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A Solo on the Viola di Gamba. Mr Abel.
A Solo on the Viola di Gamba. Mr Abel.
Etched by W.N. Gardiner. JN [John Nixon] 1787.
Publishd as the Act _ by E. Harding, 132 Fleet Street, July 1787.
Rare engraving. 190 x 135mm (7½ x 5¼"). Trimmed within plate at sides.
Caricature portrait of Carl Friedrich Abel (1723-1787), a German classical composer who lived in London from 1759 until his death. Darly also caricatured him, as 'Seignor Catgutaneo'.
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Ackermann & Co. Repository of Arts, 96, Strand, London...
Ackermann & Co. Repository of Arts, 96, Strand, London... List of the most essential Requisites for Artists and Amateurs.
[n.d., c.1840.]
Scarce letterpress, extract, pp 14, with original endpaper, 235 x 145mm (9¼ x 5¾").
A price list for Ackermann's stock.
[Ref: 52936]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Important Marine Prints, Published by, or to be hand of Ackermann & Co.
Important Marine Prints, Published by, or to be hand of Ackermann & Co.
[n.d., c.1840.]
Rare letterpress, single page extract, 235 x 145mm (9¼ x 5¾"). Incomplete.
A price list for Ackermann's stock of prints of ships, bt artists including Huggins, Vernon and Brierly.
[Ref: 52935]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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The Crown Prepared for the Coronation of Her Most Gracious Majesty Queen Adelaide 8th September, 1831.
The Crown Prepared for the Coronation of Her Most Gracious Majesty Queen Adelaide 8th September, 1831. This Print is (with Permission) most humbly dedicated to Her Majesty by Her Majesty's most devoted and grateful Servants Rundell, Bridge & Co.
[n.d., c.1838.]
Rare lithograph. Sheet 465 x 400mm (18¼ x 15¾"). Small repaired tears in border.
An illustration of the Imperial State Crown created by the London firm of jewellers Rundell, Bridge & Co., for the coronation of Adelaide, queen of William IV. As the firm was Rundell, Bridge & Rundell until 1834 it is likely that this print was published as a comparision to the crown created by them for Victoria in 1838 (still used today in reworked form).
[Ref: 52847]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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America.
America. L'oro, di cui l'America e seconda...
Amiconi. inven. Wagner sc. Venezia C.P.E.S.
[n.d., c.1740.]
Rare etching. 495 x 320mm (19½ x 12½"), with wide margins. Staining and small hole in margins.
An allegory of America, with three figures on a rock, one with the traditional feather headdress, the other two with Asiatic-looking turbans. Under the rock is an alligator; behind is a European ship.
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America.
America.
G. Sammaritani inv. e dis. F. Wenzel Lit.o.
Lit. Salimbeni, Strada Toledo, 174. [Naples?, c.1850.]
Scarce lithograph with hand colour. Sheet 525 x 670mm (20¾ x 26½"). Edges chipped and soiled.
A female allegorical figure of America, bare-breasted with a feather headress and a quiver of arrows, seated on a rock under a waterfall. Two cherubs, also with feather headresses, hold a net full of fish and a stich with dead birds hanging from it. Around the image are decorative borders with motifs relating to the the continent.
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[Gulf of Boothia.] To His Most Excellent Majesty William IVth, King of Great Britain, Ireland &c.
[Gulf of Boothia.] To His Most Excellent Majesty William IVth, King of Great Britain, Ireland &c. This Chart of the Discoveries made in the Arctic Regions, in 1829, 30, 31, 32, & 33, is dedicated with His Majesty's gracious permission by His Majesty's Loyal and devoted Subjects, John Ross, Captain Royal Navy, James Clark Ross, Commander Royal Navy.
Published by Capt. Ross R.N. Dec.r 1834.
Engraved map with original hand colour. 465 x 615mm. Binding folds flattened, as normal, narrow right edge.
A map of the discoveries of John Ross and his nephew, John Clark Ross, in the Gulf of Boothia, with five coastal profiles (one lettered upside-down). On an expedition to find the North West Passage Ross was the first European to enter the gulf (although it had been seen by Parry in 1822), naming it after their patron, gin-magnate Sir Felix Booth. They spent the next four years stuck in ice, during which time John Clark Ross became the first European to reach the Magnetic North Pole, then at Cape Adelaide on the Boothia Peninsula. Eventually the crew left their ship and were rescued by a whaler, who thought they had perished two years before. This map was published in Ross's 'Narrative of a Second Voyage in Search of a North-West Passage', 1835.
Abbey Travel 636.
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Monte Video, From the Anchorage outside the Harbour.
Monte Video, From the Anchorage outside the Harbour. Buenos Ayres, From the Bank between the Outer and Inner Roads.
E.E. Vidal, Esq. del.t. T. Sutherland sculp.t.
London. Published May 1st 1820 at R. Ackermann's, 101 Strand.
Fine aquatint, printed in colours & hand finished. 325 x 510mm (12¾" x 20"). Centre fold, as issued, repairs to centre fold left edge.
Separate views of the capital cities of Uruguay and Argentina from the sea. One of the few double-page plates 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.
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Her Royal Highness the Princess Augusta.
