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Qu'en Dit L'Abbe?
Qu'en Dit L'Abbe?
Peint à la Gouasse par N. Lavreince, Peintre du Roi de Suede. Grave par N. De Launay, Graveur du Rois de France et de Dannemarck, et des acad.ies de France et de Copenhague.
[Paris: Nicolas de Launay, 1788.]
Engraving, proof before dedication and publication line. 475 x 350mm (18¾ x 13¾"), large margins on 3 sides. Cut to platemark at bottom.
'What says the abbot?'. While having her hair dressed, a woman asks one of her companions his views on an embroidered fabric her servants hold up. A musician tunes his guitar. Engraved by Nicolas De Launay (1739- c.1792) after Swedish miniature painter Nicolas Lavreince (1737-1807).
L & D 94, state ii.
[Ref: 63353]   £550.00  
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[Adam & Eve with the serpent at the Tree of Life] Genesis. II. W. 15.
[Adam & Eve with the serpent at the Tree of Life] Genesis. II. W. 15.
[n.d., c.1700.]
Engraving. 170 x 120mm (6¾ x 4¾"), large margins. Trimmed close to plate lower right.
Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, being tempted by the serpent. A plate from 'Humanae salutis monumenta' by Benedicus Arias Montus, first published in 1571, but this example from a later state with the Bible reference added.
[Ref: 63500]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Adam & Eve confronted by God in the Garden of Eden] Genesis. II. W. 15.
[Adam & Eve confronted by God in the Garden of Eden] Genesis. II. W. 15.
[after Gerard van Groeningen.]
[n.d., c.1700.]
Engraving, pt 17th century watermark. 165 x 115mm (6½ x 4½"), very large margins.
Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, being confronted by God after eating the fruit of the Tree of Life. A plate from 'Humanae salutis monumenta' by Benedicus Arias Montus, first published c.1571, but this example from a later state with the Bible reference added.
See Rijksmuseum RP-P-OB-75.529 for the earlier state.
[Ref: 63501]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Her Most Gracious Majesty Adelaide, Queen of Great Britain, &c. &c. &c.
Her Most Gracious Majesty Adelaide, Queen of Great Britain, &c. &c. &c.
[Published for the Proprietor by T. Bird 40 Wigmore Street, July 1st. 1830. R. Ackermann Strand & C. Tilt, Fleet Street.]
Fine coloured mezzotint. Sheet 175 x 130mm (6¾ x 5¼"). Trimmed within plate, laid on album paper.
Three quarter portrait of Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen (1792-1849), wife of William IV, dressed in silk gown with ermine clock and tiara.
[Ref: 63542]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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[Somerset House and the Adelphi from the Thames.]
[Somerset House and the Adelphi from the Thames.]
Daniel Turner Fect.
[n.d., c.1800.]
Etching with fine hand colour. Sheet 145 x 240mm (5¾ x 9½"). Trimmed to printed border, small tear in left edge, laid on paper.
An untitled view of the Thames showing from Somerset House to St Paul's Cathedral.
[Ref: 63487]   £320.00  
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[Georgiana Agar-Ellis, Lady Dover]
[Georgiana Agar-Ellis, Lady Dover]
J. Jackson pinx. R.A. S.W. Reynolds sculp.
Published by Colnagho P. Feb 13 1824.
Fine mezzotint, scratched letter proof before title. 380 x 255mm (15 x 10mm), with large margins. Repairs in edges of margins. Uncut.
Georgiana Agar Ellis (1804-1860), daughter of George Howard, 6th Earl of Carlisle; in 1822 she married George Agar-Ellis, who became Baron Dover in 1831.
Whitman 8.
[Ref: 63538]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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The Life & Age of Man. Stages of Mans Life from the Cradle to the Grave.
The Life & Age of Man. Stages of Mans Life from the Cradle to the Grave.
[after Nathaniel Currier.] D. Needham 12 Exchange St. Buffalo.
Kelloggs & Comstock, 150 Fulton St. NY & 136 Main St Hartford [n.d., c.1850].
Rare coloured lithograph. Sheet 230 x 330mm (9 x 13"). Trimmed close to printed border and inscriptions, some surface rubbing, laid on card.
A modern take on Shakepeare's 'Sevan Ages of Man, expanding it to ten decades, each with a figure on an arch, a representative animal and lines of verse. Thirty and Forty are represented as soldiers (forty with the Stars and Stripes), with a bull and a lion; Eighty is an old cat by the fire. Based on an original by Nathaniel Currier.
[Ref: 63464]   £380.00  
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Amusement Hall.
Amusement Hall. ''Amelia, impatient to see her little Friends, was standing at the Window when M.r Lloyd'd carriage arrrived.'' See Page 7.
London Publish'd by T. Gardiner, Nov. 1814.
Scarce engraving. Sheet 95 x 150mm (3½ x 6"). Trimmed within plate.
A carriage arrives at a Palladian mansion. From ''Amusement Hall, or an easy introduction to the attainment of useful knowledge. By a Lady'', a novel written by Hannah Neale, first published 1796.
