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No.1 Emigration _ Having an Interview with the Natives (To be Continued)...To Be or Not To Be, That's the Question...
No.1 Emigration _ Having an Interview with the Natives (To be Continued)...To Be or Not To Be, That's the Question...
C.J. Grant. Invt. et Sculpt.
London_Pubd. by E. King, News Agent, Chancery Lane; also by C.N. Lewis, Bookseller & News Agent...March 1.st [1832.]
Lithograph. 320 x 272mm (12½ x 10¾"). Trimmed within plate mark. Slight loss bottom left. Tear & crease.
The top image depicts British emmigrants trying to leave foreign shores, confronted and chased out by natives, depicted her as savage wild animals. The lower image depicts the Days of May, the period of Social Unrest and political tension in May 1832. Wellington stands in the centre or chaos as Britian turns on itself. Banners show: 'Reform or Slavery' (The Slavery Abolition Act was finally given Royal Assent on August 28, 1833), 'A Truce', 'For Our King and Country'.
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[Helena and Hermia. From A Midsummer Night's Dream.]
[Helena and Hermia. From A Midsummer Night's Dream.]
EJP 1899. Edward John Poynter. W. Heydemann [pencil signatures.]
Copyright 1898. Published by H. Virtue & Co. Limited, London.
Etching on vellum, artist's proof before title. 450 x 510mm (17¾ x 20"), with large margins. Mint.
The two female romantic leads from Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream', seated together discussing an embroidery. This etching is taken from the first of two versions in oil by Edward John Poynter (1836-1919); the second, dated 1901, is in the Art Gallery of South Australia.
[Ref: 52194]   £490.00  
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Helena and Hermia. From A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Helena and Hermia. From A Midsummer Night's Dream. Premium Plate to Subscribers to "The Art Journal'', 1899.
EJP 1899. Painted by Sir Edward John Poynter, P.R.A. Etched by W. Heydemann.
Copyright 1898. Published by H. Virtue & Co. Limited, London.
Etching. 450 x 510mm (17¾ x 20"), with large margins. Foxing.
The two female romantic leads from Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream', seated together discussing an embroidery. This etching is taken from the first of two versions in oil by Edward John Poynter (1836-1919); the second, dated 1901, is in the Art Gallery of South Australia.
[Ref: 52195]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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[Fencing.] Tabula I.
[Fencing.] Tabula I.
J. Gelle Collonien sculp:
[Leiden: B. & A. Elzevir: 1630.]
Large engraving. 490 x 700mm (15¾ x 27½"), with large margins. Tear at top, two creases as normal. Small margins.
A plate from Gerard Thibault's 'L'académie de l'espée', illustrating the geometry that the author considered of utmost importance in sword fighting. Of particular interest is the use of Thibault's 'mysterious circle', proportional to the swordsman's body. Thibault (c.1574-1627) was a Dutch fencing master and author of the rapier manual 'Academie de l'Espée'. one of the most detailed and elaborate sources on swordsmanship.
[Ref: 52740]   £480.00  
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R. Ackermann's Repository of Arts, 96 Strand.
R. Ackermann's Repository of Arts, 96 Strand. Plate 31, Vol. IX.
No.54 of R. Ackermann's Repository of Arts &c. Pub. June 1, 1827.
Coloured aquatint. 240 x 152mm (9½ x 6").
Rudolph Ackermann's (1764 - 1834) Repository of Arts to Her Majesty at no. 96 on the south side of the Strand, on the eastern corner of Beaufort Buildings; figures passing on the street pause to look at the pictures decorating the windows. Numbered 'Plate 31, Vol.IX' upper right, from his own 'Repository of Arts' periodical, published from 1809-1829. The formal title of the publication was "Respository of Arts, Literature, Commerce, Manufactures, Fashions, and Politics", and it discussed and illustrated day to day life, and influenced English taste in fashion, architecture and literature.
See Ref: 18541.
[Ref: 52402]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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An Advantageous Concern.
An Advantageous Concern.
[n.d. c.1813.]
Letter press and engraving; three pages, 8vo. 172 x 140mm (6¾ x 5½"). Laid on album sheet left side.
Joseph Hamilton here lays out his patents and brick designs that have air holes for both oblong and triangular bricks. References below from "Nineteenth Century Brickmaking Innovations in Britain: Building and Technological Change" by Kathleen Ann Watt, 1990. 'Machinery capable of extruding hollow tubes was patented as early as 1810 by Johann Deyerlein (British Patent No.3319), further developed by Yoseph Hamilton in 1813 (British Patent No.3685)'. 'Use of a screw to provide continuous pressure on the contents of the hopper which allowed an uninterrupted flow of clay into the moulds (British Patent No.3685, 1813, Joseph Hamilton)'.
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The Aeriel Ship or Munchausen Improved!
The Aeriel Ship or Munchausen Improved!
[n.d., 1845].
Lithograph. Sheet 175 x 280mm (7 x 11"). Laid down on album sheet. Trimmed around title and into image at bottom.
A satire on the exaggerated ambitions of the 'Henson Aerial Steam Carriage', patented by William Samuel Henson (1812-88) in 1843, over half-a-century before the Wright Brothers' first flight. He incorporated the 'Aerial Transit Company' in 1843, and built a scale model of this steam-powered aeroplane, which did manage to hop (or perhaps bounce) off the ground. However a lack of sustained success led to the company being wound up in 1848.
