Bewick, Thomas History of British Birds Newcastle: for Beilby & Bewick, 1797-1804, 2 volumes, 8vo, wood-engravings, contemporary half russia, some spotting, joints splitting; Bewick, T. A General History of Quadrupeds… fourth edition. Newcastle, 1800. 8vo, wood-engravings coloured by a later hand, contemporary calf, rebacked, head of spine rubbed; and 4 others (7)
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AN OPAQUE WHITE GLASS SCENT FLASK, LAST QUARTER OF 18TH CENTURY, painted with a winged insect above a floral bouquet, the reverse with rose, probably Beilby workshop, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. 7cm exc. stopperThe absence of a Condition Report does not imply that a lot is without imperfections. Please note carefully the exclusion of liability for the condition of lots contained in the Conditions of Sale.Good overall condition with frits noted to the sides, two small glaze chips noted to rim, some light rubbing to the enamel.
Bewick (Thomas). A General History of Quadrupeds, 2nd edition, Newcastle Upon Tyne: printed by and for S. Hodgson, R. Beilby & T. Bewick, 1791, numerous wood engraved illustrations and vignettes, modern half calf, marbled sides, 8vo, together with: Bewick (Thomas). History of British Birds (Land Birds only), volume 1 only (of 2), 2nd edition, Newcastle: printed by Sol. Hodgson, for Beilby & Bewick, 1797 [actually 1798], numerous wood engraved illustrations and vignettes, light dampstaining at foot of last few leaves, front blank with ownership signature Margaret Emma Kenyon, verso of front free endpaper with inscription 'Bought from William Cobbett at his shop The Bible & Crown, Pall Mall 1801. He brought this book with him from America when he came back to England...', front pastedown with armorial bookplate of Lord Kenyon, Baron of Gredington, Co. Flint, contemporary calf, gilt decorated spine and borders to boards, upper joint cracked, lower joint repaired, 8voQty: (2)NOTESHistory of Quadrupeds - Roscoe 2b, variant B. History of British Birds (Land Birds) - Roscoe 15c.
Bewick (Thomas). Figures of British Land Birds, to which are Added, a Few Foreign Birds, with their Vulgar and Scientific Names, vol. I [all published], Newcastle upon Tyne: Printed by S. Hodgson, for R. Beilby & T. Bewick, 1800, 134 leaves with wood engraved illustrations (with suppressed vignette on leaf 134 'without bars'), one or two light spots, modern half calf, marbled sides, 8vo, together with: Bewick (Thomas). History of British Birds (Land & Water Birds), 2 volumes, 3rd & 1st edition, Newcastle: Printed by Edward Walker, for T. Bewick, 1804, numerous wood engraved illustrations and vignettes, contemporary calf, gilt decorated spines with green morocco labels, 8voQty: (3)NOTESFigures of British Land Birds - Roscoe 16, variant A. History of British Birds (Land & Water Birds) - Roscoe 18c dated 1804, issued 1805; Roscoe 17d, variant D. Provenance: David R. Wilson (1926-2020), bookseller and secretary of the British Trust for Ornithology.
Bewick (Thomas). History of British Birds, Vol. 1, containing the History and Description of Land Birds, 2nd edition, Newcastle: Printed by Sol. Hodgson, for Beilby & Bewick, 1797 [actually 1798], numerous wood engraved illustrations and vignettes, without half-title, occasioal light spotting, edges untrimmed, modern calf, large 8vo (27.3 x 17.2 cm), together with: Bewick (Thomas) - Boyd (Julia, editor). Bewick Gleanings: being Impressions from Copperplates and Wood Blocks, engraved in the Bewick workshop, Newcastle Upon Tyne: Andrew Reid, 1886, large paper copy, engraved frontispiece, portrait plate, and wood engraved illustrations, top edge gilt, armorial bookplate of E.A. Mackie to front free endpaper, contemporary half morocco, extremities lightly rubbed, large 4to (large paper copy signed by the editor, limited edition 127 of 187)Qty: (2)NOTESBewick, Land Birds - Roscoe 15a, Imperial 8vo.