[Ref: 63454]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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The Archers Return.
The Archers Return. R.W. 1792.
R. Westall del. J. Ogborne. sculp.
Pub Novr 12, 1793 by J. Ogborne Nº 58 Great Portland St.
Stipple, printed in colours. 230 x 215mm (9 x 8½"), with large margins. Slight surface soiling.
An archer returns to his family. His wife holds a baby, his son taking his bow.
[Ref: 63525]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)

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[Napoleon] Mock Auction or Boney Selling Stolen Goods.
[Napoleon] Mock Auction or Boney Selling Stolen Goods.
[Thomas Rowlandson.]
Pub.d December 25.th 1813 by R. Ackermann No 101 Strand.
Coloured etching. 245 x 350mm (9¾ x 13¾"), with very large margins.
Napoleon Bonaparte leans against an auctioneer's podium, gavel in hand, as Marshal Berthier holds up the crown of Spain, getting no bids from the Allies. A rough British sailor cries out 'That a Crown! It's not worth half a Crown'. Other lots include the Swiss Cantons, Bavaria, Prussia, Westphalia and the United Provinces.
BM Satires 12123, with extensive description.
[Ref: 63399]   £360.00  
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[Bagan] Pagahm-Mew, [Drawn on the spot by Capt: Kershaw, 13th Light Infantry.]
[Bagan] Pagahm-Mew, [Drawn on the spot by Capt: Kershaw, 13th Light Infantry.]
[Engraved by William Daniell after James Kershaw.]
[London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1831.]
Coloured aquatint, plate 350 x 475mm (13¾ x 18¾"). Mount burn and laid onto card.
An elevated view of Bagan, filled with pagodas. James Kershaw served with the 13th (Somerset) Light Infantry during the First Anglo-Burmese War (1824-6), sketching as the army advanced.
Abbey Travel 406.
[Ref: 63359]   £650.00  
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[Giorgio Baglivi] Georgius Baglivus Aetat. 34.
[Giorgio Baglivi] Georgius Baglivus Aetat. 34.
Carolus Maratta inv:, delin:, et Autori amico D.D.D. Romæ 1713. C. Duflos Sc. Parisüs.
Engraving. Sheet 215 x 145mm (8½ x 5¾"). Trimmed within plate.
Giorgio Armeno (1668-1707, Latinised as Baglivi), a Croatian-Italian physician, Professor of Anatomy at the College of Sapienza, then Professor of Theoretical Medicine. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in England in July 1698,
Wellcome 141-1.
[Ref: 63457]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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[Le Couche De La Mariée.]
[Le Couche De La Mariée.]
[Peint à la Gouasse par P.A. Baudouin. Gravé à l'Eau-f.te par J.M. Moreau le J.ne et terminé par J.B. Simonet.]
[AParis chés Moreau le jeune rue de la Harpe vis à vis Mr. le Bas [n.d., c.1770.]
Engraving, proof before all letters, 18th century watermark. 470 x 330mm (18½ x 13"). Narrow margins.
'The Wedding Night' shows a very sleepy woman helped into bed by her new husband and servants. Engraved by Jean Michel Moreau (1741-1814), after a gouache painting by Pierre Antoine Baudouin (1723-69). The coat of arms of Christian IV, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken, to whom the print is dedicated, is engraved below the image.
L & D 186, state ii.
[Ref: 63355]   £380.00  
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William Henry Cavendish Bentinck, Marquis of Tichfield, Son of his Grace the Duke of Portland.
William Henry Cavendish Bentinck, Marquis of Tichfield, Son of his Grace the Duke of Portland.
S.r Joshua Reynolds Pinxit. I. Jehner Fecit.
Pub.d 1.st May, 1777, by I. Jehner, Bear Street, Leicester Fields, & J. Lockington, Shug lane, Piccadilly, London.
Fine & rare mezzotint. 505 x 355mm (20 x 14"), large margins. Some creasing.
William Henry Cavendish Bentinck (1738-1809), as a youth, dressed in Van Dyke costume in a landscape. He was later the 3rd Duke of Portland and Prime Minister twice.
CS 13, ii.
[Ref: 63537]   £520.00  
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Writing the Billet. To David Garrick Esq.r
Writing the Billet. To David Garrick Esq.r This Plate is Inscribed by his most Obed.t Hble Serv.t John Miller. [&] Delivering the Billet. To C.G. de Murr of Nuremburg, This Plate is Inscribed by his sincere and Humble Serv.t John Miller.
Juan Pantoja de la Cruz pinxt. J. Miller Sculp.t.
Publish'd by J. Boydell Engraver in Cheapside, London [n.d., c.1773 but later.]
Pair of engravings. 375 x 330mm (14¾ x 13"), with large margins.
Two scenes: a woman writes a love letter by candlelight; and another woman receives a love letter. The painter was Juan Pantoja de La Cruz (1553-1608), court painter to Philip II and Philip III of Spain. The engraver was German Johann Sebastian Müller (1715-92), who emigrated to England in 1744, anglicising his name to John Miller.
