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The Prevailing Candidate, or the Election carried by Bribery and the Devil.
The Prevailing Candidate, or the Election carried by Bribery and the Devil. Here's a Minion sent down to a Corporate Town ...
[n.d. c.1722]
Scarce engraving, sight size 165 x 175mm (6½ x 7"). Old mount stain.
Satire on the 1722 general election. A grand room with two long windows and a pier glass in the middle; a screen with seven folds is located to the left of this. Three men are visible on the right, one of whom is holding an office staff. They are reflected in the glass behind the screen. A candidate for office approaches a voter from the left side of the screen, taking him by the right hand while placing a purse in the man's pocket with his left. The voter, whose leg is chained, is described in the verses as a corporation member in a borough where only members of that kind could cast ballots. A clergyman standing in a doorway assures his wife that "bribery no sin." The voter is touched on the shoulder by the devil, who is hovering over the candidate and carrying a blank scroll. One of the two boys in the front, who is holding a wooden shoe—a representation of the repressive French regime—points to the transaction. The screen itself has small stars all over it. At the top are the names of several acts that the previous government passed, along with the years 1715–1722, written on seven folds: "Quarantine Act.../South Sea Act/Act to indemnify S.S. V[illai]ns/Part of ye Succession Act repeal'd/Septennial Act."
BM Satires 1717.
[Ref: 62333]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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[Adam] Who am I? or am I? whence did I come?
[Adam] Who am I? or am I? whence did I come?
[London: John Hinton, c.1752.]
Engraving. 190 x 105mm (7½ x 4"). Trimmed into plate on right, worm holes in margin.
Adam questions his existance. The frontispiece from The Universal Magazine Vol XXVI, an early periodical, published monthly from 1747-1814.
[Ref: 62375]   £50.00   (£60.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Aeolinan]
[The Aeolinan]
[n.d., c.1830.]
Scarce lithograph. Sheet 225 x 150mm (8¾ x 6"). Trimmed to printed border.
Portraits of a man and women playing the aeolian (an early harmonica, known as a 'Mundharmonika' in German), with examples of the instrument underneath. At the bottom is an example of an improved version, designed by Charles Wheatstone (1802-75) in 1827. Sir Charles Wheatstone also invented the English concertina, but his main fame comes from creating the stereoscope and involvement in early telegraphy.
[Ref: 62245]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Qasr al-'Ashiq, Iraq] Al-Ajik, beyond Samarra.
[Qasr al-'Ashiq, Iraq] Al-Ajik, beyond Samarra.
Charles W. Cain. [pencil signature]
[n.d. 1921.]
Etching. 105 x 220mm (4¼ x 8¾"), with large margins. Faint mount burn around image.
A view of the Abbasid palace of Qasr al-'Ashiq, built 877-882. From Cain's 'Second Mesopotamian Set', limited to 40. Charles W. Cain (1893-1962) produced 74 etchings and engravings of scenes in Iraq, Persia, India and Burma (Myanmar) between the 1920s and 1930s, likely inspired by his service in the Border Regiment in India and Mesopotamia. With such a distinctive thematic subject Cain gained a strong reputation as an Orientalist printmaker.
[Ref: 62221]   £290.00   (£348.00 incl.VAT)
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The World as it is in 1841: or Notions of Nations.
The World as it is in 1841: or Notions of Nations. With the Population, Taxtion, Debts, and Relative Resources of the Chief States. Intended as a Companion for the Counting-House of t English Merchant and the Study of the Man of the World. By W.R. Goodluck, Author of ''A View of the World,'' "French Genders," "Doings of England," &c.
[1841]
Scarce letterpress. Sheet 200 x 320mm (8 x 12½"). Trimmed to printed border, laid on album paper.
A letterpress table, with the author's personal view of the countries listed.
[Ref: 62248]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Fernando Álvarez de Toledo y Pimentel, 3rd Duke of Alba]
[Fernando Álvarez de Toledo y Pimentel, 3rd Duke of Alba]
[n.d., 1584.]
Engraving. 170 x 140mm (6¾ x 5½"). Trimmed to plate, laid on album paper.
A half-length portrait in armour of Fernando Álvarez de Toledo y Pimentel (1507-82), 3rd Duke of Alba, famed for his role as Spanish Governor of the Netherlands during the Dutch Revolt and the Eighty Years' War.
[Ref: 62421]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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[Arab sailors and Abyssinian dress] Naute Arabes quibus navessuas regenda Lusitani committunt in quibus cum uxoribus ut plurimum habitant.
[Arab sailors and Abyssinian dress] Naute Arabes quibus navessuas regenda Lusitani committunt in quibus cum uxoribus ut plurimum habitant. Habitus Abissinorum quibus logo S. Baptismatis frons nutiritur.
