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[Albion Mill fire] Conflagration! or the Merry Mealmongers, A New dance, as it was performed with Universal Applause, at the Theatre Blackfriars March 2d. 1791.
[Albion Mill fire] Conflagration! or the Merry Mealmongers, A New dance, as it was performed with Universal Applause, at the Theatre Blackfriars March 2d. 1791. Attic Miscellany.
Drawn by Collings. Etch.d by Barlow.
Publish.d as the Act directs, by Bentley & C.o, April 1.st 1791.
Etching, plate 195 x 230mm (7¾ x 9"). Small margins. Folding creases, as normal.
A scene on Blackfriars Bridge, with the Albion Mills on fire in the background, while a dense crowd on the bridge rejoices at the spectacle. In the foreground three men are dancing: two face each other holding hands, but looking at the fire, the third waves his hat and a toy windmill. One holds out a broadside: 'A New Song', he carries a sheaf of papers over his shoulder inscribed 'Success to the Mills of Albion but no Albion Mills'. The print was issued in the 'Attic Miscellany' in 1791.
BM Satires 8022.
[Ref: 59541]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Overthrow of the Arts!
Overthrow of the Arts! Vide page, 195, 196. Attic Miscellany.
Drawn by Collings. Etch.d by Barlow.
Published as the ACt directs, by Bentley & C.o March 1.st 1791.
Etching, sheet 205 x 245mm (8 x 9¾"). Small margins. Trimmed to plate on two sides, folding creases, as normal.
French soldiers with fixed bayonets and drawn swords have entered an artist's studio. Of five terror-stricken painters one lies beneath a fallen canvas, while a soldier tramples on an overturned easel and canvas which he is about to pierce with his bayonet. On the canvas is a Madonna and Child. Quasi-antique busts and statues are on a high shelf. The print was issued in the 'Attic Miscellany' in 1791.
BM Satires 7831.
[Ref: 59542]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Gretna Green. Striking the Iron while it is hot.
Gretna Green. Striking the Iron while it is hot. Attic Miscellany.
Drawn by Collings. Etch.d by Barlow.
Published as the Act directs, by W. Locke Aug.t 1.st 1791.
Etching, sheet 205 x 235mm (8 x 9¾"). Trimmed to plate on one side, folding creases as normal, stains. Small margins.
A runaway couple get married at Gretna Green. Gretna Green's runaway marriages began in 1753, following the introduction of the Marriage Act, prohibiting young couples to marry without their parents' permission. The act however did not apply in Scotland. The print was issued in the 'Attic Miscellany' in 1791.
BM Satires 7992.
[Ref: 59544]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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The Crops Last Shift.
The Crops Last Shift. Attic Miscellany.
Drawn by Cruikshanks. Etch.d by Barlow.
Published as the Act directs, by W.Locke Nov.r 1.st 1791.
Etching, sheet 210 x 230mm (8¼ x 9"). Small margins. Trimmed to plate on two sides, folding creases, as normal.
Four young bloods have attacked an old woman on a donkey with a pannier of potatoes. Their hair is cropped, and they have bludgeons. One has cut off the donkey's tail; another, who holds it, has fallen backwards. A third fills his hat with potatoes which have fallen from the donkey's basket, while a fourth stands with clenched fists facing the old woman. On the collar of a bulldog beside him is inscribed 'Barrymore' (reversed, and only legible in a mirror). The print was published in the 'Attic Miscellany' in 1791.
BM Satires 7998.
[Ref: 59536]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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A Blunt Razor.
A Blunt Razor. E_cod!_ One might as well _ shave _ with _ a Saw!
M.E. [Egerton]
Pub. Jan.y 1827 by Hunt, Corner of York St.t & Bridges St.t Covent Garden.
Aquatint with fine hand colour. Sheet 305 x 225mm (12 x 9"). Trimmed within plate, creasing in borders.
A man attempts to shave, precariously balenced on two of his chair's four legs. The first state: Thomas Mclean reissued this plate later the same year.
Hickman p.78.
[Ref: 59449]   £290.00   (£348.00 incl.VAT)
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I'd be a Butterfly / Born in a bower.
I'd be a Butterfly / Born in a bower.
Drawn by Joe Lisle.
Published by Berthoud & Son, 65, Quadrant, London.
Aquatint with fine hand colour. Sheet 360 x 255mm (14¼ x 10"). Trimmed into plate on three sides.
An old soldier selling ballads in a heavy storm, singing a song, written by Thomas Haynes Bayly (1797-1839). One of his crutches is a broom.
See BM 1993,1107.43 for an example published by Gans in 1830.
[Ref: 59451]   £290.00   (£348.00 incl.VAT)
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Dancing.
Dancing. The Arts Plate 3.
W.H. [William Heath] fec.t.
Published by G Humphrey 74 New Bond Street & 24 St James's Street March 25 1823.
