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Bassetlaw Election 1890.
Bassetlaw Election 1890. The Race for the Bassetlaw Stakes [,..]
Printed and Published by C. Bulter, Market Square and Carolgate, Retford.
Pen lithograph, rare; printed area 330 x 350mm (13 x 13¾"). Creases; staining to title area.
Print promoting the Conservative candidate in the 1890 Bassetlaw by-election, Sir Frederick Milner. The by-election was caused by the death of the sitting Conservative MP, William Beckett-Denison. Milner is astride a calm horse inscribed 'Donovan', and receives advice and confidences from those around him. In the background is the Liberal candidate John William Mellor, whose horse is out of control and worries a nearby punter, who says 'He's Dangerous John. I'll write to Foljambe' (Foljambe, a former MP for the area, supported Milner's candidature. In the top left is 'Sir Frederick's Motto: Righteousness, Justice and Truth', with verses praising him below. Milner won the election, returning with a substantially increased Conservative majority.
[Ref: 35029]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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A well known Society of Worthy Aldermen from an Original Painting by T. Hudson in Goldsmith's Hall London.
A well known Society of Worthy Aldermen from an Original Painting by T. Hudson in Goldsmith's Hall London.
Printed for Rob.t Sayer at the Golden Buck in Fleet St. Price 2.d. & John Bowles and Sons at the Black Horse in Cornhill. [n.d., c.1760.]
Mezzotint. 255 x 355mm, 10 x 14". Bottom margin creased and torn.
The so-called 'Benn's Club', five aldermen persuaded by William Benn, Lord Mayor of London in 1746-7, to travel to his house on the Isle of Wight in December 1747 and send a message of support to Charles Stuart, the Young Pretender. The aldermen are (R-L): John Blachford, William Benn, Robert Alsop, Edward Ironside, Sir Humphrey Marshall & Sir Thomas Rawlinson. John Blachford, who commissioned the portrait, was Lord Mayor of London in 1750. His brother is acting as butler, standing behind the group.
CS 31. Sharp 711, state ii of ii.. Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 10483]   £450.00  
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[Benn's Club.]
[Benn's Club.]
T. Hudson Pinxit. J. Faber Fecit.
Mezzotint, scarce. 380 x 530mm (15 x 20¾") large margins. Laid on card.
The so-called 'Benn's Club', five aldermen persuaded by William Benn, Lord Mayor of London in 1746-7, to travel to his house Bowcombe on the Isle of Wight in December 1747 and send a message of support to Charles Stuart, the Young Pretender. The aldermen are (R-L): John Blachford, William Benn, Robert Alsop, Edward Ironside, Sir Humphrey Marshall & Sir Thomas Rawlinson. John Blachford, who commissioned the portrait, was Lord Mayor of London in 1750. His brother is acting as butler, standing behind the group.
Sharp 710. CS: 31
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The Game fleeing before the Hunters.
The Game fleeing before the Hunters.
H.B. des. 1837.
[London: Ackermann & Co., 1841.]
Coloured lithograph. Image 150 x 205mm (6 x 8". Trimmed from a larger sheet.
Buffalo, zebra and antelope stampeding across a valley. Published in Captain Henry Butler's 'South African Sketches: Illustrative of the wild life of a hunter on the Frontier of the Cape Colony'. Captain Henry Butler, a graduate of Trinity College Dublin, was posted to South Africa with the 27th or Inniskilling Regiment of Foot. In 1837 and 1838 he travelled to the hunting grounds of the Bontebok Flats (between the Klipplaats and Windvogel Rivers in Eastern Cape Province, about eighty miles north of King Williamís Town). He returned to England in 1839 and in 1841, the year of publication, he transferred to the 59th Regiment, promoted to Captain. His book appears to have been a vanity publication, accounting for its rarity, containing only the lithographed title, 15 plates and 15 pages of text. His only other publication was an article in the New Monthly Magazine.
Abbey Travel: 336.9
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Camp at Modder Key. (going out in the morning). The Bontibok Flats.
Camp at Modder Key. (going out in the morning). The Bontibok Flats.
H.B. pinxit. 1838.
[London: Ackermann & Co., 1841.]
Coloured lithograph. Image 150 x 210mm (6 x ¼". Trimmed from a larger sheet.
A self-portrait of the author reaching for his gun having spotted some antelope to kill. It was published in Captain Henry Butler's 'South African Sketches: Illustrative of the wild life of a hunter on the Frontier of the Cape Colony'. Captain Henry Butler, a graduate of Trinity College Dublin, was posted to South Africa with the 27th or Inniskilling Regiment of Foot. In 1837 and 1838 he travelled to the hunting grounds of the Bontebok Flats (between the Klipplaats and Windvogel Rivers in Eastern Cape Province, about eighty miles north of King Williamís Town). He returned to England in 1839 and in 1841, the year of publication, he transferred to the 59th Regiment, promoted to Captain. His book appears to be a vanity publication, accounting for its rarity, containing only the lithographed title, 15 plates and 15 pages of text. His only other publication was an article in the New Monthly Magazine.
Abbey Travel: 336.
