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West View of the Ruins of Carteia, & it's River with a Prospect of the Rock of Gibraltar;
West View of the Ruins of Carteia, & it's River with a Prospect of the Rock of Gibraltar; Drawn by Francis Carter in the Year 1771.
P. Mazell sculp.
Publish'd as the Act directs Jan. 1 1777.
Engraving, 18th century watermark. 205 x 370mm (8 x 14½") very large margins.
Carteia, founded by the Phoenicians and captured by the Romans c. 190 BC, re-discovered by John Conduitt of the Gibraltar garrison c.1717. From Francis Carter's two-volume 'A Journey from Gibraltar to Malaga' (1777). Carter (1741?-1783), 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.
[Ref: 53059]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Sir William Chambers,  Architect to the King.
Sir William Chambers, Architect to the King.
Falconet del. Pariset sculp.
Pub'd by E. Jeffery, opposite Carlton House. [n.d., c.1800.]
Stipple. 130 x 185mm (5 x 7¼"). Trimmed into plate on both sides.
Sir William Chambers (1722 - 1796), architect.
[Ref: 53173]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Charles the First, King of Great Britain.
Charles the First, King of Great Britain. Ex Museo Sereniss. Domini de Wharton.
A.v. Dyk pinx. 1638. P.v. Gunst Sculps. et exc. Amstelod.
[n.d. c.1713.]
Very fine engraving. 515 x 330mm (20¼ x 13"), with wide margins. Paper toned, tears in edges.
Portrait of Charles I (1600-1649), whole length, standing, wearing armour, holding baton; helmet and crown on table to right. From Gunst's series of ten plates after van Dyck, made 1713-15, from the Cracherode bequest.
[Ref: 53130]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Depiction of a female saint on a shield.]
[Depiction of a female saint on a shield.]
AH [monogram of Axel Haig] 1881.
Etching. Printed area 105 x 80mm (4¼ x 3¼"). Narrow margins.
A decoration in Chartres Cathedral. Published as a tailpiece in the 'Chartres Brochure'.
Mordant Crook & Lennox-Boyd: 31b. Ex: Collection Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd
[Ref: 53197]   £50.00   (£60.00 incl.VAT)
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[Four statues of saints in the Great North Porch of Chartres Cathedral.]
[Four statues of saints in the Great North Porch of Chartres Cathedral.]
AH [monogram of Axel Haig] 1881.
Etching. Printed area 100 x 80mm (4 x 3¼"). Trimmed within plate at bottom, tape over bottom edge.
Within an elaborately decorated border in the style of illuminated manuscripts. Published as part of the 'Chartres Brochure'.
Mordant Crook & Lennox-Boyd: 31a. Ex: Collection Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd
[Ref: 53196]   £35.00   (£42.00 incl.VAT)
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[Cheese Monger] Highty, tighty! Mr Witey, /
[Cheese Monger] Highty, tighty! Mr Witey, / Don't you think my question hard: / I want to know the price per pound / Of your own bladder of lard!
[n.d., c.1840.]
Coloured woodcut. Writing sheet; Sheet 165 x 120mm (6¼ x 4¾").
An egg-headed man scoops out a dollop from a barrel marked 'Fat' and slaps it on a scale, to a customer's disgust. 'Highty, tighty' is an obsolete variant of 'hoity-toity'.
[Ref: 53169]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Chinese Barges of the Embassy preparing to pass under a Bridge.
Chinese Barges of the Embassy preparing to pass under a Bridge.
W. Alexander del.t. W. Byrne sculp.t.
London, Published April 12, 1796, by G. Nicol.
Engraving. 340 x 480mm (13¼" x 19"), with large margins.
A river scene with various boats, a stone bridge and an archway. From Sir George Staunton's 'An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China', describing the expedition of Lord Macartney (1737 - 1806) as the first British ambassador to China. The artist William Alexander accompanied Macartney, and his watercolours were the basis for subsequent prints such as this one.
[Ref: 53222]   £290.00   (£348.00 incl.VAT)
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Chirk Viaduct, Denbighshire.
Chirk Viaduct, Denbighshire.
Drawn & Engraved by C. Jackson from a Sketch by C.A. Hulbert.
Published by C. Hulbert Shrewsbury, 1827.
