Interior of an English workhouse* under the new Poor Law Act

Emaciated and shaven-headed paupers treated as slaves by cruel overseers: adults beating hemp and children picking rope in the foreground, others in the background manacled to the wall or hanging from the ceiling, tied up by their feet and hands; to right, a manager with a scourge seizing an elderly man, and a man pulling a cart, which he says is full of dead infants to be sold to surgeons; to left, a manager turning away the starving poor who beg to be let in.”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • PrintmakerGrant, C. J. (Charles Jameson), active 1830-1852, printmaker.
  • TitleInterior of an English workhouse* under the new Poor Law Act [graphic].
  • Publication[London] : Printed and published by G. Drake, 12, Houghton-Street, Clare-Market, [ca. 1833]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

Folio 75 G750 833 Copy 2 (Oversize)

Acquired December 2016

The rat hunt

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“The head and shoulders of the dog, who has a handsome collar inscribed ‘John Bull’, project into the design from the right. One paw presses down a rat with the head of Wellington, who looks up in anguish at the dog’s angry jowl. Behind are other frightened rats with human heads: a bloated bishop, Peel, Wetherell, Eldon, Cumberland, and two others. The rats have been robbing the barn of ears of wheat.”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • PrintmakerGrant, C. J. (Charles Jameson), active 1830-1852, printmaker.
  • TitleThe rat hunt [graphic].
  • Publication[London : W. Chubb, 1832]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

Folio 75 G750 823 no. 7

Acquired November 2016

A full and true account of the dreadful and melancholly earthquake

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A satire.
The imprint is fictitious.

  • AuthorBentley, R. (Richard), 1708-1782, attributed name.
  • TitleA full and true account of the dreadful and melancholly earthquake, which happened between twelve and one o’clock in the morning, on Thursday the fifth instant : with an exact list of such persons as have hitherto been found in the rubbish. In a letter from a gentleman in town, to his friend in the country.
  • EditionThe fifth edition.
  • PublishedLondon [i.e. Dublin] : Printed for Tim. Tremor, near the Temple Gate, Fleet-Street, 1750.

Catalog Record

File 63 750 B44d

Acquired July 2016

The Queen’s budget opened

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A satire on the proceedings against Queen Caroline.

  • TitleThe Queen’s budget opened, or Correspondence extraordinary, the defence of Her Majesty. A companion to the “Royal letter-bag”.
  • EditionSecond edition.
  • ProductionPrinted by J. Swan, 76, Fleet Street.
  • PublicationLondon : Sold by T. Dolby, 299, Strand; J. Fairburn, Broadway, Blackfriars and all booksellers, 1820.

Catalog Record

763 820

Acquired February 2016

The total eclipse

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  • TitleThe total eclipse : a grand politico-astronomical phenomenon, which occurred in the year 1820; with a series of engravings, to demonstrate the configuration of the planets. To which is added, an hieroglyphic, adapted to these wonderful times!
  • Edition[Second edition].
  • PublishedLondon : Published by Thomas Dolby, 299, Strand, 30 Holywell Street, adn 34, Wardour Street, [1820]

Catalog Record

763 820

Acquired February 2016

The Queen and Magna charta

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A satire, in verse, on the trial, etc., of Queen Caroline.
Illustrated by Isaac Robert Cruikshank.

  • TitleThe Queen and Magna charta; or, The thing that John signed …
  • PublishedLondon, Printed for and published by T. Dolby, 1820.

Catalog Record

763 820

Acquired February 2016

A peep at the p*v****n

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A satire on the proceedings against Queen Caroline

  • TitleA peep at the p*v****n, or, Boiled mutton with caper sauce at the temple of joss : a satirical poem.
  • EditionSixth edition.
  • PublicationLondon : Printed by and for E. Wilson, 88, Royal Exchange, 1820.

Catalog Record

763 820

Acquired February 2016