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150 claimants to the throne of Great Britain

Letterpress text discussing the line of succession above an etched genealogical chart, which illustrates the line of succession, following the reign of George IV, probably published in response to the death of Princess Charlotte in 1817 and before the...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 7 May 2021

Gay’s Fables

An engraved writing sheet illustrated with seven scenes from Gay’s Fables, each with rhyming couplet below. At head, and the largest scene, is ‘The Shepherd and the Philosopher’; six smaller scenes form the right and left borders below....
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 6 May 2021

A short authentic account of the late decision, on the bull baiting question

Title: A short authentic account of the late decision, on the bull baiting question : in the case of the King against John Hill. With an appendix, containing the reports of the speeches of Mr. Windham, Mr. Canning, and Mr. Brougham, in resisting attemps...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 30 Apr 2021

To the worthy and independent electors of Westminster

A Westminster election handbill.   Author: Townshend, John, Lord. Title: To the worthy and independent electors of Westminster. Gentlemen, I beg leave to return you my best thanks … Publication: [London] : [publisher not identified], [1788]...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 22 Apr 2021

Observations on the tea and window act

Author: Twining, Richard, 1749-1824, author. Title: Observations on the tea and window act, and on the tea trade / by Richard Twining. Edition: The third edition. Publication: London : Printed for T. Cadell, in the Strand, MDCCLXXXV [1785] Catalog...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 12 Apr 2021

A circumstantial journal of the long and tedious blockade

Author: Ancell, Samuel, -1802, author. Title: A circumstantial journal of the long and tedious blockade and siege of Gibraltar : from the 12th of September, 1779 (the day the garrison opened their batteries against the Spaniards) to the 23d day of February,...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 9 Apr 2021

The accomplished letter-writer; or, Universal correspondent

Title: The accomplished letter-writer; or, Universal correspondent. : Containing familiar letters on the most common occasions in life. Also a variety of more elegant letters for examples and improvement of style, from the best modern authors, together...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 7 Apr 2021

At a meeting of the committee for promoting the election…

Title: At a meeting of the committee for promoting the election of John Horne Tooke Esq. in the parish of St. James’s Westminster … Publication: [London] : [publisher not identified], [1796] Catalog Record File 646 796 At861+ Acquired July...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 6 Apr 2021

An account of the signals made use of at Bambrough Castle

Broadside, with engravings of Bamburgh Castle at head, and caption title   Author: Lord Crewe’s Charity. Title: An account of the signals made use of at Bambrough Castle in the county of Northumberland in case ships or vessels are perceived...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 30 Mar 2021

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 series of prints taken from the New Testament

Intended to accompany Sarah Trimmer’s ‘A description of a set of prints taken from the New Testament’. Author: Trimmer, Sarah, 1741-1810. Title: A series of prints taken from the New Testament, designed as ornaments for those apartments...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 20 Jun 2019

Les sérails de Londres

Uniform Title: [Nocturnal revels. French] Title: Les sérails de Londres, ou, Les amusemens nocturnes, contenant les scènes qui y sont journellement représentées, les portraits et la description des courtisannes les plus célèbres,...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 17 Jun 2019

Epitre a M. de Walpole

Title: Epitre a M. de Walpole : traduite de l’anglois. Publication: [Paris?] : [publisher not identified], [approximately 1740] Catalog Record  763 740 Ep64 Acquired September 2018
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 10 Jun 2019

Mum : a political ballad for the present times

A satire on Walpole and the Whigs. Author: Leslie, Charles, active 1738-1743. Title: Mum : a political ballad for the present times : with annotations political, critical, and historical. Published: Edinburgh : Printed, and sold by the book-sellers...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 20 May 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

Articles for a cock match

An engraved broadside with a vignette of a cock match at the top. Title: Articles for a cock match [graphic]. Publication: London : Printed and sold by Reginald Heber, publisher of the List of Horse Races, Henry Bennet Junr. and Harwen Martin, [1750s]...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 3 May 2019

A memorial for the present age

Title: A memorial for the present age, and information to posterity, of the loyalty, patriotic zeal, and spirited exertions of the citizens of Bristol: being an account of the cause, rise, progress, and military improvement of the volunteers of the...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 22 Apr 2019

The art of cuckoldom

A spoof? Title: The art of cuckoldom : exemplified in the history of Don Fernando. A Spanish tale. With curious and interesting notes / translated by T. Dutton, Esq. Publication: London : Printed for the translator; and sold by D. Brewman,...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 15 Apr 2019

Sei Duetti … Dedicati a … la … Marchesana di Rockingamme

Creator: Giardini, Felice, 1716-1796. Title: Sei Duetti … Dedicati a … la … Marchesana di Rockingamme. Created: [London], [1762] Catalog Record 74 762 Se457 Acquired April 2018
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 12 Apr 2019

Britons to arms!

Title: Britons to arms! : among the various threats used by the tyrannical and insidious enemy, who is attempting our destruction and overthrow, the plunder of our country! is held out as the reward to the armies which are to invade us, …. But...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 11 Apr 2019

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