Modesty!

Caroline and Bergami sit together in an opera-box

Caroline and Bergami sit together in an opera-box, frowning angrily at the occupants of the pit, all men, who look up at the box disapprovingly. Bergami holds a bottle labelled ‘Essence of Bergamot’ and wears a braided hussar uniform. Caroline is very décolletée, with loose black curls and a four-cornered headdress. The Arms of the Republic of Genoa are on the wall beside them with a harp and musical score below. The front of the box is decorated with two cupids holding a ribbon.

  • Printmaker: Lane, Theodore, 1800-1828, printmaker.
  • Title: Modesty! [graphic].
  • Publication: London : Pubd. by G. Humphrey, 27 St. James’s St., June 7, 1821.

Catalog Record

821.06.07.02

Acquired March 2019

Crabb’s new book of trades

Crabb's new book of trades title page

  • Title: Crabb’s new book of trades : containing an account of the origin and present state of most of the trades practised in England : with neat embellishments.
  • Published: London : Printed and published by T. Crabb, 15, John Street, Blackfriars Road : Sold also by J. Bysh, Paternoster Row : C. Penny, Wood Street : R. Hill, and Lingley and Belch, Borough : and all other Booksellers, [between 1818 and 1821?]

Catalog Record 

63 818 C883

Acquired July 2018

Refreshment at St. Giles’s

Refreshment at St. Giles's

“Three women and a man stand drinking gin in an interior in St Giles’s, London; the woman on the left grabs a bottle from a shelf, to her right a woman holds up a gin cup; the man stands behind the three women leaning against a clock and a fireplace.”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • Printmaker: Stubbs, George Townly, -1815?, printmaker.
  • Title: Refreshment at St. Giles’s [graphic] / Chas. Ansell delt. ; Geo. Townly Stubbs sculp.
  • Publication: London : Publish’d June 1st, 1789, by G.T. Stubbs, No. 2 Compton Street, Soho, [1 June 1789]

Catalog Record 

789.06.01.03+

Acquired April 2019

Virtue in humble life

Virtue in humble life title page

Two frontispieces designed by E. Edwards and engraved by J. Hall: v. 1 shows a father and daughter under a tree and v.2 shows Hanway seated on a rock reading, a skull beside him and reapers and a church in the background.

  • Author: Hanway, Jonas, 1712-1786, author.
  • Title: Virtue in humble life : containing reflections on relative duties, particularly those of masters and servants. Thoughts on the passions, prejudices, and tempers of mankind … Various anecdotes of the living and the dead: in two hundred and nine conversations between a father and his daughter … with a manual of devotion … In two volumes …
  • Edition: The second edition, amply corrected, and enlarged an half part / by Jonas Hanway, Esq.
  • Published: London : Printed for Dodsley, in Pall-Mall; Sewel, near the Royal-Exchange; and Bew, in Pater-Noster-Row, MDCCLXXVII [1777]

Catalog Record

Quarto 659 777H

Acquired March 2019

The complete English gardener

The complete English gardener

  • Author: Cooke, Samuel (Gardener), author.
  • Title: The complete English gardener, or, Gardener‘s monthly chronicle : containing directions for the proper management of the flower, fruit, and kitchen gardens, for every month of the year … To which is added The compleat bee-master, or, Best method of managing bees, as well as for profit as pleasure. Together with The whole art of breeding and rearing, fowls, ducks, geese, turkies, pigeons and rabbits … / by Samuel Cooke, gardener, at Overton, in Wiltshire …
  • Publication: London : Printed for John Cooke, at Shakespears-Head, in Pater-Noster-Row, and sold by most other booksellers in England, [1765?]

Catalog Record

72 765C

Acquired March 2019

 

John Bull’s little darling

John Bull's little darling. Detailed description below.

