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Memoirs of Theodore Lane

A bound album with “Biographical sketch of the life of Mr. Theodore Lane” (pages [33]-59 from Pierce Egan’s 1831 publication: The show folks! (London : Printed for M. Arnold, 1831)), extra-illustrated with portraits of actors, actors in performances,...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 24 Aug 2021

The vices of the gin shop

Letterpress text with wood-engravings on either side of the title at head of sheet: on the left “Temperance and Happy Family” and on the right “Intemperance and Miserable Family”. Below the heading and on the upper half of the sheet, an explanation...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 1 Jul 2021

Truth, justice, and gratitude

A satire on the legal case between two purveyor’s of medical ointments Felix Albinolo and Thomas Holloway in the form of a dialogue between Mr. Bull, Mr. Murphy, Mr. Sawney; with an image with a cartouche “Albinolo’s, or, The St. Come...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 8 Apr 2021

Philosophical recreations, or, Winter amusements

Author: Badcock, John, active 1816-1830. Title: Philosophical recreations, or, Winter amusements: a collection of entertaining & surprising experiments in mechanics, arithmetic, optics, hydrostatics, hydraulics, pneumatics, electricity,...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 25 Mar 2019

Old Nick’s gatherings!

“he Devil, laden with Tories, strides to the left, quoting the Duke of Newcastle with a gloating grin: ‘Can’t I do what I like with MY OWN’ [see BM Satires No. 15884, &c.]. Across his shoulder is a trident on which a bloated...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 2 Nov 2018

A sweep-ing reform among the clergy

Two policemen are shown arresting chimney sweeps, roughly pulling one by the arm and another pushing an adult chimney sweep away while carrying four little boys on his back or in his arm. Two chimney sweeps on the left and one on the right complain of...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 5 May 2017

Interior of an English workhouse* under the new Poor Law Act

Emaciated and shaven-headed paupers treated as slaves by cruel overseers: adults beating hemp and children picking rope in the foreground, others in the background manacled to the wall or hanging from the ceiling, tied up by their feet and hands; to right,...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 26 Apr 2017

The rat hunt

“The head and shoulders of the dog, who has a handsome collar inscribed ‘John Bull’, project into the design from the right. One paw presses down a rat with the head of Wellington, who looks up in anguish at the dog’s angry jowl....
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 2 Mar 2017

Life in London, or, The sprees of Tom and Jerry

A broadside with a collection of songs “Notice. This is to give notice to those persons who are in the constant habit of pirating my copyrights that if they dare to print any part of this sheet, they shall be proceeded against according to the law....
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 22 Dec 2016

Budget of mirth, a selection of flash songs

A broadside with a collection of songs. Title: Budget of mirth, a selection of flash songs : songs in the death of Tom and Jerry. Publication: London : Printed and sold by J. Catnach, 2 Monmouth-Court, 7 Dials, [ca. 1822] Catalog Record...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 22 Dec 2016

Civitas Bristol

A decree of the Common Council of Bristol signed: Cann. The wood-engraved of the Bristol city arms is between “Civitas” and “Bristol.” Author: Bristol (England) Title: Civitas Bristol. Tempore Petri Day, ar’...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 12 Dec 2016

An hieroglyphic, describing the state of Great Britain and the continent of Europe

“Three symmetrically prancing lions (left) and Napoleon (right) as ‘The Beast’ face each other across a narrow channel. In the background (left) John Bull, an obese citizen, sits surrounded by casks and bales (one marked ‘I’...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 7 Dec 2016

Laugh & grow fat! A sheet of merry songs

A broadside with a collection of songs. Title: Laugh & grow fat! A sheet of merry songs. Publication: [London : Printed and sold wholesale and retail, by J. Catnach, 2, Monmouth-Court, 7 Dials, London, ca. 1822] Catalog Record &...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 2 Nov 2016

The Queen’s budget opened

A satire on the proceedings against Queen Caroline. Title: The Queen’s budget opened, or Correspondence extraordinary, the defence of Her Majesty. A companion to the “Royal letter-bag”. Edition: Second edition. Production: Printed...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 10 Aug 2016

The total eclipse

Title: The total eclipse : a grand politico-astronomical phenomenon, which occurred in the year 1820; with a series of engravings, to demonstrate the configuration of the planets. To which is added, an hieroglyphic, adapted to these wonderful times!...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 9 Aug 2016

The Queen and Magna charta

A satire, in verse, on the trial, etc., of Queen Caroline. Illustrated by Isaac Robert Cruikshank. Title: The Queen and Magna charta; or, The thing that John signed … Published: London, Printed for and published by T. Dolby, 1820....
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 8 Aug 2016

[Album of proofs of illustrations for publications….

An album compiled by Thomas Coates, solicitor and sometime secretary to the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, containing 340 proofs of wood engravings mounted on 68 leaves, with section titles and descriptions: Illustrations of the Hindoos...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 19 May 2016

A peep at the p*v****n

A satire on the proceedings against Queen Caroline Title: A peep at the p*v****n, or, Boiled mutton with caper sauce at the temple of joss : a satirical poem. Edition: Sixth edition. Publication: London : Printed by and for E. Wilson,...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 26 Apr 2016

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