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[Abraham offering up his son Isaac]
[Abraham offering up his son Isaac]
T Worlidge 1758
Etching, platemark 195 x 155mm (7¾ x 6"). Ink stains top left and right (possibly to cover up etched numbers 37 and 18); good impression and margins.
Abraham offering up his son Isaac, as recounted in the Hebrew Bible. God asked Abraham to sacrifice Isaac, before preventing him from doing so at the last minute, having received proof that he is god-fearing. Etching by Thomas Worlidge (1700-66), 'the English Rembrandt' and a pupil of Alessandro Maria Grimaldi, whose daughter Arabella he married. Lifetime impression.
State i/iii; W36; D2
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And Isaac said, Behold the Fire & the Wood: But where is the Lamb for a Burnt-offering?
And Isaac said, Behold the Fire & the Wood: But where is the Lamb for a Burnt-offering?
WBaillie inv.t & sculp.t. 1765.
Etching. 175 x 125mm (6¾ x 8¾"), with margins. Chip in left margin.
Abraham preparing to sacrifice Isaac (Gen. XXII), standing, arms folded, in front of a log pyre, the knife lying on the ground beside him. Isaac holds a bundle of kindling and a torch.
[Ref: 54487]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Landscape with Abraham and Isaac]. A Sua Eccellenza Il Sig.re Guiseppe Maria De Gerando.
[Landscape with Abraham and Isaac]. A Sua Eccellenza Il Sig.re Guiseppe Maria De Gerando. Barone dell' Impero, Referendario, Segretario Genereale del Ministro dell' Interno, Membro del Instituto e della Legione d'onore. Pietro Parboni D. D. D.
Gasparo Pussino dipinse. Pietro Parboni incise. Nicola de Antoni impresse.
[Rome, n.d. c.1810-1815].
Engraving. 490 x 610mm (19¼ x 24"), with large margins. Crease in bottom left corner.
A pastoral landscape with four figures; in the right hand of the foreground Abraham and Isaac walk up the path carrying kindling. Beyond, in the centre, are two seated figures with a donkey. After 'Landscape with Abraham and Isaac' (1665) by Gaspard Dughet (1615-1675), a student of Poussin. Dughet's successful career as a landscape artist saw him become one of the best known painters in Rome, alonside Poussin and Claude Lorrain.
From the Berkeley Collection, Spetchley Park.
[Ref: 55089]   £350.00  
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C.J. Abraham [facsimile signature].
C.J. Abraham [facsimile signature].
George Richmond. Francis Holl. Printed by McQueen.
[n.d., 1853.]
Stipple on chine collé. 560 x 430mm (22 x 17"), with large margins. Some spotting of backing paper.
Charles John Abraham (1814-1903) was the first Anglican Bishop of Wellington, 1858. He was educated King's College, Cambridge, becoming a Fellow.
[Ref: 48494]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Departure of Abram and Lot from Egypt.]
[The Departure of Abram and Lot from Egypt.]
Painted by F. Zuccarelli. Engraved by F. Bartolozzi & W Byrne.
London Publish'd as the act directs Feby: 1st: 1777 by F Bartolozzi No. 1 Bentinck Street Berwick St. Soho, & W. Byrne No 69 Wells Street Oxford St.
Engraving, proof before title, sheet 470 x 560mm. 18½ x 22". Trimmed to and within plate at top.
Figures preparing for a journey, near a pool filled from a waterfall over rocks on the right: two men talking on the left, in front of a laden camel, a woman holding a bundle and a pet dog, another behind her holding a child; a third woman sits to right, helping a child to drink while another child leans against her shoulder, a boy driving livestock towards the water in the centre. In the background a man on horseback followed by others, processing towards a distant town with pyramid. An illustration from the Genesis book of the Bible: following the period spent in Egypt, Abram, Sarai, and his nephew Lot returned to the Bethel-Ai area in Canaan. There they dwelt for some time, their herds increasing, until strife arose between the herdsmen. Abram thereupon proposed to Lot that they should separate, allowing Lot the first choice. Lot took the fertile land lying east of the Jordan River and near to Sodom and Gomorrah, while Abram lived in Canaan, moving south to the oaks of Mamre in Hebron, where he built an altar. After Francesco Zuccarelli (1702 - 1788).
From the Norman Blackburn Collection.
[Ref: 18269]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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What may be doing Abroad.  What is doing at Home.
What may be doing Abroad. What is doing at Home.
[1769]
Engraving. Sheet: 205 x 120mm (8 x 4¾").
Two scenes, one shows a table at which the King of France, King of Spain, Empress of Austria and the King of Prussia all examine a map dividing up the continents between them. The second shows a table of politicians looking at some gambling dice, bills for divorce, among other papers while George III weeps in the doorway.
BM Satire 4287.
