The six ologies

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  • Printmaker: Stanley, Edward, 1779-1849, printmaker.
  • Title: The six ologies : viz. entomology, anthology, demonology, ornithology, craniology, apology.
  • Publication: [England] : [publisher not identified], [ca. 1825]

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Folio 75 St787 825

Acquired November 2020

Slugs in a saw-pit hell to pay

Slugs in a saw-pit hell to pay . Detailed description below

“Two timorous duellists face each other at close quarters in a saw-pit, trembling and dropping their weapons, namely pistol and blunderbuss; each has a heap of weapons at his feet: sabres, rapier, pistol, more blunderbusses. The hair of both rises on their heads. One (left) is in uniform, the other (right), who is smaller, wears fashionable civilian dress with tasselled Hessian boots. A scroll extends above their heads inscribed: ‘Did you mean to Offend me? indeed Sir not I.–indeed Sir I’m very glad on’t!!!’ A spectator (right) looks over the edge of the pit, holding a bowl from which he blows soap bubbles, which float over the head of the civilian. The bubble in the pipe is inscribed ‘Puff’, suggesting a publicity campaign.”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • Printmaker: Heath, William, 1795-1840, printmaker.
  • Title: Slugs in a saw-pit hell to pay, or, The direful courage of Dolla Lolla [graphic].
  • Publication: [London] : Pub. Jan. 1810 by S.W. Fores, Picadilli [sic], [January 1810]

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Acquired October 2018

A tract on duelling

Title Page - A tract on duelling

Uncut, with original paper boards and paper spine label “Duelling”.

  • Author: Sharp, Granville, 1735-1813.
  • Title: A tract on duelling : wherein the opinions of some of the most celebrated writers on crown law are examined and corrected either by the authority of the same writer, declared in contradictory sentiments on the same subject collated from other parts of their works … in order to ascertain the due distinction between manslaughter and murder / by Granville Sharp.
  • Published: London : Printed for B. White and Son, Fleet-Street; and C. Dilly, in the Poultry, MDCCXC [1790]
  • Edition: Second edition with additions.

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Acquired January 2012