Heinrick Kaack Hamburg Bauhof 5 kerosene oil lantern, circa 1880. Original green paint. Measures 23 inches to top of handle, 8 inches deep and 11 inches across.
1st edition of Harpoons and Other Whalecraft by Thomas G. Lytle. Published in 1984 by the Old Dartmouth Historical Society Whaling Museum, New Bedford, Massachusetts. Very good clean condition. Light tan buckram with a lightly worn red and gilt spine label. Published without a dust jacket. Measures 10.25 x 7.25 x 1.25 inches.
General William Dalrymple, 1735-1807, Col. of the 47th Foot and Lt.-Governor of Chelsea Hospital, father of the 7th Earl of Stair. Below the title: 'Taken on the Steyne at Brighton.'The original frame measures 12 x 15 inches and the print itself 8.5 x 11.5 inches. Laid down on paper. A very obese man stands in profile to the right., his hands behind him with a meditative expression. He wears old-fashioned dress, with round, broad-brimmed hat, and buckled shoes. 1 January 1804 Drawn by and published by Robert Dighton hand-coloured etching, published London: Published by Robert Dighton, Charg. Cross, Engraving with added hand-colour. Printed on watermarked laid paper. Name of subjects inscribed in contemporary script on bottom of image. pretty perfectHe was educated at Glasgow University 1749. In 1752 he joined the British Army, becoming an ensign in the 52nd Regiment of Foot. He became a lieutenant in 1759 and a captain (in the 91st Regiment of Foot) from 1760. By 1762 he was a major, and served in the campaign against the Spanish invasion of Portugal (1762). After a period on half pay in 1763, he was appointed to the 14th Regiment of Foot in 1764. He was promoted to lieutenant colonel in 1765. Between 1766 and 1768, Dalrymple was in Halifax, Nova Scotia. In 1768, he was placed in command of a detachment of two regiments sent to Boston, Massachusetts, to support embattled royal officials who were having trouble enforcing the unpopular Townshend Acts. Troops in his command (although he was not directly involved) were involved in the Boston Massacre, in which five civilians were killed when those troops fired into a crowd. Amid continuing hostility, Dalrymple acceded to the request of Acting Governor Thomas Hutchinson to remove his troops to Castle William, an island fortress in Boston harbour. In 1772-1773 Dalrymple received a local promotion to major general and commanded a force which captured the West Indian island of St Vincent. He returned to Britain in 1773. He continued to be in touch with his American Loyalist friends in Boston. He was saddened but not surprised by the Boston Tea Party. After the American War of Independence broke out in 1775, Dalrymple returned to North America. He served as quartermaster general 1779-1783. He was promoted to brigadier general (1779) and then major general (1782). After the end of the war Dalrymple was attacked for alleged corruption, but General William Howe stoutly defended his former subordinate and the allegations were dropped. Dalrymple then went into politics. He represented Wigtown Burghs in the British House of Commons from 1784 to 1790. Between 1796 and 1798 he sat for Duleek in the Irish House of Commons. Dalrymple was promoted to lieutenant general 1793 and general 1798.
Maritime photograph of the Sarah by Nathaniel Livermore Stebbins, Boston, circa 1890. Albumen photograph, some fading, artist stamped N. L. Stebbins Boston lower left. The frame measures 21 x 17 inches and the photograph measures 8 x 10 inches. Nathaniel Livermore Stebbins (January 9, 1847 - July 10, 1922) was a noted American marine photographer whose surviving photographs document an important era in the development of American maritime activities, as sweeping technological and social changed revolutionized activity on the water, in military, commercial and leisure spheres. In addition to selling prints of his images, he also produced a number of books of nautical images in his lifetime, including an important illustrated coastal guide, which was path-breaking in showing the practical uses for photography. His photography (and, on occasion, writing) also appeared in such well-known magazines as The Rudder and Yachting. Over his working career as a commercial photographer (from 1884 to 1922), he took approximately 25,000 images. Of these, about 60% were of marine subjects (the majority of those being of leisure activities, but many are of military and commercial scenes, a valuable record for historians). The remainder include a wide variety of commercial work, including the theatre, railroads, home interiors, etc. Bio from Wikipedia.com
Fine colored aquatint "This View of Her Majesty's Steam Frigate Cyclops, off Spithead, under Amiralty Orders." Published in London in 1857 by Ackermann & Company. Engraved by Henry Papperill after the painting by William Adolphus Knell (1802-1875). Built in 1839, the Cyclops was then the largest steam frigate in the world. Excellent condition, nicely mounted and framed. Image 19' x 26"; frame 29 x 35. If you wish to browse our entire available inventory please go to OneofaKindAntiques.com. We also offer a consultation service AntiquesConsultant.com, ... as well as an online price guide at TheBestAntiquesPriceGuide.com. Connecticut residents and buyers picking up in Connecticut please add the CT state sales tax. Buyers outside the USA are responsible for any taxes, tariffs or customs that might apply.