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[Two letters from William Armytage, Mate, RN to his mother and a third from William's friend to his mother.]
[Two letters from William Armytage, Mate, RN to his mother and a third from William's friend to his mother.]
[Two letters dated 1841, the other undated.]
Three a.l.s., one on two sheets. One letter torn and taped, all with folds.
William Armytage was a Mate on the East India Station, serving on HMS Samarang, Dido (under Henry Kepple) and Cornwallis (flagship of Sir William Parker. In 1841, on Samarang during the First Opium War, he won praise during his actions helping the steamer Nemesis force the passage from Macao to Whampoa, the first time that a European vessel had done so. His letters relate to his return to England on the Sarmarang and his attempts to win promotion; the letter from his friend (William 'Shell'?) also relates to his promotion efforts. Armytage became a lieutenant in 1845, after which he served on the Vesuvius steam sloop in the South America and West Indian Stations. During the Crimean War he server on HMS Viper in the Black Sea; after being promoted to Commander in 1855 he returned to England. He was promoted to Captain in 1860.
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The Devil and the Hackney Coachman.
The Devil and the Hackney Coachman.
[n.d., c.1830.]
Coloured etching. Sheet Sheet 65 x 125mm (2½ x 4½"). Trimmed, pasted on album sheet.
An illustration to a ballad about Ben, a hackney coachman, ''how he used to swear''. After being hired by the Devil to drive to Hell, Ben has a narrow escape and foresakes swearing.
[Ref: 53004]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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A Brief Account of the Colosseum, in the Regent's Park, London:
A Brief Account of the Colosseum, in the Regent's Park, London: Comprising A Description of the Building; The Panoramic View from the Top of St. Pauls Cathedral, The Conservatory. &c.
Printed for the Proprietors, and Sold at the Exhibition; and by All Booksellers. 1829.
Oblong folio, later half calf with marbled boards; pp. 8, incl. title with woodcut vignette of the exterior, 8 lithographs printed on four sheets. Fine.
The guide book to the Colosseum, with a four-sheet key to the 360º panorama of London. The introductory text is signed 'J.B', probably John Britton. The Colosseum was built by Decimus Burton to house a panorama of London painted by Thomas Horner (1785-1844), sketched from a specially constructed hut on top of the dome of St Paul's during building work. Financial problems forced the Pantheon to open before Horner had finished the painting: both the financial backer and Horner then disappeared.
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[Land auction catalogue.] Symondsbury, Marshwood, and Whitechurch Canonicorum, Dorsetshire.
[Land auction catalogue.] Symondsbury, Marshwood, and Whitechurch Canonicorum, Dorsetshire. Particulars, Plans and Conditions of Sale of a very Desirable Farm, called Atram Gore and Higher Atram, in the Parish of Symondsbury, Dorset, In the occupation of the Representatives of the lae Mr. Thomas Fooks, deceased, and of Lands, in Marshwood and Whitechurch Caninicorum, In the Occupation of Mr. Simon Warren To Be Sold by Auction Mr. Richard Warr, at the Bull Hotel, Bridport, Dorset, On Friday, the 11th day of May, 1866, at Two for Three o'Clock in the afternoon precisely...
[1866.]
Letterpress auction catalogue, pp. (iv) with two lithographic maps with hand colour. 510 x 325mm (20 x 12¾") Verso in ink messrs Rutter & Son. With annotations in ink and pencil, split in fold of one map.
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[Land auction catalogue.] Vale of Blackmoor.
[Land auction catalogue.] Vale of Blackmoor. Particulars of certain very valuable Freehold Estates, Situate in the Parishes of Henstridge, Hosrsington, Kington Magna, and Manston, in the Counties of Dorset and Somerset, comprising Upwards of 782 Acres of Excellent Grazing and Dairy Land, to be Sold by Auction, by Messrs. Taylor, at the Henstridge Ash Inn, Monday, The 18th Day of June, 1849, at Two o'Clock Precisely, in Ten Lots.
Salisbury: James Bennett, Printer, Journal-Office, M.DCCC.XLIX [1849].
Letterpress auction catalogue, pp. 8 with two folding lithographic maps with hand colour. 505 x 605mm (20 x 23¾") Verso in ink messrs Rutter & Son.
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[Land auction catalogue.] Sherbourne Wyke Farm, in the County of Dorset.
