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Antique Books 4
Booklet, The Queen, A Jubilee Narrative of Personal Incidents and Scenes in the Life of Queen Victoria
Soft cover Booklet, Two Hundred Thousandth Printing, London, SW Partridge and C.; 9 Patterson Row, EC; 16pp plus paper wraps; 1/2" missing from very bottom of front wrap; Overall good condition.
History of the Royal Residences of Windsor Castle, St. James Palace, Carlton House, Kensington Palace, Hampton Court, Buckingham House, and Frogmore.
Fine descriptions of Windsor Castle, St. James's Palace, Carlton House, Kensington Palace, Hampton Court, Buckingham House, and Frogmore. By. W. H. Pyne. Illustrated by one hundred highly finished and coloured engravings, fac-similes of original drawings by the most eminent artists. In three volumes. London, Printed for A. Dry, 1819. Eight parts in three large quarto volumes. Red Morocco with fancy gold lettering. Some shelf wear and other minor issues; see pictures. Not pristine, but a very worth set of a very rare issue.
The Microcosm of London
Ackermann, Rudolph | Combe, William | Pugin | Rowlandson
Book Description: London: R. Ackermann's Repository of Arts, 1808. Early Issue "Microcosm" in a Contemporary Binding ACKERMANN, R[udolph]. [The Microcosm of London; or, London in Miniature]. London: R. Ackermann's Repository of Arts, [1808-1810].First edition, early issue, with text watermarked 1806-1807 and plates watermarked 1805-1808 ). Three large quarto volumes (12 7/8 by 10 11/16 inches; 327 by 271 mm With 104 hand-colored aquatint plates, including fifty-four by J. Bluck, twenty-nine by J.C. Stadler, ten by T. Sutherland, ten by J. Hill, and one by Harraden, after Rowlandson and Pugin "original impressions of these splendid plates have a luminous quality entirely absent from later printings". Minor water issues on some pages of one volume, not affecting plates or text. Worst pages are pictured. For the most part, a wonderful and early set of Ackermann's best. These early sets often sell for $25,000
The History of the Abbey Church of St. Peter's Westminster, its Antiquities and Monuments
Printed for R. Ackermann, 101, Strand. First Edition. Two volumes., 1812. Large Folio. Tissue guards to most plates. Some scuffing to decorated boards; very minor issues where covers fold. Nice Issue as found.
Engraving, Declaration of Independence
From Barnard's New Complete and Authentic History of England
Circa 1781 to 1783 - SOLD
Dimensions: 12.75 by 18-inches framed, sight size: 8.25 by 13.5-inches.
Framed and in acid free mats, very good condition with some very light stains and a repaired tear at the top. Not examined out of the frame.
913-57 - SOLD
Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington Magnificent Broadside
The Duke of Wellington's Funeral
Original 1852 "Duke of Wellington's Funeral" Broadside. One page, 11-inches by 17.5-inches, np, 1852. From "The Times" in upper left hand corner; "Sat, Nov 6, 1852 in upper right" This broadside features the "Official Programme" for the public funeral of the late, "Field Marshal Arthur Duke of Wellington." The three-column text includes the order of the funeral procession. . The broadside is in very fine condition; some light fading and rubbing of the black has occurred. There is some folding at the borders that can be flattened into place, and some light staining at the top. Overall, very good condition ready for framing. Rare survivor.
An Elaborate Panoramic View of the Entire Funeral Procession of the Duke of Wellington
Henry Alken and George Augustus Sala
London, Ackermann, 1852
Continuous strip view, measuring 5.5-inches tall (image size just over 5-inches) by approximately 804" long, folding into 56 panels. Captioned at the foot with list of names, regiments, etc. in the procession. One panel folds upwards to depict the funeral car. Hand-colored aquatint. In original oblong red cloth folder, 5.5-inches by 14.5-inches, gilt-lettered. Publisher's advertisement affixed to rear inside cover. First Edition.
Wonderfully detailed and hand-colored panorama, over 65 feet in length. Captioned at the foot with list of names, regiments, etc. in the procession. This is the longest continuous strip view listed by Abbey, out-distancing the one produced for Queen Victoria's coronation by about seven feet. The original price was 2 pounds, 2 shillings. Abbey 597. Overall extremely good, in reparable original folder and the contents near fine. Exceptional and Rare as found. Front cover detached. All panels present, but are have been detached in some places. Colors are vivid and spectacular.
