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L'Eclipse de 1832.
L'Eclipse de 1832.
Lith. de Delaporte Sr. de Langlume.
On s'abonne chez Aubert, Galerie Vero Dodat. [Paris, 1832.]
Lithograph with some hand colouring, sheet 255 x 330mm. 10 x 13".
A contemporary satire on reactions to the solar eclipse of July 1832; a military officer (centre) tries to rouse a man in theatrical costume from his slumber in a chair, gesturing towards the celestial phenomenon (coloured) upper right. Rows of sleeping men in armchairs to right, several figures looking through telescopes to left. The unrest of 1830 brought about the popular overthrow of the entrenched power within France and by summer 1832 the political scene was quite altered and the eclipse is used as an analogy. For the Paris periodical 'La Caricature', numbered 'No.60' upper right.
[Ref: 17981]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Hieroglyphic for the Eventful Year 1838.
Hieroglyphic for the Eventful Year 1838.
Engraved by Mansell.
[n.d., 1837]
Aquatint, sheet 205 x 265mm (8¼ x 10½"). Trimmed. Folds as normal, taped tears.
Nine vignette scenes of 'events' forefold for 1838. The centre image shows a woman (possibly Queen Victoria) being held by a centaur and grabbed by Death. Other scenes include; a woman greeting someone; someone trying to snatch the crown, a drier looking River Thames; a ship sinking; war; an allegorical scene; a natural disaster; and rural plague victims.
[Ref: 56980]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Astronomy. - New System. Signs of the Zodiac.
Astronomy. - New System. Signs of the Zodiac.
[by Robert Seymour?]
London Published by Thos. McLean, 26 Haymarket, 1827.
Rare hand-coloured etching. Sheet: 200 x 260mm (8 x 10¼''). Trimmed, tipped into album sheet.
A ring of satirical representations of the twelve zodiac signs surround a basket in which the traditional signs have been thrown. On the basket is a sign 'Old Signs to be sold cheap'.
BM Satires Undescribed.
[Ref: 50968]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Five comic scenes]
[Five comic scenes] Plate 15.
Designed and Drawn on Zine by A.I. Molinari. Printed by J. Grieve. Nicholas Lane London.
London: Charles Tilt, Fleet Street. [n.d.,c.1820].
Very rare zincograph, sheet 220 x 275mm (8¾ x 10¾").
Five comic scenes with one line of text; A man being handed a piece of paper, 'Hope I don't Intrude?', two men dragging a hot air balloon out of the water, 'Cloud's Omnibus arrival at the bank,' dance partners with the woman's feather accessory attaching itself to the man's hair, 'Miss Huggins, M.r Huggins,' a man sliding down a ladder from a gas lamp post,'More speed than pleasure,' and two gentleman leaning, 'a pair of Cross-grained fellows'.
[Ref: 57072]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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The Craft in Danger.
The Craft in Danger. An uproar among the Craftsmen at Ephesus. opposing a new Species of Knowledge which they thought might interfere with the profits of their trade. Acts XIX Ver.23 &c.
[John Kay.]
[n.d., Edinburgh 1817.]
Etching. 200 x 280mm (8 x 11"), very large margins. Slight creasing. Repaired tears in borders.
Caricature of Dr. Barclay riding on the skeleton of an elephant in Edinburgh University, engaged in an academic disputation with other professors about muscular motion. By John Kay (1742 - 1826), Edinburgh etcher of portrait caricatures. Image lettered with speech bubbles.
Not in BM Satires.
[Ref: 56989]   £320.00  
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Doctor Syntax Going to Richmond in the Steam Boat.
Doctor Syntax Going to Richmond in the Steam Boat.
[Drawn & etched by Isaac Robert Cruikshank?.]
[London, J Johnston, 1820.]
Hand-coloured aquatint. Sheet: 145 x 235mm (5¾ x 9¼''). Mount burn.
The cleric is sprayed in the face by a fellow passenger opening a bottle. From 'The tour of Doctor Syntax through London, or the pleasures and miseries of the metropolis', an imitation of the original work by William Combe. Both Thomas Rowlandson (artist of the original work) and Cruikshank have been credited with the illustrations; the BM thinks it is more likely Cruikshank.
[Ref: 56868]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Syntax Star-Gazing.
Syntax Star-Gazing.
Drawn by Rowlandson.
Pub.d May 1.1821, at R. Ackermann's, 101 Strand.
Coloured aquatint, sheet145 x 230mm (5¾ x 9½")
Dr Syntax with a young lady on a small balcony; she looks through a telescope to the sky. Two further couples, one on the bridge look up to the sky and the other do the same by the lake. To the right, a butler holding a tray of tea trips over a dog and falls down. From 'The Third Tour of Dr Syntax. In Search of a Wife'.
In the Science and Society Picture Library.
[Ref: 57063]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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L'Eclipse.
L'Eclipse. Dediée aux Astronomes, et aux Philosophes du dixhuitieme Steele par VA.
Etch'd by J. Barlow.
Publish'd as the Act directs, Feb.y 20, 1787, by H. Humphrey No 51, New Bond Street.
Rare etching with fine hand colour. 300 x 215mm (12 x 8½"). Mounted in album paper.
