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The Orange Grove three miles distant from Gibraltar;
The Orange Grove three miles distant from Gibraltar; Drawn by Francis Carter in the Year 1772.
P. Mazell sculp.
Publish'd as the Act directs Jan. 1 1777.
Rare engraving, 18th century watermark. 205 x 370mm (8 x 14½"). Large margins on 3 sides.
''Half way between Carteia and the Spanish lines, runs into the sea a little river, collected from different springs about a mile up the country; on its pleasant banks several Spaniards have established themselves, and planted gardens of orange-trees, sweet canes, pomegranates, and evergreens; the eternal blossom of the oranges, and the advantage of angling in a river full of fish, induced a gentleman of the garrison to erect a little hut of canes under the shade of an enormous walnut, where the officers find beds, and the little requisites for passing an agreeable day in this amiable spot.'' 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: 53058]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Gibralter.
Gibralter.
[Etched by Lucas Vosterman? after Jan Peeters.]
J. Peeters excudit. [Antwerp, n.d., c. 1665.]
Etching. 115 x 270mm (4½ x 10¾"). Large margins on 3 sides.
View of Gibraltar from the sea, a fortified castle on top of the mountain, the town, surrounded by a defensive wall, sprawling underneath. From 'Divarse Viste delli Luoghie Contrade di Barbaria e il Stretto di Gibraltar', eleven views of the western end of the Mediterranean.
[Ref: 53057]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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The Chinese Bridge on Fire,
The Chinese Bridge on Fire, on the night of the celebration of the glorious Peace of 1814.
Published & Sold Aug.t 12th 1814, by Edw.d Orme, Bond St. London.
Coloured mezzotint, prepared as a transparency. 180 x 125mm (7 x 5"), with small margins, some staining.
On 1st August 1814 a series of events celebrating both the end of the Napoleonic Wars and the centenary of Hanoverian rule in England. In St James's Park a Chinese bridge with a pagoda was built over the lake; in Green Park a revolving Temple of Concord was constructed by Sir William Congreve (of rocket fame); and in Hyde Park naval battles with miniature frigates were fought (the 'Nile' and 'Trafalgar' against the French and a third against the Americans, a reminder that Britain was still fighting the War of 1812). The battles were successful events: however the pagoda in St James's Park was set alight by fireworks, killing one and injuring another; and the balloon ascent, by James Sadler (1753-1828, the first English balloonist) did not go as planned and he had to make an emergency landing. This print has been treated with oil and colour on the reverse to create more vivid colours when held up to a light.
[Ref: 53152]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Now Exhibiting Next Door to The Mechanic's Institution Cooper Street Manchester. Grand Centrifugal Railway,
Now Exhibiting Next Door to The Mechanic's Institution Cooper Street Manchester. Grand Centrifugal Railway, With two Circles 80 Feet in circumference, Never before exhibited. Designed and Constructed by Dean & Esplin, Joiners and Builders, Pool Street Manchester. Admittance 2.d. Reserved Seats 4.d.
Brown Engraver & Printer 69 Water Street.
[n.d., c.1840.]
Rare engraved broadside. Sheet 160 x 285mm (6½ x 11¼") Damaged. Tears and toning.
An advertisment for the first looping roller coaster, which was exhibited at The Mechanic's Instutution in 1840. The seats were for spectators not participants.
[Ref: 53003]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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A Map of the Grand Junction Railway, Including the Liverpool and Manchester Line.
A Map of the Grand Junction Railway, Including the Liverpool and Manchester Line.
Liverpool, Published by H. Lacey, Bold Street, And Sold by all Booksellers. [n.d., c.1838.]
Scarce lithographic map. Sheet 570 x 300mm (22½ x 11¾"). Trimmed into printed area and folded (as issued).
A map of the railway from Birmingham to Newton Junction, where it joined the Liverpool and Manchester Line. The Grand Junction Railway was arguably the world's first long-distance railway with steam traction. In 1846 it became part of the London and North Western Railway.
[Ref: 52994]   £180.00  
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Preparing for Publication, A Highly-Finished Line Engraving, on Steel, of the Viaduct at Dutton,
Preparing for Publication, A Highly-Finished Line Engraving, on Steel, of the Viaduct at Dutton, on the Grand Junction Railway. From a Picture by Thomas Creswick, Esq. Engraved by W. Radclyffe.
[n.d., c.1836.]
Letterpress prospectus. Sheet 255 x 160mm (10 x 6¼"). Edges, worn, creasing.
