The James Smith Noel Collection
Recent acquisitions have been arrnaged in two captioned sections: books acquired or catalogued before February 2005 and those acquired or catalogued after February 2005. Researchers should also consult the online general catalogue of the Noel Library of Louisiana State University in Shreveport.
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Recent Acquisitions, January 2008 —January 2010
Account of the Late Terrible Earthquake in Sicily (1693).
[Panorama] Aliquis. Flight of the Old Woman who was Tossed up in a Basket (circa 1845)
[Panorama] Aliquis. The Pictorial Humpty Dumpty (1843).
[Panorama] Alken, Henry, and George Augustus Sala. The Funeral Procession of Arthur, Duke of Wellington (1853).
The Amusing Instructor (1727).
Anstey, F. The Statement of Stella Maberly (1896).
Armstrong, John. The Art of Preserving Health: A Poem (1754).
Armstrong, John. The Economy of Love: A Poetical Essay (1813).
Armstrong, John. Miscellanies (1779).
Baker, David Erskine. Biographia Dramatica; Or A Companion to the Playhouse (1764).
[Map] Bellin, Jacques Nicolas. Suite du Cours du Fleuve St. Louis depuis la Rivière d’Iberville (circa 1757).
Benjamin, Francis. The Conflagration: A Poem on the Last Day (1786).
Berkeley, George. Alciphorn, Or The Minute Philosopher (!803).
Berkenhout, John. Synopsis of Natural History (1795).
Bingley, William. Animal Biography (1804).
Bryan, Margaret. A Compendious System of Astronomy (1815).
Bryan, Margaret. Lectures on Natural Philosophy (1815).
Bunbury, Henry William. Annals of Horsemanship (1812).
Canning, Elizabeth, and Mary Squires. A Full and Authentic Account of the Strange and Mysterious Affair between Mary Squires, a Gypsy, and Elizabeth Canning (1754).
Chadwick, W. J. The Magic Lantern Manual (1878).
Coolidge, Susan. In the High Valley (1891).
Cuthbertson, Catherine. Adelaide; Or The Countercharm (1813).
[Panorama] Dahlberg, Erik Jonsson. [Panorama of Stockholm] (1696).
Darby, Willliam. Emigrant’s Guide to the Western and Southwestern States and Territories (2010).
[Map] De Fer, Nicolas. Les Costes aux Environs de la Rivière de Misisipi (1705).
Disney, John. An Essay upon the Execution of the Laws against Immorality and Prophaneness (1710).
[Panorama] Emslie, John. View of Nature in all Climates from the Equator to the Arctic Circle (1852).
The Entertainer (1721).
Gisborne, Thomas. An Enquiry into the Duties of Men in the Higher and Middle Classes of Society (1794).
Graves, Richard. The Spiritual Quixote (1783).
Green, Matthew. The Spleen (1737).
Goldney, Edward. Divine Recipes, for mankind to Enjoy Life Comfortable on Earth (1760).
Hales, Stephen. Some Considerations on the Causes of Earthquakes (1750).
Hall, Winchester, and Edwin C. Bearss. Story of the Twenty-Sixth Louisiana Infantry in the Service of the Confederate States (1984).
The Hamlet Collection.
Hardwick, J. A. Comic Songs (circa 1848).
Hardwick, J. A. Comic Songs (1852).
Hofland, Barbara. A Season at Harrogate (1812).
Hooton, Charles. Adventures of Bilberry Thurland (1836).
Hunt, Charlotte Matilda. The Little World of Knowledge (1826).
Jago, Richard. Edge-Hill (1767).
Jones, William. A Course of Lectures on the Figurative Language of the Holy Scripture (1789).
[Satirical engraving] Kay, John. Travells Eldest Son in Conversation with a Cherokee Chief (1791).
Kennedy, William. An Only Son (1831).
Kimber, Edward. The Life and Adventures of Joe Thompson (1751).
Labern, John. Comic Songs (1840).
Labern, John. Comic Songs (1852).
Latrobe, Benjamin. Characteristic Anecdotes and Miscellaneous Authentic Papers, Tending to Illustrate the Character of Frederic II, Late King of Prussia (1788).
The Life and Death of Captain William Bedloe One of the Chief Discoverers of the Horrid Popish Plot (1681).
[Map] Lotter, Conrad. Mappa Geographica Regionem et Floridam (ca. 1757).
[Magic Lanterns.] The Art pf Projection and Complete Magic Lantern Manual (1893).
Maillard, Marie. A True Relation of the Wonderful Cure of Mary Mallard (1694).
[Panorama] Mercereau, Charles. Souvenirs des Pyrenees (ca. 1858).
Middleton, James. A Celestial Atlas (1846?).
Mills, John. An Essay on the Weather (1773).
Modesty Triumphing over Impudence (1680).
Murry, Ann. The Sequel to Mentoria (1799).
The New Female Instructor (1818?).
[Newcombe, Samuel Prout.] Little Henry’s Holiday at the Great Exhibition (1851).
[Newcombe, Samuel Prout.] Fireside Facts from the Great Exhibition (1851).
