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Thomas Gainsborough letter to William Jackson, 1773 January 29.
Creator:
Gainsborough, Thomas, 1727–1788
Date:
1773 January 29
Physical Description:
1 item (4 pages) ; 23 x 38 cm, folded to 23 x 19 cm
Collection:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Thomas Gainsborough letter to Elizabeth Rasse.
Creator:
Gainsborough, Thomas, 1727–1788
Date:
[1753]
Physical Description:
1 sheet (2 pages) : autograph letter signed ; 23 x 19 cm
Collection:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
The anatomy of the horse : including a particular description of the bones, cartilages, muscles, fascias, ligaments, nerves, arteries, veins, and glands / illustrated by twenty-four plates by George Stubbs, painter.
Creator:
Stubbs, George, 1724–1806
Date:
1853
Physical Description:
68 p., [48] leaves of plates : ill. ; 46 cm.
Collection:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
The anatomy of the horse : including a particular description of the bones, cartilages, muscles, fascias, ligaments, nerves, arteries, veins and glands : in eighteen tables, all done from nature / by George Stubbs, painter.
Creator:
Stubbs, George, 1724–1806
Date:
1766
Physical Description:
[4], 47, [1] p., [24] leaves of plates : ill. ; 46 x 60 cm.
Collection:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Letter to John Thomas Smith.
Creator:
Constable, John, 1776–1837
Date:
1797, between January 16 and March 23
Physical Description:
1 item (1 p.) : ill. ; 28 cm.
Collection:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Hogarth moralized : a complete edition of all the most capital and admired works of William Hogarth / accompanied with concise and comprehensive explanations of their moral tendency by ... Dr. Trusler ; an introduction, and many additional notes ...
Creator:
Hogarth, William, 1697–1764
Date:
1831
Physical Description:
xxvi, 293 p., [55] leaves of plates : ill., port. ; 20 cm.
Collection:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Views in Rome and its environs.
Creator:
Lear, Edward, 1812–1888
Date:
1841
Collection:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Alphabet.
Creator:
Lear, Edward, 1812–1888
Date:
1857
Physical Description:
1 v. ([26] leaves) : ill. ; 36 cm.
Collection:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Picturesque views in England and Wales / from drawings by J.M.W. Turner, Esq. R.A. ; engraved under the superintendence of Mr. Charles Heath ; with descriptive and historic illustrations by H.E. Lloyd., Esq. ; in two volumes.
Creator:
Turner, J. M. W. (Joseph Mallord William), 1775–1851
Date:
MDCCCXXXVIII [1838]
Physical Description:
2 volumes : illustrations ; 60 cm
Collection:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
A botanical drawing-book, or, An easy introduction to drawing flowers according to nature / by James Sowerby ... ; originally designed for the use of his pupils ...
Creator:
Sowerby, James, 1757–1822
Date:
[1807?]
Physical Description:
11 leaves, 10 leaves of plates : col. ill. 19 x 23 cm.
Collection:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Antiquities of Great Britain, illustrated in views.
Collection:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Sixteen scenes taken from The miseries of human life / by one of the wretched.
Creator:
Atkinson, John Augustus, 1775–approximately 1833
Date:
March 1st 1807
Physical Description:
[16] leaves, [17] leaves of plates : ill ; 20 x 23 cm.
Collection:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Views of the Crystal Palace and Park, Sydenham. From drawings by eminent artists, and photographs by P. H. Delamotte. With a title-page and literary notices by M. Digby Wyatt ... First series.
Creator:
Wyatt, M. Digby (Matthew Digby), Sir, 1820–1877
Date:
1854
Physical Description:
4 p. ., [7]-39 p. 24 [i. e. 23] col. plates. 38 cm.
Collection:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Miscellaneous works of Edward Gibbon, Esquire : with memoirs of his life and writings / composed by himself ; illustrated from his letters, with occasional notes and narrative, by John Lord Sheffield ; in two volumes.
Creator:
Gibbon, Edward, 1737–1794
Date:
MDCCXCVI [1796]
Physical Description:
3 volumes : illustrations, portraits, genealogical tables ; 30 cm
Collection:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Des principes de l'architecture, de la sculpture, de la peinture, et des autres arts qui en dependent : avec un dictionnaire des termes propres à chacun de ces arts.
