The ax laid to the root of the corrupt tree

printed text title page

  • Author: Blanch, N., author.
  • Title: The ax laid to the root of the corrupt tree, or, An essay on the hard case of the retail-traders, citizens, shopkeepers, &c. of the city of London : in regard to their trade, as at present invaded by hawkers and pedlars : humbly addressed to the gentlemen that may either be nominated, or offer themselves for candidates against the next general election for representatives in Parliament : with advice to the electors, and recommended to all others whom it may concern : shewing that the principal cause of the decrease of the legal trade of this city is more owing to our own faults therein / by a liveryman.
  • Edition: The second edition.
  • Publication: London : Printed for the author; and sold by C. Corbett,, at Addison’s Head, over-against St. Dunstan’s Church in Fleet-Street, [1741?]

Catalog Record

646 741 B639

Acquired August 2021

La Loire Frigate, or, Yeo! Yeo!

printed text

Refers to an incident in Muros Bay, June 4, 1805, in which the privateer L’Esperance was captured by the British through the exertions of Lt. Yeo of the Loire.

  • Title: La Loire Frigate, or, Yeo! Yeo!.
  • Publication: [London] : Printed and sold by J. Jennings, No. 15, Water-lane, Fleet-street, [1805?]

Catalog Record

File 763 805 L834

Acquired October 2021

 

The Cambridge chronicle and journal

printed newspaper

  • Title: The Cambridge chronicle and journal.
  • Publication: Cambridge [England] : Printed by T. Fletcher & F. Hodson, at their office on the Market-Hill, and near the Senate-House: where all sorts of blank warrants, orders of removal, … &c. are printed elegantly and correctly; with every other kind of business on the letter and rolling press, 1767-1836.

Catalog Record

Folio 61 C178

Acquired July 2021

A tragi-comical dialogue between my Lord Skaggs and his broomstick

printed text

“A broadside on Matthew Skeggs, a publican who became famous for miming music-making with a broomstick while making matching vocal sounds; with a round mezzotint after a painting by Thomas King, showing Skeggs facing towards the right, next to the portrait an etched broomstick surmounted by a dancing hog, and a suspended horn; with engraved title and verses of one poem and of one song text by Henry Howard in two columns.”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • Author: Howard, H. (Henry), author.
  • Title: A tragi-comical dialogue between my Lord Skaggs and his broomstick / by H. Howard.
  • Publication: London : Printed for John Ryall, at Hogarth’s Head, in Fleet Street, [1752]

Catalog Record

File 763 752 H83+

Acquired October 2021

The perpetual almanack, or, Gentleman soldier’s prayer book

description below

Printed in two columns with a woodcut at the head of each column, and playing cards surrounding text.

  • Title: The perpetual almanack, or, Gentleman soldier’s prayer book : shewing how one Richard Middleton was taken before the Mayor of the City he was in, for using cards in church during Divine Service : being a droll, merry, and humurous account of an odd affair that happened to a private soldier, in the 60th Regiment of Foot.
  • Publication: [London] : J. Catnach, printer, 2 & 3, Monmouth-Court, 7 Dials, [1837 or 1838]

Catalog Record

File 68 837 P453+

Acquired June 2021

Wheatstone’s miscellaneous extracts

printed title page

  • Title: Wheatstone’s miscellaneous extracts : consisting of favorite airs, songs, duetts, waltz’s &c, for the patent flageolet, flute, violin, &c.
  • Publication: London : Publish’d by C. Wheatstone, No. 436 Strand, [approximately 1809]

Catalog Record

74 809 W558

Acquired August 2021

Recollections of past life

printed text

  • Author: Holland, Henry, Sir, 1788-1873.
  • Title: Recollections of past life.
  • Publication: London : Spottiswood & Co., printers, New-Street Square and 30 Parliament Street, 1868.
  • Manufacture: London : Printed by Spottiswood & Co., New-Street Square and Parliament Street.

Catalog Record

LWL MSS 41

Acquired September 2021

The history of Prince Lee Boo

printed text

  • Uniform Title: Prince Lee Boo.
  • Title: The history of Prince Lee Boo : son of Abba Thulle, King of the Pelew Islands : brought to England by Captain Wilson, commander of the Antelope, East India packet, which was wrecked off these islands, on her passage, from China, on the 9th, of August, 1783 : with an account of Lee Boo’s death : and he was buried in Rotherhithe Church-Yard, where a tomb is erected in his memory.
  • Publication: London : Printed for Thomas Hughes, 35, Ludgate Street, 1824.
  • Manufacture: [London] : Plummer and Brewis, Printers, Love Lane, Eastcheap)

Catalog Record

659 824P

Acquired July 2021