A catalogue of new and useful maps, curious & entertaining prints….

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“Frontispiece for ‘A Catalogue of News and Useful Maps Curious and Entertaining Prints, Books of Architecture, Great Variety of Drawing Books in all the Branches of Penmanship And the best of each Kind’; title on scroll, surrounded by prints and maps.”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • Title: A catalogue of new and useful maps, curious & entertaining prints, books of architecture, great variety of drawing books on the best principles from the greatest masters, copy books in all the branches of penmanship, and the best of each kind, printed for Robt. Sayer at the Golden Buck near Serjeants Inn, Fleetstreet, London [graphic] : where mercheants, gentlemen, and shopkeepers, &c. may be supplied on the best terms.
  • Publication: [London] : [Robert Sayer], [ca. 1766]

Catalog Record

File 66 766 C357

Acquired November 2021

Wm. Clement, bookseller & stationer

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Engraved trade card, illustrated with books and quills and ornamental garland.

  • Creator: Clement, William, -1839, bookseller.
  • Title: Wm. Clement, bookseller & stationer, No. 201 Strand, (opposite St. Clements Church). : News papers served in town, and regularly sent to all parts of England postage free. Copper plate engraving and printing in the neatest manner, books elegantly bound and carefully packed for exportation.
  • Publication: [London] : [William Clement], [between 1801 and 1810]

Catalog Record

File 66 801 C626

Acquired November 2021

Arnold, engraver & copper-plate printer

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Trade card of the engraver and copper plate printer Francis Arnold. At center is a detailed vignette of a printer’s workshop with two workers, one engaged in the process of engraving a copper plate and the other at the printing press, with sheets drying above and bind sheets at his feet. Engraved text on either side of the vignette lists some of the products offered: “Invoice heads, address cards, arms, crests, &c. &c.”; and “Manufacturers patterns engraved and printed.”

  • Creator: Arnold, Francis, approximately 1772-1829.
  • Title: Arnold, engraver & copper-plate printer, No. 8, Bath Street, Birmingham [graphic].
  • Publication: [Birmingham, England] : [Francis Arnold], [not before 1818]

Catalog Record

File 66 818 Ar742

Acquired November 2021

Maps and prints sold and fram’d for parlors

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A trade card advertising the services provided by the printseller and picture restorer Robert Hulton, whose shop was at on the corner of Pall Mall facing the Haymarket. A medley print with text in image on the left “Paintings, prints & Indian picktures [sic] carfully [sic] clean’d. mended and lined” and on the right “The following particulars made & sold very cheap by Rt. Hulton at the corner of Pallmall facing [the] Hay-markett, St. James’s, London.

  • Title: Maps and prints sold and fram’d for parlors, staircases and closets at reasonable rates [graphic] : merchants or other dealers in towne or country may be furnished whole sale or retaile at [the] lowest prizes.
  • Publication: [London] : [Robert Hulton], [not after 1743]

Catalog Record

File 66 743 M297

Acquired November 2021

The Royal Family of Great Britain

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A group portrait of George III, Queen Charlotte, and their thirteen surviving children each numbered with a key below. The youngest children play with kites and marbles. In the background Princess Amelia (the youngest) jumps into the arms of her brother, Prince Ernest Augustus. The older members of the family form small groupings that are engaged in conversation. In the foreground are books, charts, and globes, suggesting their education and cultural pursuits.

  • Title: The Royal Family of Great Britain [graphic].
  • Publication: [London] : Printed and sold by Carington Bowles, No. 69 in St. Pauls Church Yard, London, [ca. 1785?]

Catalog Record

785.00.00.119

Acquired February 2022

Peter Griffin, map & print-seller

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“Trade card of Peter Griffin, printseller, at Dial and Three Crowns, Next the Globe Tavern, Fleet Street, from the late Overtons; text on sheet at the centre with clock face and three crowns above; with various prints overlapping behind it, including maps, portraits, satires, and ornaments.”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • Printmaker: Le Clerc, active 1738-1775, printmaker.
  • Title: Peter Griffin, map & print-seller, at the Dial and Three Crowns, next the Globe Tavern, Fleet-Street; from the late Overtons [graphic] / le Clerc fec.
  • Publication: [London] : Sold by Peter Griffin, map & printseller at the Three Crowns & Dial, next the Globe Tavern, Fleet Street, 1747.

Catalog Record

File 66 747 G852

Acquired November 2021

A catalogue of maps, prints, copy-books

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“Title page to catalogue of John Bowles, printer and printseller, at the Black Horse, Cornhill, London; text in rectangle at the centre, with naval scene showing two ships on the sea below; behind the text a map, a letter to Mr John Bowles, a landscape and a study of eyes.”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • Printmaker: Clark, John, 1688-1736, printmaker.
  • Title: A catalogue of maps, prints, copy-books, &c. from off copper-plates, printed for John Bowles, at the Black-Horse in Cornhill, London [graphic] : where merchants, gentlemen, city and country shop-keepers, and chapmen may be furnished with the newest and best variety, at the lowest prices / Baston delin. ; J. Clark sculp.
  • Publication: [London] : [John Bowles], [ca. 1733]

Catalog Record

File 66 733 C593

Acquired November 2021

Urling’s Lace, from 143 Cheapside. Geo. Fred. Urling & Co.

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With two small letterpress notices printed on green paper and pasted at the bottom of the image on the front and on the verso above the aperture that contains the lace samples.

On reverse: Royal patent for Geo. Fred. Urling & Co. Thread Lace Manufacturers to the Royal Family and to her late Majesty. By special appointment. At top of image: Retail House for Urling’s lace. Also two red wax seals below aperture.

  • Title: Urling’s Lace, from 143 Cheapside. Geo. Fred. Urling & Co.
  • Publication: [London?] : [Urling’s Lace Shop], [not before 1818]

Catalog Record

File 66 818 Ur77

Acquired September 2021

G.C. Lichtenberg’s ausführliche Erklärung der Hogarthischen Kupferstiche

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  • Author: Lichtenberg, Georg Christoph, 1742-1799.
  • Title: G.C. Lichtenberg’s ausführliche Erklärung der Hogarthischen Kupferstiche / mit verkleinerten Copien derselben von Carl Rahl.
  • Publication: Wien : Ben Chr. Kaulfuss und C. Armbruster, 1818-23.

Catalog Record

75 H67 S818

Acquired June 2021

The Graham Charitable Society, instituted Septr. 13th anno 1759

 

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  • Creator: Graham Charitable Society.
  • Title: The Graham Charitable Society, instituted Septr. 13th anno 1759. : His Grace the Duke of Montrose, Patron.
  • Publication: [London] : [publisher not identified], [approximately 1820]

Catalog Record

File 66 820 G739+

Acquired October 2021