Commemoration of the four great naval victories…

Plates engraved by F. Bartolozzi, I. Landseer, J. Parker, Geo. Noble, Lenney, and W. Bromley after paintings by R. Smirke, miniatures by John Smart, and after portraits by Ryder, Stow, and Worthington.

  • TitleCommemoration of the four great naval victories obtained by the English during the late war : Earl Howe’s over the French, off Ushant, June 1, 1794; Earl St. Vincent’s over the Spaniards, off Cape St. Vincent, February 14, 1797; Lord Viscount Duncan’s over the Dutch, off Camperdown, October 11, 1797; Lord Viscount Nelson’s over the French, in the Bay of Aboukir, August 1, 1798.
  • PublishedLondon : Printed for R. Bowyer, at the Historic Gallery, Pall Mall, ; by T. Bensley, Bolt Court, Fleet Street, 1803.

Catalog Record

Drawer 63 803 C734

Acquired July 2017

The Liverpool tribute to Roscoe

  • TitleThe Liverpool tribute to Roscoe : verbatim reports of the addresses delivered at the Roscoe Festival, held in Liverpool, March 8, 1853; also the proceedings at the opening of the Derby Museum, and the Mayor’s soiree, held on the same day.
  • PublicationLiverpool : Printed and published by T. Baines, Times-Office, No. 12, Castel-Street, 1853.

Catalog Record 

53 R71 853

Acquired July 2017

Vindication of Joanna Southcott

  • AuthorOrianna.
  • TitleVindication of Joanna Southcott : (Extracted from the Glocester Journal).
  • PublishedGloster : Walker, printer, 1809.

Catalog Record 

File 53 A2 809

Acquired June 2017

Magna Britannia triumphans

Two poems, the first signed: Dr. Barbon.
The first poem (left column) begins: “When glorious Anna’s happy reign began …”
The second poem (beginning in lower portion of middle column) entitled “The te deum”: “To thee, O lord, we chearful praises sing …”

  • TitleMagna Britannia triumphans: or, The coronation of the high and mighty Anne, by the grace of God of England, Scotland, France and Ireland, queen, defender of the faith, &c. who was crowned at Westminster abby, on Thursday the 23d of April, 1702.
  • PublishedLondon : Printed and are to be sold by E. Mallet next the King’s Arms tavern on the ditch-side near Fleet-street, 1702.

Catalog Record

File 55 An4 702++

Acquired July 2017

Authentic account of all the fairs in England and Wales

  • AuthorOwen, W. (William), -1793.
  • Uniform Title[Authentic account of all the fairs in England and Wales]
  • TitleAn authentic account published by the King’s authority, of all the fairs in England and Wales : as they have been settled to be held since the alteration of the stile. Noting likewise the commodities which each of the said fairs is remarkable for furnishing.
  • EditionThe second edition.
  • PublishedLondon : Printed for W. Owen, at Homer’s Head, near Temple-Bar, Fleet-street, and R. Goadby, at Sherborne, in Dorsetshire, MDCCLIX [1759]

Catalog Record

62 759 Ow97

Acquired April 2017

Theatre Royal, Birmingham.

Playbill advertising a performance at the Theatre Royal, Birmingham which principally takes the form of an apology announcing that the lead of the evening’s entertainment, Italian opera singer Angelica Catalani (1780-1849), is unable to attend due to ill health. The soprano’s appearance had been much publicised by the local press, hence the need to justify her absence by publishing a communication by the attending doctor.

  • TitleTheatre Royal, Birmingham. Mr. Bartley most respectfully begs leave to inform the public, that he received on Wednesday morning an intimation from Mr. Elliston, that Madame Catalani laboured under an indisposition of so serious a nature, that it precluded her from performing here on Friday evening … This present Friday, October 29, 1813, will be presented the favourite comedy of A bold stroke for a wife … to conclude with the favourite farce of The adopted child …
  • PublicationBirmingham [England] : [J]onathan Knott, [1813]

Catalog Record

File 767 P69B 619 1813

Acquired November 2017

George, &c. Whereas it is humbly meant…

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