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A catalogue of the superb and elegant household furniture

“To be viewed three days (Sunday excepted) preceding the sale, when catalogues will be delivered …, which may be had on the premises, and of Messrs. Skinner and Dyke, Aldersgate Street.” Author: Skinner and Dyke. Title: A...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 1 Apr 2019

Inn and stable yard, Haymarket

Author: Ellis, William, (Auctioneer) Title: Inn and stable yard, Haymarket. Particulars and conditions of sale of a valuable leasehold-estate, … comprising Black-Horse Inn and stable-yard, on the west side of the Haymarket; and …...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 12 Apr 2018

A catalogue of all the stock in trade, working tools, household furniture…

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

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

Seventeenth-Century Receptions of Lady Mary Carey

Lady Mary Carey (c. 1609-c. 1680) wrote verse and prose meditations. She was the daughter of Sir John Jackson of Berwick upon Tweed. Her first husband, Pelham Carey, was knighted in 1633 and died in 1642/3. In 1643 Mary Carey married the Parliamentarian...
From: RECIRC on 18 Apr 2017

Mediate: Identifying the real bestsellers of the 18th century

EMOB readers may be interested in a new digital humanities project, Mediate, based at Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Funded by the European Research Council, Mediate is headed by Professor Alicia C. Montoya. Through the use of a robustly...

Manuscript Book Lists and Catalogues: how do female authors fare?

In my last blog I discussed the subject of attribution in book auction catalogues, particularly whether it is possible to gauge the reputation of female authors. The focus here aims to test this concept by examining contemporary manuscript book catalogues...
From: RECIRC on 15 Jul 2016

Attribution and reputation: the complexities of auction book catalogues

The issue of attribution in book catalogues is interesting not least because it compels historians to reflect more critically on the reputation both of the author and of his or her work. This can be particularly revealing when analysing works composed...
From: RECIRC on 20 May 2016

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