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Abelard and Eloisa.
Abelard and Eloisa. Madam your won'drous Beauty I admire...
Printed for Bowles & Carver, No.69 in St. Pauls Church Yard, London. Published as the Act directs, 20 Apr. 1796.
Mezzotint with fine hand colour. Sheet 150 x 110mm (6 x 4¼"). Trimmed to plate.
An ugly elderly couple exchange compliments, a cat and dog growling at each other at their feet. Originally published by Carington Bowles, 1778.
BM Satire 4557. Ex collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 51883]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Age & Dress.
Age & Dress. The Ruling Passion be it what it will, / The Ruling Passion conquers Reason still.
Printed for Rob.t Sayer, at No 53 in Fleet Street, London. [n.d., c.1770.]
Rare & fine mezzotint. 150 x 115mm (6 x 4½"). Small margins.
An elderly lady in the fashionable dress of a young woman, seated at her dressing table looking in her mirror holding a cosmetic box.
BM Satires 4593. Ex Lennox-Boyd & Oettingen-Wallerstein collections.
[Ref: 51884]   £280.00  
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Age & Dress.
Age & Dress. The Ruling Passion be it what it will, / The Ruling Passion conquers Reason still.
Printed for John Bowles at the Black Horse in Cornhill, London. [n.d., c.1770.]
Rare & fine mezzotint. 150 x 115mm (6 x 4½"). Thread margins.
An elderly lady in the fashionable dress of a young woman, seated at her dressing table looking in her mirror holding a cosmetic box.
Not in BM. Ex collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 51885]   £280.00  
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[An albino negress.]
[An albino negress.]
De Seve del. 1777. C.Guttenberg sc.
[n.d., c.1780.]
Engraving. 225 x 170mm (8¾ x 6¾"), large margins on 3 sides.
An albino negress, standing naked in front of a European cabinet, exotic fruits and African artifacts to the left. From Buffon's 'Histoire Naturelle'. Albino Africans were often put on display in the 18th century, amid speculation that they were a separate species. In 1758 the botanist Carl Linnaeus tried to purchase a teenage girl in London as a scientific specimen, believing her to be a troglodyte. The 'owner' refused, expecting to make more money exhibiting her.
[Ref: 51961]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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L'Amerique.  Des peuples inconnus affrontant mille hazards, Ce n'auroit pas esté pour moy grand advantage, Vinrent me traiter de Sauuage; Si je n'auois par eux appris que les beaux Arts.
L'Amerique. Des peuples inconnus affrontant mille hazards, Ce n'auroit pas esté pour moy grand advantage, Vinrent me traiter de Sauuage; Si je n'auois par eux appris que les beaux Arts.
N. Arnoult fecit.
A Paris chez N. Arnoult rue de la Fromagerie a l'Image St. Claude aux Halles avec Pri. du Roy. [n.d.].
Engraving. 290 x 190 (11½ x 7½").
One plate of the set of four 'Quatre Parties du Monde', representing America. One European woman holds a parrot while reaching out to a monkey sitting on a black pageboy's shoulder. Another woman shoots an arrow at monkeys in a tree.
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[A man's physique.]
[A man's physique.]
[after Jan Wandelaar.] G. Scotin sculp.
Impensis T & P Knapton. Londini, 1750.
Engraving. 565 x 410mm (22¼ x 16"). Bit dusty, creases, tears in margins.
A view of a naked man leaning on a Graecian urn, with a letter key of her physical features. From the English edition of ''Tabulae Sceleti et Musculorum Corporis Humani' by German-born Dutch anatomist Bernhard Siegfried Albinus (originally Weiss) (1697 - 1770).
[Ref: 51833]   £280.00  
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[Muscles of a man's back.]
[Muscles of a man's back.]
[after Jan Wandelaar.] G. Scotin sculp.
Impensis T & P Knapton. Londini, 1750.
Engraving. 565 x 410mm (22¼ x 16") very large margins.
A view of the back of a skinless man standing in a landscape, one arm raised, illustrating the muscles. From the English edition of ''Tabulae Sceleti et Musculorum Corporis Humani' by German-born Dutch anatomist Bernhard Siegfried Albinus (originally Weiss) (1697 - 1770).
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[Frontal muscles of a man.]
[Frontal muscles of a man.]
[after Jan Wandelaar.] G. Scotin sculp.
Impensis T & P Knapton. Londini, 1750.
Engraving. 565 x 410mm (22¼ x 16"), very large margins on 3 sides. Cut to platemark on right.
