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[Album of thirty stipple engravings after Lady Diana Beauclerk, including Dryden's 'Illustrations to the Fables of John Dryden'.]
[Album of thirty stipple engravings after Lady Diana Beauclerk, including Dryden's 'Illustrations to the Fables of John Dryden'.]
[Many plates published by Edward Harding, 1797.]
Folio; full calf gilt, a.e.g, marbled endpapers; 30 plates interleaved with tissue, 2 smaller plates mounted on album paper to fit. The last four plates, 'Leonore', marked proofs. Some old ink mss. titles, some trimmed for binding.
A collection of thirty plates after Lady Diana Beauclerk (1734-1808), daughter of the 3rd Duke of Marlborough. These are: 13 plates from 'The Fables of John Dryden', engraved by Bartolozzi (3), Harding (5), Cheesman (3), Gardiner, Vandenburg and one unsigned; and 17 decorative vignette plates engraved by Bartolozzi (12), Gardiner (4) and one unsigned. Beauclerk illustrated a number of literary productions, including Horace Walpole's tragedy 'The Mysterious Mother',, and provided designs for Josiah Wedgwood's bas-reliefs on jasper ornaments.
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[Mothers and Children.]
[Mothers and Children.]
[After Lady Diana Beauclerk.]
[London, Pub.d by August 1, 1805 by R. Ackermann, No 101, Strand.
Oblong quarto, red half morocco with marbled boards, rubbed. "The Works of Lady Beauclerk" in pencil on front endpaper. 16 colour-printed stipples. Extremely rare and fine collection. Occasional tears to edges of plates, some spotting. Uncut.
Finely-printed stipples of women and children, with the occasional appearance of Cupid. Lady Diana Beauclerk (1734-1808), daughter of the 3rd Duke of Marlborough. She illustrated a number of literary productions, including Horace Walpole's tragedy 'The Mysterious Mother' and 'The Fables of John Dryden', and provided designs for Josiah Wedgwood's bas-reliefs on jasper ornaments.
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A Catalogue of Historical Prints, Various Subjects, Landscapes, Sea Pieces, Views, &c.
A Catalogue of Historical Prints, Various Subjects, Landscapes, Sea Pieces, Views, &c. After the most Capital Pictures in England. Engraved by the most Celebrated Artists.
Published by John and Josiah Boydell, No 90, Cheapside. London: Printed by Joseph Cooper, No 134, Drury Lane.
8vo, disbound; pp. (iv)+88, complete as per index.
A lengthy list of the prints available from the leading London publisher of the period, beginning with seven collections in volumes. Elsewhere are the publisher's prices for the mezzotints after Joseph Wright of Derby, Van Huysum's Fruit and Flower Pieces, Claude's Liber Veritatis engraved by Richard Earlom and the two-volume 'Capital Pictures' from Houghton. A scarce & interesting item.
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Georgii Buchani Scoti Poetarum sui seculi facile Principis Paraphrasis Psalmorum Davidis poetica.
Georgii Buchani Scoti Poetarum sui seculi facile Principis Paraphrasis Psalmorum Davidis poetica.
Glasguae: In Aedibus Roberti Urie MDCCL [1750].
16mo, contemporary full calf gilt; engraved frontis. portrait; pp. (iv)+311, Latin text. Front hinge strained; old ink mss. ownership inscription on preliminary dated 1814, with a copy of a Buchanan psalm in the same hand on final blank. Squashed fly on page 310.
The psalms of George Buchanan (1506-82), a Scottish Lutheran historian and humanist scholar, tutor to King James VI (and I).
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The First Performance of Shelley's Tragedy The Cenci
The First Performance of Shelley's Tragedy The Cenci Chiefly from the Shelley Society's Notebook.
London Printed for Private Distribution, 1887.
Pamphlet. 8vo; printed wrappers, pp. 40. With 4pp programme. Text loose. Programme mounted on album paper.
A collection of reviews of the performance at the Grand Theatre Islington, May 7th, 1886.
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The Epwell Hunt, by Goulburn. The Raby Hunt, by Martin Hawke. The Melton Hunt.
The Epwell Hunt, by Goulburn. The Raby Hunt, by Martin Hawke. The Melton Hunt.
Typis Medio-Montanis, excudit Jacobus Rogers, 1847.
8vo, original boards; title + pp. 24. Ink mss on front board, spaine worn; some spotting.
Three hunting songs published by the Middle Hill Press, founded by Sir Thomas Phillipps (1792-1872) in 1822 Broadway Tower, a folly on Broadway Hill, Worcestershire.
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Memoirs of celebrated women of all countries. by Madame Junot. With Portraits by the most eminent masters.
Memoirs of celebrated women of all countries. by Madame Junot. With Portraits by the most eminent masters.
London: Edward Churton, 26, Holles Street. 1834.
Folio, contemporary green half calf, marbled boards; pp.94 with 16 plates as called for. Varying degrees of foxing to plates, but image only affected in a few cases.
Laure Junot, Duchesse d'Abrantes, 1784-1838. The plates are lithographs from engravings by Greyedon, Mme. Fauchery, Barin, Maurer, Deveria, Desmaisons, et al., after Gerard, Holbein, Isabey, David, Mme. Lebrun, Nattier, et al. Comprises brief lives of Maria Letizia Ramolini Bonaparte, Anna Zingha-Queen of Matamba, Lady Jane Gray, Dona Catalina De Erauso, Beatrice Cenci, Catherine First Queen of Russia, Ann Boleyn, Baroness De Stael Holstein, Charlotte Corday, Josephine Bonaparte, Mary The Catholic Queen of England, Marina Mniszech, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Marie Antoinette and Mary of Medicis.
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[Album of proof wood-engravings for Felix Summerly’s ‘Hand-Book for the National Gallery’]
[Album of proof wood-engravings for Felix Summerly’s ‘Hand-Book for the National Gallery’]
[Engraved by John jr., James and William Linnell.]
[n.d., c.1843.]
Card wrappers titled in pencil, blindstamp on prelim., explanation in pencil signed 'J. Linnell jun.r'; 49 wood engravings (three loose) mounted on 18 leaves, most annotated in pencil. Evidence of one missing plate.
The preparatory illustrations for a guide to the National Gallery, with wood-engraved copies of paintings including Titian's 'Bacchus and Ariadne' and Jan van Eyck's 'Arnolfini Portrait'. Most have pencilled comments on the readiness of the blocks. Unique album by the Linnell family. The name, 'Felix Summerly', is a pseudonym of Sir Henry Cole (1808-82), a British civil servant and inventor credited with the concept of sending greetings cards at Christmas.
Tate Gallery: A00752. Provenance: Collection of Hon Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
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