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Capt.n Anderson.
Capt.n Anderson. Commanding Irregular Cavalry, Shah Shujah's Force.
[after Vincent Eyre.]
[London, John Murray, 1843.]
Lithograph. Printed area 175 x 105mm (7 x 4¼"). Slightly foxed.
William Anderson (1803-58) in Afghan dress. Promoted to captain in 1838, he served as Commandant of Shah Shuja's 2nd Cavalry during the 1st Afghan War (1838-42) and was taken prisoner during the retreat from Kabul in January 1842, and released on 22 September. Promoted to major in May 1853, Anderson later served as second-in-command of the Jodhpur Legion, a unit that mutinied in 1857, before eventually retiring with the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel. A portrait from Vincent Eyre's 'Portraits of the Cabul Prisoners', from an original drawing made during Eyre's captivity in Afghanistan after the Retreat from Kabul during the 1st Afghan War (1838-1842).
[Ref: 53168]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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[Lancelot Andrewes] Reverendissimus Et Doctiss: Domini. Lancel: Andrewes Episcop. Elyensis Etc. Anno 1618.
[Lancelot Andrewes] Reverendissimus Et Doctiss: Domini. Lancel: Andrewes Episcop. Elyensis Etc. Anno 1618. These Lineaments of Art, have well set forth Some outward features (though no inward worth) But to these Lines his writings added, cann Make up the faire resemblance of a Man For as the Bodies forme is figurd here So there the beautyes of his Soule appeare; Which I had praised; but that in This place to praise Them, were to praise Him to his Face. Ge: Wi:
[by Simon de Passe.]
[n.d. c.1618.]
Engraving. 180 x 105mm (7 x 4½"), with wide margins. Crease on left.
Lancelot Andrewes (1555-1626) held high positions in the Church of England during the reigns of Elizabeth I and James I. Under James I he served successively as Bishop of Chichester, Ely and Winchester and oversaw the translation of the Authorised Version of the Bible. Depicted here with an open book with words 'Verbum Dei' ('Word of God') to which he points.
[Ref: 53125]   £50.00   (£60.00 incl.VAT)
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[Master Ashton.]
[Master Ashton.]
Jos.h Wright Pinx.t. W.m Pether Fecit 1770.
Publish'd as the Act directs Nov.r 26, 1770, by W.m Pether in G.t Russell S.t Bloomsbury.
Rare mezzotint, fine scratch-letter proof before title. 510 x 355mm (20 x 14"). Framed. Unexamined out of frame.
John Ashton, son of Nicholas Ashton, a former High Sheriff of Lancashire; seated in a landscape, dressed in the girlish style of the period, hugging his spaniel. William Pether also engraved some of Joseph Wright of Derby's most famous works, including 'A Philosopher Giving a Lecture on the Orrery', 'The Farrier's Shop' and 'An Alchymist'.
CS: 1, state i of ii.
[Ref: 53219]   £650.00  
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Thomas Attwood, Esq.re.
Thomas Attwood, Esq.re. Founder of Political Unions.
Printed by C. Kellow, 13, Red Lions St, Holborn.
Published for the Proprietor by J. Drake, New Street, Birmingham [n.d., c.1832].
Rare lithograph. Sheet 335 x 235mm (13¼ x 9"). Foxing
Thomas Attwood (1783-1856), political reformer, founded the Birmingham Political Union in 1830 campaigning for cities and large towns to be directly represented in Parliament. The portrait seems to pre-date his election to Parliament in December 1832, after the passing of the Great Reform Act.
[Ref: 53188]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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The Friend of the People. Thomas Attwood, Esq.r.
The Friend of the People. Thomas Attwood, Esq.r. Proof.
W Green del.t. Head eng.d. by E Scriven. Accompaniments by James B Allen.
Printed & Published by Josiah Allen 5. Bennett's Hill Birm.m Aug 20.1832.
Rare steel engraving with stipple. Sheet 270 x 175mm (10¾ x 7").
Thomas Attwood (1783-1856), political reformer, founded the Birmingham Political Union in 1830 campaigning for cities and large towns to be directly represented in Parliament.
[Ref: 53189]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Lieutenant-General Sir Robert Boyd.]
[Lieutenant-General Sir Robert Boyd.]
J. Smart pinxit. John Boydell, excudit, 1785. Caroline Watson sculpsit.
Publish'd May 1st. 1785, by John Boydell, Engraver, in Cheapside, London.
