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[Povr La Magnanimite Dans La Piece De La Element DV FEV] Splendet. Et Ascendit.
[Povr La Magnanimite Dans La Piece De La Element DV FEV] Splendet. Et Ascendit. [Vne Fufee Volante...]
[Sebastien Leclerc]
[Paris: C, Blageart, 1668.]
Proof engraving, plate 185 x 175mm (7¼ x 7"), with small margins. Blue ink Collector's stamp on reverse. Some creasing.
Device for the tapestry "Allegory of Fire" from "Devices pour les tapisseries du roy: ou sout representez les quatre elemens et les quatre seasons de l'annee." A view of a rocket shooting off into the sky surrounded by an oval frame adorned with guns, firewood, coals, cannon balls and other pyrotechnic paraphernalia. A flaming creature also resides at the top of the frame.

[Ref: 57329]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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A Perfect Description of the Firework in Covent Garden that was performed at the Charge of the Gentry and other inhabitans of that Parish for y.e joyful return of his Ma.tie from his Conquest in Ireland Sept, 10, 1690.
A Perfect Description of the Firework in Covent Garden that was performed at the Charge of the Gentry and other inhabitans of that Parish for y.e joyful return of his Ma.tie from his Conquest in Ireland Sept, 10, 1690. From a rare print communicated to the publisher by General Dowdeswell, F.A.S.
B Lens fe
London Published as the Act directs 30 May, 1809, by John Thomas Smith, N.o 4 Polygon, Somers Town.
Aquatint, plate 255 x 285mm (10 x 11¼"), with margins on three sides. Trimmed to plate.
A copy of a 1690 print, with additional information printed underneath; on either side of the 1809 title is a short column entitled: Extracts from the Parish Books. Most likely after one of the Dutch/British artists either: Bernard Lens I (c.1630–1707) or his son Bernard Lens II (1659–1725).
[Ref: 57432]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Dublin Fireworks.
Dublin Fireworks. This Perspective View of the Illuminations and Fire-Works, to be Exibited at S.t Stephens Green, at Dublin in Ireland on the Thanksgiving Day for the General Peace Concluded at Aix la Chapelle, 1748.
[John Hinton]
Engraving, sheet 190 x 245mm (7½ x 9¾"). Cut. Glued to backing sheet. top left and right.
View of the structure erected on St. Stephen's Green for fireworks to celebrate the Peace of Aix-la-Chapelle, people, dogs, a carriage and a woman with wheelbarrow in foreground. 1749
[Ref: 57291]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Woman extinguishing a firework]
[Woman extinguishing a firework]
JS
[n.d., c.1650]
Engraving sheet 125 x 125mm (5 x 5"). Trimmed within plate. Miniscule tear on left.
A woman in mid-16th/17th century dress extinguishes a firework in a fountain.
[Ref: 57325]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Fete Du 14 Juillet An IX.
Fete Du 14 Juillet An IX. Vue des 3 Theatres construits aux Champs Elysees dans le Carre Marigny; Sur les quels on a Celebre aussi la Fete du 1.er Vendemiare An X.
A Paris chez B[as]set M.d d'[e]stampes et Fabriquant de Papiers Peints rue St.t Jacques, au coin de celle des Mathurins, No. 670. [n.d., c.1802].
Hand coloured engraving, plate 275 x 445mm (10¾ x 17½"), with margins. Slightly crea top right. Abrasions in publication line.
A view of a large crowd watching acrobatic, musical and theatrical entertainment happening in the three theaters built on the Champs-Élysées in the Marigny square. With a firework in the shape of a Masonic (a five pointed star) symbol lighting up the sky. In celebration of the national holiday of July 14 (25 Messidor) 1801 organized in Paris, by the architect Chalgrin, to commemorate the storming of the Bastille in 1789. They were reused on September 23, 1801 (1st Vendémiaire, year X) for the celebrations of the anniversary of the founding of the Republic in 1792.
[Ref: 57436]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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[Fireworks] Francica Seqvantis Atollit Gloria Rebvs. Pacatori Orbis Vota Publica.
[Fireworks] Francica Seqvantis Atollit Gloria Rebvs. Pacatori Orbis Vota Publica. Soclorum Vindici Principum Concordia. Iurium Assertori Victoria Perpetva.
[Feu de Ratisbone fait Par M.r Verius].
[Paris: I. B. Nolin c.1691]
Proof engraving, plate 245 x 175mm (9¾ x 6¾"), with small margins.
Print from 'Histoire du roi Louis le Grand, par les médailles, emblèmes, devises, jetons, inscriptions, armoiries, et autres monuments publics,' written by French author, heraldist, Jesuit and attendant of the royal court Claude-François Ménestrier (1631 –1705).
[Ref: 57361]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Afbeelding der Illuminatie voor het Huis van de WelEd. Geftr. Heer M.r W.C. Backer. Hoofd Officier
Afbeelding der Illuminatie voor het Huis van de WelEd. Geftr. Heer M.r W.C. Backer. Hoofd Officier &c. &c. der Stad Amsterdam, op den 8.sten Maart 1788.
W. Kok ad Vivum del. D.t Veebraard fecit.
De Wed: J. Doll. Excud:
Engraving, sheet 210 x 205mm (10¼ x 8¼"). Trimmed.
Dutch print of fireworks structure.
[Ref: 57294]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Infant Academy.]
[The Infant Academy.]
[Engraved by William Walker from a Picture by Sir Joshua Reynolds, P.R.A.
London: Published February 1st 1854, by Evans & Son, 403, Strand.]
