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.”
- Printmaker: Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827, printmaker.
- Title: Annals of sporting [graphic] : by Calem Quizem, Esqr. and his various correspondents.
- Publication: London : Published by Thomas Tegg, 111 Cheapside, 1809.
809.00.00.13 Impression 2
Acquired February 2017
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.
Title: Catalogue 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.
LWL Mss Vol. 229
Acquired March 2017