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The Pretty Laundress.
The Pretty Laundress.
Dean & Munday Lithog 35 Threadneedle St.
Pub.d by Treagear 123 Cheapside 1828.
Coloured lithograph. Printed area 250 x 180mm (9¾ x 7").
A woman ironing a square of cloth.
[Ref: 37760]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Wenn ich mir da was aussuchen durfte.
Wenn ich mir da was aussuchen durfte.
Schoeller del. Zechmayer sc.
Hand-coloured etching, rare. Sheet: 255 x 200mm (10 x 8"). Trimmed. Vertical central crease as normal.
A street scene showing two window displays. The first, to the left, shows a well dressed crowd of figures, men women and children, inspecting various prints on display. In the centre, a figure stands in the doorway of his shop, looking to the left at two children and a gentlemen who are viewing food on display in the window which they cannot afford.
[Ref: 37486]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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Printer.
Printer.
[n.d., c.1850.]
Coloured wood engraving. Sheet 135 x 225mm, 5½ x 9". Trimmed, laid on album paper.
An educational image showing a pair of printers at work at their press.
[Ref: 16432]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Letter Press Printer.
Letter Press Printer.
London, Publish'd by Tabart & Co. Aug 12 1804.
Engraving, with 4 sheets of letterpress. Sheet: 150 x 90mm (6 x 3½''). Slight foxing.
A scene showing a printer working a printing press.
[Ref: 51145]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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The Printer-Devil.
The Printer-Devil. (Le Diable de l'Imprimerie.]
Lith. Rigo Freres 1, Richer, 7.
Desesserts Editeur. [Paris, 1841.]
Lithograph, rare. Sheet 220 x 140mm (8¾ x 5½").
A boy inking a printing plate. Plate 21 from 'Les Enfans peints par eux-mêmes, sujets de composition, donnés a ses Élèves' by Alexandre de Saillet (1811-1866). Each picture was to illustrate a story about child labour written by pupils at de Saillet's boarding school.
[Ref: 36863]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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The Printer-Devil.
The Printer-Devil. (Le Diable de l'Imprimerie.]
Lith. Rigo Freres 1, Richer, 7.
Desesserts Editeur. [Paris, 1841.]
Lithograph, rare. Sheet 220 x 140mm (8¾ x 5½"). Slight foxing.
A boy drying a printing plate. Plate 20 from 'Les Enfans peints par eux-mêmes, sujets de composition, donnés a ses Élèves' by Alexandre de Saillet (1811-1866). Each picture was to illustrate a story about child labour written by pupils at de Saillet's boarding school.
[Ref: 36864]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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A journeyman printers description of the art of Etching on Copper.
A journeyman printers description of the art of Etching on Copper.
Etched by George Cruikshank when describing the process of Etching at a ''Hampstead Conversazione'' on the 4th May 1859.
A rare etching. Plate: 230 x 150mm (9 x 6''), with large margins. Foxing, creasing and marking.
A very rare print produced for distribution amongst the audience of his lecture in Hampstead. In the image, the printer points to a copper plate etched with the portrait of a man, most likely George Cruikshank.
Cohn 1268.
[Ref: 50400]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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The Printers letter Case, & composing stick.
The Printers letter Case, & composing stick.
Hulett sculp.
[n.d., c.1755.]
Etching and engraving, image 55 x 105mm. 2¼ x 4". Staining to lower paper edge.
A book illustration.
[Ref: 9671]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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[Lithographer.]
[Lithographer.]
D. Levy fec.
[n.d, c.1800.]
Etching. Sheet size: 230 x 185mm (9 x 7¼").
An interior view depicting a lithographer in his studio. He is sat at a desk in front of a large window, with his tools in front of him. He appears to be copying the image, which rests on some books, onto a large stone. There is an image of a church or cathedral on the wall behind him.
[Ref: 35777]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[Two Cambridge Printsellers]
[Two Cambridge Printsellers]
T. Orde ft 1768
Etching, sheet 220 x 185mm (8¾ x 7¼").
