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The Absent Minded Beggar by Rudyard Kipling.
The Absent Minded Beggar by Rudyard Kipling. The whole proceeds for the sale of this poemwill be devoted by the ''Daily Mail'' in the name of Rudyard Kipling, to the benefit of the wives and children of the reservists.
Copyright in England and the United States by the Daily Mail Publishing Co., 1899.
Letterpress with illustration. Sheet: 315 x 615mm (12¼ x 24¼''). Two central folds, damage, folds and staining.
A folded pamphlet, supplement to the Daily Mail sold to raise money for the Second Boer War. The poem was set to music by Sir Athur Sullivan. The text, a facsimilie of Kipling's own handwriting contains an illustration by R. Caton Woodville called ''A gentleman in kharki''.
See Ref: 32038 for signed print.
[Ref: 50311]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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[Architect's Tradecard.] W. Brown. Architect & Surveyor, Ipswich.
[Architect's Tradecard.] W. Brown. Architect & Surveyor, Ipswich.
W. Brown inv. et delin. J. Robinson sculp.
[n.d., c.1790.]
Etching. Plate: 75 x 115mm (3 x 4½''), with very large margins.
A tradecard for an Ipswich architect and surveyor showing a classical ruin in a landscape.
[Ref: 50273]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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[Guarantee of Authenticity.] W.R. Howell & Co. Fine Art Publishers Bedford Row Chambers 42 Theobalds Road London W.C.  Ref. No. Please Quote 8284.
[Guarantee of Authenticity.] W.R. Howell & Co. Fine Art Publishers Bedford Row Chambers 42 Theobalds Road London W.C. Ref. No. Please Quote 8284. 23/6/1908. Francis G. Ruffes Esq. We hereby guarantee that the Etching purchased by you from us as the work of, the signatures those of, the Artist whose names they bear. Copy No.127. W.R. Howell 7 Co.
[1908.]
Rare letter with etched header. Sheet: 305 x 210mm (12 x 8¼''). Creases.
A letter for 'W.R. Howell & Co. Fine Art Publishers', with an etching by Scottish painter, etcher and watercolourist, Robert Walker Macbeth RA (1848 - 1910).
[Ref: 50393]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Bank of Love.
Bank of Love. 67579 to pay to you on 67579 the entire some of the supplicant who sends this. 1868 Feb.y. 14. Temple of Hymen 14 Feb.y 1868. For the Gov.r and Compy:a of the Bank of Love. Cupid.
[1868.]
Letterpress. Sheet: 130 x 210mm (5 x 8¼''), with watermark. Creased and torn, damage along creases.
A comic bank note produced for Valentine's Day 1868.
[Ref: 50266]   £260.00  
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[Song Sheet.] Boomps-a-Daisy! A New Old-Fashioned Party Dance.
[Song Sheet.] Boomps-a-Daisy! A New Old-Fashioned Party Dance. Introduced by Monsieur Pierre and Miss Doris Lavelle. Words & Music by Annette Mills. Full description of steps on back cover.
Copyright in all Countries, MCMXXXIX, by Lawrence Wright Music Co. Ltd. Denmark St. London, W.C.2. Phone: Temple Bar 2141/5. Cables ''Vocable London''. Telegrams ''Vocable Westcent London''. Printed in England.
Songsheet: 310 x 250mm (12 x 9¾''). Crease, manuscript dedication.
A song-sheet for a popular dance and song written by English songwriter Lawrence Wright (1888-1964).
[Ref: 50312]   £35.00   (£42.00 incl.VAT) view all images for this item
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Buy Home Produced Cheese.
Buy Home Produced Cheese.
FCH London. Crown Copyright Reserved.
S.W.C. 19 Issued by the Empire Marketing Board. Printed for H.M. Stationary Office by Thos. Forman & Sons, Nottingham. [n.d., c.1930.]
Chromolithograph. Sheet: 190 x 125mm (7½ x 5'').
An advert issued by the Empire Marketing Board British cheese. The Empire Marketing Board was established in 1926 to encourage consumers in the United Kingdom to buy products from the Empire. Designed by Frederick C. Herrick (1887-1970) who is known for his London Underground and railway posters.
[Ref: 50248]   £50.00   (£60.00 incl.VAT)
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Observatory, Clifton.
Observatory, Clifton. Mr. West begs most respectfully to inform the Subscribers, Visitors, and the public generally, that the Observatory is now open, and that it contains, for their use, by day or night, large and powerful Reflecting and Achromatic Telescopes...
[n.d., c.1842.]
Wood engraving and letterpress, sheet 190 x 105mm (7½ x 4¼").
