Historia de la vita e de la morte de l’illustriss

title page

  • Author: Florio, Michelangelo, author.
  • Title: Historia de la vita e de la morte de l’illustriss. signora Giovanna Graia, gia regina eletta e publicata d’Inghilterra e de le cose accadute in quel Regno dopo la morte del Re Edoardo V / L’argumento del tutto si dichiara ne l’auuertimento seguente, e nel’proemio de l’authore M. Michelangelo Florio …
  • Publication: [Middelburg?] : Stampato appresso Richardo Pittore, ne l’anno di Christo 1607.

Catalog Record

494 F638 607

Acquired March 2020

Travels through Denmark and part of Sweden

title page

  • Author: Macdonald, James, traveller, author.
  • Title: Travels through Denmark and part of Sweden, during the winter and spring of the present year 1809 : containing authentic particulars of the domestic condition of those countries, the opinions of the inhabitants, and the state of agriculture / by James MacDonald. In two volumes.
  • Publication: London : Printed for Richard Phillips, Bridge-Street, Blackfriars, 1809.

Catalog Record

81 809M

Acquired March 2020


Illustrations for The Universal songster

title pagesketch of man performing A collection of 20 proof states of the 27 prints after George Cruickshank used as illustrations for The Universal songster; or, Museum of mirth. Most are signed with Marshall’s initials ‘JRM’, with two signed ‘J.R. Marshall’ and most identify the artist as ‘G.C.’ (i.e. George Cruikshank) or G. Cruikshank’. One print based on William Hogarth’s “O the roast beef of Old England, &c.” includes the attribution “From Hogarth by G.C.”

  • Author: Marshall, J. R., active 1820-1840, printmaker.
  • Title: [Illustrations for The Universal songster]
  • Publication: [London] : [publisher not identified], [1825]

Catalog Record

75 C889 825

Acquired November 2019

The new Newgate calendar

see description belowWith engraved plates showing prisons, executions, portraits, trial at the Sessions House, Old Bailey, crimes on land and at sea. Directions to binder at end of volume 3.
Contents continues: … mutineers, coiners, highwaymen, footpads, housebreakers, rioters, extortioners, sharpers, forgers, pickpockets, fraudulent bankrupts, money-droppers, imposters, and thieves of every description. Containing also a number of interesting cases never before published; with occasional essays on crimes and punishments, original anecdotes, and observations on particular cases; explanations of the criminal laws, the speeches, confessions, and last exclamations of sufferers, to which is added, a correct account of the various modes of punishment of criminals in different parts of the world.

  • Author: Knapp, Andrew.
  • Title: The new Newgate calendar : being interesting memoirs of notorious characters, who have been convicted of outrages on the laws of England, during the seventeenth century, brought down to the present time. Chronologically arranged. Comprising traitors, murderers, incendiaries, ravishers, pirates … / by Andrew Knapp and William Baldwin, attornies at law.
  • Publication: London : Printed and published by J. Robins and Co., Ivy-Lane, Paternoster-Row, [1820?]

Catalog Record

521 6

Acquired June 2019

Sayer and Bennett’s enlarged catalogue of new and valuable prints

see description below

  • Author: Robert Sayer and John Bennett (Firm)
  • Title: Sayer and Bennett’s enlarged catalogue of new and valuable prints : in sets, or single; also useful and correct maps and charts; likewise books of architecture, views of antiquity, drawing and copy books, &c. &c. …
  • Publication: London : [Sayer and Bennett], 1775.

Catalog Record 

125 R639 775

Acquired June 2019


The old English ‘squire

Plates: The old squire — Fetching the midwife — Dressing the young squire — Young squire gets ferrul’d for neglecting his studies — Breaking cover, or Hunting in Hampshire — Tries a new shooting pony, which won’t do — Crammed at college by his tutor for a degree — Gets cheated by his miller who grinds oats for him — Young squire goes to London and gets his pockets eased — Takes lessons in dancing — Sits for his portrait — Goes to the opera — Buys an historical picture. St. Anthony preaching to the fishes — Goes to a picture sale — Rides home on a borrowed horse — Mistakes mushrooms for game and spoils their shape — Meets with a small accident — His gun misses fire, because he had forgot to load it — Goes with some friends to shoot grouse on the moors — Not the safest way to carry loaded guns in a wood — Spurs himself in the wrong place — Sees a water kelpy — The village schoolmaster, fond of little bits — A cheerful dance.

  • Author: Chatto, William Andrew, 1799-1864, author.
  • Title: The old English ‘squire : “a jovial gay fox hunter, bold, frank and free” : a poem in ten cantos / by John Careless, Esq. ; illustrated with plates by one of the family.
  • Publication: London : Printed for Thomas M’Lean, 26, Haymarket, by Howlett and Brimmer, Frith Street, Soho, 1821.

Catalog Record 

53 C4 821

Acquired May 2019

The egg, or, The memoirs of Gregory Giddy, Esq.

The egg title page

Fictitious memoir.

  • Title: The egg, or, The memoirs of Gregory Giddy, Esq. : with the lucubrations of Messrs. Francis Flimsy, Frederic Florid, and Ben Bombast … Also the Memoirs of a Right Honourable Puppy, or, The Bon Ton display’d … / conceived by a Celebrated Hen, and laid before the public by a Famous Cock-feeder.
  • Published: London : Printed for S. Smith, in Pater-Noster-Row, and sold by all other booksellers in town and country, [1772]

Catalog Record 

53 Eg29 772

Acquired April 2019

The art of cuckoldom

The art of cuckoldom title page

A spoof?

  • TitleThe art of cuckoldom : exemplified in the history of Don Fernando. A Spanish tale. With curious and interesting notes / translated by T. Dutton, Esq.
  • PublicationLondon : Printed for the translator; and sold by D. Brewman, No. 18, Little New Street, Shoe Lane, 1794.

Catalog Record 

53 D95 794

Acquired April 2018

A select collection of the most interesting letters on the government, liberty…

  • TitleA select collection of the most interesting letters on the government, liberty, and constitution of England : which have appeared in the different news-papers from the elevation of Lord Bute, to the death of the Earl of Egremont. With several remarks and explanatory notes.
  • EditionThe second edition.
  • PublicationLondon : Printed for J. Almon, opposite Burlington House, Piccadilly, MDCCLXIII-MDCCLXIV [1763-1764]

Catalog record 

63 763 Se4

Acquired November 2017