Dividend receipt from the South Sea Company

description below

Dividend receipt addressed “To Mr. Lockyer accomptant at the South Sea house” and annotated in the lower right by “Rich. Sarum”. The body of the document reads: “Pray pay to the bearer Mr. Daniel Gell my share of the midsumer [sic] dividend due on two thousand four hundred forty four pounds eight shillings 10d.1/2 capital stock in the South Sea Company, and this shall be a sufficient warrant. Westmr. Octr. 25 1722”.

 

  • Title: Dividend receipt from the South Sea Company : manuscript.
  • Production: Westminster, 1722 October 25.

Catalog Record

LWL Mss File 153

Acquired August 2020

A soft, clear & delicate skin. The celebrated abstergent lotion

printed page

  • Author: Solomon, Samuel, -approximately 1818.
  • Title: A soft, clear & delicate skin. The celebrated abstergent lotion, highly esteemed throughout Europe for the cure of scorbutic eruptions, coarseness, redness, pimples, &c. on the face, hands, and neck … is prepared by the inventor and sole proprietor, S. Solomon, M.D., Gilead-House, near Liverpool.
  • Publication: Liverpool [England] : Printed for Dr. Solomon, by J. Speed, &c. &c., [not before 1804]

Catalog Record

File 692 804So

Acquired July 2020

Letters from the island of Teneriffe, Brazil

description below

  • Author: Kindersley, Mrs., author.
  • Title: Letters from the island of Teneriffe, Brazil, the Cape of Good Hope, and the East Indies / by Mrs. Kindersley.
  • Publication: London : Printed for J. Nourse, in the Strand, bookseller to His Majesty, MDDCCLXXVII [1777]

Catalog Record

81 777K

Acquired August 2020

To the women of England

printed broadside

  • Author: English Woman (Author of To the women of England), author.
  • Title: To the women of England.
  • Publication: [London] : Printed for John Ginger, no. 169, Piccadilly, [1803]
  • Manufacture: W. Flint, printer, Old Bailey

Catalog Record

File 63 803 En58++

Acquired January 2021

The environs of London

title page

  • Author: Lysons, Daniel, 1762-1834.
  • Title: The environs of London : being an historical account of the towns, villages, and hamlets, within twelve miles of that capital : interspersed with biographical anecdotes. By the Rev. Daniel Lysons …
  • Edition: The 2d ed.
  • Published: London: Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1811.

Catalog Record

Quarto 646 811L

Acquired January 2021

The faith of treaties exemplified

description below

“A huge bull, snorting fire, rushes with lowered head towards a French fort (left) from which cannon-balls descend upon him. Beneath the fort sansculottes on one knee fire at the bull while standing French soldiers, correctly dressed, also fire. On the fortress stand Frenchmen, firing and waving their hats; they shout: “Vive la republic, Blood & plunder, no Quarter to John Bull!” A huge tricolour flag has a staff surmounted by a skull. To the bull’s back is strapped a bundle inscribed ‘Debt Debt’. One horn has been shot off and lies on the ground. To his left hind leg is chained a heavy weight inscribed ‘Subsidies’. Nevertheless, he cries: “Now my brave Allies let us all stand firm together & make a bold push, & I’ll be Answerable for the Event.” But behind him (right) his allies have all turned their backs and are departing in directions indicated by signposts. A fat Dutchman smoking a pipe goes ‘To Amsterdam’, saying, “I care not who beats, I’ll join the Strongest Party”. Frederick William II (father-in-law of the Duke of York) walks off ‘To Berlin’, saying, “I’ve fingerd the Cash from both Sides, & will now employ it to Secure the Partition of Poland”; “Negociate with Robertspierre privately & then – Damn Relationship!!!” Next, a Spanish don, Charles IV, goes ‘To Madrid’, saying, “Whats the Bourbon Family to me when they Impede my Interest. Hush!! I am now treating for a Separate peace with that Blackguard Roberspere to Secure my own Crown – I must enlarge the Powers of the Inquisition”. On the extreme right Francis II and Mack in a two-wheeled gig, on which is the Habsburg eagle, are driving off ‘To Vienna’. The Emperor says: “Well Mack we have made a Glorious Campaign of it; of what use are the Low Countries without they continue to fill my Coffers? As for John Bull, let him settle the business as he can he loves to be meddling”.”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • Printmaker: Cruikshank, Isaac, 1756?-1811?, printmaker.
  • Title: The faith of treaties exemplified, or, John Bulls last effort to oblige his false friends [graphic].
  • Publication: [London] : Pub. July 17, 1794, by S.W. Fores, No. 3 Piccadilly, [17 July 1794]

Catalog Record

794.07.17.01+

Acquired January 2021

At the Academy, No. 8 Soho Square, London

trade card

  • Author: Soho Academy (London, England)
  • Title: At the Academy, No. 8 Soho Square, London, young gentlemen are bearded & taught the English, French, Latin & Greek languages, writing, arithmetic, geography, book-keeping, and the mathematics, at 2 guineas entrance & 28 guineas a year …
  • Publication: [London] : [Soho Academy], [approximately 1800]

Catalog Record

File 659 805 So682

Acquired May 2020

A scene in the honey moon, or, Conjugal felicity

description below

“The Duke (left) and Duchess of St. Albans stand facing each other; the little Duke staggering under an ornamental basket which supports a side of bacon, inscribed Best Wiltshire. The Duchess holds on her shoulder a cutter in which are seated six oarsmen with oars held erect, and a helmsman. The Duke is dressed as Grand Falconer (see British Museum Satires No. 15596) and wears a hood with bells indicating both a fool’s cap and the hood and bells of falconry. Two speeches float from his head: [1] “In love connubial, formed to live and last, This gift records a blissful twelvemonth past We claim, then boldly claim the flitch Dunmow First of the blest, who keep the marriag Vow”. [2] I thought the flitch to small a present on this auspicious day so I have brought the Gammon with it Love. The Duchess answers: Thanks for your Bacon Duke well have you Saved it – and in return accept of this small Testimony of my affection. She wears Court dress, coronet, and feathers. The boatmen wear yellow and green liveries, and on the prow is a falcon’s head; the back of the seat in the stern is decorated with a falcon perched on a melon resting on a heap of sovereigns. In the foreground are spectators: on the left the Dukes of Cumberland (wearing his hat) and Sussex stand together with Prince Leopold behind them; on the right is Sir Francis Burdett (son-in-law of Coutts), very thin, surprised, and displeased. In the background are other spectators, their heads concealed by the boat, and on the right a group of singers, some in Tyrolean costume, with (?) Braham and Miss Stephens; they sing: a boat a boat.”–British Museum online catalogue.

 

  • Printmaker: Heath, William, 1795-1840, printmaker.
  • Title: A scene in the honey moon, or, Conjugal felicity [graphic] / [man with an umbrella] Esqr. del.
  • Publication: [London] : Pub. by T. McLean, 26 Haymarket …, [1828?]

Catalog Record

828.00.00.115+

Acquire June 2020

Five, in the afternoon

description below

“A young dandy lounging on a sofa with a young woman, holding up a glass, while she lays one hand on his knee, holding a glass herself, her elbow on a round table beside a bottle of Madeira and a dish of peaches; a bed seen through the open door in the background to right.”–British Museum online catalogue.

 

  • Title: Five, in the afternoon [graphic] / Dighton delt.
  • Publication: London : Published 18 June 1795 by Haines & Son, No. 19 Rolls Buildings, Fetter Lane, [18 June 1795]

Catalog Record

795.06.18.01+

Acquired January 2021