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Capt.n Conquest and his Baggage Waggon.
Capt.n Conquest and his Baggage Waggon.
S. H. Grimm del.t. J. Goldar sculp.
London, Printed for Rob.t Sayer, N.o 53 Fleet Street & J. Smith N.o 35 Cheapside, as the Act directs 15 June 1772.
Engraving. 200 x 140mm (8 x 5½"), with large margins. Uncut.
In this satire on fashion and unequal marriage, a squat, elaborately dressed women stands with a tall man dressed in military fashion. The title of the print suggests the man has successfully pursued this marriage for the sake of the woman's wealth.
[Ref: 54082]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)

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A Quartette in Character.
A Quartette in Character.
[Paul Pry] Esq.
Pub May 1829 by T McLean 26 Haymarket sole publisher of P. Prys Original Caricatures.
Hand-coloured etching. 240 x 350mm (9½ x 13¾"). Trimmed
The quartet of mail-coach characters are (l-r): King George IV, his Prime Minister the Duke of Wellington, George's mistress Lady Conyngham, and Home Secretary Robert Peel (a cage of rats in his left hand).
BM Satires: 15746.
[Ref: 54076]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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Raphael's Prophetic Messenger Almanack 1839. Hieroglyphic for the eventful year 1839.
Raphael's Prophetic Messenger Almanack 1839. Hieroglyphic for the eventful year 1839. Herin the Aspect of the Heavens learn / And of the times the mystic Signs discern.
London Published by William Charlton Wright 4 Paternoster Row.
Aquatint with hand colour. Sheet 230 x 265mm (9 x 10½"). Trimmed within plate, binding folds flattened. Creasing as normal.
Nine vignette scenes of 'events' forefold for 1839. In the centre is Queen Victoria receiving a deputation of the poor, as arms houses are being built behind. Other scenes include a man entering a bank with money bags; lawyers being stoned by a mob; rural victims of a plague; highwaymen killing travellers; a blacksmith's forge with a locomotive in the background; and a skeleton raising a bottle in toast at a dinner party.
See BM 1902,1011.9731 for one from the series dated 1863.
[Ref: 54150]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Political Harmonics A New Variation for the
Political Harmonics A New Variation for the "Soldier Tired" as performed by Monsieur Villanton, First Fiddle to The King_with a Piano Accompaniment arranged to the Air "Home! Sweet Home!" HB Sketches No.23.
HB. [John Doyle.] Printed by A. Ducote.
[Published by T.Mc.Lean, 26, Haymarket. Sep. 11. 1829.]
Fine coloured lithograph. J. Whatman 1829 watermark; 280 x 320mm (11 x 12¾"). Trimmed
A musical image showing Peel sitting on a music-stool at an upright piano, smiling over his shoulder at Wellington, who plays the violin (as he had in fact done as a young man), in profile to the left, his music on a tall stand. The Duke wears the unusual dress for him of frock-coat with knee-breeches. Goulburn (Chancellor of the Exchequer) turns over Peel's music. On the right is a curtained French-window, through which Cumberland and Eldon, both top-hatted, peer into the room.
BM Satires: 15856.
[Ref: 54074]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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