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Patrice ou les Pionniers de l'Amérique du Nord
Patrice ou les Pionniers de l'Amérique du Nord par M. de Chavannes
Tours, A.d Mame et C.ie, Imprimeurs-Libraires, 1854
Small 12vo book, embossed with gilt decoration and coloured lithograph on cover and gilt text on spine. One woodcut illustration. On frontis in ink Elizabeth Watson Dec 18, 1855; 128pp, 130 x 85mm ( 5¼ x 3¼") Some pages slightly stained.
Children's book from the 'Bibliothèque des petits enfants' recounting the adventures of emmigrants to North America and including an illustration of the protagonist Patrice hiding from a hostile Native American.
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Alexander 7. Pape [Pope Alexander VII, ms in margin]
Alexander 7. Pape [Pope Alexander VII, ms in margin] Dicono tutti com se condotto, / Vantano gli altri sua gran Pieta. / Ma per mostrar il suo Merito / Che s'uaguagli a sua Dignita.
[Anon, c.1680]
Engraving, platemark 200 x 135mm (8 x 5¼"). Unidentified collectors' stamp verso; rare.
Pope Alexander VII (1599-1667), portrait in oval with laudatory verses in Italian below. Alexander VII is remembered for his numerous urban interventions in Rome, often carried out by sculptor Gianlorenzo Bernini and the painter Pietro da Cortona.
[Ref: 34842]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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[11 Topographical drawings and watercolours of North America, China and England]
[11 Topographical drawings and watercolours of North America, China and England]
[mostly unsigned by various hands but two signed 'Theodore Walter July 1868' and S.S. Walter Aug.t 1874']
11 drawings and watercolours, dimensions of each between 130 x 180mm (5 x 7") and 170 x 285mm (6¾ x 11¼"). Mostly glued to album sheets; some staining, wrinkling etc.
Interesting collection of late 19th century topographical and martime subjects including the Great Falls of the Passaic River (Paterson, New Jersey), a view of the Hudson river from Newburgh, the South Battery on Governor's Island in New York, Turnabout Island (Kiushan Tao) east of China, gold digging near Yantai in China, and Torre Abbey Sands near Torquay in England, along with ships including one sailing from New York to England. Signatures on some of the works suggest they may all have been by members of the Walter family.
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[Three banditti on horseback menacing a crouching figure.]
[Three banditti on horseback menacing a crouching figure.]
[Anon., c.1810.]
Pen lithograph, scarce; sheet 270 x 340mm (10½ x 13½"). Staining and mould to edges.
Dramatic early pen lithograph. The new medium allowed artists to draw directly onto a prepared stone, allowing them to make prints which arguably resembled drawings more than any earlier printmaking technique. Unlike many printmaking techniques, lithography required no special training as artists could work directly onto the plate and leave specialist printers to actually make the prints. For this reason many artists who were not trained printmakers (such as Géricault and Delacroix) often worked in lithography.
[Ref: 36954]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Frontispiece]
[Frontispiece] Severall Views of Ships in Variety of Weathers, neatly Engraved after ye Designs of Tho.s Baston, 1745.
Part of ye Royall Navy of England. Printed for Hen. Overton without Newgate, London.
Engraving, very rare; sheet 140 x 170mm (5½ x 6¾"). Small tears and areas of surface loss; glued to backing sheet at corners.
Titlepage to an important series of maritime prints after the little-known painter Thomas Baston. Many prints were made from Baston's designs, but while the National Maritime Museum has drawings by him, no oil paintings are known to survive.
See E.H.H. Archibald, 'Dictionary of Sea Painters'. Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 33961]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Beaudesert, Staffordshire, Marquis of Anglesea
Beaudesert, Staffordshire, Marquis of Anglesea
[after Humphry Repton]
London: Published by J. Taylor, Feb. 1 1816
Aquatint with hand-colouring, sheet 195 x 255mm (7¾ x 10"). Lacking overlay. Small tears; laid on conservation tissue.
Beaudesert, on the southern edge of Cannock Chase in Staffordshire, one of the family seats of the Paget family. The estate was broken up in the early 20th century, and demolition of the house began in 1935, but was never completed and some ruins still remain. Plate from Humphry Repton's 'Fragments on the theory and practice of Landscape Gardening', whose plates were engraved from drawings by the great landscape gardener. Repton's last treatise, 'Fragments' charts the break-up of landscape gardening and the society which sustained it, focusing on small flower gardens and ornate gothic buildings rather than the landscape at large. Repton died two years later, in 1818.
