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23. [Alderman.]
23. [Alderman.]
[Drawn & engraved by William Henry Pyne.]
Published by William Miller, Albemarle Street Jan.y 1. 1805.
Hand coloured etching with aquatint. Sheet 340 x 250mm (13¼ x 10").
An alderman in red robe and wig, standing on a building side south of the Thames, with St Paul's Cathedral clearly visible. The print was published in 'The Costume of Great Britain', a work notable for portraying British life on the eve of the Industrial Revolution.
Abbey Life 430.
[Ref: 28721]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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[Ambulant Scrivener]
[Ambulant Scrivener] Il Segretario Ambulante
Letty 1825 [after Maria de Vito]
Very fine watercolour, 190 x 145mm (7½ x 5¾"). Glued to backing sheet.
Fine copy of an Italian lithograph, one of five in a set depicting Italian professions and costumes.
For an impression of the source lithograph see V&A Museum, museum number E.1160-1963
[Ref: 41094]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Barber.
Barber.
[n.d., c.1850.]
Coloured wood engraving. Sheet 135 x 225mm, 5½ x 9". Trimmed, laid on album paper.
An educational image showing a barber shaving a client with a straight-edge razor.
[Ref: 16437]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Barber]
[The Barber]
G.B. O'Neill 30 [c.1880]
Etching on india, platemark 80 x 85 (3¼ x 3¼"), with large margins.
Etching by George Bernard O'Neill (1828-1917),
[Ref: 47660]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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The Book of Trades; or, Circle of the Useful Arts.
The Book of Trades; or, Circle of the Useful Arts.
Glasgow: Printed for Richard Griffin and Co., Thomas Tegg & Son, London; Tegg, Wise, & Tegg, Dublin; and J. & S.A. Tegg, Sydney, Australia. MDCCCXXXV [1835].
8vo (140 x 115mm. 5½ x 4½".), with original marbled board coveres and calf spine. Spine detached.
First edition with engraved frontispiece, additional engraved title page, 19 plates (including the frontispiece), and numerous woodcut illustrations. The aim of this book is to illustrate at length one or two of each class of trade and manufacture and thus explain the principles applicable to all. The author presents an account of 'those arts by which the various wants of civilised society are supplied, and of those manufactures upon which commerce depends, in such a form, as, while it instructs, will also attract the youthful mind'. The book is organised into the following chapters: arts relative to the supply of food; arts relative to providing shelter; arts relative to clothing; arts relative to traveling; arts relative to the mineral kingdom; the liberal arts.
[Ref: 22109]   £350.00  
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The Comb Makers.
The Comb Makers.
[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 Comb-Makers of London, with three combs, a lion, and an elephant as a reference to their use of ivory. The Company was incorporated by Charles I in 1636. 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 Comb-makers' Company 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: 17849]   £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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[Two scenes with dwarfs.]
[Two scenes with dwarfs.]
[Anon, c.1680.]
Two etchings, each approx. 115 x 100mm (4½ x 4"). Both trimmed around image and laid on backing card.
Two scenes of dwarfs, one as a ratcatcher and another drinking. There was a popular interest across the continent for scenes of what were sometimes described as 'Lilliputian characters' in the late 17th-early 18th century.
[Ref: 36628]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT) view all images for this item
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The Farrier.
The Farrier.
Eng.d by John Miller Edin.r.
Published by Richard Griffin & Co. Glasgow. [n.d., c.1840.]
Engraving. Sheet: 105 x 135mm (4¼ x 5¼''). Trimmed. Slight offsetting.
A scene in a farrier's yard showing a man fixing a shoe to a horses hoof.
[Ref: 48583]   £50.00   (£60.00 incl.VAT)
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Farriers Shed.
Farriers Shed.
Drawn & Etched by J.A.Atkinson.
London, Published Jany. 1st. 1807, by William Miller 49. Albemarle Street, and James Walker 8, Conway Street Fitzroy Square.
Fine coloured etching and aquatint, plate 240 x 185mm (9½ x 7¼"), with very large margins.
A farrier kneels shoeing a horse, with a well-dressed man standing behind him; second farrier on the right holds a hoof nipper, various tools are strewn across the ground.
[Ref: 57142]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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The Little Italian Gardener.
The Little Italian Gardener.
Sig.ra Rozalba pinx. Thos. Letton sculp. No. 15.
London. Pub: as the Act directs. Nov.r 5, 1781 by I.Birchall. No.473. Strand.
Stipple, printed in sanguine. 190 x 140mm.
From the Oettingen-Wallerstein Collection, Sotheby's London 1997.
[Ref: 5286]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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Italian Gardener.
Italian Gardener.
Mle. Benedetti Delineavit et Sculpsit.
Publish'd as the Act directs Nov 25th. 1786, by W. Dickinson Engraver Bond Street.
