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[Lady Juliana Berners in her Costume as Prioress of Sopewell Nunnery near St Albans.
[Lady Juliana Berners in her Costume as Prioress of Sopewell Nunnery near St Albans. The Earliest English Sportswoman and Poetess of the Chase on record.]
[Drawn from an Antique by Brooke. Engraved by Percy Roberts.]
[Published by Sherwood & Co, July 1st 1825.]
Steel engraving, trimmed as a scrap. Printed area 130 x 80mm (5¼ x 3¼"). Trimmed around decorative border, losing all inscriptions.
Juliana Berners (or Barnes or Bernes, born 1388) was a Benedictine nun credited with writing 'The Boke of Saint Albans', first printed in 1488, one of the earliest collections of treatises about field sports. She is regarded as the first female author in the English language.
[Ref: 53398]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Calliopé une des neuf Muses qui preside a la Rethorique et a la poesie heroique.
Calliopé une des neuf Muses qui preside a la Rethorique et a la poesie heroique.
P. Mignard pinx. Jeurat sculp. 1714.
à Paris chez Jeurat chez Jeurat, et chez Giffart rue S. Jacques a S.te Thr. [c.1714.]
Engraving. Sheet 255 x 165mm (10 x 6¾"). Trimmed to plate, mounted in album paper.
Calliope, the Muse who presides over eloquence and epic poetry; called ''Chief of all Muses'' by Ovid.
[Ref: 53254]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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[Fiddler.]
[Fiddler.]
D. Deuchar f.
[n.d., c.1803.]
Etching. 210 x 140mm (8¼ x 5½"), with wide margins.
A plate from 'A Collection of Etchings after the Most Eminent Masters of the Dutch and Flemish Schools'. David Deuchar (1743-1808), goldsmith and amateur etcher, in Edinburgh. c.1765 he and Alexander Deuchar were appointed Seal-Engravers to the Prince of Wales.
[Ref: 53255]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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[Augusta Fuchs] Quadrilles. From Auber's Celebrated Opera, Le Dieu et la Bayadére._
[Augusta Fuchs] Quadrilles. From Auber's Celebrated Opera, Le Dieu et la Bayadére._ Respectfully dedicated to Mad.lle Augusta, by S.M.
N. Currier's Lith. N.Y.
New York. Published by James L. Hewitt & Co, 239 Broadway. [n.d., c.1840.]
Rare lithograph. Sheet 340 x 255mm (13½ x 10"). With music-seller's ink stamp, mount burn.
A music cover with a portrait of Mademoiselle Augusta (Caroline Augusta Josephine Thérèse Fuchs, 1806-1901) en pointe. Born in France, she debuted in London in 1833, toured America with great success, starring in 'Le Dieu et la Bayadére' in 1836, 'La Sylphide' in 1838 and 'Giselle' in 1858. On her marriage she became Comtesse de Saint-James and died at the age of 95.
[Ref: 53233]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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[George IV as Prince Regent.]
[George IV as Prince Regent.] Dedicated by Permission to His Majesty Frederick William King of Prussia, by His Majesty's most Grateful & most Devoted Humble Serv.t H.D. Thielcke.
Published August 12th 1814, by H.D. Thielcke, Queens House.
Stipple with etching, early state. 250 x 205mm (9¾ x 8"). With small margins.
Medallion portrait of the Prince Regent, wearing a laurel crown, within a border of laurel and oak, topped by a crown. An early state, before the addition of the text ''Georgius Princeps Waliae Patriam Pro Patre Regens'' arched in the corona.
See BM 1870,1008.2590 for the later state.
[Ref: 53306]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[Bare-breasted woman playing a guitar with her lover.]
[Bare-breasted woman playing a guitar with her lover.]
D. Deuchar f.
[n.d., c.1803.]
Etching. 115 x 105mm (4½ x 4¼"), with wide margins.
A plate from 'A Collection of Etchings after the Most Eminent Masters of the Dutch and Flemish Schools'. David Deuchar (1743-1808), goldsmith and amateur etcher, in Edinburgh. c.1765 he and Alexander Deuchar were appointed Seal-Engravers to the Prince of Wales.
[Ref: 53256]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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Rev.d William Jacobson, M.A.
Rev.d William Jacobson, M.A. ''Vice Principal of Magdalen Hall, Oxford.''
E.U. Eddis, del.t. 1839. J. Graf Printer to Her Majesty.
[c.1839.]
Tinted lithograph. Sheet 280 x 190mm (11 x 7½"). Laid on album paper at corners.
