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23. [Alderman.]
23. [Alderman.]
[Drawn & engraved by William Henry Pyne.]
Published by William Miller, Albemarle Street Jan.y 1. 1805.
Hand coloured etching with aquatint. Sheet 340 x 250mm (13¼ x 10").
An alderman in red robe and wig, standing on a building side south of the Thames, with St Paul's Cathedral clearly visible. The print was published in 'The Costume of Great Britain', a work notable for portraying British life on the eve of the Industrial Revolution.
Abbey Life 430.
[Ref: 28721]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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The Etymology of Alderman.
The Etymology of Alderman.
Pub.d Auhust 1809 by W. Holland, No 11 Cockspur Street.
Coloured etching. 250 x 350mm (9¾ x 13¾"), watermarked 1808 E & P, very large margins.
Two boys, holding chisel and hatchet, show their father their carving of a man made out of alder wood. Their carpenter father, who holds a plank and a saw, replies ''Aye Boys! I see you have made an alder man of it. a synonymous term for a Block-Head''.
Not in BM.
[Ref: 58301]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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The Finishing of an Aldermans Picture.
The Finishing of an Aldermans Picture.
Pubd. Jany. 1. 1773 by MDarly 39 Strand.
Etching, 245 x 175mm. 9¾ x 7".
A fashionable lady and gentleman arranged on a chaise longue in an interior. This seems to be a City of London alderman's wife being amused by her young lover, who adds cuckold's horns to her husband's (identifiable) portrait on the wall behind. From an album of caricatures published by Mary Darly dated January 1776. It seems that her husband Matthew made the plates. Numbered 'V.3' upper left and '8' upper right.
BM Satires: undescribed. Guildhall Library: 18371.
[Ref: 14515]   £320.00  
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[Aldermaston Court] West Front of Aldermaston. The Residence of Higford Burr, Esq.re.
[Aldermaston Court] West Front of Aldermaston. The Residence of Higford Burr, Esq.re. A.D. 1849. Philip Charles Harwick, Arch.t.
Day & Son, Lith.rs to the Queen.
Tinted lithograph. Sheet 440 x 600mm (17¼ x 23½") very large margins. Creasing in top margin.
Aldermaston Court, built in neo-Elizabethan style after the earlier Stuart building had burned down in 1843. In January 2014 commercial property investors Praxis bought the estate for £4.7 million for development; despite the building being Grade II listed they have allowed it to fall derelict.
[Ref: 56757]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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[Aldermaston Court] East Front of Aldermaston. The Residence of Higford Burr, Esq.re.
[Aldermaston Court] East Front of Aldermaston. The Residence of Higford Burr, Esq.re. A.D. 1849. Philip Charles Harwick, Arch.t.
Day & Son, Lith.rs to the Queen.
Tinted lithograph. Sheet 400 x 510mm (15¾ x 20").
Aldermaston Court, built in neo-Elizabethan style after the earlier Stuart building had burned down in 1843. In January 2014 commercial property investors Praxis bought the estate for £4.7 million for development; despite the building being Grade II listed they have allowed it to fall derelict.
[Ref: 56756]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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The Aldermen Turtle and Gruel.
The Aldermen Turtle and Gruel.
Pub Accord.g to Act Aug.t 11 th 1773 by MDarly 39. Strand.
Etching, 250 x 175mm, 9¾ x 7".
Two aldermen, one short and grotesquely fat, the oner tall, hook-nosed and thin. Possibly intended to personify liberality and frugality in the Mayoral Chair. From an album of caricatures published by Mary Darly dated January 1776. It seems that her husband Matthew made the plates.
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A Representation of the Lord Mayor, Court of Aldermen and Common Council.
A Representation of the Lord Mayor, Court of Aldermen and Common Council.
H. Gravelot inv. et Sculps.
Published according to Act of Parliament July 30 1750. Sold by W. H. Toms Engraver at the Golden Head over against Surgeons Hall near Ludgate-Hill. Price 6d.
Etching. 275 x 145mm (10¾ x 5¾"). On 18th century watermarked paper, large margins.
An interior view of the Lord Mayor, Court of Alderman and Common Council.
[Ref: 63130]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Fire Proof Sugar Refinery
Fire Proof Sugar Refinery Erected for Mess.rs Charles & John Frederick Bowman by C. Dyson Esq.re Architect. Anno 1851
Vincent Brooks, lithographer, 421 Oxford Street, London
Colour lithograph, very scarce & fine, 630 x 845mm (24¾ x 33¼"). Outside of frame 690 x 910mm (27 x 35¾"). Unexamined out of frame.
