Salus populi suprema lex

description belowBroadside poem, with engraving above letterpress text.
Engraved at top left of image: June mid-day. Engaved at top right of image: Tide, low water at London Bridge.

 

  • Creator: Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878.
  • Title: Salus populi suprema lex. … royal address of Cadwallader ap-Tudor ap-Edwards ap-Vaughan, Water-King of Southwark …
  • Published: London, S. Knight [1828]

Catalog Record

832.00.00.51++

Acquired November 2020

The vices of the gin shop

"Broadside with five wood-engravings, the largest in the centre showing the drunkard's coat of arms."--British Museum online catalogue.

Letterpress text with wood-engravings on either side of the title at head of sheet: on the left “Temperance and Happy Family” and on the right “Intemperance and Miserable Family”. Below the heading and on the upper half of the sheet, an explanation of a wood-engraving in the center entitled “The Drunkard’s Coat of Arms”. On the lower half of the sheet, a poem in four columns, surrounding another large central image of a drunken crowd, including a woman feeding her infant from a wine glass; the rowdy, celebrating in a room with a row of large barrels labeled “Holland, Brand[y], Rum, Old Tom, Cream of the Valley.”

 

  • Title: The vices of the gin shop, public house, and tavern dissected, or, The folly of dram drinking clearly exhibited.
  • Publication: [London] : J. Quick, [approximately 1833]

Catalog Record

833.00.00.16+

Acquired November 2020

New Theatre Royal, Covent-Garden

description below

A playbill

 

  • Title: New Theatre RoyalCoventGarden, this present Saturday, May 261810, will be acted Shakspeare’s historical play of King Henry the Eighth … : Cardinal Wolsey, Mr. Kemble … Cromwell, Mr. C. Kemble … Katharine, Queen of England, Mrs. Siddons … ; to which will be added (first time this season) the musical entertainment of The escapes; or, The water carrier …
  • Production: [London] : E. Macleish, printer, [1810]

Catalog Record

File 767 P69B C838 1810 5/26

Acquired November 2020

View of the Russian empire

description below

Catalogue of the Goldsmiths’ Library of Economic Literature, 1756

 

  • Author: Tooke, William, 1744-1820, author.
  • Title: View of the Russian empire during the reign of Catharine the Second and to the close of the present century / by William Tooke. In three volumes.
  • Publication: London : Printed for T.N. Longman, O. Rees, Paternoster-Row; and J. Debrett, Piccadilly, 1799.

Catalog Record

81 799T

Acquired August 2020

The man of pleasure’s pocket-book

title page

  • Title: The man of pleasure’s pocket-book, or, The bon vivant’s vade mecum, for the year 1781, being the universal companion in every line of taste, gallantry, and haut ton … / by a member of the Club of Savoir-Vivres.
  • Publication: London : Printed for S. Bladon, No. 13, Paternoster-Row, [1780]

Catalog Record

145 M266 1780

Acquired September 2020

 

The musical bouquet, or, Popular songs and ballads

title page

For voice and harp or harpsichord

 

  • Author: Jones, Edward, 1752-1824.
  • Title: The musical bouquet, or, Popular songs and ballads : some of which are composed, & others selected by the editor : to which are added proper accompaniments for the harp or harpsichord, and most respectfully inscribed to his scholars / by Edward Jones, bard to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, & teacher of the harp.
  • Published: London : Printed and sold at no. 3 Green Street, near Grosvenor Square …, [1799]

Catalog Record

74 799 J76

Acquired October 2020

Democratic principles, illustrated by example

title page

  • Author: Cobbett, William, 1763-1835, author.
  • Uniform Title: [Bone to gnaw, for the Democrats. Pt. 2. Selections]
  • Title: Democratic principles, illustrated by example, part the first : part the second, containing an instructive essay, tracing all the horrors of the French Revolution to their real causes; the licentious politics, and infidel philosophy of the present age / by Peter Porcupine.
  • Edition: Fifth edition.
  • Publication: Dublin : Printed for J. Milliken, No. 32, Grafton-Street, 1797 [i.e. 1798]

Catalog Record

82 798Co

Acquired April 2020

A translation of the charter from the latin

title page

  • Author: Barbers Company (London, England)
  • Title: A translation of the charter from the latin, granted by King Henry VIII to the Company of Barbers of London; whereby they were made a corporation; also transcripts of the letters patent … with acts of Parliament and bye-laws relative to the … Company; rules and articles of the Association of Peruke-Makers, Hair-Dressers, &c.
  • Published: London : Ward, etc., [1785]

Catalog Record

63 785 B234

Acquired November 2020

The gamester : a tragedy

title page

  • Author: Moore, Edward, 1712-1757, author.
  • Title: The gamester : a tragedy / written by Mr. Moore ; marked with the variations in the manager’s book, at the Theatre-Royal in Drury-Lane.
  • Publication: London : Printed for T. Davies, W. Nicoll, S. Bladon, and J. Bew, MDCCLXXXIV [1784]

Catalog Record

768 M78 784

Acquired April 2020