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

Impartial thoughts on war and peace

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  • Title: Impartial thoughts on war and peace : together with some hints regarding the ability of Great Britain to carry on the contest, should it be unavoidable.
  • Manufacture: [London] : Printed by W. Bulmer and Co., Cleveland-Row, St. James’s, [1803]

Catalog Record

File 63 803 Im34

Acquired August 2021

The true and affecting history of Henrietta Belgrave

medley of colored depictions of woman's life

  • Title: The true and affecting history of Henrietta Belgrave, : woman born only for calamities: Being an unhappy daughter, a wretched wife, and an unfortunate mother. Containing a series of the most uncommon adventures that ever befel[sic] one person, by sea and land; particularly the shipwreck of herself and parents, her falling into the power of a brutal villain, her timely rescue by a party of Indian hunters, and her further sufferings, to her death. / Written by herself, and addressed to her daughter, Zoa.
  • Publication: Derby : Thomas Richardson; Simpkin, Marshall, and Co., ; London, [1830?]

Catalog Record

763 830 T865

Acquired March 2022

A genuine narrative of the lives, characters and trials….

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  • Title: A genuine narrative of the lives, characters and trials of the four following malefactors : Viz. James Cotes, for a highway-robbery; Richard William Vaughan for forging and counterfeiting bank-notes, in order to deceive Miss-, his sweetheart; William Stevens for stealing twenty-nine yards of woollen cloth, value eighteen pounds. And William Boodger for forging an inland bill of exchange for the payment of forty pounds. With some account of Richard William Vaughan, and William Stevens, never before published, interspersed in their characters.
  • Publication: London : Printed for C. Spendelow, in White-Friers, Fleet-Street. MDCCLVIII [1758]

Catalog Record

52 G341 758

Acquired November 2021

Sacred dramas : chiefly intended for young persons

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  • Author: More, Hannah, 1745-1833.
  • Title: Sacred dramas : chiefly intended for young persons. The subjects taken from the Bible / by Hannah More ; with a memoir of the author.
  • Publication: Chiswick [i.e. London] : C. and C. Whittingham; Sold by Thomas Tegg, 73, Cheapside; N. Hailes, Piccadilly; Bowdery and Kerby, Oxford Street, London; and Richard Griffin and Co., Glasgow, 1827.
  • Manufacture: Chiswick [i.e. London] : C. and C. Whittingham.

Catalog Record

53 M813 827

Acquired December 2021