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The OP spectacles / Cruikshank del.

The OP spectacles / Cruikshank del.

Satire showing head of Clifford with two circles representing huge spectacles, "Old house old prices & no private boxes" and "Old house old prices & no pigeon holes," over his eyes. Each circle contains a symme... more

Queen Victoria, c.1870.

Queen Victoria, c.1870.

By Andre-Adolphe-Eugene Disderi .....A cabinet card sized woodburytype of Queen Victoria (1819-1901), taken in about 1870 by the French photographer Disderi (1819-1889). This is from the 'Disderi' album in the ... more

Britons! Your country needs you / Printed by Saunders & Cullingham, 2 & 3 Burgon Street, Carter Lane, London, E.C.

Britons! Your country needs you / Printed by Saunders & Cullingham, 2 ...

Poster showing map of British Isles behind text. Poster no. 23. Wt. 8936. 50M. 1632/12/14. Title from item.

King & Queen and H.R.H. The Prince of Wales

King & Queen and H.R.H. The Prince of Wales

King George V, Queen Mary and H.R.H. The Prince of Wales, taken during a visit to the Western Front in France. They are positioned in front of a large brick building with French windows. The King and Queen are ... more

Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II arriving at Leura onboard the royal train.Dated: 12 February 1954.Digital ID: 17420_a014_a014000190 ( http://investigator.records.nsw.gov.au/asp/photosearch/search.asp?digitalid=17420_a014_a0... more

Coronation of Richard II from BL Royal 20 C VII, f. 192v

Coronation of Richard II from BL Royal 20 C VII, f. 192v

Detail of a miniature of the coronation of Richard II. Image taken from f. 192v of Chroniques de France ou de St Denis (from 1270 to 1380). Written in French.

Coronation of Charles VI from BL Royal 20 C VII, f. 216

Coronation of Charles VI from BL Royal 20 C VII, f. 216

Detail of a miniature of the coronation of Charles VI. Image taken from f. 216 of Chroniques de France ou de St Denis (from 1270 to 1380). Written in French.

Front cover from BL Royal 17 A I, front cover

Front cover from BL Royal 17 A I, front cover

Front cover of brown leather with gold tooling, the arms of George II and the date, 1757. Image taken from front cover of Constituciones artis gemetrie secundum Euclyde: a poem on the craft of Masonry. Written ... more

[Mining methods in 16th Century England]

[Mining methods in 16th Century England]

Water wheel powering pulley mechanism above mine shaft. Book 6, p. 155. Illus. in: Georg Agricola, De Re Metallica, (Basel, 1556). Ref. copy may be in SSF - MINING. This record contains unverified data from cap... more

[Mining methods in 16th Century England]

[Mining methods in 16th Century England]

Cutaway sectioned view of large vertical mine shaft, with machinery powered by water wheel. Book 6, p. 145. Illus. in: Georg Agricola, De Re Metallica (Basel, 1556). Ref. copy may be in SSF - MINING. This recor... more

Henry IV of France

Henry IV of France

Medalist: Philippe Danfrie the Elder (French, Basse-Bretagne (Cornouailles) 1531/32–1606 Paris)

Bacon, Sir Nicholas

Bacon, Sir Nicholas

Autor: Buchel, Aernout van Datierung: 1601 / 1650

Montbazon, Marie d'Avaugour de Bretagne, Duchesse de

Montbazon, Marie d'Avaugour de Bretagne, Duchesse de

Brustbild, halb von rechts; mit breiter Kräuselfrisur, hinten mit Dekorbügel, Stirnfransen; Perlenohrgehänge und -halskette; dekolletiertes Kleid mit gelapptem Spitzenbesatz an Kragen und Brustausschnitt, um di... more

Grande Bretagne

Grande Bretagne

Etched by Stefano della Bella (Italian, Florence 1610–1664 Florence)

Denny, Sir Anthony

Denny, Sir Anthony

Radierer: Hollar, Wenzel

Denny, Sir Anthony

Denny, Sir Anthony

Radierer: Hollar, Wenzel

Virginia Colonial Commissioners, March 12, 1651, Articles on the Relation Between James City and Great Britain

Virginia Colonial Commissioners, March 12, 1651, Articles on the Relat...

