Camp scene with soldiers from the Loyal Associated and Volunteer Corps of the City of Westminster, with an officer escorting the ladies through the camp (right) who honoured them with the presentation of colours; two horses in the center and a dog ready to pounce at an officer’s hat seen in the foreground.
Printmaker: Place, M., active 1798-1815, printmaker.
Title: This print of the loyal associated and volunteer corps of the City of Westminster is respectfully dedicated to those ladies who honored them with the presentation of colours [graphic] / painted by R.K. Porter ; engraved by M. Place.
Published: London : Pub. March 30, 1799 by Messrs. Schiavonetti, No. 12 Michaels Place, Brompton (Plate 1) by their most obedient humble servts. L.I. & N. Schiavonetti, [30 March 1799]
Date of creation based on publication date of print. Published by S.W. Fores in November 1795 as “Deputy Pendulum’s motion for an address”; engraved by Isaac Cruikshank with Woodward’s name removed form lower left corner.
An ugly man in old-fashioned dress stands full-face, toes turned in, squinting, and looking downwards. An ‘Address’ is in his right hand, his left hand is in his breeches pocket; a document inscribed ‘Observations’ protrudes from his coat-pocket. His scanty audience of seven men, most of them sleeping, is behind him, on either side of a fireplace. A broken candle on the mantel drips wax into the mouth of one of the sleeping men (right), much to the amusement of his neighbour on his right. In the doorway on the far-left, one of the men uses a ear-trumpet; one holds a tea cup in his hand, and a third yawns. Over the chimney-piece is a large clock-face, the hands indicating 10:56; above it is a carved owl and the words ‘About your business’.
Artist: Woodward, G. M. (George Moutard), approximately 1760-1809, artist.
Title: About your business [drawing] / GM Woodward delin.
A manuscript catalog of the books in the extensive library of Francis Ferrand Foljambe, in a single hand, written mostly on the rectos only; later additions (mid-1850s?) in another hand, between existing entries or on the verso. Works are grouped alphabetically by first letter of author’s surname or by first letter in the title when there is no named author. The list includes the shelf location of the title, a brief entry — e.g., Congreve’s Workes, Bible, Dictionnaire des artes, etc. — as well as the number of volumes (if there is more than one), size, place and date of publication. The bulk of the collection of around 2200 titles was published in the 17th and 18th centuries with a some 15th and 16th century books and manuscripts (including “original letters of King James”), as well as works from the first decade of the 19th century. The collection reflects the taste of a well-educated, well-read gentleman: a wide range of essays, poems, plays, and memoires by both English and French authors (in English and French) as well as works of the classical authors; works on antiquities, philosophy, theology, mathematics, songs, exploration of the new world, etc. Later additions include a run of the Edinburgh review up to the year 1853; also with annotations in pencil indicating missing volumes.
Author: Foljambe, Francis Ferrand, 1750-1814.
Title: A catalogue of the library of F.F. Foljambe Esqr. at Osberton, 1810.
“A regal table of sovereigns of England, and Great Britain, from Egbert the Great to the present period”–p. . “A genealogical account of the descent of George III. from Egbert, the first King of England”–p.  in final sequence.
Author: Russel, William Augustus.
Title: A new and authentic history of England : from the most remote period of genuine historical evidence, to the present important crisis : containing an interesting chronicle of the monarchs ; an accurate chronological account of remarkable events; an entertaining recital of singular occurrences; and an impartial biographical narrative of the lives of eminent persons: including, in the whole, all that is worthy of observation in the annals of the British empire … / by William Augustus Russel, Esq.
Published: London : Printed for J. Cooke, at Shakespeare’s-Head, No. 17, in Pater-Noster Row, MDCCLXXVII