A view of a skinless man standing in a landscape, one arm raised, illustrating the muscles. From the English edition of ''Tabulae Sceleti et Musculorum Corporis Humani' by German-born Dutch anatomist Bernhard Siegfried Albinus (originally Weiss) (1697 - 1770).
[Ref: 51836]   £390.00  
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[A woman's physique.]
[A woman's physique.]
[after Jan Wandelaar.] S.F. Ravanet sculp.
Impensis T & P Knapton. Londini 1748.
Engraving. 565 x 410mm (22¼ x 16"), large margins. Slight central crease.
A view of a naked woman from behind, leaning on a Graecian urn, with a letter key of her physical features. From the English edition of ''Tabulae Sceleti et Musculorum Corporis Humani' by German-born Dutch anatomist Bernhard Siegfried Albinus (originally Weiss) (1697 - 1770).
[Ref: 51814]   £380.00  
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[Muscles of a man's back.]
[Muscles of a man's back.]
[after Jan Wandelaar.] G. Scotin sculp.
Impensis T & P Knapton. Londini, 1750.
Engraving. 565 x 410mm (22¼ x 16") very large margins.
A view of the back of a skinless man standing in a landscape, one arm raised, illustrating the muscles. From the English edition of ''Tabulae Sceleti et Musculorum Corporis Humani' by German-born Dutch anatomist Bernhard Siegfried Albinus (originally Weiss) (1697 - 1770).
[Ref: 51834]   £390.00  
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[Archangels.] Iophiel.
[Archangels.] Iophiel. Cælestis Iophiel natum Sem Noe parente, Numinis æterni Sacra docet.
M. de Vos invent. Crisp. de Pas sculp.
Phl's Galle excud. [n.d. c.1590.]
Rare engraving. 160 x 90mm (6¼ x 3½"), with large margins.
The Archangel Iophiel, standing half-turned, showing his wings. Behind is a scene, the ''Drunkenness of Noah''. Plate 5 of a series of nine portraits of the Archangels engraved by Crispijn de Passe the Elder (1564-1637) after Maarten de Vos (1532 - 1603). The author of the verse was Cornelis Kiliaan (1528-1607) of Duffel, poet and lexicographer, author of an important Dutch-Latin dictionary, 'Dictionarium Teutonico-Latinum', 1574.
BM: 1868,0612.2031. The BM does not list the full set.
[Ref: 51893]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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[Archangels.] Malthiel.
[Archangels.] Malthiel. Malthîel nocte, velut lampas clarissima, Mosi Et populo Israel lumine monstrat iter. Corn. Kil. Duffl.
M. de Vos invent. Crispin. de Pas sculp.
Phl's Galle excud. [n.d. c.1590.]
Rare engraving. 160 x 90mm (6¼ x 3½"), with large margins.
The Archangel Malthael (sometimes Peliel), seated on a rock, staff in hand. Behind is a scene of him dividing the Red Sea for Moses and letting it fall on Pharaoh. Plate 8 of a series of nine portraits of the Archangels engraved by Crispijn de Passe the Elder (1564-1637) after Maarten de Vos (1532 - 1603). The author of the verse was Cornelis Kiliaan (1528-1607) of Duffel, poet and lexicographer, author of an important Dutch-Latin dictionary, 'Dictionarium Teutonico-Latinum', 1574.
See BM: 1868,0612.2028 for Gabriel, first in the series; this plate not listed.
[Ref: 51896]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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[Archangels.] Michael.
[Archangels.] Michael. Militiæ princeps coelestis Sæua Michael Cum diro invictus bella dracone gerit. C. Kil. Duffl.
M. de Vos invent. Crisp. van der Pas sculp.
Phl's Galle excud. [n.d. c.1590.]
Rare engraving. 160 x 90mm (6¼ x 3½"), with large margins.
The Archangel Michael, standing with cross in hand. Behind is a scene of him defeating the dragon. Plate 2 of a series of nine portraits of the Archangels engraved by Crispijn de Passe the Elder (1564-1637) after Maarten de Vos (1532 - 1603). The author of the verse was Cornelis Kiliaan (1528-1607) of Duffel, poet and lexicographer, author of an important Dutch-Latin dictionary, 'Dictionarium Teutonico-Latinum', 1574.
BM: 1868,0612.2027. The BM does not list the full set.
[Ref: 51890]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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[Archangels.] Peliel.
[Archangels.] Peliel. Peliêl cum valido luctatur nocte Iacobo: Luce recens ortâ, vi suparatus abit. Corn. Kil. Duffl.
M. de Vos invent.
Phl's Galle excud. [n.d. c.1590.]
Rare engraving. 160 x 90mm (6¼ x 3½"), with large margins.
