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No 32. [Admiral].
No 32. [Admiral].
[Drawn & engraved by William Henry Pyne.]
Published by William Miller, Albemarle Street Jan.y 1. 1805.
Aquatint with fine hand colour. Sheet 360 x 255mm (14¼ x 10"). Trimmed within plate.
The uniform of an admiral including a bicorn hat, also wearing the Order of the Bath. From 'The Costume of Great Britain', a book containing 60 plates of people at work and scenes of everyday life. William Henry Pyne (1769-1843), the son of a London weaver who became an artist and writer, was commissioned to write and illustrate the book by the publisher, William Miller of Albermarle Street, London. The illustrations are particularly notable as they portray British life on the eve of the Industrial Revolution.
Abbey Life 430.
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The Battle of Agincourt.
The Battle of Agincourt. Engraved for Ashburton's History of England.
Grainger delin. Saunders sculp.
Published by W.J. Stratford, No 112 Holborn Hill, Nov.r 3 1792.
Etching. 210 x 305mm (8¼ x 12") large margins.
An oval scene of the Battle of Agincourt, 25th October 1415, during the Hundred Years' War, within a rectangular hatchured border.
[Ref: 52055]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Yuracares Plantation.
Yuracares Plantation.
[Sketched by Lieutenant L. Gibbon. Lith. of P.S. Duval & Co. Phil.]
[Washington: A.O.P. Nicholson, c.1853.]
Rare lithograph. Sheet 140 x 210mm (5½ x 8¼"). Inscriptions weakly inked.
From ''Exploration of the Valley of the Amazon, made under direction of the Navy Department'' by USN Lieutenants William Lewis Herdon and Larder Gibbon. Leaving Lima on 21 May 1851, Herndon and Gibbon split their group took different routes to gather even more information on this vast area. After travelling 4,366 miles, Herndon reached Pará, Brazil, on 11 April 1852. Herndon wrote the first volume of 'Exploration', Gibbon the second.
[Ref: 52028]   £110.00   (£132.00 incl.VAT)
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Alberti Kyperi Med. D. et Prof. in Acad, Leÿd. Anthropologia, Corporis Humani,
Alberti Kyperi Med. D. et Prof. in Acad, Leÿd. Anthropologia, Corporis Humani, Contentorum, et Animæ Naturam et Virtutes secundum Circularem Sanquinis Motem explicans.
A. Santwoort fc.
Lugduni Batavorum, Ex officina Adrani Wijnggaerden.
Rare etching. Sheet 190 x 150mm (7½ x 6"). Trimmed, laid on album paper. Slight crease top right.
A title page to Albert Kyper's ''Anthropologia corporis humani'', a work on anatomy. Hippocrates (holding the staff of Aesculapius) and Galen stand on pedestals; above another man looks at the exposed entrails of a body; below are illustrations of surgical istruments.
[Ref: 52039]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Loanda S. Pauli.
Loanda S. Pauli.
[London: John Ogilby, 1670.]
Engraving. 280 x 500mm (11 x 19¾"). Binding folds.
A view of Luanda, capital of Angola, from the sea, illustrating the capture of the Portuguese colony by Dutch West India Company in 1641. Luanda was the main source of slaves for Brazil. The view was first published in Dapper's 'Beschrijvinge der Afrikaanse Gewesten', but this example comes from the English edition, published by John Ogilby as 'Africa: being, An Accurate Description of the Regions of Egypt, Barbary, Lybia, and Billedulgerid, the Land of Negroes, Guinee, Aethiopia, and the Abysinnes, with All the Adjacente Islands'.
[Ref: 51990]   £230.00  
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Vista de Buenos Aires del Sud.
Vista de Buenos Aires del Sud.
H. Sheridan. Lit. A. Claireaux. Piedad No 63, Buenos Aires.
[n.d., c.1860.]
Scarce tinted lithograph. Sheet 220 x 305mm (8¾ x 12"). Trimmed, creasing and spotting.
A view of the south edge of Buenos Aires by Enrique (Henry) Sheridan. The son of Irish immigrants, he was born on his parent's ranch in 1833, but was sent back to England two years later to be educated. In 1857 he exhibited a painting at the Royal Academy, and returned to Argentina later in the year. In 1858 he exhibited paintings alongside Léon Pallière, during a time the art market in Argentina favoured European scenery rather than local, making this scene more unusual. He died young, in 1860.