The sugar refinery of Charles and John Frederick Bowman, 27 Alie Street (then Great Alie Street), Aldgate, London.
[Ref: 15162]   £650.00  
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[Old English Sports & Games- Golf.]
[Old English Sports & Games- Golf.]
Cecil Aldin. [signed in pencil.]
Entered at Stationer's Hall- Copyright.- Entered According to Act of Congress, in the ear 1901, by Lawrence & Bullen, Ltd., In the Office of Librarian of Congress, at Washington. Copyright 1901- Published by Lawrence & Bullen, Ltd., 16 Henrietta Stret, Covent Garden, London, W.C.
Lithograph. Sheet: 345 x 270mm, (13½ x 10½").
An angry golfer in a red coat hits his ball towards the scrub, behind him a young caddy wearing a tam o'shanter covers his mouth trying not to laugh and a fugure peeps over the hill. From Cecil Aldin's (1870-1935) 'Old English Sports & Games' series.
[Ref: 37827]   £350.00  
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12 Old English Sports & Pastimes.
12 Old English Sports & Pastimes.
By Cecil Aldin.
London. Lawrence & Bullen, Limited [n.d., 1901.]
Portfolio, printed cover, flaps; twelve near mint colour plates, each 385 x 475mm (15¼ x 18¾") Portfolio worn, one plate with a tear in margin taped.
A very rare complete set of twelve satirical sporting scenes: Golf, Shooting, Racing, Hawking, Cricket, Coaching, Bowling, Fishing, Coursing, Skating, Curling & Hunting.
See Ref: 37827 for 'Golf'.
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Old Aldridge of Eddington.
Old Aldridge of Eddington. Twice tried before F. Burton Esq. at Oxford for assaulting a Young Lady of that City.
Publish'd May 7, 1787. by I.F. Bryant, No. 35, Long Acre.
Etching with aquatint, image 132 x 94mm. Trimmed to plate and tipped into album page.
Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 7557]   £170.00   (£204.00 incl.VAT)
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William Aldridge. Aged 112.
William Aldridge. Aged 112.
Published April 1.st 1794, by T Cadell, Strand.
Etching and stipple, with large margins. Plate 184 x 140mm. 7¼ x 5½". Creasing through centre.
Portrait; half length, seated, to the front, turned very slightly to the right; his left hand raised to his chest. William Aldridge (1584-1698) was Wheelwright at Acton and a centenarian.
[Ref: 24241]   £50.00   (£60.00 incl.VAT)
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Ulysee Aldrovandi (Polygraphe),
Ulysee Aldrovandi (Polygraphe), Professeur de Botanique à l'Université de Bologne. Né à Bologne le 11 Septembre 1522. Mort le 10 Mars 1605 dans sa Patrie.
Dessiné d’après le Dessin original de Gandolfi, tire du cabinet de M. le B.on Cuvier, et Gravé par Ambroise Tardieu.
[n.d. c.1830.]
Stipple. 216 x 145mm (9¾ x 5¾"). Cut to plate at bottom.
Ulisse Aldrovandi (1522-1605) the Italian naturalist who was the moving force behind Bologna's botanical garden. Linnaeus considered him to be the father of natural history studies.
W: 46-12.
[Ref: 29581]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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Richard Aldworth
Richard Aldworth From the Original in the Council Chamber.
[Anon., n.d., c.1816.]
Etching with aquatint, image 230 x 160mm. 9 x 6¼". Lacking margin at top and bottom.
Full length portrait of Richard Aldworth (d.1656), benefactor to the town of Reading, Berkshire; standing beside a table in ruff and gown, right hand on book, statuette of the Virgin to left, skull to right. Numbered 'Pl 22' upper right; from John Man's 'The History and Antiquities ... of the Borough of Reading' (Reading, 1816).
O'Donoghue p.32. See BL 190.d.12. G.4081.
[Ref: 21596]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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The Village Ale-House.
The Village Ale-House. No more the Farmer's News, the Barbers Tale / No more, the Woodman's ballad shall prevail / No more the Smith his duskey brow shall clear / Relax his pond'rous strength, and lean to hear; / The Host himself, no longer shall be found / Carefull to see the mantling bliss go round: / Nor the coy Maid, half willing to be press'd, / Shall kiss the Cup, and pass it to the rest. Goldsmith
H. Bunbury Esq.r Delin.t. J. Grozier Sculp.
London, Published April 7.th 1787 by W. Dickinson Engraver & Printseller No. 158. New Bond Street
Rare stipple, printed in sepia. 425 x 530mm (16¾ x 20¾"), 18th century watermark. Trimmed into plate at bottom.
