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The Alchymist.
The Alchymist. He's in Belief of Chymistry, so bold,/ if his Dream last, he'll turn the Age to Gold.
Teniers pinx.t. W. Baillie sculp.t.
Early impression
Etching. 220 x 190mm (8¾ x 7½"). Thread margins.
An alchemist in his workshop, using bellows to make his fire burn hotter, etched by Captain William Baillie (1723-1810) after David Teniers the younger (1610-90). Baillie retired from the army in 1761 with the rank of Captain and thereafter devoted himself to printmaking and dealing. He specialised in imitating old-master drawings and prints, using a variety of printmaking techniques.
[Ref: 55334]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Sir Joseph Banks Bar.t
Sir Joseph Banks Bar.t President of the Royal Society.
Painted by J. Russell R.A. Crayon Painter to His Majesty, and to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales_ Engraved by J. Collyer A._
Published as the Act directs May 16th 1789. Sold by W. Dickenson, Bond Stre. J. Cary, Strand, W. DArling, Newport Str. T. Simpson St Pauls Church Yard, and J. Collyer White Lion Row, Islington. Price 3s.
Stipple, sheet 175 x 110mm (7 x 4¼"). Trimmed within plate mark.
Sir Joseph Banks (1743-1820), English naturalist, botanist and patron of the natural sciences holding a 'Carte de la Lune par J. Russell' (map of the moon by J. Russell). Banks was leading founder of the African Association, a British organisation dedicated to the exploration of Africa, and a member of the Society of Dilettanti, which helped to establish the Royal Academy. He joined James Cook on his first voyage around the Pacific, and they came across New Zealand and Australia, where Cook mapped the coastline and made landfall at Botany Bay and at Endeavour River. Banks took a great interest in the British colonisation of the continent and was to be the greatest proponent of settlement of New South Wales. He was in fact the general advisor to the government on all Australian interests.
[Ref: 55263]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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George Bidder, of Devonshire, AET.13.
George Bidder, of Devonshire, AET.13. Whose extraordinary power of Calculation developed itself without instruction & reached an unprecedented height before he attained his seventh year. From a Miniature in the possession of the Rev.d Tho.s Jephson, of St. John's College Cambridge.
Painted by Miss Hayter. Engraved by J.H. Robinson.
London, Published June 25, 1819, by Colnaghi & Co. Cockspur Street.
Proof. Engraving. 245 x 175mm (9½ x 7"). Cut inside platemark. Some foxing. Laid on album sheet at edges.
George Parker Bidder (1806-1878), the English engineer, architect and calculating prodigy. In 1834 Robert Stephenson, whose acquaintance he had made in Edinburgh, offered him an appointment on the London & Birmingham Railway, and in the succeeding year or two he began to assist George Stephenson in his parliamentary work, which at that time included schemes for railways between London and Brighton and between Manchester and Rugby via the Potteries. In 1837 he was engaged with Stephenson in building the Blackwall Railway, and it was he who designed the peculiar method of disconnecting a carriage at each station while the rest of the train went on without stopping, which was employed in the early days of that line when it was worked by means of a cable. He also advised on the construction of the Belgian railways; with Robert Stephenson he made the first railway in Norway, from Christiania to Eidsvold; he was engineer-in-chief of the Danish railways, and he was largely concerned with railways in India, where he strongly and successfully opposed break of gauge on through routes. In 1860 he was elected president of the Institution of Civil Engineers. He was also one of the founders of the Electric Telegraph Company, which enabled the public generally to enjoy the benefits of telegraphic communication. In hydraulic engineering, he was the designer of the Victoria Docks (London). Bidder also investigated the practicality of steam trawlers in conjunction with Samuel Lake.
[Ref: 55257]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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John Peter Boileau Esq.r.
John Peter Boileau Esq.r. Private Plate.
Painted by Keeling. Engraved by Thomas Lupton.
[n.d., c.1830.]
Mezzotint. 350 x 270mm (13¾ x 10¾"), with very large margins.
Half-length portrait of John Peter Boileau (1747-1837), quill and letter addressed to him at Tacolnestone Hall behind. He served with the East India Company in India until 1786, becoming a 'nabob', wealthy enough to buy the Hall in Norfolk. In 1804 he also bought a house in Mortlake which he named Castlenau House (his full name was Boileau de Castlenau, being descended from Hugenots who had fled France during the religious wars); he is commemorated with roads in Barnes called Castlenau and Boileau Road.
[Ref: 55227]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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Henry Brougham Esq.r M.P. The Queen's Attorney General.
Henry Brougham Esq.r M.P. The Queen's Attorney General.
Sketched by A. Wivell in the House of Lords. T. Wright Sculp. Proof 2/6.
