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

description below

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

Funeral procession of Princess Charlotte of Wales

printed text

A memorial to Princess Charlotte of Wales, the overall design being an image of her tomb, including a portrait of the princess and a depiction of her funeral procession directly below. Engraved text within the columns of the tomb provide the details of the procession along with Charlotte’s biography.

  • Title: [Funeral procession of Princess Charlotte of Wales].
  • Publication: [London?] : [publisher not identified], [1817]

Catalog Record

File 56 C47 817Fu

Acquired August 2022

 

Jeffery’s edition of The castle of Otranto

printed book

  • Author: Walpole, Horace, 1717-1797.
  • Uniform Title: [Castle of Otranto]
  • Title: Jeffery’s edition of The castle of Otranto, a gothic story. Translated by William Marshal, gent. from the original Italian of Onuphrio Muralto …
  • Edition:A new edition.
  • Publication: London : Printed by Cooper and Graham, and sold by the publishers, No. 11, Pall-Mall, 1796.

Catalog Record

24 17 796 Copy 6

Acquired October 2022

Toplis & Sons, tobacco and snuff manufacturers

printed text

  • Title: Toplis & Sons, tobacco and snuff manufacturers, No. 71, Shoreditch, London [graphic] : importers of Havannah and all other foreign cigars & snuffs, & manufacturers of all sorts of fancy tobacco’s & snuffs.
  • Publication: [London] : [Toplis & Sons], [approximately 1825]

Catalog Record

File 66 825 T675

Acquired October 2022

London, or, An abridgment of the celebrated Mr. Pennant’s description

printed text

  • Author: Pennant, Thomas, 1726-1798.
  • Title: London, or, An abridgment of the celebrated Mr. Pennant’s description of the British capital, and its environs. : Containing, An accurate, succinct, and interesting Account Of the most memorable Revolutions in Politics, Historical Events, Treasons, Fires, Public Executions, Remarkable Murders, and singular Robberies. Critical Observations on the public Buildings; a Review of their History; and a candid Examination of their Perfections and Defects. To which are prefixed, Notes, Additions, and Observations; and four capital plates. By Mr. John Wallis.
  • Publication: London : Printed for the editor and sold by W. Bentley, MDCCXC [1790]

Catalog Record

646 790 P37a

Acquired May 2022

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

description below

“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