Occasional reflections in a journey from London to Norwich

title page

  • Title: Occasional reflections in a journey from London to Norwich & Cambridge.
  • Publication: London : Printed, and sold by A. Baldwin, near the Oxford-Arms in Warwick-Lane, MDCCXI [1711]

Catalog Record

62 711 Oc15

Acquired April 2020

 

Valuable life annuities, with equitable assurance old policies

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  • Title: Valuable life annuities, with equitable assurance old policies, and Covent-Garden Theatre shares. Particulars of four very desirable annuities, seventy-two pounds nine shillings each, clear of all deduction, … payable out of the money arising from the tolls of the Longships Light-House, near the Land’s End, Cornwall, amounting to near £3000 per annum. … : Also, two new shares of £500 each, in Covent-Garden Theatre, entitling the possessor to an annuity of twenty-five pounds per share, for eighty-five years from the opening of the theatre, with an annual transferrable [sic] free admission. Which will be sold by auction, by Mr. Scott, on Friday, the 17th of Feb. 1815, at twelve o’clock, at the Mart, London, near the Bank of England.
  • Publication: [London] : [publisher not identified], [1815]

Catalog Record

Acquired April 2020

A visit to London

description below

Six plates with titles: London from Camberwell (on the South). Blackfriar’s Bridge [illegible]. The menagerie in the Tower. Westminister Bridge, Hall, & Abbey. London Bridge & the monument. The Juvenile Library.

 

  • Author: S. W., active 1801-1820?, author.
  • Title: A visit to London : containing a description of the principal curiosities in the British metropolis / by S.W. ; with six copper plates.
  • Manufacture: London : Printed by J. Adlard, Duke-Street, Smithfield. For Tabart and Co., at the Juvenile and School Library, No. 157, New Bond-Street; and to be had of all booksellers, 1808.

Catalog Record

659 808S

Acquired March 2020

150 claimants to the throne of Great Britain

description below

Letterpress text discussing the line of succession above an etched genealogical chart, which illustrates the line of succession, following the reign of George IV, probably published in response to the death of Princess Charlotte in 1817 and before the birth of Victoria in 1819. However, the text also references “the present Princess of Wales”, but further evidence that this was issued in response to her death is the dark black border around her name.
Imprint etched at top of chart. Date from letterpress: “The following is a brief sketch. A.D. 1818.”

 

  • Title: 150 claimants to the throne of Great Britain.
  • Publication: [London] : Printed & publish’d by W. Finch, No. 5 Charlotte Place, New Cut, Lower Marsh, Lambeth, [ca. 1818]

Catalog Record

File 63 818 On58++

Acquired August 2020

Gay’s Fables

description below

An engraved writing sheet illustrated with seven scenes from Gay’s Fables, each with rhyming couplet below. At head, and the largest scene, is ‘The Shepherd and the Philosopher’; six smaller scenes form the right and left borders below. A garlanded motif, designed to carry a hand-inserted date-line, is at the foot.

 

  • Title: Gay’s Fables [graphic].
  • Publication: London : Published by Robt. Sayer, map, chart & printseller, No. 53 Fleet Street, as the act directs, Novr. 17th, 1787.

Catalog Record

787.11.17.01++

Acquired May 2020

A short authentic account of the late decision, on the bull baiting question

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  • Title: A short authentic account of the late decision, on the bull baiting question : in the case of the King against John Hill. With an appendix, containing the reports of the speeches of Mr. Windham, Mr. Canning, and Mr. Brougham, in resisting attemps to legislate against the sport.
  • Publication: Dudley : W. Maurice, Printer, High Street, 1827.

Catalog Record

63 827 Sh559


Acquired April 2020

To the worthy and independent electors of Westminster

description belowA Westminster election handbill.

 

  • Author: Townshend, John, Lord.
  • Title: To the worthy and independent electors of Westminster. Gentlemen, I beg leave to return you my best thanks …
  • Publication: [London] : [publisher not identified], [1788]

Catalog Record 

File 646 788 T753

Acquired March 2020

Observations on the tea and window act

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  • Author: Twining, Richard, 1749-1824, author.
  • Title: Observations on the tea and window act, and on the tea trade / by Richard Twining.
  • Edition: The third edition.
  • Publication: London : Printed for T. Cadell, in the Strand, MDCCLXXXV [1785]

Catalog Record

53 T92 785

Acquired April 2020

A circumstantial journal of the long and tedious blockade

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  • Author: Ancell, Samuel, -1802, author.
  • Title: A circumstantial journal of the long and tedious blockade and siege of Gibraltar : from the 12th of September, 1779 (the day the garrison opened their batteries against the Spaniards) to the 23d day of February, 1783 : containing an authentic account of the most remarkable transactions, in which the enemy’s motions, works approaches, firings, &c. are particularly described : in a series of letters, from the author to his brother / by S. Ancell, of the 58th Regiment.
  • Publication: Liverpool : Printed by Charles Wosencroft, MDCCLXXXIV [1784]

Catalog Record

63 784 An538

Acquired June 2020