Britons to arms!

Britons to arms broadside

  • Title: Britons to arms! : among the various threats used by the tyrannical and insidious enemy, who is attempting our destruction and overthrow, the plunder of our country! is held out as the reward to the armies which are to invade us, …. But we dare to conquer!.
  • Publication: London : Printed for J. Hatchard, No. 190, Piccadilly, [1803]
  • Manufacture: [London] : J. Brettell, printer

Catalog Record 

Call no.File 63 803 B862+

Acquired May 2018

Court tales: or, A history of the amours of the present nobility

  • AuthorOldmixon, Mr. (John), 1673-1742.
  • TitleCourt tales: or, A history of the amours of the present nobility. With a compleat key …
  • EditionThe 2nd ed.
  • PublishedLondon 1732.

Catalog Record

53 Ol44 732

Acquired March 2018


Psalms, hymns and anthems

Title page of Psalm book for children

For voice and piano; interlinear words.
Hymns set to music by Smith, Scott, Worgan or other unnamed composers.
Music engraved by Caulfield.
Entirely engraved; title page has coat of arms of the Foundling Hospital of London, England.

  • TitlePsalms, hymns and anthems : for the use of the children of the Hospital for the Maintenance of Exposed and Deserted Young Children.
  • Published[London : s.n., ca. 1770?]

Catalog Record 

74 770 P974

Acquired February 2018

A catalogue of the superb and elegant household furniture

“To be viewed three days (Sunday excepted) preceding the sale, when catalogues will be delivered …, which may be had on the premises, and of Messrs. Skinner and Dyke, Aldersgate Street.”

  • AuthorSkinner and Dyke.
  • TitleA catalogue of the superb and elegant household furniture : fourteen brilliant pier glasses of very large dimensions, magnificent state beds, French cabinets … also capital marble statues … bronzes … prints and drawings … together with the extensive, truly valuable, and well selected library of scarce books in various languages … : late the property of Monsieur de Calonne, which will be sold by auction, by Messrs. Skinner and Dyke, on Monday the 13th of May, 1793, and eleven following days … on the premises, the extemity of Picadilly.
  • Published[London : Messrs. Skinner and Dyke, 1793]

Catalog Record 

125 Sk628 793

Acquired March 2018

Philosophical recreations, or, Winter amusements

  • AuthorBadcock, John, active 1816-1830.
  • TitlePhilosophical recreations, or, Winter amusements: a collection of entertaining & surprising experiments in mechanics, arithmetic, optics, hydrostatics, hydraulics, pneumatics, electricity, chemistry, magnetism, & pyrotechny, or art of making fire works, together with the wonders of the air pump, magic lanthorn, camera obscura, &c. … and a variety of tricks with cards. The whole simplified and clearly elucidated so as to suit every capacity.
  • PublishedLondon, Printed for T. Hughes [1820?]

Catalog Record

63 820 B13

Acquired March 2018


Monumental inscription on the departed minister!!

Includes hand-colored, etched vignette by George Cruikshank.

  • TitleMonumental inscription on the departed minister!! : within this mausoleum lie entombed the mortal remains of Spencer Perceval …
  • Published[London] : Published by John Fairburn, 2, Broadway, Ludgate-Hill, facing the Old Bailey, [1812]

Catalog Record 


Acquired March 2018

The ticket no. [blank] was this day drawn a [blank]

  • Creator: Nicholson & Wells.
  • Title: The ticket no. [blank] was this day drawn a [blank]. We are, [blank], your most obedient and much obliged humble servants, Nicholson & Wells, Stock-Brokers, at their State-Lottery Offices, No. 103 Cornhill, and No. 36 Cheapside.
  • Publication: London : [Nicholson & Wells], 177[1770s]

Catalog Record 

File 66 77- T55

Acquired February 2018

A select collection of the most interesting letters on the government, liberty…

  • TitleA select collection of the most interesting letters on the government, liberty, and constitution of England : which have appeared in the different news-papers from the elevation of Lord Bute, to the death of the Earl of Egremont. With several remarks and explanatory notes.
  • EditionThe second edition.
  • PublicationLondon : Printed for J. Almon, opposite Burlington House, Piccadilly, MDCCLXIII-MDCCLXIV [1763-1764]

Catalog record 

63 763 Se4

Acquired November 2017

The complete house-keeper, and professed cook

  • Author: Smith, Mary, of Newcastle.
  • TitleThe complete house-keeper, and professed cook : calculated for the greater ease and assistance of ladies, house-keepers, cooks, &c. &c. : containing upwards of seven hundred practical and approved receipts … / by Mary Smith …
  • PublishedNewcastle : Printed by T. Slack, for the author, 1772.

Catalog Record 

655 772Sm

Acquired March 2018

A catalogue of the classic contents of Strawberry Hill collected by Horace Walpole

  • AuthorWalpole, Horace, 1717-1797.
  • TitleA catalogue of the classic contents of Strawberry Hill collected by Horace Walpole.
  • Published[London] Smith and Robins [1842]

Catalog Record 

485 842 C76 II Copy 3

Acquired July 2017