Historical anecdotes of some of the Howard family

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Extra-illustrated copy with eight engravings on ten inserted sheets. A list of the additions written in Morris’s hand(?): The Strawberry Hill copy illustrated with the following engravings: Portrait of Horace Walpole … Henry VIII .. Facsimiles of the signatures of Henry VIII & Edward VI. Portrait of Princess Mary, Marie Stuart reine d’Ecosse, décapitée … Arms of Thomas Holland … Thomas Mowbray .. Portrait of John Howard … Thomas Howard, Earl of Surrey … Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk.

  • Author: Norfolk, Charles Howard, Duke of, 1720-1786, author.
  • Title: Historical anecdotes of some of the Howard family / by the Honourable Charles Howard, Esq.
  • Publication: London : Printed by G. Scott, for J. Robson, bookseller to the Princess Dowager of Wales in New Bond Street, MDCCLXIX [1769]

Catalog Record 

53 N763 769 Copy 2

Acquired November 2018

The stage medley

“Satire on the popularity of the Beggar’s Opera in the form of a medley print.”

  • Title: The stage medley [graphic] : representing the polite tast [sic] of the Town & the matchless merits of Poet G- Polly Peachum and Captn. Macheath.
  • Edition: [Second state].
  • Published: [England] : [publisher not identified], [April 1728]

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Acquired September 2018

Lady Elizabeth Laura, Lady Charlotte Maria & Lady Anne Horatia

“Triple three-quarter length portrait of the three Waldegrave sisters, seated beside one another at a small work-table; Lady Anna Horatia at right embroidering, with Lady Charlotte Maria at left, her head turned towards front, winding silk from skein which Lady Elizabeth Laura, centre, is holding; a curtain, pillars and trees behind them; after Reynolds (Mannings 1810); proof before letters, but with scratched production and publication detail.”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • PrintmakerGreen, Valentine, 1739-1813, printmaker, publisher.
  • Title[Lady Elizabeth Laura, Lady Charlotte Maria & Lady Anne Horatia, daughters to James late Earl of Waldegrave Knight of the Garter] [graphic] / painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds ; engraved by V. Green, mezzotinto engraver to His Majesty, and to the Elector Palatine.
  • Edition[State 1].
  • Publication[London] : Published Decr. 1st, 1781, by V. Green, No. 29, Newman Street, Oxford Street, London, [1 December 1781]

Catalog Record 

Folio 49 3636 no. 8++ (Oversize)

Acquired November 2017

His Excellency Hamet Ben Hamet Ben Haddu Otter

Half-length portrait in oval of Hamet ben Hamet, half-length in Arabic burnous, directed to right, looking towards the viewer.

  • Printmaker: Luttrell, Edward, printmaker.
  • TitleHis Excellency Hamet Ben Hamet Ben Haddu Otter [graphic] : Ambassador Extraordinary from [the] Emperor of Fez & Morocco to His Matie. of Great Britain, anno 1682 / E. Luttrell fe. ; I. Lloyd ex.
  • Publication[London] : [John Lloyd], [between 1682 and 1713]

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Acquired November 2017

Portrait of a noble duke

“A head of Wellington in profile to the left, composed of military emblems. The hair is made of laurel leaves; covering the forehead is a flag with a lion rampant and the words ‘Vittoria | Salamanca | Waterloo’. The eye is the muzzle of a cannon, with bayonets (for eyebrow), and sabre. The nose is a part of a tent, a fold forming a nostril. Below this is a tiny sentry-box and sentry, resting on a projecting lip, which, with the chin, cheek, and jaw is formed of masonry, from which, at the mouth, two small guns project. The side of the face is partly covered by a Union flag, with spears and a drum for ear, a sabre for the contour of the jaw. Over the Duke’s military uniform is draped the gold-embroidered gown of the Chancellor of the Exchequer”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • TitlePortrait of a noble duke [graphic].
  • Published[London] : Published by Thos. McLean, 26, Haymarket, 1829.

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Acquired June 2017

The funeral procession of His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales

A panoramic view of the procession at head and foot, each group numbered with corresponding index at foot. Further vignettes of the ‘Procession from Leicester House’ and ‘Laying in State’ to left and right.

  • TitleThe funeral procession of His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales [graphic].
  • PublicationLondon : Published by T. Doverson, copper plate printer in Green Arbour Court near Little Old Bailey, according to act of Parliament, May 6th, 1751.

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Acquired October 2017

John Bellingham

Three-quarter length portrait of Bellingham standing in profile to the left, holding an open letter.

  • TitleJohn Bellingham [graphic] : taken at the Sessions House, Old Bailey, May 15th, 1812.
  • Publication[Dublin] : Pub. by McCleary, 32 Nassau St., [not before 16 May 1812]

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Acquired July 2017

Public characters of 1800-1801

The folded plate containing 24 portraits (busts) of the subjects of the biographies in this volume

  • TitlePublic characters of 1800-1801 : to be continued annually.
  • PublicationLondon : Printed for Richard Phillips, No. 6, New Bridge-Street, Blackfriars, by J. Adlard, Duke-Street; and sold by all booksellers, 1807.

Catalog Record 

51 P976

Acquired July 2017

Thomas Inglefield, an artist born without limbs

“Portrait in profile of a young man who lacks hands and legs beyond the knee; full-length, sitting on a cushion before a lectern on the right, drawing a tree with a pen held against his mouth using his left elbow.”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • PrintmakerIreland, Samuel, -1800., printmaker.
  • TitleThomas Inglefield, an artist born without limbs [graphic] / etching by S. Ireland, 1787, after F. Grose.
  • Published:[London] : T. Inglefield, 28 May 1787.

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Acquired June 2017

The history and antiquities of the city and suburbs of Worcester

Extra-illustrated copy with an added 152 engravings and aquatints (dated from 1746 to the mid-19th century), two manuscript letters from the Duke of Beaufort, a pencil sketch of Edward Somerset, and a watercolor sketch of Worcester.

  • AuthorGreen, Valentine, 1739-1813.
  • TitleThe history and antiquities of the city and suburbs of Worcester … / by Valentine Green.
  • PublishedLondon : Printed for the author by W. Bulmer and Co., and sold by G. Nichol … [and 13 others], 1796.

Catalog Record 

Quarto 64 W92 796

Acquired March 2018