William Nicholson. .



William Nicholson

Sir William Nicholson English Painter, 1872 to 1949. .William Nicholson was a painter, print-maker and theatre designer. His father was a member of Parliament and he was sent to study art at the Academie Julian in Paris. He started his career as a designer of posters and as a book illustrator but soon became an innovative and celebrated maker of woodcuts. He broke ground with his experimental techniques Nicholson's first success as a graphic artist with a poster for a production of Hamlet. Many of Nicholson's contemporaries were influenced by Japanese woodblocks and the black-line cuts of 15th century Italian artists. Nicholson, however, was inspired by woodblocks in English 'chapbooks' (cheaply produced popular pamphlets) and by the 'primitive' character of old woodblocks which he discovered in a Newark bookshop. He first trained at the Bushey School under Hubert von Herkomer from 1888-9 and then travelled to Paris where he studied at the Academie Julian from 1889-90. Here he met James Pryde whose sister Mabel he married in 1893. Under the name of `J and W Beggarstaff' he and Pryde designed posters between 1893 and 1899; he also produced woodcuts published by Heinemanns between 1896 and 1900 In 1894, Nicholson began collaborating on poster designs with his brother-in-law James Pryde and the two became known as the JW Beggarstaff. Over the winter of 1896 to 7 Nicholson produced one of his most famous graphic works. An Alphabet begins with 'A was an Artist'. This print was an ironic self-portrait showing Nicholson as a pavement artist. Other prints ranged from Elizabethan to modern subject matter. 'G is for Gentleman' was a traditional subject; 'U is for Urchin' was more contemporary. Another departure from tradition was the exclusion of moralising verses. As early as 1890 the artist had begun to make woodcuts and experiment with addition of subtler tints of green, ochre and umber to black and white images. He soon became known for his skill in the medium, elevating the art form aesthetically and commercially. In 1897, Nicholson produced his most celebrated portrait, Queen Victoria, which became one of the most famous British prints ever made.The publisher’s prospectus of 1897 advertised three formats of this work: The Popular Edition, lithographed in colours on cartridge paper, for 5s.-2d., The Library Edition, lithographed in colours on Dutch hand-made paper, in cloth for 12s.6d., and The Edition de Luxe, printed from the original woodblocks, hand-coloured and signed by the artist, for 12 pounds, 12s. net. Nicholson's commemorative print celebrated Queen Victoria's diamond jubilee in 1897. This was published in Twelves Portraits From 1898 he exhibited at the International Society of Sculptors, Painters and Gravers being influenced by James McNeill Whistler who was President. In 1904 he was a founder member of the Society of Twelve, and held his first one-man show at the Paterson Gallery in 1906. He was also responsible for several theatre designs including the original sets for Peter Pan in 1904. Although perhaps not suited to a career as a portraitist, Nicholson painted portraits throughout his life and despite his detachment form artistic public life, was knighted in 1936. His finest portraits depict sitters with whom he was in sympathy, excelling in his portrayal of close friends. He was knighted in 1936, and his work is represented in a number of museums, including the Tate Gallery in London The woodcuts were published trimmed to the borders and mounted on cards many of which were signed in pen and ink;, in excellent condition Later the prints were transferred to lithographic plates;and sold either in deluxe Folio format or as bound books on thick hand made wove paper. An Alphabet (1896), An Almanac of Twelve Sports (1898), London Types (1899), and Twelve Portraits (1899/1900).
Nicholson (1872-1949) was paid the princely sum of £5.00 by Heinemann for each woodcut and a further sixpence for colouring those in the De luxe edition (apparently he was capable of finishing thirty to forty a day). The first edition of the Popular series were sold out by 1 January 1898. The model for the beggar in this image is in fact James Pryde, Nicholson's brother in law and partner in the their collaboration as the poster designers 'J. & W. Beggarstaff'

 




  Also an entire set of the alphabet mounted or unmounted  @  £2080



A was an Artist
First sold in 1898, the Alphabet series of lithographs were commissioned via a new contract with Nicholson’s publisher William Heinemann in 1896.As in most others three differing editions of 'An Alphabet' were produced in total: The 'édition de luxe' printed directly from the woodcuts and hand-coloured by Nicholson himself, Then two lithograph versions, one 'better', the other in a cheaper binding . Due to being sold to children the original E is for Executioner and T for Topers of the de luxe edition was replaced with the more appropriate E is for Earl and T is for Trumpeter in the two lithographic editions. These have a library stamp behind the mount approx 1 cm round NOT visible or on the pics . These are all sold Unmounted post inclusive
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B was a Beggar
First sold in 1898, the Alphabet series of lithographs were commissioned via a new contract with Nicholson’s publisher William Heinemann in 1896.As in most others three differing editions of 'An Alphabet' were produced in total: The 'édition de luxe' printed directly from the woodcuts and hand-coloured by Nicholson himself, Then two lithograph versions, one 'better', the other in a cheaper binding . Due to being sold to children the original E is for Executioner and T for Topers of the de luxe edition was replaced with the more appropriate E is for Earl and T is for Trumpeter in the two lithographic editions. These have a library stamp behind the mount approx 1 cm round NOT visible or on the pics . These are all sold Unmounted post inclusive . £85 each.. sorry re price higher cost went up ! but still cheaper than most x 2



