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Salus populi suprema le

Broadside poem, with engraving above letterpress text. Engraved at top left of image: June mid-day. Engaved at top right of image: Tide, low water at London Bridge.   Creator: Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878. Title: Salus populi suprema lex. … royal...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 7 Jul 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

The First Public Reading of the Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776

“We hold these truths to be self-evident . . . .” Who were the first people to hear Thomas Jefferson’s memorable words spoken in... The post The First Public Reading of the Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776 appeared first on Journal of the...

New Theatre Royal, Covent-Garden

A playbill   Title: New Theatre Royal, Covent–Garden, this present Saturday, May 26, 1810, will be acted Shakspeare’s historical play of King Henry the Eighth … : Cardinal Wolsey, Mr. Kemble … Cromwell, Mr. C. Kemble … Katharine, Queen...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 30 Jun 2021

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

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

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

Petit Treason

I have fewer courses this semester as I took some of my archived overload so I could finish my book, but this release has been somewhat overset by the fact that I’m teaching a brand new course for the first time in quite some time. I always update...
From: streets of salem on 1 Feb 2021

October 18

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “FOR SALE, THE FOLLOWING VALUABLE TRACTS OF LAND.” This advertisement for “VALUABLE TRACTS OF LAND” offered for sale in South Carolina raises questions about...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 18 Oct 2020

November 4

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (November 4, 1769). “To be Sold … by the several Merchants and Shopkeepers of Providence and Newport.” John Carter continued to advertise the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 Nov 2019

October 28

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (October 28, 1769). “THE NEW-ENGLAND ALMANACK.” John Carter wanted prospective customers to know that he had “JUST PUBLISHED” the “NEW-ENGLAND...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Oct 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

Duncan MacDonald, of the shire of Caithness Gent

“A broadside on Duncan Macdonald, a Scottish acrobat; with an etching after a drawing by Louis Philippe Boitard showing Macdonald balancing on a wire, at his feet jack-boots, balancing on his right foot a wheel, a dish, a tray with 15 glasses, and...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 10 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

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

Much Ado about Nothing (Northern Broadsides) @ Derby Theatre

Conrad Nelson’s swansong production for Northern Broadsides offered a paeon to rural England in its mise-en-scene. A huge cyclorama showed sprawling green fields; sheep baa-ed in the distance and birds tweeted. Lis Evans’s set located the...
From: The Bardathon on 28 Mar 2019

Monumental inscription on the departed minister!!

Includes hand-colored, etched vignette by George Cruikshank. Title: Monumental inscription on the departed minister!! : within this mausoleum lie entombed the mortal remains of Spencer Perceval … Published: [London] : Published by...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 21 Mar 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

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

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