A woman's head, topped with a conical hat trimmed with a monstrous arrangement of feathers, peers over a huge fur muff. Eclipses were in the news in 1787 because there were seven full eclipses of the sun and moon, the maximum number possible, which usually happens once every 130 years. A note on the British Museum's example of this print (from the Banks Collection) ascribes it to a Miss V. Aynscombe.
BM Satires 7248. The three examples in the BM are all uncoloured.
[Ref: 43889]   £480.00  
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An Extraordinary Eclipse.
An Extraordinary Eclipse.
Rowlandson. sc. Quiz.fecit.
London Publsihed by T. Tegg. N.o111. Cheapside. Nov. 1. 1815.
Coloured aquatint, sheet 135 x 230mm (5¼ x 9"). Some surface dirt. Repaired tears.
From the series 'The Grand Master or Adventures of Qui Hi? In Hindostan a Hudibranstic poem in eight cantos by quiz'. A group of officials, military and civilian, watch an eclipse across a piece of water. Satire phrophesising Francis Edward Rawdon-Hastings', 1st Marquess of Hastings (1754 1826), failure as Governor-General of India.
BM Satires 12725
[Ref: 57064]   £85.00   (£102.00 incl.VAT)
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Compensations N.o11 bis.
Compensations N.o11 bis. Celui la voudrait zedescendre.
Ch. Philpon inv et del. Lith de Ducarme. Wattier, lith.
a Paris, chez Ostervald aine, Quai des Augustins, N.o 37 etched Hautecoeur Martinet rue du coq S.t Honore.
Very rare lithograph, sheet 325 x 225mm (12¾ x 8¾").
A man in the basket of a hot air balloon crouches, mouth agape in terror looking down at the mountainous scenery. Text in French captures his sentiment 'He would like her to come down.'
[Ref: 57081]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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Paris L'Ete.
Paris L'Ete. N.o 12
Henry. Emy. Imp. d'Aubert & C.ie
Chez Aubert Pl. de la Bourse, 29.
Lithograph, sheet 340 x 260mm (13½ x 10¼").
Four comic scenes of Paris in the summer; A crowd gathering to depart on a coach,' D'epart pour une petite partie de campagne,' a woman with a huge hat carrying a parasol, 'Une dame qui veut se conserver le teint,' a woman in a hot air balloon, 'M.lle Garnerin repondant aux acclamations d'un public idolatre,' and a man in hunting gear stalking in an unsuitable enviroment, 'Etudes de chasse avant l'ouverture.' Elisa Garnerin (1791-1853) was a French balloonist and parachutist. She was the niece of the pioneer parachutist André-Jacques Garnerin, and took advantage of his name and of the novelty of a woman performing what were at the time extremely daring feats.
[Ref: 57078]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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The Grand Entertainment.
The Grand Entertainment.
G. C.k. fec.t.
[n.d., c.1814.]
Hand-coloured engraving. Sheet: 200 x 240mm (8 x 9½"). Trimmed, losing original letterpress verse.
A satire on the attendence of the Prince Regent at a celebration of the end of the Napoleonic War (prior to Napoleon's 100 Days), at the Marquess of Hertford's mansion, 16th June 1814. The Prince Regent was reported to have 'engaged in the festive dance' until 5.30 in the morning. Here he shown dancing around a large 'Temple of Folly', between Lady Hertford and her husband who wears the cuckold's horns, a reference to the lengthy affair of his wife Isabella and the prince.
BM Satire 12303.
[Ref: 46160]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Levers.
Levers. Book 13. 1. Six Droll Prints of the Mechanical Powers, Allegorically and Laughably Expressed.
Printed for & Sold by Carington Bowles, No. 69 St Paul's Church Yard, London [n.d., c.1780].
Coloured engraving. Sheet 205 x 155mm (8 x 6"). Trimmed to engraved border, glue stains in corners, slight creasing.
Two men on a make-shift see-saw of a plank and log, one falling off.
Ex Collection Norman Blackburn.
[Ref: 56773]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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An Historical, Emblematical, Patriotical, and Political Print, representing the English Balloon, or National Debt in the year 1782, with a full View of the Stock Exchange,
An Historical, Emblematical, Patriotical, and Political Print, representing the English Balloon, or National Debt in the year 1782, with a full View of the Stock Exchange, and its supporters the Financiers Bulls, Bears, Brokers, Lame Ducks, and others, and a proportionate Ball of Gold, the specific size of all the Money we have to pay it with supposing that to be Twenty Millions of Pounds sterling, the Gold, and Silver Trees entwined with Serpents, & upheld by Dragons, for the pleasure of Pluto & all his Bosom Friends.
E.H.P. Eliz.h Hen.ta Phelps, pinx.t. W.m. Phelps Inv.t. F. Jukes Sculp.t.
London, Publish'd as the Act Directs, by W.m Phelps, July 1, 1785.
Aquatint with etching & engraving. Sheet 540 x 410mm (21¼ x 16"). Trimmed into plate, some wear, with repairs. Extremely rare but damaged.
A satire of the National Debt, with the Stock Exchange (New Jonathan's Coffee House in Change Alley) with a balloon on the roof held in place by bulls and bears with human faces. In the street are investors, some with webbed feet indicating they are 'lame ducks'.
BM Satires 6803.
[Ref: 57123]   £950.00  
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