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Bazaar, 167, Fleet Street.
Bazaar, 167, Fleet Street. As respectability, moral character, and good temper are indispensible to the prosperity of all who may sit in this Bazzar, you must produce testimonials before you can be admitted....
W. Arding, Printer, 21, Old Boswell Court, Carey Street. [n.d., c.1810.]
Rare letterpress broadside. Sheet 305 x 160mm (12 x 6¼").
A guide to selling at a bazaar, with rules about what can be sold. Permission was needed for articles of 'foreign produce and manufacture'; 'the sale of French gloves, Bandanna handkerchiefs, or any other prohibited articles' would lead to prosecution, suggesting the Bazaar was held during the Napoleonic Wars.
[Ref: 51305]   £360.00  
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Dinner at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane 11th March 1840 to George Byng Esq.re M.P.
Dinner at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane 11th March 1840 to George Byng Esq.re M.P. in Celebration and grateful Acknowledgment of Fifty Years uninterrupted Services as Representative in Parliament for the County of Middlesex.
[1840]
Invitation, lithograph on porcelain card, printed on both sides, with blindstamp. Sheet 125 x 185mm (5 x 7¼"). Some creasing, back has glues stains and abrasions.
Ticket numbered 624 in ink, issued to 'Mr. B. Byng Esq.'. George Byng (1764-1847) eventually spent 57 years in parliament, the last fifteen as Father of the House of Commons, only giving his seat up at his death.
[Ref: 51441]   £50.00   (£60.00 incl.VAT)
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Phrenology.
Phrenology.
Messrs Fowler and Wells. [n.d., c.1850.]
Wood engraving. 90 x 80mm (3½ x 3¼"). Trimmed around image, title detached.
Part of the cover illustration of the 'American Phrenological Journal' published by Orson Squire Fowler (1809-87) and Samuel Roberts Wells.
[Ref: 51445]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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By His Majesty's Patent. C. Grierson, Gun Maker, to his Majesty, No 10, New Bond Street. London.
By His Majesty's Patent. C. Grierson, Gun Maker, to his Majesty, No 10, New Bond Street. London.
[n.d., c.1810.]
Engraved trade card. 195 x 230mm (7¾ x 9") very large margins
A trade card describing the ''New Invented Breech and Lock for Single Barrel'd Guns, Pistols, and other Fire Arms".
[Ref: 51379]   £220.00  
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[Certificate of Authenticity.] W.R. Howell & Co., Fine Art Publishers.
[Certificate of Authenticity.] W.R. Howell & Co., Fine Art Publishers. Ref No. Please Quote [1395].
Dec.r 20th 1909.
Etching. 120 x 190mm (4¾ x 7½") with writing sheet below. Some toning, folded.
A sheet of printed notepaper guaranteeing the limited edition number of the recipient's purchase.
[Ref: 51300]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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The Defence and Relief of Mafeking.
The Defence and Relief of Mafeking. Descriptive Fantasia by Cyril Hendrich.
London; W. Paxton & Co Ltd. 95 New Oxford Street, W.C. [n.d., c.1900.]
Music sheet; 6pp., tinted lithographic cover. 360 x 260 mm (14''x 10'')
The illustrated cover has medallion portraits of Baden-Powell, Plumer & Carrington.
[Ref: 51362]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Dinner At the Mansion House. April 9th 1798.
Dinner At the Mansion House. April 9th 1798. The Right Hon.ble John W. Anderson. Lord Mayor.
Engraved by Courbold & Co., 37 Foster Lane Cheapside.
[1798.]
Engraving. Sheet 185 x 230mm (7¼ x 9"). Trimmed.
An invitation, with a classical scene of a woman with a lyre and cherubs dancing and playing pipes.
[Ref: 51309]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Life of Moses.
Life of Moses.
Pub.d by J.T. Wood. 9, Curriers Hall Ct. London Wall. [n.d., c.1845.]
Engraving on pocelain card. Sheet 150 x 115mm (6 x 4½").
A religious education card, with six scenes from the life of Moses and a representation of the Ten Commandments.
[Ref: 51377]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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No. [144053] This Policy of Assurance Witnesseth,
No. [144053] This Policy of Assurance Witnesseth, that [Mess.rs Edwards & Moore of the Dry Dock Liverpool Painters ~] have paid the Sum of [Five Shillings] to the Phoenix Assurance-Company of London...
[filled in 29th September 1798.]
Letterpress insurance document with engraved logo and woodcut border, filled in with old ink mss, four blind stamps with Nuremberg signatures. Verso in ink: "The interest in this policy has become the property of Capt James Borrowdale of Liverpool" Sheet 600 x 330mm (23¾ x 13"). Folds.
The Phoenix Assurance Company was founded as a fire insurance company in 1680, existing for just over 300 years, being bought by Sun Alliance & London in 1984. At the time this policy was issued the company was helping to fund Richard Horwood's monumental 24-sheet map of London, the first (but unsuccessful) attempt to number every house in London.
[Ref: 51367]   £320.00  
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Regatta = Ball at Ranelagh
Regatta = Ball at Ranelagh XXIII June MDCCLXXV.
G.B. Cipriani inv. F. Bartolozzi sculp. 1775.
[London, c.1775.]
Etching, very fine impression. Image 195 x 225mm (7¾ x 8¾"), with large margins.
A ticket for the Regatta Ball held at the Ranelagh Rotunda in Ranelagh Gardens, Chelsea, on 23rd June 1775. Old Father Thames stands at the front of a conch shell on the river holding forth three medals from Britannia; Abundance and a putto with shield behind, Triton and Siren in water, two naked children rowing boats far left. The Rotunda on far bank to left background. Ranelagh Gardens, adjoining Wren's Pensioner's Hospital, became popular as a place to escape the city and take in the cleaner air in Chelsea. Balls, concerts, dinners and of course gossip were shared here almost daily. It quickly exceeded Vauxhall in popularity, but it's popularity waned until the season of 1804 when the fashionable set abandoned it entirely. After Giovanni Battista Cipriani (1727 - 1785).
De Vesme 1969, iii/iii.
[Ref: 51270]   £320.00  
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[Visiting card, annotated proof.]
[Visiting card, annotated proof.] ''Mr Brook please to observe the Hair & make the Expression of the Features more expressive...''
[Engraved by James Brooke?]
[n.d., c.1760.]
Engraving with pencil amendments. 65 x 95mm (2½ x 3¾"), with wide margins with extensive instructions in ink. Some creasing. Touched.
A visiting card with a design of a young woman and a floral border around a blank area for the name. James Brooke (fl. 1748-68) of Fleet Street engraved a number of trade cards.
[Ref: 51297]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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