An idealised tavern interior, with a pretty maid drinking from a large tankard. The verse is from Oliver Goldsmith's poem, 'The Deserted Village', decrying the population shift to the cities brought about by the Industrial Revolution.
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Habit of Aletes in the Tragedy of Cruesa.
Habit of Aletes in the Tragedy of Cruesa. Alétes, dans la Tragedie de Creuse.
[Thomas Jefferys, n.d., c.1772.]
Hand coloured engraving. Sheet size: 270 x 200mm (10¾ x 8"). Fine original colour. Trimmed inside platemark. Very slight staining bottom left.
The character of 'Aletes' dressed in a heavily embroided costume, holding a sword in his left hand by his side. Plate 230 from 'Collection of the dresses of different nations, antient [sic] and modern. Particularly old English dresses; after the designs of Holbein, Vandyke, Hollar and others, with an account of the authorities from which the figures are taken, and some short historical remarks on the subject. To which are added the habits of the principal characters on the English stage', published by Thomas Jefferys between 1757 - 1772.
[Ref: 34887]   £85.00   (£102.00 incl.VAT)
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Alexander and Philip His Physician. From the Original Picture Painted by Mr Benjamin West; In the Collection of G.Stibbert Esq.r.
Alexander and Philip His Physician. From the Original Picture Painted by Mr Benjamin West; In the Collection of G.Stibbert Esq.r.
B.West pinxit. Val: Green fecit.
Published Jan.y 1st 1772 by John Boydell Engraver, in Cheapside London.
Scarce mezzotint, 440 x 525mm (17¼ x 20¾"), on 18th century watermarked paper. Nicks and repaired tears on large margins.
Medical interest. Alexander the Great in his tent, nursing his head.
Ex Collection Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd Whitman: 171
[Ref: 60336]   £490.00  
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[Alexander and Hephaistion Visit the Family of Darius in their Tent after the Battle of Issus.]
[Alexander and Hephaistion Visit the Family of Darius in their Tent after the Battle of Issus.]
C. le Brun Pinxit, G. Edelinck Sculpsit.
[n.d, 1675.]
Rare engraving. On two sheets, 640 x 420 (25¼ x 16½") & 640 x 520mm (25¼ x 20½"). Trimmed at bottom, losing dedication, title and publisher's address.
Sisygambis, mother of Darius III, prostrates herself before Hephaestion, mistaking him for Alexander. Instead of flying into a rage, Alexander dismisses this error as of no importance and puts the family under his protection. Prints of this size were unusual during this period, due to expense. This engraving of a painting belonging to Louis XIV was published as a propaganda piece, lauding the magnificence of royalty. Gérard Edelinck, the engraver, has also chosen to make dividing line jagged, so the join would disappear in the darkest parts of the image. The original oil, painted c.1660, is still at Versailles.
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[Alexander the Great pardons the family of Darius]
[Alexander the Great pardons the family of Darius] Il est d'un roy de se vaincre soy mesme / Alexandre, ayant vaincu Darius pres la ville d'Isse entre dans une tente ou étoient la Mere la femme et les filles de Darius [...]
Car. le Brun pinxit J. Audran excudit
Se vend à Paris chez B. et J. Audran rue et faubourg St. Jaque vis a vis la rue St. Dominique. [c.1750]
Engraving, platemark 290 x 360mm (11½ x 14¼"), with very large margins. Paper time stained.
After defeating Darius in the battle of Issus (333 BC), Alexander found Darius' family (who he had left behind when fleeing the battlefield). One of a series of engravings reproducing a famous set of paintings by Charles Le Brun now in the Louvre.
From the Library of Pitsligo
[Ref: 45146]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Alexander Visiting the Tomb of Achilles.
Alexander Visiting the Tomb of Achilles. 'From the Original Picture of the same size, Painted by Filippo Lauri; In the Collection of his Grace the Duke of Devonshire
Filippo Lauri Pinxit. John Boydell excudit 1769. S.J. Ravenet sculpsit.
Published Augt. 1st. 1769, by Jno. Boydell, Engraver in Cheapside London.
Engraving, 510 x 385mm. 20 x 15¼".
Alexander The Great (356 - 323 BC), ruler of Macedon who conquered a huge empire, standing at the foot of a ruined obelisk, his arms outstretched in awe as he looks up at the tomb of Achilles to right. His soldiers stand around him in attitudes of wonder. Elaborate crest featuring deer and putti below image. Numbered 'Vol:II. No.39.' lower left. After Filippo Lauri (1623 - 1694).