[Ref: 63522]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT) view all images for this item
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Le Billet Doux [scratched title in vignette].
Le Billet Doux [scratched title in vignette].
Peint é la Gouasse par N. Lavreince. et gravé par N. De Launay.
[Paris: Nicolas de Launay, c.1778.]
Engraving, proof before full title and dedication. 470 x 350mm (18½ x 13¾"). Repaired tear left margin. Bit messy at top.
A rich interior with musical instruments on the right. A young man discusses a musical score with an older lady, while furtively passing a love letter to a young woman sitting behind him with an embroidery hoop Engraved by Nicolas De Launay (1739- c.1792) after Swedish miniature painter Nicolas Lavreince (1737-1807). This print was advertised in the 'Journal des Sciences et des Beaux Arts' on 30 March 1778.
L & D 95, state ii.
[Ref: 63354]   £360.00  
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[Napoleon] Bleeding & Warm Water! or, The Allied Doctors bringing Boney to his Sense's.
[Napoleon] Bleeding & Warm Water! or, The Allied Doctors bringing Boney to his Sense's.
G Cruikshank fec.t.
Pub.d Dec.r 12.th 1813 by T Tegg Cheapside.
Coloured etching. 245 x 350mm (9¾ x 13¾"), large margins. Some faint staining on right.
Napoleon, a grotesque, shaven-headed mannikin wearing an 'Allied Strait Waist-coat', is held on a stool in a tub of hot water headed by the flames of a burning Moscow. His tormenters are: a Russian Cossack who bleeds him with a spear, the blood spurting into a bowl held by Bernadotte, the Crown Prince of Sweden; John Bull, who is forcing a bolus, 'Invasion of France', into Napoleon's mouth; Tsar Alexander I, with a cat o' nine tails of Russia Hemp; a Dutchman with 'Dutch drops'; and a Spanish don, applying a plaster inscribed 'Spanish Flies' (cantharides or blister-beetles) to Napoleon's back. To the left is the 'Allied Medecine Chest', containing 'Surgical Instruments' (military weapons), 'snow balls' and a jar of 'Cossack Leeches'.
BM Satires 12118, with extensive description.
[Ref: 63400]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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Bloomerism in the Ascendent, or Men no longer Lords of the Creation.
Bloomerism in the Ascendent, or Men no longer Lords of the Creation.
London. - Published by G. Purkess, Compton Street, Soho [n.d., c.1851].
Scarce wood engraving & letterpress. Sheet 350 x 500mm (13¾ x 19¾"). Trimmed at bottom affecting publication line, wear at edges, creases.
A rare satire of the introduction of 'bloomers', loose Turkish-style trousers for women. More comfortable than the stiff pettycoats and long skirts of the period, they came to be seen as symbols of feminist reform. In the six scenes on this sheet, the adherents of bloomerism take on the characteristrics of men as they smoke, race horses, brawl, skate, etc. Early feminist image.
[Ref: 63484]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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[Anicus Manlius Severinus Boethius] Anic. Manl. Toquat. Sever. Boetius in Coelo magnus, et omni perspectus mundo.
[Anicus Manlius Severinus Boethius] Anic. Manl. Toquat. Sever. Boetius in Coelo magnus, et omni perspectus mundo.
[William Faithorne?]
[n.d. c.1680.]
Engraving. 245 x 155mm (9½ x 6"). Narrow margins, laid on album paper. Burn hole on left of clock, near knee.
Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius, (ca.480-525), a Christian philosopher whose translations of Greek classics into Latin saved the works of Aristotle.
NPG D22990, 'probably by William Faithorne'.
[Ref: 63360]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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[Mrs. Bonfoy.]
[Mrs. Bonfoy.]
J. Reynolds pint. J. McArdell fecit.
Published'd according to Act of Parliament [n.d., c.1755].
Mezzotint. 375 x 275mm (14¾ x 10¾"). Trimmed to image on three sides, into plate at bottom, bottom left inscription area rebuilt, marks over inscription line, small crease.
The published state ot this portrait of Lady Ann Bonfoy (1729-1810), unusually still untitled. The daughter of Richard Eliot of Port Eliot, Cornwall, Anne married to a captain in the Royal Navy, Hugh Bonfoy (c1720-1762) in November 1751. They had one daughter together before he died in 1762, also Ann, who married the First Earl of Ely. The elder Ann was Lady of the Bedchamber to the daughters of George III. Reynolds had painted a group portrait of the Eliot family in 1746, before his departure for Italy. This was one of the first of his portrait to be engraved in mezzotint.
CS 23, Goodwin 44, Hamilton p.84. The oil is in the Box Gallery, Plymouth.
[Ref: 63536]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Porto do Estrella.
Porto do Estrella.
Dess d'ap nat. par Rugendas V. Adam del.
Lith. de Engelmann, rue du F. Montmartre No.6 [n.d., 1827-35]
Lithograph. Sheet 270 x 335mm. Trimmed into image on three sides.
