Collection eighteenth century trade cards and bills, between 1737 and 1756

Album of 43 trade cards, of various formats, which have been used as receipts or invoices by the traders and have stab holes resulting from the pin they where put on by an accountant or secretary. A few trade cards are repeated, four are typographically printed, and the rest are engraved or etched. All trade cards and bills are addressed to Mrs. Forth and give a good idea of the expenses and needs of a fashionable household in mid 18th-century London.

  • CreatorForth, Mrs.
  • TitleCollection eighteenth century trade cards and bills, between 1737 and 1756.

Catalog Record

LWL Mss Vol. 230

Acquired March 2017

Catalogue of the library collected by the late J.R. Rowntree, Esq

A manuscript library catalogue of the Barrister John Russell Rowntree and his sister Elizabeth, who inherited her brother’s books after his death in 1831. The four sections are: History, voyages, travels, Bewick’s works, & miscellanies; Poetry and the drama, English; Strawberry-Hill publications; and Auctores Classici Gk. et Lat., &c. Although largely consisting of books published during Rowntree’s lifetime (1761-1831), the earliest recorded work is Wynkyn de Worde’s 1517 Incipiunt Opera Super Constitutiones prouinciales, 2nd edition. There are two other 16th century titles, and a good number of 17th and early 18th century items including a first edition of Hobbes’ Leviathan and Kircherius’ China Illustrated, 1667. From his lifetime, Rowntree collected a large number of travel books incorporating voyages and descriptions of the Far East, Africa, Australia (including Cook’s Voyages), the South Seas, Europe and Britain. Other subjects include a large Bewick collection, law, religion and literature in addition to drama and classics. Rowntree’s substantial holdings of items printed by the private press at Strawberry Hill, established by Horace Walpole in 1757, include thirty of the thirty-five ‘publications’ recorded in Horace Walpole and the Strawberry Hill Press, Havens, 1901 (there are a further 66 ephemeral items noted as being published by the press). Also included in the collection are two of the first books to be printed, Gray’s poems (two copies) and Hentzner’s A Journey into England, both printed in 1757.

TitleCatalogue of the library collected by the late J.R. Rowntree, Esq. of Stockon-on-Tees, and the late property of his deceased sister Miss Elizabeth Rowntree, of the same place …, 1843 October / catalogued by William Robinson, bookseller.

Catalog Record

LWL Mss Vol. 229

Acquired March 2017

The grounds

Satire on Robert Walpole, showing the grounds for the Motion to remove him from office.

  • TitleThe grounds [graphic].
  • Publication[London] : [publisher not identified], publish’d according to act of Parliament, March 7, 1741.

Catalog Record

741.03.07.02.3+

Acquired March 2017

A catalogue of all the elegant houshold furniture

  • AuthorChristie, Mr. (James), 1730-1803.
  • TitleA catalogue of all the elegant houshold furniture, farming and garden implements, about thirty loads of hay, a large quantity of old glazed sashes, old iron, and other valuable effects, at Ealing Grove, situate near the six mile stone on the Uxbridge Road, late the residence of His Grace the Duke of Argyle : which will be sold by auction, by Mr. Christie, on the premises, on Friday, the 1st July, 1791, and three following days (Sunday excepted) …
  • Publication[London] : [James Christie], [1791]

Catalog Record 

125 C555 791

Acquired March 2017

The Union-Club

Four lines of verse on either side of title: “We’ll join hand in hand, all party shall cease, “and glass after glass, shall our union increase …

  • PrintmakerGillray, James, 1756-1815, printmaker.
  • TitleThe Union-Club [graphic] / Js. Gillray invt. & fect.
  • PublicationLondon : Publish’d Jany. 21st, 1801, by H. Humphrey, St. James’s Street, [21 January 1801]

Catalog Record

801.01.21.01+

Acquired March 2017

Elements of painting with crayons

Dedication: To His Grace the Duke of Chandos. With vignette showing his coat of arms, engraved by Faden.

  • AuthorRussell, John, 1745-1806.
  • TitleElements of painting with crayons / by John Russel, Associate of the Royal Academy.
  • EditionThe second edition, with additions.
  • PublishedLondon : Printed for J. Wilkie, in St. Paul’s Church-Yard ; J. Walter, at Charing-Cross, and R. Bishop, Newport-Street, MDCCLXXVII [1777]

Catalog Record

72 777 R91

Acquired March 2017