Antique Prints With a Sense of Humor


Prints are in good condition unless otherwise mentioned. Antique prints often have age toning and minor signs af age.

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"Ah!… Scelerats d'Epinards"

(Literal translation: Rascals in the Spinage)

Pepper in the spinage

Originally hand-colored (heightened with gum arabic) lithograph by Frederic Bouchot

Series: Souvenirs Grotesques Nr. 2 by Bouchot

Published in "Paris Comique"

Paris: Aubert, 1844

Paper has natural age patina

Sheet size: 30 x 21,3 cm (ca. 11.8 x 8.4")

$ 120.00 (Please look for discount at top of this page)


"Combat Singulier entre Mardi-Gras et Mercredi-des-Cendres"

Copper etching by monogramist G.B.Ch. after his own drawing.

Original hand coloring.

Published in Paris, ca. 1830

Frugality fighting opulence. Frugality winning over debauchery in Ash Wednesday, the beginning of lent after the ending of carnival.

Clean print which had been laid down on 19th century paper. Upper right and lower right corners a bit wrinkly. Otherwise very good.

Plate mark measurements: 20,2 x 36,2 cm (ca. 8 x 14.3")

$ 180.00 (Please look for discount at top of this page

Order Nr. CARNIVAL252986

"A Augusta Imperatrice de toutes les Prusses"

Lithograph by Faustin (1847-1914)

Text below "De cette roche Sans tréve comme le remord Entends-tu la plainte éternelle Des méres sur leurs enfants mort!"

Theme is: History of the Franco-Prussian war 1870/1871

Augusta Princess of Saxony-Weimar-Eisenach (1811-1890) Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia

Including title and text: 28 x 19,8 cm (ca. 11 x 7.8")

$ 50.00 (Look for discount at top of this page)


"Select vestry comforts" 1828. 

"The Four Seasons of Love" - Spring Summer, Autumn, Winter.

Copper etching after Thomas Rowlandson. Fine original hand coloring.

Publshed by Thomas Tegg

Originally published in London, 1814. This a somewhat later edition.

Excellent original hand coloring. Print is clean and in very good condition

22,3 x 33 cm (ca. 8.8 x 13")



"Select vestry comforts" 1828. 

Eight of the select vestry of St Paul's, Covent Garden dining in the vestry room. At the head of the table is the vicar of St Martin-in-the-Fields, Dr. George Richards, and gnawing a bone is Alderman Henry Winchester. A case of debauchery.

Washed ink over pencil drawing. Title and all writing in pencil. Partially  cancelled and newly composed text. 

Unfortunately anonymous sketch of which the copper plate was etched. The sketch was  partially hand colored by the artist. Neither this sketch nor the etching for which it was the reference, bear an artist's address.

The British Museum attributes the etching to Thomas Howell Jones. Etching was published in London, 1828. It seems safe to assume that the sketch dates from the same year.

The sketch is hung on to a light cardboard in the two upper corners.
It shows some some traces of age and use. On the upper right side we state some warping of the paper.

There is no to little margins beyond  surrounding bordering line.*

Image: 23,3 x 31,5 cm (ca. 9.2 x 12.4")

$ 1200.00


"The Idle Prentice return'd from Sea in a Garret with a common Prostitute"

Copper engraving by Thomas Cook (1744-(45)- 1818)

from the Series "Industry and Idleness" Number 7 (from 12)

From the English satirist with a sharp humor William Hogarth (1697-1764).

Published in London, 1802

The useless sailor returns from sea and spends his time in the attic with a prostitute.

A few signs of age and use in margin. Very fine image.

IMAGE: 25,2 x 33,7 cm 

$ 160.00

Order Nr. HOGARTH251134

Daumier / Banker / Banquier

Serie: "Caricaturana" Nr. 85

Lithographie von Honroe Daumier (1808-1879)

Published / Erschienen: 

"Le Charivari". Paris, July 9, 1838 / 9.7. 1838 

LD 440

Nur minimale Alters- und Gebrauchsspuren. Generelle leichte Patina.

Only modest traces of age and use. Light general age patina.

Darstellung mit Text / Image including text: 27.2 x 22.9 cm (ca. 10.7 x9")

$ 270,00

Order Nr. DAUMIER250457

Honore Daumier.

