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Old Nick’s gatherings!

“he Devil, laden with Tories, strides to the left, quoting the Duke of Newcastle with a gloating grin: ‘Can’t I do what I like with MY OWN’ [see BM Satires No. 15884, &c.]. Across his shoulder is a trident on which a bloated...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 2 Nov 2018

New sonnets and old Shakespeare

Russell Maret, 2017 printer-in-residence at the Bodleian, led a seminar looking at old and new printings of Shakespeare. Participating were some of the printers who had contributed to the Bodleian’s new collection of Shakespeare’s sonnets...
From: The Conveyor on 27 Oct 2017

Lady Ann Campbell, Countess of Strafford

Lady Anne Campbell was born approximately 1715 and died in 1785. She was the wife of the 2nd Earl of Stafford. Printmaker: Johnson, Thomas, active approximately 1763-1770, printmaker. Title: Lady Ann Campbell, Countess of Strafford [graphic]...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 16 May 2017

The trial at large of Mary Heath on an indictment for perjury

Concerns the perjury trial of Mary Heath, who was employed by Lord Altham, pertaining to whether or not Lady Altham, his wife, bore him a son and test the claim of James Annesley to be the legitimate son of Arthur, Lord Altham. Author: Heath,...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 8 May 2017

A sweep-ing reform among the clergy

Two policemen are shown arresting chimney sweeps, roughly pulling one by the arm and another pushing an adult chimney sweep away while carrying four little boys on his back or in his arm. Two chimney sweeps on the left and one on the right complain of...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 5 May 2017

Account book recording personal expenditures and receipts

Manuscript account in a single hand of personal expenditures and receipts between 1772 and 1775 for Sir Armine Wodehouse, both in Norwich and visits to London and elsewhere, offering insight to the life of an affluent and active public figure. In addition...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 4 May 2017

Proof plates before using aquatint ground from The English spy

A collection of 24 proof plates for The English spy, all proofs before letters and all but one before aquatint. Printmaker: Cruikshank, Robert, 1789-1856, printmaker. Title: Proof plates before using aquatint ground from The English spy...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 3 May 2017

Dr. Trusler presents his best respects to those Ladies and Gentlemen…

Probably printed to accompany the 2nd edition of Trulser’s Compendium of useful knowledge, containing a concise explanation of every thing a young man ought to know Author: Trusler, John, 1735-1820. Title: Dr. Trusler presents his...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 2 May 2017

The Poll for the election of two burgesses

Title: The Poll for the election of two burgesses, to serve in Parliament for the borough of King’s-Lynn, in the county of Norfolk, on Friday, April the 2d, 1784. : Candidates, the Honourable Horatio Walpole, Crisp Molineux, Esqr ; Brigg Price...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 1 May 2017

The transiting of Venus over the Sun’s disk

“The Duke of York’s head in profile to the left is the centre of rays which at some distance are obscured by dark clouds. The eye and part of the face are hidden by a five-pointed star, in which is the head of Mrs. Clarke, also in profile...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 28 Apr 2017

Interior of an English workhouse* under the new Poor Law Act

Emaciated and shaven-headed paupers treated as slaves by cruel overseers: adults beating hemp and children picking rope in the foreground, others in the background manacled to the wall or hanging from the ceiling, tied up by their feet and hands; to right,...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 26 Apr 2017

Account book recording personal expenditure and receipts

Manuscript account book in a single hand recording the personal expenditures of Lady Sophia Wodehouse between January 1798 and December 1816. The volume lists the payments that she received from her husband as well as a range of personal and household...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 24 Apr 2017

A catalogue of that truly superb, and well-known collection of pictures

Author: Desenfans, Noel Joseph, 1745-1807 Title: A catalogue of that truly superb, and well-known collection of pictures, of the Roman, Venetian, Spanish, French, Flemish, Dutch and English schools; the intire and genuine property of Monsieur...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 21 Apr 2017

The traytors coat of arms

A broadside, anti-Jacobite, anti-Catholic and anti-French. The lilies of the French Royal arms changed to upside down frogs and the legitimacy of the Stewart line questioned by the inclusion of the bed-pan child over the priest’s shoulder. Title: The...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 18 Apr 2017

Over weight, or, The sinking fund, or, The downfall of faro

“Lady Buckinghamshire, enormously fat, is seated in profile to the right in an open chariot which sinks through a rectangular aperture in front of the Weigh-House, its weight being too great for the apparatus for weighing wagons. She throws up her...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 17 Apr 2017

An apparition

In a churchyard, a resurrection man holding a lantern, his hat and shovel at his feet, is surprised by ghost, rising from grave. In the background is a church and in the foreground, a skull and bone. Printmaker: Newton, Richard, 1777-1798, printmaker....
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 13 Apr 2017

[A series of modern morals]

A series of twelve on modern morals, a tradition established earlier in the 18th century by artists such as William Hogarth. In this series, twin brothers are bestowed an equal fortune. One brother, Edward, husbands his wealth and on his death, passes...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 11 Apr 2017

Facetiae; being a general collection of the jeux d’esprits

“A list of new and popular works, published by William Kidd, No. 14, Chandos Street, West Strand”–Following illustrations in Cruikshank v. Agnew; or, A view of Sir Andrew Agnew’s bill for the better observance of the Lord’s...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 10 Apr 2017

Fourth subscription concert, at the Great Room in Prince’s-Street

  Title: Fourth subscription concert, at the Great Room in Prince’s-Street, Tuesday, December 14, 1773 … Publication: Bristol [England : Printed by T. Cocking in Small-Street, 1773] Catalog Record & Digital Collection...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 6 Apr 2017

Road to Ruin

“Notorious rakes and gamblers ride or run furiously towards rays descending from a sun in the upper left corner of the design inscribed ‘Chance’; its centre, a segment of which is visible, is composed of the letters on an ‘E.O.’...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 4 Apr 2017

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