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The Lewis Walpole Library, a department of the Yale University Library since 1980, is an internationally recognized research collection in the field of British eighteenth-century studies. Its unrivalled collection of Walpoliana includes half the traceable volumes from Horace Walpole's famous library at Strawberry Hill and many letters and other manuscripts by him. The Library's book and manuscript collections, numbering over 32,000 volumes, cover all aspects of eighteenth-century British culture. The Library is also home to the largest and finest collection of eighteenth-century British graphic art outside the British Museum; its 35,000 satirical prints, portraits, and topographical views are an incomparable resource for visual material on many facets of English life of the period. Located in Farmington, Connecticut, forty miles north of New Haven and within easy distance of Boston and New York, the Lewis Walpole Library's collections also include drawings, paintings, and furniture, all housed on a 14-acre campus with four historically important structures and extensive grounds. The Library runs an active fellowship program and sponsors conferences, lectures, and exhibitions in cooperation with other Yale libraries and departments.

The Universal magazine of knowledge and pleasure

V.86:no.600

  • Uniform TitleUniversal magazine of knowledge and pleasure (London, England : Monthly)
  • TitleThe Universal magazine of knowledge and pleasure: for …
  • Published[London] : Printed by and for M. Brown, in Windmill Court, near West-Smithfield, and for W. Bent, at the Kings Arms, Pater-noster Row, [1747]-[1803]

Catalog Record 

61 Un4

Acquired June 2017

George, &c. Whereas it is humbly meant and complained…..

Indicting Morton, Anderson and Craig for proposing the toast: “George the Third and last, and damnation to all crowned heads.”

  • AuthorScotland. Lord Advocate (Dundas : 1789-1801)
  • TitleGeorge, &c. Whereas it is humbly meant and complained to us by our right trusty Robert Dundas : Esq ; of Arniston, our advocate, for our interest, upon John Morton apprentice to Stewart, Ruthven, and Company, printers in Edinburgh, James Anderson journeyman printer with Mundell and Son printers in Edinburgh, and Malcolm Craig, also journeyman printer with the said Mundell and Son …
  • Published[Edinburgh], [1793]

Catalog Record 

File 523 M88 793

Acquired June 2017

Judas Macchabaeus : a sacred drama

  • AuthorMorell, Thomas, 1703-1784, librettist.
  • TitleJudas Macchabaeus : a sacred drama. As it is performed at the Theatre Royal in Covent-Garden. The musick composed by Mr. Handel.
  • PublicationLondon : Printed for the administrator of J. Watts; and sold by T. Lowndes, in Fleet-Street, [1768?]

Catalog Record

Quarto 768 M84 768

Acquired August 2017

[Membership card for a trade union]

A membership card for a trade union with a female figure with an anchor on her left and a shield with three calibers on the right, standing under a broken pediment supported by two Corinthian columns and surmounted by a pineapple.

  • PrintmakerAdolph, active 1798, printmaker.
  • Title[Membership card for a trade union] [graphic] / Adolph sculpt.
  • Publication[England] : [publisher not identified], 1798.

Catalog Record

File 66 798 Ad23

Acquired July 2017

Observations on penal jurisprudence, and the reformation of criminals

 

  • AuthorRoscoe, William, 1753-1831
  • TitleObservations on penal jurisprudence, and the reformation of criminals : with an appendix; containing the latest reports of the state-prisons or penitentiaries of Philadelphia, New-York, and Massachusetts; and other documents / by William Roscoe.
  • PublishedLondon : Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies, Strand, and John and Arthur Arch, Cornhill, 1819.

Catalog Record

63 819 R81

Acquired July 2017

Inn and stable yard, Haymarket

  • Author: Ellis, William, (Auctioneer)
  • TitleInn and stable yard, Haymarket. Particulars and conditions of sale of a valuable leasehold-estate, … comprising Black-Horse Inn and stable-yard, on the west side of the Haymarket; and … no. 22, 23, 24, and 25, in Market-Lane, … which will be sold by auction, by Mr. Ellis, (by direction of the administrator, … of Mr. Jacob Life, dec.) … on Saturday, the 19th of May, 1798, …
  • Publication[London] : [publisher not identified], [1798]

Catalog Record 

File 125 EL47 798

Acquired July 2017

The puzzle: being a choice collection of conundrums

  • TitleThe puzzle: being a choice collection of conundrums.
  • PublishedLondon, M. Cooper, 1745.

Catalog Record 

761 745 P99

Acquired July 2017