Lithograph / Lithographie Series: Robert Macaire second series / zweite Serie Nr. 16

Published in "Le Charivari". Paris, 25.5.1841

DL 881

"Messieurs, accablé sous le poids du malheur, ruiné, dépouillé, j'ai perdu la tête, j'ai abandonné tout ce qui m'était cher, ma patrrrrie, mes créanciers, tout le bataclan…. me voici sur la terre étrangère….m à l'abri de mes persécuteurs, mais prêt aux plus grands sacrifices pour conserver intact le nom de Macaire. En conséquence je vous offre 2 pour % payables en dix ans ; …. par un refus vous ne pourriez que perdre l'espoir du sus dit 2 pour % et l'estime de votre serviteur Macaire.


Gentlemen, devastated by the weight of misfortune, ruined, abused, I have lost my head. I have abandoned everyone, that was dear to me, my home, my creditors, the entire gang. Here I am in a foreign country, protected from my persecutors, but prepared for the greatest sacrifices to keep intact the name of Macaire. In consequence I am offering you bonds at 2 % payable over 10 years... in case of a refusal you will not only lose the hope for your 2% but also the esteem of your  servant, Macaire.

Lithograph. Very clean. There is a faint vertical fold running down the middle. Reverse side has Charivari text print.

Including title and text: 29.5 x 19 cm (ca. 11.6 x 7.5")"


Order Nr. DAUMIER250442

"Autumn" (Herbst)

Altkolorierte Lithographie von Agostino Agio (1777-1857)

nach Louis-Léopold Boilly (1761-1845)

Aus einer Serie Jahreszeiten. Die Serie der Jahreszeiten gehört in eine Folge von Karikaturen "Les Grimaces", die zumeist mehrere "lustige Gesichter" zu einer Gruppe zusammen dargestellt wurden. Die Serie wurde 1823 und 1824 bei Delpech

in Paris gedruckt

Dem Herbst zugeordnet ist die Weinlese. Das thematisiert Boilly hier auf seine unverwechselbare Art. Der Mann trinkt den fertigen Wein offenbar im Übermaß trinkt, während sich die Frau und Mutter sorgenvoll abwendet und ihrem Kind Weintrauben füttert.

Leichter Schatten von Lichteinfall. Das Blatt hat nur minimale Alters- und Gebrauchsspuren.

Blattgrösse: 33 x 23,5 cm (ca. 13 x 9.3")

$ 120.00


No title. Grrossmutter liest und erzählt Märchen - Grandma reads and tells fairy tales

Lithograph original hand coloring. 

Altkolorierte Lithographie von Louis Leopold Boilly  (1761-1845)

Signed L. Boilly and dated 1801 lower left corner.

Signiert und datiert 1801 in der linken unteren Ecke.

Print is trimmed to edge and mounted on cardboard.

Bis zur Bildgrenze beschnitten und auf Karton montiert.

Sehr schönes Altkoloriet. Very attractive original hand coloring.

Image size: 20.5 x 16.2 cm (ca. 8 x 6.4")


"Loyal Souls - or -a peep into the Mess-Room at St. James's"

Hand-colored copper etching by James Gillray (1756-1815)

The print is dated 1797. But this print is a later edition

Published, ca. 1870

12 officers of the British Army sitting in the mess-room cheering the King with lots of bottles of Tokaji wine (high class Hungarian wine)

Very nice hand-color. Very good condition. Reverse side has another cartoon print.

IMAGE: 24,8 x 36,6 cm (ca. 9.8 x 14.4")

$ 190.00


"The Invasion"

Die Schlacht am kalten Büffet

The battle at the cold buffet

Wood engraving in original hand coloring.

Artist: Hablot K. Browne (Pseudonym: "PHIZ")

Published in "Mr. Facey Romford's Hounds"

London, ca. 1860/70

Including title: 11,5 x 17,7 cm (ca. 4.5 x 7")

Light general age toning. Very good condition.

$ 75.00


"The Dispatch"

Die Postkutsche fährt

Traveller has yet a large piece of meat to eat, while the stagecoach is ready for departure and the coachman is calling.

Reisender hat eine Riesenmahlzeit bestellt. Aber der Kutscher ruft zur Abfahrt der Kutsche.