Rare aquatint. 520 x 340mm (20½ x 13½"). Trimmed within plate on right.
The Chirk Aqueduct, completed 1801 to carry the Llangollen Canal across the Ceiriog Valley, now Grade II* listed. It was designed by Thomas Telford for the Ellesmere Canal, which was never built. The acqueduct is shown before the building of the railway vaiduct beside it in 1848.
[Ref: 53001]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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Nocturne.
Nocturne.
L. Balestrieri Pinx & Sculps.
Imp. Eug. Delatre, Paris. Copyright 1904 by L. Balestrieri, Paris.
Etching. Pt stamp verso H. Levasseur. 410 x 700mm (16 x 27½").
A dark scene with Frédéric Chopin playing the piano. Drawn and engraved by Lionello Balestrieri (1872-1958), an artist who moved in musical circles, coming to know Puccini, Giordano and Cilea.
[Ref: 53097]   £460.00  
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Christianus IV D.G. Daniæ Norwegiæ vand Gothor Rex Dux Slesvici Holsatiæ Storm. Dithm. Com in Old. et Delm. etc.
Christianus IV D.G. Daniæ Norwegiæ vand Gothor Rex Dux Slesvici Holsatiæ Storm. Dithm. Com in Old. et Delm. etc.
[n.d., c.1650.]
Engraving, 17th century watermark. Sheet 210 x 130mm (8¼ x 5¼"). Trimmed to printed border, mounted in album paper at edges.
Christian IV (1577-1648), King of Denmark and Norway.
[Ref: 53032]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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Christina queene of Swethland, Goths & Vandalls,
Christina queene of Swethland, Goths & Vandalls,
R. Gaywood fecit.
Sould by P. Stent [n.d., c.1660].
Etching. Sheet 155 x 140mm (6 x 5½") at most. Trimmed around image.
A copy of Hollar's etched portrait of Christina (1626-69), Queen of Sweden, remembered as one of the most learned women of the 17th century. The publisher Peter Stent died of the plague in 1665; his widow sold his business to John Overton. Stent also published a reversed version of this portrait with the same date, title and wreath decorations.
[Ref: 53049]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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The Devil and the Hackney Coachman.
The Devil and the Hackney Coachman.
[n.d., c.1830.]
Coloured etching. Sheet Sheet 65 x 125mm (2½ x 4½"). Trimmed, pasted on album sheet.
An illustration to a ballad about Ben, a hackney coachman, ''how he used to swear''. After being hired by the Devil to drive to Hell, Ben has a narrow escape and foresakes swearing.
[Ref: 53004]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Stephen College. The Protestant Joiner.
Stephen College. The Protestant Joiner.
[n.d., c.1820.]
Mezzotint. Sheet 190 x 125mm (7½ x 5"). Slight foxing. Trimmed within plate on three sides.
Stephen College (also Colledge, c.1635-81), was a joiner aided the fabricated Popish Plot by writing ballads and polemics against catholics and lawyers. He was tried and executed for high treason in Oxford in 1681. Skull in background.
[Ref: 53147]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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A Brief Account of the Colosseum, in the Regent's Park, London:
A Brief Account of the Colosseum, in the Regent's Park, London: Comprising A Description of the Building; The Panoramic View from the Top of St. Pauls Cathedral, The Conservatory. &c.
Printed for the Proprietors, and Sold at the Exhibition; and by All Booksellers. 1829.
Oblong folio, later half calf with marbled boards; pp. 8, incl. title with woodcut vignette of the exterior, 8 lithographs printed on four sheets. Fine.
The guide book to the Colosseum, with a four-sheet key to the 360º panorama of London. The introductory text is signed 'J.B', probably John Britton. The Colosseum was built by Decimus Burton to house a panorama of London painted by Thomas Horner (1785-1844), sketched from a specially constructed hut on top of the dome of St Paul's during building work. Financial problems forced the Pantheon to open before Horner had finished the painting: both the financial backer and Horner then disappeared.
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A View of the Ship Columbus, from a Drawing on the Spot
A View of the Ship Columbus, from a Drawing on the Spot Immediately after her launch, with near 4000 Tons of her cargo on board, Built at Quebec, 1824, by Charles Wood of Port Glasgow. The Length of this Immense Vessel is 300 Feet, Breadth of beam 50 Feet; depth of Hold 30 Feet, She is flat bottom'd, Measures 3900 Tons Register.
