Signora Rossignoli’s public


An engraved ticket to a performance by Italian dancer, Signora Teresa Rossignoli of Parma. The Late Baroque border includes urns on pedestals, tree saplings and foliage.

  • TitleSignora Rossignoli’s public [graphic] : no. [blank]. Price 3d.
  • Published[Dublin? : s.n., ca. 1783]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

File 66 783 S578

Acquired July 2013

Herefordshire orchards, a pattern for all England




Bookplates of Horace Walpole and Paul Latcham. Unidentified contemporary MS pharmaceutical calculation on front flyleaf recto. MS list of contents in 18th-c. hand on front flyleaf verso, possibly in Michael Lort’s hand

  • Author: Beale, John, 1603-1683?
  • Title: Herefordshire orchards, a pattern for all England : written in an epistolary address to Samuel Hartlib, Esq. / by I.B.
  • Published: London : Printed by Roger Daniel, 1657.

Catalog Record

49 2333

Acquired April 2007

This plate (representing a negroes dance in the island of Dominica)


A couple dance together under a lush tree with large fruit hanging from its branches. They are accompanied by two men playing instruments, a drum and tambourine as one woman claps along to the music. Others, including a small girl, stand and converse.

  • PrintmakerBrunias, Agostino, 1730-1796, printmaker, artist.
  • TitleThis plate (representing a negroes dance in the island of Dominica) is humbly dedicated to the Honble. Charles O’Hara, Brigadier General of His Majesty’s Army in America …. by his most obedt. & devoted servt.                 A. Brunias [graphic] / A. Brunias pinxt. et sculpt.
  • PublishedLondon : Published 15 Feby. 1779 by the proprietor N [...] Broad Street, [15 February 1779]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection


Acquired April 2014

Inventory of wearing apparel and other things of the late Mrs. Bamford


A very detailed manuscript inventory in a single hand on three pages, two columns each, listing articles of “wearing apparel and other things” of Mrs. Ann Bamford: gowns, bonnets, stays, hoops, caps, shoes, handkerchiefs, aprons, tippets, pockets, cloaks, bonnets, shawls, gloves, petticoats, etc. The type of material and color are often included in the description as well.

  • TitleInventory of wearing apparel and other things of the late Mrs. Bamford, circa 1780?

Catalog Record

LWL Mss File 116+

Acquired July 2013

Cribb, glass and picture frame maker


  • AuthorCribb, Robert, -1827.
  • TitleCribb, glass and picture frame maker, carver gilder & printseller [graphic] : no. 288 near Great Turnstile Holborn, old frames new gilt, & glasses new silvered. Pictures cleaned, lined, and repaired / Neele sculpt. 352 Strand.
  • Published: [London : Robert Cribb, not after 1815]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

File 66 815 C928

Acquired January 2014

Invoice for prints bought from Robert Sayer



A manuscript invoice issued by Robert Sayer, a successful London print, map, and chart publisher, on 15 August 1772. The purchaser is one “Mr. Gordon” of “9 Bury Court, St. Mary Ave”. The list is grouped by type, “10 historical prints”, “72 prints of ladies, eminent men, humourous, etc.”, “8 large landskips”, and “12 views of Havannah”, with details concerning framing, glass, cases, and shipping charges. On the verso, a docket title indicating a discount presumably because of the size of the order.

  • AuthorSayer, Robert, 1725-1794.
  • TitleInvoice for prints bought from Robert Sayer by Mr. Gordon : London, 1772 August 15.

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

LWL Mss File 120+

Acquired January 2014

Female quadroon slave of Surinam


A young quadroon (person of one quarter black ancestry) shown full-length standing on a shore beside a blooming bush, holding her hat on with her right hand and a handkerchief in her left. Two women are shown in the distance on the left. The one (a slave) holds a large umbrella over her mistress walking ahead of her.

  • PrintmakerPerry, John, active 1791-1812, printmaker.
  • TitleFemale quadroon slave of Surinam [graphic] / Perry sculp.
  • Published[London : J. Johnson, 1 December 1792]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection


Acquired April 2014