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Specialist Books, Maps and Prints

by Cheffins


463 lots | 412 with images

October 17, 2012

Live Auction

Clifton House

1 & 2 Clifton Road

Cambridge, CB1 7EA United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)1223 213343

Fax: +44 (0)1223 271949

Email: fine.art@cheffins.co.uk

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W H Tuck and Co. (Publishers). The Jockey Club 1876.  Photolithograph, mounted in compartments with coloured vignettes,  within deco...

Lot 1: W H Tuck and Co. (Publishers). The Jockey Club 1876. Photolithograph, mounted in compartments with coloured vignettes, within deco...

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Description: W H Tuck and Co. (Publishers). The Jockey Club 1876. Photolithograph, mounted in compartments with coloured vignettes, within decorative gilt frame decorated with racing motifs, 114 x 80cm including frame.

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A Collection of Mixed Prints.  17th-19th Century, including Architecture, Design, Portraits, Religious, Decorative, Classical,...

Lot 2: A Collection of Mixed Prints. 17th-19th Century, including Architecture, Design, Portraits, Religious, Decorative, Classical,...

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Description: A Collection of Mixed Prints. 17th-19th Century, including Architecture, Design, Portraits, Religious, Decorative, Classical, Genre, etc. mostly folio size (approx 175)

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A Collection of Mixed Prints 17th-20th Century,

Lot 3: A Collection of Mixed Prints 17th-20th Century,

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Description: A Collection of Mixed Prints 17th-20th Century, including Art Deco, Portraits, Costume, Military, Topography, Classical, Decorative, etc, various sizes (approx 180)

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A collection of mixed loose prints, 18th-20th Century,

Lot 4: A collection of mixed loose prints, 18th-20th Century,

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Description: A collection of mixed loose prints, 18th-20th Century, including Natural History, Botanical, Fungi, Birds, Religious, Childrens & Juvenile, Decorative, Genre, etc., various sizes (approx 250)

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Botanical Prints.

Lot 5: Botanical Prints.

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Description: Botanical Prints. A collection of circa 170 loose engravings and lithographs, 19th Century, including Wendel, Florilegium Harlamense, Hulme, Pratt, Hooker, Edwards, and others, various sizes

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Samuel & Nathaniel Buck

Lot 6: Samuel & Nathaniel Buck

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Description: Samuel & Nathaniel Buck Collection of 7 Views of Ruins, Abbey's and Churches, including Cambridge and Norfolk, most circa 28 x 45cm (sheet); with Gregory King The South East Prospect of Ipswich, handcoloured engraving, circa 1672 (trimmed and mounted) ,19 x 50.5cm (sheet) (8)

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Pierre Joseph Buc'hoz (author)

Lot 7: Pierre Joseph Buc'hoz (author)

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Description: Pierre Joseph Buc'hoz (author) Collection of 9 hand coloured engravings from "Centurie de Planches Enluminees et Non Enluminees Representant au Nature..." ,1775-81, including Primates, Birds, and a Lizard, 44 x 28cm (sheet) (9)

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Botanical Prints, 19th century

Lot 8: Botanical Prints, 19th century

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Description: Botanical Prints, 19th century 37 hand coloured Engravings from Maund's 'The Botanic Garden' circa 1830, with 22 hand coloured Lithos from Burnett's 'Encyclopedia of Useful and Ornamental Plants' all with descriptive text, in two sizes (59)

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Birds & Eggs, 18th and 19th century.

Lot 9: Birds & Eggs, 18th and 19th century.

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Description: Birds & Eggs, 18th and 19th century. Collection of circa 140 engravings and lithographs after Frohawk, Morris, Buffon, Travies, Allen and others, various sizes

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Natural History, collection of 18th and 19th prints

Lot 10: Natural History, collection of 18th and 19th prints

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Description: Natural History, collection of 18th and 19th prints Circa 110 engravings and lithographs after Buffon, Allen, Shaw, Grandville, Kirby, Latrielle and others, sizes vary

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Basilius Besler

Lot 11: Basilius Besler

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Description: Basilius Besler Epipactis latifolia, Palma Christi erecta variegata & flore incarnato & peregrina flore rubro, Orchis flore albo minor & Orchis Repens hand coloured engraving published in Hortus Eystettensis, 1640 (unframed) 53 x 43.5cm (sheet)

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Augustus John (Welsh, 1878-1961) - Gypsy Caravan and Horse - a cancelled print - together with an English School (19th Century) Portfo.

Lot 11A: Augustus John (Welsh, 1878-1961) - Gypsy Caravan and Horse - a cancelled print - together with an English School (19th Century) Portfo.

