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

The British volunteer

title page

General history of the formation and establishment of the volunteer and associated corps

 

  • Title: The British volunteer, or, A general history of the formation and establishment of the volunteer and associated corps, enrolled for the protection and defence of Great Britain. Embellished with portraits, and plates of tactics.
  • Publication: London : Printed by C. Whittingham, Dean Street, Fetter Lane; and published by T. Egerton, at the Military Library, Whitehall; sold by J. F. Tomkins, … [and 5 others], 1799.

Catalog Record 

63 799 B862

Acquired January 2020

Saloon at the Marine Pavilion

description belowFashionably dressed ladies and gentlemen stand or sit in small groups conversing the elegant saloon at the Marine Pavilion designed by Henry Holland.

  • Printmaker: Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827, printmaker, artist.
  • Title: Saloon at the Marine Pavilion [graphic] / drawn by Rowlandson ; tinted by Alken.
  • Publication: [London] : Publish’d June 1, 1790, by Messrs. Robinsons, Paternoster Row, [1 June 1790]

Catalog Record 

790.06.01.04+

Acquired December 2019

Crawley

 

description belowA crowd, gathered in the courtyard under the sign of The George Inn on the route to Brighton, examine a horse seemingly under auction; a man in the doorway holds up a hammer. People look out at the scene from the windows of the inn. Two men converse with a woman to the left as her dog looks at the scene; a traveler with a pack and walking stick sits on a stoop to adjust his shoe.

  • Printmaker: Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827, printmaker, artist.
  • Title: Crawley [graphic] / drawn by Rowlandson ; tinted by Alken.
  • Publication: [London] : Publish’d June 1, 1790, by Messrs. Robinsons, Paternoster Row, [1 June 1790]

Catalog Record

790.06.01.03+

Acquired December 2019

Sutton

description belowA coach pulling up to the Post Station, the Cock Inn at left, on route to Brighton. The coach is pulling into the court yard, about to pass under a wooden gate bearing the inn’s sign, while another coach stands at the inn door. People look down from the second story windows. A man waits at the mile marker in front of another building at right. In the foreground to left, a man with a wooden leg carries a small child on his back as he leads a donkey that carries a woman and two children, one of whom appears to be nursing, the other in a basket that hangs over the donkey. Their dog follows behind.

  • Printmaker: Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827, printmaker, artist.
  • Title: Sutton [graphic] / drawn by Rowlandson ; tinted by Alken.
  • Publication: [London] : Publish’d June 1, 1790, by Messrs. Robinson’s, Paternoster Row, [1 June 1790]

Catalog Record 

790.06.01.02+

Acquired December 2019

Specimens of Gothic architecture and ancient buildings in England

title page

  • Author: Carter, John, 1748-1817, printmaker.
  • Title: Specimens of Gothic architecture and ancient buildings in England : comprised in one hundred and twenty views / drawn and engraved by John Carter. In four volumes.
  • Publication: London : Printed for E. Jeffery and Son, Pall Mall ; and sold by R. Triphook, Old Bond Street, MDCCCXXIV [1824]

Catalog Record

633 824 C24

Acquired December 2019

 

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

Le souvenir, or, Pocket tablet for MDCCCVIII

pocket diary beginning with frontispiece (recto blank) and 40 engraved unnumbered pages with two vignettes (many signed Landseer sc.) at the top of both of the two pages for each month, followed by 12 pages engraved at the top “Cash Account 1808” and followed by a page with the heading “Annual account, 1808”.

  • Title: Le souvenir, or, Pocket tablet for MDCCCVIII.
  • Publication: London : Peacock & Sons & Champante & Whitrow ; Birmingham : Knott & Lloyd, [1808]

Catalog Record

145 So729 1808

Acquired June 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

[Don Quixote seizes the barber’s bason for Mambrino’s helmet]

[Don Quixote seizes the barber's bason for Mambrino's helmet]

Don Quixote attacks the barber, lance in hand. The barber cowers on the ground beside his horse, his shaving bowl at his feet.

  • Printmaker: Hogarth, William, 1697-1764, printmaker, artist.
  • Title: [Don Quixote seizes the barber’s bason for Mambrino’s helmet] [graphic] / W. Hogarth invent. et scupt.
  • Edition: [State 2].
  • Publication: [London] : [Robert Dodsley?], [not before 1756]

Catalog Record

Hogarth 756.00.00.01 Box 110

Acquired April 2019