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The Discovery of America.
The Discovery of America.
E. Edwards del. W. Walker sc.
[Publish'd as the Act directs, 3. Jan. 1778, by Fielding & Walker in Pater-noster Row London.]
Engraving. Plate 233 x 171mm. 9¼ x 6¾". Cut.
Christopher Columbus's arrival in the New World. He strikes the ground with a sword to claim the land for Spain while some of his men kiss the ground. A group for native Americans stands nearby. Frontispiece to "The History of America, from its discovery by Columbus...Volume I".
[Ref: 20845]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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[Frontispiece]
[Frontispiece] A Collection of Flowers drawn after Nature & disposed in an Ornamental & Picturesque Manner, by J: Edwards, F.S.A.
John Edwards Inv.t et Sculpt.
Publish'd as the Act directs Dec.r 15.th 1783
Stipple engraving with mezzotint border, platemark 340 x 250mm (13¼ x 9¾"). Slight foxing.
Three putti garlanding a monument on which sits a vase of flowers, with an easel and brushes in front. Frontispiece to John Edwards' extremely rare work 'A Collection of Flowers Drawn after Nature and disposed in an ornamental and picturesque manner', which was published complete in 1801 and described by Dunthorne as 'a superb and extremely rare work by a great artist, whose craftmanship is equal to the best of the 18th Century'.
Dunthorne 105; for other plates from this volume see refs. 18189 and 18190
[Ref: 31374]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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[Ornamental flower plate.] No 33.
[Ornamental flower plate.] No 33.
Edwards del.t et sculp.
Pub.d as the Act directs Dec.r 24, 1788.
Hand coloured etching. 340 x 250mm (13½ x 9¾"). Trimmed close to plate.
A plate from John Edwards' extremely rare work 'A Collection of Flowers Drawn after Nature and disposed in an ornamental and picturesque manner', published complete in 1801. Finely-coloured garlands are draped over an ornamental design containing an allegorical figure of a muse, with one vignette of a music book, pipe and horn above, and another of a painter's palette and a lyre below. The whole is presented in an oval with a blue-washed border.
Dunthorne, 105: ''A superb and extremely rare work by a great artist... The colouring is particularly fine owing to the use of a pale printer's ink''.
[Ref: 18189]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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[Ornamental flower plate.] No 59.
[Ornamental flower plate.] No 59.
Edwards del.t et sculp.
Pub.d as the Act directs June 24th, 1795.
Hand coloured etching. Sheet 330 x 250mm (13 x 9¾"). Trimmed, pin holes in unprinted corner.
A plate from John Edwards' extremely rare work 'A Collection of Flowers Drawn after Nature and disposed in an ornamental and picturesque manner', published complete in 1801.
Dunthorne, 105: "A superb and extremely rare work by a great artist...''.
[Ref: 18190]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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[Carnations.] No 23. [etched in reverse.]
[Carnations.] No 23. [etched in reverse.]
[Drawn and etched by John Edwards.]
[Published 1783-1801.]
Etching with fine original hand colour. Printed area 330 x 230mm (13 x 9"), on laid paper watermarked 'J. Whatman' very large margins, mint.
A plate from John Edwards' extremely rare work 'A Collection of Flowers Drawn after Nature and disposed in an ornamental and picturesque manner', published complete in 1801, but the laid paper suggests this was printed much earlier.
Dunthorne, 105: "A superb and extremely rare work by a great artist...''. Provenance: Hooton Pagnell Hall, Yorkshire.
[Ref: 40214]   £420.00  
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White Strip'd Roses.
White Strip'd Roses.
[Drawn & etched by John Edwards.]
[n.d., c.1790.]
Etching with original hand colour. 350 x 250mm (13¾ x 9¾"), on laid paper watermarked 'J. Whatman', very large margins. Tears in wide margins, paper spotted and toned.
A bouquet of roses tied with a blue ribbon. A plate from John Edwards' extremely rare work 'A Collection of Flowers Drawn after Nature and disposed in an ornamental and picturesque manner', published complete in 1801, but the laid paper suggests this was printed much earlier.
Dunthorne, 105: "A superb and extremely rare work by a great artist...''. Provenance: Hooton Pagnell Hall, Yorkshire.