Copper etching with original hand coloring

Altkolorierte Kupferradierung 1826

Print is mounted in its four corners on an album page

Very good condition

Image: 13.3 x 10.7 cm (ca. 5.2 x 4.2")"

$ 65.00


"Le Carneval"

Altkolorierte, einweissgehöhte Lithographie von Paul Gavarni (1804-1866)

Gagarin war der Künstlername von Hypolithe Sulpice Guillaume Chevalier.

Gagarin war ein Meister der Lithographie. Er nahm die Pariser Gesellschaft des 19. Jahrhundert gekonnt auf die Schippe.

Die Signatur und das Datum der Lithographie (1839) in Spiegelschrift.

Hier eine Scene am Ende einer langen Karneval-Nacht. Die Protagonisten hängen in den Seilen. Der Kellner erscheint, durch eine Zugklingel gerufen, in der Tür, stellt zwei neue Flaschen Wein auf den Tisch: "Garçon", lallt der Betrunkene, "der Prophet hat gesagt: Das Leben ist ein Weg durch die Wüste, und die Vorsehung hat uns das Kamel beschert, um die Wüste zu durchqueren". Mit "Kamel" meint er den zweiten Zechkumpan, auf den er deutet und wohl sagen will: Der da zahlt die Zeche.

Erstklassiger Erhaltungszustand. Hervorragend altkoloriert mit Eiweisshöhung. Rückseite unbedruckt.

Erschienen bei Aubert, Paris, 1839


The aftermath of Caneval - a waiter puts two bottles of wine on the table and one of the group signals to
the fellow on the upper right to pay the bill.

Very fine originally colored with eggwhite highlighting lithograph by Paul Gavarni (1804-1866).
Publshed in 1839 by aubert in Paris.

Darstellung: 20 x 14,5 cm (ca. 7.9 x 5.7")

$ 140.00

Order Nr. CARNIVAL252078

"Martyrium sancta Sebastiani" - Martyrdom of St. Sebastian

Lithograph by Delaporte after drawing by Edoard Wattier (1793-1871).

Published in "La Caricature". Paris 1871

Horace-Francois Sebastiani was Minister of Foreign Affairs in France from 1830 to 1832.
So this is a play on words, a parody: Sebastiani versus St. Sebastian.

Very good condition except for a water stain in upper right corner. Very fine original hand coloring.
Only minimal traces of age and use. In the upper right corner is a small water stain.

An a wonderful gift for any man whose name is Sebastian.

Page size: 25.5 x 33 cm ( 10 x 12.9")



"On ne passe pas sans payer"

If you want to pass, you'll have to pay Wenn Du hier vorbei willst, musst Du zahlen

Maid is pleading to let be passed through a door, while the young man in the picture wants her to pay customs: A kiss!

Lithograph in original hand coloring.

Artist: Francois le Villain

Plate nr. 21 of a sequence of humorous prints

Paris, ca. 1825 Charming print!

Print is mounted on light cardboard which was obviously part of a scrap book. Ca. 1850.
On the reverse side two small original prits and text pasted on the cardboard.
Mounting the print has caused minor warping on left side and a crease

24 x 19 cm (ca. 9.4 x 7.5")

$ 90.00


"1er Moldave - Voici un brave homme! on ne comprend pas un mot de ce qu'il dit!

 2e -                 Ce doit etreun étranger! qu'on le mette vite sur le throne!"

1. Moldauer: Look, A good man does not understand a word of what he says.

2. Moldauer: That must be a foreigner! Let us put him quickly on the throne.

A parady on the changing history of the Prncipality of Moldavia during the period of foreign rule.

Original colored lithograph by Cham (pseudonym of Amedee-Charles-Henry de Noe (1818-1879)

Publihed in "La Caricature" Paris, 1866.

Some signs of age and use in margins. Image in good condition except for a very light
crease on left side.. Reverse side is not printed.

Image; 21,6 x 18,4 cm (ca. 8.5 x 7.2")
Page size: 35,3 x 26,5 cm (ca. 13.9 x 10.4")"

$ 110.00


 Friseur - Karikatur - Anthropomorphismus - Modesalon - Podophile (Fussfetischismus) - Schönheitssalonn.

