Geo. Pulley Esqr., map & printseller at Rembrandt’s Head

description belowA medley print advertising the business of map and printseller George Pulley with portrait prints, caricatures, and satires overlaid on images of maps, some prints with identifiable titles (e.g. The contrast). According to the British Musuem online catalogue (September 2019) trade cards of the same design were used by Michael Jackson and Peter and Elizabeth Griffin.

  • Title: Geo. Pulley Esqr., map & printseller at Rembrandt’s Head in New Round Court, Strand, London [graphic].
  • Publication: [London] : [Geo. Pulley], [mid-18th century]

Catalog Record

File 66 740 G347

Acquired June 2019

J. Southby, No. 8 Saville Place, Artist in fireworks

see description belowA trade card for a deal in naval equipment and fireworks decorated wtih various kinds of fireworks including Catherine wheels, flares or firecrackers, signal lights, quadrants, and other tools for sailors.

  • Title :J. Southby, No. 8 Saville Place, Lambeth Walk. Artist in fireworks, to the King’s patent & minor theatres [graphic] : The Royal Vauxhall Gardens. Crimson fire and every description of fireworks for exhibition or private amusement.
  • Publication :[London] : [J. Southey], [ca. 1800?]

Catalog Record 

File 66 800 J99

Acquired June 2019

Thomas Sabine, letter press and copper plate printer

see description belowA trade card for Thomas Sabine, illustrated with tools of the printing trade along the tops and sides and below with three illustrations showing tradesmen at work: at a rolling press, a composer in front of type drawers, and two men working a letter press.

  • Creator: Sabine, T. (Thomas), -1810, printmaker, publisher.
  • Title: Thomas Sabine, letter press and copper plate printer at the London & Middlesex Printing Office, No. 81 Shoe Lane, Fleet Street [graphic].
  • Publication: [London] : [Thomas Sabine], [between 1785 and 1804]

Catalog Record 

File 66 785 Sa116

Acquired June 2019

Edwd. Orme, removed from Conduit Stt.

A trade card issued by Edward Orne announcing a change of address for his printselling, framing and stationery business from Conduit Stree to New Bond Street. The image show a cherub emerging from a break in a thick bank of clouds, as he holds a caducesus. On the right a bearded man in a cap and in a fur trimmed cloak reaches toward the cherub; the man has a snake at his feet. High in the center a bat flies toward the scene.

  • Creator: Orme, Edward, 1775-1848.
  • Title: Edwd. Orme, removed from Conduit Stt. to 59 New Bond Street, corner of Brook Street [graphic].
  • Publication: [London] : [Edwd. Orme], [ca. 1801]

Catalog Record

File 66 801 Ed25

Acquired June 2019

Sacred to the memory of H.R.H. the Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales

Engraved card printed within black mourning border

Engraved card printed within black mourning border, illustrated above title with an image of Prince Leopold and Britannia in front of Princess Charlotte’s tomb adorned with her portrait and topped with an urn. Six numbered stanzas of a hymn and two staves of music are engraved at the bottom.

  • Title: Sacred to the memory of H.R.H. the Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales, the beloved consort of Prince Leopold & only daughter to the Prince Regent of England : who was born Jany. 7, 1796, and died in childbed Novr. 6, 1817, universally lamented.
  • Publication: London : Published by Thos. Crabb, Ivy Lane, Paternoster Row, 1817.

Catalog Record 

File 66 817 Sa123

Acquired March 2019

A garland of new songs

collection of ballads

A collection of nine ballads with no music.

  • Title: A garland of new songs
  • Publication: Newcastle upon Tyne : Printed by J. Marshall, in the Old Flesh-Market, where may also be had, a large and interesting collection of songs, ballads, tales, histories, &c., [between 1800 and 1831]

Catalog Record 

File 74 800 G233 no. 1 – no. 9

Acquired March 2019

A pair of specticals

A pair of specticals

Political satire: With billows of smole behind it, a skeleton holding a noose and pointing to his eye dances to the left of Napoleon who stands pointing at it. In the right background is a gallows with a group of soliders standing in the distance below.

Mounted on a former album leaf; newspaper clippings dating from 1817 and 1818 are pasted on verso of mount covering a range of topics including: small pox, post horse duties, poor rate, three cases of debtors, two work related accidents, and a short humorous piece on the streets of Paris and the price of wine.

  • Title: A pair of specticals [sic] easely seen through [graphic].
  • Publication: [London] : Pub. 17 June 1813 by T. Tegg, Cheapside, London, [17 June 1813]

Catalog Record 

813.06.17.01+

Acquired March 2019

Eighteen of the most favourite new country dances

Paper fan

An engraved sheet folded and mounted on wooden sticks secured with brass and bone hardware to form a fan, probably designed as a portable aide-memoire, includes musical scores for eighteen dances as well as directions for the dance steps — e.g., “The 2nd Lady Lead round the 2d. Gent, the Gent. Do the Same, Lead Down the middle up again Cast off. Pousete” is given for the Duke of Clarence’s Fancy. The decorative border is hand-colored in pink. On the verso is a sheet decorated with a small emblem with musical instruments and notations.

  • Title: Eighteen of the most favourite new country dances [graphic].
  • Publication: [Edinburgh?] : [publisher not identified], [not before 1791]

Catalog Record 

792.00.00.106 Object Room

Acquired December 2018

Heraldic fan leaf

Paper fan with heraldry symbols

A heraldic fan leaf, a quick ready reference designed to interpret the status of British royalty and nobility with reasonable accuracy. Presumably the fan was intended as an accessory at the theatre, pleasure gardens and and other social events. The outer row contain heraldic charges beneath which are the crowns the Prince of Wales and various lesser crowned nobility; next are ‘Distinction of Houses’ and examples of ‘Knight of the Garter’ and ‘Commoner & his Lady’; next are ‘Points of Escutcheon’, ‘Metals & Colours’, ‘Furrs’ interspersed with how to distinguish a Bishop from and a Baronet and lastly there is a row of division of the field, very helpfully distinguishing between those men who have had 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 wives and and an heiress and possibly the future number 8.

  • Printmaker: Ovenden, T., active 1790-1813, printmaker.
  • Title: [Heraldic fan leaf] [graphic] / Ovenden sculpt.,Butcher Row.
  • Publication: [London] : Pubd. as the act directs Feby. 11, 1792, by F. Martin & Co., [11 February 1792]
  • Distribution: [London] : Sold by Sarah Ashton, Fan Maker, No. 28 Little

Catalog Record

792.02.11.01+

Acquired September 2018

The ticket no. [blank] was this day drawn a [blank]

  • Creator: Nicholson & Wells.
  • Title: The ticket no. [blank] was this day drawn a [blank]. We are, [blank], your most obedient and much obliged humble servants, Nicholson & Wells, Stock-Brokers, at their State-Lottery Offices, No. 103 Cornhill, and No. 36 Cheapside.
  • Publication: London : [Nicholson & Wells], 177[1770s]

Catalog Record 

File 66 77- T55

Acquired February 2018