Stipple., proof before title 170 x 125mm (6¾ x 5"). Trimmed to plate, slight surface soiling.
Lieutenant General Sir Robert Boyd (c.1710-1794), army officer during the Seven Years' War, including the Siege of Minorca of 1756. He served as governor of Gibraltar three times (1776-7, 1790 and 1790-4) and was buried there.
[Ref: 53056]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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The Hon.ble Robert Boyle.
The Hon.ble Robert Boyle.
J. Chapman sculp.t.
London Published as the Act directs April 19th. 1800 by J.Wilkes.
Stipple. Plate 160 x 109mm (6¼ x 4¼") with small margins. Bit messy.
Robert Boyle (1627-1691) the natural philospher, chemist, physicist and inventor; his book 'The Sceptical Chymist' is seen as a cornerstone book in the field of chemistry, and as one of the founders of modern chemisty he is known for his 'Boyle's Law'. One of a number of stipple heads for the 'Encyclopaedia Londinensis, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Literature' by Chapman, published by J. Wilkes, 1795-1810.
[Ref: 26050]   £50.00   (£60.00 incl.VAT)
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Elizabeth Canning convicted of Perjury. May ye 7th 1754.
Elizabeth Canning convicted of Perjury. May ye 7th 1754. Price 3 pence.
[n.d. c.1754.]
Engraving. Sheet 175 x 120mm (6¾ x 4¾"). Trimmed. Vertical crease.
Elizabeth Canning (1734-73), an 18-year-old London maidservant, claimed to have been kidnapped on New Year's Day and held for a month in a brothel in Enfield. She accused `Mother Wells', the madam of the establishment, of trying to force her to become a prostitute. A hideous gypsy crone staying in the house, Mary Squires, cut off the girl's stays (worth 10 shillings), and Elizabeth was imprisoned in an attic with only a few crusts of bread and a jug of water to live on. On January 29th she escaped through a window and walked all the way back to her mother's house in the City. Squires and Wells were apprehended, and tried at the Old Bailey; the former was condemned to be hanged, and the latter was burned in the hand and imprisoned. However opinion turned against Canning and new evidence led her to be charged with perjury and transported for seven years.
CS 36.ii.
[Ref: 53153]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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The true Pictures of Elizabeth Canning and Mary Squires.
The true Pictures of Elizabeth Canning and Mary Squires.
Engraved for the New Universal Magazine 1754.
Engraving. Sheet 195 x 275mm (7¾ x 10¾"). Folded, as issued.
Elizabeth Canning (1734-73), an 18-year-old London maidservant, claimed to have been kidnapped on New Year's Day and held for a month in a brothel in Enfield. She accused `Mother Wells', the madam of the establishment, of trying to force her to become a prostitute. A hideous gypsy crone staying in the house, Mary Squires, cut off the girl's stays (worth 10 shillings), and Elizabeth was imprisoned in an attic with only a few crusts of bread and a jug of water to live on. On January 29th she escaped through a window and walked all the way back to her mother's house in the City. Squires and Wells were apprehended, and tried at the Old Bailey; the former was condemned to be hanged, and the latter was burned in the hand and imprisoned. However opinion turned against Canning and new evidence led her to be charged with perjury and transported for seven years.
[Ref: 53138]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Thomas Carr (late an attorneny in the Temple)
Thomas Carr (late an attorneny in the Temple) was Executed at Tyburn the 18th day of Jan.y 1737 for robing (in Company with Elizabeth Adams) Mr W.m Quarrington in the Angel Tavern Temple-bar.
Publish'd according to Act of Parliament [n.d., c.1737].
Rare engraving. Sheet 200 x 150mm (8 x 6"). Trimmed within plate, creased.
Thomas Carr was vestry clerk of the parish of St Paul, Covent Garden. He and Elizabeth Adams (with whom he lived) stole ninety-three guineas and a diamond ring from William Quarrington. At Tyburn the pair kissed and held hands as the cart moved away from under their feet.
[Ref: 53146]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Sir William Chambers,  Architect to the King.
Sir William Chambers, Architect to the King.
Falconet del. Pariset sculp.
Pub'd by E. Jeffery, opposite Carlton House. [n.d., c.1800.]
Stipple. 130 x 185mm (5 x 7¼"). Trimmed into plate on both sides.
Sir William Chambers (1722 - 1796), architect.
