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An American Indian Demanding his Bride.
An American Indian Demanding his Bride.
W.M. Craig del. K. Mackenzie sculp.
London, Published Sept.r 1808 by S.A. & H. Oddy, 27, Oxford Street.
Rare stipple. Sheet 225 x 130mm (9 x 5¼").
A fanciful scene of a Native American presenting a dowry of game.
[Ref: 56214]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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The City of Astracan, the Capital of Tartary.
The City of Astracan, the Capital of Tartary.
W.M. Craig del. R.W. Wallis sc.
Published by Nuttall, Fisher & Co. Liverpool. Feb.y 1816.
Engraving. 210 x 272mm. 8¼ x 10¾". Some toning along edges.
A view of Astrakhan, in southern European Russia and the administrative centre of Astrakhan Oblast. The river behind is that of the Volga River, which leads directly to the Caspian Sea.
[Ref: 25844]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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The Acropolis of Athens.
The Acropolis of Athens.
W. M. Craig del. E. Goodall sc.
[n.d., c.1800s.]
Engraving, sheet 215 x 170mm (8½ x 7").
A view of the Acropolis of Athens, Greece.
[Ref: 63071]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Barclay's Dictonary, word Conjurer.
Barclay's Dictonary, word Conjurer.
W. M. Craig delin. J. Brown sculp. Published as the Act directs by T. Kinnersley May 1.st 1813.
London, 1813.
Engraving. 260 x 210mm (10¼ x 8¼").
A scene depicting a man in wizards robes waving a wand over a book, on a table next to a smoking cauldron. Two devil figures, one crouched, one with arms extended upward, stand behind the table. A man crouches next to the wizard clutching his face. The image pressumably illustrates the definition for the word 'conjurer'.
[Ref: 54120]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Pavilion and Steyne at Brighton with the Promenade]
[The Pavilion and Steyne at Brighton with the Promenade]
[Etched by Frank Holford after a view by Charles T. Cracklow and figures by William Marshall Craig.]
[n.d., 1889.]
Etching. 215 x 360mm (8½ x 14¼").
A view of the Royal Pavilion and Steyne, with the Promenade filled with the people that made Brighton the most fashionable resort of the period, with George, Prince of Wales, and Martha Gunn, the famous Brighton 'Dipper', named under the image. According to a pencil note on the reverse this was 'Etched by Frank Holford 1889 from Pictures in the Pavilion Brighton', although a second hand clarifies that it is copied from the aquatint after Cracklow and Craig. A painter called Frank Holford is said to have been churchwarden of St Michael, Brighton.
See Ford: Images of Brighton n.396 for the original.
[Ref: 58809]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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Revolutionary Fury setting out to enslave or destroy the nations of Europe,
Revolutionary Fury setting out to enslave or destroy the nations of Europe, is stopped by the interposing Shield of Britannia, who launches her thunders on the lawless Fiend.
W.M. Craig, del.t. I Brown, scp.t.
Published by T. Kinnersley, August 1 1814.
Engraving. Sheet 290 x 215mm (11½ x 8½"). Trimmed within plate,
An allegorical figure of Britannia fights a gorgon-like figure, a crown and the Scales of Justice on the ground.
[Ref: 45043]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Cape Town and the Table Mountain, Cape of Good Hope.
Cape Town and the Table Mountain, Cape of Good Hope.
W. M. Craig del. E. Goodall sculp.
[Published by Nuttall, Fisher & Co. Liverpool, April, 1816.]
Etching with engraving. Sheet 200 x 255mm (7¾ x 10") Trimmed within plate, losing publication line, corners snipped.
A view of Cape Town from the sea.
[Ref: 63013]   £85.00   (£102.00 incl.VAT)
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Dutch.
Dutch.
W: M: Craig, 1813.
Published by W. M. Craig Jan.y. 1st. 1813.
Etching. Plate 210 x 146mm. 8¼ x 5¾".