AvLinschoten. Johannes à Doetechum fecit.
[Amsterdam: Joost Gillis Saeghman, 1596.]
Coloured engraving, 16th century watermark. 250 x 320mm (9¾ x 12½"), with very large margins. Some spotting and toning.
Portraits of an Arab sailor employed by the Portuguese to guide their ships; and an Abyssinian man and woman. From ''Itinerario: Voyage ofte schipvaert van Jan Huygen van Linschoten naer Oost ofte Portugaels Indien'', an account to the travels of Jan Huygen van Linschoten to the Portuguese East India.
[Ref: 62369]   £350.00  
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[Death of Archimedes] Mentre Siracusa era in predaa al saccheggio, un soldato di Marcello, avendo trovato Archimede occupato nei suoi studi,
[Death of Archimedes] Mentre Siracusa era in predaa al saccheggio, un soldato di Marcello, avendo trovato Archimede occupato nei suoi studi, irratato dalle sue fredde risposte, l'uccide. Rollin 1st. Rom. T.VI.
Pinelli inv. e inc.
In Roma 1819.
Etching. 310 x 420mm (12¼ x 16½"), with large margins.
A Roman soldier commands Archimedes to come and meet Gerneral Marcellus, but he declines, as he is too busy working on a problem. Enraged, the soldier kills Archimedes with his sword. On the right an assembly of scientific items and charts. From Pinelli's series of 100 plates illustrating the the history of Republican Rome, as told in Charles Rollin's 'Istoria Romana'.
[Ref: 62146]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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N.º 2. Geological Plan & Section from the Rio Grand to the Pimas Villages.
N.º 2. Geological Plan & Section from the Rio Grand to the Pimas Villages. Along the Route explored by Leiut. John G. Parke, Corps of the Top.l Eng.rs. Near the Parallele of 32º North Latitude. 1856. Prepared to accompany the Report of Thomas Antisell M.D. Geologist of the Expedition.
U.S. Pacific Rail Road Expl. & Surveys War Department.
[Washington: Govenment Printing Office, 1861.]
Coloured lithograph. Sheet 385 x 640mm (15¼ x 25¼"). Original binding folds, crease in corner.
A geological map and cross section of the intended route of the first transcontinental railway in the U.S.A. The 'Pima' are the Akimel O'odham ('River Reople') of Arizona. Published in 'Reports of Explorations and Surveys, to Ascertain the most Practicable and Economical Route for a Railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean'.
[Ref: 62394]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Valley of the Gila & Sierra de Las Estrellas From Maricopa Wells.
Valley of the Gila & Sierra de Las Estrellas From Maricopa Wells. U.S.P.R.R. Exp. & Surveys 32º Parallel California. General Report Plate V.
A.H. Campbell.
[Washington: Govenment Printing Office, 1855.]
Tinted lithograph. Sheet 215 x 285mm (8½ x 11¼").
A view of the United States Pacific Rail Road surveyors' camp in a valley now occupied by the city of Phoenix, Arizona. Published in 'Reports of Explorations and Surveys, to Ascertain the most Practicable and Economical Route for a Railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean'. This was to the first transcontinental railway in the USA.
[Ref: 62387]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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[Bishop Nerses Ashtaraketsi.] [Armenian title]
[Bishop Nerses Ashtaraketsi.] [Armenian title]
Lith. Federico Brocktorff.
[n.d., c.1843.]
Lithograph, large border. Print area 345 x 220mm (13½ x 8¾").
Bishop Nerses Ashtaraketsi (1770-1857), became Nerses V, Catholicos of the Armenian Apostolic Church, in 1843.
[Ref: 62127]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[Samuel James Arnold] S. Arnold [facsimile signature]
[Samuel James Arnold] S. Arnold [facsimile signature]
S.J. Arnold Esq.re pinx.t. W.P. Sherlock fecit.
Printed by Lefevre & Co, 52, Newman St. [n.d., c.1835.]
Lithograph on chine collé. Sheet 155 x 220mm (6 x 8¾"), with large backing sheet and margins. Some rubbing of backing sheet.
Self-portrait of Samuel James Arnold (1740-1802) an English composer and organist, born in London. He began writing music for the theatre in about the year 1764. A few years later, he became the director of music at Marylebone Gardens, for which he wrote much of his popular music.
[Ref: 62169]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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The Combate in Paris betwixt John de Astley and Peter de Masse 29 Aug: Aº 1438.
The Combate in Paris betwixt John de Astley and Peter de Masse 29 Aug: Aº 1438. The Combate in Smithfeild betwixt the same John de Astley and Sr Philip Boyle, 30 Jan: An: 1441.
