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Le Bouquet.
Le Bouquet. Choui-------- ! ...........Put! put! put! ...Pan!!....pan pan, pan! brrrr..pan, papapapaw pan! pan!!...pan! pouf! pouf! Patapatapouf !!!!!
Lith. de Delaporte, Seur de Langlumé. Lith par Vatier d'après Grandville.
On s'abonne chez Aubert, galerie Vero dodat.
Lithograph, 340 x 265mm. 13½ x 10½". Foxing around image; stain in top right. Crease to lower right corner.
Atmospheric print of a firework display and large crowd, complete with onomatopoeic text below.
[Ref: 8792]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Boyer, Artist in Fire Works,
Boyer, Artist in Fire Works, and Manufacturer of Shipping Combustibles, Signal Rockets, Percussion Powder for Gentlemens' Guns, detonating Silver,, and every Combustible known to the Pyrotechnical Art, No 42, Gibraltar Row, Near the Elephant and Castle, Surrey.
Page & Son, Printers, 62, Black Friars Road.
[n.d., c.1825.]
Scarce letterpress handbill, Huxham Mill watermark 1827. Sheet 320 x 200mm (12½ x 8"). Creases, wear to edges.
An advert for fireworks with a price list, headed with the Royal Warrant. George Boyer was listed in 'Pigot & Co's Directory for Scotland for 1825-6... together with the Most Extensive Directory of London'.
[Ref: 57177]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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1867. Whitsuntide Galas! Peel Park, Bradford.
1867. Whitsuntide Galas! Peel Park, Bradford. Programme of Performance for Monday, June 10th.
[1867.]
Scarce letterpress handbill. Sheet 250 x 190mm (9¾ x 7½"). Creasing.
Attractions include Mr Liskard's 'Mysterious Musical Teapot', a 'Grand Balloon Ascent by Captain Metcalf', and 'A Grand Display of Fireworks by Professor Dyer, of London'.
[Ref: 57185]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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Splendid Display of Fireworks. For One Night Only.
Splendid Display of Fireworks. For One Night Only. Mr. G. Bywater, Jun. Most respectfully announces to the Ladies of Wakefield and its Vicinity, that he will Diplay a Grand Collection of Fireworks, in the Yard belonging to the Woodman Inn, in Wood Street, near the Sessions House, on the Evening of Friday the 28th Instant [...] Fireworks with the latest Improvements, by G. Bywater, No 6. Long Row, Philadelphia, near Sheffield.
Thomas Waller, Printer, Post Office Yark, Wakefield.
[n.d., c.1840.]
Scarce letterpress handbill. Sheet 285 x 225mm (11¼ x 8¾"). Wear to edges, some staining.
A hand bill for a fireworks display in Wakefield, Yorkshire, with a 32-point 'Order of Firing'. George Frederick Bywater is listed in the 'Sheffield Directory of Trades and Professions for 1834'; this is likely to be his son.
[Ref: 57172]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Pittville Gardens, Prestbury Road [Cheltenham]. A Grand Race Gala [...] On Tuesday Evening next, July 19th, 1831
Pittville Gardens, Prestbury Road [Cheltenham]. A Grand Race Gala [...] On Tuesday Evening next, July 19th, 1831 [...]After the Concert, there will be a Grand Gala Fete, and Superb Display of Fireworks Ona very extensive Scale; on which Occasion the Gardens will be most brilliantly Illuminted with Variegated Lamps [...]
Cunningham and Co, Chronicle Office, Pittville Street, Cheltenham.
[1831.]
Scarce letterpress handbill, watermark 1818, Sheet 335 x 190mm (13¼ x 7½"). Creasing, staining and wear.
A hand bill for a concert ending with a fireworks display, with a 26-point 'Order of Firing'.
[Ref: 57179]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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J.G. D'Ernst, Artist in Fire Works to His Majesty, and the Royal Gardens, Vauxhall. No 5, Doughty Place, Lambeth Walk.
J.G. D'Ernst, Artist in Fire Works to His Majesty, and the Royal Gardens, Vauxhall. No 5, Doughty Place, Lambeth Walk.
Barnes, Printer, 44, Bridge House Place, Newington Causeway.
[n.d., c.1840.]
Letterpress on green paper. Sheet 235 x 125mm (9¼ x 5"). Some foxing.
An advertisment for fireworks, with a price list.