London, Published by Tho.s Kelly, 17, Paternoster Row, Feb. 24, 1821.
Stipple and etching. Plate 190 x 140mm (7½ x 5½"), with very large margins
Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux (1778-1868), defending Queen Caroline at her 'trial' in 1820, for which he gained popular renown. Brougham was a radical lawyer and MP who tirelessly campaigned for the advancement of education and reform. In 1810 he entered Parliament as a Whig and immediately promoted legislation against slave trading. He served as Lord Chancellor from 1830 to 1834 and played a leading part in drafting and promoting the Reform Bill of 1832 with Lord Grey. In 1802 he co-founded the Whig periodical the 'Edinburgh Review' with Sydney Smith. He helped establish the London Mechanics Institutes (1824), the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (1826), and the non-denominational University College London (1828).
[Ref: 55268]   £110.00   (£132.00 incl.VAT)
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[Henry Edward Bunbury] Master Bunbury.
[Henry Edward Bunbury] Master Bunbury.
Painted by Sir Josua Reynolds. Engraved by Francis Harward.
London, Publish'd Nov.r 1st 1781 by Fra.s Haward, Lambeth Marsh near the Turnpike.
Mezzotint. 375 x 275mm (14¾ x 10¾"), with very large margins.
A portrait of Henry Edward Bunbury (1778-1860), son of the caricaturist Henry William Bunbury, as a small child, hands on thighs. Later he joined the Army, serving in Holland (1799), Egypt (1801) and Italy (1806). He was Under-Secretary of State for War and the Colonies from 1809 to 1816, becoming a Lieutenant-General. In 1815 he was responsible for informing Napoleon of his sentence of deportation to St Helena.
Hamilton p.11. Chaloner Smith 1 ii.
[Ref: 55231]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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The Rev.d John Carr, M.A. late Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge.
The Rev.d John Carr, M.A. late Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge. Master of the Grammar School Durham, and Professor of Mathematics in the University of Durham. Ob.t 1833. Æt. 47. Proof.
Painted by J. Hastings Esq. Engraved by C. Turner A.R.A.
London. Published Sept.r 1.st 1836 for the Proprietors by Mr. C. Turner, No. 50. Warren St. Fitzroy Square.
Proof mezzotint. 305 x 230mm (12 x 9"), with very large margins. Some foxing, bit dusty.
Portrait of John Carr (1786-1833), dressed in an academic gown over a dark tailcoat, seated in a library with one hand resting on a book.
Whitman 98.
[Ref: 55252]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Her Grace The Duchess of Devonshire.
Her Grace The Duchess of Devonshire.
[after Lady Diana Beauclerk.]
Macklin excud.t [n.d., c.1785].
Rare stipple. Sheet 215 x 150mm (8½ x 6"). Trimmed within plate.
An oval portrait of Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire, an extract from a portrait by Lady Diana Beauclerk. This version gives the duchess a less flattering profile than the 1779 aquatint by Bartolozzi (NPG D19693), suggesting it is copied from the stipple published by Thomas Watson in 1782 (BM K,67.148).
[Ref: 55328]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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[John Cecil, 6th Earl of Exeter] The Lord Burleigh.
[John Cecil, 6th Earl of Exeter] The Lord Burleigh.
W. Wissing Pinx. J. Smith Fecit.
[n.d., c.1700.]
Rare mezzotint. Sheet 340 x 240mm (13¼ x 9½"). Trimmed into image.
John Cecil (1674-1721), , 6th Earl of Exeter, known as Lord Burghley from 1678 to 1700.
CS 28, state ii of iv, with the plate cut down and title transferred into the plate.
[Ref: 55246]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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Geofy Chaucer.
Geofy Chaucer.
Geo. Naylor H C. fecit
[n.d. c.1780.]
A very fine mezzotint. Plate 150 x 105mm (6 x 4¼), with small margins.
Geoffrey Chaucer (1343-1400) was an English author, poet, philosopher, bureaucrat, courtier and diplomate. He wrote many works throughout his lifetime, although he is remembered best for his unfinished narrative The Canterbury Tales.
O'D undescribed; CS: undescribed.
[Ref: 55260]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Allegories of the industries of English Counties] Hertfordshire. Sussex. Cornwall. Lancashire.
[Allegories of the industries of English Counties] Hertfordshire. Sussex. Cornwall. Lancashire.
[n.d., c.1840.]
Lithograph with original hand colour. Sheet 385 x 280mm (15¼ x 11"). A little wear to edges, some surface soiling. Foxing, repaired tear bottom centre.
Idealised scenes of women and children representing the industry of the four counties: sequentially corn, sheep, fishing and spinning. Very rare complete.
[Ref: 55240]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[Allegories of the industries of English Counties] Staffordshire. Yorkshire. Northamptonshire. Oxfordshire.