A view on the quay of Porto Estrela, with boats being loaded from a mule train. From 'Voyage pittoresque au Brésil' (1827-35), a volume of lithographs after drawings by Johann Moritz Rugendas (1802-58). Rugendas, who came from a family including several notable artists, travelled to Brazil in 1821 as draughtsman with the Russian diplomat Baron de Langsdorff's scientific expedition. However, Rugendas left the expedition, discovering Brazil for himself and returning to Europe in 1825 with the extraordinary collection of drawings which provided the material for 'Voyage pittoresque'. Encouraged by the German scientist and explorer Alexander von Humboldt, Rugendas returned to Latin America in 1831, living until 1845 in Mexico and Chile with shorter stays in Argentina, Peru, Bolivia, and Uruguay, and drawing and painting prolifically throughout this time. He returned to Bavaria, where nearly 3000 drawings and paintings were acquired by the local government, but he then went back to live in Brazil between 1845 and 1846.
[Ref: 63339]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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San Christovao.
San Christovao.
V. Adam del.t Dess d'ap nat. par Rugendas.
Lith. de Engelmann, rue du F. Montmartre No.6 [n.d., 1827-35]
Lithograph. Sheet 205 x 295mm (8 x 11½"). Trimmed to image on three sides, losing plate numbers.
A military parade in the district of São Cristóvão in the north of Rio de Janeiro. Plate from 'Voyage pittoresque au Brésil' (1827-35), a volume of lithographs after drawings by Johann Moritz Rugendas (1802-58). Rugendas, who came from a family including several notable artists, travelled to Brazil in 1821 as draughtsman with the Russian diplomat Baron de Langsdorff's scientific expedition. However, Rugendas left the expedition, discovering Brazil for himself and returning to Europe in 1825 with the extraordinary collection of drawings which provided the material for 'Voyage pittoresque'. Encouraged by the German scientist and explorer Alexander von Humboldt, Rugendas returned to Latin America in 1831, living until 1845 in Mexico and Chile with shorter stays in Argentina, Peru, Bolivia, and Uruguay, and drawing and painting prolifically throughout this time. He returned to Bavaria, where nearly 3000 drawings and paintings were acquired by the local government, but he went back to live in Brazil between 1845 and 1846.
[Ref: 63338]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Brewing] The Triumph of Quassia.
[Brewing] The Triumph of Quassia.
J.s Gillray, des.t. & f.t.
Pub.d June 10.th 1806, by H. Humphrey, S.t James's Street.
Etching with fine hand colour. 250 x 345mm (9¾ x 13½").
A satire on the new tax on private brewers which was unpopular because it gave a monopoly to the larger public brewers, who were suspected of substituting hops for the cheap bark of quassia, a bitter-tasting tropical plant. In a parody of a Bacchic procession, the brewers carry a barrel on which rides a Bacchus-like black figure. In one hand he holds a scroll that reads "Kill-Devil forever" and in the other a tankard of beer, from which ailments radiate 'apoplexy, palsy, consumption, debility, colic, stupor, dropsy, scurvy, dysentery, haemorrhoid, hydrophobie, idiotism.' The depiction of Bacchus, the classical god of winemaking, fertility and religious ecstasy, as a black figure is based on pseudoscientific notions of the physical and moral inferiority of black Africans. In England at the time, it was widely believed that black people were subject to unbridled sensuality and impulses, and this belief was used to justify their slavery. The group is preceded on horseback by the three leading ministers of the time, pockets full of gold, who formed a coalition known as the Ministry of Talent. From left to right they are: Lord Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice, Chancellor of the Exchequer; Lord William Wyndham Grenville, Prime Minister; and Charles Fox, then Foreign Secretary.
BM Satires 10574.
[Ref: 63378]   £480.00  
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[Brian Boru] Brian Borholme King of Ireland.
[Brian Boru] Brian Borholme King of Ireland.
[n.d., c.1820.]
Extremely rare coloured etching. Sheet 150 x 130mm (6 x 5"). Repairs to tears and paper crack. Damaged.
A fanciful portrait of Brian Boru (c.941-1014), High King of Ireland, in armour, seated on a rock holding a spear. His victory at Battle of Clontarf (1014) is said to have broken Viking control of Ireland, although Brian was killed in the battle.
[Ref: 63346]   £380.00  

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[Budapest.]
[Budapest.]
J. Conrad [pencil]
[n.d., c.1930.]
Etching, signed by the artist in pencil. 130 x 190mm (5¼ x 7½"), very large margins.
A view of Budapest showing the Danube with the Erzsébet Bridge on the right and Buda Castle on the left. From the series 'Budapest' by Hungarian artist Julius (Gyula) Conrad (1877-1959).
[Ref: 63551]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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[Sir Francis Burdett] Genial Rays, or John Bull enjoying the sunshine.
[Sir Francis Burdett] Genial Rays, or John Bull enjoying the sunshine.
[Charles Williams.]
