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The Barber of Seville.
The Barber of Seville. Extracted from the Monthly Mirror - New Series No. XIV.
Publish'd Mar 15. 1808 by Lauire & Whittle, 53 Fleet Street, London.
Hand-coloured etching. 190 x 225mm (7½ x 8¾"), with letterpress underneath, sheet 290 x 225mm (11½ x 8¾"). Trimmed to plate on three sides.
An illustration and ten-verse poem satirising Gioachino Rossini's 'Barber of Seville. A woman with cross-eyes and a hairy chin sits under a grape-trellis and an orange-tree; a barber kneels at her feet. In the song the amour promises to shave her every morning if she will marry him.
BM Satire 11195.
[Ref: 54351]   £290.00   (£348.00 incl.VAT)
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The Westbourne Procession, See page 324.
The Westbourne Procession, See page 324.
[Samuel De Wilde]
Published for the Satirist. April 1.st 1809. by S Tipper 37 Leadenhall Street.
Etching with aquatint, sheet 205 x 380mm (8¼ x 15"). Trimmed within plate bottom and right. Folds as issued. Samll hole in image on right.
Plate from the Satirist, iv. 313. Mary Anne Clarke (1776-1852), lightly clad, sits astride a black goat facing the tail which she holds, wrapped in a Letter, in her right hand; the animal has the face of Col Gwyllym Lloyd Wardle (c.1762-1833). Holding one of its long horns, William Pleydell-Bouverie, 3rd Earl of Radnor, (Viscount Folkstone) (1779-1869) drags it forwards while Sir Francis Burdett, 5th Baronet, (1770-1844) tugs at the rope around its neck. Samuel Whitbread (1764 -1815) steadies Mrs. Clarke while William Cobbett (1763-1835) pushes it aside. A boisterous group are watching and cheering with bludgeons and hats. "Here I am / Upon a black ram / Like a Wh—e as I am," Mrs. Clarke declares with a smile. A paper with the title ‘Lines to be Repeated at the House’ is held by her. A big spur with six points that reads, ‘Malice, Arrogance, Interest, Disappointment, Revenge, Ingratitude,’ is fastened to her slipper. From Cobbett's pockets project papers, 'Subscription for Miss Taylor and Cobbetts Political [Reg]ister.' He holds a piece of Democratic Ginger with which he is about to ginger the goat. He says, " A Fig for such a Ram. (To fig (from feague) is to ginger a horse.)" Behind him walks a fashionably dressed man with a pamphlet in his pocket, 'Hague's Letter to the Duke of York'. "I say Tom—How goes Trade in the Informing line?" inquires one of the debased-looking rabble. Burdett puts a coin in the hand of a ragged ruffian and says, "No Bribery No Corruption —come give us a cheer my lad & here's a Guinea for you." The man shouts, "No Bribery—No Corruption—Burdett for ever Wardle for ever No Duke." Others yell, "Burdett for ever" and "Wardle for ever." Sir Watkin Williams Wynn (1772-1840) and his brother, Charles (1775-1850), both of whom have leeks in their hats, exchange "This will keep us awake Watky" and "Aye I think we shall Wynne the day now." In the background is inscribed Westbourne Place.
BM Satires 11297.
[Ref: 62320]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Squire & Sally. [&] Damon and Phillis.
Squire & Sally. [&] Damon and Phillis.
[n.d., c.1780.]
Scarce pair of coloured engravings. Each sheet 150 x 105mm (6 x 4¼"). Trimmed within plate, with loss of text, some other damage.
Lines of poetry satirised with caricatures of dwarf lovers. Squire & Sally is probably copied from Arne's "Thomas & Sally" an opera. Damon & Phillis is a crude commonplace woodcut copy after the mezzotint in the BM published by R. Sayer.2010.7081.1714. 'Squire and Sally' has four lines from Thomas Arne's 'Love in a Village': ''Young I am, and sore affraid: / would you hurt a harmless maid. / Lead an innocent astray. / Tempt me not, kind sir, I pray''. 'Damon and Phillis' has lines from 'Lovely Nymph', of uncertain attribution, but credited to both J.J. Rousseau and James Oswald: 'Lovely nymph assuage my anguish, / At your feet a tender swain / Prays you will not let him languish; One kind look wou'd ease his pain''.