M. van Ogg Lith.o.
Printed and Sold by S. Vowles, 3 St Michael's Abbey, Cornhill [n.d., c.1824].
Rare coloured lithograph. Sheet 235 x 245mm (9¼ x 9¾"). Trimmed and mounted in album paper.
A depiction of the Columbus, a four-masted barque which was the largest ship ever built at the time. Built by Charles Wood, it was basically a raft, designed to carry large tree trunks for use as masts across the Atlantic, and to be dismantled after one voyage and its timbers sold for reuse. Her first crossing took three months, but instead of being dismantled her owners sent her back, but she was wrecked in the English Channel on 17 May 1825. An even larger version, 'The Baron of Renfrew' was wrecked the following year, making such vessels uninsurable.
See 53089 for similar item.
[Ref: 52925]   £360.00  
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The Columbus, (or Great American Raft).
The Columbus, (or Great American Raft). Commanded by Cap.t M.cKellar. R.N. Dimensions_ length 301 Feet. breadth 50 Feet 6 Inches; depth of hold 30 Feet. 3690 Register Tons. built at Quebec 1824 by Charles Wood.
Engraved by Permission from an Accurate drawing made on the Spot.
Published for the Proprietors Nov.r 1824 by Lamb, Gracechurch St. London.
Coloured lithograph. Sheet 270 x 385mm (10½ x 15¼") Slight damage in corners. Blotchy colour in sky.
A depiction of the Columbus, a four-masted barque which was the largest ship ever built at the time of launch. It was basically a raft, designed to carry large tree trunks for use as masts across the Atlantic, and to be dismantled after one voyage and its timbers sold for reuse. Her first crossing took three months, but instead of being dismantled her owners sent her back, but she was wrecked in the English Channel on 17 May 1825. An even larger version, 'The Baron of Renfrew' was wrecked the following year, making such vessels uninsurable.
See 52925 for similar item.
[Ref: 53089]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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Captain James Cook, F.R.S.
Captain James Cook, F.R.S.
Painted by W.m Hodges. Engraved by J.s Basire. 1777.
[Publish'd as the Act directs Feb.y 1.st 1777, by W.m Strahan in New Street, Shoe Lane, & Tho.s Cadell, in the Strand, London.]
Engraving. Sheet 270 x 205mm (10½ x 8"). Trimmed within plate, losing publication line, very slight loss in bottom right corner, mounted on album paper at edges.
Portrait of James Cook, the frontispiece of 'Voyage towards the South Pole', the official account of Cook's second voyage. As Hodges accompanied the voyage this image said to be the truest likeness.
[Ref: 52940]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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View from Cherrymount.
View from Cherrymount.
[c.1860.]
Wood engraving overprinted in sepia, heightened in white. Sheet 190 x 280mm (7½ x 11"). Creasing.
A view looking towards Templemichael, Cork.
[Ref: 19196]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Le Crime Luny.
Le Crime Luny.
[n.d., c.1780.]
Rare etching. 430 x 265mm (17 x 10½") Small margins, wear to edges.
Three armoured angels, armed with swords and lightning bolts, drive a group of Catholic clergy into the pits of hell, where demons wait to drag them down. A satire on the corruption of the French church.
[Ref: 52986]   £450.00  
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The Graves in the Fort on Cathcart Hill, of the Officers 4th Division who fell at Inkermann,
The Graves in the Fort on Cathcart Hill, of the Officers 4th Division who fell at Inkermann, Plate XLV. Colnaghi's Authentic Series.
W. Simpson, del. _ C. Haghe, lith. Day & Son, Lith.rs to the Queen.
Published March 1st 1854, by Paul & Dominic Colnaghi & Co. 13 & 14, Pall Mall East. _Publishers to Her Majesty. Deposé Paris _ Goupil & Cie.
Tinted lithograph. Printed area 240 x 350mm (9½ x 13¾), with large margins. Some spotting.
A graveyard on a hill overlooking Sevastapol, named after one of the officers buried there, General The Honourable Sir George Cathcart. By William Simpson (1823-99) for his 'The Seat of War in the East'.
Abbey Travel 237.