[Ref: 52638]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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The African Hog.
The African Hog.
Drawn, Engraved & Published by Samuel Daniell, No 9 Cleveland Street, Fitzroy Square, London, Aug.t 15, 1805.
A very rare coloured aquatint. Sheet 380 x 505mm (15 x 20"), on Whatman paper. Trimmed within plate,
A bushpig at a watering hole, a tribesman with hunting dogs behind, published in Daniell's 'African Scenery and Animals', one of the scarcest plate books on South Africa. Despite the inscription it had been suggesed that the plates were in fact engraved by William Daniell. Daniell (1775-1811) arrived in South Africa in 1799 (soon after British occupation) and in 1801 joined an exploratory expedition to Bechuana, then at the limit of known territory. Daniell himself discovered the Kuruman Eye, a drinkable spring rising up into the Kalahari Desert, which has become one of South Africa's most celebrated natural wonders. He lived in Ceylon from 1806 until his death from tropical fever.
Abbey: 321.
[Ref: 52840]   £550.00  
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Alexander III. King of Scotland Rescued from the Fury of a Stag by the Intrepidity of Colin Fitzgerald, the Ancestor of the Present Mackenzie Family.
Alexander III. King of Scotland Rescued from the Fury of a Stag by the Intrepidity of Colin Fitzgerald, the Ancestor of the Present Mackenzie Family.
B. West pinx. F. Bartolozzi, sculp 1788.
Stipple, printed in sepia, faint watermark. 565 x 715mm (21¾ x 28¼") with very wide margins. Damage to margins, margin rebuilt in the top left corner.
Colin Fitzgerald pulls the antler of a stag and raises his spear to kill it. Other huntsmen rush to the aid of the fallen king. Alexander (1241-86) may have survived this episode, but he died aged 44 falling from a horse. His heir was his granddaughter, Margaret, Maid of Norway, but she died before she could be crowned, leaving the throne of Scotland to John Balliol.
[Ref: 52663]   £390.00  
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The Right Honourable William Pitt Lord Amherst, Governor General of India.
The Right Honourable William Pitt Lord Amherst, Governor General of India. From a Picture by Sir Thomas Lawrence painted for the British Factory at Canton, upon his Lordship’s return from his Embassy to China.
Painted by Sir Tho.s Lawrence, Principal Painter in Ordinary to His Majesty P.R.A. &c. &c. &c. Engraved by Chas. Turner, Mezzotinto Engraver in Ordinary to His Majesty.
[London, Pub.d May 24. 1824, by Messrs. Colnaghi & Co,, Cockspur St. Haymarket.]
Fine mezzotint. Plate 655 x 381mm (25¾ x 15"). With small margins.
Portrait, whole-length, in ceremonial robes with a fur collar, right arm at his side, holding cocked hat, left hand on papers on a pillar, next to a book labelled 'Embassy of China', view of Chinese harbour in the background; after Lawrence. William Pitt Amherst, 1st Earl Amherst of Arracan (1773-1857), British diplomat. Served as British envoy at the court of Naples (1809-1811), and was sent to China (1816) to negotiate commercial matters. Appointed British Governor-General of Bengal (1823-1828), and played a central role in the acquisition of Asian territory for the British Empire after the First Burmese War (1824-1826)
Whitman: 12.
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L'Amour et la Folie.
L'Amour et la Folie.
Peint par Et. Jeaurat. Gravé par son Frere 1732.
Engraving. 252 x 190mm (10 x 7½"). Trimmed to the image.
Love and Madness; Love (Cupid) blindfolded being led away by Madness who wear a jester outfit and carries a Punch puppet.
[Ref: 52399]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Anna the Prophetess and a Child.]
[Anna the Prophetess and a Child.] [Cyrillic caption.] Dedicated to her Imperial Majesty Catherine the Second Empress and Autocratrix of all the Russias By her much obliged most devoted and very humble Servant James Walker. From the Original Picture in the Imperial Gallery at St Petersburg.
Rembrandt Pinxit. Ja.s Walker Eng.r to her I.M and memb.r of the Imp.l Acad.y of Arts St. Petersburg fecit.
Publish'd Jan.y 1. 1792 as the Act directs by Ja.s Walker S. Petersburg, W. Hodges Queen Street May Fair and R. Blamire, Strand, London.
Rare mezzotint. 510 x 360mm (20 x 14¼"). With small margins.
Anna (or Hannah) the prophetess, dressed with hood and coif, spectacles in her left hand, sits with her arm around a boy who leans on her, reading a book. The painting, now attributed to Rembrandt's pupil Willem Drost (1633-59), was bought by Catherine the Great from the Walpole Collection at Houghton Hall and has been in the Hermitage since 1779.
Chaloner Smith: 25. III of III.
[Ref: 52732]   £420.00  
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Fishing.
Fishing.
E.E. Vidal, Esq. del.t. G. Maile & J. Bluck sculp.t.
London: Published Aug.t 1. 1820, at R. Ackermann's, 101, Strand.
Fine coloured aquatint. 250 x 300mm (10 x 11¾") with wide margins. Holes in top edge where it has previously been bound. Light staining in margins.