[Ref: 54488]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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The Illustr^ious Lover or the D, of Cumberland done Over.
The Illustr^ious Lover or the D, of Cumberland done Over.
[Isaac Cruikshank]
London Augt 16, 1801, Pub: by S W Fores N. 50 Piccadily [sic] Folios of Caricatures Lent out.
Etching with fine hand colour. 250 x 345mm (9¾ x 13½"), with large margins. On Edmeades watermarked '1799' paper. Slight hole /tear near bottom of box.
Ernest Augustus, Duke of Cumberland and King of Hanover (1771-1851), sits in an arm-chair pressing a knot of ribbon to his lips and says, "Not meet at St Giles's? D-n-n worse than a Dog you use me - not to be allowed to attend as Midwife, Nurse or Chamber maid, D-n-n must I belong to nobody - but I must not complain - I am allways blubbering I talk in my sleep, in short I act the part of a Fool - O the dear Plant, the dear the ever dear Pink cotton - my Charmer, my dearest dear, my adored my Celestial, I have invoked Cupid, Mercury, Mars, Saturn, Venus, & all the Deites to Santion our heaven born love, you know I have plunged 7 times in the Hog trough over head & ears, & yet after all such sousing I cannot conquer this heaven born Passion . . . as wheat falls so my Divine affection rises . . . [&c. &c.]. Pray dont read the life of Major Hanger till I come & read it to you - O what a Dog I am." He faces a small oblong table on which is a flowering plant, which he waters from a watering-can held between his legs. Other objects on the table are books: 'Jack the Giant Killer' [a chap-book]; 'Lover Letter Tom Thumb'; 'D of Cumberland'; a print of three standing prostitutes: 'Two Penny Uprights (See Partridge, 'Slang Dict., s.v. threepenny bit.) [a similar print by Cawse has this title]; packages inscribed: 'Alcampane', lollypops', 'Sugar Candy', 'Carraway Comfits', 'Barley Sugar', 'Parmasan'. On the floor are papers: 'My Beauty without Paint'; 'My Angel'; 'My Deer Deer Dear Lovee Love Dear'; 'My Love . . . Adorable'; 'Not sufficiently Expressive of my Noble love & Devine Affection'. Beside the duke stands an open chest of 'Keepsakes', piled up with hats, bonnets, shoes, a comb, powder-puff, and a cracked chamber-pot 'often used by M. Anne'.
BM Satires 9777. See Dupl. 61873.
[Ref: 61835]   £320.00  
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Heart Stealing. I've got it. [&] Heart Stealing. Can't get at it.
Heart Stealing. I've got it. [&] Heart Stealing. Can't get at it.
E.E.H. W. Derby lithog [&] E.E.H. del: W. Derby lithog:
[n.d. c.1840.]
A fine pair of coloured lithographs. Image sheet 152 x 191mm. 6" x 7½". Cut and laid on sheet.
A pair of charming coloured lithographs. A woman has fallen into a sweet dream whilst reading. Above her head are the her visions of love and leisure. Three little cherub cupids tip-toe away somewhat cheekily. [&] A man has fallen asleep at his desk. Naked cupids poke him with their arrows of love, and his dreams are of the leisures and pastimes that appeal to him.
[Ref: 9369]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT) view all images for this item
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Jack Tar admiring the Fair Sex.
Jack Tar admiring the Fair Sex.
Rowlandson Delin.t 1815.
Fine hand-coloured etching. 355 x 250mm (14 x 9¾"), with good margins. Unexamined out of frame.
A quayside scene, with a sailor eyeing up two prostitutes, one of whom is black. A pencil note of the frame states there is a watermark of 1814 on the print.
BM 1948,0214.800.
[Ref: 51926]   £450.00  
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Love.
Love.
Pub. June 4. 1810, by Edw.d Orme, London.
Hand-coloured engraving. 'J. Whatman Turkey Mill 1825'. Plate: 160 x 215mm (6¼ x 8½'').
