Glass painting for windows…by Henry Gyles of the City of York

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First published ca. 1675-1700; this is a late 18th-century reissue

  • Title: Glass painting for windows, as armes, sundyals, history, landskipt, &c. done by Henry Gyles of the City of York [graphic].
  • Published: [London] : Published by W. Richardson, Castle Street, Leicester Fields, [ca. 1790]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

Portraits G996 no. 1

Acquired December 2013

Aeschini Socratici dialogi tres graece et latine


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 Horace Walpole’s copy with his bookplate and note on fly-leaf. Includes life of Aeschines and Jean Le Clerc’s Silvae Philologicae.

  • Author: Aeschines, Socraticus, 4th cent. B.C.
  • Title: Aeschini Socratici dialogi tres graece et latine : ad quos accessit quarti Latinum fragmentum / vertit et notis illustravit Joannes Clericus. Cuius & ad calcem additae sunt Silvae Philologicae, cum omnium indicibus necessariis.
  • Published: Amstelodami : Apud Petrum de Coup Bibliopolam, 1711.

Catalog Record

49 2207 3

Acquired October 2005

Sketchbook of views, landscapes, ruins, castles…

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Album of ca. 40 pen and ink, wash, and one color drawing of scenes in Yorkshire, most dated (30 April 1799-9 June 1801) and “drawn on the spot”, with the artist’s identification of the locales, buildings, and ruins. The first is dated April 30th 1799 and is a view of Fountain’s Abbey and followed by several sketches of ships and trees, a cottage, and two views of a bridge with a village in the distance. These sketches are followed by a series 24 non-sequentially numbered sketches, half of which are half-page oval designs. Six more drawings — wash, pencil, or ink — follow executed in 1801. The penultimate leaf contains a pencil drawing of The ruins of Wallop Church, dated Ap: 15th 1805 on the verso and a rough sketch of a scene on the verso. The final leaf is a wash drawing of a vista and is signed E. Johnson, JPearson, JPearson and is undated; another rough pencil drawing of trees and tower on the verso.

  • Creator: Pearson, John, 1777-1813.
  • Title: [Sketchbook of views, landscapes, ruins, castles, etc. in Yorkshire].
  • Created:[Yorkshire, England], [between 1799 and 1805]

Catalog Record

Folio 75 P359 805

Acquired before 2002

John Bull, or, An Englishman’s fireside!

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Satire on attempts to enforce Observance of the Sabbath. John Bull sits miserably in a corner of a room. In the five lines etched at the top of the image, we learn that he has no food or tobacco and is unable to go out for fear of the ‘Arm’d Blue Devil’ (i.e., a bearded ‘bobby’ or a Metropolitan Policeman, a member of the force founded by Sir Robert Peel in 1829) who can be seen through a window with a cracked pane. John Bull complainant about “Observing the Sabbath with a vengeance” is a response to Sir Andrew Agnew, the Member of Parliament for Wigtownshire, attempt to enforce better Observance of the Sabbath through the introduction of four bills to the House of Commons between 1830 and 1847. On his third attempt Charles Dickens wrote ‘Sunday Under Three Heads’ (1836), a personal attack on Agnew, whom he described as a fanatic, motivated by resentment of the idea that those poorer than himself might have any pleasure in life. Agnew left Parliament in 1837, ending the campaign.

  • Printmaker: Grant, C. J. (Charles Jameson), active 1830-1852, printmaker.
  • Title: John Bull, or, An Englishman’s fireside! [graphic] / C.J. Grant.
  • Published: London : Pub. by G. Tregear, 123 Cheapside, April 1833.

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

834.04.00.01

Acquired March 2014

Correspondence with Horace Walpole, 1736-1796

lwlms000556James Granger to Horace Walpole, 24 July 1764

lwlms000554Horace Walpole to Charles Lyttelton, 22 May 1736

bertieHorace Walpole to Bertie Greatheed, 22 February 1796

hamiltonHorace Walpole to Sir William Hamilton, 18 February 1776

pittHorace Walpole to Thomas Pitt, 5 June 1764

walkerHorace Walpole to Joseph Walker, 4 April 1791

  • Author: Walpole, Horace, 1717-1797.
  • Title: Horace Walpole collection, 1725-1797.

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

LWL MSS 1

Tippoo Saib’s two sons deliver’d up to Lord Cornwallis

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 The son of the sultan is handed over by his father (right) to Cornwallis (left) with the British camp in the background. Soldiers flank Cornwallis; next to the Sultan is his other son and a servant(?)

  • Title: Tippoo Saib’s two sons deliver’d up to Lord Cornwallis [graphic] : as hostages, after he had so gloriously conquered that proud, sultan at Seringagpate the capital of the Mysore Country in the East Indies in 1792.
  • Published: [London: Published 12th May 1794, by Laurie & Whittle, 12 May 1794]

Catalog Record  & Digital Collection

794.05.12.60+

Acquired December 2013

Songs and poems of love and drollery

49 1992

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Horace Walpole’s copy

  • Author: T. W. (Thomas Weaver), 1616-1663.
  • Title: Songs and poems of love and drollery. By T.W.
  • Published: [London : s.n.], Printed in the year, 1654.

Catalog Record

49 1992

Acquired May 2005