The hermit : opera XXIV

  • AuthorHook, Mr. (James), 1746-1827.
  • TitleThe hermit : opera XXIV / written by the late celebrated Dr. Goldsmith ; set to music by James Hook ; adapted for two violins, voice & harpsichord.
  • PublishedLondon : S.A. & P. Thompson, [1782?]

Catalog Record

Quarto 74 782 H781

Acquired March 2017

An act for investing part of the personal estate of Charles Churchill senior, Esquire

  • AuthorGreat Britain. Parliament.
  • TitleAn act for investing part of the personal estate of Charles Churchill senior, Esquire, deceased, in the purchase of lands to be settled, pursuant to an agreement in the settlement made on the marriage of Charles Churchill junior, Esquire with the Lady Maria Walpole.
  • Published[London] : [publisher not identified], [1750]

Catalog Record 

File 652 A2 A188 1750

Acquired February 2017

Annals of sporting

A plate with four images etched for the publication: Annals of sporting by Caleb Quizem, Esqr. In the upper left, the image for the etched title page with an image of a man falling from a winged horse; upper right, a portrait of Caleb Quizem, Esqr. sitting in an armchair wtih a quizzing glass in his right hand, two books on the table beside him along with a quill pen and ink stand and on the wall a picture of a man “Geoffey Cambr[..] who also sits in an armchair and his gouty foot on a stool; lower left, image of a man on horseback (rear view) with a cannon above and a caption “The true method of sitting a horse mathematically delineated.”; lower right image, an image at 90 degrees to the other images with a man mid-flight having been thrown from his horse, having failed to jump a gate. Another rider looks on in horror (right) and a peasant also with a look of horror looks on from the road (left). With caption above, “How to vault from the saddle” and signed “Woodward del. ; Rowlandson fect.”

  • PrintmakerRowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827, printmaker.
  • TitleAnnals of sporting [graphic] : by Calem Quizem, Esqr. and his various correspondents.
  • PublicationLondon : Published by Thomas Tegg, 111 Cheapside, 1809.

Catalog Record 

809.00.00.13 Impression 2

Acquired February 2017

The man of pleasure’s pocket-book

With an engraved frontispiece showing two fashionably dressed couples walking in a park: The most elegant desses upon the Ton / Dighton del. ; Cook sculp.

  • TitleThe man of pleasure’s pocket-book, or, The bon vivant’s vdde mecum, for the year 1780 … containing fifty-two double ruled pages … and … original articles, viz. I. An account of all public diversions … VIII. A dictionary for the polite world … / by a member of the Club of Savoir-Vivres.
  • PublishedLondon : Printed for S. Bladon, No. 13, Paternoster Row, [1779]

Catalog Record

145 M266 1779

Acquired January 2017

Lower Great Room, Spring Gardens.

An advertisement for a joint exhibition at the Spring Gardens, Vauxhall, of a panaroma of London “painted on 10,000 square feet of canvas and displaying nearly 100,000 figures, 500 of the principal characters on the foreground the size of life.”

  • TitleLower Great Room, Spring Gardens. : A fashionable tour for one hundred miles along the banks of the Clyde including views of the three falls, Lanark, Glasgow, Greenock, and Ben Lomond in the distance … ; Great Room, Spring Gardens. Novelty! Marshall’s grand historical peristrephic panorama of the ceremony of the coronation, the coronation procession, and the banquet of His Most Gracious Majesty King George the Fourth …
  • Publication[London] : J.B. Laidlaw, printer, 5 Spring Gardens, [1823]

Catalog Record

File 66 L913 823

Acquired March 2017

Collection eighteenth century trade cards and bills, between 1737 and 1756

Album of 43 trade cards, of various formats, which have been used as receipts or invoices by the traders and have stab holes resulting from the pin they where put on by an accountant or secretary. A few trade cards are repeated, four are typographically printed, and the rest are engraved or etched. All trade cards and bills are addressed to Mrs. Forth and give a good idea of the expenses and needs of a fashionable household in mid 18th-century London.

  • CreatorForth, Mrs.
  • TitleCollection eighteenth century trade cards and bills, between 1737 and 1756.

Catalog Record

LWL Mss Vol. 230

Acquired March 2017

Catalogue of the library collected by the late J.R. Rowntree, Esq

A manuscript library catalogue of the Barrister John Russell Rowntree and his sister Elizabeth, who inherited her brother’s books after his death in 1831. The four sections are: History, voyages, travels, Bewick’s works, & miscellanies; Poetry and the drama, English; Strawberry-Hill publications; and Auctores Classici Gk. et Lat., &c. Although largely consisting of books published during Rowntree’s lifetime (1761-1831), the earliest recorded work is Wynkyn de Worde’s 1517 Incipiunt Opera Super Constitutiones prouinciales, 2nd edition. There are two other 16th century titles, and a good number of 17th and early 18th century items including a first edition of Hobbes’ Leviathan and Kircherius’ China Illustrated, 1667. From his lifetime, Rowntree collected a large number of travel books incorporating voyages and descriptions of the Far East, Africa, Australia (including Cook’s Voyages), the South Seas, Europe and Britain. Other subjects include a large Bewick collection, law, religion and literature in addition to drama and classics. Rowntree’s substantial holdings of items printed by the private press at Strawberry Hill, established by Horace Walpole in 1757, include thirty of the thirty-five ‘publications’ recorded in Horace Walpole and the Strawberry Hill Press, Havens, 1901 (there are a further 66 ephemeral items noted as being published by the press). Also included in the collection are two of the first books to be printed, Gray’s poems (two copies) and Hentzner’s A Journey into England, both printed in 1757.

TitleCatalogue of the library collected by the late J.R. Rowntree, Esq. of Stockon-on-Tees, and the late property of his deceased sister Miss Elizabeth Rowntree, of the same place …, 1843 October / catalogued by William Robinson, bookseller.

Catalog Record

LWL Mss Vol. 229

Acquired March 2017