A collection of manuscript poem in the hand of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, entitled ‘Eclogues’, poems that describe upper-class rituals such as card playing and that mock immorality in the court of George I. While Lady Mary calls these poems “Eclogs.” Horace Walpole published them as Six Town Eclogues. In another unidentified hand on page  the identity of the characters in the poems are listed: Roxana, the Duchess of Roxburgh; Coquetilla, the Duchess of Sh-b-y, …
Author: Andrews, William, approximately 1635-1713.
Title: Remarkable news from the stars, or, An ephemeris for the year 1764 : with observations upon the eclipses, solar ingresses and configurations of the heavens happening therein. Being the bissextile, or leap-year, and from the creation of the world according to the best of history, 5714 years. Wherein you have an account of many things concerning the heavenly bodies and their portents in the same year. With some other very considerable matters / by William Andrews, student in astrology.
Published: London : Printed for the Company of Stationers, 1764.
On a hilly rural scene a man in a Northumbrian[?] checkered-plaid over shirt and cap, with bare feet and legs, carries a stave on which are tied his shoes and trousers. The man is followed by a similarly barefooted and barelegged boy carrying waterbottles[?]. They seem to be walking past an inn called the Crown outside which is parked a covered wagon.
Broadside concerning the health and safety regulations for an early balloon ascent in Germany. The rules drawn up by the city of Nuremberg in preparation for Jean-Pierre Blanchard’s momentous balloon flight over the city on 12 November 1787 are listed.
Title: EshatEinHochlöblicherRath der des H.R.R. frenen Stadt Nürnberg, bey Gelegenheit der … Herrn Blanchard … vor hiesiger Stadt erlaubten Luftfahrt zu Erhaltung guter Ordnung … / decretum in Senatu den 29sten Octob. 1787.
Publication: [Nuremberg :Publisher not identified, 1787]
In two columns with the title in a ribbon atop a woodcut below stanza one. Stanzas 2 and 3 below image. A sailor at a seaside tavern (Jack Ocum) dances with a young woman as he holds his tankard. The fiddle music is played by a man who stands beside a woman in the tavern doorway. In the distance on the right is a sailing ship and along the shore, two men in a row boat.
Author: Dibdin, Charles, 1745-1814.
Uniform Title: [Oddities. Song]
Title: The flowing cann.
Published: [London : Sold by J. Pitts, Great Saint Andrew St. ; Sold by C. Sheppard, Lambert Hill, Doctors Commons, Publish’d Septr. 18th. 1790?]
“A large chamber-pot, cracked, stands (left) supported by the legs of Mrs. Jordan. The Duke of Clarence has thrust his head and shoulders within a fissure in the ‘Jordan’, singing a chanty, “Yeo! Yee! Yeo!” He is in back view and wears striped sailor’s trousers; his naval coat with its star hangs on the wall (right).”–British Museum online catalogue.
“The rival candidates swarm up a pole, inscribed ‘Westminster Election’, in front of the hustings in Covent Garden. At the top is Burdett with the body and beak of a goose … He is precariously poised on one webbed foot, the right leg. hanging down, dripping blood from a wound in the thigh (from Paull’s bullet), but he is supported by a pitchfork held against his rightump by Horne Tooke, or the Devil, who stands astride the roof of the hustings. Tooke has webbed wings inscribed ‘Deceit’ and ‘Sedition’, cloven hoof and barbed tail, with round hat, coat, and clerical bands. Burdett’s wings are ‘Conceit’ and ‘Vanity’; his neck is stretched out towards an irradiated sun in the upper right. corner of the design, at which he is hissing, ‘ssss [&c]’ issuing from his beak. On the disk is a crown on a cushion; it is encircled by the words: ‘The Sun of the Constitution’. Just below the goose is Cochrane, wearing the cocked hat and coat of a naval officer with striped seaman’s trousers. He is active and agile, one hand on the pole, and one leg round it. In his right. hand he holds up a bludgeon: ‘Reform’, shouting fiercely to the mob below; his right. foot rests on the cask which encloses the paunchy body of the man below (Elliot), who is falling backwards. From his pocket issues a paper: ‘Charges against St Vincent.’ Below him legs and arms wildly outflung emerge from the cask which is inscribed ‘Quassia’ … The head of the falling cask, inscribed ‘Elliots Home Br[ewed], drops off, and its foaming contents pour down. Elliot drops a paper: ‘Sixpenny Jack’s Address’. Below Elliot, Sheridan, in his Harlequin suit (see BMSat 9916), enormously fat, grasps the pole with arms and legs, making no progress. Below him Paull falls head foremost and in back view to the ground; he is dressed as in BMSat 10725 and his (wounded) left leg breaks above the top-boot. He drops his shears and a cabbage. …”–British Museum online catalogue
A satire ridiculing the first Nootka Convention in which Spain conceded England’s right to maintain outposts in Nootka Sound and engage in whaling outside a “ten-league line” off the Northwest coast of North America. In a small row boat on the Pacific and facing the west coast of North American, Pitt stands fishing with a rod baited with a sack labelled “3 million genl. elc”. Beside him in the boat is Henry Dundas holding another sack labelled “million gen. elec” and beside him in the back of the boat, a third sack also labelled “million gen elec”. Selected points along the shore from the Sea of Kamtschatka and Bristol Bay (north) to New Mexico are identified with no attempt at try scale: Nortons Sound, Alaska, Cooks River, Ps. William Sound, Spanish Land, Nootka or King Georges Sound, New Albion, California. Off the coast of Alaska are shown the islands Arako and Foxes Is. Whales surface above the water inside the buoys with flags reading “10 leagues”. In the upper left is a galley “Convention”. Pitt says “I fear Harry the fishing will never answer.” Dundas replies, “Never mind tha Billy the gudgeons we have caught in England will pay for all.”
“The interior of a large church or cathedral. Burke, dressed as a Jesuit, standing within a low, semicircular wall at the foot of a crucifix, marries the Prince of Wales and Mrs. Fitzherbert. The Prince is about to put the ring on her finger. Fox gives her away, holding her left wrist. Beside him (right) stands Weltje in back view but looking to the left at the ceremony. A napkin is under his left arm, bottles project from his coat-pockets, and the tags on his shoulder denote the liveried manservant. To the left of Fox appears the profile of George Hanger. On the left North sits, leaning against the altar wall, sound asleep, his legs outstretched. He wears his ribbon but is dressed as a coachman, his hat and whip beside him. All the men wear top-boots to suggest a runaway match. Behind the Prince in a choir seat is a row of kneeling monks who are chanting the marriage service. The crucifix is partly covered by a curtain, but the legs and feet are painfully distorted … On the wall and pillars of the church are four framed pictures: ‘David watching Bathsheba bathing’, ‘St. Anthony tempted by monsters’, ‘Eve tempting Adam with the apple’, and ‘Judas kissing Christ’, the last being over the head of Fox.”–British Museum online catalogue.