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Amberley & Houghton Almanack. 1885.
Amberley & Houghton Almanack. 1885.
Printed by Bemrose & Sons, 23 Old Bailey, London; and Derby.
Wood engraving and letterpress, printed in black and red. Sheet 760 x 500mm (30 x 19¾"). Some restoration, laid on archival paper.
A religious broadsheet, tailored for use in Amberley & Houghton, near Arundel in West Sussex. Around a wood engraving illustrating a scene from Exodus, are various notes about local customs and rules, for example what days baptisms are held and Post Office regulations. Underneath is a calendar, with days marked with a biblical quotation.
[Ref: 53999]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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History of England.
History of England.
Publish'd Oc.bre 29 1771 by J. Farrell Printer , at No 7 PaterNosterRow Cheapside London.
Engraving with old ink mms. Sheet 440 x 355mm (17¼ x 14"). Trimmed within plate, folds split with loss, repaired tears, bottom left corner ripped off but present, mounted on card. Damaged.
A writing sheet with six scenes from Collier's 'History of England' and a maritime scene.
[Ref: 55060]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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For the Benefit of Mr Giardini.
For the Benefit of Mr Giardini.
G.B. Cipriani inv. F. Bartolozzi sculp 1778.
Etching and engraving. Sheet 135 x 115mm (5¼ x 4½"), with large margins.
Venus Anadyomene naked and seated on a conch shell, accompanied by Cupid (drawing his bow), with other cherubs holding a torch and the drapery around Venus. Felice Giardini (1716 - 1796), an Italian composer and violinist, came to London in 1751, where he was highly successful as a performer and society music teacher. For many years he served as the concertmaster and director of the Italian Opera and gave solo concerts under the auspices of close friend Johann Christian Bach (son of Johann Sebastian). He remained in England until 1784 when he travelled to Naples at the invitation of Sir William Hamilton.
De Vesme: 1929, state ii of iv.
[Ref: 53435]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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[Hanover Square ticket no 121.]
[Hanover Square ticket no 121.] Hanover Square for the Benefit of Miss .no Diot Jones, & Johnotone April the 10.th. A Ball to begin at 7'oclock [ink mss verso].
Rare Stipple sheet 110 x 115mm (4¼ x 4½"). Top left corner slightly torn. Trimmed.
Stipple of a putto sitting on a cloud with a cloth draped over one shoulder playing a harp. They are surrounded by an oval frame of laurel leaves. Ink writing on the back of the invitation gives details of the event.
[Ref: 55005]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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Royal Assent to the Bill for the Repeal of the Sacramental Test. May 9th 1828.
Royal Assent to the Bill for the Repeal of the Sacramental Test. May 9th 1828. Commemoration Dinner at the Freemason's Hall, Wednesday June 18th 1828, his Royal Highness the Duke of Sussex in the Chair, W.m Smith Esq.r M.P. Deputy Chairman.
[1828]
Engraving with letterpress, signed at bottom Rob Winter No 53. Sheet 440 x 300mm (17¼ x 11¾"). Laid on album paper, glue stains and browning.
A dinner celebrating the repeal of the requirement that governmental officials take communion in the Church of England, a step towards the Catholic Relief Act of 1829.
[Ref: 54938]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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[For the Benefit of Mr Salpietro.]
[For the Benefit of Mr Salpietro.]
[F. Bartolozzi inv: et sculp. 1773]
Very fine stipple with etching, proof before letters, printed in brown. 140 x 180mm (5½ x 7"), with very large margins.
Three putti on clouds decorated with laurel branches, holding music scores. The design was first used as a billhead for the benefit of the Italian violinist Giovanni Salpietro, who came to London with his wife (a singer) c.1779. He was portrayed in 'A Sunday Concert at Dr Burney's', engraved by Bretherton after C.L. Smith. Later it was used as the trade card of William Humphrey, brother of Hannah Humphrey, James Gillray's publisher and partner.
De Vesme 1939, state i of iv.
[Ref: 53404]   £520.00  
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Theatre, Leeds. First Night of a New Historical Drama. This Present Monday, Oct. 1st, 1838,
Theatre, Leeds. First Night of a New Historical Drama. This Present Monday, Oct. 1st, 1838, An entirely new and original Historical Drama, founded on a leading event of the American Revolution, written by Mr. Morris Barnett, called The Beacon Hill or America in 1775, ....
[Leeds, 1838.]
Letterpress playbill. Sheet 360 x 195mm (14¼ x 7¾"). Damaged. Creases, tears and soiling, tipped on album paper.
An Americana-themed play bill, a rare Bostonian item.
[Ref: 55144]   £450.00  
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