[Allegories of the industries of English Counties] Staffordshire. Yorkshire. Northamptonshire. Oxfordshire.
[n.d., c.1840.]
Lithograph with original hand colour. Sheet 385 x 280mm (15¼ x 11"). A little wear to edges, some surface soiling. Foxing, two small tears at top.
Idealised scenes of women and children representing the industry of the four counties: sequentially pottery, horses, spinning and glove-making. Very rare complete.
[Ref: 55241]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[Allegories of the industries of English Counties] Buckinghamshire. Essex. Hampshire. Worcestershire.
[Allegories of the industries of English Counties] Buckinghamshire. Essex. Hampshire. Worcestershire.
[n.d., c.1840.]
Lithograph with original hand colour. Sheet 385 x 280mm (15¼ x 11"). Tear entering image top right, some surface soiling. Foxing.
Idealised scenes of women and children representing the industry of the four counties: sequentially tatting, cows, rabbits and porcelain painting. Very rare complete.
[Ref: 55242]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[Allegories of the industries of English Counties] Wiltshire. Gloucestershire. Nottinghamshire. Derbyshire.
[Allegories of the industries of English Counties] Wiltshire. Gloucestershire. Nottinghamshire. Derbyshire.
[n.d., c.1840.]
Lithograph with original hand colour. Sheet 385 x 280mm (15¼ x 11"). A little wear to edges, some surface soiling. Foxing
Idealised scenes of women and children representing the industry of the four counties: sequentially pig farming; pin-making, embroidery and hosiary. Very rare complete.
[Ref: 55237]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[Allegories of the industries of English Counties] Northumberland. Devonshire. Herefordshire. Befordshire.
[Allegories of the industries of English Counties] Northumberland. Devonshire. Herefordshire. Befordshire.
[n.d., c.1840.]
Lithograph with original hand colour. Sheet 385 x 280mm (15¼ x 11"). A little wear to edges, some surface soiling. Foxing.
Idealised scenes of women and children representing the industry of the four counties: sequentially sailors, milk, apples and market gardening. Very rare complete.
[Ref: 55239]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[Allegories of the industries of English Counties] Cheshire. Kent. Norfolk. Dorsetshire.
[Allegories of the industries of English Counties] Cheshire. Kent. Norfolk. Dorsetshire.
[n.d., c.1840.]
Lithograph with original hand colour. Sheet 385 x 280mm (15¼ x 11"). A little wear to edges, some surface soiling. Foxing.
Idealised scenes of women and children representing the industry of the four counties: sequentially cheese-making, hop-growing, turkey and chicken farming and butter-making. Very rare complete.
[Ref: 55238]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Effigies Elizabethæ Reginæ Angliæ etc.
Effigies Elizabethæ Reginæ Angliæ etc.
R. White sculp:
[Printed for Richard Chiswell at the Rose and Crowne in St. Pauls Church yard.] [n.d., c.1700.]
Engraving, part 1820 watermark, sheet 235 x 150mm (9¼ x 6"). Trimmed to plate.
From Gilbert Burnet's 'History of the Reformation', first published 1681. Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I (1533 - 1603), in inscribed oval frame on pedestal, wearing crown and holding orb and sceptre; royal arms and Latin lettering below.
O'Donoghue: 42.
[Ref: 55262]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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James Ferguson F:R:S:
James Ferguson F:R:S:
John Townsend pinx.t.
Publish'd Dec.r 7th 1776. Printed for Robert Stewart Engraver & modeller of portraits in wax No 15 Millman Streets, Bedford Row, Holborn.
Fine mezzotint. 355 x 255mm (14 x 10"), with large margins.
James Ferguson (1710-76), Scottish astronomer, instrument maker and popular lecturer on scientific subjects. Apart from three months at a grammar school he was self-taught. His 'Astronomy explained upon Sir Isaac Newton's Principles' was first published in 1756 and was still being published in 1811.
CD: 5, See 6167 for PBL. W. 965-3
[Ref: 55230]   £520.00  
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Martin Folkes Esq.r.  President of the Royal Society.
Martin Folkes Esq.r. President of the Royal Society.
Tho.s Hudson Pinx.t. Ja.s Mc.Ardell Fecit.
[n.d. c.1750.]
Mezzotint. 355 x 255mm (14 x 10"), with large margins. Creasing
Martin Folkes, (1690-1754), English antiquary, President of the Royal Society from 1741, replacing Sir Hans Sloane. His portrait was also painted by William Hogarth
CS: 68; Goodwin: 145.
[Ref: 55311]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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The Last Words of Richard Gascoigne Esq.
The Last Words of Richard Gascoigne Esq.
[n.d., c.1720.]
