The new and complete Newgate calendar

8 volume set of books

  • Author: Jackson, William, active 1795, author.
  • Title: The new and complete Newgate calendar : or, Malefactor’s universal register : containing, new and authentic accounts of all the lives, adventures, exploits and last dying-speeches, confessions, (as well as letters to their relatives, never before published) of the most notorious criminals, and the violators of laws of their country (of both sexes and denominations), who have suffered death and other exemplary punishments … from the year 1700, to the present time : the whole properly arranged from the records of the courts / by William Jackson.
  • Edition: A new edition with great additions, illustrated with elegant copper plates.
  • Publication: London : Printed for Alexander Hogg & Co., Paternoster Row, and G. Offor, and Sons, Tower Hill, 1818.

Catalog Record

52 N45 818

Acquired July 2022

The history of the life and reign of Philip King of Macedon

printed text

  • Author: Leland, Thomas, 1722-1785.
  • Title: The history of the life and reign of Philip King of Macedon : the father of Alexander / by Thomas Leland.
  • Publication: London : Printed by Thomas Harrison for W. Johnston, in St. Paul’s Church Yard, MDCCLVIII [1758]

Catalog Record

49 314

Acquired February 2022

Eikōn basilikē. The pourtraicture of his sacred majestie…

printed text and pasted in manuscript letter

  • Author: Gauden, John, 1605-1662, author.
  • Title: Eikōn basilikē. The pourtraicture of his sacred majestie in his solitudes and sufferings.
  • Publication: [London] : [printed by John Grismond], MDCXLVIII [1648, i.e. 1649]

Catalog Record

496 1507

Acquired January 2022

The academy of play

printed text

  • Author: Bellecour, abbé.
  • Uniform Title: [Academie universelle des jeux. English]
  • Title: The academy of play : containing, a full description of, and the laws of play, now observed in the several academies of Paris … From the French of the Abbé Bellecour.
  • Publication: London : Printed for F. Newbery, the corner of St. Paul’s Church-Yaed, Ludgate-Street, [1770?]

Catalog Record

63 770 B438

Acquired November 2021

General view of the agriculture of Cheshire

printed title page

  • Author: Holland, Henry, Sir, 1788-1873, author.
  • Title: General view of the agriculture of Cheshire : with observations drawn up for the consideration of the Board of Agriculture and Internal Improvement / by Henry Holland.
  • Publication: London : Printed for R. Phillips, Bridge-Street; sold by Faulder and Son, [and 12 others], 1808.
  • Manufacture: [London] : T. Gillet, printer, Wild-court.

Catalog Record


Acquired September 2021

Christianity defended

title page

  • Author: Philalethes, Member of the Church of England, author.
  • Title: Christianity defended : in a letter to the Right Honourable Simon Ld. Lovat, (in the Tower for high treason) on the importance of repentance and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, in contradistinction to the execrable heresy of Arianism. Occasion’d by Mr. F——-‘s Account of the behaviour of the late Earl of Kilmarnock / by a member of the Church of England.
  • Publication: London : Sold by M. Cooper; J. Walter, P. and A. Brown, in Bristol : W. Frederick, J. Leake, Bath; and J. Drew, Exon, MDCCXLVI [1746]

Catalog Record

53 L896 746

Acquired March 2020

Memoirs of Theodore Lane

description below

A bound album with “Biographical sketch of the life of Mr. Theodore Lane” (pages [33]-59 from Pierce Egan’s 1831 publication: The show folks! (London : Printed for M. Arnold, 1831)), extra-illustrated with portraits of actors, actors in performances, playwrights, and art patrons, followed by cropped impressions, mounted, of the twenty-seven hand-colored plates that accompanied with Pierce Egan’s 1825 The life of an actor and on the final four leaves the nine small, black and white vignettes, also of theatrical scenes also from Egan’s Life of an actor. Lane was an English painter and engraver, who excelled at comic illustration. Also bound in at the front is an autograph letter from Egan dated 15 June 1832 to Mr. Elliott.


  • Author: Egan, Pierce, 1772-1849.
  • Title: Memoirs of Theodore Lane : printed text and manuscript / by Pierce Egan.
  • Production: England, circa 1825?

Catalog Record

Quarto 56 Eg13 832m

Acquired June 2020