Articles on the Relation Between James City and Great Britain

Wilhelm III., Prinz von Oranien, Graf von Nassau, König von Großbritannien

Wilhelm III., Prinz von Oranien, Graf von Nassau, König von Großbritan...

Knabenbildnis in architekton. Rahmung mit reichem allegor.-symbol. Beiwerk: Halbfigur, en face von links; mit glattem, breitgerändertem Umlegekragen und zwei Kragenquasten über eng geknöpftem Wams mit Schlitzär... more

Het lusthuys van Pater Peters, en de Jesuwijten en Munniken, ontdekt door / William Loggan fec. & Oxonia.

Het lusthuys van Pater Peters, en de Jesuwijten en Munniken, ontdekt d...

Print shows scene in a bawdy house of pleasure frequented by Father Petre, Jesuits, and monks, where they mingle and dine with such figures as: Wantonness, Avarice, Sloth, Fury, and Vanity. Priests engage in la... more

The queene-like closet or rich cabinet

The queene-like closet or rich cabinet

Five cooking scenes. Illus. in: Hannah Wolley, The Queene-like Closet; or Rich Cabinet, London, 1684, frontispiece. Bitting Collection (Rare Book Division). Ref. copy may be in LOT 4638 E (R). This record conta... more

To the King and Queen's most excellent majesties. The humble address and petition of the Governour, council, and convention of representatives of the people of your majesties collony of the Massachusets, in New-England [Regarding general restora

To the King and Queen's most excellent majesties. The humble address a...

Positive Photostat. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 33, Folder 18.

Arlequin sur l'Hippogryphe a la croisade Lojoliste Armée van den heylige lingue voor der jesuiten monarchy.

Arlequin sur l'Hippogryphe a la croisade Lojoliste Armée van den heyli...

Print shows Louis XIV as the harlequin, with pegged leg, riding on the "hippogryphe" or jackass, leading a holy crusade. He wears a large biretta that also fits over the head of James II sitting behind him; the... more

Eigentliche Vorstellung der grossen See-Schlacht welche en 29 Maij st.n. von denen allierten Engl. und Holländis. und der Französ. See-Flotten gehalten worden 1692

Eigentliche Vorstellung der grossen See-Schlacht welche en 29 Maij st....

Birds-eye view engraving shows map with ships engaged in battle in the English channel between France and England. Identifed on the map are Plymouth, Portland, Isle de Wigh[t], Portesmouth, London and and Dover... more

James I, King of Great Britain, France, & Ireland, &c / M. Vdr. Gucht fecit.

James I, King of Great Britain, France, & Ireland, &c / M. Vdr. Gucht ...

James I, head-and shoulders portrait, facing right, in oval.

Blind plaintiff, lame defendant share [...] / Dobson pinx. ; I. Simon fec. ; I. Smith ex.

Blind plaintiff, lame defendant share [...] / Dobson pinx. ; I. Simon ...

Two handicapped persons each receiving half of an oyster shell from a lawyer while he consumes the oyster. Caption verse continues: The friendly laws impartial care / A shell for him a shell for thee / The midd... more

Rooke, Sir George

Rooke, Sir George

Schabkünstler: Williams, Robert (1680) Verleger: Smith, John (1652) Verlag: Lyon&Crown Erscheinungsort: London

The drunkard's coat of arms

The drunkard's coat of arms

Print shows a coat of arms devised for a drunkard. A poem, entitled "The Drunkard - display'd" is printed below the image. Title from item. Forms part of: British Cartoon Prints Collection (Library of Congress).

portrait from "Poems of Henry Howard Earl of Surrey ... With the Poems of Sir Thomas Wiat, and others his contemporaries. To which are added some memoirs of his life and writings. MS. notes [by Thomas Park]"

portrait from "Poems of Henry Howard Earl of Surrey ... With the Poems...

