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Raphael's Witch!!! or the Oracle of the Future,
Raphael's Witch!!! or the Oracle of the Future, by the Author of the Prophetic Messenger. With Coloured Designs on Copper, by R. Cruikshank & The Author, a a Piece of Music by Blewitt.
London: William Charlton Wright. Paternoster Row [n.d., c.1831].
8vo, original half calf gilt, marbled boards, first edition; pp. 23+180; with coloured title and two coloured folding plates, both very defective. Binding distressed.
A book containing various methods of fortune telling. According to the Preface ''This book is adapted to lay about in drawing-rooms - to be read in gardens and groves - to ornament the boudoir - for amusement in evening parties, as an innocent substitute for cards - to be consulted in every mood of mind and temper. For singular as it may seem, not a thought can arise, nor a wish originate, but the LADY-WITCH OF RAPHAEL will easily solve and satisfy. It removes ennui and low spirits, but cheering the heart--brightening the ideas, and alluring to virtue, happiness and bliss.''.
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[The unpopularity of Lord Bute] The Flight from Dover.
[The unpopularity of Lord Bute] The Flight from Dover. The Arrival at Calais.
Design'd & Engrav'd for the Political Register.
[n.d., c.1768].
Etching with engraving. 180 x 120mm (7 x 4¾"). With narrow margins.
Two scenes satirising the unpopularity of John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute. Above he is hitching a ride away from Dover on a witch's broomstick laden with money bags; below he lands in Calais to be greeted by Bonnie Prince Charlie.
BM Satires 4211.
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The Prophecy.
The Prophecy.
XXX. [John Doyle.]
London, Published by T. McLean. 26, Haymarket April, 1829.
Hand-coloured lithograph with very fine colour and large margins; printed on J. Whatman 1829 paper. Plate 279 x 355mm (11 x 14").
Satire on the intrigues of the Duke of Cumberland with the ultra-Tories: Cumberland, as Macbeth, addresses the three witches who hold wands: Eldon, Lord Redesdale and Lord Manners. From Doyle's "Political Sketches"
BM Satires: 15742.
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[The sorceress Urganda la Desconocida] Her seat o'er Elna's mouth involv'd in smoke, / And pillow'd by the flames, Urganda took.
[The sorceress Urganda la Desconocida] Her seat o'er Elna's mouth involv'd in smoke, / And pillow'd by the flames, Urganda took.
C.F. delin. W. Say sculp 92 Norton Street.
[London, Published Jan.y 1. 1812. by J. Hatchard, Piccadilly]
Rare mezzotint. Sheet 280 x 215mm (11 x 8½"). Trimmed within plate, losing publication line.
A grim-faced sorceress in classical robe, sitting on a cloud with a two-headed snake. Urganda la Desconocida (the Unknown), a mythological witch in Portuguese romances, including 'Orlando in Love' and 'Don Quixote', taking a role similar to a Fate, Merlin or Medea.
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[The Witch.] Quid non mortalia pectora cogis, Auri sacra sames. Virg. Æn III, v.56.
[The Witch.] Quid non mortalia pectora cogis, Auri sacra sames. Virg. Æn III, v.56. From the Original Picture of the same size, in the Collection of Sir Joshua Reynolds.
Teniers pinxit. Ric.d Earlom Sculpsit. John & Josiah Boydell Excudit 1786.
Published Jany. 2d 1786 by John & Josiah Boydell, Cheapside, London.
Mezzotint. Sheet: 670 x 490mm (26½ x 19"). Trimmed within plate.
A scene from Flemish folklore in which the avariciousness of the hag Mad Meg (or Dulle Griet) drives her to plunder Hell. Meg is depicted brandishing a sword at the three-headed Cerberus while the minions of hell, drawn in the style of Hieronymus Bosch, run away in fear. Beneath the image is a quote from Book III of Virgil's Aeneid which comments on man's lust for gold and his willingness to sin for it.
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