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The Book of Wonderful Characters
Memoirs and Anecdotes of
Remarkable and Eccentric Persons in All Ages and Countries

Chiefly from the text of Henry Wilson and James Caulfield

London:
James Camden Hotten, Piccadilly

(circa 1869-1870)

Original 150-year-old or older copperplate engravings
and etchings
(these prints are NOT modern reproductions; they are over 100 years old!)

NOTE: THERE ARE FEW PRINTS INCLUDED BELOW THAT ARE NOT FROM THIS PUBLICATION, BUT ARE SIMILAR IN SIZE, AGE AND SUBJECT;
PROBABLY FROM Wonderful Museum, published circa 1805-1806 or a simlar publication

Please see the information below each thumbnail below for size and price
Relevant text pages will be included with purchase, when available


Please click on the thumbnails below for a larger image.
The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique engravings.

Mr Thomas Allen, the Surprising Small Man, 3 ft, 3 in high, aged 35
and
Lady Morgan, The Celebrated Windsor Fairy, 3 ft high, aged 45

Mr Thomas Allen, the Surprising Small Man, 3 ft, 3 in high, aged 35
and
Lady Morgan, The Celebrated Windsor Fairy, 3 ft high, aged 45

ORIGINAL 215+-YEAR-OLD COPPERPLATE ENGRAVING/ETCHING
(Wonderful Museum, 1803)

Sheet size: approx. 6 3/16 x 9 3/4 inches (about 15.7 x 24.7 cm)

Some minor foxing and/or age toning to be expected with prints of this age. Please refer to enlargement by clicking on above image.
$25
Miss Ann Bailey

Miss Ann Bailey
(better known in the Court of Chancery by the name of Angel)
as she appears daily in the said court in pursuit of her claim to the Great Angel Estates

ORIGINAL 210+-YEAR-OLD COPPERPLATE ENGRAVING/ETCHING
(Wonderful Museum, 1805)

Sheet size: approx. 6 3/16 x 9 3/4 inches (about 15.7 x 24.7 cm)

Some minor foxing and/or age toning to be expected with prints of this age. Please refer to enlargement by clicking on above image.
$25
Extraordinary Exploits of John Baker

Extraordinary Exploits of John Baker
Well known about Covent Garden, Maryle-bone &c.

ORIGINAL 150+-YEAR-OLD COPPERPLATE ENGRAVING/ETCHING

Sheet size: approx. 6 3/16 x 9 3/4 inches (about 15.7 x 24.7 cm)

LOWER LEFT CORNER CRINKLED

Some minor foxing and/or age toning to be expected with prints of this age. Please refer to enlargement by clicking on above image.

$35
Monsr l'Abbe Barpetri
The Eccentric Teacher of Languages
Monsr l'Abbe Barpetri
The Eccentric Teacher of Languages

ORIGINAL 150+-YEAR-OLD COPPERPLATE ENGRAVING/ETCHING

Sheet size: approx. 6 3/16 x 9 3/4 inches (about 15.7 x 24.7 cm)

SOME RUMPLING AT BOTTOM EDGE

Some minor foxing and/or age toning to be expected with prints of this age. Please refer to enlargement by clicking on above image.

$25
Belgrade and Clumsey

Belgrade and Clumsey

ORIGINAL 150+-YEAR-OLD COPPERPLATE ENGRAVING/ETCHING

Sheet size: approx. 6 3/16 x 9 3/4 inches (about 15.7 x 24.7 cm)

Some minor foxing and/or age toning to be expected with prints of this age. Please refer to enlargement by clicking on above image.
$25
Thomas Cooke Miser

Thomas Cooke
The Islington Miser

ORIGINAL 150+-YEAR-OLD COPPERPLATE ENGRAVING/ETCHING

Sheet size: approx. 6 3/16 x 9 3/4 inches (about 15.7 x 24.7 cm)

Some minor foxing and/or age toning to be expected with prints of this age. Please refer to enlargement by clicking on above image.
$25
Robert Coates, Esq.
the Amateur of Fashion

Robert Coates, Esq.
the Amateur of Fashion

ORIGINAL 150+-YEAR-OLD COPPERPLATE ENGRAVING/ETCHING

Sheet size: approx. 9 3/4 x 6 3/16 inches (about 24.7 x 15.7 cm)

