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The entertaining performances of the election jugglers

Title: The entertaining performances of the election jugglers. Parts I and II. In which are introduced the celebrated characters of Mr. Louis. Publication: Nottingham : Printed by Sutton and Son, 1819. Catalog Record 64 N849 818 Acquired November 2020
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 8 Nov 2021

Dramatic effect, or, The death of Genl. Duroc

“The interior of a tent. Duroc, in his shirt, lies supported by a soldier on a wooden bed, while Napoleon (right) holds his right hand, turning away (to the right) and covering his face with his left hand. An officer stands solicitously beside the Emperor,...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 29 Oct 2021


A small print depicting a scene from Homer’s Odyssey as he sails back to his home in Ithaca: Two Laestrygonian, who are giants, one who upends one Odysseus’s ships as other eats one of the men as the fail into the sea. The high cliffs of Lamos is...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 18 Oct 2021

Farmer George’s wonderful monkey

“Social satire; Pitt the Younger portrayed as a monkey, with regalia and his crown hanging on a chain around his neck, in a field labelled “Windsor Park”; below the image a text explains that this animal is confounding naturalists, who suppose it...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 11 Oct 2021

Spectres visiting Iohn Bull

“John Bull, a fat ‘cit’, is seated beside a writing-table (right) holding up a large book. On the left hand page is inscribed ‘Vote of Thanks respecting the Expedition to Copenhagen’; John’s pen rests on the last word, but he turns in horror...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 8 Oct 2021

The accomplish’d female instructor

Title: The accomplish’d female instructor, or, A very useful companion for ladies, gentlewomen, and others : In two parts. Part I. Treating of generous breeding and behaviour; choice of company, friendship; the art of speaking well [etc.]…Part II....
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 16 Aug 2021

Reform : a dialogue

Title: Reform : a dialogue. Published: Liverpool : Published at the Courier-office, and to be had of the principal booksellers, 1819. Catalog Record 763 819 R332 Acquired November 2020
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 4 Aug 2021

Riding apparatus for timid horsemen

An older gentleman is on horseback strapped into a contraption that limits the horses movement (as such, it won’t move above a trot pace), limits any jolting movements and also provides shade and cover through the attachment of an umbrella. In the left...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 15 Jul 2021

A North-ern ass

“Satire on the election for County Durham, 14 April 1784: Sir Thomas Clavering and Sir John Upton, one headless, holding a caption labelled ‘The Irish Faction for ever’ and carrying the other, who has no feet, on his back, who says ‘I serv’d...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 14 Jul 2021

Perusing the state papers

“Napoleon, John Bull (a ‘cit’), a British general wearing a star, and the Duke of Portland sit in conference, each holding a large double paper covered with type or script. Napoleon sits on the left, pointing to the text of his paper and saying...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 13 Jul 2021

Salus populi suprema le

Broadside poem, with engraving above letterpress text. Engraved at top left of image: June mid-day. Engaved at top right of image: Tide, low water at London Bridge.   Creator: Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878. Title: Salus populi suprema lex. … royal...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 7 Jul 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

The corn bill, or, Iohn Bull and his hobby

“Mr. and Mrs. Bull are in their breakfast parlour; she sits beside a table on which is a tray with coffee-pot, &c, he stands booted and spurred, impatient to set off. Through an open doorway (right) a groom is seen holding a saddle-horse. Behind...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 29 Jun 2021

The Westminster ceceder

“Fox stoops to support on his back Horne Tooke, who is about to climb into the window of ‘St Stephe[n’s] Chap[el]’, the name on a slab over the door, partly cut off by the right margin. The door is being closed by Lord Temple, who says: “He...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 28 Jun 2021

Iohn Bull on a bed of roses

“John Bull, a plebeian, stout and dishevelled, lies on his back on a tangle of large roses with vicious thorns. These are on a heap of stones and under the stump of a decayed oak tree (left). He exclaims: “Oh Lord! Oh Lord! if this be the Bed of Roses...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 24 Jun 2021

The library

A scene in a fashionable library with ladies and gentlemen conversing with attendants at the counters on either side. On the left a woman looks in a book while her male companion converses with a clergyman, as the woman behind the counter consults a book....
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 22 Jun 2021

The exile restored, or, The spies, spawns & spewers of scurrility

“Stoddart sits in the centre of the design blowing through a trumpet a blast of abuse towards the newly-arrived Queen (left) while holding out copies of his newspaper towards four ragged little newsboys (right), who also blow their horns with great...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 21 Jun 2021

Dancers at a ball

An exoticly dressed man and wild hair dances with a woman in a large headdress and flowing gown as three figures look on   Artist: Cruikshank, Robert, 1789-1856, artist. Title: [Dancers at a ball] [art original] / R. Cruikshank. Production: [England],...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 15 Jun 2021

Evening, or, The man of feeling

Three men sit by a supper-table, a grandfather-clock behind them points to XI. The man on the left is having his jack-boots pulled off by a small boy; the boy stands astride his right leg pulling hard, his back to the man, who is scowling and pushes his...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 11 Jun 2021

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