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An Iron Work, for Casting of Cannon; and a Boreing Mill, Taken from the Madeley side of the River Severn, Shropshire.
An Iron Work, for Casting of Cannon; and a Boreing Mill, Taken from the Madeley side of the River Severn, Shropshire.
G. Robertson pinxit. Wilson Lowry Sculpsit
Published Feb.y 1.st 1788 by John & Josiah Boydell, No. 90 Cheapside London
Fine engraving, rare open letter proof, 410 x 550mm (16 x 21½"), with large margins. Repaired tears in outside of margins.
An industrial scene of ironworks and the boring mill in Madeley, built in 1788.
[Ref: 63113]   £480.00  
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Isfahan.
Isfahan.
[London: John Ogilby, 1673.]
Engraving. 290 x 360mm (11½ x 14¼"). Trimmed into plate at sides. Time stained.
A prospect of Isfahan when it was the capital city of Persia. From John Ogilby's edition of Arnoldus Montanus's 'Asia'.
[Ref: 62912]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[By Islington.]
[By Islington.]
WHollar delin et sculp 1665. [But later]
Etching, sheet 85 x 120mm (3½ x 4¾"). Trimmed within plate losing title. Taped to backing sheet.
From the series 'Views Near London.' View of London from dried water-course in Islington; Waterhouse surrounded by moat and wall at right; people in the fields under heavy clouds in sky. Etching by Wenceslaus Hollar (1607-77), Bohemian printmaker who spent most of his career working in England. Hollar's technical skill has ensured that his prints have always been keenly collected, and comprehensive collections of his work are at institutions in London, Berlin and Prague. Hollar's life was changed when he met Thomas Howard, second earl of Arundel, at Cologne in 1636: for eight months he travelled in Arundel's retinue at travelled with him to London, taking lodgings at Arundel House and marrying a servant of the countess of Arundel. This is one of a group of small views from north London sometimes thought to have been issued as a set.
Pennington 917 ii of ii.
[Ref: 62712]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[By Islington.]
[By Islington.]
WHollar delin et sculp 1665. [But later]
Etching, sheet 85 x 120mm (3½ x 4¾"). Trimmed within plate losing title. Taped to backing sheet.
From the series 'Views Near London.' View of London from the North; dried-up bed of stream in bare fields in the foreground; St Paul's seen in distance with tower of St Sepulchre's and pinnacles at right; two towers over roof of large barn at left; people walking in pairs and cattle in front of isolated house at right. Etching by Wenceslaus Hollar (1607-77), Bohemian printmaker who spent most of his career working in England. Hollar's technical skill has ensured that his prints have always been keenly collected, and comprehensive collections of his work are at institutions in London, Berlin and Prague. Hollar's life was changed when he met Thomas Howard, second earl of Arundel, at Cologne in 1636: for eight months he travelled in Arundel's retinue at travelled with him to London, taking lodgings at Arundel House and marrying a servant of the countess of Arundel. This is one of a group of small views from north London sometimes thought to have been issued as a set.
Pennington 916 ii of ii.
[Ref: 62711]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Waterhouse by Islington.]
[Waterhouse by Islington.]
WHollar delin et sculp 1665. [but later]
Etching, sheet 85 x 120mm (3½ x 4¾"). Trimmed within plate losing title. Taped to backing sheet.
From the series 'Views Near London.' Near view of Waterhouse in Islington behind its moat, with two men standing at right seen from behind and water escaping from outflow into ditch in the foreground at left; St Paul's in the background. Etching by Wenceslaus Hollar (1607-77), Bohemian printmaker who spent most of his career working in England. Hollar's technical skill has ensured that his prints have always been keenly collected, and comprehensive collections of his work are at institutions in London, Berlin and Prague. Hollar's life was changed when he met Thomas Howard, second earl of Arundel, at Cologne in 1636: for eight months he travelled in Arundel's retinue at travelled with him to London, taking lodgings at Arundel House and marrying a servant of the countess of Arundel. This is one of a group of small views from north London sometimes thought to have been issued as a set.
Pennington 919 ii of ii
[Ref: 62708]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Waterhouse.]
[The Waterhouse.]
WHollar delin et sculp 1665. [But later]
Etching, sheet 85 x 120mm (3½ x 4¾"). Trimmed within plate losing title. Taped to backing sheet.
From the series 'Views Near London.' The Waterhouse by Islington; fisherman seated in earth embankment in the foreground at right, in front of moat surrounding Waterhouse in Islington at left; men walking near outflow at left, view of London with St Paul's in the background. Etching by Wenceslaus Hollar (1607-77), Bohemian printmaker who spent most of his career working in England. Hollar's technical skill has ensured that his prints have always been keenly collected, and comprehensive collections of his work are at institutions in London, Berlin and Prague. Hollar's life was changed when he met Thomas Howard, second earl of Arundel, at Cologne in 1636: for eight months he travelled in Arundel's retinue at travelled with him to London, taking lodgings at Arundel House and marrying a servant of the countess of Arundel. This is one of a group of small views from north London sometimes thought to have been issued as a set.