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A Banner displayed To the Immortal honour of those Worthy Patriots in the House of Commons
A Banner displayed To the Immortal honour of those Worthy Patriots in the House of Commons who opposed and voted against the Excise Scheme April 11 1733. Exhibiting Each of Their Coat-Armour with their Names and Places they Represent in Parliament.
[n.d., c.1733.]
Rare engraving. Sheet 670 x 590mm. Trimmed within plate on three sides, torn with loss to one armorial.
A large plate with 207 armorials, celebrating the defeat of Sir Robert Walpole's Excise Scheme, an attempt to replace the land tax (paid by the local gentry), with excise and customs taxes (paid by merchants and ultimately by consumers). To reduce the threat of smuggling, the tax was to be collected not at ports but at warehouses. At the bottom is a list of MPs who were absent during the debate but supported the opposition to the bill.
Provenance: Sandys Family, Ormersley Court, Worcestershire.
[Ref: 52120]   £480.00  
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The Arms of all the Deaneries in England and Wales
The Arms of all the Deaneries in England and Wales together with the Paternal Coat Armour of Each representative Dean alphabetically digested. [&] The Arms of all the Archiepiscopal Sees, in (that part of Great Britain, called) England and Wales, with ye Arms of ye Bishoprick of Man, according to their present Precedencies... [dedicated by] W.m Jackson.
[n.d., c.1715.]
Pair of engravings. Each c.635 x 480mm (25 x 19"), very large margins. 'Sees' with tear entering plate. Slightly dusty in margins.
Extremely rare pair of plates, each with an architectural background and numerous armorials.
Provenance: Sandys Family, Ormersley Court, Worcestershire.
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A Banner displayed To the Immortal honour of those Worthy Patriots in the House of Commons
A Banner displayed To the Immortal honour of those Worthy Patriots in the House of Commons who opposed and voted against the Excise Scheme April 11 1733. Exhibiting Each of Their Coat-Armour with their Names and Places they Represent in Parliament.
[n.d., c.1733.]
Rare engraving. Sheet 670 x 590mm. Edges worn. Part of image blocked out by using paper strips during printing.
A large plate with 207 armorials, celebrating the defeat of Sir Robert Walpole's Excise Scheme, an attempt to replace the land tax (paid by the local gentry), with excise and customs taxes (paid by merchants and ultimately by consumers). To reduce the threat of smuggling, the tax was to be collected not at ports but at warehouses. The area blocked out is a list of MPs who were absent during the debate but supported the opposition to the bill.
See Ref: 52120 for impression of List of MPs absent during debate.
[Ref: 52121]   £450.00  
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Angra op Tercera.
Angra op Tercera.
[London: John Ogilby, 1670.]
Engraving. 295 x 355mm (11½ x 14") very large margins. Creases in centre as normal. Tear in margin taped. Very slight hole top left.
The Bay of Angra on Terceira in the Azores. The view was first published in Dapper's 'Beschrijvinge der Afrikaanse Gewesten', but this example comes from the English edition, published by John Ogilby as 'Africa: being, An Accurate Description of the Regions of Egypt, Barbary, Lybia, and Billedulgerid, the Land of Negroes, Guinee, Aethiopia, and the Abysinnes, with All the Adjacente Islands'.
[Ref: 51992]   £280.00  
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Gulielmus Bateman.
Gulielmus Bateman. Episcop: Norwic: Aulæ S.S. individuæ Trinitatis Fund: Aº D.ni 1350.
[after Wilhelm Sonmans?]
Summa. cum Humil: & Observ.tia D.D.D. J. Faber. [n.d., c.1715.]
Mezzotint, 18th century watermark. 260 x 205mm (10¼ x 8"), with large margins.
William Bateman (c. 1298-1355), Bishop of Norwich and founder of Trinity Hall, Cambridge. One of a set of portraits of founders of Oxford and Cambridge Colleges, most after portraits by Wilhelm Sonmans (d.1708).
CS 34.
[Ref: 51984]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Part of the Naval Burial Ground & Naval Hospital Ireland Island Bermuda.
Part of the Naval Burial Ground & Naval Hospital Ireland Island Bermuda.
Drawn on stone by J. Dickson, From a sketch by G. Lawrence. M & N Hanhart, Lith. printers, 64, Charlotte St, Rathbone Place.
Published by J. Dickson 3, Bentinck Terrace, Regent's Park. [n.d., c.1842.]
Very scarce tinted lithograph. Sheet 405 x 490mm (16 x 19¼"). Damp staining at bottom, very slight foxing.