[Ref: 45484]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Le Dedomagement de l'Absence.
Le Dedomagement de l'Absence. Quel que soit le motif qui cause ton absence...[etc.]
Schenau Peintre de S.A.E. de Saxe. Grave par Vidal 1770.
A Paris chez J. Francois Chereau, rue St. Jacques, aux 2, Piliers d'Or, Et ches l'Auteur rue St. Hyacinthe, au dessus de la Place St. Michel, maison d'un Foureur [c.1770].
Etching and engraving, 500 x 360mm. 19¾ x 14¼".
A lady receives a letter from her absent husband at her dressing table; her two children to left. A statuette of cupid drawing his bow stands on the mantlepiece behind her. After Johann Eleazar Schenau (1737 - 1806), painter and etcher born in Saxony who trained in Dresden, went to Paris 1756-70. He returned to Dresden as a member of the Academy, professor there in 1774. Director of the Meissen drawing school together with G B Casanova 1776, on his own from 1795.
[Ref: 10285]   £380.00  
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The Absent Man
The Absent Man who came home one night very fatigued & after putting his pony comfortably into his bed went himself and slept in the stable.
[n.d., c.1840.]
Very fine coloured lithograph. Sheet 250 x 135mm (9¾ x 5¼"). Trimmed into image, laid on album paper at corners.
Two scenes: a horse in a four-poster bed and a man lying on hay.
[Ref: 57699]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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The Absent Man.
The Absent Man.
Publish'd 10th Jan.y 1792 by Rob.t Sayer & Co. No.53 Fleet Street, London.
Coloured etching. 200 x 245mm (8 x 10"). Small tear just entering plate at top, staining in margin.
A man, lost in thought, walks blindly into a shallow pond. A paper titled 'The Rights on Man' in his pocket marks him as a political philospher.
BM Satires 8212
[Ref: 51703]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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The Absent Minded Beggar by Rudyard Kipling.
The Absent Minded Beggar by Rudyard Kipling.
Eyre & Spottiswode Printers to the Queen's Most Excellent Majest.
Copyright in England and the United States by the Daily Mail Publishing Co., 1899.
Leaflet, folded twice as issued, with two half-tones and facsimile handwriting. Total 320 x 610mm (12½ x 24".
The lyric sheet for a poem written by Rudyard Kipling in support of a fund for the families of soldiers fighting in the Boer War. The 'absent-minded beggars' were the Army Reserve soldiers who went off to do their patriotic duties forgetting to provide for their wives and children. Soon afterwards Richard Caton Woodville supplied an illustration, 'A Gentleman in Kharki', showing a wounded but defiant British Tommy in battle (included in this leaflet) and Arthur Sullivan (of Gilbert & Sullivan fame) set the poem to music. Although Kipling later wrote that it 'lacked poetry' and became 'wedded... to a tune guaranteed to pull teeth out of barrel-organs', his poem helped the fund raise £340,000. The fund was started by the new Daily Mail and was such a success that the newspaper soon selling a million copies a day, the highest circulation in the world.
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The Absent Minded Beggar by Rudyard Kipling.
The Absent Minded Beggar by Rudyard Kipling. The whole proceeds for the sale of this poemwill be devoted by the ''Daily Mail'' in the name of Rudyard Kipling, to the benefit of the wives and children of the reservists.
Copyright in England and the United States by the Daily Mail Publishing Co., 1899.
Letterpress with illustration. Sheet: 315 x 615mm (12¼ x 24¼''). Two central folds, damage, folds and staining.
A folded pamphlet, supplement to the Daily Mail sold to raise money for the Second Boer War. The poem was set to music by Sir Athur Sullivan. The text, a facsimilie of Kipling's own handwriting contains an illustration by R. Caton Woodville called ''A gentleman in kharki''.
See Ref: 32038 for signed print.
[Ref: 50311]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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255. [The Temple of Abu Simbel.]
255. [The Temple of Abu Simbel.]
Religious Tract Society. 66 Paternoster Row and 65 St Paul's Churchyard. [n.d., c.1860.]
Colour lithograph on linen, 980 x 1240mm. A few signs of wear as is usual with these items.
Dramatic view of the front of this famous temple, published as a banner for display in an educational setting.
Exhibited at the Victoria & Albert Museum, 1952.
[Ref: 6390]   £2,000.00  
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Landing Troops.
Landing Troops.
J. A. Atkinson del. M. Dubourg sculp.t.
Published & Sold Aug.t. 1. 1817 by EDW.D ORME, Bond Street (corner of Brook St.) London.
Very fine coloured aquatint with large margins. Plate: 330 x 250mm (13 x 9¾").