The Archangel Phanuel (sometimes Peliel), seated on a rock, staff in hand. Behind is a scene of him wrestling with Jacob. Plate 7 of a series of nine portraits of the Archangels engraved by Crispijn de Passe the Elder (1564-1637) after Maarten de Vos (1532 - 1603). The author of the verse was Cornelis Kiliaan (1528-1607) of Duffel, poet and lexicographer, author of an important Dutch-Latin dictionary, 'Dictionarium Teutonico-Latinum', 1574.
See BM: 1868,0612.2028 for Gabriel, first in the series; this plate not listed.
[Ref: 51895]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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[Archangels.] Raphael.
[Archangels.] Raphael. Te duce carpit iter iuvenis, divine Raphael: Et Tobias Senior te medicante videt.
M. de Vos invent. Crisp. de Pas sculp.
Phl's Galle excud. [n.d. c.1590.]
Rare engraving, pt 18th century watermark. 160 x 90mm (6¼ x 3½"), with large margins.
The Archangel Raphael, standing with staff in hand. Behind is a scene of him with Tobias and the fish. Plate 3 of a series of nine portraits of the Archangels engraved by Crispijn de Passe the Elder (1564-1637) after Maarten de Vos (1532 - 1603). The author of the verse was Cornelis Kiliaan (1528-1607) of Duffel, poet and lexicographer, author of an important Dutch-Latin dictionary, 'Dictionarium Teutonico-Latinum', 1574.
BM: 1868,0612.2029. The BM does not list the full set.
[Ref: 51891]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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[Archangels.] Raziel.
[Archangels.] Raziel. En protoplastis Raziel gladio miniitatur Nec paradisi auras carpere ut ante sinit.
M. de Vos invent. Crisp. de Pas sculp.
Phl's Galle excud. [n.d. c.1590.]
Rare engraving. 160 x 90mm (6¼ x 3½"), with large margins.
The Archangel Raziel, seated with flaming sword in hand. Behind is a scene of him chasing Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden. Plate 4 of a series of nine portraits of the Archangels engraved by Crispijn de Passe the Elder (1564-1637) after Maarten de Vos (1532 - 1603). The author of the verse was Cornelis Kiliaan (1528-1607) of Duffel, poet and lexicographer, author of an important Dutch-Latin dictionary, 'Dictionarium Teutonico-Latinum', 1574.
BM: 1868,0612.2030. The BM does not list the full set.
[Ref: 51892]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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[Archangels.] Uriel.
[Archangels.] Uriel. Urîel sollicitè quærenti Eldræ abdita pandit: Ignarum varijs instituitque modis. Corn. Kil. Duffl.
M. de Vos invent. Crisp. de Pas sculp.
Phl's Galle excud. [n.d. c.1590.]
Rare engraving. 160 x 90mm (6¼ x 3½"), with large margins.
The Archangel Uriel, seated on an altar, flower stem in hand. Behind is a scene of him above a kneeling man, probably Enoch. Plate 9, the last of a series of portraits of the Archangels engraved by Crispijn de Passe the Elder (1564-1637) after Maarten de Vos (1532 - 1603). The author of the verse was Cornelis Kiliaan (1528-1607) of Duffel, poet and lexicographer, author of an important Dutch-Latin dictionary, 'Dictionarium Teutonico-Latinum', 1574.
See BM: 1868,0612.2028 for Gabriel, first in the series; this plate not listed.
[Ref: 51897]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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[Archangels.] Zadkiel.
[Archangels.] Zadkiel. Angelico Zadkiel, puerum ne iusa capessens Immolet Abramus, protinus ore vetat.
M. de Vos invent. Crisp. de Pas sculp.
Phl's Galle excud. [n.d. c.1590.]
Rare engraving. 160 x 90mm (6¼ x 3½"), with large margins.
The Archangel Zadkiel, seated on a rock, sword in hand. Behind is a scene of him stopping Abraham's sacrifice of Isaac. Plate 6 of a series of nine portraits of the Archangels engraved by Crispijn de Passe the Elder (1564-1637) after Maarten de Vos (1532 - 1603). The author of the verse was Cornelis Kiliaan (1528-1607) of Duffel, poet and lexicographer, author of an important Dutch-Latin dictionary, 'Dictionarium Teutonico-Latinum', 1574.
BM: 1868,0612.2032. The BM does not list the full set.
[Ref: 51894]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Signora Baccelli.
Signora Baccelli.
Painted by T. Gainsborough R.A. Engraved by John Jones.
London Pub.d Feb.y 5th 1784 by J. Jones No. 63 Great Portland Street Marylebone.
