Eccentric biography or, Sketches of remarkable characters

title page

  • Title: Eccentric biography or, Sketches of remarkable characters, ancient and modern : including potentates , lawyers, statesmen, … and forming a pleasing delineation of the singularity, whim, folly, caprice, &c, &c of the human mind. Ornamented with portraits, of the most singular characters noticed in the work.
  • Publication: London : Printed by J. Cundee for Vernor and Hood, Poultry; and T. Hurst, No. 32 Paternoster-Row, 1801.

Catalog Record

51 A2 Ec17

Acquired August 2020

The British farmer’s cyclopaedia

  • Author: Potts, Thomas, 1778-1842.
  • Title: The British farmer’s cyclopaedia, or, Complete agricultural dictionary … / Embellished with forty-two engravings.
  • Publication: London : Printed by W. Flint for Scatcherd and Letterman, Ave-maria-Lane, and M. Jones, No. 1 Paternoster-Row, 1807.

Catalog Record

69 807 P871

Acquired June 2020

 

View of Tantalon Castle, the Bass-Rock and the River Forth

View of Tantalon Castle, the Bass-Rock and the River Forth

Figures by a boat and rocks in the foreground; the ruins of Tantallon Castle to the left; the Firth of Forth stretching to the distance; Bass Rock on the horizon; boats throughout the scene.

  • Printmaker: Dodd, Robert, 1748-1815, printmaker.
  • Title: View of Tantalon Castle, the Bass-Rock and the River Forth [graphic] / drawn by J. Farington R.A. ; engraved by R. Dodd.
  • Publication: London : Pubd. Febry. 1792 by F. Jukes, No. 10 Howland Street, [February 1792]

Catalog Record 

Drawer 792.02.00.03

Acquired June 2019

Abbey & Palace of Dumfermline

 

Abbey & Palace of Dumfermline

A river and rocks in the foreground; the abbey and palace of Dunfermline in the distance; trees throughout the scene.

 

  • Printmaker: Catton, Charles, 1756-1819, printmaker.
  • Title: Abbey & Palace of Dumfermline [sic] [graphic] / drawn in 1788 by J. Farington R.A. ; engraved by C. Catton Junr.
  • Publication: London : Published Feby. 1, 1792, by F. Jukes, No. 10 Howland Street, [1 February 1792]

Catalog Record 

Drawer 792.02.01.02

Acquired June 2019

 

Refreshment at St. Giles’s

Refreshment at St. Giles's

“Three women and a man stand drinking gin in an interior in St Giles’s, London; the woman on the left grabs a bottle from a shelf, to her right a woman holds up a gin cup; the man stands behind the three women leaning against a clock and a fireplace.”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • Printmaker: Stubbs, George Townly, -1815?, printmaker.
  • Title: Refreshment at St. Giles’s [graphic] / Chas. Ansell delt. ; Geo. Townly Stubbs sculp.
  • Publication: London : Publish’d June 1st, 1789, by G.T. Stubbs, No. 2 Compton Street, Soho, [1 June 1789]

Catalog Record 

789.06.01.03+

Acquired April 2019