An advertisment for a view of Joseph Locke and George Stephenson's railway viaduct over the River Weaver, completed 1836. The finished engraving was 'The Dutton Viaduct on the Grand Junction Railway, over the Valley of the Weaver', published by Wrightson and Webb, New Street, Birmingham.
[Ref: 52995]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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Plan of the Great North of England Railway.
Plan of the Great North of England Railway. Tho.s Storey Esq.r Engineer. R. Otley & T. Sopwith, Surveyors.
[n.d., c.1836.]
Engraved map, with some hand colour. 495 x 350mm (19½ x 13¾"), with large margins, watermarked 'J Whatman 1836'. Folded as issued, holes in corners; old ink mss. table of distances and added names on map.
A map of north east England, covering from Huddersfield and the Humber north to Morpeth, marking the existing railways and the route of the proposed 'Great North of England Railway' marked in red. The route from York and Darlington was opened in 1841, but by 1846 the company had been absorbed by the 'Newcastle and Darlington Junction Railway'.
[Ref: 53005]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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[Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge] The Great Railway Suspension Bridge
[Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge] The Great Railway Suspension Bridge being the Connecting Link in the American Chain of Railways from the Atlantic & The Missisippi. J.A. Robbling Engineer.
[n.d., c.1855.]
Rare coloured wood engraving. Sheet 140 x 210mm (5½ x 8¼"). Tears in edges.
A view of Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge, linking Ontario, Canada, with New York State, with the waterfall in the background. Built in 1855, it was the world's first working railway suspension bridge, with road traffic on a lower deck. It was replaced in 1897.
[Ref: 52996]   £85.00   (£102.00 incl.VAT)
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The Embassadors Entry Through the Famous Chinese Wall Near 1200 Miles in Length.
The Embassadors Entry Through the Famous Chinese Wall Near 1200 Miles in Length.
[Engraved by Emanuel Bowen.]
[London: Awnsham & John Churchill, 1744.]
Engraving. Plate 220 x 340mm (8¾ x 13½"). Trimmed on right.
The Great Wall of China, with a Russian embassy approaching. From 'A Complete Collection of Voyages and Travels' by John Harris.
[Ref: 53070]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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The Great Western Steamer, In the Hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean, Sept 9th 1846 in the outward passage to America.
The Great Western Steamer, In the Hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean, Sept 9th 1846 in the outward passage to America.
Henry Melling Invenit et Lithog.
Liverpool: Dec 10th 1846 Published by the Artist. Slater St.
Lithograph. Printed area 265 x 445mm (10½ x 17½") large margins. Repaired tear on left, laid on restorer's paper.
Isambard Kingdom Brunel's SS Great Western, launched in 1837, was the first steamship purpose-built for the Atlantic crossing. Her maiden voyage, completed on 23 April 1838, was the fastest crossing up to that time. On this 1846 Liverpool to New York run she ran into bad weather. On the 19th (not the 9th) September the sails had to be pulled in but were lost anyway. Water got into the engine room and had to be pumped out. Waves broke the ice house (containing about eight tons of ice) from its deck fastenings, along with two lifeboats. The port paddle box (covering the upper half of the paddle wheel) was smashed and a splinter struck the captain in the head. A wave crashed over the ship and drenched the passengers sheltering in the saloon. Captain Mathews said to a passenger afterwards that ''Thrice on deck I thought destruction inevitable'' but because the engines never failed the Great Western survived the storm.
[Ref: 53085]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Halley.
Halley.
From an original Picture ascribed to Dahl, in the possession of the Royal Society.
[n.d., c.1820.]
Stipple on steel. Sheet 195 x 140mm (7¾ x 5½"). Trimmed within plate.
Edmond Halley as an old man, said to be after Swedish painter Michael Dahl (1659-1743)
[Ref: 53175]   £50.00   (£60.00 incl.VAT)
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Hampton Court Palace.
Hampton Court Palace.
W. Westall A.R.A. delt. R. Reeve sculpt.
Pub. July 1, 1819, by A.Dry, 36 Upper Charlotte Street, Fitzroy Sqr.
Aquatint, printed in colours and hand-finished. 255 x 315mm (10 x 12½").
The East Front of Hampton Court Palace, as built by Christopher Wren for William and Mary. From W.H. Pyne's 'History of the Royal Residences'.
Abbey 396.
[Ref: 53206]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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Quadrangle, Hampton Court.
Quadrangle, Hampton Court.