In the river a cart pulled by oxen is being loaded with fish collected by two men on horses with a net to the right, and then gutted by a man in the middle. From Emeric Essex Vidal's ''Picturesque Illustrations of Buenos Ayres and Monte Video'', one of the earliest descriptions of Argentinian life. Born c. 1788, Vidal entered the Navy in 1808 and retired in 1862. He visited Buenos Aires and Montevideo twice at the end of 1816 (the year Argentina became independent), returning 1828-9. He was stationed on St Helena 1820-1, during Bonaparte's exile.
Abbey Travel: 698.9. Vidal's text is available on Google Books.
[Ref: 52744]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Market Place.
Market Place.
E.E. Vidal, Esq. del.t. D. Havell sculp.t.
London: Published May 1. 1820, at R. Ackermann's, 101, Strand.
Fine coloured aquatint. 250 x 300mm (10 x 11¾") with wide margins. Holes in top edge where previously bound. Light staining in margins. Some marks within the platemark.
A busy market square, with an archway flying the Argentine flag. From Emeric Essex Vidal's ''Picturesque Illustrations of Buenos Ayres and Monte Video'', one of the earliest descriptions of Argentinian life. Born c. 1788, Vidal entered the Navy in 1808 and retired in 1862. He visited Buenos Aires and Montevideo twice at the end of 1816 (the year Argentina became independent), returning 1828-9. He was stationed on St Helena 1820-1, during Bonaparte's exile.
Abbey Travel: 698. Vidal's text is available on Google Books.
[Ref: 52750]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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Paolistas, Soldiers of the East Bank of the Plata.
Paolistas, Soldiers of the East Bank of the Plata.
E.E. Vidal, Esq. del.t. G. Maile & J. Bluck sculp.t.
London: Published Ot.r 1. 1820, at R. Ackermann's, 101, Strand.
Fine coloured aquatint. 300 x 250mm (11¾ x 10") with wide margins. Holes in left edge where it has previously been bound. Light staining in margins.
South American soldiers. One, with lace at the bottom of his trousers, is drinking chimarrao, a type of tea. The other man has a long plait; both are barefooted. From Emeric Essex Vidal's ''Picturesque Illustrations of Buenos Ayres and Monte Video'', one of the earliest descriptions of Argentinian life. Born c. 1788, Vidal entered the Navy in 1808 and retired in 1862. He visited Buenos Aires and Montevideo twice at the end of 1816 (the year Argentina became independent), returning 1828-9. He was stationed on St Helena 1820-1, during Bonaparte's exile. From one of the earliest representations of Argentinian life.
Abbey Travel: 698. Vidal's text is available on Google Books.
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Plaza.
Plaza.
E.E. Vidal, Esq. del.t. G. Maile & J. Bluck sculp.t.
London: Published Sept.r 1. 1820, at R. Ackermann's, 101, Strand.
Fine coloured aquatint. 250 x 300mm (10 x 11¾") with wide margins. Holes in top edge where it has previously been bound. Light staining in margins.
Street vendors on their horses leaving the Plaza in Buenos Aires; one carries chickens, another fish and the third, bread. From Emeric Essex Vidal's ''Picturesque Illustrations of Buenos Ayres and Monte Video'', one of the earliest descriptions of Argentinian life. Born c. 1788, Vidal entered the Navy in 1808 and retired in 1862. He visited Buenos Aires and Montevideo twice at the end of 1816 (the year Argentina became independent), returning 1828-9. He was stationed on St Helena 1820-1, during Bonaparte's exile.
Abbey Travel: 698.6. Vidal's text is available on Google Books.
[Ref: 52745]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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Fort.
Fort.
E.E. Vidal, Esq. del.t. T. Sutherland sculp.t.
London: Published July 1. 1820, at R. Ackermann's, 101, Strand.
Fine coloured aquatint. 250 x 300mm (10 x 11¾") with wide margins. Holes in top edge where it has previously been bound. Light staining in margins.
The Fort, residence of the Chief Director of the United Provinces, on the edge of the river at Buenos Aires. Vidal describes the spot as a popular spot to bathe, both men and women. In the background are the churches of San Francisco and Dan Domingo. From Emeric Essex Vidal's ''Picturesque Illustrations of Buenos Ayres and Monte Video'', one of the earliest descriptions of Argentinian life. Born c. 1788, Vidal entered the Navy in 1808 and retired in 1862. He visited Buenos Aires and Montevideo twice at the end of 1816 (the year Argentina became independent), returning 1828-9. He was stationed on St Helena 1820-1, during Bonaparte's exile.
Abbey Travel: 698.3. Vidal's text is available on Google Books.
[Ref: 52746]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Beggar on Horseback.
Beggar on Horseback.
E.E. Vidal, Esq. del.t J. Bluck sculp.t.
London: Published June 1. 1820, at R. Ackermann's, 101, Strand.
Fine coloured aquatint. 300 x 250mm (11¾ x 10") with wide margins. Holes on left edge where it has previously been bound. Light staining in margins.