Mezzotint, scarce & rare 2nd state of III. Plate: 535 x 350mm (21 x 13¾"), with large margins on 3 sides. Slight mark centre top. Top area slightly rubbed.
Giovanna Baccelli (1774, fl.- d.1801), dancer. Baccelli, first appeared at the King's Theatre, Haymarket in 1774. She reached the peak of her career during the 1780-1 season when she appeared with Gaetan Vestris and his son Auguste in several important ballets devised by Noverre. She also danced in Venice in 1783-4, and at the Paris Opéra as late as 1788. Baccelli was equally known as a mistress of John Frederick Sackville, 3rd Duke of Dorset (1745-99), who had set up Baccelli in a suite of rooms at Knole by October 1779. Baccelli accompanied him to Paris in 1783 when he was appointed Ambassador to France. They entertained lavishly, patronising the Paris Opéra, and were admitted to the friendship of Queen Marie-Antoinette. Horace Walpole records that when the Duke was awarded the Order of the Garter in 1788, Baccelli danced at the Opéra wearing the blue Garter ribbon around her head. As the events of the French Revolution unfolded, the pair returned to Knole, where Baccelli remained until their amicable parting in 1789. Engraved by John Jones after the portrait by Thomas Gainsborough (exhibited 1782) which hangs in Tate Britain. Gainsborough was well-acquainted with many theatre people, including Richard Brinsley Sheridan, the famous dramatist and part-owner of the King's Theatre. When this portrait was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1782, Gainsborough's portrait of the Duke of Dorset was withdrawn, presumably for reasons of decorum. As well as commissioning this portrait, the Duke also patronised Gainsborough's great rival Joshua Reynolds, who painted Baccelli in 1783.
Horne: 7 II of III; CS 3 II of III.
[Ref: 47602]   £1,500.00  
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Bachelors Hall.
Bachelors Hall. 609.
[after Robert Dighton.]
Printed for & Sold by Carington Bowles, No. 69 St. Paul's Church Yard, London. Published as the Act directs, 24 June, 1791.
Mezzotint with hand colour. 355 x 250mm (14 x 10") very large margins.
Men in riding garb eating and drinking around a table, a parson drinking near the window. On the wall is a rack of guns and ramrods.
[Ref: 51825]   £380.00  
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[Jabez Spencer Balfour] Work for the Girl Flogger.
[Jabez Spencer Balfour] Work for the Girl Flogger. Truth Christmas Number, December 25, 1893.
FCG.
Rare colour-printed wood-engraving. Sheet 320 x 210mm (12½ x 8¼").
A satire on the fall of the Liberator Building Society due to massive fraud, with the main perpetrator, Jabez Spencer Balfour (M.P. for Burnley), being flogged with a cat o' nine tails. Two of his conspiritors, solicitor H.G. Wright and contractor J.W. Hobbs, watch from prison cells. Balfour (1843-1916) built up the largest building society in the country, with mostly non-conformist investors. However he was lending society funds to property companies to buy properties owned by him. When the swindle was discovered his businesses collapsed owing over £7 million (about £500 million today). However at the time of this satire he was not in custody, but in hiding in Argentina with his mistress. However in just over a year he was tracked down by Inspector Frank Froest of Scotland Yard, kidnapped, brought back to England and sentenced to 14 years hard labour, most of which he served in Portland Prison. 'The Truth' was a newspaper
[Ref: 51943]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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[Bathers by a Pool.] No. 5.
[Bathers by a Pool.] No. 5.
Peint d'après nature et lithographié par C. Bargue. Imprimé par Becquet frères, à Paris.
[n.d., c.1850.]
Hand-coloured lithograph. Sheet: 335 x 280mm (13¼ x 11"). Trimmed.
A bathing scene in which two women prepare to bathe in a pool.
[Ref: 47759]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Album of thirty stipple engravings after Lady Diana Beauclerk, including Dryden's 'Illustrations to the Fables of John Dryden'.]
[Album of thirty stipple engravings after Lady Diana Beauclerk, including Dryden's 'Illustrations to the Fables of John Dryden'.]
[Many plates published by Edward Harding, 1797.]
Folio; full calf gilt, a.e.g, marbled endpapers; 30 plates interleaved with tissue, 2 smaller plates mounted on album paper to fit. The last four plates, 'Leonore', marked proofs. Some old ink mss. titles, some trimmed for binding.
