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[Lady Juliana Berners in her Costume as Prioress of Sopewell Nunnery near St Albans.
[Lady Juliana Berners in her Costume as Prioress of Sopewell Nunnery near St Albans. The Earliest English Sportswoman and Poetess of the Chase on record.]
[Drawn from an Antique by Brooke. Engraved by Percy Roberts.]
[Published by Sherwood & Co, July 1st 1825.]
Steel engraving, trimmed as a scrap. Printed area 130 x 80mm (5¼ x 3¼"). Trimmed around decorative border, losing all inscriptions.
Juliana Berners (or Barnes or Bernes, born 1388) was a Benedictine nun credited with writing 'The Boke of Saint Albans', first printed in 1488, one of the earliest collections of treatises about field sports. She is regarded as the first female author in the English language.
[Ref: 53398]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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The Petition.
The Petition.
H.B. [reversed, the monogram of I.B. Brookes.]
[July 1831.]
Coloured lithograph. Printed area 270 x 350mm, 10½ x 13¾". Trimmed to printed border at top.
The Lord Chancellor Brougham kneeling before William IV, who wears a tall fool's cap, presenting a 'Reformer's Petition' from the inmates of Bedlam, Hoxton House and St Luke's Hospital, requesting their freedom and representation. The Duke of Gloucester, wearing a top-hat, holds the back of the King's chair and bends forward to say 'Who's Silly Billy now'. A satire on the Reform Act by I.B. Brookes, who signed his work with IB or HB backwards, possibly in an attempt to pass off his work as that of HB (John Doyle).
BM Satire 16737.
[Ref: 50694]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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Charleston, South Carolina.
Charleston, South Carolina.
W.H. Brooke, F.S.A. T.A. Prior.
[n.d. c.1860.]
Engraving. Plate: 230 x 150mm, (9 x 6"). Small margins.
A view of Charleston, South Carolina, with various ships and paddle steamer seen in the harbour; St Michael's and St Philip's church spires can be seen behind. Engraved around the time of the American Civil War, in which the city played an important role.
[Ref: 39918]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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Dragon Fountain, in the Gardens at Eaton Hall.
Dragon Fountain, in the Gardens at Eaton Hall. The Seat of the Most Noble The Marquis of Westminester.
E.A. Brooke. Chromolith, 70, St Martin's Lane.
[London: Thomas McLean, 1858.]
Scarce chromolithograph. Sheet 360 x 510mm (14¼ x 20"). Repaired tear in title area.
A view of the Grade II Dragon Fountain, in the Italian Garden of Eaton Hall in Cheshire, which survived the rebuilding of the 1960s. From Edward Adveno Brooke's 'Gardens of England', the first British book on landscape gardening to feature plates printed in colour.
Abbey Scenery 392.
[Ref: 60521]   £380.00   (£456.00 incl.VAT)
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The R.t. Hon.ble Lord St Helens.
The R.t. Hon.ble Lord St Helens.
Painted by J.W. Chandler. Engraved by W. Ward.
London Published Nov.r 16 1793 by W. Ward. Winchester Row Paddington.
Mezzotint. 505 x 350mm (19¾ x 13¾"). Small margins.
Alleyne FitzHerbert (1753-1839, created 1st Baron St Helens for his diplomatic services. His successes included embassies to Catherine the Great (1787) and Alexander I (1801) of Russia; avoiding war with Spain over trade at Nootka Sound (1791), causing George Vancouver to name Mount St Helens in his honour; and a treaty of alliance between Great Britain and Spain (1793).
CS 71, ii of ii. Ex Collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 43493]   £380.00  
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Andreas Henrickson. A Shore Laplander in his Winter Dress.
Andreas Henrickson. A Shore Laplander in his Winter Dress.
Drawn from Nature by Capn. de C. Brooke: Drawn on Stone by D: Dighton.
London Pubd. by Rodwell and Martin New Bond Street. Printed by C. Hullmandel. [n.d. c.1825.]
Lithograph. 260 x 184mm. 10¼ x 7¼".
From a collection of drawings made by Captain A. deC. Brooke during two journeys to Scandinavia, 1820 and 1820-21.
Abbey: 248.
[Ref: 15134]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Indian Jugglers.
Indian Jugglers.
