Happy Jerry

description below

Boatman on riverbank with bridge and buildings behind being greeted by sailor and city gent.
“A Thames waterman who thought himself betrayed by his wife and friend is reunited with both, who take his hands, the woman on the left in man’s dress, having looked for him throughout the world; on a wharf with oars propped against the walls of a house to left, a boat moored nearby and a bridge in the background.”–British Museum online catalogue, description of a later state.


  • Title: Happy Jerry [graphic].
  • Publication: [London] : Published 10th May 1793 by Robt. Sayer & Co., Fleet Street, London, [10 May 1793]

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Acquired November 2022

Salus populi suprema lex

description belowBroadside poem, with engraving above letterpress text.
Engraved at top left of image: June mid-day. Engaved at top right of image: Tide, low water at London Bridge.


  • Creator: Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878.
  • Title: Salus populi suprema lex. … royal address of Cadwallader ap-Tudor ap-Edwards ap-Vaughan, Water-King of Southwark …
  • Published: London, S. Knight [1828]

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Acquired November 2020

An exact view of London Bridge

see description belowA broadside on London Bridge and its partial destruction by fire on 11 April 1758, with an account on the history of bridges on the site and an engraving of the view of London and the River Thames, with the remains of London Bridge in the centre above; engraved title above and letterpress title and text in two columns below.

  • Title: An exact view of London Bridge since the conflagration of the late temporary bridge.
  • Publication: [London] : Sold by William Herbert, under the Piazzas, on the remains of London-Bridge, [ca. 1758]

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Acquired June 2019