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Description: Augustus John (Welsh, 1878-1961) Gypsy Caravan and Horse - a cancelled etching - together with an English School (19th Century) Portfolio of pencil drawings, and Maritime sketches, one signed "Read" pencil, various sizes Provenance: Bought from a house in Fordingbridge, Hampshire, by Russell Barnes in 1972, where there were 220 etching plates in the kitchen. Most were sold some time later by Mr Barnes at Sotheby's, London.

Condition Report: All unframed and some creasing and foxing. Cancelled John etching - 13 x 18cm - unframed. Some stainign along the bottom edge.

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Francesco Bartolozzi

Lot 12: Francesco Bartolozzi

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Description: Francesco Bartolozzi His Grace the Duke of Newcastle on the return from shooting, 1792, stipple engraving, trimmed to image and mounted; with George Augustus Elliot, Lord Heathfield, Governor of Gibraltar, 1788, handcoloured engraving, trimmed to plate and mounted; and The Dukes of Northumberland and Suffolk praying Lady Jane Gray to accept the Crown, 1803, handcoloured engraving, largest 47 x 62m (image) (3)

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Ships

Lot 13: Ships

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Description: Ships David Roberts, Alexandria, tinted lithograph, published 1848, 32 x 52.5cm (some trimming and repair); with Edward Duncan after W.J. Huggins, H. M. S. Winchester, coloured aquatint, 48 x 65cm (sheet); Norman Hirst, Naval Ships, published 1898, mezzotint, signed, without letters, 41.5 x 53cm (mounted India paper); 3 other smaller prints (6)

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Natural History.

Lot 14: Natural History.

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Description: Natural History. A collection of circa 45 various prints After Audubon, Gould, Bloch, Merian, Willughby, George Edwards, and others, including engravings, lithographs and Japanese woodblock prints, sizes vary

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Vanity Fair.

Lot 15: Vanity Fair.

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Description: Vanity Fair. circa 150 Cartoons after Spy and others including Sporting, Royalty, Military, Legal, Literary, Musicians, Politicians and other men of the day, (unframed)

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Collection of signed etchings including Architecture, Landscape and Figures,

Lot 16: Collection of signed etchings including Architecture, Landscape and Figures,

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Description: Collection of signed etchings including Architecture, Landscape and Figures, most circa 1880-1920, some mounted, sizes vary (some dust or sun staining) (18)

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Abraham Munting

Lot 17: Abraham Munting

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Description: Abraham Munting Collection of 17 handcoloured engravings from "Naauwkeurige Beschryving Der Aardgewassen" 1696, unframed, circa 37 x 24cm (sheet) (17)

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S.W. Reynolds after James Northcote

Lot 18: S.W. Reynolds after James Northcote

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Description: S.W. Reynolds after James Northcote Heron and Spaniel Mezzotint, published 1799 by Jeffryes and Co. 48 x 60cm (trimmed)

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America, Canada, South America, Africa & Middle East

Lot 19: America, Canada, South America, Africa & Middle East

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Description: America, Canada, South America, Africa & Middle East A large collection of prints from The Illustrated London News, The Graphic, Black and White and similar Periodicals relating to Americas including Jamaica, Cuba, Brazil, Mexico, Panama, Chile, and Egypt, Persia, Morocco, South Africa, Algeria, Rhodesia etc, sizes vary (circa 300)

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A collection of loose Prints, circa 17th-19th century,

Lot 20: A collection of loose Prints, circa 17th-19th century,

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Description: A collection of loose Prints, circa 17th-19th century, various subjects including Botanical, Topography, Sculpture, Architecture, Portraits, Decorative, Classsical etc. (circa 200)

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Venice

Lot 21: Venice

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Description: Venice Six small engravings and a lithograph hancoloured, various famous scenes framed as one, largest 14 x 10cm; with Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens coloured engraving published 1759 21 x 38cm (image); and one other print (3)

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Two Gwen Raverat impressions produced for the Fitzwilliam  Museum

Lot 22: Two Gwen Raverat impressions produced for the Fitzwilliam Museum

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Description: Gwen Raverat Nude by Stream; Trees by the River wood engravings 9 x 4.5cm and 7 x 10cm respectively later impressions produced for the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

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Three William Nicholson Alphabet prints

Lot 23: Three William Nicholson Alphabet prints

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Description: William Nicholson December; Q For Quaker; Rowing woodblock prints largest 27 x 22cm (3)

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Lot 24: A Portfolio to include: Illustrations of the Legends of Sleepy Hollow, designed and etched by Felix Darley; an etching of King Charl...

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Description: A collection of prints and engravings to include: Illustrations of the Legends of Sleepy Hollow, designed and etched by Felix Darley; an etching of King Charles II; an etching of Lord Thomas Fairfax; a Section and Elevation of the Nave and Western Towers of Westminster Abbey, an engineering drawing; Jack in Office; Distllateur d'eau de vie; anatomical engravings of bodies and figures

Condition Report: All unframed, various conditions.