Miscellaneous - Travel, West (Rebecca), Black Lamb and Grey Falcon: The Record of a Journey through Yugoslavia in 1937, two-volume set, London: Macmillan & Co. Ltd., 1946, green cloth, d/j, 8vo, (2); Children's, Lang (Andrew, editor), The Yellow Fairy Book, illustrated, London: 1924, cloth, 8vo, (1); Provincial Imprint, Children's Mathematics, Walkingame (Francis), The Tutor's Assistant; Being a Compendium of Arithmetic [...], York: Thomas Wilson and Son, 1810, engraved fold-out chart, contemporary calf, 8vo, (1); Cartography, Paterson (Daniel), A New and Accurate Description of all the Direct and Principal Cross Roads in England and Wales [...], sixth edition, London: T. Carnan, 1784, two-page map, contemporary diced red calf covers only, 8vo, (1); Bartholomew's Handy Reference Atlas of London, sixth edition, Edinburgh: [n.d., c. 1930], colour maps, red cloth, 8vo, (1); "Geographia" Greater London Atlas [...], London: [n.d., c. 1930], colour maps, red cloth, 8vo, (1); Abbott (Jacob), History of Mary Queen of Scots, London: Thomas Allman, 1850, red pictorial cloth, all-edges gilt, small 8vo, (1); Bell's Edition, Poetical Works of William Shenstone, volume I only, London: 1784, additional double-page title, contemporary calf, 16mo, (1); Theology [Porteus] (Beilby, Late Lord Bishop of London), A Summary of [...] Christian Revelation, London: Rivington, 1814, contemporary Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge calf binding), their stamp, 8vo, (1); Lever (Charles) & Phiz (illustrator), Luttrell of Arran, London: Chapman and Hall, 1865, contemporary cloth, 8vo, (1); Charles Kinglsey, part-leather binding; The Antiquity of Hindu Medicine, second edition, London: 1927; Pont's British Character, 1948; The New Testament in Pitman Shorthand, London [n.d., c. 1880], black quarter-leather over cloth, 8vo; Neolithic Dew-Ponds and Cattle-Ways, second edition, 1907; angling/fishing; miniature prayer books; etc
A fine Beilby enamelled opaque twist wine glass, circa 1765The round funnel bowl painted in opaque white with a long-tailed 'fancy bird', possibly a peahen, one of its legs resting upon a ball, a tree to one side, an insect in flight to the reverse, on a double-series stem containing a pair of heavy spiral threads encircling a gauze corkscrew, over a conical foot, 14.8cm highFootnotes:ProvenanceWith Delomosne and Son, 20 March 1982An identical example was sold by Bonhams on 19 May 2010, lot 26. Another from the Jeffrey Rose Collection was sold by Sotheby's on 6 March 1978, lot 88 and is illustrated by Terence Woodfield, Beilby Enamelled Glass, in The Antique Dealer and Collectors Guide (September 1983), front cover. For two glasses painted with the same subject on ogee bowls see James Rush, The Ingenious Beilbys (1973), p.84, pl.44b and L M Bickerton, Eighteenth Century English Drinking Glasses (1986), p.338, no.1,104. Two further glasses with this subject on ogee bowls were sold by Bonhams, one from the Crabtree Collection on 16 December 2009, lot 68 and the other from the Meyer Collection on 1 May 2013, lot 69.For further information on this lot please visit Bonhams.com
A Beilby enamelled opaque twist wine glass, circa 1765The round funnel bowl painted with fruiting vine in opaque white, the double-series stem enclosing a pair of opaque white spiral tapes encircled by a fifteen-ply spiral band, on a conical foot 14.1cm highFootnotes:ProvenanceWith John A Brooks, Rothley, 22 September 1980For further information on this lot please visit Bonhams.com
A white opaque glass scent bottle c.1780-90, probably Beilby, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, of flattened pear shape, painted in black enamel with the name 'B * Walton', with a blue and puce foliate surround, the reverse with a colourful flower sprays, broken and restuck, 7.2cm. Cf: a similar scent bottle dated 1780 and with the initials A*B was sold by Christie's, The Parkington Collection Part I, 16th October 1997, lot 113. Another, dated 1785, is in the Corning Museum of Glass, accession no. 86.2.23.
