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A garland of new songs

A chapbook. Title: A garland of new songs. : William and Margaret; Mary’s dream; Roy’s wife of Aldivalloch; My Nannie, O; Death or liberty. Publication: Newcastle upon Tyne : Printed by J. Marshall, in the Old Flesh-Market. Where may also be had,...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 11 May 2022

Watty’s travels to Carlisle

Title: Watty’s travels to Carlisle, in search of a place : to which are added, Will ye go to the Trosachs, Blue bonnets over the border, Down the burn Davie. Publication: Paisley : Printed by G. Caldwell, 1826. Catalog Record 74 826 W353 Acquired...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 25 Jan 2022

November 13

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Freight or Passage.” Charleston, one of the largest cities in the colonies during the era of the American Revolution, was a busy port and bustling center of commerce. ...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 Nov 2021

Execution at Horsemonger-lane Jail

Title: Execution at Horsemonger-lane Jail, Monday, April 11, 1836, [of] Wm. Harley for the Chipstead burglary … Published: [London] : Printed by Taylor, 14 Waterloo-road, near the Victoria Theatre, Lambeth, [1836] Catalog Record File 523 Ex96 836++...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 21 Oct 2021

The cries of London

Title: The cries of London : for the instruction and amusement of good children. Published: York : Printed by J. Kendrew, Colliergate, [182-?] Catalog Record 646 820 C928 Acquired July 2020
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 26 Jul 2021

George Cruikshank : the artist, the humorist, and the man

Extra-illustrated with 116 additional prints and autograph material: 82 etchings, caricatures, engraved plates, illustrated title pages, and broadsides by George Cruikshank, of which 24 are hand-colored, mounted and captioned in pencil having been trimmed...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 25 May 2021

December 6

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “FOR NEWRY, The SHIP SALLY, WILLIAM KEITH, Master.” Readers of the Pennsylvania Chronicle, and, especially, the Pennsylvania Gazette and the Pennsylvania Journal did...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 6 Dec 2020

The Gardener’s Labyrinth

I’m having this really neat synchronicity of research, writing and life right now, as I’m working on Chapter Three of my book, which is focused on Elizabethan horticulture. So I get up, water my garden, and then go upstairs into my study and...
From: streets of salem on 11 Aug 2020

January 31

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “For SPAIN, PORTUGAL, LONDON … The SHIP MARY.” Deciphering the copy in these advertisements may be difficult or even impossible, but the visual images remain...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 31 Jan 2020

January 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Valuable PLANTATION … THIRTY VALUABLE NEGROES.” John Rose and Alexander Rose, administrators of the estate “of the deceased Dr. WILLIAM ROSE,” turned...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 30 Jan 2020

November 23

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “PRINTING-OFFICE, AT the Bible-in-Heart.” In the fall of 1769, William Evitt opened his own printing office, having “just purchased ALL that large and valuable...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 Nov 2019

The fair in an uproar

With a large woodcut below the title and preceding the letterpress text: Madamoiselle Javellot is shown on stage flanked on either side by chandeliers wtih her performing dogs in costumes in front and a musician in the background, left, behind the curtain....
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 21 Jun 2019

A faithful representation of the trial ….

“A realistic view of the House receding in perspective to the Throne, above which is inset an oval bust portrait of Bartolomo Bergami, wearing a cluster of five decorations, see British Museum Satires no. 13810. Some figures and objects have numbers...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 28 Jan 2019

Poetical address from the ladies of the the cabinet ministers

A lengthy risqué poem suggestive of the sexual prowess of Bartolomeo Pergami, a close companion of Queen Caroline (1768-1821) who accompanied her during her Mediterranean travels in The Regency period. A woodcut portrait at the top of the sheet...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 23 Jan 2019

January 19

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Pennsylvania Gazette (January 19, 1769). “For HOGS BRISTLES, Ready Money, and best Price, is given.” Relatively few advertisements in eighteenth-century newspapers featured...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Jan 2019

Gender in Early Modern Anatomical Images

In 1719, the cousins of the Italian-trained wax modeller Guillaume Desnoües brought some of his anatomical waxworks to London. These were shown with the claim that they could be seen ‘without exciting the feeling of horror men usually have...
From: We-hang-out-a-lot-in-cemeteries on 13 Dec 2018

Depictions of women in woodcuts for criminal biographies

Throughout the early modern period little care was taken in presenting realistically identifiable women on the front of pamphlet literature, especially those pamphlets that depict female criminals. This is apparent in the ‘Life’ of Catherine...
From: We-hang-out-a-lot-in-cemeteries on 21 Nov 2018

Magna Britannia triumphans

Two poems, the first signed: Dr. Barbon. The first poem (left column) begins: “When glorious Anna’s happy reign began …” The second poem (beginning in lower portion of middle column) entitled “The te deum”: “To...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 6 Nov 2018


What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Postscript to the Pennsylvania Gazette (October 20, 1768).“The Sign of the Bell and Looking-glass.” Logos are ubiquitous in twenty-first century marketing campaigns,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 20 Oct 2018

The funeral procession of His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales

A panoramic view of the procession at head and foot, each group numbered with corresponding index at foot. Further vignettes of the ‘Procession from Leicester House’ and ‘Laying in State’ to left and right. Title: The funeral...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 28 Sep 2018

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