[Wenceslaus Hollar.]
[London, 1656.]
Rare etching, 17th century watermark. 290 x 370mm (11½ x 14½"). Small margins.
Two tournament scenes involving Sir John Astley of Patshull Hall, one of the most famous tournament knights of his time, flanked by eight panels with scenes before, during and after the action. The joust against Pierre de Massie in the upper scene was in the presence of Charles VII of France, ending; the lower scene is a duel, hand-to hand in armour with Philip de Boyle, before Henry VI of England. Astley was inducted into the Order of the Garter for his second victory. A plate from Dugdale's History of Warwickshire, 1656.
Pennington 530, i of ii.
[Ref: 62177]   £480.00  
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[Astronomy] To his Royal Highness George Prince of Wales, &c. This Magazine is most humbly Dedicated by the Proprietors.
[Astronomy] To his Royal Highness George Prince of Wales, &c. This Magazine is most humbly Dedicated by the Proprietors.
B. Cole sc.
[London: John Hinton, c.1752.]
Engraving. 190 x 105mm (7½ x 4"). Trimmed into plate on left, small tear taped, paper toned.
The prince (later George III) is given a lesson in astronomy, an adaptation of Le Bas's engraving of Galileo giving a demonstration to the Doge of Venice. The frontispiece from an issue of the Universal Magazine, an early periodical, published monthly from 1747-1814.
[Ref: 62376]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Birth of Bacchus.
Birth of Bacchus.
Sir Joshua Reynolds Pinxit. Salliar Sculpsit.
Publish'd June 24.th 1788, by John & Josiah Boydell, N.º 90, Cheapside London.
Stipple. 355 x 280mm (14 x 11"), very large margins.
A nymph holds a bunch of grapes above the open mouth of the child Bacchus, as a goat watches. In the foreground is his thyrsus and a cup.
[Ref: 62302]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Sir Joseph Banks Bar.t K.B. P.R.S.
Sir Joseph Banks Bar.t K.B. P.R.S. From the original of Sir Thomas Lawrence in The British Museum. Drawn by W.m Derby (with the Permission of the Trustees) and engraved by H. Robinson.
London, Published Jan. 1 1831 by Harding & Lepard, Pall Mall East
Stipple. 375 x 265mm (14¾ x 10½"). Large margins on 3 sides.
Sir Joseph Banks (1743-1820), the English botanist, naturalist and patron of the natural sciences, who took part in Captain James Cook's first great voyage (1768-1771).
[Ref: 62083]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Barbados Amateur Athletic Association.
Barbados Amateur Athletic Association. Athletic Sports Under the Rules of the Amateur Athletic Association and the National Cyclist Union. Pickwick Cricket Club Grounds, ''Kensington." Monday, 24th May, 1909. Commencing at 1 O'Clock.
T.E. King & Co., - Printers.
Scarce letterpress pamphlet, 245 x 145mm (9¾ x 5¾"); pp. 16, stapled, with woodcuts in ads. Some wear, some crayon mss.
Events include running, cycling and high jump.
[Ref: 62290]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Rachel Belaney] The Wife of J.C. Belany, of North Sunderland.
[Rachel Belaney] The Wife of J.C. Belany, of North Sunderland. Mrs. B. died in London on the 8th Day of June 1844, from the effects of Prussic Acid, supposed to have been administered by her husband, and for whicj he was tried at the Central Criminal Court in London, August 21 and 22 of the same year, and acquitted.
Published by William Garret, Bookseller, Newcastle [n.d., c.1842].
Wood engraved silhouette portrait and facsimile text. Sheet 255 x 195mm (10 x 8¾"). Paper toned and spotted, mounted on album paper at corners.
Rachel Belaney (née Skelly, 1823-44) married James Cockburn Belaney, who claimed to be a doctor, in 1843. The pair initially lived with Rachel's mother, a wealthy woman with interests in local mines, but she soon died with James stating that she had died from a 'billious fever', leaving her estate to Rachel. The couple then moved to London, where Rachel also died, with Belaney the beneficiary of her will. The coroner declared the death murder, with Belaney becoming the prime suspect. Despite giving contradictory evidence during the trial, Belaney was acquitted, after which he disappeared.
[Ref: 62116]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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La Belle Paysanne.
La Belle Paysanne. Not for you, but for your Master, - tol, de rol, &c.
London Pub.d Jan.y 1, 1787 by J. Wickstead N.º 30 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden.
Stipple, 18th century watermark. 240 x 190mm (9½ x 7½"). Thread margins top and bottom.
An oval scene of a young couple holding hands, in a landscape before a large country house.