"Voyage Moral et Pittoresque du Prince Kamchaka, en compagnie de son neveu le Prince Ouistil et de la Princesse Sandarac son épouse…"

Um ein Protestgeschrei der Pariser zu vermeiden müssen sich Prinz Kamchaka (Bär), sein Frau, Prinzessin Sandarac (Katze), und ihr Neffe Prinz Ouistilin (Affe) die Hände der berühmtesten diplomierten Künstler der Hauptstadt begeben. Während Print Ouistil sich aufregt und schimpft über die Enge der fetischistischen Stiefel und über die Uneffektivität des Gleitpuders, sendet verwünscht der Papa Prinz einen Mantel von Heumann dessen Armausschnitt die Arme nicht durchkommen lässt und die Prinzessin Sandarac eine Grimasse schneidet in einem Korsett von Madame Clemençon. Die drei Hoheiten zahlen also den Tribut für die Tyrannei der Mode und des gängigen Geschmackks.

(Locker übersetzt)

Tonlithographie von Grandville (Künstlername für Jean Ignace Isidore Gérard 1803-1847). Im Stein signiert: j.J. Grandville.

Grandville ist bekannt für seine Karikaturen, in denen er Tieren die Eigenschaften von menschen verleiht.

Bei Bauger. Paris, ca. 1840

Gedruckt bei Aubert. Paris.

Lithographie ist leicht alterspatiniert. Einige schwache Flecken in den Margen. Eine Querfaltung mittig.

Bildmaß: 16,8 x 17,3 cm

Seitenmaß: 28,5 x 21 cm



Ohne Titel. However identified as

"La Chinoise De Province Et Son Magot, Ou Le Bon Gout Transplanté"

The provincial Chinese and her monkey (Macaca)

Die provinzielle Chinesin und ihr Affe

Copper etching by A. Hu.Fine original hand coloring. After the drawing by Adrien-Victor Auger (1787-1854)

Paris, 1813

Souped up provincial dame and her Dandy coming to town where he reads theater and other advertisements. A wonderful caricature depicting the view of Parisian city folk on provincial visitors,  the man trying hard to be held for a Dandy.

Print had been trimmed to image edge line on three sides: Upper, left and lower margins were lost including title. Margins have been added. Artists' addresses are intact. A. Hu could not be identified. Light water stain in left margin.

Image size: 35,3 x 23,4 cm (ca. 13.9 x 9.2")



Actualites. - "Nous en avons fini avec ces polissons d'électeurs….. a ton tour maintenant ma gaillarde, a ton tour"

Translation: Censorship judge: "Now that we are done with these naughty voters…. it's your turn now my crafty devil, it's your turn!"

Lithograph by Charles Verlaine (1844-1896)

Published in Le Charivari in the series: Actualites with the number 164

Paris, ca. 1880

This caricature aims at the laws and their enforcement against Free Press under Napoleon III who ruled from 1856 to 1879.

General age toning. Few foxing spots. One tear in upper margin repaired. Verso: Unrelated text print.

21,5 x 27 cm (ca. 8.5 x 10.6")

$ 95.00 (Please look for discount at top of this page. Here 40% = $ 57.00

Order Nr. JOURNALISM254570

"Les raffraichissemens aux prochaines revues de Satory"

(Refreshment drinks at the next parade in Satory)

"Mes amis le temps du champagne est passé! mes moyens ne me permettent plus de vous offrir du coco!"

(My friends, the times of chamgne are over. My possibilities allow to offer you only hot chocolate!"

Satory is a suburb south of Versailles with large military attachments.

The text refers to the death of Louis-Philippe, French King from 1830-1848, who died in 1850.
He was aimed at by many famous caricaturists.

Lithograph by Charles Vernier (1813-1887)

Series: "Actualites Nr. 84"

Published in "Le Charivari"

Paris, March 15, 1851

Light foxing. Upper right corner has repaired tear. Beyond: Minor traces of age and use.
Reverse side has unrelated text print. Vertical centerfold.

23 x 33 cm (ca. 9 x 13")

$ 120.00 (Please see discount at top of this page. Here 40% = $ 72.00)

Order Nr. GASTRONOMY254621

"Robert Macaire, Notaire" - Notar, Notary

Oh sublime Macaire! You, notary of the whole bank of bankers, inventor of pinched profit of bribes and all shades and sizes, you are being slandered, you are taken for a croundrel! …..Ingratitude of Society…..and their stockholders!"

