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The Cock of cotton walk, and maid of all work

Relates to the Italian witnesses at the trial to deprive Caroline of the style of Queen and the rights of Queen consort. Title: The Cock of cotton walk, and maid of all work, alias “Non mi ricordo,” and “Je ne me rappelle pas”...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 5 Jun 2017

The Poll for the election of two burgesses

Title: The Poll for the election of two burgesses, to serve in Parliament for the borough of King’s-Lynn, in the county of Norfolk, on Friday, April the 2d, 1784. : Candidates, the Honourable Horatio Walpole, Crisp Molineux, Esqr ; Brigg Price...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 1 May 2017

Majority one against the boroughmongers

A satire on the electoral Reform Bill of 1831, which was passed soon after this print was issued. Grant shows the figure of blind Justice leaning out from a mass of billowing clouds and holding her scales labelled “Reform 1813”. The load on...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 19 Aug 2016

A general retreat

Political satire: Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769-1852) leading his Tory government ministers in flight from its attack on the castle of ‘Reform’ (as inscribed to the Tricolore flag of liberty that flies from the tower). Printmaker: Grant,...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 9 Feb 2015

The Persian strip’d of his disguise

Title: The Persian strip’d of his disguise, or, Remarks on a late libel, intitled, letters from a Persian in England to his friends at Ispahan. Published: London : Printed for T. Cooper, at the Globe in Pater-noster Row, MDCCXXXV [1735] Catalog...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 13 Aug 2014

Britannia between death and the doctor’s

A satire of Pitt’s return to office in 1804. Pitt is shown in the chamber of Britannia. Britannia sits listlessly on a bed, holding a sword in one hand. Next to her, leaning against the bed, is her shield and olive branches. Pitt holds aloft a...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 29 Jan 2014

Deputy Pendulum’s motion for an address

Eleven lines of text below image and above title: Gemmen, at the general meeting you impowered [sic] me … Publisher’s advertisement following imprint: Folios of caracatures [sic] lent out for the evening. Printmaker: Cruikshank, Isaac,...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 14 Jul 2013

Remarkable criminals 1713-1767 (spine title)

Bound with 27 other titles. To view other titles, search Orbis by call number: 521 6. (Local call number) Spine title: Remarkable criminals 1713-1767. A collection of pamphlets, prints (many from The Tyburn chronicles and The malefactors register),...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 14 Jul 2013

Notebook of Lord Eldon, ca. 1829

An unfinished manuscript notebook containing Lord Eldon’s comments on the first 38 caricatures in James Sayers’s album containing his own copies of his caricatures. (James Sayers’ Folio Album of 144 Caricatures, Lewis Walpole Library...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 14 Jul 2013

Folio album of 144 caricatures

Note on front pastedown: This book contains the caricatures published by Sayers during his life. This was his own copy and was presented to me after his death. [Signed] Eldon. With his bookplate. Bequethed by James Sayers to his sister and later given...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 13 Jul 2013

A Draught of the Pillar Found in the Rubbish of Whitehall

Quote below title: Take away the wicked, from before the King, and his throne shall be establish’d in righteousness. Prov. 25, v. 5. Latin inscription in image: In perpetuam infamiae memoriam Thomae Wolsaei … Title: A draught of the pillar...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 3 Oct 2012

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