HEADING The Andrew Rudebeck collection of glass. Lots 104 - 154A cotton stem goblet, English or Dutch, c.1765-70, with Beilby design engraving, the funnel shaped bowl wheel engraved with a fruiting vine and a butterfly, above an inverted baluster double series opaque twist stem, 19.5cm highCONDITION: Andrew Rudebeck collection.Condition - good condition
Sheila Fell R.A. (British, 1931-1979)Haystacks in Winter signed 'FELL' (lower right); further signed and titled 'HAYSTACKS IN WINTER/Sheila Fell' (on a label attached to the stretcher)oil on canvas101.7 x 127 cm. (40 x 50 in.)Painted in 1961-2Footnotes:ProvenanceSir Stephen Timothy Beilby Forbes Adam, circa 1960, thence by family descentPrivate Collection, U.K.ExhibitedMiddlesbrough, Municipal Art Gallery, Paintings and Drawings by Sheila Fell, 28 April-26 May 1962, cat.no.6LiteratureCate Haste, Sheila Fell: A Passion for Paint, Lund Humphries, Farnham, 2010, p.68, pl.57 (col.ill)'In Haystacks in Winter the lines are flowing, the snow luminous, and the shapes in warmer tones of rich orange-browns are rounded, humped and almost animate under a menacing, turbulent sky' (Cate Haste, Sheila Fell: A Passion for Paint, Lund Humphries, Farnham, 2010, p.67)We are grateful to Professor Andrew Bradley for his assistance in cataloguing this lot. Professor Andrew Bradley is currently preparing the forthcoming catalogue raisonné of the Artist's work and would like to hear from owners of any work by the Artist so that these can be included in this comprehensive catalogue. Please write to Professor Andrew Bradley, c/o Modern British and Irish Art, Bonhams, 101 New Bond Street London W1S 1SR or email email@example.comThis lot is subject to the following lot symbols: ARAR Goods subject to Artists Resale Right Additional Premium.For further information on this lot please visit Bonhams.com
Bewick (Thomas). History of British Birds (Land & Water Birds), 2 volumes, 2nd & 1st edition, Newcastle: Printed by Sol. Hodgson, for Beilby & Bewick, 1797-1804, numerous wood engraved illustrations and vignettes, without half-titles, some scattered light spotting, bookplates of Hanbury Barclay and Rissa 'Her Book' to front endpapers, contemporary dark green half calf, gilt decorated spines with maroon morocco title label to each, 8vo, together with: Ibid., A Supplement to the History of British Birds, Parts 1 & 2, (Land & Water Birds), Newcastle: Printed by Edward Walker for T. Bewick, 1821, numerous wood engraved illustrations and vignettes, bookplate Rissa 'Her Book' to upper pastedown, contemporary dark green half calf, gilt decorated spine with maroon morocco title label, slim 8voQty: (3)NOTESProvenance: David R. Wilson (1926-2020), bookseller and secretary of the British Trust for Ornithology. Land Birds - Roscoe 15e. Price 10s. 6d. in boards. Water Birds - Roscoe 17d, variant B. Price 12s. in boards. Supplement to Land Birds - Roscoe 25c. Supplement to Water Birds - Roscoe 27c.
THOMAS BEWICK: HISTORY OF BRITISH BIRDS, Newcastle, 1797-1804, 2 vols, vol 1 printed by Sol Hodgson for Beilby & Bewick and G C & J Robinson, London, vol 2 printed by Edward Walker for T Bewick and Longman & Rees, London, contemporary decorative calf gilt, morocco gilt spine labels, marbled end papers, all edges marbled, modern slip-cases (2)
Bewick (Thomas). History of British Birds (Land & Water Birds), 2 volumes, 1st edition, Newcastle: Printed by Sol. Hodgson, for Beilby & Bewick, 1797-1804, half-title to volume 1 and bound with A Supplement to the History of British Birds, Parts I & II (Land & Water Birds), [2nd edition], Newcastle, 1821 , numerous wood engraved illustrations and vignettes, some scattered light spotting, armorial bookplate of James Richard Wigram to upper pastedowns and his signature to upper blank margins of general titles to each volume, all edges gilt, 19th century calf by Francis Bedford, gilt decorated spines with contrasting morocco labels, upper joint of volume 1 & lower joint of volume 2 slightly cracked, 8voQty: (2)NOTESLand Birds - Roscoe 14b, price altered in manuscript from 13s to 18s. Water Birds - Roscoe 17b, variant A with vignettes at pp. 136, 269 & 359 in first state. Supplement to Land Birds - Roscoe 29b, includes green-headed bunting. Supplement to Water Birds - Roscoe 30b, includes young kittiwake.
A Beilby enamelled opaque twist wine glass, circa 1765The ogee bowl painted with fruiting vine in opaque white, set on a double-series stem containing a multi-ply corkscrew encircled by a pair of opaque white spiral tapes, over a conical foot, 14.4cm highFor further information on this lot please visit Bonhams.com
A large Beilby enamelled opaque twist goblet, circa 1765-70The curiously large bell bowl painted in opaque white with a border of flowerheads linked by scrolling leaves, the flowers including honeysuckle, carnation and a group of three auriculas, traces of gilding to the rim, on a double-series stem with a multi-ply corkscrew encircled by a pair of opaque white spiral tapes, over a conical foot, 19.8cm highFootnotes:A similar border occurs on a wine glass in the Corning Museum of Glass, illustrated by James Rush, A Beilby Odyssey (1987), p.71, pl.33c.For further information on this lot please visit Bonhams.com
Bewick (Thomas). A General History of Quadrupeds, 1st edition , Newcastle Upon Tyne: Printed by and for S. Hodgson, R. Beilby & T. Bewick, 1790, numerous wood engraved illustrations and vignettes, extra-illustrated with engraved portrait frontispiece (published Feb. 1, 1816 by T. McLean), small dampstain to title, light scattered spotting, all edges gilt (over earlier marbling), 19th-century red morocco, spine faded and slightly rubbed, 8voQty: (1)NOTESTHE DAVID WILSON LIBRARY OF NATURAL HISTORY PART II Roscoe 1b.