A collection of thirty plates after Lady Diana Beauclerk (1734-1808), daughter of the 3rd Duke of Marlborough. These are: 13 plates from 'The Fables of John Dryden', engraved by Bartolozzi (3), Harding (5), Cheesman (3), Gardiner, Vandenburg and one unsigned; and 17 decorative vignette plates engraved by Bartolozzi (12), Gardiner (4) and one unsigned. Beauclerk illustrated a number of literary productions, including Horace Walpole's tragedy 'The Mysterious Mother',, and provided designs for Josiah Wedgwood's bas-reliefs on jasper ornaments.
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[Mothers and Children.]
[Mothers and Children.]
[After Lady Diana Beauclerk.]
[London, Pub.d by August 1, 1805 by R. Ackermann, No 101, Strand.
Oblong quarto, red half morocco with marbled boards, rubbed. "The Works of Lady Beauclerk" in pencil on front endpaper. 16 colour-printed stipples. Extremely rare and fine collection. Occasional tears to edges of plates, some spotting. Uncut.
Finely-printed stipples of women and children, with the occasional appearance of Cupid. Lady Diana Beauclerk (1734-1808), daughter of the 3rd Duke of Marlborough. She illustrated a number of literary productions, including Horace Walpole's tragedy 'The Mysterious Mother' and 'The Fables of John Dryden', and provided designs for Josiah Wedgwood's bas-reliefs on jasper ornaments.
[Ref: 13808]   £5,900.00   view all images for this item
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Bella, the Fortune Teller.
Bella, the Fortune Teller.
E. Pugh del.t. T. Cartwright sculp.t.
Published 15 Feb.y 1815, by E. Williams, Strand.
Coloured stipple. 255 x 200mm (10 x 8"). Trimmed to plate top left.
Portrait of a Welsh fortune teller, published in Edward Pugh's 'Cambria Depicta'.
[Ref: 51944]   £85.00   (£102.00 incl.VAT)
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The Bishopric.
The Bishopric. Gentlemens Designs Eccecuted Gratis.
Pub.d Jan.y 4. 1787 by S W Fores's Caricature Warehouse N° 3 Piccadilly.
Coloured etching, pt 18th century watermark. Sheet 240 x 170mm (9½ x 6¾"). Trimmed within plate.
A lady dressed in the fashion of the day, with large feathered hat and an enormous muff, lifts the back of her petticoats to show that her bustle is the backside of a bishop, strapped upside-down.
BM Satires 7224.
[Ref: 51876]   £230.00  
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The ''Bloomers'', in Hyde Park, or an Extraordinary Exhibition for 1852.
The ''Bloomers'', in Hyde Park, or an Extraordinary Exhibition for 1852.
Designed & Etched by George Cruikshank.
Pub.d January 1st 1852 by D Bogue 86 Fleet Street.
Etching. 180 x 420mm (7 x 16½"). Trimmed within plate top and bottom, binding folds.
Extravagent fashion, with shorter skirts displaying undergarments. Published in Cruikshank's 'The Comic Almanack'.
[Ref: 51955]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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Les Sylphides.
Les Sylphides. La Conversation. Two Bosom Friends!
Peint d'après nature et Lithographié par C. Bargue. Imprimé par Becquet frères, a Paris.
Paris, F. Sinnett, éditeur, Rotonde Colbert, 10. London, F. Gambart& Co. 25 Berners St. Oxf. St.
Coloured lithograph. Sheet: 420 x 310mm (16½ x 12"), with large margins. Light toning on edges.
A scene in which two nude women recline in conversation by a pond.
[Ref: 47345]   £230.00  
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A Catalogue of Historical Prints, Various Subjects, Landscapes, Sea Pieces, Views, &c.
A Catalogue of Historical Prints, Various Subjects, Landscapes, Sea Pieces, Views, &c. After the most Capital Pictures in England. Engraved by the most Celebrated Artists.
Published by John and Josiah Boydell, No 90, Cheapside. London: Printed by Joseph Cooper, No 134, Drury Lane.
8vo, disbound; pp. (iv)+88, complete as per index.
A lengthy list of the prints available from the leading London publisher of the period, beginning with seven collections in volumes. Elsewhere are the publisher's prices for the mezzotints after Joseph Wright of Derby, Van Huysum's Fruit and Flower Pieces, Claude's Liber Veritatis engraved by Richard Earlom and the two-volume 'Capital Pictures' from Houghton. A scarce & interesting item.
[Ref: 49534]   £2,000.00  
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[Britannia.] Reform
[Britannia.] Reform
[n.d., c.1830.]
Rare lithograph. Sheet 210 x 165mm (8¼ x 6½"). Old ink numeral top right, horizontal crease.