[Ref: 11776]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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Thus Heroes exalt themselves by Vertue.
Thus Heroes exalt themselves by Vertue. Alexander enters Babylon in Triumph Amidst the Shouts and Acclamations of the People [parallel text in French]
Le Brun Pinx Parr Sculp
Printed for R. Wilkinson at No. 58 in Cornhill.
Engraving with fine hand-colouring, platemark 200 x 260mm (8 x 10¼") very large margins.
One of a series of engravings reproducing a famous set of paintings by Charles Le Brun now in the Louvre. Probably copied from the larger set of engravings published in Paris by Audran.
For Audran's engraving of the same painting see ref. 45145.
[Ref: 45161]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Alexander giving up his favorite mistress Campaspe to Apelles.
Alexander giving up his favorite mistress Campaspe to Apelles. To great Apelles when young Ammon brought The darling idol of his captive heart...Quitted his title to Campaspe's charms And gave the fair one to the friend's embrace.
Miller Pinxit. J.B. Michel Sculpsit.
John & Josiah Boydell ext. 1786. Publish'd March 1st. 1786, by John & Josiah Boydell, Cheapside, London.
Stipple. Plate 325 x 395mm. 12¾ x 15½". Trimmed to the platemark along the bottom edge.
Alexander stands on the right and addresses Appeles, who is seated in front of his easel. Campaspe, seated on the chair to the left, is conversing with two women.
See BM: 1953,0214.35.
[Ref: 17036]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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Alexander Emperor of Russia.
Alexander Emperor of Russia.
London, Published by Thomas Kelly, Pater-noster Row, Jan. 21. 1815.
Engraving. 267 x 203mm (10½ x 8"). Paper slightly cut.
Alexander I of Russia (1777-1825) also known as Alexander the Blessed. He served as Emperor of Russia from 1801 to 1825 and Ruler of Poland from 1815-1825, as well as the first Russian Grand Duke of Finland and Lithuania.
[Ref: 28260]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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Alexander I. Kaiser von Russland.
Alexander I. Kaiser von Russland.
Gez: u. gest. v. E. Henne. [n.d., c.1820]
Hand-coloured engraving. Rare. Sheet: 165 x 245mm (6½ x 9¾"). Trimmed within plate.
A full-length portrait of Alexander I of Russia (1777-1825).
[Ref: 44550]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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The Two Journals. Jou.l 1.
The Two Journals. Jou.l 1. ''Look here upon this picture_and others, [/] The counterfeit presentment of two brothers, Hamlet''.
[Charles Williams.]
Pub.d July 1814 by Tho.s Tegg 111 Cheapside.
Hand-coloured etching. Plate: 245 x 350mm (9¾ x 13¾"). Creasing at corners. Small margins.
A series of eight vignettes illustrating the activities of Tsar Alexander I during his visit to London in June 1814. Alexander insisted on staying in the Pulteney Hotel where his sister, the Duchess of Oldenburg had taken up residence. The Duchess is shown wearing her poke-bonnet in a style which became known as an Oldenburgh bonnet. This is a companion to BM Satire 12291 which depicts a day spent by George IV.
BM Satire 12290.
[Ref: 47245]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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Alexander the First, Emperor of all the Russias.
Alexander the First, Emperor of all the Russias.
Painted by Mr. Volkoff, Member of the Academy of Arts at St.Petersburg. Engraved by Henry Meyer, G.t Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London.
London Published by Mess.rs Colnaghi & Co. Cockspur Street, 1814.
Stipple. 500 x 355mm (19¾ x 14") large margins.
Alexander I (1777-1825), Tsar of Russia, after Roman Maksimovich Volkov.
[Ref: 45029]   £330.00  
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Alexander 1.st.
Alexander 1.st.
London. Pub:d May 2.1814, by Colnaghi & Co. 23 Cockspur St. Charing Cross.
Stipple, etching and crayon manner, with large margins. Plate 272 x 210mm (10¾ x 8¼"). Very fine.
Alexander I (1777-1825) served as Emperor of Russia from 1801 to 1825, and the first Russian King of Poland from 1815 to 1825. He was also the first Russian Grand Duke of Finland and Lithuania.
Provenance: Elizabeth Anne Hippisley of Ston Easton.
[Ref: 29441]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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Alexander Emperor of Russia.
Alexander Emperor of Russia. Drawn from the Life.