Coloured etching, J. Whatman 1823 watermark. Sheet 280 x 210mm (11 x 8¼"). Trimmed into printed border, tear on border top left.
A yokel poacher and his dog get caught in a large gin trap and get peppered with shot from a spring-gun. He drops two hares and a musket, which discharges. A satire on the harsh treatment of poachers and legal punishments, reinforced by the view of a gallows with a body behind.
BM Satires 14564.
[Ref: 59508]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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A Desert - Imitation of Modern Fashion!
A Desert - Imitation of Modern Fashion!
[Monogram of Paul Pry, pseudonym of William Heath, holding a wine glass]
Pub by T. McLean 26 Haymarket London [n.d., c.1825].
Etching with fine hand colour. Sheet 365 x 255mm (14¼ x 10"). Trimmed into plate on three sides, to printed border at top.
An upturned wine glass represents a woman, with the brim of a hat with grapes as decoration, the bowl her bustle.
BM Satires 15611.
[Ref: 59479]   £320.00  
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[Charles Dibdin] An Oddity. Wags have at ye.
[Charles Dibdin] An Oddity. Wags have at ye. Attic Miscellany. A Musico-Oritorical Portrait.
Annabal Scratch fecit.
Published as the Act directs, by Bentley & Co March 1st 1791.
Etching. 170 x 110mm (6¾ x 4¼"). Creasing.
Charles Dibdin (c.1745 1814), composer and actor, stands at a harpsichord, holding a paper inscribed 'Oddities Wags'. Attributed to the pseudonymical 'Annabal Scratch'.
BM Satires 7953.
[Ref: 59564]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Correct Return List of the Winning Horses,
Correct Return List of the Winning Horses, For the Grand Race contested for this day, with the correct Pedigrees, and Offical Remarks. THE success of my former List having exceeded my expectation, and the interest created by the Race,...
Thomas Vale, Printer, Freeman-street, Birmingham [n.d.c. 1844].
Scarce letterpress, frame 400 x 275mm (15¾ x 10¾"). Framed. Unexamined outside of frame. Time stained and creased.
A satirical election report in the style of horse racing. Presumably this is the results of the 1844 Birmingham by-election; making the horses 'Sir John's Candour,' Richard Spooner (1783 1864) the winner, 'Basewig,'William Scholefield (1809 1867) in second place and 'Mr. Sleekface's Dun Horse Broad Brim,' Joseph Sturge (1793 1859) placing third. 'Jacob Wilson, clerk of the course,' refers to the Town crier of Birmingham, Jacob Wilson (1799 - c.1833) who would have annouced the election results to the people. Thomas James Vale had a long career as a printer at several different sites such as at 3 Freeman Street (1832-c.1844), and finally at 113 Moor Street (1850-55). During his time at Freeman Street he reprinted on broadsides extracts from newspapers on topical events such as French losses at the siege of Antwerp (1832), fire at the Palace of Westminster (1834), 'Dreadful Riots at Dudley' (1834) and a 'great discovery' (1836).
See also 59529.
[Ref: 59534]   £390.00  
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By Royal Authority! The Birmingham Races
By Royal Authority! The Birmingham Races Will take place on Saturday next. July 13, 1844,
Printed under Authority by Thomas Vale, Freeman-street. [n.d.c. 1844].
Scarce letterpress, frame 400 x 275mm (15¾ x 10¾"). Framed. Unexamined outside of frame. Time stained and creased.
A satirical election report in the style of horse racing. In 1844, Joshua Scholefield (1775 1844), radical politician and one of the members of parliament for Birmingham, died. Consequently, a by-election was held. The "horses"; 'Mr. Churchman's old hack, 'Yellow Dick,' most likely refers to the Tory candidate Richard Spooner (1783 1864), a former radical, 'Mr. Corndealer's Hack Sturge-on aged,' most likely refers to Joseph Sturge (1793 1859) a Quaker, abolitionist and part of the Anti Corn Law League and 'Mr. Dissenter's horse Young Scoltefield,' most likely refers to William Scholefield (1809 1867) son of the deceased Joshua and a Liberal. Thomas James Vale had a long career as a printer at several different sites such as at 3 Freeman Street (1832-c.1844), and finally at 113 Moor Street (1850-55). During his time at Freeman Street he reprinted on broadsides extracts from newspapers on topical events such as French losses at the siege of Antwerp (1832), fire at the Palace of Westminster (1834), 'Dreadful Riots at Dudley' (1834) and a 'great discovery' (1836).
See also 59534.
[Ref: 59529]   £390.00  
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[Thomas Erskine] A Legal Faint i,e, a Feint.
[Thomas Erskine] A Legal Faint i,e, a Feint. Attic Miscellany, Legal Portraiture No. 3.
[Annabal Scratch?]
