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The life of a Norfolk dumpling

An attack upon Robert Walpole. With allusions to the Craftsman and lack of any to Walpole’s excise suggest this pamphlet was written and published after 1727 and before 1733.   Title: The life of a Norfolk dumpling, alias a Norfolk ——— : containing,...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 22 Sep 2021

Consultation of physicians

A group portrait of various doctors and quacks, including Mrs Mapp, Dr. Joshua Ward and John Taylor. A version of the print also published with lettering “The company of undertakers”. The three named quacks occupy the top, twelve other ‘doctors’...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 21 Sep 2021

Soon, very soon…

Out on 5 October with AUP, the result of seven years of dogears and manuscript snippets: Cornelis J. Schilt, Isaac Newton and the Study of Chronology: Prophecy, History, and Method
From: Corpus Newtonicum on 21 Sep 2021

Scheme of the Holland Lottery

Tables with equivalent values in gilders and English money   Title: Scheme of the Holland Lottery, for 75,360,000 guilders. : Agreed on the 22d of June 1719. N.S. being all prizes … Publication: [London] : [Matthew West], [1719] Catalog Record 63...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 20 Sep 2021

Instructive rambles extended in London

Author: Helme, Elizabeth, -1814?, author. Title: Instructive rambles extended in London, and the adjacent villages : designed to amuse the mind and improve the understanding of youth / by Elizabeth Helme … ; in two volumes. Published: London : Printed...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 17 Sep 2021

The life of Richard Turpin, the notorious highwayman

Title: The life of Richard Turpin, the notorious highwayman; containing an account of his adventures, trial, and execution. Publication: [London] : Printed for R. Harrild, London, by Swinborne and Walter, Colcester, [between 1812 and 1832] Catalog Record...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 16 Sep 2021

A sketch of modern France

Author: Beaumont, Louise Elisa, 1751-1818, attributed name. Title:A sketch of modern France : in a series of letters to a lady of fashion : written in the years 1796 and 1797, during a tour through France / by a Lady ; edited by C.L. Moody, LL.D. F.A.S....
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 15 Sep 2021

Christianity defended

Author: Philalethes, Member of the Church of England, author. Title: Christianity defended : in a letter to the Right Honourable Simon Ld. Lovat, (in the Tower for high treason) on the importance of repentance and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, in contradistinction...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 14 Sep 2021

A letter to the Right Honourable Charles James Fo

Author: Scott, Major (John), 1747-1819, author. Title: A letter to the Right Honourable Charles James Fox, on the extraneous matter contained in Mr. Burke’s speeches, in Westminster-Hall. : To which is added, Mr. Burke’s letter to Mr. Montague, with...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 13 Sep 2021

A master parson with a good living

In a richly decorated and carpeted interior, an obese clergyman with his equally large, bespectacled wife sit at a dining table with their three children; on the back wall hangs a portrait of the clergyman. He raises a wineglass to his lips as a servant...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 10 Sep 2021

The peacock “at home”

Author: Dorset, Catherine Ann Turner, 1750?-1817? Title: The peacock “at home” : a sequel to The butterfly’s ball / written by a lady, and illustrated with elegant engravings. Edition: New ed., with new plates. Published: London : J. Harris,...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 9 Sep 2021

Lillias and Sophia Stuart music album

A bound volume of music compiled by Lillias and Sophia Stuart, presumably sisters, with settings for keyboard and voice, the latter often for two singers, written in two distinct hands. The two women have copied here a variety of material, from traditional...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 8 Sep 2021

The Sunday school children of Colchester

A view of the grounds of the Castle Park in Colchester (Essex) with tents erected for the celebration of the anniversary of the Sunday school. The tents, along the left side accommodate a series of booths, each equipped to feed the children in orderly...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 7 Sep 2021

Long faces at Smithfield

Discontent among British merchants and farmers who had enjoyed high prices for their domestic produce during the Revolutionary Wars.   Printmaker: Roberts, Piercy, active 1791-1805, printmaker. Title: Long faces at Smithfield. Peace, long faces at...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 3 Sep 2021

French volunteers marching to the conquest of Great Britain

“A mounted officer with drawn sabre heads a procession of ‘Volunteers’ linked by a chain to his horse and to each other. The horse is a well-bred animal with handsome trappings, but the rider is lean and has torn breeches. He is followed by a file...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 2 Sep 2021

Malpasia. A poem

Author: Humphreys, Samuel, 1698?-1738, author. Title: Malpasia. A poem : sacred to the memory of the Right Honourable the Lady Malpas / by Mr. Humphreys. Published: London : Printed for John Watts at the Printing-Office in Wild-Court near Lincoln’s-Inn...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 1 Sep 2021

Shop tax, or no shop tax?

In support of Lord John Townshend against Lord Samuel Hood in the Westminster election of 1788   Author: Enemy to the Shop Tax. Title: Shop tax, or no shop tax? Publication: [London] : [publisher not identified], [1788] Catalog Record File 66 788...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 30 Aug 2021

For the benefit of Joe Miller

Copy of a benefit ticket whose design was formerly attributed to Hogarth: a stage scene with four performers in Congreve’s ‘The Old Bachelor’, showing the scene in Act III where Noll receives a kicking from Sharper; print after a forgery purporting...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 27 Aug 2021


Six couples, some awkwardly matched, dance with varying skill in a ballroom.   Title: Waltzing [graphic]. Publication: [London] : Published by the proprietor, June 15, 1815. Catalog Record 815.06.16.01+ Acquired March 2020
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 26 Aug 2021

O’ the roast beef of old England…

Engraving of William Hogarth’s 1748 painting ‘O the Roast Beef of Old England’ (London, Tate Britain), which he had himself published as a print. The scene is set at the Gate of Calais (after the painting in the Tate Gallery) with a fat monk prodding...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 25 Aug 2021

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