[Ref: 62066]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Jeremy Bentham.]
[Jeremy Bentham.]
On Stone by S. Crosthwaite 1830 [pencil].
Lithograph on chine collé. 320 x 280mm (12½ x 11").
A half-length portrait of philosopher Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832), seated, holding his spectacles.
[Ref: 62295]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Elizabeth Bentley.
Elizabeth Bentley.
Miss Buck del. T. Bassett sculp.
Published as the Act directs Mar 1791.
Stipple. Sheet 135 x 95mm (5¼ x 3¾"). Trimmed within plate, mounted on album paper.
Portrait of Elizabeth Bentley (1767-1839), from a collection of her poems, 'Genuine Poetical Compositions, on Various Subjects' which was published by subscription in Norwich, 1791. The impressive 1,935 subscribers included literary notables Elizabeth Carter, Elizabeth Montagu, William Cowper and Hester Chapone.
[Ref: 62111]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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[Collection of plates from ''Les Vrais Pourtraits de quelques unes des plus grandes dames de la Chrestiente, desguisees en Bergeres''.]
[Collection of plates from ''Les Vrais Pourtraits de quelques unes des plus grandes dames de la Chrestiente, desguisees en Bergeres''.]
[Crispijn van de Passe the younger.]
[Amsterdam: Joost Broersz for the author, n.d., c.1640.]
19th century scrapbook, half morocco gilt with marbled boards, all edges gilt, containing an etched titlepage and 51 engraved portraits (of 72) plus one unrelated engraving. Title trimmed to plate, portraits trimmed, losing inscriptions, lacking accompanying text.
A collection of portrait of 17th century women, mostly dressed as shepherdesses. The 'Vrais Poutraits' was issued in four parts: I & II contained 'les Damoiselles Nobles & Dames de Qualité'; III 'les Pourtraits des Femmes et Filles d'honorable Marchants'; & IV 'Le Choeur des Muses, avec leur Chansons a l'honneur des vertueuses Femmes et Filles'. The portraits were engraved in pairs on 36 plates; the titles (here excised) gave no clues to the identities of the sitters, which had to be guessed from the accompanying letterpress verse. Crispijn van de Passe the younger (1594-1670).
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[Gian Lorenzo Bernini] Beninus Pictor, sculptor et Architectus.
[Gian Lorenzo Bernini] Beninus Pictor, sculptor et Architectus.
Salvator Rosa, del.t. J. Basire sc.t. 1764.
[London: Printed by J. Nichols and sold by J. Boydell, 1778.]
Etching. 305 x 245mm (12 x 9¾"). Mounted in album paper at edges, small hole filled.
A bust portrait of Gian Lorenzo (or Gianlorenzo) Bernini (1598-1680), sculptor and architect, credited with creating the Baroque style of sculpture. From 'Prints in Imitation of Drawings' by Charles Rogers.
[Ref: 62285]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Joseph Blake, highwayman] Blake, alias Blueskin, attempting to cut the Throat of Jonathan Wild,
[Joseph Blake, highwayman] Blake, alias Blueskin, attempting to cut the Throat of Jonathan Wild, on the leads before the Sessions House in the Old Bailey. Engrav'd for the Tyburn Chronicle.
Record sculp [after Samuel Wale].
[n.d., 1768.]
Etching with engraving. Sheet 190 x 110mm (7½ x 4¼"). Trimmed within plate, stains.
Joseph "Blueskin" Blake (1700-24), thief and highwayman (as partner of Jack Sheppard), slashing the throat of 'Thief-Taker General' Jonathan Wild while in irons. Blake had been recruited to a life of crime by Wild, who operated on both sides of the law. The attack was prompted by Wild refusing to put in a good word for Blake at his trial. Blake was convicted and hung, but his act started the decline of Wild's grip over his criminal empire; Wild was hung the following year.
[Ref: 62100]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Miss Mary Blandy In Oxford Castle Goal, charged with the Cruel Murder of her Father,
Miss Mary Blandy In Oxford Castle Goal, charged with the Cruel Murder of her Father, Mr Francis Blandy, late of Henley upon Thames in Oxfordshire, by Puting Poison into his Water Gruel, 1751.
[n.d., c.1752]
Rare engraving. Sheet 200 x 145mm (8 x 5¾"). Trimmed within plate, hole in image on table.
Mary Blandy (c.1718-52) taking tea with another woman before a roaring fire. She was found guilty of murdering her father with arsenic, after he refused to consent to her marrying Captain William Henry Cranstoun. She claimed Cranstoun, who was already married, had told her it was a love potion that would make her father change his mind; he fled to France to avoid prosecution. She was hanged outside Oxford Prison. Expert testimony about presence of arsenic was provided by Dr Anthony Addington, father of the Tory Prime Minister, Henry Addington.