Some minor foxing and/or age toning to be expected with prints of this age. Please refer to enlargement by clicking on above image.
$25
Cinq-Mars (Henri Ruxe Coiffier, Marquis de grand ecouyer du Roi Lois XIII died 1642

Cinq-Mars (Henri Ruxe Coiffier, Marquis de grand ecouyer du Roi Lois XIII died 1642

ORIGINAL COPPERPLATE ENGRAVING/ETCHING FROM A FRENCH PUBLICATION, Gallerie Histoire de Versaille (circa 1838-1849)

Sheet size: approx. 7 x 10 1/2 inches (about 17.9 x 26.5 cm)

Some minor foxing and/or age toning to be expected with prints of this age. Please refer to enlargement by clicking on above image.
$25
Cotswald Games

Cotswald Games

ORIGINAL 150+-YEAR-OLD COPPERPLATE ENGRAVING/ETCHING

Sheet size: approx. 6 3/16 x 9 3/4 inches (about 15.7 x 24.7 cm)

SHORT TEAR RIGHT EDGE

Some minor foxing and/or age toning to be expected with prints of this age. Please refer to enlargement by clicking on above image.

$25
John Crawford
Nailing the Flag to the Main top gallant mast head on board the Venerable

John Crawford
Nailing the Flag to the Main top gallant mast head on board the Venerable

ORIGINAL 150+-YEAR-OLD COPPERPLATE ENGRAVING/ETCHING

Sheet size: approx. 6 3/16 x 9 3/4 inches (about 15.7 x 24.7 cm)

Some minor foxing and/or age toning to be expected with prints of this age. Please refer to enlargement by clicking on above image.
$25
John Cross
with a view of the Pilot Office and Fort

John Cross
with a view of the Pilot Office and Fort

ORIGINAL 150+-YEAR-OLD COPPERPLATE ENGRAVING/ETCHING

PROBABLY A DIFFERENT PUBLICATION. ON WOVEN PAPER AND SLIGHTLY LARGER THAN OTHERS

Sheet size: approx. 7 x 9 3/4 inches (about 15.7 x 24.7 cm)

Some minor foxing and/or age toning to be expected with prints of this age. Please refer to enlargement by clicking on above image.
$25
John Crawford
Nailing the Flag to the Main top gallant mast head on board the Venerable

Crazy Crow
(Porter to the Playhouse in Dublin)

ORIGINAL 150+-YEAR-OLD COPPERPLATE ENGRAVING/ETCHING

Sheet size: approx. 6 3/16 x 9 3/4 inches (about 15.7 x 24.7 cm)

Some minor foxing and/or age toning to be expected with prints of this age. Please refer to enlargement by clicking on above image.
$35
Daniel Dancer, Esq.
The Remarkable Miser

Daniel Dancer, Esq.
The Remarkable Miser

ORIGINAL 150+-YEAR-OLD COPPERPLATE ENGRAVING/ETCHING

Sheet size: approx. 7 x 9 3/4 inches (about 15.7 x 24.7 cm)

Some minor foxing and/or age toning to be expected with prints of this age. Please refer to enlargement by clicking on above image.
$25
Daniel Dancer, Esq.
The Remarkable Miser

Daniel Dancer, Esq.
The Remarkable Miser

ORIGINAL 150+-YEAR-OLD COPPERPLATE ENGRAVING/ETCHING

Sheet size: approx. 7 x 9 3/4 inches (about 15.7 x 24.7 cm)

Some minor foxing and/or age toning to be expected with prints of this age. Please refer to enlargement by clicking on above image.
$30
Chavalier Deseasau
Remarkable for his Vanity

Chevalier Deseasau
Remarkable for his Vanity

ORIGINAL 150+-YEAR-OLD COPPERPLATE ENGRAVING/ETCHING

Sheet size: approx. 7 x 9 3/4 inches (about 15.7 x 24.7 cm)

Some minor foxing and/or age toning to be expected with prints of this age. Please refer to enlargement by clicking on above image.
$30
Sir John Dinely, Bart.
A Celebrated Write of Epistles to the Ladies

Sir John Dinely, Bart.
A Celebrated Write of Epistles to the Ladies

ORIGINAL 215+-YEAR-OLD COPPERPLATE ENGRAVING/ETCHING
(Wonderful Museum, 1803)

Sheet size: approx. 6 3/16 x 9 3/4 inches (about 15.7 x 24.7 cm)

Some minor foxing and/or age toning to be expected with prints of this age. Please refer to enlargement by clicking on above image.
$25
John Elwes
The Remarkable Miser

John Elwes
The Remarkable Miser

ORIGINAL 150+-YEAR-OLD COPPERPLATE ENGRAVING/ETCHING

Sheet size: approx. 6 3/16 x 9 3/4 inches (about 15.7 x 24.7 cm)

Some minor foxing and/or age toning to be expected with prints of this age. Please refer to enlargement by clicking on above image.