A scene showing an old man, with tears in his eyes standing before a young pretty woman, behind the old man is a smiling black man.
[Ref: 50631]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Vicissitudes of Love & Matrimony.
Vicissitudes of Love & Matrimony.
[Anon., c.1820]
Aquatint with hand-colouring, sheet 170 x 235mm (6¾ x 9½"). Trimmed and glued to backing sheet.
Ladder showing the progressing stages of love on one side (admiration; flirtation; declaration; acceptation; preparation; celebration), with happy couples ascending a hill to the temple of the muses. From there, the descent begins (alteration; irritation; altercation; execration; desperation; separation), with a ship in a storm providing the not-so-subtle metaphor. One of many nineteenth century prints visualising the ups and downs of relationships (see also the 'Map of Matrimony', ref. 40811). This particular impression has been personalised by a previous owner, who has trimmed the print and coloured the edges in trompe l'oeil fashion, to resemble a piece of paper curling at the edges.
[Ref: 41085]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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Love Feast.
Love Feast.
Thaumaso Scrutiny Esq.e Fecit.
Published for the Satirist. Oct.r 1.st 1808, by S. Tipper 37 Leadenhall Street.
Etching with aquatint, plate 185 x 335mm (7¼ x 13½"), with margins. On paper watermarked '1807'. Folds as issued. Small tear in one of the folds just touchng the plate.
Pl. from the 'Satirist', iii. 225. A satire on the marriage of Calvinist preacher, William Huntington (1745-1813) on 15th August 1808, to the rich widow of Sir James Sanderson (1741–1798), so that gold replaces his former earnings as a coal-heaver. He had formerly (after seducing and deserting another young woman) had 'a connection' (i.e. married) Mary Short by whom he had thirteen children; she died from gin and chagrin at the intimacy from c. 1803 between Huntington and Lady Sanderson. A "love-feast" is underway in a sparsely furnished room, illuminated by a torch that the Devil is holding above Huntington's bride's head. Huntington is holding the hand of a small woman who is staring at a picture (or mirror) that a "fat mid-wife" has held out to her. The picture features little imps or ragamuffins. The Devil offers a miserable literary hack a pair of breeches, while his ragged shirt and coat hang over his nude legs. With great pleasure, the latter accepts the breeches; from his pocket projects a paper: 'Huntington rescued from the Attack of the Satirist'. Hideous men and women can be seen on the left; one man is shown pouring a bottle's contents into the mouth of a woman who appears to be debauched. A woman holding an ugly baby is given a "Warrant f Bastardy" by a man. Demons are seen in the background emptying one sack of coal and stuffing another full of gold. "Bank of Faith this Lucrative Concern to be Disposed of the Present Proprietor retiring from Trade" is written on a placard that is attached to the wall.
BM Satires 11083.
[Ref: 62310]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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The Love Sick Frog.
The Love Sick Frog. ''-She pin'd in thought...
Drawn by H. Walter. Printed by Engelmann & Co.
Published 1828, by W.B. Tiffin, 3, Haymarket, London.
Hand-coloured lithograph. Sheet: 230 x 305mm (9 x 12''). Creasing and foxing.
A scene showing a group of frogs surrounding a reclined frog pining for her love.
[Ref: 51081]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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The Lover. [&] The Husband.
The Lover. [&] The Husband.
[n.d., c.1830.]
A pair of hand-coloured aquatints. Each sheet: 200 x 145mm (8 x 5¾"). Trimmed and laid on album sheet.
A pair of scenes, the first shows an attentive lover helping a young woman over a stile, the second shows a husband leaving his wife to manage by herself.
[Ref: 43803]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Map of Hope, Love, Hatred & Despair.
Map of Hope, Love, Hatred & Despair.
Ent.d Sta.s Hall [Irish? c.1840].
Extremely rare lithographic broadsheet map with text. Sheet 390 x 510mm (15¼ x 20"). Folds, tear at central fold, small tears in edges repaired.
