The popular Sunday newspaper, Bell’s weekly messenger

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Advertising sheet, printed on both sides. The recto promotes two of John Bell’s newspapers; the verso contains an advertisement for Price & Gosnell, Perfumers to His Royal Highness the Prince Regent.

  • Title: The popular Sunday newspaper, Bell’s weekly messenger, will be conducted with becoming spirit and attention … : Another edition of the same paper, viz. – The Monday edition of Bell’s weekly messenger, is published every Monday …
  • Publication: [London] : Printed by J. Bell, No. 104 Drury-Lane, [between 1817 and 1820]

Catalog Record

File 66 817 P831

Acquired November 2023

Summary of the county totals, and grand total…

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  • Title: Summary of the county totals, and grand total, of the returns relative to the expence and maintenance of the poor in England and Wales, for the year ending Easter 1803 : to which is subjoined, the amount of charitable donations.
  • Publication: London : Luke Hanfard, printer, [1803?]

Catalog Record

File 63 803 Su955+++

Acquired November 2023

The knight-errant, or, The distressed Queen

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Two slip songs printed on one sheet, in two columns, each titled separately. The songs are in celebration of Queen Caroline’s return to England in 1820. The three woodcuts are two crude images of a woman and a small ship.
Printer’s statement from first column. Additional printer’s statement in second column: Pitts, printer and wholesale toy warehouse, 6 Great St. Andrew Street, 7 Dials.

  • Title: The knight-errant, or, The distressed Queen ; Queen Caroline lov’d in our island. / The words by T.L.
  • Publication: [London] : Printed & sold by J. Pitts, 6, Great St. Andrew Street, 7 Dials, [1820]

Catalog Record

File 53 C292 820Kn

Acquired July 2023

The ladies’ valentine writer

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Valentine writer comprising twenty-four comic valentine texts, many with small illustrations. Hand-colored folding plate with a comic valentine to a cook, above which is a red-nosed caricature.
Original self-wrappers, the upper with an engraved vignette of cupid firing an arrow from the center of a rose, titling above and imprint below, the whole in a double rule frame with decorative floral corner ornament.

  • Title: The ladies’ valentine writer : for the present year.
  • Publication: London : Printed by J. Catnach, 2 & 3, Monmouth Cou[rt] in the parish of St. Giles’s, [1820s?]

Catalog Record

File 19 820L

Acquired August 2023

Bowyer’s History of England Lottery

 

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  • Author: Bowyer, Robert, 1758-1834.
  • Title: Bowyer’s History of England Lottery. : Price of the tickets three guineas each; which are now selling at the Historic Gallery, Pall Mall, and at Mr. Bowter’s office for the city, no. 73, Cornhill …
  • Publication: [London] : [Robert Bowyer], [1807?]
  • Copyright notice date: [London] : T. Bensley, printer, Bolt Court, Fleet Street

Catalog Record

File 66 807 B786+

Acquired July 2023