Exterior scene depciting the landing of troops on the coast of Abukir in 1801. Boats loaded with British soldiers reach the shore while under attack from French soldiers approaching from the left. A dead British soldier floats in the water. Due to bad weather, the British vessels were forced to land in a particularly narrow section of the coastline where the French troops were ready for them. Nevertheless the British were able to overcome the French and disembark successfully.
[Ref: 33587]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Abulfauaris.
Abulfauaris.
H. Ramberg, delin. E.G. Kruger, Sculp. 1795.
Etching, 235 x 170mm. 9¼ x 6¾". Some foxing.
A priest clothing naked Africans. A book illustration published in Germany, probably to a work by Christoph Martin Wieland (1733 - 1813), German poet and novelist. One of his essays published in 1795 was titled 'The Confessions of Abulfauaris unprecedented priest of Isis in her temple on Memphis in Lower Egypt.' After Johann Heinrich Ramberg (1763 - 1840).
[Ref: 10705]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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De Misleyden. Les Abusée.
De Misleyden. Les Abusée.
C. Troost pinx. A. Delfos fecit.
[n.d., c.1760.]
Engraving. Plate: 410 x 575mm (16 x 22¾"), with very large margins.
A comic scene in which a man exposes his bottom, painted with a face, to a group of onlookers below while two men play horns beside him. A group of people look on amused while a puritan couple look straight ahead unamused. A plate from a series of 31 engravings published between 1754-1764 after paintings, drawings and pastels by Cornelius Troost made between (1738-1748).
[Ref: 42662]   £360.00  
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[Abyssinian costume &c.]
[Abyssinian costume &c.]
Drawn by E. Prisse Esq.re on stone by E. LeRoux.
Print.d by Lemercier, Paris. [1848.]
Fine hand-coloured lithograph, laid on card as issued. Card: 575 x 460mm (22¾ x 18''). Foxing, damage in corners or mount card.
A scene showing two Ethiopian warriors carrying weapons. A plate from 'Oriental Album: Characters, Costumes, And Modes of Life In the Valley of the Nile' by James Augustus St. John, illustrated after drawings by Emile Prisse d'Avennes. Prisse d'Avennes (1807-1879) was a French Egyptologist and archeologist who moved to Egypt in 1827 and adopted the Egyptian way of life, converting to Islam and being known as Idriss-effendi. Very fine 1st state with wonderful fresh colour.
Attabay: 1001; Blackmer 1357.
[Ref: 50927]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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[Abyssinian costume &c.]
[Abyssinian costume &c.]
Drawn by E. Prisse Esq.re on stone by E. LeRoux.
Print.d by Lemercier, Paris. [1848.]
Fine hand-coloured lithograph, laid on card as issued. Card: 575 x 460mm (22¾ x 18''). Foxing, creasing along left edge.
A scene showing two Ethiopian warriors carrying weapons. A plate from 'Oriental Album: Characters, Costumes, And Modes of Life In the Valley of the Nile' by James Augustus St. John, illustrated after drawings by Emile Prisse d'Avennes. Prisse d'Avennes (1807-1879) was a French Egyptologist and archeologist who moved to Egypt in 1827 and adopted the Egyptian way of life, converting to Islam and being known as Idriss-effendi. Very fine 1st state with wonderful fresh colour.
Attabay: 1001; Blackmer 1357.
[Ref: 50928]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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Academie des Arts
Academie des Arts Quel nouveau Temple ouvert nous fixe et nous enchante? / Là le marbre respire, et la toile est vivante [...]
Dessiné par C. Eisen / Gravé par François, au Triangle d'Or, Hotel des Ursins, C.P.R. [c.1750]
Engraving, sheet 395 x 285mm (15½ x 11¼"). Trimmed along platemark, glued to album sheet at corners. Ms inscription bottom right.
Allegory of the french Académie des Arts, with putti sketching from a sculpted bust and women admiring paintings and sculptures. Engraving by Jean-Charles François (1717-69) after a design by Charles Eisen (1720-78), painter, draughtsman and illustrator.
[Ref: 44926]   £420.00  
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Academie des Sciences
Academie des Sciences Par quel sublime éssor, ravis à notre vue / Les mortels s'ourvrent-ils un chemin dans la rue? [...]
Dessiné par C. Eisen; Gravé par François, au Triangle d'Or, Hotel des Ursins, derriere St. Denis de la Chartre Avec Privilege 1760
Engraving, sheet 395 x 285mm (15½ x 11¼"). Trimmed along platemark, glued to album sheet at corners.
Allegory of the french Académie des Sciences, established in 1666 under the rule of Louis XIV, showing various scientific studies taking place. Engraving by Jean-Charles François (1717-69) after a design by Charles Eisen (1720-78), painter, draughtsman and illustrator.
[Ref: 44925]   £480.00  
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An Academy.
An Academy.