[Ref: 53173]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Charles the First, King of Great Britain.
Charles the First, King of Great Britain. Ex Museo Sereniss. Domini de Wharton.
A.v. Dyk pinx. 1638. P.v. Gunst Sculps. et exc. Amstelod.
[n.d. c.1713.]
Very fine engraving. 515 x 330mm (20¼ x 13"), with wide margins. Paper toned, tears in edges.
Portrait of Charles I (1600-1649), whole length, standing, wearing armour, holding baton; helmet and crown on table to right. From Gunst's series of ten plates after van Dyck, made 1713-15, from the Cracherode bequest.
[Ref: 53130]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Nocturne.
Nocturne.
L. Balestrieri Pinx & Sculps.
Imp. Eug. Delatre, Paris. Copyright 1904 by L. Balestrieri, Paris.
Etching. Pt stamp verso H. Levasseur. 410 x 700mm (16 x 27½").
A dark scene with Frédéric Chopin playing the piano. Drawn and engraved by Lionello Balestrieri (1872-1958), an artist who moved in musical circles, coming to know Puccini, Giordano and Cilea.
[Ref: 53097]   £460.00  
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Stephen College. The Protestant Joiner.
Stephen College. The Protestant Joiner.
[n.d., c.1820.]
Mezzotint. Sheet 190 x 125mm (7½ x 5"). Slight foxing. Trimmed within plate on three sides.
Stephen College (also Colledge, c.1635-81), was a joiner aided the fabricated Popish Plot by writing ballads and polemics against catholics and lawyers. He was tried and executed for high treason in Oxford in 1681. Skull in background.
[Ref: 53147]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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Captain James Cook, F.R.S.
Captain James Cook, F.R.S.
Painted by W.m Hodges. Engraved by J.s Basire. 1777.
[Publish'd as the Act directs Feb.y 1.st 1777, by W.m Strahan in New Street, Shoe Lane, & Tho.s Cadell, in the Strand, London.]
Engraving. Sheet 270 x 205mm (10½ x 8"). Trimmed within plate, losing publication line, very slight loss in bottom right corner, mounted on album paper at edges.
Portrait of James Cook, the frontispiece of 'Voyage towards the South Pole', the official account of Cook's second voyage. As Hodges accompanied the voyage this image said to be the truest likeness.
[Ref: 52940]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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An Exact Representation of the Execution of W.m Cundell & J. Smith for High Treason at the County Goal [sic]
An Exact Representation of the Execution of W.m Cundell & J. Smith for High Treason at the County Goal [sic] Horse-monger-lane Surry. Monday March 16th 1812.
[n.d., c.1812.]
Rare etching. Sheet 170 x 210mm (6¾ x 8¼"). Trimmed and mounted in album paper.
William Cundell and John Smith were among a group of British sailors captured by the French on Mauritius. During their captivity about fifty collaborated with their captors, acting as prison guards. When the British recaptured the island most of the collaborators left with the French; of the remainder most were transported but only Cundell and Smith were sentenced to be hanged, having been chosen by lot. They were hung on the roof of Horsemonger Lane Gaol (today a public park, Newington Gardens), the last public execution for high treason in Britain.
[Ref: 53150]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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Thomas D'Urfey Poeta Lyricus.
Thomas D'Urfey Poeta Lyricus.
E. Gouge pinx. G. Vertue scul.
[n.d., c.1719.]
Engraving. 130 x 75mm (5¼ x 3"). Trimmed and laid on album paper.
Thomas D'Urfey (1653-1723), writer and wit, the frontispiece to his 'Wit and Mirth: Or, Pills to Purge Melancholy; Being a Collection of the Best Merry Ballads and Songs, Old and New, Fitted to All Humours, Having Each Their Proper Tune for Either Voice, Or Instrument'.
[Ref: 53038]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Executie der Conspirateurs Tegens de Persoon des Konings van Engeland.
Executie der Conspirateurs Tegens de Persoon des Konings van Engeland.
P. v d B. in fec. [Pieter van den Berge.]
[n.d., c.1700.]
Rare engraving. Sheet 190 x 280mm (7½ x 11"). Binding folds, repaired tear top left.
A scene of the hanging, drawing and quartering of 'conspirators against the person of the king of England', probably the Monmouth rebels of 1685, against James II. From the offset on the reverse, this is likely to have been published in the 'Europische Mercurius', a Dutch newspaper. After the Glorious Revolution of 1688 any adverse view of James was widely disseminated.