[Ref: 62094]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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''The Run of the Season.''
''The Run of the Season.'' Messrs. Frost & Reed, have the honour to invite [ink mss.] & Friends to view a series of Four Important Pictures ''Found'', ''Gone'', ''Check'' & ''Finish'' by M.r Thomas Blinks which are now on Exhibition at the Gallery 12, Clare Street, Bristol.
[n.d., c.1887.]
Rare etched invitation. 130 x 200mm (5 x 8") on card.
An invitation to see four hunting pictures by Blinks, illustrated with foxhounds with riders in the background. The four were published as mixed-method engravings in 1887.
See BM 2010,7081.6629 for the published plate this detail comes from.
[Ref: 62313]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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[Thomas Blood] Coll' Blood.
[Thomas Blood] Coll' Blood.
[engraved by George White.]
[n.d. c.1750.] But later.
Mezzotint. Sheet 250 x 185mm (9¾ x 7¼"). Trimmed just within plate, laid on album paper.
Thomas Blood (1618-80) was an Irish-born Colonel who was famed for his attempt to steal the Crown Jewels of England from the Tower of London in 1671. He was also implicated in an attempted kidnapping and murder of the Duke of Ormonde. During the Wars of the Three Kingdoms he switched allegiances from Royalist to Roundhead but won the favour of the Court of King Charles II and succeeded in eventually dying of natural causes.
CS 5, state ii of ii, with inscriptions removed.
[Ref: 62420]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Boarding and Captureing a Spanish Ship.
Boarding and Captureing a Spanish Ship.
Printed Y sold by W. Belch. Bridge Street, Union S.t. Boro [n.d., c.1825].
Coloured etching. 220 x 280mm (8¾ x 11"). Small margins.
The third in a rare series of four scenes from the life of a naval officer. The others are: 'Going out as Midshipman', 'Returning as Lieutenant' and 'Promoted to Admiral and takes Command of the Fleet'.
[Ref: 62161]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)

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[Forger] The Celebrated James Bolland.
[Forger] The Celebrated James Bolland.
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[n.d., c.1772.]
Engraving. 175 x 115mm (6¾ x 4½"). Wormhole in edge of plate top left.
Full-length portrait of James Bolland (c.1727-72), standing before a slaughtered cow and sheep. The son of a butcher, he opened his own shop but it failed. He then became a sheriff's officer, but used the post to commit various crimes, including hiding debtors and illegal seizure of property. Eventually Bolland was arrested for forging the endorsement of a bill of exchange for one hundred pounds, tried at the Old Bailey, and hanged at Tyburn on 18 March 1772.
[Ref: 62103]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Scelte A Bolswart.
Scelte A Bolswart. Calcographus Antverpiae.
Ant. van Dÿc inuentor. Adr. Lommelin sculpsit.
Gillis Hendricx exudit [n.d. c.1650].
Engraving, 17th century watermark; 200 x 285mm. (8 x 11¼"). Trimmed to plate at bottom, narrow margins elsewhere, mounted in album paper at sides.
Portrait of the engraver Schelte Adamsz Bolswert (1586–1659). He was born at Bolsward, and worked in Haarlem (1612-17) and Amsterdam early on in his career, before living in Brussels and Antwerp, where he died. He worked regularly with Rubens and Van Dyck (from whose portrait this engraving was made).
[Ref: 62194]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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This Book Belongs to [ *** ].
This Book Belongs to [ *** ]. If thou art borrowed by a friend [...]
[n.d., c.1920.]
Bookplate, letterpress with wood-engraved border, 75 x 45mm (3 x 1¾"). Laid on album paper, some staining.
[Ref: 62423]   £30.00   (£36.00 incl.VAT)
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[Louis Joseph de Bourbon] Marche du dom quichotte moderne pour la deffence du moulin des abus.
[Louis Joseph de Bourbon] Marche du dom quichotte moderne pour la deffence du moulin des abus.
[etched by Ernest Jaime]
[Paris: Chez Delloye, Libraire-Éditeur, 1838.]
Etching with fine colour. Sheet 195 x 240mm (7¾ x 9½"). Trimmed within plate.
Louis Joseph de Bourbon, Prince of Condé (1736-1818), satirised as Don Quixote for his attempts to organize a large counter-revolutionary army of émigrés. Mirabeau is Sancho Panza. The 'Army of Condé' fought for the armies of Austria, Britain and Russia before being disbanded in 1801. A copy of a satire from 1791, published in Ernest Jaime's 'Musée de la caricature ou Recueil des caricatures les plus remarquables publiées en France depuis le quatorzième siècle jusqu'à nos jours, pour servir de complément à toutes les collections de mémoires'.