A boy outside a stable, leaning against the lower part of the door; in one hand he holds a glass and in the other a wine jug. Grape vine leaves can be seen crawling on the side of the stable wall.
Ex Collection Norman Blackburn.
[Ref: 18519]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Mrs Maria Edgeworth.
Mrs Maria Edgeworth.
Craig del. Mackenzie sc.
Published by Vernor & Co. Nov.r 1. 1808.
Stipple. Sheet 175 x 105mm (7 x 4¼"). Binding damage on right edge. Trimmed to platemark.
Oval portrait of Anglo-Irish novelist Maria Edgeworth (1768-1849), one of the first realist writers in children's literature.
[Ref: 51786]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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[A Pair.]  View of the Fort of Joux in Franch Comté on the Frontiers of France & Switzerland. [&]  View of the Fort of Joux.
[A Pair.] View of the Fort of Joux in Franch Comté on the Frontiers of France & Switzerland. [&] View of the Fort of Joux. In which Coll. Moulin and Captains de Frotté, Girod, & d'Hauteroche were confimed for eleven months and fourteen days at the end of which they effected their escape by working a passage through the walls of their dungeon. It was axcessively damp and dark and received so little light that often they were obliged to have the candles lighted at midday. Their food was brought to them every twenty four hours, they were by great favor allowed to walk in a court yard of the Fort once or twice a week surrounded by a Serjeant & six Men with loaded Firelocks and fixed Bayonets!!.
From a Drawing by W. M.Craig Engraved by C. Turner.
London Pubd for the Proprietors Octr. 16 1809. by E. Orme, Printseller, Bond Street.
Coloured aquatints 370 x 330mm. Trimmed to plate, faint creases in title.
The first image shows mountainous wintery landscape with four figures absailing down the side of a steep cliff, escaping from the fortress. The second four men, Colonel Moulin, the Captains de Frotté, Girod and d'Hauteroche and a dog confined in a prison, one reading to the others from a book inscribed 'Baron Trench', sitting at a table, with beds at either side of the arched space and a kettle on a fireplace at left. Fort-de-Joux, at the summit of snow-clad mountain peaks, in the Jura Mountains, served as a prison for successive French Governments and was where Toussaint L'Ouverture died of neglect and starvation in 1803. Moulin, de Frotté, Girod, & d'Hauteroche 'effected their miraculous escape, on 27th January, 1805, after a severe Captivity of eleven months and 14 days. They resolved to obtain their liberty, & succeeded by making a hole in the wall of their cell, which was 3 feet 1/2 thick and then had to work through another wall 9 feet thick & after ten nights of anxiety & fatigue they descended the Rock almost perpendicular on which the Fort stands near 700 feet in height, by the help of a Rope they made with their linen & bed clothes after having proceeded on foot to Neufchatel, they separated, and journied to Vienna, and from thence set off on their way to England, where three of men arrived safely two months after their escape!' [E.extract from Whitman:708.]
Whitman:707.708
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View of the City of Genoa.
View of the City of Genoa.
W. M. Craig del. T. Dixon sc.
[n.d., c.1800s.]
Engraving, sheet 215 x 170mm (8½ x 7").
A view of the city of Genoa, Italy.
[Ref: 63070]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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The Right Hon.ble Sir Alexander Johnston, Knt.
The Right Hon.ble Sir Alexander Johnston, Knt. Chief Justice of the Admiralty Court in the Island of Ceylon.
W.M. Craig del. T. Woolnoth sculp.
Stipple, laid on album page. 178 x 115mm (7 x 4½").
Sir Alexander Johnston (1775-1849), the British colonial officer who served as 3rd Chief Justice of Ceylon and 2nd Advocate Fiscal of Ceylon. Along with Henry Thomas Colebrooke and others he was a founding member of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland.
[Ref: 34585]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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Part of the Natural History of Asia.
Part of the Natural History of Asia.
W.M. Craig del.t. T. Wallis sculp.t.
[n.d., c.1810.]
