Tooke family album of unpublished correspondence

description below

Quarto album, with 29 autograph letters (three being fragments), c. 100 pages in total (some laid in loose); two commonplace manuscripts c. 35 and c. 62 pages; a large fragment of a play c. 90 pages (on rectos only), comprising most of(?) Act II, all of Acts III and IV and most of(?) Act V; and an unrecorded printed folio broadside advertising the sale by auction on 1 November 1820 of an ‘Estate in the Vale of Clwyd, Denbighshire’ (Elizabeth Tooke’s family property). The 29 letters are to and from various members of the family, with 14 being from the period the family spent in Russia.

 

  • Author: Tooke, William, 1744-1820.
  • Title: Tooke family album of unpublished correspondence and commonplace manuscripts : manuscript.
  • Production: St. Petersburg and London, bulk 1773-1811

Catalog Record

LWL Mss Vol. 254

Acquired March 2020

The vices of the gin shop

"Broadside with five wood-engravings, the largest in the centre showing the drunkard's coat of arms."--British Museum online catalogue.

Letterpress text with wood-engravings on either side of the title at head of sheet: on the left “Temperance and Happy Family” and on the right “Intemperance and Miserable Family”. Below the heading and on the upper half of the sheet, an explanation of a wood-engraving in the center entitled “The Drunkard’s Coat of Arms”. On the lower half of the sheet, a poem in four columns, surrounding another large central image of a drunken crowd, including a woman feeding her infant from a wine glass; the rowdy, celebrating in a room with a row of large barrels labeled “Holland, Brand[y], Rum, Old Tom, Cream of the Valley.”

 

  • Title: The vices of the gin shop, public house, and tavern dissected, or, The folly of dram drinking clearly exhibited.
  • Publication: [London] : J. Quick, [approximately 1833]

Catalog Record

833.00.00.16+

Acquired November 2020

Clerical anecdotes, and Parson’s comic songster

title page

  • Author: Rodger, Alexander, 1784-1846, author.
  • Title: Clerical anecdotes, and Parson’s comic songster : containing Advice to the priest-ridden / by Alexander Rodger, a Glasgow weaver. Also, A joiner’s bill.
  • Publication: Edinburgh : Printed and published by W. and H. Robinson, 11, Greenside Street, [not before 1842]

Catalog Record

763 R691 841

Acquired November 2019

 

An address to the right worshipful the batchelors of Great-Britain

An address to the right worshipful the batchelors of Great-Britain cover

  • Author: Nab, Ralph, author.
  • Title: An address to the right worshipful the batchelors of Great-Britain : containing an examination of the several articles of impeachment, lately exhibited against them, by the ladies. Together with some reflections on the modern education of the fair sex. To which is added, Pretty miss’s catechism and A poem on the pleasures of a single life, or, The miseries of matrimony / by an old batchelor, aet. 72.
  • Published: London, Printed for A. Antiquity [1735?]

Catalog Record 

53 N113 735

Acquired May 2019

 

The fair in an uproar

Dancing Dogs

With a large woodcut below the title and preceding the letterpress text: Madamoiselle Javellot is shown on stage flanked on either side by chandeliers wtih her performing dogs in costumes in front and a musician in the background, left, behind the curtain.

  • Title: The fair in an uproar, or, The dancing-doggs : as they perform in Mr. Pinkeman’s new opera in Bartholomew Fair.
  • Published: London : Printed and sold by J. Morphew, near Stationers Hall, [1707?]

Catalog Record

707.00.00.01

Acquired September 2018

Mum : a political ballad for the present times

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A satire on Walpole and the Whigs.

  • Author: Leslie, Charles, active 1738-1743.
  • Title: Mum : a political ballad for the present times : with annotations political, critical, and historical.
  • Published: Edinburgh : Printed, and sold by the book-sellers in town, MDCCXL [1740]

Catalog Record 

763 740 L56

Acquired October 2018