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Portrait Gallery of Distinguished American Citizens,
Portrait Gallery of Distinguished American Citizens, with Biographical Sketches, and Fac-similes of Original Letters. By William H. Brown.
Hartford [Connecticut, USA]: Published by E. B. and E. C. Kellogg. MDCCCXLVI [1846].
Folio, 27 sepia-tinted lithographic portraits in silhouette, plus facing facsimile of an autograph letter by the sitter (complete); including frontispiece of George Washington with facsimile of his letter to Gov. Jonathan Trumbull, May 15, 1784. 111 pp., original dark brown cloth boards backed with black morocco; the upper cover stamped in gilt with title and an image of a seated man examining a book. Binding a little scuffed and rubbed; some foxing to text leaves and spotting and browning to plate margins, as usual. Creasing through upper left corner of frontispiece; generally a good copy.
The subjects are Washington, John Marshall, John Quincy Adams, Richard Channing Moore, Andrew Jackson, John Forsyth, William Henry Harrison, John Caldwell Calhoun, De Witt Clinton, Richard Mentor Johnson, Joel Roberts Poinsett, Alexander Macomb, Martin Van Buren, Samuel Lewis Southard, Henry Clay, Henry Alexander Wise, Thomas Hart Benton, John Tyler, Levi Woodbury, Thomas Cooper, Daniel Webster, William White, Silas Wright, Nathaniel Potter Tallmadge, Felix Grundy, Dixon Hall, Lewis, and John Randolph. William Henry Brown (1808 - 1883), born in Charleston, South Carolina, was widely celebrated for his scissor-cut silhouettes. He wandered all over the United States, tracking down statesmen and distinguished citizens and taking their profiles. All the portraits, except for the George Washington allegorical frontispiece, are based on sketches made from life by Brown. This book was originally issued in 1845, but Harry Peters states that: "Almost the entire edition was destroyed by fire, and copies are extremely rare."
See Library of Congress 06010172 for an 1845 edition.
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America.
America.
G. Sammaritani inv. e dis. F. Wenzel Lit.o.
Lit. Salimbeni, Strada Toledo, 174. [Naples?, c.1850.]
Scarce lithograph with hand colour. Sheet 525 x 670mm (20¾ x 26½"). Edges chipped and soiled.
A female allegorical figure of America, bare-breasted with a feather headress and a quiver of arrows, seated on a rock under a waterfall. Two cherubs, also with feather headresses, hold a net full of fish and a stich with dead birds hanging from it. Around the image are decorative borders with motifs relating to the the continent.
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A Chippeway-Widow.
A Chippeway-Widow.
Printed & Coloured at J. T. Bowen, Lithographic Establishment No. 94 Walnut Street.
Published by F.W. Greenough, Philada. Entered according to act of Congress in the year 1838 by E.C. Greenough, in the Clerks Office of the Districk Court of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Coloured lithograph. 330 x 420mm.
[Ref: 2834]   £480.00  
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[American Arctic] Carte Particuliere de L'Amerique Septentrionale, ou sont compris le Destroit de Davids, le Destroit de Hudson &c.
[American Arctic] Carte Particuliere de L'Amerique Septentrionale, ou sont compris le Destroit de Davids, le Destroit de Hudson &c.
A Amsterdam Chez Pierre Mortier. [n.d., 1705.]
Engraving on two sheets conjoined, total 90 x 830mm, with strong original hand colour. A few repairs to verdigris cracking.
A large and decorative chart showing from the west coast of Ireland, Iceland, Greenland and the bays of Arctic America. The abundance of English placenames is a testiment to their efforts to find the North West Passage, thus reaching the east without having to pass the French and Spaniards. Published in Mortier's issue of the'Neptune Francois'.
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St. Ann's Garrison and the Savannah, Barbados, looking towards the Line Barracks.