[Ref: 44103]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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E. Edwards, Associate and Teacher of Perspective in the Royal Academy.
E. Edwards, Associate and Teacher of Perspective in the Royal Academy.
Ipse pinxit. Cardon sculpsit.
Published for the Proprietor as the Act directs, 20, April 1808.
Stipple. 228 x 152mm. 9 x 6".
Edward Edwards A.RA. (1738-1806) was an English painter. In 1773 he was elected an Associate Academician and was appointed Teacher of Perspective at the Royal Acadmey in 1788. This self portrait is the frontispiece to his volume entitled 'Anecdotes of Painters', intended as a supplement to Walpole's work.
[Ref: 18943]   £110.00   (£132.00 incl.VAT)
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Itinera Varia Auctoris.
Itinera Varia Auctoris.
G. Edwards. 1746.
[London. George Edwards].
Hand coloured engraving. Platemark: 255 x 210mm (10 x 8¼"). Small stains to sheet.
A frontispiece from Geroge Edward's famous work, 'A Natural History of Uncommon Birds'. The map shows the author's voyages around England and Europe between 1718 and 1730. However, the illustrations come from further afield; at the top is the beak of the Egyptian Ibis; underneath are male and female stag beetles from Borneo; and at the bottom is the Least Hummingbird of Jamaica. George Edwards (1694 - 1773) is known as the father of British ornithology, and on the recommendation of Sir Hans Sloane, was appointed librarian to the Royal College of Physicians in London in 1733.
[Ref: 33511]   £140.00  
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There's a Divinity that shapes our ends / Rough hew them how we will. Shakespr.
There's a Divinity that shapes our ends / Rough hew them how we will. Shakespr.
E. Edwards delin. J. Hall sculpt. [n.d., c.1790]
Engraving with hand-colouring and gold leaf, sheet 190 x 165mm (7½ x 6½"). Trimmed inside platemark,
A man sits reading amongst a ruined abbey(?) with a skull beside him. Adjacent, two reapers set out to gather crops at harvest. Lines from Shakespeare's 'Hamlet' remind us of the impossibility of defying fate. On a rectangular object by the man's feet, text reads 'so it must be'.
[Ref: 37644]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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The Fire-Backed Pheasant of Java.
The Fire-Backed Pheasant of Java.
S. Edwards del. W. Skelton, sculp.
London, Published April 12, 1796, by G.Nicol.
Engraving, title in open letters. 355 x 300mm, 14 x 11¾". Waterstain to lower margin; a fine impression on a full sheet.
This appears to be the Crested Fireback, Lophura ignita, a forest pheasant with a peacock-like dark crest, bluish black plumage, reddish brown rump, black outer tail feathers, red iris and bare blue facial skin. From Sir George Staunton's 'An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China', describing the expedition of Lord Macartney (1737 - 1806) as the first British ambassador to China.
[Ref: 18734]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[Rural landscape]
[Rural landscape]
EE 1789.
Etching, sheet 140 x 220mm (5½ x 8½"). Trimmed.
Plate 32 of 'A Collection of Views and Studies after Nature', 1790, By Edward Edwards (1738-1806).
[Ref: 47786]   £50.00   (£60.00 incl.VAT)
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[Rustic figures before a hilltop castle.]
[Rustic figures before a hilltop castle.]
[Edward] Edwards.
[1785.]
Scarce etching. Sheet 250 x 330mm (10 x 13"). Trimmed, mounted on album paper at the corners.
Rustic figures before a hilltop castle. Outside the central image are two female figures in classical dress, turned away from but looking back towards the landscape, that to left holding up a bunch of grapes with a cup in the other hand, that to right with arms raised holding the edge of a shawl in her right. By Edward Edwards (1738-1806).
[Ref: 52518]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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[A hamlet]
[A hamlet]
EE 1789.
Etching, sheet 140 x 220mm (5½ x 8½"), with wide margins. Trimmed.
Plate 35 of 'A Collection of Views and Studies after Nature', 1790, By Edward Edwards (1738-1806).
[Ref: 52687]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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An Accurate Map of the Site of Reygate Castle, Surry, with the lands belonging, laid down from an actual Survey, taken in 1790.
