The case of the Joyners Company…

  • AuthorJoyners Company (London, England)
  • TitleThe case of the Joyners Company against the importation of manufactured cabinet-work from the East-Indies.
  • Published[London] : [publisher not identified], [1710?]

Catalog Record 

File 63 710 J89+

Acquired June 2017

The origin of Fairlop Fair

Broadside celebrating Fairlop Fair, held annually held on the first Friday in July. The broadside gives a short account of the origins of the fair, reproduces two songs sung by a Mr. Hemingway and a Mr. Lidard during the fair, and shows the festivities in an impressive woodcut which was printed from a woodblock fashioned from the celebrated Fairlop Oak. The Fairlop Oak was an impressive oak in the Hainault Forest near a lake at Fairlop Waters. In 1725 Daniel Day (d. 1767), a ship-builder, took some friends for a picnic there, repeating this for a number of summers until it gradually developed into a larger event, attended by ship-, boat- and barge-builders and their associated trades, though it was always held without a charter. By the early 19th century it was a well attended fair, known for its sometimes riotous behaviour. Day always made a point of arriving at the fair in a boat on wheels and this tradition continued. These impressive modes of transport, festooned with lights and sails, full of people in garish costumes making music and breaking into song were one of the features of the fair, and a well-known spectacle in the East End of London when they set off. By 1813 the Fairlop Oak had lost a great deal of its crown. The broadside here records its girth as being 36 feet. The tree was blown down in a gale in 1820, and its timber was used for a variety of celebratory furniture but also for the block from which the present woodcut was carved.

  • TitleThe origin of Fairlop Fair, &c. : taken from an original drawing by an eminent artist & printed off a wood cut engraved on a block of the celebrated tree.
  • Publication[Ilford, England] : J.W. Peele, [1824]

Catalog Record

File 74 824 P374

Acquired April 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

The traytors coat of arms

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A broadside, anti-Jacobite, anti-Catholic and anti-French. The lilies of the French Royal arms changed to upside down frogs and the legitimacy of the Stewart line questioned by the inclusion of the bed-pan child over the priest’s shoulder.

  • TitleThe traytors coat of arms [graphic].
  • Publication[London?] : [publisher not identified], publish’d September the 16th, 1746, according to act of Parliament.

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

746.09.16.01++

Acquired October 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

Life in London, or, The sprees of Tom and Jerry

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A broadside with a collection of songs

“Notice. This is to give notice to those persons who are in the constant habit of pirating my copyrights that if they dare to print any part of this sheet, they shall be proceeded against according to the law. James Catnach”

  • TitleLife in London, or, The sprees of Tom and Jerry : attempted in cuts and verse / quod Jas. C-n-h, March 23, 1822.
  • EditionEighth edition.
  • PublicationLondon : Printed and sold by J. Catnach, 2 Monmouth-Court, 7 Dials, [23 March 1822]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

822.00.00.63++

Acquired July 2016

Budget of mirth, a selection of flash songs

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A broadside with a collection of songs.

  • TitleBudget of mirth, a selection of flash songs : songs in the death of Tom and Jerry.
  • PublicationLondon : Printed and sold by J. Catnach, 2 Monmouth-Court, 7 Dials, [ca. 1822]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

822.00.00.62++

Acquired July 2016