The wonderful strong and surprizing Persian dwarf

description below“Portrait of a Persian dwarf, full-length, slightly turned to the left, holding up ropes tied to his hair, dressed in a frockcoat with the skirts buttoned back and with a Turkish hat on his head, a large weight at his side, a harlequin pointing to an advertisement for the dwarf on a shed beyond, the whole surrounded by scrolling rococo foliate and shell designs.”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • Title: The wonderful strong and surprizing Persian dwarf [graphic] : 3 foot 6 inches high, born in Persia, is fifty six years old, speaks eighteen languages, sings Italian, dances to admiration and with the ropes ty’d to his hair, when put over his shoulders lifts the great stone A.
  • Publication: [London] : [publisher not identified], [1740?]

Catalog Record 

740.00.00.65+

Acquired June 2019

The celebrated Clark

see description below“Mrs. Clarke auctions commissions from a rostrum to a crowd of bidders, while the Duke of York acts as her clerk. All are unconscious of a net in which they are enclosed, and with which the Devil flies off into flames (right). Mrs. Clarke (right), in profile to the left, with raised hammer, holds out a paper headed Commission. She says: Going for no more than £500 a Commission Positively worth 5000. An officer, probably Dowler, see British Museum satires no. 11253, holds out his arms towards her, saying, my dear dear dear Angel Knock it down to me or I am ruin’d. Another says: Let the good Bishop [the Duke, see British Museum satires no. 11227] have the Game & we my Boy will have the Cream. The other applicants are in civilian dress; one says to the bidder: my dear fellow dont be so anxious for depend upon it these tricks will be Found out & all will be Lost. The Duke of York, in uniform, records the bids in a book, his pen resting on the figure 500. He says Thus am I content to record & ratify the Destruction of the Army, my Country & myself, rather than loose my dear DARLING to [cf. British Museum satires no. 11228]. The Devil looks over his shoulder at Mrs. Clarke to say with a baleful grin: Going, Going Gon you may now say, for I have You tight enough my dear Honey.”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • Title: The celebrated Clark, exalted to the pulpit by the humility of a royal bishop [graphic].
  • Publication: [London] : Pubd. 22nd April 1809 by J.H. Warl, London, [22 April 1809]

Catalog Record 

809.04.22.01+

Acquired September 2019

 

We beg leave to submit to your consideration…

  • Author: Philanthropic Society (London, England)
  • Title: We beg leave to submit to your consideration and benevolence, the accompanying plan of a School of Instruction and Industry, instituted in the year 1804 …
  • Publication: [London] : Printed by the Philanthropic Society, 1807.

Catalog Record

File 659 807 P544

Acquired June 2019

 

By desire and under the immediate patronage of Col. Judgson

  • Title: By desire and under the immediate patronage of Col. Judgson. On Friday evening, July 20th, 1832, will be presented the fashionable comedy of Charles the Second; or, The merry monarch … To which will be added … The Irish Tutor; or, The new lights … The whole to conclude with a truly laughable farce called The illustrious stranger, or, Married and buried … : Mr. W. Palmer will feel obliged to those shopkeepers who will show the bills to be seen in their windows.
  • Publication: Alnwick [England] : Davison, printer, [1832]

Catalog Record

File 767 P68B Al452 1832 07/20

Acquired June 2019

 

The brickdust man

see description below“Portrait of unknown tradesman standing half-length to front, head slightly to right, eyes to front; carrying bag over his right shoulder, staff in his left hand, and wearing cap.”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • Printmaker: Watson, James, 1740-1790, printmaker.
  • Title: The brickdust man [graphic] / Nathl. Hone pinxt. ; Jas. Watson fecit.
  • Publication: [London] : Printed for Henry Parker & Elizth. Bakewell, opposite Birchin Lane in Cornhill, London, [between 1755 and 1790]

Catalog Record 

755.00.00.26+ Impression 3

Acquired June 2019

Her Majesty Queen Caroline landing at Dover

Queen Caroline walks down a plank balanced between a jolly boat and the shore; she is assisted by her son-in-law Prince Leopald, dressed in black. A cheering crowd stands on the beach, waving their hats in the air, behind an officer who tips his hat at the Queen. Sailors push the boat onto the shingle while a ship called “Prince Leopold” (in reference to her son-in-law) is anchored in the distance.

  • Title: Her Majesty Queen Caroline landing at Dover, on the 5th of June, 1820, after an absence of 5 years, to demand her rights, dignities, & priveleges as Queen of England [graphic] : dedicated to the feelings of the British Nation, by W.B. Walker.
  • Publication: [London] : [W.B. Walker], [not before 5 June 1820]

Catalog Record

820.06.05.01+ Framed

Acquired September 2019

 

Never acted here

  • Title: Never acted here. Theatre, Whittingham-Lane, on Friday evening, August 24th, will be presented the much admired tragedy of Percy, Earl of Northumberland … End of the play, the following enterments: two entire new comic songs, by Mr. Rutherford. A new comic song by Mr. Lamb, a new comic song & the cottagers hornpipe by Mr. Rutherford … To which will be added the much admired laughable farce of the Village Lawyer … Tickets to be had of Mr. Rutherford.
  • Publication: Alnwick [England] : Davison, printer, [1810?]

Catalog Record 

File 767 P68B Al452 1810 08/24

Acquired June 2019

Les archives du scandale

title page

  • Title: Les archives du scandale : recueil d’aventures galantes, escroqueries célèbres, procès scandaleux, viols, enlèvemens, bigamies, etc., etc., / par M. R***.
  • Published: Paris : Chez Plancher, Libraire de Mercure de France, rue Poupée, no. 7, 1819.

Catalog Record

82 819Ar

Acquired July 2019

 

The woodman : a comic opera

  • Creator: Shield, William, 1748-1829 composer.
  • Uniform Title: [Woodman. Vocal score]
  • Title: The woodman : a comic opera as performed with universal applause at the Theatre Royal Covent Garden / composed chiefly by Willm. Shield ; the poetry by Mr. Bate Dudley.
  • Published: London : Printed by Longman & Broderip, 26 Cheapside, & 12 Haymarket …, [1791]

Catalog Record

Quarto 768 Sh75 791

Acquired July 2019

 

 

Le souvenir, or, Pocket tablet for MDCCCVIII

pocket diary beginning with frontispiece (recto blank) and 40 engraved unnumbered pages with two vignettes (many signed Landseer sc.) at the top of both of the two pages for each month, followed by 12 pages engraved at the top “Cash Account 1808” and followed by a page with the heading “Annual account, 1808”.

  • Title: Le souvenir, or, Pocket tablet for MDCCCVIII.
  • Publication: London : Peacock & Sons & Champante & Whitrow ; Birmingham : Knott & Lloyd, [1808]

Catalog Record

145 So729 1808

Acquired June 2019