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

 

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

The only true list, of those celebrated sporting ladies

see description below

  • Title: The only true list, of those celebrated sporting ladies, or petticoat amblers, who afford the bucks and bloods an amorous felicity every evening during the races.
  • Publication: [Lichfield, England?] : [publisher not identified], [ca. 1780]

Catalog Record 

Quarto 646 780 On58

Acquired June 2019

 

Theatre Royal in Covent-Garden, this present Thursday

  • Author: Covent Garden Theatre.
  • Title: Theatre Royal in Covent-Garden, this present Thursday, being the 24th of April, will be presented a comedy, call’d Love for love : Valentine by Mr. Smith … To which will be added a burlesque opera, call’d The dragon of Wantley. The part of Moore of Moore-hall by Mr. Lowe …
  • Publication: [London] : [The Theatre], [1755]

Catalog Record 

File 767 P69B C838 1755 4/24

Acquired June 2019

 

To be sold by private contract

Three separate handbills on a single sheet, as printed. The top and bottom handbills with the same imprint: Printed for the proprietor by J. Catnach, Alnwick. The middle handbill has no imprint but last line reads: Alwick, April 28th, 1802.

  • Title: To be sold by private contract. A messuage, or dwelling house, and back buildings thereto belonging, situate in Narrowgate Street, in Alnwick … The said Mr. Leithard … applying to Mr. Annett, of Alnwick.
  • Publication: Alnwick [England] : Printed for the proprietor by J. Catnach, [1802]

Catalog Record 

File 66 802 T627+

Acquired June 2019

An exact view of London Bridge

see description belowA broadside on London Bridge and its partial destruction by fire on 11 April 1758, with an account on the history of bridges on the site and an engraving of the view of London and the River Thames, with the remains of London Bridge in the centre above; engraved title above and letterpress title and text in two columns below.

  • Title: An exact view of London Bridge since the conflagration of the late temporary bridge.
  • Publication: [London] : Sold by William Herbert, under the Piazzas, on the remains of London-Bridge, [ca. 1758]

Catalog Record 

758.00.00.34++

Acquired June 2019

Pittpatche’s Requisition!? Proclamation extraordinary?

printed textA satire on Pitt’s government suggesting his adminstration was a theatre. The layout of the sheet mimics that of a contemporary playbill.

  • Title: Pittpatche’s Requisition!? Proclamation extraordinary? Given at our Court of Pandaemonium, the seventeenth day of February, in the year of our lords, Old Nick and the King. …
  • Published: [London] : Printed for and sold by J. Bullock, [1795?]

Catalog Record 

File 53 P68 P691++

Acquired June 2019

Napoleon

Napoleon

An anti-Napoleon broadside including an engraved, cartographic bust of Napoleon above two columns of letterpress in Dutch, German, English and French. The face of Napoleon is formed of carcases of war victims: on the collar are waves of the sea; a “hand” is placed as the epaulet while on the cuff is ‘R’ (for Regent), round the wrist ‘Honi Soit ‘, on the fingers are the letters ‘A’, ‘R’, ‘P’, ‘S’, ‘E’ (for the Allies). A drawing the Rhenish Confedracy [sic] under the flimsy symbol of the cobweb: and the “spider” is a symbolic emblem of the vigilance of the Allies.

 

  • Title: Napoleon [graphic].
  • Publication: [London?] : [publisher not identified], [1814?]

Catalog Record

814.00.00.42+

Acquired June 2019

Cary Brunswick o’ the Guelph

Cary Brunswick o' the Guelph. Detailed description below

“Heading to a broadside engraved in two columns. A stalwart Highland soldier, with plumed bonnet, stands outside an open doorway (left) crowded with cringing Italians. He lunges furiously towards them with clenched fist, saying: “Filthy brutes! i ‘ts for new boots, That a’ you Rogues are swearing at her”. The most prominent of the witnesses (cf. British Museum Satires No. 13762) are Majocchi (see British Museum Satires No. 13827) and Demont, see British Museum Satires No. 13856. Over the doorway: ‘Rogues Retreat’; at the corner of the building: ‘Cotton Garden’ [see British Museum Satires No. 13824]. Behind (right) is the Thames. The Highlander’s words are from the second verse of the song: ‘Air Tibby Fowler o’ the Glen’. The third of five verses: ‘Fie upon the filthy louns! There’s o’er mony swearing at her; Fifteen came frae German towns; There’s eight and fifty swearing at her; Swearing at her, mumbling at her, Tumbling at her, canna hit her; Tawdry louns! its for new gowns, The hizzies a’ are swearing at her.’.”–British Museum online catalogue.

 

  • Printmaker: Williams, Charles, active 1797-1830, printmaker.
  • Title: Cary Brunswick o’ the Guelph [graphic].
  • Publication: [London] : Pubd. by S.W. Fores, 41 Piccadilly, [September 1820]

Catalog Record 

820.09.00.01+

Acquired May 2019

Whereas [blank] hath paid the sum of [blank]

Date inferred from from text near bottom of sheet: … the [blank] day of [blank] 176[blank].
A form printed in letterpress with spaces for manuscript additions; the letterhead is decorated above with an engraving showing a large sun with a face, an image of a fire engine above, and two officials on either side.

  • Author: Sun-Fire-Office.
  • Title: Whereas [blank] hath paid the sum of [blank] to the Society of the Sun Fire-Office in London, and has agreed to pay or cause to be paid to them at their said office, the sum of [blank] on the [blank] and the like sum of [blank] yearly on the [blank] during the continuance of this policy, for insurance from loss or damage by fire, on [blank].
  • Publication: [London?] : [Sun Fire Office], [176-?]

Catalog record

File 66 76- Su957++

Acquired April 2019