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Cupid Turned Volunteer:  In A Series of Prints, Designed By ***** [Princess Elizabeth];
Cupid Turned Volunteer: In A Series of Prints, Designed By ***** [Princess Elizabeth]; And Engraved By W.N. Gardiner, With Poetical Illustrations By Thomas Park, F.S.A.
London: Printed By W. Bulmer And Co. Cleveland-Row, For E. Harding, Pall-Mall Court; And Sold By W.N. Gardiner, No. 48, Pall Mall. 1804.
4to, contemporary boards; half-title, title, dedication and preface; frontispiece and 11 fine colour-printed stipple engravings, each with a page of verse, and 1pp. 'Notes'. Boards distressed, inner hinges stained.
A series of charming stipples showing putti with a variety of military motifs after the designs of Princess Elizabeth, Landgravine of Hesse-Homburg (1770-1840), third daughter of George III and a talented artist. Thomas Park (1759-1834) was an English antiquary and bibliographer.
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Letters from Mrs. Delany (Widow of Doctor Patrick Delany,)
Letters from Mrs. Delany (Widow of Doctor Patrick Delany,) To Mrs. Francis Hamilton, from the Year 1779, to the Year 1788; comprising Many Unpublished and Interesting Anecdote of their Late Majesties and the Royal Familiy. Third Edition.
London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, Paternoster-Row. 1821.
Small 4to, original paper backed boards; pp. xiii + 106, with aquatint frontis. portrait of the author and plate of facsimile mss. With bookplate of Louise Marie Van der Weyer. Binding distressed, offset from plate affecting title and text pages.
The letters of Mary Delany (1700-88), an English artist, letter-writer, and bluestocking, known for her ''paper-mosaicks'', botanic drawing and her lively correspondence. Her second marriage was to Dr Patrick Delany (1686-1768), an Irish clergyman. After his death Mary spent much time at Bulstrode, the home of her close friend, Margaret Bentinck, Dowager Duchess of Portland, where she met botanist Joseph Banks and the Royal family. Louise Marie Van der Weyer (1851-96), was the daughter of Sylvain van de Weyer (1802-74), a Belgian ambassador at the Court of St James's and later Belgium's 8th Prime Minister. She was a friend of Princess Louise, daughter of Queen Victoria: James Valentine photographed the pair c.1870.
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[Grotesque Masks] Serie di Mascheroni Cavati dall'antico che per la prima volta escono in luce intagliati in rame opera utile a professori ed amatori delle belle arti.
[Grotesque Masks] Serie di Mascheroni Cavati dall'antico che per la prima volta escono in luce intagliati in rame opera utile a professori ed amatori delle belle arti.
[by Aloisio Giovannoli.]
In Roma MDCCLXXXI [1781] Presso Venanzio Monaldini al Corso.
Folio, rebound in half treed calf with marbled boards, morocco title label, marbled endpapers; 33 of 38 etched plates. Scarce, but incomplete.
A fine collection of etchings of classical Roman theatrical masks etched by Aloisio Giovannoli (ca.15501618), and originally published c.1600 with book and plate numbers under the image, here cut from the plate. Giovannoli has copied prints designed by Cornelis Floris, engraved by Frans Huys and published by Hans Liefrinck I between 1539-1560.
See BM 1932,0217.37 for the original issue and description.
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[Album of set designs after important Italian theatre designers connected with La Scala, Milan.]
[Album of set designs after important Italian theatre designers connected with La Scala, Milan.]
[Milan, c.1800-1820.]
Large folio (585 x 445mm, 21¾ x 17½"), 19th century quarter morocco, gilt lettered "Invenzioni teatrali" on spine; 38 full-page plates (a hand-coloured etching, a hand-coloured aquatint, 29 sepia aquatints, a black aquatint and 5 etchings), 25 half-page plates (4 sepia aquatints, 4 aquatints printed in colours, 1 black aquatint, 16 etchings, proofs?, one printed in red with pencil additions), plus 4 half-page etched topographical views, total 67 plates. Losses to head and foot of spine, boards scuffed, some of the half-page plates trimmed and joined to match book size.
The larger plates include: the hand-coloured title and 10 sepia aquatint plates (of 24) of Gaspare Gallieri's ''Numero XXIV invenzioni teatrali'', c.1801, with an uncaptioned hand-coloured aquatint after Galliari; 17 sepia aquatints by Francesco Fontanesi & Ludovico Pozzetti (numbered 1-18, lacking no. 6); an aquatint and six proof etchings before aquatint by Luigi Rados after Pietro Gonzaga; and two sepia aquatints (''Carcere'' and ''Ampia Volta'') by Carolo Zucchi after Frencesco Fontanesi. The 29 smaller prints include four colour-printed aquatints by Zucchi after Galliari (numbered 1-4), and a number of scenes (one of a courtyard, printed in red with pencil additions) after Sanquirico. The final four etchings have no theatrical connection.
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