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Christmas Goose.
Christmas Goose. Now Christmas has again arrived, To please each hungry sinner, Let us have a great plumb-pudding and A stunning goose for dinner...
Printed by W.S. Fortey Monmouth Court, Seven Dials. [n.d. c 1860's]
Woodcut with letterpress, sheet 220 x 175mm (8¾ x 7). Trimmed within plate and glued to backing sheet.
A comical song about having goose for Christmas dinner. Fortey was a popular print publisher; he took over the business known as the Catnach Press, where he had been employed for some years.
[Ref: 62034]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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England's Lamentation for the loss of Farinelli. (178)
England's Lamentation for the loss of Farinelli. (178) [On Reverse] The Thirsty Topper (177).
H Roberts Sculp.
Publish'd accord.g to Act of Parliamen.t 1739.
Engraving, sheet 230 x 135mm (9 x 5¼"). Trimmed within plate top and right.
From Henry Robert's, 'Calliope or English Harmony, A Collection of the most Celebrated English and Scots Songs Neatly Engrav'd and Embelish'd with designs adapted to the Subject of each Song, taken from the Compositions of the Best Masters, in the most Correct Manner, with the thorough Bass and Transpositions for the Flute [recorder] (proper for all Teachers, Scholars and Lovers of Musick), Printed on a fine Paper, on each side which renders the Undertaking more compleat than any other thing of the kind ever Publish'd.' Music, words and flute accompaniment. Headpiece illustration of a woman sitting in a room with two men in frockcoats, one addressing her, the other standing nearby. Farinelli (1705 82) was the stage name of Carlo Maria Michelangelo Nicola Broschi; a celebrated Italian castrato singer of the 18th century and one of the greatest singers in the history of opera. He was persuaded to move to Spain and only sang for the Spanish Royal Family.
[Ref: 61935]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT) view all images for this item
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[The creation of Lincoln's Inn Place] Prospectus.
[The creation of Lincoln's Inn Place] Prospectus. It is proposed to make application to Parliament in the ensuing session for leave to effect a Spacious Opening from Carey Street to Pickett Place, Strand, in the direction of Serle Street, to be called Lincoln's Inn Place, and on each side of the same to erect a regular architectural range or Fire Proof Buildings, to be used as Chambers...
[n.d., c.1825.]
Scarce letterpress. Sheet 335 x 210mm (13¼ x 8¼").
A prospectus to raise £100,000 (later £120,000) for a building project, launched at Green's Coffee House in Serle Street. The architect of the scheme was Decimus Burton.
[Ref: 61975]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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New Musical Fund, Established 1786.
New Musical Fund, Established 1786.
R. Cosway R.A. del.t J.Mitan sculp.t
Very rare engraving, sheet 195 x 220mm (7¾ x 8½"). Slightly trimmed to plate at bottom slightly. Foxed.
Ticket for the New Musical Fund. An angel is seated on a cloud, playing a lyre. Performance by C. B. Incledod. The New Musical Fund was established 16 April 1786 and consisted of numerous concerts all held at the King's Theatre in the Haymarket.
Daniell: 206. BM: 1981 ,U.475.
[Ref: 61993]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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The Praise of Bacchus. The Musick by M.r Corelli. (16)
The Praise of Bacchus. The Musick by M.r Corelli. (16) [On Reverse] The Lovers first Address (15).
Hen: Roberts fecit.
[1739]
Engraving, sheet 230 x 135mm (9 x 5¼"). Trimmed within plate top and right.
From Henry Robert's, 'Calliope or English Harmony, A Collection of the most Celebrated English and Scots Songs Neatly Engrav'd and Embelish'd with designs adapted to the Subject of each Song, taken from the Compositions of the Best Masters, in the most Correct Manner, with the thorough Bass and Transpositions for the Flute [recorder] (proper for all Teachers, Scholars and Lovers of Musick), Printed on a fine Paper, on each side which renders the Undertaking more compleat than any other thing of the kind ever Publish'd.' Music, words and flute accompaniment. Headpiece illustration of Bacchus being held in the air by two satyrs with two children and an adult couple standing round them.
[Ref: 61936]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT) view all images for this item
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In Praise of Burgundy. By M.r Tho.s Phillips. (109)
In Praise of Burgundy. By M.r Tho.s Phillips. (109) [On Reverse] The Miller of Mansfield. (110)
H. Roberts Sculp.
[1739]
Engraving, sheet 230 x 135mm (9 x 5¼"). Trimmed within plate top and left.
From Henry Robert's, 'Calliope or English Harmony, A Collection of the most Celebrated English and Scots Songs Neatly Engrav'd and Embelish'd with designs adapted to the Subject of each Song, taken from the Compositions of the Best Masters, in the most Correct Manner, with the thorough Bass and Transpositions for the Flute [recorder] (proper for all Teachers, Scholars and Lovers of Musick), Printed on a fine Paper, on each side which renders the Undertaking more compleat than any other thing of the kind ever Publish'd.' Music, words and flute accompaniment. Headpiece illustration of a group of six men sitting in the countryside round a table drinking wine with a servant kneeling on the ground filling a carafe. An extremely rare image of Burgundian drinking
[Ref: 61937]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT) view all images for this item
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