Impartial thoughts on war and peace

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  • Title: Impartial thoughts on war and peace : together with some hints regarding the ability of Great Britain to carry on the contest, should it be unavoidable.
  • Manufacture: [London] : Printed by W. Bulmer and Co., Cleveland-Row, St. James’s, [1803]

Catalog Record

File 63 803 Im34

Acquired August 2021

(No. 1)[-No. Four] of the Mitchelliad, or, the Tyne Mercury analyz’d

printed title page

A controversy between Samuel Delaval Mara of the Theatre-Royal, Newcastle upon Tyne, and John Mitchell, editor of the Tyne Mercury.

  • Author: Mara, Samuel Delaval, author.
  • Title: (No. 1)[-No. Four] of the Mitchelliad, or, the Tyne Mercury analyz’d / by S.D. Mara, of the Theatre-Royal, Newcastle.
  • Publication: Newcastle : Printed and sold by David Bass, foot of Pilgrim Street, 1804.

Catalog Record

769 1804 M298

Acquired August 2021

Dandyism displayed, or, The follies of the Ton

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Etched frontispiece by George Cruikshank: Dandies in a morning dress; Dandies in a evening dress

  • Author: Bisset, J., author.
  • Title: Dandyism displayed, or, The follies of the Ton ; humbly dedicated (without permission) to a lord of the Willow-Boys; to the noble Sham-Peter & his white charger, prince of the dandy blood royal; and to that renowned son of Mars and Venus, the great captain … To which is added, What is a dandy? / by J. Bisset, Esq.
  • Edition: Second edition.
  • Publication: London : Published by Duncombe, book and music seller, 19, Little Queen Street, Holborn, [approximately 1820]

Catalog Record

657 820 B623

Acquired October 2021

The ax laid to the root of the corrupt tree

printed text title page

  • Author: Blanch, N., author.
  • Title: The ax laid to the root of the corrupt tree, or, An essay on the hard case of the retail-traders, citizens, shopkeepers, &c. of the city of London : in regard to their trade, as at present invaded by hawkers and pedlars : humbly addressed to the gentlemen that may either be nominated, or offer themselves for candidates against the next general election for representatives in Parliament : with advice to the electors, and recommended to all others whom it may concern : shewing that the principal cause of the decrease of the legal trade of this city is more owing to our own faults therein / by a liveryman.
  • Edition: The second edition.
  • Publication: London : Printed for the author; and sold by C. Corbett,, at Addison’s Head, over-against St. Dunstan’s Church in Fleet-Street, [1741?]

Catalog Record

646 741 B639

Acquired August 2021

Address of the Catholics of England, to their Protestant countrymen

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An apology for the attitude of many Protestants determined to deny Roman Catholics an equal place in political, social and religious life.
Printed in two columns; signed at the end by approximately 70 Catholics, headed by the Duke of Norfolk.

  • Title: Address of the Catholics of England, to their Protestant countrymen.
  • Publication: [England] : [publisher not identified], [1826]

Catalog Record

File 68 826 Ad227

Acquired August 2021

Theatre Royal, Covent Garden. This present Thursday, February 7, 1822

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  • Title: Theatre Royal, Covent Garden. This present Thursday, February 7, 1822, (4th time) Shakspeare’s play of The tempest. (Altered and adapted by Dryden and Davenant … Prospero … by Mr. Young … Ariel by Miss M. Tree … : After which will be produced, for the 37th time, a new pantomime, called Harlequin and Mother Bunch; or, The yellow dwarf … Guinea Pig, (Captain of the Yeomen, afterwards Harlequin’s Lacquey) Mr. I.S. Grimaldi … Yellow Dwarf, (afterwards Clown,) Mr. Grimaldi …
  • Publication: [London] : [publisher not identified], [1822]

Catalog Record

File 767 P69B C838 1822 2/7

Acquired August 2021

Napoleon Buonaparte presents his respects….

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  • Title: Napoleon Buonaparte presents his respects to the worthy electors of Great Britain : begs leave to remind them, that he has lately conquered the rest of Europe, and to assure them, that the first wish of his heart is to take their convenient island under his protection …
  • Publication: [London] : S. Gosnell, printer, Little Queen Street, [1806]

Catalog Record

File 62 806 N216+

Acquired August 2021

To all and every tavern-keeper, inn-keeper, and alehouse-keeper,

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A handbill issued by the churchwardens of St. Martin’s in the Fields, London, forbidding businesses to operate on Sundays, “Except works of necessity” and also mandating the hours that households must show lights on the exteriors.
Signed by the churchwardens: Thomas Kynaston and Richard Smith.

  • Title: To all and every tavern-keeper, inn-keeper, and alehouse-keeper, butcher, poulterer, fishmonger, fruiterer, and other persons using and trade or business of buying and selling within the Parish of St. Martin in the Fields … Notice and warning is hereby given, to all such persons as shall hereafter offend (against any of the statutes for the due observation of the Lord’s day) by selling or esposing to sale any flesh, fish, fruit, or other things, or suffering any persons to sit tippling in any tavern, … .
  • Publication: [London] : [publisher not identified], [1755]

Catalog Record

File 646 755 T55

Acquired July 2021