Creator:
Félibien, André, sieur des Avaux et de Javercy, 1619–1695
Date:
MDCLXXVI [1676]
Physical Description:
[24], 795, [1] p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Collection:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Glasgow looking glass.
Date:
[1825]
Physical Description:
1 v. : ill. ; 45 cm.
Collection:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Ancient Chinese.
Creator:
Cavanders, Ltd. (Firm)
Date:
[1926]
Physical Description:
25 cards : illustrations ; 70 x 40 mm
Collection:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Map of North America.
Date:
not before 1634
Physical Description:
1 map : pen and ink and watercolor, on parchment ; 21.9 x 42.8 cm, on sheet 23.5 x 45.8 cm
Collection:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
In memory of the late John Distance : who died May 16th, 1854 : aged 25 years.
Date:
1854
Physical Description:
1 embossed print : letterpress ; 80 x 120 mm
Collection:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
May Christmas bring you many blessings.
Creator:
Castell Brothers (Firm : London, England)
Date:
[1880?]
Physical Description:
1 Christmas card : color illustrations ; 10 x 12 cm
Collection:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Medal commemorating the abolition of the apprenticeship system in the British West Indies.
Creator:
Davis, Joseph, active 1818–1857
Date:
1838
Physical Description:
1 medal : white metal ; 38 mm in diameter
Collection:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
J. Clarke : boot & shoe maker : 110 High Holborn, London.
Creator:
Clarke, J., active 1820
Date:
[approximately 1820?]
Physical Description:
1 trade card : engraving ; 6 x 9 cm
Collection:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Office Anthem.
Date:
[approximately 193-?]
Physical Description:
1 sheet ([1] page) ; 19 cm
Collection:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Triangular bandage, printed with illustrations of bandage use.
Creator:
St. John Ambulance Association
Date:
approximately 1920
Physical Description:
1 printed bandage : linen ; 144 x 69 cm
Collection:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
To all who are possessed of a laudable curiosity : and are desirous of inspecting the striking parts of the creation : there is to be seen, at the [blank] the beautiful zebra, or wild ass ... : it was brought from the Cape of Good Hope, in the year 1762, by Sir Thomas Adams.
Date:
[1773]
Physical Description:
1 sheet ([1] page) ; 28 cm
Collection:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Joseph Reed, Yale BA 1954, and Kit Reed
Conversation cards, or, Pleasing pastimes for winter evenings : [game]
Date:
[ca. 1815?]
Physical Description:
[26] pictorial cards : ill. ; 65 x 45 mm.
Collection:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
China : its state and prospects : with especial reference to the spread of the gospel : containing allusions to the antiquity, extent, population, civilization, literature, and religion of the Chinese / by W.H. Medhurst ... ; illustrated with engravings on wood by G. Baxter.
Creator:
Medhurst, Walter Henry, 1796–1857
Date:
1838
Physical Description:
xv, [1], 592 p., [7] leaves of plates (1 folded) : ill. (some col.), map ; 24 cm.
Collection:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Key to the picture of the fancy going to a fight at Moulsey-Hurst : dedicated, by permission, to Mr. Jackson and the Pugilistic Club / designed and etched by I.R. Cruickshank, under the direction of P. Egan.
Creator:
Egan, Pierce, 1772–1849
Date:
1819
Physical Description:
36 pages : illustrations ; 16 cm
Collection:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Tregear's Black jokes : being a series of laughable caricatures on the march of manners amongst the Blacks : twenty plates.
Date:
1834
Physical Description:
[1] leaf, 20 leaves of plates : chiefly illustrations ; 27 x 37 cm
Collection:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
First lessons in plain sewing for home or school.
Date:
[approximately 1900?]
Physical Description:
16 pages : illustrations, plans ; 24 cm
Collection:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Some designs of Mr. Inigo Jones and Mr. Wm. Kent.
Creator:
Jones, Inigo, 1573–1652
Date:
1744
Physical Description:
3 p., 53 plates. 43 cm.