An extremely rare view of the graveyard and hospital serving the important Royal Naval dockyard on Ireland Island, Bermuda. A short key lists some of the gravestones and memorials.
[Ref: 52107]   £950.00  
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The New Gateway at the Archbishop of York's Palace at Bishopthorpe - 1769.
The New Gateway at the Archbishop of York's Palace at Bishopthorpe - 1769. Tho.s Atkinson Architect.
Michael Angelo Rooker delin.t. Edward Rooker Sculp.t.
Publish'd as the Act Directs June 24th: 1773.
Rare etching. 340 x 555mm (13½ x 21¾"), large margins. Small repaired tear in bottom right
The Gothic Revival gateway of Bishopthorpe Palace, the residence of the Archbishop of York, built by Thomas Atkinson in 1769, now Grade 1 listed.
[Ref: 52082]   £290.00  
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[Bloodhound - 'The Veteran'.]
[Bloodhound - 'The Veteran'.]
HD 1921. Herbert Dicksee [pencil signature.]
Copyright Frost & Reed, Ltd. 1921.
Etching, limited edition of 250 signed proofs. 430 x 410mm (17 x 16¼"). Framed. Unexamined out of frame.
A circular image of a bloodhound head. As the plate was destroyed at the end of the printing this etching is most uncommon.
From the celebrated collection of Bryan & Valerie Steele.
[Ref: 52124]   £950.00  
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L'Homme Condamne a la Peine ou Talion
L'Homme Condamne a la Peine ou Talion
[French n.d., c.1780.]
14 colour-printed stipples cut to image and pasted onto a card, title underneath. Total 590 x 750mm (23¼ x 29½"). Some surface wear.
An extremely rare series of images illustrating a fable in which animals get revenge on Man the hunter. Around the outside are ten matching hunting scenes, including coursing, ferreting, goat shooting, hunting a bull with dogs and lion hunting. (The two scenes in the top corners differ in being identifiable mythological scenes: top left is Saint Eustace's vision of a stag with a crucifix lodged between its antlers; top right is Actaeon turning into a stag.) The two larger central scenes show a hunter and his dogs being led into a court headed by a lion, and the hunter being cooked on a fire, basted by a bear and goat, while his dogs are lynched as collaborators.
[Ref: 51971]   £780.00  
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Bolivar.
Bolivar.
Engraved by W.T. Fry.
[n.d., c.1830.]
Stipple. Sheet 120 x 100mm (4¾ x 4"). Trimmed with title pasted higher, corners snipped.
A portrait of Venezuelan military leader Simon Bolivar (1783-1830) who helped half the countries of South America become independent of Spanish rule.
[Ref: 52022]   £50.00   (£60.00 incl.VAT)
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Matthew Boulton, Esq. F.R.S. & F.S.A.
Matthew Boulton, Esq. F.R.S. & F.S.A.
Sir William Beechey pinx.t. Will.m Sharp sculp.t.
Published May 1 1801 by W.m Sharp, London.
Fine engraving. 525 x 390mm (20¾ x 15½") large margins. Backed with newspaper.
Matthew Boulton (1728-1809) the Birmingham industrialist and entrepreneur, who was called 'the first manufacturer in England' by Josiah Wedgwood. He was the founder of the Soho Works in Birmingham in 1762, known for its high quality ornamental objects. In 1775 Boulton entered into partnership with the Scottish engineer James Watt who invented the steam engine; he supplied machinery for the new Mint on Tower Hill in 1805. Boulton also designed for the commercial art market, devising ormolu (gilt brass) mounts for the English potter Josiah Wedgwood's decorative wares. Both men belonged to the Lunar Society, a group of prominent Midlands men who developed ideas and techniques in science, manufacturing and transport.
W: 385.
[Ref: 52083]   £320.00  
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The Most Rare and Excellent History of the Dutchess of Suffolk, and her Husband Richard Bertie's Calamities.
The Most Rare and Excellent History of the Dutchess of Suffolk, and her Husband Richard Bertie's Calamities. To the Tune of ''Queen Dido.'' Originally published in the Reign of Queen Elizabeth; reprinted in 1738; and again in 1806.
Nichols and Son, Printers, Red Lion Passage, Fleet Street.
Letterpress songsheet with small engraved plate. Sheet 495 x 305mm (19½ x 12").
