Halfpenny of Lackington Allen & Co

“A trade token issued by the famed bookseller James Lackington (1746-1815), the same year he opened the Temple of the Muses, ‘one of the wonders of London’ (Oxford DNB); with reputedly a million books on display, it was at the time the biggest bookshop in the world. Tokens such as these were issued in many places in England in the late eighteenth century, when the government failed to mint enough copper coinage for the conduct of business. According to Oxford DNB, Lackington issued thousands of such tokens, which were only valid at his shop. All were struck by Lutwyche of Birmingham.”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • Creator: Lackington, Allen and Co.
  • Title: Halfpenny of Lackington Allen & Co. [realia] : cheapest booksellers in the world.
  • Publication: [London] : [Lackington, Allen and Co], 1794.
  • Manufacture: [Birmingham, England] : [Lutwyche], [1794]

Catalog Record

LWL Min. 147

Acquired October 2019

A faithful representation of the trial ….

“A realistic view of the House receding in perspective to the Throne, above which is inset an oval bust portrait of Bartolomo Bergami, wearing a cluster of five decorations, see British Museum Satires no. 13810. Some figures and objects have numbers referring to notes in the lower margin. Counsel are in a line across the foreground on each side of the centre figures, who are Gurney the short-hand writer and Majocchi facing the interpreter. The Queen is inconspicuously seated behind Brougham, next a smaller lady who must be the tall Lady Anne Hamilton. Eldon is at the Table in front of the Woolsack. On the Table is 13 Green Bag [see British Museum Satires no. 13735].”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • TitleA faithful representation of the trial of Her Most Gracious Majesty Caroline Queen of England, in the House of Lords, 1820 [graphic].
  • Publication[London] : [publisher not identified], [ca. November 1820]

Catalog Record

Drawer 820.11.00.01

Acquired April 2017

The little princess and Gulliver

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“Princess Charlotte (three-quarter length) stands at a table looking into a large (chinoiserie) punch-bowl (right) in which Bonaparte frantically swims towards her, among agitated waves, his large hat floating in the water. The Princess, very mature for her seven years, wears a cap with a jewelled fillet inscribed ‘Ich Di[en]’ in which are three feathers. Round her neck on a rope of pearls hangs an oval miniature of the Prince of Wales. She holds her left fist over the bowl, saying, “There you impertinent boasting swaggering Pigmy, – take that, – You attempt to take my Grandpap’s Crown indeed, and plunder all his Subjects, Fillet you know that the Spirit and Indignation of every Girl in the Kingdom is roused at your Insolence.”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • PrintmakerWilliams, C. (Charles), active 1797-1830, printmaker.
  • TitleThe little princess and Gulliver [graphic].
  • Published[London : Pubd Octobr 21st 1803 by S.W.Fores 50 Piccadilly, 21 October 1803]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

803.10.21.01

Acquired June 2015

 

Queen Caroline of England

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Acquired with File 66 821 T627. An appeal for gifts of money in exchange for a pewter token.

  • TitleQueen Caroline of England, died Augt. 1, 1821, aet. 53 Augt. 1. 1821 [realia].
  • Production[London? : Publisher not identified, 1821]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

66 821 T627 Object Rm

Acquired July 2015

Loum Kiqua

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A portrait of Loum Kiqua shown standing whole-length holding a long pipe in left hand and wearing Chinese dress and hat with a purse hanging from his waist. He stands in a room with a chequered floor and to the right a balcony overlooking ships on the water and the walls of a city complex.

  • Printmaker: Burford, Thomas, approximately 1710-approximately 1779, printmaker.
  • TitleLoum Kiqua [graphic] / D. Serres ad vivum pinxt. ; T. Burford fecit.
  • PublishedLondon : [Publisher not identified], publish’d according to act of Parliament, April 1757.

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

Portraits L886 no. 1+

Acquired July 2014

King Henry the Eigth [sic] & Anna Bullen

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King Henry VIII leads Anne Boleyn towards the throne. A melancholy Cardinal Wolsey leans his head in his hand as he glances sideways toward the couple. In the background Katherine of Aragon sitting in another throne and turns away from the couple to converse with Anne’s former lover, Lord Percy. A young page carries the train of Anne’s dress as she enters the palace.

  • PrintmakerHogarth, William, 1697-1764, printmaker.
  • TitleKing Henry the Eigth [sic] & Anna Bullen [graphic] / design’d & engrav’d by Wm. Hogarth.
  • Edition[State 5].
  • PublishedLondon : Printed for Robert Wilkinson, Cornhil, Carington Bowles in St. Pauls Church Yard & R. Sayer, in Fleet Street, [circa 1790]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

Acquired October 2014

Beiträge zu Wilhelm Hogarth’s Lebensbeschreibung

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List of Hogarth’s prints and prices

  • Author: Nichols, John, 1745-1826.
  • Uniform Title: [Biographical anecdotes of William Hogarth. German]
  • TitleBeiträge zu Wilhelm Hogarth’s Lebensbeschreibung. Nebst einem nach der Zeitfolge geordneten und mit Erklärungen begleiteten Verzeichnisse seines Kupferstichwerks. Aus dem Englischen mit einiger Abkürzung.
  • PublishedLeipzig : Bei Iohann Gottlob Immanuel Breitkopf, 1783.

Catalog Record

75 H67 S781g

Acquired April 2014

Glass painting for windows…by Henry Gyles of the City of York

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First published ca. 1675-1700; this is a late 18th-century reissue

  • Title: Glass painting for windows, as armes, sundyals, history, landskipt, &c. done by Henry Gyles of the City of York [graphic].
  • Published: [London] : Published by W. Richardson, Castle Street, Leicester Fields, [ca. 1790]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

Portraits G996 no. 1

Acquired December 2013

A new and authentic history of England

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“A regal table of sovereigns of England, and Great Britain, from Egbert the Great to the present period”–p. [872].     “A genealogical account of the descent of George III. from Egbert, the first King of England”–p. [1] 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 [1777]

Catalog Record

Folio 63 777 R95

Acquired May 2013