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The Royal Charlotte Auricula.
The Royal Charlotte Auricula.
Printed for Carington Bowles, N.o 69 in St Pauls Church Yard, London.
Fine & very rare mezzotint. 355 x 245mm (14 x 9¾"). False margins added. A tiny amount of time staining in the publication line.
A fantastic image. Still life of a pink primula auricula in a plant pot. A bird, likely a bullfinch, perches on the lip of the pot and a butterfly, possibly a monarch, sits on the leaves.
Gordon Dunthorne Flower and Fruit Prints p223.
[Ref: 54818]   £1,800.00  
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[Album of 16 etchings of African plains animals by Arthur Radclyffe Dugmore.]
[Album of 16 etchings of African plains animals by Arthur Radclyffe Dugmore.]
[n.d., c.1910.]
16 etchings, 14 on india paper, some working proofs, all signed by the artist, mounted in contemporary half morocco gilt album with morocco gilt title label. Largest 260 x 315mm (10¼ x 12½").
A remarkable scarce album of etchings of the plains animals. There are seven plates of elephants, three of lion, a rhinoceros, two of buffalo and three of antelope. Arthur Radclyffe Dugmore (1870-1955), Welsh-born American naturalist and wildlife photographer, painter, print-maker and author.
[Ref: 55128]   £3,000.00   view all images for this item
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[Twelve Months of Flowers] The Flower-Garden Display'd, In Above Four Hundred Curious Representations Of the most Beautiful Flowers;
[Twelve Months of Flowers] The Flower-Garden Display'd, In Above Four Hundred Curious Representations Of the most Beautiful Flowers; Regularly dispos'd in the respective Months of their Blossom, Curiously Engrav'd on Copper-Plates Fom [sic] the Designs of Mr. Furber, and Others, And Coloured to the Life... The Second Edition.
Ja.s Smith sc.
Printed for R. Montague, at the Corner of Great Queen-street, near Drury-Lane; J. Brindley, at the King's Arms, New-bond-street; and C. Corbett, at Addison's Head, without Temple Bar, MDCCXXXIV [1734.]
Letterpress title, printed in black and red, and twelve plates with fine original hand colour, some 18th century watermark. Plates 225 x 150mm (9 x 6"). Small margins. Some mount burn.
A rare complete set of the quarto versions of Robert Furber's 'Twelve Months of Flowers' each showing a display of at least 30 flowers in an urn. These were first published in 1732, two years after the folio versions.
Dunthorne 114.
[Ref: 54923]   £2,300.00   view all images for this item
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The Superb Lily.
The Superb Lily.
Reinagle pinx.t. Earlom sculp.t.
London, Published June 1, 1799 by D.r Thornton.
Mezzotint, printed in colours and hand-finished. 475 x 355mm (18¾ x 14"), with large margins, watermarked 'J. Whatman 1794'. Colour faded.
An illustration of Lilium superbum, called the Turk's-cap lily or American Tiger Lily, native to the eastern and central regions of North America. One of the most desirable and plates from Dr Robert John Thornton's (1768-1837) 'Temple of Flora' (1799-1807), the greatest English colour-plate flower book, the first series of flower prints to show the plant within a habitat. Thornton had two plates engraved (the other by William Ward), an extravagence that helped Thornton into bankruptcy.
Dunthorne p.249: plate 'B', state I of IV.
[Ref: 54698]   £850.00  
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