A 27-verse song relating the story of Katherine Brandon, Duchess of Suffolk, and her second husband, Richard Bertie. As supporters of the Protestant Reformation the couple fled to the continent to avoid Mary I's purges, and were appointed administrators of Lithuania by the king of Poland, Sigismund II Augustus. An account of their exile appeared in Foxe's Book of Martyrs, probably written by Bertie.
Provenance: Sandys Family, Ormersley Court, Worcestershire.
[Ref: 52115]   £250.00  
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Work by Frank Brangwyn.
Work by Frank Brangwyn. Ten Plates Reproduced in Facsimile.
Photographische Gesellschaft, Berlin. London Agents: The Berlin Photographic Company, Fine Art Publishers to the King. - MDCCCCXIV [1914]
Parchment portfolio gilt, no 22 of a large paper issue of 25, containing 10 colour photogravures, proofs signed in pencil by the artist and blind stamped, with title and contents. Issue label on front pastedown, numbered and signed in ink by Brangwyn. 4pp. prospectus extra. Portfolio, title and contents worn, distressed, plates in good condition, but 'Fruit' lacks title label pasted on reverse.
Ten plates illustrating porters in the London docks, including Rug Porters, Meat, Tea & Suger, Curios & Coal.. According to the contents: 'The reproductions are from the cartoons for the Paintings executed in 1913-1914 for Lloyd's Register, in the City of London'. The ten paintings in tempura decorated the committee luncheon room until the late 1960s when they were put into storage and subsequently lost!
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[Collection of five plates of the environs of Rio de Janeiro by George Lothian Hall.]
[Collection of five plates of the environs of Rio de Janeiro by George Lothian Hall.] Rio de Janeiro... [&] At Inga, Nictherohy... [&] Entrance to the Bay... [&] The Organ Mountains... [&] View from Boa-Vista, Tijuca.
From a sketch by G.L. Hall. Maclure, Macdonald & Macgregor, lith. 37 Walbrook, London.
[n.d., c.1860.]
Five rare tinted lithographs. Printed areas c. 210 x 270mm (8¼ x 10½"), with large margins. Some spotting.
George Lothian Hall (1825-88) travelled around the world painting, visiting Brazil in 1858. The Yale Center for British Art holds 16 of his paintings of Gibraltar, painted while he was garrisoned there as a soldier. We have been unable to trace this publication.
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[Writing sheet.] Guardians of England's Honour. The British Seaman.
[Writing sheet.] Guardians of England's Honour. The British Seaman.
[dated 1873 in mss. text.]
Writing sheet, 4pp., with coloured wood-engraved vignette. Used with letter to "Dear Mother & Father etc ..", creased and worn.
The vignette shows a sailor standing at a deck gun.
[Ref: 52041]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Brussels. From the Hôtel de Bellevue.
Brussels. From the Hôtel de Bellevue. Proof.
Painted by Lieu.t Col.l Batty. Engraved by W. Radcliffe. McQueen Printer.
London Published Sep.t 1 1831 by Moon, Boys & Graves, Printsellers to the King, 6 Pall Mall.
Etching, proof on chine collé. 235 x 305mm (9¼ x 12") large margins.
A view looking down Rue Royal, the entrance to the Parc de Bruxelles on the right. From 'Select Views of some of the Principal Cities of Europe from Original Paintings by Lieut. Col. Robert Batty', 1832. Batty (1789-1848) was wounded when serving with the 1st Foot Guards (now the Grenadier Guards) at Waterloo, but was still serving when this book was published.
[Ref: 52053]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Memorial of Christ's College Cambridge.
Memorial of Christ's College Cambridge. Proof.
Beynon & Comp.y Fine Art Publishers & Engravers Cheltenham [n.d., c.1870].
Fine tinted lithograph. Printed area 700 x 445mm (27½ x 17½") very large margins. Framed. Unexamined out of frame.
A composition of rare views and portraits of important alumni, including John Leland (c.1503-52), Archbishop Edmund Grindal (c.1519-83), John Milton (1608-74) and Charles Darwin (1809-82).
[Ref: 52113]   £360.00  
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The pike Mountaine upon The Island Tenerieto.
The pike Mountaine upon The Island Tenerieto. De Piek-Bergh op het Eilant Tenerifto.
[London: John Ogilby, 1670.]
Engraving. 245 x 325mm (9¾ x 12¾"). Central fold as normal. Tears taped, holes.
The volcanic Mount Teide on Tenerife. The view was first published in Dapper's 'Beschrijvinge der Afrikaanse Gewesten', but this example comes from the English edition, published by John Ogilby as 'Africa: being, An Accurate Description of the Regions of Egypt, Barbary, Lybia, and Billedulgerid, the Land of Negroes, Guinee, Aethiopia, and the Abysinnes, with All the Adjacente Islands'.
