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The Right Hon.ble Edmund Burke.
The Right Hon.ble Edmund Burke.
H. Kingsbury Sculp.
Published April 30th. 1798, by Lee & Hurst, No.32, Paternoster Row.
Scarce mezzotint. 266 x 192mm (10½ x 7½"). Trimmed.
Edmund Burke (1729-1797); Frontispiece to "Memoirs of Edmund Burke" 1798; Politician (in parliament from 1766) and writer, best remembered for "A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful" (1757) and "Reflections on the Revolution in France" (1790), a founding text for modern political conservatism; its reference to "the swinish multitude" was frequently quoted in radical contexts.
CS: 3.
[Ref: 52496]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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Major Peter Labilliere  A Christian Patriot & Citizen of the World.
Major Peter Labilliere A Christian Patriot & Citizen of the World. 'Tis Virtue only makes our Bliss below And all our Knowledge is Our Selves to Know. Pope.
Painted by J: Wright. Engraved by H: Kingsbury.
[London: J. Strongitharm, 1780.]
Mezzotint, title in open letters, very scarce. Image 250 x 200mm, 9¾ x 8". Trimmed to plate, and through publication line.
Portrait of Peter Labilliere (died 1800), seated looking towards the viewer wearing a plain suit with short hair to the ears and a short fringe, pointing to a copy of the 'American Petition Present by Penn' which he holds in right hand in his lap. Also copies of 'Bp. of St Asaph's Sermon', 'Magna Charta', and 'Londn. Eveng. Jany 1st. 1780 Lettr. to the King', with a bookshelf to right behind his chair with volumes labelled 'Blair', 'Holy Bible', 'Masn. on Self Knowlge.', 'Sidney', 'Locke' and 'Cartright'. Labilliere was an eccentric army officer, named in John Wilkes’s hoax, the ‘Sayre plot’, but never arrested. He is buried on Box Hill near Dorking, head down. After a portrait by Joseph Wright (1734 - 1797), American-born pupil of Benjamin West.
Chaloner Smith 7, only state. NPG D5000.
[Ref: 27074]   £360.00  
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Prince Lee Boo, Second fils d'Abba Thulle.
Prince Lee Boo, Second fils d'Abba Thulle.
Miss Keate Del. H. M.le S. Jouan, Scup.
1788.
A rare stipple. Sheet 170 x 110mm (6¾ x 4¼") Trimmed within plate.
Prince Lee Boo (c.1764 - 1784), from the Palau Islands (modern Micronesia). Captain Henry Wilson brought him back to England in 1783, having spent three months on the islands where his vessel was shipwrecked. Lee Boo died of small pox soon afterwards. After Georgiana Keate (1770 - 1850), daughter of landscape painter George Keate (1727-97). She married John Henderson (1764 - 1843), the patron of Girtin and Turner and became mother of John Henderson (1797 - 1878).
[Ref: 46687]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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Linnaeus in his Lapland Dress.  From an original Picture in the possession of Dr. Thornton.
Linnaeus in his Lapland Dress. From an original Picture in the possession of Dr. Thornton.
Hoffman pinxt. H. Kingsbury sculpt.
London published by Dr. Thornton June 1805.
Mezzotint, printed in colours. 510 x 350mm (20 x 13¾"). Slightly rubbed, 4cm break on platemark lower left.
Carolus Linnaeus the elder, 1707-1778, a plant with a label attached in one hand, a shaman's drum in the other. An inscription on the drum reads 'Carolus Linnaeus a Lapponia redux aetat 30, anno 1737 / Mart Hoffman fecit.' An illustration from Robert Thornton's 'Illustration of the Sexual System of Carolus von Linnaeus'.
[Ref: 3212]   £650.00  
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[Palau] Abba Thulle King of Pelew.
[Palau] Abba Thulle King of Pelew.
A.W. Devis delt. H. Kingsbury sculp.t
Published by G. Nichol, for Capt Henry Wilson, as the Act directs May 1st. 1788.
Stipple and etching. 243 x 183mm. 9½ x 7¼". Light staining, trimmed.
Captain Henry Wilson when he stayed in the Palau Islands, now known as Belau, after the shipwreck of his East India Company packet Antelope. Wilson and his crew became friendly with the Palauans, especially the high chief of Koror, the ibedul, known by the crew as Abba Thule. Abba Thule's second son, Prince Lee Boo, was chosen to sail to England with the crew. They left the islands on 12 November 1783. Lee Boo survived only six months in England. He died of smallpox and was buried in the churchyard of St Mary's, Rotherhithe, where his grave can still be seen.
See Ref: 10790 for Prince Lee Boo, his son.
[Ref: 21121]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Nathaniel Partridge.
Nathaniel Partridge.
[Engraved by Henry Kingsbury?]
[n.d., c.1780.]
Mezzotint. 175 x 130mm (7 x 5") large margins.
An oval portrait of Nathaniel Partridge (1610-84), Minister of St Michael's, St Albans, who was ejected for nonconformity under the terms of the 'Act of Uniformity', 1662.
An example in the BM (1853,0611.238) has a pencil note attributing this to Kingsbury. CS p.1668.
[Ref: 44333]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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