Engraving. Sheet 265 x 250mm (10½ x 9¾"). Trimmed within plate.
Portraits of Richard Gascoigne and George Collingwood, both Jacobites executed for treason in 1716. 'The Last Words' reproduces the text of a letter he wrote as a condemned man, protesting his innocence, and published as a pamphlet, 'A True Copy of the Paper Delivered to the Sheriffs of London, by Richard Gascoigne'.
[Ref: 55390]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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Géricault.
Géricault.
Lith.a de Chabert, rue Cassette, No 20 [after Theodore Géricault].
[n.d., c.1840.]
Tinted lithograph. Printed area 300 x 265mm (11¾ x 10½"), with large margins.
A self portrait of artist Théodore Géricault (1791-1824) as a young man, painted 1816. A pioneer of the Romantic movement, he is best known for 'The Raft of the Medusa'.
[Ref: 55290]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Dodici Sonate de Violino e Basso Composte da Felice Giardini
Dodici Sonate de Violino e Basso Composte da Felice Giardini Dedicate a sua Altezza Il Serenissimo Principe Freditario di Brounsuic e di Lunebourg. Londra MCCLXV.
G.B. Cipriani del. F. Bartolozzi sculp.
[London, 1765.]
Etching. 290 x 210mm (11½ x 8¼"), with very large margins.
A cover of a book of music, with a medallion portrait of Felice Giardini (1716-96) on a plynth with two putti. Giardini was a violin virtuoso and child prodigy. A good friend of Bach.
De Vesme 1874
[Ref: 55254]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Warren Hastings.
Warren Hastings.
Holl, sculp.
Stipple, watermark 1817. Sheet 115 x 125mm (4½ x 5"). Trimmed from larger sheet.
Portrait of Warren Hastings (1732-1818), the first Governor-General of India, 1773-85. He was famously impeached for corruption in 1787 but was acquitted in 1795. In 1814 he was made a Privy Councillor.
[Ref: 55327]   £50.00   (£60.00 incl.VAT)
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Rev.d Solomon Hirschel. Chief Rabbi of the German Jews in London.
Rev.d Solomon Hirschel. Chief Rabbi of the German Jews in London.
Engraved by Ridley for the European Magazine from an Original Painting by Drummond.
London. Published by J. Asperne, No. 32 Cornhill. April 2, 1811.
Stipple. Plate: 155 x 120mm (6 x 5"), with narrow margins
A portrait of Rabbi Solomon Hirschel (1761 - 1842), head and shoulders to front, looking to right, with beard and tall fur hat, wearing bands and light patterned gown. An illustration to the European Magazine. Hirschel was the Chief Rabbi of Great Britain, from 1802 to 1842. He is best remembered for his unsuccessful attempt to stop the spread of Reform Judaism in Britain by excommunicating its leaders.
[Ref: 55266]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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[Peter Richard Hoare.]
[Peter Richard Hoare.]
Painted by Catterson Smith. Engraved by William Walker.
Private Plate [n.d., c.1850].
Mezzotint on chine collé, proof before title. 530 x 405mm (20¾ x 16"), with very large margins. Small tear in india paper repaired.
Three-quarter seated portrait of Peter Richard Hoare (1803-77), a senior partner of Hoares Bank and High Sheriff of Devon in 1860 who built Stourhead.
[Ref: 55288]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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[Charles Kemble] Othello.
[Charles Kemble] Othello. 'How comes it, Michael, you are thus forgot?'' Othello, Act 2, Sc.3. Proof. Plate 10.
RJL [monogram of Richard James Lane]. J. Graf Printer to her Majesty.
London, May 1840, published by Mess.rs Colnaghi and Puckle, No 23 Cockspur Street.
Lithograph, proof on chine collé. Printed area 270 x 170mm (10¾ x 6¾"), with very large margins.
Charles Kemble (1775-1854) as Othello, one of Richard Lane's 'Sixteen Portraits of Charles Kemble'.
[Ref: 55295]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Charles Kemble] Falstaff.
[Charles Kemble] Falstaff. ''A plague on all cowards! still say I.'' Hanry IV, Part 1., Act 2, Sc. 4. Proof. Plate 3.
RJL [monogram of Richard James Lane]. J. Graf Printer to her Majesty.
London, May 1840, published by Mess.rs Colnaghi and Puckle, No 23 Cockspur Street.
Lithograph, proof on chine collé. Printed area 270 x 170mm (10¾ x 6¾"), with very large margins.
Charles Kemble (1775-1854) as Falstaff, seated with a glass in his hand. From Richard Lane's 'Sixteen Portraits of Charles Kemble'.
[Ref: 55293]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Charles Kemble] Macbeth.
[Charles Kemble] Macbeth. 'Accursed be the tongue that tells me so!'' Macbeth Act 5, Sc. 7. Proof. Plate 9.
