The whole duty of a woman

title page

  • Title: The whole duty of a woman, or, A guide to the female sex, from the age of sixteen to sixty, &c. : being directions, how women of all qualities and conditions, ought to behave themselves in the various circumstances of this life, for their obtaining not only present but future happiness … : also choice receipts in physick and chirurgery with the whole art of cookery, preserving, candying, beautifying, &c. / written by a Lady.
  • Edition: The third edition.
  • Published: London : Printed for F. Guillim, against the Great James Tavern in Bishopgate-Street, 1701.

Catalog Record 

63 701 W628

Acquired October 2019

 

Lettre à M. de *** sur son projet de voyager

see description below

  • Title: Lettre à M. de *** sur son projet de voyager avec la sphère aërostatique de M. de Montgolfier : avec figure.
  • Publication: A Aéoropolis, sur la Place des Nues : Chez Zéphirolin le jeune ; Et se trouve à Paris : Chez les marchands de feuilles volantes, l’an de la lune [1783]

Catalog Record 

53 L967 783

Acquired July 2019

 

View of Tantalon Castle, the Bass-Rock and the River Forth

View of Tantalon Castle, the Bass-Rock and the River Forth

Figures by a boat and rocks in the foreground; the ruins of Tantallon Castle to the left; the Firth of Forth stretching to the distance; Bass Rock on the horizon; boats throughout the scene.

  • Printmaker: Dodd, Robert, 1748-1815, printmaker.
  • Title: View of Tantalon Castle, the Bass-Rock and the River Forth [graphic] / drawn by J. Farington R.A. ; engraved by R. Dodd.
  • Publication: London : Pubd. Febry. 1792 by F. Jukes, No. 10 Howland Street, [February 1792]

Catalog Record 

Drawer 792.02.00.03

Acquired June 2019

Abbey & Palace of Dumfermline

 

Abbey & Palace of Dumfermline

A river and rocks in the foreground; the abbey and palace of Dunfermline in the distance; trees throughout the scene.

 

  • Printmaker: Catton, Charles, 1756-1819, printmaker.
  • Title: Abbey & Palace of Dumfermline [sic] [graphic] / drawn in 1788 by J. Farington R.A. ; engraved by C. Catton Junr.
  • Publication: London : Published Feby. 1, 1792, by F. Jukes, No. 10 Howland Street, [1 February 1792]

Catalog Record 

Drawer 792.02.01.02

Acquired June 2019

 

The Macaroni and theatrical magazine

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Articles on fashion and manners, satirizing extremes; includes theater news and anecdotes, crime news, poetry, and a monthly register of foreign and domestic occurences, with lists of bankrupts, preferments, marriages, births and deaths. Most plates are satirical illustrations of extreme fashions and their wearers.

  • Title: The Macaroni and theatrical magazine, or Monthly register, of the fashions and diversions of the times. Conducted upon a much more elegant and liberal plan, than any other work of the kind hitherto published.
  • Published: London : Printed for the authors, and sold by John Williams, next the Mitre Tavern, Fleet Street, MDCCLXXII. [1772, i.e. 1773]

Catalog Record 

61 M115

Acquired October 2018

Mum : a political ballad for the present times

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A satire on Walpole and the Whigs.

  • Author: Leslie, Charles, active 1738-1743.
  • Title: Mum : a political ballad for the present times : with annotations political, critical, and historical.
  • Published: Edinburgh : Printed, and sold by the book-sellers in town, MDCCXL [1740]

Catalog Record 

763 740 L56

Acquired October 2018

Psalms, hymns and anthems

Title page of Psalm book for children

For voice and piano; interlinear words.
Hymns set to music by Smith, Scott, Worgan or other unnamed composers.
Music engraved by Caulfield.
Entirely engraved; title page has coat of arms of the Foundling Hospital of London, England.

  • TitlePsalms, hymns and anthems : for the use of the children of the Hospital for the Maintenance of Exposed and Deserted Young Children.
  • Published[London : s.n., ca. 1770?]

Catalog Record 

74 770 P974

Acquired February 2018

A catalogue of the superb and elegant household furniture

“To be viewed three days (Sunday excepted) preceding the sale, when catalogues will be delivered …, which may be had on the premises, and of Messrs. Skinner and Dyke, Aldersgate Street.”

  • AuthorSkinner and Dyke.
  • TitleA catalogue of the superb and elegant household furniture : fourteen brilliant pier glasses of very large dimensions, magnificent state beds, French cabinets … also capital marble statues … bronzes … prints and drawings … together with the extensive, truly valuable, and well selected library of scarce books in various languages … : late the property of Monsieur de Calonne, which will be sold by auction, by Messrs. Skinner and Dyke, on Monday the 13th of May, 1793, and eleven following days … on the premises, the extemity of Picadilly.
  • Published[London : Messrs. Skinner and Dyke, 1793]

Catalog Record 

125 Sk628 793

Acquired March 2018

The complete house-keeper, and professed cook

  • Author: Smith, Mary, of Newcastle.
  • TitleThe complete house-keeper, and professed cook : calculated for the greater ease and assistance of ladies, house-keepers, cooks, &c. &c. : containing upwards of seven hundred practical and approved receipts … / by Mary Smith …
  • PublishedNewcastle : Printed by T. Slack, for the author, 1772.

Catalog Record 

655 772Sm

Acquired March 2018