Pennington 920.
[Ref: 62709]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[By the Waterhouse.]
[By the Waterhouse.]
WHollar delin et sculp 1665. [But later]
Etching, 17th century watermark; sheet 85 x 120mm (3½ x 4¾"). Trimmed within plate losing title. Taped to backing sheet.
From the series 'Views Near London.' View of the Waterhouse, on the right, surrounded by a circular wall and moat; a wooden fence on the left descends to the moat; three houses in middle distance. Etching by Wenceslaus Hollar (1607-77), Bohemian printmaker who spent most of his career working in England. Hollar's technical skill has ensured that his prints have always been keenly collected, and comprehensive collections of his work are at institutions in London, Berlin and Prague. Hollar's life was changed when he met Thomas Howard, second earl of Arundel, at Cologne in 1636: for eight months he travelled in Arundel's retinue at travelled with him to London, taking lodgings at Arundel House and marrying a servant of the countess of Arundel. This is one of a group of small views from north London sometimes thought to have been issued as a set.
Pennington 915 ii of ii.
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Nicolò Isouard de Malte.
Nicolò Isouard de Malte. Dernier Maitre de Chapelle de L'ordre.
Se vend chez Quenedey rue Neuve-des-Petits-Champs No15 à Paris / Dép. à la Bib. Imp.
[n.d., c.1810.]
Aquatint. Sheet 240 x 155mm (9½ x 6"). Trimmed slightly into plate.
Portrait of Nicolas Isouard (1773 - 1818), Maltese-born French composer. He moved to Paris, where he worked as a free composer and became friends with Rodolphe Kreutzer. The pair worked together on several operas, including Le Petit page, ou La Prison d'état (1800) and Flaminius à Corinthe (1801). Isouard adopted the pseudonym Nicolò (or Nicolò de Malte) and found rapid success in the field of opéra comique with Michel-Ange (1802) and L'Intrigue aux fenêtres (1805). He composed regularly for the Théâtre de l'Opéra-Comique, writing some thirty works for it. He composed masses, motets, cantatas, romances, and duos, along with over 45 operas.
[Ref: 63305]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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A New & Accurate Map of the Island of Jamaica.
A New & Accurate Map of the Island of Jamaica. Divided into its principal parishes.
Drawn from surveys and regulated by astron.l observat.ns by Eman. Bowen.
[London: Printed for William Innys, Richard Ware, Aaron Ward, J. and P. Knapton, John Clarke, T. Longman and T. Shewell, Thomas Osborne, Henry Whitridge, 1749.]
Engraved map. 355 x 430mm (14 x 17"). Printer's crease, folds as normal
A map of Jamaica with inset charts of Port Antonio & St Francis and Kingston. Published in Emanuel Bowen's 'A Complete System of Geography'.
[Ref: 62159]   £320.00  
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Jamaica.
Jamaica.
The Illustrations by H. Winkles, & Engraved by W. Lacey. The Map Drawn & Engraved by J. Rapkin.
John Tallis & Company, London & New York.
Steel engraved map with hand colour. Sheet 270 x 365mm (10½ x 14¼"). Centre fold as issued with small split..
A detailed mid-19th century map of Jamaica with decorative vignettes of Kingston, Port Antonio, Port Royal, a sugar mill and a flying fish. From 'The Illustrated Atlas, and Modern History of the World, Geographical Political, Commercial & Statistical', edited by Montgomery Martin, which was one of the last decorative atlases to be published.
[Ref: 62160]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Kingston Jamaica. A View of the Kingston Theatre (taken from the Parade).
Kingston Jamaica. A View of the Kingston Theatre (taken from the Parade).
Taken with the Daguerreotype by A. Duperly. Lithographed by G. Muller. Printed by Thierry Brothers.
[Kingston, published by A. Duperly, n.d., c.1844.]
Tinted lithograph with hand colour. Printed area 220 x 270mm (8¾ x 10¾") with large margins.
The Theatre Royal, opened in 1840 and destroyed in the 1907 earthquake. Lithographed after an early photograph by Adolphe Duperly, probably from his series 'Dagurian Excursions in Jamaica' 1844.
[Ref: 63114]   £390.00  
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Kingston Jamaica. A View of Coke Chapel (taken from the Parade).
Kingston Jamaica. A View of Coke Chapel (taken from the Parade).
Taken with the Daguerreotype by A. Duperly. Lithographed by Ph. Benoist. Paris, Printed by Thierry Brothers.
[Kingston, published by A. Duperly, n.d., c.1844.]