C was a Countess
First sold in 1898, the Alphabet series of lithographs were commissioned via a new contract with Nicholson’s publisher William Heinemann in 1896.As in most others three differing editions of 'An Alphabet' were produced in total: The 'édition de luxe' printed directly from the woodcuts and hand-coloured by Nicholson himself, Then two lithograph versions, one 'better', the other in a cheaper binding . Due to being sold to children the original E is for Executioner and T for Topers of the de luxe edition was replaced with the more appropriate E is for Earl and T is for Trumpeter in the two lithographic editions. These have a library stamp behind the mount approx 1 cm round NOT visible or on the pics . These are all sold post inclusive . £85 each.. sorry re price higher cost went up ! but still cheaper than most + one unmounted also available x 2




D is for Dandy
First sold in 1898, the Alphabet series of lithographs were commissioned via a new contract with Nicholson’s publisher William Heinemann in 1896.As in most others three differing editions of 'An Alphabet' were produced in total: The 'édition de luxe' printed directly from the woodcuts and hand-coloured by Nicholson himself, Then two lithograph versions, one 'better', the other in a cheaper binding . Due to being sold to children the original E is for Executioner and T for Topers of the de luxe edition was replaced with the more appropriate E is for Earl and T is for Trumpeter in the two lithographic editions. These have a library stamp behind the mount approx 1 cm round NOT visible or on the pics . These are all sold unmounted post inclusive . £85 each.. sorry re price higher cost went up ! but still cheaper than most x



E is for Earl
First sold in 1898, the Alphabet series of lithographs were commissioned via a new contract with Nicholson’s publisher William Heinemann in 1896.As in most others three differing editions of 'An Alphabet' were produced in total: The 'édition de luxe' printed directly from the woodcuts and hand-coloured by Nicholson himself, Then two lithograph versions, one 'better', the other in a cheaper binding . Due to being sold to children the original E is for Executioner and T for Topers of the de luxe edition was replaced with the more appropriate E is for Earl and T is for Trumpeter in the two lithographic editions. These have a library stamp behind the mount approx 1 cm round NOT visible or on the pics . These are all sold unmounted post inclusive . £85 each.. sorry re price higher cost went up ! but still cheaper than most 




F is for Flower Girl
First sold in 1898, the Alphabet series of lithographs were commissioned via a new contract with Nicholson’s publisher William Heinemann in 1896.As in most others three differing editions of 'An Alphabet' were produced in total: The 'édition de luxe' printed directly from the woodcuts and hand-coloured by Nicholson himself, Then two lithograph versions, one 'better', the other in a cheaper binding . Due to being sold to children the original E is for Executioner and T for Topers of the de luxe edition was replaced with the more appropriate E is for Earl and T is for Trumpeter in the two lithographic editions. These have a library stamp behind the mount approx 1 cm round NOT visible or on the pics . These are all sold unmounted post inclusive . £85 each.. sorry re price higher cost went up ! but still cheaper than most



G was a gentleman
First sold in 1898, the Alphabet series of lithographs were commissioned via a new contract with Nicholson’s publisher William Heinemann in 1896.As in most others three differing editions of 'An Alphabet' were produced in total: The 'édition de luxe' printed directly from the woodcuts and hand-coloured by Nicholson himself, Then two lithograph versions, one 'better', the other in a cheaper binding . Due to being sold to children the original E is for Executioner and T for Topers of the de luxe edition was replaced with the more appropriate E is for Earl and T is for Trumpeter in the two lithographic editions. These have a library stamp behind the mount approx 1 cm round NOT visible or on the pics . These are all sold unmounted post inclusive . £85 each.. sorry re price higher cost went up ! but still cheaper than most x 2




H for Huntsman
First sold in 1898, the Alphabet series of lithographs were commissioned via a new contract with Nicholson’s publisher William Heinemann in 1896.As in most others three differing editions of 'An Alphabet' were produced in total: The 'édition de luxe' printed directly from the woodcuts and hand-coloured by Nicholson himself, Then two lithograph versions, one 'better', the other in a cheaper binding . Due to being sold to children the original E is for Executioner and T for Topers of the de luxe edition was replaced with the more appropriate E is for Earl and T is for Trumpeter in the two lithographic editions. These have a library stamp behind the mount approx 1 cm round NOT visible or on the pics . These are all sold unmounted post inclusive . £85 each. .




I for Idiot 
First sold in 1898, the Alphabet series of lithographs were commissioned via a new contract with Nicholson’s publisher William Heinemann in 1896.As in most others three differing editions of 'An Alphabet' were produced in total: The 'édition de luxe' printed directly from the woodcuts and hand-coloured by Nicholson himself, Then two lithograph versions, one 'better', the other in a cheaper binding . Due to being sold to children the original E is for Executioner and T for Topers of the de luxe edition was replaced with the more appropriate E is for Earl and T is for Trumpeter in the two lithographic editions. These have a library stamp behind the mount approx 1 cm round NOT visible or on the pics . These are all sold unmounted post inclusive . £85 each.. sorry re price higher cost went up ! but still cheaper than most

One with a loss/nick to page edge  and edge taers almost to the black line will be covered by the mount  £45




