A gazetteer of France

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  • Author: Planta, Edward, author.
  • Title: A gazetteer of France : containing a geographical description of the cities, towns, villages, rivers, mountains, & c within the French empire : with an account of the soil, produce, manufactures … : and a correct map to which is added a geographical account of the Island of Elba / by Edward Planta.
  • Publication: London : Printed for Samuel Leigh, 18 Strand, MDCCCXIV [1814]
  • Manufacture: [London] : (Clowes, printer, Northumberland-Court, Strand).

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82 814Pl v.1

Acquired February 2020

[Collection of newspaper clippings of advertisements]

A collection of contemporary newspaper cuttings with advertisements for and reviews of eighteenth-century theater performances, concerts, and other entertainment as well as notices for recently published books and plays, most pasted onto five folio leaves, with two loose clippings. Venues in London include: Theatre in Little Lincolns-Inn, Sadler’s Wells, Drury-Lane, Covent Garden, Theatre Royal Richmond Green, Spring Gardens Vauxhall, and Almack’s; and in Dublin the Theatre Royal. There are a number of productions of Shakespeare in the 1770s (Cymbeline, As You Like It, The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Tempest) and at Covent Garden in 1755 (Othello, Romeo and Juliet, The Merchant of Venice, Henry IV, Hamlet, and Julius Caesar, among others). Popular entertainment includes farces and pantomimes. Included among the cuttings is an account of the actress Frances Abington performing in Dublin. Other sources of entertainment include a lecture on perpetual motion; an exhibited scale model of the Alps; an exhibition of tumbling, dancing, and singing at Sadler’s Wells, along with ‘Rope-Dancing, by Signora Mariana, and Mr. Ferzi’ (undated); and an equestrian showcase at Astley’s Amphitheatre in Lambeth, featuring ‘a Lady from St. Sebastian in Spain, and twelve others of the most capital performers in Europe’ (1770). Also included is a clipping from the Chronicle; The Evening-Post for 10 March 1767 covering a number of topics including taxation, the poor, notices for rental properties and recently published books, advertisement for “Pine bud tea”, letters to the editor as well as an advertisement for a housekeeper.

  • Title: [Collection of newspaper clippings of advertisements for theater, performances, and recently published books.
  • Production: London ; Dublin, [1718-1800]

Catalog Record 

File 61 C697 718+

Acquired July 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.

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53 D95 794

Acquired April 2018

Mr. Justice Ashhurst’s charge to the Grand Jury

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  • AuthorAshurst, William Henry, Sir, 1725-1807.
  • TitleMr. Justice Ashhurst’s charge to the Grand Jury for the County of Middlesex.
  • PublishedLondon : Printed from a corrected copy, and sold by John Stockdale, Piccadilly, 1792.

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File 63 792 A819+

Acquired July 2015

Mrs. Mary Eales’s receipts

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  • Author: Eales, Mary.
  • Title: Mrs. Mary Eales’s receipts : confectioner to her late Majesty Queen Anne.
  • Edition: The second edition, corrected, with additions.
  • Published: London : Printed for J. Robson, bookseller to the Princess Dowager of Wales, at the Feathers, in New Bond Street, MDCCLXVII [1767]

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655 767Ea

Acquired March 2013

Useful and legal information to purchasers & possessors of estates

Title Page: Useful and legal information to purchasers & possessors of estates

  • Author: Trusler, John, 1735-1820.
  • Title: Useful and legal information to purchasers & possessors of estates, houses, annuities, advowsons, mortgages, tontines, loans, &c : their comparative value, security, & attendant expences; with the most advantageous modes of investing money; together with every necessary table for calculation. Particularly useful to conveyancers / by the Rev. Dr. Trusler.
  • Published: Bath : Printed by Keenes’, 7, Kingsmead-Street; and sold by A. Whellier, No. 3, Paternoster-Row, London; where may be had, gratis, catalogues of all Dr. Trusler’s useful and elementary publications, [not after 1812].

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Acquired February 2012

Mark Smith, bookseller, binder, stationer, music-seller, &c …

Mark Smith bookseller...

Advertisement for a new business issued by Mark Smith, with an extensive list of wares to be sold, mostly books and other items in the stationers line, but also musical instruments.

  • Title: Mark Smith, bookseller, binder, stationer, music-seller, &c. Market-Place Alnwick : takes the liberty of respectfully announcing to his friends and the public that he intends commencing business in the above branches, on January 1st, 1816 …
  • Published: Alnwick : Graham, printer, [1815].

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Acquired May, 2011 by the Lewis Walpole Library.