Valentine’s day, or Quizzes for the post

  • Title: Valentine’s day, or Quizzes for the post : containing acrostics for the use of ladies and gentlemen, who wish to learn the art of making love.
  • Published: London : Printed for the booksellers, [1830?]

Catalog Record 

763 830 V157

Acquired October 2019

 

Les sérails de Londres

title page and 4 volumes

  • Uniform Title: [Nocturnal revels. French]
  • Title: Les sérails de Londres, ou, Les amusemens nocturnes, contenant les scènes qui y sont journellement représentées, les portraits et la description des courtisannes les plus célèbres, et les caractères de ceux qui les fréquentent / traduit de l’Anglais.
  • Publication: A Paris : Chez Barba, Libraire, Palais Egalité, derriére le Théâtre de la République, no. 51, an. IX (1801)

Catalog Record 

646 801 Se522

Acquired November 2018

The art of cuckoldom

The art of cuckoldom title page

A spoof?

  • TitleThe art of cuckoldom : exemplified in the history of Don Fernando. A Spanish tale. With curious and interesting notes / translated by T. Dutton, Esq.
  • PublicationLondon : Printed for the translator; and sold by D. Brewman, No. 18, Little New Street, Shoe Lane, 1794.

Catalog Record 

53 D95 794

Acquired April 2018

The horrid torture of impalment ….

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A punishment meted out to runaway slaves in Dutch Surinam as recorded by Stedman.

  • PrintmakerElmes, William, active 1797-1820, printmaker.
  • TitleThe horrid torture of impalment [sic] alive as a punishment on runaway slaves [graphic] / Wm. E.
  • PublicationLondon : Pub. by Thos. Tegg, Sep. 9, 1808.

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

808.09.09.01

Acquired July 2016

Susanna Oakes

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Portrait showing Susanna Oakes, who ran the circulating library at Ashbourne from about 1795 until 1801, seated in a ladder-back chair with a backdrop of shelved books. She is seated beside an occasional table, her quill pen within reach, in an attitude of contemplative thought. Her left arm is clearly seen to have a muscle wasting disease, and a cane resting against the chair confirms some form of disability.

  • TitleSusanna Oakes [graphic] : keeper of the circulating library at Ashborne [sic] in the County of Derby.
  • Publication[Derby : J. Drewry, 1802?]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

Portraits Oa11 no. 1

Acquired July 2015

Beiträge zu Wilhelm Hogarth’s Lebensbeschreibung

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List of Hogarth’s prints and prices

  • Author: Nichols, John, 1745-1826.
  • Uniform Title: [Biographical anecdotes of William Hogarth. German]
  • TitleBeiträge zu Wilhelm Hogarth’s Lebensbeschreibung. Nebst einem nach der Zeitfolge geordneten und mit Erklärungen begleiteten Verzeichnisse seines Kupferstichwerks. Aus dem Englischen mit einiger Abkürzung.
  • PublishedLeipzig : Bei Iohann Gottlob Immanuel Breitkopf, 1783.

Catalog Record

75 H67 S781g

Acquired April 2014

Broad grins

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Frontispiece: The laughing audience / designed by Wm. Hogarth.

  • Author: Colman, George, 1762-1836.
  • Title: Broad grins; My nightgown & slippers and other humorous works of George Colman, the younger, now first collected ; with life and anecdotes of the author / edited by George B. Buckstone.
  • Published: London : Chatto & Windus, Publishers (successors to John Camden Hotten), [1871?]

Catalog Record

53 C711 871

Acquired February 2014

The muse so oft her silver harp has strung …

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An elderly man plays his harp on a hillside surrounded by couples and children. In the distance are mountains and a tower.
Title from the first line of the four-line poem printed below the image.Title continues: “… That not a mountain rears his head unsung. And many an amorous, many a humourous lay, which many a bard had changed many a day.”

Frontispiece to: Jones, E. Bardic Museum. Musical and poetical relicks of the Welsh Bards, v. 2. London : For the author, 1802

  • Printmaker: Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827, printmaker.
  • Title: “The muse so oft her silver harp has strung …” [graphic] / the figures drawn by Ibbetson, and the landscape by J. Smith ; etched by Rowlandson.
  • Published: [London] : Published according to act of Parliament Feb. 20, 1802 by Ed. Jones, in Lord Steward’s Court-Yard, St. James’s Place, [20 February 1802]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

802.02.20.01+

Acquired April 2013