St. Ann's Garrison and the Savannah, Barbados, looking towards the Line Barracks. This Print is respectfully dedicated by Permission to his Excellency Lieut. General Wood, C.B. & K.H. By his obedient Servant W.H. Freeman, M.D. Barbados.
E. Walker, Lith. from a Daguerrotype by W.H. Freeman, M.D. Nov.r 1853. Day & Son, Lith.rs to the Queen.
London, Published by Day & Son, Lithographers to the Queen, 17, Gate Street, Lincoln's Inn Fields... And by Israel Bowen, Barbados. [n.d., c.1853.]
A large and rare lithograph with original hand colour. Sheet 500 x 660mm (19¾ x 26"). The image laid on card as issued.
The garrison of St Ann's Fort on parade, with crowds of onlookers and a military band. The scene was taken from a daguerrotype (the first commercially successful photographic process) by Dr W.H. Freeman, the Physician in Attendance at Government House, a pair to 'Looking towards the Barracks'.
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[Trujillo] A View of Truxillo Bay and City on the Coast of Honduras.
[Trujillo] A View of Truxillo Bay and City on the Coast of Honduras.
T. Bowen sc.
London, Republished 4th June 1796 by Robert Wilkinson, No 58, Cornhill. c. 1810
Coloured engraving. Printed area 245 x 375mm (9¾ x 14¾"). Stuck in mount.
A view of Trujillo, once the capital of Spanish Honduras, but abandoned as being too vulnerable to pirate attacks.
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Sketches on The Nipisaguit A River of New Brunswick B.N. America by William Hickman B.A.
Sketches on The Nipisaguit A River of New Brunswick B.N. America by William Hickman B.A. To His Excellency The Right Honorable The Earl of Mulgrave, Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia, Etc. Etc. this work is respectfully dedicated, by his obediant humble servant. The Author.
W. Hickman, del. _ F. Jones, lith.
Halifax, N.S. Published by John B. Strong, Bookseller and Librarian. London: Day & Son, Lithographers to the Queen, Gate Street, Lincolns-Inn Fields. 1860.
Folio, original cloth, lettered in gilt with elaborate gilt design on cover. Eight coloured lithographic plates, as called for. Sheet size: 275 x 370mm (10¾ x 14½"), each wih letterpress description. Slight foxing throughout. Some staining to plates.
An illustrated account of self-taught amateur artist William Hickman's travels to the Nepisiguit River, New Brunswick, Canada, known at the time as 'the Rocky River' and famed for it's salmon fishing. This book was not originally intended for wider publication, but as 'mementos of a pleasant visit paid by the author, with a fishing-rod and sketchbook, to the banks of the Nipisaguit'. The titles of the plates are; 'No. 1. Above the Grand Falls', 'No. 2. The Grand Falls', 'No. 3. The Camp, Grand Falls', 'No. 4. Portage Below the Little Falls', 'No. 5. Morning at the Mid Landing', 'No. 6. The Pabineau Falls', 'No 7. Shooting A Rapid', 'No. 8. The Town of Bathurst'.
Abbey: 629
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View of St. Anthony's Nose, on the North River, Province of New York.
View of St. Anthony's Nose, on the North River, Province of New York.
G.B. Fisher delin.r. J.W. Edy Aquatinta.
Pub'd Sept.r 1, 1795, by J.W. Edy, No.2, Romney Row, St. John's, Westminster.
Aquatint, printed in colours and hand finished. Sheet 470 x 665mm (18½ x 26¼"). Trimmed to plate, laid on board. Repairs on right.
A large aquatint view of 'St. Anthony's Nose', a 900-foot high promontary on the Hudson River near Peekskill. It was published in the very rare series 'Six Views in North America', aquatinted by John William Edy after Lieut. George Bulteel Fisher, one of only two views of the United States rather than Canada. Fisher (1764-1834) was aide to Prince Edward Augustus (father of Queen Victoria), to whom he dedicated the series.
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