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John Sell Cotman

Lot 25: John Sell Cotman

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Description: John Sell Cotman Ruined Gateway etching, 30 x 22cm (plate); I Mortimer Elegy, etching 1778, 30 x 20cm (plate); George Cruikshank Amusing allegorical figures, etching 1836, 20 x 25cm; and two others (5)

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P. C. Canot after T Allen The Great Harry engraving, 18th century 49.5 x 70cm (slightly trimmed)

Lot 26: P. C. Canot after T Allen The Great Harry engraving, 18th century 49.5 x 70cm (slightly trimmed)

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Description: P. C. Canot after T Allen The Great Harry engraving, 18th century 49.5 x 70cm (slightly trimmed)

Condition Report: The Great Harry - slightly trimmed and repaired

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John Boydell after B.Castiglione

Lot 27: John Boydell after B.Castiglione

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Description: John Boydell after B.Castiglione The Finding of Cyrus engraving published 1767 43.5 x 54cm (plate); with Anthony Walker after Holbein The Country Attorney and his Clients engraving published by Boydell 1764 43 x 54cm (visible); with P.Canot after Rosa di Tivoli The Goats Herd engraving published by Boydell 1776 30 x 37.5cm (plate) (3)

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R.Laurie after F.Wheatley

Lot 28: R.Laurie after F.Wheatley

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Description: R.Laurie after F.Wheatley The Full of the Honey-Moon; The Wane of the Honey-Moon mezzotints published R.Sayer 1789 each 60 x 45cm (visible) (2)

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Five French engravings and prints

Lot 29: Five French engravings and prints

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Description: Five French engravings and prints Port de Mer, after Wouvermens, 32 x 45cm (image) Imprisonment and Execution of Louis XVI, 20 x 27cm (image) (3) Arthur Thistlewood, Chef de la Conspiration [The Cato Street Conspiracy], lithograph, 30.5 x 31cm (visible) (5)

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Nathaniel Sparks (British, 1880-1957)

Lot 30: Nathaniel Sparks (British, 1880-1957)

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Description: Nathaniel Sparks (British, 1880-1957) Head of a Girl, 1927 etching, signed below in pencil 12 x 8.5cm (image); with Two other views of boats and barges by other hands etchings (3)

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§ Isidore Opsomer (Belgian, 1878-1967) Portrait of a man; portrait of a woman both signed

Lot 31: § Isidore Opsomer (Belgian, 1878-1967) Portrait of a man; portrait of a woman both signed

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Description: § Isidore Opsomer (Belgian, 1878-1967) Portrait of a man; portrait of a woman both signed photogravure, circa 29 x 22cm (2)

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[John Doyle]

Lot 32: [John Doyle] "HB"

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Description: [John Doyle] "HB" Collection of six handcoloured lithographic cartoons The Apparition; The Magic Shot; A Bit of a Row Amongst the Low Irish; Match Making; Mayday; Another Lamb or a Lion published by Thomas Mclean, circa 1830 largest 23 x 38cm (image)

Condition Report: all framed. one with light spotting others appear good.

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[John Doyle]

Lot 33: [John Doyle] "HB"

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Description: [John Doyle] "HB" A Collection of five handcoloured lithographic cartoons The Prophecy; Great Western General Book Office (uncoloured); The Last of the Boroughbridges; Unholy Allience; Fruit of a Radical Ministry published by Thomas Mclean, circa 1830; with After A. Sharpshooter The Cabinet Makers Complaint coloured etching published by J Gans, 1829; and one other, sizes vary, mostly circa 22 x 33cm (7)

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Joannes Volpato after Raphael,

Lot 33A: Joannes Volpato after Raphael,

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Description: Joannes Volpato after Raphael, The School of Athens hand coloured engraving, probably circa 1800 56.5 x 74cm (plate)

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Jean-Marie Nattier After Sir Peter Paul Rubens. The History of Marie de Medici from La Galerie du Palais de Luxembourg. Nine engravings

Lot 34: Jean-Marie Nattier After Sir Peter Paul Rubens. The History of Marie de Medici from La Galerie du Palais de Luxembourg. Nine engravings

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Description: Jean-Marc Nattier After Sir Peter Paul Rubens The History of Marie de Medici from La Galerie du Palais de Luxembourg, Nine engravings (from the set of twenty five), in modern burr-wood and ebonised frames, c. 51 x 35cm (plate)

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William Turvey and Others. Six coloured engravings of birds.

Lot 35: William Turvey and Others. Six coloured engravings of birds.

