Anecdotes of Mary, or, The good governess

frontispiece and title page of bound volume

Publications for the instruction and amusement of young people.

  • Author: H. S., author.
  • Title: Anecdotes of Mary, or, The good governess. / By the author of The history of the Davenport family.
  • Publication: London : Printed for E. Newbery, corner of St. Paul’s Church-Yard MDCCXCV [1795]

Catalog Record

659 795H

Acquired January 2023

University for Rational Amusement: Casino, No. 43

printed text

  • Title: University for Rational Amusement: Casino, No. 43, Great Marlborough-Street, on Friday the 19th instant will be held, the sixth meeting of The Female Parliament. The debates to be carried on by Ladies only, to commence with an exordium from the Chair, by a Lady. …
  • Publication: [London] : [publisher not identified], [1780]

Catalog Record

File 63 780 Un58

Acquired December 2020


Instructive rambles extended in London

title page

  • Author: Helme, Elizabeth, -1814?, author.
  • Title: Instructive rambles extended in London, and the adjacent villages : designed to amuse the mind and improve the understanding of youth / by Elizabeth Helme … ; in two volumes.
  • Published: London : Printed by and for Sampson Low, Bewick-street, Soho : And sold by E. Newbery, St. Paul’s Church-yard, 1800.

Catalog Record

659 800H

Acquired July 2020

Industry and idleness : a pleasing and instructive tale

description below

A moral tale modeled after William Hogarth’s Industry and idleness.


  • Author: Elliott, Mary, 1794?-1870, author.
  • Title: Industry and idleness : a pleasing and instructive tale, for good little girls, in words not exceeding two syllables / by Mary Belson, author of “Simple Truths.”
  • Edition: A new edition, corrected.
  • Publication: London : William Darton, 58, Holborn Hill, 1820.

Catalog Record

659 820 El46

Acquired March 2020


Virtue in humble life

Virtue in humble life title page

Two frontispieces designed by E. Edwards and engraved by J. Hall: v. 1 shows a father and daughter under a tree and v.2 shows Hanway seated on a rock reading, a skull beside him and reapers and a church in the background.

  • Author: Hanway, Jonas, 1712-1786, author.
  • Title: Virtue in humble life : containing reflections on relative duties, particularly those of masters and servants. Thoughts on the passions, prejudices, and tempers of mankind … Various anecdotes of the living and the dead: in two hundred and nine conversations between a father and his daughter … with a manual of devotion … In two volumes …
  • Edition: The second edition, amply corrected, and enlarged an half part / by Jonas Hanway, Esq.
  • Published: London : Printed for Dodsley, in Pall-Mall; Sewel, near the Royal-Exchange; and Bew, in Pater-Noster-Row, MDCCLXXVII [1777]

Catalog Record

Quarto 659 777H

Acquired March 2019

Characters: or, reflections on the manners of the age

  • AuthorPuisieux, Madame de (Madeleine), 1720-1798.
  • Uniform Title[Caractères. English]
  • TitleCharacters: or, reflections on the manners of the age. By Madam Depuisieux.
  • PublishedLondon : Printed for M. Cooper, and W. Meyer, 1751.

Catalog Record 

659 751P

Acquired February 2018