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  • Life in London by Pierce Egan

    Life in London by Pierce Egan

    £1,500 Stock code: P00568
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    Life in London by Pierce Egan

    The names are Tom and Jerry are these days synonymous with the cat and mouse cartoons of 1940s, but to a nineteenth century ear, whether Regency or Victorian, they belonged to the rakish Corinthian Tom and his cousin from the country Jerry Hawthorne who, along with their friend Bob Logic, roamed the streets of the capital in search of a good time in Egan’s boisterous comic serial Life in London.

    Described as ‘a faithful Portraiture of High & Low Life’ from the West End to the East End, Pierce Egan’s comical monthly was one of the popular sensations of its day. The central characters, Tom, Jerry and Logic were well-heeled young men about town, keen to see ‘a bit of life’ in the poorer districts of London. Their escapades and misadventures were largely autobiographical, being drawn from the lives of Egan himself and his illustrators, George and Robert Cruikshank and Isaac Richard.

    One of the key achievements of Egan’s Life in London was using contemporary slang as the basis of its style. As a result of the success of Life in London, the names Tom and Jerry became proverbial for young men causing disorder.

    Dimensions: 24cm (9½") High, 16cm (6¼") Wide, 4cm (1½") Thick
    Stock code: P00568
    £1,500
  • Pair of green marble bookends,

    £240 per pair Stock code: 78546
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    Pair of green marble bookends,

    each pair of the polished book-ends, rectangular in section and with mouldings to the top edge,
    Dimensions: 28cm (11") High, 14cm (5½") Wide, 6cm (2¼") Thick
    Stock code: 78546
    £240 per pair
  • Lives of the Queens of England from the Norman conquest,-0

    Lives of the Queens of England from the Norman conquest,

    £195 Stock code: 77401
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    Lives of the Queens of England from the Norman conquest,

    Six volumes. Covered in marbled paper with tan leather spines and corners, in fair but clean condition with rubbing to edges.
    Dimensions: 18.5cm (7¼") High, 13cm (5") Wide, 4cm (1½") Deep
    Stock code: 77401
    £195

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  • Antwerps and Suabians by Harrison Weir

    Nineteenth century framed pigeon chromolithographs,

    £90 each Stock code: p01024 L
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    Nineteenth century framed pigeon chromolithographs,

    original chromolithographs based on the drawings of Harrison Weir, published by George Routledge and Sons, circa 1875. 'Antwerps. Suabians'.
    Dimensions: 25cm (9¾") High, 20cm (7¾") Wide, 1.5cm (0½") Deep
    Stock code: p01024 L
    £90 each
  • Blue Brunswicks and Black Priests by Harrison Weir

    Nineteenth century framed pigeon chromolithographs,

    £90 each Stock code: p01024 M
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    Nineteenth century framed pigeon chromolithographs,

    original chromolithographs based on the drawings of Harrison Weir, published by George Routledge and Sons, circa 1875. 'Blue Brunswicks. Black Priests.'
    Dimensions: 25cm (9¾") High, 20cm (7¾") Wide, 1.5cm (0½") Deep
    Stock code: p01024 M
    £90 each
  • William Smellie Natural History copper-engravings,

    £165 each Stock code: P00964 plate 35
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    William Smellie Natural History copper-engravings,

    Based on the worked of Georges Louis LeClerc, Count of Buffon, these original copper-engraved natural history engravings feature original hand-colour.. Framed in faux bamboo moulding. 'Plate 35'.
    Dimensions: 29cm (11½") High, 23cm (9") Wide, 2.5cm (1") Deep
    Stock code: P00964 plate 35
    £165 each
  • Butterflies and Beetles. Original chromolithographic prints,-0

    Butterflies and Beetles. Original chromolithographic prints,

    £55 each Stock code: P00759 C
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    Butterflies and Beetles. Original chromolithographic prints,

    Framed.
    Dimensions: 25cm (9¾") High, 19.5cm (7¾") Wide
    Stock code: P00759 C
    £55 each