The march of intellect

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An aspirational dustman in ragged clothes, a monocle hanging from his hat, and smoking a cigar, sits in a chair before the hearth reading a book, “An introduction to the pleasures of … schince by Barnart Botherum […] dedicated to the majesty of the people”. On the table are bowl, a goblet and a bottle of Port. On the wall hangs a landscape and on the mantel a bust of Shakespeare. The dog at his feet stares at the fire, the bones of fish dinner on a plate beside him. A large bell sits on the floor beside the dustman.


  • Printmaker: Heath, Henry, active 1824-1850, printmaker.
  • Title: The march of intellect [graphic] / H. Heath del.
  • Publication: London : Published April 1828 by S. Maunder, 10 Newgate Street, [April 1828]

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Acquired June 2022

Monastery of St. Trone

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A watercolor sketch of two rotund monks in front of a entrance to monastery in a lane within gate and wall surround. One attends closely to a young lady with two baskets on her arms; the other reads, lounging on a bench with his one foot raised.


  • Artist: Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827, artist.
  • Title: Monastery of St. Trone [art original].
  • Production: [England], [early 19th century]

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Drawings R79 no. 15 Box D145

Acquired July 2020

Virtue in humble life

Virtue in humble life title page

Two frontispieces designed by E. Edwards and engraved by J. Hall: v. 1 shows a father and daughter under a tree and v.2 shows Hanway seated on a rock reading, a skull beside him and reapers and a church in the background.

  • Author: Hanway, Jonas, 1712-1786, author.
  • Title: Virtue in humble life : containing reflections on relative duties, particularly those of masters and servants. Thoughts on the passions, prejudices, and tempers of mankind … Various anecdotes of the living and the dead: in two hundred and nine conversations between a father and his daughter … with a manual of devotion … In two volumes …
  • Edition: The second edition, amply corrected, and enlarged an half part / by Jonas Hanway, Esq.
  • Published: London : Printed for Dodsley, in Pall-Mall; Sewel, near the Royal-Exchange; and Bew, in Pater-Noster-Row, MDCCLXXVII [1777]

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Quarto 659 777H

Acquired March 2019