[Land auction catalogue.] Sherbourne Wyke Farm, in the County of Dorset. Specifications of a very Valuable & desirable Estate, with the Great and Small Tithes Arising Therefrom, known as Sherbourne Wyke Farm, Held under the Warden and Scholars Clerks of Saint Mary's College, Winchester [...] Which will be Sold at Auction, by Messrs. Driver, at the Auction Mart, Bartholomew Lane, London. On Wednesday, the 20th day of June, 1849, at Twelve o'Clock, in One Lot.
J. Shuttleworth, Printer to Her Majesty, 3, Chapel Place, Poultry. [1849]
Letterpress auction catalogue, pp. (vi) with lithographic map. 370 x 230mm (14½ x 9 ¼"). Verso in ink messrs Rutter & Son. With annotations in ink and pencil.
Wyke Farm, now listed Grade II*.
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[Land auction catalogue.] Dorsetshire, In the Parish of Gillingham.
[Land auction catalogue.] Dorsetshire, In the Parish of Gillingham. Particulars and Conditions of Sale of a Very Desirable Estate, called Barnabys and Presthays... which will be sold by auction in Lots by Mr. William Taylor, at the Red Lion in Gillingham, on Monday, the 5th Day of February, 1855, at Four O'Clock in the Afternoon.
Printed by R. Whitby, Yeovil.
Pamphlet, pp. (vi), with folding lithographic map, sheet 570 x 430mm (22½ x 17"). Verso in ink J. Parley Rutter. Some wear to paper covers, results inked in.
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[Land auction catalogue.] Hinton St Mary, near Sturminster, Dorset.
[Land auction catalogue.] Hinton St Mary, near Sturminster, Dorset. Particulars and Conditions of Sale of a most desirable Lifehold and Leasehold Estate, Comprising an Excellent Residence Known as Hinton Manor House [...] The Lay Rectory of Hinton St Mary, and Margaret Marsh [...] Also, Five Policies of Insurance For Sums amounting together to £7000; which will be sold by Auction by Mr. W.H. Hewitt, At the Auction Mart, London, opposite the Bank of England, On Thursday, the 26th of August, 1852, At 12 o'Clock, in Eight Lots.
Walton & Mitchell, Printers, Wardour Street, London [1852.]
Letterpress auction catalogue, pp. (viii) with a loose folding lithographic map with hand colour. 565 x 780mm (22¼ x 30¾) With annotations in ink.
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[Land auction catalogue.] Powerstock, Dorset.
[Land auction catalogue.] Powerstock, Dorset. Particulars of a valuable Estate, called ''Mappercombe Farm'' situate at Mappercombe, in the Parish of Powerstock, in the County of Dorset [...] for Sale by Public Auction by Mr. Richard Warr. At the Bull Hotel, Bridport, on Friday, the 11th day of May, 1866, at Two for Three o'clock in the Afternoon precisely.
[1866.]
Letterpress auction catalogue, pp. (iv) with a folding lithographic map with hand colour. 570 x 430mm (22½ x 17") With annotations in ink.
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[Land auction catalogue.] Bourton, Dorset. To be Sold by Auction, by Mr. Joseph Harding, at the Red Lion Inn, Bourton,
[Land auction catalogue.] Bourton, Dorset. To be Sold by Auction, by Mr. Joseph Harding, at the Red Lion Inn, Bourton, On Thursday, October 19th, 1854, --- at Three o'Clock in the afternoon [...] A Most Important & Valuable Estate, Comprising Two Very Complete and Desirable Family Residences, A compact Dairy Farm, and several Closes of Rich Orchard, Meadow, Pasture, and Arable Land [...]
Printed by E. Neave, Gillingham.
Letterpress auction catalogue, pp. (iv). 410 x 265mm (16¼ x 10½") With annotations in ink and pencil.
[Ref: 52862]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[Land auction catalogue.] Shaftesbury, Dorset. Valuable Freehold Lands, Family Residence, (and Appurtenances with Possession),
[Land auction catalogue.] Shaftesbury, Dorset. Valuable Freehold Lands, Family Residence, (and Appurtenances with Possession), Situate in the Parishes of Cann Saint Rumbold, and Saint James, in the Borough of Shaftesbury, the Whole capable of subdivision, and offering Votes for the County and Borough, Which Will be Sold by Auction, by Mr. Poole, at the Grosvenor Arms Hotel, Shaftesbury, on Wednesday, the 29th day of June, 1853...
