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Atom.
Atom.
Corbould del. Walker sculp.
Published as the Act directs by Harrison & Co. APril 15 1786.
Engraving. 115 x 180mm (4½ x 7"). Trimmed to plate on left, damp stains. Large margins on 3 sides.
A 'Japanese' man sits in his study holding up a piece of paper lettered with 'Hob Nob', surrounded by books, a globe and a pair of compasses. A frontispiece to 'The Novelist's Magazine' when it published Tobias Smollett's novel 'The History and Adventures of an Atom', a satire of British politics during the Seven Years' War.
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[Firework display in Amsterdam on 7 September 1667 to commemorate the peace between England and the Netherlands]
[Firework display in Amsterdam on 7 September 1667 to commemorate the peace between England and the Netherlands] Victori en Vreugde-Vuren gehouden op den 7 September Ao 1667, ter gedachtenis van de Engelse en Nederlandtse Vreede
[published by Marcus Willemsz Doornick, Amsterdam, c.1667]
Etching, sheet 155 x 235mm (6 x 9¼"). Possibly trimmed from larger broadside and glued to backing sheet.
Firework display held to commemorate the signing of the Treaty of Breda, signed on 24 August 1667, which ended the second Anglo-Dutch war. This etching first appeared as part of a large broadside, and subsequently in the book 'Kort en Bondigh Verhael Van't geene in den oorlogh ... in't Jaer 1667', both published by Marcus Doornick.
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Guy Fawkes detected & seized under the House of Lords Nov.r 5th 1606.
Guy Fawkes detected & seized under the House of Lords Nov.r 5th 1606. Percy & Catesby slain in attempting their escape from Holbeach.
London Pub by Thomas Kelly, Paternoster row, Oct 16 1813.
Engraving, sheet 330 x 210mm (13 x 8¼").
Two famous scenes from British history.
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[The Grand Jubilee Celebrations in London's Parks.]
[The Grand Jubilee Celebrations in London's Parks.] View of the Bridge and Pagoda, from the Canal, St James's Park.[&] The Chinese Pagoda and Bridge in St James's Park (previous tot he Fire.) [&] The Fortress (which inclosed the Grand Pavillion.) in the Green Park; with the ascent of the Balloon. [&] The Grand Pavillion in Green Park. [&] The View in Hyde Park, with the Fleet at Anchor, on the Serpentine River. [&] The Jubilee Naval Action on the Serpentine in Commemoration of the Battle of the Nile. [&] The Action between the British & American Frigates on the Serpentine, Hyde Park, 1st August, 1814. [&] Scene on the Serpentine, Hyde Park, on the Night of the Grand Jubilee, Aug.t 1. 1814.
Published Aug.t 12 [& 24th], 1814, by Tho. Palser, Surry Side, West.r Bridge.
Eight etchings with hand colour. Each c. 245 x 345mm (9¾ x 13½"). Each plate trimmed to plate top and bottom.
On 1st August 1814 a series of events celebrating both the end of the Napoleonic Wars and the centenary of Hanoverian rule in England. In St James's Park a Chinese bridge with a pagoda was built over the lake; in Green Park a revolving Temple of Concord was constructed by Sir William Congreve (of rocket fame); and in Hyde Park naval battles with miniature frigates were fought (the 'Nile' and 'Trafalgar' against the French and a third against the Americans, a reminder that Britain was still fighting the War of 1812). The battles were successful events: however the pagoda in St James's Park was set alight by fireworks, killing one and injuring another; and the balloon ascent, by James Sadler (1753-1828, the first English balloonist) did not go as planned and he had to make an emergency landing.
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Naumachy (or Sham Sea fight) on the Serpentine, and display of Fireworks in Celebration of the Grand Jubilee.  A.t 1st 1814.
Naumachy (or Sham Sea fight) on the Serpentine, and display of Fireworks in Celebration of the Grand Jubilee. A.t 1st 1814.
[n.d., 1814.]
Rare aquatint. Sheet 285 x 305mm (11¼ x 12"), ink mss. ownership inscription on reverse dated 'September 19th 1814'. Trimmed within plate at sides, repaired tears in left and right edge.
A printed souvenir of the event, which saw a mock sea battle between 42 miniature warships, 40 feet long and 12 feet wide, each carrying ten guns and thirty crew, all of which had to be constructed on site.
Provenance: Athelhampton House, Dorset.
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