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  1. Sorgumfructu rubro.

    Sorgumfructu rubro.

    Pl. 344
    A wonderful 'life size' botanical print of Sorgum from Basilius Besler's epic work; the 'Hortus Eystettensis'. Besler was a Nuremberg apothecary, commissioned in 1600 by Konrad, the Bishop Prince of Eichstatt, to engrave the contents of his extensive gardens. The resulting 374 plates (illustrating more than a thousand flowers), were arranged according to the yearly seasons. Learn More
    £1,650

    Date of Publication: 1613

    Published: Eichstatt:

    Stock Code: 75699

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  2. (Horsemanship)

    (Horsemanship)

    From the L'Instrction du Roy en L'Exercise de Monter a Cheval by Antoine de Pluvinel. An important work on equestrianism, engraved by the Dutch engraver Crispijn de Pass. Pluvinel's innovative method of horse training was regarded as much more humane than earlier methods. This is a fine, early, decorative equestrian print. Learn More
    £250

    Date of Publication: 1625

    Published: Paris:

    Stock Code: 88575

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  3. (Horsemanship)

    (Horsemanship)

    From the L'Instrction du Roy en L'Exercise de Monter a Cheval by Antoine de Pluvinel. An important work on equestrianism, engraved by the Dutch engraver Crispijn de Pass. Pluvinel's innovative method of horse training was regarded as much more humane than earlier methods. This is a fine, early, decorative equestrian print. Learn More
    £250

    Date of Publication: 1625

    Published: Paris:

    Stock Code: 88576

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  4. (Horsemanship)

    (Horsemanship)

    From the L'Instrction du Roy en L'Exercise de Monter a Cheval by Antoine de Pluvinel. An important work on equestrianism, engraved by the Dutch engraver Crispijn de Pass. Pluvinel's innovative method of horse training was regarded as much more humane than earlier methods. This is a fine, early, decorative equestrian print. Learn More
    £275

    Date of Publication: 1625

    Published: Paris:

    Stock Code: 88577

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  5. (Horsemanship)

    (Horsemanship)

    From the L'Instrction du Roy en L'Exercise de Monter a Cheval by Antoine de Pluvinel. A very important work on equestrianism, engraved by the Dutch engraver Crispijn de Pass. Pluvinel's innovative method of horse training was regarded as much more humane than earlier methods. This is a fine, early, highly decorative equestrian print. Learn More
    £300

    Date of Publication: 1625

    Published: Paris:

    Stock Code: 73409

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  6. Vitis Vinifera, vin Blanc.

    Vitis Vinifera, vin Blanc.

    Plate 1015.
    Beautiful print of white grapes, with leaf on a vine. One of a stunning collection of tulips, poppies, lilies, vines and sunflowers from Weinmann's Phytanthoza Iconographia. This series was printed in colour and hand finished, and is one of the earliest examples of colour printing. It is also the first published collection to include the work of George Ehret, one of the most important botanical artists of the 18th century. Learn More
    £450

    Date of Publication: 1737-45.

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    Stock Code: 53312

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  7. [The Great Seals of England]

    [The Great Seals of England]

    A magnificent set of five exquisitely coloured engravings of the Great Seals of English Monarchs; King George I, Queen Anne, King William III, William & Mary and Queen Anne after the Union with Scotland. Learn More
    £600

    Date of Publication: 1745

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    Stock Code: 70191

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  8. Shakespeare. Merry Wives of Windsor.

    Shakespeare. Merry Wives of Windsor.

    Act III, Scene III. Falstaff goes into the basket; they cover him with foul linen.
    Plate 11, from the first volume of Boydell's famous work on Shakespeare. The plates are among the most sought after of eighteenth century English engravings. Learn More
    £400

    Date of Publication: 1793

    Published: London:

    Stock Code: 54530

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  9. Part of the floor.

    Part of the floor.

    Plate II.
    This magnificent print is a superb example of early printed colour. It was published in Alexandre Laborde's 'Description d'un Pave en Mosaique'. This book documented the discovery of the mosaic floor of a Roman villa, found in the village of Santiponce near Seville. This print shows in immaculate detail, four of the roundels (two containing portraitsof the muses Euterpe and Clio, one with a centaur inside) that make up part of the floor. Learn More
    £405

    Date of Publication: 1802

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    Stock Code: 54540

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  10. Part of the floor.

    Part of the floor.