A full-lengh portrait of Britannia in armour, holding a banner with a pennant 'Reform'. In the folds of the banner can be seen the portraits of politicians including Prime Minister Robert Peel and Lord Chancellor Lyndhurst. In the background are two British warships, one sinking.
[Ref: 51945]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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The Right Hon.ble Robert late Earle of Ailesburg, L.d Chamberlaine of his Ma.ties Household &c.
The Right Hon.ble Robert late Earle of Ailesburg, L.d Chamberlaine of his Ma.ties Household &c.
P. Lely pinx.
[n.d., c.1700.]
Rare mezzotint. 290 x 200mm (11½ x 8"). Small margins.
Robert Bruce (1626-1685), 1st Earl of Ailesbury, in his peer's robes, holding wand and coronet. Chaloner Smith comments 'some portions of the work and the inscription (in which the title is engraved, "Ailesburg",) appear to be executed by a foreign hand, other portions resemble English work'. This plate is a copy of another rare mezzotint, engraved (again according to CS) by either John Smith or John Faber but unsigned.
See CS Smith 1.
[Ref: 51635]   £280.00  
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[A woman confronted by a ghostly samurai]
[A woman confronted by a ghostly samurai]
Max Brunning [pencil signature].
[German, n.d., c.1935.]
Rare etching, printed in colours, on chine collé. 255 x 190mm (10 x 7½"), very large margins.
A young woman in her scanty night attire raises her candle to see a snarling samurai, his katana unsheathed, towering above her. Max Brunning (1888-1968) published mainly erotica, but also a portraits of Adolf Hitler and a pair of a Hitler Youth boy & Bund Deutsche Mädel girl.
[Ref: 51808]   £260.00  
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Georgii Buchani Scoti Poetarum sui seculi facile Principis Paraphrasis Psalmorum Davidis poetica.
Georgii Buchani Scoti Poetarum sui seculi facile Principis Paraphrasis Psalmorum Davidis poetica.
Glasguae: In Aedibus Roberti Urie MDCCL [1750].
16mo, contemporary full calf gilt; engraved frontis. portrait; pp. (iv)+311, Latin text. Front hinge strained; old ink mss. ownership inscription on preliminary dated 1814, with a copy of a Buchanan psalm in the same hand on final blank. Squashed fly on page 310.
The psalms of George Buchanan (1506-82), a Scottish Lutheran historian and humanist scholar, tutor to King James VI (and I).
[Ref: 49531]   £160.00  
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A Tender Parting at the Grand Junction Canal. U.
A Tender Parting at the Grand Junction Canal. U.
Woodward delin. Etch.d by Roberts.
London Pub.d as the Act directs Sep.t 1st 1801 by P. Roberts Middle Row Holborn. Pub.d by T. Tegg 111. Cheapside. Jan.y 1. 1807
Etching with hand colour. 260 x 355mm (10¼ x 14"). Framed. Unexamined out of frame.
A satire on the dangers of travel by canal. A weeping wife and daughter try to prevent a husband embarking on a canal boat, despite the husband having 'bought a pair of trowsers to look like a sailor'. The wife urges him to 'go quietly back in the Coach', thus avoiding the 'hugly coal barges'. The plate was originally published by the engraver Piercy Roberts. This example is an early Tegg issue, as examples exist with the Roberts publication line removed and a plate numbers replacing 'U' top right.
Not in BM satires, but see BM 1985,0119.182.
[Ref: 51852]   £280.00  
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A Card Party.
A Card Party.
[n.d., c.1800.]
Fine coloured etching. Sheet 205 x 315mm (8 x 12½"). Trimmed to image. Small tear taped.
Two women, one using an eye-glass, the other holding a fan, hold up a large scroll on which is a scene of a card party.
[Ref: 51933]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Careless Mother.
Careless Mother.
Publish'd Sept.r 10th 1795 by G. Thompson, No 50, Old Bailey.
Rare stipple. Sheet 120 x 110mm (4¾ x 4"). Trimmed within plate, into printed border at top, close to inscription at bottom.
A woman unconcerned about the child in her arms holding scissors.
[Ref: 51804]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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[Mrs. Caudles Illustrated Curtain Lectures]
[Mrs. Caudles Illustrated Curtain Lectures] It's very easy, Mr Cuadle, for you to say you wont be worried in this way.
Rock & Co. London [c.1850]
Wood engraving with hand coloir. Sheet 85 x 110mm (3¼ x 4¼").
