A catalogue of new and useful maps, curious & entertaining prints….

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“Frontispiece for ‘A Catalogue of News and Useful Maps Curious and Entertaining Prints, Books of Architecture, Great Variety of Drawing Books in all the Branches of Penmanship And the best of each Kind’; title on scroll, surrounded by prints and maps.”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • Title: A catalogue of new and useful maps, curious & entertaining prints, books of architecture, great variety of drawing books on the best principles from the greatest masters, copy books in all the branches of penmanship, and the best of each kind, printed for Robt. Sayer at the Golden Buck near Serjeants Inn, Fleetstreet, London [graphic] : where mercheants, gentlemen, and shopkeepers, &c. may be supplied on the best terms.
  • Publication: [London] : [Robert Sayer], [ca. 1766]

Catalog Record

File 66 766 C357

Acquired November 2021

Wm. Clement, bookseller & stationer

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Engraved trade card, illustrated with books and quills and ornamental garland.

  • Creator: Clement, William, -1839, bookseller.
  • Title: Wm. Clement, bookseller & stationer, No. 201 Strand, (opposite St. Clements Church). : News papers served in town, and regularly sent to all parts of England postage free. Copper plate engraving and printing in the neatest manner, books elegantly bound and carefully packed for exportation.
  • Publication: [London] : [William Clement], [between 1801 and 1810]

Catalog Record

File 66 801 C626

Acquired November 2021

The general simple interest table

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A compendious table for finding in a decimal expression the interest of any sum for one day at 5% per ann. and so for any rate

  • Author: Hundeshagen, Thomas, author, publisher.
  • Title: The general simple interest table / Hundeshagen scrip. ; Bickham sculp.
  • Publication: [London] : Publish’d 26 March 1741 by Thomas Hundeshagen at the Hand and Pen in Salisbury Street, in the Strand …, [26 March 1741]

Catalog Record

File 66 741 H933

Acquired June 2020

The cradle hymn

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“Heading to a broadside printed in two columns. The King, a bloated and whiskered infant, sleeps in a cradle, rocked by Sidmouth (right), a lean old woman wearing a cap and bag-wig, who sits in a rocking-chair, his clyster-pipe (cf. British Museum Satires No. 9849) on the ground. The cradle is surmounted by a pagoda with bells, and ornamented by two large crocodiles, representing the Chinese dragons of the Pavilion, cf. British Museum Satires No. 12749. On it are also a sun, with a fool’s cap in its disk, between crescent moons. Round the cradle lie toys: soldiers, mounted lancers, &c., on wheels, a cannon, a sceptre, a crown with a toy windmill stuck in it. With these are papers: ‘Divorce’; ‘Protocal’ [sic]; ‘Send her to Hell’. The infant holds a coral and bells and a corkscrew. Castlereagh sits over the fire warming a napkin. Canning (see British Museum Satires No. 13737) walks off to the left, disgustedly carrying the pan of a commode decorated with a crown and ‘G.R.’ On the chimneypiece are pap-boat, bottle of ‘Dolby’s Carminative, &c’. (Dolby was a radical bookseller, ‘Dalby’s carminative’ a well-known remedy for infants). A large ‘Green Bag’ hangs on the wall. In a doorway behind Sidmouth, inscribed ‘French Dolls’, stand two young women, in evening dress, stiff and impassive.”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • Printmaker: Cruikshank, Robert, 1789-1856, printmaker.
  • Title: The cradle hymn [graphic] : new version / I.R. Cruikshank fecit.
  • Publication: [London] : Published by T. Dolby, 299, Strand, and 34, Wardour Street, Soho, [ca. July 1820]

Catalog Record

820.07.00.01

Acquired November 2021

John Broughton, prize fighter

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“Copy of a man with shaven head (James Figg) in casual dress, holding quarter-staff in his right hand and round-brimmed hat in the left, standing whole length to front in a landscape, with head tilted to right, glancing towards the viewer, smiling with lips parted; after a painting by Hogarth in a private collection.”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • Printmaker: Ross, F., active 1828-1849, printmaker.
  • Title: John Broughton, prize fighter [graphic] : from the original picture (of the same size) by William Hogarth, in the collection of Henry Ralph Willett, Esqre. of Merly House, in the County of Dorset / W. Hogarth ; F. Ross.
  • Publication: London : Published for the proprietor March 25th, 1842, by W. & G. Smith, 24 Lisle Street, Leicester Square, [25 March 1842]
  • Manufacture: [London] : C. Graf, lith. to Her Majesty

Catalog Record

842.00.00.07+

Acquired December 2021

Arnold, engraver & copper-plate printer

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Trade card of the engraver and copper plate printer Francis Arnold. At center is a detailed vignette of a printer’s workshop with two workers, one engaged in the process of engraving a copper plate and the other at the printing press, with sheets drying above and bind sheets at his feet. Engraved text on either side of the vignette lists some of the products offered: “Invoice heads, address cards, arms, crests, &c. &c.”; and “Manufacturers patterns engraved and printed.”

  • Creator: Arnold, Francis, approximately 1772-1829.
  • Title: Arnold, engraver & copper-plate printer, No. 8, Bath Street, Birmingham [graphic].
  • Publication: [Birmingham, England] : [Francis Arnold], [not before 1818]

Catalog Record

File 66 818 Ar742

Acquired November 2021

T.F. Salter, hat maker, at the Gold Laced Hat and Fame

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Trade card of Thomas Frederick Salter, a milliner who ran several shops in London during the late eighteenth century and first half of the nineteenth century. The shopfront of his longest-standing premises at 47 Charing Cross is depicted at the bottom of the card, its windows full of hats in various styles, mostly men’s hats. At the top of the card a depiction of the process of hat making, showing a team of men working on different elements of the manufacturing process.

  • Creator: Salter, T. F. (Thomas Frederick), active 1814-1826.
  • Title: T.F. Salter, hat maker, at the Gold Laced Hat and Fame, 47 Charing Cross, London [graphic] : military & naval hats / Carpenter sculpt.
  • Publication: [London] : [T.F. Salter], [between 1793 and 1843]

Catalog Record

File 66 793 Sa176

Acquired November 2021