John Mortimer pinxit. S.F.Ravenet sculpsit. John Boydell excudit.
Published November 1st 1771, by John Boydell Engraver, in Cheapside, London.
Line engraving. 510 x 430mm (20 x 17"), fine with very wide margins. Repaired tear to right margin.
A life class at the Royal Academy, with a nude male model. The print was used as a frontispiece to 'Sculptura Brittanica', one of Boydell's collections of prints engraved after 'The Most Capital Paintings in England'.
Sunderland: 49.
[Ref: 27326]   £680.00  
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Nihil Invita Minerva. The Academy of the Muses.
Nihil Invita Minerva. The Academy of the Muses.
[n.d. c.1780.]
Engraving. Image 191 x 152mm. 283 x 224mm.
A centaur shooting with a bow and arrow standing on top of an argent. The argent has an open music book that sits between two swords in saltire of the first. Either side stand dexter a sinister satyr, and a merman with two tails. Nihil Invita Minerva: Nothing in spite of genius.
[Ref: 12531]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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Acapulco, een stadt in Nieu Spanye, gelegen aen de Zuidzee, nevens het flot S. Diego. Aquapulco, fire Acapulco, Hispaniae novae Civitas, ad mare pacificum, portu jucundissimo praedita.
Acapulco, een stadt in Nieu Spanye, gelegen aen de Zuidzee, nevens het flot S. Diego. Aquapulco, fire Acapulco, Hispaniae novae Civitas, ad mare pacificum, portu jucundissimo praedita.
Pet. Schenk. Amsteld cum Privil: [1702.]
Engraving. Plate 215 x 265mm. 8½ x 10½". Large margins.
Acapulco, Mexico; which was the most important port for Spain in the Americas on the Pacific coast. Plate to Schenk's 'Hecatompolis' (1702), which included one hundred profile views of cities throughout the world.
Hollstein, vol XV, nos.1306-1405.
[Ref: 21561]   £350.00  
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No. XXVIII. The Engaging M.rs. G_r. No. XXIX. The accomplished Peer.
No. XXVIII. The Engaging M.rs. G_r. No. XXIX. The accomplished Peer.
London, Publish'd by A. Hamilton Jun.r. Fleet Street Nov.r. 1. 1783.
Engraving. Plate: 175 x 110mm, (7 x 4¼"). Small margins.
Two portrait busts in ovals, on the right is a portrait of army officer and statement George Boscawen (1758-1808) and on the left a portait of a Mrs Garnier? From the 'Histories of the Tête à Tête annexed...' series that appeared in 'Town and Country Magazine', a monthy magazine which featured articles on the scandals and romantic affairs of the nobility.
BM Satire 6304.
[Ref: 38570]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Gas-Works.
Gas-Works. Accums' Description of Gas Works. Pl.VII.
Lowry Delt & Sculpt.
[London: T. Boys, 1819.]
Fine aquatint, printed in colours and hand-finished. Framed, visible area 400 x 280mm (15¾ x 11"). Unexamined out of frame.
A gas works, showing a collapsing gas holder, Retort House, Purifying House with lime machine and the Director's Office. 'Description of the Process of Manufacturing Coal Gas, for the Lighting of Streets, Houses, and Public Buildings' by Frederick Christian Accum (1769-1838). He played a prominent role in the development of gas lighting in London and other major cities. The full text is available for download from the Wellcome Collection (https://wellcomecollection.org/works/wdv38w86).
[Ref: 56775]   £460.00  
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Intellectual - Character.
Intellectual - Character. One of the Club at his studies! No.16.
H. Heath.
I. B. Brookes, 9. New Bond S.t. [n.d. c.1834].
Fine coloured lithograph, sheet 215 x 155mm (8½ x 6¼"). Tiny bit of creasing. Some surface dirt.
A bespectacled man, almost looking like he is dressed as the ace of clubs, sits reading a book by lamp light.
[Ref: 58434]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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[Jester with books.]
[Jester with books.] Este retrato pintado por Don Diego Velazquez no se ha podido averiguar ciertamente de quien es [...]
Velazquez lo pinto Leon Bueno le dibuzo Francisco Muntaner lo gr.do en Madrid 1792
Engraving, platemark 475 x 335mm (18¾ x 13¼"), with very large margins. Repaired surface loss on left.
Engraving after one of several portraits of clowns, jesters and dwarfs at the court of Philip IV painted by Diego Velazquez (1559-1660). The 1644 painting from which this engraving is made (Madrid, Prado), is traditionally supposed to depict Diego de Acedo, a jester in the service of the king from 1635-60. Rare engraving by Francisco Muntaner (1743-1805), printmaker trained in Madrid who also produced illustrations for a 1780 edition of 'Don Quixote'.
[Ref: 41278]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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Ioseph Acerbi.
Ioseph Acerbi.
