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copperplate engraver, Water colorist, b. 1791 - d. 1862

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      • JOHN CURTIS (UK, 1791-1862)
        Jan. 24, 2024

        JOHN CURTIS (UK, 1791-1862)

        Est: $200 - $300

        JOHN CURTIS (UK, 1791-1862) Plates 276 (Aug 1, 1825); 530 (Jan 1, 1835); 539 (Mar 1, 1835) from "British Entomology", handcolored engravings from a series of 770 plates by John Curtis illustrating insects native to the British Isles. Curtis, best known for his botanical illustrations in Curtis"s Botanical Magazine (no relation to the publisher), was also an avid student of entomology. In these prints he combines both interests by accurately and beautifully portraying insects in a botanical setting. Housed in fauz bamboo frames under glass, OS: 11 3/4" x 8 1/2", SS: 8" x 4 3/4".

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      • CURTIS, John (1791-1862) A Guide to an Arrangement of British Insects. Lon
        Jul. 12, 2023

        CURTIS, John (1791-1862) A Guide to an Arrangement of British Insects. Lon

        Est: £1,000 - £1,500

        CURTIS, John (1791-1862) A Guide to an Arrangement of British Insects. London: printed for the...

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      • CURTIS, John (1791-1862) British Entomology. London: Richard & John E. Tay
        Jul. 12, 2023

        CURTIS, John (1791-1862) British Entomology. London: Richard & John E. Tay

        Est: £2,500 - £3,500

        CURTIS, John (1791-1862) British Entomology. London: Richard & John E. Taylor for the author,...

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      • Curtis (John) British Entomology, vol.1 only in original 12 parts, Printed for the author, 1824.
        Jul. 05, 2023

        Curtis (John) British Entomology, vol.1 only in original 12 parts, Printed for the author, 1824.

        Est: £200 - £300

        Curtis (John) British Entomology, vol.1 only in original 12 parts, 50 engraved plates, all but 5 (those in part 1) hand-coloured, some light offsetting, uncut in original printed wrappers, a few covers detached and some spines worn, but generally an excellent set, 8vo, Printed for the author, 1824.

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      • Curtis (John) Farm Insects: being the Natural History and Economy of the Insects Injurious to the Field Crops, first edition, 1860 & others on insects (c.50)
        Jul. 05, 2023

        Curtis (John) Farm Insects: being the Natural History and Economy of the Insects Injurious to the Field Crops, first edition, 1860 & others on insects (c.50)

        Est: £200 - £300

        Curtis (John) Farm Insects: being the Natural History and Economy of the Insects Injurious to the Field Crops, first edition, 16 hand coloured engraved plates, illustrations, occasional spotting, Edward Parfitt's copy with his signature, contemporary half calf, spine gilt, 1860 § Newman (Edward) A Familiar Introduction to the History of Insects, wood-engraved illustrations, later half morocco, spine gilt, t.e.g., spine faded, 1841 § Edwards (James) The Hemiptera-Homoptera (Cicadina and Psyllina) of the British Islands, 30 lithographed plates, 28 hand-coloured, original cloth, 1896 § Stephens (James Francis) Bibliotheca Stephensiana; being a Catalogue of the Entomological Library..., contemporary marbled wrappers, spine torn and frayed, 1853 § Hagen (H.A.) Bibliotheca Entomologica, 2 vol. in 1, facsimile reprint, original cloth, 1960 § Joy (Norman H.) A Practical Handbook of British Beetles, 2 vol., facsimile reprint, original boards, dust-jackets, together in original publisher's cardboard slip-case, 1976, plates and illustrations, the first four a little rubbed; and c.45 others on insects, 8vo & 4to (c.50)

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      • Curtis (John) British Entomology, vol.1 only in original 12 parts, Printed for the author, 1824.
        Mar. 30, 2023

        Curtis (John) British Entomology, vol.1 only in original 12 parts, Printed for the author, 1824.

        Est: £400 - £600

        Curtis (John) British Entomology, vol.1 only in original 12 parts, 50 engraved plates, all but 5 (those in part 1) hand-coloured, some light offsetting, uncut in original printed wrappers, a few covers detached and some spines worn, but generally an excellent set, 8vo, Printed for the author, 1824.