Published by S. Phillips, July 21 1814
Etching with very large margins, platemark 205 x 150mm (8 x 6"). Fine impression; slight foxing; tipped into album sheet. Rare.
Alexander I of Russia (1777-1825), known as Alexander the Blessed, Tzar from 1801, Ruler of Poland from 1815, as well as the first Russian Grand Duke of Finland and Lithuania. Probably from a drawing by Thomas Phillips made at the time of the visit of the Allied Sovereigns to England in June 1814 to celebrate the Peace of Paris. In 1817 Phillips (who also had the rare distinction of having painted Napoleon from life, in 1802) painted a large canvas (now in Petworth House, Sussex) commemorating the event, showing Alexander.
[Ref: 34935]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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The Emperor of Russia [Alexander II]
The Emperor of Russia [Alexander II] The Whitehall Review 13th July 1878
Judd & Co. Lith. Doctors Commons London
Lithograph with tintstone, sheet 370 x 255mm (14½ x 10"). Foxing.
Alexander II (1818-81), Emperor of Russia. Known as 'Alexander the Liberator' for his emancipation of Russia's serfs in 1861, Alexander also carried out many other reforms. He oversaw the sale of Alaska to the United States, fought a brief war with Turkey in 1877-8, and incorporated Poland into Russia in response to the uprising of 1863. He was assassinated by revolutionaries in 1881.
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The Czarewich [Alexander III]
The Czarewich [Alexander III] The Whitehall Review 14th September 1878.
Judd & Co. Lith. Doctors Commons London
Lithograph with tintstone, sheet 370 x 255mm (14½ x 10"). Foxing.
Alexander III (1845-94), Emperor of Russia, King of Poland, and Grand Duke of Finland, as a Tsesarivich (heir apparent). Three years after this portrait was published, Alexander succeeded his father Alexander II as emperor, ruling the country in a highly conservative way, reversing some of his father's liberal reforms but also avoiding Russian involvement in any major wars.
[Ref: 43505]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Alexander III. King of Scotland Rescued from the Fury of a Stag by the Intrepidity of Colin Fitzgerald, the Ancestor of the Present Mackenzie Family.
Alexander III. King of Scotland Rescued from the Fury of a Stag by the Intrepidity of Colin Fitzgerald, the Ancestor of the Present Mackenzie Family.
B. West pinx. F. Bartolozzi, sculp 1788.
Stipple, printed in sepia, faint watermark. 565 x 715mm (21¾ x 28¼") with very wide margins. Damage to margins, margin rebuilt in the top left corner.
Colin Fitzgerald pulls the antler of a stag and raises his spear to kill it. Other huntsmen rush to the aid of the fallen king. Alexander (1241-86) may have survived this episode, but he died aged 44 falling from a horse. His heir was his granddaughter, Margaret, Maid of Norway, but she died before she could be crowned, leaving the throne of Scotland to John Balliol.
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Alexandre étant tombé malada et ayant receu avis de Parmenion, que Philippe son medecin…ne s auroient même en concevoir le soupçon dans les autres.
Alexandre étant tombé malada et ayant receu avis de Parmenion, que Philippe son medecin…ne s auroient même en concevoir le soupçon dans les autres. A Son Altesse Royale Monseigneur le Duc d'orleans.
Se vend à Paris avec privil. du Roy au Palais du Luxembourg ou le dit Audran demeure. Par son tres humble et tres obeissant Serviteur Benoist Audran.
[n.d. c.1711.]
Copper engraving. Plate 411 x 368mm. 16¼ x 14½". Some creasing.
Alexander the Great (356-323 BC) was King of Macedon and is remembered for uniting the states of Greece. He managed to conquer Persia, Egypt and a number of other kingdoms up to the borders of India. He died of a sudden fever, as depicted here on his death bed, at the palace of Nebuchadnezzarr II of Babylon. Engraved in reverse from the painting by Le Sueur now in the National Gallery, London.
IFF 12: ii. BM: X,8.61.
[Ref: 17326]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Il Est D'un Roy de se Vaincre Soy Mesme Sui Victoria Indicat Regem.
Il Est D'un Roy de se Vaincre Soy Mesme Sui Victoria Indicat Regem.
Car. le Brun pinxit. Audran excudit.
Se vend a Paris chez B. et I. Audran rue et faubourg S.t Jaque vis a vis la rue S.t Dominique. [n.d., c.1675.]
Engraving, rich impression. Plate: 285 x 360mm (11¼ x 14¼''). Small margins. Small repaired tear in title left.