Published as the Act directs, by Bentley & Co June 1st 1791.
Etching/ 170 x 110mm (6¾ x 4¼"). Trimmed into plate on left.
Thomas Erskine, 1st Baron Erskine (1750-1823), as a barrister. Known for his theatrical speeches, he served as Lord Chancellor 1806-7. Similar caricatures in the 'Attic Miscellany' are attributed to the pseudonymical 'Annabal Scratch'.
BM Satires 7956.
[Ref: 59561]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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How ar' ye off for Fish!
How ar' ye off for Fish! a_a_ Soal _ Whiting _ Haddock _ Skait _a_a
Drawn by M.E. [Egerton] Eng.d by Geo. Hunt.
Pub. by Geo. Hunt, 18, Tavistock Street, Covent Garden [n.d., c.1825.]
Aquatint with fine hand colour. Sheet 310 x 240mm (12¼ x 9½"). Trimmed within plate.
A fish-faced man looks at a menu in a restaurant. This satire is an early example of product placement: on the wall behind is an advert for 'Charles Wright's Champagne', one of several references to the brand found in Hunt's satires. The cheapness of the champagne led critics to allege that it was not of French origin, causing Wright to sue. The first state: Thomas Mclean reissued this plate in 1827.
BM Satires 15002. Hickman p.55.
[Ref: 59448]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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Taking Physick.
Taking Physick.
[by James Gillray.]
Coloured etching. Sheet 265 x 195mm (10½ x 7¾"). Trimmed to printed border, long tear taped. Damaged.
An invalid, with unbuttoned breeches and nightcap, standing before a fire drinking medicine from a bowl, pulling a face. One in a series (with 'Gentle Emetic', 'Brisk - Cathartic', 'Breathing a Vein' & 'Charming - Well again), all of which appear in Humphrey's shop window in Gillray's 'Very Slippy-Weather' (1808), alongside some of Gillray's more famous satires. As the display celebrates Gillray's domestic arrangements (it includes two prints in which Hannah Humphrey, Gillray's partner and publisher, is recognisable) it is conceivable that the patient in this satire is Gillray himself. The series certainly had significance for the caricaturist.
BM Satires 9584.
[Ref: 59505]   £150.00   (£180.00 incl.VAT)
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Gentle Emetic.
Gentle Emetic.
[by James Gillray.]
Publish'd Jan.y 28th. 1804, by H. Humphrey, St James's Street, London.
Coloured etching. Sheet 275 x 210mm (10¾ x 8¼"). Trimmed within plate, tear taped top left.
An invalid sits before a bowl, his mournful-looking manservant holding his head as he waits for the inevitable. One in a series (with 'Taking Physick', 'Brisk - Cathartic', 'Breathing a Vein' & 'Charming - Well again), all of which appear in Humphrey's shop window in Gillray's 'Very Slippy-Weather' (1808), alongside some of Gillray's more famous satires. As the display celebrates Gillray's domestic arrangements (it includes two prints in which Hannah Humphrey, Gillray's partner and publisher, is recognisable) it is conceivable that the patient in this satire is Gillray himself. The series certainly had significance for the caricaturist.
BM Satires 10304.
[Ref: 59502]   £380.00  
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Breathing a vein.
Breathing a vein.
[James Gillray.]
Publish'd Jany 28th 1804 by H. Humphrey St. James Street London.
Coloured etching. 260 x 200mm (10¼ x 8").
An invalid, dressed in breeches, waistcoat and nightcap, looks away as his manservant directs a spurt of blood from his bicep to a bowl. sits before a bowl, his mournful-looking manservant holding his head as he waits for the inevitable. One in a series (with 'Taking Physick', 'Gentle Emetic', 'Brisk - Cathartic' & 'Charming - Well again), all of which appear in Humphrey's shop window in Gillray's 'Very Slippy-Weather' (1808), alongside some of Gillray's more famous satires. As the display celebrates Gillray's domestic arrangements (it includes two prints in which Hannah Humphrey, Gillray's partner and publisher, is recognisable) it is conceivable that the patient in this satire is Gillray himself. The series certainly had significance for the caricaturist.
BM Satire 10306.
[Ref: 59503]   £380.00  
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Charming - well again.
Charming - well again.
[by James Gillray.]
Publish'd Jany. 28th. 1804, by H. Humphrey, St James's Street, London.
Coloured etching. 270 x 215mm (10½ x 8½").
A convalescent, still wearing a nightcap, sits at small dinner-table, his appetite restored. He holds up a glass of wine with a smile of satisfaction and is about to carve a bird. Behind his chair stands a stout footman in livery, pleased with the improvement. One in a series (with 'Gentle Emetic', 'Taking Physic', 'Brisk - Cathartic' & 'Breathing a Vein'), all of which appear in Humphrey's shop window in Gillray's 'Very Slippy-Weather' (1808), alongside some of Gillray's more famous satires. As the display celebrates Gillray's domestic arrangements (it includes two prints in which Hannah Humphrey, Gillray's partner and publisher, is recognisable) it is conceivable that the patient in this satire is Gillray himself. The series certainly had significance for the caricaturist.