This image has been taken from scan 000062 from "Poems of Henry Howard Earl of Surrey ... With the Poems of Sir Thomas Wiat, and others his contemporaries. To which are added some memoirs of his life and writin... more

portrait from "[Posthumous Works of the learned Sir Thomas Browne, Kt ... printed from his original manuscripts. viz. I. Repertorium: or, the Antiquities of the Cathedral Church of Norwich. II. An Account of some Urnes, &c. found at Brampton in Norfolk, anno 1667. III. Letters between Sir William Dugdale and Sir Tho. Browne. IV. Miscellanies [including “An Account of Island, alias Ice-land,” and “A Letter to a Friend upon Occasion of the Death of his Intimate Friend”]. To which is prefix'd his Life. There is also added, Antiquitates Capellæ D. Johannis Evangelistæ; hodie Scholæ Regiæ Norwicensis. Authore Johanne Burton ... Illustrated with prospects, portraitures, draughts of tombs, monuments, &c. MS. notes [by John Ives].]"

portrait from "[Posthumous Works of the learned Sir Thomas Browne, Kt ...

This image has been taken from scan 000157 from "[Posthumous Works of the learned Sir Thomas Browne, Kt ... printed from his original manuscripts. viz. I. Repertorium: or, the Antiquities of the Cathedral Churc... more

portrait from "[Posthumous Works of the learned Sir Thomas Browne, Kt ... printed from his original manuscripts. viz. I. Repertorium: or, the Antiquities of the Cathedral Church of Norwich. II. An Account of some Urnes, &c. found at Brampton in Norfolk, anno 1667. III. Letters between Sir William Dugdale and Sir Tho. Browne. IV. Miscellanies [including “An Account of Island, alias Ice-land,” and “A Letter to a Friend upon Occasion of the Death of his Intimate Friend”]. To which is prefix'd his Life. There is also added, Antiquitates Capellæ D. Johannis Evangelistæ; hodie Scholæ Regiæ Norwicensis. Authore Johanne Burton ... Illustrated with prospects, portraitures, draughts of tombs, monuments, &c. MS. notes [by John Ives].]"

portrait from "[Posthumous Works of the learned Sir Thomas Browne, Kt ...

This image has been taken from scan 000116 from "[Posthumous Works of the learned Sir Thomas Browne, Kt ... printed from his original manuscripts. viz. I. Repertorium: or, the Antiquities of the Cathedral Churc... more

James Craggs senr. esqr, Post-Master Genl. of Great Britain G. Kneller Baront. pinx 1709 ; Geo. Vertue sculpsit 1728

James Craggs senr. esqr, Post-Master Genl. of Great Britain G. Kneller...

Print shows James Craggs, the elder, three-quarter length portrait, standing, facing slightly right, with left hand tucked in coat; a folded paper on the table behind him is addressed "To James Craggs, Esqr." T... more

A new and exact map of the dominions of the King of Great Britain on ye continent of North America, containing Newfoundland, New Scotland, New England, New York, New Jersey, Pensilvania, Maryland, Virginia and Carolina.

A new and exact map of the dominions of the King of Great Britain on y...

Scale ca. 1:3,600,000. Hand colored. Relief shown pictorially. Prime meridian: London. Imprint date from Henry Stevens and Roland Tree's Comparative cartography, item 55c. Includes descriptive text. Insets: A v... more

A map of the British Empire in America with the French and Spanish settlements adjacent thereto

A map of the British Empire in America with the French and Spanish set...

Relief shown pictorially. Gift; Mrs. Jefferson Patterson; December 1980. Phillips. Maps of America, p. 569 Index map to Popple's larger, 20 sheet map of the same name. Includes 4 inset views, 18 inset maps, ill... more

A map of the British empire in America with the French, Spanish and the Dutch settlements adjacent thereto /

A map of the British empire in America with the French, Spanish and th...