Etching by Thomas Orde-Powlett (1746-1807), politician also known for his etched caricatures (mostly of Cambridge celebrities) which were published by his drawing-master, the well-known printmaker James Bretherton. An impression of the print in the British Museum is inscribed 'Mrs. Hammond Printseller & D. Randal Printman at Cambridge'.
[Ref: 41705]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Marchande de Chiffons.
Marchande de Chiffons. Chapeaux a vendre, des vieux Chapeaux. avez vous des vieux Chiffons a vendre? v'la la Marchande de Chiffons. No. 28.
Carle Vernet. S. lith de Delpech.
[Paris, n.d., c.1820.]
Coloured lithograph with very large margins. Printed area 300 x 140mm (11¾ x 5½").
A woman buying selling old hats and rags, with several hats on her head. One of a series, 'Cris de Paris', depicting Parisian street vendors, lithographed by François Séraphin Delpech (1778-1825) after Antoine Charles Horace (Carle) Vernet (1758-1836).
[Ref: 33226]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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The Rat-Catcher.
The Rat-Catcher. To James Sherriff, Esqr...[dedication.]
Painted by C. Hancock. Engraved by W. Raddon.
London, Published March 12, 1838, For The Proprietor, By Ackermann & Co. Strand.
Engraving on india laid paper, 245 x 305mm. 9¾ x 12".
The quarry has evidently gone to ground. Four terriers and their master surround a hole in the ground. After Charles Hancock (1802 - 1877).
[Ref: 12361]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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La Mort aux Rats.
La Mort aux Rats.
C. Vischer inv. F. Basan Exc.
[n.d., c.17y0.]
Engraving. Sheet 370 x 320mm (14½ x 12½"). Trimmed within plate on all sides, into inscription area at bottom.
A reversed engraving of Cornelis Visscher's 'Rat Catcher of Paris'.
[Ref: 44978]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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A Rat_Catcher.
A Rat_Catcher.
H W Bunbury Esq.r del.t J. Baldrey Sculp.t.
London Published Jan.ry 26th 1789. by W Dickinson New Bond Street.
Stipple, 380 x 290mm (15 x 11½").
A smiling rat catcher with a cage full of rats and a stick on which are impaled a further three, accompanied by two dogs.
[Ref: 8819]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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Strohlchneider.  Coupeur de paille.  [Straw cutter/bailer.]
Strohlchneider. Coupeur de paille. [Straw cutter/bailer.]
Gezeichnet v. C. Brand Prof. Gestochen v. [?] Mark?
[n.d., 1810.]
Etching, sheet 335 x 245mm. 13¼ x 9¾". Trimmed within plate.
Plate to a set of 'Cries of Vienna', after Christian Hilfgott Brand (1694 - 1756), who seems to have been a drawing master at the Vienna Academy.
[Ref: 11577]   £170.00   (£204.00 incl.VAT)
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La mort aux rats.
La mort aux rats.
[n.d. c.1790.]
Engraving, very rare. Plate 326 x 210mm. 12¾ x 8¼". Some light mount staining.
A tradesman selling rat traps and bellows to blow poison.
[Ref: 26660]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Vende pasta per i Sorci.
Vende pasta per i Sorci.
[Annibale Carracci.]
[n.d. c.1646.]
Etching. Plate 274 x 171mm. 10¾ x 6¾".
A seller of rat poison, walking holding a bowl of poison and a flag with four rats.
Original drawing held in the Louvre, Paris.
[Ref: 26659]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Rat-Catcher.
Rat-Catcher.
Pubd. Jany. 1796 by G. Thompson No.50, Old Bailey, & I. Evans No.41 Long Lane Wt. Smithf.d
Stipple, printed in red. 142 x 114mm. 5½ x 4½". Trimmed.
A rat-catcher and his dog; to the right a woman looks on.
In the Wellcome Library Collection: 38229i
[Ref: 26667]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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[A rat-catcher.]
