The cries of London, as they are daily exhibited in the streets

title page

  • Title: The cries of London, as they are daily exhibited in the streets : with an epigram in verse, adapted to each. Embellished with sixty-two elegant cuts. To which is added, a description of the metropolis in verse.
  • Publication: London : Printed for F. Newbery, at the corner of St. Paul’s Church-Yard, 1775.

Catalog Record

646 775 N534

Acquired November 2019

The book of English trades, and library of the useful arts

frontispiece and title page

  • Title: The book of English trades, and library of the useful arts.
  • Edition: A new edition enlarges, with 500 questions for the exercise of students.
  • Published: London : Printed for Geo. B. Whittaker, 1825 ([London] : Shacknell and Arrowsmith)

Catalog Record 

71 825B

Acquired October 2019

 

Thomas Martin, No. 44 Gracechurch Street

description belowA trade card for Thomas Martin, illustrated around the perimeter with tools of his trade including various kinds of knives and a fork, scissors, pocket books, belt buckles, and cocks. Also in three corners are images of a composer seated before type trays, a printer working at his press, and a weaver working his loom.

  • Creator: Martin, Thomas, active 1783-1795.
  • Title: Thomas Martin, No. 44 Gracechurch Street, London [graphic] : wholesale hardwareman, pocket book maker, printer & silk weaver … / Jones fecit, Crown Court near St. Anna Soho.
  • Publication: [London] : [Thomas Martin], [between 1783 and 1795?]

Catalog Record

File 66 783 M379

Acquired June 2019

Thomas Sabine, letter press and copper plate printer

see description belowA trade card for Thomas Sabine, illustrated with tools of the printing trade along the tops and sides and below with three illustrations showing tradesmen at work: at a rolling press, a composer in front of type drawers, and two men working a letter press.

  • Creator: Sabine, T. (Thomas), -1810, printmaker, publisher.
  • Title: Thomas Sabine, letter press and copper plate printer at the London & Middlesex Printing Office, No. 81 Shoe Lane, Fleet Street [graphic].
  • Publication: [London] : [Thomas Sabine], [between 1785 and 1804]

Catalog Record 

File 66 785 Sa116

Acquired June 2019

Crabb’s new book of trades

Crabb's new book of trades title page

  • Title: Crabb’s new book of trades : containing an account of the origin and present state of most of the trades practised in England : with neat embellishments.
  • Published: London : Printed and published by T. Crabb, 15, John Street, Blackfriars Road : Sold also by J. Bysh, Paternoster Row : C. Penny, Wood Street : R. Hill, and Lingley and Belch, Borough : and all other Booksellers, [between 1818 and 1821?]

Catalog Record 

63 818 C883

Acquired July 2018

An apparition

In a churchyard, a resurrection man holding a lantern, his hat and shovel at his feet, is surprised by ghost, rising from grave. In the background is a church and in the foreground, a skull and bone.

  • PrintmakerNewton, Richard, 1777-1798, printmaker.
  • TitleAn apparition [graphic].
  • Edition[State with aquatint].
  • PublicationLondon : Pubd. by W. Holland, No. 50 Oxford Street, May 1, 1790.

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

790.05.01.02.1+

Acquired November 2016

The modern Puritan

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A cat is hanging from a tree outside St Luke’s Hospital for Lunatics in Old Street, London, condemned by a man dressed as a Quaker, with a tartan cloak. The on-lookers call him a ‘Merry Andrew’ (i.e. a person who amuses others by ridiculous behavior), believing him to be a resident of the building behind (renamed St Andrew’s). The Quaker has a number of petitions and bills under his arm. Between 1830 and 1847 the M.P. for Wigtownshire, Sir Andrew Agnew, introduced four bills to the House of Commons attempting to enforce the better Observance of the Sabbath. On his third attempt Charles Dickens wrote ‘Sunday Under Three Heads’ (1836), a personal attack on Agnew, whom he described as a fanatic, motivated by resentment of the idea that those poorer than himself might have any pleasure in life. Agnew left Parliament in 1837, ending the campaign.

  • PrintmakerGrant, C. J. (Charles Jameson), active 1830-1852, printmaker.
  • TitleThe modern Puritan [graphic] : hanging a cat on a Monday for killing a mouse on a Sunday!!! / C.J. Grant.
  • PublishedLondon : Pubd. by G. Tregear, 123 Cheapside, April 1833.

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

833.04.00.02+

Acquired September 2014

Spiritual advice

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The more finished of the two wash drawing on recto shows a drunken tradesman (perhaps sailor or dustman) holding onto a post. Above him is written by the artist, “Niccup who are ye staring at. Take a little sober advice and go home for you seem to be beastly intosticated [sic].” On the verso, a graphite drawing of a baker(?). On the verso a pencil sketch of the same tradesman, unfinished.

  • Creator: Grant, C. J. (Charles Jameson), active 1830-1852, artist.
  • Title: Spiritual advice [drawing].
  • Created: [England, between 1830 and 1852?]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

Drawings G761 no. 4 Box 123

Acquired November 2013

Rogerus Payne

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Roger Payne, bookbinder, shown whole length leaning over to the left as he puts a book into a book press in his workroom; on the floor at his feet other books. He is a very thin, frail looking man with hollow cheeks. The room is otherwise empty and in disrepair with cracks in the walls. To the right is a fire blazing in a fireplace with cups and bowls on the mantel, a cup on the grate, and others on the sill of a casement window (left).

  • Printmaker: Harding, Sylvester, 1745-1809, printmaker.
  • Title: Rogerus Payne [graphic] : natuus vindesor MDCCXXXIX, denatus Londin [sic], MDCCLXXXXVII, effigiem hanc graphicum solertis bibliopegi dedit / etch’d by S. Harding No. 127 Pall Mall, March 1, 1800.
  • Edition: [2nd state with ‘and published” scratched from plate].
  • Published: [London: Thomas Payne, 1 March 1800]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

Portraits P346 no. 1

Acquired August 2013