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Your search for posts with tags containing Lewis Walpole Library September 2018 found 10 posts

The fair in an uproar

With a large woodcut below the title and preceding the letterpress text: Madamoiselle Javellot is shown on stage flanked on either side by chandeliers wtih her performing dogs in costumes in front and a musician in the background, left, behind the curtain....
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 21 Jun 2019

Epitre a M. de Walpole

Title: Epitre a M. de Walpole : traduite de l’anglois. Publication: [Paris?] : [publisher not identified], [approximately 1740] Catalog Record  763 740 Ep64 Acquired September 2018
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 10 Jun 2019

Jubilee Fair

“View of the Jubilee Fair in Hyde Park; in foreground to left a small stage erected with a band playing and jesters performing, a small crowd stands in front, a few tents in central foreground with signs such as “Duke of Wellington Whitbreads...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 4 Jun 2019

A Welch peasantry

A series of ten prints showing the Welsh men, women and children in a variety of settings, mostly in rural landscapes with trees and wooden fences. Author: Taylor, T. (Thomas), active 1804. Title: A Welch peasantry / sketched from life by T. Taylor....
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 3 Jun 2019

Account of expences on a tour to France, July 14th 1788

A manuscript recording the detailed expenses of Mr and Mrs Bradshaw while on a tour and prolonged stay in France before and during the French revolution. Author: Bradshaw, Mr, Title: Account of expences on a tour to France, July 14th 1788 : manuscript....
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 13 May 2019

Duncan MacDonald, of the shire of Caithness Gent

“A broadside on Duncan Macdonald, a Scottish acrobat; with an etching after a drawing by Louis Philippe Boitard showing Macdonald balancing on a wire, at his feet jack-boots, balancing on his right foot a wheel, a dish, a tray with 15 glasses, and...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 10 May 2019

The stage medley

“Satire on the popularity of the Beggar’s Opera in the form of a medley print.” Title: The stage medley [graphic] : representing the polite tast [sic] of the Town & the matchless merits of Poet G- Polly Peachum and Captn. Macheath....
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 8 May 2019

Articles for a cock match

An engraved broadside with a vignette of a cock match at the top. Title: Articles for a cock match [graphic]. Publication: London : Printed and sold by Reginald Heber, publisher of the List of Horse Races, Henry Bennet Junr. and Harwen Martin, [1750s]...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 3 May 2019

The doctors in labour

Print with twelve panels relating to the affair of Mary Toft, “the rabbit breeder”: from top left, she is held aloft by two men and a Harlequin or Merry Andrew, she has a rabbit in either hand; she pursues a rabbit while working in a field;...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 26 Apr 2019

Heraldic fan leaf

A heraldic fan leaf, a quick ready reference designed to interpret the status of British royalty and nobility with reasonable accuracy. Presumably the fan was intended as an accessory at the theatre, pleasure gardens and and other social events. The outer...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 24 Apr 2019

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