Relief shown pictorially. English and French. In upper right corner: XC.I. Second state, ca 1741. Phillips. Maps of America, p. 569. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. In... more

Marlborough, John Churchill 1. Duke of

Marlborough, John Churchill 1. Duke of

Verleger: Daumont, ? Datierung: 1746 / 1755 Verlagsort: Paris

The several methods of blowing and casting plate glass with the men at work

The several methods of blowing and casting plate glass with the men at...

Illus. in: Universal Magazine, Nov. 1747, opp. p. 284. Reference copy may be in LOT 4397I. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Gt. Brit. Eng. Misc.; Rare Bk. Div.... more

Rebell Gratitude, or a representation of the treachery and barbarity of two rebell officers at the Battle of Culloden...(which) greatly heightened the slaughter that was that day made of their party...this battle was fought 16 April 1746

Rebell Gratitude, or a representation of the treachery and barbarity o...

Forms part of : British Cartoon Prints Collection (Library of Congress). This record contains unverified data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Cartoons, British - 1745-1747; Hist. Gt. Brit.; Hist Sco... more

No-body--Som-body

No-body--Som-body

Cartoon showing two men, a nobody and a somebody. Forms part of: British cartoon Prints collection (Library of Congress).

Councellor double-fee

Councellor double-fee

Man dressed in legal robe probably judge, sitting at table stacked with legal books & documents, saying, "open to all parties", and holding out to two men who are giving him money. Forms part of : British Carto... more

A new and accurate map of North America : wherein the errors of all proceeding British, French and Dutch maps, respecting the rights of Great Britain, France & Spain & the limits of each of his majesty's provinces, are corrected, /

A new and accurate map of North America : wherein the errors of all pr...

Relief shown by shading. "All the coloured part of this map ... delineates the rights and possessions of Great Britain ... " Mounted on cloth with transparent cloth overlay, losses along outer right margin. Inc... more

A map of the British and French settlements in North America /

A map of the British and French settlements in North America /

Relief shown pictorially. Shows boundaries, rivers, forests, principal settlements and notes. Prime meridian: London. Phillips. Maps of America, p. 574 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as... more

[Diagram of battle formation of British Army battalion]

[Diagram of battle formation of British Army battalion]

Reference copy also available in LOT 4424. Illus. in: A new exercise, to be observed by his majesty's troops on the establishment of Great Britain, and Ireland. By his majesty's special command, 1757, p. 3.

[Charts of various battle formations for British Army units]

[Charts of various battle formations for British Army units]

Reference copy also available in LOT 4424. Illus. in: Gt. Brit. Adjutant General's Office. Manual exercise, for 1758, v. 1089, no. 2, p. 15.

The British & French dominions in North America : particularly shewing the French encroachments through all the British plantations from Nova Scotia down to the Gulf of Mexico

The British & French dominions in North America : particularly shewing...

Relief shown pictorially. Prime meridians: Ferro and London. Includes "short narrative of the French encroachments upon the British territories in North America." Fold-lined. Available also through the Library ... more

Wilhelm III., Prinz von Oranien, König von England

Wilhelm III., Prinz von Oranien, König von England

Als König in antiker Rüstung: Brustbild, Linksprofil; mit Lorbeerkranz; Brustumhang; in Rund, mit Umrandungslinien, am Unterrand mittig engl. Namensform, rechts Bezeichnung. Kupferstich von Simon François Raven... more

Wilhelm III., Prinz von Oranien, König von England

Wilhelm III., Prinz von Oranien, König von England

Als König in antiker Rüstung: Brustbild, Linksprofil; mit Lorbeerkranz; Brustumhang; in Rund, mit Umrandungslinien, am Unterrand mittig engl. Namensform, rechts Bezeichnung. Kupferstich von Simon François Raven... more

[Diagrams and chart of various battle formations for British Army units]

[Diagrams and chart of various battle formations for British Army unit...