BM Satires 10307.
[Ref: 59504]   £380.00  
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[Gin] Tis the Juniper Berry, that makes the Heart merry.
[Gin] Tis the Juniper Berry, that makes the Heart merry. 96
Printed for Carington Bowles, No.69 in St Pauls Church Yard, London. [n.d. c.1770.]
Rare mezzotint with hand colour. 152 x 114mm (5 x 4½"). Creasing. Bit messy.
A gin satire, referring to the berry used to flavour the drink: an interior, with a couple kissing, a vomiting man holding a pipe and another looking at the viewer.
Not in BM.
[Ref: 59618]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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A Glorious Day!
A Glorious Day! Not a Cloud to be seen!!
M.E. [Egerton] Eng.d by C. Hunt.
London, Pub. by C. Hunt [n.d., c.1825.]
Aquatint with fine hand colour. Sheet 300 x 230mm (11¾ x 9"). Trimmed within plate.
An obese, bottle-nosed man stands in his garden on a hot day, in slippers and ungartered stockings, a swarm of flies around his head. A spaniel watches him, panting; a parrot sits on its cage; tulips line the fence. The first state: Thomas Mclean reissued this plate in 1827.
BM Satires 15002. Hickman p.57.
[Ref: 59447]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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[Gout] An Exquisite Taste, with an Enlarged Understanding.
[Gout] An Exquisite Taste, with an Enlarged Understanding.
Drawn by E.Y. Esq.r. Eng.d by G.Hunt.
Pub by Geo. Hunt, 18 Tavistock S.t. Covent Garden.
Aquatint with fine hand colour. Sheet 310 x 235mm (12¼ x 9¼"), watermarked 'J. Whatman 1825'. Trimmed within plate.
A corpulent man sits in his dining room, his gouty left leg swathed and elevated, his crutches leaning against his chair. Despite his discomfort he raises a glass to his lips, poured from one of many decanters in the room. On the wall behind is a painting of a bacchanalia.
BM Satires undescribed; Hickman p. 108, first state, republished by McLean in 1827.
[Ref: 59446]   £380.00  
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Does the Harp of Rosa Slumber.
Does the Harp of Rosa Slumber. 'Sleep gentle sleep. Nature's soft nurse.
[Monogram of Paul Pry, a.ka. William Heath] Esq.
Pub by T. McLean 26 Haymarket London [n.d. c.1830].
Etching with fine hand colour. Sheet 360 x 255mm (14¼ x 10"). Trimmed within plate.
An old woman in patched-up clothes with her harp huddles in a doorway. The satire contrasts the life of a street singer with the sweet lyrics of of the popular ballad by Thomas Moore.
Not in BM.
[Ref: 59488]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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Do You Please to have your Bed Warm'd Sir?
Do You Please to have your Bed Warm'd Sir? Sketches of Character No.3.
[Monogram of Paul Pry, pseudonym of William Heath] Esq.r Del.
Pub by T McLean 26 Haymarket.
Very fine etching with hand colour. Sheet 365 x 250mm (14¼ x 9¾"). Trimmed within plate, to printed border on two sides.
A pretty chambermaid holds a candle and a copper bedpan, smiling at the viewer.
BM Satires: undescribed.
[Ref: 59482]   £320.00  
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Very cold outside eh? Why I'm a perfect icicle don't I look the picture of misery...
Very cold outside eh? Why I'm a perfect icicle don't I look the picture of misery... Sketches of Character _ the outside passenger No 6.
[Monogram of Paul Pry, aka William Heath] Esq.
Pub by T Mclean 26 Haymarket where Political and other Caricatures are daily Publishing [n.d., c.1829].
Coloured etching. Sheet 380 x 260mm (15 x 10¼"). Trimmed within plate. Few marks.
A caricature of a drenched man who could not ride inside the coach.
See Ref: 59485
[Ref: 59484]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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The Most Uncomfortablest, I Vos Hever Hin Six Hinsides vy there arn't a nuf room for four of us [...]
The Most Uncomfortablest, I Vos Hever Hin Six Hinsides vy there arn't a nuf room for four of us [...] Sketches of Character _ the inside passenger No 7.
[Monogram of Paul Pry, aka William Heath] Esq.
Pub by T Mclean 26 Haymarket where Political and other Caricatures are daily Pub [n.d., c.1829].
Etching with fine hand colour. Sheet 370 x 260mm (14¼ x 10¼"). Trimmed within plate, taped tear.