Clifton Observatory is a former corn and snuff mill, but in 1777 the sails were left turning during a gale and caused the equipment to catch light. After being derelict for 52 years, William West rented it from the Society of Merchant Venturers and installed a telescope and a camera obscura.
[Ref: 50589]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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[Receipts.] Coalbrookdale_. Bought of Coalbrookdale Comp.y.
[Receipts.] Coalbrookdale_. Bought of Coalbrookdale Comp.y.
Howe sc.t. Birm.m.
[n.d., c.1800.]
Scarce letterpress with engraving. Sheet: 60 x 200mm (2¼ x 4¾''), part 18th century watermark. Creasing and tears.
A part receipt for the iron smelting company based at Coalbrookdale in Ironbridge Gorge in Shropshire.
[Ref: 50627]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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''A Cockney'' being John Minsheu's Definition from his Guide into the Tongues as published in London, 1627.
''A Cockney'' being John Minsheu's Definition from his Guide into the Tongues as published in London, 1627. 2631. A Cockney, applied only to one borne within the sound of Bow-Bell, i. within the City of London, which terme came first out of this tale:...
Cha. Sigrist '48. [in pencil.]
Engraved in the style of the original by Charles Sigrist in London, 1948,- an edition of 70 copies only for sale; and published by B.F. Stevens & Brown, L.td in the same city;-No. [27].
Etching. Plate: 210 x 175mm (8¼ x 7''), with large margins. Surface dirt.
A letterpress definition of a 'cockney', with illustrations of a cockrell crowing, a young boy with a catapult and the belfrey of St. Mary-le-Bow in Cheapside.
[Ref: 50391]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Trade card of John Claude Nattes] Mr Nattes. 49 South Molton Str.
[Trade card of John Claude Nattes] Mr Nattes. 49 South Molton Str.
C.N. del. [Nattes?] W.Angus.
[n.d., c.1790.]
Engraved trade card. Sheet 60 x 90mm (2¼ x 3½").
Trade card of John Claude Nattes (c.1765 - 1839) topographical draughtsman, drawing master and print dealer who lived in South Molton Street from c.1787 to 1795. He exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy from 1780 and, despite being a founding member, was expelled from the Old Watercolour Society in 1807 for submitting other artists' works under his name.
BM Trade cards Banks,56.19.
[Ref: 50657]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)

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Plan of the Freehold Estate situated at Earl's Court in the Parish of Kensington.
Plan of the Freehold Estate situated at Earl's Court in the Parish of Kensington.
From Lahee's Lithographic Press, No.30, Castle St. East, Oxford Street.
Scarce letterpress pamphlet with plan, watermark 1818. Sheet: 340 x 210mm (13¼ x 8¼''). Creasing and tears. Part of the plan detached.
A pamphlet detailing the freehold for houses and public houses in Earls Court to be sold in lots at the Kings Arms in Kensington on July 11th 1822.
[Ref: 50530]   £230.00   view all images for this item
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[Engraver's trade card] G. Clarke, Engraver and Printer, No 15, Old Broad Street, Royal Exchange.
[Engraver's trade card] G. Clarke, Engraver and Printer, No 15, Old Broad Street, Royal Exchange.
[n.d., c.1797.]
Engraved trade card. 85 x 125mm (3¼ x 5"). Spotting.
Trade card with a monument to Woollett within a topographical caprice.
BM Trade cards Banks,56.19.
[Ref: 50658]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Engraver's trade card] Towes, Herald Engraver. No 6, St Ann's Lane, near Goldsmith's Hall Aldersgate.
[Engraver's trade card] Towes, Herald Engraver. No 6, St Ann's Lane, near Goldsmith's Hall Aldersgate. Bright Engraving with elegance.
[n.d., c.1797.]
Engraved trade card. 85 x 125mm (3¼ x 5"). Spotting.
Trade card of Christopher Towes (fl. 1780-98) with a monument to Woollett within a topographical caprice. Another card in the BM advertises 'Arms, Crests & Cyphers, on Stone, Steel & Silver. Steel Dies & Punches. A large choice of Gold Seals, Fancy work & Motto Rings; with immediate dispatch. Strong Likenesses in miniature & elegantly mounted in Gold. English & Foreign Bills of Exchange, Bills of Parcels, Cards, Book Plates &c. Engraved; And Copper & Letter Press Printing in general.'
BM Trade cards Banks,59, 212.
[Ref: 50659]   £230.00  
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Erin Go Bragh.
Erin Go Bragh. Quadrille by Cha.s d'Albert.
M. &. N. Hanhart.
[n.d., c.1840.]
Chromolithograph. Sheet: 335 x 240mm (13¼ x 9½''). Trimmed.