William Jacobson (1803-84), made Vice Principal of Magdalen in 1832, before becoming Regius Professor of Divinity at Oxford University (1848–1865) and Bishop of Chester (1865–1884).
[Ref: 53312]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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Lord Viscount Kepple.
Lord Viscount Kepple.
Cerachi [Giuseppe Ceracchi] scul: in Marble. Mercuard [Robert Samuel Marcuard] Pupil to Mr. Bartolozzi sculp.
Pub,,d as the Act directs May 1. 1782 by A. Torre No. 44 Market Lane.
Stipple, printed in sanguine. 190 x 130mm (7½ x 5¼"). Trimmed within plate on right.
Admiral Augustus Keppel (1725-86), 1st Viscount Keppel, served in the British Royal Navy during the Seven Years' War and the War of American Independence. During the final years of the latter conflict he served as First Lord of the Admiralty.
[Ref: 53313]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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The Light of Other Days.
The Light of Other Days.
W. Clark lith. 202 High Holborn.
Published by F. Glover, Water Lane, Fleet St. [n.d., c.1835.]
Lithograph. Sheet 265 x 200mm (10½ x 8") Slight soiling, small tear in edge.
A woman in a fancy-dress costume mixing medieval-revival with an early Victorian bustle, standing on a terrace. Behind a guitar leans against the balestrade.
[Ref: 53240]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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Dr. Martin Luther...
Dr. Martin Luther...
Copenhagen, zu finden bey Joh. Rud. Thiele, in der grossen Helligengeiststrasse. [n.d., c.1800.]
Rare broadside with a coloured woodcut, laid on album sheet. 300 x 185mm (11¾ x 7¼"). Trimmed to printed border of woodcut, some staining.
A full-length portrait of Martin Luther (1483-1546), standing in a library, book in hand. Behind him stands a swan, often used as a symbol for Luther because of a prophesy by John Hus, the Bohemian philosopher. About to be burned at the stake in 1415, Hus said ''You are now going to burn a goose ['Hus' in the Bohemian language], but in a century you will have a swan which you can neither roast nor boil''. 102 years later Luther published his 'Ninety-five Theses', so forever became linked with a swan. Published by Johan Rudolph Thiele (1736-1815), publisher in Helliggejststræde (now Valkendorfsgade).
[Ref: 53271]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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[Virgin Mary holding the infant Jesus] This Plate is Inscribed to John Gideon Loten, Esq.r late Governor of Ceylon
[Virgin Mary holding the infant Jesus] This Plate is Inscribed to John Gideon Loten, Esq.r late Governor of Ceylon by his most devoted humble Servant Francis Bartolozzi.
F. Bartolozzi invent et sculp. 1775.
Published'd according to Act of Parl.t 12th Jen.y 1775.
Stipple and etching, printed in sanguine. 195 x 165mm (7¾ x 6½") with very wide margins.
Johan Gideon Loten (1710-89) was Dutch East India Company's Governor of Zeylan, taking the opportunity to collect natural history specimens. Soon after he returned to Europe in 1758 he moved to London, where he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1760. He donated watercolours, stuffed birds and mineral stones to the newly-founded British Museum and allowed Thomas Pennant and George Edward access to his personal collection, which they described in their books. However, after the outbreak of the Fourth Anglo-Dutch War in 1780 Loten decided to return to Utrecht.
[Ref: 53317]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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The Note of Admiration.
The Note of Admiration. Star, No. 2.
Gunthorp, del. Alvey, lith, London Road.
[n.d., c.1840.]
Lithograph. Sheet 265 x 205mm (10½ x 8"). Damp stains.
A young girl with ringlets stands on a pouffe to reach the keys of a piano.
[Ref: 53239]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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[Unidentified man.]
[Unidentified man.]
Pariset fec.t [after Pierre Etienne Falconet?].
[n.d., c.1770.]
Rare engraving, proof before title. 230 x 160mm (9 x 6¼"). Mounted in album paper.
Although the pencil mss. on the album paper, in two different hands, suggest the sitter is either Hugh Percy, 1st Duke of Northumberland, or Georges-Simon Harcourt, Viscount Nuneham, we have discounted these attributions. Neither the BM, NPG or Royal Academy have this portait in their collections of Pariset engravings.
[Ref: 53301]   £290.00   (£348.00 incl.VAT)
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Le Chevalier Hamilton Roche.
Le Chevalier Hamilton Roche.
Fr. Rehberg del.t. Jn.o Swaine sc.t.
[n.d., c.1820.]
Rare stipple. Sheet 260 x 205mm (10¼ x 8"). Trimmed within plate.