W. Westall A.R.A. del.t. T. Sutherland sculp.t.
Pub. July 1.1819, by A. Dry, 36 Upper Charlotte Str.t Fitzroy Sq.e
Aquatint, printed in colours and hand-finished. 250 x 310mm (10 x 12¼").
View of part of the original Tudor-period Hampton Court, with the Clock tower at the centre and the Great Hall behind left. Published in Pyne's 'History of the Royal Residences'.
Adams (London) 132; Abbey: Scenery 396.
[Ref: 53207]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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Hampton Wick.
Hampton Wick.
H.B. Ker 1812.
Rare etching. 110 x 150mm (4¼ x 6"). Trimmed close to plate.
A view of a riverside house at Hampton Wick by Charles Henry Bellenden Ker (c.1785-1871) was an English barrister and legal reformer. As a young man he was a patron of William Blake but so reluctant to pay his bills that Blake had to take legal steps.
[Ref: 53210]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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H.M.A.S. Australia [pencil.]
H.M.A.S. Australia [pencil.]
Rowland Langmaid [pencil.]
[n.d. c.1945.]
Rare etching. 150 x 285mm (6 x 11¼"), with large margins.
HMAS Australia (I84/D84/C01), a heavy cruiser of the Royal Australian Navy, shown at anchor surrounded by yachts. After being damaged by kamikaze attacks in the Pacific she was sent for repairs at Portsmouth, where this scene was probably captured. A pupil of W.L Wyllie; Rowland Langmaid (1897-1956) served in the Royal Navy and attained the rank of Lt. Commander. He exhibited at the R.A.
[Ref: 52984]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Thomas Hobbes Malmesburiensis.
Thomas Hobbes Malmesburiensis. Compositum jus, fasque animi, sanctosque recessus. Mentis, & incoctum generoso pectus honesto: Haec cedo, ut admoveam templis, & farre litabo. Perf. Sat. 2.
[London Printed for Will. Crooke.] [n.d. c.1681.]
Engraving. Sheet 145 x 95mm (5¾ x 3¾"). Trimmed to image.
Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679) the social philosopher who wrote extensively on history, geometry and politics. His major work 'Leviathan' was an important influence on the tradition of utilitarian political thinking. He was tutor of Charles II, who later granted him a pension, but his reputation as an atheist gained him many opponents within the Church and government.
W: 1408-3.
[Ref: 53131]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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Bones of the Horse.
Bones of the Horse.
Drawn on Stone by Waterhouse Hawkins. Printed by S. Lingham, 15 Chichester Place, Kings Cross.
London Darton & Clark [n.d., c.1870.]
Scarce tinted lithograph. Sheet 380 x 555mm (15 x 22"). Some soiling, wear to edges. Bit messy.
The skeleton of a horse, with the shadow of its body, probably from Hawkins' 'Artistic Anatomy of the Horse: A Brief Description of the Various Anatomical Structures Which may be Distinguished During Life Through the Skin'. Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins (1807-94) was a sculptor renowned for his work on the world's first dinosaur sculptures in the Crystal Palace Park.
Ex: Collection of Hon C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 53098]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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The Horse-Guards.
The Horse-Guards.
P. Sandby, delin. Edw.d Rooker sculp.
[n.d., c.1820.]
Coloured etching. 415 x 550mm (16¼ x 21¾"), on laid paper, very large margins. Bottom right corner of margin clipped.
A view of John Vardy's new Horse Guards building from under a crumbling archway on Whitehall, now gone. Besides the soldiers, figures include a family of brush sellers, a coachman with whip and dog, a blind beggar and two fashionably dressed women with a child. A late printing of a plate issued 1768, with Paul Sandby's name replacing that of Michael Angelo Rooker and the publication line removed.
[Ref: 53008]   £320.00  
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[Hukou] Hu Kew Hyen, or Kyew on the River Kyang
[Hukou] Hu Kew Hyen, or Kyew on the River Kyang
N. Parr Sculp.
[London: Henry Lintott, 1744.]
Engraving. Plate 220 x 340mm (8¾ x 13½"). Trimmed.
A view of Hukou in Jiangxi Province, after Nieuhoff. From 'A Collection of Voyages and Travels by Philip Baldaeus, accompanying The True & Exact Description of the Most Celebrated East'.
[Ref: 53068]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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A Hunting Piece.
A Hunting Piece. In the Hunting Hall at Houghton.
Wooton Pinxit. D. Lerpinier Sculpsit.
Published Dec.r 1st 1778 by John Boydell, Engraver in Cheapside London.
Engraving & etching with hand colour. 490 x 605mm (19¼ x 23¾". Framed. Unexamined out of frame.
