The princess’s tomb : a dialogue for the nursery

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A poem, printed within black mourning border, illustrated above title with an image of an urn mounted on a plinth, her life dates engraved on the plinth; behind a weeping willow. Five stanzas of verse in letterpress at the bottom

  • Title: The princess’s tomb : a dialogue for the nursery.
  • Publication: [London] : Published for the Authoress, and sold by T. Gardiner and Son, 20, Princes-Street, Cavendish-Square; N. Hailes, London Musuem, Piccadilly; and T. Sizuer, Juvenile Library, 259, Oxford-Street, and 209, Piccadilly, [1817]

Catalog Record

File 56 C47 817P

Acquired February 2022

Sacred to the memory of H.R.H. the Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales

Engraved card printed within black mourning border

Engraved card printed within black mourning border, illustrated above title with an image of Prince Leopold and Britannia in front of Princess Charlotte’s tomb adorned with her portrait and topped with an urn. Six numbered stanzas of a hymn and two staves of music are engraved at the bottom.

  • Title: Sacred to the memory of H.R.H. the Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales, the beloved consort of Prince Leopold & only daughter to the Prince Regent of England : who was born Jany. 7, 1796, and died in childbed Novr. 6, 1817, universally lamented.
  • Publication: London : Published by Thos. Crabb, Ivy Lane, Paternoster Row, 1817.

Catalog Record 

File 66 817 Sa123

Acquired March 2019

“They have destroyed me”

poem on silk

A illustrated broadside printed on silk.
With an image of a woman weeping at a tombstone enscribed with the words “Great Britain’s Queen, the injured Caroline. Around the border, following the title: Minister! go hang thyself in justice to mankind, for if after this, you die by the ordinary course of Nature, all honest men will be disgraced by sharing even a common death with you.

  • Title“They have destroyed me” : a monody on her late Majesty Queen Caroline, who departed this life August 7, 1821, aged fifty-three.
  • Publication[London?] : [publisher not identified], [1821]

Catalog Record

File 53 C292 821b

Acquired May 2018

An apparition

In a churchyard, a resurrection man holding a lantern, his hat and shovel at his feet, is surprised by ghost, rising from grave. In the background is a church and in the foreground, a skull and bone.

  • PrintmakerNewton, Richard, 1777-1798, printmaker.
  • TitleAn apparition [graphic].
  • Edition[State with aquatint].
  • PublicationLondon : Pubd. by W. Holland, No. 50 Oxford Street, May 1, 1790.

Catalog Record & Digital Collection


Acquired November 2016

[Interior of a gothic crypt]

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Interior of a gothic vault, with a tomb on the left lit by a hanging lamp and decorated with a reclining man in tudor dress holding a baton; to right are a couple leaning against a pillar, and a man holding a torch gesturing towards the tomb …”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • PrintmakerManskirch, Franz Joseph, 1768-1840, printmaker.
  • Title[Interior of a gothic crypt] [graphic] / Mannskirsch delt. & sculp.
  • PublicationLondon : Pubd. Feby. 16, 1799, at R. Ackermanns, 101 Strand …, [16 February 1799]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection


Acquired July 2015