Portrait of John Hamilton Roche, army officer and writer, probably the frontispiece the French edition of his 'Cathoerida, or Poems from Paris'. Other works include 'Russia: A Heroic Poem', 'The Sudburiad' and 'Salamanca. A poem'. Few details are known about his life; however, the London Gazette listed a 'John Hamilton Roche, late of Sudbury, in the county of Suffolk, wine and brandy merchant' as a prisoner of the King's Bench debtor's prison, in 1812.
[Ref: 53297]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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David Stewart Salmon, aged 105. The legal Father of two Indian Princes of the Wabee Tribe in America. A resident of Cable Street, Liverpool.
David Stewart Salmon, aged 105. The legal Father of two Indian Princes of the Wabee Tribe in America. A resident of Cable Street, Liverpool. [After serving his King and Country upwards, of sixty years six months and five days of which time was spent without ever leaving his Majesty's Service, is now allowed 2s. 6d. per week from the Parish of Liverpool. He is the last survivor of the Crew of the Centurion when commanded by Commodore Anson, with whom he sail'd round the World.
[Published Aug.t 15th. 1807, by I. Troughton, Liverpool.]
Stipple. Excised scrap, very scarce; 140 x 80mm (5½ x 3¼"), part of the title pasted underneath. Trimmed around portrait, laid on album paper in corners.
Corry's 'History of Liverpool', 1810, describes him as a native of Virginia who served in the Royal Navy for sixty years, leaving at the end of the War of Independence. The Lancaster Gazette of 23 September 1809 states he died on the 14th September, aged 106.
[Ref: 53374]   £320.00  
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Un Musicien Espagnol.
Un Musicien Espagnol. Gravé d'après le Tableau de Rombouts, peint sur toile de 30 pouces de hauteur sur 24 pouces de largeur. Tiré du Cabinet du Citoyen Le Brun, Peintre et M.d de Tableaux.
Theod. Rombouts. J.A. Piérron Sculp. 1790.
A Paris chez l'Auteur rue du Gros Chenet No.47 et chez Poignant rue Serpente No.14.
Etching. Sheet 245 x 175mm (9¾ x 7"). Trimmed within plate, laid on album paper in corners.
A seated man reading a music book. From 'Galerie des peintres flamands, hollandais et allemands de Le Brun', a set reproducing paintings by Dutch, Flemish and German masters from the collection of J. B. Lebrun, engraved by various artists from 1777 to 1790-1), and published in 3 volumes, in 1792 and 1794.
[Ref: 53375]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Louis Spohr.
Louis Spohr.
F. Shimon 1827. gem: u. gez. Gedr, v. J. Lacroix.
München bey Hermann & Barth [n.d., c.1830].
Lithograph. Printed area 270 x 210mm (10½ x 8¼"), with wide margins.
Louis Spohr (1784-1859), a German composer, violinist and conductor known as the 'forgotten master' for once having been as famous as Beethoven. His influence was key in the development of German music drama with his greatest triumph in the oratorio. In the later 19th century he was still popular enough for Gilbert and Sullivan to mention him in the same breath as Bach and Beethoven.
[Ref: 52617]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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L. Sterne.
L. Sterne. Proof.
Sir Joshua Reynolds Pinx.t. S.W. Reynolds Sculp.t.
[London: 1836, Hodgson & Graves, 5 Pall Mall.]
Mezzotint, proof before full title. 235 x 170mm (9¼ x 6¾"). Surface soiling. With small margins.
Laurence Sterne (1713-68), writer and divine; author of 'Tristram Shandy'. The original oil on canvas by Joshua Reynolds, painted 1760, is in the National Portrait Gallery.
See NPG D14596 for the standard state and NPG 5019 for the oil.
[Ref: 53308]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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August Strindberg [facsimile signature].
August Strindberg [facsimile signature].
Johann Lindner München 5c. [engraved in reverse]
Schlesische Verlagsanstalt vorm. S. Schottlænder in Breslau. [n.d., c.1900.]
Etching. Sheet 250 x 155mm (9¾ x 6").
Johan August Strindberg (1849-1912), Swedish playwright, novelist, poet, essayist and painter, known as 'the Zola of the Occult'.
[Ref: 53309]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Dr. Swift.
Dr. Swift.
For the Lond: Mag:
Printed for R. Baldwin in Pater Noster Row 1754.
Engraving. 185 x 110mm (7¼ x 4¼"). Trimmed within plate on left.