See BNF ark:/12148/btv1b6947796f for the earlier version.
[Ref: 62166]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Louis Joseph de Bourbon] La Contre Revolution.
[Louis Joseph de Bourbon] La Contre Revolution.
[etched by Ernest Jaime]
[Paris: Chez Delloye, Libraire-Éditeur, 1838.]
Coloured etching. 150 x 215mm (6 x 8½"). Trimmed within plate.
A satire on Louis Joseph de Bourbon, Prince of Condé (1736-1818), leading a counter-revolutionary army of nobles, priests and monks along the banks of the Rhine. A reversed copy of a satire from 1792, published in Ernest Jaime's 'Musée de la caricature ou Recueil des caricatures les plus remarquables publiées en France depuis le quatorzième siècle jusqu'à nos jours, pour servir de complément à toutes les collections de mémoires'.
[Ref: 62167]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Le point d'honneur anglais. Moi boxer toi !..
Le point d'honneur anglais. Moi boxer toi !..
Lith du Cheyère [after P.J. Feuchere].
Genty Editeur [Paris: n.d., 1827].
Coloured lithograph. Sheet 230 x 345mm (9 x 13½"). Creases and stains.
A simian-faced Englishman squares up to a guard dog with a spiked collar and chain, watched by his wife and a dog standing on its hind legs. Boxing item.
[Ref: 62294]   £360.00  
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Tycho Brahé Astronome.
Tycho Brahé Astronome. Ne a Knud- Strup pres d'Helsinborg en Dannemare le 19 x.bre 1546. Mort a Prague le 24 Octobre 1601.
[after Jacques de Gheyn II]
[n.d., c.1730.]
Engraving, sheet 220 x 130mm (8¾ x 5¼"). Trimmed within plate and mounted in album paper at edges.
Half-length portrait of Tycho Brahe, wearing a feathered beret and collar of the Order of the Elephant, holding glove and resting hand on ledge. Tycho Brahe (born Tyge Ottesen Brahe 1546 -1601) was a Danish astrologer, alchemist and astronomer known for his accurate and comprehensive astronomical observations.
Not in Wellcome: 405.
[Ref: 62426]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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[Mode of punishment by Branding, or burning of the Hand, at the New Sessions House.]
[Mode of punishment by Branding, or burning of the Hand, at the New Sessions House.]
[Dodd delin. White sculp.]
[n.d., c.1780.]
Etching, proof before letters. Sheet 180 x 110mm (7 x 4¼"). Trimmed within plate. Foxing.
An illustration from the 'Malefactors Register, or, a Tyburn and Newgate Calendar'.
[Ref: 62101]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Brisbane.
Brisbane.
McGready, Thomson & Niven, Glasgow [n.d. 1878].
Tinted lithograph. Sheet 210 x 290mm (8¼ x 11½"), large margins.
A view of the European settlement at Brisbane. From David Blair's 'The History of Australasia', the first such history to be published.
[Ref: 62384]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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Brittanias Pocket Pickd by Mercenaries.
Brittanias Pocket Pickd by Mercenaries. The choice Spirits, or Puffers for Sig Mingotas Opera. Prussia Mounting the German Eagle.
[Oxford Magazine] [n.d. c.1750]
Engraving, plate 195 x 95mm (7¾ x 3¾"), with large tatty margins.
A strip of three satirical prints. In the top: the figure of Britannia is being accosted by two men as she exclaims, "I'm beat at sea." A third man covers his face with a handkerchief and says, "My ships are lost & I'm ruined." Middle: "Dam ye War," "Dam Property," is being proclaimed by four men who are all playing musical instruments. Bottom: A distressed woman, possibly Empress Elizabeth of Russia (1709-1762), is depicted to the right of King Frederick of Prussia (1712-1786), who is seen holding a bird's wings and uttering the words "I'll pluck your wings." A man is shown running away to the left of the monarch, abandoning his fallen crown.
Not in BM Satires.
[Ref: 62326]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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Alexander Browne.
Alexander Browne.
Ja: HuÿsmansPinx: Ar: de Jode Scu:
[n.d. 1669.]
Fine & rare engraving. 255 x 165mm (10 x 6½"). Trimmed within plate, mounted in album paper.
Half-length portrait within an oval wreath of Alexander Browne, artist and publisher of mezzotints. Published as the frontispiece to his 'Ars Pictoria or an Academy treating of Drawing, Painting, Limning, and Etching' in 1675.
[Ref: 62088]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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A True Representation of the Triumphal Car which conveyed S.r Francis Burdett, Bart.