A pillow-talk scene. Mrs Caudle was the most famous creation of the playwright and journalist Douglas William Jerrold (1803-1857). 'Mrs Caudle's Curtain Lectures were serialized in 'Punch' in 1845, and Thackeray wrote that ‘Almost all the events and perplexities of Cockney domestic economy pass before her’, wrote Thackeray of the character, and 'a student in the twentieth century may get out of her lectures as accurate pictures of London life as we can get out of the pictures of Hogarth’ (W. M. Thackeray, Contributions to the ‘Morning Chronicle’, ed. G. N. Ray, 1955, 94).
[Ref: 51940]   £40.00   (£48.00 incl.VAT)
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Mrs. Caudles Illustrated Curtain Lectures No.2
Mrs. Caudles Illustrated Curtain Lectures No.2 ''Ah! I expected what it would come to when you were made a Mason!!''. Vide Punch.
Published by Preston, 31 Burlington Arcade [c.1850]
Lithograph printed in brown ink with hand-colouring and gum arabic. Sheet 190 x 270mm (7½ x 10½").
A pillow-talk scene. Mrs Caudle was the most famous creation of the playwright and journalist Douglas William Jerrold (1803-1857). 'Mrs Caudle's Curtain Lectures were serialized in 'Punch' in 1845, and Thackeray wrote that ‘Almost all the events and perplexities of Cockney domestic economy pass before her’, wrote Thackeray of the character, and 'a student in the twentieth century may get out of her lectures as accurate pictures of London life as we can get out of the pictures of Hogarth’ (W. M. Thackeray, Contributions to the ‘Morning Chronicle’, ed. G. N. Ray, 1955, 94). This print is probably a separately-issued copy sold at Burlington Arcade, which runs alongside Burlington House between Piccadilly and Burlington Gardens.
[Ref: 51929]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Celia Retiring.
Celia Retiring. 298.
Woodward delin. Etch.d by Roberts.
Pub'd Decr 29 [c.1805] by T. Tegg 111 Cheapside London. London Pub.d by P. Roberts 28 Middle-row Holborn.
Hand-coloured etching. 270 x 360mm (10½ x 14"). Date scratched out. Narrow margin to left and right.
A scene showing an old woman, bald without her wig, preparing for bed, aided by a pretty chambermaid. Originally published by the engraver, Piercy Roberts.
[Ref: 51871]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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The First Performance of Shelley's Tragedy The Cenci
The First Performance of Shelley's Tragedy The Cenci Chiefly from the Shelley Society's Notebook.
London Printed for Private Distribution, 1887.
Pamphlet. 8vo; printed wrappers, pp. 40. With 4pp programme. Text loose. Programme mounted on album paper.
A collection of reviews of the performance at the Grand Theatre Islington, May 7th, 1886.
[Ref: 49532]   £150.00   (£180.00 incl.VAT) view all images for this item
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Elizabeth Sophie Chéron femme de Jacques le Hay...
Elizabeth Sophie Chéron femme de Jacques le Hay... morte a Paris le 3e. de Septembre 1711. agée d'environ 63. ans.
Ipsa se pinxit anno aetatis suae 35. F. Chereau sculpsit.
Etching and engraving, sheet 355 x 245mm. 14 x 9¾". Trimmed to plate.
Self portrait of Élisabeth Sophie Chéron (1648 - 1711), painter and engraver. Married Jacques Le Hay, ingénieur du roi, after 1698. She was sister of Louis Chéron and daughter of Henri Chéron.
With the collector's stamp of M. Anderson Weston.
[Ref: 10665]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Chosen Five.]
[The Chosen Five.]
[Painted by Edwin Long R.A. Engraved by G. H. Every.]
London, January 2nd, 1890, Published by Fairless & Beeforth, 126 New Bond Street W. Copyright Registered. Entered according to Act of Congress in the Year 1890 by Frank Hunter Potter, in the Office of the Librarian of Congress at Washington U.S.A.
Fine mezzotint on india paper with engraver's signature in pencil. 585 x 857mm (23 x 33¾"). Uncut. Mint.
This is also known as Zeuxis at Crotona. The ancient Greek painter Zeuxis, who in an attempt to portray the perfect beauty of Helen of Troy, invited the most beautiful women in the city of Croton to model for him. From these he selected five, taking from each their best physical features to make a composite ideal. Long's pendant to the present picture was a 'prequel' entitled The Search for Beauty, See ref:14093, in which the artist takes his pick of the available women on offer. The Painting hangs in the Russell Cotes Art Gallery And Museum Bournemouth England. For Companion see "Search for Beauty" ref:14093
[Ref: 14092]   £420.00  
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The Game of See Saw - or Amusement for John Bull.
