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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

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

Factual Fictions & Fictional Facts

Scenes from the recent Poldark series, with the accent on historical accuracy Dear friends and readers, My last blog was partly prompted by my reading through in chronological order Winston Graham’s contemporary suspense and Poldark and historical...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 5 Apr 2019

Hudibras vanquish’d by Trulla

“Hudibras is sprawled on the ground with Trulla, a large country-woman, astride him fending off angry villagers, including a cobbler and a butcher, wielding clubs; to left, Ralpho is held by a man with a rope and another with a sword”–...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 4 Apr 2019

Philosophical recreations, or, Winter amusements

Author: Badcock, John, active 1816-1830. Title: Philosophical recreations, or, Winter amusements: a collection of entertaining & surprising experiments in mechanics, arithmetic, optics, hydrostatics, hydraulics, pneumatics, electricity,...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 25 Mar 2019

Hudibras’s first adventure

Hudibras and Ralpho encounter a mob armed with sticks; in the foreground to right, a one-legged fiddler, a butcher and a dancing bear with his leader. On the left, a woman reaches out her arms. Printmaker: Hogarth, William, 1697-1764, printmaker....
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 28 Feb 2019

Annie Leibovitz — Through a Lens; Elizabeth Bishop through her books

Recent photo Friends, The second woman photographer the class was to watch a movie about and discuss was Annie Leibovitz. In the event, there was a weather report telling everyone in Northern Virginia we were in for some mighty brutal cold and it would...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 1 Feb 2019

The history and antiquities of the city and suburbs of Worcester

Extra-illustrated copy with an added 152 engravings and aquatints (dated from 1746 to the mid-19th century), two manuscript letters from the Duke of Beaufort, a pencil sketch of Edward Somerset, and a watercolor sketch of Worcester. Author: Green,...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 21 Aug 2018

Trollope as post office man: two cheers for epistolary liberty

Anthony Trollope in old age, photograph by Julia Cameron Friends, An interlude. I interrupt our regularly scheduled programming about books, movies, cultural events. I promise not to go on for too long … I’ve written about Trollope as a semi-epistolary...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 4 Feb 2018

The history and lives of all the most notorious pirates and their crews

An abridgment and adaptation of ‘A general history of the robberies and murders of the most notorious pyrates’. Author: Johnson, Charles, active 1724-1731, author. Title: The history and lives of all the most notorious pirates...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 12 May 2017

Proof plates before using aquatint ground from The English spy

A collection of 24 proof plates for The English spy, all proofs before letters and all but one before aquatint. Printmaker: Cruikshank, Robert, 1789-1856, printmaker. Title: Proof plates before using aquatint ground from The English spy...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 3 May 2017

Capt. Keith & family betrayed & made prisoners by the American Indians

Capt. Keith struggles as he is attacked by two Indians one of whom has grabbed his rifle while another Indian stands with his tomahawk raised above the Captain’s head. The Captain’s wife with her child in her arms reaches up towards her husband...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 8 Dec 2016

An hieroglyphic, describing the state of Great Britain and the continent of Europe

“Three symmetrically prancing lions (left) and Napoleon (right) as ‘The Beast’ face each other across a narrow channel. In the background (left) John Bull, an obese citizen, sits surrounded by casks and bales (one marked ‘I’...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 7 Dec 2016

1 Outlander 12 & 13: Lallybroch & The Watch: You can’t go home again

Iane (Steve Cree) and Jamie (Sam Heugan) talking of memories shared after dinner (“Lallybroch,” (Episode 12, scripted Anne Kenney) Claire (Caitriona Balfe) helping Jenny (Laura Donnelly) to give birth to a breech baby (“The Watch,”...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 29 Nov 2016

The dance of the calumet of the sun

Depiction of the dance probably performed by the Illinois to strengthen peace between the tribes. The Calumet, a large pipe, was usually presented to the honoured guest. The tribe surrounds the circle in which two men dance with arrows above their heads;...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 27 Oct 2016

Trollope’s Small House at Allington: Another summer syllabus

Vignette for “Mr Crosbie meets an old clergyman on his way to Courcy Castle” (John Everett Millais, Chapter 6 of The Small House at Allington) A Syllabus The Oscher LifeLong Learning Institute at George Mason University Day: 6 Thursdays, 11:50...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 8 Jun 2016

[Album of proofs of illustrations for publications….

An album compiled by Thomas Coates, solicitor and sometime secretary to the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, containing 340 proofs of wood engravings mounted on 68 leaves, with section titles and descriptions: Illustrations of the Hindoos...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 19 May 2016

Downton Abbey Sixth Season 5 & 6: And they all lived happily ever after despite the occasional strain

The best moments are the quiet ones: characters walking and talking, so here are Mr and Mrs Bates off to work (Brendan Coyle and Joanne Froggart) Mr Moseley in the village square self-reflexively selling tickets to come see …. Friends and remarkably...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 11 Feb 2016

Susanna Oakes

Portrait showing Susanna Oakes, who ran the circulating library at Ashbourne from about 1795 until 1801, seated in a ladder-back chair with a backdrop of shelved books. She is seated beside an occasional table, her quill pen within reach, in an attitude...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 9 Nov 2015

Trollope Bicentennial Conference: Leuven (4): Mother, Irish and Formal Trollope

[Pray do not read; as yet unfinished; I must add links, correct, and provide an ending] “Is it the poor house, yer honor?” (Rod Walters, illustration for Folio Society Castle Richmond) Dear friends and readers, This is my fourth and last...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 30 Oct 2015

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