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Graphic Illustrations Of Animals, Shewing Their Utility To Man, In Their Services During Life And Uses After Death.
Graphic Illustrations Of Animals, Shewing Their Utility To Man, In Their Services During Life And Uses After Death. The Ass.
Designed and Drawn on Stone by W Hawkins.
Published by Thomas Varty, 31, Strand, London. [n.d., c.1850.]
Fine hand coloured lithograph. Sheet 380 x 485mm (15 x 19"), very large margins.
A central illustration of an ass is surrounded by eight vignette scenes depicting the commercial uses and relationship to man of the animal, in life and death (each captioned). Plate to 'Graphic Illustrations Of Animals', illustrated by Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins (1807 - ?1889), artist and sculptor of natural history subjects. In 1852 he was appointed director of the fossil department at the Crystal Palace, where he worked with Richard Owen on the famous models of dinosaurs and other extinct lifeforms. Numbered 'Pl. 6' upper right.
[Ref: 53577]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Cockatoo.]
[Cockatoo.]
32/36. Jan Sirks [pencil]
[n.d., c.1920.]
Etching, limited edition, signed by the artist. 255 x 175mm (10 x 7"). Paper toned, margins with paper manufacturer's blind stamp.
Jan Sirks (1885-1938) of Rotterdam. Australian interest.
[Ref: 53588]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Histoire Naturelle.  L'Éléphant.
Histoire Naturelle. L'Éléphant.
De Seve Del.
[Paris, n.d., c.1780.]
Engraving, 90 x 140mm (3½ x 5½"), set in letterpress, large margins.
An engraved caprice chapter heading from the Comte de Buffon's 36-volume 'Histoire naturelle, générale et particulière', with stylised depictions of an elephant, rhinoceros, camels and goats, being managed by a putti. The letterpress text (in French) describes elephants.
[Ref: 53711]   £55.00   (£66.00 incl.VAT)
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De Algemeene en Byzondere Natuurlyke Historie. Voorberigt.
De Algemeene en Byzondere Natuurlyke Historie. Voorberigt.
De Seve Del.
[Amsterdam, n.d., c.1780.]
Engraving, 90 x 140mm (3½ x 5½"), set in letterpress, large margins
An engraved caprice forward heading from a Dutch edition of the Comte de Buffon's 36-volume 'Histoire naturelle, générale et particulière', with stylised depictions of an elephant, rhinoceros, camels and goats, being managed by a putti.
[Ref: 53712]   £55.00   (£66.00 incl.VAT)
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To the Committee of the Bristol and Clifton Zoological Society, This Portrait of their old Favorite Jupiter, is respectfully dedicated by the Publisher.
To the Committee of the Bristol and Clifton Zoological Society, This Portrait of their old Favorite Jupiter, is respectfully dedicated by the Publisher.
Drawn by J. West Giles. M. & H. Hanhard, Imp.t.
Clifton, Published by John Burbidge, 6, Regent Place, June 24th 1853.
Very scarce tinted lithograph. Sheet 330 x 450mm (13 x 17¾"). Foxing in lower margin.
A fine lithograph portrait of a lion.
[Ref: 53609]   £320.00  
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Cubs Bred Between a Lion and Tigress, Three Months Old.
Cubs Bred Between a Lion and Tigress, Three Months Old.
London, Published by G.B. Whittaker, Feb.y 1825.
Engraving. Sheet 135 x 220mm (5¼ x 8¾"). Trimmed within plate.
A pair of 'Ligers'.
[Ref: 53691]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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The Oblique-Leaved Begonia.
The Oblique-Leaved Begonia.
Reinagle pinx.t. Caldwell sculp.t.
London. Published July 1, 1800 by Dr. Thornton.
Coloured aquatint with stipple and line, printed in colours and hand-finished. 510 x 380mm (20 x 15") very large margins. Two small tears in margin.
'Begonia nitidia', introduced from Jamaica by Sir Joseph Banks, the botanist on Cook's first circumnaviation. Published in Thornton's 'Temple of Flora', the first series of flower prints to show the plant within a habitat.
Dunthorne: p. 248, state iii of iii.
[Ref: 53465]   £850.00  
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