Tinted lithograph with hand colour. Printed area 220 x 270mm (8¾ x 10¾"), with large margins.
Coke Chapel, a Methodist chapel built in 1840 and destroyed in the 1907 earthquake. Lithographed after an early photograph by Adolphe Duperly, probably from his series 'Dagurian Excursions in Jamaica' 1844.
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Kingston Jamaica. A View of the Kingston Barracks.
Kingston Jamaica. A View of the Kingston Barracks.
Taken with the Daguerreotype by A. Duperly. Lithographed by Bachelier. Printed by Thierry Brothers.
[Kingston, published by A. Duperly, n.d., c.1844.]
Tinted lithograph with hand colour. Printed area 220 x 270mm (8¾ x 10¾") with large margins.
A scene at the Kingston Barracks with soldiers and guests standing outside on the grounds. Lithographed after an early photograph by Adolphe Duperly, probably from his series 'Dagurian Excursions in Jamaica' 1844.
[Ref: 63116]   £390.00  
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Jamaica Island. King' House (Spanish Town.)
Jamaica Island. King' House (Spanish Town.)
Taken with the Daguerreotype by A. Duperly. Lithographed by J. Jacotet. Printed by Thierry Brothers.
[Kingston, published by A. Duperly, n.d., c.1844.]
Tinted lithograph with hand colour. Printed area 220 x 270mm (8¾ x 10¾"), with large margins.
Kings House, constructed in 1762 to be the official residence of the Governor of Jamaica, mostly destroyed by fire in 1927, although the facade survives. Lithographed after an early photograph by Adolphe Duperly, probably from his series 'Dagurian Excursions in Jamaica' 1844.
[Ref: 63117]   £390.00  
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Jamaica Island. The Ferry JNN. (Spanish Town.)
Jamaica Island. The Ferry JNN. (Spanish Town.)
Taken with the Daguerreotype by A. Duperly. Lithographed by J. Jacotet. Printed by Thierry Brothers.
[Kingston, published by A. Duperly, n.d., c.1844.]
Tinted lithograph with hand colour. Printed area 220 x 270mm (8¾ x 10¾"), with large margins.
A view of the Ferry Inn, Spanish Town Road, Caymanas, Kingston. The first Ferry Inn was built in 1677. In 1840, George Stiebel (c.1821-96) was involved with the reconstruction of the Ferry Inn. He later became Jamaica's first Black millionaire, and he built the Devon House in 1881. Lithographed after an early photograph by Adolphe Duperly, probably from his series 'Dagurian Excursions in Jamaica' 1844.
[Ref: 63331]   £390.00  
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James 2 by the Grace of God King of England, Scotland, France and Ireland etc: Defendor of the Faith.
James 2 by the Grace of God King of England, Scotland, France and Ireland etc: Defendor of the Faith.
P. Schenk f. [after Kneller]
ex formis Nicholai Visscher cum Privil: Ordin: General: Belgii Foedarati [n.d., c.1700].
Mezzotint, 18th century watermark 190 x 135mm (7½ x 5¼"), very large margins.
Head and shoulders portrait in oval of James II (1633-1701).
[Ref: 62737]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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Jesus College Chapel.
Jesus College Chapel.
W. Westell del.t. W. J. Bennett sculp.
London Pub.d Oct.r 1st 1814 at 101 Strand for R. Ackermann's History of Oxford.
Coloured aquatint. 250 x 300mm (9¾ x 11¾"), large margins on 3 sides. Tiny tear on lower left margin.
A view of the interior of Jesus College Chapel, two ladies stand speaking to an academic.
[Ref: 62951]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Le Jeune Eplucheur.
Le Jeune Eplucheur. Cette ampoule me done a comprendre; Que celui qui trop haut est monté,...
peint par P. Mieris. Grave par G. Bodeneer.
[n.d., c.1700s.] Printed for Carington Bowles in St Pauls Church Yard, London.
Fine & rare mezzotint, 18th century watermark. Plate 120 x 165mm (4¾ x 6½"), very large margins.
A young boy shown three-quarters length blowing bubbles, turned to right and looking back to left; after Mieris. Inscription with the title and four lines of verse written in French on the left and German on the right. A rare example of a continental image published in London.
[Ref: 63085]   £290.00   (£348.00 incl.VAT)
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Le Jeune Musicien.
Le Jeune Musicien. Cet instrument me procure du pain, luoique souvent je joue envain...
peint par G. Schalcken. Grave par G. Bodeneer.
[n.d., c.1700s.] Printed for Carington Bowles in St Pauls Church Yard, London.
Mezzotint. Plate 120 x 165mm (4¾ x 6½"), very large margins. Creasing in margins.
