A separate arrangement of all the principal merchants

title page

  • Author: Boyle, P. (Patrick), -1808?, author.
  • Title: A separate arrangement of all the principal merchants, manufacturers, and traders in the cities of London and Westminster, and borough of Southwark : with a general index to trades. For the year 1796.
  • Publication: [London] : [P. Boyle], [1796]

Catalog Record

646 796 B792

Acquired August 2020

The vices of the gin shop

"Broadside with five wood-engravings, the largest in the centre showing the drunkard's coat of arms."--British Museum online catalogue.

Letterpress text with wood-engravings on either side of the title at head of sheet: on the left “Temperance and Happy Family” and on the right “Intemperance and Miserable Family”. Below the heading and on the upper half of the sheet, an explanation of a wood-engraving in the center entitled “The Drunkard’s Coat of Arms”. On the lower half of the sheet, a poem in four columns, surrounding another large central image of a drunken crowd, including a woman feeding her infant from a wine glass; the rowdy, celebrating in a room with a row of large barrels labeled “Holland, Brand[y], Rum, Old Tom, Cream of the Valley.”

 

  • Title: The vices of the gin shop, public house, and tavern dissected, or, The folly of dram drinking clearly exhibited.
  • Publication: [London] : J. Quick, [approximately 1833]

Catalog Record

833.00.00.16+

Acquired November 2020

New Theatre Royal, Covent-Garden

description below

A playbill

 

  • Title: New Theatre RoyalCoventGarden, this present Saturday, May 261810, will be acted Shakspeare’s historical play of King Henry the Eighth … : Cardinal Wolsey, Mr. Kemble … Cromwell, Mr. C. Kemble … Katharine, Queen of England, Mrs. Siddons … ; to which will be added (first time this season) the musical entertainment of The escapes; or, The water carrier …
  • Production: [London] : E. Macleish, printer, [1810]

Catalog Record

File 767 P69B C838 1810 5/26

Acquired November 2020

Occasional reflections in a journey from London to Norwich

title page

  • Title: Occasional reflections in a journey from London to Norwich & Cambridge.
  • Publication: London : Printed, and sold by A. Baldwin, near the Oxford-Arms in Warwick-Lane, MDCCXI [1711]

Catalog Record

62 711 Oc15

Acquired April 2020

 

Valuable life annuities, with equitable assurance old policies

printed text

  • Title: Valuable life annuities, with equitable assurance old policies, and Covent-Garden Theatre shares. Particulars of four very desirable annuities, seventy-two pounds nine shillings each, clear of all deduction, … payable out of the money arising from the tolls of the Longships Light-House, near the Land’s End, Cornwall, amounting to near £3000 per annum. … : Also, two new shares of £500 each, in Covent-Garden Theatre, entitling the possessor to an annuity of twenty-five pounds per share, for eighty-five years from the opening of the theatre, with an annual transferrable [sic] free admission. Which will be sold by auction, by Mr. Scott, on Friday, the 17th of Feb. 1815, at twelve o’clock, at the Mart, London, near the Bank of England.
  • Publication: [London] : [publisher not identified], [1815]

Catalog Record

Acquired April 2020

150 claimants to the throne of Great Britain

description below

Letterpress text discussing the line of succession above an etched genealogical chart, which illustrates the line of succession, following the reign of George IV, probably published in response to the death of Princess Charlotte in 1817 and before the birth of Victoria in 1819. However, the text also references “the present Princess of Wales”, but further evidence that this was issued in response to her death is the dark black border around her name.
Imprint etched at top of chart. Date from letterpress: “The following is a brief sketch. A.D. 1818.”

 

  • Title: 150 claimants to the throne of Great Britain.
  • Publication: [London] : Printed & publish’d by W. Finch, No. 5 Charlotte Place, New Cut, Lower Marsh, Lambeth, [ca. 1818]

Catalog Record

File 63 818 On58++

Acquired August 2020

To the worthy and independent electors of Westminster

description belowA Westminster election handbill.

 

  • Author: Townshend, John, Lord.
  • Title: To the worthy and independent electors of Westminster. Gentlemen, I beg leave to return you my best thanks …
  • Publication: [London] : [publisher not identified], [1788]

Catalog Record 

File 646 788 T753

Acquired March 2020