An engraved sheet folded and mounted on wooden sticks secured with brass and bone hardware to form a fan, probably designed as a portable aide-memoire, includes musical scores for eighteen dances as well as directions for the dance steps — e.g., “The 2nd Lady Lead round the 2d. Gent, the Gent. Do the Same, Lead Down the middle up again Cast off. Pousete” is given for the Duke of Clarence’s Fancy. The decorative border is hand-colored in pink. On the verso is a sheet decorated with a small emblem with musical instruments and notations.
- Title: Eighteen of the most favourite new country dances [graphic].
- Publication: [Edinburgh?] : [publisher not identified], [not before 1791]
792.00.00.106 Object Room
Acquired December 2018
A print with the rules of the card game Faro engraved with decorative motifs across top edge. The print has been mounted on sticks of bone to form a fan.
- Title: Rules of faro [graphic] = Regles du pharaon.
- Publication: [London] : Published according to act by J. Cock and J.P. Crowder, Wood Street, London, April 20th, 1792.
Catalog Record & Digital Collection
792.04.20.01 Object Room
Acquired January 2016