A young boy plays an instrument, holding it in his right hand and playing it with his left. He plays it to earn money for bread, though often plays in vain. Inscription with the title and four lines of verse written in French on the left and German on the right.
[Ref: 63086]   £380.00  
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Jeanne d'Arc, blessée à la gorge
Jeanne d'Arc, blessée à la gorge
Bosio peintre. Imp Lithogr: de G. Engelmann rue Cassette Nº 18 a Paris.
[n.d., c.1820.]
Lithograph. Sheet 330 x 385mm (13 x 15¼"). Some surface soiling.
A stylised scene of Joan of Arc leading the French army at the Siege of Orleans, wounded in the throat.
[Ref: 63135]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[João Manuel, Prince of Portugal & Joanna of Austria]  Emanuel Princeps Portugaliæ. Johannis Regis Felius. Joanna Filia Caroli V Cæsaris Emanuuelis Principis Portugalliæ  Coniunx..
[João Manuel, Prince of Portugal & Joanna of Austria] Emanuel Princeps Portugaliæ. Johannis Regis Felius. Joanna Filia Caroli V Cæsaris Emanuuelis Principis Portugalliæ Coniunx..
PAVE [monogram of Pieter van der Heyden].
Cock Excud. [n.d., c.1556.]
Two scarce engraved portraits on one plate. 195 x 355mm (7¾ x 14"), very large margins. Trimmed to image on right, into plate on left, laid on card at edges, some spotting. Evidence of a crack in the printed plate top left.
A pair of portraits of Dom João Manuel (1537-54), Hereditary Prince of Portugal , and his wife, Joanna of Austria (1535-73), who was the daughter of João's paternal aunt Isabella of Portugal and of his maternal uncle, Emperor Charles V. Their son Sebastian became king of Portugal in 1557. From a series of 39 'Portraits of European Rulers', engraved by van der Heyden, Frans Huys and Jan Collaert. The British Museum's description of the series notes 'Most of these portraits are engraved two on a plate, but the pairs have almost always been cut apart'.
See BM 1854,0614.203 for the description of the series. Ex collection of Sir William Stirling Maxwell.
[Ref: 63109]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Dr. Samuel Johnson.]
[Dr. Samuel Johnson.]
[Samuel James Bouverie Haydon.]
[n.d., c.1860.]
Dry-point etching. 175 x 115mm (7 x 4½").
Portrait head of Dr. Samuel Johnson (1709-84) the English author, poet, critic, and lexicographer, in an oval frame, in three-quarter profile to left; after a drawing by Ozias Humphry based on a portrait by Reynolds. Beginning as a Grub Street journalist, he made lasting contributions to English literature as a poet, essayist, moralist, novelist, literary critic, biographer, editor and lexicographer. Johnson was a devout Anglican and political conservative, and has been described as "arguably the most distinguished man of letters in English history".
[Ref: 63213]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Samuel Johnson, L.L.D.
Samuel Johnson, L.L.D. Engrav'd by Tho.s Cook, from An Original Painting by Sir Joshua Reynolds in the Possession of B. Langton Esq.r.
Published as the Act directs, March, 23rd 1787, by T. Longman, Paternoster Row.
Engraving, open letter proof. Sheet: 410 x 275mm (16¼ x 10¾''). Trimmed to plate.
Poortrait of Dr. Samuel Johnson (1709-84), in an oval on a plinth, with allegorical figures of knowledge underneath, one holding a caduceus.
[Ref: 63236]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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J. Lawson Johnston.
J. Lawson Johnston.
[n.d., c.1890.]
Photogravure. 255 x 165mm (10 x 6½"), very large margins.
John Lawson Johnston (1839-1900), the Scottish entrepreneur who created Bovril.
[Ref: 63234]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Mr. Johnstone.
Mr. Johnstone. To The Members of the Je ne scai quoi Club. This Print is humbly dedicated by their most respectfull and obedient humble Serv.t C. Bestland.
Painted & Engrav'd by C: Bestland.
Pub. as the Act directs March 1791 by C. Bestland No.38 Gt. Marlbro' Street.
Stipple. 177 x 114mm (7 x 4½"), very large margins. Some foxing.
John Henry Johnstone (1749-1828) looking to front in oval; he was a popular tenor and stage Irishman who performed in London. He performed alongside the likes of Benjamin Charles Incledon at the Theatre Royal Covent Garden and with Charles Dignum and Thomas Sedgewick at the Je ne scai quoi Club, where the Marylebone Cricket Club was formed.
Harvard: p.315.1. See Ref: 24454 for coloured version.
[Ref: 63129]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Kannari. View Of Durbar Cave.
Kannari. View Of Durbar Cave. Plate XIII.
From A Sketch By Ja.s Fergusson Esq.r. T.C. Dibdin Del & Lith. M & N Hanhart Imp.
