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The matter reversed

“The Duchess of Devonshire sits astride a galloping fox, her face to its tail. A signpost by the fox’s head points (left) ‘To Cuckolds Hall’; on the top of the post is a pair of horns. The Duchess wears a hat trimmed with ostrich...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 27 Jun 2019

The man wots got the whip hand of ’em all

“A hand printing-press of metal (a Stanhope Press), supported on the stout legs of a man in breeches which seem to belong to a John Bull, puts to flight mere pigmy humans: two flee to the right, one propelled by a kick from a huge buckled shoe;...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 5 Jun 2019

Historical anecdotes of some of the Howard family

Extra-illustrated copy with eight engravings on ten inserted sheets. A list of the additions written in Morris’s hand(?): The Strawberry Hill copy illustrated with the following engravings: Portrait of Horace Walpole … Henry VIII .. Facsimiles...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 16 May 2019

Preliminaries of peace, or, Politicians puzzled

“Members of the Opposition in a row, talk in couples, except for the arch-egotist Erskine (see British Museum satires no. 9246) on the extreme left, who exclaims: “Peace – and I not consulted ’tis very strange, by Gad”. Sheridan...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 19 Feb 2019

To all to whom these presents shall come….

A certificate recording the appointment 31 May 1781 of “Henry Hastings gentleman to be collector for … the district of Colchester and Maldon … for administering the oaths … taken by paper-makers … for proving that paper...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 22 Jan 2019

Anecdotes of painting in England

Author: Walpole, Horace, 1717-1797. Title: Anecdotes of painting in England; with some account of the principal artists … collected by the late Mr. George Vertue; and now digested and published from his original MSS. by Mr. Horace Walpole....
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 31 May 2017

Lady Ann Campbell, Countess of Strafford

Lady Anne Campbell was born approximately 1715 and died in 1785. She was the wife of the 2nd Earl of Stafford. Printmaker: Johnson, Thomas, active approximately 1763-1770, printmaker. Title: Lady Ann Campbell, Countess of Strafford [graphic]...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 16 May 2017

Horace Walpole and his world

Extra-illustrated with ninety-one engraved portratis and views, most inlaid to size. Acidic newspaper clippings attached to some preliminary leaves with offset. Author: Walpole, Horace, 1717-1797. Uniform Title: [Correspondence. 1884.]...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 7 Sep 2016

Tibor Reich’s centenary

Tibor Reich in 1957 This year the Whitworth Gallery in Manchester is celebrating the centenary of one of the most influential textile designers of the post-war years, Tibor Reich. Reich was born in Budapest in 1916 of a Jewish weaving family, studying...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 31 Jan 2016

Susanna Oakes

Portrait showing Susanna Oakes, who ran the circulating library at Ashbourne from about 1795 until 1801, seated in a ladder-back chair with a backdrop of shelved books. She is seated beside an occasional table, her quill pen within reach, in an attitude...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 9 Nov 2015

Shakespeare in stamps

A few weeks ago the Royal Mail launched a celebration of fifty years of “special stamps”. They claim “Before 1965, ‘Commemorative Stamps’ were issued occasionally and mostly for Royal and Postal events and anniversaries. New Postmaster General...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 23 Jan 2015

You’ll thank me later

In my previous post, I presented a comic parody of an ancient eye-remedy. That recipe, created by the comedian Aristophanes, was too horrid to be true. Yet eye-remedies were far from pleasant in the ancient world. Witness the achariston, the … Continue...
From: The Recipes Project on 30 Oct 2014

Archer’s Bracers and Wooden Stamps (again)

I’ve talked about how easy it is to make wooden stamps a few times in the past. Here, here and here come to mind. I’m making some archer’s bracers based on Mary Rose originals to sell through Sven the Merchant and thought I’d...

M. Annaei Lucani Pharsalia

Formerly owned and bound by Horace Walpole, gifted to an unknown recipient with note ‘Ex dono editoris Mr. Horace Walpole'; also with a few 19th century booksellers’ notes on end leaves. Purchased in the 19th century by the then Earl of...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 7 Aug 2014

Fables ancient and modern

Inscribed on front free endpaper by Edeard Cheney and with his library stamp: “From the Strawberry Hill ale, once belonging to Maria Stewart, the step mother of Horace Walpole, July 7th 1842.” Author: Dryden, John, 1631-1700. Title: Fables ancient and modern :...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 25 Apr 2014

Tales from the Reading Room – Wish You Were Here Challenge Update!

Just over a year ago, we set our readers and fellow library and archive fans a challenge.  We asked you to send us postcards, either from your travels or from where you live, if possible with a library / archive/ museum theme or just something plain...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 31 Jul 2013

A French family

Two couples — one middle age and the other youthful — dance in a shabby room. Printmaker: Alken, Samuel, 1756-1815, printmaker. Title: A French family [graphic] / T. Rowlandson delin. ; S. Alken fecit. Catalog record & Digital collection 792.11.05.04++ Acquired...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 14 Jul 2013

Jane Austen Stamps Celebrating Pride and Prejudice Have Arrived!

Inquiring Readers, my friend and frequent contributor, Tony Grant, sent me a gift that went straight to my heart – the Royal Mail’s new Jane Austen stamps. These were printed to mark the 200th anniversary of Pride and Prejudice. The packaging,...
From: Jane Austen's World on 20 Mar 2013

Jane Austen Stamps Available at the Royal Mail

Aren’t these stamps representing Jane Austen’s six novels lovely? You can order them from the Royal Mail at this site: The stamps were designed by illustrator and artist...
From: Jane Austen's World on 3 Mar 2013

The Week in Early American History

Good morning and Happy Inauguration Day! Since in early America the inaugural was a March event, no links to that event today, but plenty to keep you occupied until noon based on the collective wisdom of the Junto. Did a slave named Prince Klaas lead...
From: The Junto on 20 Jan 2013

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