The knight-errant, or, The distressed Queen

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Two slip songs printed on one sheet, in two columns, each titled separately. The songs are in celebration of Queen Caroline’s return to England in 1820. The three woodcuts are two crude images of a woman and a small ship.
Printer’s statement from first column. Additional printer’s statement in second column: Pitts, printer and wholesale toy warehouse, 6 Great St. Andrew Street, 7 Dials.

  • Title: The knight-errant, or, The distressed Queen ; Queen Caroline lov’d in our island. / The words by T.L.
  • Publication: [London] : Printed & sold by J. Pitts, 6, Great St. Andrew Street, 7 Dials, [1820]

Catalog Record

File 53 C292 820Kn

Acquired July 2023

The new manual and platoon exercises

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A military-drill aid, dissected into twelve panels, providing a step-by-step pictorial guide to basic infantry exercises ‘as practised by His Majesty’s Army’. The whole consists of two separate evolutions: ‘Manual Exercise’ in eight steps, which involves the fixing and use of bayonets but with no firing or reloading; and ‘Platoon Exercise’ in ten steps, including the firing of muskets and subsequent reloading. Each dissected panel features two steps, with the three remaining panels containing the ‘Position of an Officer’ and ‘3 Ranks. Make Ready’, the decorated title vignette, and ”3 Ranks. Present – Fire’ alongside a detailed schematic of a musket, in both assembled and disassembled forms. Engraved after the work of English artist and printmaker Robert Dighton, this guide was issued at the beginning of the most acute stage of the first Napoleonic invasion scare and sold folded in a slipcase.

  • Title: The new manual and platoon exercises, as practised by His Majesty’s Army [graphic] / Dighton del.
  • Publication: London : Printed for Bowles and Carver, No. 69 St. Paul’s Church Yard, published 2 Jan 1795.

Catalog Record

795.01.02.01+

Acquired July 2023

Bowyer’s History of England Lottery

 

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  • Author: Bowyer, Robert, 1758-1834.
  • Title: Bowyer’s History of England Lottery. : Price of the tickets three guineas each; which are now selling at the Historic Gallery, Pall Mall, and at Mr. Bowter’s office for the city, no. 73, Cornhill …
  • Publication: [London] : [Robert Bowyer], [1807?]
  • Copyright notice date: [London] : T. Bensley, printer, Bolt Court, Fleet Street

Catalog Record

File 66 807 B786+

Acquired July 2023

A babe’s diverting dream

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In two columns with two woodcuts beneath the title.
A satire on the Milan Commission and the British government’s attempt to compile evidence of Queen Caroline’s misbehaviour and infidelity. Printed together with ‘A New Song’ on the same subject.

  • Title: A babe’s diverting dream.
  • Publication: [London] : Printed by Catnach, 2, Monmouth-Court, [1820]

Catalog Record

File 53 C292 820Ba

Acquired July 2023

Her Most Gracious Majesty Caroline

description below

“Portrait of Queen Caroline wearing hat; profile, head and shoulders to left; with border of acorns and oak leaves and other tree branch leaves.”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • Title: Her Most Gracious Majesty Caroline, Queen of England [graphic].
  • Publication: [England] : [publisher not identified], [approximately 1820]

Catalog record

Portraits C292 no. 3++

Acquired July 2023

General Order. Horse-Guards. 14th August, 1821

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  • Title: General OrderHorse-Guards14th August, 1821. : In consequence of the orders for the court going into mourning for Her late Majesty, it is directed that the officers of the Army shall, on the present melancholy occasion, wear a black crape round their left arms with their uniforms.
  • Publication: [London] : Printed by W. Clowes, Northumberland-court, Strand, for HIs Majesty’s Stationery-office, [1821]

Catalog Record

File 53 C292 821G

Acquired July 2023

The late and much lamented Princess Charlotte

side profile of woman from the waist up, wearing a floral crown

  • Title: The late and much lamented Princess Charlotte of Saxe Coburg [graphic] : who departed this life Novr. 6th, 1817.
  • Publication: London : Published Novr. 20th, 1817, by R. Miller, Old Fish Stt, [20 November 1817]

Catalog Record

File 56 C47 817L

Acquired July 2023

Mrs. Wrighten

description below

“Portrait of Mrs. Frances Wrighten, half-length, directed to right, facing to front, holding sheet music, hair high and decorated with pearls; oval frame with lettering underneath and a motif of musical instruments that intrudes into the frame; after Dighton, from a set of twelve theatrical portraits.”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • Printmaker: Laurie, Robert, 1755-1836, printmaker.
  • Title: [Mrs. Wrighten] [graphic] / R. Dighton pinx. ; R. Laurie sc.
  • Publication: [London] : Pubd. as the act directs March 1st, 1780, by W. Richardson, No. 68 High Holborn, [1 March 1780]

Catalog Record

780.03.01.07

Acquired July 2023