Lavender and Moody, Printers, Binders, & C., Parade, Sherborne. [1853.]
Pamphlet, pp. (viii), with loose lithographic map with hand colour, sheet 275 x 245mm (14¼ x 9¾"). Verso in ink messrs Rutter & Son.
The supervising solicitor, Dalton Haskoll Serrell, was also solictor to the 'Somersetshire Midland Railway'.
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Now Exhibiting Next Door to The Mechanic's Institution Cooper Street Manchester. Grand Centrifugal Railway,
Now Exhibiting Next Door to The Mechanic's Institution Cooper Street Manchester. Grand Centrifugal Railway, With two Circles 80 Feet in circumference, Never before exhibited. Designed and Constructed by Dean & Esplin, Joiners and Builders, Pool Street Manchester. Admittance 2.d. Reserved Seats 4.d.
Brown Engraver & Printer 69 Water Street.
[n.d., c.1840.]
Rare engraved broadside. Sheet 160 x 285mm (6½ x 11¼") Damaged. Tears and toning.
An advertisment for the first looping roller coaster, which was exhibited at The Mechanic's Instutution in 1840. The seats were for spectators not participants.
[Ref: 53003]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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Memorial Verses to Lewis Masefield and Edward Rodd. /
Memorial Verses to Lewis Masefield and Edward Rodd. / They were two friends, devoted, proven true...
John Masefield. [ink signature.]
[n.d., c.1945.]
Scarce letterpress broadside, signed by the author. Sheet 420 x 295mm (16½ x 11¾"). Creases & spotting, small tear in edge.
A poetic memorial by John Masefield (1878-1967, Poet Laureate 1930-67) to his son Lewis (1910-42), who was killed during the Second World War serving with the Royal Army Medical Corps. He is buried in the Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Tobruk, Libya.
[Ref: 53170]   £320.00  
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No. [528] Ministére de la Maison de l'Empereur. Musées Imperiaux. Carte d'entrée personelle pour les jours d'étude.
No. [528] Ministére de la Maison de l'Empereur. Musées Imperiaux. Carte d'entrée personelle pour les jours d'étude. M. [Daudrin?] présenté par M. [Belloc] Le Directeur général des Musées impériaux, pendant des Beau Arts de la Maison de l'Empereur. Enrégestré le [24 Sept. 1859].
[1859.]
Engraved ticket, completed in ink mss. Sheet 70 x 115mm (2¾ x 4½").
An admission ticket for a study day run by the 'Ministry of the Emperor's House', which managed the royal residences of Napoleon III.
[Ref: 53191]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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Rob.t Dunthorne has the honour to invite [-] to see a New Etching by A.H. Haig. The Cathedral of Saint George Limburg on the Lahn.
Rob.t Dunthorne has the honour to invite [-] to see a New Etching by A.H. Haig. The Cathedral of Saint George Limburg on the Lahn. at The Rembrandt Head, 5, Vigo St London W. Saturday 26th Feb.y 1887.
AH [monogram of Axel Haig] 1887.
Etching. Sheet 80 x 115mm (3¼ x 4½"). Invitee's name scraped off.
An invitation to a private view, decorated with a view of the cathedral and a representation of St George and the Dragon.
Ex collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 53198]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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St. Christopher and the Christ Child.
St. Christopher and the Christ Child. Whoever shall behold the image of Saint Christopher on that day shall not faint or fail [ink mss.].
Axel H. Haig [ink signature.]
Chistmas 1904.
Etching, signed and inscribed by the artist in ink. 135 x 105mm (5¼ x 4¼").
Within an elaborately decorated border. The ink inscription is apparently standard on impressions of the Christmas print.
Mordant Crook & Lennox-Boyd: 190. Ex: Collection Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd
[Ref: 53199]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Wynnstay Theatre.
Wynnstay Theatre.
[after Henry William Bunbury, attributed to James Bretherton.]
[n.d., c.1780.]
Etching, private plate. 220 x 145mm (8½ x 5¾") very large margins. Some foxing, mainly in margins.
Two people sitting against a pedestal; a laughing man holds a sheet inscribed 'Rule a Wife and have a Wife' and 'Bon Ton', and a sad woman holds a sheet with 'Richard III' and 'Lyar'. This plate was was produced as a ticket for use at the private theatre built by Robert Adam for Sir Watkin Williams Wynn (1749-89) at Wynnstay in Denbighshire. In 1777 David Garrick performed there.
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