A separate arrangement of all the principal merchants

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  • Author: Boyle, P. (Patrick), -1808?, author.
  • Title: A separate arrangement of all the principal merchants, manufacturers, and traders in the cities of London and Westminster, and borough of Southwark : with a general index to trades. For the year 1796.
  • Publication: [London] : [P. Boyle], [1796]

Catalog Record

646 796 B792

Acquired August 2020

The old bachelor’s thermometer

description below

The image at top shows an old man sitting in an armchair on the right, his gouty foot resting on a footstool, a crutch seen leaning against a stool beside him. He looks up at a younger woman on the left, who wears a bonnet and apron and is looking down and away from him. Draperies and a framed picture of Cupid shooting an arrow decorate the wall behind them. The text below, in two columns with an age listed at the beginning of each line, tells the humorous tale of the consequences of a man putting off marriage for prideful reasons from age “16 – incipient palpitations towards the young ladies”, through the ages of “29 – rails against the fair sex”, “37 – indulge in every kind of dissipation”, and “48 – thinks living alone quite irksome …”. Eventually, he resolves to have a prudent young woman as housekeeper and companion, gradually feeling some attachment to her and becoming completely under her influence. At age 60, as he begins to feel ill, and “grows rapidly worse, has his will made in her favour, and makes an exit.”

  • Title: The old bachelor’s thermometer. The old maid’s thermometer [graphic].
  • Publication: [London] : Published by S. and J. Fuller, 34, Rathbone-Place, [between 1809 and 1839]
  • Manufacture: [London] : Printed by L. Harrison, 373, Strand.

Catalog Record

809.00.00.64

Acquired March 2020

The history of Charles Jones, the footman written by himself

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  • Author: More, Hannah, 1745-1833, author.
  • Title: The history of Charles Jones, the footman written by himself.
  • Published: London : Sold by J. Marshall, (printer to the Cheap Repository for Religious and Moral Tracts) No. 17, Queen-Street. Cheapside, and No. 4, Aldermary Church-Yard ; and R. White, Piccadilly, London. By S. Hazard, at Bath ; and by all booksellers, newsmen, and hawkers, in town and country. Great Allowance will be made to Shopkeepers and Hawkers, [1796]

Catalog Record

61 C41T

Acquired July 2020

The maid and the magpie, or, The real thief detected

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  • Title: The maid and the magpie, or, The real thief detected. : An entertaining tale founded upon a well-known fact of an amiable girl who was sentenced to suffer upon strong circumstantial evidence of stealing various articles of plate, which were afterwards found to have been stolen by a magpie.
  • Publication: London : Printed and published by R. Harrild, 20, Grt. Eastcheap, [between 1802-1820?]

Catalog Record

659 802 M217

Acquired July 2020

The life of a Norfolk dumpling

description below

An attack upon Robert Walpole. With allusions to the Craftsman and lack of any to Walpole’s excise suggest this pamphlet was written and published after 1727 and before 1733.

 

  • Title: The life of a Norfolk dumpling, alias a Norfolk ——— : containing, his birth, parentage, and rise … To which is added, some extraordinary stories, relating to a certain city, alias a South-Sea pudding: and, as an ornament to this work, is prefix’d, the Norfolk lanthorn. A new ballad. To the tune of, Which no body can deny. And the whole concluded with a speech of Sir Francis Wennington to a Parliament of Great Britain … written by Nobody, yet recommended by an unbiass’d Some-body, to the perusal of every-body. Dedicated to a gentleman of Heydon in York-shire; who is taken notice of in his turn in this pamphlet.
  • Publication: London : Printed for, and sold by all the booksellers and pamphlet-sellers in city, town, and country, [between 1727 and 1733?]

Catalog Record

53 W169 L722

Acquired July 2020

Instructive rambles extended in London

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  • Author: Helme, Elizabeth, -1814?, author.
  • Title: Instructive rambles extended in London, and the adjacent villages : designed to amuse the mind and improve the understanding of youth / by Elizabeth Helme … ; in two volumes.
  • Published: London : Printed by and for Sampson Low, Bewick-street, Soho : And sold by E. Newbery, St. Paul’s Church-yard, 1800.

Catalog Record

659 800H

Acquired July 2020