W H Ekoorb [William Henry Brooke] del.t et sculp.t.
Satirist 1st August 1813.
Coloured etching. 200 x 365mm (8 x 14¼"). Trimmed top and left, folds as normal.
A performance of three Indians: one juggles rings on his hands and feet; another swallows a sword; the third has cups and balls, perhaps a 'Find the Ball' trickster.
BM Satires 12134.
[Ref: 56723]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Tourists in Ireland.
Tourists in Ireland.
Drawn in Stone by M. Gauci, from a Drawing by W. H. Brooke, A.R.H.A.
Printed by Engelmann, Graf, Comdet, & co and published by them at 92, Dean St. Soho, London, Dec.r 10, 1826.
Lithograph. Printed area: 225 x 157mm. (8¾ x 6¼").
A scene in which three tourists are seen ascending the Galtee mountains in the South of Ireland. After a drawing by William Henry Brooke (1772 - 1860), an established portrait painter. He first appeared at the Royal Academy in 1810, and continued to exhibit at intervals until 1826.
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[Lapland] Amund Swantzen. A Sea Laplander 70 Years of Age of Havöe Sund near the North Cape.
[Lapland] Amund Swantzen. A Sea Laplander 70 Years of Age of Havöe Sund near the North Cape.
Drawn from Nature by Cap.n de C. Brooke. Drawn on Stone by D: Dighton.
London Pubd. by Rodwell and Martin New Bond Street. Printed by C. Hullmandel. [n.d. c.1825.]
Lithograph. 260 x 180 mm (10¼" x 7").
A 'sea laplander' of Havøysund (now part of Finnmark, in Norway). From a collection of drawings made by Captain A. de C. Brooke during two journeys to Scandinavia, 1820 and 1820-21.
Scott Polar Research Institute: Y: 56/18/14. Abbey: 248; for others in the series see our refs. 15133-4, 15136-7.
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[Norwich] A View of Bishops Bridge from the Ferry. [&] A View of the Cathedral from Hardys Grove.
[Norwich] A View of Bishops Bridge from the Ferry. [&] A View of the Cathedral from Hardys Grove.
R. Ladbrooke delin. S. Alken Jun.r fecit.
Norwich Published by R. Ladbrooke Jan.y 1st 1806.
Pair of rare aquatints. Plate 360 x 480mm (14¼ x 19"), with large margins, & sheet 360 x 485mm (14¼ x 19"). 'Hardy's Grove' trimmed within plate, repairs off image on left.
Two views of Norwich. Bishop Bridge from the banks of the River Wensum, built in 1340 and stlll in use, making it one of the oldest active bridges in England. Also a view looking down on Norwich Cathedral from a field above the city. Robert Ladbrooke (1768-1842), a painter and drawing master at Norwich, founded the Norwich Society of Artists in 1803 with John Crome and James Sillett.
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Johannes Olson. A Shore Laplander in his Summer Dress.
Johannes Olson. A Shore Laplander in his Summer Dress.
Drawn from Nature by Capn. de C. Brooke. Drawn on Stone by D: Dighton.
London Pubd. by Rodwell and Martin New Bond Street. Printed by C. Hullmandel. [n.d. c.1825.]
Lithograph. Image sheet 254 x 172mm. 10 x 6¾".
From a collection of drawings made by Captain A. deC. Brooke during two journeys to Scandinavia, 1820 and 1820-21.
Scott Polar Research Institute: Y: 56/18/9. Abbey: 248
[Ref: 15133]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Svend Rassmoussan. A Field Fin or Mountain Laplander, in his ordinary Winter Cloathing of Rein Deer Skin.
Svend Rassmoussan. A Field Fin or Mountain Laplander, in his ordinary Winter Cloathing of Rein Deer Skin.
Drawn from Nature by Capn. de C. Brooke: Drawn on Stone by D: Dighton.
London Pubd. by Rodwell and Martin New Bond Street. Printed by C. Hullmandel. [n.d. c.1825.]
Lithograph. 255 x 184mm. 10 x 7¼".
From a collection of drawings made by Captain A. deC. Brooke during two journeys to Scandinavia, 1820 and 1820-21.
Scott Polar Research Institute: Y: 56/18/11. Abbey: 248.
[Ref: 15136]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Per Mathisön Sahra. A Mountain Laplander on Qualöen or Whale Island.