A True Representation of the Triumphal Car which conveyed S.r Francis Burdett, Bart. to the Crown and Anchor Tavern, Strand, June 29th 1807. Dedicated to the 5134 Independent Electors of Westminster.
Publish'd July 21, 1807, by J. Aldis, N.º 9, Pavement, Moorfields, London.
Coloured etching. 240 x 370mm (9½ x 14½"). Trimmed close to printed border at sides. Small repaired loss left centre border.
A triumphal carriage used by Burdett after his resounding victory at the 1807 Westminster Election.
[Ref: 62122]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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The Right Hon.ble Edmund Burke.
The Right Hon.ble Edmund Burke.
Sir Joshua Reynolds R.A. pinx.t 1775. M. Benedetti sculp.t Pupil to F. Bartolozzi RA.
Pub.d by C. Dyer Compton Str.t Soho [n.d., c.1791].
Stipple. Sheet 285 x 220mm (11¼ x 8¾"). Trimmed within plate, stains in edges at bottom
Edmund Burke (1729-97), Anglo-Irish statesman, known as the 'The British Cicero'. Originally published by Benedetti in 1791.
[Ref: 62075]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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[Inhabitants of Pegu, Moluccas & S. Thomas.]
[Inhabitants of Pegu, Moluccas & S. Thomas.] Provincie Pegu incola...
AvLinschoten. Johannes à Doetechum fecit.
[Amsterdam: Joost Gillis Saeghman, 1596.]
Coloured engraving, 16th century watermark. 250 x 320mm (9¾ x 12½"), with very large margins. Tear at centre fold taped.
From ''Itinerario: Voyage ofte schipvaert van Jan Huygen van Linschoten naer Oost ofte Portugaels Indien'', an account to the travels of Jan Huygen van Linschoten to the Portuguese East India.
[Ref: 62371]   £350.00  
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[Mss. letter and invitation to the Caledonian Fancy-Dress Ball] The Duchess of Buckingham presents her compliments to Capt.n White & has much pleasure in sending him the voucher he wished to have for the Caledonian Ball.
[Mss. letter and invitation to the Caledonian Fancy-Dress Ball] The Duchess of Buckingham presents her compliments to Capt.n White & has much pleasure in sending him the voucher he wished to have for the Caledonian Ball. [with] Gentleman's Voucher for The Caledonian Fancy-Dress Ball. Willie's Rooms. Deliver to [Capt.n H. Dalrumple White] A Ticket for Tuesday, June 15, 1847.
Ink mss. letter, 180 x 115mm (7 x 4½), on Whatman paper, folded once, and printed invitation on card, 60 x 90mm (2½ x 3½"), filled in with ink mss., wax seal.
An invitation from the Duchess of Buckingham and Chandos (neé Lady Mary Campbell) to Henry Dalrymple White (1820-1886). At the time Dalrymple White was a captain in the 6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons. Later, as their commanding officer, he led a squadron at the Charge of the Heavy Brigade during the Battle of Balaclava in October 1854, during which his helmet was pierced by a Russian sabre. By the end of his career he was a general and KCB. Lady Mary divorced her husband three years later (which needed an Act of Parliament at the time), when Buckingham went bankrupt.
[Ref: 62222]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[California] Valley of the Mud Lakes Showing Eight Two Miles of the Projected Railroad Line June 14th at 9 A.M. From Mud Lake Peak. 1854
[California] Valley of the Mud Lakes Showing Eight Two Miles of the Projected Railroad Line June 14th at 9 A.M. From Mud Lake Peak. 1854 U.S.P.R.R. Exp. & Surveys 32º Parallel. Expl. by Lieut. Beckwith. Vol II.
C. Schumann from F.W. Egloffstein. Selmar Siebert's Engraving & Printing Establishment, Washington, D.C.
[Washington: Govenment Printing Office, 1861.]
Engraving with hand colour. 260 x 785mm (10¼ x 31"). Trimmed to plate on three sides, original binding folds, two with splits taped.
An early view of the Valley of the Mud Lakes in the Sierra Nevada mountains, with a key including the entrance to Madelaine Pass, Mount Observation, Black Rock Range, and the Humboldt River Range. Published in 'Reports of Explorations and Surveys, to Ascertain the most Practicable and Economical Route for a Railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean'. This was to the first transcontinental railway in the USA.
[Ref: 62390]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[California] Warners Pass from San Felipe.
[California] Warners Pass from San Felipe. U.S.P.R.R. Exp. & Surveys 41.st Parallel. Expl. by Lieut. Beckwith. Vol II.
[Washington: Govenment Printing Office, 1855.]
