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The sportsman’s evening brush

Title: The sportsman’s evening brush : consisting of the best and most approved songs, of the chace ; … calculated to give sporting a zest … : To which is added, The sportsman’s toast assistant, or President’s sentimental guide. (Entirely new)....
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 23 Jun 2022

To wit. We [blank], church-wardens and overseers of the poor

A settlement certificate signed, and with seals, by the church wardens, overseers of the poor, and witnesses, for a husband, wife, and their two children in the Parish pf Tamworth in the county of Warwick. Title: To wit. We [blank], church-wardens and...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 17 Jun 2022

Collection of ephemera from an album

A collection of original art removed from an album: silhouettes, pressed flowers, a valentine, and drawing. The silhouettes include one of a woman in an academic gown and cap mounted on Art-Union of London ticket for entrance to an event at Theatre Royal,...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 16 Jun 2022

The fair stationer in Hyde Park 178

“View of a row of tents and temporary shelters, one with the sign “Lloyds Coffee House”, a group of four ladies outside, in foreground to right four children play, trees in background on left, a building in distance on right.”–British Museum...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 10 Jun 2022

The Norfolk method of improving the breed

“Thomas Coke of Norfolk leads his bride through a pastoral landscape; he prances gaily along hat in hand, turning to look at her, and singing, Oh the Days when I was Young; in his left hand is a book: Coke upon Littleton [see British Museum Satires...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 8 Jun 2022

The slough of despond

“Wardle, in back view in civilian dress, walks off with Mrs. Clarke seated on his right shoulder; a paper, ‘C. Wardle’, projects from his pocket. She looks back to point derisively down at the Duke of York who is falling into a watery swamp. She...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 3 Jun 2022

Putting his foot in it

“A Portuguese soldier and a British soldier, facing each other, co-operatively seize Ferdinand VII, who is putting his left foot across a line dividing Spain (right) from Portugal. Each holds a musket without bayonet. The Englishman’s right hand is...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 26 May 2022

Curiosités de Londres et de l’Angleterre

Author: Le Rouge, Georges-Louis, author. Title: Curiosités de Londres et de l’Angleterre / par Lerouge. Edition: Troisiéme édition. Publication: A Bordeaux : De l’imprimerie de la veuve Calamy, rue S. James, MDCCLXVI [1766] Catalog Record...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 3 May 2022

Journal of a tour through part of France, Flanders, and Holland

Author: Stevenson, Seth William, 1784-1853, author. Title: Journal of a tour through part of France, Flanders, and Holland : including a visit to Paris, and a walk over the field of Waterloo: made in the summer of 1816 / by Seth William Stevenson. Publication:...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 2 May 2022

Happy 1st Day of May (and its traditions)

The outbreak into beauty which Nature makes at the end of April and beginning of May excites so joyful and admiring a feeling in the human breast, that there is no wonder the event should have at all times been celebrated in some way. – May 1st, Chambers’...
From: Jane Austen's World on 1 May 2022

A general view of the city of Oxford

A view of the city of Oxford from a distance with a horse and cows grazing in the foreground on either side of a stream. In middle distance there is a large manor with outbuildings. Printmaker: Green, John, active 1746-1776, printmaker, artist. Title:...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 27 Apr 2022

A general view of the city of Oxford

A view of the city of Oxford from a distance with a horse and cows grazing in the foreground on either side of a stream. In middle distance there is a large manor with outbuildings Printmaker: Green, John, active 1746-1776, printmaker, artist. Title:...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 25 Apr 2022

Church records of vestry minutes and accounts

These vestry records include costs of burials, tolling the bells, and salaries. In 1734, when these records begin, the decision was made to rebuild the main body of the church as it was considered ‘too dark and mean and incommodious’ to accommodate...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 31 Mar 2022

Chrisr. Finn’s book, written Decemr. [the] 20th, 1797

A commonplace book containing lists of toasts, dances, songs and quotations assembled by Christopher Finn. A section entitled “Elegant extracts” appears to be an extract from “The unfashionable wife. A novel” (published in London, 1772), perhaps...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 29 Mar 2022

Sickness Personified: Clandestine Remedies from Colonial Yucatán (Part 1)

By R.A. Kashanipour “I curse you, little seizures! Whose erupting pox are you? Eruptions on the head and body, open eruptions, internal eruptions, fiery eruptions…” [1] So begins a highly ritualized remedy for fever, eruptions, and seizures from...
From: The Recipes Project on 24 Mar 2022

James Macleane, the gentleman highwayman at the bar

“A broadside on the trial of the robber James Maclaine; with an etching showing the interior of a court room, the judges seated on the left, Maclaine standing on the right, in the middle background a lady standing, giving evidence in his favour; and...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 14 Feb 2022

At the Academy, No. 8 Soho Square, London

Author: Soho Academy (London, England) Title: At the Academy, No. 8 Soho Square, London, young gentlemen are bearded & taught the English, French, Latin & Greek languages, writing, arithmetic, geography, book-keeping, and the mathematics, at...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 7 Jan 2022

The tragedy at Mayerling

Around noon on 30 January 1889 Austria’s official newspaper Wiener Zeitung in Vienna reported that 30-year-old Crown Prince Rudolf, heir to the fraying and fractious Austro-Hungarian Empire, husband of Princess Stéphanie of Belgium, had died that morning...
From: Mathew Lyons on 9 Dec 2021

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I'll do my best to ensure that the basic URL construction (searchcat?s=...) is stable and persistent as long as the site is around.