A beggar on horseback rides through the streets in Buenos Aires; two further beggars seen behind at the street corner as a clergyman passes-by. From Emeric Essex Vidal's ''Picturesque Illustrations of Buenos Ayres and Monte Video'', one of the earliest descriptions of Argentinian life. Born c. 1788, Vidal entered the Navy in 1808 and retired in 1862. He visited Buenos Aires and Montevideo twice at the end of 1816 (the year Argentina became independent), returning 1828-9. He was stationed on St Helena 1820-1, during Bonaparte's exile.
Abbey Travel: 698.11. Vidal's text is available on Google Books.
[Ref: 52747]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Landing Place.
Landing Place.
E.E. Vidal, Esq. del.t. G. Maile & J. Bluck sculp.t.
London: Published Sept.r 1. 1820, at R. Ackermann's, 101, Strand.
Fine coloured aquatint. 250 x 300mm (10 x 11¾") with wide margins. Holes in top edge were previously bound. Light staining in margins.
A small British dinghy arriving at the edge of the river to Buenos Aires where a horse and cart has backed into the water to carry the sailors dry to shore. From Emeric Essex Vidal's ''Picturesque Illustrations of Buenos Ayres and Monte Video'', one of the earliest descriptions of Argentinian life. Born c. 1788, Vidal entered the Navy in 1808 and retired in 1862. He visited Buenos Aires and Montevideo twice at the end of 1816 (the year Argentina became independent), returning 1828-9. He was stationed on St Helena 1820-1, during Bonaparte's exile.
Abbey Travel: 698. Vidal's text is available on Google Books.
[Ref: 52748]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Milk Boys.
Milk Boys.
E.E. Vidal, Esq. del.t. T. Sutherland sculp.
London: Published May 1. 1820, at R. Ackermann's, 101, Strand.
Fine coloured aquatint. 250 x 300mm (10 x 11¾") with wide margins. Holes in top edge were previously bound. Light staining in margins.
Two riders with saddles with special holders for jugs of milk. From Emeric Essex Vidal's ''Picturesque Illustrations of Buenos Ayres and Monte Video'', one of the earliest descriptions of Argentinian life. Born c. 1788, Vidal entered the Navy in 1808 and retired in 1862. He visited Buenos Aires and Montevideo twice at the end of 1816 (the year Argentina became independent), returning 1828-9. He was stationed on St Helena 1820-1, during Bonaparte's exile.
Abbey Travel: 698. Vidal's text is available on Google Books.
[Ref: 52749]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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Balling Ostriches.
Balling Ostriches.
E.E. Vidal, Esq. del.t. T. Sutherland sculp.
London: Published May 1. 1820, at R. Ackermann's, 101, Strand.
Coloured aquatint. 250 x 300mm (10 x 11¾" with wide margins. Holes in top edge where it has previously been bound. Light staining in margins.
A gaucho chasing a Rhea, swinging a bolas. From Emeric Essex Vidal's ''Picturesque Illustrations of Buenos Ayres and Monte Video'', one of the earliest descriptions of Argentinian life. Born c. 1788, Vidal entered the Navy in 1808 and retired in 1862. He visited Buenos Aires and Montevideo twice at the end of 1816 (the year Argentina became independent), returning 1828-9. He was stationed on St Helena 1820-1, during Bonaparte's exile.
Abbey Travel: 698. Vidal's text is available on Google Books.
[Ref: 52752]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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Church of San Domingo.
Church of San Domingo.
E.E. Vidal, Esq. del.t. G. Maile & J. Bluck sculp.t.
London: Published July 1. 1820, at R. Ackermann's, 101, Strand.
Fine coloured aquatint. 300 x 250mm (11¾ x 10") with wide margins. Holes in left hand edge where previously bound. Light staining in the margins
The Santo Domingo Convent Buenos Aires. The artist noted that it was ''in a state of disrepair, and has nothing noteworthy except for the colors and a fine organ''. From Emeric Essex Vidal's ''Picturesque Illustrations of Buenos Ayres and Monte Video'', one of the earliest descriptions of Argentinian life. Born c. 1788, Vidal entered the Navy in 1808 and retired in 1862. He visited Buenos Aires and Montevideo twice at the end of 1816 (the year Argentina became independent), returning 1828-9. He was stationed on St Helena 1820-1, during Bonaparte's exile.
Abbey Travel: 698. Vidal's text is available on Google Books.
[Ref: 52753]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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Pampa Indians.
Pampa Indians.
E.E. Vidal, Esq. del.t. J. Bluck sculp.t.
London. Published June 1st 1820 at R. Ackermann's, 101 Strand.
Aquatint, printed in colours & hand finished. 300 x 250mm (10¾ x 9¾"). Holes in left edge where it has previously been bound. Light staining in margin.
Two indigenous men, standing at a shop in the 'Indian Market', at the south-west end of the Callé de los Torres, Buenos Aires. Their goods include leather work like stirrups and whips, animal hides including jaguar pelts and rhea-feather dusters. From Emeric Essex Vidal's "Picturesque Illustrations of Buenos Ayres and Monte Video". Born c. 1788, Vidal entered the Navy in 1808 and retired in 1862. He visited Buenos Aires and Montevideo twice at the end of 1816, the year Argentina became independent), returning 1828-9. He was stationed on St Helena 1820-1, during Bonaparte's exile. From one of the earliest representations of Argentinian life.
