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[Robert Stawall Ball]
[Robert Stawall Ball] "popular Astronomy" Jehu Junior. Vanity Fair Supplement.
Spy [engraved in the image.]
[April 13th 1905.] Vincent Brooks, Day & Son Ltd. Lith.
Chromolithograph. 394 x 272mm (15½ x 10¾"). Slight mark above head.
Sir Robert Stawell Ball (1840-1913) was an Irish astronomer who worked for Lord Rosse from 1865 for two years. In 1867 he became Professor of Applied Mathematics at the Royal College of Science in Dublin and in 1874 he was appointed Royal Astronomer of Ireland and Andrews Professor of Astronomy in the University of Dublin at Dunsink Observatory. He also published books on mathematical astronomy such as "A Treatise on Spherical Astronomy". In 1892 he was appointed Lowndean Professor of Astronomy and Geometry at Cambridge University and also accepted the post as Director of the Cambridge Observatory.
[Ref: 18036]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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"Sarawak". Vanity Fair.
Spy. Vincent Brooks, Day & Son. Lt.d Lith.
Jan. 19.th 1899.
Chromolithograph. 375 x 203mm. 14¾ x 8".
Sir Charles Anthony Brooke (1829-1917) was Rajah of Sarawak and ruled as head of state of Sarawak from 1868 until his death. He succeeded his uncle, James Brooke, as the second White Rajah of the small country on the coast of Borneo.
[Ref: 24429]   £85.00   (£102.00 incl.VAT)
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[Six view of Hampton Court.]
[Six view of Hampton Court.] No 1. West Front of the Royal Palace at Hampton Court. [&] No 2. East Front of the First Principal Court. [&] No 3. West Front of the First Principal Court. [&] No 4. North Front of the Second Principal Court. [&] No 5. South Front of the Second Principal Court. [&] No 6. South and East Fronts of the Royal Palace at Hampton Court.
Jn.o Spyers del.t et etch'd. F. Jukes Aqua.t Fecit.
Pub: as the Act Directs May 26 1786 by John Spyers Twickenham and F. Jukes No 10 Howland Street, Rathbone Place London.
Rare complete set of six numbered aquatints. Each c. 205 x 280mm (8 x 11") very large margins. First plate with crease and ink spotting.
A series of views of the exterior of Hampton Court Palace, drawn by John Spyers (c.1731-98). Born into a family of nurserymen in Twickenham, Spyers is believed to have surveyed Horace Walpole's gardens at Strawberry Hill for the family, before starting to work for Capability Brown in 1764. While Brown was Chief Gardener at Hampton Court Spyers compiled two albums of watercolours of the palace and Bushy Park which Catherine the Great of Russia purchased for 1,000 roubles in 1778. The albums were rediscovered at the beginning of this century and were loaned to Hampton Court for an exhibition in 2016. Spyers publishing this set and a similar series of local gentlemen's houses in 1786, both aquatinted by Francis Jukes (1747-1812). When he died (in apartments at the palace) he was described as 'Surveyor of Hampton Court'.
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Silas Hocking.
Silas Hocking. Vanity Fair Supplement.
Spy.
Vincent Books, Day & Son Ltd. lith.
Chromolithograph. 400 x 266mm. 15¾ x 10½".
Silas Kitto Hocking (1850-1935) was a Cornish novelist and Methodist preacher. He wrote his first novel, Alec Green, while living in Liverpool in 1878. It was his second novel, Her Benny, a story of the street children of Liverpool, that won great fame. He was also politically active, for the Liberal party.
[Ref: 25123]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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A View of the Earl of Warwick's House at Isleworth.
A View of the Earl of Warwick's House at Isleworth.
Mr. Spyres Delint. J. Wells Excudit.
London, Pubd. Jany. 8, 1796, by J. Read, No. 133, Pall Mall.
Etching and aquatint in sepia, 260 x 360mm.10¼ x 14¼".
