A sketch of modern France

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  • Author: Beaumont, Louise Elisa, 1751-1818, attributed name.
  • Title:A sketch of modern France : in a series of letters to a lady of fashion : written in the years 1796 and 1797, during a tour through France / by a Lady ; edited by C.L. Moody, LL.D. F.A.S.
  • Publication:London : Printed for T. Cadell jun. and W. Davies in the Strand, 1798.

Catalog Record

82 798Sk

Acquired August 2020

Lillias and Sophia Stuart music album

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A bound volume of music compiled by Lillias and Sophia Stuart, presumably sisters, with settings for keyboard and voice, the latter often for two singers, written in two distinct hands. The two women have copied here a variety of material, from traditional hymns to newly published works, including a works of French, Italian, Czech, German, as well as English composers, including those by: William Byrd, William Mason, “Te deum laudamus” from William Jackson (‘Jackson of Exeter’), Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, duets from Domenico Cimarosa’s “La Vergine del sole” and “Il matrimonio segrerto”, with other works by Jean Henri Naderman, Gaetano Andreozzi Rauzzini, “Non V’ É Piú Barbaro” by Girolamo Crescentini, the duet “Vive Alina sol per te” by Venanzio Rauzzini, Franz Josef Haydn’s ‘She never told her love’; a glee for three voices by Mellish; a duet from Pietro Carlo Guglielmi’s La scommessa; the duet “Che cangi tempre” by Bonifazio Asioli; two nocturnes by Felice Blangini; “O giore omnipotente” from the opera “Il ratto dei Prosepina” by Peter von Winter, and “Andante” by the Czech Jan Ladislav Dussek. This collection offers a glimpse of provincial musical knowledge and fashions at the beginning of the nineteenth century.

 

  • Author: Stuart, Lillias.
  • Title: Lillias and Sophia Stuart music album : manuscript.
  • Production: Exeter, England, 1810 August.

Catalog Record

LWL Mss Vol. 262

Acquired August 2020

The Sunday school children of Colchester

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A view of the grounds of the Castle Park in Colchester (Essex) with tents erected for the celebration of the anniversary of the Sunday school. The tents, along the left side accommodate a series of booths, each equipped to feed the children in orderly queues. Against a background of trees along the perimeter of the lawns are groups of people strolling, walking dogs, or sitting with their own picnic baskets; they are apparently of the middle or better classes (judging by their clothes) looking on their objects of charity?

 

  • Title: The Sunday school children of Colchester [graphic] : at their anniversary dinner in the Castle bailey.
  • Publication: [Colchester, England] : Published October 1t, 1797, by I. Marsden, Colchester, [1 October 1797]

Catalog Record

797.10.01.01+

Acquired August 2020

For the benefit of Joe Miller

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Copy of a benefit ticket whose design was formerly attributed to Hogarth: a stage scene with four performers in Congreve’s ‘The Old Bachelor’, showing the scene in Act III where Noll receives a kicking from Sharper; print after a forgery purporting to be a benefit ticket for Joe Miller for his performance as Sir Joseph Wittol.

 

  • Title: For the benefit of Joe Miller [graphic] : Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. The old batchelor / W. Hogarth ft.
  • Publication: [London?] : [publisher not identified], [early 19th century?]

Catalog Record

Hogarth 800.00.00.02 Box 140

Acquired August 2020

Eccentric biography or, Sketches of remarkable characters

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  • Title: Eccentric biography or, Sketches of remarkable characters, ancient and modern : including potentates , lawyers, statesmen, … and forming a pleasing delineation of the singularity, whim, folly, caprice, &c, &c of the human mind. Ornamented with portraits, of the most singular characters noticed in the work.
  • Publication: London : Printed by J. Cundee for Vernor and Hood, Poultry; and T. Hurst, No. 32 Paternoster-Row, 1801.

Catalog Record

51 A2 Ec17

Acquired August 2020

View of the Russian empire

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Catalogue of the Goldsmiths’ Library of Economic Literature, 1756

 

  • Author: Tooke, William, 1744-1820, author.
  • Title: View of the Russian empire during the reign of Catharine the Second and to the close of the present century / by William Tooke. In three volumes.
  • Publication: London : Printed for T.N. Longman, O. Rees, Paternoster-Row; and J. Debrett, Piccadilly, 1799.

Catalog Record

81 799T

Acquired August 2020

150 claimants to the throne of Great Britain

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Letterpress text discussing the line of succession above an etched genealogical chart, which illustrates the line of succession, following the reign of George IV, probably published in response to the death of Princess Charlotte in 1817 and before the birth of Victoria in 1819. However, the text also references “the present Princess of Wales”, but further evidence that this was issued in response to her death is the dark black border around her name.
Imprint etched at top of chart. Date from letterpress: “The following is a brief sketch. A.D. 1818.”

 

  • Title: 150 claimants to the throne of Great Britain.
  • Publication: [London] : Printed & publish’d by W. Finch, No. 5 Charlotte Place, New Cut, Lower Marsh, Lambeth, [ca. 1818]

Catalog Record

File 63 818 On58++

Acquired August 2020

Count Ugolino and his children in the dungeon

man with children in prison cellA scene from Dante’s ‘Divine Comedy’ showing Count Ugolino della Gherardesca, Count of Donoratico (c. 1220-1289), an Italian nobleman, politician and naval commander and his sons and grandchildren imprisoned in a dungeon. After Reynolds.

 

  • Artist: Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827, artist.
  • Title: [Count Ugolino and his children in the dungeon] [art original] / T. Rowlandson.
  • Production: [England], [not before 1773]

Catalog Record

Drawings R79 no. 18 Box D205

Acquired August 2020

Durhm Saugur, Comilla

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A Bangladeshi hunting scene showing three riders, one a woman riding side-saddle, following a pack of hounds; Indian servants and an English family in the foreground.

 

  • Title: Durhm Saugur, Comilla [graphic].
  • Publication: [Comilla, Bangladesh?] : [publisher not identified], [ca. 1820]

Catalog Record

820.00.00.92+

Acquired August 2020

The Ram’s Head Inn

men in a tavern

A scene in a tavern with a pair of inebriated men sitting on a bench in front of fireplace, smoking pipes and drinking from tankards, a dog at their feet. Another man from the next booth leans over the wall to engage them in conversation which they seem not to enjoy. In the next booth (right) a group of four men play cards while a fifth looks on.

 

  • Artist: Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827, artist.
  • Title: [The Ram’s Head Inn] [art original].
  • Production: [England], [ca. 1785]

Catalog Record

Drawings R79 no.16 Box 2

Acquired August 2020