[Ref: 57183]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Grand Triumphal Arch displayed opposite to Windsor Castle, by H.W. Darby,
Grand Triumphal Arch displayed opposite to Windsor Castle, by H.W. Darby, In honour of the visit of Louis Napoleon, Emperor of France, to her Majesty, Queen Victoria the First. H.W. Darby, 98, Regent Street, Lambeth, London, Wholesale Firework Manufacturer, and Railway Signal-Light Contractor. Artist to the Nobility and Gentry's Grand Fetes, Theatres, and Public Gardens. For many years the Sole Artiste to the Royal Gardens, Vauxhall.
[c.1863.]
Scarce letterpress advertisment. Sheet 180 x 130mm (7 x 5"). Left edge frayed.
Probably a page from a trade directory.
[Ref: 57180]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Drewell, Artist in Fire-Works, and Engineer to his Majesty's Grand Fetes in the Park,
Drewell, Artist in Fire-Works, and Engineer to his Majesty's Grand Fetes in the Park, Nos 27 and 33, Westminster Bridge Road, - S. Near the Obelisk. Licensed Pursuant to Act of Parliament.
Passmore, Printer and Stationer, 60, Borough Road.
[n.d., c.1820.]
Scarce letterpress handbill. Sheet 390 x 240mm (15¼ x 9½").
An advert for fireworks with a price list, doubling as an invoice, headed with the Royal Warrant. '25% off' is written in old ink manuscript. "Black & Ball cartridge port fires etc for exportation".
[Ref: 57186]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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The Fifth of November.
The Fifth of November.
T. Stothard delint. C Knight sculpt.
London Pubd: Jany. 1 1790 by J.F. Tomkins No.18 New Bond Street.
Stipple, 175 x 200mm. 7 x 8". Large margins.
A group of children excitedly burning a guy over a wooden pyre; one child in the foreground fans the flames with his hat. After Thomas Stothard (1755 - 1834).
[Ref: 21780]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Fireworks for the wedding of Leopold I] Eigentliche Abbild ,, ünd vorstellüng des sehr künftlichen ünd tostbarn Feuerwerds
[Fireworks for the wedding of Leopold I] Eigentliche Abbild ,, ünd vorstellüng des sehr künftlichen ünd tostbarn Feuerwerds welches auf dem Hochfeyerlichen Kayserl. Beylager zu Wien den 8, Decembris (28) Novemb.) dess 1666. Jahrs, angesündet und branet worden.
[after Melchior Küsel.]
[Frankfurt: Johann Görlin & Johann Bauer, 1703.]
Engraving. 300 x 345mm (11¾ x 13½"), with margins. Binding folds.
A fireworks display celebrating the marriage of Holy Roman Emperor Leopold I to Margaret Theresa, daughter of King Philip IV of Spain. The fireworks are being launched from a baroque building, with centaurs fighting in the foreground. From 'Theatrum Europaeum', published by the heirs of Matthaus Merian.
[Ref: 54927]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Royal Grecian Saloon, Pleasure Grounds and Olympic Temple, Eagle Tavern, City Road [...]
Royal Grecian Saloon, Pleasure Grounds and Olympic Temple, Eagle Tavern, City Road [...] Benefit, Tuesday, September 14, 1841. A Grand Ball Gala, Fire-works, and Illuminations [...]
J.W. Peel Printer, 9 New Cut, Lambeth, opposite the Victoria.
[1841.]
Letterpress handbill, 4pp., printed on two sides. Sheet 255 x 370mm, folded once. Tear taped, edges chipped, laid on album sheet.
After an evening of opera, pantomine and singing, the entertainment was 'To Conclude with a Magnificent display of Fireworks by Mr. Fenwick".
[Ref: 57166]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Positively the last Night. Dobree's Theatre [...] he has at a considerable expence, engaged the Celebrated Madam Hengler,
Positively the last Night. Dobree's Theatre [...] he has at a considerable expence, engaged the Celebrated Madam Hengler, who will exhibit A grand Display of Fire Works, As performed by her with such unbpunded Applause at Vauxhall Gardens, London, last Season [...]
Printed by G. Norton, Henley.
[n.d., c.1840.]
Letterpress handbill Sheet 380 x 220mm (15 x 8¾). Folds and creasing, toning to edges, a few chips.