Tegg's Caricatures 111 Cheapside. Pub.d June 1810 by Tho.s Tegg 111 Cheapside.
Hand-coloured etching. 250 x 350mm (9¾ x 13¾").
John Bull, a fat 'cit', his hat and bludgeon beside him, reclines on his back against a grassy bank covered with roses. He looks up ecstatically to the sky where the profile head of Burdett is enclosed in a circle or sun inscribed 'Clarior e Tenebris'; this is irradiated, the rays illuminating a distant view of London and John himself. These passions set—and the great Patriot shines" The rays are inscribed: 'Magna Charta', 'King and Constitution', 'Loyalty', 'Reform', 'Good of the People', 'Integrity', 'Laws of the Land', 'Trial by Jury', 'Lords', 'Habea[s Corpus]', 'Liberty', 'Candour', 'Justice', 'Truth', 'Freedom of the Pr[ess]', 'Bill of Rights', 'Commons', 'Free Representation'. A circle of clouds is still not entirely dispersed by the rays: on the right they are over the Tower of London and on the left they surround three evil stars: 'Corrupti[on]', 'Imbe[cillity]', 'Democ[racy]'.
BM Satires 11563.
[Ref: 63420]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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[Edmund Burke.] The Chancellor of the Inquisition marking the Incorrigibles.
[Edmund Burke.] The Chancellor of the Inquisition marking the Incorrigibles.
J.s G.y des.n et fec.t pro bono publico.
Pubd March 19th 1793, by H. Humphrey N 18, Old Bond Street.
Coloured etching. 350 x 250mm (13¾ x 9¾"), Whatman watermark.
Edmund Burke at the door of the 'Crown & Anchor' tavern, wearing a skull-cap and long legal robe with a bag like that of the Great Seal, but with a skull at each corner. He writes ''Beware of N_rf_k!'' on his 'Black List' (Charles Howard, 11th Duke of Norfolk). A satire on the split in the Whig party on pro- and anti-revolutionary lines. The 'anti' 'Association for preserving Liberty and Property' was known as the Crown and Anchor Society because its head-quarters were in that building.
BM Satires 8316.
[Ref: 63374]   £420.00  
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[Edmund Burke.] The Chancellor of the Inquisition marking the Incorrigibles.
[Edmund Burke.] The Chancellor of the Inquisition marking the Incorrigibles.
J.s G.y des.n et fec.t pro bono publico.
Pubd March 19th 1793, by H. Humphrey N 18, Old Bond Street.
Coloured etching. 350 x 250mm (13¾ x 9¾"), with large margins.
Edmund Burke at the door of the 'Crown & Anchor' tavern, wearing a skull-cap and long legal robe with a bag like that of the Great Seal, but with a skull at each corner. He writes ''Beware of N_rf_k!'' on his 'Black List' (Charles Howard, 11th Duke of Norfolk). A satire on the split in the Whig party on pro- and anti-revolutionary lines. The 'anti' 'Association for preserving Liberty and Property' was known as the Crown and Anchor Society because its head-quarters were in that building.
BM Satires 8316.
[Ref: 63373]   £420.00  
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London Market. No. 3. Poultry.
London Market. No. 3. Poultry.
J.Pollard del.t. M.Dubourg Sculp.t.
Published May 10, 1822, by Edw,d Orme, Editor of Prints to the King, Bond Street, corner of Brook Street.
Hand coloured aquatint. Sheet 260 x 315mm (10¼ x 12½"). Trimmed within plate, slight damage loss top right. Bit messy.
A poultry shop, displaying turkeys, geese, ducks, and, oddly, pigs and rabbits. One of a rare set of four London markets.
[Ref: 63526]   £320.00  

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[Emmanuel] Emanuel College.
[Emmanuel] Emanuel College.
R. B. Harraden del.t. E.F. M.cCabe sculp.t.
Published 1824, by R.B. Harraden, Cambridge.
Etching. Sheet 175 x 245mm (7 x 9¾"). Trimmed to platemark on three sides.
A view of Front Court, Emmanuel College.
[Ref: 63336]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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[Peterhouse] S.t Peter's College.
[Peterhouse] S.t Peter's College.
R. B. Harraden del.t. E.F. M.cCabe sculp.t.
Published 1824, by R.B. Harraden, Cambridge.
Etching. Sheet 175 x 245mm (7 x 9¾"). Trimmed to platemark.
A view of Peterhouse from Trumpington Street, showing the chapel, with passing scholars and a boy sweeping the footpath.
[Ref: 63333]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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[Peterhouse] S.t Peter's College.
[Peterhouse] S.t Peter's College.
R. B. Harraden del.t. Engraved by Joseph Skelton.
Published Sept.r 1. 1809, by R. Harraden & Son, Cambridge.& by R. Cribb & Son 288, Holborn, London.
Etching. Sheet 175 x 245mm (7 x 9¾"). Trimmed to platemark.
A view of the Inner Court of Peterhouse.
[Ref: 63334]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Sidney-Sussex College.
Sidney-Sussex College.