Huntsmen and their hounds resting in a wood overlooking the sea. Under the image three men are named: Sir Robert Walpole (1676-1745), Prime Minister; Sir Charles Churchill (1679-1745), army officer and nephew of the 1st Duke of Marlborough; and Thomas Turner, probably a supporter of Walpole's and perhaps a relative of Walpole via his brother-in-law Sir Charles Turner. Like many of the paintings at Houghton, John Wootton's oil was bought by Catherine II of Russia; after being held at the Hermitage it was moved to Gatchina Palace, from where it disappeared during World War II.
[Ref: 53221]   £450.00  
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Joseph Hunton, at the Bar of the Old Bailey: Tried for Forgery on October 28th 1828.
Joseph Hunton, at the Bar of the Old Bailey: Tried for Forgery on October 28th 1828.
Printed by C. Hullmandel.
Published by McLean, 26, Haymarket. [n.d., c.1828.]
Rare lithograph. Sheet 260 x 195mm (10¼ x 7¾"). Tear taped on left.
Joseph Hunton, a Quaker, a partner in the firm of Dickson & Co., forged bills of exchange by signing them with the name of a dead colleague. He fled to Plymouth, where he was on a ship bound for New York when he was apprehended. Found guily, he was executed by famed hangman John Foxton at Newgate in December.
[Ref: 53144]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Agamemnon deluded by the Vision appearing under the form of Nestor.
Agamemnon deluded by the Vision appearing under the form of Nestor. Monarch Awake! 'tis Jove's command I bear. Iliad Book II.
Painted by H.y Fuseli R.A. Engraved by Ja.s Heath A.
[London, c.1805.]
Engraving. Sheet 265 x 175mm (10½ x 7"). Trimmed within plate.
A plate from Alexander Pope's translation of Homer's 'Iliad', after Henry Fuseli (1741-1825).
W: 228 VII of VII.
[Ref: 53213]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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Fund for the Relief of the Sufferers by the Indian Mutiny.
Fund for the Relief of the Sufferers by the Indian Mutiny. At a Meeting of the Inbabitants of Nottingham and the Neighbourhood...
[Nottingham, 1857.]
Scarce letterpress pamphlet, pp. 4. 250 x 210mm (8¾ x 8¼"). Creased.
A leaflet promoting the fund, listing the subscribers, including the Duke of Portland and Earl Manvers, who contributed £100 each. At the end of the list is written in ink mss 'Your subscription is respectfully solicited'.
[Ref: 53200]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Irishman [in pencil].
Irishman [in pencil].
H.A. Freeth [in pencil].
[n.d., 1936.]
Rare etching, signed by the artist. 150 x 125mm (6 x 5") very large margins.
A seated man with neckerchief, hands in pockets. This print was never issued as a formal edition, as usual with Freeth's work. Hubert Andrew Freeth RA (1912-1986) served in the Middle East as an official war artist to the Royal Air Force.
[Ref: 52930]   £380.00  
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Execution of the rebels on Kennington Common in the year 1746.
Execution of the rebels on Kennington Common in the year 1746.
[n.d., c.1795.]
Engraving. Sheet 205 x 130mm (8 x 5"). Small margins on 3 sides. Stitch marks affecting plate mark on right, foxing.
The execution of the officers of the Jacobite 'Manchester Regiment', English catholics who supported the 1745 rebellion, on 30th July. Their leader, Francis Towneley, was hung, drawn and quartered (although by that time the hanging would be terminal) and his head placed on a pike on Temple Bar.
[Ref: 53143]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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A View in the Island of Jamaica,
A View in the Island of Jamaica, of Roaring River Estate, belonging to William Beckford Esq.r near Savannah la Marr; To whom this Plate is Dedicated by his most Obliged Servant, John Boydell. No. 2.
Drawn on the Spot, & painted by George Robertson. Engraved by Thomas Vivares.
Published Mar: 25th, 1778 by Jn.o Boydell Engraver in Cheapside London.
Engraving. Sheet 400 x 550mm (15¾ x 21¾"). Trimmed within plate. Bit messy in borders.
Plate 2 of six views of Jamaica by George Robertson, of which three were his patron William Beckford's sugar plantations in Jamaica. The illegitimate nephew of Alderman Beckford, William inherited four such estates but squandered his wealth (for example employing Mozart as his son's piano teacher) and lost his holdings. He returned to London in 1776 and seems to have sold the paintings to Boydell for publishing. The John Carter Brown Library's exhibition, 'Aestheticizing the Landscape of Sugar', describes the engravings as 'the most aesthetically ambitious views of Jamaica published in the eighteenth century'.
