The art of correspondence

book, printed text

  • Title: The art of correspondence, consisting of letters on various subjects, selected chiefly from the works of eminent authors. In French and English : To which are added, letters, notes, &c. on domestic concerns, and addairs of business.
  • Publication: London : Printed for Samuel Leigh, 18, Strand, 1817.
  • Manufacture: [London] : Imprimé par Schulze et Dean, No. 13, rue de Poland, à Londres.

Catalog Record

659 817 Ar784

Acquired April 2021

Studies of cottages and rural scenery

description below

“This work appears to have been issued in four montly parts, each of four plates between May and August 1816, before being published as a complete suite. An advertisement on the final leaf of the 1820 edition of John Cawse’s ‘Introduction to the art of painting’ shows that the work was still being issued in four parts at this late date, at a price of three shillings sixpence per part”–Cf. British Architectural Library.


  • Author: Prout, Samuel, 1783-1852.
  • Title: Studies of cottages and rural scenery : drawn and etched in imitation of chalk / by Samuel Prout ; the work will consist of four numbers, to be published monthly, commencing the first of May, 1816 ; and is intended as a companion to the ‘Studies of boats and coast scenery’, also contained in four numbers by the same artist, just published.
  • Published: London : Published by R. Ackermann, 101, Strand; and may be had of all the book and printsellers in the United Kingdom. [J. Diggens, Printer, St. Ann’s Lane, London.], 1816.

Catalog Record

Folio 75 P95 816

Acquired September 2020

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

description below

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