Abbey 391.14. See 34183 for image with overlay.
[Ref: 34862]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Bleeding Neptune or a Scotch Experiment !!
Bleeding Neptune or a Scotch Experiment !!
[after Isaac Cruikshank, c.1805]
Etching, sheet 170 x 230mm (6¾ x 9"). Trimmed around image and text; glued to backing sheet.
Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville bleeds Neptune from his forearm, while Alexander Trotter collects the guineas spouting from his left arm. Melville, the first lord of the Admiralty, and Trotter, paymaster of the navy, were investigated for financial irregularities in their management of the navy. When the commission's report came out in March 1805 (shortly before the Isaac Cruikshank print which this etching copies), Melville was cleared of lining his own pockets, while Trotter's financial speculations were in fact successful and standard practice amongst civil servants of the day.
BM Satires 10380 (copy)
[Ref: 37532]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Mineral Water lunch of Count Cagliostro]
[The Mineral Water lunch of Count Cagliostro] Le Dejeune avec les Eau Minerale du Comte Cagliastro
[anon., c.1790]
Etching with large margins, platemark 140 x 180mm (5½ x 7"). Folds, rust spot lower right.
Satire on the infamous Count Alessandro di Cagliostro (1743-95), adventurer, freemason, charlatan, radical politician and occultist. Cagliostro sits at ease while numerous figures around him sleep or vomit. Cagliostro's life is shrouded in mystery but involved forging and swindling of various kinds (and alleged involvement in the 'Affair of the Diamond Necklace' in which Marie Antoinette was thought to have defrauded the crown jewellers of the cost of an expensive necklace). He travelled around Europe, including time spent in London, and died in prison in Rome after he had been sentenced to life for being a Freemason. The error-strewn French and style of this print suggests it may have been made in Italy. Since his death, Cagliostro has been of tremendous cultural interest. He has been the subject of literary works by Goethe and Tolstoy amongst others.
[Ref: 36927]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Canton
Canton
R.E. del et lith. / Hullmandel & Watson, Imp
London: Hurst & Blackett Great Marlborough Street [c.1854]
Tinted lithograph, printed area 135 x 190mm (5 x 7½"). Large margins.
Busy view showing the commercial significance of the port city of Guangzhou (formerly Canton) in the Guangdong province of China. In the early 19th century it was the centre of overseas trade with China.
[Ref: 37033]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Cavalry officer and horse.]
[Cavalry officer and horse.]
[Anon., c.1818]
Pen lithograph, Slade 1818 watermark; sheet 195 x 245mm (7¾ x 9½"). Trimmed.
Early pen lithograph. The new medium allowed artists to draw directly onto a prepared stone, allowing them to make prints which arguably resembled drawings more than any earlier printmaking technique. Unlike many printmaking techniques, lithography required no special training as artists could work directly onto the plate and leave specialist printers to actually make the prints. For this reason many artists who were not trained printmakers (such as Géricault and Delacroix) often worked in lithography.
Ex: collection of the late H. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 36951]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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A Soft Tumble after a Hard Ride.
A Soft Tumble after a Hard Ride. From the Original Picture by John Collet, in the possession of the Proprietors.
Printed for Bowles & Carver, No. 69 in St Pauls Church Yard, London. Published as the Act directs [n.d., c.1781] 300
Mezzotint, platemark 155 x 115mm (6 x 4½"). Publication date excised.
Two ladies and a man, on horseback attempting to jump a gate. The man and one of the ladies have both fallen from their horses, throwing them together. A pamphlet titled 'The Joys of th[e] Cha[se]' protrudes from the man's pocket. Four dogs add to the confusion. Reduced copy of an earlier print after John Collet (c.1725-80), painter and prolific designer of humorous scenes for publishers to make prints from.
Ex: collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd; for larger version see BM Satires 5816.
[Ref: 32379]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)

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The Young Sweep in Love, or the House-Maid's Conquest.
The Young Sweep in Love, or the House-Maid's Conquest.
Printed for Carington Bowles, No 69 in St Pauls Church Yard London. Publish'd 29 May 1773.
Mezzotint with etching and hand-colouring, sheet 145 x 115mm (5¾ x 4½"). Trimmed to image, losing publication line.