An Accurate Map of the Site of Reygate Castle, Surry, with the lands belonging, laid down from an actual Survey, taken in 1790.
Edwards sculp.
Published as the Act directs, May 21st 1817, by J. Edwards, Old Brompton, Middlesex.
Engraved map with original colour. 225 x 275mm (9 x 10½"). Trimmed to plate at top.
Uncommon plan of the site of Reigate Castle in Surrey, with the London Road. From Edwards' "Tabulæ Distantiæ".
[Ref: 53205]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Fortress of Devrah.
Fortress of Devrah.
[Lithographed by Charles Haghe after William Edwards.]
[London: Graves & Co., 1846.]
Tinted lithograph finished with hand colour. Printed area 320 x 400mm (12½ x 15¾"). Slight mount burn, creasing in margins.
A fortress in a desolate plain with the tents of the British army. Published in 'Sketches in Scinde' by Lieutenant William Edwards of the 86th or Royal County Down Regiment, aide-de-camp to General Sir Charles Napier. Edwards was present during Napier's conquest of Sindh Province in northern Pakistan in 1842.
Abbey: Travel 469.
[Ref: 34916]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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Ghoree on the Indus.
Ghoree on the Indus.
[Lithographed by Charles Haghe after William Edwards.]
[London: Graves & Co., 1846.]
Rare 1st issue tinted lithograph, finished with hand colour. Printed area 320 x 400mm (12½ x 15¾"). Original backing board stained and scratched.
Published in 'Sketches in Scinde' by Lieutenant William Edwards of the 86th or Royal County Down Regiment, and aide-de-camp to General Sir Charles Napier. Edwards was present during Napier's conquest of Sindh Province in northern Pakistan in 1842.
Abbey: Travel 469.
[Ref: 51311]   £380.00  
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The Round Tower, Fort Hyderabad.
The Round Tower, Fort Hyderabad.
[Lithographed by Charles Haghe after William Edwards.]
[London: Graves & Co., 1846.]
Rare 1st issue tinted lithograph, finished with hand colour. Printed area 320 x 400mm (12½ x 15¾"). Original backing board stained and scratched.
The Round Tower of Pacco Qillo, a fort built by Mian Ghulam Shah Kalhoro c.1768 when he founded the city of Hyderabad. Published in 'Sketches in Scinde' by Lieutenant William Edwards of the 86th or Royal County Down Regiment, and aide-de-camp to General Sir Charles Napier. Edwards was present during Napier's conquest of Sindh Province in northern Pakistan in 1842.
Abbey: Travel 469.
[Ref: 51310]   £380.00  
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William Smith Esq.r M.P.
William Smith Esq.r M.P. To the Electors and Inhabitants of the City of Norwich This Plate of their Worthy Representative in Parliament is Inscribed by their obliged & very humble Serv.t W.C. Edwards.
Drawn and Engraved by W.C. Edwards, from a whole length picture painted by H. Thomson ESQ. R.A. in the Guildhall Norwich.
[n.d., c.1833.]
Engraving. Platemark: 430 x 330mm (17 x 13"). Small margins. Repaired damage to revese in left margin.
William Smith (1756-1835) was a politician of great power and change. He was a friend and close associate of William Wilberforce and was at the forefront of many campaigns for social justice and prison reform but most notably was his campaign for the abolition of slavery. He was Member of Parliament for Suffolk and Norwich for some years but it was in 1787 that he acted as the first to campaign for the abolition for the slave trade. In 1790 he supported Wilberforce in the slave trade debate and once the trade had been halted he helped Zachary Macaulay in 1823 found the ‘London Society for the Abolition of Slavery in our Colonies’, thereby launching the next phase of the campaign to eradicate slavery. His involvement in the French Revolution was controversial, and he swiftly gained a reputation as a radical. He secretly arranged several meetings between William Pitt and Maret, Napoleon’s foreign minister, in a desperate attempt to avoid war.
[Ref: 38732]   £290.00   (£348.00 incl.VAT)
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Farm Yard and Printing House at Strawberry Hill.
Farm Yard and Printing House at Strawberry Hill. the Seat of the Hon. H. Walpole.
Drawn and Etch'd by E. Edwards.A. Engrav'd in Aquatinta by F. Jukes.