Her Royal Highness the Princess Augusta. Dedicated by Permission To the Queen. By her Majesty's most devoted & most dutiful Subject and Servant H. Ramberg.
R:H: Ramberg ad viv: del: W: Ward Sculpt:
Publish'd as the Act directs Feb: 11th 1789. by T. Harmer Engraver & Printseller No. 164 Piccadilly.
Stipple. 335 x 275mm (13¼ x 10¾"), with wide margins.
Three-quarter length seated portrait of Princess Augusta (1768-1840), small dog in her lap. It is believed she had a private marriage to General Sir Brent Spencer (1760-1828), although no record exists. From a series of portraits of the daughters of George III after Johann Heinrich Ramberg.
Frankau 15.
[Ref: 52912]   £290.00   (£348.00 incl.VAT)

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[Badende meisjes - Bathing Girls.]
[Badende meisjes - Bathing Girls.]
S. Klapmutz. 1768.
Etching. Sheet 150 x 110mm (5¾ x 4¼"). Trimmed within plate.
Two young women among ruins at a river. With the ink stamp of the Rijksmuseum, overstamped with 'Dubbel R.P.K'. The version they chose to keep is indexed as 'RP-P-1895-A-18742'.
[Ref: 52971]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Her Grace Mary Dutchess of Ancaster and Kesteven.
Her Grace Mary Dutchess of Ancaster and Kesteven.
J. Reynolds pinx.t. J. Dixon Fecit.
Sold by Ryland & Bryer at the Kings Arms in Cornhill [n.d., c.1770].
Mezzotint. 615 x 380mm (24¼ x 15"). Laid on old French mount board. Small margins.
Full -length portrait pf Mary Bertie, duchess of Ancaster and Kesteven (1735-c.1793), turbulent sea with ships in the distance. She was the illegitimate daughter of Thomas Panton, Master of the King's Running Horses at Newmarket; in 1750 she married General Peregrine Bertie, 3rd Duke of Ancaster and was Mistress of the Robes to Queen Charlotte from 1761 until her death, in Italy.
CS: 1, ii. Hamilton: p.78, ii.
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An Illustration of the old proverb - Between Two Stools_&c &c_
An Illustration of the old proverb - Between Two Stools_&c &c_ A Danial still I say -a second Danial-Shakespeare.
[Monogram of Paul Pry] Esq.
Pub May 1829 by T McLean 26 Haymarket sole publisher of P Prys Caricaturs.
Coloured etching. 260 x 360mm (10¼ x 14¼"), with wide margins. Remains of Collector's stamp top right.
Satire on O'Connell's attempt to take his seat in the House of Commons (which he was not able to do until February 1830). The 'Honorable Member' of O'Connell falls down towards the 'bog' as his two stools topple outwards. One is of rough-hewn wood, very solid, inscribed '1688 Constructed of English Oak'. The other is flimsy, ornate, top-heavy, and on casters. Its upholstered top is inscribed 'Constructed 1829 on entire new Principals'. By William Heath, under the pseudonym of Paul Pry.
BM Satires: 15765.
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[Bhutan] View of Choka.
[Bhutan] View of Choka.
Drawn by S. Davis Esq.r. Engraved by W. Daniell.
Published by W.m Daniell, No 9 Cleveland Street, Fitzroy Square, London, June 1, 1813.
Fine and rare coloured aquatint. 350 x 475mm (13¾ x 18¾"), watermarked 'J. Whatman', 1810?
A view of a dzong (fortress) in Chukha, one of the 20 dzongkhag (districts) comprising Bhutan. It was drawn by Samuel Davis and engraved by William Daniell for their 'Views in Bootan', a rare book containing only six plates, the first views of Bhutan published in England. Davis (1760-1819) was ''Draftsman and Surveyor'' on Samuel Turner's expedition to Tibet on behalf of the East India Company. He was refused entry into Tibet and had to remain in Bhutan as the expedition proceeded. In 1789 he met William Daniell in Bhagalpur, while William was travelling with his uncle Thomas Daniell, and encouraged the two artists to visit the Himalayas. Davis returned to England in 1806 and was made a director of the East India Company the same year. William Daniell (1769-1837) published this work the year he began travelling for his 'Voyage Round Great Britain'.
[Ref: 52891]   £2,500.00  
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[Bhutan] View between Murichom & Choka.
[Bhutan] View between Murichom & Choka.
Drawn by S. Davis Esq.r. Engraved by W. Daniell.
Published by W.m Daniell, No 9 Cleveland Street, Fitzroy Square, London, July 25, 1813.
Fine and rare coloured aquatint. 480 x 350mm (19 x 13¾").
A precipitous path with steps cut into the rock. A European sits using a telescope to view the scenery. It was drawn by Samuel Davis and engraved by William Daniell for their 'Views in Bootan', a rare book containing only six plates, the first views of Bhutan published in England. Davis (1760-1819) was ''Draftsman and Surveyor'' on Samuel Turner's expedition to Tibet on behalf of the East India Company. He was refused entry into Tibet and had to remain in Bhutan as the expedition proceeded. In 1789 he met William Daniell in Bhagalpur, while William was travelling with his uncle Thomas Daniell, and encouraged the two artists to visit the Himalayas. Davis returned to England in 1806 and was made a director of the East India Company the same year. William Daniell (1769-1837) published this work the year he began travelling for his 'Voyage Round Great Britain'.