A classical scene showing Alexander the Great and Hephaeston being greeted by the Queens of Persia outside Darius's tent. From a series of plates after Charles le Brun's 'Battles of Alexander'.
[Ref: 49662]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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Alexander the Great.
Alexander the Great.
J. Chapman sculp.
London Published as the Act directs Sep.r 29.th 1804 by J. Wilkes.
Stipple. Plate 178 x 113mm. 7 x 4½". Water stain to lower edge of margin, large margins.
Alexander the Great (356-323BC). Head and shoulders to right, head in profile, wearing armour, a fur-trimmed cloak and a plumed helmet decorated with a dragon. One of a number of stipple heads of Kings and Queens of similar format printed on quarto sheets, by Chapman, published by J. Wilkes, 1795-1810. They probably appeared as illustrations to the 'Encyclopaedia Londinensis, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Literature ... Embellished by ... engravings. Compiled ... by John Wilkes' (24 volumes, published 1810-1829, primarily by J. Wilkes, some volumes by G Jones).
[Ref: 23278]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Alexandre le Grand avalle la medecine, au mesme temps quil fit lire a son medecin  la lettre, qui le taxoit d'empoisonnement.
Alexandre le Grand avalle la medecine, au mesme temps quil fit lire a son medecin la lettre, qui le taxoit d'empoisonnement.
J. Le Potre in. et Fecit.
Sold by S. Sympson Catherine Street Strand [n.d., c.1732].
Engraving. 230 x 295mm (9 x 11½"). Narrow margins.
The famous scene of Alexander the Great drinking a potion prepared by Philip of Acarnania, despite being warned by Parmenion that his physician had been bribed by Darius III to poison him, showing his trust in his friend. The scene is presented within an elaborate baroque architectural surround. In 1732 Samuel Sympson advertised for sale a volume of '164 different designs of the celebrated Master Le Potre' [Jean Lepautre] ... The said Mr Sympson having purchased the plates from France, the prints will be sold at a very low rate'. Sympson moved to Maiden Lane soon afterwards.
[Ref: 57715]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Alexandri Magni praecipuæ res geste ab Antonio Tempesta Florentino primum delineatæ,
Alexandri Magni praecipuæ res geste ab Antonio Tempesta Florentino primum delineatæ, nuc a Michaele van Lochom Sculptore. Regio Ienioris typi tabulis expressæ.
Parisus Apud Petrum Mariette via Jacobæa. sub signio Spei. [n.d., c.1670.]
Engraving. 120 x 155mm (4¾ x 6¼").
The title-page to a series of 12 prints depicting the life of Alexander the Great. The design features military trophies, a lion, two winged putti and figures of Bellona and Abundance. After Antonio Tempesta (1555-1630).
[Ref: 26550]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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Alexander 7. Pape [Pope Alexander VII, ms in margin]
Alexander 7. Pape [Pope Alexander VII, ms in margin] Dicono tutti com se condotto, / Vantano gli altri sua gran Pieta. / Ma per mostrar il suo Merito / Che s'uaguagli a sua Dignita.
[Anon, c.1680]
Engraving, platemark 200 x 135mm (8 x 5¼"). Unidentified collectors' stamp verso; rare.
Pope Alexander VII (1599-1667), portrait in oval with laudatory verses in Italian below. Alexander VII is remembered for his numerous urban interventions in Rome, often carried out by sculptor Gianlorenzo Bernini and the painter Pietro da Cortona.
[Ref: 34842]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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To the President & Fellows of the Society of Antiquaries and to all the other Lovers of the Antique.  Elizabeth Alexander, Widow, aged 104, humbly dedicates this Portrait of Herself. Price, 5s. :Pray remember the Poor.
To the President & Fellows of the Society of Antiquaries and to all the other Lovers of the Antique. Elizabeth Alexander, Widow, aged 104, humbly dedicates this Portrait of Herself. Price, 5s. :Pray remember the Poor.
[Drawn & etched by Maria Catherine Fanshawe]
Published as the Act directs May 8, 1806, for Eliza.h Alexander & Eliz.h Atkins, No.11, Hanway Yard.
Etching with aquatint. Sheet: 330 x 230mm (13 x 9''). Trimmed, rubbing and tear in bottom edge. Messy.
A seated portrait of centenarian Elizabeth Alexander. Catherine Maria Fanshawe (1765-1834) was best known for her poetry, including the 'Riddle on the Letter H', which was originally mistakenly ascribed to Lord Byron.