RJL [monogram of Richard James Lane]. J. Graf Printer to her Majesty.
London, May 1840, published by Mess.rs Colnaghi and Puckle, No 23 Cockspur Street.
Lithograph, proof on chine collé. Printed area 270 x 170mm (10¾ x 6¾"), with very large margins.
Charles Kemble (1775-1854) as Macbeth, one of Richard Lane's 'Sixteen Portraits of Charles Kemble'.
[Ref: 55294]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Henry Earl of Harewood, Viscount Lascelles & Baron Harewood.
Henry Earl of Harewood, Viscount Lascelles & Baron Harewood. Lord Lieutenant of the West Riding of the County of York.
Painted by John Jackson Esq.r R.A. Engraved by S.W. Reynolds Engraver to the King.
Pub.d by the Engraver Bayswater June 1820.
Mezzotint. 430 x 330mm (17 x 13"), with very large margins. A little wear to edges of margins.
A three-quarter length portrait of Henry Lascelles (1767-1841), published the year he became the 2nd Earl of Harewood. He had been MP for Yorkshire (1796-1806 & 1812-18), Westbury (1807-12), Pontefract (1812) and Northallerton (1818-20). He also served as Lord Lieutenant of the West Riding of Yorkshire (1819-41). After the Slavery Abolition Act of 1833, Lascelles received a £26,307 (now worth £2.5 million) in compensation for the 1277 slaves he owned in Barbados and Jamaica.
Whitman 131.
[Ref: 55228]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Daniel Malden who made two surprizing Excapes out of Newgate.
Daniel Malden who made two surprizing Excapes out of Newgate.
Drawn by J. Clarke Painter.
Engrav'd for J. Stanton Distiller, and given Gratis to all his Customers to his Distillers Magazine [n.d., c.1736].
Engraving. Sheet 200 x 145mm (8 x 5¾"). Trimmed close to printed border, some wear to edges and inscription area. Damaged but very rare. Loss at top right.
A portrait of Daniel Malden, burglar and street robber, in handcuffs. Sentenced to hang at Newgate, he twice broke out of the condemned cell, the second time succeeding at getting out of the prison in June 1736. Captured in September, he was hung in November and dissected at Surgeons’ Hall. The publisher, J. Stanton, was a distiller before the 1736 'Act for Laying a Duty upon the Retailers of Spirituous Liquors and Licensing the Retailers thereof' drove him out of business. He started publishing his 'Distillers Universal Magazine' the same year. Published every Saturday, 10 numbers are known to have been issued, but interest was not great, prompting him to issue premium prints such as this as lures.
[Ref: 55208]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[John Michelburn] Vera Effiges Johannis Michelburn Armiger Gubernatoris Derrensis A. D 1686.
[John Michelburn] Vera Effiges Johannis Michelburn Armiger Gubernatoris Derrensis A. D 1686. If Valour Crownd with Victory may Claim, A Lawfull Title to Immortall Fame. No Name will in our British Annals Shine, More Bright No Glory be more Just yn Thine.
[n.d., c.1700.]
Rare engraving. Sheet 260 x 160mm (10¼ x 6¼"). Trimmed within plate. Stain in first verse of title.
Colonel John Michelburn (1647-1721), defender of Derry during the siege of 1689, said to have raised the ''Bloody Flag'' on the Royal Bastion. Following the death of Henry Baker he was chosen as governor by the besieged. When Conrad von Rosen, commander of the Jacobite army, herded the local Protestants under the city walls to dispirit the defenders, Michelburn's answer was to erect a gallows on the Royal Bastion, and threaten to hang all the Jacobite prisoners. James II saw what a public relations disaster this was and overruled Rosen.
[Ref: 55391]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Authentic Homer Light's whole Fountain flows, Immense! Feirce Dazling yet, & Torrent Glows: His Temper'd Beam the Mantuan Band reflects, Shines Sweeter, & his Fairest Rays Selects: Thine Milton Both, but not Both These Alone,
Authentic Homer Light's whole Fountain flows, Immense! Feirce Dazling yet, & Torrent Glows: His Temper'd Beam the Mantuan Band reflects, Shines Sweeter, & his Fairest Rays Selects: Thine Milton Both, but not Both These Alone, Thou, Like Elysium, Know'st Another Sun. J.R. jun.
J. Richardson. f.
[n.d. c.1730].
Etching. 200 x 145mm (8 x 5¾). Trimmed within plate. Crease centre.