Abbey Travel: 698. Vidal's text is available on Google Books.
[Ref: 52756]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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The East View of Aston in the County of Warwick, the Seat of S.r. Lister Holte, Bar.t
The East View of Aston in the County of Warwick, the Seat of S.r. Lister Holte, Bar.t is humbly Inscribed by his Obliged Serv.ts Sam.l & Nath.l Buck.
Sam.l & Nath.l Buck delin. et sculp. April 1744. 1 Garden Court Middle Temple.
Large engraving. 600 x 770mm (23½ x 30¼") with small margins. Several repairs, splits and tears.
A rare arial view of Aston Hall near Birmingham. Built in the Jacobean style by Sir Thomas Holte and completed 1635, the building passed into the possession of James Watt Jnr before becoming the first historic country house to pass into municipal ownership, 1864.
[Ref: 52627]   £580.00  
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Lake of Aushkul and Holy Mount.
Lake of Aushkul and Holy Mount.
R. Murchison Esq.re del. L. Haghe lith. Day & Haghe Lith.rs to the Queen.
[London: John Murray, 1845.]
Rare tinted lithograph. Sheet 195 x 255mm (7¾ x 10"). With two registry pin holes in corners, as usual with this technique.
Aushkul Lake and mountain in the Urals, famed for its jasper, vases of which decorate the Hermitage staircase. The plate comes from Sir Roderick Impey's important monograph, 'The Geology of Russia in Europe and the Ural Mountains', the result of an expedition he made accompanied by Édouard de Verneuil (1805-73) and Count Alexander von Keyserling (1815-91). The expedition led to him describing the Permian geologic period, named after the Perm region of Russia, the last period of the Paleozoic era.
Not in Abbey.
[Ref: 52674]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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View of the Great Chasm of the Axmouth Landslip looking Westward.
View of the Great Chasm of the Axmouth Landslip looking Westward. Reaping the Wh[eat] 25th August 1840.
W. Dawson del.t. On Zinc by G. Scharf. Printed by C. Hullmandel.
[n.d., c.1840.]
Tinted zincograph with hand colour. Sheet 250 x 685mm (9¾ x 27"). Framed. Trimmed into image on three sides, slight wear at lower centre fold affecting part of title. Unexamined out of frame.
A scene on the cliffs of England's 'Jurassic Coastline' with harvesters reaping a field of wheat in the 'Undercliff', watched by sightseers. A landslip on Christmas Day 1839 took with it fields, a number of cottages and an orchard. In ''Landslips in East Devon'' William Dawson & the Rev. W.D. Conybeare published ten plans and views of the event, making it the first major landslip to be recorded scientifically. This plate is not from the series, despite sharing all the production details; it is apparently a slightly later publication, showing how life continued in the area.
See Abbey: 129.
[Ref: 52787]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)

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[Reconstruction of a Baalbek temple.] Tab XLI.
[Reconstruction of a Baalbek temple.] Tab XLI.
Borra Arch Del. P. Fourdrinier Sculp.
[London; Robert Wood, 1757.]
Engraving. 265 x 400mm (10½ x 15¾"). Framed. Unexamined out of frame.
An elevation of one of the great classical temples of Baalbek, probably either the Temple of Jupiter or Bacchus, published in Robert Wood's 'The Ruins of Balbec, otherwise Heliopolis, in Coelosyria'. Italian architect Giovanni Battista Borra accompanied Wood on a trip through Syria 1750-1; the resulting drawings of the classical ruins were very influential on architects including Robert Adam.
[Ref: 52736]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Fowls of a Feather Flock Together.
Fowls of a Feather Flock Together.
K Fec.t 1785.
Rare etching with aquatint. 110 x 105mm (4¼ x 4"). Laid on album sheet, staining and creasing.
A satire of Vincent Lunardi & his friends by John Kay. In the sky are three balloons, one on fire. The BM example (1852,1009.834) has mss. identifying the left figure as James Tytler, who was the first person in Britain to ascend in a hot air balloon in Britain, although unsuccessfully.
[Ref: 52334]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Sir J. Banks.
Sir J. Banks. From a Picture by T. Phillips, in the Possession of the Royal Society. Under the Superintendence of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. Proof.
Engraved by C.E. Wagstaff.
London, Published by Charles Knight, Ludgate Street. [n.d. c.1835.]
Stipple, proof printed in chine collé. 290 x 205mm (11½ x 8").
Sir Joseph Banks, shown as President of the Royal Society. The original painting, by Thomas Phillips, is now in the National Portrait Gallery. Published in the ''The Gallery of Portraits: With Memoirs'', 1833-7.
[Ref: 52691]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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S.A. Bardsley, M.D.
S.A. Bardsley, M.D. Late Senior Physician to the Manchester Royal Infirmary, and formerly Vice President of the Manchester Library and Philosophical Society.
C.A. Duval pinx.t J. Thomson sculp.t
Published by Thos. Agnew Repository of Arts, Manchester, & Messrs. Ackermann & Co. Strand, London 1848.
Rare mezzotint and etching; Thomas Agnew publisher stamp on edge of lower plate.. Plate 451 x 355mm (17¾ x 14") with very wide margins.
