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

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

 

 

[Collection of newspaper clippings of advertisements]

A collection of contemporary newspaper cuttings with advertisements for and reviews of eighteenth-century theater performances, concerts, and other entertainment as well as notices for recently published books and plays, most pasted onto five folio leaves, with two loose clippings. Venues in London include: Theatre in Little Lincolns-Inn, Sadler’s Wells, Drury-Lane, Covent Garden, Theatre Royal Richmond Green, Spring Gardens Vauxhall, and Almack’s; and in Dublin the Theatre Royal. There are a number of productions of Shakespeare in the 1770s (Cymbeline, As You Like It, The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Tempest) and at Covent Garden in 1755 (Othello, Romeo and Juliet, The Merchant of Venice, Henry IV, Hamlet, and Julius Caesar, among others). Popular entertainment includes farces and pantomimes. Included among the cuttings is an account of the actress Frances Abington performing in Dublin. Other sources of entertainment include a lecture on perpetual motion; an exhibited scale model of the Alps; an exhibition of tumbling, dancing, and singing at Sadler’s Wells, along with ‘Rope-Dancing, by Signora Mariana, and Mr. Ferzi’ (undated); and an equestrian showcase at Astley’s Amphitheatre in Lambeth, featuring ‘a Lady from St. Sebastian in Spain, and twelve others of the most capital performers in Europe’ (1770). Also included is a clipping from the Chronicle; The Evening-Post for 10 March 1767 covering a number of topics including taxation, the poor, notices for rental properties and recently published books, advertisement for “Pine bud tea”, letters to the editor as well as an advertisement for a housekeeper.

  • Title: [Collection of newspaper clippings of advertisements for theater, performances, and recently published books.
  • Production: London ; Dublin, [1718-1800]

Catalog Record 

File 61 C697 718+

Acquired July 2019

Lettre à M. de *** sur son projet de voyager

see description below

  • Title: Lettre à M. de *** sur son projet de voyager avec la sphère aërostatique de M. de Montgolfier : avec figure.
  • Publication: A Aéoropolis, sur la Place des Nues : Chez Zéphirolin le jeune ; Et se trouve à Paris : Chez les marchands de feuilles volantes, l’an de la lune [1783]

Catalog Record 

53 L967 783

Acquired July 2019