J for Jockey
First sold in 1898, the Alphabet series of lithographs were commissioned via a new contract with Nicholson’s publisher William Heinemann in 1896.As in most others three differing editions of 'An Alphabet' were produced in total: The 'édition de luxe' printed directly from the woodcuts and hand-coloured by Nicholson himself, Then two lithograph versions, one 'better', the other in a cheaper binding . Due to being sold to children the original E is for Executioner and T for Topers of the de luxe edition was replaced with the more appropriate E is for Earl and T is for Trumpeter in the two lithographic editions. These have a library stamp behind the mount approx 1 cm round NOT visible or on the pics . These are all sold unmounted post inclusive . £85 each.. sorry re price higher cost went up ! but still cheaper than most



 K is for Keeper
First sold in 1898, the Alphabet series of lithographs were commissioned via a new contract with Nicholson’s publisher William Heinemann in 1896.As in most others three differing editions of 'An Alphabet' were produced in total: The 'édition de luxe' printed directly from the woodcuts and hand-coloured by Nicholson himself, Then two lithograph versions, one 'better', the other in a cheaper binding . Due to being sold to children the original E is for Executioner and T for Topers of the de luxe edition was replaced with the more appropriate E is for Earl and T is for Trumpeter in the two lithographic editions. These have a library stamp behind the mount approx 1 cm round NOT visible or on the pics . These are all sold unmounted post inclusive . £85 each.. sorry re price higher cost went up ! but still cheaper than most x 2




L is for Lady
First sold in 1898, the Alphabet series of lithographs were commissioned via a new contract with Nicholson’s publisher William Heinemann in 1896.As in most others three differing editions of 'An Alphabet' were produced in total: The 'édition de luxe' printed directly from the woodcuts and hand-coloured by Nicholson himself, Then two lithograph versions, one 'better', the other in a cheaper binding . Due to being sold to children the original E is for Executioner and T for Topers of the de luxe edition was replaced with the more appropriate E is for Earl and T is for Trumpeter in the two lithographic editions. These have a library stamp behind the mount approx 1 cm round NOT visible or on the pics . These are all sold unmounted post inclusive . £85 each.. sorry re price higher cost went up ! but still cheaper than most



M for Milkmaid

First sold in 1898, the Alphabet series of lithographs were commissioned via a new contract with Nicholson’s publisher William Heinemann in 1896.As in most others three differing editions of 'An Alphabet' were produced in total: The 'édition de luxe' printed directly from the woodcuts and hand-coloured by Nicholson himself, Then two lithograph versions, one 'better', the other in a cheaper binding . Due to being sold to children the original E is for Executioner and T for Topers of the de luxe edition was replaced with the more appropriate E is for Earl and T is for Trumpeter in the two lithographic editions. These have a library stamp behind the mount approx 1 cm round NOT visible or on the pics . These are all sold unmounted post inclusive . £85 each.. sorry re price higher cost went up ! but still cheaper than most





N for Nobleman
First sold in 1898, the Alphabet series of lithographs were commissioned via a new contract with Nicholson’s publisher William Heinemann in 1896.As in most others three differing editions of 'An Alphabet' were produced in total: The 'édition de luxe' printed directly from the woodcuts and hand-coloured by Nicholson himself, Then two lithograph versions, one 'better', the other in a cheaper binding . Due to being sold to children the original E is for Executioner and T for Topers of the de luxe edition was replaced with the more appropriate E is for Earl and T is for Trumpeter in the two lithographic editions. These have a library stamp behind the mount approx 1 cm round NOT visible or on the pics . These are all sold post inclusive . £85 each.. sorry re price higher cost went up ! but still cheaper than most  + one unmounted also availableX3


O for Ostler
First sold in 1898, the Alphabet series of lithographs were commissioned via a new contract with Nicholson’s publisher William Heinemann in 1896.As in most others three differing editions of 'An Alphabet' were produced in total: The 'édition de luxe' printed directly from the woodcuts and hand-coloured by Nicholson himself, Then two lithograph versions, one 'better', the other in a cheaper binding . Due to being sold to children the original E is for Executioner and T for Topers of the de luxe edition was replaced with the more appropriate E is for Earl and T is for Trumpeter in the two lithographic editions. These have a library stamp behind the mount approx 1 cm round NOT visible or on the pics . These are all sold post inclusive . £85 each.. sorry re price higher cost went up ! but still cheaper than most X 2



P is for Publican
First sold in 1898, the Alphabet series of lithographs were commissioned via a new contract with Nicholson’s publisher William Heinemann in 1896.As in most others three differing editions of 'An Alphabet' were produced in total: The 'édition de luxe' printed directly from the woodcuts and hand-coloured by Nicholson himself, Then two lithograph versions, one 'better', the other in a cheaper binding . Due to being sold to children the original E is for Executioner and T for Topers of the de luxe edition was replaced with the more appropriate E is for Earl and T is for Trumpeter in the two lithographic editions. These have a library stamp behind the mount approx 1 cm round NOT visible or on the pics . These are all sold post inclusive . £85 each.. sorry re price higher cost went up ! but still cheaper than most X 1