A fat passenger addresses the viewer about how bad it was inside a coach, a satirical contrast to 'the outside passenger No 6'.
See Ref: 59484
[Ref: 59485]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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Hope Told a Flattering Tale.
Hope Told a Flattering Tale.
[Paul Pry monogram of William Heath] Del. et sculpt.
Pub by Tho. Mclean 26 Haymarket London [n.d., c.1827].
Fine coloured etching with hand colour. Sheet 370 x 260mm (14½ x 16¼"), paper watermarked 'J Whatman 1827'. Trimmed within plate.
A grotesque dandy singing, sheet music in his left hand, accompanied on the guitar by a lady with elaborate bonnet.

[Ref: 59474]   £360.00  
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The Houndsditch Macaroni.
The Houndsditch Macaroni.
H.W. Bunbury delin. J.Bretherton f.
Publish'd as the Act directs 20th December 1772. By J.Bretherton No.134 New Bond Street.
Etching. Sheet 255 x 165mm (10 x 6½"). Trimmed to platemark, small stain, laid on album paper.
A caricature of a snide looking gentleman in extravagant dress stands with hands in pockets and hat under arm. He looks to the left and sticks his tongue out. He is dressed to parody the costume of the 'macaronies' hanging around London's Houndsditch area in the mid-eighteenth century. 'Macaroni' was a term for the group of highly fashionable individuals who dressed and spoke in an outlandishly affected manner in this period.
James Bretherton (fl. 1750-1799) was an etcher, dealer and publisher in London

BM Satires 4715.
[Ref: 59575]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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John Bull caug'ht at his Last Luxury!!!
John Bull caug'ht at his Last Luxury!!!
London Pubd by W. Holland N 50. Oxford St. Decbr 16th 1797.
Scarce & very fine coloured etching. 270 x 380mm (10½ x 15"). Trimmed within plate, nicks in edges. One scarce mark next to Scotsman's face.
John Bull sits in a country latrine with an open door. He scowls at Pitt and Dundas, who have come to assess his taxes. A satire on the proposed income tax, introduced by Pitt to pay for the wars against France in 1799.
BM Satires 9050.
[Ref: 59632]   £360.00  
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Knock - and ye shall enter.
Knock - and ye shall enter. All Paul Prys works have T Mc Leans Name attach'd as the publisher, those without are Pirated Copies.
[Monogram of 'Paul Pry', a.k.a. William Heath] Esq.
Pub by T McLean 26 Haymarket - Political & other Caricatuers daily Pub [n.d., c.1829].
Etching with fine hand-colouring. 365 x 250mm (14½ x 9¾"). Trimmed close to printed border on three sides, into border top right.
Two street traders, a Jewish old-clothes seller and a Turkish trinket dealer, knock on the door of the House of Commons), requesting admittance. A satire on the repeal of the Test and Corporation Acts in May 1828, which heralded Catholic emancipation, suggesting that Jews and Muslims would demand the same recognition.
BM Satires: 15804.
[Ref: 59486]   £360.00  
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Law Terms.
Law Terms. Pl. 1. Engrossing!!! [&] Pl. 2. Ejectment. [&] Pl. 3. A Demurrer. [&] Pl. 4. A Writ of Error.
[Charles] Williams del.t et sculp.t.
London Pub.d January [Pl.2 & 3 '1st'] 1823, by S.W. Fores, [Pl.1 & 3 'No'] 41, Piccadilly.
Rare set of four etchings, with fine hand colour. Sheets 290 x 230mm (11½ x 9"). All trimmed within plate; pl.2 with two small spots, pl.3 with taped tear, pl.4 with small glue stain in printed border.
Four scenes satirising legal terms. A plain young man attempts to pull one of three girls from the lap of a handsome rival; a well-dressed man tried to walk away from a courtesan, who puts a hand on his arm and points to the door of a hotel; a powerfully built man throws a dandified youth out of his daughter's bedroom window; and a young girl is caught writing letters to plan her elopement by her parents.
BM Satires: 14591-4.
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Diableries. No. 4.
Diableries. No. 4.
LP [monogram of Eugene Lepoittevin]. Lith: de Frey, rue de Croissant, 20.
à Paris chez Aumont rue J.J. Rousseau, 10. London, Cha.s Tilt, 86, Fleet Street [n.d., 1832].
Scarce lithograph. Sheet 335 x 500mm (13¼ x 19¾") very large margins.
A medley of humorous scenes featuring demons. The main scene shows a rag-tag troop of cavalry rinding horses cattle and a defecating donkey, a winged skull flying above. Bottom right a demon playing its horn-shaped nose is inflated by a bellows inserted into its rectum. A satire from the rare 'Les Diables de Lithographies' by Eugène Lepoittevin (1806-70).
[Ref: 59431]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Diableries. No. 5.
Diableries. No. 5.