Nieuwentyt, Bernard, The Religious Philosopher (1724).
[Panorama.] The Authentic Representation of the Magnificent Marriage Procession and Ceremony (1840).
[Panorama.] The Coronation Procession of George VI and Queen Elizabeth (1937)
[Panorama]. The Silver Jubilee of George V (1937).
[Peepshow]. The Interior of the Crystal Palace in London (1851).
[Peepshow]. Lane’s Telescopic View of the Ceremony of Her Majesty Opening the Great Exhibition of all Nations (1851).
[Panorama] Sandeman, R, and George Leighton. Grand Architectural Panorama of London (1849).
Scriber, Terry G. Twenty-Seventh Louisiana Voluntary Infantry (2006).
Shoemaker and His Wife. A New and Diverting Dialogue (1800).
Skrine, Henry. Two Successive Tours throughout the Whole of Wales (1798).
Taylor, Jane. Rachel: A Tale (1817).
Taylor, Joseph. The Complete Weather Guide (1812).
Turner, Richard. An Easy Introduction to the Arts and Sciences (1791).
[Map] Van der Aa, Pieter. La Floride (1713–1714).
[Victoria]. The Jubilee Pamphlet (1887).
Vincent, John. Fowling: A Poem in Five Books (1808).
Webb, Daniel. An Inquiry into the Beauties of Painting (1790).
Whitwell, Catherine Vale. An Astronomical Catechism (1799).
Recent Acquisitions, March 2005 — December 2007
Aelfric, Abbot of Eynsham (translated by Elizabeth Elstob). An English-Saxon Homily on the Birth-Day of St. Gregory … London, 1709.
Alken, Henry Thomas. A Touch at the Fine Arts. London, 1824.
Aikin, John. Essays on Song-Writing ... Dublin, 1777.
The American Jest Book. Harrisburg [Pennsylvania], 1796.
Barrow, John. A Visit to Iceland… London, 1835.
Beckmann, Johann. A History of Inventions and Discoveries. London, 1814.
Bell, Rudolph M. How to Do It: Guides to Good Living for Renaissance Italians. Chicago, 1999.
Bellegarde, M. l’abbe de (Jean Baptiste Morvan). Reflexions upon Ridicule… London, 1707.
Benedict, Barbara M. Curiosity : a Cultural History of Early Modern Inquiry. Chicago, 2001.
Bernard, Jean Frederic. The Praise of Hell… London, [1760?].
Berquin, Duvalion. Travels in Louisiana and the Floridas in the Year 1802. New York, 1806.
Bober, Phyllis Pray. Art, Culture and Cuisine : Ancient and Medieval Gastronomy. Chicago, 1999.
The Book of English Trades, and Library of the Useful Arts… London, 1818.
Bragdon, Oren D. Facts and Figures or Useful and Important Information for the People of Louisiana. New Orleans, 1872.
The Buck’s Bottle Companion… London, 1775.
Burnet, Thomas. A Second Tale of a Tub… London, 1715.
Carlino, Andrea. Books of the Body : Anatomical Ritual and Renaissance Learning. Chicago, 1999.
Causten, James H. View of the Claims of American Citizens… [Washington],1829.
Chaille, Stanford Emerson. Vital Statistics Applied to the “Military Reconstruction” Politics of Louisiana. [New Orleans], 1875.
Chandler, James K. England in 1819 : the Politics of Literary Culture and the Case of Romantic Historicism. Chicago, 1998.
Clarke, Adam. Christian Martyrology… London, [1840?]
Clinton, DeWitt. Correspondence on the Importance & Practicability of a Rail Road, from new York to New Orleans … New York, 1830.
Collier, Jane. An Essay on the Art of Ingeniously Tormenting. London, 1808.
Coppinger, Raymond. Dogs : a New Understanding of Canine Origin, Behaviour, and Evolution. Chicago, 2002.
Correia, Clara Pinto. The Ovary of Eve : Egg and Sperm and Preformation. Chicago, 1997.
Cropsey, Joseph. Plato’s World : Man’s Place in the Cosmos. Chicago, 1995.
Cullen, Jim. American Dream. Oxford, 2003.
Cutler & Thomas (Lawfirm). The United States versus the Schooner Jenny… [New Orleans?], 1863?
Dam, Kenneth W. The Rules of the Global Game : a New Look at US International Economic Policymaking. Chicago, 2001.
Derham, W. (William). Astro-Theology or, A Demonstration of the Being and Attributes of God… London, 1726.
Derr, Mark. Dog’s Best Friend : Annals of the Dog-Human Relationship. Chicago, 2004.
Dohr-van Rossum, Gerhard. History of the Hour : Clocks and Modern Temporal Orders. Chicago, 1996.
Donovan, Edward. Descriptive Excursions Through South Wales and Monmouthshire… London, 1805.
Dryswitch, Ambrose. The Setting Sun, Or, A Little Reason…. London, 1812.
Duby, Georges. Women of the Twelfth Century… [Chicago], 1997-1998 (3 vols.)
