Catalogue 132 is here!

As you are hopefully all aware by now; we are exhibiting at the ABA Chelsea Rare Book Fair 3rd & 4th November. You can download a free e-ticket for the Friday here or you can pick up a physical one from our shop. If you would like one posted to you let us know ASAP! Please contact us if there is anything you would like us to bring to the fair!   Cover image: A View from Richmond Hill. Drawn by W. Havell. Engraved by R. Havell. Published March 1. 1815, for the Proprietors by Colnaghi & Co. No 23 Cockspur Street. London. Aquatint, printed in colours and hand finished. 275 x 360mm (10½ x 14¼"), large margins. Trimmed to plate. Old ink mss. in title area. A view from Richmond Hill, looking down to across Petersham Meadows to Ham, St Margarets and Twickenham. Wick House, built for Sir Joshua Reynolds can be seen on the right. Gascoigne 78. [Ref: 61669 ]   £500.00  

We're Exhibiting at the ABA Chelsea Rare Book Fair!

  Check out our highlights here: You can download an e-ticket for Friday 3rd November here: otherwise it is £10 on the door!

Catalogue 131 is here!

Cover image: Tabac. V. Adam. [n.d., c.1830.] Rare lithograph. Sheet 590 x 385mm (23¾ x 15¼"). Trimmed into image top and bottom, repaired tears. An elaborate design of a vase filled with, and surrounded by, smoking paraphernalia, including pipes, ranging from plain to exquisitely carved, and Turkish hookahs. [Ref: 61074 ]   £390.00       We are pleased to present our newest listing: Catalogue 131! It contains just under 300 items and features:   Americana Decorative Items Etching Club Ephemera  Framed Items   Gardening & Greenhouses Mezzotints Military & Naval Napoleon   Portraits Satire  Science  Scottish Clans  Sports & Pastimes   Views Overseas Views UK   Some highlights: Pharoah's Seat, with the sacred Island of Philae [pencil title on reverse] By Owen Jones [pencil on reverse]. [n.d., c.183

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Summer Miscellany: Catalogue 130!

  Cover image: Studies of Fresh Water Fish. Drawn on stone from Nature, and respectfully dedicated (with permission) to S. Gurney, Jun.r, Esq.r, (Carshalton) by his obedient Serv.t. H.y Leonidas Rolfe. 1851. Published by the Artist at his Studio, Shorter's Court, Throgmorton S.t City. Oblong folio, contemporary half morocco gilt, with marbled boards, red morocco gilt title label on front board; lithographed illustrated title pasted on original wrapper; 7 tinted lithographs on thick paper, mounted on stubs, each sheet approx. 355 x 540mm (14 x 21¼"). Binding worn, plates with some surface soiling and spotting, two plates with bottom right corner knocked. The plates are: Pope, Minnow, Perch, Gudgeon; Barbel, Bream, Chub; Eel, Roach, Dace, Bleak; Tench, Carp; Trout; Graylng; Pike. The set of plates by Henry Leonidas Rolfe (1823-81). As the plates were issued loose in wrappers, complete sets are unusual and very scarce

Summer Solstice Listing: Catalogue 129!

  Cover image:    A Tigress. In the Possession of the Duke of Marlborough; to whom this place is most humbly dedicated, by his Graces most dutiful & obedient Serv,t John Dixon. G. Stubbs Pinxt. J. Dixon fecit. J. Dixon fecit. [Publish'd according to Act of Parliament, 1st Feb.y 1773. & sold by J. Boydell Cheapside, S. Hooper Ludgate Hill, T. Bradford Fleet Street, T. Burford Bridge Street Westminster, & J. Dixon Kempe's Row, facing Ranelagh Walk (near the Whim) Chelsea. Mezzotint. Sheet 390 x 550mm (15¼ x 21¾"). Trimmed to image on three sides, through publication line at bottom, a few marks & repairs, laid on archival tissue. An example of Dixon's rare mezzotint rendering of the Stubbs painting of a recumbent tigress, probably the Royal Tiger in Stubbs's possession when he died. It is described in Lennox-Boyd as 'the mo

Exhibition Alert! Portraits of Dogs at the Wallace Collection.

 The Wallace collection have a fantastic exhibition of dog art! Portraits of Dogs: From Gainsborough to Hockney from 29th March – 15th October 2023. Highlights from the collection include a large oil by Edwin Landseer 'Trial by Jury' otherwise know as 'Laying Down the Law'. Which is on loan from Chatsworth . We have a wonderful print after this painting:    [Laying Down the Law]. To the Right Honourable John Singleton Copley, Lord Lyndhurst, Lord High Chancellor of England, This Engraving of Laying Down the Law, is by special desire dedicated to His Lordship by his obedient humble servant Thomas McLean. Painted by Sir E. Landseer, R.A. Engraved by Thomas Landseer. London, Published Dec. 1. 1860 by A.J. Isaacs, 56, Bishopsgate St. Within. Mixed method engraving. 685 x 725mm (27 x 28½"), large margins. Part of dedication weakly inked, laid on backing paper. A parody of a courtroom, with a larg