[A rat-catcher.]
I.G Wagner del: CH* sculps:
C.A. Grossmann exc: A.V. NoVI. [Augsburg, n.d., c.1790.]
A rare attractive soft ground etching printed in red ink, on watermarked laid paper. 235 x 180mm, 9¼ x 7".
The man holds his trap and some food bait (cheese?) in the other hand, with rats crawling about his person; his faithful dog lower left. After Johann Georg Wagner (German, 1744 - 1766); from a series.
[Ref: 19421]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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[Ratcatcher]
[Ratcatcher] Achetez de ma mort aux Rats / Et défaites vous de vos Chats, / Qui partout font tant de ravage / Et vous cause trop dommage [...]
Gravé par Meheux
A Paris Chez Audran, rue St Jacques aux 2 Pilliers d'Or. [c.1700]
Rare mezzotint & fine, sheet 390 x 260mm (15¼ x 10¼"). Trimmed to plate; creased.
A ratcatcher advertises his services with a rhyme explaining his efficiency and his superiority to reliance on cats. Scarce early mezzotint by Jacques Meheux.
[Ref: 43743]   £320.00  
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Le Md. de Couteaux et Peignes. [Blade/razor and comb seller.]
Le Md. de Couteaux et Peignes. [Blade/razor and comb seller.]
[Anon.]
[Paris, n.d., c.1775.]
Etching printed in red, laid paper, very scarce, 175 x 120mm. 7 x 4¾".
Four lines of verse below title; numbered '42' upper right. After Edme Bouchardon (1698-1762) famous series "Etudes dans le bas peuple prises ou les cris de Paris" Bouchardon executed drawings of Paris street merchants, Cris de Paris, that were widely distributed as engravings; some figures were reproduced in porcelain by the Meissen porcelain manufactory.
[Ref: 22949]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Remarkable Luminous Phaenomenon, observed in a Voyage to Greenland.
Remarkable Luminous Phaenomenon, observed in a Voyage to Greenland.
S.Koenig, del. F.C. Lewis, sculpt.
[Baldwin, Cradock & Joy. 47, Paternoster-Row. 1818.]
A rare aquatint. 260 x 171mm. 10¼ x 6¾".
The shadow of a man surrounded by a small luminous circle and a larger luminous oval. From 'Greenland, the adjacent seas, and the North-west Passage to the Pacific Ocean, illustrated in a voyage to Davis's Strait, during the summer of 1817...", by Bernard O'Reilly. While this phenomenon may be some kind of fogbow, its double nature and the completeness of the circles make its exact identification diffucult. This voyage was made by the whaling ship Thomas with O'Reilly serving as ship's surgeon. O'Reilly claims to have discovered the Linnaean Island Chain and is confident of the discovery of a northwest passage. Although O'Reilly made many of the observations in the book, it is believed that large parts of the text were plagiarised from the lectures of Professor von Giesecke.
[Ref: 22602]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Marchand de Rubans. Bruxelles.
Marchand de Rubans. Bruxelles.
J.J. Eeckhout fc. Déposé. Lith: de Burggraaff.
[n.d. c.1820.]
Hand coloured lithograph. 241 x 190mm. 9½ x 7½". Trimmed and laid on album sheet.
Scene in Brussels: a lady in the market with a make-shift stand to sell her ribbons.
[Ref: 16222]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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Kastenweiss.  Femme aux marons.  [Roast chestnuts seller.]
Kastenweiss. Femme aux marons. [Roast chestnuts seller.]
Gezeichnet v. C. Brand Prof. Gestochen v. Frid. Brand.
[n.d., 1810.]
Etching, sheet 335 x 245mm. 13¼ x 9¾". Trimmed within plate.
Plate to a set of 'Cries of Vienna', after Christian Hilfgott Brand (1694 - 1756), who seems to have been a drawing master at the Vienna Academy. Engraved by Friedrich August Brand (1735 - 1806), son of Christian, brother of Johann Christian Brand, and by 1783 himself a professor at the Vienna Academy.