Engraving. Sheet 255 x 195mm (10 x 7¾") Trimmed within plate, some staining.
A composite image, illustrating parrots, a toucan, elk, camel and tiger but, most significantly, the kangaroo, based on the George Stubbs painting. This plate was published in at least two of the Rev. Ezekiel Bloomfield's works: 'A General View of the World' (1807), & 'Complete and Universal Dictionary' (1812).
Lennox- Boyd, Dixon & Clayton: George Stubbs: The Complete Engraved Works, 424.
[Ref: 54184]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Mr. Charles Lawson. M.A. Headmaster of Manchester School]
[Mr. Charles Lawson. M.A. Headmaster of Manchester School]
[W.M.Craig.pinx. James Heath sculpt]
[n.d. c.1800.]
Unfinished proof engraving Sheet 359 x 254mm.
Charles Lawson. 1728-1807.
[Ref: 1413]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Lient. Gen. Lord Hill
Lient. Gen. Lord Hill
W. M. Craig del. Brown sculpt.
Published by T. Kinnersley Jany. 1 1815
Engraving with etching, sheet 280 x 225mm (11 x 8¾"). Trimmed, slight creasing.
Oval portrait of General Rowland Hill, 1st Viscount Hill (1772 1842) dressed in uniform, below on a stone inscribed with the sitter's name, and surrounded by sword, cannonballs, a fortress with bridge and trees. Illustration from 'A New History of the Twenty Years War with France'. Hill was a British Army officer who served in the Napoleonic Wars as a brigade, division and corps commander. He became Commander-in-Chief of the British Army in 1828.
[Ref: 55844]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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A View of the City of Malta, on the side of the Cotonere.
A View of the City of Malta, on the side of the Cotonere.
Drawn by the W. M. Craig, from the original by Goupy. E. Goodall sc.
[n.d., c.1800s.]
Engraving, sheet 240 x 190mm (9½ x 7½"). Crease in upper centre. Tiny tears down left margin.
Bird's eye view of the fortified harbour of Malta, looking towards Valetta.
[Ref: 63073]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Manchester from Mount Pleasant.
Manchester from Mount Pleasant. Dedicated to the Inhabitants of Manchester and its Environs, by their obliged Servants, W.M.Craig and J.Landseer.
Drawn by W.M.Craig. Engraved by J. Landseer, Engraver to the King
Published Aug.t 1 1802 by J. Landseer, No 88 Queen Anne Street, East. & W.M.Craig, No 88 Charlotte Street, Rathbone Place, London; and in Manchester at No 79 Market Street Lane.
Scarce engraving. 365 x 480mm (14¼ x 18¾"), very large margins.
A fine prospect of Manchester from sheep fields to the north of the city. John Landseer, the engraver, was the father of Sir Edwin Landseer.
[Ref: 58706]   £380.00  
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[Ticket/Invitation]  Dinner at the Mansion House, April 15th. 1805.  The Right Honble. Peter Perchard, Lord Mayor.
[Ticket/Invitation] Dinner at the Mansion House, April 15th. 1805. The Right Honble. Peter Perchard, Lord Mayor.
Wm. Craig Del. Gale & Butler Sc.
[London, c.1805.]
Large admission ticket to a Dinner/Ball at the Mansion House, City of London, April 15th 1805. Etching with stippling in brown ink to thick wove, 200 x 255mm. 8 x 10". Fold creases as normal; lower right corner lacking, indicating ticket has been redeemed. Some foxing.
Three winged putti supporting a shield/crest; musical instruments and mayor's sceptre immediately behind. Numbered 'No 131' in ink to upper left margin, (part of) signature of issuing officer lower right. Dinner hosted by Peter Perchard, Lord Mayor of London. After William Marshall Craig (c.1765 - c. 1834).
[Ref: 21153]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[The 12 Months of the Year.]
[The 12 Months of the Year.]
Craig delin.t. J.Timms [et al.] sculp.