Bewick (Thomas). History of British Birds ... Vol I. ... Land Birds [Vol. II ... Water Birds], 2 volumes, 1st edition, Newcastle: Printed by Sol. Hodgson, for Beilby & Bewick; Edward Walker, for T. Bewick, 1797 & 1804, numerous wood engraved illustrations and vignettes, without half-titles, scattered light spotting, together with: Ibid. , The General History of Quadrupeds, 3rd edition, Newcastle Upon Tyne, 1792, wood engraved illustrations and vignettes, without half-title , light scattered light spotting, all in uniform contemporary diced calf, blind & gilt decorated spines, lightly rubbed to extremities, 8voQty: (3)NOTESTHE DAVID WILSON LIBRARY OF NATURAL HISTORY PART II Roscoe 14d, 17d, 3b.
* Beilby (William, c.1740-1819). View of Banks Fee House in Gloucestershire the Seat of John Scott Esq., pen, ink & monochrome watercolour on wove, watermark J. Whatman, lower blank margin with caption and armorial (slight cropping at foot), signed lower left, few horizontal creases, image size 365 x 325 mm, sheet size 430 x 370 mmQty: (1)NOTESThe renowned glass decorator William Beilby of Newcastle was also a recognised drawing master and topographical artist. Banks Fee House, at Longborough, near Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire was constructed for John Scott around 1760. A portrait of John Scott by the fashionable portraitist Pompeo Batoni, dated 1774 is held at the National Gallery, London.
Bewick (Thomas). History of British Birds, 2 volumes, 2nd edition, volume I, Newcastle: Sol. Hodgson for Beilby & Bewick; volume II, Edward Walker for T. Bewick, 1797 [i.e. 1798]-1804, plus A Supplement to the History of British Birds, 1st edition, Newcastle: Edward Walker for T. Bewick, 1821, half title to volume I, numerous wood-engraved illustrations by Thomas Bewick on thick wove paper, occasional minor spotting, slight toning to a few leaves towards end of volume II, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, 19th century green straight-grained morocco by Zaehnsdorf for Robert Tyndall Hamilton Bruce, his monogram, horse and thistle arms blocked in gilt on lighter green morocco onlays to covers, spines with lion rampant motifs in compartments, a little rubbed at spine ends, edges and upper joints of volume I, one or two bands rubbed, imperial 8vo (270 x 175 mm)Qty: (3)NOTESESTC T145499; Nissen IVB 95; Roscoe 15a; Freeman 306. Large paper copy, 2nd edition with price of one guinea for Land Birds and advertisement for the 4th edition of A General History of Quadrupeds. A handsome deluxe set, with the Supplement, bound for Scottish businessman and arts patron Robert Tyndall Hamilton Bruce (1846-1899).
Fine Georgian wine glass, the funnel bowl painted in the Beilby style with grapevines in white enamel, on a double series opaque twist stem, above a conical foot, circa 1770, 14.25cm heightCondition report: Good condition. Some light scratching commensurate with age, and a small natural air bubble fault by the footrim. Very minor enamel wear.
NO RESERVE Graphic Illustrations of Warwickshire, first edition, large paper copy, engraved frontispiece and 31 plates on India paper, some plates marginally browned and stained, others with some foxing, additional suite of the 32 plates, all proofs before letters on India paper, bound in at end, modern blue half morocco, gilt, folio, Birmingham, Beilby, Knott, and Beilby, 1829.⁂ A most handsome and special copy on the largest paper, measuring 480 x 285mm. (dwarfing other so-called large paper copies of 365 x 265mm.).