Published by John Weale, 59 High Holborn. [1845]
Tinted lithograph, sheet 370 x 485mm (14½ x 19"), very large margins.
A view of Darbar Cave, one of the Kanheri Caves; a group of caves and rock-cut monuments cut into a massive basalt outcrop in the forests of the Sanjay Gandhi National Park, on the island of Salsette in the western outskirts of Mumbai, India. They contain Buddhist sculptures and relief carvings, paintings and inscriptions, dating from the 1st century CE to the 10th century CE. From 'Illustrations Of The Rock-Cut Temples Of India: Selected From The Best Examples Of The Different Series Of Caves At Ellora, Ajunta, Cuttack, Salsette, Karli, And Mahavellipore. Drawn On Stone By Mr. T.C. Dibdin, From Sketches Carefully Made On The Spot, With The Assistance Of The Camera-Lucida, In The Years 1838-9, By James Fergusson, Esq. - London:: [1845]'.
Abbey 467 plate XIV.
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Kannari. Interior Of Small Vihara.
Kannari. Interior Of Small Vihara. Plate XIV.
From A Sketch By Ja.s Fergusson Esq.r. T.C. Dibdin Del & Lith. M & N Hanhart Imp.
Published by John Weale, 59 High Holborn. [1845]
Tinted lithograph, sheet 485 x 370mm (19 x 14½"), very large margins.
A view of Cave No.1 of the Kanheri Caves; a group of caves and rock-cut monuments cut into a massive basalt outcrop in the forests of the Sanjay Gandhi National Park, on the island of Salsette in the western outskirts of Mumbai, India. They contain Buddhist sculptures and relief carvings, paintings and inscriptions, dating from the 1st century CE to the 10th century CE. From 'Illustrations Of The Rock-Cut Temples Of India: Selected From The Best Examples Of The Different Series Of Caves At Ellora, Ajunta, Cuttack, Salsette, Karli, And Mahavellipore. Drawn On Stone By Mr. T.C. Dibdin, From Sketches Carefully Made On The Spot, With The Assistance Of The Camera-Lucida, In The Years 1838-9, By James Fergusson, Esq. - London:: [1845]'.
Abbey 467 plate XV.
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In the Khyber. Near Ragmak in Kaurastan [pencil]
In the Khyber. Near Ragmak in Kaurastan [pencil]
R E Becquist [? pencil signature.]
[n.d., c.1920.]
Etching, signed in pencil. 110 x 170mm (4¼ x 6¾") very large margins.
A walled city and a watch tower.
[Ref: 62680]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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King's Coll. Chapel, Public Library . & Senate House, Cambridge.
King's Coll. Chapel, Public Library . & Senate House, Cambridge.
Drawn by R. Harraden, Etched by Elizabeth Byrne.
[Published Jan 1, 1809, by R. Harraden & Son Cambridge & by R. Cribb & Son 288 Holborn, London.]
Etching, sheet 175 x 245mm (7 x 9¾"). Trimmed to platemark.
Exterior view of King's College Chapel, Public Library and Senate House, Cambridge.
[Ref: 62969]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Knuckledown Fair.
Knuckledown Fair.
[nd., c.1820.]
Scarce coloured aquatint. 140 x 180mm (5½ x 7"). Trimmed within plate, laid on album paper.
A rowdy fair.
[Ref: 63300]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Mr Jean David Koehler, Docteur et Proffesseur en Histoire à Goettingen.
Mr Jean David Koehler, Docteur et Proffesseur en Histoire à Goettingen.
G.P. Busch sc.
[n.d., c.1730.]
Engraving. 165 x 100mm (6½ x 4") very large margins.
A frontispiece portrait of Johann David Köhler (1684-1785), a German historian specialising in Roman coins, professor of logic and history at universities in Altdorf and later Göttingen, with maps and books. His 'Atlas Manualis Scholasticus et Itinerarius complectens Novae Geographiae', published by Christoph Wiegel in 1724, contained maps of the Roman world decorated with coins.
[Ref: 62919]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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[Rodolphe Kreutzer.] Kreutzer.
[Rodolphe Kreutzer.] Kreutzer.
Se vend chez Quenedey rue Neuve-des-Petits-Champs No15 à Paris / Dép. à la Bib. Imp.
Dess: au Physionotrace et Gravé par Quenedey rue neuve des petits champs No15 à Paris 1809.
Aquatint. Sheet 240 x 155mm (9½ x 6"). Trimmed slightly into plate.
Portrait of Rodolphe Kreutzer (1766 - 1831), French violinist, teacher, conductor, and composer of forty French operas, including La mort d'Abel. He is probably best known as the dedicatee of Beethoven's Violin Sonata No. 9, Op. 47, known as the Kreutzer Sonata, though he never played the work.
[Ref: 63310]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Legends of Lough Ouel by the Late John L'Estrange] Geoffry the Diver.