An allegorical map outlining the features around 'The Great Ocean of Love', including 'The Bay of Delight', 'Temple of Hymen' 'Cradle Point', the 'Quick-Sands of Inconstancy', 'Mountains of Deceit', the Dead Lake of Indifference and 'Callous Bay' on 'Divorce Island'. The surrounding text expands on the theme. Above the map are twelve lines of verse by Rev.d Dr. Isaac Watts (1674-1748), separated by a compass ross with the cardinals Hope, Love, Despair and Hatred. The National Library of Ireland has the same map, with the compass rose replacing the title, the text set differently and no quote from Watts, signed 'Callaghan Bro.s Lith. Cork'.
See National Library of Ireland EPH E821.
[Ref: 52952]   £650.00  
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My Sweetheart.
My Sweetheart. Love’s Vagaries No. 2.
London Pubd by S. Gans Southampton Street Covent Garden May 25th 1831.
Coloured lithograph, rare. 229 x 165mm. 9 x 6½". Some toning.
A small rotund man proudly looks up at his tall, slim and elegant partner.
[Ref: 26855]   £85.00   (£102.00 incl.VAT)
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Never Too Late to Mend.
Never Too Late to Mend. Lor! How delightfully you sing Mr. Lark, do try. "Little Love is a Mischievous Boy." John I'm going to Lecture you on getting Tipsy last night It's a very disgraceful waste of time. Do you think so mark why I think it a very pleasant occupation.
[n.d. c.1820).
Coloured lithograph. 146 x 161mm (5¾ x 6½"). Stained and trimmed.
A satirical print that highlights the ups and downs of marriage, from frivilous flirting and courting with music, to the wife reprimanding her husband for wasting his time drinking (a bottle still sticks up from his back pocket).
[Ref: 52224]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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La Pluie d'Amour ou la Rosée du Mois de Mai.
La Pluie d'Amour ou la Rosée du Mois de Mai. Air: Nous sommes précepteurs d'Amour.
A Paris chez Boulard, M.d d'Estampes, Rue S.t Martin, No. 84.
Rare engraving. Sheet: 245 x 320mm (9¾ x 12½"). Trimmed within plate.
A French satirical scene showing young women catching the cupids falling out of the sky like rain, on the left one woman hands a cupid to a young man.
[Ref: 46680]   £320.00  
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Tregear's Flights of Humour No 31. An Optical Delusion.
Tregear's Flights of Humour No 31. An Optical Delusion. Never Mind Billy What Others May Say, You are Very Pretty in My Eye.
Published by G. Tregear 123 Cheapside London, 1833.
Lithograph with fine hand colour. Sheet 310 x 220mm (12¼ x 8¾"). Laid on album paper at corners; cockling in these areas.
A pretty young girl hangs on the arm of a man with simian features.
Wellcome 107401.
[Ref: 60529]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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[Valentine.]
[Valentine.] You may smile as you please, and anoint well with grease [/] Your ugly old Phizz, and false hair [/] You may dress out quite gay, yet that's not the way [/] To keep up a Juvenile air...
[n.d., c.1850.]
Hand-coloured woodcut. Sheet: 215 x 180mm (8½ x 7").
An example of a cruel Victorian Valentine, which pokes fun at a spinster attempting to cling on to her youth.
[Ref: 43797]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Humours of Valentine's Day.
Humours of Valentine's Day.
[n.d., c.1820.]
Coloured aquatint. Sheet 90 x 110mm (3½" x 4¼). Trimmed.
A black pageboy gives a message to his mistress depicting a heart pierced by arrows and the word 'Snowball'.
[Ref: 57260]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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[Valentine.]
[Valentine.] Why did you court her suddenly?[/] And why so soon "propose" [/] Why lead her to the altar [/] To be led by the nose?
[n.d., c.1850.]
Chromolithograph. Sheet: 175 x 115mm (7 x 4½").
A Victorian valentine criticising a man's decision to get married.
[Ref: 43811]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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The good Woman's Heart.
The good Woman's Heart.
April 15th 1837.
Ink sketch on album paper with a printed border. A little toning of paper.
A sketch of a love-heart, divided into areas with titles like 'Virtue and Youth', 'Religion and Piety' & 'Love, Constancy and Modesty', 'Obedience and good nature'.
[Ref: 57258]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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