Authentic account of forgeries and frauds….

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  • Uniform Title: Authentic account of forgeries and frauds of various kinds committed by Charles Price, otherwise Patch.
  • Title: A new edition, being a more minute and particular account of that consummate adept in deception, Charles Price, otherwise Patch, many years a stock-broker and lottery-office-keeper in London and Westminster : in this edition the whole of his various forgeries and frauds are circumstantially related … till he began that desperate undertaking of forgeries on the Bank of England … : with this edition is given as a frontispiece an exact representation of his person, in the disguise he wore when he negotiated his first parcel of counterfeit bank notes, in the year 1780, and likewise another portrait of him in his usual dress.
  • Publication: London : Printed for the editor, (by whose permission a part only of these memoirs first appeared in the English Chronicle) and sold by G. Kearsley, at no. 46, in Fleet-Street, MDCCLXXXVI [1786]

Catalog Record

53 P925 S786

Acquired April 2020

Sarah Malcolm

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A reversed copy of a Hogarth print. Portrait of Sarah Malcolm, shown three-quarter length and seated as she leans with her hands on a table to left, looking back over her left shoulder. She wears a white apron and a white shawl over her head. A bloody knife has been added, on the table.

 

  • Title: Sarah Malcolm [graphic] : executed in Fleet Street, March the 7th 1733 for robbing [the] chambers of Mrs. Lydia Duncomb in [the] Temple, & murdering her, Eliz. Harrison, & Ann Price / Hogarth pinx.
  • Edition: [State with price burnished from plate].
  • Publication: [London] : [publisher not identified], [not before 1733]

Catalog Record

55 M243 733

Acquired November 2020

 

Collection of broadsides about the Tottenham Park Association

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collection comprising eighteen broadsides that trace the initial proposal, founding and development of the Tottenham Park Association. Most of the notices offer rewards for the recovery of stolen property, such as livestock, a set of curtains, a gate and a fence, apprehending offenders and removing “gipsies or other vagrants from the parishes.” The other broadsides relate to the governance of the association.

 

  • Creator: Tottenham Park Association.
  • Title:Collection of broadsides about the Tottenham Park Association : printed text.
  • Publication: Marlborough, England, 1819.

Catalog Record

64 M347 819

Acquired June 2020

A harlot’s progress. Plate IV

description belowA copy in reverse of William Hogarth’s Plate 4 of A harlot’s progress: A scene in Bridewell prison with Moll Hackabout and the other inmates beating hemp under the supervision of a stern warder holding a cane. Moll is still dressed in her finery, but a one-eyed female attendant fingers the lace lappet hanging from her cap and her serving-woman sits before her in Moll’s elegant shoes; next to her a fellow inmate picks vermin off her clothes. Next to Moll is a gambler, a torn playing card on the floor in front of him; behind her, a man stands with his hands in a pillory on which hangs a sign “Better to Work than Stand thus.” Further down the wall is a whipping post with the words “The Wages of Idleness.” On a shudder against the back wall is an effigy of Sir John Gonson (“Sr. J G”).

  • Title: A harlot’s progress. Plate IV [graphic] : In Bridewell beating hemp = Dans la maison de correction a battre le chanvre / invented & painted by Wm. Hogarth.
  • Publication: [London] : [publisher not identified], [not before 25 March 1768]

Catalog Record 

Hogarth 768.03.25.12+ Box 210

Acquired December 2019

Ruin’d at a gaming table

description belowCopy (not reversed) of the first state of Plate 6th of Hogarth’s ‘The Rake’s Progress’ (Paulson 137): Interior of a gambling house in Covent Garden where Tom has fallen, raving, on one knee having lost his money at dice; behind him a chaotic group of gamblers, most of whom fail to notice that flames and smoke are pouring over the panelling and through the door (left); to right, a highwayman (a gun and mask in his pocket) sits beside the hearth ignoring a small boy who offers him a drink, on the wall is a handbill advertising “R. Tustian Card Maker” — British Museum online catalogue. On the lower left, a man is entering a note of a loan to Lord Cogg for £500. A dog with a color “Covent Gar[den]” barks at Tom.

  • Title: Ruin’d at a gaming table [graphic].
  • Publication: [London] : Publish’d wth. [the] consent of Mrs. Hogarth, by Henry Parker, at No. 82 in Cornhill, March 25, 1768.

Catalog Record

Hogarth 768.03.25.06+ Box 210

Acquired December 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

 

Dancing bear

Nine small scenes, arranged in three rows, showing people and animals engaged in various activities.

  • Title: Dancing bear [graphic] ; Don Quixote & Sancho ; Paul Puff & Jerry Sneak ; Farmer & pig ; Ballad singers ; Pompey the Little ; Dancing dogs ; A robber ; Astronomers.
  • Publication: [Alnwick] : Printed and published by W. Davison, Alnwick, [between 1812 and 1817]

Catalog Record 

812.00.00.122

Acquired September 2019

The new Newgate calendar

see description belowWith engraved plates showing prisons, executions, portraits, trial at the Sessions House, Old Bailey, crimes on land and at sea. Directions to binder at end of volume 3.
Contents continues: … mutineers, coiners, highwaymen, footpads, housebreakers, rioters, extortioners, sharpers, forgers, pickpockets, fraudulent bankrupts, money-droppers, imposters, and thieves of every description. Containing also a number of interesting cases never before published; with occasional essays on crimes and punishments, original anecdotes, and observations on particular cases; explanations of the criminal laws, the speeches, confessions, and last exclamations of sufferers, to which is added, a correct account of the various modes of punishment of criminals in different parts of the world.

  • Author: Knapp, Andrew.
  • Title: The new Newgate calendar : being interesting memoirs of notorious characters, who have been convicted of outrages on the laws of England, during the seventeenth century, brought down to the present time. Chronologically arranged. Comprising traitors, murderers, incendiaries, ravishers, pirates … / by Andrew Knapp and William Baldwin, attornies at law.
  • Publication: London : Printed and published by J. Robins and Co., Ivy-Lane, Paternoster-Row, [1820?]

Catalog Record

521 6

Acquired June 2019

John Sheppard

read description belowPortrait of John Sheppard, highwayman and thief, seated three-quarter length in prison cell with hands in chains, head turned to right, towards window; wearing plain coat and necktie, his hair cut short; lettered state with Latin verses.

  • Printmaker: White, George, approximately 1684-1732, printmaker, publisher.
  • Title: John Sheppard [graphic] / J. Thornhill Eques delin. ; G. White fecit.
  • Edition: [State 5].
  • Publication: [London] : Sold by T. Bowles in St. Pauls Church Yard, J. Bowles against Stocks Market, & Geo. White in Hart Street between [the] Church & Bloomsbury Markt, [ca. 1724]

Catalog Record

724.00.00.01+

Acquired June 2019

John Bellingham

Three-quarter length portrait of Bellingham standing in profile to the left, holding an open letter.

  • TitleJohn Bellingham [graphic] : taken at the Sessions House, Old Bailey, May 15th, 1812.
  • Publication[Dublin] : Pub. by McCleary, 32 Nassau St., [not before 16 May 1812]

Catalog Record

812.05.16.01

Acquired July 2017