LP [monogram of Eugene Lepoittevin]. Lith: de Frey, rue de Croissant, 20.
à Paris chez Aumont rue J.J. Rousseau, 10. London, Cha.s Tilt, 86, Fleet Street [n.d., 1832].
Scarce lithograph. Sheet 305 x 395mm (12 x 15½"). Nearly cut to image, crease in right.
A medley of humorous scenes featuring demons. Top right a man with a tail distracts a woman at a fountain as a demon defecates in her water pot. Bottom left anthropomorphic frogs play cards and dance. A satire from the rare 'Les Diables de Lithographies' by Eugène Lepoittevin (1806-70).
[Ref: 59435]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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Diableries. No. 7.
Diableries. No. 7.
LP [monogram of Eugene Lepoittevin]. Lith: de Frey, rue de Croissant, 20.
à Paris chez Aumont rue J.J. Rousseau, 10. London, Cha.s Tilt, 86, Fleet Street [n.d., 1832].
Scarce lithograph. Sheet 350 x 480mm (13¾ x 19"), very large margins.
A medley of five humorous scenes featuring demons. Top right a woman uses the tails of two demons clutching trees as a swing. Top right a magician uses a lathe to reduce a woman's waist. Bottom right is a boat rowed by demons, in which a woman beseeches a horned man.A satire from the rare 'Les Diables de Lithographies' by Eugène Lepoittevin (1806-70).
[Ref: 59432]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Diableries. No. 8.
Diableries. No. 8.
LP [monogram of Eugene Lepoittevin]. Lith: de Frey, rue de Croissant, 20.
à Paris chez Aumont rue J.J. Rousseau, 10. London, Cha.s Tilt, 86, Fleet Street [n.d., 1832].
Scarce lithograph. Sheet 305 x 395mm (12 x 15½"). Narrow margins
A medley of humorous scenes featuring demons. The central figure is Satan as a peasant, gathering women in his basket, pockets and boots. Top right a woman fishing using a small demon as bait is about to be kicked into the water by a larger demon. On the left a dandy introduces himself to a woman in the street, not noticing the tail poking out from under her skirts. A satire from the rare 'Les Diables de Lithographies' by Eugène Lepoittevin (1806-70).
[Ref: 59434]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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Diableries. No. 11.
Diableries. No. 11.
LP [monogram of Eugene Lepoittevin]. Lith: de Frey, rue de Croissant, 20.
à Paris chez Aumont rue J.J. Rousseau, 10. London, Cha.s Tilt, 86, Fleet Street [n.d., 1832].
Scarce lithograph. Sheet 335 x 500mm (13¼ x 19¾") very large margins.
A medley of humorous scenes featuring demons. In the top corners are two demonic figures playing catch with women and cups. In the centre is a bed in which a demon hides his face from a woman. Bottom right a demon uses his enormous belly as a drum, inflated by a bellows inserted into its rectum. Four hunchbacked dwarfs are attributed to Callot. A satire from the rare 'Les Diables de Lithographies' by Eugène Lepoittevin (1806-70).
[Ref: 59433]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Diableries. No. 12.
Diableries. No. 12.
LP [monogram of Eugene Lepoittevin]. Lith: de Frey, rue de Croissant, 20.
à Paris chez Aumont rue J.J. Rousseau, No 10. London, Cha.s Tilt, 86, Fleet Street [n.d., 1832].
Scarce lithograph. Sheet 325 x 455mm (12¾ x 18") very large margins. Repaired tear.
A debauched feast with human diners but demon chef, waiters and orchestra. Above a couple fly on a broomstick. A satire from the rare 'Les Diables de Lithographies' by Eugène Lepoittevin (1806-70).
[Ref: 59430]   £380.00   (£456.00 incl.VAT)
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[John Liston.] Always a Character.
[John Liston.] Always a Character.
W.m Ash inv.t & fe.t.
Pub.d Nov.r 25th 1823, by G. Humphrey, 21, St James's St.t & 74, New Bond S.t London.
Rare coloured etching. Sheet 205 x 140mm (8 x 5½"). Just trimmed into printed border, two tears taped.
A caricatured portrait of comedian John Liston (c.1776-1846), standing bofore the Theatre Royal. Leaning against a bollard is a placard advertising the play 'Fish out of Water' in which he was starring as 'Sam Savoury'. This print was published two years before he created his most famous character, Paul Pry.
[Ref: 59501]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Moses.
Moses.
M.r Bunbury del. J.s Bretherton F.
Publish'd 23.d Jan.y 1783.
Etching, open letters, 18th century watermark. 270 x 350mm (10½ x 13¾"). Trimmed within plate on three sides.
A stout man rides a small horse towards Hackney, followed by a black servant on a rough-looking pony, carrying a basket of hay and a box.
BM Satires 6339.
