Valentine’s day, or Quizzes for the post

  • Title: Valentine’s day, or Quizzes for the post : containing acrostics for the use of ladies and gentlemen, who wish to learn the art of making love.
  • Published: London : Printed for the booksellers, [1830?]

Catalog Record 

763 830 V157

Acquired October 2019

 

Pittpatche’s Requisition!? Proclamation extraordinary?

printed textA satire on Pitt’s government suggesting his adminstration was a theatre. The layout of the sheet mimics that of a contemporary playbill.

  • Title: Pittpatche’s Requisition!? Proclamation extraordinary? Given at our Court of Pandaemonium, the seventeenth day of February, in the year of our lords, Old Nick and the King. …
  • Published: [London] : Printed for and sold by J. Bullock, [1795?]

Catalog Record 

File 53 P68 P691++

Acquired June 2019

The old English ‘squire

Plates: The old squire — Fetching the midwife — Dressing the young squire — Young squire gets ferrul’d for neglecting his studies — Breaking cover, or Hunting in Hampshire — Tries a new shooting pony, which won’t do — Crammed at college by his tutor for a degree — Gets cheated by his miller who grinds oats for him — Young squire goes to London and gets his pockets eased — Takes lessons in dancing — Sits for his portrait — Goes to the opera — Buys an historical picture. St. Anthony preaching to the fishes — Goes to a picture sale — Rides home on a borrowed horse — Mistakes mushrooms for game and spoils their shape — Meets with a small accident — His gun misses fire, because he had forgot to load it — Goes with some friends to shoot grouse on the moors — Not the safest way to carry loaded guns in a wood — Spurs himself in the wrong place — Sees a water kelpy — The village schoolmaster, fond of little bits — A cheerful dance.

  • Author: Chatto, William Andrew, 1799-1864, author.
  • Title: The old English ‘squire : “a jovial gay fox hunter, bold, frank and free” : a poem in ten cantos / by John Careless, Esq. ; illustrated with plates by one of the family.
  • Publication: London : Printed for Thomas M’Lean, 26, Haymarket, by Howlett and Brimmer, Frith Street, Soho, 1821.

Catalog Record 

53 C4 821

Acquired May 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

The pleasant musical companion

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An alphabetical table of the catches contain’d in this book

  • CreatorBlow, John, 1649?-1708.
  • TitleThe pleasant musical companion : being a choice collection of catches, for three and four voices / compos’d by Dr. John Blow, the late Mr. Henry Purcell, and other eminent masters.
  • EditionThe tenth edition, corrected; and several new catches.
  • PublishedLondon : Printed and sold by J. Johnson, musical-instrument-maker, at the Harp and Crown facning Bow-Church in Cheapside …, [1740?]

Catalog Record

LWL Mss Vol. 222

Acquired July 2016

 

The bonny broom

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A slip song. In this edition the woodcut shows a pastoral scene with a couple standing on the left beneath a tree and two dogs on the right.

  • TitleThe bonny broom : a song, new set to music.
  • Publication[King’s Lynn, England : Printed and sold at Garratt’s Printing-Office in Lynn, Norfolk, ca. 1780]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

File 763 780 B716+

Acquired July 2015

 

The roguish miller, or, Nothing got by cheating…

The roguish miller, or, Nothing got by cheating

Verse begins: A Miller there was, and he liv’d at his Mill …

  • Author: More, Hannah, 1745-1833.
  • Title: The roguish miller, or, Nothing got by cheating : a true ballad.
  • Published: [Bath] : Sold by S. Hazard (printer to the Cheap Repository for Religious and Moral Tracts) at Bath; by J. Marshall, printer to the Cheap Repositories, No. 18, Queen-Street, Cheap-Side and No. 4 Aldermary Church Yard, by R. White, Piccadilly, London; and by all booksellers, newsmen and hawkers, in town and country, [1795]

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Digital Collection

Acquired June, 2011 by the Lewis Walpole Library.