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[Bhutan] A Temple of Bode.
[Bhutan] A Temple of Bode.
Drawn by S. Davis Esq.r. Engraved by W. Daniell.
Published by W.m Daniell, No 9 Cleveland Street, Fitzroy Square, London, July 25, 1813.
Fine and rare coloured aquatint. 350 x 475mm (13¾ x 18¾").
A chorten (temple) flanked by tall dashis, prayer flags inscribed from top to bottom with the sacred Buddhist mantra 'om-mani-padme-hum'. In the distance is a Rajah's small villa. It was drawn by Samuel Davis and engraved by William Daniell for their 'Views in Bootan', a rare book containing only six plates, the first views of Bhutan published in England. Davis (1760-1819) was ''Draftsman and Surveyor'' on Samuel Turner's expedition to Tibet on behalf of the East India Company. He was refused entry into Tibet and had to remain in Bhutan as the expedition proceeded. In 1789 he met William Daniell in Bhagalpur, while William was travelling with his uncle Thomas Daniell, and encouraged the two artists to visit the Himalayas. Davis returned to England in 1806 and was made a director of the East India Company the same year. William Daniell (1769-1837) published this work the year he began travelling for his 'Voyage Round Great Britain'.
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William Darton, Wholesale Bookseller, 58, Holbon Hill, London.
William Darton, Wholesale Bookseller, 58, Holbon Hill, London. Maps, Charts & Plans of every descriptiom. Extensive collections of Books for the Use of Children & Young People, and Works of Merit as soon as Published. School-Books in every branch of Education and Books in all Languages. Arts, Sciences, and Polite Literature, either in Plain or Elegant Bindings.
[n.d., c.1830.]
Engraved trade card. Sheet 140 x 85mm (5½ x 3½"). Slight soiling.
The trade card of William Darton, Jr. (1781–1854).
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[William Buckland.] Costume of the Glaciers.
[William Buckland.] Costume of the Glaciers.
Scratched by T. Sopwith.
[n.d., c.1840.]
Etching. 215 x 145mm (8½ x 5¾"). Signed by the sitter, with margins. Stuck onto a piece of card.
Fine & rare signed image. A gentle caricature of William Buckland (1784-1856), President of the Royal Geological Society, noted for promoting the glaciation theory of Louis Agassiz against the Biblical Flood theory. It shows Buckland wrapped in layers of warm clothing, carrying a roll 'Maps of Ancient Glaciers' and geological tools. At his feet are specimen rocks, one marked 'Scratched by a glacier Thirty three Thousand Three hundred & Thirty Three Years before the The Creation', the other 'Scratched by a cart on Waterloo Bridge the day before yesterday'. In 1840 Buckland and Agassiz travelled around Scotland and found evidence there of former glaciation.
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Calcutta.
Calcutta.
Drawn by Henry Salt. Engraved by D. Havell. No. III.
Published as the Act directs by William Miller, Albermarle Street, May 1st 1809.
Coloured aquatint. 490 x 660mm (19¼ x 26"), watermarked 'J Whatman 1818 Turkey Mills'. Faint creasing. Trimmed to platemark at bottom, narrow margins elsewhere.
Plate three of Henry Salt's 'Twenty-four views in St. Helena, the Cape, India, Ceylon, the Red Sea, Abyssinia and Egypt', published 1809. Salt's (1780-1827) drawings were made when he accompanied George Annesley, Viscount Valentia, as his secretary on a mission to Abyssinia, to conclude an alliance there. This view was taken from Thomas Graham's house in Chowringhee with Fort William and the River Hooghly in the background. Annesley wrote, "Mr Graham resides in Chouringee, in a very excellent house, where I found apartments prepared for me, and for Mr Salt... Chouringee, an entire village of palaces, runs for a considerable length at right angles with it [the Maidan], and altogether, forms the finest view I ever beheld in any city."
Abbey: 515
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[Charlotte Augusta] Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal.
[Charlotte Augusta] Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal. Dedicated by Permission To Her Most Gracious Majesty the Queen of Great Britain. By her Majestys most devoted and most dutiful Subject and Servant H. Ramberg.
R:H: Ramberg ad viv: del: P:W: Tomkins sculp: late pupil of F. Bartolozzi Esq.
Publish'd as the Act directs Feb. 15th 1789. by T. Harmer No. 164 Piccadilly.
Stipple. 335 x 275mm (13¼ x 10¾"), with wide margins. Repaired tear on left, creasing.
Seated portrait of Princess Charlotte Augusta (1766-1828), Princess Royal, book in hand, leaning on a balustrade with a rose bush in an urn. The elder daughter of George III, she married the future king of Württemberg, Frederick I, in 1797. From a series of portraits of the daughters of George III after Johann Heinrich Ramberg.
[Ref: 52908]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)

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[Coal Merchant] Lord Belhaven's Wishaw Colliery Office,
[Coal Merchant] Lord Belhaven's Wishaw Colliery Office, Adjoining the Royal Horse Bazaar, Lothian Road, Edinburgh, [7th Feb.y] 185[4] [Mr Morton, 13 Annandale Str] Will please receive from William Forrest. [One] Tons _ cwt [Preston gauge] Coal. Weight Cerified by [John Sowerby Weighter] Railway Company's Weigher. W. Forrest sends out no Coal without a Certificate of Weight duly attested by a Sworn Weigherr.
