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[Carnations] 3.eme Feuille de 4.eme Cahier.
[Carnations] 3.eme Feuille de 4.eme Cahier.
Carle delin. Bonnet direx.
A Paris, Chez Bonnet, rue St Jacques, au coin de celle de la Parcheminerie [n.d., c.1780].
Fine crayon-manner etching, printed in colours. 260 x 205mm (10¼ x 8"), large margins.
A fine example of colour printing, with the colour printed from separate plates, with no hand retouching. The publisher, Louis Marin Bonnet, was the inventor of crayon manner. He operated from the above address between 1776 and 1789.
See Dunthorne 211 for a print probably from the same series. See Ref: 58812, 58814
[Ref: 58813]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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[Chimpanzee.]
[Chimpanzee.] To S.r Hans Sloane Bar.t President of the Royal Society [This Plate is humbly Inscribed.]
[H.] Gravelot ad Vivum delt. [Scotin sculp. A. D. 1738.]
Publish'd Nov. 27 1738 according to the late Act.
Scarce etching with engraving, sheet 320 x 195mm (12½ x 7¾"). Trimmed within image losing part of the dedication. Cut and glued back together losing title and engraver's name. One horizontal crease.
A chimpanzee stands in landscape, holding a bowl. In the background a man shoots arrows at two chimpanzees climbing a palm tree on the left, with three more chimpanzees on the right. Bought by Capt. Flower of the "Speaker" from Angola to London.
[Ref: 59038]   £380.00  
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XXII. Elephas Africanus. - The African Elephant.
XXII. Elephas Africanus. - The African Elephant.
W. C. Harris del.t
[London, John Murray, n.d., c.1840-3.]
Tinted lithograph with fine hand colour. Printed area 330 x 450mm. (13 x 17¾").
A study of a African Elephant in its natural habitat, with a herd of elephants in the background, from Captain William Cornwallis Harris's 'Portraits of Game and Wild Animals of Southern Africa'. Harris (1807 - 1848), an English military engineer, artist and hunter, joined the East India Company in December 1823. In their employ he was able to pursue his taste for field sports and the depiction of wildlife. One of the more notable of the early Victorian travellers, Harris's illustrations of the large African fauna were the first to have any claim to accuracy. They were originally issued in parts 1840-2 and as a volume in 1843.
Abbey Travel 335.
[Ref: 58821]   £520.00  
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[Bunch of Flowers] Quatriéme Cahier de Principes de Fleurs coloriées.
[Bunch of Flowers] Quatriéme Cahier de Principes de Fleurs coloriées. La Girofflée set fait de Laque pure [...]
Carle delin. Bonnet direx.
[Paris: Louis Marin Bonnet, c.1780.]
Crayon-manner etching, printed in colours. 260 x 205mm (10¼ x 8"), very large margins.
A fine example of colour printing, with the colour printed from separate plates, with no hand retouching. The publisher, Louis Marin Bonnet, was the inventor of crayon manner. He operated from the above address between 1776 and 1789.
See Dunthorne 211 for a print probably from the same series. See Ref: 58812, 58813
[Ref: 58814]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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Alcyonium poculum, (Neptunes Cup.)
Alcyonium poculum, (Neptunes Cup.) So named by Sir Everard Home when first sent to England from Sincapore, by Sir Tho.s Stamford Raffles.
Drawn on Stone by WH Barly, from a Specimen in the Bristol Institution.
Printed by A. Friedel, lith. 252, Tottenham C.t R.d. [n.d. c.1825.]
Extremely scarce lithograph, sheet 450 x 300mm (17¾ x 11¾"). Tear on right edge.
A rare plate of a Neptune's Cup, a cup-shaped sponge from the Pacific Ocean. Below the image are an inches to foot scale and a biological description.
[Ref: 59028]   £650.00  
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[Rose] Onzieme Bouquet de Fleurs varieés.
[Rose] Onzieme Bouquet de Fleurs varieés.
Carle delin. Bonnet direx.
A Paris, Chez Bonnet, rue St Jacques, au coin de celle de la Parcheminerie [n.d., c.1780].
Scarce crayon-manner etching, printed in colours. Sheet 255 x 195mm (10 x 7¾"). Trimmed within plate, a few spots.
A fine example of colour printing, with the colour printed from separate plates, with no hand retouching. The publisher, Louis Marin Bonnet, was the inventor of crayon manner. He operated from the above address between 1776 and 1789.
See Dunthorne 211 for a print probably from the same series. See Ref: 58813, 58814
[Ref: 58812]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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The White Lily with Variegated-leaves.
The White Lily with Variegated-leaves.
Henderson pinx.t. Stadler sculp.t.
London Published Aug.t 1, 1800, by Dr. Thornton.
Fine aquatint, printed in colours and hand-finished. 540 x 400mm, 21¼ x 16", with large margins.
Madonna Lily (Lilium candidum), native of the Middle East, from Dr Robert John Thornton's 'Temple of Flora' 1799-1807, considered by many to be the greatest English colour-plate flower book, and the first series of flower prints to show the plant within a habitat. Here the plant is growing under the shadow of trees, with a clearing behind with a Grecian temple. Thornton (1768-1837) was an English physician and botanical writer. At Trinity College, Cambridge he turned away from the church towards medicine, having been inspired by the works of Linnaeus and Thomas Martyn's lectures. He went on to work at Guy's Hospital, London, where he later lectured in medical botany. He took some time off to travel abroad, which is when he began his ambitious work, the 'Temple of Flora', for which he produced a total of 33 coloured plates. His original plan was to publish seventy folio-size plates, however the lack of public interest spelled disaster and Thornton died in poverty.
Dunthorne: p. 249, state i of iv.
[Ref: 58696]   £850.00  
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