[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

In commemoration of the centenary of the birthday of Roscoe

An invitation to an 1853 event, the Roscoe Centenary Festival, sponsored by the city of Liverpool in honor of William Roscoe, Liverpool banker, poet, writer and collector, among the founders of the Liverpool Society for the Encouragement of the Arts of Painting and Design and Whig MP for Liverpool; also first president of the Liverpool Royal Institution. Opponent of the slave trade, he published several pamphlets on the subject and was elected on an anti-slavery platform. After retiring in 1796, he studied botany and opened the Liverpool Botanic Garden in 1802. The invitation shows classical figures representing his many gifts, surrounding a ship, representing his business interests.

  • TitleIn commemoration of the centenary of the birthday of Roscoe [graphic] / Mayer inv. ; Worrall lith.
  • Publication[Liverpool] : [publisher not identified], [1853]

Catalog Record

File 66 853 R81

Acquired July 2017

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