A Guide to all the watering and sea-bathing places

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Folding frontispiece of Brighton Pavilion and an engraved pictorial title page preceding six unnumbered preliminary pages.
Four views on each of the 23 plates.

  • Title: A Guide to all the watering and sea-bathing places : description of the lakes, tour in Wales, &c. &c.
  • Publication: London : Published by Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown and Green, Paternoster Row, [not before 1820]
  • Manufacture: London : Printed by A. & R. Spottiswoode

Catalog Record

62 820 G946

Acquired May 2023

A perspective view of Brighthelmston

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View of Brighton, the town with numerous houses and other buildings, St. Nicholas’s Church on the hill above the town to the right, the coast stretching away in the distance, windmills in the fields to the left with haywains drawn by oxen and reapers at their work amongst the crops to the right, elegant ladies and gentlemen strolling through the scene with a man sketching to the left, several boats and ships on the calm sea beyond, gulls amongst the clouds above. The Royal Arms below.

  • Printmaker: Canot, Pierre Charles, 1710-1777, printmaker.
  • Title: A perspective view of Brighthelmston, and of the sea coast as far as the Isle of Wight [graphic] : Inscribed (by permission) to His Royal Highness William Henry Duke of Gloucester and Edinburgh, Earl of Connaught of the Kingdom of Ireland, Ranger of Hampton Court Park, and Knight of the Most Noble Order of the Garter – by His Royal Highnesses most obedt. & devoted servt. James Lambert / Jas. Lambert pinxt. ; P.C. Canot sculpt.
  • Publication: [London] ; [Lewes] : Publish’d as the act directs, & sold by Jas. Lambert, painter, at Lewes in Sussex, and Robert Sayer, map and printseller, No. 53 Fleet Street, London, [approximately 1765]

Catalog Record

Drawer 765.00.00.95

Acquired April 2023

On the death of Her Royal Highness

printed text

Engraved card printed within black mourning border, illustrated above title with an image of Prince Leopold leaning mournfully over his wife Princess Charlotte’s tomb, which is adorned with her portrait and topped with an urn. Sixteen lines of verse are engraved at the bottom.

 

  • Title: On the death of Her Royal Highness the Princess Charlotte of Wales : who died Novr. 6th, 1817.
  • Publication: [London] : T. Crabb, [1817]

Catalog Record

File 56 C47 817On No.2

Acquired November 2022

Le colera de Napoleon

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A Spanish version of Gillray’s 1803 satire ‘Maniac Raving’s-or-Little Boney in a Strong Fit’, the texts in the plate adapted to the Spanish relationship with France during the Peninsular War – after the invading French armies were defeated by the Spanish in Andalusia at the Battle of Bailen ‘Napoleon is frantic with rage at the news from Spain… He blames Godoy (whom he had made ‘Prince of the Algarves’) for deceiving him, apostrophizes Talleyrand, reproaches Dupont, and his second-in-command Vedel, for the capitulation of Baylen… his deceptions are discovered by the ‘perfidious Englishman’, probably Sir Hew Dalrymple, the Governor of Gibraltar’ (British Museum catalogue).

  • Title: Le colera de Napoleon [graphic].
  • Publication: [Spain] : [publisher not identified], [1808 or 1809?]

Catalog Record

808.00.00.38+

Acquired April 2023

Journal of a young lady, together with a commonplace book of poems

 

manuscript notebook

A volume with a bound-in journal with original marbled wrappers intact, with additional signatures on which have been mounted prints, newspaper clippings, and transcriptions of poems, compiled by a young woman. The journal records the details of her trip with a friend Miss Kendall, starting from Norwich and traveling to and around Yorkshire in 1794.

  • Title: Journal of a young lady, together with a commonplace book of poems : manuscript and printed text.
  • Production: England, circa 1794.

Catalog Record

LWL MSS Vol. 284

Acquired August 2022

The spectre mother, or, The haunted tower

frontispiece and title page

  • Author: Mitchell, John (Allegorist)
  • Title: The spectre mother, or, The haunted tower / by the author of Midnight horrors, Female pilgrim, &c.
  • Publication: London : Printed & sold by Dean & Munday, 35, Threadneedle Street, [between 1810 and 1814]

Catalog Record

763 810 M681

Acquired April 2023

Drawing book of landscapes

landscape drawing of a road winding through a forest with a 2 story house in the background

Six engraved plates depicting landscapes, numbered 1-6

 

  • Printmaker: Roberts, Henry, approximately 1710-approximately 1790, printmaker.
  • Title: [Drawing book of landscapes] [graphic].
  • Publication: [London] : Sold by Henry Roberts near Hand Alley facing Great Turn-Stile, Holborn, publish’d Decr. [the] 26, according to act of Parliament, 1743.

Catalog Record

724 744D

Acquired September 2022

The spectres, or, Lord Oswald and Lady Rosa

colored frontispiece and printed title page

  • Author: Wilkinson, Sarah Scudgell, 1779-1831, author
  • Title: The spectres, or, Lord Oswald and Lady Rosa : including an account of the Marchioness of Civetti, who was basely consigned to a dungeon beneath her castle, by her eldest son, whose cruel avarice plunged him into the commission of the worst of crimes, that stain the annals of the human race : an original romantic tale / by Sarah Wilkinson.
  • Publication: London : Printed and published by J. Fairburn, 110, Minories, [1814?]

Catalog Record

763 814 W687

Acquired April 2023

Drawing book of river and coastal landscapes

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Six engraved plates depicting river and coastal built up landscapes. Numbered C1-C6 and identified as ‘Book 3’ in the upper left hand corner of first plate. ‘Price 6d.’ in lower right margin of first plate.

  • Author: Schnebbelie, Jacob, 1760-1792, attributed name
  • Title: [Drawing book of river and coastal landscapes] [graphic]
  • Publication: [London] : Printed for Carington Bowles in St. Pauls Church Yard, London, [approximately 1770]

Catalog Record

724 770Sc

Acquired September 2022

Anniversary meeting of the Guardians of the Asylum

description belowInvitation to a dinner of the Guardians of the Asylum for Female Orphans. At top is a scene of a woman leading three orphan children away to the left, while the bodies of soldiers are taken away to the right; text with the details of the meeting engraved below. The whole is enclosed within a border of leaves.

 

  • Creator: Asylum for Orphan Girls (London, England)
  • Title: Anniversary meeting of the Guardians of the Asylum : at the Crown and Anchor Tavern, Strand, on [blank] May 19th, 179 [blank]. Dinner ticket, price 10s. 6d.
  • Publication: [London] : [publisher not identified], [179-]

Catalog Record

File 66 79- As861

Acquired November 2022