General Coach Offices, White Horse Inn

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Handbill that lists the routes and timings of departure for coaches operated in 1806 by Roberts, Thompson and Co., leaving London from the White Horse Inn, Fetter Lane and Cross Keys Inn, Wood Street, to a variety of destinations, including Chester, Cambridge, Canterbury, Edinburgh, Fakenham, Hull, Ipswich, Liverpool, Manchester, Norwich, Yarmouth, and York. With unidentified contemporary ms. notes from newspaper notices dated 27 September 1806, in ink

  • AuthorRoberts, Thompson, and Co.
  • TitleGeneral Coach Offices, White Horse Inn, Fetter Lane, and Cross Keys Inn, Wood Street, 2 doors from Cheapside, London.
  • PublicationLondon : Printed by Sabine & Son, Shoe Lane, [1806]

Catalog Record

File 646 806 R647

Acquired July 2015

Mess. Kellys, whip and umbrella-makers to the Prince of Wales and Princess Royal

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Handbill with a woodcut showing opened and closed umbrellas on either side of the royal coat of arms above title.

  • TitleMess. Kellys, whip and umbrella-makers to the Prince of Wales and Princess Royal, The King’s Arms, No. 139, near Somerset House, Strand, London.
  • Published[London : Mess. Kellys, ca. 1790]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

File 66 790 K29

Acquired July 2014

A particular of the impropriate rectory of Steventon…

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Contempory annotation in ms. on first page.

  • Title: A particular of the impropriate rectory of Steventon, in the county of Bedford, proposed for sale by auction, at the Swan Inn at Bedford, on Saturday the 23d of May, 1795; consisting of a tithe barn … glebe lands … an inclosed allotment in the adjoining parish of Pavenham, … and all the tithes of corn grain and hay arising from the lands in the said parish of Steventon …
  • Published: [England : s.n., 1795]

Catalog record

File 66 795 P273

Acquired July 2012

A particular of a copyhold and freehold estate…

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Annotated with corrections and additions in ms. by an unknown hand

  • Title: A particular of a copyhold and freehold estate, situate at Cranfield and Milbrooke, in the county of Bedford, which will be sold by auction, at the Swan Inn, in Newport-Pagnell, in the county of Bucks, on Wednesday the 2d of April, 1794 …
  • Published: [England : s.n., 1794]

Catalog record

File 66 794 P273

Acquired July 2012

The coach of safety…[1 of 2 plates]

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A view of an elegant carriage showing details of the structure; one of the back wheels is shown on a rock to demonstrate the stability of the carriage. Parts of the carriage have been labelled with letters suggesting that the print was accompanied by a letterpress legend.

  • Title: The coach of safety : this view sheweth that when the wheels are raised to twice the height of any other carriage they will not turn over …
  • Published: [London : s.n.] ca. May 1789]

Catalog record & Digital collection

789.05.00.01+

Acquired November 2012

The coach of safety … [2 of 2 plates]

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A view of an elegant carriage showing details of the underside of the wheels; the body and coach box are shown upright.

  • Title:  The coach of safety [graphic] : this view shews that when the wheels are turn’d over, the body and coach box still keep their perpendicular direction …
  • Published: [London : s.n., ca. May 1789]

Catalog record & Digital collection

789.05.00.02+

Acquired November 2012

Rolling carts and waggons

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Text in three columns below caption title and a large woodcut of one of Sharp’s horse-drawn vehicles.

  • Author:  Sharp, James, of Leadenhall Street.
  • Title: Rolling carts and waggons.
  • Published: [London : s.n., 1773?]

Catalog record & Digital collection

File 63 773 Sh531

Acquired November 2012

At Eyre’s Original Mineral Water Warehouse…

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Products advertised include: mineral water; Selters waters; German spaw; Bru water; Bourn water; Scarborough water; Bath water; Bristol [water]; Cheltenham water; Nevill Holt [water]; Holt water; Jessop’s [water]; Iron Pear-Tree [water]; Hargate [water]; sea water; Dulwich water; Acton water; Dog and Duck [water]; Epsom water; Stretham water; Kilburn water; Tarwater; Cheltenham salts; Scarborough salts; purging waters; steen wine.

  • Author: Eyre, Henry.
  • Title: At Eyre’s original mineral water warehouse, between the two Temple gates, Fleet-Street, are sold (for ready money only) all sorts of mineral waters, in their utmost perfection ; and at the following prices: … Selters waters … Cheltenham salts at 2s. per ounce ; Scarborough salts at 2s. 6d. per ounce …
  • Published: [London : Henry Eyre, 175-]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

File 66 750 Ey98

Acquired December 2012

To the admirers of the fine arts of every country

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First line of text: This is to give notice that early in the Spring of 1818, will be sold by auction, in London, the greatest collection of copper-plates … the property of Messrs. J. and J. Boydell lately deceased.

  • Author: Hurst, Robinson, and Co.
  • Title: To the admirers of the fine arts of every country.
  • Published: [London : Printed by W. Bulmer and Co., Cleveland Row, 1817]

bound with

  • Title: A catalogue of engraved copper-plates, by the most esteemed artists, after the finest pictures and drawings of the Italian, Flemish, German, French, English, and other schools … forming part of the stock of Hurst, Robinson, and Co. …
  • Published: [London : J. Moyes, printer, 1820]

Catalog Record

125 H966 820

Acquired July 2012

Amphithéatre rue du Fauxbourg

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A circus broadside printed on both sides advertising John and Philip Astley’s performances at the Amphitheatre in Paris in 1795. The show included for the first time their performing monkey General Jackoo; the verso of the broadsheet includes a detailed description of some of the tricks that the monkey performed as well ten woodcuts showing the monkey dressed as a human performing his tricks; a 3-year-old child musician; horses dancing a minuet; Chinese shadows; a castle attacked by wild dogs, etc.

  • Author: Astley, Philip, 1742-1814.
  • Title: Amphithéatre rue du Fauxbourg du temple … : exercices surprenans, par le Sieur Astley fils & la grande troupe anglaise : diverse manoeuvres par le fameux singe nommé General Jaco …
  • Published: [Paris] : Perm. de l’Imp. & dist. ce 22 Nov. 1785 De Crosner ; de l’imp de P. de Lormel, rue du Foin, [22 November 1785].

Catalog Record

Acquired January 2012