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  Seasons Greetings!   Christmas - Time.     (Designed Etched & Published by George Cruikshank May 1st 1827).   Etching with original hand colour. Sheet 265 x 355mm (10½ x 14"), paper watermarked 'Whatman Turkey Mill 1826. Small tear in top and bottom edge, some slight staining.   Six vignette drolls on the theme 'Christmas Time', including 'Pudding Time'.   From the series 'Scraps and Sketches'.   [Ref:   57278 ]     Catalogue 113 will be out Wednesday 8th December . If you want a preview we are participating in the CSEDT online fair December 2nd - 12th. Christmas opening hours: We shall be closed from Thursday 23nd December 2pm until 10am Tuesday 4th January. We encourage to buy your Christmas presents as early as possible because shipping and customs can take a while. We cannot guarantee parcels arriving in time for Christmas . Last posting dates are as follows but please note it can take time to process your order: Royal Ma

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Not sure what to get someone for a the holidays, their birthday, leaving or wedding present,? Check out some ideas below: Topography One idea is a print of somewhere that holds special meaning to them. Perhaps they had a fantastic holiday in Italy , you went to school together, or they are getting married in a spectacularly old building? Search our website or check out our subject categories . Palazzo Grimani ora J.R. Direzione delle Poste. Palais Grimani. Direction de la Poste. Gilio dis. Lit. Kier. Giuseppe Kier, Edit. piazza S. Marco No. 117. [n.d., c.1850.] Lithograph in fine hand colour with gum arabic highlights. Printed area 170 x 210mm (6¾ x 8¼"), with publisher's blind stamp, very large margins. The mid-16th century Renaissance-style Palazzo Grimani di San Luca, facing the Grand Canal, now Venice's Appeal Court. [Ref: 39766 ]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)     Anim

Scintillating Science: Catalogue 112!

    [Hirayama Jinta] Japanese Prints of Shell Effects. [n.d., c.1877.] Six very scarce Japanese woodblocks, printed in colours. Each sheet c. 220 x 150mm (8¾ x 6"), laid on card in pairs, with a typed English title label (as above). A little wear. Six rare Japanese Ukiyo-e prints promoting shell-effect fireworks by Hirayama Jinta (1840-1900), each titled in Japanese. In 1877 Hirayama Jinta founded a firework manufactory famous for its innovations in bringing new colours to Japanese fireworks. He exported fireworks to Britain, where they were marketed by Brocks, who offered versions of these prints numbered to refer to a price list. In 1883, Hirayama Jinta became the first Japanese to earn a patent from America as a fireworks expert. The Japanese titles suggest these were issued for the Japanese market but acquired by a Briton, perhaps at the first public display of Hirayama Jinta's products (see ref 57178). An exp