A chimney-sweep reaches up to kiss a tall housemaid while another servant, hiding under the mantelshelf, watches on. Behind, fireplace with bellows hanging, pestle and mortar and candles on a shelf, and 'A New Love Song' stuck to the wall. Reduced version of an earlier print itself derived from a different print, 'The Unfortunate Discovery', after John Collet (c.1725-80), painter and prolific designer of humorous scenes for publishers to make prints of.
Ex: collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd; see BM Satires 4589 for larger version.
[Ref: 32374]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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Mr. Cope commonly call'd The Green Man.
Mr. Cope commonly call'd The Green Man.
Pub. Oct.r 25th 1806 by E. Scott Brighton
Etching with hand-colouring, very rare; sheet 265 x 180mm (10½ x 7"). Trimmed inside platemark. Slightly time stained.
Henry Cope of Brighton was known as the 'Green Man' for always dressing in green and owning green possessions. He committed suicide in Brighton in 1806.
[Ref: 35612]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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[Sheet of South African ethnographic studies.]
[Sheet of South African ethnographic studies.]
[n.d., c.1830.]
Five lithographs, cut and pasted onto sheet, with hand colouring. Sheet 535 x 370mm (21 x 14½"). Fine.
Studies of studies removed from a travel book and pasted together.
[Ref: 35023]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Cresswell from the Quarry Point.
Cresswell from the Quarry Point.
1849 [pencil]
Lithograph with tintstone, large margins, very rare, printed area 235 x 280mm (9¼ x 11").
Cresswell, on the Northumberland coast.
[Ref: 35025]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Church of St. Bartholomew, Apostle and Martyr, Cresswell.]
[Church of St. Bartholomew, Apostle and Martyr, Cresswell.]
[Anon, c.1840]
Lithograph with tintstone, large margins, very rare, printed area 305 x 425mm (12 x 16¾").
St. Bartholomew's church in Cresswell, Northumberland, consecrated in 1836. It was built for the Baker-Cresswell family of Cresswell Hall.
[Ref: 35024]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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William Dakin
William Dakin Gent. Mag. Oct.r 1800 Pl.1
Branscomb, Newbury Pinx.t 1800 / B. Sc.
Published by Nichols & Son Nov.r 1st 1800
Engraving, sheet 210 x 125mm (8¼ x 5"). Trimmed inside platemark.
The October 1800 edition of the Gentleman's Magazine included 'Anecdotes of W. Dakin, a charitable Enthusiast', illustrated by this portrait. of Dakin. Therein, he is described as 'the famous man with the black beard, who goes around the country distributing money to the poor, which he did in the towns of Reading and Henley to a large amount'. The author writes that Dakin was 'not more than 45 years of age', and chiefly resident at Cliff Regis, near Oundle, having come from Yorkshire originally. Dakin was apparently 'infected...with the enthusiastic delirium' by a preacher, leading Dakin to 'fancy himself to be Jesus Christ'. After several 'acts of insanity' resulting from the delusion, Dakin was ordered to undergo medical treatment by a magistrate, after which 'he has been more reasonable and cautious'. While recounting Dakin's many charitable acts, the anonymous author refererences Dakin's 'suspicous' morality (living for several years with a woman who had deserted her husband and family to be his 'disciple') and his 'dubious' political opinions ('he has appeared at the head of two or three mobs'). At the time of publication Dakin was supposedly on a year's pilgrimage dispensing of the legacy of his recently-deceased sister.
See 'Gentleman's Magazine', October 1800, pp.921-2.
[Ref: 34223]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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The Don_Key and Hunter. down on W_____n.
The Don_Key and Hunter. down on W_____n.
[Anon, c. November 1830]
Lithograph, sheet 230 x 240mm (9 x 9½"). Crease on right; repaired tear at bottom; lower right corner missing.
Mayor-elect John Key and Claudius Stephen Hunter, sit on the Duke of Wellington. One of many satires against Key which followed his advice that Wellington cancel the King's visit to Guildhall for the Lord Mayor's Day dinner on 9 November 1830, on the grounds that the Duke's assassination and a rebellion were planned.
Not in BM Satires. See ref: 17875
[Ref: 31964]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Drinking Scene]
[Drinking Scene] Son und Feiertags Narz [...]
[Anon, c.1650]
Etching, platemark 170 x 120mm (6¾ x 4¾"). Trimmed on platemark top edge.
