A sketch of modern France

title page

  • Author: Beaumont, Louise Elisa, 1751-1818, attributed name.
  • Title:A sketch of modern France : in a series of letters to a lady of fashion : written in the years 1796 and 1797, during a tour through France / by a Lady ; edited by C.L. Moody, LL.D. F.A.S.
  • Publication:London : Printed for T. Cadell jun. and W. Davies in the Strand, 1798.

Catalog Record

82 798Sk

Acquired August 2020

The peacock “at home”

title page and peacock frontispiece

  • Author: Dorset, Catherine Ann Turner, 1750?-1817?
  • Title: The peacock “at home” : a sequel to The butterfly’s ball / written by a lady, and illustrated with elegant engravings.
  • Edition: New ed., with new plates.
  • Published: London : J. Harris, 1808.

Catalog Record

659 807B 2x

Acquired May 2020

Lessons to a young prince, by an old statesman

title page

  • Author: Williams, David, 1738-1816, author.
  • Title: Lessons to a young prince, by an old statesman, on the present disposition in Europe to a general revolution … : with the addition of a lesson on the mode of studying and profiting by Reflections on the French revolution, by … Edmund Burke.
  • Edition: The third edition.
  • Publication: London : Printed for H. D. Simmons, Pater-noster Row, MDCCXC [1790]

Catalog Record

53 G294 W721

Acquired April 2020

Industry and idleness : a pleasing and instructive tale

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A moral tale modeled after William Hogarth’s Industry and idleness.


  • Author: Elliott, Mary, 1794?-1870, author.
  • Title: Industry and idleness : a pleasing and instructive tale, for good little girls, in words not exceeding two syllables / by Mary Belson, author of “Simple Truths.”
  • Edition: A new edition, corrected.
  • Publication: London : William Darton, 58, Holborn Hill, 1820.

Catalog Record

659 820 El46

Acquired March 2020


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

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

Deputy Pendulum’s motion for an address

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Eleven lines of text below image and above title: Gemmen, at the general meeting you impowered [sic] me …

Publisher’s advertisement following imprint: Folios of caracatures [sic] lent out for the evening.

  • Printmaker:¬†Cruikshank, Isaac, 1756?-1811?, printmaker.
  • Title: Deputy Pendulum’s motion for an address [graphic] / IC.
  • Published: Lond. [i.e. London] : Pub. Nov. 29, 1795, by S.W. Fores, No. 50 Piccadilly, [29 November 1795]

Catalog record & Digital collection

795.11.29.01 Impression 2

Acquired May 2013