The Game of See Saw - or Amusement for John Bull. [Mary Anne Clarke:] ''Here I go up up up and there you go Down Down Downy / The game it is pretty well up, and so you must fall to the Grouny!'' [The Duke of York:] ''What a way for to serve your own Sweety, how could you vex your own Deary / If you had not thrown me quite down, you'd have had your 4 hundred a Yeary''.
[by Charles Williams.]
Pub,d March 1809 by Walker No.7 Cornhill.
Coloured etching. Sheet 245 x 345mm (9¾ x 13½"). Trimmed to plate.
Caricature of Mary Anne Clarke (née Thompson, 1776-1852) on a see-saw with Frederick, Duke of York, whose mistress she was from 1803 to 1806. Hitting the ground Frederick falls over backwards, dropping his sword. Their affair turned into a political scandal when the Duke was charged with corruption for promoting officers from whom Clarke had taken bribes. Renounced by the Duke, Clarke proved to be an adept political operator, writing her own revealing memoirs and extracting huge pensions from the government to keep them suppressed. The Duke resigned as commander-in-chief of the Army on 25 March 1809, the same month this caricature was published.
BM Satire 11284.
[Ref: 51872]   £230.00  
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The Comforts of Matrimony. a good Toast.
The Comforts of Matrimony. a good Toast.
Rowlandson.
[n.d., c.1810.]
Coloured aquatint. 270 x 320mm (10½ x 12½"), watermarked 'J Whatman 1810, large margins.
A handsome young couple sit at a breakfast-table near a fire, the husband toasting a muffin, his wife with her arm round his shoulder. Around them are three young children and a dog. Originally published 1809 by Reeve & Jones, this example has their inscription removed and the thick aquatint border reduced, with much of the detail of the scene worn away.
BM: 11452.
[Ref: 51875]   £260.00  
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[Allegorical frontispiece to Colton's General Atlas.]
[Allegorical frontispiece to Colton's General Atlas.]
F.A. Chapman del. C. Wise Sc.
[New York; J.H. Colton, c.1850.]
Steel engraving. Sheet 470 x 375mm (18½ x 14¾"). Creased at bottom below image.
An allegorical scene with four female figures representing the sciences related to mapping gathered around a globe, one of whom is pointing to America. Around them are the tools of geographers and navigators: a telescope, sextant, compass, palette and brushes, reference books and hourglass. Behind is a town and harbour.
[Ref: 51957]   £260.00  
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A Trip to Coventry an Old Dance to a New Figure.
A Trip to Coventry an Old Dance to a New Figure.
[by Charles Williams]
Pub.d June 2d 1802 by S W Fores Picc[adilly.] Folios of Caracatures lent out for the Eve[ning.]
Coloured etching, 18th century watermark; S.W.F. in ink bottom right; 250 x 400mm (9¾ x 15¾"). Patched hole in publisher's inscription, losing text on bottom right. Small margins
An elderly Lord Coventry, attempts to dance with two young girls, propped up with two walking sticks.
BM Satires 9930.
[Ref: 51860]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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[Hannah Cowley] Mrs Cowley.
[Hannah Cowley] Mrs Cowley. European Magazine.
T. Holloway Direxit.
Published by John Sewell No. 32 Cornhill, 1. March 1789.
Engraving. 175 x 100mm (7 x 4"). Trimmed into plate on left. Large margins on 3 sides.
Portrait of the poet and dramatist Hannah Cowley (1743-1809), whose plots often revolved around marriage and how women strive to overcome injustice.
[Ref: 51799]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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The Diddiculty only Partly Overcome. Alas! Poor Crinoline!
The Diddiculty only Partly Overcome. Alas! Poor Crinoline!
[n.d., c.1840.]
Lithograph with hand colour. Sheet 125 x 130mm (5 x 5¼"). Stain in title.
A woman escaping a bull catches her skirt. Her toy dog looks petrified.
[Ref: 51827]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Dos a Dos or Rumpti iddity ido.
Dos a Dos or Rumpti iddity ido. Natural Accidents in practising Quadrille Dancing.
[by Charles Williams.]
London Pub,d May 1817 by S.W.Fores No.50 Piccadilly.
Coloured etching, 19th century watermark. 250 x 355mm (9¾ x 14"). Small margins.
Two dancers collide and glare at each other in surprised indignation.
BM Satires 12933.
[Ref: 51873]   £260.00  
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The Dark Canoe. 26/75.
The Dark Canoe. 26/75.
Nat. Long [Pencil signature]
Etching, limited edition numbered 26 of 75. 300 x 200mm (11¾ x 12").
A pair of naked women and their canoe.
[Ref: 9972]   £650.00  
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