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The Island of Ascension, from the Roads.
The Island of Ascension, from the Roads.
Drawn by Lieu.t W.m Allen R.N. Drawn on Stone by G. Barnard. Day & Haghe Lith.rs to the King, Gate S.t Linc. Inn F.ds.
London, Published by Lieu.t W.m Allen R.N. Feb.y 1835.
Rare lithograph with hand colour. 125 x 690mm (5 x 27¼"). Creases, stains, laid on thick paper.
Panorama. One of ten plates in Allen's 'Picturesque Views in the Island of Ascension'. He spent eight weeks with the garrison put on Ascension after Napoleon was exiled to St Helena, describing the island as a 'cinder'.
[Ref: 52868]   £360.00  
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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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John Bowring, L.L.D.
John Bowring, L.L.D. Proof.
Drawn by C.A. Du Val. Engraved by J. Stephenson.
Published by Mess.rs Ackermann & Co. London and Tho.s Agnew, Repository of Arts, Manchester, Oct.r 21st 1844.
Mixed-method engraving. 370 x 280mm (14½ x 11"), blind stamp of Agnew's Manchester, with large margins. Uncut. Foxing in margins
Sir John Bowring (1792-1872), linguist and traveller, diplomatist and author; seated, looking to front, his left elbow on a table and wearing a dark coat, holding spectacles in his left hand. Bowring promoted reforms to the keeping of public accounts and obtained the issue of the florin as the first step towards a decimal system of currency. A friend of John Stuart Mill and editor of the radical 'Westminster Review'; after a varied career as journalist, poet, financial and economic expert, MP, traveller and diplomat, he became consul at Canton in 1847. He was later appointed plenipotentiary to China and governor, commander-in-chief and vice -admiral of Hong Kong.
[Ref: 46347]   £360.00  
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Richard Cobden Esq.re M.P.
Richard Cobden Esq.re M.P. To All Free Traders, This Plate is respecyfully dedicatee by their Obliged and Obedient Servants, Stephenson & Agar.
Painted by C.A. Duval. Engraved by Ja.s Stephenson.
London, Published Sep.r 29th 1847 by Mess.rs Stephenson & Agar, at the Gallery of Arts, 104, King S.t Manchester, Paris, E. Gambart Hunin & Co.
Engraving, 17th century watermark. 740 x 460mm (29 x 18") large margins.
Richard Cobden (1804-65), manufacturer and Radical and Liberal statesman, associated with John Bright in the formation of the Anti-Corn Law League.
Ex Norman Blackburn collection. See 52552, 52551
[Ref: 52856]   £320.00  
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The Slave Market, Constantinople.
The Slave Market, Constantinople.
Painted by Sir William Allan, P.R.S.A. Etched by C.G.Lewis & Engraved by William Giller.
Edinburgh, Published Sept.r 1 1842 by Alexander Hill, Prince's Street, and F. G. Moon, Publisher in Ordinary to His Majesty and His Royal Highness Prince Albert, 20, Threadneedle Street, London.
Mezzotint with stipple and etching. 640 x 895mm (25¼ x 35¼"), with wide margins. Repaired tear in left margin, small scuff in inscription area.
A scene of a crowded market place, with a black Egyptian slave-merchant presenting a Greek girl to a Turkish pasha on horseback. To one side a mounted Circassian chief watches; on the other two men sit on a carpet smoking. In the backround is the Hagia Sophia. The painting was exhibited at the R.A. in 1838 and is now in the collection of the National Gallery of Scotland.
[Ref: 54266]   £690.00  
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John Dalton, F.R.S.
John Dalton, F.R.S. President of the Literary and Philosophical Society of Manchester, Member of the Royal Academy of the National Institute of France &c.
Allen. Pinx.t. Worthington Sculp.t.
Published June 25th. 1823, by Zanetti & Agnew, 94, Market Street, Manchester, and Hurst, Robinson & Co. 90, Cheapside, London.
Engraving. 460 x 330mm (18 x 13").
Philosopher. John Dalton (September 6, 1766 - July 27, 1844) was a British chemist and physicist, born at Eaglesfield, near Cockermouth in Cumberland. He is most well known for his advocacy of the atomic theory.
W: 755-1
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John Dalton, F.R.S.
John Dalton, F.R.S. President of the Literary and Philosophical Society of Manchester, Member of the Royal Academy of the National Institute of France &c.
Allen. Pinxt. Worthington Sculpt.