[Ref: 53140]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Little Executioner.]
[The Little Executioner.]
Rp f. [Engraved by Richard Houston.]
[1755.]
Mezzotint. 130 x 160mm (5¼ x 6¼"). Folded twice as issued, folds taped on verso.
A copy of the first mezzotint to be published in England, which had been engraved by Prince Rupert of the Rhine, who introduced the technique to England when he returned with the Restoration in 1660. Rupert demonstrated the process to associates, including John Evelyn, who persuaded Rupert to contribute this portrait to his history of printmaking, 'Sculpura', in 1662. According to Chaloner Smith this version was engraved for the second edition of 'Sculpura'.
CS: 7.ii Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 53119]   £330.00  
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[John Florio] Ioannes Florius Augustae Annae Angl: Scot: Franc: et Hib:
[John Florio] Ioannes Florius Augustae Annae Angl: Scot: Franc: et Hib: Reginae Praelector Ling: Italicae. Aet: 58. Ao. D.i 1611. Chi si Contenta Gode. En virtute sua contentus, nobilis art, Italus ore, Anglus pectore, uterque opere Floret adhuc, et adhuc florebit; floreat ultra Florius, hac specie floridus, optat amans.
Gul: Hole sculp:
Tam faelix utinam. [n.d. c.1611.]
Rare engraving. 165 x 114mm (6½ x 4½") with wide margins..
Portrait of John Florio, half length in an oval, wearing a ruff, fur-lined coat, and chains; frontispiece to Florio's 'Queen Annas new World of Words, or Dictionarie of the Italian and English tongues' (London, Melch. Bradwood for Edward Blount and William Barret, 1611) and to Florio's translation of Montaigne's 'Essays' (London, Bradwood for Blount and Barret, 1613). John Florio (1553-1625) was an Italian linguist and lexicographer, who served as a royal language tutor at the Court of James I, and was a possible friend and influence on William Shakespeare. He was also the translator of Lord Michel Eyquem de Montaigne into English.
[Ref: 53123]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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William Forsthe.
William Forsthe.
Freeman sc.
[n.d., c.1800.]
Stipple. Sheet 220 x 125mm (8¾ x 5") large margins. Trimmed within plate, foxing.
William Forsyth (1737-1804), Scottish botanist, superintendent of the royal gardens at Kensington and St James's Palace, and a founding member of the Royal Horticultural Society. 'Forsythia' is named in his honour.
W1011-1
[Ref: 53179]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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S.te Genevieve...
S.te Genevieve...
AParis Chez Chiquet rue St Jacques au Grand S.Henry [n.d., c.1700].
Scarce engraving with exceptional hand colour with glitter. 310 x 205mm (12¼ x 8"). Slight damp staining in text, small worm holes. Small margins.
Saint Genevieve, patron saint of Paris, seated under a tree, receiving a vision from God. The glitter is applied on her dress and halo, and in the rays of the vision. Unique colouring.
[Ref: 53185]   £550.00  
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George the Third, King of Great Britain &c.&c.&c.
George the Third, King of Great Britain &c.&c.&c.
Painted by Allan Ramsay, Painter to his Majesty. Engrav'd by W.m Wynne Ryland Engraver to his Majesty.
Engraved from an Original Picture in the Possession of her Majesty. Pub.d according to act of Parliam.t Oct. 19th 1789 by W.W. Ryland No 27 Cornhill.
Etching and engraving, 600 x 390mm (23½ x 15¼"). Trimmed within plate, edges and inscription area worn, with repairs; remains of canvas verso. Damaged.
Scarce full-length portrait of George III (1738-1820) in his coronation robes, painted in 1761 by Allan Ramsay (1713 - 1784).
[Ref: 52920]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Halley.
Halley.
From an original Picture ascribed to Dahl, in the possession of the Royal Society.
[n.d., c.1820.]
Stipple on steel. Sheet 195 x 140mm (7¾ x 5½"). Trimmed within plate.
Edmond Halley as an old man, said to be after Swedish painter Michael Dahl (1659-1743)
[Ref: 53175]   £50.00   (£60.00 incl.VAT)
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Thomas Hobbes Malmesburiensis.
Thomas Hobbes Malmesburiensis. Compositum jus, fasque animi, sanctosque recessus. Mentis, & incoctum generoso pectus honesto: Haec cedo, ut admoveam templis, & farre litabo. Perf. Sat. 2.
