Chambaud’s dictionary, French and English and English and French

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  • Author: Chambaud, Louis, -1776.
  • Uniform Title: [Dictionnaire François & Anglois. English. Abridgments]
  • Title: Chambaud’s dictionary, French and English and English and French : containing the signification of words, with their different uses; the terms of arts, sciences, and trades; to which is added a table of the monies and measures of Europe; and the constructions, forms of speech, idioms, and proverbs used in both languages; the whole extracted from the best authors, compared with the dictionary of the French Academy, Dr. Johnson’s English dicitionary, &c, and carefully abridged by Mr. John Perrin.
  • Edition: A new edition, corrected and improved by M. Moysant.
  • Publication: London : Printed for A. Strahan; T. Cadell, Jun. and W. Davies, and P. Elmsley, in the Strand, 1797.

Catalog Record

78 797 C442

Acquired February 2020

Portrait of a woman in a large hat

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A portrait of a woman in the rondel frame; in profile, head and shoulders only, looking down and to the right, wearing an extravagant hat; possibly a performer.

 

  • Printmaker: Laurie, Robert, 1755-1836, printmaker.
  • Title: [Portrait of a woman in a large hat] [graphic] / Robt. Dighton pinxit ; R. Laurie fecit.
  • Publication: London : Printed for R. Sayer & J. Bennett, No. 53 Fleet Street, 26 Feby. 1778, as the act directs.

Catalog Record

778.02.26.01

Acquired May 2020

The Norfolk & Norwich remembrancer

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  • Title: The Norfolk & Norwich remembrancer, and vade mecum; : containing, 1st. A brief description of the city and county. 2d. A chronological retrospect of the most remarkable events which have occurred in Norfolk & Norwich during the eighteenth century; … 3d. An index villaris; Including an accurate account of the population … extracted from the official returns taken in 1801. … 4th. Direct and cross roads from Norwich, Yarmouth, Lynn, and Cromer. 5th. An alphabetical list of noblemen and gentlemen’s seats and villas in the county …
  • Publication: [Norwich]: Printed and sold by Stevenson and Matchett, Market-place, Norwich; and to be had of the distributors of the Norfolk Chronicle, and of all booksellers, [1801]

Catalog Record 

644 801 N83

Acquired February 2020

Theatre Royal, Jersey

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A playbill printed on silk.

 

  • Title: Theatre Royal, Jersey. By desire of Lt. Col. Blommart, and officers of the 62nd Regiment (Springers), on Wednesday, December 27th, 1809, will be performed the comedy of A cure for the [heart] ache … : End of the play, a comic song by Mr. C. Curtis. To conclude with the farce of We fly by night! or, Long stories … Places to be had of Mrs. Shatford, at Mrs. Viels …
  • Production: Jersey : Stead, Army Printer, 1809.

Catalog Record

File 767 P69B J55 1809 12/27+

Acquired June 2020

Monastery of St. Trone

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A watercolor sketch of two rotund monks in front of a entrance to monastery in a lane within gate and wall surround. One attends closely to a young lady with two baskets on her arms; the other reads, lounging on a bench with his one foot raised.

 

  • Artist: Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827, artist.
  • Title: Monastery of St. Trone [art original].
  • Production: [England], [early 19th century]

Catalog Record

Drawings R79 no. 15 Box D145

Acquired July 2020

Mr. John Bull in a quandary

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An unfinished sketch for the engraving which appeared in the November 1845 issue of “George Cruikshank’s Table-book,” illustrating a brief article on railroad speculation by the periodical’s editor, Gilbert Abbott a Beckett. John Bull is beset by lilliputian tormentors who are removing all his cash, clothing, and possessions, beneath clouds of steam and a clanging bell.

 

  • Artist: Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878, artist.
  • Title: Mr. John Bull in a quandary, or, The anticipated effects of the railway calls [art original].
  • Production: [England], [ca. 1845]

Catalog Record

Drawings C889 no. 8 Box D115

Acquired July 2020

Georgian playing cards

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A set of playing cards drawn by an unidentified artist, showing caricatured figures; each vignette incorporates the formation of hearts or diamonds into the scene. Some of the cards are numbered or annotated on the backs while others show drafts of other sketches. The set contains only the red suits and with cards numbered from one to ten in each, although some numbers are missing and there are multiples of other numbers. Illustrations are also duplicated while others appear not to have been finished. There are no cards with clubs and spades. A number of the cards center on Shakespearean themes, social history and street scenes (such as courtroom drama, musicians performing, a man in the stocks and, in a few, card playing itself). Some of the scenes depicted on these cards show the more ribald, drawing from Macbeth’s Weird Sisters, Twelfth Night, King John, and The Merry Wives of Windsor; several are annotated on the reverse with lines from the plays. Falstaff is featured on several cards. Many of the cards reflect the mores of the period and the contrast between ruling passions and rules of conduct. In one, two men cast judgment upon a pregnant woman. It is annotated on the reverse with a dialogue between a Constable and a Judge. In “Village School” a schoolteacher manages to simultaneously hold a book and pinch a child’s ear (nine of hearts). Other subjects include a game of chess (five of diamonds); drinking and smoking in a pub (seven of diamonds); and “Bunbury’s Country Club” in which the artist has kept elements from the print (published circa 1788) for the six of diamonds. On one card the artist depicts a game of whist (annotated on the reverse “Can you one?”) for the ten of diamonds.

 

  • Title: [Georgian playing cards] [art original].
  • Production: [England], ca. 1800-1820.

Catalog Record

Drawings Un58 G

Acquired February 2020

A man-trap

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“A fashionably-dressed young woman reclining to left on a garden bench, looking provocative; roses and a sign-post lettered ‘Spring Guns set here’ behind to right, and a tree behind to left.”–British Museum online

 

  • Title: A man-trap [graphic].
  • Publication: [London] : Printed for Carington Bowles, No. 69 in St. Pauls Church Yard, London. Publish’d as the act directs, [between 1766 and 1789]

Catalog Record

766.00.00.69

Acquired May 2020

His Majesty’s warrant, granting an allowance in lieu of small beer

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  • Creator: Great Britain. Army.
  • Title: His Majesty’s warrant, granting an allowance in lieu of small beer to the troops serving at home : and containing further regulations on various matters directed by His Majesty’s warrants of the 25th May, 1797, “For encreasing and regulating the pay and allowance of non commissioned officers and private men of corps of cavalry and infantry serving at home”.
  • Publication: [London] : Printed by G. Roberts, Angel Court, Charing Cross, [1800]

Catalog Record

652 H673 800

Acquired January 2020