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Guilielmus Butler Cantabrig Huius Aetatis Princeps Medicorum. Anno 1620. Dec. 1647. Aet. 89. When now the Fates gan wonder, that their thrids Were to oft tired againe, halfe cut i't'h' mids And Charon wanting his usd Naulu, sware He now a days did want of many a fare, They all conspire, and found at last, that it Was skillfull Butler, who mens lives could knit All most untied, they killd him, and yet feard That he from death, by death, would ghosts have reard.
S.P.F. [below image.] [Simon de Passe.]
Are to be Sould by...Peter Stent.
Engraving. 178 x 108mm. 8 x 4¼". Laid on album sheet. Damaged.
Dr. William Butler (1535-1618) was a writer and physician to James I.
Ex Norman Blackburn Collection. W: 500-1. NPG: D27932.
[Ref: 18733]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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The Rev.d William Butler, of Frampton, Dorsetshire.
The Rev.d William Butler, of Frampton, Dorsetshire. From a Picture in the possession of Thomas Bridge Esq.r.
Painted by A. Morton Esq.r. Engraved by T. Lupton 4 Leigh Street, Burton Crescent.
[n.d., c.1830.]
Mezzotint. Plate: 370 x 290mm (14½ x 11½'') very large margins.
A portrait of Rev. William Butler (1760-1841).
[Ref: 50130]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[James Fitzjames, duke of Berwick upon Tweed]
[James Fitzjames, duke of Berwick upon Tweed] Serenissimus Princeps Jacobus Dux de Berwick&c.
Jenary pinxit Drevet sculp
Offerebat Humillimus Servus Joannes Farely Presbiter Kilmoriensis 1693
Engraving, scarce; sheet 490 x 400mm (19¼ x 15¾"). Trimmed to image; slight crease through centre.
A large 17th century portrait of James Fitzjames, duke of Berwick upon Tweed (1670-1734), army officer in the French service. The illegitimate son of James II, Berwick followed his father to Ireland after the Glorious Revolution before being ordered to France in 1691. This portrait was made in 1693, the year that he was captured by his uncle George Churchill during the battle of Landen (a frosty interview took place with William III before he was released in exchange for James Butler, second duke of Ormond). Large engraving by Pierre Drevet after Benedetto Gennari II (bap.1633-d.1715), Italian painter in London from 1674 before following James II to the court in exile at Saint-Germain-en-Laye where he stayed for three years.
Sharp: 316 iv of iv
[Ref: 42386]   £350.00  

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[12 Plates Illustrating Samuel Butler's 'Hudibras'.]
[12 Plates Illustrating Samuel Butler's 'Hudibras'.]
Printed and Sold by Rob.t Sayer Map & Printseller at No. 53 in Fleet Street.
Set of 12 handcoloured etchings. Plate: 245 x 200mm, (9¾ x 8"); very large margins. Some surface dirt.
A late eighteenth century publication of Samuel Butler's mock heroic poem 'Hudibras' which tells the story of the ridiculous Sir Hudibras who has a series of comic misadventures during the Civil War. The poem, published between 1663-1678 mocks the various Puritan and Presbyterian factions involved in the Civil War, Butler being a Royalist and Anglican, was extremely popular at the time of its publication and for the following 150 years afterward.
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Hudibras and Sidrophel.
Hudibras and Sidrophel. From an Original in the Possession of Mr. Vincent.
Painted by Wm. Hogarth. Engraved by Thom. Gaugain.
Pub.d Oct. 1. 1782. by T. Gaugain No. 4 Little Compton Street London.
Coloured mezzotint,, 325 x 360mm. 12¾ x 14¼". Small crease in top right.
A scene from Hudibras, Samuel Butler's mock-heroic satire on Puritans, Roundheads, Presbyterians and many other factions involved in the English Civil War. The knight errant Hudibras visits the astrologer Sidrophel to ask his advice for wooing a widow he has been pursuing.
[Ref: 8790]   £240.00  
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Hudibras beats Sidrophel and his man Whacum.
Hudibras beats Sidrophel and his man Whacum.
W.m Hogarth Inven et Sculp.
London. Printed for Rob.t Sayer, Map & Printseller, at No 53 in Fleet Street. [n.d., c.1770.]
Engraving with large margins. 270 x 350mm, 10½ x 13¾". Paper toned.
Hudibras attacking the astrologer Sidrophel, who he later believes he has killed, in a room filled with instruments. One of Hogarth's illustrations to Samuel Butler's 'Hudibras', a satire of Presbyterianism.
Paulson 89, state ii of ii.
[Ref: 26626]   £220.00  
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Hudibras Catechiz'd.
Hudibras Catechiz'd.
W.m Hogarth Inven et Sculp.
London. Printed for Rob.t Sayer, Map & Printseller, at No 53 in Fleet Street. [n.d., c.1770.]
Engraving with large margins. 270 x 350mm, 10½ x 13¾".
Hudibras being beaten on the orders of the widow. One of Hogarth's illustrations to Samuel Butler's 'Hudibras', a satire of Presbyterianism.
Paulson 90, state iii ofi iii.
