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        [Pineapple] Black Antigua

      [London]: G. Brookshaw, 1812. A fine image from Brookshaw's masterpiece: 'Pomona Britannica; or, A Collection of the Most Esteemed Fruits'. George Brookshaw's 'Pomona Britannica' is the finest work on fruit and flowers ever produced. Its breathtaking images display a level of technical virtuosity and beauty that distinguish this magnificent work as a true work of art. As a retired cabinetmaker, Brookshaw produced his seminal botanical study late in his career, at first publishing it in parts and then as a complete edition in 1812. The fact that this outstanding work took ten years to complete is evident in the quality of its images and the care with which Brookshaw executed each individual picture. 'Pomona Britannica' was produced as a visual record of the best available varieties of fruit in an attempt to encourage gardeners to experiment with growing fruit, and illustrates examples found in the Royal gardens at Hampton Court, Kensington Gardens, and the private gardens of the Prince of Wales in Blackheath. 'Pomona Britannica' differs from other botanical works in its dark aquatinted backgrounds and its stylized compositions. By using aquatint to create a contrasting background, Brookshaw manages to produce a truly dramatic effect. His use of stylized composition distinguishes his pictures from the dry scientific illustrations found in other botanical studies and creates an exceptionally beautiful visual experience. 'Pomona Britannica' is not only a didactic study, it is a masterpiece of illustration in which every picture is a testament to the artist's talent and ingenuity. Cf. Dunthorne 50; cf. Great Flower Books (1990) p. 81; cf. Nissen BBI 244; cf. Sandra Raphael An Oak Spring Pomona 40a. Aquatint engraving, with some stipple, printed in colours and finished by hand. In excellent condition.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        Collection of Haitian Presidential autographs, comprising autograph and partly printed documents on executive stationery, signed by eleven Presidents of the Republic of Haiti from Alexandre Pétion to Philippe Sudre Dartiguenave