[Ref: 51991]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Celadon and Amelia.
Celadon and Amelia. From an Original Picture, in the Collection of Wm. Lock Esq.r. [&] Ceyx and Alcyone. From an Original Picture in the possession of Ryland & Bryer.
R. Wilson pinxit Londini. Browne aqua forti fecit. Woollett sculp.t. [&] W.m Woollett sculp.t.
Publish'd June 10th. 1766 as the Act directs, by W. Woollett, in Green Street, Leicester Fields, R. Sayer & J. Bennett, Fleet Street, & J. Boydell, Cheapside, London. [&] Publish'd July 31st 1769, as the Act directs, by W.m Woollett, in Green Street, Leicester Fields, R. Sayer & J. Bennett, Fleet Street, & J. Boydell, Cheapside, London.
Fine pair of engravings, each 445 x 550mm (17½ x 21¾"). Repaired tear at top, small margins.
A pair of scenes about love and loss. In the first Celadon looks to the heavens with his arms outstretched in grief as Amelia lies dead at his feet. In the title area there is quotation from James Thomson's 'The Seasons'. In the second Alcyone stands on the shore, distraught with grief, supported by four nymphs as two others bring Ceyx's corpse ashore. There are four lines of their story from Ovid's Metamorphoses and Dryden's translation. Richard Wilson (1714 - 1782) was the preeminent British landscape painter of the mid-18th century. The original of 'Celadon' is lost; 'Ceyx' is in the National Museum of Wales.
Fagan: Celadon LVII VII of VIII; Ceyx LXV in between VI & VII.
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[Henry Chichely] Henricus Chichley Archiep Cant:
[Henry Chichely] Henricus Chichley Archiep Cant: Fund:r Coll: Omn: Animarum Aº Dº 1437.
[after Wilhelm Sonmans.]
Summ: cum Humil: & Observ.tia D.D.D. J. Faber. [n.d., c.1715.]
Mezzotint. 260 x 205mm (10¼ x 8"), with large margins. Creased on left.
Henry Chichele (or Chichely, c.1364-1443), Archbishop of Canterbury (1414-43) and founded All Souls College, Oxford. One of a set of portraits of founders of Oxford Colleges after portraits by Wilhelm Sonmans (d.1708), now in the Bodleian Library
CS 34.
[Ref: 51980]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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[Cleopatra.
[Cleopatra. E Tabula Guidonis Reni, in Pinacotheca Domini De Montriblou armigeri conservata.]
[Guido Reni Pinx.t. R. Strange delin.t et sculp.t 1777.]
[London: Robert Strange, 1790.]
Engraving., rare proof before all letters. 520 x 350mm (20½ x 14¼"). Thread margins.
Cleopatra clasping the asp to her bosom. From a collected edition of the engravings by Sir Robert Strange (1721-92) after famous paintings, in this case one by Guido Reni (1575 - 1642).
[Ref: 52078]   £260.00  
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[Christopher Columbus in the Convent of La Rábida Explaining his Intended Voyage.]
[Christopher Columbus in the Convent of La Rábida Explaining his Intended Voyage.]
[Engraved by Henry Thomas Ryall after Sir David Wilkie.]
[n.d., 1843.]
A very rare mezzotint, proof before letters on chine collé. 595 x 705mm (23½ x 27¾"), with very wide margins, edged with silk. Mint.
Columbus sits at a table using a pair of compasses on a map watched by three men and his son Diego.
Wilkie's original oil is in the North Carolina Museum of Art.
[Ref: 52069]   £360.00  
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Cowley & his Men taking in Provisions at the Island of Juan Fernandez
Cowley & his Men taking in Provisions at the Island of Juan Fernandez
[London: F. Newbery, 1774.]
Engraving. Sheet 105 x 160mm (4¼ x 6¼"). Trimmed within plate.
Sailors fill up water casks, butcher goats and chop wood. An illustration of the 17th buccaneering circumnavigation of William Ambrosia Cowley, master of a buccaneer ship in a fleet which included William Dampier. He surveyed and published a map 'The Gallapagos Islands Discovered and Described by Cap.t Cowley in 1684', but also 'discovered' the mythical Pepys Island, near the Falkland Islands. From 'An Historical account of all the voyages round the world, performed by English navigators...'.
[Ref: 52027]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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The Battle of Cressy.
