Hand-colored copperplate engravings after Frederick Bell. London: John Weale, 1844. Some foxing and light staining, mostly confined to the large margins. The sheets measure 20" x 14;" the plate-marks are 10" x 8." Sold as a pair.
Hand-colored Aquatint Engraving by Thomas Sutherland, after painting by Whitcombe. Lightly toned. Sheet measures 6 1/4" x 8 7/8."
Full Title: "The Right Hon. Gertrude Viscountess Villiers." Engraving after F. Calze, published April 20, 1773, London. Bold Mezzotint engraved portrait with a few wrinkles in the central top portion, probably caused from having been rolled. The plate mark was impressed strongly into the paper, causing some splitting along the platemark; there are also some old tape repairs along these splits. Sheet measures 22" x 16 1/2."
Original Woodblock Print from the "Illustrated London News" on January 23, 1858. Nice condition overall. Sheet measures 10 7/8" x 15 3/4."
Etching on laid paper. Published in 1904 by G. P. Putnam's Sons. There is a poke in the upper left-hand corner of image and an inch-long glass scratch and three or four pin-size scratches in the upper blank area inside the platemark. Sheet measures 17 1/8" x 13 3/4;" matting is 18 3/4" x 13 3/4."
Light toning; good condition overall. Sheet measures 14 3/4" x 11 1/2;" matting is 19" x 16."
"Expedition of Damietia," "Liberty of Conscience," & "Virgin of Dordrecht." Three hand-colored etchings published by John Weale, London, 1845. Very clean overall, with light foxing. Each sheet measures 20 3/4" x 13 5/8;" plate mark is 13" x 7 1/4." All three sold together.
Two hand-colored botanical engravings, "Nila Hummatu" and "Perim-Kara," from Hortus Indicus Malabaricus, Amsterdam, 1678-1703. Engravings on laid paper, both printed as double pages with vertical folds in the center. There is a diagonal crease running along the top edge of "Perim-Kara" starting 1 1/2" down on the right side over the left corner ending above the plate mark. Each print measures 15" x 18." Sold as a pair.
Signed 'G. Cruikshank del' in the lower left-hand margin. This work was formerly matted, and the glue residue remains in the margins. Small areas of the top surface of the paper pulled up in a couple of spots; one affects the lower portion of the 'C' in Cruikshank. Measures 7 1/4" x 9 5/8;" image alone is 6 1/8" x 8 1/4."
Original hand-colored lithograph after F. F. Palmer, ca. 1860. Toned overall with staining and small tears in the margins. Measures 15 1/2" x 18."
By Claude G. Bowers, With Illustrations. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, The Riverside Press Cambridge, 1925. Bound in navy blue Morocco leather; gilt-ruled and decorated, moire cloth inside front and rear covers and on first and last page. 8 3/4" tall.
London: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1911. 3/4 Vellum and white buckram bound with gilt ruling on front and back. The spine has gilt ruling, leaves, vines and hearts with a green label on the front cover with a presentation label in green and gilt: 'To Mrs. J. W. C. Macpherson In Memory Of A Kind Act.' This is a signed binding by T. Maskew Miller, Capetown. 7 1/4" tall.
London: Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1849. Full deep navy Morocco leather, gilt-tooled front and back; all edges gilt with raised hubs on spine with six gilt-tooled compartments. 7" tall.
With a preface by the Rev. T. S. Grimshawe, A. M. A New Edition; London: William Tegg & Co., 1853. Full red Morocco leather, handsomely gilt-tooled prize binding with all edges gilt. 'Coopers Company School' gilt emblazoned emblem on front cover and presentation label to Master Walter J. Cruickshank for his General Proficiency, 1856. 6 1/2" tall.
Philadelphia: H. C. Peck a Theo Bliss, 1853. Full purple leather binding, elaborately gilt-tooled overall on front, back and spine; all edges gilt. Illustrated throughout with some foxing. 8" tall.
Weisbaden, Schellenbergschen Hofbuchdruckerei, ca. 1800. Full black leather binding, gilt-ruled front and back with gilt-tooling and blind-stamped decoration on front, back and spine; raised hubs and five compartments on spine with ownership or binder's name at bottom of spine: 'El. Hannkammer.' All fore-edges gilt; moire endpapers. 6 7/8" tall.
Full Title: "Neuf Ans De Souvenirs D'Un Ambassadeur D'Autriche A Paris, Sous Le Second Empire 1851-1859" by Alexandre De Hubner. Two Volumes; Paris: Plon-Nourrit Et Cie, 1904. Bound in green 3/4 Morocco leather and marbled boards, gilt-ruled front, back and spine; gilt decorations in five compartment on spine with raised hubs. The bookplate of 'Constance E. Borland The Lea' inside each book. 9 1/8" tall.
Translated from the original by Charles R. Sumner from the London edition. Volume One only. Boston: Cummings, Hilliard and Co., 1825. Bound in full original mottled calf, with gilt ruling and decoration on spine, with red and green labels, sponge-decorated fore-edges. The binding is worn but tight; hinges are intact. This is from the Joseph Blount Cheshire Jr. (Episcopal Bishop of North Carolina, 1893-1932) Estate; his signature is on two pages. 9" tall.