Jn.o Turner & Co. Lith, Edin.h.
[c.1845.]
Scarce lithographed receipt, filled in with ink mss. 105 x 135mm (4¼ x 5¼") Slight spotting.
A rare receipt for coal from a colliery in North Lanarkshire, illustrated with a vignette of a locomotive with coal tenders.
[Ref: 52894]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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To George the Third King of Great Britain &c. This View of the Cast-Iron Bridge, near Coalbrook-Dale, in the County of Salop,
To George the Third King of Great Britain &c. This View of the Cast-Iron Bridge, near Coalbrook-Dale, in the County of Salop, Is by Permission most respectfully inscribed by his faithful and dutiful Subjects the Coalbrook Dale Company.
Drawn by M.A. Rooker. Engraved by W.m Ellis.
London: Published as the Act directs, 4th June 1782, by Ja.s Phillips, George Yard, Lombard Street.
Engraving. Sheet 430 x 625mm (17 x 24½"). Trimmed within plate, some restoration.
The first iron bridge in the world, designed by T.M. Pritchard and built by Abraham Darby III between 1777-9. Cast in the Darby Ironworks, its single span covered over 100 feet, high enough not to inhibit the river traffic.
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The Colonel, The Winner of the Great St. Leger Stakes at Doncaster, 1828,
The Colonel, The Winner of the Great St. Leger Stakes at Doncaster, 1828, 80 Subscribers_ 19 started. By Whisker out of My Lady's dam by Delpnini Grandam Tipple Cider by King Fergus, The Property of the Hon.ble E. Petre, To whom this Print by Permission is most respectfully dedicated by the Publishers. J.F. Herring and S. & J. Fuller.
Painted by F.J. Herring, Doncaster. Engraved by R.G. Reeve.
London, Published Jan.y 15. 1829 by S. & J. Fuller, at their Sporting Gallery, 34 Rathbone Place, and at J.F. Herring, Doncaster.
Fine aquatint, printed in colours and hand-finished, with minerva stamp. 350 x 410mm (13¾ x 16"). Framed. Unexamined out of frame.
The Colonel, winner of the St. Leger stakes in 1828. The oldest of the British five classic races, the St. Leger stakes were first held in 1776. Born in 1795, John Frederick Herring spent the first eighteen years of his life in London, before moving to Doncaster. In Yorkshire, he married and began to earn his living as a humble painter of inn signs and coach insignia. Sketching equestrian subjects in his spare time, Herring’s talent was quickly noticed and he soon found himself painting hunters and racehorses for local patrons. He lived for a time in Newmarket, and then in London, where he may have been tutored by a well-known artist of the time, Abraham Cooper.
Siltzer 146
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Cosmography Epitomised, In Six Copper Plate Delineations, from: Dunn's
Cosmography Epitomised, In Six Copper Plate Delineations, from: Dunn's "A New Atlas of the Mundane System ..."
By S. Dunn, Teacher of the Mathematical Sciences. London 1774.
London: Printed for Rob.t Sayer, No 53 in Fleet Street, as the Act directs, 10 January 1774.
Engraving with areas of mezzotint, 18th century watermark 370 x 545mm (17½ x 21½") very large margins top & bottom. Small margins left & right. A few chips to edges, small split in lower centre fold.
A collection of astronomical diagrams, with the central spheres filled in with mezzotint, an unusual use of the medium. Samuel Dunn (died 1794), mathematician, amateur astronomer and cartographer.
[Ref: 52942]   £580.00  
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Les Races Bovines au Concours Universel Agricole de Paris en 1856.
Les Races Bovines au Concours Universel Agricole de Paris en 1856. Études Zootechniques publiées par ordre de S. Exc. le Ministre de l'Agriculture du Commerce et des Travaux Publics par M. Emile Baudement [...]
Paris: Imprimerie Impériale, MDCCCLXI [1861, but 1862].
Plate volume only (lacking 3 text volumes); oblong folio, original half morocco gilt; pp. iv + 5 half-titles, 87 numbered mixed-method plates. Binding worn and faded.
The cows of Europe, divided into five regions: the British Isles, Holland & Denmark, Switzerland and Germany, the Empire of Austria and France. Many of the plates are copied from photographs by Adrien Nadar and artists like J. Mélin, Emile van Marcke and Rosa and Isodore Bonheur. The images are copied onto the plate using heliography, then manually enhanced using methods including soft ground etching, mezzotint and aquatint, and finished off with a lithographic background tint. The work usually contains five maps, which are not present here. As there is no evidence they were ever included it is likely they were folded into the text volumes in this issue.
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An Exact View of the Battle of Culloden,
An Exact View of the Battle of Culloden, Fought on the 16th of April, 1746, when his Royal Highness ye Duke of Cumberland, obtained a compleat Victory over ye Rebels.
[engraved by Benjamin Cole.]
