(No. 1)[-No. Four] of the Mitchelliad, or, the Tyne Mercury analyz’d

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A controversy between Samuel Delaval Mara of the Theatre-Royal, Newcastle upon Tyne, and John Mitchell, editor of the Tyne Mercury.

  • Author: Mara, Samuel Delaval, author.
  • Title: (No. 1)[-No. Four] of the Mitchelliad, or, the Tyne Mercury analyz’d / by S.D. Mara, of the Theatre-Royal, Newcastle.
  • Publication: Newcastle : Printed and sold by David Bass, foot of Pilgrim Street, 1804.

Catalog Record

769 1804 M298

Acquired August 2021

The ax laid to the root of the corrupt tree

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  • Author: Blanch, N., author.
  • Title: The ax laid to the root of the corrupt tree, or, An essay on the hard case of the retail-traders, citizens, shopkeepers, &c. of the city of London : in regard to their trade, as at present invaded by hawkers and pedlars : humbly addressed to the gentlemen that may either be nominated, or offer themselves for candidates against the next general election for representatives in Parliament : with advice to the electors, and recommended to all others whom it may concern : shewing that the principal cause of the decrease of the legal trade of this city is more owing to our own faults therein / by a liveryman.
  • Edition: The second edition.
  • Publication: London : Printed for the author; and sold by C. Corbett,, at Addison’s Head, over-against St. Dunstan’s Church in Fleet-Street, [1741?]

Catalog Record

646 741 B639

Acquired August 2021

Wheatstone’s miscellaneous extracts

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  • Title: Wheatstone’s miscellaneous extracts : consisting of favorite airs, songs, duetts, waltz’s &c, for the patent flageolet, flute, violin, &c.
  • Publication: London : Publish’d by C. Wheatstone, No. 436 Strand, [approximately 1809]

Catalog Record

74 809 W558

Acquired August 2021

The progress of the Empress Josephine

description below

“A sequence of eight libellous representations arranged in two rows, each with a caption. (1) She is stout, homely, and rather truculent as ‘A Planters Daughter.’ (2) As a clumsy and bejewelled parvenue she is ‘A French Countess’. (3) In weeds she holds a handkerchief to one eye: ‘A Widow.’ (4) Elegantly dressed, she holds out heavily shackled wrists: ‘A Prisoner’. (5) Similarly dressed, she raises a forefinger and holds a fan before one eye: ‘A Loose Fish.’ (6) She dances, Maenad-like, snapping thumb and forefinger, as ‘Barras’s Mistress’ [see British Museum Satires No. 10369]. (7) She wears a military tunic and plumed helmet, and holds a riding-switch as ‘A Generals Lady.’ (8) Walking in profile to the left. holding out a sceptre and wearing a jewelled gown and a crown, she is fat and vulgar as ‘An Empress’ [see British Museum Satires No. 10362].”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • Printmaker: Williams, Charles, active 1797-1830, printmaker.
  • Title: The progress of the Empress Josephine [graphic] / Woodward delt. ; C.W. scult.
  • Publication: London : Pubd. April 20th, 1808, by Thos. Tegg, 111 Cheapside, [20 April 1808]

Catalog Record

808.04.20.01

Acquired August 2021

Address of the Catholics of England, to their Protestant countrymen

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An apology for the attitude of many Protestants determined to deny Roman Catholics an equal place in political, social and religious life.
Printed in two columns; signed at the end by approximately 70 Catholics, headed by the Duke of Norfolk.

  • Title: Address of the Catholics of England, to their Protestant countrymen.
  • Publication: [England] : [publisher not identified], [1826]

Catalog Record

File 68 826 Ad227

Acquired August 2021

The declaration of Andrew Merrilies

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Regarding the highway robbery and assault committed upon Andrew Merrilies, near Edinburgh.

  • Author: Merrilies, Andrew.
  • Title: The declaration of Andrew Merrilies : emitted before the Honourable the Magistrates of Edinburgh, April 8, 1751. To which is subjoin’d, the declaration of Messrs. Burton and Goodlet, before the Lord Justice Clerk, April 10, 1751.
  • Publication: Edinburgh : [publisher not identified], printed in the year MDCCLI [1751]

Catalog Record

523 M571 751

Acquired August 2021

A scene on the frontiers…

description below

A scene on the frontier of the United States: a Native American (left) is shown scalping a dead British soldier. Another British soldier who has already been scalped is shown on the left edge of the design. In the center a second Native American, from whose rifle hangs a sign “Reward for 16 … scalps” and in whose knife initials “G.R.” have been etched, is shown handing a scalp to an obese British soldier (right). The speech balloon above the soldier ‘s head reads: “Bring me the scalps and the King our master will reward you”; from his pocket a strip of paper “Secret service money”. In the background, Native Americans and British soldiers dance around a fire.

  • Printmaker: G. L. (Draughtsman of Port de Québec), printmaker.
  • Title: A scene on the frontiers as practiced by the humane British and their worthy allies! [graphic] / L.G.
  • Publication: [United States] : [publisher not identified], [ca. 1813]

Catalog Record

813.00.00.25+

Acquired August 2021

Theatre Royal, Covent Garden. This present Thursday, February 7, 1822

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  • Title: Theatre Royal, Covent Garden. This present Thursday, February 7, 1822, (4th time) Shakspeare’s play of The tempest. (Altered and adapted by Dryden and Davenant … Prospero … by Mr. Young … Ariel by Miss M. Tree … : After which will be produced, for the 37th time, a new pantomime, called Harlequin and Mother Bunch; or, The yellow dwarf … Guinea Pig, (Captain of the Yeomen, afterwards Harlequin’s Lacquey) Mr. I.S. Grimaldi … Yellow Dwarf, (afterwards Clown,) Mr. Grimaldi …
  • Publication: [London] : [publisher not identified], [1822]

Catalog Record

File 767 P69B C838 1822 2/7

Acquired August 2021

The beggar boy: or, History and adventures of James Altamont

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  • Title: The beggar boy: or, History and adventures of James Altamont : afterwards earl Altamont, who was deprived (for a time) of his inheritance, and conveyed, by the infamous contrivance of his uncle, to America, where he remained thirteen years in slavery.
  • Publication: London : Printed by T. Maiden, Sherbourned-Lane, for Ann Lemoine, White Rose Court, Coleman Street, and J. Roe, No. 90, Houndsditch. ; Sold by all the booksellers in the United Kingdom, [1805?]

Catalog Record

53 C187 804

Acquired August 2021