Me and my wife and daughter

A family of three on horseback riding down a country road, seen from behind with the man in the centre and flanked by the two women in a baskets, in plain, house in the left middle distance.

  • Title: Me and my wife and daughter [graphic].
  • Publication: [Alnwick] : Printed and published by W. Davison, Alnwick, [between 1812 and 1817]

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Acquired September 2019

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]

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Quarto 659 777H

Acquired March 2019

You see my dartur vears her hair like the Queen…

A homely, heavy-set girl (left) sits on a chair while an artist in spectacles (right) sits and sketches her in profile while her coarse mother in a mop cap smiles at the artist who looks back in surprise at her comment to him. Below is a clipping with the words, “You see my dartur vears her hair like the queen”. Possibly a satire directed at the new Queen, Victoria.

  • Creator: Heath, Henry, active 1824-1850, lithographer.
  • TitleYou see my dartur vears her hair like the Queen, consekently I should vish her to be taken as sich [graphic] / HH [monogram].
  • Publication[London?] : [publisher not identified], [not before 1837?]

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Acquired March 2018