Beware you are not impos'd on, but mind the name B. Cole, Engraver, the Corner of King's Head, Cout Holborn, is at the bottom of this Print, all others being Counterfeit. Price 6p.
Scarce & fine engraving. 335 x 280mm (13¼ x 11"). Repairs to margins, publisher's inscription rubbed.
A view of the battle, with a description and four images of four medals struck in celebration.
NAM. 1971-02-33-133-1. Provenance: Ion Smeaton Munro (1883-1970) diplomat & writer.
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[Henry Frederick, Duke of Cumberland.]
[Henry Frederick, Duke of Cumberland.] [&] Her Royal Highness Anne Dutchess of Cumberland.
Painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds. Engraved by Tho.s Watson. [&] S.r Johua Reynolds Pinx.t. James Watson fecit.
Published May 20th 1774 for W.r Shropshire, No. 158, and T. Watson, No. 142, New Bond Street. [&] Publish'd according to Act of Parliament Decem.r 1st 1773 by James Watson, No 34 in Little Queen Street near Portland Chapel.
Pair of mezzotints. 620 x 390mm (24½ x 15¼") & 680 x 380mm (26¾ x 15") including separately-printed title. Some toning; Henry with small tears just entering plate, som repaired, and wear to the bottom margin; Anne laid on archival paper.
Prince Henry (1745-90), Duke of Cumberland and Strathearn, and his wife Anne Horton (1743-1808), a commoner. Their marriage led to the Royal Marriages Act 1772, which forbade any descendant of George II to marry without the monarch's permission. There is no sign of the usual title plate on Henry.
CS T. Watson 11 & J. Watson 37, state ii of iii.
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A Dandyzette and would be Dandy's Toilette.
A Dandyzette and would be Dandy's Toilette. Pad. Cravat. Plate 2.
Publish'd by J. Le Petit 20. Capel S.t Dublin.
Rare coloured etching. 255 x 355mm (10 x 14"). Trimmed to plate, remains of label stuck in right margin. Very slight hole near curtain on left.
Two scenes, showing a woman and a man dressing, with patched undergarments under their finery.
We have been unable to trace another example.
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S.r Francis Dashwood Bar.t of West Wycombe, Bucks.
S.r Francis Dashwood Bar.t of West Wycombe, Bucks.
A. Carpentier Pinx.t 1739. J. Faber Fecit 1753.
Fine & rare mezzotint. 325 x 225mm (12¾ x 8¾"). Mounted on album paper at edges.
Francis Dashwood (1708-81), 11th Baron Le Despencer, Chancellor of the Exchequer 1762-3. He is better known as a rake: he formed 'The Society of Dilettanti' in 1732 and the infamous 'Hell-fire Club' in 1755, known as the 'monks of Medmenham Abbey' for the orgies caricaturing the Catholic rites they held there.
CS 108.
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Doctor Syntax.
Doctor Syntax.
James Ward R.A. Pinx.t et Del.t. Select Proof retouched by J.W.
London Pub.d April, 1823 for J. W. by R. Ackermann.
Lithograph on chine collé. 370 x 480mm (14½ x 19") with large margins, watermarked 'J Whatman 1822'.
From the series 'Fourteen Horses Dedicated to His Most Gracious Majesty George IV'. Ward described this horse as: 'A celebrated Race-Horse, the Property of Ralph Riddel, Esq.'. Doctor Syntax (1811-1838) raced exclusively in the North of England, winning at least thirty-six races in ten seasons from 1814 to 1823. He was retired to stud in 1824 and proved a successful sire of winners, including Ralph, Chapeau d'Espagne and Beeswing, winner of the Ascot Gold Cup in 1842.
Siltzer p.284. FR. 24.
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Jaque Drummond Comte de Perth, Chef de la tres ancienne et tres Illustre Famille des Drummonds [...]
Jaque Drummond Comte de Perth, Chef de la tres ancienne et tres Illustre Famille des Drummonds [...]
G. Kneller pinxit. R. White Sculpsit.
[n.d. c.1686.]
Rare engraving. Sheet 265 x 170mm (10¼ x 6¾"). Trimmed within plate, laid on album paper at edges.
Portrait of James Drummond, fourth Earl of Perth, half length in an oval frame with coats of arms on a pedestal with coat of arms, wearing long wig, cravat, and robe. James Drummond, 4th Earl Perth (1648-1716), was a Scottish statesman and Jacobite. In 1678 he was appointed a member of the Scottish Privy Council and supported Lauderdale's policy of giving up the disaffected shires of Scotland to highland raids, before joining Hamilton's faction. In 1682 he was appointed both Lord Justice General and an Extraordinary Lord of Session. He also served as Lord Chancellor of Scotland, 1684-1688. In 1681 he was a partner with William Penn in the settlement of East New Jersey and the City of Perth Amboy was named in his honour. He followed the exiled king to St. Germain and in 1701 he was recognised as a Duke in France by King Louis XIV. In 1703 he was made a Gentleman of the Bedchamber and in 1706 was appointed a Knight of the Garter. He was afterwards Chamberlain to Queen Mary of Modena, and is said to have been created a Knight of the Golden Fleece by the King of Spain. During King James's exile, he acted as his Ambassador to Rome, and after the King's death, he erected a monument to him in Paris.