[London Printed for Will. Crooke.] [n.d. c.1681.]
Engraving. Sheet 145 x 95mm (5¾ x 3¾"). Trimmed to image.
Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679) the social philosopher who wrote extensively on history, geometry and politics. His major work 'Leviathan' was an important influence on the tradition of utilitarian political thinking. He was tutor of Charles II, who later granted him a pension, but his reputation as an atheist gained him many opponents within the Church and government.
W: 1408-3.
[Ref: 53131]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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Joseph Hunton, at the Bar of the Old Bailey: Tried for Forgery on October 28th 1828.
Joseph Hunton, at the Bar of the Old Bailey: Tried for Forgery on October 28th 1828.
Printed by C. Hullmandel.
Published by McLean, 26, Haymarket. [n.d., c.1828.]
Rare lithograph. Sheet 260 x 195mm (10¼ x 7¾"). Tear taped on left.
Joseph Hunton, a Quaker, a partner in the firm of Dickson & Co., forged bills of exchange by signing them with the name of a dead colleague. He fled to Plymouth, where he was on a ship bound for New York when he was apprehended. Found guily, he was executed by famed hangman John Foxton at Newgate in December.
[Ref: 53144]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Execution of the rebels on Kennington Common in the year 1746.
Execution of the rebels on Kennington Common in the year 1746.
[n.d., c.1795.]
Engraving. Sheet 205 x 130mm (8 x 5"). Small margins on 3 sides. Stitch marks affecting plate mark on right, foxing.
The execution of the officers of the Jacobite 'Manchester Regiment', English catholics who supported the 1745 rebellion, on 30th July. Their leader, Francis Towneley, was hung, drawn and quartered (although by that time the hanging would be terminal) and his head placed on a pike on Temple Bar.
[Ref: 53143]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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Joan a Sacrobosco, Angli.
Joan a Sacrobosco, Angli.
[n.d., c.1600.]
Woodcut. Sheet 95 x 65mm (3¾ x 2½"). Trimmed and laid on album paper.
A supposed portrait of Johannes de Sacrobosco (c.1195-c.1256), a monk and astronomer who was a teacher at the University of Paris. His short astronomy textbook, 'Tractatus de Sphaera', in which he criticised the Julian Calendar, was influential. He is said to have been born in Britain and educated at Oxford; there is no evidence of either, but Robertus Anglicus, writing in 1271 (about 15 years after Sacrobosco's death) wrote he was born in England.
W1536 - not in.
[Ref: 53177]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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Quirinus Kuhlmann Vratislaviæ Silesorum die 15 (250 Februar Anni M.DC.LI.
Quirinus Kuhlmann Vratislaviæ Silesorum die 15 (250 Februar Anni M.DC.LI.
I. Muscowita pinxit 1679. R. White sculp 1683.
Andreas Luppius Edit. [n.d., c.1690.]
Rare engraving. 150 x 100mm (6 x 4"). Trimmed within plate.
Quirinus Kuhlmann (1651-89), German Baroque poet and mystic. His poetry was initially successful, but his political and religious views were too extreme. He believed that Protestant Europe should join with the Ottomans to destroy Catholic Europe, the House of Habsburg, and the Pope, thus establishing the ''Kingdom of Jesus''. In 1689 he travelled to Moscow to convince Tsar Ivan V to join this alliance; while living in the city he was denounced by the chief pastor of Moscow Lutherans as theologically and politically dangerous, arrested, tortured, and burned at the stake for heresy.
[Ref: 53178]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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Carolus Linneo.
Carolus Linneo.
Tramontini dis. Felice Zuliani inc.
per Dalla Libera [Italian, n.d. c.1800].
Engraving. Sheet 330 x 235mm (13 x 9¼"). Tears in edges.
Portrait of Carl Linnaeus (1707-1778) the Swedish botanist, physician and zoologist, who laid the foundations for the modern scheme of binomial nomenclature. He is often referred to as the father of modern taxonomy, and also considered one of the fathers of modern ecology.
Wellcome 1778, 18.
[Ref: 53121]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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The First London County Council.
The First London County Council. Supplement to the Graphic, June 8th 1889.
[1889.]
Wood engraving. Sheet 400 x 585mm (15¾ x 23"). Wear to edges, slightly trimmed at bottom, as issued.
