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A View with sections of Princes American Air Pump which is Superior to Smeatons, and every other modern construction.
A View with sections of Princes American Air Pump which is Superior to Smeatons, and every other modern construction. See System of Pneumatics.
Blake delin.t. Lodge sculp.
Published as the Act directs, by C. Cooke No. 17 Paternoster row.
Engraving. 355 x 210mm (14 x 8¼").
Several diagrams of an air pump, as well as an illustration of an air gun. From William Henry Hall's 'The New Encyclopaedia: Or, Modern Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences' (text and key to plate available on Google Books').
[Ref: 61445]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Bullock's Museum. 22, Piccadilly.
Bullock's Museum. 22, Piccadilly.
No.18, of R. Ackermann's Repository of Arts &c. Pub. June 1 1810 at 101 Strand; London.
Hand coloured engraving. 150 x 245mm (6 x 9¾"). Offset from text.
The interior of Bullock's Museum, also known as the London Museum and the Egyptian Hall (or Museum), centred on a display of stuffed animals including an elephant, zebra and polar bear. William Bullock (c.1773-1849), a traveller, naturalist, and antiquarian, established the museum in 1812. Built at a cost of £16,000, it contained 15,000 items, collected according to the guidebook 'during seventeen years of arduous research at a cost of £30,000'. Admission was l shilling or 1 guinea for an annual ticket. Over the years special exhibits included Napoleon's carriage, 'the superb Feather, Cloak, and and Helmet, presented by the king of Owyhee to, and worn [by] our Unfortunate Circumnavigator [Captain James Cook] a few days before he fell', Giovanni Battista Belzoni's finds in Egypt, and and James Ward's gigantic painting 'Allegory of Waterloo'. Thomas Shotter Boys' view of Piccadilly for 'London As It Is' shows the exterior of the Egyptian Hall during the exhibition of George Catlin's 'North American Indian Portfolio'.
[Ref: 61419]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Gulielmus Herschel LL.D: RSS.
Gulielmus Herschel LL.D: RSS. From an Original Picture in the Possession of W.m Watson MD: FRS.
Painted by Abbott. Engraved by Ryder.
Publish'd as the Act directs 11th Feb.y 1788 by S. Watts, No 28 Walcot place Lambeth.
Stipple. Sheet 275 x 185mm (10¾ x 7¼") Small margins. Nicks to left margin.
Frederick William Herschel, Hanoverian astronomer, who came to England during the Seven Years's War and was the first President of the Royal Astronomical Society when it was founded in 1820. The owner of the painting, Sir William Watson, asked his friend Herschel to sit for Abbott, saying, ''When you are in town on full moon nights you may perhaps spare an hour early in the morning, & may sit three or four times running - & the thing may in this way be done without much inconvenience or loss of time''. The original oil is now in the National Portrait Gallery. The telescope in the second picture is Herschel's '40-foot telescope (i.e. with a 40-ft focal length), built in Slough between 1785-9. It was largest telescope in the world for 50 years. According to the scratched publication line under the image, it was 'Publish'd Feb 1 1791 by W. Herschel', issued in The Philosophical Transactions of t he Royal Society.
See reference 52941 for stipple in brown ink.
[Ref: 61689]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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D.r Moore.
D.r Moore.
Painted by T. Lawrence R.A. Engraved by G. Keating.
[n.d. c. 1794]
Mezzotint, sheet 380 x 290mm (15 x 11½"). Trimmed within plate and glued to backing paper. Damaged.
Half- length portrait within a sqaure border of Scottish physician and travel author, Dr John Moore (1729 1802).
CS 6 II of II. W.2053 not in.
[Ref: 61590]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Anatomy of the Human Gravid Uterus Exhibited in Figures, by William Hunter,
[The Anatomy of the Human Gravid Uterus Exhibited in Figures, by William Hunter, Physician Extraordinary to The Queen, Professor of Anatomy at the Royal Academy, and Fellow of the Royal and Antiquarian Societies.]
[Printed at Birmingham by John Baskerville, 1774.]
Large folio, rebound in half morocco gilt, marbled endpapers; pp. [iv], with 29 engraved plates (of 34), each with a page of letterpress in English and Latin. Lacking title, one leaf of preface, plate list, plates 30 to 34, with text; plates 1, 2, 6, 8 trimmed into image at top by binder; plate 24 with long tear repaired; damp stains and toning throughout.
A scarce but incomplete example of the first edition of William Hunter's study of the uterus, with photographs of the missing pages. William Hunter (1718-1783), a Scottish anatomist, physician and and obstetrician. He worked with the artist Jan Van Rymsdyk to produce this work, one of the greatest achievements in the history of medical illustration.
[Ref: 61558]   £1,450.00   view all images for this item
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