[Ref: 48673]   £85.00   (£102.00 incl.VAT)
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To the President & Fellows of the Society of Antiquaries and to all the other Lovers of the Antique.  Elizabeth Alexander, Widow, aged 104, humbly dedicates this Portrait of Herself. Price, 5s. :Pray remember the Poor.
To the President & Fellows of the Society of Antiquaries and to all the other Lovers of the Antique. Elizabeth Alexander, Widow, aged 104, humbly dedicates this Portrait of Herself. Price, 5s. :Pray remember the Poor.
[Drawn & etched by Maria Catherine Fanshawe]
Published as the Act directs May 8, 1806, for Elizah.Alexander & Elizh.Atkins, No.11, Hanway Yard.
Etching. 325 x 310mm.
A seated portrait of centenarian Elizabeth Alexander.
[Ref: 2393]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Alexandretta
Alexandretta
[Edward Morrison de Courcy Short]
[1887]
Pencil sketch, 90 x 210mm. 3½ x 8¼".
A view of Iskenderun (formerly Alexandretta), a port city on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey, from an album of 'sketches made on a trip round the world'. By Edward Morrison de Courcy Short, b.1857, who attended Charterhouse School, Surrey (1870-6). He passed the Ceylon Civil Service exam in 1878, and in 1905 became Chairman of the Municipal Council and Mayor of Colombo, retiring in 1910.
List of Carthusians, 1800-1879, by W.D. Parrish
[Ref: 11256]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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Alexandria.
Alexandria.
David Roberts. R.A. L. Haghe lith.
London, Published F. G. Moon, 20 Threadneedle Street, Dec.r 1st, 1848.
Tinted lithograph, printed area 390 x 520mm (15¼ x 20½").
European and Turkish warships at anchor in the harbour of Alexandria. Published in the monumental folio edition of 'Egypt & Nubia: from drawings made on the spot' by David Roberts (1796 - 1864), lithographed by Louis Haghe. This example comes from the library of Sir Richard Hungerford Pollen (1815-81), 3rd Baronet of Redenham, an amateur artist listed as a subscriber to this work. However this is not a hand-coloured subscription plate but is still an early printing, one issued in wrappered parts prior to the bound First Edition.
Abbey Travel 272.
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Abord de la Ville d'Alexandrette.
Abord de la Ville d'Alexandrette. Costumes des Grades postès sur le rivage de la Mer, Navires abrités dans le golfe.
Dessiné par L. F. Cassas. Comencée par Miger, et Terminée par ***.
[n.d., c.1800.]
Engraving with some etching, small margins. Plate: 295 x 465mm (11¾ x 18¼"). Foxing. Diagonal crease in upper margin into plate.
View of the shore of Alexandria with portraits of guards posted to watch the ships in the harbour. From 'Voyage pittoresque de la Syrie, de la Phoénicie, de la Palastine, et la Basse Aegypte' 1799-1800. Louis Francois Cassas (was a member of the retinue for the French ambassador to the Ottoman Court. After being commissioned by the ambassador to capture the sites of the Levant, Cassas travelled throughout Syria, Northern Egypt and Palastine between 1784 and 1787.
[Ref: 35420]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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The Obelisks at Alexandria, Called Cleopatra's Needles.
The Obelisks at Alexandria, Called Cleopatra's Needles.
L. Meyer del.t.
Published by R. Bowyer, Historic Gallery, Pall Mall, 1802.
Fine hand-coloured aquatint. E & P 1801 watermark. Plate: 290 x 375mm (11½ x 14¾"), with very large margins.
A view of an Ancient Egyptian obelisk at Alexandra. Luigi Mayer (1755-1803), was a Italian-German artist commissioned who travelled extensively through the Ottoman Empire between 1776-1794 as one of the earliest and most important late 18th century European painters of the Ottoman Empire. His 3-volume work, "Views in Egypt, Palestine and Other Parts of the Ottoman Empire", contained 96 aquatints by Thomas Milton.
Abbey Travel 369.
[Ref: 46224]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Part of the New City of Alexandria, with the Light House.
Part of the New City of Alexandria, with the Light House.
L. Meyer del. T. Milton direx.
Published by R. Bowyer, Historic Gallery, Pall Mall, Feb, 1802.
Fine hand-coloured aquatint, E & P 1801 watermark; Plate: 290 x 375mm (11½ x 14¾"), with large margins.
A view of Alexandria with the light house in the distance. Luigi Mayer (1755-1803), was a Italian-German artist commissioned who travelled extensively through the Ottoman Empire between 1776-1794 as one of the earliest and most important late 18th century European painters of the Ottoman Empire. His 3-volume work, "Views in Egypt, Palestine and Other Parts of the Ottoman Empire", contained 96 aquatints by Thomas Milton.
