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Bliss-and Ton.
Bliss-and Ton. No. 2. Sketches from the King's Theatre.
[by John Doyle.]
London: Published by Thos. Mc.Lean, 26, Haymarket, June 1, 1835. Printed by Lefevre & Koller.
Lithograph. Sheet 250 x 220mm (9¾ x 8½").
A portrait of two opera-goers in a box.
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Characteristics, or England, Ireland, and Scotland.
Characteristics, or England, Ireland, and Scotland. I say_there's a __ fine Girl! Let's go in & ask if Mr Thomson lives there? & have a Chat with her. / Och _by my Soul but we'll buy Something of the dare Cratur_ Oh the Swate little Jewel! / Hoo't a'wa Mon. Dunn'a throw awa the Siller! we'll jost gang in & a'ask for twa & Sixpence for ha'alfa Croon.
Drawn by M.E. Esq,r. Eng.d by Geo.Hunt.
London, Published by Tho.s Mc.Lean, 26 Haymarket 1827.
Coloured aquatint. On trimmed paper J. Whatman paper watermarked 1827. Sheet 200 x 200mm (8 x 8"). Pinholes in three corners. Brown spots in title and publishing line.
Three dandies ogling a shop girl through a window, showing their lechery in different ways.
BM Satires 14995; Hickman p.63.
[Ref: 53531]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Concert of Cats.]
[Concert of Cats.]
[Painted by P. Breughel. Etched on Stone by an Amateur.]
[R. Ackermann's Lithography July 1817.]
Lithograph with very fine hand colour. Sheet 120 x 155mm (4¾ x 6"). Trimmed as a scrap. Crease bottom right.
A group of cats singing from a gather score decorated with mice. One cat plays the trombone.
[Ref: 53518]   £50.00   (£60.00 incl.VAT)

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[Robert Darcy, Earl of Holderness] 29. The Patriot of Patriots.
[Robert Darcy, Earl of Holderness] 29. The Patriot of Patriots.
Publish'd according to Act Oct 7th 1756, by Darly & Edwards, at the Acorn facing Hungerford Strand.
Engraving. 110 x 80mm (4¼ x 3¼") large margins. Wormhole in top margin.
Caricature of Robert Darcy (1718-78), Secretary of State for the Northern Department. Published in 'A Political and Satirical History of the Years 1756 and 1757', a volume of seventy-five satirical prints with short descriptions.
BM Satires 3662.
[Ref: 53504]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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[Henry Fox] Guy Vaux the 2d.
[Henry Fox] Guy Vaux the 2d. The Wicked is Snared in the Work of his own Hands thou hast seen it. Psalm 10.
Publish'd according to Act Dec. 16 1756 by Edwards & Darly at ye. Acorn facing Hungerford Strand.
Etching. 80 x 110mm (3 x 4¼") large margins.
Scene lampooning Secretary of State Henry Fox shortly after his resignation from the Cabinet (which hastened the collapse of the Duke of Newcastle's government). Fox (drawn literally as a fox, complete with bushy tale) is shown dressed as Guy Fawkes, walking towards the Houses of Parliament beneath the watchful Eye of Providence. Published in 'A Political and Satirical History of the Years 1756 and 1757', a volume of seventy-five satirical prints with short descriptions. The description of this print read 'Similar to a modern Guy, who would have made as great a Blow-up at the helm as ever his Predecessor in King James's time could have done; had not the Eye of Providence interven'd'.
BM Satires 3439.
[Ref: 53494]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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[Henry Fox] 77. The Toy Woman, 1757.
[Henry Fox] 77. The Toy Woman, 1757. Here's Pretty Toys for Girls & Boys pretty weathercocks & Turnabouts that go with ev'ry Wind.
[Darly & Edwards, 1757.]
Engraving. 80 x 110mm (3 x 4¼"). Worm hole in right margin. Small margins.
Henry Fox as a fox-faced woman selling toys from a basket on her back. A satire of Fox's attempts at becoming Prime Minister, using the offices of state as bribes. Published in 'A Political and Satirical History of the Years 1756 and 1757', a volume of seventy-five satirical prints with short descriptions.
BM Satires 3535.
[Ref: 53500]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[Satire of George III and Paul Pindar.]