The Battle of Cressy. Engraved for Ashburton's History of England.
Grainger delin. Saunders sculp.
Published by W.J. Stratford, No 112 Holborn Hill, Nov.r 3 1792.
Etching. 210 x 305mm (8¼ x 12") large margins.
An oval scene of the Battle of Crécy, 26th August 1346, during the Hundred Years' War, within a rectangular hatchured border.
[Ref: 52056]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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[William Crockford] W. Crockford [facsimile signature.]
[William Crockford] W. Crockford [facsimile signature.]
R.S.
[n.d., c.1830.]
Coloured lithograph. Sheet 210 x 135mm (8¼ x 5¼"). Binding marks in left edge.
William Crockford (1775 - 1844). After working with his father as a fishmonger he won a large sum of money, which he used to found a gambling house In St James's Street, 'Crockford's', which made him one of the richest men in England.
[Ref: 52058]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Dampier & his companions in their canoe overtaken by a dreadfull storm
Dampier & his companions in their canoe overtaken by a dreadfull storm
[London: F. Newbery, 1774.]
Engraving. Sheet 105 x 160mm (4¼ x 6¼"). Trimmed within plate.
In 1688, during his piratical first circumnavigation, William Dampier was marooned on one of the Nicobar Islands by the crew of a Spanish prize ship he had taken command of. He modified a canoe to escape, surviving a great storm before reaching Aceh in Sumatra. From 'An Historical account of all the voyages round the world, performed by English navigators...'.
[Ref: 52029]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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Dandy Pickpockets. Diving.
Dandy Pickpockets. Diving. Scene near St James's Palace. 322
I.R. Cruikshank del.t. et fecit.
Pub.d Dec.r 2d 1818 by T. Tegg, 111 Cheapside.
Coloured etching. Sheet 245 x 330mm (9¾ x 13"). Trimmed within plate.
A dandy picks the pocket of a man looking in the window of a print shop, passing a wallet to his accomplice. The print shop is probably Hannah Humphrey's; her last address was 27 St James's Street, between 1797 and 1817.
[Ref: 52089]   £240.00  
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A Dandy Shoe maker in a Fright or the effects of Tight Lacing.
A Dandy Shoe maker in a Fright or the effects of Tight Lacing.
[I.R. Cruikshank fect.]
Pub.d Decr 3d 1818 by T Tegg 111 Cheapside.
Coloured etching. Sheet 240 x 325mm (9½ x 12¾"). Trimmed close to printed border, some spotting, Cruikshank's name weakly inked.
A shoemaker in dandy costume grasps the leg of the lady whose shoe he is fitting; he exclaims: "O! I shall faint! the lacing of my Stays have broke and I shall be undone." The lady, who is pretty and very décolletée, exclaims to a maid: "Susan what is the Creature about? he's taking liberties with me!" The maid answers: "Why Madam he has got a pair of Ladies Stays on".
BM Satire 13066.
[Ref: 52091]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Mosk in Panwell river Dekhan, India.
Mosk in Panwell river Dekhan, India.
W.m Westall, 1808. Baily Sc.
London Published 30th November 1812 by Joyce Gold, at the Naval Chronicle Office, 103, Shoe Lane, Fleet Street.
Aquatint. Sheet 145 x 240mm (5¾ x 9½"). Foxing.
A view of a mosque under the hills. Between 1806 and 1816 William Westall provided ten drawings for 'The Naval Chronicle'.
[Ref: 52060]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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[Fire-Worshippers.]
[Fire-Worshippers.]
Herbert Dicksee [pencil signature].
London, Published 1899 E. Clifford & Co., 21, Haymarket, SW.
Etching, signed proof, limited edition 275. 440 x 665mm (17¼ x 26¼"). Framed. Unexamined out of frame.
A Deerhound and a King Charles Spaniel sprawled before a fireplace, the spaniel looking up at the viewer.
[Ref: 52105]   £1,150.00  
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A Democrat.
A Democrat.
[after Robert Dighton.]
424. London: Bowles & Carver., No.69 St. Paul's Church Yard [n.d., c.1797].
Mezzotint with strong original colour.180mm x 140mm (7''x 5''). Framed. Unexamined out of frame.
A Jacobin brandishes a dagger titled 'fraternity' as he carrries papers on equality & assasination, Paine's Rights of Man and an illustration of a many-headed hydra. A picture of a guillotine on the wall suggests his future. American interest.
BM Satires 9103.