Lithograph after Honore Daumier

Published "Le Journal pour fire". Ca. 1840

Robert Macaire is not a real person. He is a fictional character of doubtful esteem. He appears in French movies, plays, caricatures, etc. Honore Daumier depicted him as a swindler and a sinister character. Here he is accused of being a fraudulous notary.

Very good condition.

Including title and text: 20,6 x 12,7 cm (ca. 7.9 x 5")

$ 140.00


"Zukunftsbild" ( sign of the future )

"Emanzipierte ( Im deutchen Ruhmestempel):"
"Heute stellt man hier noch die Buesten von Maennerb auf - im Jahre 200 werden es nur noch Frauenbuesten sein"
( Now there are only bustS of men - in the year 2000 there will be only busts of women!)

Below the image is an unrelated poem in the Pfalz dialect about a poor musician.

Wood engraving 1909. Reverse side is printed.

Image size: 15.5 x 16.2 cm ( 6.1 x 6.3 ")

$ 45.00

Order Nr. HUMOR241785

Kaffeetrinker ( Coffee Drinkers)

Gemuetlicher Morgenkaffee Klatsch-Kaffee
Bluemchen-Kaffee Contra Katzenjammer
Im Bivouak aus der Kochgeschirr Feigen-Kaffee

Humoriful wood engraving ca 1885. Reverse side is printed. Light age toning.

26 x 21 cm ( 10.2 x 8.2 ")

$ 55.00

Order Nr.HUMOR236143

"Evening, or the Man of feeling."


Three men sit by a dinner-table. The man on the right has his boots pulled off by a boy. The man makes an impatient impression and pushes his other booted foot against the boy's back; on the floor are a pair of slippers, and a boot-jack. It looks as if the other two men had long been waiting for the just arrived companion, who has obviously cold feet, because a maid with a candle in hand brings him a warming pan.

Hand-colored copper etching by Henry William Bunbury (1750-1811)

Second edition. London ca. 1820

The original edition (1781) was round and reversed.

A little soiled in margins. Print spills at printing time on table cloth, slippers and title.

22,2 x 32,7 cm (ca. 8.7 x 12.9")

$ 90.00 (Please look for discount at top of this page)

Order Nr.GASTRONOMY252995

"The Great Self-Taxed."

Working-man. "Hi! - Gov'nor! - Look Here! We're th' People S'makes th' Shururplsh - Now whar a' you an' our William Goin' t'do for th' People I Sh'like T'know !"

Wood engraving dated 1873. Minor signs of age.

24 x 17.7 cm ( 9.4 x 6.9 ")

$ 30.00

Order Nr. FINANCE240803

" Ordensregen "

Wood engraving 1913 after a painting by Heinrich Kley.
On the reverse side is an image after A. Schmidhammer. Light age patina.

23.5 x 18.5 cm ( 9.2 x 7.2 ")

$ 60.00

Order Nr. HUMOR241593

"The Old Buck"

A play on words! A buck is a male rabbit or a slang name for an
old man. The young girl has a rabbit in the basket.

Etching made after the painting by Jules Giradet.
Published 1895. Strong paper. Beige toned print.

23 x 18 cm ( 9 x 7 ")

$ 35.00

Order Nr. ANIMAL252389

"Spielerei" (play)

Zincograph of an older man with a cigar in his hand playing with a
Japanese toy. Made after a painting by Arthur Kampf. Published 1894.

Image: 15.5 x 22.5 cm ( 6.1 x 8.8")

$ 35.00

Order Nr. HUMOR255103

"Der Sekt-Centaur"

Wood engraving 1913 after a painting by Heinrich Kley.
On the reverse side is an image after Karl Arnold. Very light age patina.

23.5 x 20 cm ( 9.2 x 7.8 ")

$ 85.00

Order Nr. HUMOR241594


Tomkyns (who has swallowed a bad Oyster). "Hallo! What kind of Oyster D'Ye call that?"
Opener: "American, Sir."
Tomkyns: "Ah thought so. Knew him directly by his "Twang'"

Wood engraving from "Punch, or the London Charivari", dated 1874. Backside is printed.

13.5 x 10.5 cm ( 5.3 x 4.1 ")

$ 40.00


Morning Gossip - Les Nouvellistes du Matin

Les Nouvellistes du Matin

Copper etching for Chez Martinet in Paris, ca 1780. Original hand coloring.