A collection of 114 portraits of councillors of the first LCC, including the chairman Lord Roseberry and two women, Margaret Mansfield, Baroness Sandhurst (1828-92) and Jane Cobden (1851-1947), both noted campaigners for Women's Suffrage. The LCC was the first London-wide general municipal authority to be directly elected.
[Ref: 53099]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Richard Lower M.D. Ætatis Suæ 55.
Richard Lower M.D. Ætatis Suæ 55.
[n.d., c.1690.]
Engraving. Sheet 125 x 80mm (5 x 3¼"). Trimmed into image, laid on album paper. Slight damage on right margin.
Richard Lower (1631 -91), a physician who tended to Charles II during his last illness and to Princess Anne during her pregnancy. He heavily influenced the development of medical science: he was the first to see the difference between arterial and venous blood and experimented with transfusion, including from sheep to a man.
W1821.
[Ref: 53183]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Nicolaus Machiavelus Florentin.
Nicolaus Machiavelus Florentin. Nasc. Florentiæ Ao. Obiit Ao. Supremum per te nada est Prudentia culmen Ulterus nec quo progendiatur habet.
F. Morellon la Cave sculpsit 1724.
Etching. 150 x 85mm (6 x 3¼"). Trimmed, worm trail filled.
Niccolo Machiavelli (1460-1527), Italian historian, philosopher, humanist and a writer based in Florence during the Renaissance. He was a founder of modern political science (with his treatise 'The Prince'), diplomat, political philosopher, playwright, and a civil servant of the Florentine Republic.
[Ref: 53033]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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Marianne.
Marianne.
W.m Wynne Ryland Del.t et Scul.t.
Published as the Act directs January 3, 1780 by W.W. Ryland London.
Fine stipple, printed in sanguine sepia in colour, 18th century watermark. Sheet 345 x 250mm (13½ x 10"). Trimmed within plate.
Fine printing of a Portrait of a young girl, possibly the artist's daughter, wearing a square-necked gown with elbow-length sleeves and a frilly cap, smiling shyly towards the viewer.
The BM (1873,0809.373) notes that Nicholas Stogden has pointed out that the model was a boy.
[Ref: 53092]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Mrs Montagu.
[Mrs Montagu. From a Painting by S.r Joshua Reynolds in the Possession of His Grace the Lord Primate of All Ireland, to whom thie Plate is Inscribed by his Graces much Oblig'd and Obed.t Serv.t John Raphael Smith.]
Painted by Sr. Joshua Reynolds. Engraved by J. R. Smith.
Publish'd April 10th, 1776 by I.R. Smith No 10 Bateman's Buildings, Soho Square, London.
Very fine mezzotint, scratched letter proof before title. 505 x 350mm (19¾ x 13¾"). Thread margins with a little wear, repairs to corners.
Portrait of Elizabeth Montagu (1778-1800), the famous ''blue-stocking'', author and literary hostess, seated three-quarter length with her hands in her lap, wearing an ornate brocade dress and cap. Born Elizabeth Robinson in York, she was partly brought up in Cambridge with her grandmother whose second husband was the classical scholar Dr Conyers Middleton. In 1742 she married the wealthy landowner, Edward Montagu and by 1760 her literary breakfasts in Hill Street, Mayfair were established. After her husband's death in 1775, she commissioned James "Athenian" Stuart to design Montagu House in Portman Square (destroyed in WW2).
CS: 112. i.
[Ref: 53090]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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Nelson.
Nelson. [Trafalgar 21 October 1805.]
Painted by C. Lucy. Engraved by C.W. Sharpe.
London, Published Oct. 16, 1854 by Lloyd Brothers, & Co 22, Ludgate Hill.
Engraving on steel. Sheet 510 x 420mm (20 x 16½). Trimmed on bottom, losing half of title. Bit messy.
An imaginative portrait of Horatio Nelson, from a painting exhibited at the R.A., ''Nelson meditating in the cabin of the Victory previously to the battle of Trafalgar''. However it shows Nelson in his vice-admiral’s undress uniform, wearing the ribbon and star of the Bath, the Neapolitan Order of St Ferdinand and of Merit, the Turkish Order of the Crescent and the gold medals for St Vincent and the Nile. However it it is known that Nelson wore his everyday undress coat with only the embroidered orders on the breast.
[Ref: 53112]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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Michel de Nostradamus.
