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Reverend Stopford album of invoices and receipts, mathematical workbook…

A bound volume that was used in the late 18th-century probably for instructors in a school to teach mathematical principles, with examples to illustrate the use of these principles and the answers to the questions, including one example with a drawing...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 11 Apr 2022

Reverend Stopford album of invoices and receipts…

 A bound volume that was used in the late 18th-century probably for instructors in a school to teach mathematical principles, with examples to illustrate the use of these principles and the answers to the questions, including one example with a drawing...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 30 Mar 2022

A merry go-round in honor of the peace

A satire on the Peace of Amiens between France and England, with caricatures of national figures (Holland, Russia, Britain, Spain, Turkey and Prussia) dancing to Napoleon’s tune. Napoleon stands at right with pipe and tambourine singing ‘Ah ci-ira,...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 22 Feb 2022

The General magazine of arts and sciences

General magazine of arts and sciences, philosophical, philological, mathematical and mechanical.   Uniform Title: General magazine of arts and sciences (London, England : 1755) Title: The General magazine of arts and sciences. … Published: London,...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 24 Jan 2022

A game at chess

“Bonaparte (left) and Cornwallis play chess. Bonaparte, not caricatured, alert and military, wearing his large plumed cocked hat, leans forward, pointing to his move; his left arm lies on the table and in his left hand is his sheathed sabre. He says:...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 22 Dec 2021

An authentick account of the life of Mr. Charles Drew

Title: An authentick account of the life of Mr. Charles Drew, late of Long-Melford in the county of Suffolk : who was tried and convicted at Bury Assizes, for the murder of his father, Mr. Charles John Drew … To which is added, a faithful account of...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 20 Dec 2021

The peace soup shop

“John Bull sits full face holding a bowl of soup, between Addington, the cook, and the protesting Windham on the extreme right. On the left Pitt sits in profile to the left before an enormous kitchen fire, over which hangs a giant cauldron; he blows...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 10 Dec 2021

The slaves triumphant

Date based on inclusion of ‘Wottington’, perhaps a variant spelling of Samuel Worthington, Mayor of Nottingham in 1800/1. An apparently satirical Nottinghamshire slip song, perhaps produced during an enclosure dispute (‘Have BURGESS’s the Time...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 30 Nov 2021

Studies of cottages and rural scenery

“This work appears to have been issued in four montly parts, each of four plates between May and August 1816, before being published as a complete suite. An advertisement on the final leaf of the 1820 edition of John Cawse’s ‘Introduction to the...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 24 Nov 2021

A true copy of the paper, delivered the night before her execution

Author: Malcolm, Sarah, approximately 1710-1733, author. Title: A true copy of the paper, delivered the night before her execution / by Sarah Malcom, to the Rev. Mr. Piddington … March 6th, 1732-3. Publication: London : Printed for J. Wilford, behind...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 5 Nov 2021

Long faces at Smithfield

Discontent among British merchants and farmers who had enjoyed high prices for their domestic produce during the Revolutionary Wars.   Printmaker: Roberts, Piercy, active 1791-1805, printmaker. Title: Long faces at Smithfield. Peace, long faces at...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 3 Sep 2021

Account of the Society of Friends of Foreigners in Distress

Author: Society of Friends of Foreigners in Distress. Title: Account of the Society of Friends of Foreigners in Distress : with the nature and views of the institution ; also the plan and regulations, a list of subscribers, and an appendix, containing...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 12 Aug 2021

A companion to the London Museum and Pantherion

Author: Bullock, W. (William), 1773?-1849, author. Title: A companion to the London Museum and Pantherion : containing a brief description of upwards of fifteen thousand natural and foreign curiosities, antiquities, and productions of the fine arts;...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 11 Aug 2021

Sailors conversing on horseback

“Social satire; two sailors on horseback, one with a pipe in his hatband on a small white horse with a spotted handkerchief on a stick attached to its bridle, the other smoking a pipe on a large brown horse; they ask each other how their journeys on...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 21 Jul 2021

The man of pleasure’s pocket-book

Title: The man of pleasure’s pocket-book, or, The bon vivant’s vade mecum, for the year 1781, being the universal companion in every line of taste, gallantry, and haut ton … / by a member of the Club of Savoir-Vivres. Publication: London : Printed...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 23 Jun 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

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