The peacock “at home”

title page and peacock frontispiece

  • Author: Dorset, Catherine Ann Turner, 1750?-1817?
  • Title: The peacock “at home” : a sequel to The butterfly’s ball / written by a lady, and illustrated with elegant engravings.
  • Edition: New ed., with new plates.
  • Published: London : J. Harris, 1808.

Catalog Record

659 807B 2x

Acquired May 2020

The naturalist’s cabinet

title page

  • Author: Smith, Thomas, 1775 or 1776-1830, author.
  • Title: The naturalist’s cabinet : containing interesting sketches of natural history; illustrative of the natures, dispositions, manners, and habits of all the most remarkable quadrupeds, birds, fishes, amphibia, reptiles, &c. in the known world / by Rev. Thomas Smith.
  • Publication: [London] : Published by James Cundee, Ivy-Lane, Paternoster Row, [1806-1807]
  • Manufacture: [London] : Albion Press printed.

Catalog Record

63 806 Sm642

Acquired January 2020

The natural history of beasts

title page

  • Author: Jones, Stephen, 1763-1827, attributed name.
  • Title: The natural history of beasts : compiled from the best authorities, and illustrated by a great variety of copper plates, comprising near one hundred and twenty figures, accurately drawn from nature, and beautifully engraved.
  • Publication: London : Printed for E. Newbery, at the Corner of St. Paul’s Church Yard, 1793.

Catalog Record

659 793 J76

Acquired January 2020

Lieut. Goverr. Gall-Stone inspired by Alecto…

Lieut. Goverr. Gall-Stone : Second DetailGillray, James, 1756-1815

Lieut. Goverr. Gall-Stone inspired by Alecto, or, The birth of Minerva / James Gillray design et fect.

Published: [London] : Pubd. Feby. 15th 1790 by H. Humphrey, No. 18, Old Bond Street, 15 Feb. 1790]

790.02.15.01++ Impression 2

A vicious satire on the life and works of Philip Thicknesse, writer and soldier, dedicated a number of Thicknesse’s most prominent enemies: Lord Thurlow, the Earls of Camde, Bute, Bathurst, and Coventry as well as Thicknesse’s own sons Baron Audley and Philip Junior.

1 print on wove paper : etching and engraving with aquatint, hand-colored ; plate mark 54.4 x 41 cm., on sheet 56 x 42 cm.

Etched following title: “From his head she sprung, a goddess arm’d.” Milton. To the opinions of The Right Honble. Edward, Lord Thurlow, The Earls Camden, Bute … this attempt to eludicate the properties of honor and courage, intelligence and philanthropy, is most respectfully submitted, by their servant, Js. Gillray.

Lieut. Goverr. Gall-Stone: Fourth DetailSubjects (Library of Congress): Thicknesse, Philip, 1719-1792–Caricatures and cartoons; Animals; Demons; Erinyes (Greek mythology); Minerva (Roman deity); Humphrey, Hannah, fl. 1774-1817, publisher.

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Lewis Walpole Library new acquisition: June, 2010