A song sheet for an irish melody. The scene shows figures upon Custom House Quay in Dublin, with a boat named Shamrock moored in the harbour.
[Ref: 49943]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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[Forged Bank Note.]
[Forged Bank Note.]
[1827.]
Letterpress banknote. Sheet: 120 x 200mm (4¾ x 8''). Damaged and laid on album sheet.
A damaged forged note, across the letterpress are several stamps stating 'Forged'.
[Ref: 50313]   £220.00  
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[Funeral Invitation.] Regina de Papp nata Contessa Abriani,
[Funeral Invitation.] Regina de Papp nata Contessa Abriani, dà parte con sommo cordoglio della dolorosa perdita dell'amatissimo suo Consorte, S.E. Il Tenente Maresciallo Cav. Francesco Papp de Vrakzna, passato agli eterni riposi quest' oggi alle ore 2 pomeridiane, dopo penosa malattia, nell' età di anni 62, munito di tutti i SS. Sacramenti. La tumulazione delle spoglie mortali segiurà dopo domani, Mercoledi 9 corrente, alle ore 3 pomeridiane. La Vedova dolente, pregna di essere dispensata da visite di condoglianza. Trieste, il di 7 Marzo 1836.
[1836.]
Scarce letterpress with decorative border. 140 x 210mm (5½ x 8¼'').
A funeral invitation to the memorial of Lieutenant Marshall Cav. Francesco Papp de Vrakzna who died aged 62 after a hard illness. ''The burial is to be held on Wednesday 9th March 1836''. The border is decorated with symbols of death such as hour glasses, skeletons, scyths and urns.
[Ref: 49578]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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The Geography of History.
The Geography of History. Relative Situation of the States and Sovereigns of Europe, from William the Conqueror to the present time; containing an easy and certain method of reading and studying History to advantage. By Mr A. Le Sage. N.B. The Reader is requested before he consults the Map to peruse the Explanations and Remarks which accompany it.
Printed by A. Paris, Rolls'-buildings, Fetter-lane; and sold by A. Dulau, 107, Wardour-street, J. de Boffe, Gerrard-street, Soho; and J. Boosey, Broad-street, Royal Exchange.
Hand-coloured letterpress. Sheet: 455 x 580mm (18 x 23''). Laid on canvas, foxing and creasing.
A chart explaining the monarchs, events, religions and illustrious men in European countries from the 1100s to 1700s.
[Ref: 50115]   £240.00  
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[Trade Card.] Grieve & Oliver. Hat Manufacturers to The Queen 18 Princes Street. Edin.r.
[Trade Card.] Grieve & Oliver. Hat Manufacturers to The Queen 18 Princes Street. Edin.r.
Very fine watercolour drawing. Sheet: 110 x 85mm (4¼ x 3¼''). Trimmed.
A monochrome, watercolour in the style of a tradecard for a hat manufacturer in Edinburgh. A portrait of Queen Victoria is set within an oval with the company's name set around it, the portrait is flanked by a lion and unicorn.
[Ref: 50588]   £230.00  
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[Advert.] A Hunting Frieze, by Cecil Aldin.
[Advert.] A Hunting Frieze, by Cecil Aldin. In two Coloured Backgrounds-Brown and Gray. This Frieze consists of seven different panels, each 5ft. by 19½ in. Price 3s. 6d. per panel. Panels without design in ground colour- Brown and Gray, 5 ft. by 19½ in., price 1.s each. Specially Suiatble for Billiard Rooms, Smoking Rooms, Libraries, &c.
[n.d., c.1900.]
Rare pamphlet with photogravure. Sheet: 155 x 280mm (6 x 11''). Central fold, marking
An advert for a hunting series. With a stamp 'Affiches Illustrées Sagot 39 bis, R. de Châteaudue Paris' twice on the front cover.
[Ref: 50577]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT) view all images for this item
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[Mail Coach.] Messageries Françaises. Lefer, Gaillard, Pénicaut & C.e.
[Mail Coach.] Messageries Françaises. Lefer, Gaillard, Pénicaut & C.e. Rue Montmatre, 174. A Paris. Place de la Comédie, 4. A Bordeaux.
Gustave Chariol sc.
[n.d., c.1840.]
Letterpress. Sheet: 80 x 115mm (3 x 4½'').
A handbill for a French mail coach from Paris to Bordeaux. Illustrated with an engraving of a coach drawn by five horses.
[Ref: 49579]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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[Marriage Certificate.]
