Grosvenor Prints is pleased to present our special listing for Firsts London’s rare Book Fair: Catalogue 128!
Horatio Gates Esq.r Major General of the American Forces. London: Publish’d as the Act directs, 2nd Jan.y 1778, by John Morris. Extremely finely coloured mezzotint. 355 x 250mm (14 x 9¾”), large margins. Three-quarter length portrait of American General Horatio Gates (1728-1806) in uniform. Under Gates’ left hand is a copy of the ‘Articles of Convention between Gen.l Gates & Gen.l Burgoyne’. [Ref: 60431] £2,600.00
[10 topographical gouaches of Sicily.] T:o R:o. [n.d., c.1820.] Ten fine gouaches on card, titled in old ink mss. on reverse. Each sheet c. 110 x 140mm (4¼ x 5½”. Seven cards with some oxidation of colour; seven cards with remains of album paper partially over titles. Ten finely-executed gouache views of Sicily: three of Palermo, three of temples in Agrigento (here called by the Sicilian name Girgenti), Catania (with Etna smoking in the background), Syracuse, Messina and the Doric temple of Segesta. [Ref: 60250] £1,900.00
The Tenth of August 1793. J. Zoffany Esq.r Pinx.t R.A. R. Earlom Sculp.t. Published as the Act directs Jan.y 1795 by J.Zoffany, N.o 7, Bennet Street, S.t James’s. Mezzotint, sheet 570 x 680mm (22½ x 26¾”). Trimmed to plate, folding crease in the middle. Tears and creases. Damaged image of this rare and large mezzotint. A scene depicting the events of the insurrection of August 10, 1792 (not 1793, as the title) during the French Revolution, when armed revolutionaries in Paris, increasingly in conflict with the French monarchy, stormed the Tuileries Palace. In particular, mob of male and female sans-culottes, several carrying heads on pikes, help themselves to bottles of wine outside the King’s wine cellar at the Tuileries Palace. Wessely 96. Bindman 46. [Ref: 60699] £650.00