Corporeal stamina

description below“The bulky Lord Cholmondeley (1749-1827) stands in profile to the left. He wears a small round hat with long powdered hair tied back, and a whisker; a double-breasted coat over a double-breasted waistcoat, striped breeches, striped stockings, and wrinkled top-boots with heavy spurs. He holds a glove in his (gloved) left hand. In his right hand is a small cane. A double chin, heavy, paunchy figure, and wrinkled dress give an impression of physical slackness.”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • Printmaker: Gillray, James, 1756-1815, printmaker.
  • Title: Corporeal stamina [graphic] / Js. Gillray del. & fect. ad vivam.
  • Publication: London : Publish’d April 13th, 1801, by H. Humphrey, No. 27 St. James’s Street, [13 April 1801]

Catalog Record

801.04.13.02 Impression 2

Acquired November 2019

The guard wot looks arter the sovereign

description below“Lady Conyngham stands directed to the left, feet apart, dressed as in British Museum satires no. 15720; she amusingly combines the ultra-feminine with masculine attributes and stance. She is immensely fat and wide with small cherubic features and curls; under her left arm is a cocked blunderbuss. She wears a wide-brimmed hat, a neckcloth fastened with a jewelled crown, a coach-guard’s greatcoat, wide open over her tight-waisted dress. A pouch hangs from her shoulder and two coach-horns from her left arm. Above her head: ‘I says to our Governor says I–keep your eye on them ere Leaders George’; i.e. on Lyndhurst and Scarlett, see British Museum satires nos. 15720, 15850. Cf. British Museum satires no. 15716.”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • Printmaker: Heath, William, 1795-1840, printmaker.
  • Title: The guard wot looks arter the sovereign [graphic] / [man with an umbrella] Esq. del.
  • Publication: [London] : Pub. April 28, 1829, by T. McLean, 26 Haymarket, [28 April 1829]

Catalog Record

829.04.28.01+

Acquired November 2019

Confined in the Fleet Prison

description belowCopy (reversed) of the first state of Plate 7 of Hogarth’s ‘The Rake’s Progress’ (Paulson 138): A room in the Fleet Prison (after the painting at Sir John Soane’s Museum); Tom sits at a table, to right, on which is a rejection letter from John Rich to whom he has submitted a play; his wife clenches her fists, the gaoler asks for garnish money and a boy asks payment for a tankard of ale; to left, Sarah Young has fainted and is being administered smelling salts by one woman while another slaps her hand, her child clings to her skirt; she is supported by an older man with a beard who has dropped a sheet containing a scheme for paying the national debt (a reference to such a scheme put forward by Hogarth’s father); in the background an alchemist works at a forge.”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • Title: Confined in the Fleet Prison [graphic].
  • Publication: [London] : Publish’d wth. [the] consent of Mrs. Hogarth, by Henry Parker, at No. 82 in Cornhill, March 25, 1768.

Catalog Record

Hogarth 768.03.25.07+ Box 210

Acquired December 2019

A long story

description below“A number of men seated round a circular table over the wine manifesting sleepiness or exhaustion in different ways, while an officer in regimentals harangues them on some campaign. He sits over the table, in profile to the right, gesticulating with outstretched arms over a plan drawn on the table-cloth. Two overturned wine-glasses lie in front of him, two empty bottles stand on the table. On the farther side of the table a man stands up, stretching and yawning violently. His neighbour on his right also yawns; the man on his left supports his head on his hands, scowling at the speaker through half-closed eyes. Next him (right) a man in profile to the left holding a wine-glass yawns widely. Two others in profile to the right are asleep in attitudes of extreme weariness. A very fat man, sitting on the left. I turned away from the table, with outstretched legs in top-boots, yawns violently. From the right enters a servant with tousled hair, wearing a striped jersey; he is bringing in a boot-jack and pair of slippers, he too is yawning violently. In the foreground are two dogs.”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • Title: A long story [graphic] / H. Bunbury Esqr. invt.
  • Publication: [London] : [publisher not identified], [ca. 1802?]

Catalog Record 

802.04.25.02+

Acquired November 2019

Album of drawings of Bletchingley, 1828-1829

cover of albumpencil sketch of a country estate An album of amateur drawings, with scenes in Kent, East Sussex, Hertfordshire and Surrey. The artist, only identified with the initials ‘S.G.L.’, provides titles and dates for the majority of the drawings. The first group (thirteen in all) dated 1828 are views in Kent, Sussex, and Hertfordshire, including Leeds Castle, Hythe, Sandgate, Rye, Pevensey Castle, Tunbridge Wells, St. Albans, and Hatfield. The second, larger group of drawings are scenes in and round the village of Bletchingley (sometimes Bletchingly) in Surrey, depicting village life.

  • Artist: L., S. G., artist.
  • Title: [Album of drawings of Bletchingley, 1828-1829] [art original] / S.G.L.
  • Production: [England], 1828-1829.

Catalog Record 

Folio 64 Su7 828

Acquired December 2019

The whole duty of a woman

title page

  • Title: The whole duty of a woman, or, A guide to the female sex, from the age of sixteen to sixty, &c. : being directions, how women of all qualities and conditions, ought to behave themselves in the various circumstances of this life, for their obtaining not only present but future happiness … : also choice receipts in physick and chirurgery with the whole art of cookery, preserving, candying, beautifying, &c. / written by a Lady.
  • Edition: The third edition.
  • Published: London : Printed for F. Guillim, against the Great James Tavern in Bishopgate-Street, 1701.

Catalog Record 

63 701 W628

Acquired October 2019

 

The cries of London, as they are daily exhibited in the streets

title page

  • Title: The cries of London, as they are daily exhibited in the streets : with an epigram in verse, adapted to each. Embellished with sixty-two elegant cuts. To which is added, a description of the metropolis in verse.
  • Publication: London : Printed for F. Newbery, at the corner of St. Paul’s Church-Yard, 1775.

Catalog Record

646 775 N534

Acquired November 2019

Admirable satire on the death, dissection… of Mr. Pitt

title page

  • Title: Admirable satire on the death, dissection, funeral procession, & epitaph of Mr. Pitt. : (Copied from the Telegraph of the 20th, 21st, and 24th August, 1795).
  • Publication: London : Printed for the booksellers, and sold by C. Smith, [1795]

Catalog Record 

53 P681 Ad238

Acquired November 2019

 

The British family Bible

frontispiece and title pageA variant of the work published ca. 1820 by Davison entitled The universal Holy Bible, or, Complete library of divine knowledge. The text collation and typographical appearance match exactly; however the two 1820 engraved title pages have been replaced in volume 1 with a letterpress title page as above and in volume 2: The New Testament of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, illustrated with margianl references and with notes and annotations, historical, theological. chronological, critical, moral, practical, and explanatory, selected from the writings of Henry, Gill, Brown, Hervey, Macknight, Whiston, Clarke, Whitby, Doddridge, Burkitt, Stackhouse, Grotius, Prideaux, Locke, Newton, and other celebrated commentators.

  • Uniform Title: Bible. English. 1824.
  • Title: The British family Bible : containing the Old and New Testaments, illustrated with marginal notes. And a copious explanatory, critical, and historical commentary
  • Publication: London : Longman, Hunt, Rees, Orme, Browne, and Green ; Alnwick [England] : W. Davison, [1820]-1824.

Catalog Record 

Folio 17 B47 820

Acquired November 2019