Admirable satire on the death, dissection… of Mr. Pitt

title page

  • Title: Admirable satire on the death, dissection, funeral procession, & epitaph of Mr. Pitt. : (Copied from the Telegraph of the 20th, 21st, and 24th August, 1795).
  • Publication: London : Printed for the booksellers, and sold by C. Smith, [1795]

Catalog Record 

53 P681 Ad238

Acquired November 2019

 

The life, history and tryal of Harry Smythee, Esq.

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  • Author: Clark, Jeremiah, active 1741.
  • Title: The life, history and tryal of Harry Smythee, Esq. : who was try’d at the Lent Assizes held for the county of Dorset, 1741; and convicted for the murder of his sweet-heart Jane Mew, that was with child by him; whom he had deluded under the pretences of courtship, and promises of marriage. Containing, I. How he was entertain’d at her father’s house … VII. His tryal … IX. His last dying speech … XII. With the reverend Mr. Clark’s remarks on the whole. … This book is recommended by the Rev. Jeremiah Clark, D.D. to the perusal of young people, and more particularly the fair sex …
  • Publication: London: : Printed by H. Goreham in Fleet-Street; and sold by T. Cooper in Paternoster-Row, [1741?]

Catalog Record

523 Sm64 741

Acquired December 2019

 

Mustapha’s adoration of the sublime Sultan Pittander

printed textA satire on Pitt, part 1 of 3

  • Author: Mustapha.
  • Uniform Title: [Mustapha’s adoration of the sublime Sultan Pittander omnipotent. Part 1]
  • Title: Mustapha’s adoration of the sublime Sultan Pittander omnipotent Part I.
  • Publication: [London] : Printed for G. Riebau, No. 439, Strand; and sold by all newsmen …, [1795]

Catalog Record 

File 763 795 M991 pt. 1++

Acquired June 2019

For the benefit of Mr. Clarke, at the Theatre Royal in Covent-Garden

  • Author: Covent Garden Theatre.
  • Title: For the benefit of Mr. Clarke, at the Theatre Royal in Covent-Garden, on Thursday next, being the 29th of April, will be reviv’d a tragedy, call’d Alzira. : Zamor by Mr. Clarke, … Alvarez by Mr. Sparks, Carlos by Mr. Dyer … To which will be added a farce (not acted these ten years) called Duke and no Duke. …
  • Publication: [London] : [The Theatre], [1756]

Catalog Record 

File 767 P69B C838 1756 4/29

Acquired June 2019

 

Theatre Royal in Covent-Garden, this present Thursday

  • Author: Covent Garden Theatre.
  • Title: Theatre Royal in Covent-Garden, this present Thursday, being the 24th of April, will be presented a comedy, call’d Love for love : Valentine by Mr. Smith … To which will be added a burlesque opera, call’d The dragon of Wantley. The part of Moore of Moore-hall by Mr. Lowe …
  • Publication: [London] : [The Theatre], [1755]

Catalog Record 

File 767 P69B C838 1755 4/24

Acquired June 2019

 

To be sold by private contract

Three separate handbills on a single sheet, as printed. The top and bottom handbills with the same imprint: Printed for the proprietor by J. Catnach, Alnwick. The middle handbill has no imprint but last line reads: Alwick, April 28th, 1802.

  • Title: To be sold by private contract. A messuage, or dwelling house, and back buildings thereto belonging, situate in Narrowgate Street, in Alnwick … The said Mr. Leithard … applying to Mr. Annett, of Alnwick.
  • Publication: Alnwick [England] : Printed for the proprietor by J. Catnach, [1802]

Catalog Record 

File 66 802 T627+

Acquired June 2019

Sacred to the memory of H.R.H. the Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales

Engraved card printed within black mourning border

Engraved card printed within black mourning border, illustrated above title with an image of Prince Leopold and Britannia in front of Princess Charlotte’s tomb adorned with her portrait and topped with an urn. Six numbered stanzas of a hymn and two staves of music are engraved at the bottom.

  • Title: Sacred to the memory of H.R.H. the Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales, the beloved consort of Prince Leopold & only daughter to the Prince Regent of England : who was born Jany. 7, 1796, and died in childbed Novr. 6, 1817, universally lamented.
  • Publication: London : Published by Thos. Crabb, Ivy Lane, Paternoster Row, 1817.

Catalog Record 

File 66 817 Sa123

Acquired March 2019

Whereas [blank] hath paid the sum of [blank]

Date inferred from from text near bottom of sheet: … the [blank] day of [blank] 176[blank].
A form printed in letterpress with spaces for manuscript additions; the letterhead is decorated above with an engraving showing a large sun with a face, an image of a fire engine above, and two officials on either side.

  • Author: Sun-Fire-Office.
  • Title: Whereas [blank] hath paid the sum of [blank] to the Society of the Sun Fire-Office in London, and has agreed to pay or cause to be paid to them at their said office, the sum of [blank] on the [blank] and the like sum of [blank] yearly on the [blank] during the continuance of this policy, for insurance from loss or damage by fire, on [blank].
  • Publication: [London?] : [Sun Fire Office], [176-?]

Catalog record

File 66 76- Su957++

Acquired April 2019

Partners in travelling at short notice

Partners in travelling at short notice. Detailed description below

A broadside advertising a coach service from No. 2 Bridge Street off Ludgate Hill to persons who wish to travel fast in a post-chaise and who need a partner in order to hire the carriage. No name or business is specified, the author of this lengthy advertisement explains that such a utilitarian service needs no introduction.

  • Title: Partners in travelling at short notice.
  • Publication: [London] : [publisher not identified], [1770s]

Catalog Record

File 646 806 P273+

Acquired November 2018

A perspective view and section of an engine propos’d to be built

A perspective view and section of an engine propos'd to be built . Detailed description below

“This engraving represents a circular building, with conical roof of tiles, shown in two sections, and partly in perspective. Within the building is a large wheel turned by a horse and giving motion to a considerable number of spindles, to which are attached disks; on each of the disks are several razors, which are thus set in action on the faces of the men who apply their cheeks to openings in the inner wall of the building. Exterior to this inner wall is a gallery where stand the men who are thus expeditiously shaved; their hats hang on pegs, each over the hole to which the owner has applied himself. In the gallery several men are finishing or preparing for their toilettes. The operation of dressing a wig is shown below the wheel, on our right, where many combs are placed on a drum which revolves like a water-wheel before a man’s wig, placed on a block near it.”–British Museum catalogue, description of an earlier state.

  • Printmaker: Booth, Thomas, active 1743-1746, printmaker.
  • Title: A perspective view and section of an engine propos’d to be built by subscription, which will shave sixty men in a minute, also oyl comb and powder their wigs [graphic] / Booth sculp.
  • Publication: [London] : Publish’d according to act of Parliament Novr. [the] 2, 1749, and sold by J. Dubois at [the] Golden Head [the] corner of Burleigh Street near Exeter Chanc[…], [2 November 1749]

Catalog Record 

749.11.29.01+

Acquired November 2018