[Legends of Lough Ouel by the Late John L'Estrange] Geoffry the Diver.
J. Leech.
[London: Douglas Jerrold, 1845.]
Etching with hand-colouring. Sheet 270 x 180mm (10½ x 7"). Mounted in original album paper.
A naked man retrieves a brass cup from a castle submerged in a lake, narrowly avoiding a water monster. A bizarre illustration which accompanied one of the 'Legends of Lough Ouel by the Late John L'Estrange' in Vol II of 'The Illuminated Magazine'. The artist, prolific Victorian book-illustrator John Leech (1817-64), is best-known for his work with Dickens.
The full story is available on Google Books.
[Ref: 62675]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[Legends of Lough Ouel by the Late John L'Estrange] Tom Houlaghan's Guardian Sprite.
[Legends of Lough Ouel by the Late John L'Estrange] Tom Houlaghan's Guardian Sprite.
[Monogram of John Leech.]
[London: Douglas Jerrold, 1845.]
Etching with hand-colouring. Sheet 270 x 185mm (10½ x 7¼"). Mounted in original album paper.
A old, blind Irishman sits under a tree, peacock feather in his hand, surrounded by green sprites with wings and antennae.A bizarre illustration which accompanied one of the 'Legends of Lough Ouel by the Late John L'Estrange' in Vol II of 'The Illuminated Magazine'. The artist, prolific Victorian book-illustrator John Leech (1817-64)m is best-known for his work with Dickens.
The full story is available on Google Books.
[Ref: 62676]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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L'Yvrognerie.
L'Yvrognerie. Le Vin est un remede a l'Ame, Et tres-souvant l'Homme en fait un poison. Que n'en doit point craindre une Femme, Qui n'a pas trop de toute sa raison.
Fenouil pinx. Petit filius fecit.
Avec Privilege du Roy. [n.d. c.1730]
Engraving, fine impression with 18th century watermark; plate 310 x 220mm (12¼ x 8¾"), very large margins. Printers crease in top margin. Some small stains.
A man smoking a pipe pours a glass of alcohol for a woman whilst holding her hand. Title 'drunkeness' with four verses underneath about how wine is good for you but people drink too much; it makes you sick and impairs your judgement.
[Ref: 63087]   £360.00  
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Laperouse.
Laperouse.
Maurin [facsimile signature in plate]. Lith. de Delpech.
[n.d. c.1825.]
Lithograph. Printed area 260 x 240mm (10¼ x 9½"), with large margins. Foxing.
Jean François de Galaup, comte de La Perouse (1741-88), French explorer. In 1785 he took command of a French government expedition to search for the Northwest Passage from the Pacific and to explore along the coasts of America, China, and Siberia and in the South Seas. In 1788 he sailed from Botany Bay and was lost at sea.
[Ref: 63179]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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Full Dress of a Lady of Quality in Barbary in 1700.
Full Dress of a Lady of Quality in Barbary in 1700. Dame de la Cote de Barbarie dans toute separure. 89.
[Thomas Jefferys, n.d., c.1772.]
Hand coloured engraving, 18th century watermark. Plate 260 x 205mm (10¼ x 8"). Large margins.
A full-length portrait of a woman from the Barbary Coast, whole-length standing, looking to the left. She is wearing a headpiece with a very large veil which she holds open behind her with both hands. Plate 89 from 'Collection of the dresses of different nations, antient [sic] and modern. Particularly old English dresses; after the designs of Holbein, Vandyke, Hollar and others, with an account of the authorities from which the figures are taken, and some short historical remarks on the subject. To which are added the habits of the principal characters on the English stage', published by Thomas Jefferys between 1757 - 1772.
[Ref: 62860]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Habit of a Lady of China, in, 1700.
Habit of a Lady of China, in, 1700. Dame Chinoise. 43.
[Thomas Jefferys, n.d., c.1772.]
Hand coloured engraving, 18th century watermark. Plate 260 x 200mm (10¼ x 8"). Large margins.
A full-length portrait of a woman, whole-length standing. She is wearing a tiara and flowers on her hair, dress with large sleeves, cords hang from her belt, she holds a stick in her left hand, and a flat object in her right. Plate 43 from 'Collection of the dresses of different nations, antient [sic] and modern. Particularly old English dresses; after the designs of Holbein, Vandyke, Hollar and others, with an account of the authorities from which the figures are taken, and some short historical remarks on the subject. To which are added the habits of the principal characters on the English stage', published by Thomas Jefferys between 1757 - 1772.
[Ref: 62837]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Habit of a Lady of Hungary, in 1700.
Habit of a Lady of Hungary, in 1700. Dame Hongroise. 99.
[Thomas Jefferys, n.d., c.1772.]