Leaves From The Journal of Our Life in The Highlands, from 1848 to 1861. To which are Prefixed and Added Extracts from the same Journal giving an Account of Earlier Visits to Scotland, and Tours in England and Ireland, and Yachting Excursions.
VICTORIA, [Queen] HELPS, Arthur, Editor. HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT MILITARY INSCRIPTION FROM QUEEN VICTORIA TO LORD KITCHENER IN RECOGNITION FOR HIS VICTORY IN KHARTOUM.
Book Description: London: Smith, Elder, and Co., 1884. Boldly inscribed by Queen Victoria in "To Lord Kitchener of Khartoum / Sirdar of the Egyptian Army/ from / Victoria Reg / Nov 1 1898";. Finely bound in original full green morocco with gilt raised bands, titles and decoration to spine; gilt rule to boards with corner pieces; marbled end papers; all edges gilt. With numerous black and white and colour illustrations.
Lord Kitchener is known primary as the Moustached Recruiting Poster in WWI England, calling Europe to Arms against the Germans. Perhaps the most important and recognizable British Military Figure in the last 200 years.
Kitchener won national fame on his second tour in the Sudan (1886-1899), being made Aide de Camp to Queen Victoria and collecting a Knighthood of the Bath. After becoming Sirdar of the Egyptian Army he headed the victorious Anglo-Egyptian army at the Battle of Omdurman on September 2, 1898, a victory made possible by the massive rail construction program he had instituted in the area.
Kitchener quite possibly prevented war between France and Britain when he dealt firmly but non-violently with the French military expedition to claim Fashoda, in what became known as the Fashoda Incident.
He was created Baron Kitchener, of Khartoum and of Aspall in the County of Suffolk, on 18 November 1898 as a victory title commemorating his successes, and began a programme restoring good governance to the Sudan. The programme had a strong foundation based on education, Gordon Memorial College being its centrepiece, and not simply for the children of the local elites - children from anywhere could apply to study.
Memorials to Kitchener's long life of substantial accomplishments led to tributes worldwide, including the renaming of towns, hospitals, campaigns, etc. He is no less important to Britain and the world than Grant is to the United States. A most historically important gift involving two major players on the world scene.
Sketches and Hints on Landscape Gardening.
Collected from designs and observations now in the posession of the different noblemen and gentlemen, for whose use they were originally made. The whole tending to establish fixed principles in the art of laying out ground
REPTON, Humphry (1752-1818)
First Edition, London; 1794 - SOLD
An excellent example Humphry Repton's standard on Landscape Gardening. Similar Examples can currently be found offered at $35,000 and $27,500, with no others currently found. The interior of this book is complete with the 19 overslips, and is rarely found in this condition, or this complete. Excellent addition to any advanced library as is, or for those who accept of prefer restoration, there will never be a better candidate.
Book Description: London: printed by W. Bulmer & Co., sold by J. & J. Boydell and G. Nicol, . Oblong folio. (10 1/4 by 14 inches). 10 hand-coloured aquatints engravings (1 folding, 3 double-page), each with one or more overslips, and 6 aquatint plates printed in black with a single tint added (4 with one or more overslips), 2 wood-engraved illustrations, 1 wood-engraved tailpiece. First edition of the first of Repton's three great works on landscape gardening. Humphry Repton was the main successor to Lancelot 'Capability' Brown as an improver of grounds for the English gentry in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century. He was particularly noted for his 'Red Books'. These were produced for each individual client and were made up from a manuscript description of his proposed improvements bound with Repton's own watercolour drawings of the grounds, with his proposed alterations displayed on an overlay. The present work is made up to a large degree of extracts from the 'Red Books' of 57 houses, which Repton had been called upon to 'improve'. A list of these houses, their location and their owners is given in a valuable two-page list towards the front of this volume. The work is broken down into various chapters: 'Concerning Buildings', 'Concerning Water', 'Concerning Approaches', etc. In each chapter Repton selects the relevant section from each 'Red Book' that is helpful to the point he is trying to make. In addition to the specific ideas that he is trying to convey, Repton also enters the fray on behalf of 'Capability' Brown.
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ACD - SOLD