[Marriage Certificate.] Kingdom of Scotland, County of Dumfries, Parish of Gretna Green, 181_ These are to certify to all whom they may concern that_from the Parish of_ and_from the Parish of_ being now both here present, and having severally declared to me that they are single Persons- but now have been married conformable to the Laws of the Church of England, and agreeable to the Kirk of Scotland. As Witness our Hands at Springfield this_Day of 181_. Witness_.
[n.d., c.1815.]
Letterpress certificate. Sheet: 155 x 190mm (6 x 7½''). Laid on album sheet.
A blank certificate from the famous parish of Gretna Green. Gretna Green was a popular destination for eloping couples because it was the first, easily reachable town across the Scottish border where marriage laws were much more relaxed in comparison to England and Wales. Couples just had to find two witnesses and did not need parental consent to marry. Scotland also permitted 'irregular marriages' which allowed almost anyone to conduct a marriage if two witnesses were present. Manuscript on a scrap below states 'Springfield Oct.r 11 1820 David Lang Parish of Gretna Green'. David Lang (1792-1827) was a famous 'Blacksmith Priest' who would conduct marriages in Gretna Green, he was nephew of Joseph Paisley who was the first of these priests. Lang was born in Lancashire and worked as a peddlar, he was captured by a press gang and forced to join the navy. While at sea his ship was captured by John Paul Jones and he joined his crew as a pirate but when the ship neared the Solway Coast he slipped overboard and swam to Gretna Green. His son Simon Lang also became a 'Blacksmith Priest' but was forced to other jobs with the decline in Gretna Green marriages after 1837.
[Ref: 50309]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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[Souvenir Pamphlet.] Memento Imprynted yn Ye. Olde Streete of London Towne ye greate Attraction yn. Ye. Health Exhibition, South Kensyngton Anno Domini. 1884.
[Souvenir Pamphlet.] Memento Imprynted yn Ye. Olde Streete of London Towne ye greate Attraction yn. Ye. Health Exhibition, South Kensyngton Anno Domini. 1884. atte ye Signe of Ye Leadenhalle Presse: Maisters Field & Tuer, Artistic & Olde-Style Printers & Publishers Ye Leadenhalle Presse 50 Leadenhall Street, London, E.C.
Woodcut pamphlet. Sheet: 270 x 210mm (10½ x 8¼''). Tears and damage. Paper extremely brittle.
A pamphlet with a list of books, jokes, and adverts, rare because of the quality of the paper used.
[Ref: 50529]   £120.00  
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The Book is to be sold by James Moetjens in the Strand.
The Book is to be sold by James Moetjens in the Strand.
[n.d., c.1800.]
Engaving. Sheet 130 x 80mm (5¼ x 3¼"). Trimmed into image.
The bookseller of James Moetjens, a bookseller in The Strand c.1800, with an oval portrait of a man in classical dress with the inscription 'Hora Pius'. It is a reworked plate, originally with the names of J. Groenewegen and A. van der Hoeck, c.1715.
BM Heal,17.105 and Heal,17.59 for the original.
[Ref: 50079]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Procession Pass Ticket.
Procession Pass Ticket.
[n.d. c.1821.]
Engraving printed in colours with embossed pattern border. 216 x 171mm (8½ x 6¾"). Tear into left of sheet, corners snipped, some soiling.
A ticket to the coronation of George IV (1762-1830) held on 19 July 1821 following the death of his father in 1820.0
[Ref: 26559]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Dance Ticket.] Royal London Yacht Club. Annual Ball. Willis's Rooms, Thursday, January 31st, 1861.
[Dance Ticket.] Royal London Yacht Club. Annual Ball. Willis's Rooms, Thursday, January 31st, 1861.
Letterpress ticket on embossed card. Sheet: 100 x 65mm (4 x 2½''). Marking.
A ticket to a ball held by the Royal London Yacht Club, founded in 1838.
[Ref: 50296]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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[Handbill.] Patronised by Her Majesty, and The Duchess of Sutherland, M.C. Pike.
[Handbill.] Patronised by Her Majesty, and The Duchess of Sutherland, M.C. Pike. Begs to inform parties collection Weeds, Corallines, &c. that they can have them cleaned, prepared, and arranged, at No.18, Pool Valley, and at No. 25, Queen's Road, Brighton, where also they can be supplied with Shells (of which there is an abundant choice), Shell Work, Flowers, and other Ornaments in great variety, upon most moderate terms.
[n.d., c.1850.]
Rare letterpress handbill. Sheet: 180 x 110mm (7 x 4¼''). Creasing.
An advert for a supplier of sea shells and decorative shell ornaments.
[Ref: 50401]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Advert.] Gregory's Stomachic Powder.
[Advert.] Gregory's Stomachic Powder. Observe! ''Butler, Cheapside.'' on the Government Stamp.