“Queen Caroline, stout and raddled, with black ringlets, stands full-face and four-square, bending forward as if bowing, with a fixed stare from black beady eyes. She wears the feathered hat (caricatured) of the ‘trial’, and a fur-bordered pelisse. Under her right arm is a rolled document, ‘List of [Addresses’; in her left hand she awkwardly raises her skirts in order to bow. She stands on a grass plot in front of Brandenburgh House. Below the design: … ‘Lo! yonder she walketh in maiden sweetness, with innocence on her mind and modesty in her cheek.– Her hand seeketh employment; her foot delighteth not in gadding abroad.– She is cloathed with neatness; she is fed with temperance; humility and meekness are as a crown of glory circling her head.– Her breast is the mansion of goodness; and therefere [sic] she suspecteth no evil in others.– Decency is in all her words; in her answers are mildness and truth.– Submission and obedience are the lessons of her life; and peace and happiness are her rewards.– Before her steps walketh Prudence; and Virtue attendeth at her right hand. Her eye speaketh softness and love; but discretion with a sceptre sitteth on her brow.– The tongue of the licentious is dumb in her presence; the awe of her virtue keepeth him silent.– Happy Bartolomeo [Bergami]!!! he putteth his heart in her bosom, and receiveth Comfort.– Thus the prudence of her management is an honor to her husband, and he must hear her praise with silent delight.–!!!'”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • Printmaker: Lane, Theodore, 1800-1828, printmaker.
  • Title: John Bull’s little darling [graphic].
  • Publication: [London] : Published by G. Humphrey, 27 St. James’s St., Jany. 25, 1821.

Catalog Record 

821.01.25.02

Acquired March 2019

The confessions of J. Lackington

The confessions of J. Lackington title page

  • Author: Lackington, James, 1746-1815.
  • Title: The confessions of J. Lackington : late bookseller, at the Temple of the Muses, in a series of letters to a friend; to which are added, two letters on the bad consequences of having daughters educated at boarding-schools.
  • Published: London : Printed by Richard Edwards, Crane Court, Fleet Street ; For the author, and sold by all the booksellers in the United Kingdom, 1804.

Catalog Record 

53 L11 804

Acquired March 2019

Bat, Cat and Mat

Caricature with Queen Caroline with her arms linked to those of Bergami and her lawyer

Caricature with Queen Caroline with her arms linked to those of Bergami and her lawyer, as they step along the road between St Omer and Calais. The Queen wears a watch at her waist and two miniature portraits hang from cords at her bosom. In the background her coach awaits with a coachman in tall boots smiling at the scene. A re-issue with new background of a plate first published on 19 January 1821.

  • Printmaker: Lane, Theodore, 1800-1828, printmaker.
  • Title: Bat, Cat and Mat [graphic] : how happy could I be with either.
  • Publication: London : Published by G. Humphrey, 27 St. James’s St., June 1, 1821.

Catalog Record 

821.06.01.04

Acquired March 2019

Samuel Lambert’s journal of his travels on the Continent

Samuel Lambert's journal

Almost 300 pages of slightly sprawling but legible hand. Manuscript digest of Burke’s Peerage laid in at front, opposite a hand-written note stating: “Manuscript of Travels of my Uncle Major Gen. S. Lambert in 1816 and 17, given to me by my Uncle Morton, Augt. 18th 1881.”

  • Author: Lambert, Samuel, Major General.
  • Title: Samuel Lambert‘s journal of his travels on the Continent, between 1816 and 1817.

Catalog record 

LWL Mss Vol. 238

Acquired July 2018

Mémoires de monsieur le b[ar]on Pergami

Mémoires de monsieur le b[ar]on Pergami . Title page

  • Author: Bergami, Bartolomeo Bergami, Baron.
  • Title: Mémoires de monsieur le b[ar]on Pergami : chambellan, chevalier de Malte, chevalier du Saint-Sépulcre, etc. / traduits d’après le manuscrit italien par M. ***.
  • Publication: Paris : Brissot-Thivars, rue Neuve-des-Petits-Champs, No. 22 ; Ponthieu, Libraire, Palais-Royal, galerie de bois, No. 201 ; Leroy, au Cabinet littéraire, passage Beaujolais, rue Richelieu, No. 52, 1820.

Catalog record 

53 B445 820

Acquired July 2018