Hand coloured engraving, J. Whatman watermark. Plate 260 x 200mm (10¼ x 8"). Large margins.
A full-length portrait of a Hungarian woman, she is wearing a dress and a bonnet. Plate 99 from 'Collection of the dresses of different nations, antient [sic] and modern. Particularly old English dresses; after the designs of Holbein, Vandyke, Hollar and others, with an account of the authorities from which the figures are taken, and some short historical remarks on the subject. To which are added the habits of the principal characters on the English stage', published by Thomas Jefferys between 1757 - 1772.
[Ref: 62871]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Habit of a Lady of Indostan.
Habit of a Lady of Indostan. Femme des Indes Orientales. 37.
[Thomas Jefferys, n.d., c.1772.]
Hand coloured engraving, J. Whatmark watermark. Plate 245 x 200mm (9¾ x 8"). Large margins.
Portrait of a woman, whole-length standing, turned to the left, her face in profile. She holds a flower in her right hand, the flower's very long stem held by her left hand; and wears a dress with a veil and multiple necklaces. Plate 37 from 'Collection of the dresses of different nations, antient [sic] and modern. Particularly old English dresses; after the designs of Holbein, Vandyke, Hollar and others, with an account of the authorities from which the figures are taken, and some short historical remarks on the subject. To which are added the habits of the principal characters on the English stage', published by Thomas Jefferys between 1757 - 1772.
[Ref: 62847]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Habit of a Lady of Indostan.
Habit of a Lady of Indostan. Femme des Indes Orientales. 38.
[Thomas Jefferys, n.d., c.1772.]
Hand coloured engraving, 18th century watermark. Plate 250 x 200mm (9¾ x 8"). Large margins. Slight crease on left.
Portrait of a woman, whole-length standing, turned and looking to the right. She is holding a small vase in her left hand, her right leg on a rock with her right hand resting on her thigh, she wears clothing with a veil and pearl necklaces. Plate 38 from 'Collection of the dresses of different nations, antient [sic] and modern. Particularly old English dresses; after the designs of Holbein, Vandyke, Hollar and others, with an account of the authorities from which the figures are taken, and some short historical remarks on the subject. To which are added the habits of the principal characters on the English stage', published by Thomas Jefferys between 1757 - 1772.
[Ref: 62848]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Dining Hall, Asylum.
Dining Hall, Asylum. Plate 5.
Rowlandson & Pugin, Del.t et Sculp.t. Hill, Aquat..
London. Pub Feb 1, 1808 at R. Ackermann’s Repository of Arts 101, Strand.
Hand coloured aquatint, plate 230 x 280mm (9 x 11"), with large margins on three sides. Small margin at top.
View within the dining hall of the asylum in Lambeth; girls dressed in simple purple dresses with white bonnets seated at long narrow tables along sides of plain large room, with flagstones and grey walls; a few more elegantly dressed figures strolling between the tables. Published in Ackermann's famous work, the 'Microcosm of London', the figures were drawn by the famous caricaturist Thomas Rowlandson and the architecture by Augustus Pugin.
Abbey, Scenery: 212.
[Ref: 62780]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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[Nash & Miller Barge Builder, Lambeth.]
[Nash & Miller Barge Builder, Lambeth.]
William Strudwick.
[n.d., c.1882.]
Scarce chine collé etching, signed by the artist in pencil. Sheet 370 x 500mm (14½ x 19¾").
A view of Nash & Miller's boatyard on Bishop's Walk, Lambeth, with Lambeth Palace in the background, adapted from a photograph taken by William Strudwick (1834-1910) before the yard had to move to Battersea to make way for the building of the Albert Embankment (1865-8). Strudwick was a photographic storekeeper at the Victoria and Albert Museum, as well a draftsman, architect, sculptor and comic poet. He took photographs for the 'Society for Photographing relics of Old London' which they published in 1882. The V&A purchased of Strudwick’s series of about 50 photographs titled 'Old London: Views by W. Strudwick' in 1869. In 1910, Lambeth Archives acquired a set of Strudwick’s photographs, the same year they he was admitted as a pauper to Croydon workhouse where he died.
See Historic England BB94/20532 for the original photograph. V&A collection: "William Strudwick"
[Ref: 63099]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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Le nouveau, et ancien pont dit Langenruch, aux Schoellinen, route du S.t Gottard.
Le nouveau, et ancien pont dit Langenruch, aux Schoellinen, route du S.t Gottard.
M Kälin ad. nat. del. et sc.
Zurich chez H.y Fuessli & C.e [n.d., c.1820].
Aquatint with fine hand colour. Some staining on left.
Two bridges over a river in a steep-sided valley. Heinrich Füssli (1755-1829, son of the artist Henry Fuseli, most famous for 'The Nightmare'). After working in Paris 1779-92, he returned to Zurich where he founded a major firm of art dealers.
