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Recueil d'Estampes gravées par Adam Bartsch
Recueil d'Estampes gravées par Adam Bartsch d'après les Desseins Originaux de différens maîtres qui se trouvant à la Bibliotheque Imp: et Roy: de Vienne.
1794. à Vienne chez chez T. Moll et Comp.
Folio, contemporary half calf with marbled boards, red morocco gilt label on front board; engr. title, 4pp. (list of plates); 43 plates (of 45) on 40 sheets. Missing plates never bound. Binding scuffed.
A fine collection of facsimile prints after old master drawings by (Johann) Adam Bartsch (1757-1821). Grouped together there are six by Parmigianino, twelve by Guercino (two sets numbered 1-6), six by Albrecht Durer, seven (of nine) by Raymond Lafage and twelve by Rembrandt.
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Designs by Mather Brown.
Designs by Mather Brown.
Drawn by Mather Brown & Published by Vincent Zanetti, No 5 Wrights Court, Market Street, Manchester. Nov.r 1. 1816, Where may be had a Book of other Designs by the same Artist. Prince 7/6.
4to (235 x 200mm (9¾ x 8), limp boards; stipple frontis. and eight plates, all in original hand colour. Disbound, frontispiece slightly soiled.
A very scarce reissue of Mather Brown's drawing book, with two plates still with his publication line. The frontispiece and two plates feature cherubs, three are portraits of young girls and three are sketches of tree trunks. One of the trees is signed 'Mary Ann Rumball''; Brown painted her portrait in London in 1808.
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English Landscape Scenery; An Advanced Drawing Book.
English Landscape Scenery; An Advanced Drawing Book. Twenty-Four Sketches from Nature. By George Childs.
London: David Bogue, 86, Fleet Street, late Tilt & Bogue [n.d., c.1845].
Oblong 4to (195 x 285mm, 7¾ x 11¼), green cloth gilt; letterpress title and 24 lithographic plates, as called for. Hinges strained, one plate loose and battered, spotting throughout.
A book of rustic scenery, mostly in Kent and the South-East, but also Wales, drawn and lithographed by George Childs (1800-75).
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[Album of newpaper satires relating to the Congress of Berlin, 1878.]
[Album of newpaper satires relating to the Congress of Berlin, 1878.]
[1878.]
Folio scrap album, original green half morocco gilt, with Buchram boards, silk endpapers; 33 sheets on 30 card pages. Some spotting.
An album of satires of the Congress of Berlin in 1878, in which the European powers and the Ottoman Empire met to reorganise the states in the Balkan Peninsula after the Russo-Turkish War of 187778. Although the satires are in German and French, the compiler seems to have been British, as the gilt title on the front board is in English. Several of the plates caricature Benjamin D'Israeli and the British acquisition of Cyprus: one shows the Prime Minister drunk on Cypriot wine.
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[Illustrations to 'The professional life of Mr. Dibdin written by himself']
[Illustrations to 'The professional life of Mr. Dibdin written by himself']
[Painted by Mr Devis. Engraved by Mr Smith.]
[London: Dibdin, 1803.]
Small 8vo (150 x 120mm, 6 x 4¾"), paper covers; 58 (of 60) circular aquatint and etchings with hand colour. Extra-illustrated with maps of Bedfordshire & Buckinghamshire on paste-downs. Paper tone, wear to covers.
A bound volume of the illustrations to Charles Dibdin's 'The professional life of Mr. Dibdin written by himself; together with the words of six hundred songs, selected from his works, and sixty small prints taken from the subjects of the songs'.
British Museum 1873,0308.154-214.
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[Homer Travestie.] A Burlesque Translation of Homer. In Two Volumes. The Fourth Edition Improved.
[Homer Travestie.] A Burlesque Translation of Homer. In Two Volumes. The Fourth Edition Improved.
[by Thomas Bridges, plates after George Moutard Woodward.]
London: Printed for G.G. and J. Robinson, Paternoster-Row. 1797.
8vo (215 x 140mm, 8½ x 5½"), half calf with contemporary marbled boards; vol 1: pp. (vi)+360; Vol 2: pp. 432; complete with two engr. titles, 24 engraved plates. Spines rebacked, inner hinges taped; spotting throughout. Bookplates of E.F. Bolton on front paste-downs.
The fourth edition of a work written by Thomas Bridges under the pseudonym 'Caustic Barebones', first published 1762. This edition was the first with plates after Woodward, which are said to have been engraved by Francis Grose.
Lowndes, The Bibliographers Manual of English Literature, volume II, p. 1101: ''Best edition, with humorous plates. A work full of humour... which often transgresses the bounds of decency''.
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The Whole Proceedings On the King's Commission of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Goal Delivery for the City of London,
The Whole Proceedings On the King's Commission of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Goal Delivery for the City of London, and also, The Goal Delivery for the County of Middlesex, Held at Justice-Hall, in the Old Bailey, On Wednesday, the 9th of January, 1805, and following Days, Being the Second Session in the Mayorality of the Right Honourable Peter Perchard, Lord Mayor of the City of London. Taken in Short-Hand by Ramsey and Blanchard. [& Third Session, 20th February, & Fourth Session, 24th April]
London: printed and Published, By Authority of the Corporation of the City of London, by W. Wilson, St. Peter's-Hill, Little Knight-Rider-Street, Doctors' Commons. 1805.
Quarto (260 x 195mm, 10¼ x 7¾"), original boards; pp. 72-140, 157-310, incomplete, edges uncut. Ex-libris label on front pastedown; spine taped.
Transcripts of criminal cases, including that of Samuel Nunn (case 211) who was sentenced to be transported for seven years for stealing 3 shillings worth of indigo; and William Field (case 254) sentenced to death for counterfeiting sixpences. Important reference for transportation to Australia.
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Tableau de Londres [title on spine].
Tableau de Londres [title on spine]. Description Géographique, Topographique, Pittoresque, Industrielle et Commerciale. de L'Angleterre, de L'Écosse et de L'Irelande... Par Crutwell, Traduite de l'anglais, sur la 4e. édition; ... Tome Quatrième.
A Paris, Chez Hyacinthe Langlois, Libraire pour la Géographie, l'Histoire, les Belles-Lettres, quai des Augustins, no 67, près le Pont Neuf. M.DCCC.IV. [1804.]
8vo, original full calf gilt, maroon morocco title label, speckled edges, marbled endpapers; title + 385, folding engraved map frontis. Spine with rubbed patch, small fold split in margin of map.
A French tourist's guide to London, probably prepared for publication during the thaw in Anglo-French relations after the Treaty of Amiens of 1802. The text consists of information neccessary for the tourist: an extensive key for the map; lists of carriage fares within London (including a specific table of fares from various point to the Opera House, Drury Lane Theatre, Covent Garden Theatre and Ranelagh Gardens); how to get coaches to the villages surrounding London (including Barnes, Clapham, Hammersmith, Hampstead, Kingston & Richmond) and ferry prices.
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[Title on front board] Illustrated Regulations. Standard Uniforms and Patterns of the Army, Navy, Militia Volunteers, Civil Servic, Court Dress, &c.
[Title on front board] Illustrated Regulations. Standard Uniforms and Patterns of the Army, Navy, Militia Volunteers, Civil Servic, Court Dress, &c.
Published by William Jones & Comp.y 236, Regent S.t London [n.d., c.1886.]
Scarce folio, blue buckram gilt; chromolithographic frontispiece and 74 numbered sheets including 29 full-page plates. Some spotting throughout, frontispiece with repaired tears.
A military tailor's pattern book with fine colour plates.
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