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[Album of etchings by the Ingram sisters]

A volume of etchings by three daughters of art collector John Ingram 1767-1841) of Staindrop Hall in County Durham — Elizabeth Christian Ingram (1795-), Caroline Ingram (1800-1819), and Augusta Isabella Ingram (1802-) — who were living in...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 22 May 2019

Historical anecdotes of some of the Howard family

Extra-illustrated copy with eight engravings on ten inserted sheets. A list of the additions written in Morris’s hand(?): The Strawberry Hill copy illustrated with the following engravings: Portrait of Horace Walpole … Henry VIII .. Facsimiles...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 16 May 2019

Melancholy loss of the medal

“A magistrate sits behind his table listening intently to the angry harangue of a naval officer (right) who faces the accused (left), demure-looking, plainly-dressed woman, wearing a checked apron tucked round her waist, but evidently a prostitute....
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 29 Apr 2019

A memorial for the present age

Title: A memorial for the present age, and information to posterity, of the loyalty, patriotic zeal, and spirited exertions of the citizens of Bristol: being an account of the cause, rise, progress, and military improvement of the volunteers of the...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 22 Apr 2019

A scene in the Crown & Anchor Tavern

“Fox and Sheridan (left) sit together at the head of a rectangular table on which is a punch-bowl, &c, looking with dismay at whigs (right), who advance to hurl their wigs at a large pile of wigs on the left (inscribed ‘The Heads having...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 29 Mar 2019

Fashionable ties, or, Modern neckcloths

A macabre caricature divided into two compartments, The Dandy and The Dangle. On the left, a strutting dandy ties his neckcloth in front of a mirror saying: ‘I declare these large Neckcloths are monstrously handy, They [serve] for a shirt too and...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 12 Mar 2019

The ticket no. [blank] was this day drawn a [blank]

Creator: Nicholson & Wells. Title: The ticket no. [blank] was this day drawn a [blank]. We are, [blank], your most obedient and much obliged humble servants, Nicholson & Wells, Stock-Brokers, at their State-Lottery Offices, No. 103 Cornhill,...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 6 Mar 2019

A catalogue of the classic contents of Strawberry Hill collected by Horace Walpole

Author: Walpole, Horace, 1717-1797. Title: A catalogue of the classic contents of Strawberry Hill collected by Horace Walpole. Published: [London] Smith and Robins [1842] Catalog Record  485 842 C76 II Copy 3 Acquired July 2017
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 18 Feb 2019

The procession of the Lord Mayor of London

“Stylised representation of the Lord Mayor’s procession, framing a blank space in the centre of the sheet; two rows of figures at the top, 7 groups one above the other to either side, and the City Counsel on foot, the Aldermen and Lord Mayor...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 29 Jan 2019

To all to whom these presents shall comeā€¦.

A certificate recording the appointment 31 May 1781 of “Henry Hastings gentleman to be collector for … the district of Colchester and Maldon … for administering the oaths … taken by paper-makers … for proving that paper...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 22 Jan 2019

The docter [sic] himself pouring out his whole soul for 1 s.

“Dr. James Graham, the famous quack, stands on a small platform or pedestal, addressing an audience of both sexes who sit and stand in front of him. He stands rather to the right of the design looking left, his right hand raised, his left holding...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 18 Dec 2018

The golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up

“A sequel to British Museum Satires no. 6438. George III, seated on a balloon, points downwards with his sceptre to an image of Pitt (right) as a naked child, on a column which is inscribed ‘Family Presumption’. The king looks down at...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 4 Dec 2018

The whole truth, or, John Bull with his eyes opened

Caricature with Queen Caroline (left) as Lady Macbeth in the mad scene, standing in the street before two shops; she holds a candlestick raised in her right hand as she holds out her dress with her left hand, looking down horror at her skirt which is...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 9 Nov 2018

Bat, Cat & Mat, or, How happy could I be with either

Caricature with Queen Caroline on the arms of Bergami (left) and Alderman Wood (right), jubilant on the sidewalk before the door of “Mother Wood”. The Queen wears a watch at her waist and two miniature portraits hanging from cords from her...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 15 Oct 2018

The historians

A lady (Mrs. Catherine Macaulay) with an aquiline profile sits at a table opposite a clergy man (Dr. Wilson) as she writes with a quill pen. The walls are lined with full bookshelves separated in the middle by a fireplace with a mantelpiece on which sits...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 20 Sep 2018

George, &c. Whereas it is humbly meant…

Indicting Morton, Anderson and Craig for proposing the toast: “George the Third and last, and damnation to all crowned heads.” Author: Scotland. Lord Advocate (Dundas : 1789-1801) Title: George, &c. Whereas it is humbly meant...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 14 Sep 2018

Elegy on the Death of Lady Coventry

Creator: Callcott, John Wall, 1766-1821. Title: Elegy on the Death of Lady Coventry. Stanza First. [Song, words] By Mason. Published: [London] : Printed for the Author, 1797. Catalog Record Quarto 74 797 C15 Acquired April 2017
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 12 Sep 2018

George, &c. Whereas it is humbly meant and complained…..

Indicting Morton, Anderson and Craig for proposing the toast: “George the Third and last, and damnation to all crowned heads.” Author: Scotland. Lord Advocate (Dundas : 1789-1801) Title: George, &c. Whereas it is humbly meant...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 26 Apr 2018

Judas Macchabaeus : a sacred drama

Author: Morell, Thomas, 1703-1784, librettist. Title: Judas Macchabaeus : a sacred drama. As it is performed at the Theatre Royal in Covent-Garden. The musick composed by Mr. Handel. Publication: London : Printed for the administrator of...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 18 Apr 2018

A catalogue of all the stock in trade, working tools, household furnitureā€¦

Author: J. Agg & Son. Title: A catalogue of all the stock in trade, working tools, household furniture, and other effects of Mr. Michael Weston, brazier and tinman, High-Street, Evesham, which will be sold by auction, by J. Agg & Son …...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 10 Apr 2018

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