[Ref: 52918]   £520.00  
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A View in the Island of Jamaica,
A View in the Island of Jamaica, of the Bridge crossing the River Cobre near Spanish Town. Dedicated to William Beckford Esq.r of Somerley in Suffolk, by his most Obliged Servant, John Boydell. No. 6.
Drawn on the Spot & Painted by George Robertson. Engraved by Daniel Lerpiniere.
Published March 25th, 1778 by John Boydell Engraver in Cheapside London.
Mixed-method engraving. 405 x 560mm (16 x 22"). Trimmed to platemark, dedication and publisher's inscription weakly inked. Crease at bottom of image. Right hand corner in border made up.
Plate 8 of six views of Jamaica by George Robertson, of which three were his patron William Beckford's sugar plantations in Jamaica. The illegitimate nephew of Alderman Beckford, William inherited four such estates but squandered his wealth (for example employing Mozart as his son's piano teacher) and lost his holdings. He returned to London in 1776 and seems to have sold the paintings to Boydell for publishing. The John Carter Brown Library's exhibition, 'Aestheticizing the Landscape of Sugar', describes the engravings as 'the most aesthetically ambitious views of Jamaica published in the eighteenth century'.
[Ref: 52919]   £320.00  
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Joan a Sacrobosco, Angli.
Joan a Sacrobosco, Angli.
[n.d., c.1600.]
Woodcut. Sheet 95 x 65mm (3¾ x 2½"). Trimmed and laid on album paper.
A supposed portrait of Johannes de Sacrobosco (c.1195-c.1256), a monk and astronomer who was a teacher at the University of Paris. His short astronomy textbook, 'Tractatus de Sphaera', in which he criticised the Julian Calendar, was influential. He is said to have been born in Britain and educated at Oxford; there is no evidence of either, but Robertus Anglicus, writing in 1271 (about 15 years after Sacrobosco's death) wrote he was born in England.
W1536 - not in.
[Ref: 53177]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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Inside of the Temple Jugangu in the Province of Peking.
Inside of the Temple Jugangu in the Province of Peking.
[London: Henry Lintott, 1744.]
Engraving. Plate 220 x 340mm (8¾ x 13½") very large margins.
A view of the interior of a Buddhist temple in China. From 'A Collection of Voyages and Travels by Philip Baldaeus, accompanying The True & Exact Description of the Most Celebrated East'.
[Ref: 53069]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Kingston Bridge] To the Right Hon.ble John Garratt Lord Mayor of London,
[Kingston Bridge] To the Right Hon.ble John Garratt Lord Mayor of London, This Perspective View of a Design for a Cast Iron Bridge, proposed to be erected at Kingston, Surrey, and which obtained the Premium of 100 Guineas in the Public Competition 1824. is by Permission dedicated by his Lordship's obedient Servant, John Burges Watson, Arch.t.
Drawn by J.B. Watson. Engraved by M. Dubourg.
London Published by J.B. Watson
Aquatint. 225 x 545mm (9 x 21½"). Creases and repaired tear on left. Bit messy. Small margins.
Despite winning the competition, it was decided not to use this design because of the rising price of iron. Instead a bridge of Portland stone designed by Edward Lapidge was built, still in use today.
[Ref: 53086]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Quirinus Kuhlmann Vratislaviæ Silesorum die 15 (250 Februar Anni M.DC.LI.
Quirinus Kuhlmann Vratislaviæ Silesorum die 15 (250 Februar Anni M.DC.LI.
I. Muscowita pinxit 1679. R. White sculp 1683.
Andreas Luppius Edit. [n.d., c.1690.]
Rare engraving. 150 x 100mm (6 x 4"). Trimmed within plate.
Quirinus Kuhlmann (1651-89), German Baroque poet and mystic. His poetry was initially successful, but his political and religious views were too extreme. He believed that Protestant Europe should join with the Ottomans to destroy Catholic Europe, the House of Habsburg, and the Pope, thus establishing the ''Kingdom of Jesus''. In 1689 he travelled to Moscow to convince Tsar Ivan V to join this alliance; while living in the city he was denounced by the chief pastor of Moscow Lutherans as theologically and politically dangerous, arrested, tortured, and burned at the stake for heresy.
[Ref: 53178]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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[Long-Ships Light House, Lands End.]
[Long-Ships Light House, Lands End.]
Drawn by J.M.W. Turner R.A. Engraved by W.R. Smith.