Lady Constance Wenlock (British, 1852-1932)Figures on a mountain path overlooking the plains, thought to be India signed and dated 'CWenlock/1894' (lower left)watercolour and bodycolour62 x 84cm (24 7/16 x 33 1/16in).Footnotes:Lady Constance was married to Beilby Lawley (1849 – 1912), third Baron Wenlock in 1872. She travelled throughout India whilst her husband served as governor of Madras from 1891-1896 and this watercolour is dated from this period. Lady Wenlock was much admired for her beauty, and devoted herself to writing poetry and painting, her works being exhibited at the Fine Art Society, Tooth's Gallery, the Royal Amateur Society and the New Gallery in Regent Street, in Europe in Paris and Florence, and, nearer to home, in Harrogate, York, Bath and Sunderland.For further information on this lot please visit Bonhams.com
Bewick, Thomas. History of British Birds, first edition in two volumes, Newcastle: Hodgson for Beilby & Bewick, 1797-1804, half crushed morocco bindings lettered in gilt with marbled endpapers. Together with A Supplement to the History of British Birds, two parts bound as one, Newcastle: Edward Walker, 1821, contemporary half-calf with green morocco title labels, marbled boards and marbled endpapers, including loosely inserted invoice from Robert D. Steedman (3)
MARY OF TECK: (1867-1953) Queen Consort of the United Kingdom 1910-36, wife of King George V. Ink signature ('Victoria Mary', as Princess) and inscription ('Dear Lady Wenlock, affectionately yours') on a slim oblong 12mo piece. Matted in gold and pale blue beneath a photograph of the Princess seated in a three quarter length pose and framed and glazed in a decorative gold coloured wooden frame to an overall size of 10 x 15. VG Lady Constance Mary Lascelles (1852-1932) Lady Wenlock, daughter of the Earl of Harewood and wife of Beilby Lawley (1849-1912) 3rd Baron Wenlock. British Soldier, Politician & Colonial Administrator who served as Governor of Madras 1891-96. Provenance: The vendor purchased the present signature from B. Altman & Co. in New York during the 1980s and it has not appeared on the market since.
A Beilby enamelled opaque twist wine glass, circa 1765The ogee bowl painted in opaque white with three floral and foliate swags, the double-series stem with two pairs of opaque white spiral threads encircled by a pair of five-ply spiral bands, over a conical foot, 14.9cm highThis lot is subject to the following lot symbols: *
A Beilby enamelled opaque twist wine glass, circa 1765The ogee bowl painted with fruiting vine in opaque white, set on a double-series stem enclosing a pair of opaque white spiral tapes encircled by two six-ply bands, over a conical foot, 15.1cm highThis lot is subject to the following lot symbols: *
Various engravers Graphic Illustrations of Warwickshire. Birmingham: Beilby, Knott and Beilby, 1829. Folio, leather-backed boards, upper board detached but present; 12 vignettes to text, 32 proof plates on India paper as called for, water-staining and foxing. First ed. Wickes, Charles Illustrations of the Spires and Towers of the Medieval Churches of England. William Mort and Ackermann & Co., 1853-4 & 1854-5. Folio (2 vols). Org. cloth; 26 and 24 plates. Roscoe, Thomas Wanderings in North Wales together with South Wales. Tilt, Simpkin & Co., 1836. 8vo (2 vols). Half plum morocco over marbled boards; 51 and 48 plates.
A brass four draw telescope by Bielby, Bristol formerly from the German Navy four masted training barque 'Pamir':, signed to draw as per title, 103cm extended, together with a framed black and white photograph of the ship, 11x15.5cm.*Notes- label to back of photograph frame 'Beilby four draw telescope. This instrument was acquired by a Torbay citizen from an officer of the German Navy sail training vessel Pamir in the early '50's when a courtesy visit was made there. Signed H Gordon Sheridan, Ship's officer London 1963'
Edith Corbet (British 1850-1920) The late Mrs. Charles Stuart-Wortley Oil on paper laid down to canvas 40.5 x 33.5cm (15¾ x 13 in.) Painted in 1879. Provenance: Gifted by the artist to Charles Beilby Stuart-Wortley, 1st and last Baron Stuart of Wortley after Beatrice Stuart-Worsley's (née Trollope) death in 1881 Thence by descent to Hon. Beatrice Susan Theodosia Gascoyne-Cecil (née Stuart-Wortley) Thence by descent to Robert Arthur Gascoyne-Cecil, Assistant to the Director of the Wallace Collection in 1946 Alice, daughter of Susan Charlotte Buchan, Baroness Tweedsmuir (née Grosvenor; 20 April 1882 - 21 March 1977) Thence by descent to the present owner Exhibited: London, Grosvenor Gallery, 1 May - 31 July 1883, no. 167 This work, depicting the late Mrs. Charles Stuart-Wortley, was hung in the East Gallery at the Grosvenor Gallery alongside an additional portrait by Mrs. Arthur Murch, Portrait of Lady Paget. These portraits were in good company alongside works by artists including Stanhope Forbes, Charles Napier Hemy and Heywood Hardy. Altogether Mrs Arthur Murch exhibited five works of art in the Grosvenor Gallery in the May exhibition of 1883. Edith Corbet (née Edenborough) formerly Edith Murch. Edith was born in Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia the second daughter and fifth child of Henry Edenborough and Margaret Stedman. The family originally from Leicestershire relocated to London and became successful silk merchants. Edith married Victorian painter and illustrator Arthur Murch with whom she moved to Rome and began painting with Giovanni Costa, leader of the Macchiaioli group. She frequently exhibited from 1880 to 1890 at the Grosvenor Gallery and the New Gallery. In 1891, after the death of her first husband, she married Matthew Ridley Corbet, one of the Macchiaioli group's leading members, after which she exhibited mainly at the Royal Academy, visiting Italy and living in London for the remainder of her life. Beatrice Stuart-Worsley (née Trollope) was the daughter of Thomas Adolphus Trollope and Theodosia Garrow. In 1880 she married Charles Beilby Stuart-Wortley, 1st and last Baron Stuart of Wortley (1851-1926), son of Rt. Hon. James Archibald Stuart-Wortley and Hon. Jane Lawley. Together they had one daughter Hon. Beatrice Susan Theodosia Stuart-Wortley (1881-1973). Beatrice Stuart-Worsley died on 26th July 1881. To be sold together with letters from (Mary) Rosalie Glynn Grylls (13 April 1905 - 2 November 1988), later Lady Mander to Robert Cecil and from Susan Charlotte Buchan, Baroness Tweedsmuir (née Grosvenor; 20 April 1882 - 21 March 1977) to Robert Cecil. Finally from, Charles Beilby Stuart-Wortley, 1st and last Baron Stuart of Wortley to his sister Mary Caroline Stuart-Wortley regarding an exhibition.
