Chapter frontispiece in: Theatrum chemicum britannicum / Elias Ashmole. London : Printed by F. Grismund for N. Brooke, 1652. Published in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library... more
Illus. in: The anatomy of plants / Nehemiah Grew. [London] : Printed by W. Rawlins, for the author, 1682, plate 71. Published in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library of Cong... more
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
Print shows William Beckford stands full-length, with his back to a wall of windows, treading on the male figure of tyranny bound with chains at his feet, with his right hand on the shoulder of Britannia in a c... more
Print shows tents beneath large trees on the right and in the background, with soldiers and citizens clustered in small groups; at the far right is a drinking establishment with a sign that states "Pooles Inti... more
Print shows soldiers relaxing in tents and talking on horseback, with women and children and dogs in the foreground, and a view of Westminster Abbey in the background.
Print showing men, women, and children on the lawn in the museum garden, building on the left, and the tents of a military encampment, on the right. Title from item.
Admission ticket to one of Vincent Lunardi early balloon ascensions, probably from London, England. Includes a picture of a balloon. Title from item. Tissandier collection.
Print shows the ascent of Vincent Lunardi from the Moorfields Artillery Grounds, London, September 15, 1784; Lunardi's first ascent and the first balloon ascent in England. He experimented with oars for navigat... more
Print shows second trial by Dr. John Sheldon, anatomist, to launch a balloon at Lord Foley's grounds in Portland Place, London, which resulted in the balloon's destruction by fire (Source: L.T.C. Rolt, The Aero... more
Measured drawing showing church, organ loft, porch, chancel, and dome as plans. UNIT title devised. Address and date from C. Place's Charles Bulfinch, 1925. Drawing not signed; attribution based on provenance a... more
Print shows women and children of all ages viewing exhibits at the "Wax-works" and "see a Womb, to hear fine Lectures, read on Generation, and all the Arts explain'd of Procreation ..."; in a large display case... more
Print shows several members of the House of Commons, including James Oglethorpe and Archibald Grant, gathered in a room at the Fleet Prison for an investigation of Thomas Bambridge, warden of the prison, for th... more
Print shows a reception given by Charles James Fox and wife for various groups and friends of the Prince of Wales, all opposed to the government.
John Philip Kemble, caricatured, plays the dagger scene in Macbeth. In front of him is magically suspended a large watchman's rattle, labelled "a word to the wise". Text refers to the personal attack made on th... more
A satire on the equestrian performances at Covent Garden, with John Philip Kemble, as a mount for Mrs. Sarah Siddons, as a tragedy queen, with raised dagger. Behind the centaur's kicking hind-legs lies Comedy o... more
Print showing the interior of the House of Lords during the trial of Caroline, queen, consort of George IV. Seated around a table in the center are the Queen, the Judges, the Bishops, the Lord Chancellor, the A... more
Print shows the mirrored curtain reflecting the audience at the Royal Coburg Theatre (Old Vic Theatre) and Ramo Samee, a juggler, magician, and sword swallower, juggling on stage.
Includes woodcut on one page and text on opposite page. Reference copy in LOT 7012. Illus. in: The New England primer ... 1823, pp. 20 & 21.
Quadrangle at Tattersalls filled with groups of betting men including Mr. Tanfield, Lord Sefton, Col. Hylton Jolliffe, Sir L. Skeffington, and John Gully, the ex-pugilist. A Jewish man sells wares from a basket... more
Print shows balloon possibly piloted by British balloonist Charles Green ascending over New London Bridge on the occasion of its opening, August 31, 1831, witnessed by William IV, King of Great Britain. (Source... more
Text-only broadside announcing ascent of Charles Green's balloon "The "Royal Nassau" at the Royal Gardens, Vauxhall, London. Text also describes other activities including a fireworks display taking place at th... more
Broadside announcing Charles Green's ascension in the balloon "Nassau" from Vauxhall Gardens, London. Includes a picture of passengers in a balloon basket.
Print shows several passenger and mail coaches on street in front of the Peacock building in Islington, London, England. Title from item. Engraved from the original picture in the possession of Henry Wormald, E... more
Print shows a view of the Tuileries Palace with the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel and a large plaza with pedestrians and carriages in the foreground.
Text-only broadside announcing a festival at Vauxhall Gardens, London, England, 1841?. Includes a list of the events and scheduled performances, including the release of the balloon "Fat Boy." "A great personag... more
Title devised by Library staff. Inscribed in ink on lower right margin : "420063". Transfer; Smithsonian Institution; (DLC/PP-1942:063) Forms part of: Popular graphic art print filing series (Library of Congress).
Broadside announcing an inaugural festival for the Exhibition of All Nations, London, England, 1851. Includes a picture of the balloon "Erin-go-Bragh" to publicize an ascent by balloonist John Hampton during th... more
Text-only broadside announcing ascensions by Charles Green in his balloon "Royal Nassau" and Hugh Bell, in his "patent locomotive balloon" from the Royal Gardens, Vauxhall, London, England, May 1851. Text also... more