Published by Charles Brightley, Bungay, 1812.
Twelve engravings. Each c. 190 x 120mm, 7¼ x 4¾".
Scenes representing the twelve months of the year, illustrating subjects like astonomy, fishing, shipwrecks and wine-making, each with a quotation. Brightley had published the same set in 1803, all plates engraved by Barlow.
[Ref: 22431]   £360.00   view all images for this item
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[The 12 Months of the Year.]
[The 12 Months of the Year.]
W.M. Craig delin. J.Barlow sculp.
Published by Charles Brightley, Bungay, Suffolk, Sep.r 1803.
Twelve engravings. Each c. 190 x 120mm (7¼ x 4¾").
Scenes representing the twelve months of the year, illustrating subjects like astonomy, fishing, shipwrecks and wine-making, each with a quotation.
[Ref: 22430]   £360.00   view all images for this item
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The Musical Spaniel of Darmstadt.
The Musical Spaniel of Darmstadt.
Craig Del. & Sc.
[London: George Henderson, 1840.]
Engraving on steel. Sheet 95 x 130mm (3¾ x 5¼"). Trimmed.
A Water Spaniel called Poodle, trained by its owner to howl at bad notes in music recitals. From 'The Ladies' Cabinet of Fashion, Music & Romance', Volume 3. A copy of the text is included.
[Ref: 58045]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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[Funeral Procession of Lord Viscount Nelson, Jan.y 9th 1806.]
[Funeral Procession of Lord Viscount Nelson, Jan.y 9th 1806.]
[W.M. Craig del. Edw.d Orme excu.t. J. Godby sculp.t.]
[Published & Sold Jan.y 12 1806 by Edwd Orme Engraver, Printseller to the King & Royal Family, 59, Bond Street, London.]
Coloured aquatint, sheet 270 x 395mm (10¾ x 15½"). Trimmed to image, losing all letters, tear in right edge.
Nelson's hearse in Ludgate Street, with St Paul's Cathedral behind. The design mimicked the 'Victory', with a figurehead and ship's stern. This example is apparently an early state: most examples have the shadows of spectators in the upper windows of Ludgate Street, all blank here. A plate from 'Orme's Graphic History of the Life, Exploits, and Death of Horation Nelson', published only three days after the funeral.
Abbey Life in England 327.
[Ref: 39092]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Funeral Procession of Lord Viscount Nelson, Jan.y 9th 1806.
Funeral Procession of Lord Viscount Nelson, Jan.y 9th 1806.
W.M. Craig del. Edw.d Orme excu.t. J. Godby sculp.t.
Published & Sold Jan.y 12 1806 by Edwd Orme Engraver, Printseller to the King & Royal Family, 59, Bond Street, London.
Hand-coloured aquatint. Plate: 330 x 430mm (13 x 17''). Central vertical crease as issued.
Nelson's hearse in Ludgate Street, with St Paul's Cathedral behind. The design mimicked the 'Victory', with a figurehead and ship's stern. A plate from 'Orme's Graphic History of the Life, Exploits, and Death of Horation Nelson', published only three days after the funeral.
Abbey Life 327.
[Ref: 39094]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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Funeral Procession of Lord Viscount Nelson, Jan.y 9th 1806.
Funeral Procession of Lord Viscount Nelson, Jan.y 9th 1806.
W.M. Craig del. Edw.d Orme excu.t. J. Godby sculp.t.
Published & Sold Jan.y 12 1806 by Edwd Orme Engraver, Printseller to the King & Royal Family, 59, Bond Street, London.
Fine hand-coloured aquatint. Plate: 330 x 430mm (13 x 17'') with very large margins. Central vertical crease as issued.
Nelson's hearse in Ludgate Street, with St Paul's Cathedral behind. The design mimicked the 'Victory', with a figurehead and ship's stern. A plate from 'Orme's Graphic History of the Life, Exploits, and Death of Horation Nelson', published only three days after the funeral.