Q for Quaker
First sold in 1898, the Alphabet series of lithographs were commissioned via a new contract with Nicholson’s publisher William Heinemann in 1896.As in most others three differing editions of 'An Alphabet' were produced in total: The 'édition de luxe' printed directly from the woodcuts and hand-coloured by Nicholson himself, Then two lithograph versions, one 'better', the other in a cheaper binding . Due to being sold to children the original E is for Executioner and T for Topers of the de luxe edition was replaced with the more appropriate E is for Earl and T is for Trumpeter in the two lithographic editions. These have a library stamp behind the mount approx 1 cm round NOT visible or on the pics . These are all sold post inclusive . £85 each.. sorry re price higher cost went up ! but still cheaper than most x 3



R is for Robber
First sold in 1898, the Alphabet series of lithographs were commissioned via a new contract with Nicholson’s publisher William Heinemann in 1896.As in most others three differing editions of 'An Alphabet' were produced in total: The 'édition de luxe' printed directly from the woodcuts and hand-coloured by Nicholson himself, Then two lithograph versions, one 'better', the other in a cheaper binding . Due to being sold to children the original E is for Executioner and T for Topers of the de luxe edition was replaced with the more appropriate E is for Earl and T is for Trumpeter in the two lithographic editions. These have a library stamp behind the mount approx 1 cm round NOT visible or on the pics . These are all sold unmounted post inclusive . £85 each.. sorry re price higher cost went up ! but still cheaper than most X 2



S for Sportsman
First sold in 1898, the Alphabet series of lithographs were commissioned via a new contract with Nicholson’s publisher William Heinemann in 1896.As in most others three differing editions of 'An Alphabet' were produced in total: The 'édition de luxe' printed directly from the woodcuts and hand-coloured by Nicholson himself, Then two lithograph versions, one 'better', the other in a cheaper binding . Due to being sold to children the original E is for Executioner and T for Topers of the de luxe edition was replaced with the more appropriate E is for Earl and T is for Trumpeter in the two lithographic editions. These have a library stamp behind the mount approx 1 cm round NOT visible or on the pics . These are all sold post inclusive . £85 each.. sorry re price higher cost went up ! but still cheaper than most

 

T for Trumpeter
First sold in 1898, the Alphabet series of lithographs were commissioned via a new contract with Nicholson’s publisher William Heinemann in 1896.As in most others three differing editions of 'An Alphabet' were produced in total: The 'édition de luxe' printed directly from the woodcuts and hand-coloured by Nicholson himself, Then two lithograph versions, one 'better', the other in a cheaper binding . Due to being sold to children the original E is for Executioner and T for Topers of the de luxe edition was replaced with the more appropriate E is for Earl and T is for Trumpeter in the two lithographic editions. These have a library stamp behind the mount approx 1 cm round NOT visible or on the pics . These are all sold unmounted post inclusive . £85 each.. sorry re price higher cost went up ! but still cheaper than most X 2


U for Urchin
First sold in 1898, the Alphabet series of lithographs were commissioned via a new contract with Nicholson’s publisher William Heinemann in 1896.As in most others three differing editions of 'An Alphabet' were produced in total: The 'édition de luxe' printed directly from the woodcuts and hand-coloured by Nicholson himself, Then two lithograph versions, one 'better', the other in a cheaper binding . Due to being sold to children the original E is for Executioner and T for Topers of the de luxe edition was replaced with the more appropriate E is for Earl and T is for Trumpeter in the two lithographic editions. These have a library stamp behind the mount approx 1 cm round NOT visible or on the pics . These are all sold unmounted post inclusive . £85 each.. sorry re price higher cost went up ! but still cheaper than most x 3



V is for Villain
First sold in 1898, the Alphabet series of lithographs were commissioned via a new contract with Nicholson’s publisher William Heinemann in 1896.As in most others three differing editions of 'An Alphabet' were produced in total: The 'édition de luxe' printed directly from the woodcuts and hand-coloured by Nicholson himself, Then two lithograph versions, one 'better', the other in a cheaper binding . Due to being sold to children the original E is for Executioner and T for Topers of the de luxe edition was replaced with the more appropriate E is for Earl and T is for Trumpeter in the two lithographic editions. These have a library stamp behind the mount approx 1 cm round NOT visible or on the pics . These are all sold unmounted post inclusive . £85 each.. sorry re price higher cost went up ! but still cheaper than most x 2



W is for waitress
First sold in 1898, the Alphabet series of lithographs were commissioned via a new contract with Nicholson’s publisher William Heinemann in 1896.As in most others three differing editions of 'An Alphabet' were produced in total: The 'édition de luxe' printed directly from the woodcuts and hand-coloured by Nicholson himself, Then two lithograph versions, one 'better', the other in a cheaper binding . Due to being sold to children the original E is for Executioner and T for Topers of the de luxe edition was replaced with the more appropriate E is for Earl and T is for Trumpeter in the two lithographic editions. These have a library stamp behind the mount approx 1 cm round NOT visible or on the pics . These are all sold unmounted post inclusive . £85 each.. sorry re price higher cost went up ! but still cheaper than most x 3