[Ref: 53113]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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An Exact Representation of the Execution of W.m Cundell & J. Smith for High Treason at the County Goal [sic]
An Exact Representation of the Execution of W.m Cundell & J. Smith for High Treason at the County Goal [sic] Horse-monger-lane Surry. Monday March 16th 1812.
[n.d., c.1812.]
Rare etching. Sheet 170 x 210mm (6¾ x 8¼"). Trimmed and mounted in album paper.
William Cundell and John Smith were among a group of British sailors captured by the French on Mauritius. During their captivity about fifty collaborated with their captors, acting as prison guards. When the British recaptured the island most of the collaborators left with the French; of the remainder most were transported but only Cundell and Smith were sentenced to be hanged, having been chosen by lot. They were hung on the roof of Horsemonger Lane Gaol (today a public park, Newington Gardens), the last public execution for high treason in Britain.
[Ref: 53150]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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Thomas D'Urfey Poeta Lyricus.
Thomas D'Urfey Poeta Lyricus.
E. Gouge pinx. G. Vertue scul.
[n.d., c.1719.]
Engraving. 130 x 75mm (5¼ x 3"). Trimmed and laid on album paper.
Thomas D'Urfey (1653-1723), writer and wit, the frontispiece to his 'Wit and Mirth: Or, Pills to Purge Melancholy; Being a Collection of the Best Merry Ballads and Songs, Old and New, Fitted to All Humours, Having Each Their Proper Tune for Either Voice, Or Instrument'.
[Ref: 53038]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Dartmouth the Harbour and Castle from Dyer's Hill.
Dartmouth the Harbour and Castle from Dyer's Hill.
Lithographed by Newman & Co. 48 Watling St. London.
Published by Cranford, Chronicle Office, Dartmouth [n.d., c.1848].
Tinted lithograph. Printed area 260 x 345mm (10¼ x 13½"), large margins.
Dartmouth from the west, with Kingswear on the opposite bank and Dartmouth Castle & the church of St Petroc at the mouth of the estuary. From a series of five "Views on the River Dart and Dartmouth".
Not in Abbey.
[Ref: 53215]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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R. P. Franc. de La Chaise S. J. Regi a Confess.
R. P. Franc. de La Chaise S. J. Regi a Confess. Le plus sage des Rois ecoute ses avis...
A. Trouvais sculpsit.
B. Picart ex: C.P.R. [n.d., c.1690.]
Engraving. 160 x 110mm (6¼ x 4¼") very large margins.
François de la Chaise (1624-1709), Jesuit priest and confessor of Louis XIV.
[Ref: 53053]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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[Diana and Actaeon.]
[Diana and Actaeon.]
P. Berchet in. et. pinx.
I. Smith fec. et ex. [n.d., c.1705.]
Rare mezzotint. 250 x 345mm (9¾ x 13½") large margins.
Diana and her companions bathing in a pool, discovered by Actaeon. As the goddess gestures at him, Acteaon feels the antlers sprouting from his head and his hunting dogs start barking at him. Pierre Berchet (1659-c1719), French painter of decorative history subjects, worked in Britain, painting the ceiling of the Chapel of Trinity College, Oxford, c.1694.
Wessely 365. Ex Collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 53060]   £360.00  
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How merrily we live that Doctor's be / We humbug the Public and Pocket the Fee.
How merrily we live that Doctor's be / We humbug the Public and Pocket the Fee.
London, Printed for Bowles & Carver No 69 St Paul's Church Yard.
Mezzotint. Sheet 155 x 115mm (6 x 4½"). Trimmed to plate, bottom corners slightly snipped. Creasing.
Three doctors, grinning with satisfaction, stand in conference in an apothecary's shop.
See BM Satires 8050 for Carington Bowles's larger-format version.
[Ref: 52985]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Does Your Mother Know You Are Out?
Does Your Mother Know You Are Out?
W. Lee 1838.
Printed by Standidge & Co., London.
Lithograph. Sheet 325 x 210mm (12¾ x 8¼"). Trimmed.
A child falls from a window, as the mother dozes, watched by a ragged roadsweep.
[Ref: 53216]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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H.M. Brigantine, Dolphin, 3 Guns.
H.M. Brigantine, Dolphin, 3 Guns.