Portrait of Samuel Argent Bardsley; nearly whole length, seated in chair, to the right, holding closed book in lap, with legs crossed; books and ink pots on table to his left; in octagon. Dr Samuel Argent Bardsley (1764-1851), the English physician. He was elected physician to the Manchester Infirmary, a position he retained until August 1823, gaining during the thirty-three years great esteem as ‘the very model of an hospital physician.’ Dr. Bardsley published in 1800 ‘Critical Remarks on the Tragedy of Pizarro, with Observations on the subject of the Drama;’ and in 1807 a volume of ‘Medical Reports of Cases and Experiments, with Observations chiefly derived from Hospital practice; also an Enquiry into the Origin of Canine Madness, which detailed research and study on rabies.’ To the ‘Memoirs’ of the Literary and Philosophical Society of Manchester, of which he was a vice-president, he contributed in 1798 a paper on ‘Party Prejudice,’ and in 1803 one on ‘The Use and Abuse of Popular Sports and Exercises.’ An expert on rabies.
[Ref: 52501]   £360.00  
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Abbey Church, Bath, from the Orange Grove.
Abbey Church, Bath, from the Orange Grove.
Drawn by J. Syer, _ G. Hawkins lith. Day & Haghe Lithrs. to the Queen.
Published by W.m Everitt, City Repository of Arts 1 Pulteney Bridge Bath. [n.d., c.1850.]
Sepia tinted lithograph. 275 x 410mm (10¾ x 16"), with large margins.
A view of Bath Abbey.
[Ref: 52203]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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Bees Worth Hiving.
Bees Worth Hiving. Registered.
Designed, Lithographed, & Printed, by C.J. Culliford, Fulwood House, Gray's Inn, London, W.C.
London. Published August 16th. 1870, for the Proprietor, by C.J. Culliford, Fulwood House, Gray's Inn.
Rare coloured lithograph. 265 x 342mm (10½ x 13½"). Repaired tear on left
Inscribed on hive: 'Patient, prayerful, modest, mild; / Wise as a Solon, meek as a child; / Studious, thoughtful, loving, kind; Sure to make matter subservient to mind...'.
[Ref: 52384]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Capture of Bellisle, 1761.]
[The Capture of Bellisle, 1761.] To the Hon.ble Augustus Keppel [...] this plate being an exact Representation of the First Attack, made by the British Fleet under his Command, 8 April 1761 [...] [&] [...] This Plate being an exact Representation of the Second Attack, made at Fort Arsic on Bellisle . 22nd April 1761 [...] [&] [...] This Plate representing St Foy near Locmaria-Point, on Bellisle, the Place intended for a feint 22 April 1761 [...]
Serres Pinx. Canot Sculp.
Drawn on ye spot, Design'd, & Published as the Act directs by R. Short, May 1st 1763. [& Sept 12th].
Three (of seven) engravings, rare as a set. 370 x 520mm (13¾ x 20½) with very large margins. Small repairs and creases.
Three engravings celebrating the capture of the French island of Belle Île (off the Brittany coast) in 1761, during the Seven Years' War. As the Royal Navy began to dominate the seas Britain started to pick off France's colonies, including Canada, before lauching this attack on a part of France itself. Initially repelled, the attack was continued with reinforcements and the island was eventually captured. Unable to counter-attack, the French told the British they could keep it if they wanted, but they found that a British base so close to the French mainland was a real problem so, in the Treaty of Paris that ended the war, Belle Île was swapped for Minorca, which France had captured earlier in the war.
Parker 69.
[Ref: 51978]   £950.00   view all images for this item
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Bellerophon.
Bellerophon. I am Bellerophon the bold / Who slew Chimæra in her lair; [...]
John Masefield. Judith Masefield.
[n.d., c.1950.]
Broadside, linocut roundel with letterpress verse. Sheet 450 x 215mm (17¾ x 8½"). Crease through image, surface soiling.
A stark black and white image of the Greek hero Bellerophon riding the winged horse Pegasus, illustrating a poem by John Masefield (1878-1967), Poet Laureate 1930-67. The illustration was drawn (and probably cut) by his daughter Judith (1904-88).
[Ref: 52837]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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For the Benefit of the Champion.
For the Benefit of the Champion. A Catch to be Perform'd at the New Theatre Covent Garden _ for Admission Apply to the D____ ss_ NB. Gratis to those who wear Large Tails.
Etch'd by T. Rowlandson.
Pubd. and sold by Wm. Humphrey. [n.d. c.1784.]
Fine hand-coloured etching. Plate 248 x 354mm (9¾ x 13½"). With small margins. Very slight centre crease.
The Duchess of Devonshire with two other catch-singers, Fox and North, who are dressed as fat old market-women. The Duchess (left) elegantly dressed, but with her breast uncovered and wearing her election hat with 'Fox' favours, feathers, and fox's brush, puts her left hand on Fox's shoulder, pointing to a tomb-stone beside her (left) inscribed, beneath its skull and cross-bones, 'Here lies poor C--C--L--RAY' [Cecil Wray]. Fox, his left hand grasping a crutch-headed stick, turns to North and sings. North (right), also with a stick, sings. Through the wings peers the anxious-looking, spectacled profile of Burke (right). Three framed pictures decorate the wall behind the performers: 'The fox who had lost his Tail', a tail-less fox looking at four others who are discussing the situation. This is flanked by two oval pictures, 'Fox and Crow' (left), the fox looking up longingly at the crow on a branch, and 'Fox and Grapes' (right), a fox on its hind-legs below a vine-branch.