X for Xylographer [ Woodcut artist, type of printing etc ]
First sold in 1898, the Alphabet series of lithographs were commissioned via a new contract with Nicholson’s publisher William Heinemann in 1896.As in most others three differing editions of 'An Alphabet' were produced in total: The 'édition de luxe' printed directly from the woodcuts and hand-coloured by Nicholson himself, Then two lithograph versions, one 'better', the other in a cheaper binding . Due to being sold to children the original E is for Executioner and T for Topers of the de luxe edition was replaced with the more appropriate E is for Earl and T is for Trumpeter in the two lithographic editions. These have a library stamp behind the mount approx 1 cm round NOT visible or on the pics . These are all sold unmounted post inclusive . £85 each.. sorry re price higher cost went up ! but still cheaper than most x 2



Y is for Yokel nd NOT visible or on the pics
First sold in 1898, the Alphabet series of lithographs were commissioned via a new contract with Nicholson’s publisher William Heinemann in 1896.As in most others three differing editions of 'An Alphabet' were produced in total: The 'édition de luxe' printed directly from the woodcuts and hand-coloured by Nicholson himself, Then two lithograph versions, one 'better', the other in a cheaper binding . Due to being sold to children the original E is for Executioner and T for Topers of the de luxe edition was replaced with the more appropriate E is for Earl and T is for Trumpeter in the two lithographic editions. These have a library stamp behind the mount approx 1 cm round NOT visible or on the pics . These are all sold unmounted post inclusive . £85 each.. sorry re price higher cost went up ! but still cheaper than most x 2
 


And Z for Zoologist
First sold in 1898, the Alphabet series of lithographs were commissioned via a new contract with Nicholson’s publisher William Heinemann in 1896.As in most others three differing editions of 'An Alphabet' were produced in total: The 'édition de luxe' printed directly from the woodcuts and hand-coloured by Nicholson himself, Then two lithograph versions, one 'better', the other in a cheaper binding . Due to being sold to children the original E is for Executioner and T for Topers of the de luxe edition was replaced with the more appropriate E is for Earl and T is for Trumpeter in the two lithographic editions. These have a library stamp behind the mount approx 1 cm round NOT visible or on the pics . These are all sold post inclusive . £85 each.. sorry re price higher cost went up ! but still cheaper than mostx 2

 
Nicholson's fame reached its height with his series of woodcuts and lithographs made for the publisher, William Heinemann. These include the series, An Alphabet (1896), An Almanac of Twelve Sports (1898), London Types (1899), and Twelve Portraits (1900). Some of Twelve colour-printed lithographs after the original hand-colored wood engravings by Nicholson. Quatorzaines by W. E, Henley. One page of adverts. GORDON N. RAY, 294. " Henley's sonnets are vignettes of city life suggested by Nicholson's woodcuts, the poet in effect supplying the detail that the artist has left out. `Lisa,' the flower girl of `Hammersmith,' might be a first sketch of Eliza Doolittle in Shaw's `Pygmalion." RAY, also notes, "Nicholson was attentive to the content as to the design of his prints.his subject was almost invariably one which he understood thoroughly, English life of his own day." Previously, he and his brother-in-law James Pryde (J. and W. Beggarstaff) made a series of posters simple and bold that changed the direction of poster-art in England. The "Types" include Bus Driver, Guardsman, Hawker, Beef-eater, Dandwich-Man, Coster, Lady, Bluecoat Boy, Policeman, News-Boy, Drum-Major, Flower Girl, Barmaid. These are from the book London Types NOT the vastly superior and more expensive Deluxe Edition folio .Printed on thick wove paper and with full margins as published in 1898. Holes ( punched) from the stitches in the left margin, else in excellent condition throughout , strong unfaded
 


Beef-eater, Tower of London


Original antique print from one of Nicholson’s best known works,' London Types ' featuring twelve  colour chromolithographs of people at work in London.  When bound each was accompanied by a sonnet/quatorzain by W.E. Henley describing the illustration. The lithograph was  taken from the original woodblocks by William Nicholson Published in 1898 by William Heinemann Image 255 x 230 mm  Proper rag paper first edition holes to left on buff thick quality rag paper £80 x 2 available  inc postage


Trafalgar Square

Original antique print from one of Nicholson’s best known works,' London Types ' featuring twelve  colour chromolithographs of people at work in London.  When bound each was accompanied by a sonnet/quatorzain by W.E. Henley describing the illustration. The lithograph was  taken from the original woodblocks by William Nicholson Published in 1898 by William Heinemann Image 255 x 230 mm  Proper rag paper first edition holes to left on buff thick quality rag paper £80 x 2
Any Corner /Flower Girl

Original antique print from one of Nicholson’s best known works,' London Types ' featuring twelve  colour chromolithographs of people at work in London.  When bound each was accompanied by a sonnet/quatorzain by W.E. Henley describing the illustration. The lithograph was  taken from the original woodblocks by William Nicholson Published in 1898 by William Heinemann Image 255 x 230 mm  Proper rag paper first edition holes to left on buff thick quality rag paper £80 x 3
Wimbledon Common/Drum Major

Original antique print from one of Nicholson’s best known works,' London Types ' featuring twelve  colour chromolithographs of people at work in London.  When bound each was accompanied by a sonnet/quatorzain by W.E. Henley describing the illustration. The lithograph was  taken from the original woodblocks by William Nicholson Published in 1898 by William Heinemann Image 255 x 230 mm  Proper rag paper first edition holes to left on buff thick quality rag paper £80 x 2