C Westermayr.
[German.] [n.d. c.1810.]
Stipple with large margins on three sides. Plate 135 x 82mm (5¼ x 3¼").
Giuseppe Acerbi (1773-1846) the Italian naturalist, Arctic explorer and composer. In 1798 he travelled to Lapland, publishing his experiences in 'Travels through Sweden, Finland and Lapland to the North Cape in the years 1798 and 1799'. He collected some Finnish folk melodies, one of which he used in a clarinet concerto. The portrait was published in 'Allgemeine Geographische Ephemeriden' (Universal Geographical Ephemerides (i.e. encyclopedia)) by Friedrich Bertuch et al.
W: 6 - not in.
[Ref: 29726]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Joseph Acerbi.
Joseph Acerbi.
Painted by P. Violet. Engraved by P.W.Tomkins, Historical Engraver to Her Majesty.
London, Published as the Act Directs Jan.y 1802 by Mawman, Bookseller, No 22 Poultry.
Stipple. 28 x 225mm, 11 x 9". Very fine with Collector's Mark I.F.P.
Italian traveller, author of 'Travels through Sweden, Finland and Lapland, to the North Cape, in the years 1798 & 1799', to which this is the frontispiece.
[Ref: 10977]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Franz Karl Achard. Director der physikalischen Klasse bey der K. Academie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin.
Franz Karl Achard. Director der physikalischen Klasse bey der K. Academie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin. geb: zu Berlin 1753 den 28 ten Apr:
Bollinger Sc. 1800.
Stipple. 145 x 90mm (5¾ x 3½").
Franz Karl Achard (1753-1821) was a German chemist, physicist and biologist. His principal discovery was the production of sugar from sugar beets. He was favoured by King Frederck II of Prussia, and thus had to report twice a week on his research and any new developments. In 1776 he was elected to the Royal Academy of Sciences at Berlin.
[Ref: 16199]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Archibald Earl of Gosford.
Archibald Earl of Gosford.
Painted by T. Phillips R.A. 1826. Drawn on Stone by R.J. Lane A.R.A 1828.
Printed by C. Hullmandel.
Lithograph. Private plate. Printed area: 165 x 130mm (6½ x 5"). On large album sheet.
A portrait of Archibald Acheson, 2nd Earl of Gosford (1776 - 1849). Acheson was a British politician who served as Lieutenant-Governor of Lower Canada and Governor General of British North America in the 19th century. In 1835, he became Governor General of British North America and instructed to appease the reformists, led by Louis-Joseph Papineau, without giving them any real power. The following year Lord Gosford learned of the planned Lower Canada Rebellion and had many of Papineau's followers arrested, although Papineau himself escaped to the United States. The next month, he issued a reward for the capture of Papineau, and declared martial law in Lower Canada.
Ex Collection: The Honourable Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 35138]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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The Achievement of our Soveraigne King James as he nowe beareth With the Armes of the Severall kings that have aunciently raigned within his nowe Dominions
The Achievement of our Soveraigne King James as he nowe beareth With the Armes of the Severall kings that have aunciently raigned within his nowe Dominions
Jodocus Hondius Flander coelavit Anno Domini 1611.
Engraving, sheet 375 x 235mm (14¾ x 9¼"). Trimmed and glued to backing sheet at edges.
The Royal Arms at the time of James I, with border comprising the arms of the different kingdoms he reigned over. It was engraved by Jodocus Hondius as a frontispiece for John Speed's 'Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain', his county atlas, first published 1611-12.
[Ref: 42622]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Priam, king of Troy, supplicating Achilles to deliver to him the body of his son Hector.
Priam, king of Troy, supplicating Achilles to deliver to him the body of his son Hector. Sudden (a venerable sight!) appears; / Embrac'd his knees, and bath'd his hands in tears.
Painted by H.y Fuseli R.A. Engraved by L.s Schiavonetti.
[London: F. I. Du Roveray, 1806.]
Engraving. Sheete 260 x 171mm (10¼ x 6¾"). Bit messy. Trimmed within plate, some surface wear.
Minerva appears to help Odysseus kill off the suitors who are trying to marry Penelope and take over his beloved Ithaca. An illustration from Pope's translation of Homer's 'Illiad', the epic story of the the fall of Troy.
Weinglass: 242.
[Ref: 55607]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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[Achilles and the daughters of King Lykodemes looking at the gifts sent by Ulysses.]
[Achilles and the daughters of King Lykodemes looking at the gifts sent by Ulysses.]
Invente et peint par S. le Clerc et grave par E. Jeaurat 1713.
à Paris chez Jeaurat demeurant au bas des fossez St Victor chez Mr. le Brun audit. des Comptes, et chez P. Giffart rue s. Jacques a Ste Therese C.P.R.