Michel de Nostradamus. Médecin, Né à St Remy, en Provence, le 14 Décemb. 1503. Mort le 2 juillet 1566.
[n.d., c.1760.]
Engraving. 175 x 120mm (7 x 4¾") large margins.
Michel de Nostredame (1503 - 1566), usually Latinized to Nostradamus, physician and astronomer. He is best known for his book 'Les Propheties', first printed in 1555 and rarely out of print since.
Wellcome W2161.
[Ref: 53176]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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The ducking of John Osbourn & his wife on a charge of Witchcraft.
The ducking of John Osbourn & his wife on a charge of Witchcraft.
[London: Alexander Hogg, 1795.]
Engraving. Sheet 185 x 115mm (7¼ x 4¼"). Slightly time stained.
In 1751 John and Ruth Osbourne were seized from a workhouse in Tring and accused of witchcraft. Both were ducked in a pond in Wilstone, but one of the leaders, Thomas Colley, held Ruth down with a stick until she drowned. Colley was convicted of murder and hanged in chains at Gubblecote Cross. From Hogg's 'New and Complete Newgate Calendar'.
[Ref: 53142]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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The Right Hon.ble Sir Rob.t Peel, Bar.t M.P. &c.
The Right Hon.ble Sir Rob.t Peel, Bar.t M.P. &c. This Portrait painted to commemorate the great Conservative Dinner, is respectfully dedicated to the Corporation and resident Gentlemen of the Town and Neighbourhood.
Painted at Tamworth by J. Wood, Esq. Engraved by W.m Ward, Engraver to the King.
London, Feb.y 1836, Published by F. Graves & Co, late Colnaghi & Co., 23 Cockspur St Charing Cross.
Mezzotint on steel. 360 x 285mm (14¼ x 11¼"), with wide margins.
Half-length portrait of Sir Robert Peel (1788-1850) while Leader of the Opposition, between his two stints as Prime Minister. He was MP for Tamworth, Staffordshire, from 1830 until his death. Now regarded as one of the best Prime Ministers of the 19th century, it is forgotten that he entered parliament in 1809 as M.P. for Cashel, Tipperary in Ireland, a rotten borough with an electorate of 24. His sponsors were his father, the Chief Secretary of Ireland, and Sir Arthur Wellesley, the future Duke of Wellington.
[Ref: 53111]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Mess.rs Robert and Daniel Perreau.
Mess.rs Robert and Daniel Perreau.
[c.1776.]
Rare etching. Sheet 180 x 135mm (7 x 5¼"). Trimmed within plate.
Daniel Perreau and his twin brother Robert were put on trial for forgery, alongside Daniel's lover Margaret Caroline Rudd. Her defence was that she was their helpless victim, so she was set free and the brothers executed. She later had an affair with James Boswell.
[Ref: 53151]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Philador Esq.r.
Philador Esq.r.
[English c.1810.]
Etching. Sheet 135 x 110mm (5¼ x 4¼"). Trimmed and laid on album sheet.
François-André Danican Philidor (1726-95), French composer regarded as the best chess player of his day. His 'Analyse du jeu des Échecs', for which this probably a frontispiece portrait of an English edition, was considered a standard chess manual for at least a century.
[Ref: 52982]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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George Psalmanazar The Imposter.
George Psalmanazar The Imposter.
[n.d.., c.1800.]
Etching. Sheet 135 x 95mm (5¼ x 3¾"). Trimmed and laid on album paper.
George Psalmanazar (c.1679-1763), a Frenchman, passed himself off as the first visitor to Europe from Taiwan, even speaking an invented language. He assumed the name of 'George Psalmanazar' when he 'converted' to Christianity in 1702. Coming to London, he switched to Anglicanism and wrote ''An Historical and Geographical Description of Formosa, an Island subject to the Emperor of Japan'' in 1704. After confessing the imposture in 1706 he went straight, learning Hebrew and co-authoring Samuel Palmer's 'A General History of Printing' (1732). He even contributed to A Complete System of Geography and wrote about the real conditions in Formosa, pointedly criticising the hoax he himself had perpetrated. In later life he became a friend of Samuel Johnson and wrote his autobiography, although even this did not reveal his real name.
[Ref: 53174]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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[John Rainolds] Johannes Rainoldus Theogous Anglus Clarissimus Obit Oxoniæ MDCVII.
[John Rainolds] Johannes Rainoldus Theogous Anglus Clarissimus Obit Oxoniæ MDCVII.