R. B. Harraden del.t. Etch'd bu Eliz.th Byrne.
Published April 2, 1810, by R. Harraden & Son, Cambridge.& by R. Cribb & Son 288, Holborn, London.
Etching. Sheet 175 x 245mm (7 x 9¾"). Trimmed to platemark.
A view of Sidney-Sussex College from Sidney Street.
[Ref: 63335]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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[George Canning & John Scott] The Struggle, or a long Pull, a strong Pull, and a Pull_All'together.
[George Canning & John Scott] The Struggle, or a long Pull, a strong Pull, and a Pull_All'together. When two row in the same Boat, they may pull different ways; but when two ride on one Horse, one must ride behind. A House divided itself cannot stand!!!
H.H. fec.[Henry Heath]
Pub.d March 16 1827 by SW Fores Piccadilly London.
Coloured etching. Sheet 235 x 335mm (9¼ x 13¼"). Trimmed within plate, mounted in album paper at edges.
George Canning and John Scott, Earl of Eldon, row against each other in the 'Cabinet Cock Boat', Canning using an oar of 'Deplomatic Sagacity', Eldon the mace, which is inscribed Pelf Patronage Parsimony. Behind Canning is the Unicorn; his flag Catholic Supremacy. The Lion is behind Eldon, with the flag of Protestant Ascendancy. A satire on the division in the Cabinet between Catholics and Protestants and between Canning and Eldon. After the debate on Burdett's motion for Catholic Relief, there was a great expectation that Canning would resign.
BM Satires: 15366.
[Ref: 63406]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Caroline of Brunswick] Delicious Dreams!
[Caroline of Brunswick] Delicious Dreams! Castles in the Air! Glorious Prospects!
London Published by G. Humphrey 27 St. James St. April 30, 1821.
Etching with very fine hand colour. Sheet 395 x 290mm (15½ x 11¼''). Trimmed to printed border.
A satire on the collapse of the agitation on behalf of the Queen, and the disappointed hopes of her supporters. Queen Caroline is shown, surrounded by her courtiers, slumped asleep in her chair after lunch dreaming of a world in which she enjoys the privileges of being queen. A parody of a print by James Gillray (BM Satire 10979).
BM Satire 14175.
[Ref: 63510]   £420.00  
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The Honourable Sr. Laurence Carter K.t one of the Barons of his Majesties Court of Exchequer.
The Honourable Sr. Laurence Carter K.t one of the Barons of his Majesties Court of Exchequer.
J. Richardson pinx. G. Vertue Sculp. 1733.
Sold by G. Vertue at his house in Brownlow Street Drury Lane.
Engraving. 380 x 260mm (15 x 10¼"). Trimmed to plate, some spotting.
Sir Laurence Carter (1672-1745) was a judge at Lincoln's Inn, and recorder of Leicester from 1697 to 1729. He was Member of Parliament in 1698, 1701 and 1722; for Beeralston in 1710, 1714 and 1716. He was knighted in 1724 and was Puisne Baron of the Exchequer from 1726 until his death.
Alexander: 673.
[Ref: 63532]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Catherine the Great] Bobadil disgraced or Kate in a rage-
[Catherine the Great] Bobadil disgraced or Kate in a rage- For Brunswicks Duke with Ninety Thousand men March'd into France and then!! - & then Marched out again.
[Isaac Cruikshank]
London Pub Oct.r 1792 by S W Fores No 3 Piccadilly.
Coloured etching, 18th century watermark. 245 x 350mm (9½ x 13¾") Stain on Bobadil in title. Small margins.
Catherine II, Empress of Russia (1729-96) berates Stanislas II August, King of Poland (1732-98), whom she seizes by his pigtail queue, and Ferdinand, Prince of Brunswick-Lüneburg (1721-92), whose back she kicks and threatens with a sceptre. On a table beside him are a crown labelled 'to the King of Poland' and a paper: 'rules & orders to be Implicitly obeyed Cat Catherine.' On the wall behind him is a 'Map of France' showing the south of England and 'France' (engraved in reverse) marked 'My share'. A satire on Catherine's attempts to get Prussia and Austria to intervene in France so the further partitioning of Poland would be unhindered.
BM Satires 8124.
[Ref: 63514]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)

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''What ever is, is right. Pope.! A wighty argument in favour of the Catholic Emancipation.
''What ever is, is right. Pope.! A wighty argument in favour of the Catholic Emancipation.
I.R. Cruikshank fecit.
Pubd April 1821 by G Humphrey 27 St James's Street London.
Coloured etching. 345 x 270mm (13½ x 10½"), paper watermarked 'J Whatman 1820, very large margins.
Castlereagh stands speaking in the House of Commons, the Pope on his shoulders and a demon with a human mask sitting on the Pope. Plunket's Emancipation Bill passed its second reading in the Commons on the 16th March, by 254 to 243.
BM Satires 14172.
[Ref: 63407]   £360.00  

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[Catholic Relief Bill] Protestant Descendency a pull at the Church.
