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The Apothecary.
The Apothecary.
[n.d., c.1820.]
Engraving. Sheet: 150 x 90mm (6 x 3½''). Foxing.
An apothecary using a mortar and pestle in his shop.
[Ref: 50492]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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Baker
Baker
[n.d., c.1800.]
Engraving. Sheet: 150 x 90mm (6 x 3½''). Foxing.
A baker kneading dough in his bakery.
[Ref: 50493]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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North West Aspect of Lackington, Allen & Co.s Tempel of the Muses, Finsbury Square._The Finest Shop in the World; being 140 feet in Front.
North West Aspect of Lackington, Allen & Co.s Tempel of the Muses, Finsbury Square._The Finest Shop in the World; being 140 feet in Front.
[n.d., c.1810.]
Etching, 18th century watermark. Sheet: 205 x 245mm (8 x 9¾''), with very large margins. Creases as normal
James Lackington (1746 - 1815) rose from selling meat pies at ten and taking an apprenticeship to a shoemaker at 14. In 1773 he went to London to make his fortune and set up as a very humble bookseller and shoemaker. By 1775 he had established his cheap circulating library, helped by his second wife, Dorcas Turton, following their marriage in 1776. In 1789, he moved to The Temple of the Muses in Finsbury Square, purpose built by George Dance, taking Robert Allen into partnership in 1793.
[Ref: 50274]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Coachmaker.
Coachmaker.
London, Publish'd by Tabart & Co. Aug. 11. 1804.
Engraving. Sheet: 150 x 90mm (6 x 3½''). Slight foxing.
A coachmaker working in his workshop.
[Ref: 50489]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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The Confectioner.
The Confectioner.
[n.d., c.1810.]
Woodcut, with two sheets of letterpress. Sheet: 150 x 90mm (6 x 3½''). Foxing.
A confectionary shop in which a woman and a child choose treats while a woman weighs them out, with text.
[Ref: 50500]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Interior of the Copper & Brass Works
Interior of the Copper & Brass Works belonging to W.m & Russell Pontifex, & E. Goldwin, No. 46, 47 & 48 Shoe Lane.
Drawn & Publish'd, by Pyne, & Nattes. J. Hill Aquatinta.
[c.1806.] Bit later.
Very scarce aquatint. 310 x 380mm (12¼ x 15"). Small margins. Crack in top platemark, crease across tip of top right corner
Unusual interior view of the coppersmiths, founders and copper plate makers run by William and Russell Pontifex and Edward Goldwin on Shoe Lane, which runs between Holborn and Fleet Street in central London. The business sold copper plates which in the early 19th century were still widely used by printmakers.
[Ref: 50670]   £280.00  
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Cries of London Plate 13. Turnips & Carrots.
Cries of London Plate 13. Turnips & Carrots.
Painted by F. Wheatley R.A. Engraved by T. Gaugain.
London Pub'd as the Act directs May 1, 1797, by Colnaghi, Sala & Co. No 132 Pall Mall.
Stipple. 410 x 330mm (16 x 13"). Narrow margins.
A vegetable seller holding a bunch of turnips, behind her an ass laden with baskets of vegetables, and a young man. The final plate from the famous 'Cries of London' series after paintings by Francis Wheatley (1747-1801).
[Ref: 50661]   £240.00  
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E.E. Leggatt. From Messrs Agnew & Sons.
E.E. Leggatt. From Messrs Agnew & Sons.
Frank Paton 1884. [signed in pencil.]
Rare etching. Plate: 190 x 260mm (7½ x 10¼''), with large margins. Slight foxing.
A night scene in Cheapside in which two large men in classical armour and laurel wreaths, and a winged figure with a scythe, stand outside a fine art gallery. One of the large figures chases a policeman down the street.
[Ref: 50402]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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The Gold Beater.
The Gold Beater.
[n.d., c.1810.]
Woodcut, with three sheets of letterpress. Sheet: 150 x 90mm (6 x 3½'').
A gold beater working at a piece of gold with a large hammer, with text.
[Ref: 50499]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Hair dresser.
Hair dresser.
London Pub. by Tabart & Co. Sep. 14. 1808.
Engraving, with three sheets of letterpress. Sheet: 150 x 90mm (6 x 3½''). Foxing.
A barber combing the hair of a man reading a paper, with text.
[Ref: 50497]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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The Mathematical Instrument Maker.
The Mathematical Instrument Maker.
[n.d., c.1800.]
Woodcut. Sheet: 150 x 90mm (6 x 3½''). Foxing.
A man examining a a collection of mathematical instruments.
[Ref: 50494]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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The Musical Instrument Maker.
The Musical Instrument Maker.
[n.d., c.1800.]
Woodcut, with seven sheets of letterpress. Sheet: 150 x 90mm (6 x 3½''). Foxing.
A musical instrument maker working on a harp, with text.
[Ref: 50495]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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The Jeweller.
The Jeweller.
[n.d., c.1810.]
Woodcut, with four sheets of letterpress. Sheet: 150 x 90mm (6 x 3½'').
A jeweller working at his bench, with text.
[Ref: 50498]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Lithography Plate. 88.
Lithography Plate. 88. Chalk Drawing The Old Tower of Oxford Castle.
Drawn on Stone by I. Baker. Printed by D. Redman.
Oxford. Printed by I. & T. Bartlett, for T, Kelly London 1821.
Rare lithograph. 1818 Watermark. Sheet: 270 x 205mm (10½ x 8''). Paper tone.
A page from a book on printing techniques, this plate focussing on the process of lithography.
[Ref: 50396]   £240.00  
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The Potter.
The Potter.
[n.d., c.1810.]
Engraving. Sheet: 150 x 90mm (6 x 3½'').
A potter working in his workshop with two apprentices spinning the potters wheel.
[Ref: 50490]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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A journeyman printers description of the art of Etching on Copper.
A journeyman printers description of the art of Etching on Copper.
Etched by George Cruikshank when describing the process of Etching at a ''Hampstead Conversazione'' on the 4th May 1859.
A rare etching. Plate: 230 x 150mm (9 x 6''), with large margins. Foxing, creasing and marking.
A very rare print produced for distribution amongst the audience of his lecture in Hampstead. In the image, the printer points to a copper plate etched with the portrait of a man, most likely George Cruikshank.
Cohn 1268.
[Ref: 50400]   £260.00  
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Trunk Maker.
Trunk Maker.
[n.d., c.1818.]
Engraving, with two sheets of letterpress. Sheet: 150 x 90mm (6 x 3½'').
An illustration of a trunk maker in his workshop, working on a trunk, with text.
[Ref: 50487]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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Watch Maker.
Watch Maker.
[n.d., c.1800.]
Engraving. Sheet: 150 x 90mm (6 x 3½''). Foxing.
A watch maker working in his workshop.
[Ref: 50491]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Water Carrier &c.
Water Carrier &c.
Etched by R.B. Peake.
Published for William Fearman, Library, New Bond Street, Jan.y 1819.
Hand-colouered aquatint. Plate: 215 x 250mm (8½ x 9¾''). Trimmed.
A scene in a French sheet showing two nuns walking side by side, a man dragging a cart with a water barrel and other street traders. Advert for dentist on wall "La Presle Dentiste".
[Ref: 50648]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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