Desespoir des ennemis de la France….

Desespoir des ennemis de la France....

A political cartoon with 42 bust caricatures of members of a conspiracy discovered by no. 1 “La Vigilance du Gouvernement Français”, a rooster or the Gallic cock, depicted at top center, holding “Correspondance de Mr. Draque – Ambassadeur de la Cour Britannique &c. &c.”

  • Title: Desespoir des ennemis de la France a la découverte de leurs complots.
  • Publication: [France?] : [publisher not identified], [1804]

Catalog Record

804.00.00.20++

Acquired March 2018

The last of the Boroughbridges

“Wetherell (left), an invalid in dressing-gown and night-cap, reclines in an arm-chair, exhausted but laughing. Facing him stands Eldon in deep dejection, saying, with both hands raised, ‘Poor Boroughbridge! how is it with you?’ Cumberland, on the extreme right, stands behind Eldon, covering his face with his handkerchief; he says: ‘Facetious to the last!–It is quite affecting!’ Horace Twiss leans on the back of Wetherell’s chair; Chandos, dressed as a woman, stoops over the patient; both are smiling. Wetherell: ‘All over my friends! just in time to hear my “last speech and dying words”! But dont look so grave about it, I assure you we treat the matter in our house as if it was an excellent joke–to be sent out of the world with a dose of Russell’s purge”! is so droll; & then, we are to have such a merry funeral’. On a commode is a bottle labelled ‘Russell’s purge’. Peel, smiling, and Goulburn, holding a handkerchief to his face and leaning on Peel, watch from the background.”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • CreatorDoyle, John, 1797-1868, lithographer.
  • TitleThe last of the Boroughbridges [graphic] / HB [monogram].
  • PublicationLondon : Published by Thos. McLean, 26 Haymarket, March 7th, 1831.
  • Manufacture[London] : Printed by C. Motte, 25 Leicester Sqre.

Catalog Record

831.03.07.01+

Acquired March 2018

Court tales: or, A history of the amours of the present nobility

  • AuthorOldmixon, Mr. (John), 1673-1742.
  • TitleCourt tales: or, A history of the amours of the present nobility. With a compleat key …
  • EditionThe 2nd ed.
  • PublishedLondon 1732.

Catalog Record

53 Ol44 732

Acquired March 2018

 

A catalogue of the superb and elegant household furniture

“To be viewed three days (Sunday excepted) preceding the sale, when catalogues will be delivered …, which may be had on the premises, and of Messrs. Skinner and Dyke, Aldersgate Street.”

  • AuthorSkinner and Dyke.
  • TitleA catalogue of the superb and elegant household furniture : fourteen brilliant pier glasses of very large dimensions, magnificent state beds, French cabinets … also capital marble statues … bronzes … prints and drawings … together with the extensive, truly valuable, and well selected library of scarce books in various languages … : late the property of Monsieur de Calonne, which will be sold by auction, by Messrs. Skinner and Dyke, on Monday the 13th of May, 1793, and eleven following days … on the premises, the extemity of Picadilly.
  • Published[London : Messrs. Skinner and Dyke, 1793]

Catalog Record 

125 Sk628 793

Acquired March 2018

Philosophical recreations, or, Winter amusements

  • AuthorBadcock, John, active 1816-1830.
  • TitlePhilosophical recreations, or, Winter amusements: a collection of entertaining & surprising experiments in mechanics, arithmetic, optics, hydrostatics, hydraulics, pneumatics, electricity, chemistry, magnetism, & pyrotechny, or art of making fire works, together with the wonders of the air pump, magic lanthorn, camera obscura, &c. … and a variety of tricks with cards. The whole simplified and clearly elucidated so as to suit every capacity.
  • PublishedLondon, Printed for T. Hughes [1820?]

Catalog Record

63 820 B13

Acquired March 2018

 

Monumental inscription on the departed minister!!

Includes hand-colored, etched vignette by George Cruikshank.

  • TitleMonumental inscription on the departed minister!! : within this mausoleum lie entombed the mortal remains of Spencer Perceval …
  • Published[London] : Published by John Fairburn, 2, Broadway, Ludgate-Hill, facing the Old Bailey, [1812]

Catalog Record 

812.05.00.03+

Acquired March 2018