[Catholic Relief Bill] Protestant Descendency a pull at the Church.
[Monogram of Paul Pry, pseudonym of William Heath] Esq.
Pub March 19 1829 by T. McLean 26 Haymarket where Political & other Cariactures are daily Publishing.
Coloured etching. Sheet 255 x 365mm (10 x 14¼") Trimmed within plate, mounted in album paper at edges.
A crowd of people gather in a churchyard as a man holds out a 'Petition to Parliament'. They are oblivious to the fact that the ground beneath them has been hollowed out and filled with gunpowder, with a fuse being laid by a priest, and that a crowd including Brougham, Mackintosh, Burdett, Peel and Wellington are pulling down the tower of the church onto their heads. In the background a procession of monks, priests and the Pope walks over a hill towards St Pauls Cathedral, while flames engulf the Monument. A satire on the Catholic Relief Bill.
BM Satire: 15701.
[Ref: 63387]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Catholic Relief Bill] Dont you remember the 5th of November.
[Catholic Relief Bill] Dont you remember the 5th of November.
[Monogram of Paul Pry, pseudonym of William Heath] Esq.
Pub. by T McLean 26 Haymarket Political & other Caricatures pub. Daily [n.d., c.1829].
Coloured etching. Sheet 260 x 370mm (10¼ x 14½"), paper watermarked 'J Whatman 1828'. Trimmed within plate.
One of many satires on the authors of the Catholic Relief Bill, which was announced on February 5 1829, playing on the Catholicism of Guy Fawkes and his co-conspirators. Here Wellington and Peel are "guys", tied back to back, bestride a broken chair on which they are being carried to bonfire or gibbet. A bloated bishop in a surplice, probably Howley, walks behind, holding the back chair-legs and saying 'No Popery'. Eldon (who led opposition to the Bill) carries the front of the chair, facing an angry Irishman in tattered clothes protesting against the ceremony, whose barrister's wig identifies him as O'Connell. . In the foreground, on the extreme left, is John Bull, behind him the head of Cumberland.
BM Satires:15664.
[Ref: 63390]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Pengraig Court, Near Ross. Catalogue of Pure-Bred Shorthorn Cattle The Property of The Rev. W. Holt Beever, and J. Allan Rolls Esq., Of The Hendre, Monmouth,
Pengraig Court, Near Ross. Catalogue of Pure-Bred Shorthorn Cattle The Property of The Rev. W. Holt Beever, and J. Allan Rolls Esq., Of The Hendre, Monmouth, for Sale by Auction, On Friday, March 28th, 1879, (The Day after the Kingscote Sale) At Step House Farm, Pencraig, three miles from Ross Station on the Gloucester, Hereford, and Monmouth section of the Great Western Railway, by John Thornton.
[1879]
Auction catalogue; 215 x 135mm (8½ x 5¼"), pp. 20, stitched. Foxing on front cover.
A rare & scarce auction catalogue of named cattle. Loosely inserted is a photographic copy of a sketch of the sale, signed by C. Powell, with a 36-point key.
[Ref: 63481]   £400.00  
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Vue de la Riviere et de l'Isle de Cayenne.
Vue de la Riviere et de l'Isle de Cayenne. C'est en cet endroit que se doit rendre la nouvelle Colonie françoise pour y occuper principalement les belles Plaines Situées entre les Rivieres de Marauny d'Amaribo et de Sinamary. Dressée par M.r Betcow, Ingénieur.
A Paris chez J. Chereau rue S.t Jacques au dessus de la Fontaine S.t Severin. N.º 257 [n.d., c.1790].
Coloured engraving. 275 x 405mm (10¾ x 16"). Narrow margins, some staining, laid on board.
A vue d'optique of Cayenne, French Guiana.
[Ref: 63466]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[James Cecil, Marquis of Salisbury.] Polonius.
[James Cecil, Marquis of Salisbury.] Polonius. The tallest, fittest, properest, man to walk before the King!!!
IC. [Isaac Cruikshank].
London Pub. Nov.r 7 1795 by S W Fores N 30 Piccadilly.
Coloured etching, 18th century watermark. 405 x 260mm (16 x 10¼"), with Fores' ink stamp, SWF, bottom right. Loss into right margin top, glue stain in edge of plate top left, crease.
A full-length caricature portrait of James Cecil, (1748-1823), 1st Marquess of Salisbury, in his uniform as Colonel of the Hertfordshire Militia.
BM Satires 8724.
[Ref: 63476]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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[Five plates from Nieuhof] Nanking. [&] Kanton. [&] [Porcelain Tower, Nanjing.] [&] Peking. [&] Prospect of the Inner Court of the Emperours Palace at Pekin.
[Five plates from Nieuhof] Nanking. [&] Kanton. [&] [Porcelain Tower, Nanjing.] [&] Peking. [&] Prospect of the Inner Court of the Emperours Palace at Pekin.
[1 & 2 by Francis Place, 3-6 by Wenceslaus Hollar]
[London: John Ogilby, 1673.]
