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Cowin, Jack. Rising Brown                                                                               Aquila Books # 134705   -  $750 SOLD


1983, limited edition 165/300. Fine. 22" X 30" (55.8 X 76.2 CM) paper with image measuring 18.75" X 25" (47.6 X 63.5 cm). Original Lithograph print. Clean page and clear image. Only very slight rippled to right side edge, else as new condition. Title, edition number, artists signature and date beneath the image in pencil. A beautiful piece.


Brown trout depicted in rich, natural tones. Jack Cowin is one of North America's most celebrated angler artists. Cowin's background in medical illustration (in addition to his art education) are evident in the fine and meticulous attention to detail. After the production of his limited edition prints Cowin destroys to the plate to be sure that each edition remains the only edition. The recipient of countless honours and awards Cowin currently resides in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan.




Weston, W. P.



Original Linocut Print. British Columbia: , 1937. Near fine. Original linocut print with black ink on white paper. 8.5" X 8.5" print. In Black frame with thin gilt linear border and white matting (frame measures 15.5 X 15.5"). The print is signed by the artist in the bottom right hand corner (in pencil). Print is in fine condition with some wear to the top right corner of frame (where wood beneath is visible). Bright and clear contrast.


A lively image showing a cloudy sky, houses and a house boat on the water and trees behind. Strong bold lines give the image a playful, ambigious feel. William Percy Weston was one of the first artists to capture the ephemeral, majestic beauty of British Columbia. His work is of the vintage and quality as his contemporaries, the Group of Seven and Emily Carr, although he never rose to the same level of fame or commercial success.


Aquila Books # 134932 - $1500 US





Abbell, L.F. To the Society of Goffers at Blackheath, This Plate Is with Just Respect Dedicated by Their Most Humble Servant


19th Century Copy of Rare 18th Century Print, 1790.                  Aquila # 132647-    $800


Colour print. 46 x 29 cm (18 x 11.5 inches). Framed in a gilt frame measuring 61 x 43 cm

(24 x 17 inches) with some wear and chipping to corners and green matting.

The original “To the Society of Goffers at Blackheath” was based on a painting by Lemuel Francis Abbott (1760-1802) and was issued by Valentine Green as a Mezzotint print, circa 1790. It is one of the first golf portraits ever published, and the Blackheath golf course depicted in the print was a primitive five-to-seven-hole golf affair, its members being wealthy merchants. Based on the records that survive from those early days, the Blackheath club had 45 members at the time depicted in this print. The print itself shows William Innes (1719-1795), Blackheath’s captain, and an unnamed Greenwich Hospital Naval pensioner serving as caddie. Originally Painted by L. F. Abbell. Engraved by Gwen Mezzatinto Engraver to his Majesty & the Elector Palantine.






Abbott, Lemuel Francis.

Henry Callender Esq  circa 1916                                                     

         Aquila Books # 132653   $1500US


Colour Litho print. 51 x 38 cm (20 x 15 inches). In black painted frame measuring

84 x 71 cm (33 X 28 inches) with green-grey matting. Frame is somewhat worn.


Golfer Henry Callender, one of the pioneers of golf in England, is depicted in the Field Marshall's uniform of the Blackheath Society of Golfers. This style of uniform is still worn by the present holder of the post on formal occasions. It is thought that the term Field Marshall was used at Royal Blackheath before the military use in the British army. The two golf clubs illustrated are still in the collection of Royal Blackheath Golf Club. Engraved by Walter Alfred Cox (1862-p.1894).














Along with the assorted selection above


Aquila Books is pleased to offer

a large collection of

William Gilkerson Prints


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Sending on Board the Admiral for Letters at Sea

Envoi Des Lettres Au Bord de L'amiral En Mer



Artist: Oswald Walter Brierly. Engraving by Thomas Goldsworth Dutton and Jonathan Needham. Day & Son Lithers. 24" X 16" Original Lithograph in 28.5" X 34.5" gold painted wooden frame. In very good condition with very minor foxing near bottom. London, UK.


Image shows the English and French fleets in the Baltic, 1854 (including the Amphion 1846).

Aquila # 129876  -  $500 U.S.

This page updated September 11th 2013

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