BM Satires 6591.
[Ref: 52361]   £320.00  
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The East Bastion, Singhur.
The East Bastion, Singhur.
From a sketch by Sir Keith Jackson, Bar.t. Amelia Jackson lith.
[n.d., c.1830.]
Lithograph. Printed area 160 x 250mm (6¼ x 9¾"), with wide margins. Some light foxing and a small tear in margins.
A view of defences on steep cliffs, sketched by Sir Keith Alexander (1798-1843) of the 4th Light Dragoons and lithographed by his wife Amelia. Alexander died in Kabul in 1843.
[Ref: 52300]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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To Jacob Wilkinson Esq.r this View of Berwick upon Tweed,
To Jacob Wilkinson Esq.r this View of Berwick upon Tweed, is with the greatest respect inscribed by His most obedient Servants J. Stuart and F. Jukes.
Drawn by C. Catton. Engraved by F. Jukes.
London, Pub.d March 20, 1793, by F. Jukes No 10, Howland Street.
Aquatint with hand colour. 465 x 640mm (18¼ x 25¼"). Framed. Unexamined out of frame.
A view of the town from the north side of the Tweed, showing the medieval town walls and the Grade 1 listed bridge, built 1611-24. One of a series 'Six Scottish Views' after Charles Catton (1756-1819), an artist who emigrated to America c.1802.
See Ref: 52777
[Ref: 52776]   £480.00  
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To the Hon.ble Sir John Vaughn K.B. and the Hon.ble C. Carpenter This View of the Town and Bridge of Berwick
To the Hon.ble Sir John Vaughn K.B. and the Hon.ble C. Carpenter This View of the Town and Bridge of Berwick is with the greatest respect inscribed by His most obedient Servants J. Stuart and F Ju.kes
Drawn by C. Catton Jun.r. Engraved by F. Jukes.
London, Pub.d March 20, 1793, by F. Jukes No 10, Howland Street.
Aquatint with hand colour. 465 x 640mm (18¼ x 25¼"). Trimmed and taped on paper. Some light foxing and a mark in the sky.
A view of the town from the south side of the Tweed, showing the medieval town walls and the Grade 1 listed bridge, built 1611-24. One of a series 'Six Scottish Views' after Charles Catton (1756-1819), an artist who emigrated to America c.1802.
See Ref: 52776
[Ref: 52777]   £480.00  
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Biggleswade.
Biggleswade. Proof.
Published by T.W. Sprong [n.d., c.1850.]
Rare tinted lithograph. Printed area 260 x 320mm (10¼ x 12½"), on thick paper.
A separate-issue view of the Market Place, Biggleswade.
[Ref: 52205]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Bloodhound head]
[Bloodhound head]
Herbert Dicksee [signed in pencil.]
[Fine Art Society?, c.1900]
Rare etching, signed artist's proof. 435 x 365 (17 x 141½"), with large margins, paper watermarked 'O.W.P. & A.C.L.'.
O.W. Paper & Arts Co. Ltd. was established by the English painter John William North (1842-1924) in 1895 to create fine paper for artists. It was used by printmakers including Whistler and Strang.
From the celebrated collection of Bryan & Valerie Steele.
[Ref: 52657]   £1,350.00  
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Bolivar. From an Engraving by M.N. Bate.
Bolivar. From an Engraving by M.N. Bate. Under the Superintendence of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. Proof.
Engraved by W. Holl.
London, Published by Charles Knight, Ludgate Street. [n.d. c.1830.]
Stipple, proof printed in chine collé. 290 x 205mm (11½ x 8"), with wide margins.
Simón José Antonio de la Santísima Trinidad Bolívar y Palacios Ponte Blanco, commonly known as Simón Bolívar (1783-1830). Published in the ''The Gallery of Portraits: With Memoirs'', 1833-7.
[Ref: 52689]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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William Penn Esq.r Proprietor of Pennsylvania: 1703.
William Penn Esq.r Proprietor of Pennsylvania: 1703.
[n.d., c.1750.]
Fine engraving. 120 x 80mm (4¾" x 3?"). Worm holes in very wide margin. Some foxing.
Bookplate of William Penn (1644-1718), founder and 'Absolute Proprietor' of the Province of Pennsylvania, featuring his armorial.
[Ref: 52818]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[Title etched in French:]... en dis pas davantage ...
[Title etched in French:]... en dis pas davantage ...
Q. de Boret [etched signature.]
Etching; paper watermarked. 214 x 145mm (8½ x 5¾").
A military scene at the top of the image; soldiers on horseback to the left; cupids down the bottom right corner; a large figure in the centre of the image carrying an easel and very large pen. Amédée de Boret (1837-1916), French painter and etcher; from 1860 he exhibited his work at the Paris Salon. He specialised in fantastic and macabre work, as a result much of his work was labelled abnormal.
[Ref: 52430]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Engraved for Portlock's New Collection of Voyages & Travels.
Engraved for Portlock's New Collection of Voyages & Travels. View of Botany Bay, in New South Wales.
Engraved from a Drawing on the Spot.
