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[The illustrations from Sir Thomas Hanmer's 'Works of Shakespear'.]
[The illustrations from Sir Thomas Hanmer's 'Works of Shakespear'.]
F.Hayman Inv. H. Gravelot Sculp.
[Oxford: University Press, c.1743-4.]
Original wrappers; 39 engraved plates, in ink on frontis "Thos. Norris"; c.250 x 175mm (9¾ x 7"), with very large margins. Binding strained, some plates with small tears in margins, damp staining and age-toning.
The complete set of 36 scenes engraved by Hubert Gravelot after Francis Hayman. The other three plates are a portrait of Shakespeare after Houbraken, his memorial in Holy Trinity Church at Stratford-upon-Avon and Scheemakers' 18th-century monument in Poets' Corner, Westminster Abbey. The Oxford University Press published a deluxe six-volume illustrated edition of Shakespeare, the first complete edition to be published outside London. The fine bindings and the quality of the illustrations made the edition very popular; however Sir Thomas Hanmer (1677-1746, a Speaker of the House of Commons) had edited the text (not present here) with his own conjectures, without indictating what he had changed. 'William Shakespeare: A Textual Companion' (1997) describes the edition as ''one of the worst in the eighteenth century''.
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William Barrowby, M.D.
William Barrowby, M.D.
F.Hayman Pinx.t. J.S.Müller sculp.t.
Sold by J.S.Müller at No 11 in Cravan Buildings ~ Price 2 Shill.ng.
A rare mezzotint. 350 x 250mm. Trimmed close to plate. Crease in top left corner.
It is said that this a portrait of the son of William Barrowby, Senior Fellow of the College of Physicians. The father cured Müller of a long illness, so Müller engraved this plate for free in gratitude. The painting by Hayman, although now untraced, is dated by Allen to the 1740s.
CS: 1. Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd; Brian Allen, 'Francis Hayman'
[Ref: 3110]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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[Allegorical scene with Britannia welcoming shipwrecked family]
[Allegorical scene with Britannia welcoming shipwrecked family]
F. Hayman delin.t Ant. Walker Sculp.t et donavit
Engraving, platemark 220 x 175mm (8½ x 7"). Small margins.
Probably one of a series of engravings after designs by Francis Hayman for a planned history of Britain which was abandoned after the first part of its publication.
[Ref: 44793]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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[Duel.]
[Duel.] Vol. II p.255.
F. Hayman inv. et del. C. Grignion sculp.
[n.d., c.1753.]
Engraving, 18th century watermark. Plate: 225 x 180mm (9 x 7''). Small margins. Creasing and tears.
A scene showing a duel between two Hanoverian men, one man lies on the ground while a woman and child kneel next to him. An illustration to Jonas Hanway's 'An Historical Account of British Trade over the Caspian Sea'.
[Ref: 49894]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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King Lear. Act 3. Sc. 6.
King Lear. Act 3. Sc. 6.
F.Hayman Inv. H. Gravelot Sculp.
[Oxford: University Press, c.1743-4.]
Copper engraving. Sheet 260 x 180mm, 10¼ x 7".
Lear, wandering on the heath after the storm, encounters Edgar in the guise of Tom o' Bedlam. From Sir Thomas Hanmer's Shakespeare, a deluxe six-volume edition with fine bindings and nearly 40 original illustrations by Francis Hayman. engraved by Hubert Gravelot. This was the first complete edition to be published outside London. A second edition appeared in 1770.
[Ref: 17560]   £50.00   (£60.00 incl.VAT)
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When I consider thy Heavens the Work thy fingers; the Moon and the Stars, which thou hast ordained.
When I consider thy Heavens the Work thy fingers; the Moon and the Stars, which thou hast ordained. Lord what is man that thou art mindful of him, and the Son of Man that thou visitest him? Pslam VIII, v.3 & 4.
F. Hayman del. I. Wall M.D inv. C.Gringnion Sculp.
Printed for John Rivinoton and Partners. M.r Hervey's Meditations &c. Vol. II. [n.d., c.1750].
Engraving, sheet 165 x 100mm (6½ x 4"). Trimmed to plate top and right, thread margin left.
Frontispiece to Meditations and Contemplations Volume II by James Hervey. Astronomers look through telescopes and a group of men gather around a man who assesses a map of the heavens with a pair of compasses. James Hervey (1714 1758) was an English clergyman and writer. 'Meditations and Contemplations' was his earliest work and said to have been modelled on Robert Boyle's 'Occasional Reflections on various Subjects', within fourteen years passed through as many editions.
[Ref: 57016]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Mrs. Pritchard.
Mrs. Pritchard.
F. Hayman pinx.t. 1750. J.s McArdell fecit.
Publish'd April 25th 1762.
Mezzotint. 330 x 230mm (13 x 9"). Trimmed to plate at bottom. Slight creasing.
Hannah Pritchard (née Vaughan) (1711-68), actress and singer, seated with a book upright in her lap. Her lengthy career included working with Garrick at Drury Lane, when she was held as the best Lady Macbeth of the age. Cast as Irene in the first production of Samuel Johnson's 'Mahomet and Irene' (1749), her acting as she was being strangled in the finale led the audience to scream 'murder' and stop the show. Johnson had to rewrite the ending, and seems never to have forgiven Mrs. Pritchard for his misfortune.
CS 146, state iii of iii.
[Ref: 32992]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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