Rare stipple engraving in sepia, sheet 255 x 170mm (10 x 6¾"). Trimmed to plate. Crease.
Michele Benedetti (b.1741) was an Italian-born engraver in stipple who spent some time in London, and who may have been a pupil of Bartolozzi, whose style his work resembles.
From the Norman Blackburn Collection.
[Ref: 7416]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Hair dresser.
Hair dresser.
London Pub. by Tabart & Co. Sep. 14. 1808.
Engraving, with three sheets of letterpress. Sheet: 150 x 90mm (6 x 3½''). Foxing.
A barber combing the hair of a man reading a paper, with text.
[Ref: 50497]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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[Woman with a hairdresser.]
[Woman with a hairdresser.]
Petrus Schenck inven: Fecit et exc Amstela: Cum Privil. Ord: Holl et West-Frisi [n.d., c.1690.]
Scarce mezzotint, 17th century watermark. 245 x 185mm (9¾ x 7¼"). Thread margins, a little surface scuffing.
A hairdresser positions two mirrors so a woman with long, crimped hair can see the back of her head.
[Ref: 60129]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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The Art of Dressing Fish,  Most humbly dedicated to the Hon.ble Society of Arts Manufacturers and Commerce, by his most obedient humble Servant Joh. Elias Haid.
The Art of Dressing Fish, Most humbly dedicated to the Hon.ble Society of Arts Manufacturers and Commerce, by his most obedient humble Servant Joh. Elias Haid. [&] The Cook Maid, Most humbly dedicated to Samuel More Esq.r, Secretary to the Hon.ble Society of Arts Manufacturers and Commerce, by his most obedient humble Servant Joh. Elias Haid.
Johann Caspar Heilmann pinxit. Johann Elias Haid sculpsit. Aug Vind:1773. [Cook Maid - '1774'].
Pair of fine mezzotints. Each 485 x 360mm (19 x 14¼"). Slight damp staining.
Johann Casper Heilmann [1718 - 1760], a Swiss painter and draughtsman working in Rome and Paris. Johann Elias Haid [1736 - 1809] was a German engraver and publisher. Son and pupil of Johann Jakob, he published his own prints in Augsburg. These pictures were produced in the same year the Society moved into a purpose built home, designed by John Adam. The Honourable Society of Arts Manufacturers and Commerce, was founded by William Shipley as a fund to support improvements in the liberal arts, sciences, and manufactures. In 1758, the Society awarded medals divided into catagories: Agriculture, Chemistry, Colonies & Trade, Manufactures, Mechanics, and Polite Arts (painting and the plastic arts). Samuel More was secretary to the society between 1770 and 1773, and was one of the most important supporters of the society's awards.
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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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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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London Characters No. 5.
London Characters No. 5. How does it fit behind? Exquisite!! Exquisite!! [&] Come_move on there!
[Published by Charles Tilt. 86, Fleet Street.] [n.d. c.1830.]
Hand-coloured etching. 190 x 134mm. 7½ x 5¼". Cut along lower edge into platemark. omitting publication line.
Two scenes: to the left, a gentleman asks his tailor to see how his jacket fits and whether it encompasses his figure from behind, the tailor, winking at the viewer, declares it as an exqusitie fit. To the right: a gentleman in a hurry kicks a lady's basket of fruit into the air with oranges rolling away everywhere.
[Ref: 21546]   £50.00   (£60.00 incl.VAT)
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[Les Vivandiers Pair.]
[Les Vivandiers Pair.]
Ch. Eisen inv. et del. / P.F. Tardieu Sculp
A Paris chés Tardieu Graveur du Roy, rue du Platre, la deuxieme porte cochere, a gauche entrant par la rue St. Jacques Avec Privilege du Roy [c.1770]
A pair of fine engravings, each sheet 210 x 235mm (8¼ x 9¼"). Trimmed to platemark; glued to album sheet at corners.
A pair of engravings the first showing a group of vivandiers, merchants who accompany the army to sell provisions to the soldiers. Engraving after a design by Charles Eisen (1720-78), painter, draughtsman and illustrator. It was through his drawings, engraved to illustrate nearly 400 books, that Eisen's reputation was chiefly established. These included editions of Lucretius, Ovid, Tacitus, Virgil, Boccaccio, Ariosto, Erasmus and La Fontaine.
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Ein Kellner. [A Waiter.]
Ein Kellner. [A Waiter.]
CL fecit. [Monogram of Caspar Luyken.]
C. Weigel exc: [Nuremberg: n.d., c.1700.]
Rare engraving, image border 250 x 190mm. 9¾ x 7½". Lacking left margin.
A waiter with apron in a landscape holding up a large glass drinking vessel; bowl in left hand, house or inn to background. Published by Christoph Weigel (1654 - 1725); from a series of trades.
[Ref: 21794]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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