John Milton [1608 - 1674], poet. By Jonathan Richardson [1667 - 1745] after a portrait attributed to William Faithorne. Richardson was a portrait painter who etched a few plates himself, and the master of Thomas Hudson and George Knapton. His 'Theory of Painting' published in 1715 inspired the young Joshua Reynolds to become an artist. It seems Richardson's son, also J. Richardson, has etched the lettering. There are interesting traces throughout of working processes in the plate, including evidence of the original positioning of the first word of the inscription, 'Authentic…'
[Ref: 55267]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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W.A. Mozart.
W.A. Mozart. at the age of seven.
A. Weger sc.
Augener & Co. London. [n.d., c.1870.]
Steel engraving. Sheet size: 285 x 190mm (11¼ x 7½").
A portrait of Mozart, aged seven, in profile to the right, playing the piano. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) was one of the most influential composers of the Classical era. Composing chamber music, piano suites, opera, symphonies, choral music and concertos.
[Ref: 55264]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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Arthur Murphy Esq.r.
Arthur Murphy Esq.r. From an original Picture in the Possession of Miss Thrales.
Nath.l Dance Esq.r R.A. pinx.t. W. Ward sculp Mezzotinto Engraver to His R.H. the Duke of York.
London Published Oct.r 5th 1803, by John P. Thompson, Great Newport Street, Printseller to His Majesty & the Duke & Duchess of York.
Mezzotint. 505 x 355mm (19¾ x 14"). A little surface wear. Small margins.
Arthur Murphy (1727-1805), Irish barrister, born in Roscommon, writer and actor, reading at a table. Murphy wrote over twenty farces, comedies and tragedies including Three Weeks after Marriage (1764) and Know Your Own Mind (1777). After the 1777 oil on canvas in the National Portrait Gallery by Nathaniel Dance (1735 - 1811).
Frankau 208, ii, Chaloner Smith 63 ii.
[Ref: 55229]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[William Nowell.]
[William Nowell.]
C. Maucourt Pinx.t er Fecit.
[n.d., c.1760.[
Scarce & rare mezzotint. Sheet Sheet 335 x 245mm (13¼ x 9¾"). Trimmed to image on three sides, a few nicks to edges.
A three-quarter length portrait of an affluent man in fur-lined coat and brocade waistcoat, holding a glass, a bottle of hock on the table next to him. The subject was originally identified as Thomas Nowell (1710-80), a coffin plate chaser (a maker and engraver of coffin ornaments), but the Challoner Smith Corrections has amended this to William Novell (d.1761), publican of the Jerusalem Tavern, 55 Britton Street, Clerkenwell.
CS: 3.
[Ref: 55304]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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James Palmer Esq.r Late Treasurer of Christ's Hospital.
James Palmer Esq.r Late Treasurer of Christ's Hospital. from the original picture by Sir Thomas Lawrence in the Court Room.
Engraved by H.J. Robinson.
[n.d., c.1830.]
Chine collé steel engraving. Sheet 255 x 185mm (10 x 7¼"). Slight cockling of india paper.
James Palmer (1740-1826) was treasurer of Christ's Hospital 1798-1824. The school still owns the original oil.
[Ref: 55253]   £50.00   (£60.00 incl.VAT)
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Sam. Pepys. Car. et. Iac. Angl. Regib. A. Secretis. Admiraliae.
Sam. Pepys. Car. et. Iac. Angl. Regib. A. Secretis. Admiraliae. Mens cujus que is est Quisque.
G: Kneller pinx: R: White Sculp:
[n.d. c.1690.]
Engraving. Sheet: 145 x 90mm (5¾ x 3½"). Trimmed to image.
Portrait of Samuel Pepys, bust length in an oval frame on a pedestal, wearing long wig, lace cravat, and gown. Frontispiece to his 'Naval memoirs' (1690). Samuel Pepys FRS (1633-1703) was an English naval administrator and Member of Parliament who is now most famous for the diary he kept for a decade while still a relatively young man. He rose to be Chief Secretary to the Admiralty under both King Charles II and subsequently King James II.
[Ref: 55265]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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[Robert Philip] Father Philips confessor to Henrietta Maria, was by many supposed, to influence that bigotted princess...
[Robert Philip] Father Philips confessor to Henrietta Maria, was by many supposed, to influence that bigotted princess...
[n.d., c.1800.]
Etching. 120 x 80mm (4¾ xx 3¼").
Oval portrait of Robert Phillip (d.1747), Scottish Roman Catholic priest. Ordained in Rome, he returned to Scotland in 1612 and was sentenced to death the following year for conducting Mass. When his sentence was commuted to banishment he moved to France, but coming to England in 1628 to be confessor to Henrietta Maria of France when she married Charles I. In this role he was accused of being a Papal spy, then committed to the Tower of London for refusing to be sworn on the Anglican Bible before a House of Lords committee. He joined the queen in exile in the Hague at the outbreak of the Civil War, never to return.
[Ref: 55326]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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[Humphry Repton.]