Copper Engraving, 370 x 445mm. 14½ x 17½".
A scene from Greek mythology. While the women are looking at the jewels, Achilles (centre right) holds a sword and shield and admires the helmet held by a slave on the right. Six lines of French text below image. Engraved and published in Paris by Edmé Jeaurat (1688 - 1738), who married the sister of the painter of this picture Sébastien Leclerc II (1676 - 1763).
[Ref: 11517]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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Achilles's Life Painted by Sr. Peter Paul Rubens and Engrav'd by B. Baron - London. 1724. [inside image on plinth.]
Achilles's Life Painted by Sr. Peter Paul Rubens and Engrav'd by B. Baron - London. 1724. [inside image on plinth.] Vivo celeberrimo Richardo Mead; Medicina Doctori; meritissimo Societatis Regiae Collegug Londinensium medicorum Socio; in sua Arte maximum inter primarios nomen adepto, reliquarum omnium diligentissimo cultore fartorig munificentissimo; has octo Tabulas Achillis vitam exhibentes, ad ipsa Petri Pauli Rubens exemplaria, quae cum multis alus raris cimelus sibi magnis sumptibus, nec minore judicio ac delectu, Vir ille Antiquuatis eruditae studiossissimus conquisivit, incosas; eo quo par est, officio humillime. D.D.D. Bernardus Baron.
[n.d. c. 1780.] Sold by Tho. Bowles Printseller, in St. Pauls Church Yard, London.
Engraving. Plate 448 x 336mm. 17¾ x 13¼". Creases into the image. Small tears.
During his stay in London from 1712-1729, Bernard Baron etched The Life of Achilles. Baron may have used preparatory paintings executed by his collaborator Du Bosc as models for this suite of etchings, rather than the original oil sketches by Rubens.
[Ref: 14411]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[Achilles mourning Patroclus] [Achilles sese ob mortem partocli afflictat. Vide Homeri Iliad Liber XVIII.
[Achilles mourning Patroclus] [Achilles sese ob mortem partocli afflictat. Vide Homeri Iliad Liber XVIII. From an Original Picture in the Collection of her Serene Highness the Princess of Daschkam, to whom this Plate is dedicated by her Highness's most obedient Servant, Wm. Wynee Ryland.]
Angelica Kauffman pinx.t. W.m Wynne Ryland Sculpsit.
Published December 4. 1777 by W.W. Ryland London.
Stipple, scratched-letter proof before title, printed in sanguine. 310 x 400mm (12¼ x 15¾"), with large margins. Some of margins folded back, some spotting.
Achilles grieving over the death of Patroclus, killed by Hector at Troy.
[Ref: 53333]   £360.00  
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Achille Reconnu par Ulysse.
Achille Reconnu par Ulysse. Du Cabinet de M.gr Le Duc de Praslin. Grandeur de 42. Pouces sur 32.
Peint pas D. Teniers dans le Goût de Rubens. Gravé à l'Eau-forte par Martini et terminé par J. Ph. le Bas 1772.
A Paris ches le Bas Graveur Pensionnaire du Roi, Conseiller en son Académie de Peinture &c. rue de la Harpe. No.78 de l'Oeuvre de Teniers.
Engraving. Plate: 290 x 345mm (11½ x 13½"), with large margins Marks in top margin.
A classical scene showing Ulysses discovering the young Achilles hidden amongst the women. Ulysses is sent to find Achilles as a prophecy stated that Troy will not fall without him, however Achilles' mother, discovering that he would die should he go to war, hid him amongst the women of the house by dressing him as a girl. The scene shows Achilles betraying himself by being the only 'girl' to be interested in the weapons concealed amongst the gifts presented to the group by Ulysses.
[Ref: 47565]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Magnus Alexander Achillinus.
Magnus Alexander Achillinus.
[Bologna, Hieronymum de Benedictis, n.d., c.1520.]
Very scarce woodcut, set in Latin text. Sheet 205 x 135mm (8 x 5¼"). Small notch in top edge, slight spotting.
An early portrait of Alessandro Achillini (c.1463-1512), philosopher and physician of Bologna, who studied anatomy. It was published as the frontispiece to 'Annotationes anatomiae magni Alexandri Achillini Bononiensis', first published 1520.
Wellcome 8-1.
[Ref: 57195]   £360.00  
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Achmet I. Türkischer Kayser
Achmet I. Türkischer Kayser
[German, c.1680.]
Engraving from two plates, sheet 315 x 200mm (12½ x 8").
Portrait of Ahmed I (1590-1617), Sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 1603 until his death from Typhus. A traditionalist, he restored old Islamic regulations that prohibited alcohol and attempted to enforce attendance at Friday prayers. He ordered the destruction of the musical clock organ that Elizabeth I had sent to the court during the reign of his father. The portrait is printed within a separately-printed border of allegorical figures and trophies.