[n.d., 1826.]
Engraving on steel, proof printed on chine collé. 1st published state before title etc; 245 x 300mm (9¾ x 11¾''). Creasing, tear in border.
A seascape in a storm, with wreckage in the water crashing against the rocks. A view from 'Picturesque Views in England and Wales' (1827-1838)
W. 288.
[Ref: 53167]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[Land grant, Cheshire]  Carta Donationis Terrarum in Congilton [Com: Cestriae] a Dno Henrico de Lacy Comite Lincoln Benedicto Filio Walteri de Stanley.
[Land grant, Cheshire] Carta Donationis Terrarum in Congilton [Com: Cestriae] a Dno Henrico de Lacy Comite Lincoln Benedicto Filio Walteri de Stanley. circa Annum 1300.28.Ed.1.concessa.
(maxima preservacoe) penes Ric: Rawlinson, LLD et RSS. [British, c.1754].
Engraved facsimile of a c.1300 Latin grant of land to Henry de Lacy, 3rd Earl of Lincoln; seal below text. Sheet 210 x 230mm, (8¼ x 9"). Tears and holes, trimmed. Damaged.
The land around Congleton in Cheshire is granted by the de Stanley family to the powerful nobleman de Lacy, who became Chief Councillor to Edward I. While the king was engaged on military conflicts with the Scots, Henry de Lacy was appointed Protector of the Realm. The original document is from the collection of Richard Rawlinson (1690 - 1755), a clergyman and antiquarian who bequeathed a huge collection of books and manuscripts to the Bodleian Library, Oxford. In 1716 he was ordained, but as he was a nonjuror and Jacobite, the ceremony was performed by a nonjuring bishop, Jeremy Collier. In 1728 he became a bishop, but seems to have preferred to pass his time in collecting books and manuscripts, pictures and curiosities, rather than in discharging his episcopal functions. At his death Rawlinson left to the Library 5,205 manuscripts bound in volumes that include many rare broadsides and other printed ephemera, his curiosities, and some other property that endowed a professorship of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford. The Rawlinsonian Professor of Anglo-Saxon was first appointed in 1795. He was also a benefactor to St John's College, Oxford.
[Ref: 53132]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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Carolus Linneo.
Carolus Linneo.
Tramontini dis. Felice Zuliani inc.
per Dalla Libera [Italian, n.d. c.1800].
Engraving. Sheet 330 x 235mm (13 x 9¼"). Tears in edges.
Portrait of Carl Linnaeus (1707-1778) the Swedish botanist, physician and zoologist, who laid the foundations for the modern scheme of binomial nomenclature. He is often referred to as the father of modern taxonomy, and also considered one of the fathers of modern ecology.
Wellcome 1778, 18.
[Ref: 53121]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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The Little Unknown.
The Little Unknown. The above gentleman turns round to express his gratitude to the Ladies of London on account of the very handsome and flattering manner in which his proposals have been received by them; at the same time he is happy to inform them that he is still open to treaty, no matrimonial arrangement having been determined on...
Published by S.W. Fores, 41 Piccadilly for the Proprietor 1832.
Very scarce lithograph with hand colour. Sheet 310 x 245mm (12¼ x 9¾"). Laid on scrapbook page.
A racist satire, the second in a series of three, taking the form of a man advertising his desire to find a wife. Although the illustration makes it clear he is black, the text, written in the third person, includes the line 'he has already expressly stated that he is by no means a [n-word]', and makes in plain that he is looking for a white wife, not a 'sable lady'. He writes he can be viewed in Hyde Park or the Burlington Arcade if it is raining. The third print in the series (BM Satires 15154) shows him as a very short man, engaged to a white woman who towers above him; an ink and watercolour sketch in the Lewis Walpole collection (lwlpr13368), apparently unpublished, shows him with a son.
See BM 2006,0929.45 for very similar variant; Not in BM Satire, but see 15153 & 15154 for first and third plate.
[Ref: 53217]   £390.00  
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Twenty-Five Miles Round London.
Twenty-Five Miles Round London.
[by William Palmer.]
Published as the Act directs July 1st 1806 by Scatchard & Co., Avemaria Lane.
Engraved map with hand colour. Sheet 285 x 275mm (11¼ x 10¾"). Original binding folds, wear to right edge, some soiling, laid on paper. Repairs to right centre.
A circular map of the environs of London, reaching Windsor in the west, clockwise to Hemel Hempstead, Welwyn, Sawbridgeworth, Billericay, Gravesend, Dorking and Woking. Published in 'The Ambulator: or a Pocket Companion in a tour round London'.