[Ref: 26628]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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The Committee.
The Committee.
W.m Hogarth Inven et Sculp.
London. Printed for Rob.t Sayer, Map & Printseller, at No 53 in Fleet Street. [n.d., c.1770.]
Engraving with large margins. 270 x 350mm, 10½ x 13¾". Printers' crease.
The committee of Scottish Presbyterians debating the 'League and Covenant', their attempt at religious reform which became one of Scotland's demands during negoatiatons over their involvement in the English Civil War. This satire, warning against religious extremism, is one of Hogarth's illustrations to Samuel Butler's 'Hudibras'.
Paulson 91, state iv of v.
[Ref: 26617]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Hudibras's First Adventure.
Hudibras's First Adventure.
W.m Hogarth Inven et Sculp.
London. Printed for Rob.t Sayer, Map & Printseller, at No 53 in Fleet Street. [n.d., c.1770.]
Engraving with large margins. 270 x 350mm, 10½ x 13¾". Some spoting.
Hudibras stopping a mob bear-baiting at pistol-point. One of Hogarth's illustrations to Samuel Butler's 'Hudibras', a satire of Presbyterianism.
Paulson 84, state v of v.
[Ref: 26621]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Hudibras in Tribulation.
Hudibras in Tribulation.
W.m Hogarth Inven et Sculp.
London. Printed for Rob.t Sayer, Map & Printseller, at No 53 in Fleet Street. [n.d., c.1770.]
Engraving with large margins. 270 x 350mm, 10½ x 13¾".
Hudibras in the stocks, with the widow persuading him to agree to a whipping in order to het released. One of Hogarth's illustrations to Samuel Butler's 'Hudibras', a satire of Presbyterianism.
Paulson 87, state iii of iii.
[Ref: 26624]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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S.r Hudibras his passing worth, / The manner how he sally'd forth;
S.r Hudibras his passing worth, / The manner how he sally'd forth;
W.m Hogarth Inven et Sculp.
London. Printed for Rob.t Sayer, Map & Printseller, at No 53 in Fleet Street. [n.d., c.1770.]
Engraving with large margins. 270 x 350mm, 10½ x 13¾".
Hudibras and Ralphio setting out on their quest. One of Hogarth's illustrations to Samuel Butler's 'Hudibras', a satire of Presbyterianism.
Paulson 83, state iii of iii.
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Hudibras Triumphant.
Hudibras Triumphant.
W.m Hogarth Inven et Sculp.
London. Printed for Rob.t Sayer, Map & Printseller, at No 53 in Fleet Street. [n.d., c.1770.]
Engraving with large margins. 270 x 350mm, 10½ x 13¾".
Hudibras, leading a bound Crowdero, has the man's fiddle placed above the stocks as a trophy. One of Hogarth's illustrations to Samuel Butler's 'Hudibras', a satire of Presbyterianism.
Paulson 85, state iii ofi iii.
[Ref: 26627]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Hudibras vanquish'd by Trulla.
Hudibras vanquish'd by Trulla.
W.m Hogarth Inven et Sculp.
London. Printed for Rob.t Sayer, Map & Printseller, at No 53 in Fleet Street. [n.d., c.1770.]
Engraving with large margins. 270 x 350mm, 10½ x 13¾".
Hudibras defeated by a woman, who stands astride him in possession of his sword. One of Hogarth's illustrations to Samuel Butler's 'Hudibras', a satire of Presbyterianism.
Paulson 86, state v of vi.
[Ref: 26623]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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[Packhorse with Soldiers.]
[Packhorse with Soldiers.] To Colonel William Butler, this plate is humbly inscribed by his much obliged, and most obedient servant Robert Blyth. From an original drawing of Mortimer, in the collection of Richard Payne knight Esq.r.
Drawn by Mortimer. Etch'd by R. Blyth.
London publish'd as the act directs June 23, 1784 by J. R. Smith No. 83 Oxford Street.
Engraving printed in brown ink with large margins, Platemark: 340 x 250mm. 13¾ x 9¾"). Very small fox mark on right side inside platemark.
Banditti scene after John Hamilton Mortimer. The drawing is in the British Museum collection (1975,U.1591.3) along with many other objects from the collection of connoisseur Richard Payne Knight.
From the Oettingen-Wallerstein Collection.
[Ref: 28421]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Queen Victoria 1st leaving the Palace to be Crown'd at Westminster Abbey, London, June 28th, 1838.
Queen Victoria 1st leaving the Palace to be Crown'd at Westminster Abbey, London, June 28th, 1838.
[Printed & Sold by W. Belch / 6, Bridge St., Union St., Boro.]
Wood engraving with fine hand-colouring, sheet 185 x 255mm (7 x 10"). Trimmed, losing part of image left and right, and bottom line of text; glued to album sheet.
Queen Victoria leaving Buckingham Palace, where the Gold State Coach waits to drive her to her coronation at Westminster Abbey. The coach, designed by William Chambers and made by Samuel Butler in 1762, has been used at every Coronation from George IV onwards.
the artist and publication details are supplied here on the basis of similarities between this print and ref. 32278
[Ref: 32280]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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