[Ref: 52127]   £520.00  
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By the King. A Proclamation, For pardoning such Deserters from his Majesty's Marine Forces
By the King. A Proclamation, For pardoning such Deserters from his Majesty's Marine Forces as shall return into His Majesty's Service on or before the Thirty-first Day of December next.
London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, Printers to the King's most Excellent Majesty. 1796.
Broadside. Framed, window 340 x 270mm (13½ x 10¾"). Paper age-toned, time stained. Unexamined out of frame.
A proclamation offering a pardon to naval deserters during the French Revolutionary Wars, announced on the 2nd November 1796. In August that year Spain had entered the war on France's side, threatening Gibraltar and leaving the Royal Navy desperate for experienced sailors. The following year conditions on the Navy's ships led to the Spithead and Nore mutinies.
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By the King. A Proclamation, for dissolving this present Parliament, and declaring the Calling of another.
By the King. A Proclamation, for dissolving this present Parliament, and declaring the Calling of another.
London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, Printers to the King's most Excellent Majesty. 1796.
Broadside. Framed, window 340 x 270mm (13½ x 10¾"). Paper age-toned, time stained. Unexamined out of frame.
A proclamation announcing a General Election, in which William Pitt the Younger's war-time government was returned with a large majority, beating Charles James Fox's opposition. The new parliament was to be the last 'Parliament of Great Britain'; the United Kingdom had been created before the next election.
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Drake receiving the Crown from the Hioh, or King of new Albion.
Drake receiving the Crown from the Hioh, or King of new Albion.
[London: F. Newbery, 1774.]
Engraving. Sheet 105 x 160mm (4¼ x 6¼"). Trimmed within plate.
Drake landed on the coast of California, took possession in the name of his sovereign, and named it Nova Albion. He remained for some weeks, and made friends with the natives, who regarded the newcomers as gods. The chief, dressed in furs, came with his official attendants, and indulged in a wild dance. Drake was asked to sit down, and the king, singing with all the rest, set a crown on Drake's head and saluted him as Hioh ('sovereign'). From 'An Historical account of all the voyages round the world, performed by English navigators...'.
British Library: 008615932.
[Ref: 52025]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Prospect der vom König Augusto erneuerten und herrlich gezierten Elb - Brücke zu Dresden.
Prospect der vom König Augusto erneuerten und herrlich gezierten Elb - Brücke zu Dresden.
Zu finden in Dresden bey Moriz Bodenehr R.M.S. 1733.
Alle Monath was neues von Dresden, der anfang 1733. Januarius das Erste Stück.
Etching. Two sheets conjoined, 265 x 610mm (10½ x 24"). Trimmed to plate on right, small tears.
A panorama of the 'beautifully-restored' bridge over the Elbe, rebuilt by Frederick Augustus I, Elector of Saxony and (as Augustus II the Strong) King of Poland & Grand Duke of Lithuania.
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[Minutes of a Bristol anti-East India Company meeting.]
[Minutes of a Bristol anti-East India Company meeting.]
J.M. Gutch, Printed.
[Meeting] 28th March, 1812.
Folio letterpress extract, pp. 5-7. Creases.
The minutes of 'a general meeting of the Merchants, Traders, and other inhabitants of the City of Bristol, convened by the Mayor', calling for for free trade to India and China, in effect calling for the abolition of the East India Company's monopoly.
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The Princes in the Tower.
The Princes in the Tower.
Painted by John Everett Millais R.A. Engraved by Samuel Cousins R.A.
London Published 16th March 1879 by The Fine Art Society (Limited) 146, New Bond Street.
Mezzotint. Sheet 740 x 470mm (29 x 18½"). Trimmed to plate, slight creasing in title left; backed with paper.
The famous portrait of Edward V and his brother Richard of Shrewsbury, Duke of York, as prisoners in the Tower of London. The original painting is in the Royal Holloway picture collection.
Whitman: 221
[Ref: 51985]   £230.00  
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Up to Every Thing.
Up to Every Thing.
[after Robert Dighton.]
360. Printed for & Sold by Bowles & Carver., No 69 St Paul's Church Yard, London [n.d., c.1774).
Mezzotint with strong original colour. 170mm x 140mm (7'' x 5''). Framed. Unexamined out of frame.
A busty St Giles beauty wearing a bright bonnet and scarf.