Provenance: David Hume 1776. Sharpe 596, vi of vi.
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[John Drummond, 1st Earl of Melfort.] [Lundin.]
[John Drummond, 1st Earl of Melfort.] [Lundin.] Anno D; 1683 Ætatis 34.
G. Kneller Pinxit. P. Vandrebanc Sculp.
[n.d., c.1683.]
Engraving. Sheet 325 x 170mm (12¾ x 6¾"). Slight loss on left, madeup. Trimmed, losing title 'Lundin' under image, laid on album paper.
Portrait of John Drummond, 1st Earl of Melfort, half-length in an oval, clad in a cloak. John Drummond, 1st Earl of Melfort (1649-1714) was a Scottish nobleman who acted as governor of Edinburgh Castle in 1679, followed by Lieutenant-General and Master of the Ordnance in 1680. He served as Secretary of State in Scotland under James II and VII from 1684 to 1688. He followed James II into exile and died in St Germains.
Provenance: David Hume 1776. Sharpe 533, i of iii, changing the year and his age.
[Ref: 52944]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Her Royal Highness the Princess Elizabeth.
Her Royal Highness the Princess Elizabeth. Dedicated by Permission To the Queen. By her Majesty's most devoted & most dutiful Subject and Servant H. Ramberg.
R:H: Ramberg ad viv: del: W: Ward Sculpsit:
Publish'd as the Act directs Nov. 27 1788. by T. Harmer Engraver No. 164 Piccadilly.
Stipple. 335 x 275mm (13¼ x 10¾"), with wide margins.
Three-quarter length seated portrait of Princess Elizabeth (1770-1840), reaching to pick a twig from a tree, holding a laurel wreath with a ribbon reading 'Alfred' (her brother, who died in 1782, before his second birthday). She married Prince Frederick of Hesse-Homburg, later the Landgrave of Hesse-Homburg. From a series of portraits of the daughters of George III after Johann Heinrich Ramberg.
Frankau 106.
[Ref: 52911]   £360.00  

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The Farrier turned Tooth Drawer.
The Farrier turned Tooth Drawer.
[after John Collet.]
[Printed for and sold by Carington Bowles, No. 69 St Paul's Church Yard. Published as the Act directs, 2 Jan 1792.]
Mezzotint with fine hand colour. Sheet 140 x 115mm (5½ x 4¼"). Trimmed to image and around title, losing publisher's inscription.
A farrier uses his pincers to remove a man's tooth, an anvil to one side, as a woman looks on. The victim's wig is falling aside.
See BM Satires 8052 for the larger format version.
[Ref: 52906]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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[Fool of Quality]. Master Harry Clinton, releaving the distress of the Country Girl.
[Fool of Quality]. Master Harry Clinton, releaving the distress of the Country Girl. [Mrs Vindex, meeting with Master Harry Clinton.
P.W. Tomkins delin.t. F. Bartolozzi R.A. Sculpt.
Pub. as the Act directs, April 12, 1791 by J.F. Tomkins No. 49 New Bond Street.
Pair of stipples. Each 280 x 230mm (11 x 9"), with wide margins. Mint.
Two scenes from the Irish writer Henry Brooke's novel 'The Fool of Quality; or, The History of Henry, Earl of Moreland', privately published in five volumes 1765-70. Among Brooke's inspirations was the Methodist movement; in 1781 John Wesley wrote and published an abridged version with a preface that describes the story as 'one of the most beautiful pictures that ever was drawn in the world'.
Provenance: Oettingen-Wallerstein Collection.
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[Framers' tradecards and adverts including a Price List.]
[Framers' tradecards and adverts including a Price List.]
[1842-c1861.]
Two trade cards, 60 x 90mm (2¼ x 3½") and two flyers, each c. 230 x 190mm (9 x 7½").
Four items: a trade card and a price list for Paul Garbanati, picture frame maker and carver & gilder of No. 14, Marylebone Street, London; a trade card for Charles Matthews, Looking Glass and Picture Frame Maker, 187 Waterloo Bridge Road, London; and an advertisment for D. Gray, Carver, Gilder and Print Seller, East Street, Chichester.
See Fitzwilliam M512698-2000.
[Ref: 52934]   £690.00  
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Frederico III D.G. Marck et Elector Brandenburgi, &c.
Frederico III D.G. Marck et Elector Brandenburgi, &c.
J. Gole Fecit et Exc. Amstelod. Cum Privil. Ord. Holl. et West Frisiæ.
[n.d., c.1700.]
Fine mezzotint. 250 x 175mm (9¾ x 7"). Narrow right margin.
Frederick Hohenzollern (1657-1713) who, in exchange for an alliance against King Louis XIV in the War of the Spanish Succession, persuaded the Holy Roman Emperor to allow the elevatation of Brandenburg and Prussia to a kingdom, crowning himself the king of Prussia in 1701.
[Ref: 52963]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Set of four fruit prints, presented within separately-printed rococco borders.]
[Set of four fruit prints, presented within separately-printed rococco borders.]
[Fruit after Johann Wilhelm Weinmann.]
[Regensburg: Hieronymus Lentz, 1737-1745.]