Five etchings, laid on contemporary paper, folded and stitched together. Plates c. 215 x 310mm (8½ x 12¼"). A few spots.
A collection of plates from the second edition of John Ogilby's edition of Johannes Nieuhof's 'An Embassy from the East-India Company of the United Provinces, to the Grand Tartar Cham Emperor of China'.
Plate 3 Pennington 1166, state iii; Plate 4 P.1163, iii; Plate 5 P.1165, iii.
[Ref: 63516]   £900.00   view all images for this item
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Choice Fruit Sir.
Choice Fruit Sir. 372
Printed for & Sold by Carington Bowles, No. 69 St Pauls Church Yard, London. Published as the Act directs, 14 Feb, 1792.
Mezzotint. 155 x 115mm (6¼ x 4½"), large margins.
A half-length portrait in oval of a young woman wearing a spotted neckerchief and a straw hat over her cap, looking over her shoulder towards the viewer, holding a basket over her arm and holding up three fruits.
Ex: collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 63434]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)

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Mr. Charles Churchill.
Mr. Charles Churchill.
[after Hamett Jefferyes.]
[n.d., c.1765.]
Etching with engraving. Sheet 160 x 95mm (6¼ x 3¾").
Oval portrait of satirist Charles Churchill (1732-1764), thinking with a quill in his hand. Under the oval are books including 'The North Briton' and 'Prophecy of Famine', and a pole holding a cap of liberty. Churchill was an ally of John Wilkes and an adversary of William Hogarth. In response to Churchill's 'An Epistle to William Hogarth' (described by Garrick as shocking and barbarous), Hogarth published 'The Bruiser', which caricatured Churchill as a bear with a tankard of porter and a club of lies, with Hogarth's pug urinating on the 'Epistle'.
[Ref: 63365]   £320.00  
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The Most High, Puissant, and Noble Prince John Churchill, Duke and Earl of Marlborough,
The Most High, Puissant, and Noble Prince John Churchill, Duke and Earl of Marlborough, Marquis of Blandford Baron Churchill of Sandridge, and Baron of Aymouth in Scotland, Prince of the Holy Roman Empire, Captain General of the Forces, Master of the Ordnance, Colonel of the First Regiment of Foot Guards, one of the Privy Council, and Knight of the Garter.
G. Kneller pinx. R. Sheppard Sculp.
[n.d., c.1735.]
Engraving. 375 x 230mm (14¾ x 9"), very large margins on 3 sides. Trimmed to plate on right, remargined.
Portrait in oval of John Churchill (1650-1722) in wig and armour with George, after a portrait by Godfrey Kneller (1646-1723).
[Ref: 63529]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Mary Anne Clarke] Dissolution of Partnership or the Industrious Mrs Clarke Winding Up Her Accounts.
[Mary Anne Clarke] Dissolution of Partnership or the Industrious Mrs Clarke Winding Up Her Accounts.
[Thomas Rowlandson.]
Pub.d M Feb.y 15. 1809 by Tho.s Tegg N.º 111 Cheapside.
Coloured etching. Sheet 230 x 330mm (9 x 13"). Trimmed within plate.
Mary Anne Clarke sits on the left, raising her skirts to receive a money bag from Jeremiah Donovan, an ex-army surgeon who was her main go-between when she was selling commissions. On the right is Captain Tuck, who received a written scale of Mrs. Clarke's prices from Donovan. Mary Anne Clarke (1776-1852), mistress of Frederick, Duke of York, was found out to be selling army commissions while he was Commander-in-Chief of the army. York was forced to resign from his position, though he was later exonerated and reinstated. Mrs Clarke was prosecuted for libel in 1813 and imprisoned. On her release, she went to live in France.
BM Satires 11217.
[Ref: 63418]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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A Representation of a Coat-Pit when Working, by E. Sarrali of Chester-le-Street.
A Representation of a Coat-Pit when Working, by E. Sarrali of Chester-le-Street. Engraved for the London Magazine.
[n.d., c.1780.]
Engraving. 250 x 175mm (9¾ x 7"), large margins. Original binding folds.
A diagram shows the use of horse to raise coal from a pit. The perspective is confusing.
[Ref: 63456]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)

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Veduta della Villa Tanzi presso Torno sul Lago di Como.
Veduta della Villa Tanzi presso Torno sul Lago di Como.
F Lose dis dal Vero.
[Milano, presso Francesco Bernucca Contrada de' tre Alberghi No 4091.] [n.d., c.1818.]
Framed coloured aquatint, with fine colour, sight size 190 x 220mm (7½ x 8¾"), frame size 245 x 180mm (9½ x 11"). Unexamined outside of frame.
A view of the Villa Tanzi Taverna from Lake Como, also know as also known as Villa Taverna Borromeo, Villa Tanza, Villa Perlasca, Villa Tanzi or Villa Taverna. One of the 56 plates in 'Viaggio pittorico e storico ai tre laghi Maggiore, di Lugano, e di Como'.
[Ref: 63512]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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