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The end of “churlish winter’s tyranny”: February in Shakespeare’s Stratford

A swan on the Avon by Shakespeare’s church Not many people are sorry to see the end of February, and with it the end of meteorological winter. If we’re lucky it’s also the end of what Shakespeare called “churlish winter’s...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 28 Feb 2021

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

Psalms, hymns and anthems

For voice and piano; interlinear words. Hymns set to music by Smith, Scott, Worgan or other unnamed composers. Music engraved by Caulfield. Entirely engraved; title page has coat of arms of the Foundling Hospital of London, England. Title: Psalms,...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 3 Apr 2019

The ticket no. [blank] was this day drawn a [blank]

Creator: Nicholson & Wells. Title: The ticket no. [blank] was this day drawn a [blank]. We are, [blank], your most obedient and much obliged humble servants, Nicholson & Wells, Stock-Brokers, at their State-Lottery Offices, No. 103 Cornhill,...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 6 Mar 2019

Characters: or, reflections on the manners of the age

Author: Puisieux, Madame de (Madeleine), 1720-1798. Uniform Title: [Caractères. English] Title: Characters: or, reflections on the manners of the age. By Madam Depuisieux. Published: London : Printed for M. Cooper, and W....
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 30 Jan 2019

An act for investing part of the personal estate of Charles Churchill senior, Esquire

Author: Great Britain. Parliament. Title: An act for investing part of the personal estate of Charles Churchill senior, Esquire, deceased, in the purchase of lands to be settled, pursuant to an agreement in the settlement made on the marriage...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 1 Aug 2017

Annals of sporting

A plate with four images etched for the publication: Annals of sporting by Caleb Quizem, Esqr. In the upper left, the image for the etched title page with an image of a man falling from a winged horse; upper right, a portrait of Caleb Quizem, Esqr. sitting...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 19 Jul 2017

The fall of the Wolsey of the Woolsack / Vices overlook’d in the new proclamation

“Thurlow, seated on the Woolsack, and George III who stands on the extreme left, tug at the bag of the Great Seal, while Pitt and Grenville (right) attempt to dislodge the Chancellor. The King, in profile to the right, tugs with both hands, saying,...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 16 Jun 2017

A discourse on the death of Her Late Majesty the Queen

  Author: Clayton, John, 1754-1843. Title: A discourse on the death of Her Late Majesty the Queen : delivered on Sunday morning, Aug. 12th, 1821 / by John Clayton, Jun. Publication: London : Sold by F. Westley, Stationers’...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 14 Jun 2017

The claims of Her Majesty Caroline Amelia Elizabeth

Title: The claims of Her Majesty Caroline Amelia Elizabeth, Queen of England, to be crowned with her royal husband King George IV : Her Majesty’s memorial to the King in Council … embracing a legal and historical review … Her...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 9 Jun 2017

Mr. Robert Rasp letting fall a perpendicular from his saddle

A plate with four images each separately titled. Upper left: With series title (Mathematical horsemanship. Plate 5) above and caption title (Mr. Robert Rasp letting fall a perpendicular from his saddle) below showing a rider falling off the side of his...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 6 Jun 2017

The Cock of cotton walk, and maid of all work

Relates to the Italian witnesses at the trial to deprive Caroline of the style of Queen and the rights of Queen consort. Title: The Cock of cotton walk, and maid of all work, alias “Non mi ricordo,” and “Je ne me rappelle pas”...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 5 Jun 2017

Anecdotes of painting in England

Author: Walpole, Horace, 1717-1797. Title: Anecdotes of painting in England; with some account of the principal artists … collected by the late Mr. George Vertue; and now digested and published from his original MSS. by Mr. Horace Walpole....
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 31 May 2017

Gloria mundi, or, The Devil addressing the sun / The V- Committee framing a report

Charles James Fox, with the feet and tail of a fox, his empty pockets turned out, and with cow horns protruding through his hat, stands on an E.O. (gaming) table placed on the North Pole. Quoting Satan’s speech from Paradise Lost, he looks to the...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 18 May 2017

8 February 1587: The Execution of Mary I of Scotland

Before the sixteenth-century, executing a queen would have been virtually unthinkable in pre-modern Europe. By 1587, however, executing queens in England was not a strange concept. On 8 February that year, Mary I of Scotland - or Mary, Queen of Scots...
From: Conor Byrne on 8 Feb 2017

Frost Fair on the River Thames

“In the foreground is the riverside in Southwark, with spectators, and a vendor of ‘A hot Mutton Pie or an Apple Pie’; a gangway placarded ‘The New City Road’ leads from the pavement to ice. In the background is a detailed...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 17 Oct 2016

Almost A King: Lord Guildford Dudley

Lord Guildford Dudley, son of the duke of Northumberland, is not usually depicted positively either in fiction or non-fiction. Often, Guildford is presented as a weak-willed, snivelling adolescent who sobbed on the scaffold, or as an abusive sociopath...
From: Conor Byrne on 26 Sep 2016

A view of Frost Fair, held on the Thames the beginning of February, 1814

“View on the Thames during the 1814 Frost Fair; tents erected on the ice; people making merry in tents around fire or on the ice outside; street traders selling goods at fair; a man playing skittle in foreground, figures slipping or falling through...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 29 Aug 2016

The gentleman’s guide, in his tour through France

  Author: Playstowe, Philip. Title: The gentleman’s guide, in his tour through France / wrote by an officer in the Royal-Navy … Published: Bristol : Printed by S. Farley in Castle-Green, and sold by T. Cadell, Mrs....
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 18 Aug 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

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