    This magnificent print is a superb example of early printed colour. It was published in Alexandre Laborde's 'Description d'un Pave en Mosaique'. This book documented the discovery of a mosaic floor of a Roman villa, found in the village of Santiponce near Seville.This print shows four of the roundels that make up part of the floor in immaculate detail. Learn More
    £405

    Date of Publication: 1802

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    Stock Code: 54541

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  11. Part of centre of  floor.

    Part of centre of floor.

    Plate XII.
    This magnificent print is a superb example of early printed colour. It was published in Alexandre Laborde's 'Description d'un Pave en Mosaique'. This book documented the discovery of a mosaic floor of a Roman villa, found in the village of Santiponce near Seville. This print shows part of the centre section of the mosaic - two horsemen, one mounted and galloping, the other lies crushed beneath his horse. Learn More
    £350

    Date of Publication: 1802

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    Stock Code: 54568

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  12. Fragments de Tombeaux.

    Fragments de Tombeaux.

    Ces trois morceaux singulièrement remarquables ont été trouvés parmi les débris qui se voyent en grand nombre aux environs du Temple de Neptune. Pl. 91
    Louis-François Cassas was one of the best French printmakers of the eighteenth century, His Voyage Pittoresque de la Syrie, de la Phoenicie, de la Palestine, et de la Basse-Egypte is perhaps the finest eighteenth century illustrated book on the Middle East. Cassas accompanied Choiseul-Gouffier on his embassy to Istanbul in 1784 but remained there only a few weeks. Learn More
    £140

    Date of Publication: 1802

    Published: Paris:

    Stock Code: 73874

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  13. Rosa Villosa Rosa Centifolia Pomponia Rosier Velu Rosier  cent feuilles, Pompon.

    Rosa Villosa Rosa Centifolia Pomponia Rosier Velu Rosier cent feuilles, Pompon.

    T.7 No.15.
    Duhamel du Monceau was one of the outstanding botanists and horticulturists of the 18th century. Redouté and his pupil Bessa were to draw all the images for this great work. Both artists studied under Gerald von Spaendonck, the great flower painter of France's Le Jardin du Roi. To produce the plates a team of 29 engravers were employed. Learn More
    £300

    Date of Publication: 1819

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    Stock Code: 55177

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  14. Sigismonda.

    Sigismonda.

    Engraved by SMITH, B. Learn More
    £145

    Date of Publication: 1822

    Published:

    Stock Code: 55771

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  15. 1. Sceptranthus Drummondii. 2. Cooperia chlorosolen. 3. Oporanthus lutae. 4. Sternbergia colchicciflora. 5. Haylockia pucilla.
  16. 1. Sphaerospora imbricata. 2. Synnotia variegata. 3. Synnotia bicolor.
    £195

    Date of Publication: 1841

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    Stock Code: 57448

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  17. Christopher North in his Sporting Jacket.

    Christopher North in his Sporting Jacket.

    Professor John Wilson (Christopher North) was a professor of Moral Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh. In his day, he was well known essayist and sportsman. This wonderful portrait is engraved against a bleak moorland setting with his rifle in hand. Duncan's original painting is now in the collection of the National Galleries of Scotland. Learn More
    £145

    Date of Publication: 1844

    Published: London:

    Stock Code: 76871

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  18. Harvest Time (The Gleaners)

    Harvest Time (The Gleaners)

    CL. no. 356
    An interesting and pretty scene adapted from a painting by Shayer, and makes a wonderful pair with "The Hop Garden". The detail is excellent and the colouring masterful. The print was produced from 12 blocks. Baxter is regarded as the Inventor of colour printing. Learn More
    £150

    Date of Publication: 1846

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    Stock Code: 58174

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  19. The Bridesmaid/The Loves Letter box/The Day Before Marriage

    The Bridesmaid/The Loves Letter box/The Day Before Marriage

    353.
    The Bridesmaid is after a painting by Brooks.The Lovers Letter Box is after Jessie McLeod (active 1850s). The Day before Marriage is from a painting by Fanny Corbaux. The print is announced in the key to the Great Exhibition and Visitors Guide to London, 1851 as "shortly to be published". Recommended in the 1860 catalogue as a trio. Learn More
    £1,050

    Date of Publication: 1854

    Published:

    Stock Code: 57659

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  20. The First Lesson
    signed

    The First Lesson

    262.
    Signed right corner, "published March 28th, 1855, by G Baxter, proprietor and patentee, London" in three lines. From a painting by S. B. Hallee. Depicts a Woman seated in a chair holding on her lap a young child to whom she is teaching the ABC. Learn More
    £245

    Date of Publication: 1855

    Published:

    Stock Code: 57649

    Signed: Yes

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