[Satire of George III and Paul Pindar.]
[by Thomas Rowlandson.]
[n.d., c.1787.]
Etching. 205 x 245mm (8 x 9¾"). Paper soiled, top edge of margin frayed
A satire of George III, who is about to be bucked from Pegasus, the winged horse. Another man, perhaps John Wolcot (writer of satires under the name Paul Pindar), is already falling, losing his wig and a scroll titled 'Ode for New Year'. Behind the horse is a faceless Harlequin, waving a club, perhaps having spooked the horse.
BM Satires 7188.
[Ref: 53683]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Life in Philadelphia. Have you any Flesh coloured Silk Stockings, young Man?  Oui Madame! Her is voen pair of the first qualité!
Life in Philadelphia. Have you any Flesh coloured Silk Stockings, young Man? Oui Madame! Her is voen pair of the first qualité!
Engd. by Chas Hunt
London. Pub. by Harrison Isaacs. Charles Street, Soho Sq.re. [n.d. c.1825.]
Hand-coloured aquatint. 230 x 190mm (9 x 7½"). Sheet has been trimmed to plate. Slight discolouring in the margins.
A large black woman asks the man at the counter for flesh coloured stockings, for which he offers her a pair of black stockings.
[Ref: 53569]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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[Regina Minotti] 34. The Idol.
[Regina Minotti] 34. The Idol. Behold with most Indignant Scorn the Soft Enervate tribe, / Their Country Selling for a Song How Eager they Subscribe.
Publish'd according to the Act Oct. 6th 1756 by Darly & Edwards at ye Acorn facing Hungerford Strand.
Engraving. 80 x 110mm (3 x 4¼") large margins. Worm hole in right margin.
Satire of Regina Mingotti (1722-1808), Austrian soprano, standing on a table above volumes of English culture (Dryden, Sjakespeare & Johnson). Published in 'A Political and Satirical History of the Years 1756 and 1757', a volume of seventy-five satirical prints with short descriptions.
BM Satires 3533.
[Ref: 53499]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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37. Punch's Opera with the Humours of Little Ben the Sailor.
37. Punch's Opera with the Humours of Little Ben the Sailor. These Figures Gemm'men & Ladaes are the Richest & Largest in Europe.
Published according to the Act Oct. 15 1756 by Edwards & Darley at ye Acorn facing Hungerford Strand.
Engraving. 80 x 110mm (3 x 4¼") large margins. Worm hole in right margin.
Six puppets hanging by their necks, representing the cabinet of the Duke of Newcastle (Thomas Pelham-Holles), including Lords Hardwicke & Holdernesse, Henry Fox, Lyttleton and Anson (Little Ben). Published in 'A Political and Satirical History of the Years 1756 and 1757', a volume of seventy-five satirical prints with short descriptions.
BM Satires 3394.
[Ref: 53498]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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32. Britons Strike Home,
32. Britons Strike Home, An Old Tune, Proper to be Play'd upon Several Instruments at this Juncture.
To be had at Edwards & Darley's facing hungerford in the Strand. accord.g to the Act 1756.
Engraving. 80 x 110mm (3 x 4¼") large margins. Worm hole in right margin.
Between two lines of music is an arm extending from a cloud with an axe, threatening a salmon with the head of the Duke of Newcastle (Thomas Pelham-Holles). Published in 'A Political and Satirical History of the Years 1756 and 1757', a volume of seventy-five satirical prints with short descriptions.
BM Satires 3405.
[Ref: 53497]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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75. The True Patriot.
75. The True Patriot. To the Hon.ble the Lord Mayor, Alderman & Common Council of the City of London, this Plate is dedicated by their hum.ble Serv.td Darly & Edwards.
To be had at the Acorn facing Hungerford Strand.
Engraving. 80 x 110mm (3 x 4¼"). Wormhole in right margin. Small margins.
A medallion portrait of William Pitt the Elder, set on a pedestal with figures of Loyalty, trampling on envy, and Liberty, crushing Henry Fox. The plate celebrates Pitt's becoming Prime Minister in 1757, at the expense of Fox. Published in 'A Political and Satirical History of the Years 1756 and 1757', a volume of seventy-five satirical prints with short descriptions.
BM Satires 3662.