[Humphry Repton.]
[S. Shelley del. W. Holl fecit.]
[London Publish'd June 4th 1802, by J. Taylor, High Holborn.]
Scarce & rare stipple, unlettered proof. 340 x 280mm (13¼ x 11"). Thread margins, laid on album sheet. Foxing.
A half-length portrait of Humphry Repton (1752-1818), the last great English landscape designer of the eighteenth century, eventually published as the frontispiece to his 'Observations on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening' (Abbey Scenery 390). A very fine impression.
[Ref: 55312]   £660.00  
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Thomas Clio Rickman.
Thomas Clio Rickman.
Painted by Hazlett. Engraved by Ja.s Holmes.
Pubished as the Act directs Feb.y 1800, by Thomas Clio Rickman, Bookseller, Stationer & Printer &c. Upper Mary-le-bone Street, London.
Scarce & rare stipple. 340 x 235mm (13¼ x 9¼"). Small margins.
A half-length portrait of the publisher, Thomas Rickman (1761-1834), nicknamed 'Clio' because of his style of poetry, with Paine's 'Rights of Man' open. Born a Quaker but disowned by them after marrying outside the faith, he set himself up as a bookseller in 1783, publishing political pamphlets as well as a portrait of George Fox, founder of the Quaker movement. Thomas Paine lived with him when composing The Rights of Man in 1791, and Rickman had to go into hiding for selling Paine's works in 1792. In 1819 Rickman published a 'Life of Thomas Paine'.
[Ref: 55331]   £290.00   (£348.00 incl.VAT)
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[Mary Robinson] Melania.
[Mary Robinson] Melania.
R. Cosway Pinx. J. Condé Sculp.
London, Published May 2, 1792, by J. Condé; & Molteno, Colnaghi, & Co. Pall Mall.
Stipple and etching, printed in brown. Sheet 155 x 110mm (6 x 4¼"). Trimmed to plate. Laid on album sheet at corners.
Oval portrait of Mary Robinson (1757-1800), poet and actress. Writing under the pseudonym 'Melania', she was known as the 'English Sappho'. Another nickname was 'Perdita' for her role in Shakespeare's 'The Winter's Tale' in 1779, which brought her to the attention of George, Prince of Wales, who offered her £20,000 to be his mistress. After Richard Cosway (1742-1821).
Daniell: 121.
[Ref: 55335]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Shakspere.
Shakspere.
Drawn Engraved and Published by T H Ellis, 51, Jewin Street, City, London.
[n.d., c.1850.]
Stipple and etching. Sheet 435 x 330mm (17¼ x 13"). Trimmed within plate.
After the Chandos portrait of William Shakespeare.
[Ref: 55289]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Granville Sharp.
Granville Sharp. [From a Model in Wax by Miss C. Andras.]
W. Worthington sculp.
Pub. by R. Bowyer, Pall Mall, Jan. 1. 1810.
Engraving. 145 x 120mm, (5¾ x 4¾"). Cut within plate mark. Some creasing, very small abrasion near top of head.
Granville Sharp (1735-1813) was a Scholar and philanthropist and was one of the first English campaigners for the abolition of the slave trade. He formulated the plan to settle freed slaves in Sierra Leone, and founded the St George's Bay Company, a forerunner of the Sierra Leone Company. His efforts led to both the founding of the Province of Freedom, and later on Freetown, Sierra Leone, and is thus considered to be one of the founding fathers of Sierra Leone. Taken from a white glass medallion by Catherine Andras (1775-1860).
[Ref: 55259]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Hugh E. Strickland [facsimile autograph].
Hugh E. Strickland [facsimile autograph].
T. H. Maguire. M & N Hanhart Imp.t.
[n.d., c.1850.]
Tinted lithograph on chine collé. Printed area 320 x 240mm (12½ x 9½"), with very large margins. Slight mark on volume.
Half-length portrait of Hugh Edwin Strickland (1811-53), geologist and naturalist. He wrote 'The Dodo and Its Kindred' in 1848, and edited Agassiz's 'Bibliographia Zoologie', which he holds in his left hand. He died by accidently stepping into the path of a train while examining geological strata visible in cuttings on the Manchester Sheffield & Lincolnshire Railway. From Maguire's Portraits of honorary members of the Ipswich Museum.
[Ref: 55297]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Princess Elizabeth Stuart] Elizabeth Steward 2.d Daughter to the Late King.
[Princess Elizabeth Stuart] Elizabeth Steward 2.d Daughter to the Late King. From thy afflicted Vaile, that Cypresse Bower...
[Engraed by Francis Barlow after Sir Peter Lely.]
Sould by P. Stent [n.d., c.1660.]
