The history of Charles Jones, the footman written by himself

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  • Author: More, Hannah, 1745-1833, author.
  • Title: The history of Charles Jones, the footman written by himself.
  • Published: London : Sold by J. Marshall, (printer to the Cheap Repository for Religious and Moral Tracts) No. 17, Queen-Street. Cheapside, and No. 4, Aldermary Church-Yard ; and R. White, Piccadilly, London. By S. Hazard, at Bath ; and by all booksellers, newsmen, and hawkers, in town and country. Great Allowance will be made to Shopkeepers and Hawkers, [1796]

Catalog Record

61 C41T

Acquired July 2020

The maid and the magpie, or, The real thief detected

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  • Title: The maid and the magpie, or, The real thief detected. : An entertaining tale founded upon a well-known fact of an amiable girl who was sentenced to suffer upon strong circumstantial evidence of stealing various articles of plate, which were afterwards found to have been stolen by a magpie.
  • Publication: London : Printed and published by R. Harrild, 20, Grt. Eastcheap, [between 1802-1820?]

Catalog Record

659 802 M217

Acquired July 2020

The life of a Norfolk dumpling

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An attack upon Robert Walpole. With allusions to the Craftsman and lack of any to Walpole’s excise suggest this pamphlet was written and published after 1727 and before 1733.

 

  • Title: The life of a Norfolk dumpling, alias a Norfolk ——— : containing, his birth, parentage, and rise … To which is added, some extraordinary stories, relating to a certain city, alias a South-Sea pudding: and, as an ornament to this work, is prefix’d, the Norfolk lanthorn. A new ballad. To the tune of, Which no body can deny. And the whole concluded with a speech of Sir Francis Wennington to a Parliament of Great Britain … written by Nobody, yet recommended by an unbiass’d Some-body, to the perusal of every-body. Dedicated to a gentleman of Heydon in York-shire; who is taken notice of in his turn in this pamphlet.
  • Publication: London : Printed for, and sold by all the booksellers and pamphlet-sellers in city, town, and country, [between 1727 and 1733?]

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53 W169 L722

Acquired July 2020

Instructive rambles extended in London

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  • Author: Helme, Elizabeth, -1814?, author.
  • Title: Instructive rambles extended in London, and the adjacent villages : designed to amuse the mind and improve the understanding of youth / by Elizabeth Helme … ; in two volumes.
  • Published: London : Printed by and for Sampson Low, Bewick-street, Soho : And sold by E. Newbery, St. Paul’s Church-yard, 1800.

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659 800H

Acquired July 2020

Four naive watercolors depicting scenes…

see description belowFour sketches depicting scenes from accounts published in periodicals of the early 1820s, including The Mirror of Literature, Amusement and Instruction, volume I, 1822-23. The drawing ‘Janvier About to Kill the Indian Who had Relieved His Hunger’ illustrates the tale of Charles Janvier, which was was first published in John Long’s Voyages and Travels of an Indian Interpreter and Trader, 1791. The Mirror published an abridged version in November 1822. Janvier and two other servants had been sent by their master, Mr. Fulton, to catch supplies of meat and fish. Saved from hunger by a passing native Canadian who gives them food, Janvier kills and eats the stranger, a fate he later inflicts on one of his fellow servants. Volume I of The Mirror also recounts the story of the ‘Rescue of the Emperor Basilius Maredo’, the final sketch in this volume. The Emperor, snagged by a stag whilst hunting, is saved by the sword of a servant who is subsequently sentenced to death for drawing his sword in the presence of the Emperor. The tale of the first sketch, ‘Sultan Mahamoud punishing a Ravisher’, is told in Knapp and Baldwin’s Newgate Calendar, 1824. The final sketch, ‘A Miser Distracted’, appears to be a depiction of Aesop’s fable ‘The Miser and his Gold’, in which a miser concentrates all his wealth into one lump of gold which he buries before it is stolen from him.

 

  • Title: [Four naive watercolors depicting scenes from accounts published in periodicals of the early 1820s] [art original].
  • Production: [England], [ca. 1823]

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75 A2 823

Acquired July 2020

The castle of Otranto : a Gothic story

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Extra-illustrated with the seven plates color-printed à la poupée for the Edward Jeffery edition of 1796

 

  • Author: Walpole, Horace, 1717-1797, author.
  • Title: The castle of Otranto : a Gothic story / translated by William Marshal, gent. from the original Italian of Onuphrio Muralto, Canon of the Church of St. Nicholas at Otranto.
  • Edition: The sixth edition.
  • Publication: Parma : Printed by Bodoni, for J. Edwards, bookseller of London, MDCCXCI [1791]

Catalog Record

24 17 791 Copy 16

Acquired July 2020