Memoirs of Theodore Lane

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A bound album with “Biographical sketch of the life of Mr. Theodore Lane” (pages [33]-59 from Pierce Egan’s 1831 publication: The show folks! (London : Printed for M. Arnold, 1831)), extra-illustrated with portraits of actors, actors in performances, playwrights, and art patrons, followed by cropped impressions, mounted, of the twenty-seven hand-colored plates that accompanied with Pierce Egan’s 1825 The life of an actor and on the final four leaves the nine small, black and white vignettes, also of theatrical scenes also from Egan’s Life of an actor. Lane was an English painter and engraver, who excelled at comic illustration. Also bound in at the front is an autograph letter from Egan dated 15 June 1832 to Mr. Elliott.

 

  • Author: Egan, Pierce, 1772-1849.
  • Title: Memoirs of Theodore Lane : printed text and manuscript / by Pierce Egan.
  • Production: England, circa 1825?

Catalog Record

Quarto 56 Eg13 832m

Acquired June 2020

Account of the Society of Friends of Foreigners in Distress

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  • Author: Society of Friends of Foreigners in Distress.
  • Title: Account of the Society of Friends of Foreigners in Distress : with the nature and views of the institution ; also the plan and regulations, a list of subscribers, and an appendix, containing some of the most interesting cases.
  • Publication: London : Printed for the Society by W. Marchant, Ingram-Court, Fenchurch-Street, 1814.

Catalog record

63 814 So678

Acquired September 2020

 

George Cruikshank : the artist, the humorist, and the man

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Extra-illustrated with 116 additional prints and autograph material: 82 etchings, caricatures, engraved plates, illustrated title pages, and broadsides by George Cruikshank, of which 24 are hand-colored, mounted and captioned in pencil having been trimmed to the image with loss of imprints

 

  • Author: Bates, William, -1884, author.
  • Title: George Cruikshank : the artist, the humorist, and the man, with some account of his brother Robert : a critico-bibliographical essay / by William Bates … ; with numerous illustrations by G. Cruickshank including several from original drawings in the possession of the author.
  • Edition: Second edition, revised, and augmented by a copiously annotated bibliographical appendix, and additional plates on India paper.
  • Publication: London : Houlston and Sons, Paternoster Square ; Birmingham : Houghton and Hammond, Scotland Passage, 1879.

Catalog Record

75 C889 S879

Acquired March 2020

The castle of Otranto : a Gothic story

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Extra-illustrated with the seven plates color-printed à la poupée for the Edward Jeffery edition of 1796

 

  • Author: Walpole, Horace, 1717-1797, author.
  • Title: The castle of Otranto : a Gothic story / translated by William Marshal, gent. from the original Italian of Onuphrio Muralto, Canon of the Church of St. Nicholas at Otranto.
  • Edition: The sixth edition.
  • Publication: Parma : Printed by Bodoni, for J. Edwards, bookseller of London, MDCCXCI [1791]

Catalog Record

24 17 791 Copy 16

Acquired July 2020

Memoirs of Mrs. Fitzherbert

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Extra-illustrated with the addition of 54 portraits and views (some hand-colored) ranging in date from the late 18th to the late 19th century, inlaid to size. Also bound in at the end is a publisher’s catalog (45, [3] pages) dated New Burlington Street, Jan. 1, 1856

 

  • Author: Langdale, Chas (Charles), 1787-1868, author.
  • Title: Memoirs of Mrs. Fitzherbert; with an account of her marriage with H.R.H. the Prince of Wales, afterwards King George IV / by the Hon. Charles Langdale.
  • Publication: London : Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, publisherin ordinary to Her Majesty, MDCCCLVI [1856]

Catalog Record

53 H645 S856

Acquired March 2020

Admirable satire on the death, dissection… of Mr. Pitt

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  • Title: Admirable satire on the death, dissection, funeral procession, & epitaph of Mr. Pitt. : (Copied from the Telegraph of the 20th, 21st, and 24th August, 1795).
  • Publication: London : Printed for the booksellers, and sold by C. Smith, [1795]

Catalog Record 

53 P681 Ad238

Acquired November 2019

 

Hospitality kicking avarice out of doors

Hospitality kicking avarice out of doors. Detailed description below.

A caricature of the new Lord Mayor of London: Harvey Combe stands centered in a hall, surrounded by a desperate looking group of people both rich and poor, who kneel and beg. A skeletal man (butcher?) holds a knife in one hand and a scroll in the other inscribed with a large order for meat: “12 haundres venison, 6 necks do., 8 turtles, 20 brace partridges, 20 pheasants, 20 brace woodcocks, 16 sirloins beef”. In the foreground lies another sheet which reads “Tripe Soup. Liver & Crow. Fried Tripe. Bill of Fare for 8 Novr.” The outgoing Lord Mayor, Sir Richard Glyn, who was notoriously spendthrift during his period in office, is seen being kicked out of the Mansion House holding large money bag. The two cats on the left and the dog following the butcher are also thin from malnutrition. Two large spiders have spun large webs below the archway on the left below are two cupids holding a heart molded above the archway.

  • Title: Hospitality kicking avarice out of doors, or, New tenants at a mansion house [graphic].
  • Distribution: [London] : Sold by all the printsellers in London, Novr. 9, 1799.

Catalog Record

799.11.09.02++

Acquired November 2018

The true effigies of a city sword bearer

The true effigies of a city sword bearer. Detailed description below.

Satirical portrait of William Pickett, Lord Mayor of London for 1789; three-quarter length, seated; wearing the ceremonial gown and with a City of London sword hanging in the background; within a border composed of plates, cups, saucers, mugs, kettles, and a chamber pot, with two bears in the corners; a fire extinguisher and a string of “India crackers” hang below the border.

  • Title: The true effigies of a city sword bearer [graphic] / W. fecit.
  • Publication: [London] : Publishd. according to act of Parliament, June 1st, 1789, by E. Harding, [1 June 1789]

Catalog Record 

789.06.01.02

Acquired November 2018

Historical anecdotes of some of the Howard family

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Extra-illustrated copy with eight engravings on ten inserted sheets. A list of the additions written in Morris’s hand(?): The Strawberry Hill copy illustrated with the following engravings: Portrait of Horace Walpole … Henry VIII .. Facsimiles of the signatures of Henry VIII & Edward VI. Portrait of Princess Mary, Marie Stuart reine d’Ecosse, décapitée … Arms of Thomas Holland … Thomas Mowbray .. Portrait of John Howard … Thomas Howard, Earl of Surrey … Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk.

  • Author: Norfolk, Charles Howard, Duke of, 1720-1786, author.
  • Title: Historical anecdotes of some of the Howard family / by the Honourable Charles Howard, Esq.
  • Publication: London : Printed by G. Scott, for J. Robson, bookseller to the Princess Dowager of Wales in New Bond Street, MDCCLXIX [1769]

Catalog Record 

53 N763 769 Copy 2

Acquired November 2018

The history and antiquities of the city and suburbs of Worcester

Extra-illustrated copy with an added 152 engravings and aquatints (dated from 1746 to the mid-19th century), two manuscript letters from the Duke of Beaufort, a pencil sketch of Edward Somerset, and a watercolor sketch of Worcester.

  • AuthorGreen, Valentine, 1739-1813.
  • TitleThe history and antiquities of the city and suburbs of Worcester … / by Valentine Green.
  • PublishedLondon : Printed for the author by W. Bulmer and Co., and sold by G. Nichol … [and 13 others], 1796.

Catalog Record 

Quarto 64 W92 796

Acquired March 2018