London Published as the Act directs [n.d., c.1790.]
Etching and aquatint with original hand colour, image 180 x 232mm. Trimmed to image top and sides.
View in the grounds of the fancifully 'Gothic' villa of Horace Walpole, a folly which he purchased in 1748 and rebuilt in stages to his own specifications, expanding the little property from five acres to forty-six over the years. Walpole built the Printing House in 1757. In September 1759 he wrote to the Earl of Strafford “…I have begun to build a new printing-house, that the old one may make room for the Gallery and Round Tower.” It was finished at the end of October when he wrote again to Strafford “My new printing-house is finished, in order to pull down the old one, and lay the foundations next summer of my round tower.” It was in use by the end of the following May. Although it possessed no Gothic features, it was probably the most important building as it was the headquarters of Walpole’s private press, “the Offinia Arbuteana or the Strawberry Hill Press.” The first book issued from the press was an edition of the Odes of Thomas Gray (1757), Walpole’s old schoolfriend. Amongst Walpole’s own works printed here were the Mysterious Mother (1768), a blank-verse drama, and the Essay on Modern Gardening (1785). A work particularly important for its documentary value was issued from the press in 1774. This was Walpole’s 'Description of the Villa of Mr Horace Walpole at Strawberry Hill near Twickenham, with an inventory of the furniture, pictures, curiosities etc'. The 'Description' was subsequently revised and reprinted in 1784, accompanied by engravings.
[Ref: 8004]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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Edwards's General Map of 1400 Square Miles...
Edwards's General Map of 1400 Square Miles... Also all the Great Roads leading from London to Brighthelmston...
Published as the Act directs, 15 July 1817, by J. Edwards, Obervatory Old Brompton, Middlesex.
Engraved map with original colour. 290 x 600mm, 11½ x 23½". Two folds, as issued.
Uncommon map of the area between London and the south coast of England on a scale of 1:25, orientated with north to the left. Its primary focus is the route from London to Brighton, during the reign of the Prince Regent, with the map designed to also show Windsor Castle. Coastal towns include Eastbourne, Newhaven, Shorham and Worthing. From Edwards' "Tabulæ Distantiæ".
[Ref: 17716]   £220.00  
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Hyacinths.
Hyacinths.
S. Edwards pinx.t. Warner sculp.t.
London. Published June 1, 1801 by Dr. Thornton.
Aquatint with stipple and line, printed in colours and hand-finished. 550 x 450mm (21¾ x 17¾"). On Whatman paper. Cut to plate on three sides.
Four varieties of hyacinths, published in Dr Robert John Thornton's 'Temple of Flora' 1799-1807, considered by many to be the greatest English colour-plate flower book, and the first series of flower prints to show the plant within a habitat.
Dunthorne: p.245, state ii of ii.
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Hyacinths.
Hyacinths.
S. Edwards pinx.t. Warner sculp.t.
London. Published June 1, 1801 by Dr. Thornton.
Aquatint with stipple and line, printed in colours, no added hand colouring. 550 x 450mm.
Four varieties of hyacinths, published in Dr Robert John Thornton's 'Temple of Flora' 1799-1807, considered by many to be the greatest English colour-plate flower book, and the first series of flower prints to show the plant within a habitat. This example is unusual in having no additional hand colour, instead relying on the quality of the colour printing.
Dunthorne: p.245, state ii of ii.
[Ref: 40878]   £850.00  
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Vicissit Temp.
Vicissit Temp.
E. Edwards inv. F. Bartolozzi Sculp.
[n.d. 1787.]
Etching with engraving. Plate 66 x 81mm. 2½ x 3¼". Trimmed to just outside plate.
A medal of Rome; a woman seating holding a broken arrow with the Colossuem in the background. Illustration to 'Roman History' by Goldsmith.
De Vesme: 2413; iv/iv.
[Ref: 20485]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Westminster [in pencil lower right.]
Westminster [in pencil lower right.]
Grant Edwards [signed in pencil lower right.]
[n.d., c.1950.]
Coloured etching, 310 x 185mm. 12¼ x 7¼".
A view of 'Big Ben', the Clock Tower & Palace of Westminster.
[Ref: 8930]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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