[n.d., c.1794.]
Engraving. Plate: 180 x 220mm (7 x 8¾'').
A view of Botany Bay which is full of European ships and a small rowing boat with two aborigines.
[Ref: 51094]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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Bournemouth, near Christchurch, Hants.
Bournemouth, near Christchurch, Hants.
B. Ferrey Arch.t M.A.S.L. Day & Haghe, Lith.rs to the King.
[n.d., c.1835.]
Lithograph. Sheet 190 x 270mm (7½ x 10¾"). Narrow margins.
In 1835 Sir George William Tapps-Gervis hired the young local architect Benjamin Ferrey to develop his land, building Bournemouth's first hotel, later to become part of the Royal Bath Hotel, which opened in 1838 and is one of the few buildings designed by Ferrey still standing.
[Ref: 52651]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Bresil - Brazil.
Bresil - Brazil. Amérique. V. Pitt. No.19.
A. St. Aulaire.
Publié par Aubert, Place de la Bourse, 29. [n.d. c.1830.]
Coloured lithograph. 285 x 196mm (11¼ x 7¾").
Images of Brazilian costume: inhabitants of the province of mines; Captain of Matto; inhabitants of San Paulo; Botocudos Indians; Bogres Indians. A summary paragraph describing the land, population and resources.
[Ref: 52460]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Corcovado Mountain, from Praia Grande,
Corcovado Mountain, from Praia Grande, Rio de Janeiro.
W. Gore Ouseley Del. J. Needham Lith.
Printed at 10 St. Martins Lane. [London: Thomas McLean. n.d., 1852.]
Rare tinted lithograph with hand colour. Sheet 315 x 375mm (12½ x 14¾"), with very wide margins.
A pictureque view of Corcovado Mountain, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, world-famous for its huge statue, 'Christ the Redeemer'. A plate from 'Views in South America, from original drawings made in Brazil', by Sir William Gore Ousley, a British diplomat who served in various roles in Washington, D.C., Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires. On his return to England (according to Borba de Moraes), ''he wished to publish a collection of drawings and watercolours of Brazil and the Rio de la Plata. The selection was made by Queen Victoria. This rare and valued album contains very pictureque lithographs''.
NOT IN ABBEY; Tooley, English books with colour plates, 356. Borba de Moraes, p.643.
[Ref: 52568]   £480.00  
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Serra dos Orgaos. Cabeça do Fraile.
Serra dos Orgaos. Cabeça do Fraile.
W. Gore Ouseley Del. J. Needham Lith.
Printed at 10 St. Martins Lane. [London: Thomas McLean. n.d., 1852.]
Rare tinted lithograph with hand colour. Sheet 375 x 450mm (14¾ x 17¾") with very wide margins.
A view of George Marsh's farm, under a giant rock in the Serra dos Órgãos, near Rio de Janeiro. A plate from 'Views in South America, from original drawings made in Brazil', by Sir William Gore Ousley, a British diplomat who served in various roles in Washington, D.C., Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires. On his return to England (according to Borba de Moraes), ''he wished to publish a collection of drawings and watercolours of Brazil and the Rio de la Plata. The selection was made by Queen Victoria. This rare and valued album contains very pictureque lithographs''.
NOT IN ABBEY; Tooley, English books with colour plates, 356. Borba de Moraes, p.643.
[Ref: 52569]   £480.00  
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Ruined Chapel of San Gonsalvo. Rio Vermelho, Bahia.
Ruined Chapel of San Gonsalvo. Rio Vermelho, Bahia.
W. Gore Ouseley Del. J. Needham Lith.
Printed at 10 St. Martins Lane. [London: Thomas McLean. n.d., 1852.]
Rare tinted lithograph with very fine hand colour. Sheet 485 x 370mm (19 x 14½").
A view of Salvador de Bahia, Brazil, from 'Views in South America, from original drawings made in Brazil', by Sir William Gore Ousley, a British diplomat who served in various roles in Washington, D.C., Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires. On his return to England (according to Borba de Moraes), ''he wished to publish a collection of drawings and watercolours of Brazil and the Rio de la Plata. The selection was made by Queen Victoria. This rare and valued album contains very pictureque lithographs''.
NOT IN ABBEY; Tooley, English books with colour plates, 356. Borba de Moraes, p.643.
[Ref: 52580]   £450.00  
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Near Bahia.
Near Bahia.
W. Gore Ouseley Del. J. Needham Lith.
Printed at 10 St. Martins Lane. [London: Thomas McLean. n.d., 1852.]
Rare tinted lithograph with very fine hand colour. Sheet 290 x 420mm (11½ x 16½"). Slight foxing, damp stain in margin top right.
A view of Salvador de Bahia, Brazil, from 'Views in South America, from original drawings made in Brazil', by Sir William Gore Ousley, a British diplomat who served in various roles in Washington, D.C., Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires. On his return to England (according to Borba de Moraes), ''he wished to publish a collection of drawings and watercolours of Brazil and the Rio de la Plata. The selection was made by Queen Victoria. This rare and valued album contains very pictureque lithographs''.
NOT IN ABBEY; Tooley, English books with colour plates, 356. Borba de Moraes, p.643.
[Ref: 52581]   £380.00  
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