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].

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Acquired January 2012

Peter Pridham, from London

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Articles for sale listed in three columns, separated by printers’ ornaments; first column begin: Black half-ell modes; three quater ditto; yard-wide ditto; black half-ell, three-quarter, plain, and figur’d satins …

  • Title: Peter Pridham, from London, on the Quay, Brixham : sells the following articles, in the linen, woollen, haberdashery and hosiery, with every other article in the millinery branch.
  • Published: Exeter : Printed by W. Grigg, bookseller and stationer near Broad-Gate, in the Fore-Street, 1779.

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Acquired October 2011.

Mark Smith, bookseller, binder, stationer, music-seller, &c …

Mark Smith bookseller...

Advertisement for a new business issued by Mark Smith, with an extensive list of wares to be sold, mostly books and other items in the stationers line, but also musical instruments.

  • Title: Mark Smith, bookseller, binder, stationer, music-seller, &c. Market-Place Alnwick : takes the liberty of respectfully announcing to his friends and the public that he intends commencing business in the above branches, on January 1st, 1816 …
  • Published: Alnwick : Graham, printer, [1815].

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Acquired May, 2011 by the Lewis Walpole Library.

 

Beetham’s royal patent washing mill No. 27 Fleet Street, London

Beetham's

Manufacturer’s card with an image of a young woman turning the handle of a Edward Beetham royal patent washing mill. Below her is an image of the company’s patent navy washing mill.

  • Title: Beetham’s royal patent washing mill No. 27 Fleet Street, London / Miss Beetham delt.
  • Published: Norwich : Published Jany. 1st, 1791 by Crouch & Stevenson, [1 Jan. 1791].

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Acquired May, 2011 by the Lewis Walpole Library.

A catalogue of a large and curious collection of prints, and books of prints …

Catalogue

  • Author: Snelling, Thomas, 1717-1773.
  • Title: A catalogue of a large and curious collection of prints, and books of prints, by the most eminent masters : including a considerable collection lately purchased consisting of fine modern prints by Beauvarlet, Elliot, Hogarth … a copious collection by the old masters, viz. Albert Durer, N. de Bruyn, M. de Schoon, … which will begin to be sold on Monday the first of January, 1770, … by Thomas Snelling, (No 163,) next the Horn Tavern, in Fleet-Street. … Catalogues, may had of … Mr. Millan,Charing-Cross, Mr. Randall, Pallmall, Mr. Shropshire, Bond-Street, and at the place of sale.
  • Published: [London : s.n. , 1769]

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Acquired May, 2011 by the Lewis Walpole Library.

A catalogue of a grand and curious collection of ancient and modern engravings and etchings …

Catalogue

  • Author: Shropshire, Walter, d. 1785.
  • Title: A catalogue of a grand and curious collection of ancient and modern engravings and etchings, consigned from abroad : which has been many years collecting, by an eminent connoisseur, … Now offered to the public by Walter Shropshire, … on the first of February 1770 and to continue till all be sold off.
  • Published: [London : s.n., 1770]

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Acquired May, 2011 by the Lewis Walpole Library.

Pitter and Slipper, lacemen and embroiderers…

Pitter and Slipper, lacemen and embroiderers : No. 39 Strand, London : an elegant assortment of foiles, foil, shapes , &c.

[London, not before 1792?]

File 66 792 P688

A design for a trade card, with text in manuscript. 1 drawing on laid paper : pen, ink and watercolor ; 10 x 7 cm.

Pitter and Slipper, lacemen...On the verso are notes, presumably to the engraver of the plate being commissioned?

Detail of versoSubjects (Library of Congress): Lace industry–England–London.

Lewis Walpole Library new acquisition: October, 2010

The fumigating lamp : the use of this little alembic is to neutralize or purify alkaline air …

Jackson & Moser

The fumigating lamp : the use of this little alembic is to neutralize or purify alkaline air … Directions how to use the fumigating lamp …

Published: London : [Jackson & Moser], No. 47 Firth Street, Soho, [ca. 179-?]

File 69 790 J12

The fumigating lamp...

The fumigating lamp...

Subjects (Library of Congress): Lamps–Early works to 1800

Lewis Walpole Library new acquisition: 2009

Hornby and Harris, hoop-makers, and all sort of petticoats…

Hornby and Harris

Hornby and Harris, hoop-makers, and all sort of petticoats : the real successors of Mrs. Moody at the Blue Spire and Golden Ball, in Compton-Street, near Greek-Street, Soho …

Published: [London : s.n., ca. 1775]

File 66 775 H813

Hornby and Harris, hoop-makers, and all sort of petticoats...

Hornby and Harris, hoop-makers, and all sort of petticoats...

Subjects (Library of Congress): Women’s clothing–Great Britain; Advertising–Underwear

Material: Advertisements; Trade Cards

Lewis Walpole Library new acquisition: 2009