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

Eccentric biography or, Sketches of remarkable characters

title page

  • Title: Eccentric biography or, Sketches of remarkable characters, ancient and modern : including potentates , lawyers, statesmen, … and forming a pleasing delineation of the singularity, whim, folly, caprice, &c, &c of the human mind. Ornamented with portraits, of the most singular characters noticed in the work.
  • Publication: London : Printed by J. Cundee for Vernor and Hood, Poultry; and T. Hurst, No. 32 Paternoster-Row, 1801.

Catalog Record

51 A2 Ec17

Acquired August 2020

The Norfolk & Norwich remembrancer

title page

  • Title: The Norfolk & Norwich remembrancer, and vade mecum; : containing, 1st. A brief description of the city and county. 2d. A chronological retrospect of the most remarkable events which have occurred in Norfolk & Norwich during the eighteenth century; … 3d. An index villaris; Including an accurate account of the population … extracted from the official returns taken in 1801. … 4th. Direct and cross roads from Norwich, Yarmouth, Lynn, and Cromer. 5th. An alphabetical list of noblemen and gentlemen’s seats and villas in the county …
  • Publication: [Norwich]: Printed and sold by Stevenson and Matchett, Market-place, Norwich; and to be had of the distributors of the Norfolk Chronicle, and of all booksellers, [1801]

Catalog Record 

644 801 N83

Acquired February 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