Published June 25th.1823, by Zanetti & Agnew, 94, Market Street, Manchester, and Hurst, Robinson & Co. 90, Cheapside, London.
Engraving. Unidentified collector's blind stamp in lower right corner. Very large margins. Platemark: 460 x 330mm (18 x 13"). Paper slightly wrinkled. Uncut.
A portrait of philosopher John Dalton (1766-1844), seated at a desk on which are various scientific instruments. Dalton was a British chemist and physicist, born at Eaglesfield, near Cockermouth in Cumberland. He is most well known for his advocacy of the atomic theory.
W: 755-1
[Ref: 40046]   £320.00  
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William Davis
William Davis Mathematician.
W. Allen del. J.S. Dickson sculp. [1813]
Rare stipple, sheet, 200 x 130mm (8 x 5"). Trimmed.
William Davis (1771/2-1807), mathematician and publisher. Davis' publications include writings on globes, land surveying, and a steady flow of mathematical texts. In the ten years prior to his death at the age of thirty-five, Davis produced a remarkable mathematical output considering that he was simultaneously attending to his publishing business. Following Davis' death, his wife Anne remarried, to London bookseller and printer J.S. Dickson (Davis' firm became Davis and Dickson in 1814). Dickson engraved this portrait of his wife's first husband, which was the frontispiece to the fifth (1813) edition of Davis' 'A treatise on land surveying'.
[Ref: 41079]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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McQueen's Dogs at the Jubilee Banquet.
McQueen's Dogs at the Jubilee Banquet. The Ladies! ''To Drink to those Fair Ladies''. Henry 8. A1 S4.
Walter T. Allen.
London Published Dec.r 1st 1886 by F.C. McQueen & Sons, 181 Tottenham Court Road, W. Stiefbold & Co Berlin, Knoedler & Co New York - Copyright registered.
Photogravure with very fine hand colour. 420 x 330mm (16½ x 13"), with very large margins. Mint.
Anthropomorphic terrier, with monocle and evening attire, proposing a toast with a quote from Shakespeare, with McQueen's blind stamp. A satirical celebration of Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee, 1887.
[Ref: 51420]   £350.00  
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McQueen's Dogs at the Jubilee Banquet.
McQueen's Dogs at the Jubilee Banquet. The Empire! ''We are the Emrpess' Sons.'' Titus Andronicus. A5. S2.
Walter T. Allen.
London Published Dec.r 1st 1886 by F.C. McQueen & Sons, 181 Tottenham Court Road, W. Stiefbold & Co Berlin, Knoedler & Co New York - Copyright registered.
Photogravure with very fine hand colour. 420 x 330mm (16½ x 13") with very large margins. Mint.
Anthropomorphic hound, in the dress uniform of an Indian regiment with a turban, proposing a toast with a quote from Shakespeare, with McQueen's blind stamp. A satirical celebration of Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee, 1887.
[Ref: 51421]   £350.00  
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McQueen's Dogs at the Jubilee Banquet.
McQueen's Dogs at the Jubilee Banquet. The Volunteers! ''Vows to Fight in thy Defence." Henry VI. A1. S1.
Walter T. Allen.
London Published Dec.r 1st 1886 by F.C. McQueen & Sons, 181 Tottenham Court Road, W. Stiefbold & Co Berlin, Knoedler & Co New York - Copyright registered.
Photogravure with very fine hand colour. 420 x 330mm (16½ x 13") with very large margins. Mint.
Anthropomorphic bulldog, in a black dress uniform, proposing a toast with a quote from Shakespeare, with McQueen's blind stamp. A satirical celebration of Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee, 1887.
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McQueen's Dogs at the Jubilee Banquet.
McQueen's Dogs at the Jubilee Banquet. The Navy! ''My Ships are Ready, & My People." Winter's Tale. A1. S2.
Walter T. Allen.
London Published Dec.r 1st 1886 by F.C. McQueen & Sons, 181 Tottenham Court Road, W. Stiefbold & Co Berlin, Knoedler & Co New York - Copyright registered.
Photogravure with very fine hand colour. 420 x 330mm (16½ x 13") with very large margins. Mint.
Anthropomorphic terrier, in dress uniform with epaulettes and medals, proposing a toast with a quote from Shakespeare, with McQueen's blind stamp. A satirical celebration of Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee, 1887.
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McQueen's Dogs at the Jubilee Banquet.
McQueen's Dogs at the Jubilee Banquet. The Queen & The Royal Family! 'God Save the Queen'. Richard III. A VI S I.