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      • JOSEPH BOZE - Copper plate with the portrait of Queen Marie Antoinette of France
        Jul. 05, 2022

        JOSEPH BOZE - Copper plate with the portrait of Queen Marie Antoinette of France

        Est: €200 - €400

        AFTER JOSEPH BOZE Martigues, France 1745 - 1826 JOHN CURTIS sculpt United Kingdom 1791 - 1862 Copper plate with the portrait of Queen Marie Antoinette of France copper plate Signed and titled Measurements 430 x 315 mm plate

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      • Ophthalmology.- Curtis (John Harrison) A Treatise on the Physiology and Diseases of the Eye, second edition, 1835 & others (10)
        May. 05, 2022

        Ophthalmology.- Curtis (John Harrison) A Treatise on the Physiology and Diseases of the Eye, second edition, 1835 & others (10)

        Est: £200 - £300

        Ophthalmology.- Curtis (John Harrison) A Treatise on the Physiology and Diseases of the Eye, second edition, half-title, 2 hand-coloured stipple-engraved plates, one with overlay revealing veins, nerves etc. beneath, 6pp. publishers' catalogue at end, later ink inscription to front free endpaper, original cloth-backed boards, paper label (chipped), rubbed, 1835 § Guthrie (G.J.) A Treatise on the Operations for the Formation of an Artificial Pupil, only separate edition, 2 engraved plates at end (one of instruments), heavily foxed, light water-staining at beginning, old ink stamp to foot of title, modern calf-backed boards, uncut, 1819 § Bowman (W.) Lectures on the...Operations on the Eye..., first edition, presentation copy from the author inscribed on half-title, illustrations, 16pp. publishers' catalogue at end, lightly browned, original blind-stamped cloth, rubbed, rebacked preserving old spine, 1849; and 7 others on the eye, 8vo (10)

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      • Curtis John
        Nov. 17, 2021

        Curtis John

        Est: CHF240 - CHF300

        "Curtis' Botanical Prints". Drei Kupferstiche koloriert. 1794, 1822 bzw. 1826. Aus "Curtis' Botanical Magazine". Herausgegeben von Samuel Curtis. Gerahmt unter Passepartout. Bildmasse 21 cm × 13 cm Dabei kolorierter und gerahmter Kupferstich "Papaver rhoeas L."

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      • Insects.- Curtis (John) British Entomology..., 8 vol., 770 hand-coloured engraved plates, handsome contemporary dark blue morocco, gilt, 1862.
        Mar. 25, 2021

        Insects.- Curtis (John) British Entomology..., 8 vol., 770 hand-coloured engraved plates, handsome contemporary dark blue morocco, gilt, 1862.

        Est: £1,500 - £2,000

        Insects.- Curtis (John) British Entomology; being Illustrations and Descriptions of the Genera of Insects found in Great Britain and Ireland, 8 vol., 770 hand-coloured engraved plates (including 205*), many by the author, some heightened with gum arabic, plates renumbered in pencil and with old ink manuscript index of numbering loosely inserted, plates clean and bright but occasionally offset, one or two leaves lightly browned, bookplates of J.C.R.McDonagh and book-label of Gwyneth Anne Kenney, handsome contemporary dark blue morocco, gilt, by H.Stamper, spines gilt in compartments, g.e., vol.1 with lower joint cracked, [Nissen ZB1 1000], 8vo, 1862. ⁂ A magnificent set of this work depicting the insects alongside flowers or plants. Each plate includes a representation of a British native plant, and in many cases the various juvenile stages of the insect. The work was originally issued in parts with the plates issued numerically rather than systematically by order and family, as here.

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      • CURTIS, John. Shipwreck of the Stirling Castle, containing a faithful narrative of the dreadful sufferings of the crew and the cruel murder of Captain Fraser by the savages... to which is added the narrative of the wreck of the Charles Ea…
        Nov. 29, 2020

        CURTIS, John. Shipwreck of the Stirling Castle, containing a faithful narrative of the dreadful sufferings of the crew and the cruel murder of Captain Fraser by the savages... to which is added the narrative of the wreck of the Charles Ea…

        Est: $500 - $600

        CURTIS, John. Shipwreck of the Stirling Castle, containing a faithful narrative of the dreadful sufferings of the crew and the cruel murder of Captain Fraser by the savages... to which is added the narrative of the wreck of the Charles Eaton in the same longitude. London, 1838. Octavo, with engraved map and 7 engraved plates; contemporary half calf ( a little worn). Browning and foxing, as usual with this book.