Tinted lithograph. Sheet 215 x 285mm (8½ x 11¼").
A view of the United States Pacific Rail Road surveyors' camp in Warner's Pass, San Diego County, California. Published in 'Reports of Explorations and Surveys, to Ascertain the most Practicable and Economical Route for a Railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean'. This was to the first transcontinental railway in the USA.
[Ref: 62388]   £85.00   (£102.00 incl.VAT)
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[Lassen County, California] Madelin Pass. June 19.th at 2 P.M. View from Mount Observation.
[Lassen County, California] Madelin Pass. June 19.th at 2 P.M. View from Mount Observation. U.S.P.R.R. Exp. & Surveys 41.st Parallel. Expl. by Lieut. Beckwith. Vol II.
C. Schumann from F.W. Egloffstein. Selmar Siebert's Engraving & Printing Establishment, Washington, D.C.
[Washington: Govenment Printing Office, 1861.]
Engraving with hand colour. 260 x 795mm (10¼ x 31½"). Trimmed into plate one three sides, damage at original binding folds, tear taped.
An early view of the Madeline Plains, published in 'Reports of Explorations and Surveys, to Ascertain the most Practicable and Economical Route for a Railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean'. This was to the first transcontinental railway in the USA.
[Ref: 62393]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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N.º 1. Geological Plan of the Coastal Range of California from San Francisco Bay to Los Angeles.
N.º 1. Geological Plan of the Coastal Range of California from San Francisco Bay to Los Angeles. Along the Route explored by Leiut. John G. Parke, Corps of the Top.l Eng.rs to connect the Routes near the 35º & 32º parallels of North Latitude. 1855 & 1856. Prepared to accompany the Report of Thomas Antisell M.D. Geologist of the Expedition.
U.S. Pacific Rail Road Expl. & Surveys War Department.
[Washington: Govenment Printing Office, 1861.]
Coloured lithograph. Sheet 510 x 325mm (20 x 12¾"). Original binding folds, creased
A geological map of California, published in 'Reports of Explorations and Surveys, to Ascertain the most Practicable and Economical Route for a Railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean'.
[Ref: 62395]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[California] Northern Slopes of the Sierra Nevada. June 30.th at 9 A.M. View towards the West. 1854.
[California] Northern Slopes of the Sierra Nevada. June 30.th at 9 A.M. View towards the West. 1854. U.S.P.R.R. Exp. & Surveys 41.st Parallel. Expl. by Lieut. Beckwith. Vol II.
C. Schumann from F.W. Egloffstein. Selmar Siebert's Engraving & Printing Establishment, Washington, D.C.
[Washington: Govenment Printing Office, 1861.]
Engraving with hand colour. 260 x 795mm (10¼ x 31½"). Trimmed into plate one three sides, damage at original binding folds, a few tears in lateral edges.
An early view of the Sierra Nevada, centred on the snow-covered volcano Mount Shasta. Published in 'Reports of Explorations and Surveys, to Ascertain the most Practicable and Economical Route for a Railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean'. This was to the first transcontinental railway in the USA.
[Ref: 62392]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Cambridge. Gonville & Caius College, Gate of Honour.] 60.
[Cambridge. Gonville & Caius College, Gate of Honour.] 60. [Gonville and Caius College was founded in 1348 as the Hall of Annunciation by Edmund Gonville, who intended it to be a purely theological institution. It was removed to its present site in 1351, and re-founded in 1557 by Dr. Caius, who set his mark so firmly on the College that to-day it is commonly known as Caius (pronounced Keys). Now the College is famous for its association with natural sciences and medicine. In the early days, the College was entered through a small and insignificant doorway, called the Gate of Humility, now placed in the Master's garden. From there the student passed along a straight roadm shaded as now by trees, until he reached the Gate of Virtue (sometimes called the Gate of Wisdom). In the chambers adjoining, the student spent three years practising humility and acquiring virtue, after which he passed through the Gate of Honour to the Schools, where he received his degree. The Gate of Honour, besides being a university curiosity, is a most interesting example of early renaissance work.]
Arthur Spencer [pencil signature to the bottom left-hand side outside the image]
[n.d. c.1920.] [Copyright. F. & M. Ltd., Bedford, Eng.]
Etching, 280 x 260mm (11 x 10¼"), with very large margins. Mint.
The gate of honour at Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge.
[Ref: 62265]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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King's College Chapel
King's College Chapel Cambridge University Almanack 1836.
Drawn & Engraved by E. Challis. Printed by R. Lloyd.
Coloured engraving. Plate 335 x 485mm (13¼ x 19"). Small hole repaired bottom left in image (not visible). Small margins.
[Ref: 62172]   £360.00  
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