Memoirs of Theodore Lane

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A bound album with “Biographical sketch of the life of Mr. Theodore Lane” (pages [33]-59 from Pierce Egan’s 1831 publication: The show folks! (London : Printed for M. Arnold, 1831)), extra-illustrated with portraits of actors, actors in performances, playwrights, and art patrons, followed by cropped impressions, mounted, of the twenty-seven hand-colored plates that accompanied with Pierce Egan’s 1825 The life of an actor and on the final four leaves the nine small, black and white vignettes, also of theatrical scenes also from Egan’s Life of an actor. Lane was an English painter and engraver, who excelled at comic illustration. Also bound in at the front is an autograph letter from Egan dated 15 June 1832 to Mr. Elliott.

 

  • Author: Egan, Pierce, 1772-1849.
  • Title: Memoirs of Theodore Lane : printed text and manuscript / by Pierce Egan.
  • Production: England, circa 1825?

Catalog Record

Quarto 56 Eg13 832m

Acquired June 2020

The vices of the gin shop

"Broadside with five wood-engravings, the largest in the centre showing the drunkard's coat of arms."--British Museum online catalogue.

Letterpress text with wood-engravings on either side of the title at head of sheet: on the left “Temperance and Happy Family” and on the right “Intemperance and Miserable Family”. Below the heading and on the upper half of the sheet, an explanation of a wood-engraving in the center entitled “The Drunkard’s Coat of Arms”. On the lower half of the sheet, a poem in four columns, surrounding another large central image of a drunken crowd, including a woman feeding her infant from a wine glass; the rowdy, celebrating in a room with a row of large barrels labeled “Holland, Brand[y], Rum, Old Tom, Cream of the Valley.”

 

  • Title: The vices of the gin shop, public house, and tavern dissected, or, The folly of dram drinking clearly exhibited.
  • Publication: [London] : J. Quick, [approximately 1833]

Catalog Record

833.00.00.16+

Acquired November 2020

Truth, justice, and gratitude

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A satire on the legal case between two purveyor’s of medical ointments Felix Albinolo and Thomas Holloway in the form of a dialogue between Mr. Bull, Mr. Murphy, Mr. Sawney; with an image with a cartouche “Albinolo’s, or, The St. Come et St. Damien (brothers & physicians.) Ointment, 23 Earl Street, Blackfriars, London.” decorated with an eye (all-seeing?) at the top, snakes on the side, and a lion at the bottom.

 

  • PrintmakerGrant, C. J. (Charles Jameson), active 1830-1852, printmaker.
  • Title: Truth, justice, and gratitude [graphic].
  • Publication: [London] : [B.D. Cousins], [31 August 1839]

Catalog Record

839.08.31.01

November 2020

The naturalist’s cabinet

title page

  • Author: Smith, Thomas, 1775 or 1776-1830, author.
  • Title: The naturalist’s cabinet : containing interesting sketches of natural history; illustrative of the natures, dispositions, manners, and habits of all the most remarkable quadrupeds, birds, fishes, amphibia, reptiles, &c. in the known world / by Rev. Thomas Smith.
  • Publication: [London] : Published by James Cundee, Ivy-Lane, Paternoster Row, [1806-1807]
  • Manufacture: [London] : Albion Press printed.

Catalog Record

63 806 Sm642

Acquired January 2020

Illustrations for The Universal songster

title pagesketch of man performing A collection of 20 proof states of the 27 prints after George Cruickshank used as illustrations for The Universal songster; or, Museum of mirth. Most are signed with Marshall’s initials ‘JRM’, with two signed ‘J.R. Marshall’ and most identify the artist as ‘G.C.’ (i.e. George Cruikshank) or G. Cruikshank’. One print based on William Hogarth’s “O the roast beef of Old England, &c.” includes the attribution “From Hogarth by G.C.”

  • Author: Marshall, J. R., active 1820-1840, printmaker.
  • Title: [Illustrations for The Universal songster]
  • Publication: [London] : [publisher not identified], [1825]

Catalog Record

75 C889 825

Acquired November 2019

The Liverpool squib book

  • Title: The Liverpool squib book : being a correct and impartial collection of all the addresses, songs, squibs and other papers, issued during the contested election, March, 1820; to which are added the whole of the speeches of the Right Hon. George Canning. Candidates. Right Hon. George Canning, General Gascoyne, Dr. Crompton, Thomas Leyland, Esq.
  • Published: Liverpool : Printed and published by W. Bethell, No. 10, Marshall-Street, 1820.

Catalog Record

64 L221 820

Acquired August 2019

 

 

Hare & Co., designers and engravers

A decorative handbill or trade card, divided in three compartments, all framed in a neo-Gothic border. In the center framed by three Gothic arches the word “Mechanical” is etched below images of three machines including a steam powered tractor and printing press; etched below is an advertisement for the firm Hare & Co., located in the Strand, London.

  • Author: Hare & Co.
  • Title: Hare & Co., designers and engravers on wood, patent agents, printers, electrotypists. 31 Essex Strand, London, W.C [graphic].
  • Publication: [London] : [Hare & Co.], [ca. 1890]

Catalog Record

File 66 890 H274

Acquired September 2019

The penny Sunday chronicle

The penny Sunday chronicle newspaper

With three wood engravings entitled “Destructive fire in the Tower of London”, “Ruling the roast”, and “One of the thimble-rig gentry”, the last of which is signed with the initials of Charles Jameson Grant.
“No. 51”.

  • Title: The penny Sunday chronicle, people’s weekly advertizer : an original, comic, dramatic, and entertaining odd fellow’s miscellany.
  • Publication:[London]  : W. Vickers, Holywell Street, Strand, Sunday, November 14, 1841.

Catalog Record 

841.11.14.01++

Acquired March 2019

Philosophical recreations, or, Winter amusements

  • AuthorBadcock, John, active 1816-1830.
  • TitlePhilosophical recreations, or, Winter amusements: a collection of entertaining & surprising experiments in mechanics, arithmetic, optics, hydrostatics, hydraulics, pneumatics, electricity, chemistry, magnetism, & pyrotechny, or art of making fire works, together with the wonders of the air pump, magic lanthorn, camera obscura, &c. … and a variety of tricks with cards. The whole simplified and clearly elucidated so as to suit every capacity.
  • PublishedLondon, Printed for T. Hughes [1820?]

Catalog Record

63 820 B13

Acquired March 2018

 

Old Nick’s gatherings!

“he Devil, laden with Tories, strides to the left, quoting the Duke of Newcastle with a gloating grin: ‘Can’t I do what I like with MY OWN’ [see BM Satires No. 15884, &c.]. Across his shoulder is a trident on which a bloated bishop is spiked. From the lower end of the handle a rat-trap (see BM Satires No. 15734), on which Peel sits, hangs by a rope. Wellington, encircled by the barbed tail, is dragged along, kicking violently. He is in uniform with spurred boots; a gibbet projects from his cocked hat. Under the Devil’s arm are two lawyers: Wetherell in his slovenly dress, and Lyndhurst. The remainder are tied by ropes to the Devil’s back; most prominent (left to right) are Ellenborough, Cumberland, Gloucester, and Croker. The others are scarcely characterized; a Scots cap may denote Lauderdale, a renegade.”–Britism Museum online catalogue.

  • PrintmakerGrant, C. J. (Charles Jameson), active 1830-1852, printmaker.
  • TitleOld Nick’s gatherings! [graphic] : “A pretty considerable damn’d hard day’s work I’ve had on’t!”.
  • Publication[London] : [W. Chubb], [1832]

Catalog Record

Folio 75 G750 832 no. 6 (Oversize)

Acquired November 2016