        PETER ARNOLD PTY LTD
      • Curtis, John
        Jan. 15, 2014

        Curtis, John

        Est: £1,500 - £2,000

        Curtis, John British entomology. London: for the author, 1824-1839. Volumes 1-14 in 7, 8vo, and 8 issues in parts, 725 hand-coloured engraved plates (of the 770 in the complete set), 7 volumes bound in contemporary half calf, spines gilt, slightly rubbed, five volumes with joints splitting, 8 original parts in wrappers, apart from occasional faint offsetting very clean

        Lyon & Turnbull
      • Curtis, John
        Jan. 15, 2014

        Curtis, John

        Est: £300 - £400

        Curtis, John Shipwreck of the Stirling Castle. London: George Virtue, 1838. 8vo, frontispiece, map and 6 plates, later half calf gilt, bookplate and blind-stamps of the Cruising Association, some light browning and slight spotting, occasional faint dampstaining, some minor repairs to plates, Cruising Association gilt stamps to covers and spine, rubbing

        Lyon & Turnbull
      • CURTIS, John (1791-1862). British Entomology . London: the author, 1826-1828. 21 parts, No. XXXIII September 1 1826 - No.LIII May 1 1828, 8° (250 x 161mm). 84 hand-coloured engraved plates. Original stitched buff wrappers. Provenance : 'W.B.H.'
        Apr. 08, 2009

        CURTIS, John (1791-1862). British Entomology . London: the author, 1826-1828. 21 parts, No. XXXIII September 1 1826 - No.LIII May 1 1828, 8° (250 x 161mm). 84 hand-coloured engraved plates. Original stitched buff wrappers. Provenance : 'W.B.H.'

        Est: £800 - £1,200

        CURTIS, John (1791-1862). British Entomology. London: the author, 1826-1828. 21 parts, No. XXXIII September 1 1826 - No.LIII May 1 1828, 8° (250 x 161mm). 84 hand-coloured engraved plates. Original stitched buff wrappers. Provenance: 'W.B.H.' (neat ink initials to upper wrappers). Nissen ZBI 1000. SHAW, George (1751-1813) and Frederick P. NODDER. The Naturalist's Miscellany. London: 1792. Part 1 only, 8° (260 x 162mm). 3 hand-coloured engraved plates. (Plates and text lightly creased.) Original stitched blue wrappers, uncut (a fraction soiled). Nissen IVB 869. LEWIN, William. The Insects of Great Britain. London: J. Johnson, 1795. 4° (281 x 205mm). English and French text. 36 hand-coloured engraved plates (only, of 46). (Occasional very light spotting and browning.) Contemporary drab boards, rebacked with green cloth spine (extremities rubbed covers lightly soiled). Sold w.a.f., not subject to return. (23)

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      • CURTIS, John (1791-1862). British Entomology; being Illustrations and Descriptions of the
        Apr. 13, 2006

        CURTIS, John (1791-1862). British Entomology; being Illustrations and Descriptions of the

        Est: £2,000 - £3,000

        CURTIS, John (1791-1862). British Entomology; being Illustrations and Descriptions of the Genera of Insects found in Great Britain and Ireland. London: printed for the Author, 1823-1840 [1824-39]. 8 volumes, 8°. 770 hand-coloured engraved plates, 3pp. subscriber's list in volume I (occasional very light even browning). Contemporary green morocco gilt (rebacked in calf, spine evenly faded). Provenance: Bernard Hartley (bookplate). FIRST EDITION. The plates are organised systematically by order and family, rather than numerically as issued. Each plate includes a representation of a British native plant, and in many cases the various juvenile stages of the insect. The author notes in the preface of the first volume that 'the plates of several of the early volumes for the greater part, and those of the last and a considerable part of the fifteenth were entirely my own engravings, and all the others were corrected and finished by myself: the drawings also are the effort of my pencil, and the articles and descriptions are my own writing; for any errors therefore I alone am accountable'. He goes on to note that by December 1839 the plates had 'already cost upwards of £3000'. Nissen ZBI 1000. With Curtis's Botanical Magazine (London, 1842, nos. CLXI-CLXVII of vol. XIV, nos. CLXXXI-CLXXXII, CLXXXIV-CLXXXVI of vol. XV, and nos. CXC-CXCII of vol. XVI only). (23)

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      • CURTIS,
        Nov. 22, 2002

        CURTIS,

        Est: $4,650 - $7,750

        John (1791-1862). British Entomology; being illustrations of the genera of insects found in Great Britain and Ireland, London: printed for the author, 1823-1840. 8 volumes, 8o (244 x 148mm.). 769 (of 770) hand-coloured engraved plates. (Lacking one plate and subscribers' list, occasional light spotting). Contemporary green half morocco, gilt-lettered spines, top edges gilt, others uncut. (Extremities rubbed). Provenance : Thomas A. Nelson (bookplates). FIRST EDITION. Brunet II, 447; Nissen ZBI 1000. (8).

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