[Ref: 11584]   £170.00   (£204.00 incl.VAT)
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Design to elucidate the Style of the Roman Architecture.
Design to elucidate the Style of the Roman Architecture. [French translation below.]
Robt. Mitchell Archt.
[London] Publish'd April 30, 1801.
Etching and aquatint in sepia, watermarked wove paper, 305 x 480mm. 12 x 19". A fine impression, with full margins. Very slight crease down middle.
A classical temple illustrating the Roman style of architecture. Numbered 'Plate 17' upper left. From architect Robert Mitchell's (1782 - 1809; fl.) folio 'Plans, and views in perspective, with descriptions of buildings erected in England and Scotland; and ... an essay to elucidate the Grecian, Roman and Gothic Architecture.'
See BL 56.i.12.
[Ref: 23500]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Rosary Maker.]
[The Rosary Maker.]
[Nuremberg: Johann Christoph Weigel. 1699.]
Engraving. Plate: 85 x 135mm (3¼ x 5¼"). Slight staining.
A scene in the workshop of a rosary maker, lots of moulds for beads litter the floor and rosarys hang in the window. An illustration from 'Etwas für Alle...' by Abraham à Santa Clara (1644-1709).
[Ref: 38916]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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[Saddler] Sellier. Sattler.
[Saddler] Sellier. Sattler.
[after Jean-Frédéric Wentzel] Lith. C. Fasoli et Ohlman à Stras.sbg.
[n.d., c.1845.]
Lithograph with fine hand colour heightened with gum arabic, rare with large margins. Printed area 200 x 250mm (8 x 9¾").
The interior of a saddler's, although through the door two men are working on a coach.
[Ref: 36606]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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[Sailmakers.]
[Sailmakers.]
[After Jan Van Vliet.]
[Published by Gaspard Duchange?] [n.d. c.1750.]
Etching. 210 x 165mm. 8¼ x 6½". Trimmed to the image.
Sailmakers: two seated male figures holding sewing needles working on a large piece of cloth; various instruments suspended from nails on the back wall. This is one from a series of twenty-two plates (plus title) after Jan van Vliet, published by Gaspard Duchange, with French captions.
See BM: S.6198 [in reverse].
[Ref: 19914]   £85.00   (£102.00 incl.VAT)
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Marchande de Saucisses.
Marchande de Saucisses. du lard et des saucisses.No. 56.
Carle Vernet. S. lith de Delpech.
[Paris, n.d., c.1820.]
Coloured lithograph with very large margins. Printed area 300 x 140mm (11¾ x 5½").
A woman selling hot sausages, cooking them on a stove on a tray strapped to her waist, a bread basket at her feet. One of a series, 'Cris de Paris', depicting Parisian street vendors, lithographed by François Séraphin Delpech (1778-1825) after Antoine Charles Horace (Carle) Vernet (1758-1836).
[Ref: 33229]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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Frontispiece.
Frontispiece. Young Man's Companion Or Book Of Knowledge.
London, Thomas Kelly [1837].
Engraving, sheet 215 x 115mm. 8½ x 4½". Some staining/spoiling.
Students in a library gather around a globe as a teacher explains geographical theory with the aid of a compass. The image also features brushes, easels and canvasses.
Frontispiece to Thomas Bartlett's ( 1789 - 1864) 'The Young Man’s Companion or, Book of Knowledge ... to which is prefixed, a brief history of the progress of knowledge ... Illustrated by engravings.'

British Library system number: 000216349.
[Ref: 9520]   £30.00   (£36.00 incl.VAT)
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[Sculpteur.]
[Sculpteur.]
[After Jan Van Vliet.]
[Published by Gaspard Duchange?] [n.d. c.1750.]
Etching. 216 x 160mm. 8½ x 6¼". Trimmed.
Sculptor; working with hammer and chisel on a sculpture of a reclining figure on his workbench, in background a sculpture of a standing figure at left, various casts and tools on the back wall. This is one from a series of twenty-two plates (plus title) after Jan van Vliet, published by Gaspard Duchange, with French captions.
