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  1. Colossus Monarchi.

    Colossus Monarchi.

    Size: 49 x 57 cm. (19 x 22 inches).
    One of a set of four prints that originally appeared in the 1728 Atlas Novus. It shows a Colossus with a sword and sceptre. On his body and armour are listed the kings of ancient civilizations: Assyrian, Persian, Greek and Roman, whilst on the legs are listed the monarchs of the eastern and western empires. Imaginary beasts symbolising the main monarchies are shown on either side of the figures. Learn More
    £530

    Date of Publication: 1728

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    Stock Code: 53474

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  2. Statua Regum Europaeorum P.C. N. Nomina Continens.

    Statua Regum Europaeorum P.C. N. Nomina Continens.

    Size: 49 x 57 cm. (19 x 22 inches)
    One of a set of four prints that originally appeared in the 1728 Atlas Novus. This curious image shows a king, flanked on one side by crowns, sceptres, weapons musical instruments, and on the other by coats of arms . On his body and armour are listed the kings of the different European nations from the first to the seventeenth century, with their starsign and dates of their death. Learn More
    £530

    Date of Publication: 1728

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    Stock Code: 53475

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  3. 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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  4. "IMOGEN. "Look here love, this diamond was my mother's - take it heart". Cymbeline Act1 Scene i."

    "IMOGEN. "Look here love, this diamond was my mother's - take it heart". Cymbeline Act1 Scene i."

    Size: 24 x 38.5 cm. (9 x 15 inches).
    Titled Proof of a gorgeous mezzotint showing Imogen from Shakespeare's Cymbeline, looking out, taking a ring off her finger. Engraved by Miller, F. Learn More
    £175

    Date of Publication: 1895

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    Stock Code: 53471

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  5. Winston S. Churchill Engraved in Mezzotint from the Painting.

    Winston S. Churchill Engraved in Mezzotint from the Painting.

    Reproduced by The Times with the permission of Lady Birley and the Speaker. House of Commons.
    Edition of 325. Signed in pencil below the image by the engraver, Lawrence Josset. Birley was probably the leading portraitist of his day, after his first royal commission in 1928, a portrait of George VI for the National Museum of Wales, he painted "virtually every member of the royal family including Queen Mary and George VI, Queen Elizabeth, Elizabeth II, and Prince Philip. Learn More
    £800

    Date of Publication: 1946

    Published: London:

    Stock Code: 79942

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  6. Max and the Wild Things having a Rumpus.

    Max and the Wild Things having a Rumpus.

    Edition of 500. This image from Where the Wild Things Are was created in 1971 as part of a project with 19 different images from eight different books comprising Maurice Sendak's favorite images that he felt could exist on their own without text, for framing or hanging on the wall. Learn More
    £375

    Date of Publication: 1971

    Published: New York:

    Stock Code: 99612

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  7. Lost Chapter.

    Lost Chapter.

    Artist's proof aside from the edition of 53. Signed in pencil lower right by Ralph Steadman. Learn More
    £1,200

    Date of Publication: 2005

    Published: Lexington, KT

    Stock Code: 63052

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  8. Up, Up and Up Yours. (Hunter S. Thompson)

    Up, Up and Up Yours. (Hunter S. Thompson)

    Edition of 250 signed in pencil lower right by Ralph Steadman, numbered lower left. An image of Hunter S. Thompson as a bird. Learn More
    £750

    Date of Publication: 2006

    Published: Lexington, KT:

    Stock Code: 72204

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  9. Macmillan's Coloured Wall Illustrations. Alice in Wonderland. 5. The Mock Turtle tells his Tale.

    Macmillan's Coloured Wall Illustrations. Alice in Wonderland. 5. The Mock Turtle tells his Tale.

    First and only edition. The use of John Macfarlane is the only instance of Macmillan having licensed illustrations for Alice in Wonderland by an artist other than Tenniel. In its original format, the set of six was issued joined at the head as a kind of flipchart, most likely intended for classroom display. The posters could be mounted on an easel and the illustrations displayed one at a time while the class read through the book. Learn More
    £2,750

    Date of Publication: [c.1910]

    Published: London:

    Stock Code: 68639

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  10. Macmillan's Coloured Wall Illustrations. Alice in Wonderland.  6. The Trial of the Knave of Hearts.

    Macmillan's Coloured Wall Illustrations. Alice in Wonderland. 6. The Trial of the Knave of Hearts.

    First and only edition. The use of John Macfarlane is the only instance of Macmillan having licensed illustrations for Alice in Wonderland by an artist other than Tenniel. In its original format, the set of six was issued joined at the head as a kind of flipchart, most likely intended for classroom display. The posters could be mounted on an easel and the illustrations displayed one at a time while the class read through the book. Learn More
    £2,750

    Date of Publication: [c.1910]

    Published: London:

    Stock Code: 68640

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  11. The Spirit of Byron. In the Isles of Greece.

    The Spirit of Byron. In the Isles of Greece.

    A rare optical illusion print celebrating Byron's advocacy of and sacrifice for the cause of Greek Independence, for which he died in 1824. The lines of poetry printed beneath the image, "Are not they a part / Of me and my soul as I of them / Is not the love of these deep in my heart / With a pure passion", derive from Canto III of Childe Harold's Pilgrimage. Learn More
    £575

    Date of Publication: [c.1825]

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 115031

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