[A series of modern morals]

A series of twelve on modern morals, a tradition established earlier in the 18th century by artists such as William Hogarth. In this series, twin brothers are bestowed an equal fortune. One brother, Edward, husbands his wealth and on his death, passes on his fortune; whilst the other brother, Charles, squanders his, leaving his family destitute.

  • AuthorDodd, Daniel, artist.
  • Production[England], [between 1752 and 1793]

Catalog Record

Drawings D639 no. 1 – 12

Acquired July 2016

Facetiae; being a general collection of the jeux d’esprits

“A list of new and popular works, published by William Kidd, No. 14, Chandos Street, West Strand”–Following illustrations in Cruikshank v. Agnew; or, A view of Sir Andrew Agnew’s bill for the better observance of the Lord’s day.

  • TitleFacetiae; being a general collection of the jeux d’esprits which have been illustrated by Robert Cruikshank.
  • PublishedLondon, W. Kidd, 1831-[34]

Catalog Record

75 C9 833

Acquired December 2016

Fourth subscription concert, at the Great Room in Prince’s-Street

 

  • TitleFourth subscription concert, at the Great Room in Prince’s-Street, Tuesday, December 14, 1773 …
  • PublicationBristol [England : Printed by T. Cocking in Small-Street, 1773]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

File 74 1773 G786

Acquired November 2016

Road to Ruin

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“Notorious rakes and gamblers ride or run furiously towards rays descending from a sun in the upper left corner of the design inscribed ‘Chance’; its centre, a segment of which is visible, is composed of the letters on an ‘E.O.’ (roulette) table (cf. British Museum Satires No. 5928). The foremost pair are the Duke of Clarence and the Prince of Wales; the Duke, slightly ahead, wears a chamber-pot on his head marked with an anchor (cf. British Museum Satires No. 7909) and sits behind Mrs. Jordan, who cries, “Push away! that’s your sort!” He cries, “Straight Sailing! that’s your sort!” Both the horses have human heads; that of the Duke says, “I’m the Sort for Leading; that of the Prince is Fox.” The Prince’s hat with feathers and the motto ‘Ich dien’ flies from his head, two women sit behind him; the one holding his waist (? Mrs. Crouch) says, “No Jealous Fitz – that’s your sort!” The other, seated behind her, holds the end of the Prince’s shirt, she has a large fox’s brush and is probably Mrs. Armistead; she says, “Well done Charley! That’s your sort!” The Prince says, “I’m the sort for a Widow – she’s done over!” Mrs. Fitzherbert has fallen from the horse into a stream and holds out her arms towards the Prince. From the water emerges a post inscribed ‘Styx’, a bridge or culvert beside it is ‘Hazard’. Behind this group the Duke of York runs forward, wearing a hat made of playing-cards surmounted by a teetotum inscribed ‘ABC….’ In his right hand he holds out a dice-box inscribed ‘Oat – ‘ shaking from it two dice inscribed ‘la’ and ‘nds’ (he had recently bought Oatlands); in his left is a tennis racquet. He wears regimentals; the ribbon across his shoulder is formed of playing-cards; at his back is a knapsack full of ‘Tennis Balls’ (cf. British Museum Satires No. 7903) which resemble guineas. He says, “I’m the sort! for running out!” For his gaming see British Museum Satires No. 7301 (5), &c. Just behind him ride three bloods with cropped hair, wearing the high hats, long breeches, and coats with shawl collars hanging away from the neck which such young men affected (see British Museum Satires No. 8040, &c). The one nearest the spectator rides a horse with a bandage over his eyes inscribed ‘Lottery Hack’; he looks up, regardless of the fact that he is riding into a pit, and points with his long whip to a castle resting on clouds inscribed ‘Illegal Insurance’ (cf. British Museum Satires No. 7750); he says, “That’s your sort – I’m in for it – I shall do the deep Ones!” The other two shout, “Go it! Dam’me! that ‘s your sort!” and “Dam Trade! Life and a Racer! that ‘s your sort.” Behind this group is a couple on a galloping horse: a stout jovial woman wearing breeches rides astride, waving her whip, behind her sits an anxious-looking elderly citizen, wearing petticoats. He says, “We’re the wrong side of Temple Bar, my dear, we are only the sort to be laughed at”; she answers, “Peace good Mr Jerry Candle-wick, its life! and Life and the Breeches! thats the sort.” By their horse’s head is a signpost inscribed ‘Rotten Row’, with a pointing hand inscribed ‘Hoyle’ (on Whist), the vertical post inscribed ‘Crim. con.’ The last rider is a stout woman, probably Mrs. Hobart (noted for her faro-table, see British Museum Satires No. 8167), on a rocking-horse inscribed ‘Faro’; she carries on her arm a wicker cage containing pigeons and says, “Unplucked Pidgeons! that’s the sort.” In the foreground on the extreme right an elderly Jew sits on a bank watching the mad race with a smile; he says, “50 per Cent! dats de sort! if dey ride to de Devil, dey leave coot Security behind, Ah! Security! dot’s de sort.” Near him is a card house; at his feet is the Knave of Clubs. In the front of the design and near the Duke of York are other playing cards (left to right): four aces, the two of diamonds, King of Hearts, and (?) Queen of Diamonds, the last two having some resemblance to George III and Queen Charlotte.”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • PrintmakerDent, William, active 1783-1793, printmaker.
  • TitleRoad to ruin [graphic].
  • Publication[London] : Pubd. by W. Dent, March 20, 1792.

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

792.03.20.02+

Acquired October 2016

Catalogue of the books in the library of Bayfield Hall

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  • AuthorBayfield Hall (Norfolk : England)
  • TitleA catalogue of the books in the library of the Bayfield Hall, the seat of Sir Alfred Jodrell, Bart.
  • PublishedNorwich : Stevenson and Co., Market-Place, 1886.

Catalog Record

Quarto 123 B357 886

Acquired September 2016

Soliciting a vote

“Satire on politicians; an elegant candidate removes his hat to a portly countryman who rebuffs his approach, mindful of the candidate’s vote in favour of the Roman Catholic Relief.”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • PrintmakerNewton, Richard, 1777-1798, printmaker, artist.
  • TitleSoliciting a vote [graphic] / Rd. Newton del. et sc.
  • Publication[London : Pub. by T. Tegg, June 20, 1807.

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

807.06.20.01+

Acquired November 2016

 

The ladies tablet, or, Town and country pocket journal


Added following the memorandum portion of the book are sections describing country dances, recipes for hair and gums, perfumes, whitening teeth, remove freckles, darken eyebrows, etc,

  • TitleThe ladies tablet, or, Town and country pocket journal, and select memorandum-book, for the year 1777 : containing I. Address to the ladies. II. Table of contents. III. List of holiday observered at banks …
  • PublicationDublin : Printed for J. Beatty, No. 32, Skinner-Row, MDCCLXXVII [1777]

Catalog Record

145 L158 1777

Acquired November 2016