A scene in the honey moon, or, Conjugal felicity

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“The Duke (left) and Duchess of St. Albans stand facing each other; the little Duke staggering under an ornamental basket which supports a side of bacon, inscribed Best Wiltshire. The Duchess holds on her shoulder a cutter in which are seated six oarsmen with oars held erect, and a helmsman. The Duke is dressed as Grand Falconer (see British Museum Satires No. 15596) and wears a hood with bells indicating both a fool’s cap and the hood and bells of falconry. Two speeches float from his head: [1] “In love connubial, formed to live and last, This gift records a blissful twelvemonth past We claim, then boldly claim the flitch Dunmow First of the blest, who keep the marriag Vow”. [2] I thought the flitch to small a present on this auspicious day so I have brought the Gammon with it Love. The Duchess answers: Thanks for your Bacon Duke well have you Saved it – and in return accept of this small Testimony of my affection. She wears Court dress, coronet, and feathers. The boatmen wear yellow and green liveries, and on the prow is a falcon’s head; the back of the seat in the stern is decorated with a falcon perched on a melon resting on a heap of sovereigns. In the foreground are spectators: on the left the Dukes of Cumberland (wearing his hat) and Sussex stand together with Prince Leopold behind them; on the right is Sir Francis Burdett (son-in-law of Coutts), very thin, surprised, and displeased. In the background are other spectators, their heads concealed by the boat, and on the right a group of singers, some in Tyrolean costume, with (?) Braham and Miss Stephens; they sing: a boat a boat.”–British Museum online catalogue.

 

  • Printmaker: Heath, William, 1795-1840, printmaker.
  • Title: A scene in the honey moon, or, Conjugal felicity [graphic] / [man with an umbrella] Esqr. del.
  • Publication: [London] : Pub. by T. McLean, 26 Haymarket …, [1828?]

Catalog Record

828.00.00.115+

Acquire June 2020

Bristol [date] exported from the [date range].

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Forty-eight bills of entry recording goods exported on ships from the port of Bristol during 1816. Printed weekly, merchants could subscribe to receive these sheets in order to keep appraised of the latest information concerning the state of merchant shipping outward from the port. The names of ships, their masters, and destinations are listed, together with a detailed inventory of goods, with the names of the owners of each shipment being noted. Vessels are recorded sailing to a variety of European and international destinations, including Dublin, Rouen, Guernsey, Waterford, Malta, Livorno, Lisbon, Marseilles, Naples, Bilbao, Newfoundland, Philadelphia, New York, Charleston and Boston. Of particular interest here are the numerous cargo lists recording goods carried on ships to islands in the West Indies, including Trinidad, Jamaica, Barbados, Nevis, St. Vincent, Dominica, St. Croix. These islands had to import large quantities of goods for the upkeep of plantations, the lists here recording numerous different types of cooking utensils, preserved foods, ironware, farming equipment, tools and medicines.

 

  • Title: Bristol [date] exported from the [date range].
  • Production: [Bristol, England] : Printed for George Worrall, Sub-Patentee, by authority by W. Major, John’s Steps, [1816]

Catalog Record

61 B861

Acquired June 2020

A complete guide to all persons who have any trade

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  • Uniform Title: Compleat guide to all persons.
  • Title: A complete guide to all persons who have any trade or concern with the city of London, and parts adjacent : I. containing the names of all the streets, squares, lanes, &c. II. The names and situation of the churches, chapels … III. An account of all the stage-coaches, carriers … IV. The names and places of abode of the most eminent merchants and traders in and about London …
  • Edition: The sixth edition, with large additions and alterations.
  • Publication: London : Printed for T. & T. Longman, C. Hitch and L. Hawes, and R. Baldwin, in Pater-Noster Row; J. Hodges, near London-Bridge; and J. & J. Rivington, in St. Paul’s Church-Yard, MDCCLV [1755]

Catalog Record

646 755 C737

Acquired June 2020

The Hampstead congress, or, The happy pair

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  • Title: The Hampstead congress, or, The happy pair.
  • Published: London : Printed: and sold by M. Cooper at the Globe in Pater-Noster-Row, A. Dodd at the Peacock without Temple-Bar, and G. Woodfal near Charing-Cross, 1745.

Catalog Record

763 745 H231

Acquired June 2020

Memoirs of Theodore Lane

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A bound album with “Biographical sketch of the life of Mr. Theodore Lane” (pages [33]-59 from Pierce Egan’s 1831 publication: The show folks! (London : Printed for M. Arnold, 1831)), extra-illustrated with portraits of actors, actors in performances, playwrights, and art patrons, followed by cropped impressions, mounted, of the twenty-seven hand-colored plates that accompanied with Pierce Egan’s 1825 The life of an actor and on the final four leaves the nine small, black and white vignettes, also of theatrical scenes also from Egan’s Life of an actor. Lane was an English painter and engraver, who excelled at comic illustration. Also bound in at the front is an autograph letter from Egan dated 15 June 1832 to Mr. Elliott.

 

  • Author: Egan, Pierce, 1772-1849.
  • Title: Memoirs of Theodore Lane : printed text and manuscript / by Pierce Egan.
  • Production: England, circa 1825?

Catalog Record

Quarto 56 Eg13 832m

Acquired June 2020

A hint to duellists

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“A court scene. The judge, Bayley (right), addresses the apprehensive prisoner at the bar, Wellington (left): ‘”If a party, wilfully & intentionally does an act likely in its results to produce death, & death actually ensues, the act so done by him is done with what the Law calls “malice afore thought” & the party is guilty of murder!”‘ The jury, in a raised box, Counsel seated in the well of the court, and a shorthand-writer standing on the extreme left, stare at judge or prisoner. The heads of spectators fill the space under the jury-box.”–British Museum online catalogue.

 

  • Printmaker: Doyle, John, 1797-1868, printmaker.
  • Title: A hint to duellists [graphic] / HB [monogram].
  • Publication: [London] : Pubd. by Thomas McLean, 26 Haymarket, April 13th, 1830.

Catalog Record

830.04.13.01+

Acquired June 2020

A broad hint

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Lyndhurst in Chancellor’s wig and gown, stands between Wellington (left, standing beside a writing table) and Brougham (right, also in a wig and gown), who face each other in profile. Lyndhurst looks at Wellington while gesturing with his left arm at Brougham who steps toward him. In a speech balloon, Lyndhurst says: My honourable & learned Friend wishes to Enroll himself amoung Your Graces political friends.

 

  • Printmaker: Doyle, John, 1797-1868, printmaker.
  • Title: A broad hint [graphic] / HB.
  • Publication: [London] : Pubd. by S. Gans, 15 Southampton St., Strand, [ca. July 1829]
  • Manufacture: [London] : Printed by C. Ingrey, 310 Strand

Catalog Record

829.07.00.04+

Acquired June 2020