      Most Port-au-Prince, 1812-1916. (HAITI) Chiefly 4to, one broadside folio. 20 items, single sheet printed letterhead or partly printed documents, accomplished in ink dated and signed, with two printed broadsides. Some toning or soiling and marginal chipping (large broadside split along fold), overall very good . An outstanding collection of Haitian material comprising items signed by 11 presidents: 1) ALEXANDRE PETION, president of Haiti 1807-1818. Autograph document signed "Pétion" as president, 6 April 1812, a laissez passer for Mr Douglass, on government business, and noting his white horse "which it is forbidden for whomsoever to touch under any pretext." 2) JEAN-PIERRE BOYER, president of Haiti 1818-1843. Autograph financial document signed "Boyer" as Commander-in-Chief of Port-au-Prince, 30 November 1817, a receipt for 185 gourdes. 3) FABRE GEFFRARD, president of Haiti 1859-1867. Manuscript letter signed "Geffrard" as President, 3 December 1860, ordering his secretary of state to pay General Simon Sam (see no. 7 below) the sum of 2,165 gourdes. 4) NISSAGE SAGET, president of Haiti 1870-1874. Manuscript letter signed "Nissage Saget" as President, 11 October 1870, requesting a report on the state of the Arsenal at Cap-Haitien (cellophane tape repair to verso at signature). 5) MICHEL DOMINGUE, president of Haiti 1874-1878. a) Manuscript letter signed "Domingue" as general and provisional commander of the département du Sud, 14 September 1868, promoting second lieutenant Hyppolite (see no. 6 below) to full lieutenant; Partly printed document, signed "Domingue" as president of the Etat Meridional d'Haiti, 25 January 1869, promoting Prosper Faure to the rank of générale de division; Manuscript letter, signed "Domingue" as president of Haiti, 11 December 1874, acknowledging receipt of dispatches from the interim secretary of war. 6) FLORVIL HIPPOLYTE, president of Haiti 1889-1896. Manuscript letter signed "F Hyppolite" as générale de division, 14 July 1875, concerning troop inspections; Manuscript letter signed "F Hyppolite" as president, 27 January 1896, concerning an appointment to the local police. 7) TIRESIAS AUGUSTIN SIMON SAM, president of Haiti 1896-1902. Manuscript letter, signed "T A S Sam" as president, 12 August 1898, to the secretary of the interior, endorsing a recommendation for a police appointment. 8) FRANÇOIS ANTOINE SIMON, president of Haiti 1908-1911. Manuscript letter signed "F.A. Simon" as générale de division, honorary aide de camp to the President, etc., 16 July 1896, to President Tiresias Augustin Simon Sam, concerning a recommendation for Camille Jean-François, acting police commissioner in the Cayes district; Typewritten letter, Signed "F.A. Simon" as president, 15 March 1909, conveying a military commission. 9) CINCINNATUS LECONTE, president of Haiti 1911-1912. Manuscript letter, Signed "Ctus Leconte" as president, 13 June 1912, concerning a request for police officers' uniforms; Printed broadside, presidential decree dated 16 August 1911, naming the members of his cabinet. 10) MICHEL ORESTE, president of Haiti 1913-1914. Typewritten letter, Signed "Michel Oreste" as president, 4 July 1913, concerning a commercial license for the representative of the Hamburg America Line. 11) PHILIPPE SUDRE DARTIGUENAVE, president of Haiti 1915-1922. Typewritten letter, signed "Dartiguenave" as president, 1 April 1916, concerning a widow's pension. With four additional Haitian items: Partly printed receipt for import duties paid by Capt Taylor of the American brig Pegasus, 6 November 1827, signed Lavartida, on letterhead of the National Treasury of Santo-Domingo; Printed broadside with vignette headed "Liberté ou la Mort", decree of the provisional government concerning the rental of properties held by the nation, 10 May 1843, following the overthrow of president Boyer; Autograph letter from générale de division Antoine Jeanty 27 November 1880, to the secretary of war; Partly printed consular document, Amsterdam, 16 December 1929, concerning bills and manifests for a cargo ship. An impressive and representative collection of Haitian leadership from the earliest years of the Republic's independence through the U.S. invasion of 1915

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        [Grapes] Royal Muscadine Grape

      [London]: G. Brookshaw, 1812. A fine image from Brookshaw's masterpiece: 'Pomona Britannica; or, A Collection of the Most Esteemed Fruits'. George Brookshaw's 'Pomona Britannica' is the finest work on fruit and flowers ever produced. Its breathtaking images display a level of technical virtuosity and beauty that distinguish this magnificent work as a true work of art. As a retired cabinetmaker, Brookshaw produced his seminal botanical study late in his career, at first publishing it in parts and then as a complete edition in 1812. The fact that this outstanding work took ten years to complete is evident in the quality of its images and the care with which Brookshaw executed each individual picture. 'Pomona Britannica' was produced as a visual record of the best available varieties of fruit in an attempt to encourage gardeners to experiment with growing fruit, and illustrates examples found in the Royal gardens at Hampton Court, Kensington Gardens, and the private gardens of the Prince of Wales in Blackheath. 'Pomona Britannica' differs from other botanical works in its dark aquatinted backgrounds and its stylized compositions. By using aquatint to create a contrasting background, Brookshaw manages to produce a truly dramatic effect. His use of stylized composition distinguishes his pictures from the dry scientific illustrations found in other botanical studies and creates an exceptionally beautiful visual experience. 'Pomona Britannica' is not only a didactic study, it is a masterpiece of illustration in which every picture is a testament to the artist's talent and ingenuity. Cf. Dunthorne 50; cf. Great Flower Books (1990) p. 81; cf. Nissen BBI 244; cf. Sandra Raphael An Oak Spring Pomona 40a. Aquatint engraving, with some stipple, printed in colours and finished by hand.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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