A drinking scene, with a figure holding a goblet in each hand and treading upon a book reading 'Du solt den Sabbath' ('On the Sabbath you should...). In the background three more figures, one vomiting copiously!
[Ref: 33166]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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A Dutch Man of War & Frigate, with a Convoy.
A Dutch Man of War & Frigate, with a Convoy.
London. Pub.d Sept.r 1 1788, by R. Pollard Braynes Row, Spa Fields.
Mezzotint printed in colour, platemark 335 x 455mm (13¼ x 18"). Large margins on 3 sides. Cut to plate at bottom.
Unidentified Dutch ships.
[Ref: 37040]   £320.00  
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[Mosque of Sultan Orcanus II in Bursa, Turkey and in Pest, Hungary]
[Mosque of Sultan Orcanus II in Bursa, Turkey and in Pest, Hungary] Abbildüng der großen Mosquée so der Türcklische Kaißer Orcanus II in der alten Residenz Stadt Bursa in den Asien, erbauet hat [...]
J.B.F. v. E. del / Gravé par B.
C.P.S.C.M. [Leipzig, 1725]
Engraving, sheet 300 x 425mm (11¾ x 16¾"). Title in Arabic (Bursa only); text in French and German; foxing to edges.
Views of mosques in Turkey and Hungary. Plate from Austrian architect Johann Bernard Fischer von Erlach's 'Entwurf einer historischen Architektur' ('Outline of Historical Architecture', first published 1721) , the first comparative architecture of all periods and nations. It was the most influential 18th century book illustrating Islamic architecture, treating Islamic and other eastern buildings with the same detail as the more canonical ancient buildings also included in the book.
[Ref: 33413]   £360.00  
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Eudocia.
Eudocia.
[Anon.]
[London Pub.d Sep.t 7th 1801 by M. Bovi No.12 Piccadilly.]
Stipple. Sheet size: 275 x 230mm (10¾ x 9"). Trimmed inside platemark.
A portrait of a young woman in oriental dress shown almost half-length leaning inward from the left and looking back up to left, with her hair loose under a plumed turban. For an un-cut impression see item ref: 36818.
[Ref: 36319]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Eudocia.
Eudocia. O, Phocyas, for thy sake, no rival else [...] And we shall meet again, to part no more. Siege of Damascus Act. V
[Anon.]
London Pub.d Sep.t 7th 1801 by M. Bovi No.12 Piccadilly.
Stipple with very large margins. Platemark: 320 x 250mm (12½ x 9¾"). Creases.
A portrait of a young woman in oriental dress shown almost half-length leaning inward from the left and looking back up to left, with her hair loose under a plumed turban. Lettered below the image with the title, and two verses of six lines each from poet John Hughes' (1677-1720) successful tragedy 'Siege of Damascus'.
For trimmed impression see item ref: 36819.
[Ref: 36318]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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[Sweet folk, give ground!]
[Sweet folk, give ground!] Platz da, süsser Pöbel.
[signature in image, c.1840.]
L. Sachse & C. Kunstverlaghandlung in Berlin [blindstamp in margin]
Lithograph on india, india dimensions 290 x 240mm (11½ x 9½"). Creasing to large margins.
German lithograph seeming to show Mephistopheles from Goethe's 'Faust', speaking a line from scene XXI of the first part of the famous play.
[Ref: 36619]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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The Most Esteemed Method of Curing a Foul Tongue according to Modern Practice!
The Most Esteemed Method of Curing a Foul Tongue according to Modern Practice! Put a Stout Pitch Plaister over the offending Part when the disorder is at its height, the effect is certain._ it is also a fine relief for the Ears.
[Anon., c.1830]
Rare lithograph with hand-colouring, sheet 220 x 135mm (8¾ x 5¼"). Trimmed to image and text; pasted to album sheet; etching of Calvin verso. Excellent colour.
At a time when satirical prints attacking quack doctors abounded, a simple and effective remedy for logorrhea.
[Ref: 37008]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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A French Frigate, & a Ship of the Line.
A French Frigate, & a Ship of the Line.
London. Pub.d Sept.r 1 1788, by R. Pollard Braynes Row, Spa Fields.
Aquatint part printed in colour, platemark 335 x 455mm (13¼ x 18"). Large margins. Bit messy.
Unidentified naval action between French and British forces.
