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Vue du Chateau de Choisy le Roy du côté du Jardin.
Vue du Chateau de Choisy le Roy du côté du Jardin.
[n.d., c.1780.]
Engraving with original hand colour. Sheet 255 x 430mm (10 x 17"), prepared as a transparency. Trimmed to plate, edges blacked, colour smears a little surface wear.
A view of the royal residence, the Château de Choisy, prepared as a transparency, with pinholes with coloured tissue on the reverse so that when it is held up to a light the windows of the buildings are lit.
[Ref: 54799]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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An Hieroglyphic Epistle from a (sailor) on board a (ship) (toe) his Sweet(heart).
An Hieroglyphic Epistle from a (sailor) on board a (ship) (toe) his Sweet(heart).
[Printed 21st October, 1799, by Laurie & Whittle, N° 53 Fleet Street, London.]
Engraving. Sheet 340 x 230mm (13½ x 9"). Trimmed, losing publication line, laid on album paper, glue stains.
A supposed letter partly written in symbols (a Rhymed Rebuser), for example a wind-head for wind, a bee for the letter 'b', and a 't' and a hat for 'that'. Other graphics are more symbolic, for example an anchor for 'hope', a very popular tattoo for sailors. These symbols were used as tattoos by sailors all over the world and as well as convicts transported to Australia.
BM 9505. Simon Barnard's 'Convict Tattoos: Marked Men & Women of Australia.
[Ref: 55073]   £320.00  
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[Two untitled medley prints in imitation of old master paintings]
[Two untitled medley prints in imitation of old master paintings]
[n.d., c.1775.]
Each sheet 130 x 100mm (5 x 4"). Trimmed into image, laid on album paper.
Two trompe-l'il medley prints, with Old Master-style Dutch painting stuck on wooden panels with red sealing wax,
[Ref: 54802]   £320.00  
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[Untitled medley print relating to the Russo-Turkish War of 1768-74.]
[Untitled medley print relating to the Russo-Turkish War of 1768-74.]
[n.d., c.1775.]
Printed from two plates, mezzotint and a colour-printed engraving, both with hand colour. Total 260 x 205mm (10¼ x 8"). Trimmed into image, laid on album paper.
A trompe-l'il medley print, with a central mezzotint printed over an engraving of proporting to be seven pieces of paper, stuck on a wooden wall by red sealing wax.. The mezzotint is of an Old Master-style Dutch drinker. The other images are two playing cards (front and back); a map of the Aegean; a scene of a 'triumphant' Russian standing over a vanquished Turk with a Greek watching; a scrap with French text relating to the war; and a naval battle engraving (The Battle of Chesme, June 24, 1770) and a German almanac title-page, both printed in sanguine. Christian Gottlob Winterschmidt (1755-1809)
See National Archives for copy Orlov Revolt 1770.
[Ref: 54801]   £690.00  
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No. 16 Morgan's Improved Protean Scenery. The Great Fall of Niagara.
No. 16 Morgan's Improved Protean Scenery. The Great Fall of Niagara. This Print at first represents the Great Fall of Niagara by day; and upon holding it before the light, it will present for your view the American Steamer Caroline on fire, as it appearewd a few seconds before it was launched into the awful abyss, on the night of the 29th of Dec.r 1837.
London. Published Feb.y 24th, 1838, by W. Morgan, 25, Bartletts Buildings, Holborn Hill.
Coloured lithograph. 170 x 230mm (6¾ x 9"), trimmed and laid on card with title label, as issued. Paper crack top left. Foxing.
A transformation print.
[Ref: 55135]   £360.00   view all images for this item
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[Vue du Port de Cadiz vers l'Orient.]
[Vue du Port de Cadiz vers l'Orient.]
[n.d., c.1780.]
Engraving with original hand colour. Sheet 285 x 405mm (11¼ x 16"), prepared as a transparency. Trimmed, losing title, edges blacked, a little surface wear.
The entrace of Cadiz harbour, with a lighthouse and a fort. The print has pinholes with coloured tissue on the reverse so that when it is held up to a light the windows of the buildings are lit, and the sky has stars and a crescent moon.
[Ref: 54796]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Vue de la côte de Dordrecht proche du Port Groothooft à Dordrecht.]
[Vue de la côte de Dordrecht proche du Port Groothooft à Dordrecht.]
[n.d., c.1780.]
Engraving with original hand colour. Sheet 310 x 470mm (12¼ x 18½"), prepared as a transparency. Trimmed, losing title, edges blacked, a little surface wear.