Stipple, unique proof before letters. 330 x 380mm (13 x 15"). Trimmed to plate, damage to edges, old pencil mss inscription.
A young boy painting on an oval canvas a young girl with a fashionable hat, who is flanked by two other children; curtain and pillar behind, landscape beyond at left. As well as giving the title and artist, the manuscript also notes 'Engraved for W. Walker during my Apprenticeship - J.B. Bird', contradicting the attribution on the finished plate. The same picture had earlier been engraved as a small mezzotint by S.W. Reynolds.
Not in Hamilton; for S.W. Reynolds' mezzotint, see ref. 21500
[Ref: 57398]   £480.00  
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Feu d'Artifice Tire a Nantes sur les Decorations Dessinees et Peintes par Antoine Henon, Architecte et Peintre dela Ditte Ville.
Feu d'Artifice Tire a Nantes sur les Decorations Dessinees et Peintes par Antoine Henon, Architecte et Peintre dela Ditte Ville.
Avec priv du Roy ches Francois. de la Bertonniere Sc.
ce Vend a Nantes ches Tanqueray M.d Grande rue.
Engraving 215 x 330mm (8½ x 13"). Some light foxing.
A fireworks display in Nantes, France, on the Loire. The firework structure was designed and painted by 'architect and designer of the city of Nantes' Antoine Henon (1748-1789).
[Ref: 57421]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Fomes Virtutis Gloria.
Fomes Virtutis Gloria. Ut facile est leni candelam accendeze flatu, Cum presso Lychnus fumigat ignae micans; Mens Virtutis amans facili sic pectore motus Concipit, Heroum fortia facta sequi. 13.
[n.d., c.1620]
Engraving, plate 110 x 80mm (4¼ x 3¼"), with large margins.
A man blows on a roman candle firework at a jousting tournament.
[Ref: 57297]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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A satire on the different sexes.
A satire on the different sexes.
[n.d., c.1830.]
Lithograph. Sheet 220 x 315mm (8¾ x 12½"). Trimmed to printed border, foxing.
Possibly Americana. A scene in a drawing room: on one side are the young women in their party dresses, with a flock of cherubs with bows above their heads, representing romantic thoughts; on the right the batchelors are fixated on a game of cards, with a demon with a bat's head and wings and coiled serpent's tail, skin marked with the suit symbols, breathing down on them.
[Ref: 57386]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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A Perspective View of the Temple of Concord erected for the display of the National Fireworks in Commemoration of Peace, being the Celebration of the Grand Jubilee.
A Perspective View of the Temple of Concord erected for the display of the National Fireworks in Commemoration of Peace, being the Celebration of the Grand Jubilee.
Printed (by permission) in Hyde Park August 1st 1814.
Very rare aquatint with etching, sheet 240 x 280mm (9¼ x 11"). Trimmed within plate. Small brown stain in sky on right. Slightly faded.
A view of the Temple of Concord, The print depicts an architectural structure erected for the fireworks display held 1 August 1814 in Green Park, London, to celebrate the end of the Napoleonic Wars and the Jubilee of George III. The mastermind behind the Temple was Lieutenant Colonel Sir William Congreve (1772–1828), a rocket designer and Comptroller of the Royal Laboratory at Woolwich. Congreve designed the Temple with assistance from stage designers from the Theatre Royal and master engineers. It was an elaborate structure illuminated with colored lamps and decorated with gilding, festoons, and painted transparencies. Congreve had commissioned some of the nation’s best artists such as Thomas Stothard (1755 – 1834) to design and paint allegorical scenes on these ‘transparencies’, each tableau praising ‘the Triumph of England under the Regency’. When illuminated from inside it was made to revolve, so that spectators might view each side in turn.
[Ref: 57429]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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A Perspective View of the Revolving Temple of Concord Invented by Sir William Congreve Bar.t.
A Perspective View of the Revolving Temple of Concord Invented by Sir William Congreve Bar.t. And erected in the Green Park for the display of A Grand Firework, in Celebration of the Glorious Peace of 1814. The Design & Decorations made by Mess.rs Greenwood & Latilla of the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. The Allegorical Transparencies Designed by M.r Howard R.A, and painted by him; Mes.rs Smirke, Stothard , Woodforde, Dawe, Hilton and Genta _Sculptor M.r Chenu_ The Machinery by Mess.s Maudslay & C.o and Mr Drory.
J. Pain delin. R.W. Smart sculp. Aquatinted by I.Jeakes.
[n.d., c.1814]
Aquatint, watermark Ruse & Turney; sheet 330 x 415mm (13 x 16½"). Trimmed within plate and glued to backing sheet. Top corner torn. Tear through publication line repaired with tape. Creases.
A view of the Temple of Concord, The print depicts an architectural structure erected for the fireworks display held 1 August 1814 in Green Park, London, to celebrate the end of the Napoleonic Wars and the Jubilee of George III. The mastermind behind the Temple was Lieutenant Colonel Sir William Congreve (1772–1828), a rocket designer and Comptroller of the Royal Laboratory at Woolwich. Congreve designed the Temple with assistance from stage designers from the Theatre Royal and master engineers. It was an elaborate structure illuminated with colored lamps and decorated with gilding, festoons, and painted transparencies. Congreve had commissioned some of the nation’s best artists such as Thomas Stothard (1755 – 1834) to design and paint allegorical scenes on these ‘transparencies’, each tableau praising ‘the Triumph of England under the Regency’. When illuminated from inside it was made to revolve, so that spectators might view each side in turn.
[Ref: 57435]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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