[Ref: 37038]   £320.00  
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Moral Virtue Delineated [Frontsipece]
Moral Virtue Delineated [Frontsipece]
[Published by J. Darby, c.1726]
Engraving with very large margins, rare, platemark 225 x 170mm (9 x 6¾"). Foxing upper right; crease.
In 1721 the novelist and translator Penelope Aubin (1679?-1738), who introduced the English to various French texts, edited 'Doctrine of Morality According to the Stoick Philosophy' (1721), Thomas Mannington Gibbs's translation of the work by Marin le Roy, sieur de Gomberville. This was republished in 1726 as 'Moral Virtue Delineated', with a frontispiece by Aubin, from which this is the frontispiece.
DNB
[Ref: 33077]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Bridge connecting Fuzhou and Nantai Island, China]
[Bridge connecting Fuzhou and Nantai Island, China] Die große Siesische Brücke zwischen der Haupt-Statt Focheu und deren Borstatt Nantai [...]
J.B.F. v. E. del.
Cum Priv. Suc. Cae. Mai: [Leipzig, 1725]
Engraving with very large margins, platemark 300 x 430mm (11¾ x 17"). Text in French and German; foxing to margins only.
Early bridge in China's Fujian province. Plate from Austrian architect Johann Bernard Fischer von Erlach's 'Entwurf einer historischen Architektur' ('Outline of Historical Architecture', first published 1721) , the first comparative architecture of all periods and nations.
[Ref: 33407]   £480.00  
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Hemming's Patent Protector Gas Meter, Manufactured solely by Thomas Edge, Great Peter Street, Westminster:
Hemming's Patent Protector Gas Meter, Manufactured solely by Thomas Edge, Great Peter Street, Westminster: Manufacturer also of every Description of Brass Work, Burners, and Apparatus required for Gas Lights.
[n.d., c.1840]
Wood engraving, sheet 245 x 185mm (9½ x 7¼"). Folded, glued to backing sheet, glue stains affecting paper tone.
Promotional advert for Hemming's patent gas meter, which was praised in the Mechanic's Magazine for 1840 as a 'useful and beautiful contrivance'. With illustration and instructions for installation and use.
[Ref: 33750]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Palais Doria à Gênes
Palais Doria à Gênes
[Anon, c.1820]
Aquatint, sheet 180 x 215mm (6¼ x 8½"). Trimmed around image and title.
French-produced view of the Villa del Principe, part of the Palazzo di Andrea Doria in Genoa, Italy and one of the city's major historic buildings.
[Ref: 33760]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Gênes
Gênes Vue générale prise du levant
[Anon, c.1830]
Lithograph with hand-colouring and gum arabic, sheet 195 x 280mm (7¾ x 11½"). Text in French and Italian Trimmed around image and title. Slight staining in sky.
French-produced view of the Genoa coastline, with group of figures on left.
[Ref: 33763]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Gênes
Gênes
[Anon, c.1820.]
Aquatint, sheet 180 x 215mm (6¼ x 8½"). Trimmed around image and title. Crease right corner.
French-produced view of the Genoa coastline.
[Ref: 33761]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Portraits of two Great Friends / Portraits de deux Grands Amis.
Portraits of two Great Friends / Portraits de deux Grands Amis. An Allegorical Puzzle, invented by Mr Orme Engraver to the King &c.
Puv & sold by Mr. Orme, 118 New Bond Str.t & E Orme, 59 corner of Brook Str. Oct. 17 1801____Price 1 Shilling.
Engraving, sheet 125 x 85mm (5 x 3¼"). Trimmed on platemark two sides; glued to backing sheet. Very rare.
Puzzle print with silhouette profiles of George III and Napoleon, during a short-lived peace in the Napoleonic Wars.
[Ref: 33192]   £360.00  
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J. Hawkesworth, L.L.D.
J. Hawkesworth, L.L.D.
[Anon.]
Stipple with small margins, 160 x 110mm (6¼ x 4¼").
John Hawkesworth (c.1720 - 1773), writer. He is said to have been clerk to an attorney, and was certainly self-educated. In 1744, he succeeded Samuel Johnson as compiler of the parliamentary debates for the Gentleman's Magazine. In company with Johnson and others, he started a periodical called 'The Adventurer', which ran to 140 issues, of which 70 were from the pen of Hawkesworth himself. Hawkesworth was a close imitator of Johnson both in style and thought, and was at one time on very friendly terms with him. It is said that he presumed on his success, and lost Johnson's friendship as early as 1756. Hawkesworth is most remembered today for his compiling of the three-volume 'An account of the voyages undertaken by the order of His present Majesty for making discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere...', which contained the official account of James Cook's first circumnavigation, on which Cook mapped New Zealand and the east coast of Australia accurately for the first the time.