[Ref: 62682]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[Lazarus of Bethany.]
[Lazarus of Bethany.] Pater, gratis ago tibi, quod me audieris. Ego vero sciebam me semper à te audiri; sed propter turbam circumstantem hoc dixi, ut credant me à te missum esse.
J.J. Haid et filius excud A.V. [Augsburg c.1760.]
Rare mezzotint. 395 x 305mm (15½ x 12"), large margins. Some creasing, tiny worm hole in image.
Jesus prays to God to raise Lazarus from the grave, ''so that they might believe that I was sent to you''. Two hands lift up from the tomb. To the right is a crowd of Jewish mourners, including a black woman.
[Ref: 63124]   £360.00  
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[Jean-François Le Sueur.] J. F. Le Sueur.
[Jean-François Le Sueur.] J. F. Le Sueur. Membre de L'Institut, Surintendant de la Musique du Roi.
Se vend chez Quenedey rue Neuve-des-Petits-Champs No15 à Paris / Dép. à la Bib. Imp.
Dess: au Physionotrace et Gravé par Quenedey rue neuve des petits champs No15 à Paris 1818.
Aquatint. Sheet 240 x 155mm (9½ x 6"). Trimmed slightly into plate.
Portrait of Jean-François Le Sueur (1760 - 1837), French composer, best known for his oratorios and operas. He spent some time in London, 1788–92, then returned to revolutionary Paris and gave three successful operas at the Théâtre Feydeau: La Caverne, ou le Repentir (1793), Paul et Virginie, ou le Triomphe de la vertu (1794), which was inspired by the hugely popular novel by Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre, and the classical Télémaque dans l'île de Calypso, ou le Triomphe de la sagesse (1796).
[Ref: 63313]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Leeuwenhoek.
Leeuwenhoek.
J. Chapman sculp.
London Published Feb 26 1813 by G. Jones.
Coloured stipple. 180 x 115mm (7 x 4½") very large margins. Small hole in unprinted area of plate.
Antonie Philips van Leeuwenhoek (1632-1723) the Dutch scientist considered to be the first microbiologist. He is best known for hs work on the improvement of the microscope and was the first to observe and describe single-celled organisms.
W: 1719-4. See Ref: 27071 for black and white version.
[Ref: 63328]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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[Louisa Lenox] Lady George Lenox.
[Louisa Lenox] Lady George Lenox.
Ramsay pinx.t. Corbutt fecit.
London, printed for Rob.t Sayer. Printseller, near Serjeants Inn Fleet Street [n.d., c.1765].
Mezzotint, 18th century watermark; 355 x 250mm (14 x 9¾"). Small tear in inscription repaired.
Lady Louisa Lenox (1739-1830) was the wife of Lord George Henry Lennox, son of Charles, 2nd Duke of Richmond. As this plate is a pirated copy of one by James McArdell, the engraver Richard Purcell has used his pseudonym of Corbutt to avoid prosecution.
CS: 51, state before the polished round table removed.
[Ref: 62764]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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M.r A. De Letang's Repository in Calcutta.
M.r A. De Letang's Repository in Calcutta.
Pichon del.t.
Pub. March 1. 1802, by J Wheble, Warwick Square.
Engraving, plate 210 x 470mm (8¼ x 18½"). Platemark hard to discern left and right. Creases were previously folded, as normal. Some light time staining. Some restoration.
A view of a stable. Chevalier Ambrose-Pierre Antoine De L’Etang (1757-1840) having moved from France just before the revolution to Pondicherry India, moved to Calcutta having been disturbed by the Siege of Pondicherry (21 Aug–18 Oct 1778). There he set up business with Chevalier Julius Soubise (1754 –98), a formerly enslaved Afro-Caribbean man and a well-known fop in late eighteenth-century Britain, and the Calcutta Repository was built in early 1795.
[Ref: 63051]   £380.00  
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The Most Noble Granville Leveson Gower,
The Most Noble Granville Leveson Gower, Earl Gower, Visc. Trentham, Baron of Stittenham, Lord Chamberlain of the King's Houshold, Lord Lieut. and Cust. Rot. of the County of Stafford, onw of his Majesty's most hon.ble Priv. Coun. & a Gov. of the Charter House.
J. Reynolds pinx.t. E. Fisher sculps.t 1765.
Mezzotint. 385 x 280mm (15¼ x 11). Trimmed into plate at bottom, thread margins elsewhere, glue stains in corners, creases through face and across image, mounted on album sheet at corners.
Three quarter length portrait of Granville Leveson-Gower (1721-1803), 1st Marquess of Stafford, in robes, A cabinet member for 25 years, he turned down the chance to be Prime Minister after thefall of Lord North in 1782.
CS 22.
[Ref: 62757]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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