Image is vvery clean. Crease in image visible only on the backside.
Tiny tear on upper margin edge. Light, scattered spotting in margins.

22.2 x 32 cm ( 8.7 x 12.5 ")

$ 280.00

Order Nr. HUMOR9501

"Fin- de-Siègle-Obsession"

Hand-colored wood engraving made after the drawing by Godefroy.

Published in France, 1891.

Below image is text ( in French) with humoreous captions about each drawing.

Good condition. Clean. Fresh colors.

Image without text: 29 x 20 cm ( 11.4 x 7.8 ")

$ 120.00

Order Nr. HUMOR237277


Reverse side:

"Harmony before Matrimony"

Hand-colored copper etching by James Gilray (1756-1815)

Two love birds united in harmony, she devotedly playing the harp, he holding the notes and text "Duets de l'Amour" and singing. All is well for the two love birds. No troubles, yet, no worries.



Reverse side:


Hand-colored copper etching by James Gilray (1756-1815)

The two love birds of yesteryear have entered the stage of "normality" in their matrimonial togetherness. The lady plays dissonant accords on the piano, the husband endulges in the study of a newspaper and holds his ear shut as the maid brings in the screaming baby. Their pre-matrimonial harmony has vanished. Even the cat humps and the parrots quarrel as the shrill and poisoned atmosphere in this advanced matrimonial scene prevails.

These caricaturer were printed ca. 1870. (They were first published by Hannah Humphrey in London, 1805)

Very good condition. Both prints are handsomely hand-colored. On reverse sides are other uncolored cartoons.

Each print: 27 x 37,5 cm (ca. 10.6 x 14.8")

Price for the pair: $ 280.00

Order Nr. HUMOR251606

"M. de Grandpere cherchant a maigrir par un traitement musical"
( Grandfather is trying to loose weight through a musical treatment. It bothers the neighbors
who point to the clock showing that they are disturbed at this time.)

Wood engraving 1852. Below the image is text about this humorous situation.
Reverse side is printed with unrelated text.

10.5 x 14 cm ( 4.1 x 5.5 ")

$ 25.00

Order Nr. MUSIC244776

"Die feindlichen Nachbarn oder die Folgen der Musik"

Enemy neighbors or the consequences of music

Wood engraving after Wilhelm Busch (1832-1908). Original hand coloring

Publsihed in the series "Muenchner Bilderbogen"

Publisher: Braun & Schneider. Munich, ca. 1880

A cello player and an artist lock horns. Typical Wilhelm Busch. Observed in an every-day-style situation.

Good condition.. Light age toning.

Sheet size 40 x 32 cm (ca. 15.7 x 12.6")

$ 90.00

Order Nr. MUSIC242788

Chimney Sweep - Kaminkehrer

"Im Zeitalter des lenkbaren Luftschiffes"

A chimney sweep uses a hot-air balloon to go from chimney to chimney!

Wood engraving ca 1900. Reverse side is printed.

19 x 4.5 cm ( 7.4 x 1.7 ")

$ 35.00


Hot Air Balloon Apollo

Upper image: " unbesorgt meiner bewaehrten Fuehrung anzuvertrauen!! - - Nur nicht
Lower image: gar so hastig, meine Herrschaften! Schoen, einer nach dem andern, und
nur solange Platz ist, damit sein Malheaur geschieht bei dem Sturm!!!"

The name of the balloon is "Apollo"

Wood engraving ca 1900. Reverse side is printed.

21 x 9.5 cm ( 8.2 x 3.7 ")

$ 30.00

Order Nr. HOTAIRBALLOON 242925

Hot Air Balloon   Luft Ballon

"Da schau, Seppenbauer, auf Deiner Wiesen, geht der Luftballon nieder!"
"Was moanst D'Burgermoaster, was i' Schad'n verlanga soll dafuer?"

Wood engraving ca 1900. Reverse side is printed.

11.5 x 14 cm ( 4.5 x 5.5 ")

$ 35.00

Order Nr. HOTAIRBALLOON 242927

"Dass Wasser kommt, das Wasser steigt!" ( The water is coming, the water is rising! )

People preparing for a flood, including flying in a hotair balloon, standing on stilts, sitting in a tub, putting wings on a dog........