After an evening of comedy, Sarah Hengler would put on a show of fireworks, including 'a grand Metamophose Wheel, displaying in brilliant Fire, ''Prosperity to Marlow!'''. Hengler (c.1765-1845), second wife of the circus performer John Michael Hengler, ran her firework business from 4 Asylum Buildings, off Westminster Bridge Road. In 1818 three people died in explosions there; after retiring from the business she was killed in a fire on the premises.
[Ref: 57167]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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Der Feuerwerks Platz im Prater.  La Place du feu d'Artifice au Prater.
Der Feuerwerks Platz im Prater. La Place du feu d'Artifice au Prater.
C. P. S. C. M. [Johann] Ziegler.
Artaria & Comp [n.d. c. 1783, Vienna.]
Etching with original colour. 330 x 435mm (13 x 17¼"). Faint toning and staining that creeps into the image.
A festive scene in Vienna's Prater Park in the 'Fireworks Square'. From Johann Ziegler's 'Views of the Royal City of Vienna' (1749-1802) a German and Austrian landscape artist known for both his paintings and copperplate engravings.
[Ref: 56474]   £450.00  
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Artificier. Contenant Sept Planches.
Artificier. Contenant Sept Planches.
Baratti s.
[Paris, Neuchâtel & Amsterdam: Briasson, le Breton, Durand & Panckoucke, c.1772.]
Folio, stitched extract; pp. (ii), 7 numbered engraved plates, as called for.
The complete set of seven plates relating to the work of pyrotechnicians or firework-makers. The plates show a workshop, tools and design of various fireworks, and the text contains a 145-point key. Published in the "Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences" edited by Denis Diderot (1713 - 1784), French philosopher, art critic and writer. The 35 volumes took nearly 30 years to produce (1751-1780): the opposition from both the French State Prosecutor and Pope Clement XIII meant that much of the work was published secretly, although Diderot learned after publication that his printer was still censoring his final proofs.
[Ref: 17909]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT) view all images for this item
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A View of ye Grand Theatre & Fireworks erected on ye Water near ye Court at ye Hague
A View of ye Grand Theatre & Fireworks erected on ye Water near ye Court at ye Hague (on Occasion of ye General Peace concluded at Aix le Chapelle Oct:18, 1748) and exhibited June 13, 1749. N.S.
Engrav'd for the Universal Magazine according to Act of Parliament 1749, for J. Hinton at ye Kings Arms in St. Pauls Church-Yard London.
Etching and engraving, 180 x 300mm. 7 x 11¾". Vertical folds as normal, tearing at lower paper edge. Some staining.
Preparations for a display of fireworks to celebrate the second Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle (Aachen) of 1748, which ended the War of the Austrian Succession. Fold-out illustration to the Universal Magazine.
[Ref: 9672]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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A Representation of the Royal Fire-Work perform'd by the directions of Coll. Hopkey and Coll. Borgard on the River of Thames near Whitehall,
A Representation of the Royal Fire-Work perform'd by the directions of Coll. Hopkey and Coll. Borgard on the River of Thames near Whitehall, y.e 7.th of July 1713. being y.e day appointed for a publick Thanksgiving for the General Peace.
B. Lens fec. et exc.
[n.d. 1713]
Extremely rare & fine mezzotint. 520 x 410mm (20½ x 16"). Trimmed to plate mark. Horizontal centre fold crease with minor creasing and scratches across the image. Small nicks to the edges. Loss to bottom left corner filled in with ink.
An architectural facade of paired columns adorned with statues and the royal crest. Fireworks burst into the sky in the background as well as on the Thames in the foreground. The statues take the allegorical form of Prudence, Temperance, Fortitude, Justice, Courage, Victory, Peace and Conduct. The year of peace, or Anno Pacis, refers to the Peace of Utrecht signed in April 1713 by Queen Anne, Louis XIV and Philip V of Spain.
[Ref: 56467]   £950.00  
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A Grand Gala will take place on the Breakwater Jetty, Opposite the Terrace, Nelson-Street, South-End, Hull, on Tuesday Evening next, Jan. 1st, 1839,
A Grand Gala will take place on the Breakwater Jetty, Opposite the Terrace, Nelson-Street, South-End, Hull, on Tuesday Evening next, Jan. 1st, 1839, Consisting og a Magnificent Display of French, Italian and Chinese Fireworks And other Entertainments, by M.D. Irvine, (From the Royal Gardens, Vauxhall, London, and the Royal Old Wells, Cheltenham. [...]