O'D 5
[Ref: 35288]   £25.00   (£30.00 incl.VAT)
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J. Hawkesworth, L.L.D.
J. Hawkesworth, L.L.D.
[Anon.]
Stipple with small margins, 160 x 110mm (6¼ x 4¼").
John Hawkesworth (c.1720 - 1773), writer. He is said to have been clerk to an attorney, and was certainly self-educated. In 1744, he succeeded Samuel Johnson as compiler of the parliamentary debates for the Gentleman's Magazine. In company with Johnson and others, he started a periodical called 'The Adventurer', which ran to 140 issues, of which 70 were from the pen of Hawkesworth himself. Hawkesworth was a close imitator of Johnson both in style and thought, and was at one time on very friendly terms with him. It is said that he presumed on his success, and lost Johnson's friendship as early as 1756. Hawkesworth is most remembered today for his compiling of the three-volume 'An account of the voyages undertaken by the order of His present Majesty for making discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere...', which contained the official account of James Cook's first circumnavigation, on which Cook mapped New Zealand and the east coast of Australia accurately for the first the time.
O'D 5
[Ref: 35287]   £40.00   (£48.00 incl.VAT)
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An Actual Survey of the Electorate, or Face of the Country, whereon Hanover Stands, with a View of Herenhausen and the Seats of Manufactures.
An Actual Survey of the Electorate, or Face of the Country, whereon Hanover Stands, with a View of Herenhausen and the Seats of Manufactures.
[Anon, c.1743]
Etching, rare; sheet 195 x 315mm (7¾ x 12½"). Trimmed inside platemark; folds; glued to album sheet; paper tone.
Eccentric view of Herrenhausen in Hanover, Germany, with key below identifying 'manufacture of boars' heads', 'beggars cambrick' and other locations. George II, King of Great Britain and Ireland at the time this print was made, was born at Herrenhausen Palace.
[Ref: 35033]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Victoria, Hong Kong
Victoria, Hong Kong
[Anon., c.1850]
Steel engraving, sheet 135 x 195mm (5¼ x 7¾"). Trimmed inside platemark.
Victoria or Victoria City (originally known as Queenstown), one of the first urban settlements in Hong Kong after it became a British colony in 1842. It was the de facto capital of Hong Kong from then until the 1997 handover.
Not in Chater Collection
[Ref: 37026]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Two horses pulling large log.]
[Two horses pulling large log.]
[Anon., c.1807]
Pen lithograph, sheet 215 x 305mm (8½ x 12"). Creasing, trimmed.
Early pen lithograph. The new medium allowed artists to draw directly onto a prepared stone, allowing them to make prints which arguably resembled drawings more than any earlier printmaking technique. Unlike many printmaking techniques, lithography required no special training as artists could work directly onto the plate and leave specialist printers to actually make the prints. For this reason many artists who were not trained printmakers (such as Géricault and Delacroix) often worked in lithography.
Ex: collection of the late H. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 36952]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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[Isola Bella, Lac Maggiore.]
[Isola Bella, Lac Maggiore.] Prospect der Insul Borromoea in Lago Maggiore [...]
J.B. F. v. E. del
C.P.S.C.M. [Leipzig, 1725]
Engraving with very large margins, platemark 300 x 430mm (11¾ x 17"). Text in French and German; foxing to margins only.
Isola Bella, one of the five 'Borromean Islands' in the Italian part of Lago Maggiore, and one of three owned by the Borromeo family, who developed it in the 16th century. Edith Wharton dedicated a chapter to it in 'Italian Villas and their Gardens' (1904) and the family continue to spend time there during the winter months. Plate from Austrian architect Johann Bernard Fischer von Erlach's 'Entwurf einer historischen Architektur' ('Outline of Historical Architecture', first published 1721) , the first comparative architecture of all periods and nations.
[Ref: 33414]   £490.00  
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[Theriac vendor]
[Theriac vendor] Au grand Magazin de Tériaque / Les voilà donc surpris mais cet air patelin / Trouvera des nigauds qui si laisseront prendre [...]