Collection:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Map of China and the adjacent countries : drawn from the latest surveys and other authentic documents ... / by William H. Allen & Co.
Date:
1842
Physical Description:
1 map : hand col., mounted on linen ; 59 x 74 cm., folded to 19 x 10 cm., in covers 23 x 15 cm.
Collection:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Grand architectural panorama of London : Regent Street to Westminster Abbey [graphic] / from original drawings made expressly for the work by R. Sandeman, architect ; and executed on wood by G.C. Leighton.
Creator:
Leighton, George Cargill, 1826–1895
Date:
1849
Physical Description:
1 print on 8 sheets : wood engraving ; full image 15 x 677 cm, accordion folded to 15 x 17 cm
Collection:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Receipts by John Williams, of White Hill Kiln, for chimney tunnel tiles purchased by Breandveath, of Houghton, 1848.
Creator:
White Hill Kiln (Luton, England)
Date:
1848
Physical Description:
2 sheets ; 13 x 17 cm
Collection:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Open house London : 17-18 September 2011.
Date:
[2011]
Physical Description:
72 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Collection:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
G. A. E. Wilmot, undertaker : Albion House, Walworth : family mourning.
Creator:
G.A.E. Wilmot (Firm)
Date:
[1850?]
Physical Description:
1 trade card : illustrations ; 7 x 10 cm
Collection:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Oxonia illustrata, sive, Omnium celeberrimae istius universitatis collegiorum, aularum, Bibliothecae Bodleianae, scholarum publicarum, Theatri Sheldoniani : nec non urbis totius scenographia / delineavit & sculpsit Dav. Loggan Univ. Oxon. chalcographus.
Creator:
Loggan, David, 1635–1700?
Date:
ano. Dni. MDCLXXV [1675]
Physical Description:
[85] leaves (1 folded) : illustrations, maps ; 43 cm
Collection:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
As in a looking glass / by F.C. Philips ; iIllustrated by G. du Maurier.
Creator:
Philips, F. C. (Francis Charles), 1849–1921
Date:
1889
Physical Description:
[10], 293, [1] p., [13] leaves of plates : ill. ; 29 cm.
Collection:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of David and Judith Ross
Fast khakis and blues, for government requirements / Levinstein, Limited, Blackley, Manchester.
Creator:
Levinstein Limited (firm)
Date:
1914?
Physical Description:
1 sheet ; 23 x 17 cm
Collection:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Corporal Violette!!
Date:
[1815?]
Physical Description:
1 sheet ([1] page) ; 31 x 21 cm
Collection:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Dean's steam-boat alphabet : a companion to the Railway alphabet.
Date:
[1855?]
Physical Description:
1 scroll : illustrations ; in box 18 x 23 x 5 cm
Collection:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
[Gentlemen's fitting measurements diagram for use by tailors].
Creator:
Howle, J. (Tailor)
Date:
[approximately 1820-1830]
Physical Description:
1 card : illustrations ; 6 x 9 cm
Collection:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
J. Sage : furniture japanner, sign painter and glass enameller : Aldens Court, Broadmead, Bristol.
Creator:
Sage, John (Painter)
Date:
[approximately 1830]
Physical Description:
1 trade card ; 8 x 12 cm
Collection:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
The destruction of the Spanish Armada
Creator:
Bijlaer, Gerard van, active 1540?-1617
Date:
1588
Physical Description:
1 medallion : silver ; 51 mm in diameter
Collection:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Masterpieces of industrial art & sculpture at the International Exhibition, 1862 / selected and described by J.B. Waring ... ; chromo-lithographed by and under the direction of W.R. Tymms, A. Warren, and G. Macculloch, from photographs supplied by the London Photographic and Stereoscopic Company, taken exclusively for this work by Stephen Thompson ...
Creator:
Waring, J. B. (John Burley), 1823–1875
Date:
1863
Physical Description:
3 volumes ([8], 14, [200]; [204]; [2], 14, [202] pages, 300 (i.e. 301) plates) : illustrations (some color) ; 44 cm
Collection:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
[Birthday card with floral illustration].