Abbey Travel 369.
[Ref: 46225]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Alexandria.
Alexandria.
David Roberts. R.A. L. Haghe lith.
London, Published F. G. Moon, 20 Threadneedle Street, Dec.r 1st, 1848.
Tinted lithograph with touches of later hand colour. Printed area 390 x 520mm (15¼ x 20½") large margins.
European and Turkish warships at anchor in the harbour of Alexandria. Published in the monumental folio edition of 'Egypt & Nubia: from drawings made on the spot' by David Roberts (1796 - 1864), lithographed by Louis Haghe.
Abbey Travel 272.
[Ref: 51205]   £650.00  
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[The Pharos of Alexandria.] Der von dem Ægÿptischen Könige Ptolomæo Philadelpho an der einfuhrt des Alexandririnischen hafens [...]
[The Pharos of Alexandria.] Der von dem Ægÿptischen Könige Ptolomæo Philadelpho an der einfuhrt des Alexandririnischen hafens [...] Le Fameux Phare, que Ptolomée Philadelphe, Roi d'Egypte fît élever a l'entrée du Port de Alexandrie [...]
J: B: F: v: E: del:
[Leipzig, 1725.]
Engraving with very large margins. 305 x 430mm (12 x 17"). Spotting.
The Pharos, the lighthouse of Alexandria, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, built between BC 280 and 247. The plate was published in Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach's 'Entwürst Einer Historischen Architectur', a study of the architecture of the ancient world. Fischer von Erlach (1656-1723) was a successful Austrian architect: his baroque works include the Schönbrunn Palace, Karlskirche, and the Austrian National Library in Vienna. He also studied ancient architecture, publishing 'A Plan of Civil and Historical Architecture' in 1721, taking on classical influences in his building.
[Ref: 33738]   £420.00  
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Hospital der Griechen zu Alexandria.
Hospital der Griechen zu Alexandria.
G. Döbler sc.
[Prague: Bohmanns Erben, 1825.]
Sepia aquatint. Sheet 230 x 325mm (9 x 12¾"). Trimmed within plate.
A view of the Leper Hospital of Alexandria, etched by Jiri (George) Döbler for the scarce Prague edition of 'Voyage dans le Levant' by Louis, Comte de Forbin. Forbin (1779-1841), a painter and antiquarian, succeded Vivant-Denon (head of Bonaparte's 'Savants') as curator of the Musée du Louvre after the restoration of the Bourbon Monarchy. He travelled around the Levant 1817-18, painting and collecting artifacts for French museums. The original French edition was illustrated with lithographs.
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[The Battle of Alexandria, on the 21st of March 1801.]
[The Battle of Alexandria, on the 21st of March 1801.]
Painted by P.I. de Loutherbourg R.A. Etch'd by Anth.y Cardon.
London Pub.d 1803 by Anth.y Cardon No 31 Clipstone Street Fitzroy Square.
Stipple, scratched-letter working proof, framed. 620 x 820mm, 24½ x 32¼". Slight spotting. Unexamined out of frame.
The Battle of Alexandria, in which the British army under General Ralph Abercromby fought the French on the way to lay siege to the city of Alexandria. It shows Abercromby in discomfort from the spent bullet that hit him, causing his death a week later. The finshed print was published in 1804, with a dedication to the Abercromby's memory and a remarque of the trophies of war. From 'de Loutherbourg's Campaigns in Egypt and Italy'.
Government Art Collection: 1537. Ogilby 568: 2. See 60056 for keyplate.
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The Pharos of Ptolemy King of Egypt was built AM 3670 at the entrance of Port Alexandria, [...]
The Pharos of Ptolemy King of Egypt was built AM 3670 at the entrance of Port Alexandria, [...] G.
R. White Sculp.
Printed for John Bowles at the Black Horse in Cornhill [n.d., c.1741].
Engraving. 165 x 245mm (6½ x 9¾"), with large margins.
A reconstruction of the famous lighthouse. From a series of classical views.
[Ref: 60656]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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The Pyramids of Egypt were known 1000 years before the birth of Christ [...]
The Pyramids of Egypt were known 1000 years before the birth of Christ [...] B.
Parr Sculp.
Printed for John Bowles at the Black Horse in Cornhill 1741.
Engraving, 18th century watermark. 165 x 245mm (6½ x 9¾"), very large margins.
Also showing sphinxes. From a series of classical views.
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