[Ref: 31953]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Der Türckisch Gross Vezier Achmet Bassa.
Der Türckisch Gross Vezier Achmet Bassa.
[German, n.d., c.1700.]
Engraving. 340 x 270mm (9½ x 6¾"). Tears entering image, old folds.
An equestrian portrait of an Ottoman Grand vizier, one of many called Ahmed.
[Ref: 29871]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Ackermann & Co. Repository of Arts, 96, Strand, London...
Ackermann & Co. Repository of Arts, 96, Strand, London... List of the most essential Requisites for Artists and Amateurs.
[n.d., c.1840.]
Scarce letterpress, extract, pp 14, with original endpaper, 235 x 145mm (9¼ x 5¾").
A price list for Ackermann's stock.
[Ref: 52936]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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A Catalogue of Sporting and Other Prints, Published by R. Ackermann,
A Catalogue of Sporting and Other Prints, Published by R. Ackermann, at the Eclipse Sporting Gallery and New Sporting Magazine Office, 191, Regent Street, London.
London: Walter Spiers, Printer, 399, Oxford Street.
1837.
Letterpress pamphlet, 8vo., pp. (ii) + 8., waxy-paper back wrapper. Lacking waxy-paper front wrapper.
Includes the 2nd edition of 'the Life of the Late John Mytton', Henry Alken's 'Quorn Hunt', 'The Southern Whale Fishery', Ferneley's St Leger Winners & Fielding's 'Fighting Cocks'. The last three sheets list art supplies available including watercolours, drawing books and papers, scrap books, pencils, rice paper & 'Ackermann's Transfer Varnish. It also advertises 'Drawing Let out to Copy'. This catalogue was issued at the back of Ackermann's books, including the Life of Mytton mentioned above.
From a Private Collection.
[Ref: 37786]   £360.00  
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Important Marine Prints, Published by, or to be hand of Ackermann & Co.
Important Marine Prints, Published by, or to be hand of Ackermann & Co.
[n.d., c.1840.]
Rare letterpress, single page extract, 235 x 145mm (9¼ x 5¾"). Incomplete.
A price list for Ackermann's stock of prints of ships, bt artists including Huggins, Vernon and Brierly.
[Ref: 52935]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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R. Ackermann's Repository of Arts, 96 Strand & Ackermann's Library.
R. Ackermann's Repository of Arts, 96 Strand & Ackermann's Library. for Works of Art.
A. Pugin del.t. J. Bluck sculp.t.
[Ackermann]
Pair of hand coloured etchings with aquatint and stipple. Sheet 560 x 380mm (22 x 15"). Hinged into mount. Vertical folds in bottom image.
Two views of Ackermann's Repository of Arts, top image shows a street view showing the building. The other is an interrior view of the library, with figures at a large table looking at books, chandelier above; bookshelves line the walls with vases, busts and a large female statue on top of them. Paintings hang above more bookshelves on the other side of the room.
[Ref: 55031]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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R. Ackermann's Repository of Arts, 96 Strand.
R. Ackermann's Repository of Arts, 96 Strand. Plate 31, Vol. IX.
No.54 of R. Ackermann's Repository of Arts &c. Pub. June 1, 1827.
Coloured aquatint. 240 x 152mm (9½ x 6").
Rudolph Ackermann's (1764 - 1834) Repository of Arts to Her Majesty at no. 96 on the south side of the Strand, on the eastern corner of Beaufort Buildings; figures passing on the street pause to look at the pictures decorating the windows. Numbered 'Plate 31, Vol.IX' upper right, from his own 'Repository of Arts' periodical, published from 1809-1829. The formal title of the publication was "Respository of Arts, Literature, Commerce, Manufactures, Fashions, and Politics", and it discussed and illustrated day to day life, and influenced English taste in fashion, architecture and literature.
See Ref: 18541.
[Ref: 52402]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Lady Harriet Acland.
Lady Harriet Acland.
J. Chapman sculp.t.
Published as the Act directs Feb.y. 1.st. 1796.
Stipple. Plate: 110 x 170mm (4¼ x 6¾").
Half portrait in profile, set in a roundel, of Lady Harriet Acland (1749-1815). Lady Acland, a nurse, famously travelled through American lines to find her husband, Major John Dyke Acland, on hearing of his having been wounded (shot in both legs) in the Battles of Saratoga during the American Revolutionary War.
See View of her action.
[Ref: 33527]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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H.M. Brig Acorn, 16 guns, In Chase Of The Piratical Slaver Gabriel.
H.M. Brig Acorn, 16 guns, In Chase Of The Piratical Slaver Gabriel. To Captain Adams and the Officers of the Brig This Print is respectfully dedicated by their obedient servant Edmund Fry.