NO RESERVE Provincial Printing.- Brand (John) On Illicit Love. Written Among the Ruins of Godstow Nunnery, near Oxford, half-title, engraved title vignette by Ralph Beilby, coat-of-arms and name "Jos. Bell" in ink to half-title, also pencil inscriptions, ink manuscript calculations to final f. verso, foxing, soiling (most to peripheral ff.), half-title with nicks and closed tears, disbound, 4to, Newcastle upon Tyne, by T.Saint, for J.Wilkie and others, 1775.⁂Beilby was the first master of Thomas Bewick: the two later became business partners.
After George Romney (British 1734-1802)/Portrait of the Right Rev Beilby Porteous (1731-1808), Bishop of London/oil on canvas, 75cm x 62cm/Note: Dr Porteous used his position as Bishop of London to campaign for an end to the slave trade/Provenance: The Estate of the late Sir John and Lady Smith/see illustration CONDITION REPORT: Mid 19th Century copy, slightly dirty otherwise in good condition
London Printmakers.- A miscellaneous group of engravers' notices, book-illustrations and prints by men working in the circle of Thomas Bewick, including an engraving by Bewick's master and partner Ralph Beilby, four engravings by Bewick's contemporary William Croft, seven engravings by William Collard, a pencil drawing of a church by the engraver Robert Johnson, printed notices from the engravers Isaac Nicholson and J.A. Kidd, and a mixed group of 20 book illustrations, with some attributed to Thomas Bewick, but printed later, engravings, wood-engravings, various sizes, with detached upper cover that reads 'Bewick and/ his Pupils &c.', all unframed, [circa 1800 and slightly later] (c. 30)
The coronation coronet of a baron, a silver parcel gilt baron's coronet by Sebastian Garrard, London 1901, matted and chased with silver balls as 'pearls', ermine trim lacking and lined with a red velvet cap of maintenance with a gold braid finial, gilt stamped R. & S. Garrard & Co., approx. 10cm high, in a japanned tin case from H. Poole & Co. and brass nameplate engraved Rt. Honble. Lord Wenlock GCSI, GCIE, KCB. Named for Beilby Lawley, 3rd Baron Wenlock, GCSI, GCIE, KCB (1849 -1912). He was a soldier, Liberal politician and colonial administrator who was the Governor of Madras from 1891 to 1896. On his death he was succeeded by his brothers as 4th, 5th and 6th barons. Arthur Lawley, 6th Baron Wenlock, GCSI, GCIE, KCMG (1860-1932) was a colonial administrator who served variously as Administrator of Matabeleland, Governor of Western Australia, Lieutenant-Governor of the Transvaal, and also as Governor of Madras. His only son, Richard, died in a hunting accident. Upon his death the title became extinct. One of his daughters was Hon. Ursula Mary Lawley, later Lady Wraxall, wife of George Gibbs, 1st Baron Wraxall and mother of both 2nd and 3rd Barons.
