The frontispiece and its explanation

frontispieceA copy of the Hogarth’s Frontispiece and its explanation for Samuel Butler’s poem Hudibras with the title engraved above the image and the text below in a single sentence below. Plate one is an emblematic scene with an oval portrait of Samuel Butler mounted on a pedestal on which is carved a relief showing a satyr whipping figures of Rebellion, Hypocrisy and Ignorance dressed as puritans, while he drives a chariot drawn by Hudibras and Ralpho; in the foreground, on the left, a satyr holds up a volume of Butler’s poem as a guide for the carver (a boy dressed only in an apron), and on the right a young satyr holds up a mirror to a figure of Britannia.

 

  • Title: The frontispiece and its explanation [graphic].
  • Publication: [London] : Printed and sold by Robt. Sayer, map & printseller at No. 53 in Fleet Street, [between 1760 and 1777?]

Catalog Record

Folio 75 H67 768B

Acquired January 2021

Thomas Hewerdine, oil and colour-man

printed text

Includes a printed list of paints and oils, as well as other chandlery goods including preserved goods, grocery stores and other materials of use on board.

 

  • Title: Thomas Hewerdine, oil and colour-man, at the sign of the Colour-Grinder, the corner of Barnaby-Street, in Tooley Street, Southwark, London; Sells all sorts of colours ready prepared (at the lowest prices) for house or ship painting; that any gentlemen builders, &c. may set their servants to work, at an easy expence, by the help of a printed direction, he gives with his colours.
  • Publication: [Southwark, London] : [Thomas Hewerdine], [1765]

Catalog Record

File 66 765 T454

Acquired January 2021

The Hampstead congress, or, The happy pair

title page

  • Title: The Hampstead congress, or, The happy pair.
  • Published: London : Printed: and sold by M. Cooper at the Globe in Pater-Noster-Row, A. Dodd at the Peacock without Temple-Bar, and G. Woodfal near Charing-Cross, 1745.

Catalog Record

763 745 H231

Acquired June 2020

[Ticket for Dalby Theatre]

An image of a semi-naked woman, paritally covered in drapery, flying amongst the clouds. In her left hand she holds a banner. Used as a ticket for a production at Dalby Theatre, the private playhouse of Edward Hartopp (1758-1808) at his seat Little Dalby Hall in Leicestershire.

 

  • Title: [Ticket for Dalby Theatre] [graphic].
  • Production: [Melton Mowbray?] : [publisher not identified], [1803]

Catalog Record

File 767 P69b D213 803.2

Acquired January 2020

The man of pleasure’s pocket-book

title page

  • Title: The man of pleasure’s pocket-book, or, The bon vivant’s vade mecum, for the year 1781, being the universal companion in every line of taste, gallantry, and haut ton … / by a member of the Club of Savoir-Vivres.
  • Publication: London : Printed for S. Bladon, No. 13, Paternoster-Row, [1780]

Catalog Record

145 M266 1780

Acquired September 2020

 

The six ologies

description below

description below

  • Printmaker: Stanley, Edward, 1779-1849, printmaker.
  • Title: The six ologies : viz. entomology, anthology, demonology, ornithology, craniology, apology.
  • Publication: [England] : [publisher not identified], [ca. 1825]

Catalog Record

Folio 75 St787 825

Acquired November 2020

George Cruikshank : the artist, the humorist, and the man

description below

Extra-illustrated with 116 additional prints and autograph material: 82 etchings, caricatures, engraved plates, illustrated title pages, and broadsides by George Cruikshank, of which 24 are hand-colored, mounted and captioned in pencil having been trimmed to the image with loss of imprints

 

  • Author: Bates, William, -1884, author.
  • Title: George Cruikshank : the artist, the humorist, and the man, with some account of his brother Robert : a critico-bibliographical essay / by William Bates … ; with numerous illustrations by G. Cruickshank including several from original drawings in the possession of the author.
  • Edition: Second edition, revised, and augmented by a copiously annotated bibliographical appendix, and additional plates on India paper.
  • Publication: London : Houlston and Sons, Paternoster Square ; Birmingham : Houghton and Hammond, Scotland Passage, 1879.

Catalog Record

75 C889 S879

Acquired March 2020

Occasional reflections in a journey from London to Norwich

title page

  • Title: Occasional reflections in a journey from London to Norwich & Cambridge.
  • Publication: London : Printed, and sold by A. Baldwin, near the Oxford-Arms in Warwick-Lane, MDCCXI [1711]

Catalog Record

62 711 Oc15

Acquired April 2020