Four very decorative engravings, printed in colours and hand-finished, trimmed with horticultural-themed etched borders pasted over. Total printed area 480 x 350mm (19 x 13¾"). Some spotting, worm holes in margins, two plates with fruits named in old ink mss.
Four fine fruit prints in a unique presentation, within identical, near-contemporary extra borders designed for such usage. The same design is printed on the reverse of the sheet. The fruit come from volumes three and four of Weinmann's 'Phytanthoza iconographia', a work famous for the quality of its colour printing.
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To the Pious Memory of Dame Grace Gethin, Wife of S.r Rich.d Gethin of Gethin Grott, Ireland [...]
To the Pious Memory of Dame Grace Gethin, Wife of S.r Rich.d Gethin of Gethin Grott, Ireland [...]
[n.d., c.1700.]
Very rare mezzotint. Sheet 380 x 245mm (15 x 9¾"). Trimmed within plate, creased, a little wear to edges.
The marble memorial in Westminster Abbey to Grace Gethin (née Norton, 1676-97), paid for by her parents Frances Norton, and her husband Sir George Norton. It shows Grace kneeling and holding a book between two alabaster angels who hold a gilt crown and a chaplet over her head. Above are two reclining female figures and two skulls. The coats of arms shown are for the families of Norton, Gethin, Owen and Freak. It is a virtual replica of the monument at Hollingbourne church in Kent where Grace is buried. Her mother Frances was an English religious poet and prose writer who, shocked by her daughter's early death, wrote extensively about her loss. She also published a collection of Grace's writings, 'Reliquae Gethinianae', in 1699.
[Ref: 52928]   £580.00  
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Jack, hove down- with a Grog Blossom Fever.
Jack, hove down- with a Grog Blossom Fever.
By XYZ [William Elmes].
Pub.d Aug.t 12. 1811 by Tho.s Tegg N° 111. _ Cheapside _ Opposite Bow Church _ London.
Fine coloured etching. 245 x 360mm (9¾ x 14¼"), watermarked '1812'?. Mint.
A medical satire showing a sailor, apparently suffering from the effects of 'grog'; a sailor with a hideously carbuncled face lies in a hammock as a 'doctor' threatens him with a cylster (a medicine applied via the rectum).
BM 11825
[Ref: 52913]   £480.00  
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Xmas Greetings 1913. Queensland Gum Leaf.
Xmas Greetings 1913. Queensland Gum Leaf. Our Selection. [&] Aboriginal Boy.
[1913.]
Two watercolours on leaves. Unique verso in ink "To Phyllis with love from Harold" & "To Aunt & Uncle Frank with best wishes Harold"; Sheets 205 x 125mm (8 x 5") & 150 x 120mm (6 x 4¾").
A view of a rural shack and a head-and-shoulders portrait of a boy.
[Ref: 52938]   £680.00  
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Gulielmus Herschel LL.D: RSS.
Gulielmus Herschel LL.D: RSS. From an Original Picture in the Possession of W.m Watson MD: FRS.
Painted by Abbott. Engraved by Ryder.
Publish'd as the Act directs 11th Feb.y 1788 by S. Watts, No 28 Walcot place Lambeth.
Stipple. Sheet 275 x 185mm (10¾ x 7¼"). With etching of Herschel's telescope, sheet 285 x 325mm. Trimmed within plate, mounted on album paper at edges.
Frederick William Herschel, Hanoverian astronomer, who came to England during the Seven Years's War and was the first President of the Royal Astronomical Society when it was founded in 1820. The owner of the painting, Sir William Watson, asked his friend Herschel to sit for Abbott, saying, ''When you are in town on full moon nights you may perhaps spare an hour early in the morning, & may sit three or four times running - & the thing may in this way be done without much inconvenience or loss of time''. The original oil is now in the National Portrait Gallery. The telescope in the second picture is Herschel's '40-foot telescope (i.e. with a 40-ft focal length), built in Slough between 1785-9. It was largest telescope in the world for 50 years. According to the scratched publication line under the image, it was 'Publish'd Feb 1 1791 by W. Herschel', issued in The Philosophical Transactions of t he Royal Society.
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Vuë de la Ville de la Haye en Hollande, 1760.
Vuë de la Ville de la Haye en Hollande, 1760.
A Paris chez Mondhard rue S. Jacques à l'Hotel Sammur.
Coloured etching, 18th century watermark. 240 x 410mm (9½ x 16"). Trimmed to image at top, re-margined with old paper, repaired tear.
A winter's scene, with men playing 'Colf', a fore-runner of golf, on the ice. The Hague is in the background, two windmills to the right.
[Ref: 52921]   £320.00  
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The Highland Chace, or the Pursuit of the Rebels.
The Highland Chace, or the Pursuit of the Rebels. At William's Name, what Soldier lags behind! [...]
C. Mostley sculp.
Publish'd according to Act of Parliam.t 21 Feb. 1745._6. Price 6d.
Etching. 210 x 245mm (8¼ x 9¾"). Trimmed to plate on left, title excised and taped in place.
William, Duke of Cumberland, chases the fleeing Jacobite army in a six-horse coach.
BM Satires 2673. Provenance: Ion Smeaton Munro (1883-1970) diplomat & writer.