Ex Collection: Norman Blackburn. See BM: S.6192 [in reverse].
[Ref: 19918]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Marchande de Moules. Provinces méridionales.
Marchande de Moules. Provinces méridionales.
J. Madou fc. Lith. de Vanden Burggraaff, rue Royale. No.68.
[n.d. c.1820.]
Hand coloured lithograph. 241 x 190mm. 9½ x 7½". Trimmed and laid on album sheet.
Mussel merchants, probably in Holland: three dogs chained to a cart with muzzles and wooden collars. On the cart is a large basket of mussels, which the and his mother are selling as they walk around the market place.
[Ref: 16214]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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[Seller of pleasures]
[Seller of pleasures] La Marchande de plaisirs. Jeunesse qui courez à ces friands Plaisirs / Vous pouvez les gouter sans en craindre l'usage [...]
F. Eisen pinx. P.L. Cor Excu.
Se Vend AParis chez Cor Graveur Quay des Augustins du coté du Pont neuf [c.1762].
Engraving, platemark 390 x 280mm (15¼ x 11"). Trimmed to platemark; glued to album sheet at corners.
Scene in trompe l'oeil border with a young streetseller; verses below explaining how unlike pleasures encountered in later life, these are not followed by repenting. Engraved after François Eisen (c.1695-1778), painter who specialised in such genre pictures in a light-hearted Flemish manner.
[Ref: 44960]   £650.00  
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Kuchentrager.  Pourvoyeur de cuisine.  [Seller of kitchen supplies.]
Kuchentrager. Pourvoyeur de cuisine. [Seller of kitchen supplies.]
Gezeichnet v. C. Brand Prof. Gestochen v. Joh Seigel.
[n.d., 1810.]
Etching, sheet 335 x 245mm. 13¼ x 9¾". Trimmed within plate.
Plate to a set of 'Cries of Vienna', after Christian Hilfgott Brand (1694 - 1756), who seems to have been a drawing master at the Vienna Academy.
[Ref: 11587]   £170.00   (£204.00 incl.VAT)
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Stubenmadgen.  Servante.  [Maid servant.]
Stubenmadgen. Servante. [Maid servant.]
Gezeichnet v. C. Brand Prof. Gestochen v. [?] Mark?
[n.d., 1810.]
Etching, sheet 335 x 250mm. 13¼ x 9¾". Trimmed within plate. Foxing. Tear in title area.
Plate to a set of 'Cries of Vienna', after Christian Hilfgott Brand (1694 - 1756), who seems to have been a drawing master at the Vienna Academy.
[Ref: 11581]   £170.00   (£204.00 incl.VAT)
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Der Todfengraber.
Der Todfengraber.
[Nuremberg: Johann Christoph Weigel. 1699.]
Engraving. Plate: 85 x 135mm (3¼ x 5¼"). Large margins.
A scene in which a sexton removes the bones from a large comunal grave to make way for new bodies, a barrow of bones rests beside him. An illustration from 'Etwas für Alle...' by Abraham à Santa Clara (1644-1709).
[Ref: 38911]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Sheep Shearing.
Sheep Shearing.
[n.d. c.1845.]
Hand-coloured lithograph. 115 x 134mm. 4½ x 5¼". Trimmed, laid on album sheet.
Farmers in the stable shearing their flock for the summer.
[Ref: 19384]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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Lavage des moutns au moyen de l'appareil de Bigg, en usage sur la ferme de Meudon, appartenant à J. A. P. M.gr. Le Prince Napoléon.
Lavage des moutns au moyen de l'appareil de Bigg, en usage sur la ferme de Meudon, appartenant à J. A. P. M.gr. Le Prince Napoléon.
O. de Penne Pinx.t. Imp. Zanote, rue des Boulangers, 13 Paris.
Journal d'Agriculture pratique publié sous la directions de M.r. Barral.
