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The Diffident Lover.
The Diffident Lover.
Set by Mr Howard. G. Bickham jun.r Sculp.t.
[London, 1738.]
Engraved music sheet, 18th century watermark. 325 x 200mm (12¾ x 8"), with very large margins.
A music and lyrics to a song by Frances Perrott, illustrated by an engraving of a pair of lovers. From Bickham's 'Musical Entertainer'.
[Ref: 53383]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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[Valentine.]
[Valentine.] Got up in killing style [/] Some booby to beguile, [/] But who would care to wed, [/] Such an empty head, [/] You are not fit to rule a home [/] Since folly claims you for her own.
[n.d., c.1850.]
Chromolithograph. Sheet: 175 x 130mm (7 x 5").
A Victorian valentine poking fun at a young woman.
[Ref: 43812]   £35.00   (£42.00 incl.VAT)
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Remember me.
Remember me. [&] The power of Love.
[n.d. c.1830]
Two letterpress' sheet 395 x 250mm (15½ x 9¾") Glued to album paper.
Two letterpress poems with flower designs framed around them.
[Ref: 62272]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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[Map of Matrimony]
[Map of Matrimony]
[n.d., c.1850.
Coloured inks, 140 x 85mm (5½ x 3¼) within perforated border on scrap sheet.
A manuscript 'map of matrimony', with the Gulf of Matrimony, Cape Scandal and Land of Spinsters.
[Ref: 53270]   £145.00  
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Firm and Faithful Fond and true / Such my love I'll prove to you!
Firm and Faithful Fond and true / Such my love I'll prove to you!
[n.d., c.1840.]
Paper lace doily with watercolour flowers. Doily 230 x 195mm (9 x 7¾")..
A romantic valentine.
[Ref: 55477]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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A Lily of the Valley For the Bosom.
A Lily of the Valley For the Bosom.
[n.d., c.1840.]
Embossed album sheet, 280 x 230mm (11 x 9") with two valentines. A paper lace doily with embossed flower trimmed and stuck on, doily pasted on; and verso an embossed card with watercolour forget-me-nots and bows of ribbon.
Two romantic valentines.
[Ref: 55476]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT) view all images for this item
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[Valentine.]
[Valentine.] Do you think I'd wed a Pipe, with rags and smoke? [/] No, no, that would be too great a joke; [/] No, you old chimney pot, now stop your smoking, [/] Or you will soon smell sulphur and be choking.
[n.d, c.1850]
Woodcut. Sheet: 215 x 170mm (8½ x 6¾").
An example of an alternative Victorian Valentines card, criticising the recipient's smoking habit.
[Ref: 43793]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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[Valentine.]
[Valentine.] Thou simple Youth a caution take, [/] Ere you your love declare, [/] A fruitless match I know you'd make, [/] And a most unhappy pair.
[n.d., c.1850.]
Hand-coloured wood engraving with embossed border. Sheet: 175 x 110mm (7 x 4¼").
A Victorian valentine card showing a young woman and young man standing next to each other, below them are words of caution.
[Ref: 43807]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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[Valentine.]
[Valentine.] Do run and play you stupid girl [/] Don't let me see those features, [/] You certainly by far excel, [/] All vain and shapeless creatures.
[n.d., c.1850.]
Hand-coloured wood engraving with embossed border. Sheet: 175 x 115mm (7 x 4½").
A cruel Victorian valentine criticising a young woman for her vanity.
[Ref: 43810]   £40.00   (£48.00 incl.VAT)
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[Valentine.]  Surely love is between us.
[Valentine.] Surely love is between us.
On stone by G. Ryner.
Published by Shepherd & Sutton, Foster Lane, London. A Duiotes Lithog. 70 St. Martins Lane. [n.d. c.1820.]
Lithograph. 243 x 349mm. 9½ x 13¾". Spotting.
Valentines. Satire of two lovers with a cupid sat between them.
[Ref: 15446]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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[Valentine.]
[Valentine.] This is your portrait, your poor ugly ass. [/] And the nonsense you speak try for knowledge to pass [/] Your nose and your ears are so long to be sure, [/] A mind filled with conceit is dreadfully poor.
[n.d, c.1850.]
Hand-coloured woodcut. Sheet: 205 x 130mm (8 x 5").
A cruel Victorian valentine comparing a man to a donkey.
[Ref: 43813]   £35.00   (£42.00 incl.VAT)
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