A perspective of Westminster Abbey from the High Altar

“The coronation of James II; interior of Westminster Abbey, the crowning of the king at bottom centre.”–British Museum online catalogue.
“One of a series of four prints, all based on the large plates in Sandford’s ‘History of the Coronation’, first published by Bowles as a composite plate in the series ‘London Described’ (see Adams 29.8). The plate used in Sandford’s book had a shorter title, no text in lower margin, and was inscribed ‘W Sherwin sculp’.”–Curator’s comments, British Museum online

  • Title: A perspective of Westminster Abbey from the High Altar to the west end [graphic] : shewing the manner of His Majesties crowning; also the manner of disposing seating & placing several of the persons who came in the proceeding &c. Exactly taken from Sandford.
  • Publication: [London] : Printed for T. Bowles in St. Pauls Church Yard, & John Bowles & Son at the Black Horse in Cornhil, [between 1752 and 1764]

Catalog Record

752.00.00.21

Acquired September 2019

Address to the Governor of The Saint Ann’s Society Schools

  • Author: Saint Ann’s Society Schools.
  • Title: Address to the Governor of The Saint Ann’s Society Schools : spoken by one of the boys, at the anniversary festival, 2nd July 1829.
  • Publication: [London] : [The Hospital?], [1829]

Catalog Record

File 659 829 Sa132

Acquired June 2019

 

 

The grand tour

Vol 1 -Traveller’s guide through the Netherlands — Vol 2- Traveller’s guide through Germany — Vol. 3 – Traveller’s guide through Italy — Vol. 4 – Traveller’s guide through France.

  • Author: Nugent, Thomas, 1700?-1772.
  • Title: The grand tour : containing an exact description of most of the cities, towns, and remarkable places of Europe, together with a distinct account of the post-roads and stages, with their respective distances through Holland, Flanders … likewise directions relating to the manner and expence of travelling … : as also, occasional remarks on the present state of trade … / by Mr. Nugent. In four volumes.
  • Publication: London : Printed for S. Birt, in Ave-Mary-Lane; D. Browne, without Temple-Bar; ; A. Millar, in the Strand; and G. Hawkins in Fleetstreet, MDCCXLIX [1749]

Catalog Record

81 749 N89

Acquired August 2019

The Liverpool squib book

  • Title: The Liverpool squib book : being a correct and impartial collection of all the addresses, songs, squibs and other papers, issued during the contested election, March, 1820; to which are added the whole of the speeches of the Right Hon. George Canning. Candidates. Right Hon. George Canning, General Gascoyne, Dr. Crompton, Thomas Leyland, Esq.
  • Published: Liverpool : Printed and published by W. Bethell, No. 10, Marshall-Street, 1820.

Catalog Record

64 L221 820

Acquired August 2019

 

 

Hare & Co., designers and engravers

A decorative handbill or trade card, divided in three compartments, all framed in a neo-Gothic border. In the center framed by three Gothic arches the word “Mechanical” is etched below images of three machines including a steam powered tractor and printing press; etched below is an advertisement for the firm Hare & Co., located in the Strand, London.

  • Author: Hare & Co.
  • Title: Hare & Co., designers and engravers on wood, patent agents, printers, electrotypists. 31 Essex Strand, London, W.C [graphic].
  • Publication: [London] : [Hare & Co.], [ca. 1890]

Catalog Record

File 66 890 H274

Acquired September 2019

Queen Carolines triumph on the defeat

see description belowQueen Caroline is seated in a carriage pulled by two white horses lead by a young page towards the right; she holds a walking-stick in her hand, sceptor-like over her shoulder and wears a fashionable hat and a small smile on her face as she looks out at the viewer. She is accompanied by two men in armor and wearing plummed helmets. The one on the far-side of the carriage holds a sign “The people and the Queens Guards”. Another sign in the background on the right reads “It is better to put your trust in the Lord than confidence in princes.” A crown is shown on the far right.

  • Title: Queen Carolines triumph on the defeat of the Bill of Pains and Penalties, Novr. 10, 1820 [graphic].
  • Publication: [London] : Publish’d by W.B. Walker, 4 Fox & Knot Court, Cow Lane, London, [not before 10 November 1820]

Catalog Record 

820.11.10.01 Framed

Acquired September 2019

4th night. Blenheim

An admission ticket to a performance on 30 November 1789 at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, the residence of the Duke and Duchess of Marlborough. Such private theatricals at country houses became increasingly popular during the eighteenth century, with plays starting in earnest at Blenheim in 1786 and becoming so successful that a greenhouse was converted into a proper theater.

  • Title: 4th night. Blenheim. Monday, November 30, 1789, will be performed, False appearances; with The maid of the oaks. : To begin at seven o’clock, and the doors to be opened at half past six. These tickets are not transferable.
  • Publication: [England] : [publisher not identified], [1789]

Catalog Record 

File 66 789 F78

Acquired July 2019

The fair bather

see description belowIn the woods beside a stream a young woman bather removes her last stocking while a young man hidden among the reeds looks at her with pleasure.

  • Printmaker: Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827, printmaker.
  • Title: The fair bather [graphic] / Boucher ; Rowlandson 1799.
  • Publication: [London?] : [publisher not identified], [1799]

Catalog Record

799.00.00.56

Acquired June 2019