Wood engraving after A. Schmidhammer ca 1880. Horizontal centerfold.
Reverse side is printed. Light browning on margin edges.

31 x 22.5 cm ( 12.2 x 8.8 ")

$ 40.00

Order Nr. HOTAIRBALLOON 241241


"A Good Hearing for Master"

After passing innumerable rows of kegs with supreme vintage, they come to a cadk marked "Whisky".

Guest: Ah, ah, So you have been laying in the fashionable drink, I see! The doctors are all mad about it.

Affable Butler: Yeszzir - Less Hacid, they say, in good Malt Wisky than in any form of alcohol. I have took to it myself. In fact I may sayI've quite given up Chamgagnes, Clarets, Burgundies and 'Ocks!

Wood engraving

Published in "Punch, or the London Charivari"

London, 1876

Light age toning. Otherwise fine.

13,7 x 17,5 cm (ca. 5.4 x 6.8")

$ 30.00


"The Gin Shop"

Drawing and lithograph by George Cruikshank (1792-1878)

Dated 1829

Poem underneath reads:

"Now oh dear how shocking the thought is

they makes the gin from aqua fortis

They do it on purpose folks lives to shorten

And tickets it up at two-pence a qua tern"

Condition: Light general age toning. Some minor traces of age and use.

Image: 20 x 25,5 cm (ca. 7.9 x 10")


"Catching a Little Tartar"

"So you don't care about donkey riding, Missy. And why?"
"O, I've fot a pony, and one doesn't care about donkeys after that, you know!"
"Has a pony got more legs than a donkey then?"
"Miss ( who doesn't like to be chaffed). Yes; exactly twice as many as some donkies that I know!"

Wood engraving dated 1873. Reverse side is printed. Overall light age toning.

13.4 x 17.5 cm ( 5.2 x 6.8 ")

$ 25.00

Order Nr. DONKEY240817

"Le Budget de la France"

(What all is taxed for the benefit of the national budget in France)

Type of print:Line lithograph


Color:Original hand coloring

Published:"Imagerie d'Epinal Nr. 3818

Date:Paris, ca. 1890

Condition:General age toning. Nice hand coloring. No print on reverse side

Sheet measures: 39 x 29 cm (15.4 x 11.4")

Price:$ 120.00

Order Nr. BILLIARD236335

"Tarif D'Hiver"

- Trop cher? ... Oh! monsieur, les nuits d'hiver sont si longues..."

(Too expensive? Oh Monsieur, the winter nights are so long..."

A gentleman negotiates the price with a Paris prostitute, finds her too expensive.

The corner of a billiard table visible in background

Type of print:Lithograph


Color:Printed in color

Published: "Le Monde Comique Illustre"

Date:Paris, ca. 1890

Condition: General age toning. Unrelated print on reverse side

Image measures 19 x 17 cm (7.5 x 6.7")

Price: $ 120.00

Order Nr. BILLIARD236336

"Der Schinkenknochen" ( the ham bone )

Wood engravingafter M. Scholz ca 1880. Reverse side is printed.
Minor signs of age and use.

32.5 x 23.5 cm ( 12.7 x 9.2 ")

$ 35.00

Order Nr. HUMOR239243

"Mending the Machinery"

Royal National Merry-Go-Round

Master Johnny Bull: "Now, then - Do get on!!"
W.E.G. "All right, My little gentleman! We shall get on Be-u-tifully!
(Aside) When I've screwed it up a bit!!!

Wood engraving from "Punch" dated March 25, 1882.
Small crease and tear in lower left margin corner.

24 x 17.7 cm ( 9.4 x 6.9 ")

$ 50.00

Order Nr. HUMOR9506 SOLD

Eels - Aalen

"The Feeling Heart"

Bill- Bill - you'll break my Them'ere Eels Mum's a groat a
tender Heart - that's what you will. pound I'll skin em for ye directly.

On the ground is a basket of eels.

Aquatint by Hunt in fine original hand coloring.
A few very minor spots and smuding. Narrow bottom margin.

Page size: 17 x 23 cm ( 6.6 x 9 ")

$ 55.00

Order Nr. DONKEY9505

A Surreptitious Whiff

Wood engraving from "Punch" dated 1873. Backside is printed.