[Ref: 52830]   £680.00  
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The Highlanders Medley, or the Duke Triumphant.
The Highlanders Medley, or the Duke Triumphant.
Publish'd According to Act of Parliament, 1746.
Broadside, engraving. 350 x 255mm (13¾ x 10"). Trimmed to plate at sides, folds, a few repaired nicks to edges.
A trompe-l'oeil of prints celebrating the victory of William, Duke of Cumberland, at the Battle of Culloden that year. At the centre is a portrait of the Duke, sword raised. Other scenes show the clans marching to war, fighting and fleeing, chased by a well-equipped English army; allegorical figures of Britannia and Prosperity; Satan with a net full of Jacobites (hidden under another 'sheet'), dragging them to a triple gallows and block; and the Young Pretender as the Knave of Clubs. Underneath are eight lines of verse, beginning ''Britons, behold the Royal Youth, 'tis he who fights your battles, sets your country free...''.
Provenance: Ion Smeaton Munro (1883-1970) diplomat & writer.
[Ref: 52829]   £680.00   view all images for this item
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A Map of the Countries Adjacent to Carlisle Shewing the Route of the Rebels with Their Principal Fords over ye R.r Eden.
A Map of the Countries Adjacent to Carlisle Shewing the Route of the Rebels with Their Principal Fords over ye R.r Eden.
By G. Smith.
[London, 1746.]
Engraved map. Sheet 210 x 265mm (8¼ x 10½"). Trimmed to printed border, folds, with some surface wear, espceially in the key.
A contemporary map of the movements of the Scottish army around Carlisle during the 1745 Jacobite Rebellion, before Prince Charles Stuart's flight back to Scotland. Published in the 'Gentleman's Magazine' periodical, it has an inset of the Carlisle's defences.
Provenance: Ion Smeaton Munro (1883-1970) diplomat & writer.
[Ref: 52831]   £350.00  
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The Knitting Girl.
The Knitting Girl. Th'industrious Maid since such are found so scarce, / Deserves her Picture, and to live in Verse.
Gerard Douw Pinx.t. R. Purcell fecit.
Pritned for Henry Parker & Eliz.th Bakewell, opposite Birchin Lane in Cornhill.
Mezzotint, very fine impression, 355 x 250mm (14 x 9¾"), with good margins. Some slight foxing, slightly creased.
A young woman knitting, seen three-quarter length through a trompe-l'oeil marble arched frame, seated wearing a gown with large sleeves, lace-trimmed fichu and widow-peak cap. From a set of four domestic scenes after Dou and Metzu.
[Ref: 52967]   £420.00  
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Marie de Laubespine femme de Nicolas Lambert,
Marie de Laubespine femme de Nicolas Lambert, Seign.r de Thorigny, President en la Chambre des Comptes.
N. Largilliere Pinxit. P. Drevet sculp.
A Paris chez P. Drevet [n.d., c.1698].
Engraving. 470 x 345mm (18½ x 13½") large margins. Slight mount burn.
Marie de L'Aubespine, married Nicolas Lambert de Thorigny, president of the Chambre des comptes, in 1653. Thorigny used his position to amass a great wealth, owning 14 house on l'île Saint-Louis.
FD81 II.
[Ref: 52946]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Lioness on Rock.]
[Lioness on Rock.]
HD. Herbert Dicksee. [pencil signature.]
[n.d., c.1930.]
Etching, signed by the artist. 160 x 260mm (6¼ x 10¼"), with publisher's blind stamps. Framed. Unexamined out of the frame.
[Ref: 52964]   £950.00  
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A little Music- or - The Delights of Harmony.
A little Music- or - The Delights of Harmony.
J.s Gillray fec.t.
[London Published May 20, 1810, by H.Humphey, 27, St James's Street.]
Etching with fine hand colour. 265 x 365mm (10¼ x 14¼"). Mint. Publication line erased.
A young woman plays the piano from a music-book title 'On Rosy Bed by Tinckling Billy'. A middle-aged military officer plays the flute as a very obese man and an ugly and over-dressed woman sing. A fat elderly 'cit' sleeps in an arm-chair, his wig askew.
BM Satire 11611.
[Ref: 52914]   £750.00  
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To S.r Hugh Smithson Bar.t, This View of the City of London
To S.r Hugh Smithson Bar.t, This View of the City of London Taken through one of the Centers of the Arches of the New Bridge at Westminster and Engrav'd from a Painting of Canaletti, is most hum.bly Dedicated by hus most Obliged Humble Servant. John Brindley.
Canaletti Pinx. S. Wale delin. R. Parr Sculp.
Publish'd according to Act of Parliament 1747.
Very Scarce engraving. 435 x 590mm (17 x 23¼"), with large margins. Slight centre fold.
Canaletto (Giovanni Antonio Canal, 1697-1768) lived in London from 1746 to 1756, the early part coinciding with the building of Westminster Bridge, which was only the second bridge to be built in the metropolis. This view of London was taken from under one of the arches of the bridge, with the wooden buttressing in place, three years before the bridge opened. The original oil is in the Duke of Northumberland's collection in Syon House. Canaletto also painted both Sion House and the Duke's London home, Northumberland House. A fine panorama of London from the River.
[Ref: 52903]   £1,150.00  
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