John Howe, Printer, Commercial Offices, 48, Blanket-Row, (Three Doors from Queen-Street,) Hull.
[1839.]
Letterpress handbill. Sheet 370 x 245mm (14½ x 9¾"). Creasing and a few tears, an old ink mss. note at bottom. Scarce, bit tatty.
A hand bill for a fireworks display in Wakefield, Yorkshire, with a 20-point 'Order of Firing'. The manuscript note reads 'The above Exhibiton did not take place'.
[Ref: 57173]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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Grand Display of Fire-Works Postponed, Until Thursday the 20th instant.
Grand Display of Fire-Works Postponed, Until Thursday the 20th instant. The Inhabitants of Hull and its Vicinity are most respectfully informed, That in consequence of Mr. Nervoni making several Additions to the Plan of the Fire-Works Already Announced, The Exhibition will unavoidably be Postponed until Thursday next, the 20th Inst. When it will positively take place at the Pottery Barrack Yard.
(Robert Peck, Printer, Hull.)
Hull, July, 17th, 1815.]
Scarce letterpress handbill. Sheet 220 x 170mm (8¾ x 6¾").
A firework display, probably celebrating the Battle of Waterloo the previous month. Signor Nervoni was conductor of fire works at Vauxhall Gardens.
[Ref: 57174]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Panorama al fresco with fireworks] Ranelagh! Gardens, St. Peters. Extraordinary Attraction! Grand Galla and Fete every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
[Panorama al fresco with fireworks] Ranelagh! Gardens, St. Peters. Extraordinary Attraction! Grand Galla and Fete every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. [...] The Splendid Picture Model of the Magnificent Buddha Temple of Honan of the Three Golden Idols. (Lately Exhibited at Vauxhall Gardens, London.) In the course of which will be introduced a magnificent series of Chinese Pyrotechnic Tableaux, being a continuous and superb display of Fireworks!! [...]
Keble, Printer, Margate.
[n.d., c.1840.]
Scarce letterpress handbill on blue paper. Sheet 280 x 115mm (11 x 4½"). A few small tears.
A hand bill for a show at Ranelagh Gardens, Broadstairs, Kent, with a panorama al fresco accompanied by fireworks by Messrs Adams, three brothers who often worked with George Danson.
[Ref: 57170]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Fireworks! Fireworks! Fireworks! Royal Grecian Theatre, Eagle Tavern City Road [...] On Wednesday, Nov. 2nd, 1864,
Fireworks! Fireworks! Fireworks! Royal Grecian Theatre, Eagle Tavern City Road [...] On Wednesday, Nov. 2nd, 1864, For the purpose of affording pecunary assistance to the Aged and Distressed; and also to supply Bread and Coals to Industrious Poor Families during the Inclement Season [...] Acting and Stage Manager ... Mr George Conquest. G. Whitehead, Secretary, 26, Liquorpond Street, Leather Lane.
M. Bowry & Son, Printers, 46, King's Cross Road.
[1864]
Scarce letterpress playbill on two sheets, each 380 x 250mm (15 x 9¾"). One sheet tipped on album, the second laid on the same sheet. Some wear.
A gala held by the East St Pancras Philanthropic Institution, including 'a splendid display of fireworks'.
[Ref: 57184]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT) view all images for this item
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Fire Works. Chevalier Southby, Principal Artist to the Royal Gardens, Vauxhall, London,
Fire Works. Chevalier Southby, Principal Artist to the Royal Gardens, Vauxhall, London, King's Patent and Minor Theatres respectfully announces to the Public of Sheffield and its Vicinity, that he proposed exhibiting Two Discharges of Fiew Works, upon the Cricket Ground at Hyde Park, on Wednesday, July 25, 1827 [...]
H.A. Bacon, Printer, Sheffield.
[1827].
Scarce letterpress handbill. Sheet 510 x 195mm (20 x 7¾"). Tears, staining, laid on card.
A hand bill for a fireworks display in Sheffield, with an Order of Firing. Pyrotechnist J. Southby (d.1865), a self-created ‘Chevalier’, created the firework display for the coronation of Queen Victoria in Hyde Park in 1838.
[Ref: 57187]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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A Plan and Elevation of the Royal Fire Works to be Perform'd in St James's Park,
A Plan and Elevation of the Royal Fire Works to be Perform'd in St James's Park, April the 27th. 1749, on Account of the General Peace signed at Aix la Chapelle Oct.r. 7 1748.