[Ref: 59627]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Much Ado About Nothing!!!
Much Ado About Nothing!!!
[Paul Pry monogram, pseudonym of William Heath] Esq.r Del.
Pub 1828 by T. McLean 26 Haymarket.
Very fine etching with fine hand colour. Sheet 375 x 260mm (14¾ x 10¼") Trimmed to plate.
A tiny woman with oversized hair, hat, sleeves and skirt.
BM: 1985,0119.251.
[Ref: 59478]   £390.00  
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[A dwarf playing a trombone] Christoph Augengicht.
[A dwarf playing a trombone] Christoph Augengicht. Dess Æoli naher Anverwandter und Bosaunist beym abbrochmen Abrband.
J.A. Müller del.
J.F. Leopold excud. [Augsburg. c.1720.]
Scarce engraving with original colour with gold highlights. 290 x 195mm (11½ x 7¾"). Stitch holes in top margin.
A caricature portrait of a dwarf trombonist, with a dog's head poking out from his pocket. His trombone is smaller than today's model, all the tubing in front of the musician, with a handle to increase his reach.
[Ref: 59465]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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A Little Musick!!!
A Little Musick!!! What softer sounds are these salute the ear,_As if the center of all sweets met here? Ben Johnson.
[Monogram of Paul Pry, a.k.a. William Heath.]
Pub by T. McLean 26 Haymarket [n.d., c.1830].
Etching with fine hand colour. Sheet 260 x 375mm (10¼ x 14¾"). Trimmed within plate, top right corner loss, affecting printed border stain near guitar.
Four monkeys in human dress take part in a concert, one singing, the others plating a piano, guitar and flute.
Not in BM.
[Ref: 59493]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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A New Coat.
A New Coat. Deuce takem! It fits like a Pursers Shirt on a Hand-spike.
M.E. [Egerton] H. Pyall sc.
[London: George Hunt? c.1825.]
Aquatint with fine hand colour. Sheet 250 x 185mm (9¾ x 7¼"). Trimmed into image on three sides, into plate at bottom, losing publication line?
A dandy stands at his dressing-table (left), looking over his shoulder, agonized at the deeply corrugated back and sleeves and gaping tails of his blue evening coat, which is worn over tight black pantaloons, buttoned above the ankle. Thomas Mclean reissued this plate in 1827 with his address just under the image.
See BM Satires 15482 for McLean's re-issue.
[Ref: 59445]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Thomas Paine] Mad Tom or the Man of Rights.
[Thomas Paine] Mad Tom or the Man of Rights. Political Portraiture No 6.
Annabal Scratch fecit. [after Granger]
Published as the Act directs, by W. Locke Sept.r 1st 1791.
Etching. 165 x 105mm (6½ x 4"). Stain on right margin.
Thomas Paine (1737-1809), author and revolutionary, sits on a paper inscribed 'Rights of Man', at a small writing-desk, left leg raised in excitement above a crown and a broken sceptre. Attributed to the pseudonymical 'Annabal Scratch', from the 'Attic Miscellany'.
BM Satires 7900.
[Ref: 59567]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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[William Pitt the Younger] A Ciceronian Attitude.
[William Pitt the Younger] A Ciceronian Attitude. [Attic Miscellany] Oratorical Portraiture No 2.
[Annabal Scratch fecit]
[Published as the Act directs, by Bentley & Co Sep.r 1st 1790.]
Etching. Sheet 150 x 110mm (6 x 4"). Trimmed, to printed border on three sides, losing half of sur-title, signature and publication line, some text offset.
A full length caricature portrait of Pitt as if speaking in the House, but with his right forefinger on his closed lips. He holds a rolled document inscribed 'Excise Laws -Commutation Act' Attributed to the pseudonymical 'Annabal Scratch'.
BM Satires 7670.
[Ref: 59577]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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Preference. [&] Necessity.
Preference. [&] Necessity.
W. Heath. Del et Sculp.t.
Pub April 7th 1823 by G. Humphrey 27 St James's Street & 74 New Bond Street. [&] Publish'd Feb.y 6th 1800, by H. Humphrey, St James's Street, London.
Pair of etchings with fine hand colour. Sheet 295 x 220mm (11¾ x 8¾") & Sheet 280 x 210mm (11 x 8¼"). Trimmed within plate, creasing. [&] Trimmed into printed border.
A young man on a chair (dressed in a pastiche of 1820s and Stuart military dress) gives a young lady in a modern low-cut dress a coy glance. Another man, similarly dressed, looks behind a curtain. In the gothic window a monkey holds a fan.
BM Satires 14566, pair with 'Necessity', 14567.
[Ref: 59506]   £360.00  
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[Joseph Priestley] Doctor Phlogiston, the Priestley politician or the Political Priest!
[Joseph Priestley] Doctor Phlogiston, the Priestley politician or the Political Priest! Attic Miscellany, Legal Portraiture No. 4.