The dress uniform tail-coat and overalls for a Vice Marshal of Her Majesty's Diplomatic Corps, 20th century, to include a court sword and scabbard by Wilkinson & Sons Ltd. London with leatherette protective sheath and with a silver-mounted ebonised cane with white silk tassle and a feather-mounted fore and aft cocked hat The accoutrements of Eustace Hubert Beilby Gibbs, 3rd Baron Wraxall, KCVO, CMG (1929 - 2017), He served as Her Majesty's Vice-Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps from 1982 to 1986.The Vice-Marshal is a member of the Royal Household, providing a connection between the Sovereign and the Heads of Diplomatic Missions in the UK. This includes liaising with diplomats and ambassadors in order to organise Royal audiences and ceremonies. This role was known as the 'Marshal of the Ceremonies' until 1920, when the offices of the Marshal and Vice-Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps were instituted
Royal Victorian Order, KCVO, Knight Commander's neck badge and breast star, in case of issue with corresponding documents (2) Eustace Hubert Beilby Gibbs, 3rd Baron Wraxall, KCVO, CMG (1929-2017) succeeded his brother, Richard Gibbs, 2nd Baron Wraxall, on 19 July 2001. In the 1986 New Year Honours he was appointed to the Royal Victorian Order as a Knight Commander.Queen Victoria instituted this Royal Order in her name in 1896 as a reward for services performed on her behalf. Now, the order is awarded for services to the Royal Family
The Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and St George, CMG, Companion's neck badge, silver gilt and enamel, in case of issue and corresponding documents Eustace Hubert Beilby Gibbs, 3rd Baron Wraxall, KCVO, CMG (1929-2017) succeeded his brother, Richard Gibbs, 2nd Baron Wraxall, on 19 July 2001. He was appointed to the Order of St Michael and St George as a Companion in the 1982 Birthday Honours.The Order of St Michael and St George was instituted by the Prince Regent, later King George IV, in 1818, and is awarded to those who rendered important services abroad, or in the Commonwealth. The enamelled centre of the medal depicts St George fighting the dragon to the front, and St Michael conquering Satan to the reverse
Bahrain, Order of Bahrain, type 1 with portrait of Sheikh Isa and inscription Allah - Al Watan - Al Emir - Al Bahrain, Third class neck badge, unmarked, in silver, with gilt and enamel centre, suspension ring set with six pearls, width 57.5mm, in Spink case of issue, with related fittings and wearing diagram, extremely fine and rare CATALOGUE NOTES: Awarded for military or diplomatic services, the Wisam al-Bahrein (Order of Bahrain), was instituted by Amir ‘Isa II bin Salman al-Khalifa in 1976. The present medal was likely awarded to Eustace Beilby Gibbs, 3rd Baron Wraxall, during his time Her Majesty's Vice-Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps during the 1980s
Bewick (Thomas). A History of British Birds, 2 volumes..., and a supplement, with additional figures, 2 volumes (Land Birds/Water Birds), Newcastle, Edward Walker, for T. Bewick and E. Charnley, 1821, numerous wood engraved illustrations by Thomas Bewick, occasional marks to margins, leaf Z2 in volume 1 with closed tear archivally repaired without loss, wide margins, partly untrimmed, contemporary diced half calf, later rebacks (endpapers replaced, with bookplates removed), large 8vo, together with A General History of Quadrupeds, 3rd edition, Newcastle upon Tyne, printed by and for S. Hodgson, R. Beilby, & T. Bewick, 1792, numerous wood engraved illustrations by Thomas Bewick, some scattered spotting, all edges gilt, contemporary polished full calf gilt, rubbed and a little wear to joints and head and foot of spine, with upper cover detached, contemporary bookplate of W. Combes to front pastedown, a wide-margined copy, 8vo, plus Boyd (Julia, editor), Bewick Gleanings: Being impressions from copperplates and wood bocks, engraved in the Bewick Workshop, remaining in the possession of the family..., to which are added, lives of Thos. Bewick and his pupils, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Andrew Reid, 1886, numerous wood engraved illustrations, top edge gilt, original publisher's crushed dark green half morocco, rubbed and some marks and light discolouration, contemporary bookplate of Rousdon, Devon to front pastedown, small 4to, limited Small Paper edition numbered 96 (possibly from an edition of 250), signed by Julia Boyd, and other Bewick related works, including Fables, by Walter Brown, with cuts by Thomas Bewick, S. Grosvenor, 1884, Iain Bain, The Watercolours and Drawings of Thomas Bewick and His Workshop Apprentices, 2 volumes, 1989, Memoir of Thomas Bewick Written By Himself 1822-1828, with an introduction by Selwyn Image, 1924, Bewick to Dovaston, Letters 1824-1828, edited by Gordon Williams, 1968, and another copy of Bewick's General History of Quadrupeds, 5th edition, 1807 (somewhat worn with upper cover missing), all 8vo/small 4to (Qty: 10)
Wilkins (John) An Essay Towards a Real Character, and a Philosophical Language, 2 parts in 1, first edition, imprimatur leaf, title with engraved armorial, two full-page engraved plates, engraved illustrations, two folding tables, slightly browned, occasional light spotting, armorial bookplate of Beilby Thompson of Escrick, contemporary calf, rebacked with the original spine laid down, corners bumped, [Wing W2196; Alston VII 290, noting that copies vary as to plates and tables], folio, John Martin Printer to the Royal Society, 1668.⁂ The first full exposition of universal language in English by the renowned mathematician and astronomer John Wilkins (1616-72), first Secretary of the Royal Society. This, his most important work, was prepared with the assistance of John Ray & Francis Willughby. It contains sections on the origin of languages and letters, the theory of grammar and phonetics and their relation to universal language, and the proposed alphabet for Wilkins's devised universal language."Beilby Thompson (1742-99), landowner and politician.