[Anon., published 8 March 1761? (date on poster in image)]
Etching with small margins, rare, platemark 125 x 160mm (5 x 6¼").
Anti-jesuit satire, whose subject is made explicit by a notice on the wall which forbids jesuits from any commercial activities. Theriac was a medical concoction formulated by the Greeks in the first century AD and sold up until the 19th century. Here the medicine, sometimes sold by jesuit traders, is seen as a quack treatment, as the text below explains, saying that if France welcomes the jesuits, they will deceive those who trusted in them. This print is probably a copy of a more skilfully-etched version, copies of which are in the BNF and Waddesdon.
[Ref: 36926]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Sir John Gurney]
[Sir John Gurney] A sketch on the Western Circuit, 1835
[Anon.]
Lithograph with large margins, rare, printed area approx 140 x 130mm (5½ x 5"). 'Judge Gurney' in old ms verso.
Caricatured likeness of Sir John Gurney (1768-1845), judge. Gurney held first place in the king's bench, conducted the prosecution of two of the Cato Street conspirators in 1820, and in 1832 he was appointed a baron of the exchequer and was knighted.
Ex: Collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd; not in O'D; for the Cato Street conspiracy, see ref. 21314.
[Ref: 35486]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Baron Kray,
Baron Kray, K.K. Gen. Feld Zeugmeister.
[Anon, c.1799.]
Stipple, 95 x 80mm (3¾ x 3¼"). Trimmed inside platemark; laid on backing sheet.
Baron Pál Kray of Krajova and Topolya (1735-1804), Hungarian-born soldier in the Austrian army who distinguished himself during the French Revolutionary Wars. He was promoted Feldzeugmeister (artillery lieutenant general) for a victory over the French at the Battle of Magnano in 1799, which helps to date this print.
[Ref: 35273]   £50.00   (£60.00 incl.VAT)
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Pic de Lantao, Pres de l'entree du Bocca Tigris, Dessine sur le lieu meme par T.S. Parry.
Pic de Lantao, Pres de l'entree du Bocca Tigris, Dessine sur le lieu meme par T.S. Parry. Il git N-E. mi-Est a huit Milles de distance. / On appercoit les petites Iles de Taipak et de Botow.
[Anon, 1794]
Engraving, very scarce; 215 x 275mm (8½ x 10¾"). Trimmed on platemark, top edge.
Lantau Island, the largest island in Hong Kong, which is located at the mouth of the Pearl River near the strait of Bocca Tigris. From the first French edition of "Collection de Cartes Geographiques, Vues, Marines, Plans et Portraits, relatifs aux Voyages du Capitaine J. Meares".
Not in Chater.
[Ref: 33196]   £620.00  
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Launch of a 74.
Launch of a 74.
[Anon, c.1810.]
Aquatint with hand-colouring, very rare; sheet 140 x 180mm (5½ x 7"). Title pasted separately to bottom of image; trimmed to image.
The launch of a 74 gun ship, with large crowds watching. Illustration from a scrapbook.
[Ref: 32468]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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The true portraiture of Iudge Littleton the Famous English Lawyer.
The true portraiture of Iudge Littleton the Famous English Lawyer.
[after Robert Vaughan
[1684]
Engraving with large margins, 17th century watermarked paper. 197 x 140mm (7¾ x 5½").
Thomas Littleton (1417-1481), justice and legal writer. His celebrated treatise on tenures was printed anonymously within a year of his death, making it the first law book printed in England, and the most successful (going through more than ninety editions). Frontispiece to the 1684 edition of Sir Edward Coke's commentary on Littleton ("The First Part of the Institutes of the Lawes of England. Or, A Commentarie upon Littleton, not the name of a lawyer onely, but of the law it selfe"), copying the Robert Vaughan engraving used in the first 1628 edition. Vaughan's engraving was itself probably copied from a portrait formerly in the windows of Frankley church, where Littleton founded a chapel.
O'D 1; for Vaughan's engraving see ref. 18423.
[Ref: 35005]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Key Plate to Mr. F.C. Lewis's Picture now Engraving / The Installation of His Highness the Nabob of the Carnatic at Madras
Key Plate to Mr. F.C. Lewis's Picture now Engraving / The Installation of His Highness the Nabob of the Carnatic at Madras 1. His Highness the Nabob of the Carnatic / 2. The Honourable Sir Edward Gambier, Chief Justice [...]
