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Outline of the Attack upon Algiers exhibiting in the Panorama, Leicester Square.
Outline of the Attack upon Algiers exhibiting in the Panorama, Leicester Square.
R. & E. Williamson sculp.t [after Henry Aston Barker].
[London: Henry Aston Barker, n.d., 1818.]
Engraving. Sheet 285 x 440mm (11¼ x 17¼"), with letter press key label stuck on. Folds and staining.
A visitor's keyplate for the exhibition of a 360º painting on the inside of the rotunda of Barker's Panorama, a purpose-built gallery in Leicester Street. Visitors would climb stairs to a viewing platform and use this as a guide to the painting. It was issued as a folding plate in a leaflet, 'Description of Lord Exmouth's attack upon Algiers : painted by Henry Aston Barker', written by James Jennings. The rotunda is preserved within the French Catholic 'Church of Notre Dame de France'.
[Ref: 50454]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Ah! Ah! See my Picture.
Ah! Ah! See my Picture. Eh! Eh! Voila mon portrait.
Scarce pen and ink. Image: 85 x 70mm (3¼ x 2¾''). Trimmed and laid on card.
An upside-down puzzle which shows a donkey when held one way and a portrait when held the other.
[Ref: 50038]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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The Rose Shamrock & Thistle.
The Rose Shamrock & Thistle. To General Union. This Plate containing Profiles of Eight Illustrious Personages is most humbly Inscribed by W.S.
[n.d., c.1815.]
Fine hand coloured engraving. Sheet size: 140 x 110mm (5½ x 4¼").
A rare 'puzzle' print, depicting a bunch of flowers, with a rose, representing England, a thistle, representing Scotland, and several clovers, representing Ireland. The outline profiles of Louis XVIII, Wellington, Blucher, and others can be seen within the flowers. The list of all eight portraits is inscribed below to the left.
[Ref: 50306]   £260.00  
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[Protean View of a Church.]
[Protean View of a Church.]
H. Mogford del.
[n.d., c.1835.]
Hand-coloured lithograph. Sheet: 245 x 175mm (9½ x 7''). Trimmed.
A protean view of a church, in which the moon and a church clock become illuminated when held to the light.
[Ref: 50464]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Tragedy. Comedy.
Tragedy. Comedy.
[n.d., c.1840.]
Hand-coloured lithograph. Sheet: 140 x 165mm (5½ x 6½''). Trimmed. Neatly repaired tear.
An upside-down puzzle print showing seven faces, held one way up the faces look happy, held the other way they look sad.
[Ref: 49933]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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The Royal Allied Oak and Self Created Mushroom Race.
The Royal Allied Oak and Self Created Mushroom Race. Behold the Oak, whose firm fix'd stay Doth check Oppression's course, Whose slightest branch can ne'er decay, While strong with Virtue's force...The Mushroom Race you have to seek In weeds about the Root, Who scarce dare at the Oak to peep, Or at its Princely Fruit.
J. Field del.t Etch'd by Heath.
Pub. May 29. 1815, by J. Jenkins, 48 Strand.
Fine hand-coloured etching. 300 x 215mm (11¾ x 8½"). Slight crease at bottom.
A puzzle-print: a gnarled and aged oak creates profiles of George III, Louis XVIII, the Prince Regent , Tsar Alexander I, Wellington and Blücher. On the ground are two mushrooms and plants, in which are hidden the profiles of Napoleon Buonaparte; his son Napoleon (King of Rome) and brothers Louis, Jerome and Joseph; Charles XIV John of Sweden; and Joachim Murat. In the background the tower of Windsor Castle emerges from trees.
BM Satires: 12547.
[Ref: 50308]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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The Royal Rose Buds and the Parent Stem.
The Royal Rose Buds and the Parent Stem.
London, Pub. by. J.T. Wood, 33, Holywell Str. Strand. [n.d., c.1850.]
Puzzle print, zincograph. Sheet:150 x 115mm (6 x 4½'').
The profiles of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert face each other, delineated by a rose bush. In the buds above are the Royal Princesses.
[Ref: 50310]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Nouveau Jeu du Solitaire.
Nouveau Jeu du Solitaire. Ainsi nommé parce qu'il se jou seul. Son origine viente de l'Amerique ou les Peuples vont seuls a la chasse, et au retour plantent leurs fleches en des trous de leurs cases...
Se vend au Singe Verd, Rue des Arcis. [n.d., c.1770.]
Engraving. Plate: 270 x 270mm (10½ x 10½''). Central, vertical crease and foxing.
A table and instructions for a game of solitaire, with explanation and rules. The text explains that the game originates from America where people hunt alone and so play the game on their return journey, using arrows to make marks on their boxes.
[Ref: 50475]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Pickens Sketches of Napoleon No.1.
Pickens Sketches of Napoleon No.1. Violets. Napoleon, Wife and Son.
[n.d., c.1840.]
Rare lithograph. Sheet: 205 x 140mm (8 x 5½''). Trimmed.
A puzzle prints in which the profiles of Napoleon, his wife Josephine and son Napoleon II are forms in the stems and leaves of a bouquet of violets.
[Ref: 49934]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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