A garland of new songs

printed text

A chapbook.

  • Title: A garland of new songs. : William and Margaret; Mary’s dream; Roy’s wife of Aldivalloch; My Nannie, O; Death or liberty.
  • Publication: Newcastle upon Tyne : Printed by J. Marshall, in the Old Flesh-Market. Where may also be had, a large and curious assortment of songs, ballads, tales, histories, &c., [between 1800 and 1831]

Catalog Record

File 74 800 G233 no. 11

Acquired April 2021

Execution at Horsemonger-lane Jail

description below

  • Title: Execution at Horsemonger-lane Jail, Monday, April 11, 1836, [of] Wm. Harley for the Chipstead burglary …
  • Published: [London] : Printed by Taylor, 14 Waterloo-road, near the Victoria Theatre, Lambeth, [1836]

Catalog Record

File 523 Ex96 836++

Acquired December 2020

George Cruikshank : the artist, the humorist, and the man

description below

Extra-illustrated with 116 additional prints and autograph material: 82 etchings, caricatures, engraved plates, illustrated title pages, and broadsides by George Cruikshank, of which 24 are hand-colored, mounted and captioned in pencil having been trimmed to the image with loss of imprints


  • Author: Bates, William, -1884, author.
  • Title: George Cruikshank : the artist, the humorist, and the man, with some account of his brother Robert : a critico-bibliographical essay / by William Bates … ; with numerous illustrations by G. Cruickshank including several from original drawings in the possession of the author.
  • Edition: Second edition, revised, and augmented by a copiously annotated bibliographical appendix, and additional plates on India paper.
  • Publication: London : Houlston and Sons, Paternoster Square ; Birmingham : Houghton and Hammond, Scotland Passage, 1879.

Catalog Record

75 C889 S879

Acquired March 2020

The funeral procession of Her Late Most Gracious Majesty

description belowAn illustrated broadside with text describing in detail the ceremonies and events around the funeral and burial of Queen Caroline from Monday 13th August as her body lay in state at Brandenburgh House, through the early afternoon interment in Brunswick on 25th August. The broadside records the argument between Sir George Naylor and Mr. Bailey who had assigned responsibility for the events by the George IV and the Caroline’s executor Dr. Lushington. The official route attempted to negate the threat of violence from a mob by steering it away from the city center. However, a mob blocked the cortege’s path forcing it to re-route through the city. Chaos erupted and soldiers opened fire killing two men and other injuries. The internment was precided over by J.W. Wolff who said a prayer in German, a translation of which is included in the text of the broadside.

  • Title: The funeral procession of Her Late Most Gracious Majesty, Caroline Amelia Elizabeth, Queen of England.
  • Publication: [York, England] : Carrall, printer, near Foss Bridge, York, [1821]

Catalog Record


Acquired December 2019

The cries of London, as they are daily exhibited in the streets

title page

  • Title: The cries of London, as they are daily exhibited in the streets : with an epigram in verse, adapted to each. Embellished with sixty-two elegant cuts. To which is added, a description of the metropolis in verse.
  • Publication: London : Printed for F. Newbery, at the corner of St. Paul’s Church-Yard, 1775.

Catalog Record

646 775 N534

Acquired November 2019

Mustapha’s adoration of the sublime Sultan Pittander

printed textA satire on Pitt, part 1 of 3

  • Author: Mustapha.
  • Uniform Title: [Mustapha’s adoration of the sublime Sultan Pittander omnipotent. Part 1]
  • Title: Mustapha’s adoration of the sublime Sultan Pittander omnipotent Part I.
  • Publication: [London] : Printed for G. Riebau, No. 439, Strand; and sold by all newsmen …, [1795]

Catalog Record 

File 763 795 M991 pt. 1++

Acquired June 2019

The messenger of mortality

see description belowFirst line: Fair lady, lay your costly robes aside …
Woodcut image: a scene in a room with two windows and a table with a lighted candle. On the right Death wearing a crown and holding an arrow and hourglass stands next to a lady who is holding her child’s hand. Beside the child stands a gentleman (doctor). On the ground at Death’s feet are a shovel and emblems of power(?).

  • Title: The messenger of mortality, or, A dialogue between Death and the lady.
  • Publication: [York, England] : Carrall, printer, Walmgate, York, [between 1822 and 1834]

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Acquired June 2019

A bill to deprive Her Majesty…

see description below

  • Author: Hone, William, 1780-1842, author, publisher.
  • Title: bill to deprive Her Majesty Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of the title, prerogatives, rights, privileges, and pretensions of Queen Consort of this realm, and to dissolve the marriage between His Majesty and the said Queen.
  • Publication: [London] : Printed by W. Hone, Ludgate Hill, London, [1820]

Catalog Record 

File 53 C292 820b

Acquired May 2019