[after F.C. Lewis, c.1845]
Very scarce lithograph backed onto linen, varnished; sheet 435 x 555mm (17 x 21¾").
Keyplate made to accompany the engraving of the painting by Frederick Christian Lewis junior's (1813-75) of the installation of the nawab of the Carnatic, Ghulam Muhammad Ghaus Khan, at Chenauk Palace by Lord Elphinstone on 25 August 1842. The huge (6ft x 7½ft) painting, now in the Fort Museum in Madras, included between sixty and seventy portraits and took Lewis eighteen months to complete. The principal Indians and English are seated to left and right of the nawab, seated on the Musnud, and among the high ranking officials depicted, from all departments of the colonial administration, are Lord Elphinstone, Governor of Madras, General Sir Robert Clark, Commander-in-Chief, Sir Edward Gambier, Chief Justice, members of the judicial bench, the Board of Revenue, gentleman agents and residents, and local Indian princes and potentates. The keyplate notes some figures are not identified by name and that they were members of the Nabob retinue and Durbar. Lewis (often called 'Indian Lewis' to distinguish him from his artist father and brother), was one of the foremost British artists working in Asia in the ninenteenth century.
Ex: Collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd
[Ref: 37227]   £490.00  
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View of the Cathedral and Episcopal Palace of Malaga.
View of the Cathedral and Episcopal Palace of Malaga.
Drawn by Francis Carter 1773.
Published according to Act of Parliament Aug.t 1st 1776
Engraving, sheet 200 x 265mm (7¾ x 10½"). Trimmed, losing part of publication line.
The Cathedral of Málaga, engraved from a drawing by Francis Carter (1741?-1783) and published in his two-volume 'A Journey from Gibraltar to Malaga' (1777). Carter, a traveller and collector of coins, was elected a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries that same year, but died before completing his next work, a study of early Spanish printed books.
For another plate from the same volume, see ref. 28603.
[Ref: 33762]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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[Collection of naval watercolours, drawings and manuscript and printed material, including two drawings of the Battle of Trafalgar]
[Collection of naval watercolours, drawings and manuscript and printed material, including two drawings of the Battle of Trafalgar]
[Anon, some signed 'H.F.S.' [?] and 'G.S.S.' [?] and dated 1805-7]
19 watercolours and drawings, of which the largest 170 x 240mm (6¾ x 9½"). Most material glued to album sheets.
Collection of naval watercolours and related material, including two detailed and carefully described views of the Battle of Trafalgar, both dated to 1805, the year of the battle. In the first Nelson's ship the HMS Victory is in the centre 'after breaking the line', flanked by the Temeraire and the French ships Redoutable, Fougueux and Bucentaure (all of which were captured by the British). The second shows the Conqueror and Neptune engaging the Bucentaur, and Santísima Trinidad. Most of the vessels and locations in other watercolours are unidentified.
[Ref: 37528]   £2,000.00   view all images for this item
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Yours faithfully / WG Maton [facsimile]
Yours faithfully / WG Maton [facsimile]
[Anon, c.1838]
Lithograph, rare; sheet 265 x 185mm (10½ x 7¼"). Ms annotations. Slight foxing exterior.
William George Maton (1774-1835), physician. Educated at Oxford, Maton had a long association with the College of Surgeons and was physician to Westminster Hospital in 1800-08. He also took an interest in botany (a woodpecker, shellfish and genus of plants were named after him) and published several volumes of antiquarian studies focusing on the history of southern England. It was through his botanical knowledge that he was introduced to the royal family (in Weymouth at the same time as them, he was identified as the person to identify a botanical specimen one of the princesses had obtained). He subsequently was appointed physician-extraordinary to Queen Charlotte and physician-in-ordinary to Queen Victoria. Vice President Linnean Society of London. Frontis to J.A. Paris, A Biographical Sketch of the Late W. G. Maton, 1838.
Not in O'D. W. 1943-2.
[Ref: 35312]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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S. Tit: Her Joh: Daniel de Mentzel,
S. Tit: Her Joh: Daniel de Mentzel, Sr. Konigl. Maj: zu Ungarn und Bohmen JJ. General Feld Wachtmeister.
C P S C Maj.
Mart. Engelbrecht excud. A.V.
Etching with large margins, platemark 300 x 195mm (11¾ x 7¾").
Baron Johann Daniel von Menzel (1698-1744), Austrian general.
[Ref: 33172]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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