Date:
[approximately 1874]
Physical Description:
1 birthday card : chromolithograph ; 13 cm
Collection:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Ackermann's drawing book for 1824.
Date:
1824
Physical Description:
1 p.., 99 plates. 20 x 28 cm.
Collection:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Antiquities of Ionia, by the Society of dilettanti. [pt. 1]-5.
Creator:
Society of Dilettanti (London, England)
Date:
1769-1915
Physical Description:
5 v. illus., plates, maps, plans, diagrs. 56 cm.
Collection:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Album of pressed seaweed specimens.
Creator:
Mathiss, Madeleine
Date:
1869
Physical Description:
1 volume (30 leaves) ; 24 cm
Collection:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
For life or death : heroism on land.
Creator:
Stevens, Thomas, 1828–1888
Date:
[1880]
Physical Description:
1 silk picture : color ; 5 x 15 cm, in mount 13 x 21 cm.
Collection:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Sun Sculpture stereoscope.
Creator:
Underwood & Underwood
Date:
not before 1901
Physical Description:
1 stereoscope : wood, metal, and velvet ; 32 cm long x 18 cm wide x 14 cm tall
Collection:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Bartholomew's one inch to the mile environs of London.
Creator:
John Bartholomew and Son
Date:
[not before 1921]
Physical Description:
1 map : color, mounted on linen ; 70 x 91 cm, folded to 19 x 10 cm
Collection:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Cyclamen (cf. Cyclamen L.) and (Lepidoptera Nymphalidae Pyrrhogyra sp.), with Northern dune tiger beetle (Cicindela ?hybrida), Leaf beetle (Coleoptera Chrysomelidae), Flesh fly (Diptera Sarcophagidae), Wasp beetle (Clytus arietis), Red-breasted carrion beetle (Oiceoptoma throracica) and, Sexton or Burying beetle (Nicrophorus humator), with shell (Mauritia arabica) from the natural history cabinet of Anna Blackburne.
Creator:
Bolton, James, active 1775–1795
Date:
circa 1768
Physical Description:
1 drawing : watercolor and gouache over graphite, on parchment ; sheet 23 x 19 cm
Collection:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund, in honor of Jane and Richard C. Levin, President of Yale University (1993-2013)
Crimean War.
Creator:
Bowers, George Frederick
Date:
1856?
Physical Description:
1 jug : white transferware; 24 cm high (including handle) x 13 cm in diameter (17 cm including handle)
Collection:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Stephen Parks, Yale BA 1961.
Six views of Buxton & neighbourhood : for the Buxton Bath Charity bazaar.
Date:
[185-?]
Physical Description:
6 leaves : all ill. ; 29 x 45 cm.
Collection:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Views of the ruins of the principal houses destroyed during the riots at Birmingham = Vues des ruines des principaux batiments qui ont souffert dans les emeutes de Birmingham.
Creator:
Witton, Philip Henry
Date:
1791 [i.e. 1792]
Physical Description:
[9] leaves, [8] leaves of plates : ill. ; 23 x 32 cm.
Collection:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
London & Sunderland royal mail coach : fares to be paid by passengers travelling from Sunderland.
Date:
[ca. 1800]
Physical Description:
1 sheet ([1] p.) ; 29 cm..
Collection:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Lessons on trees / by J. D. Harding ; author of "Lessons on Art," "Guide and Companion to Lessons on Art," "Elementary Art," "The Principles and practice of Art," &c. &c.
Creator:
Harding, James Duffield, 1798–1863
Date:
[1855]
Physical Description:
[8] p., 30] leaves of plates : ill. ; 39 cm.
Collection:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Critical observations on the buildings and improvements of London.
Creator:
Stuart, James, 1713–1788
Date:
MDCCLXXI [1771]
Physical Description:
[4], 51, [1] p. ; 25 cm.
Collection:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
A book of eighteen leaves : containing divers subjects for the use of goldsmiths, chasers, carvers, etc. / from Messrs. Germain, Messonier, Sig. Cattarello &c.
Date:
1757
Physical Description:
[18] leaves : all ill. ; 36 cm.
