bowles & Carver, 69 St. Pauls Church Yard, London [n.d., c.1790].
Mezzotint, fine impression. 155 x 115mm (6 x 4½"), with large margins.
An old couple drink and smoke pipes outside a cottage. First published by Carington Bowles. John Darby and his wife Joan, the proverbial happily-married old couple, first appeared in print in 1735, in 'The Joys of Love never forgot', a poem by Henry Woodfall published in The Gentleman's Magazine '.
[Ref: 58393]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)

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A desert - imitation of modern fashion!
A desert - imitation of modern fashion!
[Monogram of Paul Pry, pseudonym of William Heath]
Pub by T. McLean 26 Haymarket London [n.d., c.1825].
Fine coloured etching. Sheet 355 x 240mm (14 x 9½"). Trimmed into printed border.
An upturned wine glass represents a woman, with the rim the brim of a hat with grapes as decoration, the bowl her bustle.
BM Satires 15611.
[Ref: 58276]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Les Deux Aveugles. ou lequel est le plus sage?
Les Deux Aveugles. ou lequel est le plus sage? Garde a Vous, Voila la Comete. Ils sont, soyez en surs, aveugles tous les deux, Mais celui qu'on vous peint prive de ses deux yeaux a du moins pour souliens de sa triste existence Deux fideles amis: son chien, la Providence, L'autre pour s'eclairer perd jusqu'a son repos, Environne de Biens, il ne reve que maux Et voit dans le soleil, par qui tout se feconde, Des taches qui devront causer la fin du monde. Ah! puisqu' avec la science on voit tant d'accidents, Gardons notre ignorance et fuyons les savants.
A Paris chez Martinet, Libraire, rue du Coq No 15 [n.d., c.1815].
Coloured etching. 240 x 285mm (9½ x 11¼"), with large margins on 3 sides. Fox mark in edge of plate. Slightly time stained.
''The Two Blind Men, or which one is the wiser?''. Two in a landscape with windmills on a distant hill. One walks a small dog on a lead, feeling his way with a staff; the other stares up at the sun through the wrong end of a telescope. On the ground are a celestial globe, book, pair of compasses and a protractor. This is the Great Comet of 1819 called "Trailes" very bright and easily visible to the eye.
See Ref: 58456 for further images of Comets.
[Ref: 58455]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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[A bucking donkey pulling a cart with three dandies on a beach.]
[A bucking donkey pulling a cart with three dandies on a beach.]
[n.d., c.1826].
Coloured aquatint. Printed border 190 x 280mm (7½ x 15"), watermarked 'J Whatman Turkey Mill 1826'. Hole in sky patched on right.
[Ref: 58446]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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