Whiting, Beaufort House, Strand.
Embossed card. Sheet: 120 x 155mm (4¾ x 6''). Damaged.
An advert for a medicinal powder.
[Ref: 50576]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Subscription Ticket for the Harlots Progress.
Subscription Ticket for the Harlots Progress.
W. Hogarth Inv.t. R.d Livesay Fecit.
Publish'd April 23.d, 1782 R.d Livesay at M.rs Hogarths Leicester Fields.
Aquatint, printed in sepia. Plate: 140 x 135mm (5½ x 5¼''). Creasing and marking. Small margins
A copy of Hogarth's subscription ticket to his series 'The Harlot's Progress' originally printed in 1731. Richard Livesay worked with Hogarth's widow copying and publishing drawings and engravings by Hogarth. The scene shows putti, one painting, one engraving and two looking up the skirt of a many-breasted figure.
[Ref: 50242]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Tradecard.] Shirer & MacDougall, Tailors, Drapers, Hos[...], Glovers, Unde[...]kers. Imperial Cir[us], Promenade. Cheltenham.
[Tradecard.] Shirer & MacDougall, Tailors, Drapers, Hos[...], Glovers, Unde[...]kers. Imperial Cir[us], Promenade. Cheltenham. The Montpellier Rotunda, Cheltenham.
Eng.d on Steel by G.P. Johnson.
128, High Street, Cheltenham. [n.d., c.1845.]
Engraving. Sheet: 60 x 90mm (2¼ x 9½''). Some loss.
A tradecard for a tailors and haberdashery based in Cheltenham. One side of the card provides details of the shop while the other shows an interior of the Montpellier rotunda in Cheltenham.
[Ref: 50593]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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Terry O'Rann, & the Lasses of Derry, The Original Irish Song Written by Mr. Hudson, & Sung by him & Mr. Fitzwilliam.
Terry O'Rann, & the Lasses of Derry, The Original Irish Song Written by Mr. Hudson, & Sung by him & Mr. Fitzwilliam. The Music by J. Blewitt.
Ent.d Stat. Hall. Price 2/-.
Publish'd by Tho.s Hudson, 6. Museum S.t Purday Holborn Purday St. Pauls Church Yard, & Monro & May Holborn Bars &c.
Songsheet with etched illustration, 4 sheets. Sheet: 360 x 260mm (14 x 10''), with very large margins. Paper tone and surface dirt.
Songsheet for a comic song about an Irishman named Terry O'Rann who enjoys drinking and the 'Lasses of Derry'.
[Ref: 50651]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[A pair of grotesque figures.]
[A pair of grotesque figures.]
Lewis Marks Del.
[n.d., c.1840.]
Pair of hand-coloured etchings. Sheet: 245 x 180mm (10 x 7''). Laid on album sheets, cockling.
A pair of grotesque portraits of a man and a woman with huge, ugly heads. Portraits like these, with unkind verses below, were often given as Valentines.
[Ref: 50465]   £230.00  
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Venice & Murano Glass & Mosaic Coy., Ld., 30, St. James's Street, S.W.
Venice & Murano Glass & Mosaic Coy., Ld., 30, St. James's Street, S.W. [Mrs Gordon] is invited to Inspect a Consignment of Venetian and Muranese Glass, Comprining Many Choice Example, Suitable for Christmas and New Year's Gifts, Including a Selection from the Exhibits Prepared Specially for the Turin Exhibition.
London, Christmas, 1884.
Engraved invitation card. 85 x 125mm (3½ x 5"). Corners with slits.
The Venice & Murano Glass & Mosaic Co (1872-1919) evolved from a workshop set up by Antonio Salviati (1816-90) for restoring the mosaics of San Marco in Venice. From 1878 the company started making copies of ancient Roman and Early Christian glass, having discovered the old methods of making gold-glass enabling far greater accuracy than in previous reproductions.
[Ref: 49785]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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[Watercolour Chart.] George Rowney & Co., Manufacturing Artists' Colourmen and Pencil Makers.
[Watercolour Chart.] George Rowney & Co., Manufacturing Artists' Colourmen and Pencil Makers. Awarded Franco-British Exhibition, 1908, The Gold Medal and The Diploma of Honour. Geo. Rowney & Co. are the only British Makers to whom awards have been given for Artists' Colours and Drawing Pencils. Also at Paris Exhibition, 1900, The Gold Medal.
[n.d., c.1910.]
Letterpress chart, with watercolour samples. Sheet: 305 x 205mm (12 x 8''). Foxing and paper tone.
[Ref: 50469]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT) view all images for this item
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