H. John Vernon, del. et lith. Day & Haghe Lithrs to the Queen.
London, Published by W. Foster, 114, Fenchurch St. [n.d., c.1852.]
Rare tinted lithograph with hand colour. Image 195 x 275mm (7¾ x 10¾"). Gallery label stuck on reverse.
'Dolphin' , 319 tons, launched at Sheerness Dockyard in 1836, was assigned to anti-slavery patrols, on the West African coast from September 1837 to October 1842, on the south-east coast of America May 1843 to March 1847, then back to Africa September 1847 until at least 1854. From 1861 to 1871 it was in Customs service at home and it was broken-up in 1894. Although there is no accompanying information, it has been suggested the scene shows 'Dolphin' taking the American slaver 'Mary Adeline' off the Congo in 1852, with the brig opening fire on a schooner whose mizzen driver is collapsing. However this does not tally with the only report in English newspapers for 1852, which told how 'Dolphin' saved 'Mary Adeline' from looting by the locals when it ran aground in the mouth of the Congo on 19 June. Certainly in this view 'Dolphin' is firing on the schooner.
See NMM: PAF8073 for a full account.
[Ref: 53074]   £420.00  
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[Dordrecht.]
[Dordrecht.]
James Webb. L.Valmon. [pencil signatures]
London Published February 1st 1886 by Arthur Tooth & Sons, 5 & 6 Haymarket S.W. Copyright Registered.
Rare etching, from edition of 125 signed proofs. 340 x 500mm (13½ x 19¾"), Printsellers' Association blind-stamp. Creasing in margins.
A view of the Grote Kerk of Dordrecht from the river.
[Ref: 53114]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Land auction catalogue.] Symondsbury, Marshwood, and Whitechurch Canonicorum, Dorsetshire.
[Land auction catalogue.] Symondsbury, Marshwood, and Whitechurch Canonicorum, Dorsetshire. Particulars, Plans and Conditions of Sale of a very Desirable Farm, called Atram Gore and Higher Atram, in the Parish of Symondsbury, Dorset, In the occupation of the Representatives of the lae Mr. Thomas Fooks, deceased, and of Lands, in Marshwood and Whitechurch Caninicorum, In the Occupation of Mr. Simon Warren To Be Sold by Auction Mr. Richard Warr, at the Bull Hotel, Bridport, Dorset, On Friday, the 11th day of May, 1866, at Two for Three o'Clock in the afternoon precisely...
[1866.]
Letterpress auction catalogue, pp. (iv) with two lithographic maps with hand colour. 510 x 325mm (20 x 12¾") Verso in ink messrs Rutter & Son. With annotations in ink and pencil, split in fold of one map.
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[Land auction catalogue.] Vale of Blackmoor.
[Land auction catalogue.] Vale of Blackmoor. Particulars of certain very valuable Freehold Estates, Situate in the Parishes of Henstridge, Hosrsington, Kington Magna, and Manston, in the Counties of Dorset and Somerset, comprising Upwards of 782 Acres of Excellent Grazing and Dairy Land, to be Sold by Auction, by Messrs. Taylor, at the Henstridge Ash Inn, Monday, The 18th Day of June, 1849, at Two o'Clock Precisely, in Ten Lots.
Salisbury: James Bennett, Printer, Journal-Office, M.DCCC.XLIX [1849].
Letterpress auction catalogue, pp. 8 with two folding lithographic maps with hand colour. 505 x 605mm (20 x 23¾") Verso in ink messrs Rutter & Son.
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[Land auction catalogue.] Sherbourne Wyke Farm, in the County of Dorset.
[Land auction catalogue.] Sherbourne Wyke Farm, in the County of Dorset. Specifications of a very Valuable & desirable Estate, with the Great and Small Tithes Arising Therefrom, known as Sherbourne Wyke Farm, Held under the Warden and Scholars Clerks of Saint Mary's College, Winchester [...] Which will be Sold at Auction, by Messrs. Driver, at the Auction Mart, Bartholomew Lane, London. On Wednesday, the 20th day of June, 1849, at Twelve o'Clock, in One Lot.
J. Shuttleworth, Printer to Her Majesty, 3, Chapel Place, Poultry. [1849]
Letterpress auction catalogue, pp. (vi) with lithographic map. 370 x 230mm (14½ x 9 ¼"). Verso in ink messrs Rutter & Son. With annotations in ink and pencil.