G. Vertue Sculp Londini.
Drawn, Engrav'd and Publish'd 5th of April 1749, according to Act of Parliament.
Engraving, very fine impression. 410 x 555mm (16 x 21¾"). A few tiny holes. Thread margins. Slight tear bottom right.
The erections in St James's Park to stage the a display of fireworks to celebrate the second Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle (Aachen) of 1748, which ended the War of the Austrian Succession.
Provenance: Sandys Family, Ormersley Court, Worcestershire.
[Ref: 52271]   £750.00  
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[Fireworks at Strasbourg] Représentation des Edifices et Decorations Elevés, et du Feu d'Artifice exécuté le 5 Octobre 1744
[Fireworks at Strasbourg] Représentation des Edifices et Decorations Elevés, et du Feu d'Artifice exécuté le 5 Octobre 1744 sous le bon plaisir et en presence de Sa Majesté Louis XV, par les Ordres du Magestrat de Strasbourg, sur la Riviere d'Ill, et en façe du Palais Episcopal où Sa Majesté.
Inventé dessiné et dirigé par J.M. Weis Graveur de la Ville de Strasbourg. Gravé par J.B. Le Bas Graveur du Cabinet du Roy.
[n.d., c.1745]
Etching. 450 x 770mm (17¾ x 30¼"), with large margins. Crack in platemark and centrefold margin repaired, faint damp stain affecting margin and title area on left.
A massive fireworks display outside the Episcopal Palace, Strasbourg, with spectators lining the river. In 1744 Louis XIV travelled to Germany to join his army fighting the War of the Austrian Succession. He fell ill, so gravely that his chaplain could blackmail Louis into giving up his mistress before receiving absolution. When he recovered a five-day party was held, with the events recorded in 'Représentation des fêtes données par la ville de Strasbourg pour la convalescence du roi, à l'arrivée et pendant le séjour de Sa Majesté en cette ville', with this being plate 5 of 11.
[Ref: 54038]   £650.00  
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A View of ye Grand Theatre & Fireworks erected on ye water near ye Court of ye Hague
A View of ye Grand Theatre & Fireworks erected on ye water near ye Court of ye Hague (on Occasion of ye General Peace concluded at Aix la Chapelle Oct. 18, 1748.) & exhibited June 18, 1749. N.S.
Ridge sculp.
Engraved for S. & I. Exshaw Dub: 1749.
Engraving. 195 x 430mm. Very fine Irish copper engraving.
In essence, the Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle and the War of Austrian Succession concluded status quo ante bellum. In the commercial struggle between Britain and France in the West Indies, Africa, and India, nothing was settled; the treaty was thus no basis for a lasting peace.
[Ref: 7192]   £450.00  
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[Panorama al fresco with fireworks] Botanic Garden. Mr David Smith the Curator, most respectfully announces [...] A Benefit on Friday Evening, Oct. 7,
[Panorama al fresco with fireworks] Botanic Garden. Mr David Smith the Curator, most respectfully announces [...] A Benefit on Friday Evening, Oct. 7, on which Messrs. Southby & Adams have undertaken to produce one of the most Splendid Exhibitions That have yet taken place of the Grand Historical Spectacle, The Eruption of Vesuvius And the destruction of the Cities of Herculaneum & Pompeii. [...] The Eruption will take place at Eight o'Clock; but should the Weather be unfavourable, it will be postponed till Monday 10th.
M.C. Peck. Printer, Lowgate Hull.
1842 [old ink mss.]
Letterpress handbill. Sheet 340 x 205mm (13½ x 8"). A few small tears.
A hand bill for a show at Hull's Botanic Garden, with an exhibition of George Danson's immense protean view of the Eruption of Vesuvius: under normal light the painting showed a daytime view of the Bay of Naples but, at the appointed time, back-lighting changed the scene to night, with lava spewing into the air, accompanied by fireworks. George Danson (1799-1881) specialised in panoramas exhibited outside in pleasure gardens, usually first shown at Royal Surrey Zoological Gardens, Walworth. This ‘Vast Panorama Al Fresco of Mount Vesuvius’ (first exhibited 1837) was admired by J.M.W. Turner. The 'Southby' mentioned here is J. Southby (d.1865), a self-created ‘Chevalier’, who was the pyrotechnist. Southby created the firework display for the coronation of Queen Victoria in Hyde Park in 1838.
[Ref: 57169]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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