The architecture of A. Palladio in four books

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Horace Walpole’s copy, with his ms. annotations and bookplate. Bookplate of the Leicester and Leicestershire Society of Architects.

  • AuthorPalladio, Andrea, 1508-1580.
  • Uniform Title[Quattro libri dell'architettura. English] 
  • TitleThe architecture of A. Palladio in four books : containing a short treatise of the five orders and the most necessary observations concerning all sorts of building : as also the different construction of private and publick houses, high-ways, bridges, market-places, xystes, and temples, with their plans, sections and uprights / revis’d, design’d, and publish’d by Giacomo Leoni, a Venetian, architect to His Most Serene Highness, the late Electcor Palatinate ; translated from the Italian original.
  • EditionThe third edition, corrected / with notes and remarks of Inigo Jones : now first taken from his original manuscript in the Worcester College Library, Oxford, and also, an appendix containing the Antiquities of Rome, written by A. Palladio, and a discourse of the fires of the ancients, never before translated.
  • PublishedLondon : Printed for A. Ward, in Little Britain; S. Birt, in Ave-Mary-Lane; D. Browne, without Temple-Bar; C. Davis, in Pater-noster-Row; T. Osborne, in Gray’s-Inn; and A. Millar, against S. Clement’s Church in the Strand, 1742.

Catalog Record

Folio 49 3593

Acquired before 2002

Tippoo Saib’s two sons taking leave of their mother

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 Before a tent with a throne inside, Tippoo Sahib’s wife, mother of his two sons, kneels on a rug; she embraces her one son as the other son stands behind him. Tipu Sultan stands in the background with a woman servant(?)

  • Title: Tippoo Saib’s two sons taking leave of their mother [graphic] : previous to their being deliver’d up to Lord Cornwallis as hostages at the termination of the war in the East Indies in 1792.
  • Published:[London : Published 12th May 1794, by Laurie & Whittle, 12 May 1794]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

794.05.12.59+

Acquired December 2013

Ives, Diall’s & Co. manufactory of oil and spirit varnish

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  • Author: Ives, Diall’s & Co.
  • Title: Ives, Diall’s & Co. manufactory of oil and spirit varnish, wholesale & retail [graphic] : no. 4, Little Queen Street, Lincolns Inn Fields …
  • Created: [London : s.n., between 1801 and 1815?]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

File 66 801 Iv95

Acquired July 2013

The magnanimous minister chastiseing [sic] Prussian perfidy

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“Fox, wearing a military cocked hat, with civilian dress, threatens Prussia (or Frederick William III) with his sabre, while he puts a foot on the sword that Prussia has dropped. The latter, a grotesque figure with a long pigtail and moustaches, kneels terrified at his feet, clasping his hands in supplication. Fox says, with an expression of sour and calculating contempt, ” – O you Prussian Marauder, you! – what I’ve caught you at last? – what, You took me for a double-faced-Talleyrand! did you? – did you think I was like yourself, to Look One way & Row another? – what you thought because I make Loyal Speeches now, that I must be a Turncoat? – O you Frenchified Villain! – I’ll teach you to humbug & insult my poor, dear, dear Master? – & to join with such Rascals as Boney, & O’Conner!” Prussia exclaims, terrified, “indeed! indeed! indeed! I could not help it. – ” Meanwhile, Napoleon, holding his sabre, and wearing feathered bicorne, with spurred jack-boots, furtively hastens up to Fox from behind, to read the open book which the latter displays to him behind his back: ‘State of the Nation’.

  • Printmaker: Gillray, James, 1756-1815, printmaker.
  • Title: The magnanimous minister chastiseing [sic] Prussian perfidy [graphic] / Jas. Gillray delt.
  • Created: [London : s.n, ca. 2 May 1806?]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

806.05.02.01+

Acquired November 2013

An architectural inspection

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Unsigned drawing of two men, one of whom may be the architect, looking over an active construction site with work men engaged in various activities on the ground and on the scaffolding around a townhouse(?).

  • Creator: Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827, artist.
  • Title: [An architectural inspection] [drawing].
  • Created: [England,[180-?]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

Drawings R79 no. 12 Box D145

Acquired August 2007

A great stream from a petty fountain

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A torrent of taxes gushes from the mouth of Lord Henry Petty, chancellor of the exchequer, emptying into the “Unfathomable Sea of Taxation” in which John Bull is drowning in full view of greedy cormorants representing members of the Grenville ministry which was formed after the death of William Pitt.

  • Printmaker: Williams, Charles, fl. 1797-1830, printmaker.
  • Title: A great stream from a petty fountain, or, John Bull swamped in the flood of new-taxes [graphic] : cormorants fishing in the stream.
  • Published: [London : Pubd. May 1806, by S.W. Fores, No. 50 Piccadilly, 1806].

Catalog Record  & Digital Collection

806.05.00.09+

Acquired December 2004

An account of what seemed most remarkable…

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 Issued in 1872 with title: Hogarth’s frolic.

  • Author: Forrest, Ebenezer, active 1774.
  • Title: An account of what seemed most remarkable in the five days peregrination of … Messieurs Tothall, Scott, Hogarth, Thornhill, and Forrest. Begun on Saturday, May 27th, 1732 …
  • Published: London : Printed for R. Livesay, MDCCLXXXII [1782]

Catalog Record

Folio 75 H67 782 Copy 2

Acquired before 2002