Rotten Row

Original antique print from one of Nicholson’s best known works,' London Types ' featuring twelve  colour chromolithographs of people at work in London.  When bound each was accompanied by a sonnet/quatorzain by W.E. Henley describing the illustration. The lithograph was  taken from the original woodblocks by William Nicholson Published in 1898 by William Heinemann Image 255 x 230 mm  Proper rag paper first edition holes to left on buff thick quality rag paper x 1

The City /News boy

Original antique print from one of Nicholson’s best known works,' London Types ' featuring twelve  colour chromolithographs of people at work in London.  When bound each was accompanied by a sonnet/quatorzain by W.E. Henley describing the illustration. The lithograph was  taken from the original woodblocks by William Nicholson Published in 1898 by William Heinemann Image 255 x 230 mm  Proper rag paper first edition holes to left on buff thick quality rag paper £80

Costermonger/ Hammersmith

Original antique print from one of Nicholson’s best known works,' London Types ' featuring twelve  colour chromolithographs of people at work in London.  When bound each was accompanied by a sonnet/quatorzain by W.E. Henley describing the illustration. The lithograph was  taken from the original woodblocks by William Nicholson Published in 1898 by William Heinemann Image 255 x 230 mm  Proper rag paper first edition holes to left on buff thick quality rag paper £80 x 3 available  inc postage





Policeman, / Constitution Hill

Original antique print from one of Nicholson’s best known works, featuring twelve  colour chromolithographs of people at work in London.  When bound each was accompanied by a sonnet by W.E. Henley describing the illustration. The lithograph was  taken from original woodblocks by William Nicholson Published 1898 by William Heinemann Image 255 x 230 mm  Proper rag paper first edition holes to left on buff thick quality rag paper £80 x   inc postage






Guardsman, Horseguards Parade.

Original antique print from one of Nicholson’s best known works, featuring twelve  colour chromolithographs of people at work in London.  When bound each was accompanied by a sonnet by W.E. Henley describing the illustration. The lithograph was  taken from original woodblocks by William Nicholson Published 1898 by William Heinemann Image 255 x 230 mm  Proper rag paper first edition holes to left on buff thick quality rag paper £80 x 3 available  inc postage




Barmaid, any bar

Original antique print from one of Nicholson’s best known works, featuring twelve  colour chromolithographs of people at work in London.  When bound each was accompanied by a sonnet by W.E. Henley describing the illustration. The lithograph was  taken from original woodblocks by William Nicholson Published 1898 by William Heinemann Image 255 x 230 mm  Proper rag paper first edition holes to left on buff thick quality rag paper £80 x 2 available  inc postage







Hawker /Kensington

Original antique print from one of Nicholson’s best known works, featuring twelve  colour chromolithographs of people at work in London.  When bound each was accompanied by a sonnet by W.E. Henley describing the illustration. The lithograph was  taken from original woodblocks by William Nicholson Published 1898 by William Heinemann Image 255 x 230 mm  Proper rag paper first edition holes to left on buff thick quality rag paper £80 x 2 available  inc postage


Bluecoat Boy, / Newgate St.

Original antique print from one of Nicholson’s best known works, featuring twelve  colour chromolithographs of people at work in London.  When bound each was accompanied by a sonnet by W.E. Henley describing the illustration. The lithograph was  taken from original woodblocks by William Nicholson Published 1898 by William Heinemann Image 255 x 230 mm  Proper rag paper first edition holes to left on buff thick quality rag paper £80 x 2 available  inc postage




January Hunting/Riding
Lithograph from the woodcuts, an illustration from An Almanac of Twelve Sports. Published in  London,  by William Heinemann, 1898.  Each illustrated sport is associated with a month of the year and comprises: Hunting, Coursing, Racing, Boating, Fishing, Cricket, Archery, Coaching, Shooting, Golf, Boxing and Skating; one of Nicholson’s most sought after work. The text is taken from the poems of Rudyard Kipling Image 255 x 230 mm  Proper rag paper first edition holes to left on buff thick quality rag paper £80  inc postage  cheaper collected  These pics are slightly lightened 3 available





February Hunting/Riding
Lithograph from the woodcuts, an illustration from An Almanac of Twelve Sports. Published in  London,  by William Heinemann, 1898.  Each illustrated sport is associated with a month of the year and comprises: Hunting, Coursing, Racing, Boating, Fishing, Cricket, Archery, Coaching, Shooting, Golf, Boxing and Skating; one of Nicholson’s most sought after work. The text is taken from the poems of Rudyard Kipling Image 255 x 230 mm  Proper rag paper first edition holes to left on buff thick quality rag paper £80  inc postage  cheaper collected x 2 available




March Horse Racing
Lithograph from the woodcuts, an illustration from An Almanac of Twelve Sports. Published in  London,  by William Heinemann, 1898.  Each illustrated sport is associated with a month of the year and comprises: Hunting, Coursing, Racing, Boating, Fishing, Cricket, Archery, Coaching, Shooting, Golf, Boxing and Skating; one of Nicholson’s most sought after work. The text is taken from the poems of Rudyard Kipling Image 255 x 230 mm  Proper rag paper first edition holes to left on buff thick quality rag paper £80  inc postage  cheaper collected 3 available