Wyke Farm, now listed Grade II*.
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[Land auction catalogue.] Dorsetshire, In the Parish of Gillingham.
[Land auction catalogue.] Dorsetshire, In the Parish of Gillingham. Particulars and Conditions of Sale of a Very Desirable Estate, called Barnabys and Presthays... which will be sold by auction in Lots by Mr. William Taylor, at the Red Lion in Gillingham, on Monday, the 5th Day of February, 1855, at Four O'Clock in the Afternoon.
Printed by R. Whitby, Yeovil.
Pamphlet, pp. (vi), with folding lithographic map, sheet 570 x 430mm (22½ x 17"). Verso in ink J. Parley Rutter. Some wear to paper covers, results inked in.
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[Land auction catalogue.] Hinton St Mary, near Sturminster, Dorset.
[Land auction catalogue.] Hinton St Mary, near Sturminster, Dorset. Particulars and Conditions of Sale of a most desirable Lifehold and Leasehold Estate, Comprising an Excellent Residence Known as Hinton Manor House [...] The Lay Rectory of Hinton St Mary, and Margaret Marsh [...] Also, Five Policies of Insurance For Sums amounting together to £7000; which will be sold by Auction by Mr. W.H. Hewitt, At the Auction Mart, London, opposite the Bank of England, On Thursday, the 26th of August, 1852, At 12 o'Clock, in Eight Lots.
Walton & Mitchell, Printers, Wardour Street, London [1852.]
Letterpress auction catalogue, pp. (viii) with a loose folding lithographic map with hand colour. 565 x 780mm (22¼ x 30¾) With annotations in ink.
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[Land auction catalogue.] Powerstock, Dorset.
[Land auction catalogue.] Powerstock, Dorset. Particulars of a valuable Estate, called ''Mappercombe Farm'' situate at Mappercombe, in the Parish of Powerstock, in the County of Dorset [...] for Sale by Public Auction by Mr. Richard Warr. At the Bull Hotel, Bridport, on Friday, the 11th day of May, 1866, at Two for Three o'clock in the Afternoon precisely.
[1866.]
Letterpress auction catalogue, pp. (iv) with a folding lithographic map with hand colour. 570 x 430mm (22½ x 17") With annotations in ink.
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[Land auction catalogue.] Bourton, Dorset. To be Sold by Auction, by Mr. Joseph Harding, at the Red Lion Inn, Bourton,
[Land auction catalogue.] Bourton, Dorset. To be Sold by Auction, by Mr. Joseph Harding, at the Red Lion Inn, Bourton, On Thursday, October 19th, 1854, --- at Three o'Clock in the afternoon [...] A Most Important & Valuable Estate, Comprising Two Very Complete and Desirable Family Residences, A compact Dairy Farm, and several Closes of Rich Orchard, Meadow, Pasture, and Arable Land [...]
Printed by E. Neave, Gillingham.
Letterpress auction catalogue, pp. (iv). 410 x 265mm (16¼ x 10½") With annotations in ink and pencil.
[Ref: 52862]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[Land auction catalogue.] Shaftesbury, Dorset. Valuable Freehold Lands, Family Residence, (and Appurtenances with Possession),
[Land auction catalogue.] Shaftesbury, Dorset. Valuable Freehold Lands, Family Residence, (and Appurtenances with Possession), Situate in the Parishes of Cann Saint Rumbold, and Saint James, in the Borough of Shaftesbury, the Whole capable of subdivision, and offering Votes for the County and Borough, Which Will be Sold by Auction, by Mr. Poole, at the Grosvenor Arms Hotel, Shaftesbury, on Wednesday, the 29th day of June, 1853...
Lavender and Moody, Printers, Binders, & C., Parade, Sherborne. [1853.]
Pamphlet, pp. (viii), with loose lithographic map with hand colour, sheet 275 x 245mm (14¼ x 9¾"). Verso in ink messrs Rutter & Son.
The supervising solicitor, Dalton Haskoll Serrell, was also solictor to the 'Somersetshire Midland Railway'.
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Janus Dousa e Academiæ Bibliothecarius.
Janus Dousa e Academiæ Bibliothecarius.