12.5 x 17.7 cm ( 4.9 x 6.9 ")

$ 35.00

Order Nr. DOG9593

Pug Dog

More Honeymoon Amenities (Pug dog on couch)

Angelina(who has been pursuing the "Births, Deaths, and Marriages"). "Edwin, I do so object to that horrid word "relict"!If I should die Edwin, promise , oh, promise, you will not allow me to be described as your relict!

Wood engraving from "Punch" dated 1876. Backside is printed.

11.5 x 17 cm ( 4.5 x 6.7 ")

$ 35.00

Order Nr. DOG9496

"Nachahmungstrieb" (Imitative instinct)

Two elephants watch billards game through window and use their imitative instinct, break off palm trees, use fat-bellied people to play billards.

Type of print:Wood engraving


Published:"Nagels Lustige Welt"

Date:Berlin, ca. 1900

Condition:General age toning. a bit spotty in margins. Unrelated print on reverse

Page size:31.5 x 22.5 cm (12.4 x 8.9"):

Price:$ 80.00

Order Nr. BILLIARD236333

"Ein angenehmer Gast" (a pleasant guest)

".Die drei Mark, Herr Wirt, die Sie mir beim Kartenspiel abgenommen, bezahle ich morgen..."

(The three Marks I lost playing cards, I'll pay tomorrow..."

A "smart gentleman" lost card game and promises to return tomorrow. In background billiard is being played.

Type of print:Wood engraving

Engraver:H. Schlittger

Published:"Fliegende Blaetter Nr. 3180

Publisher: Braun & Schneider - Munich, Germany


Condition:General age toning. Tear left margin into image repaired. Margins spotty

Unrelated print on reverse side

Image:14 x 12 cm (5.5 x 4.7")

Page size:28 x 21 cm (11 x 8.3")

Price:$ 40.00

Order Nr. BILLIARD236334

Actionnaires De Mines Faisant Un Drôle De Mine
Les Mines Dont Enfoncées a 200 Pieds Sous Terre.

Shareholders of a mine make disappointed faces as there shares tumble.

Lithograph by H. Daumier, ca 1840.
Reverse side is printed.

Page size: 27.3 x 18.9 cm ( 10.7 x 7.3 ")

$ 220.00

Order Nr. HUMOR9503

Skizzen von M. Scholz.

Der Vater ist mal weggegangen, Da Rauchen ist doch wunderschön,
Der willi sieht die Pfeifen hangen. I nu, wir wollen doch mal seh'n.

Wood engraving, ca 1880. Backside is printed.

Size of each image: 9 x 7 cm ( 3.5 x 2.7 ")

$ 30.00

Order Nr. SMOKING868


"Doubtful Luxury"

Ethel: "Were you not pleased to have such a pretty partner as Miss Myrtle at Croquet yesterday, Charlie?"

Charlie. "Well-er-personally, I dislike beauty. Acknowledged Belles have a way of making a fellow feel himself of secondary consideration sometimes, don't you know?"

Wood engraving from "Punch" dated 1873. Small margins. Backside is printed.

13.5 x 17.7 cm ( 5.3 x 6.9 ")

$ 45.00

Order Nr. SPORT8012


"Genuine Enthusiasts"

At the window you perceive Pater and Mater expostulating vainly.

Wood engraving from "Punch" dated 1865. Narrow margins. Backside is printed.

13 x 17.5 cm ( 5.1 x 6.8 ")

$ 45.00

Order Nr. SPORT8013


"How We Play Croquet At Buddleapoor"

Wood engraving from "Punch" dated 1865.
Backside is printed. Narrow margins.

12.5 x 17.7 cm ( 4.9 x 6.9 ")

$ 45.00

Order Nr. SPORT8014


"Hint to Croquet Players"

Would not the Alpine Milking Stool, imported from Grindenwald, be a valuable adjunct to the Croquet-Ground during this fatiguing weather?

Wood engraving from "Punch" dated 1865.
Narrow margins. Backside is printed.

14 x 17.7 cm ( 5.5 x 6.9 ")

$ 45.00

Order Nr. SPORT8015

"Caricatures from "Punch" 1844-1882"

Wood engraving published 1895. Reverse sside is printed.

23 x 16.5 cm ( 9 x 6.4 ")

$ 25.00

Order Nr. HUMOR252033

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