[Ref: 53503]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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[Quiberon Bay] 98. The Old Art of War,  taught to Mon.r Conflans by S.r Edw.d Hawke Nov.r 20. 1759.
[Quiberon Bay] 98. The Old Art of War, taught to Mon.r Conflans by S.r Edw.d Hawke Nov.r 20. 1759.
[Darly & Edwards, 1759.]
Engraving. 100 x 75mm (4 x 3"). Worm hole in sur-title. Small margins.
A satirical plan of the Battle of Quiberon Bay, with a key of ship names underneath. The battle was one of the Royal Navy's greatest victories and one of the chief events of the 'Annus Mirabilis' of 1759. Published in 'A Political and Satirical History of the Years 1756 and 1757', a volume of seventy-five satirical prints with short descriptions.
BM Satires 3689.
[Ref: 53501]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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72. The Egotist.
72. The Egotist. When two silly Dogs Fight, in comes Pug & Steals the Bone.
to be had at the Acorn, facing Hungerford, Strand. [London: Edwards & Darley, c.1760.]
Engraving. 80 x 110mm (3 x 4¼") large margins. Worm hole in right margin.
While England and France fence, Holland eats and drinks as much as he likes. A satire on the Seven Years' War. Published in 'A Political and Satirical History of the Years 1756 and 1757', a volume of seventy-five satirical prints with short descriptions.
BM Satires 3464.
[Ref: 53496]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Shave Close, or the Political Barbers.
Shave Close, or the Political Barbers. How the Deuce Master Bull cou'd your Breast ever harbour ... Monsieur give a jog, - Then your Fates past escaping.
Sold facing the Union [Coffee House] in the Strand. [Anon., c.1762.]
Etching. 190 x 265mm (7½ x 10¼"). Bit messy, creasing & some marks. Sheet has been trimmed to plate.
Political satire: scene in a barberís shop, at centre John Bull being shaved by the Earl of Bute, who is assisted (right) by the Duc de Nivernois (1716 - 1798), French Ambassador to Britain for the conclusion of the peace 1762-63. The Duc, here halfway through dressing a wig on a stand, stands opposite a second assistant with his own wig, obviously a Scotsman. The familiar chief target is Prime Minister John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute (1713 - 1792), unpopular as a Scot and for his influence on the young George III. Pitt and the majority of public opinion opposed his concessions to France during the peace negotiations of 1762. Bute was blamed for making peace with France in 1763 at the expense of Prussia and was forced to resign, but continued to retain the King's confidence despite criticism of his role in public affairs. Eight lines of verse in two columns below image.
BM Satires 3959.
[Ref: 53557]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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The Spartan Boy.
The Spartan Boy. Having stolen a Cub Fox, conceald it under his Garment when being observed he sufferd it to bite him mortally rather than undergo the disgrace of a discovery.
Printed for Carington Bowles, No 69 in St Pauls Church Yard London. Publish'd as the Act directs [date excised] 271
Mezzotint, platemark 155 x 115mm (6 x 4½") large margins. Some creases top left.
The story of the Spartan boy who allowed a fox to tear out his bowels while being questioned, rather than admitting to stealing, was recounted in Plutarch's life of Lycurgus, to exemplify the seriousness with which stealing was punished.
Ex: collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd
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A Perspective and Political View of the Timber-Yard at the L-e.
A Perspective and Political View of the Timber-Yard at the L-e. The Saw Mill.
[n.d., c.1769.]
Engraving. Sheet 165 x 105mm (6½ x 4¼"mm). Cut within plate mark.
A satirical scene showing a figure sawing through the 'Magna Carta' and 'Bill of Rights' in front of a saw mill while John Wilkes looks on from the left.
BM Satire 4278.
[Ref: 53538]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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55. Gloria Mundi.
55. Gloria Mundi.
[London: Edwards & Darley, c.1760.]
Engraving. 100 x 75mm (4 x 3") large margins. Worm hole in top margin.
William, Duke of Cumberland (1721-65), standing in glory on top of the globe, one foot on Britain. However the Mediterranean is emphasised, a reminder of the French naval dominance in the region early in the Seven Years's War. Published in 'A Political and Satirical History of the Years 1756 and 1757', a volume of seventy-five satirical prints with short descriptions.
BM Satires 3441.
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