$25
James Sharpe Egland
The Flying Pye Man

James Sharpe Egland
The Flying Pye Man

ORIGINAL 150+-YEAR-OLD COPPERPLATE ENGRAVING/ETCHING

Sheet size: approx. 6 3/16 x 9 3/4 inches (about 15.7 x 24.7 cm)

Some minor foxing and/or age toning to be expected with prints of this age. Please refer to enlargement by clicking on above image.

$25
The Famous Dutch Woman

The Famous Dutch Woman

ORIGINAL 150+-YEAR-OLD COPPERPLATE ENGRAVING/ETCHING

Sheet size: approx. 6 3/16 x 9 3/4 inches (about 15.7 x 24.7 cm)

Some minor foxing and/or age toning to be expected with prints of this age. Please refer to enlargement by clicking on above image.

$30
Signora Josephina Giraldelli Salamander

Signora Josephina Giraldelli
The Original Salamander

ORIGINAL 150+-YEAR-OLD COPPERPLATE ENGRAVING/ETCHING

Sheet size: approx. 6 3/16 x 9 3/4 inches (about 15.7 x 24.7 cm)

Some minor foxing and/or age toning to be expected with prints of this age. Please refer to enlargement by clicking on above image.

$30
Mr Grimaldi
A clown in 'Harlequin & Friar Bacon'

Mr Grimaldi
A clown in Harlequin & Friar Bacon

ORIGINAL COPPERPLATE ENGRAVING/ETCHING FROM AN UNKNOWN PUBLICATION

BY J.R. CRUICKSHANK

Sheet size: approx. 7 x 11 inches (about 17.9 x 28 cm)

SOME EDGE/CORNER WEAR AND/OR SHORT TEARS. PAPER A BIT MORE AGE TONED THAN OTHERS

Some minor foxing and/or age toning to be expected with prints of this age. Please refer to enlargement by clicking on above image.

$40
Old Harry with his Raree Show

Old Harry
(with his Raree Show)

ORIGINAL 150+-YEAR-OLD COPPERPLATE ENGRAVING/ETCHING

Sheet size: approx. 6 3/16 x 9 3/4 inches (about 15.7 x 24.7 cm)

Some minor foxing and/or age toning to be expected with prints of this age. Please refer to enlargement by clicking on above image.

$30
Henry Lemoine The Eccentric Bookseller & Author

Henry Lemoine
The Eccentric Bookseller & Author

ORIGINAL 150+-YEAR-OLD COPPERPLATE ENGRAVING/ETCHING

Sheet size: approx. 6 3/16 x 9 3/4 inches (about 15.7 x 24.7 cm)

Some minor foxing and/or age toning to be expected with prints of this age. Please refer to enlargement by clicking on above image.

$25
George Morland The Eccentric Character and Celebrated Artist

George Morland
The Eccentric Character and Celebrated Artist

ORIGINAL 215+-YEAR-OLD COPPERPLATE ENGRAVING/ETCHING
(Wonderful Museum, 1804)

Sheet size: approx. 6 3/16 x 9 3/4 inches (about 15.7 x 24.7 cm)

Some minor foxing and/or age toning to be expected with prints of this age. Please refer to enlargement by clicking on above image.
$30
Toby A well Known Imposter

Toby A well Known Imposter

ORIGINAL 150+-YEAR-OLD COPPERPLATE ENGRAVING/ETCHING

Sheet size: approx. 6 3/16 x 9 3/4 inches (about 15.7 x 24.7 cm)

Some minor foxing and/or age toning to be expected with prints of this age. Please refer to enlargement by clicking on above image.

$25
Peter Williamson captivity sufferings

Peter Williamson
Remarkable for his Captivity & Sufferings

ORIGINAL 150+-YEAR-OLD COPPERPLATE ENGRAVING/ETCHING

Sheet size: approx. 6 3/16 x 9 3/4 inches (about 15.7 x 24.7 cm)

Some minor foxing and/or age toning to be expected with prints of this age. Please refer to enlargement by clicking on above image.

$40

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