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To Her Most Gracious Majesty, Queen Victoria, This Engraving commemorated of Her Majesty's visit to the Port of Falmouth
To Her Most Gracious Majesty, Queen Victoria, This Engraving commemorated of Her Majesty's visit to the Port of Falmouth on the 1st September 1843, is, by Her Majesty's gracious permission, humbly dedicated, by Her most obedient and devoted Servant, James G. Philip.
A. Picken lith. [after James George Philip]. Day & Haghe Lith.rs to the Queen.
Published by Philip & Evans, Bristol, _ Ackermann & Co London. [n.d., c.1843.]
Rare tinted lithograph with hand colour. Framed, window 360 x 510mm (14¼ x 20"). Some slight abrasions in sky. Unexamined out of frame.
A record of Victoria's first visit to Falmouth, with sail and steamers, with the queen in a white ship's longboat, being rowed ashore. James George Philip (1816-85).
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[A fan design.]
[A fan design.]
C.P.R [con real privilegio].
[French, n.d., c.1680.]
Rare engraving, irregular plate, at most 320 x 630mm (12½ x 24¾"). Bottom corners of plate snipped, outside image area. Centre fold. Evidence of damage to the printing plate, with re-engraving.
A fan design with a classical scene. A naked woman reclines in a bower, surrounded by animals and birds including a lion, boar, lobster and ostrich. Above three cherubs hold aloft a garland of flowers; to the left is a rider carring a spear; to the right are windheads. The re-engraving is simpler: no attempt has been made to reintroduce a trumpeter, leaving a disembodied horn.
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[Plate 4: Fireman.]
[Plate 4: Fireman.]
[Drawn & engraved by William Henry Pyne.]
Published by William Miller, Albemarle Street Jan.y 1. 1805.
Aquatint with fine hand colour. Sheet 360 x 255mm (14¼ x 10"), with 2pp. letterpress. Trimmed within plate.
A fireman working for the Sun Fire Office, standing before a fire engine. The letterpress records the history of insurance, five instances where fire nearly destroyed London, the fireman's uniform and the abilities of the fire engine. From 'The Costume of Great Britain', a book containing 60 plates of people at work and scenes of everyday life. William Henry Pyne (1769-1843), the son of a London weaver who became an artist and writer, was commissioned to write and illustrate the book by the publisher, William Miller of Albermarle Street, London. The illustrations are particularly notable as they portray British life on the eve of the Industrial Revolution.
Abbey Life 430.
[Ref: 52044]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Pair] D_D Angelic pon honour - fascinating Creature monstrous hansome!! D_m me if she isnt a divinity!!
[Pair] D_D Angelic pon honour - fascinating Creature monstrous hansome!! D_m me if she isnt a divinity!! for further Particulars enquire of the Original. [&] May I die if there is'nt Sir George!! _ charming man!! as I live he's looking this way _ O! the dear fellow!! Vide the Opera boxes.
[George Cruikshank]
London Publish'd by W. S. Fores 50 Piccadilly Augt 9th 1817.
Pair of coloured etchings. Sheets 330 x 225mm (13 x 8¾"), Lady watermarked 1815. Trimmed to plate, slight loss made up bottom left of 2nd item.
A dandy ogles an unseen woman through his monocle; and a lady in an opera box, wearing a revealing dress, scans a man with her opera glass.
BM Satires 12950 & 12951
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[Ready.]
[Ready.]
HD. 1928. Herbert Dicksee [pencil signature.].
Printed at 10 Clare Street, Bristol, by Frost & Reed Ltd. of Bristol & London 1928. Copyright. Copyright 1928 by Frost & Reed Ltd. (of Bristol, England) in the United States of America.
Proof etching, signed by the artist. edition of 325. 335 x 540mm (13¼ x 21¼"), with publisher's blindstamp. Framed. Unexamined out of frame. Mint.
Alert wire-haired fox terrier lying with ball by front paws.
From the celebrated collection of Bryan & Valerie Steele.
[Ref: 52106]   £950.00  
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The New Minister or_ As it should be.
The New Minister or_ As it should be.
Argus del.t. [Charles Williams].
Pub'd Feb.y 1806 by Walker No7 Cornhill.
Hand-coloured etching. Sheet: 235 x 345mm (9¼ x 13½"). Edged with red linen paper browned, damaged, holes in top edge to be pinned up on wall.
George III steps from the throne to the front of the dais to inspect Charles James Fox through his glass, as Baron Grenville introduces him. Following Pitt's death earlier in 1806. Greville had formed the 'Ministry of All Talents' and offered Fox the position of Foreign Secretary, which he accepted. A rare early presentation.
BM Satires: 10528.
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