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The Starry Heavens.
The Starry Heavens.
W. Wright 13 St Georges Road [n.d., c.1800].
Engraving. Sheet 210 x 130mm (8¼ x 5¼").
A man in contemporary dress looks up at the stars and moon.
[Ref: 56783]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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Peter Collinson. F R S. S A S. ACAD. Reg. Berol: et Suec. Soc: Æta: LXXV.
Peter Collinson. F R S. S A S. ACAD. Reg. Berol: et Suec. Soc: Æta: LXXV.
J. Miller [Johann Sebastian Müller] Sculp.t.
[n.d., 1770.]
Engraving. 215 x 160mm (8½ x 6¼"). Trimmed within plate, laid on album paper.
Half-length portrait in oval of Peter Collinson (1694-1768), a Quaker cloth merchant with a pasion for gardening, importing seeds from North America. A fellow of the Royal Society, he was the patron of the artist and natural historian Mark Catesby and corresponded with Hans Sloane, Carl Linnaeus and Benjamin Franklin; it was through Collinson that the Royal Society learned about Franklin's experiments with electricity. This was the frontispiece to Fothergill's 'Some Account of the late Peter Collinson' 1770.
Wellcome 649-1.
[Ref: 57307]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Cupping] Will der Chÿrurgus zwar, Sorg, Müh, und Fleiss, nicht spahren, Mus Er osst Statt man Zahlt! dass Gegentheil erfahren.
[Cupping] Will der Chÿrurgus zwar, Sorg, Müh, und Fleiss, nicht spahren, Mus Er osst Statt man Zahlt! dass Gegentheil erfahren. No 337.
Corn Düsart del.
Joh. Georg Hertel exc. [Augsburg, n.d., c.1750.]
Engraving. Collector's Mark verso lower right; 250 x 185mm (9¾ x 7¼"). Trimmed within plate.
A woman having her foot cupped by an old woman wearing a funnel on her head. Behind a man sharpens a surgical hook.
[Ref: 57430]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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