Per Mathisön Sahra. A Mountain Laplander on Qualöen or Whale Island.
Drawn from Nature by Capn. de C. Brooke: Drawn on Stone by D: Dighton.
London Pubd. by Rodwell and Martin New Bond Street. Printed by C. Hullmandel. [n.d. c.1825.]
Lithograph. 255 x 184mm. 10 x 7¼". Crease.
From a collection of drawings made by Captain A. deC. Brooke during two journeys to Scandinavia, 1820 and 1820-21.
Scott Polar Research Institute: 56/18/12.
[Ref: 15137]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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The Bombardment of Sebastopol.
The Bombardment of Sebastopol.
From a drawing by Mr E.W. Brooker HMS Spitfire. _ E. Walker lith. Day & Son Lith.rs to the Queen.
Published March 1st 1855 by Paul & Dominic Colnaghi & Co, 13 & 14 Pall Mall East, _ Publishers to Her Majesty.
Fine coloured tinted lithograph, chine collé, with highlights added by hand. Sheet 370 x 625mm (14½ x 24½"). Laid on backing sheet. Slight crease in sky.
A view of the naval bombardment of Sevastopol, 17th October, 1854, with the ships and their commanders listed under the scene. Edward Wolfe Brooker (1828-1870) was Master on HMS Spitfire under Captain Thomas Spratt, surveying in the Mediterranean when the Crimean War broke out. He earned a commission by placing buoys to mark channels at the entrance to the Dnieper River while under enemy fire. At the end of the war he returned to surveying, both in the Mediterrean and around Tasmania. He was given the command of HMS Sylvia and joined Keppel during the opening of the trade ports of Osaka and Kobe in 1869. Taking ill in Japan he died there in 1870.
[Ref: 54064]   £390.00  
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The Uproar House!!!
The Uproar House!!!
Satirist inv.t. W H Ekoorb [Brooke] del.t et sculp.t.
Satirist 1st June 1813.
Very fine coloured etching. 350 x 450mm (13¾ x 17¾"). Trimmed to printed border lower right for binding, folds as normal.
A performance on 1st May 1813 of Charles-Louis Didelot's 'Psyche et l'Amour' (for which he invented wires to enable characters to fly) is interrupted by a riot caused by Angelica Catalani refusing to sing until she was paid. Soldiers storm the stage with bayonets and the orchestra scatters. Ballet interest.
See BM 12133 for an extensive description
[Ref: 56720]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)

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George Wheatley Esq.r.
George Wheatley Esq.r.
Painted by J.W. Chandler. Engraved by S.W. Reynolds.
London, Published Jan.y 19 1796 by S.W. Reynolds, No 6 Rolls Buildings, Fetter Lane.
Fine mezzotint. 355 x 250mm (14 x 9¾"), large margins.
Half-length portrait of George Wheatley, chief clerk at Drummond's Bank, wearing a dark buttoned coat and light neckerchief.
Not in Whitman.
[Ref: 45385]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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A View of the Royal Palace of Windsor. Vue du Palais Royal de Windsor á vingt un Miles de Londrés.
A View of the Royal Palace of Windsor. Vue du Palais Royal de Windsor á vingt un Miles de Londrés.
Brookes Delin. Parr Sculp.
Publish'd according to Act of Parliament. London Printed for & Sold by Rob.t Sayer Map & Printseller at the Golden Buck opposite Fetter Lane Fleet Street.
Coloured engraving. 260 x 400mm (10¼ x 15¾"). Trimmed to plate.
A view of the castle from the Thames. A smartly-dressed man fishes on the shore, watched by two women
[Ref: 37898]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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A View of the Royal Palace of Windsor. Vue du Palais Royal de Windsor á vingt un Miles de Londrés.
A View of the Royal Palace of Windsor. Vue du Palais Royal de Windsor á vingt un Miles de Londrés.
Brookes Delin. Parr Sculp.
Publish'd according to Act of Parliament August 20, 1751. London Printed for & Sold by Rob.t Sayer Map & Printseller at the Golden Buck opposite Fetter Lane Fleet Street. & Hen.y Overton without Newgate.
Engraving. 260 x 400mm (10¼ x 15¾").
[Ref: 977]   £210.00   (£252.00 incl.VAT)
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