A new picture of Paris

title page

  • Author: Planta, Edward, author.
  • Title: A new picture of Paris ; or, the stranger’s guide to the French metropolis ; accurately describing the public establishments, remarkable edifices, places of amusement, and every other object worthy of attention … To which is added, a description of the environs of Paris, with correct maps, and an accurate plan of the city … / by Edward Planta …
  • Edition: New edition enlarged and improved.
  • Publication: London : Printed for Samuel Leigh by W. Clowes, Northumberland-Court Street, MDCCCXIV [1814]

Catalog Record

82 814Pl v.1

Acquired February 2020

A gazetteer of France

title page

  • Author: Planta, Edward, author.
  • Title: A gazetteer of France : containing a geographical description of the cities, towns, villages, rivers, mountains, & c within the French empire : with an account of the soil, produce, manufactures … : and a correct map to which is added a geographical account of the Island of Elba / by Edward Planta.
  • Publication: London : Printed for Samuel Leigh, 18 Strand, MDCCCXIV [1814]
  • Manufacture: [London] : (Clowes, printer, Northumberland-Court, Strand).

Catalog Record

82 814Pl v.1

Acquired February 2020

The post-roads in France

title page

  • Author: France. Administration des postes.
  • Title: The post-roads in France : with the routes which conduct to the principal cities in Europe / being a translation of the État général des postes. For 1815. Published by authority.
  • Publication: London : Printed by Samuel Leigh, No. 18 Strand; by Shulze and Dean, 13, Poland Street, MDCCCXV [1815]

Catalog Record

82 814Pl v.2

Acquired February 2020

The Belgian traveller

title page

  • Author: Boyce, Edmund.
  • Title: The Belgian traveller, or, A complete guide through the United Netherlands : containing a full description of every town, its objects of curiousity, manufactures, commerce, and inns; … To which is prefixed a brief sketch of the history, constitution, and religion, of the Netherlands … and the manners and customs of the inhabitants … Embellished with a large map and a plan of Brussels / by Edmund Bouce, Esq.
  • Published: London : Printed by Samuel Leigh, 18 Strand, 1815.

Catalog Record

82 814Pl v.2

Acquired February 2020

Chambaud’s dictionary, French and English and English and French

title page

  • Author: Chambaud, Louis, -1776.
  • Uniform Title: [Dictionnaire François & Anglois. English. Abridgments]
  • Title: Chambaud’s dictionary, French and English and English and French : containing the signification of words, with their different uses; the terms of arts, sciences, and trades; to which is added a table of the monies and measures of Europe; and the constructions, forms of speech, idioms, and proverbs used in both languages; the whole extracted from the best authors, compared with the dictionary of the French Academy, Dr. Johnson’s English dicitionary, &c, and carefully abridged by Mr. John Perrin.
  • Edition: A new edition, corrected and improved by M. Moysant.
  • Publication: London : Printed for A. Strahan; T. Cadell, Jun. and W. Davies, and P. Elmsley, in the Strand, 1797.

Catalog Record

78 797 C442

Acquired February 2020

The Norfolk & Norwich remembrancer

title page

  • Title: The Norfolk & Norwich remembrancer, and vade mecum; : containing, 1st. A brief description of the city and county. 2d. A chronological retrospect of the most remarkable events which have occurred in Norfolk & Norwich during the eighteenth century; … 3d. An index villaris; Including an accurate account of the population … extracted from the official returns taken in 1801. … 4th. Direct and cross roads from Norwich, Yarmouth, Lynn, and Cromer. 5th. An alphabetical list of noblemen and gentlemen’s seats and villas in the county …
  • Publication: [Norwich]: Printed and sold by Stevenson and Matchett, Market-place, Norwich; and to be had of the distributors of the Norfolk Chronicle, and of all booksellers, [1801]

Catalog Record 

644 801 N83

Acquired February 2020

Georgian playing cards

description below

A set of playing cards drawn by an unidentified artist, showing caricatured figures; each vignette incorporates the formation of hearts or diamonds into the scene. Some of the cards are numbered or annotated on the backs while others show drafts of other sketches. The set contains only the red suits and with cards numbered from one to ten in each, although some numbers are missing and there are multiples of other numbers. Illustrations are also duplicated while others appear not to have been finished. There are no cards with clubs and spades. A number of the cards center on Shakespearean themes, social history and street scenes (such as courtroom drama, musicians performing, a man in the stocks and, in a few, card playing itself). Some of the scenes depicted on these cards show the more ribald, drawing from Macbeth’s Weird Sisters, Twelfth Night, King John, and The Merry Wives of Windsor; several are annotated on the reverse with lines from the plays. Falstaff is featured on several cards. Many of the cards reflect the mores of the period and the contrast between ruling passions and rules of conduct. In one, two men cast judgment upon a pregnant woman. It is annotated on the reverse with a dialogue between a Constable and a Judge. In “Village School” a schoolteacher manages to simultaneously hold a book and pinch a child’s ear (nine of hearts). Other subjects include a game of chess (five of diamonds); drinking and smoking in a pub (seven of diamonds); and “Bunbury’s Country Club” in which the artist has kept elements from the print (published circa 1788) for the six of diamonds. On one card the artist depicts a game of whist (annotated on the reverse “Can you one?”) for the ten of diamonds.

 

  • Title: [Georgian playing cards] [art original].
  • Production: [England], ca. 1800-1820.

Catalog Record

Drawings Un58 G

Acquired February 2020

The post-roads in France

page of manuscript writing

  • Author: France. Administration des postes.
  • Title: The post-roads in France : with the routes which conduct to the principal cities in Europe / being a translation of the État général des postes. For 1815. Published by authority.
  • Publication: London : Printed by Samuel Leigh, No. 18 Strand; by Shulze and Dean, 13, Poland Street, MDCCCXV [1815]

Catalog Record

82 814Pl v.2

Acquired February 2020