Reference copy also available in LOT 4424. Illus. in: Gt. Brit. Adjutant General's Office. Manual exercise, for 1758, v. 1089, no. 2, p. 21.

Sir Isaac Newton

Sir Isaac Newton

Portrait, head and shoulders, facing right. Mezzotint by James McArdell after Enoch Seeman. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Orig. in Hubbard Coll. 5415-11 "A".

[A Bailiff and an attorney--a match for the Devil]

[A Bailiff and an attorney--a match for the Devil]

A satire on attornies and bailiffs. Lawyer, in his office, holding papers marked, "Middlesex to Wit -- Jno. Doe & Richd. Doe ..."; he converses with a rough man, with a cudgel under his arm, who holds case insc... more

Accession of King George III

Accession of King George III

Thomas Pingo (Italian, 1692–1776, active England after 1742)

Her most excellent majesty Charlotte Queen of Great Britain / Frye ad vivum delineavit et sculp.

Her most excellent majesty Charlotte Queen of Great Britain / Frye ad ...

Charlotte, Queen of Great Britain, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left. Bryan, 2 Smith, 2 Duplessis, 9194:15 Dated on plate. Gardiner Greene Hubbard Collection.

Her Most Excellent Majesty Charlotte, Queen of Great Britain

Her Most Excellent Majesty Charlotte, Queen of Great Britain

Thomas Frye (Irish, Edenderry 1711/12–1762 London)

A New humorous song, on the Cherokee chiefs Inscribed to the ladies of Great Britain : To the tune of, Caesar and Pompey were both of the horned / / by H. Howard.

A New humorous song, on the Cherokee chiefs Inscribed to the ladies of...

A broadside comprising seven verses in letterpress below an engraving, representing three Red Indian Chiefs in their national costumes; these men are named, "The Stalking Turkey", "The Pouting Pidgeon", "The Ma... more

The Reforming constable, or, The biter bit / Capt H---invt ; Cap B-- Sculp.

The Reforming constable, or, The biter bit / Capt H---invt ; Cap B-- S...

Cartoon showing constable entering house, "in search of the sons and daughters of the Devil", and finding his wife committing adultery in a brothel. Forms part of : British Cartoon Prints Collection (Library ... more

George II
The tomb-stone

The tomb-stone

Print shows several men, George Grenville, Lord Bute, the Duke of Bedford, and, as a small dog wearing clerical robes, Dr. W. Scott, labeled "AntiSejanus", dancing on a sarcophagus with bas-reliefs of "Britanni... more

The Pennsylvania journal and weekly advertiser - expiring: in hopes of a resurrection to life again / William Bradford.

The Pennsylvania journal and weekly advertiser - expiring: in hopes of...

Print shows the masthead for The Pennsylvania Journal and Weekly Advertiser with a skull and crossbones representation of the official stamp required by the Stamp Act of 1765, "An emblem of the effects of the S... more

A letter to his most Excellent Majesty, George the third, King of Great-Britain, France, and Ireland, and Emperor of North America, &c. May it please your Majesty. [Asserting that Parliament has usurped his authority by imposing taxes upon the c

A letter to his most Excellent Majesty, George the third, King of Grea...

Positive Photostat.; Evans 10118.; On verso, Piece 1: NY 1765 66 S.; On verso, Piece 2: Gift Albert C. Read, Mar 19, 1943. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile pa... more

No stamped paper to be had. [Philadelphia : Printed by Hall & Franklin, 1765]

No stamped paper to be had. [Philadelphia : Printed by Hall & Franklin...

Nov. 7, 1765, issue no. 1924, of the Pennsylvania gazette, printed at Philadelphia by David Hall and Benjamin Franklin; without date, number, masthead, or imprint. On Oct. 31, 1765, the publishers announced the... more

This is the place to affix the stamp

This is the place to affix the stamp

Print shows a skull and crossbones representation of the official stamp required by the Stamp Act of 1765. Title from item. Illus. in: The Pennsylvania Journal and Weekly Advertiser, 1765 October 24. American 1... more