Walter T. Allen.
London Published Dec.r 1st 1886 by F.C. McQueen & Sons, 181 Tottenham Court Road, W. Stiefbold & Co Berlin, Knoedler & Co New York - Copyright registered.
Photogravure with very fine & hand colour. 420 x 330mm (16½ x 13") with very large margins. Mint.
Anthropomorphic bulldog, wearing evening attire with the Order of the Garter, proposing the Royal toast, with a quote from Shakespeare, with McQueen's blind stamp.
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Picturesque Views on the River Niger, sketched during Lander's last Visit in 1832-33
Picturesque Views on the River Niger, sketched during Lander's last Visit in 1832-33 [1] Views on the Nun Branch of the River Niger. [2] Procession to Ibu. [3] Cliffs at Attah [&] Mountains & Market Conoes near Bokweh. [4] Huts at Jogguh. [5] The Palaver. [6] The Cinfluence of the Rivers Niger and Chadda. [7] Mount Patteh from Bangadeh. [8] The King Giving Judgement at the Gate of His Palace [&] The Interior of the Chief Malem's House. [9] The Morning Call. [&] Attah. [10] Beaufort Island [...].
by Commander William Allen, R.N., F.R.G.S. of London and Paris, and Corresponding Member of the Zoological Society.
London: John Murray, Albemarle Street; Hodgson & Graves, Pall Mall; and Ackerman, Strand. M.DCCC.XL.
Tinted lithographs. 10 plates and title page. Sheet size: 275 x 385mm (10¾ x 15¼") each. Disbound. Damage to title page. Ink stain on first plate. Plate 6 folded as issued. Foxing. Cut down & damage to printed wrapper on which in ink 'from Papa 1845'.
A complete set of lithographs made from sketches by Richard and John Lander along the River Niger, including a panoramic view of the meeting of the rivers Niger and Chadda. No Text.
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The Palaver.
The Palaver.
T. Picken, lith. from a drawing by Capt.n W. Allen. Day & Haghe Lith.rs to the Queen.
London Published Sept.r 1840 by John Murray_Hodgson & Graves_Ackermann & Co.
Fine hand-coloured lithograph. Sheet: 270 x 380mm (10½ x 15'').
A scene showing a group of men in a council meeting. A plate from 'Picturesque Views on the River Niger' drawn between 1832 and 1833 and published in 1840.
[Ref: 49191]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Mount Pattèh from Bàngadeh.
Mount Pattèh from Bàngadeh.
W. Walton, lith. from a drawing by Capt.n W. Allen. Day & Haghw Lith.rs to the Queen.
London, Published Sept.r 1840, by John Murray._ Hodgson & Graves. _ Ackermann & Co.
Coloured lithograph. Printed area 210 x 260mm (8¼ x 10¼").
A view of an riverside settlement in Nigeria, published in Captain William Allen's 'Picturesque views on the river Niger, sketched during Lander's last visit in 1832-33'. Despite Mount Pattèh's distinctive table-top, the location has never been unidentified, although the botanist Vogel described the mountain as being 'near the confluence of the Niger and Benue Rivers, Northern Nigeria'. In 1832 Richard Lander led an expedition to found a trading settlement at the junction of the Niger and Benue rivers. However, the expedition encountered difficulties, including deaths, fever, and Lander was attacked by Africans, receiving a musket ball in his thigh. He managed to return to the coast, but died there from the infected wound.
Abbey: Travel 284.
[Ref: 26405]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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John Philips Esq.
John Philips Esq. Obiit II.do Februarii MDCCCXXIV, Ætatis XC.
Joseph Allen Pinx.t 1810. John Horsburgh Sculp.t. Printed by McQueen.
Private Plate.
Stipple on chine collé, very fine impression. 470 x 345mm (18½ x 13½").
John Philips (1734-1824) in his library.
BM: 1915,0216.68.
[Ref: 48441]   £110.00   (£132.00 incl.VAT)
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Valetta, from the Quarantine Harbour. Malta.
Valetta, from the Quarantine Harbour. Malta. Valetta,-dal Porto di Quarantina, Malta.
L.t Allen, Rl. Engineers. W. Wallis.
Fisher, Son & Co. London & Paris. [n.d. c.1841.]
Steel engraving. Sheet: 280 x 190mm, (11 x 7½"). Tears in lower edge.
A view a of ports of Valetta with Fort Saint Elmo on the shoreline.
[Ref: 39798]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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