Chromolithograph. Sheet: 260 x 195mm (10¼ x 7¾").
A view in a French farmyard in which the farmhands use a new machine for cleaning sheep by dipping the sheep, held in a cage, into a tub of water.
[Ref: 40330]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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[Sheffield Cuttler] Plate 39.
[Sheffield Cuttler] Plate 39.
Geo. Walker Del.t. Engraved by R. Havell.
Publish'd by Robinson & Son, Leeds, June 1. 1814.
Hand coloured aquatint. 290 x 380mm (11½ x 15"), watermarked 'J Whatman 1811'.
Four men standing at benches, hammering cutlery into shape. From George Walker’s 'The costume of Yorkshire' published in 1814, containing forty-one coloured aquatint plates based upon the author’s original drawings of social and economic scenes in Yorkshire.
[Ref: 54264]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Shepherdess and Cattle.]
[Shepherdess and Cattle.]
Printed & Sold by Thos. Bakewell next the Horn Tavern, Fleet Street [n.d., c.1737-42]
Mezzotint, platemark 175 x 125mm (7 x 5"). Thread margins; small nick inside platemark lower left.
[Ref: 37662]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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Bill of Lading.
Bill of Lading.
G. Bickham sculp.
[n.d. c.1741.]
Engraving. 89 x 178mm. 3½ x 7". Cut.
George Bickham, who in The Universal Penman, published in parts between 1733 and 1741, gathered together examples of contemporary handwriting by all the best masters of the day, and produced one of the most splendid of English copy books. The end of the 17th century saw the beginning of a new era. With the increase of trade at home, and with English merchant shipping penetrating to ever-more-distant parts of the globe, there was a need for more and more clerks and accountants. In the busy world of commerce, what was most necessary was a good clear hand, easily learnt and easily read. So that, after the great variety of styles prevalent earlier, the English round-hand, a composite form which at its best was both practical and legible, became supreme. This hand, carried round the world by bills of lading, letters of credit and other commercial documents, gave the 18th century English writing masters a position in society.
[Ref: 21061]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Shoemaker.
Shoemaker.
[n.d., c.1850.]
Coloured wood engraving. Sheet 135 x 225mm, 5½ x 9". Trimmed, laid on album paper.
An educational image showing a cobbler at work.
[Ref: 16433]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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[Silk Production.]
[Silk Production.]
Haussard sculp.
Paris, 1785.
Engraving. 390 x 540mm. Trimmed into printed area lower left.
12 scenes depicting silk production from Abbe Grosier's 'Atlas General de la Chine'..
[Ref: 2857]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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The manner of placing the Leaves on Scaffolds & Shelves to Feed Silkworms.
The manner of placing the Leaves on Scaffolds & Shelves to Feed Silkworms.
Engrav'd for the Universal Magazine, according to Act of Parliament, 174, for J. Hinton, at ye Kings Arms, in St. Paul's Church Yard, London.
Engraving. 197 x 248mm. 7¾ x 9¾". Some tears and foxing, vertical crease to left as normal
The feeding of slikworms.
[Ref: 22248]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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The Silk Manufacture in China.
The Silk Manufacture in China.
For the London Magazine, 1750. Plate 1.
Engraving. Plate 178 x 216mm. 7 x 8½".
Water staining along the lower edge, vertical crease to right as normal.
Six scenes showing the processed of manufacturing silk; winding the cods in ye Cauldron, Balneum Mariae to kill ye worms in the Cods, Taking the Cods from ye Mats after smother'd in the Earthen Pots, Hanging up ye Sheets of Paper with Eggs on them, Ways of Winding the Silk, Winding from the Cods in a Copper of Warm Water.
[Ref: 22249]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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The Silke Throwers.
The Silke Throwers.
[London, Printed for the Author Rich Wallis Citizen & Arms painter of London & are to be sold by him at his Shop against ye Royall Exchange 1677.]
Engraving. 200 x 155mm, 8 x 6". Trimmed, mounted in album paper.
