To wit. We [blank], church-wardens and overseers of the poor

description below

A settlement certificate signed, and with seals, by the church wardens, overseers of the poor, and witnesses, for a husband, wife, and their two children in the Parish pf Tamworth in the county of Warwick.

  • Title: To wit. We [blank], church-wardens and overseers of the poor in the parish of [blank] in the [blank] of [blank] aforesaid, do hereby own and acknowledge [blank] to be [blank] inhabitant legally settled in the parish of [blank] aforesaid …
  • Publication: [London] : Sold by J. Coles, stationer, in Fleet-Street, [ca. 1766]

Catalog Record

File 66 766 T627+

Acquired May 2021

Standing regulations of the Light-Horse Volunteers of London

printed text

  • Author: Great Britain. Army. Light Horse Volunteers of London and Westminister.
  • Title: Standing regulations of the Light-Horse Volunteers of London and Westminster : carefully extracted from the minutes of the general meetings, and resolutions of the committee, since the revival of the Corps in 1794, and up to the first of August, 1804. To be strictly observed by every L.H.V.
  • Publication: London : Printed by I. Gold, Shoe Lane, 1804.

Catalog Record

63 804 G786

Acquired March 2021

An invocation to Edward Quin, Esq

book, printed text

  • Author: Jones, John Gale, 1769-1838, author.
  • Title: An invocation to Edward Quin, Esq. : as delivered at a society called the Eccentrics : on Saturday, the 26th of Nov. 1803, at the request of the members : with corrections and additions, including notes critical and explanatory / by John Gale Jones.
  • Publication: London : Printed for the author, and sold by R. Bagshaw, Bow-Street, Covent-Garden; J. Jordan, Fleet-Street; and by all other booksellers, [1804]
  • Manufacture:[London] : Printed by E. Spragg, Bow-Street, Covent-Garden.

Catalog Record

763 804 J76

Acquired April 2021

The art of correspondence

book, printed text

  • Title: The art of correspondence, consisting of letters on various subjects, selected chiefly from the works of eminent authors. In French and English : To which are added, letters, notes, &c. on domestic concerns, and addairs of business.
  • Publication: London : Printed for Samuel Leigh, 18, Strand, 1817.
  • Manufacture: [London] : Imprimé par Schulze et Dean, No. 13, rue de Poland, à Londres.

Catalog Record

659 817 Ar784

Acquired April 2021

The Birmingham Register, or, Entertaining Museum

title pageIncludes essays, anecdotes, selections reprinted from other journals such as The Monitor and the continuation of The North Briton; with a ‘Historical memoir’ in each issue including domestic and foreign news, prices of stocks, bankrupts; with poetry selections.
Intended as a supplement to the Birmingham Register newspaper. Published in alternate weeks as a companion to the Coventry Museum.

 

  • Title: The Birmingham Register, or, Entertaining Museum.
  • Publication: Birmingham [England] : Printed by and for, J. Sketchley, sworn appraiser, auctioneer and salesman, in High-Stret; and sold by T. Luckman, printer, in Coventry; Mr. Pryce, Shrewsbury; Mr. Clare, Bewdley; Mr. Geast, Dudley; Mr. Smart, Walsall; Mrs. Moseley, Kidderminster; Mrs. Unett [sp?], Wolverhampton; … [and 25 others in various provincial towns]; and by all the booksellers in Great-Britain and Ireland, [1764]-

Catalog Record

61 B619

Acquired January 2021

[Ticket for Dalby Theatre]

description below

An image of a mad Medea [?], hair flowing and left breast bare, holding a dagger in her right hand and held above her head, posed read to strike. In her left hand she holds a chalice. There is a column to her left in the background. 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 803.1 7/21 Copy 3

Acquired January 2020

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