 


 April Rowing
Lithograph from the woodcuts, an illustration from An Almanac of Twelve Sports. Published in  London,  by William Heinemann, 1898.  Each illustrated sport is associated with a month of the year and comprises: Hunting, Coursing, Racing, Boating, Fishing, Cricket, Archery, Coaching, Shooting, Golf, Boxing and Skating; one of Nicholson’s most sought after work. The text is taken from the poems of Rudyard Kipling Image 255 x 230 mm  Proper rag paper first edition holes to left on buff thick quality rag paper £80  inc postage  cheaper collected x 2




May , Fishing
Lithograph from the woodcuts, an illustration from An Almanac of Twelve Sports. Published in  London,  by William Heinemann, 1898.  Each illustrated sport is associated with a month of the year and comprises: Hunting, Coursing, Racing, Boating, Fishing, Cricket, Archery, Coaching, Shooting, Golf, Boxing and Skating; one of Nicholson’s most sought after work. The text is taken from the poems of Rudyard Kipling Image 255 x 230 mm  Proper rag paper first edition holes to left on buff thick quality rag paper £80  inc postage  cheaper collected 2 available

 

June Cricket

Lithograph from the woodcuts, an illustration from An Almanac of Twelve Sports. Published in  London,  by William Heinemann, 1898.  Each illustrated sport is associated with a month of the year and comprises: Hunting, Coursing, Racing, Boating, Fishing, Cricket, Archery, Coaching, Shooting, Golf, Boxing and Skating; one of Nicholson’s most sought after work. The text is taken from the poems of Rudyard Kipling Image 255 x 230 mm  Proper rag paper first edition holes to left on buff thick quality rag paper £80  inc postage  cheaper collected



July Archery
Lithograph from the woodcuts, an illustration from An Almanac of Twelve Sports. Published in  London,  by William Heinemann, 1898.  Each illustrated sport is associated with a month of the year and comprises: Hunting, Coursing, Racing, Boating, Fishing, Cricket, Archery, Coaching, Shooting, Golf, Boxing and Skating; one of Nicholson’s most sought after work. The text is taken from the poems of Rudyard Kipling Image 255 x 230 mm  Proper rag paper first edition holes to left on buff thick quality rag paper £80  inc postage  cheaper collected x 3 available



AUGUST
Lithograph from the woodcuts, an illustration from An Almanac of Twelve Sports. Published in  London,  by William Heinemann, 1898.  Each illustrated sport is associated with a month of the year and comprises: Hunting, Coursing, Racing, Boating, Fishing, Cricket, Archery, Coaching, Shooting, Golf, Boxing and Skating; one of Nicholson’s most sought after work. The text is taken from the poems of Rudyard Kipling Image 255 x 230 mm  Proper rag paper first edition holes to left on buff thick quality rag paper £80  inc postage  cheaper collected x 2



September Shooting
Illustration from An Almanac of Twelve Sports. Published in  London,  by William Heinemann, 1898. Each illustrated sport is associated with a month of the year and comprises: Hunting, Coursing, Racing, Boating, Fishing, Cricket, Archery, Coaching, Shooting, Golf, Boxing and Skating; one of Nicholson’s most sought after work. The text is taken from the poems of Rudyard Kipling Image 255 x 230 mm  Proper rag paper first edition holes to left on buff thick quality rag paper £80  inc postage  cheaper collected 3 available


October Golf
Lithograph from the woodcuts, an illustration from An Almanac of Twelve Sports. Published in  London,  by William Heinemann, 1898.  Each illustrated sport is associated with a month of the year and comprises: Hunting, Coursing, Racing, Boating, Fishing, Cricket, Archery, Coaching, Shooting, Golf, Boxing and Skating; one of Nicholson’s most sought after work. The text is taken from the poems of Rudyard Kipling Image 255 x 230 mm  Proper rag paper first edition holes to left on buff thick quality rag paper £80  inc postage  cheaper collectedx 2




November Boxing
Illustration from An Almanac of Twelve Sports. Published in  London,  by William Heinemann, 1898. Each illustrated sport is associated with a month of the year and comprises: Hunting, Coursing, Racing, Boating, Fishing, Cricket, Archery, Coaching, Shooting, Golf, Boxing and Skating; one of Nicholson’s most sought after work. The text is taken from the poems of Rudyard Kipling Image 255 x 230 mm  Proper rag paper first edition holes to left on buff thick quality rag paper £80  inc postage  cheaper collected2x  available



December Skating
Lithograph from the woodcuts, an illustration from An Almanac of Twelve Sports. Published in  London,  by William Heinemann, 1898.  Each illustrated sport is associated with a month of the year and comprises: Hunting, Coursing, Racing, Boating, Fishing, Cricket, Archery, Coaching, Shooting, Golf, Boxing and Skating; one of Nicholson’s most sought after work. The text is taken from the poems of Rudyard Kipling Image 255 x 230 mm  Proper rag paper first edition holes to left on buff thick quality rag paper £80  inc postage  cheaper collectedx 2


