Lower Great Room, Spring Gardens.

An advertisement for a joint exhibition at the Spring Gardens, Vauxhall, of a panaroma of London “painted on 10,000 square feet of canvas and displaying nearly 100,000 figures, 500 of the principal characters on the foreground the size of life.”

  • TitleLower Great Room, Spring Gardens. : A fashionable tour for one hundred miles along the banks of the Clyde including views of the three falls, Lanark, Glasgow, Greenock, and Ben Lomond in the distance … ; Great Room, Spring Gardens. Novelty! Marshall’s grand historical peristrephic panorama of the ceremony of the coronation, the coronation procession, and the banquet of His Most Gracious Majesty King George the Fourth …
  • Publication[London] : J.B. Laidlaw, printer, 5 Spring Gardens, [1823]

Catalog Record

File 66 L913 823

Acquired March 2017

Dr. Trusler presents his best respects to those Ladies and Gentlemen…

Probably printed to accompany the 2nd edition of Trulser’s Compendium of useful knowledge, containing a concise explanation of every thing a young man ought to know

  • AuthorTrusler, John, 1735-1820.
  • TitleDr. Trusler presents his best respects to those Ladies and Gentlemen who have done him the honour to subscribe to this work, and begs to say he shall think himself particularly obliged, if they will shew it to their acquaintance and speak of it as they find it …
  • Publication[London] : [Trusler], April, 1788.

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

File 53 T77 788a

Acquired October 2016

Dalby Theatre. July 14th, 1803. Tancred & Sigismunda with Bon Ton

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An admission ticket to a performance at Dalby Theatre 14 July 1803, the private playhouse of Edward Hartopp at his seat Little Dalby Hall in Leicestershire. Edward Hartopp’s private theatricals seem to have been staged sporadically from 1777, becoming larger and more elaborate at the beginning of the nineteenth century.

  • TitleDalby Theatre. July 14th, 1803. Tancred & Sigismunda with Bon Ton. Admission ticket (not transferable).
  • Production[Melton Mowbray? : publisher not identified, 1803]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

File 767 P69b D213 803.1

Acquired June 2016

Dalby Theatre. July 19th, 1803. Wild oats, with a farce. Admission ticket

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An admission ticket to a performance at Dalby Theatre 19 July 1803, the private playhouse of Edward Hartopp at his seat Little Dalby Hall in Leicestershire. Edward Hartopp’s private theatricals seem to have been staged sporadically from 1777, becoming larger and more elaborate at the beginning of the nineteenth century.

  • TitleDalby Theatre. July 19th, 1803. Wild oats, with a farce. Admission ticket (not transferable).
  • Production[Melton Mowbray? : [publisher not identified, 1803]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

File 767 P69b D213 803.1

Acquired June 2016

Rules of faro

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A print with the rules of the card game Faro engraved with decorative motifs across top edge. The print has been mounted on sticks of bone to form a fan.

  • TitleRules of faro [graphic] = Regles du pharaon.
  • Publication[London] : Published according to act by J. Cock and J.P. Crowder, Wood Street, London, April 20th, 1792.

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

792.04.20.01 Object Room

Acquired January 2016

At James Wheeleys Paper Hanging Warehouse

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A fashionable family looks at a roll of wallpaper that the shop clerk is displaying to them. The shop owner jestures to the elaborately decorated pattern on the roll. Another clerk behind the counter looks on as he rolls another bolt.

  • TitleAt James Wheeleys Paper Hanging Warehouse : wholesale retail & for exportation; at No. 25 Aldersgate Street London are manufactured & sold all sorts of emboss’d chints & common papers for rooms … [graphic].
  • Publication[London : James Wheeleys Paper Hanging Warehouse, ca. 1780?]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

File 66 780 At862

Acquired November 2015

To the worthy inhabitants of this ward….

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An appeal for gifts of money in exchange for a pewter token. The dustmen who issued this appeal have gone to the effort of printing this document to protect their business interests from “the Savengers”.

  • TitleTo the worthy inhabitants of this ward : Ladies and gentlemen, we, the constant dustmen of this parish, in the employ of Messrs. Spencer and Wood, make humble application to you for a Christmas box …
  • Publication[London : Nichols and Sons, Printers, Earl’s Court, Cranbourn Street, 1821]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

File 66 821 T627

Acquired July 2015