Bewick (Thomas) History of British Birds, Volume I containing the History and Description of Land Birds, Newcastle; Beilby & Bewick, 1797 [bound with] A Supplement to ... Part I .. Land Birds, Newcastle; Bewick and Charnley, 1821; Volume II containing the History and Description of Water Birds, Bewick, 1804, [bound with] A Supplement ... Part II .. Water Birds, Bewick and Charnley, 1821, first editions, first issues, two volumes, thin royal octavo, top edges gilt, full green morocco by Wright (Roscoe 14c, Variant A with correct Jug, Sea Eagle, Magpie and advert; Roscoe 17c, Variant A with correct first state vignettes)
Bible [English; Douai-Rheims version]. The New Testament of Jesus Christ ... the fourth Edition, enriched with Pictures, [Rouen:] John Cousturier, 1633, 6 full-page engravings depicting the evangelists, St Paul and St John the Apostle, woodcut initials and head- and tailpieces, lacking engraved title page, plate (depicting the Pentecost) and quire 2Y (comprising 4 index leaves), browning, a few marks, contemporary calf, rebacked and relined, worn, front joint cracked at foot, 4to (23.7 x 17.5 cm), together with: Bible [Welsh], Y Bible Cyssegr-lan; sef, yr Hen Testament a'r Newydd, London: Thomas Baskett, 1752, also including the Book of Common Prayer and the Psalms, lacking the Apocrypha, mild browning, a few 19th-century inscriptions including a genealogy, contemporary tree calf, early 19th-century tree calf, joints partially split but firm, 8vo, Bunyan (John), The Pilgrim's Progress from this World to that which is to come, Newcastle: M. Brown, 1786, engraved frontispiece by Ralph Beilby, spotting and browning, near-contemporary ownership inscriptions to frontispiece verso (showing through), title page and blanks, related newspaper clipping tipped to front pastedown, contemporary calf, red morocco label, some minor wear, 8vo Huntington (William), A Key to the Hieroglyphical Print of the Church of God, in her Fivefold State, 1st edition, for the author, 1791, contemporary tree calf, slightly rubbed, 8vo, [Molindes, Franz], Pietas quotidiania, erga divinissimum humani generis redemptorem, fidei authorem, salutis consummatorem, Jesus crucifixum, Wroclaw: Typis Academicis Collegii Societatis Jesus, 1738, old ink-stamp to title page, endpapers renewed, contemporary sprinled calf, 12mo (13.6 x 8 cm), and 1 other Darlow & Moule 370, Herbert 479 and STC 2946 for the first item; Darlow & Moule 9600 for the second (their copy also lacking the Apocrypha). ESTC traces one copy only for the Newcastle edition of Bunyan (Newcastle Central Library), and eight for the key to Huntington's popular engraving. OCLC locates one copy for this edition of the final item (Molindes), at the National Library of Poland. (6)
Elzevier.- Vossius (Gerardus Joannes) Harmoniæ Evangelicæ. De Passione, Morte..., title in red and black and with woodcut printer's device, woodcut head-pieces and decorative initials, occasional spotting, engraved armorial bookplate of Beilby Thompson, later panelled calf, sympathetically rebacked, rubbed, Amsterdam, Louis & Daniel Elzevier, 1656 § Lane (Noël de la), "Denis Raimond". Eclaircissement du fait et du sens de Jansenius, 3 parts in 1, title with woodcut printer's device, errata f. at end, Cologne [but Amsterdam], [Louis & Daniel Elzevier], 1660 bound with Lane (Noël de la), "Denis Raimond". Eclaircissement du fait et du sens de Jansenius IV Partie, title with woodcut printer's device, Cologne [but Amsterdam], [Louis & Daniel Elzevier], 1662, together the 4 parts in 1 vol., some foxing and spotting, contemporary calf, gilt spine in compartments and with red morocco label, joints splitting, but holding, corners worn, rubbed; and Corvinus, 1656 and Baudius, 1662, small 4to & 12mo (4)⁂ The second work of De la Lane (part IV) is rare. References: Willems 1209; 1262; 1195 and 1280.