Abbey Life 327.
[Ref: 50898]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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My Dogs.
My Dogs.
W.M. Craig del. J. Godby sculp.
Published June 4th. 1806. by Edw.d Orme, London.
Rare stipple with hand colour. Sheet 275 x 215mm (10¾ x 8½"). Trimmed within plate.
A Newfoundland towering over a small boy, with three puppies.
[Ref: 58065]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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My Dogs.
My Dogs.
W.M. Craig del. J. Godby sculp.
Published June 4th. 1806. by Edw.d Orme, London.
Stipple. 240 x 185mm .
A Newfoundland and three puppies.
[Ref: 2742]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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View of Quebec, The Capital of British America.
View of Quebec, The Capital of British America.
W.M. Craig del. T. Dixon sc.
Published by Henry Fisher, Caxton, London, 1825.
Engraving. 210 x 272mm. 8¼ x 10¾". Creasing along lower edge.
A view of Quebec, Canada seen from across the Saint Lawrence River; the fortifications of the city can be seen in the background. A British Naval vessel seen at anchor to the right with men rowing away to shore; three naval officers on the shore in the foreground, one looking through a telescope.
[Ref: 25859]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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Alexander the Truly Great.
Alexander the Truly Great. While the British Lion is on the point of destroying the Gallic Cock, the Russian Eagle breaks the Chains of Europe.
W.M. Craig del.t. T. Wallis sculp.t.
Published by T. Kinnersley 1814.
Stipple and engraving. Sheet 290 x 220mm (11½ x 8¾"). Cut to platemark.
A medallion portrait of Alexander I of Russia (1777-1825), with the Imperial Eagle above and the British Lion below. The portrait was published just before Napoleon's abdication and his exile on Elba.
[Ref: 38980]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Taleyrand Perigord Prince of Benevuntum.
Taleyrand Perigord Prince of Benevuntum.
W. M. Craig del. Brown sculpt.
Published by T. Kinnersley Jany. 1 1815
Engraving with etching, sheet 285 x 225mm (11¼ x 8¾"). Small margins, trimmed to plate on one side. Small tear. Holes in left margin where previously bound.
Oval portrait of the French clergyman and diplomat Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord (1754 1838), below on a stone inscribed with the sitter's name and surrounded by flowers and oak leaves, a snake and book below and an owl flying against clouds above. Illustration from 'A New History of the Twenty Years War with France'. Tallyrand was one of Napoleon's chief diplomats and instrumental at obtaining peace with Austria through the 1801 Treaty of Luneville and with Britain in the 1802 Treaty of Amiens. Napoleon and Tallyrand's foreign policy differed; he sought a negotiated secure peace so as to perpetuate the gains of the French revolution, which led to accepting bribes from hostile powers.
[Ref: 55850]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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View of the City of Turin.
View of the City of Turin.
W. M. Craig del. E. Goodall sculp.
[Published by Nuttall, Fisher & Co. Liverpool, April, c.1816.]
Etching with engraving. Sheet 200 x 255mm (7¾ x 10") Trimmed within plate, losing publication line, corners snipped.
A view of Turin from outside the city walls.
[Ref: 63015]   £85.00   (£102.00 incl.VAT)
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The Roman Vestal's Trial of Chastity.
The Roman Vestal's Trial of Chastity.
[W.M. Craig del.][R. Cooper sculp.]
[Published & Sold Nov.r 1. 1807, by Edw.d Orme, 59. Bond Street, London.]
Rare stipple with etching, sheet 300 x 230mm (11¾ x 9"). Trimmed within plate losing artist, engraver and publisher's names.
A Vestal priestess, Tuccia, standing in front of a shrine, holds out in front of her a pan full of water, which leaks through the bottom. Two women watch from the shrine. The Vestal Virgin Tuccia was accused of having breached her vow of chastity, but she proved her innocence by carrying water in a sieve. This apparent miracle saved her life.
[Ref: 60339]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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