Pittpatche’s Requisition!? Proclamation extraordinary?

printed textA satire on Pitt’s government suggesting his adminstration was a theatre. The layout of the sheet mimics that of a contemporary playbill.

  • Title: Pittpatche’s Requisition!? Proclamation extraordinary? Given at our Court of Pandaemonium, the seventeenth day of February, in the year of our lords, Old Nick and the King. …
  • Published: [London] : Printed for and sold by J. Bullock, [1795?]

Catalog Record 

File 53 P68 P691++

Acquired June 2019

The old English ‘squire

Plates: The old squire — Fetching the midwife — Dressing the young squire — Young squire gets ferrul’d for neglecting his studies — Breaking cover, or Hunting in Hampshire — Tries a new shooting pony, which won’t do — Crammed at college by his tutor for a degree — Gets cheated by his miller who grinds oats for him — Young squire goes to London and gets his pockets eased — Takes lessons in dancing — Sits for his portrait — Goes to the opera — Buys an historical picture. St. Anthony preaching to the fishes — Goes to a picture sale — Rides home on a borrowed horse — Mistakes mushrooms for game and spoils their shape — Meets with a small accident — His gun misses fire, because he had forgot to load it — Goes with some friends to shoot grouse on the moors — Not the safest way to carry loaded guns in a wood — Spurs himself in the wrong place — Sees a water kelpy — The village schoolmaster, fond of little bits — A cheerful dance.

  • Author: Chatto, William Andrew, 1799-1864, author.
  • Title: The old English ‘squire : “a jovial gay fox hunter, bold, frank and free” : a poem in ten cantos / by John Careless, Esq. ; illustrated with plates by one of the family.
  • Publication: London : Printed for Thomas M’Lean, 26, Haymarket, by Howlett and Brimmer, Frith Street, Soho, 1821.

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53 C4 821

Acquired May 2019

Sporting characters

Detailed description below
On recto, two men walk to the left in a wood with guns. The man behind (right) holds his gun by the barrel pointed towards his companion’s posterior; he wears colored spectacles, a top hat, and is smoking a cigar. The man in front (left) looks back towards his companion as he holds his rifle by the butt, the barrel pointed over his shoulder at his companion’s face. The lines below: “I never likes to go out with a man as don’t carry his gun like a sportsman.” “Not I. I’m always wery particular.!”

On verso, a pencil drawing of two men (dustmen?) conversing as one points to the donkey that he holds by the reins.

Catalog Record 

Drawings H43 no. 1 Box D125

Acquired February 2019

The Macaroni and theatrical magazine

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Articles on fashion and manners, satirizing extremes; includes theater news and anecdotes, crime news, poetry, and a monthly register of foreign and domestic occurences, with lists of bankrupts, preferments, marriages, births and deaths. Most plates are satirical illustrations of extreme fashions and their wearers.

  • Title: The Macaroni and theatrical magazine, or Monthly register, of the fashions and diversions of the times. Conducted upon a much more elegant and liberal plan, than any other work of the kind hitherto published.
  • Published: London : Printed for the authors, and sold by John Williams, next the Mitre Tavern, Fleet Street, MDCCLXXII. [1772, i.e. 1773]

Catalog Record 

61 M115

Acquired October 2018

The Queen’s budget opened

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A satire on the proceedings against Queen Caroline.

  • TitleThe Queen’s budget opened, or Correspondence extraordinary, the defence of Her Majesty. A companion to the “Royal letter-bag”.
  • EditionSecond edition.
  • ProductionPrinted by J. Swan, 76, Fleet Street.
  • PublicationLondon : Sold by T. Dolby, 299, Strand; J. Fairburn, Broadway, Blackfriars and all booksellers, 1820.

Catalog Record

763 820

Acquired February 2016

A peep at the p*v****n

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A satire on the proceedings against Queen Caroline

  • TitleA peep at the p*v****n, or, Boiled mutton with caper sauce at the temple of joss : a satirical poem.
  • EditionSixth edition.
  • PublicationLondon : Printed by and for E. Wilson, 88, Royal Exchange, 1820.

Catalog Record

763 820

Acquired February 2016

The commercial tourist, or, Gentleman traveller…

Cover: The commercial tourist, or, Gentleman traveller Hempel, Charles William, 1777-1855

The commercial tourist, or, Gentleman traveller : a satirical poem in four cantos : embellished with colored engravings.

4th ed., greatly enl.

Published: London : Sold by Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1839.

53 H491 822d

Title page: The commercial tourist, or, Gentleman traveller...

Subjects (Library of Congress): Traveling sales personnel–Anecdotes; Satire–English; Wit and humor–Great Britain; Great Britain–Social life and customs–19th century; Cruikshank, Robert, 1789-1856.