N.M.Condy del_T.G.Dutton.Lith. Day & Haghe Lithrs. to the Queen.
Published in London by Ackemann & Co. and George Foster, in Plymouth by Edmund Fry. c.1850.
Rare lithograph, image 300 x 400mm. 11¾ x 15¾". Slight stain below title.
The British West Africa Squadron was established in 1808, its primary role being to suppress any activity by British slavers. In 1841 the English brig Acorn having perceived at great distance a vessel pillaging another, made chase, and instantly the Gabriel hoisted all her sail, and endeavoured to escape but eventually the Gabriel was dismasted, and captured. She was sent to St Helena, but her crew, consisting of fifty- eight men, Spaniards and others, were put on board an English vessel at Rio. The captain jumped overboard during the chase, with all his papers and the merchandise found on board the Gabriel was valued at roughly £35,000 of today's money.
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H.M. Brig Acorn, 16 guns,
H.M. Brig Acorn, 16 guns, In Chase Of The Piratical Slaver Gabriel. To Captain Adams and the Officers of the Brig This Print is respectfully dedicated by their obedient servant Edmund Fry.
N.M.Condy del_T.G.Dutton.Lith. Day & Haghe Lithrs. to the Queen.
[Published in London by Ackemann & Co. and George Foster, in Plymouth by Edmund Fry. c.1850.]
Coloured lithograph, image 300 x 400mm. 11¾ x 15¾". Lacking publication line.
The British West Africa Squadron was established in 1808. Its primary role being to suppress any activity by British slavers. It was also assigned for other activities. The squadron was to be ready for combat at sea, to blockade ports between Cape Verde and Benguela if necessary, to seize foreign slavers, and to protect legitimate traders. The Journal du Havre publishes the following report on the capture of the Gabriel, communicated by Captain Blay, of the Jeune Pauline, just arrived at Havre from Rio Janeiro:- ' The following was published in Edinburgh Oct/Nov, 1841. The English brig Acorn having, in lat. 5.N perceived at great distance a vessel pillaging another, made chase, and instantly the Gabriel hoisted all her sail, and endeavoured to escape. At three in the afternoon the Acorn fired, and the Gabriel returned the fire, at the same time hoisting Portuguese colours. The chase continued for 12 hours, during the whole of which time firing was kept up by both vessels, but eventually the Gabriel was dismasted, and captured.She was sent to St Helena, but her crew, consisting of fifty- eight men, Spaniards and others, were put on board an English vessel at Rio. The captain jumped overboard during the chase, with all his papers.The merchandise found on board the Gabriel was valued at 8000 pounds. The Acorn had not time to ascertain to what country the vessel which was being pillaged by the Gabriel belonged, but she carried English colours. Captain Blay also reports that the English merchants resident at Rio have presented Captain Lecosannet, of the Roland, with a handsome gold chronometer and snuff box, and given to each of his crew a hundred francs, in testimony of the sense entertained of their humanity in saving the crew and passengers of the India.
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[Claudio Acquaviva.]
[Claudio Acquaviva.]
I. Baronius Fecit.
[n.d. c.1780.]
Engraving. 318 x 221mm. 12½ x 8¾". Cut.
Claudio Acquaviva (1543-1615) was an Italian Jesuit priest elected the fifth Superior General of the Society of Jesus.
[Ref: 15571]   £85.00   (£102.00 incl.VAT)
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Acquisition.
Acquisition.
Taylor, Holborn, excudit. [n.d. c.1820.]
Stipple. Plate 184 x 114mm. 7¼ x 4½".
A young boy stepping down from a tree, handing a small nest to a girl standing to his left. Charles Taylor printmaker and publisher, 1756 - 1823, in Holborn London from 1779.
[Ref: 22613]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Attack of St Jean D'Acre.
Attack of St Jean D'Acre. This View representing the Fleet Going into Action, is respectfully dedicated To Admiral The Hon.ble Sir Rob.t Stopford, G.C.B., & G.C.M.G. _ and Officers of the Mediterranean Fleet, by their humble servant, Frank W. Hawkins. [&] ... This View representing the Bombardment and Explosion...
Drawn at Acre, on board the Pique, by F.K Hawkins. W. Knell pinx.t & sculp.t.
London: Published July 12th 1841, by Ackermann & Co., 96, Strand.
Pair of aquatints on steel with hand colour. Each 360 x 570mm (14¼ x 22½"), with large margins.
Illustrations of the attack on Acre on 4 November 1840 by the British, supported by the Austrians and Turks, in support of the Ottoman Empire's campaign against Muhammad Ali, who was trying to carve out an independent empire in Egypt. Frank Keene Hawkins was a midshipman aboard the wooden fifth-rate sailing frigate Pique. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 1845 and Commander in 1858.
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