[Interior of a gothic crypt]

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Interior of a gothic vault, with a tomb on the left lit by a hanging lamp and decorated with a reclining man in tudor dress holding a baton; to right are a couple leaning against a pillar, and a man holding a torch gesturing towards the tomb …”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • PrintmakerManskirch, Franz Joseph, 1768-1840, printmaker.
  • Title[Interior of a gothic crypt] [graphic] / Mannskirsch delt. & sculp.
  • PublicationLondon : Pubd. Feby. 16, 1799, at R. Ackermanns, 101 Strand …, [16 February 1799]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection


Acquired July 2015


Mr. Justice Ashhurst’s charge to the Grand Jury

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  • AuthorAshurst, William Henry, Sir, 1725-1807.
  • TitleMr. Justice Ashhurst’s charge to the Grand Jury for the County of Middlesex.
  • PublishedLondon : Printed from a corrected copy, and sold by John Stockdale, Piccadilly, 1792.

Catalog Record

File 63 792 A819+

Acquired July 2015

Susanna Oakes

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Portrait showing Susanna Oakes, who ran the circulating library at Ashbourne from about 1795 until 1801, seated in a ladder-back chair with a backdrop of shelved books. She is seated beside an occasional table, her quill pen within reach, in an attitude of contemplative thought. Her left arm is clearly seen to have a muscle wasting disease, and a cane resting against the chair confirms some form of disability.

  • TitleSusanna Oakes [graphic] : keeper of the circulating library at Ashborne [sic] in the County of Derby.
  • Publication[Derby : J. Drewry, 1802?]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

Portraits Oa11 no. 1

Acquired July 2015

General Coach Offices, White Horse Inn

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Handbill that lists the routes and timings of departure for coaches operated in 1806 by Roberts, Thompson and Co., leaving London from the White Horse Inn, Fetter Lane and Cross Keys Inn, Wood Street, to a variety of destinations, including Chester, Cambridge, Canterbury, Edinburgh, Fakenham, Hull, Ipswich, Liverpool, Manchester, Norwich, Yarmouth, and York. With unidentified contemporary ms. notes from newspaper notices dated 27 September 1806, in ink

  • AuthorRoberts, Thompson, and Co.
  • TitleGeneral Coach Offices, White Horse Inn, Fetter Lane, and Cross Keys Inn, Wood Street, 2 doors from Cheapside, London.
  • PublicationLondon : Printed by Sabine & Son, Shoe Lane, [1806]

Catalog Record

File 646 806 R647

Acquired July 2015

Topsy turvy print depicting the heads…..

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Optical illusion, showing one head which, depending on whether it is turned, appear to be either bespectaled older woman or a young woman with an object around her neck.

  • Title:[Topsy turvy print depicting the heads of both an old bespectacled woman and a young lady] [graphic].
  • Publication:[Londo : Published Jany. 12, 1790, by I. Wallis, No. 16 Ludgate Street, London, 12 January 1790]

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Acquired July 2015

Circumstances of the death of Mr. Scawen

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Account of the trial of Miss Jane Butterfield, on an indictment for murder, at the late assizes for the county of Surry, held at Croydon

  • TitleCircumstances of the death of Mr. Scawen, with genuine particulars relative to Miss Jenny Butterfield, now under confinement, and charged with the murder of that gentleman : including a relation of the origin of her family, the particulars of her seduction and onnections, and the manner in which Mr. Scawen was really poisoned; with anecdotes of Mr. M-, the brewer, and Captain —-.
  • PublishedLondon : Printed for J. Whitaker, Mitre Court, Fleet Street ; and sold at all the pamphlet shops at the Royal Exchange, MDCCLXXV [1775]

Catalog Record

File 523 B988 775

Acquired July 2015

Cossack sports, or, The Platoff hunt in full cry after French game

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A satire on Napoleon’s Russian campaign. “Cossacks, led by Platoff, pursue, across a river, a fox with the head and huge bicorne of Napoleon. The Russians ride their horses through the water. The fox, larger in scale than the other figures, takes a flying leap to the shore (right). He says: “Hark, I hear the Cry of Cossacks. The [sic] have got Scent of me -I must take to my heels once more, the are close to my Brush.” His tail is inscribed ‘Corsican Fox’. Across the lower edge of the design runs a strip of land on which are frogs; one, inscribed ‘French Frog’, waddles off, while one on the extreme left is being speared. Of the other frogs a few turn to oppose the Cossacks with bayonets; these have a tricolour flag; the majority are escaping to the right, a row of heads and sloped bayonets, with one eagle. Platoff, whose high fur cap has a long plume inscribed ‘Platoff’, riding with levelled spear, shouts: “Hark forward my boys get along! he runs in view. Yoics. Yoics. There he goes, Tally-ho!” His daughter, in the middle distance, rides through the water, pointing with the hand that holds the reins, and raising a whip; she shouts: “Hi, ho, Tally, ho! For a husband.” Cossacks gallop up from the background (left), leap from a low cliff into the river, and swim through it, one carrying a standard with the Russian eagle, behind the two Platoffs. In the background is a town flying a flag inscribed ‘Leapsic’; tiny horsemen, evidently Cossacks, gallop out of the city gate.”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • PrintmakerElmes, William, active 1797-1814, printmaker.
  • TitleCossack sports, or, The Platoff hunt in full cry after French game [graphic] / Wm. E.
  • Publication[London : Pubd. Novr. 9th 1813 by Thos. Tegg, No. 111 Cheapside, 9 November 1813]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

813.11.09.01 Impression 2

Acquired June 2015