Memoirs of Her Late Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Wales

  • TitleMemoirs of Her Late Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Wales, and of Saxe-Coburg Saalfeld.
  • PublicationLondon : Printed by W. Clowes, [1818]

Catalog Record 

File 56 C47 818

Acquired October 2017

Shipload of seasick Opposition savants

Date from Draper Hill, who suggests that the drawing is a preliminary for one of the illustrations for the abandoned de luxe edition of Poetry of the Anti-Jacobin.

  • Creator: Gillray, James, 1756-1815, artist.
  • TitleShipload of seasick Opposition savants, or, A Margate hoy.
  • Production[England], [ca. 1800]

Catalog Record 

Drawings G41 no.6

Acquired October 2017

A dialogue upon colouring

  • AuthorPiles, Roger de, 1635-1709.
  • TitleA dialogue upon colouring : Translated from the original French of Monsieur du Pile [sic], printed at Paris : Necessary for all limners and painters / by Mr. Ozell.
  • PublishedLondon : Printed for Daniel Brown at the Black Swan without Temple-Bar, and Bernard Lintott, at the Cross-Keys between the two Temple-Gates in Fleetstreet, 1711.

Catalog Record 

72 711P

Acquired October 2017

A tour from Northamptonshire to London

  • AuthorLee, John, of Daventry.
  • TitleA tour from Northamptonshire to London : down the River Thames to the Isle of Thanet, from thence to Dover and the coast of France; interspersed with anecdote and sentiment; and an agricultural review of both countries, with observations on the cattle and the management of the soil / by John Lee.
  • PublicationLondon : Published by R. Carlile, Fleet Street, 1827.

Catalog Record 

63 827 L47

Acquired November 2017

The case of the Joyners Company…

  • AuthorJoyners Company (London, England)
  • TitleThe case of the Joyners Company against the importation of manufactured cabinet-work from the East-Indies.
  • Published[London] : [publisher not identified], [1710?]

Catalog Record 

File 63 710 J89+

Acquired June 2017

Letter : London, to his uncle, 1798 August 21

Italian engraver and printmaker Luigi Schiavonetti (1765-1810) arrived in London around 1790 and was employed by Bartolozzi before setting up a successful business with his brother Niccolò. Schiavonetti’s varied output included book illustrations, prints and cards. Autograph letter signed, in Italian, from Luigi Schiavonetti to his uncle in Italy. Writing from London, Schiavonetti confides that his relatives, the climate, society and works of art in Italy are still in his heart and he would return were it not for the ailing state of the Italian print market and the uncertain political climate. He continues by noting that if he were to return to Italy and take up the kind offer of a pension from the Venetian government then he would have to abandon his well-established business in London and leave England, where he considers the art of engraving is more advanced than in any other country. Though he cannot take up the offer he requests that his uncle thank those that have promoted the proposal.

  • AuthorSchiavonetti, Luigi, 1765-1810.
  • TitleLetter : London, to his uncle, 1798 August 21.

Catalog Record 

LWL Mss File 138

Acquired July 2017

The monkey and the hounds : a fable

British Library suggests that this is a political satire on Sir Robert Walpole.

  • TitleThe monkey and the hounds : a fable.
  • Published[London?] : [publisher not identified], [1730s?]

Catalog Record

763 730 M74

Acquired October 2017