The history and lives of all the most notorious pirates and their crews

An abridgment and adaptation of ‘A general history of the robberies and murders of the most notorious pyrates’.

  • AuthorJohnson, Charles, active 1724-1731, author.
  • TitleThe history and lives of all the most notorious pirates and their crews : from Captain John Avery, who first settled at Madagascar, to Captain John Gow, and James Williams, his Lieutenant, &c., … and in this edition continued down to the year 1735. Giving a more full and true account than any yet published, of all their murders, piracies, maroonings, places of refuge, and way of living. To which is perfixed an abstract of the laws against piracy. Adorned with nineteen beautiful cuts, being the representation of each pirate.
  • EditionThe eleventh edition.
  • PublicationGlasgow : Printed by Robert and Thomas Duncan, MDCCLXXXIII [1783]

Catalog Record

52 J63 783

Acquired January 2017

Boroughmongers’ attack on the British column

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The opponents of parliamentary reform, including Wellington and Peel, attempt to pull down a column topped by Lord John Russell, a portrait of William IV on the plinth. The “Explanation of the engraving”: This spirited sketch was originally designed by George Cruikshank. Esq., of Pentouville, London. The column in the centre is dedicated to the “King and Constitution,” on the base of which is a portrait of his present Majesty, William IV. On the top of the columnn [sic] stands Lord John Russell, holding in his hand the Mirror of Truth. On the left of the pillar the Duke of Wellington, Sir R. Peel, and others are attempting with cords, axes, &c. to overturn the column; while on on [sic] the right, Lord Chancellor Brougham and Earl Grey stand in a calm and dignfied position, smiling at the futile attempts of the Boroughmongers to overturn the People’s Rights. On the same side Lord Althorp is seen bearing a banner, representing the future prosperity of England, and the Attorney General (Sir Thomas Denman) is supporting the Flag of Victory.

  • TitleBoroughmongers’ attack on the British column [graphic].
  • Publication[Birmingham, England : Printed by R. Heppel, 113 Coleshill-Street, Birmingham …, ca. 1830]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

830.00.00.159++

Acquired July 2016

The managers last kick, or, The distruction of the Boroughmongers

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Woodcut on silk with floral border;

  • Title:The managers last kick, or, The distruction of the Boroughmongers [graphic].
  • Created:[London : Publisher not identified, 1832?]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

Drawer 832.00.00.35+

Acquired July 2014

The flowing cann

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In two columns with the title in a ribbon atop a woodcut below stanza one. Stanzas 2 and 3 below image. A sailor at a seaside tavern (Jack Ocum) dances with a young woman as he holds his tankard. The fiddle music is played by a man who stands beside a woman in the tavern doorway. In the distance on the right is a sailing ship and along the shore, two men in a row boat.

  • Author: Dibdin, Charles, 1745-1814.
  • Uniform Title[Oddities. Song]
  • TitleThe flowing cann.
  • Published[London : Sold by J. Pitts, Great Saint Andrew St. ; Sold by C. Sheppard, Lambert Hill, Doctors Commons, Publish’d Septr. 18th. 1790?]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

790.09.18.01

Acquired October 2015

 

A full and true account of the surprising trial…

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The woodcut shows a man under the guillotine with the executioner’s hand on the rope ready to release the blade.

  • TitleA full and true account of the surprising trial and condemnation of his most Christian Majesty Louis XVI …
  • PublicationNorwich [England : Printed and sold by S. White, 1793]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

File 82 793F+

Acquired July 2015

A copy of verses humbly presented to the Right Worshipful the Mayor

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Probably a Christmas poem.
With a woodcut showing a watchman with his dog with buildings including a church behind

  • AuthorBouch, Thomas.
  • TitleA copy of verses humbly presented to the Right Worshipful the Mayor, the aldermen, and common-council-men, and the rest of my worthy masters and mistresses dwelling in King’s-Lynn / by Thomas Bouch, watchman, 1752.
  • Publication[King’s Lynn, England? : Publisher not identified, 1752]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

File 763 752 B752++

Acquired July 2015

The bonny broom

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A slip song. In this edition the woodcut shows a pastoral scene with a couple standing on the left beneath a tree and two dogs on the right.

  • TitleThe bonny broom : a song, new set to music.
  • Publication[King’s Lynn, England : Printed and sold at Garratt’s Printing-Office in Lynn, Norfolk, ca. 1780]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

File 763 780 B716+

Acquired July 2015