Annabal Scratch fecit.
Published as the Act directs, by W. Locke July 1st 1791.
Etching. 175 x 105mm (6¾ x 4¼"). Creasing.
Joseph Priestley (1733-1804), natural philosopher, waving papers, 'Political Sermon' and 'Essay on Government' as firebrands. He tramples on books including 'Bible explained Away'. Attributed to the pseudonymical 'Annabal Scratch'.
A variant of BM Satires 7887, with a different publisher but the same date.
[Ref: 59562]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Designed for a transparency exhibited at No. 14 Catherine Street, Strand, On Occasion of the General Illuminations to Celebrate the Passing of the Reform Bill,-1832.]
[Designed for a transparency exhibited at No. 14 Catherine Street, Strand, On Occasion of the General Illuminations to Celebrate the Passing of the Reform Bill,-1832.]
[Eng.d Printed and Publ.d for the Proprietor by E. Jones 126 Long Acre London.]
Engraving. Proof before letters. Extremely rare unfinished plate before aquating. Plate: 320 x 500mm (12½ x 19¾"), with large margins. Repaired tears andcreases.
An allegorical scene featuring the major political figures involved with the passing of the Reform Bill. The image is split into two halves with King William IV seated in the centre holding a scroll which on the completed print reads 'Reform Bill passed June 7th'. Supporters of the bill are shown on the left under the eye of knowledge on the far left is Lord Cleveland, then Bougham in a wig and gown, Lord Cleveland, Russell, Whig Prime Minster Charles Grey and Althorp. On the right are the opposers, stood under a large skeleton Wellington in his uniform is shown on the left pointing a breaking sword at the king, then Lyndhurst and Bishop Philpotts whose mitre is falling off. The Reform bill changed the criterea for having the vote, it also enfanchised the ever growing industrial cities of Leeds and Manchester and got rid of rotten boroughs. M. Dorothy George notes that no general illumination was held and that the ratepayer at 14 Catherine Street at the time was a billiard table maker.
BM Satire 17182.
[Ref: 42053]   £480.00  
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Returned from the Ball.
Returned from the Ball.
[Paul Pry holding a candle, monogram of William Heath.]
Pub by Tho. Mclean 26 Haymarket London [n.d., c.1829].
Coloured etching with fine hand colour. Sheet 365 x 255mm (14¼ x 10"), paper watermarked 'J Whatman Turkey Mill 1827'. Trimmed within plate, several small tears taped top and bottom.
A young woman, dressed in her ballgown, sprawls on a settee in her bedroom while her elderly maid yawns with tiredness.
Not in BM Satires.
[Ref: 59477]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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A Riding-House.
A Riding-House.
M.r Bunbury del. J.s Bretherton f.
Published by J.s Bretherton, 15 Feb.y 1780.
Etching with hand colour. Sheet 410 x 550mm (16¼ x 21¾"), on laid paper watermarked with 'J Whatman' and 'G.R.'. Trimmed within plate, central fold, small repaired tears.
The interior of a riding-school, with caricatured riding master and pupils.
BM Satires 5802.
[Ref: 59593]   £420.00  
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[John Scott, Earl of Eldon.] The Widows Lament,
[John Scott, Earl of Eldon.] The Widows Lament,
Pub.d by J. Field 65 Quadrant [n.d., 1829].
Coloured etching. Sheet 360 x 255mm (14¼ x 10"). Trimmed within plate.
Lord Eldon (17511838), dressed as a widow, crying, leaning on a coffin inscribed 'The Body Of Constitution Basely Murdered [by] A set Of Villians Burke Hare Pope and C°.' A satire of The 'Burking' of the Constitution by the Catholic Emancipation.
BM Satires 15724.
[Ref: 59500]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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[John Scott, Earl of Eldon] To a Beneveolent Public. Case of Frightful Destitution the Fatal Effects of Getting out of Chancery.
[John Scott, Earl of Eldon] To a Beneveolent Public. Case of Frightful Destitution the Fatal Effects of Getting out of Chancery.
[Monogram of Paul Pry, a.k.a. William Heath] Esq. del.
Pub by T McLean 26 Haymarket. [n.d., c.1826.]
Etching with fine hand colour. Sheet 360 x 245mm. Trimmed within plate at sides, tears in boder top left taped.
Eldon (17511838) as a street beggar kneels on both knees on straw placed on paving stones, wearing the rags of a Chancellor's gown over tattered breeches. Round his neck is a placard reaching below the waist, inscribed, 'Pity a poor Old Man out of Place, at the age of 78, and though extremely anxious, for employment, disappointed in, all his expectations of procuring the Same'. Beside him an emaciated dog stands on its hindlegs holding a begging dish.
BM Satires 15504.
[Ref: 59487]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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