A view of the harbour of Dordrecht, prepared as a transparency, with pinholes with coloured tissue on the reverse so that when it is held up to a light the windows of the buildings are lit, and the sky has stars and a crescent moon.
[Ref: 54798]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Vue d'un partie de la ville Dordrecht prise de le Moulin é Ciment de la Village de Zwyndrecht.]
[Vue d'un partie de la ville Dordrecht prise de le Moulin é Ciment de la Village de Zwyndrecht.]
[n.d., c.1780.]
Engraving with original hand colour. Sheet 310 x 435mm (12¼ x 17"), prepared as a transparency. Trimmed, losing title, edges blacked, a little surface wear.
A view of the harbour of Dordrecht, prepared as a transparency, with pinholes with coloured tissue on the reverse so that when it is held up to a light the windows of the buildings are lit, and the sky has stars and a crescent moon.
[Ref: 54797]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Two paper puppet designs, uncut.]
[Two paper puppet designs, uncut.]
[French, c.1780.]
Two etchings with original hand colour. Sheets 380 x 250mm (15 x 9¾") & 335 x 260mm (13¼ x 10¼"). Woman trimmed into plate at top, some creasing; man with ragged edges.
Two extremely rare paper puppet designs, The woman is in a rustic dress and hat, with arms and legs. The man is in an opulant frockcoat with sash and garland of flowers; he has a separate hat, arms and legs jointed at hip and knee.
[Ref: 54912]   £950.00   view all images for this item
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Scriptural Protean Views, No. 2. Mount Ararat
Scriptural Protean Views, No. 2. Mount Ararat Changing to The Descent of Noah from the Ark.
By G.F. Bragg. Printed by W.Kohler.
London, William Spooner, No. 337 Strand. [n.d., c.1840.]
Very rare coloured lithograph. 150 x 180mm (6 x 7"), trimmed and laid on card with title label, backed with tissue, as issued.
A view of Mount Ararat that changes when the image is held up to a light source, with a stream of animals coming down the mountain, a rainbow and Noah sacrificing at a burning altar.
[Ref: 55131]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT) view all images for this item
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Spooner's Protean Views, No. 7. The Rival Heroes or a Fight for the Championship.
Spooner's Protean Views, No. 7. The Rival Heroes or a Fight for the Championship. Between the two gamest Birds in Europe. ''When Greek meets Greek then comes the tug of War.''
London, William Spooner, No. 337 Strand. June 18 1836.
Coloured lithograph, 145 x 195mm (5¾ x 7¾"), trimmed and laid on card, stamped "Crayon Papers fast colours Creswick", with title label, backed with tissue, as issued.
A transformation print: when held up to a light source the two fighting cocks acquire the heads of Wellington and Napoleon.
[Ref: 55132]   £350.00   view all images for this item
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Spooner's Protean Views, No. 13. The Magic Mirror.
Spooner's Protean Views, No. 13. The Magic Mirror.
London, William Spooner, No. 337 Strand. [n.d., c.1836.]
Coloured lithograph, 220 x 145mm (8¾ x 5¾"), trimmed and laid on card stamped stamped "Crayon Papers fast colours Creswick", with title label, backed with tissue, as issued.
A magician pulls back a curtain to show two young girls his magic mirror. When held up to the light the mirror shows her wedding day.
[Ref: 55133]   £390.00   view all images for this item
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Spooner's Protean Views, No. 21. Napoleon at the Battle of Wagram, Changing to The Conflagration of Moscow.
Spooner's Protean Views, No. 21. Napoleon at the Battle of Wagram, Changing to The Conflagration of Moscow.
London, William Spooner, No. 337 Strand. [n.d., c.1840.]
Coloured lithograph, 150 x 170mm (6 x 6¾"), trimmed and laid on card with title label, backed with tissue, as issued.
The scene changes when held up to a light source.
[Ref: 55130]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT) view all images for this item
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Spooner's Protean Views, No. 27. Westminster Abbey Fitted Up for the Coronation of Queen Victoria, Changing to the Ceremony of the Homage.
Spooner's Protean Views, No. 27. Westminster Abbey Fitted Up for the Coronation of Queen Victoria, Changing to the Ceremony of the Homage.
London, William Spooner, No. 337 Strand. [n.d., c.1840.]
Coloured lithograph, 180 x 350mm, trimmed and laid on card with title label, backed with tissue, as issued.
The empty Abbey fills with people when held up to a light source.
[Ref: 55134]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT) view all images for this item
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