Jonathan Swift (1667 - 1745) after Richard Barber, shown in an oval, without a wig. An Irish-born writer and dean of St. Patrick's, he is best known for his satirical works, including 'Gulliver's Travels' and 'A Modest Proposal'.
[Ref: 53258]   £50.00   (£60.00 incl.VAT)
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Mr. W. Taplin.
Mr. W. Taplin.
Walker, sc.
London. Published by G. Kersley MArch 10th 1789.
Stipple. Sheet 155 x 105mm (6 x 4¼"). Mounted in album paper.
A half-length portrait of William Taplin (1740-1807), author of 'The Gentlemans Stable Directory, A New Compedium of Farriery &c &c &c.', a guide to the management of hunters and road horses.
[Ref: 53303]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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Mr. William Taplin.
Mr. William Taplin.
Heath, sc.
Pub. Jan, 1. 1803 by G. & J. Robinson, Paternoster Row.
Engraving. Sheet 140 x 105mm (5½ x 4¼"). Trimmed within plate.
A half-length portrait of William Taplin (1740-1807), author of 'The Gentlemans Stable Directory, A New Compedium of Farriery &c &c &c.', a guide to the management of hunters and road horses.
[Ref: 53302]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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[William Makepeace] Thackeray.
[William Makepeace] Thackeray.
[n.d., c.1860.]
Watercolour. Sheet 255 x 175mm (10 x 7").
Head and shoulders portrait of William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-63), satirical novelist, apparently after Francis Holl's stipple engraving of Samuel Laurence painting.
[Ref: 53305]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Miss Ellen Tree, as Ion.
Miss Ellen Tree, as Ion. Designed for and presented Gratis with No 125 of the Fly.
W. Clark lith. 202 High Holborn.
London Published by Glover & Co., Water Lane, Fleet Street. [n.d., c.1836.]
Lithograph. Sheet 265 x 210mm (10½ x 8¼"). Slightly trimmed into text at bottom.
Ellen Tree (1805-80, later Mrs Charles Kean) in a travesti (breeches role) as the king of Argos Ion in Sir Thomas Noon Talfourd's tragedy of that name. It was privately printed in 1835 and produced at Covent Garden theatre the following year. Despite the inscription the figure of Tree was copied from a portrait by Margaret Gillies (1803-87).
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Madame Vestris as Oberon in A Midsummer Night’s Dream!
Madame Vestris as Oberon in A Midsummer Night’s Dream! Copied by permission and presented Gratis with No 120 of the Fly.
W. Clark lith. 202 High Holborn.
London Published by Glover & Co., Water Lane, Fleet Street. [n.d., c.1835.]
Lithograph. Sheet 265 x 210mm (10½ x 8¼"). Small tear in bottom edge, some soiling.
Lucia Elizabeth Vestris (1797-1856, granddaughter of engraver Francesco Bartolozzi), in costume, holding a spear. After a career as an actress and contralto singer, Vestris became more notable as a theatre producer and manager.
[Ref: 53237]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Her Most Gracious Majesty, Victoria, Queen of Great Britain and Ireland.
Her Most Gracious Majesty, Victoria, Queen of Great Britain and Ireland.
J. Bouvier del. Printed by L.M. Lefevre.
London: Published by William Spooner, 377, Strand. [n.d. c.1837.]
Lithograph with fine hand colour. Printed area 185 x 135mm (7¼ x 5¼"), with wide margins. Mint.
The young Queen Victoria standing by a window, wearing a coronet an ermine robe over a richly-embroidered dress, St Edward's Crown on the table by her left hand.
[Ref: 53276]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Viola.
Viola. [She never told her Love, / But let Concealment, like a Worm i'th'Bud / Feed on her Damask Cheek: / Shakespear's Twelfth Night.] From the Miniature in the Collection of Nathaniel Chauncy Esq.r.
Painted by S. Shelley & Engrav'd by Caroline Watson. Engraver to her Majesty.
Publish'd according to Act of Parliament Oct. 1 1788 by Caroline Watson Fitzroy Street.
Stipple, state before before quotation. 255 x 190mm (10 x 7½"), with wide margins.
Viola from Shakespeare's 'Twelfth Night', engraved and published by Caroline Watson (c.1760-1814), one of the most significant and prolific female printmakers of her day.
[Ref: 53329]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Major General; James Wolfe.
Major General; James Wolfe.
[n.d., c.1765.]
Engraving. 110 x 95mm (4¼ x 3¾"). Binding damge close to image on left.
General James Wolfe (1727-1759) led the British attack on Quebec that ended French rule in Canada in 1759.
[Ref: 53310]   £50.00   (£60.00 incl.VAT)
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