[n.d., 1614.]
Engraving. 145 x 100mm (5¾ x 4"). Trimmed and laid on album paper.
Janus Dousa (Jan van der Does, 1545-1604), Dutch statesman, historian, poet and philologist, the first Librarian of Leiden University Library and the defender of Leiden when the Spanish beseiged the city in 1574. From 'Illustrium Hollandiae Westfrisiae ordinum alma academia Leidensis'.
[Ref: 53035]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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[Robert Estienne] Robertus Stephanus.
[Robert Estienne] Robertus Stephanus.
Hh [monogram of Henricus Hondius].
[n.d., c.1620.]
Engraving. Sheet 165 x 115mm (6½ x 4½"). Trimmed and laid on album paper.
Robert Estienne (1503-59), latinised as Robertus Stephanus, a classical scholar and printer of Paris. As a Protestant convert, some of his religious texts fell foul of Catholic theologians of the Sorbonne. Threatened with censorship he fled to Geneva, where he published many works by Calvin. In Paris he employed punch-cutter Claude Garamond, for whom the typeface 'Garamond' is named.
[Ref: 53041]   £50.00   (£60.00 incl.VAT)
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Executie der Conspirateurs Tegens de Persoon des Konings van Engeland.
Executie der Conspirateurs Tegens de Persoon des Konings van Engeland.
P. v d B. in fec. [Pieter van den Berge.]
[n.d., c.1700.]
Rare engraving. Sheet 190 x 280mm (7½ x 11"). Binding folds, repaired tear top left.
A scene of the hanging, drawing and quartering of 'conspirators against the person of the king of England', probably the Monmouth rebels of 1685, against James II. From the offset on the reverse, this is likely to have been published in the 'Europische Mercurius', a Dutch newspaper. After the Glorious Revolution of 1688 any adverse view of James was widely disseminated.
[Ref: 53140]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Little Executioner.]
[The Little Executioner.]
Rp f. [Engraved by Richard Houston.]
[1755.]
Mezzotint. 130 x 160mm (5¼ x 6¼"). Folded twice as issued, folds taped on verso.
A copy of the first mezzotint to be published in England, which had been engraved by Prince Rupert of the Rhine, who introduced the technique to England when he returned with the Restoration in 1660. Rupert demonstrated the process to associates, including John Evelyn, who persuaded Rupert to contribute this portrait to his history of printmaking, 'Sculpura', in 1662. According to Chaloner Smith this version was engraved for the second edition of 'Sculpura'.
CS: 7.ii Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 53119]   £330.00  
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[Fleet Street, London.]
[Fleet Street, London.]
Fred A Farrell [signed in pencil.]
[n.d. c.1928.]
Etching, signed by the artist. 310 x 269mm (12¼ x 10½"). Faint mount burn.
A view along Fleet Street towards St Paul's Cathedral, with cars and buses in the road and bustling pavements. On the right is the Glasgow Herald Office, designed by Percy Tubbs in 1927.
[Ref: 53129]   £290.00   (£348.00 incl.VAT)
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[John Florio] Ioannes Florius Augustae Annae Angl: Scot: Franc: et Hib:
[John Florio] Ioannes Florius Augustae Annae Angl: Scot: Franc: et Hib: Reginae Praelector Ling: Italicae. Aet: 58. Ao. D.i 1611. Chi si Contenta Gode. En virtute sua contentus, nobilis art, Italus ore, Anglus pectore, uterque opere Floret adhuc, et adhuc florebit; floreat ultra Florius, hac specie floridus, optat amans.
Gul: Hole sculp:
Tam faelix utinam. [n.d. c.1611.]
Rare engraving. 165 x 114mm (6½ x 4½") with wide margins..
Portrait of John Florio, half length in an oval, wearing a ruff, fur-lined coat, and chains; frontispiece to Florio's 'Queen Annas new World of Words, or Dictionarie of the Italian and English tongues' (London, Melch. Bradwood for Edward Blount and William Barret, 1611) and to Florio's translation of Montaigne's 'Essays' (London, Bradwood for Blount and Barret, 1613). John Florio (1553-1625) was an Italian linguist and lexicographer, who served as a royal language tutor at the Court of James I, and was a possible friend and influence on William Shakespeare. He was also the translator of Lord Michel Eyquem de Montaigne into English.