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THE BRITISH BULL-DOG
You swing the gate; and there he stands to greet you,With growl or grin, as you are strange or known: According to your merits will he treat you—An Englishman who loves and guards his own.
One of  12 transfer Lithograph from the woodcuts published in 1900 in the Square book of Animals,  illustrated by Nicholson, The rarest of William Nicholson's illustrated works; his illustrations accompany rhymes by Arthur Waugh, a prolific author and biographer during the eighteen-nineties, and famous also as the father of Evelyn Waugh. William Nicholson produced a series of books in similar format and spirit to this one, including An Alphabet (1898), Twelve Portraits (First & Second series, 1899-1902) and London Types (1898) Size tiddly 4to (280 x 280 mm.) £165 posted



THE UN-COMMON CAT
Nine lives they give the common cat? There's a rare one livelier yet than that! A cat that swings nine separate tails! And, when it's let out of the bag, it rails With so knotty a tongue that the culprit quails!


THE FRIENDLY HEN
Some birds lay eggs in towering trees, And some in fens conceal them; The hen seeks friendlier haunts than these, Where every child can steal them.
 


THE LEARNED PIG
The farm's philosophy, our eyes assure us, Is simpler than in Aristotle's day: The youngest pigling follows Epicurus, And Bacon's Essays take the primrose way.

One of  12 transfer Lithograph from the woodcuts published in 1900 in the Square book of Animals,  illustrated by Nicholson, The rarest of William Nicholson's illustrated works; his illustrations accompany rhymes by Arthur Waugh, a prolific author and biographer during the eighteen-nineties, and famous also as the father of Evelyn Waugh. William Nicholson produced a series of books in similar format and spirit to this one, including An Alphabet (1898), Twelve Portraits (First & Second series, 1899-1902) and London Types (1898) Size tiddly 4to (280 x 280 mm.) £165 posted




THE BEAUTIFUL SWAN
All day she rules the pond from edge to edge, Exerting Beauty's easy privilege; Her world a mirror spread in each direction, Where she reflects upon her own reflection.
 


THE VERY TAME LAMB
All men, said the poet, are struck at a mint, And some coins ring flat that the coiners embellish: But the lamb is so tame he will pardon the hint— He'd be best with a little mint-sauce for a relish!

One of  12 transfer Lithograph from the woodcuts published in 1900 in the Square book of Animals,  illustrated by Nicholson, The rarest of William Nicholson's illustrated works; his illustrations accompany rhymes by Arthur Waugh, a prolific author and biographer during the eighteen-nineties, and famous also as the father of Evelyn Waugh. William Nicholson produced a series of books in similar format and spirit to this one, including An Alphabet (1898), Twelve Portraits (First & Second series, 1899-1902) and London Types (1898) Size tiddly 4to (280 x 280 mm.) £165 posted



THE TOILSOME GOAT
"You're a lively kid!" is the schoolboy jest: But the kid is driven to work one day, And the hours of harness know little rest For the stiff goat-carriage round the bay.
 


THE LUCKY DUCK
There was a Drake, my Duck, at Plymouth Hoe Played bowls, with Spain's Armada clear of Dover! A gamesome spirit! But to him we owe The peace your farm and all our homesteads know: For, ere the Spaniard reached our wickets, lo! Drake bowled him over!
 


COCK O' THE NORTH
Cock o' the North! The dawn is young, Grey-glimmering the pane; Yet you, with your discordant tongue, Have woken me again! Good beasts are silent in their pens. Hush! Leave the boasting to the hens!

One of  12 transfer Lithograph from the woodcuts published in 1900 in the Square book of Animals,  illustrated by Nicholson, The rarest of William Nicholson's illustrated works; his illustrations accompany rhymes by Arthur Waugh, a prolific author and biographer during the eighteen-nineties, and famous also as the father of Evelyn Waugh. William Nicholson produced a series of books in similar format and spirit to this one, including An Alphabet (1898), Twelve Portraits (First & Second series, 1899-1902) and London Types (1898) Size tiddly 4to (280 x 280 mm.) £165 posted




THE SIMPLE SHEEP
The sheep's like the man in the street. She will follow, and blunder, and bleat, In pursuit of her fate At the slaughter-house gate, And she learns it too late to retreat.

One of  12 transfer Lithograph from the woodcuts published in 1900 in the Square book of Animals,  illustrated by Nicholson, The rarest of William Nicholson's illustrated works; his illustrations accompany rhymes by Arthur Waugh, a prolific author and biographer during the eighteen-nineties, and famous also as the father of Evelyn Waugh. William Nicholson produced a series of books in similar format and spirit to this one, including An Alphabet (1898), Twelve Portraits (First & Second series, 1899-1902) and London Types (1898) Size tiddly 4to (280 x 280 mm.) £165 posted


THE SERVILE COW
When the cow's in the farmyard, her sense Of servility's simply immense; But you meet her again In the highway or lane, And she tosses you over the fence.

THE GROWING COLT
Rough, shaggy colt: the world is all before you: Blithe be your life, secure of oats and hay; A little crowd of people to adore you, And some green resting-place at shut of day!
 
The sun is low behind the grey-green trees. And all the farm grows quiet by degrees. Among their many lessons this is best: The animals know when and how to rest!
A. W.