HOWGEGO: 187.
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Prospect der Stadt London in England.
Prospect der Stadt London in England.
A. Sommer fec.
J. Eder ex. [Vienna, n.d. c.1795.]
A very rare engraving. Plate 173 x 262mm (6¾ x 10¼"), large margins.
A stylised prospect of London from the south, with an almost-unrecognisable St Paul's Cathedral, The Monument and London Bridge still with buildings on it. The engraving is based on the Kip prospect: it shows the Folly, the floating tea-room, but incorrectly downstream of London Bridge.
[Ref: 53204]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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The Oblique Arch in the viaduct on the London & Birmingham Railway at Watford, Herts.
The Oblique Arch in the viaduct on the London & Birmingham Railway at Watford, Herts. Dedicated by permision to G W Buck, Esq.r Engineer.
Drawn & Lithographed by W.m Sharp, Sen.r
[n.d., c.1840.]
Rare & fine coloured lithograph. Sheet 320 x 435mm (12½ x 17"). Slight mount burn.
The Bushy Arches, Watford, on the London to Birmingham Railway soon after the opening in 1838.
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Railway and Viaduct, Across the Turnpike Road,
Railway and Viaduct, Across the Turnpike Road, Watford, _ Herts.
Drawn from Nature & on Stone, by J.C. Oldmeadow.
[n.d., c.1840.]
Coloured lithograph. Sheet 285 x 395mm (11¼ x 15½"). Slight mount burn.
The Bushy Arches, Watford, on the London to Birmingham Railway soon after the opening in 1838.
[Ref: 52999]   £360.00  
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The First London County Council.
The First London County Council. Supplement to the Graphic, June 8th 1889.
[1889.]
Wood engraving. Sheet 400 x 585mm (15¾ x 23"). Wear to edges, slightly trimmed at bottom, as issued.
A collection of 114 portraits of councillors of the first LCC, including the chairman Lord Roseberry and two women, Margaret Mansfield, Baroness Sandhurst (1828-92) and Jane Cobden (1851-1947), both noted campaigners for Women's Suffrage. The LCC was the first London-wide general municipal authority to be directly elected.
[Ref: 53099]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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View of the Termination of the London Grand Junction Railway at Skinner Street.
View of the Termination of the London Grand Junction Railway at Skinner Street.
[Standidge and Lemon, Litho.] [n.d., c.1835.]
Rare lithograph. Sheet 265 x 355mm (10½ x 14") Trimmed at bottom, losing printer's inscription.
A hypothetical view of the terminus steps of the planned 'London Grand Junction Railway', intended to link the City of London to Camden Town and the London and Birmingham Railway. To the side are the Saracen's Head Hotel and St Sepulcre's Church. The railway was over-ambitious and did not raise enough money to become viable, despite being approved by Act of Parliament.
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This View of the Entrance to the London Grand Junction Railway, at Skinner Street,
This View of the Entrance to the London Grand Junction Railway, at Skinner Street, as Approved by the Committee of the House of Commons, and agreed with the Corporation of London.
[Standidge and Lemon, Litho.] [n.d., c.1835.]
Rare coloured lithograph. Sheet 350 x 440mm (13¾ x 17¼"). A few tears and loss at edge & bottom left..
A view of the proposed frontage of the planned 'London Grand Junction Railway', intended to link the City of London to Camden Town and the London and Birmingham Railway. Behind is St Sepulcre's Church. The railway was over-ambitious and did not raise enough money to become viable, despite being approved by Act of Parliament.
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Richard Lower M.D. Ætatis Suæ 55.
Richard Lower M.D. Ætatis Suæ 55.
[n.d., c.1690.]
Engraving. Sheet 125 x 80mm (5 x 3¼"). Trimmed into image, laid on album paper. Slight damage on right margin.
Richard Lower (1631 -91), a physician who tended to Charles II during his last illness and to Princess Anne during her pregnancy. He heavily influenced the development of medical science: he was the first to see the difference between arterial and venous blood and experimented with transfusion, including from sheep to a man.
W1821.
[Ref: 53183]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Nicolaus Machiavelus Florentin.
Nicolaus Machiavelus Florentin. Nasc. Florentiæ Ao. Obiit Ao. Supremum per te nada est Prudentia culmen Ulterus nec quo progendiatur habet.
F. Morellon la Cave sculpsit 1724.
Etching. 150 x 85mm (6 x 3¼"). Trimmed, worm trail filled.