A very rare view of this house on the Thames at Isleworth that has been home to many illustrious occupants. On paper watermarked 1794.
Gascoigne 'Images of Twickenham': 12.
[Ref: 8715]   £250.00   (£300.00 incl.VAT)
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Gesicht der Stad Mallaga met desselfs Casteel Mouilje en Rheede opwelke t Hollands Esquader onder bevel can den Viee Adm: P:H: Reynst den Verjaardagh Des Konings van Spanjen vierden den 20 january 1784.
Gesicht der Stad Mallaga met desselfs Casteel Mouilje en Rheede opwelke t Hollands Esquader onder bevel can den Viee Adm: P:H: Reynst den Verjaardagh Des Konings van Spanjen vierden den 20 january 1784.
F.A. Van Spyh Fet. Suntach direxit.
[n.d. c.1800.]
Copper engraving. 203 x 254mm. 8 x 10". Trimmed close to the platemark, slight crease.
A spectacle and demonstration for the birthday of Charles IV of Spain on 20 January 1784. Pieter Hendrik Reynst (1767-1832) was a Vice-Admiral in the Dutch Navy, who commanded this re-enactment for the King. The original Battle of Malage was the largest naval battle in the War of the Spanish Succession, in 1704. Adrmiral George Rooke lead the English-Dutch fleet against the French, resulting in an allied stategic victory. The castle that stands in the background is Gibralfaro, an ancient fortress above the Port of Malaga. 1784 also marked the year that Malaga was granted with a Breakwater in the port.
[Ref: 16481]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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"North Berwick". (Mr. R. Maxwell.) Vanity Fair Supplement.
Spy.
Bemrose Dalziel Ltd., Watford & London. [n.d. c.1906.]
Chromolithograph. 400 x 266mm. 15¾ x 10½".
Mr Robert Maxwell with a golf club under his arm. Robert Maxwell (1876-1949) was educated at Eton who had success in both rowing and football. He was a pupil of Ben Sayers Snr. before joining Tantallon Golf Club in North Berwick. He played 13 times in the Amateur Championship from 1897 to 1914 and won the event twice in 1903 and 1909. He also played in 7 Open Championships and was leading amateur four times.
[Ref: 25120]   £250.00   (£300.00 incl.VAT)
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"John Henry." (J.H. Taylor.) Vanity Fair Supplement.
Spy.
Bemrose Dalziel Ltd., Watford & London. [n.d. c.1906].
Chromolithograph. 400 x 266mm. 15¾ x 10½". Slight marks.
John Henry Taylor (1871-1963) carrying a golf club. He was an English professional golfer and one of the pioneers of the modern game of golf. He was also a significant golf course architect. He started as a caddy and labourer at the Royal North Devon Golf Club and was later employed as a professional golfer by the Royal Mid Surrey Golf Club from 1899 until his retirment in 1946.
[Ref: 25121]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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Late Paul Whithead's Twickenham Comm.
Late Paul Whithead's Twickenham Comm.
London...1786 by F. Jukes N.3 Howland St.
Very scarce etching and aquatint coloured by hand, 200 x 245mm. 8 x 9¾". A fine impression.
Rare view of Colne Lodge, Twickenham, previously the home of poet and satirist Paul Whitehead (1710 -74). By Francis Jukes (1747-1812), after John Spyers.
Guildhall Library Record: 32522.
[Ref: 15001]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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A View of the Seat of Lord Frederick Cavendish in Twickenham Park.
A View of the Seat of Lord Frederick Cavendish in Twickenham Park.
Mr. Spyres delint. J. Wells Excudit.
London, Pubd. Jany. 8, 1796, by J. Read, No. 133, Pall Mall.
Etching and aquatint in sepia, 260 x 360mm.10¼ x 14¼".
A very rare view of the estate of Lord Frederick Cavendish (1729 - 1803), field-marshal.
Gascoigne 'Images of Twickenham': 29.
[Ref: 8717]   £250.00   (£300.00 incl.VAT)
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