Collection:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Select views in Mysore, the country of Tippoo Sultan; from drawings taken on the spot by Mr. Home; with historical descriptions.
Creator:
Home, Robert, 1752–1834
Date:
1794
Physical Description:
2 p.., [v]-vii p., 1 leaf, 48 p. 29 plates, fold. map, 3 fold plans. 35 cm.
Collection:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Mr. Ogilby's Pocket book of roads : with computed and measured distances and the distinction of market and post townes.
Creator:
Ogilby, John, 1600–1676
Date:
1679
Physical Description:
[13], 27 p., [1] folded leaf of plates : map ; 20 cm.
Collection:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Celebrated horses of America / from paintings by Scott Leighton, Henry Stull, and others.
Date:
1881-1882
Physical Description:
[24] leaves, [24] leaves of plates : col ill. ; 49 x 63 cm.
Collection:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Dearest name thee happy time that I in truth may all you mine.
Date:
mid-19th century
Physical Description:
1 card ; 22 x 19 cm
Collection:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Flora of the British Isles.
Creator:
Burges, Mary Anne, 1763–1813
Date:
circa 1790-1810?
Physical Description:
3 v. : ill. ; 38 cm.
Collection:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
[Billhead of Swaine, Alport & Lowthian, distillers, London, recording gin purchased by Thomas Tebbitt, 1828]
Creator:
Swaine, Alport & Lothian (London, England)
Date:
1828
Physical Description:
1 sheet : illustration, 11 x 22 cm
Collection:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Six months' residence and travels in Mexico : containing remarks on the present state of New Spain, its natural productions, state of society, manufactures, trade, agriculture, and antiquities, &c. with plates and maps / by W. Bullock, F.L.S., proprietor of the late London Museum.
Creator:
Bullock, W. (William), 1773?-1849
Date:
1824
Physical Description:
xii, 532 p., [19] leaves of plates ([4] folded) : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
Collection:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Scotch scenery, circa 1814.
Creator:
Crompton, Elizabeth Jane, 1791–1869
Date:
circa 1814
Physical Description:
1 v. ([35] leaves) : ill. ; 26 x 37 cm.
Collection:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Savoy Hotel : London.
Creator:
Savoy Hotel (London, England)
Date:
[192-?]
Physical Description:
1 sheet : illustrations ; 15 x 15 cm
Collection:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of George Gregory Smart, Yale BA 1977
Rangoon views and combined operations in the Birnam Empire.
Creator:
Moore, Joseph
Date:
1825-1826
Collection:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Twelve designs of country-houses : of two, three and four rooms on a floor : proper for glebes and small estates : with some observations on the common errors in building / by a gentleman.
Creator:
Payne, John, 1710–1771
Date:
1757
Physical Description:
16, [8] p., [24] leaves of plates : ill. ; 22 cm.
Collection:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
The pocket book of sea creatures.
Creator:
Bush, Tracey
Date:
1997
Physical Description:
[24] p. : chiefly ill. ; 52 x 98 mm.
Collection:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
An attempt to discriminate the styles of English architecture, from the conquest to the reformation : preceded by a sketch of the Grecian and Roman orders : with notices of nearly five hundred English buildings / by Thomas Rickman.
Creator:
Rickman, Thomas, 1776–1841
Date:
[1817]
Physical Description:
iv, 146 p., [14] leaves of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Collection:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Ointment pot.
Date:
between 1650 and 1700
Physical Description:
1 jar : polychrome Italian albarello delftware ; 8 cm high x 6 cm in diameter
Collection:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of James N. Spencer and Kathleen Moretto Spencer
[3 postcards from the Franco-British Exhibition].
Date:
[1908]
Physical Description:
3 photographic postcards : b/ w ; 9 x 14 cm
Collection:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of George Gregory Smart, Yale BA 1977
In loving memory of Herbert, eldest son of Henry and Sarah Adlington, (of Croft House, Ripley,) : who died at Johannesburg, Sourth Africa, November 26th, 1896 : aged 19 years.
Date:
1896
Physical Description:
1 folded card : letterpress ; 110 x 80 mm
Collection:
Rare Books and Manuscripts