Rare etching, 17th century watermark. Sheet 165 x 110mm (6½ x 4¼"). Trimmed within plate.
Portrait of Princess Elizabeth (1635-50), second daughter of Charles I and Henrietta Maria, first published as the frontispiece of an edition of 'Electra' by Sophocles in 1649, the year of her father's trial and execution. Elizabeth died a year later from pneumonia. This example, published by Peter Stent, probably dates to the Restoration.
[Ref: 55392]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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[Sir John Sucking]
[Sir John Sucking] Sucklin whose numbers could invite / Alike to wonder and delight / And with new spirit did inspire / The Thespian Scene and Delphick Lyre;...
W. Marshall fecit.
[London, c.1646.]
Engraving. Sheet 165 x 100mm (6½ x 4"). Trimmed to image, tipped on album paper.
Sir John Suckling (1609-c.1641), Cavalier poet best known for his poem 'Ballade upon a Wedding'. He was also a gambler and invented the card game cribbage. He is said to have spread packs of marked playing cards around the country and then travelled to aristocratic houses to cribbage, winning around £20,000. He fled to the Continent in 1641 before being found guilty of high treason by Parliament, where he died in vague circumstances. This portrait was issued as the frontispiece to 'Fragmenta Aurea. A Collection of All Incomparable Peeces Written by Sir John Suckling and Published by A Friend to Perpetuate His Memory', Collector's Mark.
[Ref: 55344]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[M.r Thomas Weston.]
[M.r Thomas Weston.]
[M. Dahl pinx. John Faber fecit 1723.]
[1726.]
Rare & scarce mezzotint. Sheet 270 x 200mm (10¾ x 8"). Trimmed into image on 4 sides, losing inscription area.
Three-quarter length portrait of Thomas Weston (d.1728), astronomer, the frontispiece to 'A copy-book written for the use of the young-gentlemen at the Academy in Greenwich'. As an indentured assistant to Astronomer Royal John Flamsteed, he helped Flamsteed draught his celestial atlas, the 'Atlas Coelestis'. He is depicted with Flamsteed in the mural on the ceiling of the Painted Hall in the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich. He founded Weston’s Academy in Greenwich in 1712, to give maritime training to pupils including orphans from the Royal Hospital. After several changes of name and location, Weston’s Academy became the Burney’s [Royal] Academy at Coldharbour, Gosport.
W. 3165; C.S. 379.
[Ref: 55302]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Eleazar Wigan Writing Mr. At the Hand and Pen on Great Tower Hill London, MDCLXXXXV.
Eleazar Wigan Writing Mr. At the Hand and Pen on Great Tower Hill London, MDCLXXXXV. Penna Vetat Mori.
I. Closterman Pinxit. I. Sturt Sculpsit. 96.
[1696.]
Fine engraving. 280 x 205mm (11 x 8"). Small margins.
Portrait of writing master Eleazar Wigan, used as the frontispiece of his 1696 "Practical arithmetick an introduction to ye whole art wherein the most necessary rules are fairly describ'd in the usuall hands adorn'd with great variety of flourishes perform'd by command of hand design'd to be interleav'd for ye more speedy fitting of youth for merchandise or trade".
BM: 1881,0611.333.
[Ref: 55206]   £380.00  
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William Wilberforce, Esq.
William Wilberforce, Esq. To Sir Robert Harry Inglis Bar.t M.P. This Plate is with permission dedicated By his obliged and faithful Servant George Richmond. Proof.
Painted by George Richmond. Engraved by Samuel Cousins.
London, May 20th 1834, Published for the Proprietor, George Richmond Esq.r by Colnaghi Son & Co. Printsellers to the Royal Family, 14 Pall Mall East.
Fine mezzotint, chine collé proof impression. 530 x 365mm (20¾ x 14¼").
A full length portrait of Abolitionist William Wilberforce (1759-1833), seated informally at his house in Battersea Rise in 1832, painted a year before his death. Richmond later wrote: 'it is curious to think it was engraved by Samuel Cousins at the cost of 200 guineas, sold immensely, yet for the original picture I received but £13.8s; but it was a turning point in my professional life, and made me largely known to a wide circle of very excellent people, the friends and admirers of W. Wilberforce.' (Stirling, Richmond Papers, p 38).
See NPG 4997 for Richmond's painting.
[Ref: 55286]   £750.00  

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His Royal Highness William Augustus Duke of Cumberland &c.
His Royal Highness William Augustus Duke of Cumberland &c.
D.M. [David Morier] Pinx.t. J. Faber Fecit 1753.
Mezzotint. 320 x 220mm (12½ x 8¾"), with large margins.
Prince William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland (1721 - 1765), in armour. A second state was issued with his date of death added.
Chaloner Smith 105, state i of ii.
[Ref: 55303]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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