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The bottle of wine and butler

Westminster election handbill Title: The bottle of wine and butler. A rare instance of humanity!!! in the character of Lord John Townshend. Publication: [London] : [publisher not identified], [1788] Catalog Record File 646 788 B751 Acquired March...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 20 Oct 2021

A separate arrangement of all the principal merchants

Author: Boyle, P. (Patrick), -1808?, author. Title: A separate arrangement of all the principal merchants, manufacturers, and traders in the cities of London and Westminster, and borough of Southwark : with a general index to trades. For the year 1796....
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 15 Oct 2021

Scheme of the Holland Lottery

Tables with equivalent values in gilders and English money   Title: Scheme of the Holland Lottery, for 75,360,000 guilders. : Agreed on the 22d of June 1719. N.S. being all prizes … Publication: [London] : [Matthew West], [1719] Catalog Record 63...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 20 Sep 2021

Shop tax, or no shop tax?

In support of Lord John Townshend against Lord Samuel Hood in the Westminster election of 1788   Author: Enemy to the Shop Tax. Title: Shop tax, or no shop tax? Publication: [London] : [publisher not identified], [1788] Catalog Record File 66 788...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 30 Aug 2021

The vices of the gin shop

Letterpress text with wood-engravings on either side of the title at head of sheet: on the left “Temperance and Happy Family” and on the right “Intemperance and Miserable Family”. Below the heading and on the upper half of the sheet, an explanation...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 1 Jul 2021

New Theatre Royal, Covent-Garden

A playbill   Title: New Theatre Royal, Covent–Garden, this present Saturday, May 26, 1810, will be acted Shakspeare’s historical play of King Henry the Eighth … : Cardinal Wolsey, Mr. Kemble … Cromwell, Mr. C. Kemble … Katharine, Queen...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 30 Jun 2021

Occasional reflections in a journey from London to Norwich

Title: Occasional reflections in a journey from London to Norwich & Cambridge. Publication: London : Printed, and sold by A. Baldwin, near the Oxford-Arms in Warwick-Lane, MDCCXI [1711] Catalog Record 62 711 Oc15 Acquired April 2020  
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 14 May 2021

Valuable life annuities, with equitable assurance old policies

Title: Valuable life annuities, with equitable assurance old policies, and Covent-Garden Theatre shares. Particulars of four very desirable annuities, seventy-two pounds nine shillings each, clear of all deduction, … payable out of the money arising...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 12 May 2021

150 claimants to the throne of Great Britain

Letterpress text discussing the line of succession above an etched genealogical chart, which illustrates the line of succession, following the reign of George IV, probably published in response to the death of Princess Charlotte in 1817 and before the...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 7 May 2021

To the worthy and independent electors of Westminster

A Westminster election handbill.   Author: Townshend, John, Lord. Title: To the worthy and independent electors of Westminster. Gentlemen, I beg leave to return you my best thanks … Publication: [London] : [publisher not identified], [1788]...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 22 Apr 2021

At a meeting of the committee for promoting the election…

Title: At a meeting of the committee for promoting the election of John Horne Tooke Esq. in the parish of St. James’s Westminster … Publication: [London] : [publisher not identified], [1796] Catalog Record File 646 796 At861+ Acquired July...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 6 Apr 2021

An account of the signals made use of at Bambrough Castle

Broadside, with engravings of Bamburgh Castle at head, and caption title   Author: Lord Crewe’s Charity. Title: An account of the signals made use of at Bambrough Castle in the county of Northumberland in case ships or vessels are perceived...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 30 Mar 2021

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

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

To all to whom these presents shall come….

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

To the public: Whereas many persons, labouring….

A broadside printing of an 18th century scam, exploiting the helplessness of English debtors before the law. And especially the perennial animus towards the legal profession–“the chicanery of petty-fogging (would-be) attornies, the shameful...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 6 Sep 2018

Maxims for playing the game of whist

Attributed to: William Payne Title: Maxims for playing the game of whist : with all necessary calculations, and laws of the game. Edition: A new edition, with corrections. Published: London : Printed for T. Payne and Son, next the Mews-Gate,...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 9 Aug 2018

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

The puzzle: being a choice collection of conundrums

Title: The puzzle: being a choice collection of conundrums. Published: London, M. Cooper, 1745. Catalog Record  761 745 P99 Acquired July 2017
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 11 Apr 2018

A Derbyshire gentleman’s answer, to the letter from the Cocoa-Tree

‘A letter from the Cocoa-tree’, London, 1762, referred to the formation of an opposition party by the Duke of Cumberland and others. Author: Derbyshire gentleman. Title: A Derbyshire gentleman’s answer, to the letter from...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 15 Mar 2018

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