Niccolo Machiavelli (1460-1527), Italian historian, philosopher, humanist and a writer based in Florence during the Renaissance. He was a founder of modern political science (with his treatise 'The Prince'), diplomat, political philosopher, playwright, and a civil servant of the Florentine Republic.
[Ref: 53033]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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Marianne.
Marianne.
W.m Wynne Ryland Del.t et Scul.t.
Published as the Act directs January 3, 1780 by W.W. Ryland London.
Fine stipple, printed in sanguine sepia in colour, 18th century watermark. Sheet 345 x 250mm (13½ x 10"). Trimmed within plate.
Fine printing of a Portrait of a young girl, possibly the artist's daughter, wearing a square-necked gown with elbow-length sleeves and a frilly cap, smiling shyly towards the viewer.
The BM (1873,0809.373) notes that Nicholas Stogden has pointed out that the model was a boy.
[Ref: 53092]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Masulipatnam.
Masulipatnam.
[London: Henry Lintott, 1744.]
Coloured engraving, 18th century watermark. 240 x 370mm (9½ x 14½"). Original binding folds.
A view of the ancient port town Masulipatnam (Machilipatnam or Bandar), India, a major trading post for the British, Dutch and French in the C17th. From 'A Collection of Voyages and Travels by Philip Baldaeus, accompanying The True & Exact Description of the Most Celebrated East'.
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Memorial Verses to Lewis Masefield and Edward Rodd. /
Memorial Verses to Lewis Masefield and Edward Rodd. / They were two friends, devoted, proven true...
John Masefield. [ink signature.]
[n.d., c.1945.]
Scarce letterpress broadside, signed by the author. Sheet 420 x 295mm (16½ x 11¾"). Creases & spotting, small tear in edge.
A poetic memorial by John Masefield (1878-1967, Poet Laureate 1930-67) to his son Lewis (1910-42), who was killed during the Second World War serving with the Royal Army Medical Corps. He is buried in the Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Tobruk, Libya.
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The New Commercial Sale Rooms in Mincing Lane. (Now used as the Custom House).
The New Commercial Sale Rooms in Mincing Lane. (Now used as the Custom House).
Publish'd Jan.y 16th 1815 by Ja.s Whittle & Rich.d H. Laurie 53 Fleet Street, London.
Coloured engraving. Sheet 390 x 440mm (11½x 17¼") Trimmed within plate, a few small tears in edges.
Mincing Lane in the City of London, was for some years the world's leading centre for tea and spice trading after the British East India Company successfully took over all trading ports from Dutch East India Company in 1799.
[Ref: 53212]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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No. [528] Ministére de la Maison de l'Empereur. Musées Imperiaux. Carte d'entrée personelle pour les jours d'étude.
No. [528] Ministére de la Maison de l'Empereur. Musées Imperiaux. Carte d'entrée personelle pour les jours d'étude. M. [Daudrin?] présenté par M. [Belloc] Le Directeur général des Musées impériaux, pendant des Beau Arts de la Maison de l'Empereur. Enrégestré le [24 Sept. 1859].
[1859.]
Engraved ticket, completed in ink mss. Sheet 70 x 115mm (2¾ x 4½").
An admission ticket for a study day run by the 'Ministry of the Emperor's House', which managed the royal residences of Napoleon III.
[Ref: 53191]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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[Mrs Montagu.
[Mrs Montagu. From a Painting by S.r Joshua Reynolds in the Possession of His Grace the Lord Primate of All Ireland, to whom thie Plate is Inscribed by his Graces much Oblig'd and Obed.t Serv.t John Raphael Smith.]
Painted by Sr. Joshua Reynolds. Engraved by J. R. Smith.
Publish'd April 10th, 1776 by I.R. Smith No 10 Bateman's Buildings, Soho Square, London.
Very fine mezzotint, scratched letter proof before title. 505 x 350mm (19¾ x 13¾"). Thread margins with a little wear, repairs to corners.
Portrait of Elizabeth Montagu (1778-1800), the famous ''blue-stocking'', author and literary hostess, seated three-quarter length with her hands in her lap, wearing an ornate brocade dress and cap. Born Elizabeth Robinson in York, she was partly brought up in Cambridge with her grandmother whose second husband was the classical scholar Dr Conyers Middleton. In 1742 she married the wealthy landowner, Edward Montagu and by 1760 her literary breakfasts in Hill Street, Mayfair were established. After her husband's death in 1775, she commissioned James "Athenian" Stuart to design Montagu House in Portman Square (destroyed in WW2).
CS: 112. i.
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