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Description: William Turvey and Others Plates from 'Book of Canaries and other Caged Birds' published by Cassells, circa 1880 six coloured engravings 33 x 22cm (visible) (some age discolouration, modern frames)

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Albany E. Howarth. The Ponte Vecchio, drypoint etching, 24 x 35.5cm; together with 2 Bartolozzi prints and 4 reproduction prints

Lot 36: Albany E. Howarth. The Ponte Vecchio, drypoint etching, 24 x 35.5cm; together with 2 Bartolozzi prints and 4 reproduction prints

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Description: Albany E. Howarth The Ponte Vecchio, Florence etching, 24 x 35.5cm (plate); together with Bartolozzi After Guercino Head of a Boy, 25 x 20cm (plate); A Queen with a bowl, 25 x 21cm (visible) stipple engravings; and Four black and white photographic reproductions of Alonso Sanchez Coello; Andrea Del Sarto; Nicolas Lancret; Meindert Hobbema, largest 23 x 16.5cm (7)

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Gabriel Perelle - Delices de Paris, series of engravings published circa 1660-80 (out of a much larger set) in two sizes

Lot 37: Gabriel Perelle - Delices de Paris, series of engravings published circa 1660-80 (out of a much larger set) in two sizes

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Description: Gabriel Perelle Delices de Paris, 8 engravings published circa 1660-80 (out of a much larger set) in two sizes, c.18.5 x 25cm (visible) and larger 34.5 x 42cm (visible)

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Moore and Williamson

Lot 38: Moore and Williamson

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Description: Moore and Williamson Going to the Derby, the Return from the Derby amusing broadsides for the "Morning Latest News" 90 x 62cm (overall) (some damage and staining with fold crease marks)

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Mortimer Menpes (1860-1938)

Lot 39: Mortimer Menpes (1860-1938)

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Description: Mortimer Menpes (1860-1938) A collection of ten etchings of Dutch river or canal scenes, all signed in pencil, some on watermarked paper, loose, largest 25 x 30cm (image) (10)

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James Abbott McNeil Whistler (American, 1834-1903)

Lot 40: James Abbott McNeil Whistler (American, 1834-1903)

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Description: James Abbott McNeil Whistler (American, 1834-1903) The Balcony, Amsterdam, 1889 etching on watermarked paper, printed by Nathaniel Sparks and inscribed in pencil to the lower margin by Rosalind Birnie Philip 'The second proof ... taken from the original plate with my authority', and overleaf inscribed to Sparkes from R[osalind] Birnie Philip, dated Oct 28th 1936 27 x 16.5cm (image; few fox marks mainly to right margin) Note: Rosalind Birnie Philip was Whistler's sister in law and inherited his estate.

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Leslie Moffat Ward (b.1888)

Lot 41: Leslie Moffat Ward (b.1888)

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Description: Leslie Moffat Ward (b.1888) Collection of etchings, including 11 signed by the artist, subjects include foreign views and Christmas greetings; and 3 others; (a few duplicates) sizes vary, largest 20 x 14.5cm (image, unframed)

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Malcolm Osborne (British, 1880-1963)

Lot 42: Malcolm Osborne (British, 1880-1963)

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Description: Malcolm Osborne (British, 1880-1963) Sawing the trunk etching, inscribed to Nathaniel Sparks 35 x 48cm (plate); with eight other various etchings by other hands, some inscribed to Sparks by the artists, including 3 duplicates by G.F.M.Cox; few others of smaller size (unframed)

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A collection of loose prints, engravings, and ephemera

Lot 43: A collection of loose prints, engravings, and ephemera

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Description: A collection of loose prints, engravings, and ephemera Most 18th century and 19th century, including a passport dated 1819 for Lady Katherine Howard and 4 servants, monochrome portrait of Peg Woffington after Arthur Pond, (24.5 x 20cm); pen ink study of a neoclassical urn on stand; small portraits, etc (sizes vary, a box)

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A folder of loose prints, mainly 19th century

Lot 44: A folder of loose prints, mainly 19th century

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Description: A folder of loose prints, mainly 19th century Including architectural subjects, topography and three mezzotint portraits, condition and sizes vary

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A Collection of loose prints and engravings,

Lot 45: A Collection of loose prints and engravings,

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Description: A Collection of loose prints and engravings, mainly 19th century book plates, including some European views in mounts (many hundreds)

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Jean- Louis Forain (1852-1931)

Lot 46: Jean- Louis Forain (1852-1931)

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Description: Jean- Louis Forain (1852-1931) Council and Accused coloured mezzotint 45 x 58cm (image)

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Basilius Besler (1561-1629)

Lot 47: Basilius Besler (1561-1629)

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Description: Basilius Besler (1561-1629) Arbor Vitae; Prunella: Chamepitis; Guaiacana; Ligustrum two hand coloured engravings, with neat contemporary manuscript notes 47 x 39.5cm (plate)

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R G Reeve after F C Turner

Lot 48: R G Reeve after F C Turner

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Description: R G Reeve after F C Turner Set of 4 Hawking Scenes coloured engravings published by I W Laird 1839 48 x 33cm (visible) (4)

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