[n.d., c.1650.]
Engraving. Sheet 140 x 100mm (5½ x 4"). Trimmed and laid on album paper.
John Rainolds (or Reynolds, 1549-1607), Puritan theologian. At the Hampton Court Conference (1604) his request that ''one only translation of the Bible [be] declared authentical, and read in the church'' led to the creation of the King James Bible.
[Ref: 53036]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Miss Martha Reay.
Miss Martha Reay. Publish'd June 7.th. 1779.
Publish'd June 7.th. 1779.
Rare stipple. Sheet 140 x 100mm (5½ x 4"). Trimmed and mounted in album paper.
A half portrait in an oval of Martha Ray (1742-79), a singer who was the mistress of John Montagu, Earl of Sandwich, by whom she had nine children. On 7th April, a jealous admirer, James Hackman, murdered her at the Royal Opera House, for which he was executed at Tyburn.
[Ref: 53154]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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[Rembrandt] Lingenieux Merlin Anglois.
[Rembrandt] Lingenieux Merlin Anglois.
[after Rembrandt.]
[Balthasar Moncornet, c.1660.]
Etching. 145 x 110mm (5¾ x 4¼"), with large margins.
Rembrandt's laughing self-portrait.
[Ref: 53159]   £250.00   (£300.00 incl.VAT)
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Charles Rennett.
Charles Rennett. Convicted at the Old Bailey of May 28th 1819 of Child Stealing.
Published by R. Ackermann June 1st 1819.
Rare lithograph. Sheet 290 x 205mm (11½ x 8") very wide margins. Slight soiling.
By sweet-talking a nursery-servant, Rennett kidnapped the three-year-old son of his first cousin, who had inherited an estate that Rennett felt should have been his. He absconded to Germany, where he was apprehended and brought back to England. Found guilty, Rennett was sentenced to seven years’ transportation to Australia.
[Ref: 53141]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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J. Jaques Rousseau.
J. Jaques Rousseau. Tombeau de I. I. Rousseau a Ermenonville ou il a été déposé le 4 Julliet 1778 agé de 66 ans.
A Genêne chez Cassin, à Paris chez Isabay M.d d'Estampe rue de Gesvres.[n.d., c.1778.]
Engraving. Sheet 220 x 135mm (8¾ x 5¼"). Triummed within plate, printers crease top right.
A bust portrait in profile to the right of Genevan philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau, within a trompe l'oeil oval. Below the portrait is a depiction of Rousseau's tomb. He was initially buried at Ermenonville on the 'Ile des Peupliers' as shown, which became a place of pilgrimage for his many admirers, before being moved to the Panthéon in 1794.
W2547
[Ref: 53182]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Mrs. Margaret Caroline Rudd.
Mrs. Margaret Caroline Rudd.
[c.1770]
Rare engraving. Sheet 170 x 90mm (6¾ x 3½"). Trimmed, laid on album paper.
Mrs Rudd (c.1745-c.1798) in jail, was charged with forging a bond, alongside Daniel Perreau, her lover, and his twin brother Robert. At the trial she pretended that she was their helpless victim, so she was set free and the brothers executed. She later had an affair with James Boswell.
[Ref: 53136]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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[Margaret Caroline Rudd] Mrs Rudd.
[Margaret Caroline Rudd] Mrs Rudd.
[c.1775.]
Engraving. Sheet 150 x 110mm (6 x 4") Slight offset. Trimmed to plate and mounted in album paper.
Mrs Rudd (c.1745-c.1798) was charged with forging a bond, alongside Daniel Perreau, her lover, and his twin brother Robert. At the trial she pretended that she was their helpless victim, so she was set free and the brothers executed. She later had an affair with James Boswell.
[Ref: 53135]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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The Reverend John Ryland, A.M.
The Reverend John Ryland, A.M. Engraved for the Contemplations on the Beauties of Creation.
Carington Bowles, excudit. Publish'd as the Act directs, 14. Mar. 1778.
Rare mezzotint. 150 x 110mm (6 x 4¼") large margins. Bit time stained.
Portrait of the Baptist Minister John Ryland. He learnt Hebrew when only five years old and Greek when he was only nine, and by fifteen was teaching in his father's school. He was minister of the Broadmead Chapel at Bristol and was one of the twelve ministers who founded the Baptist Missionary Society.
[Ref: 53158]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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