[Ref: 53123]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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William Forsthe.
William Forsthe.
Freeman sc.
[n.d., c.1800.]
Stipple. Sheet 220 x 125mm (8¾ x 5") large margins. Trimmed within plate, foxing.
William Forsyth (1737-1804), Scottish botanist, superintendent of the royal gardens at Kensington and St James's Palace, and a founding member of the Royal Horticultural Society. 'Forsythia' is named in his honour.
W1011-1
[Ref: 53179]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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Franciscus I D.G. Francorum Rex.
Franciscus I D.G. Francorum Rex.
[Engraved by Dominicus Custos.]
[Augsburg, 1601-4.]
Engraving 170 x 120mm (6¾ x 4¾"). Trimmed.
Francis I (1494-1547) the French king who helped finance Giovanni da Verrazzano's expedition to North America in 1524.
[Ref: 53037]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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[Fuzhou] Fû chew fû, or Hoksyew, Capital of Fo Kyen, from Montanus.
[Fuzhou] Fû chew fû, or Hoksyew, Capital of Fo Kyen, from Montanus.
[London: Henry Lintott, 1744.]
Engraving. Plate 220 x 340mm (8¾ x 13½") very large margins. Some nicks to the margins.
Fuzhou, Fujian province. From 'A Collection of Voyages and Travels by Philip Baldaeus, accompanying The True & Exact Description of the Most Celebrated East'.
[Ref: 53067]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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A Devonshire Cow.
A Devonshire Cow.
Pub: by G. Garrard, London. July 18th. 1799.
First issue. Very fine hand-coloured engraving. 324 x 482mm (12¾ x 19"), with wide margins, watermarked: 'J. Whatman 1794'.
A devonshire cow, with its rich tawny coloured coat and thus often called the Devon Ruby. George Garrard (1760 - 1826) was an animal painter who turned his attention to the making of casts and models of many subjects, but mainly of domestic animals. He was sponsored by the fifth Duke of Bedford, who was the first president of the Smithfield Club (founded I798), and by the third Earl of Egremont, as well as by other members of the Board of Agriculture. Garrard called his house in Hanover Square, London, 'The Agricultural Museum,' and from there he sold his paintings, engraving and models. Issued with original colour like this, Garrard's Cows cost 5 shillings each.
Boalch The Rothamsted Collection: 96.
[Ref: 53122]   £320.00  
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S.te Genevieve...
S.te Genevieve...
AParis Chez Chiquet rue St Jacques au Grand S.Henry [n.d., c.1700].
Scarce engraving with exceptional hand colour with glitter. 310 x 205mm (12¼ x 8"). Slight damp staining in text, small worm holes. Small margins.
Saint Genevieve, patron saint of Paris, seated under a tree, receiving a vision from God. The glitter is applied on her dress and halo, and in the rays of the vision. Unique colouring.
[Ref: 53185]   £550.00  
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George the Third, King of Great Britain &c.&c.&c.
George the Third, King of Great Britain &c.&c.&c.
Painted by Allan Ramsay, Painter to his Majesty. Engrav'd by W.m Wynne Ryland Engraver to his Majesty.
Engraved from an Original Picture in the Possession of her Majesty. Pub.d according to act of Parliam.t Oct. 19th 1789 by W.W. Ryland No 27 Cornhill.
Etching and engraving, 600 x 390mm (23½ x 15¼"). Trimmed within plate, edges and inscription area worn, with repairs; remains of canvas verso. Damaged.
Scarce full-length portrait of George III (1738-1820) in his coronation robes, painted in 1761 by Allan Ramsay (1713 - 1784).
[Ref: 52920]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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[Jean Gerson] Quid Sorbona Potest, Monstras Doctissime Gero, Gerso Sacrosancti Luxque Decusque Chori.
[Jean Gerson] Quid Sorbona Potest, Monstras Doctissime Gero, Gerso Sacrosancti Luxque Decusque Chori.
[n.d., c.1620.]
Rare engraving. Sheet 220 x 145mm (8¾ x 5¾"). Trimmed, corners snipped.
Jean Charlier de Gerson (1363-1429), Chancellor of the University of Paris.
[Ref: 53046]   £50.00   (£60.00 incl.VAT)
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