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Temple of the Muses. An interior view of the extensive Library of Lackington, Allen & Co. Finsbury Square, London
Temple of the Muses. An interior view of the extensive Library of Lackington, Allen & Co. Finsbury Square, London where above Half a Million Volumes are constantly on Sale.
Walker del et sculp.
[n.d., c.1800.]
Engraving. Plate: 160 x 200mm (6¼ x 8''), with very large margins.
An advertisement for the first ‘cash bookseller’, probably from the periodical 'London und Paris'. James Lackington (1746 - 1815) rose from selling meat pies at ten and taking an apprenticeship to a shoemaker at 14. In 1773 he went to London to make his fortune and set up as a very humble bookseller and shoemaker. By 1775 he had established his cheap circulating library, helped by his second wife, Dorcas Turton, following their marriage in 1776. In 1789, he moved to The Temple of the Muses in Finsbury Square, purpose built by George Dance, taking Robert Allen into partnership in 1793.
See James Lackington's portrait, ref 10495.
[Ref: 50398]   £260.00  
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[The Gardens of Carleton-House with Neapolitan Ballad Singers Design'd 18th May 1784.
[The Gardens of Carleton-House with Neapolitan Ballad Singers Design'd 18th May 1784. To His Royal Highness George Prince of Wales this Print from the Original Drawing by H. Bunbury Esq,,r in the Possession of His Highness, is by Permission Dedicated by His Royal Highness's most faithfull Servant, W. Dickinson.]
[Engraved by Francesco Bartolozzi.]
London, Publish'd May 10th; 1785 by W. Dickinson, No. 158 Bond Street, & W. Austin, Drawing Master St. James Street.
Stipple, proof before title, printed in sepia, touches of hand colour. 510 x 660mm (20 x 26"), with large margins.
A proof state of one of the finest 18th century images: a scene of fashionably-dressed people promenading and listening to musicians in Carlton House gardens, under tall leafy trees with no sign of the house. At the centre is George, Prince of Wales, in a tricorn hat and with a lady on each arm. A group of musicians are on the far left, one playing a small trumpet. The Prince of Wales gave the ballad singers breakfast in his garden, where they were all drawn from life on the spot by Bunbury. According to De Vesme and Calabi, Bartolozzi only engraved the faces of the figures.
De Vesme 2549
[Ref: 49835]   £1,650.00  
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View of Greenwich Hospital.
View of Greenwich Hospital.
N.Pocock del. W. Ellis sculp.
Publish'd March 1. 1800, by Bunney & Gold.
Aquatint. Sheet: 145 x 245mm (5¾ x 9¾''). Trimmed.
A view of Greenwich Hospital from the Thames.
[Ref: 49936]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Cheesecake House] The Cottage, near the Serpentine River, Hyde-Park, Middlesex.
[The Cheesecake House] The Cottage, near the Serpentine River, Hyde-Park, Middlesex.
London, Published 7 Feb.y 1812. by Robert Wilkinson, No. 58. Cornhill.
Engraving with etching. Sheet 240 x 295mm (9½ x 11½"). Trimmed just within plate.
The Cheesecake House was a tea room on the north side of the Serpentine mentioned in the diary of Samuel Pepys. To enter the front door visitors had to cross a rudimentary wooden bridge over a stream (probably the Tyburn Brook), as shown here, although by this time the building was being used as a boathouse. Demolished during the mid-19th century, the exact location is now unknown.
[Ref: 50455]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[Lambeth Palace from Whitehall Stairs.]
[Lambeth Palace from Whitehall Stairs.]
[Engraved by Abraham Aubry after Wenceslaus Hollar.]
[n.d., c.1655.]
Etching. Plate: 110 x 175mm (4¼ x 7''). Creases, laid in album sheet.
A view looking west along the Thames to Lambeth Palace from Whitehall Palace on the north side of the Thames.
[Ref: 50291]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[London prospect] Multum in Parvo.
[London prospect] Multum in Parvo.
[n.d., c.1750.]
Engraving. Sheet: 70 x 105mm (2¾ x 4''). Trimmed. Slight loss on left.
The vignette from the title page of an edition of the London Magazine showing a prospect of London from Southwark, with London Bridge stil lcovered with buildings. The title below translates as 'a great deal in a small space'.
[Ref: 50283]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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London Bridge &c. from Southwark Bridge.
London Bridge &c. from Southwark Bridge.
T.S. Boys Del. et Litho.
[n.d. c.1845.]
Tinted lithograph. Sheet: 330 x 510mm (13 x 20''). Marking and foxing in large margins.
View of London Bridge from Southwark Bridge showing various boats on the river and beached on the foreshore of the City and Bankside. The masts from the Pool of London can be seen with the tower of St Saviour's, Southwark on the right. From 'Original Views of London As It Is' (26 plates) by Thomas Shotter Boys (1803 - 1874).
Abbey Scenery 239, 5.
[Ref: 50131]   £360.00  
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Jennys Whimm and Bridge.
Jennys Whimm and Bridge. From a drawing by J. Boreman engraved by J. Lodge in 1761. Jennys Whimm Tea Garden Chelsea.
[n.d., c.1840.]
Watercolour. Sheet: 200 x 285mm (8½ x 11¼''). Trimmed and laid on an album sheet.
A watercolour after an engraving printed in c.1760. The view shows Jenny's Whimm bridge which crosses Grosvenor canal at what is now Ebury Bridge and gave onto Willow Walk which crossed the marshland at Pimlico. There was a tavern and pleasure garden at the site which was very popular despite the site being a haunt of highwaymen.
[Ref: 50554]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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An Horizontal View of the Public Fireworks ordered to be exhibited on occasion of the General Peace concluded at Aix le Chapelle on November 7.th 1748.
An Horizontal View of the Public Fireworks ordered to be exhibited on occasion of the General Peace concluded at Aix le Chapelle on November 7.th 1748.
[n.d., c.1749.]
Engraving. Plate: 180 x 280mm (7 x 11''), 18th century watermark, with large margins. Two vertical creases as normal.
A view of the temporary structure erected in Green Park for the public firework display held in celebration of the Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle ending the War of Austrian Succession. This view is taken from the Library at St. James's Palace.
[Ref: 50653]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Interior of the Sessions House, Old Bailey.
Interior of the Sessions House, Old Bailey.
Published by J. & J. Cundee, Albion Press, London 1813.
Rare stipple. Sheet: 130 x 185mm (5 x 7¼''). Trimmed.
A view inside the court room in the Old Bailey, London showing a trial.
[Ref: 49951]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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St Paul's from the River. [in pencil.]
St Paul's from the River. [in pencil.]
Frank Harding. [signed in pencil.]
[n.d., c.1830.]
Etching. Plate: 165 x 200mm (6½ x 8''). Slight mount burn in margins.
A view of St Paul's Cathedral from across the Thames.
[Ref: 50480]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Divers Views of Villages, Noblemens & Gentlemens Houses, & Bridges, Situated on & near the River Thames, from Gravesend to Twickenham.
Divers Views of Villages, Noblemens & Gentlemens Houses, & Bridges, Situated on & near the River Thames, from Gravesend to Twickenham.
Printed for Rob.t Sayer, at the Golden Buck, opposite Fetter Lane, Fleet Street. [n.d., c.1750.]
Set of 12 numbered engravings, stitched. Sheet: 250 x 385mm (9¾ x 15¼''), with very large margins. Frontis few tears in margins, last plate torn on left.
A rare complete set of twelve views on the Thames including views in Twickenham, Richmond, London and Gravesend.
[Ref: 49592]   £1,200.00   view all images for this item
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