Reasons humbly offer’d against a clause

printed text

  • Title: Reasons humbly offer’d against a clause in the bill against clandestine running of un-customed and prohibited goods, and for the more effectual preventing of frauds relating to the customs, which relates to the package of coffee for exportation.
  • Publication: [London] : [publisher not identified], [1719]

Catalog Record

File 752 R288 719

Acquired March 2021

 

To all and every tavern-keeper, inn-keeper, and alehouse-keeper,

printed text

A handbill issued by the churchwardens of St. Martin’s in the Fields, London, forbidding businesses to operate on Sundays, “Except works of necessity” and also mandating the hours that households must show lights on the exteriors.
Signed by the churchwardens: Thomas Kynaston and Richard Smith.

  • Title: To all and every tavern-keeper, inn-keeper, and alehouse-keeper, butcher, poulterer, fishmonger, fruiterer, and other persons using and trade or business of buying and selling within the Parish of St. Martin in the Fields … Notice and warning is hereby given, to all such persons as shall hereafter offend (against any of the statutes for the due observation of the Lord’s day) by selling or esposing to sale any flesh, fish, fruit, or other things, or suffering any persons to sit tippling in any tavern, … .
  • Publication: [London] : [publisher not identified], [1755]

Catalog Record

File 646 755 T55

Acquired July 2021

The sportsman’s evening brush

printed text

  • Title: The sportsman’s evening brush : consisting of the best and most approved songs, of the chace ; … calculated to give sporting a zest … : To which is added, The sportsman’s toast assistant, or President’s sentimental guide. (Entirely new).
  • Published: London : Printed for J. Roach, Russel-Court, Drury-Lane, and sold by all the booksellers in Great-Britain and Ireland, [1791?]

Catalog Record

74 791 Sp764

Acquired May 2021

To wit. We [blank], church-wardens and overseers of the poor

description below

A settlement certificate signed, and with seals, by the church wardens, overseers of the poor, and witnesses, for a husband, wife, and their two children in the Parish pf Tamworth in the county of Warwick.

  • Title: To wit. We [blank], church-wardens and overseers of the poor in the parish of [blank] in the [blank] of [blank] aforesaid, do hereby own and acknowledge [blank] to be [blank] inhabitant legally settled in the parish of [blank] aforesaid …
  • Publication: [London] : Sold by J. Coles, stationer, in Fleet-Street, [ca. 1766]

Catalog Record

File 66 766 T627+

Acquired May 2021

Collection of ephemera from an album

From left to right: silhouette of a man, drawing of a bouquet of flowers, watercolor of a young boy

A collection of original art removed from an album: silhouettes, pressed flowers, a valentine, and drawing. The silhouettes include one of a woman in an academic gown and cap mounted on Art-Union of London ticket for entrance to an event at Theatre Royal, Lyceum on 25 April 1854; two views of the same man(?) identified as “James Evans” (on verso: Professor Rees) one with highlighting in gold. The pressed flowers are a small sheet with leaves or petals of a pink hue. The valentine is small drawing of bright flowers with a motto “Toujours unies par l’amitié” with a gold border. Also included is an amateur watercolor of a “Peasant boy” in a smock, standing on a grassy mound.

  • Artist: Hughes, J., active 1872, artist.
  • Title: [Collection of ephemera from an album] [art original].
  • Production: [Wales], [30 March 1872]

Catalog Record

LWL Mss Vol. 269

Acquired May 2021

Brother townsmen

printed text

A satirical political diatribe pouring scorn and derision on local councilmen of Aylesbury, citing their lack of morality and their general incompetence.

  • Title: Brother townsmen.
  • Publication: [Aylesbury?] : Printed by Legal Flood, at his Repository, Kingsbury Street, [1836]

Catalog Record

File 64 Ay978 836+

Acquired August 2021

By order of the House of Lords, no lady, can claim admission…

printed text

An admission ticket for the fifteenth day of the trial of Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville; the impeachment trial took place in Westminster Hall in April-June 1806.

  • Title: By order of the House of Lords, no lady, can claim admission into the seats called the Peeresses Seats by this ticket unless her name is written on the back thereof, on the line denoting the state of her claim. Guydir, Dept. Gt. Ch.
  • Publication: [London] : [publisher not identified], [1806]

Catalog Record

File 523 D914 806

Acquired April 2021

 

 

Standing regulations of the Light-Horse Volunteers of London

printed text

  • Author: Great Britain. Army. Light Horse Volunteers of London and Westminister.
  • Title: Standing regulations of the Light-Horse Volunteers of London and Westminster : carefully extracted from the minutes of the general meetings, and resolutions of the committee, since the revival of the Corps in 1794, and up to the first of August, 1804. To be strictly observed by every L.H.V.
  • Publication: London : Printed by I. Gold, Shoe Lane, 1804.

Catalog Record

63 804 G786

Acquired March 2021

The constable’s guide to his duty

book, printed text

  • Title: The constable’s guide to his duty : containing instructions to constables, petty constables, headboroughs, tithingmen, &c. in the several particulars of their office.
  • Publication: Oswestry : Printed and sold by J. Salter, MDCCXC [1790]

Catalog Record

63 790 C756

Acquired April 2021