The arms of the Silk Weavers of London, with a mulberry tree and two turbaned men. The Silk-throwers were incorporated in 1630 by Charles I under the name of 'the master, wardens, assistants, and commonalty of the trade, art, or mystery of Silkthrowers of the City of London'. Various craft guilds were established in London as early as the 12th century, later becoming known as City Livery Companies because they often wore a distinctive livery or uniform (although the Silk Throwers had no livery or hall). The companies decided who could work or trade in their crafts, controlling prices and wages, working conditions and welfare. In return for exercising rigorous quality control they received monopoly powers. In continental Europe, various revolutions in the 18th and 19th centuries swept away the guilds, but in England they continued, and several new Companies have appeared in recent years.From "Londons Armory Accuratly delineated in a Graphical display of all the Arms, Crests, Supporters, Mantles and Motto’s of every distinct Company and Corporate Societie in the Honourable City of London".
[Ref: 17851]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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The Silkmen.
The Silkmen.
[London, Printed for the Author Rich Wallis Citizen & Arms painter of London & are to be sold by him at his Shop against ye Royall Exchange 1677.]
Engraving. 200 x 155mm, 8 x 6". Trimmed, mounted in album paper.
The arms of the Silkmen, incorporated by Charles I in 1631, featuring bales of silk, camels and a merchant ship. Various craft guilds were established in London as early as the 12th century, later becoming known as City Livery Companies because they often wore a distinctive livery or uniform. The companies decided who could work or trade in their crafts, controlling prices and wages, working conditions and welfare. In return for exercising rigorous quality control they received monopoly powers. In continental Europe, various revolutions in the 18th and 19th centuries swept away the guilds, but in England they continued, and several new Companies have appeared in recent years.From "Londons Armory Accuratly delineated in a Graphical display of all the Arms, Crests, Supporters, Mantles and Motto’s of every distinct Company and Corporate Societie in the Honourable City of London".
[Ref: 17862]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Le Chanteur Gothique.
Le Chanteur Gothique.
A. Booth Pinx. F. Basan sculp.
a Paris ches Basan Graveur rue St. Jacques. Et a Amsterdam ches Pierre Fouquet [n.d., c.1760].
Etching and engraving, with large margins; 370 x 270mm. 14½ x 10¾". Two stain spots to image, else a good impression.
Countryside scene: a singer stood on an up-turned basket singers to onlookers standing by; hymn singing as they hold scores in their hands.
[Ref: 27678]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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[Slaughterman.]
[Slaughterman.]
[Drawn & engraved by William Henry Pyne.]
Published by William Miller, Albermarle Street, Jan.y 1. 1805.
Hand-coloured aquatint, with letterpress sheet. Sheet: 250 x 365mm (9¾ x 14½"). Staining on right edge, staple in top right corner.
A portrait of a slaughterman standing next to a dead cow, his hands resting on a large hammer. From 'The Costume of Great Britain', a book containing 60 plates of people at work and scenes of everyday life. William Henry Pyne (1769-1843), the son of a London weaver who became an artist and writer, was commissioned to write and illustrate the book by the publisher, William Miller of Albermarle Street, London. The illustrations are particularly notable as they portray British life on the eve of the Industrial Revolution.
Abbey Life 430.
[Ref: 44613]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Blacksmith's Forge.]
[Blacksmith's Forge.]
Done from a Capital Picture of_Brouwer in the Collection of B: Cleeve Esq:r By Jas. Mc.Ardell.
Sold by JMc.Ardell at the Golden Head in Covent Garden. Price 2s.
Mezzotint. Collector's mark. 368 x 261mm. 14½ x 10¼". Trimmed.
The interior of a blacksmith's forge, where one man pulls a chain above him, bending his head down and holding a piece of metal in the embers; whilst another man hammers at a piece of metal on an anvil.
Goodwin: 206. Ex Collection: J.F. Gigoux in Paris. Lugt: 1164a.
[Ref: 20181]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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