Du Ponceau, Peter Stephen. A Review of the Cause of the New Orleans Batture… Philadelphia, 1809.
Duane, William. The Mississippi Question Fairly Stated… Philadelphia, 1803.
An Essay on the Beauties of the Universe… London, 1803.
Fores' Correct Representation of the State Procession on the Occasion of the August Ceremony of Her Majesty’s Coronation, June 28th, 1838. London, 1838.
Fritzsch, Harald. An Equation That Changed the World : Newton, Einstein, and the Theory of Relativity. Chicago, 1994.
Frugoni, Chiara. A Day in a Medieval City. Chicago, 2005.
Fuller, Margaret. My Heart is a Large Kingdom… Ithaca, N.Y., 2001.
Gallagher, Gary W. Lee and His Army in Confederate History. Chapel Hill, N.C., 2001.
Gerrish, B. A. Continuing the Reformation : Essays on Modern Religious Thought. Chicago, 1993.
Gibbons, Thomas. Memoirs of Eminently Pious Women… London, 1777.
Gillooly, Eileen. Smile of Discontent : Humor, Gender, and Nineteenth-Century British Fiction. Chicago, 1999.
Gordis, Lisa M. Opening Scripture : Bible Reading and Interpretive Authority in Puritan New England. Chicago, 2003.
Grant, Ane MacVicar. Essays on the Superstitions of the Highlanders of Scotland… London, 1811.
Grenier, Roger. The Difficulty of Being a Dog. Chicago, 2000.
Guthrie, William. An Improved System of Modern Geography… Dublin, 1789.
Hall, G. A. Catalogue Sale … Nov. 1863 … Cargo of the Steamer Alabama. New Orleans, 1863.
Hamilton. Observations on Mount Vesuvius… London, 1772.
Hansen, Jonathan M. The Lost Promise of Patriotism : Debating American Identity, 1890–1920. Chicago, 2003.
Harper, John Lamberton. American Machiavelli. Cambridge, 2004.
Harry & William; or The Two Cousins. London, 1821.
Heesen, Anke te. The World in a Box : the Story of an Eighteenth-Century Picture Encyclopedia. Chicago, 2002.
Hibbert, Samuel. Sketches of the Philosophy of Apparitions. Edinburgh, 1825.
A History of the Witches of Renfrewshire… Paisley, 1809.
Holder, William. A Discourse Concerning Time… London, 1712.
Hooker, Richard. An Abridgment of the Ecclesiastical Polity… Dublin, 1773.
Hooker, William Jackson. Journal of a Tour in Iceland… London, 1813.
Huston, James L. Calculating the Value of the Union… [Washington], 1829.
The Incestuous Mother; Or, The Secret History of Arabella Holland. 1751.
Inscoe, John C. The Heart of Confederate Appalachia… Chapel Hill, N.C., 2000.
jabet, George. Notes on Noses. London, 1864.
Kellogg, C. S. Samuel N. White vs. The Red Chief No. 1… [New Orleans?], 1864?
Kennedy, David M. Freedom from Fear. Part 1. American People in the Great Depression. Oxford, 2004.
Laudan, Larry. Science and Relativism : Some Key Controversies in the Philosophy of Science. Chicago, 1990.
Leisure Hours Amusements… London, 1744.
Lempriere, John. Universal Biography… London, 1808.
Le Roy Ladurie, Emmanuel. Saint-Simon, and the Court of Louis XIV. Chicago, 2001.
Life High & Low. London, 1814–15.
Livingston, Edward. Report Made to the General Assembly of the State of Louisiana, on the Plan of a Penal Code… New Orleans, 1822.
Longueville, Peter. The Hermit… London, 1751.
Lottman, Herbert R. The Left Bank : Writers, Artists, and Politics from the Popular Front to the Cold War. Chicago, 1998.
Louisiana. Governor (1864-1865 : Allen). Annual Messaage of Governor Henry Watkins Allen … January 1865. [Shreveport, La.], .
Louisiana. Legislature. Representation and Petition of the Representatives Elected by the Freemen of the Territory of Louisiana. Washington City, 1805.
MacBean, Alexander. A Dictionary of the Bible… London, 1779.
Macleod, Malcolm. Macleod’s History of Witches… London, 1793.
Maggi, Armando. Satan’s Rhetoric : a Study of Renaissance Demonology. Chicago, 2001.
Mansfield, Harvey Claflin. Machiavelli’s Virtue. Chicago, 1996.
McConnell, Louise. Dictionary of Shakespeare. Teddington, Middlesex, 2001.
Moore, A. The Annals of Gallantry; Or, The Conjugal Monitor. London, 1818–21.
Motion, Andrew. Keats. Chicago, 1999.
Naddaff, Ramona. Exiling the Poets : the Production of Censorship in Plato’s Republic. Chicago, 2002.
A Nation Transformed by Information : How Information Has Shaped the United Stats from Colonial Times to the Present. Oxford, 2003.
Neely, Mark E. The Union Image : Popular Prints of the Civil War North. Chapel Hill, N.C., 2000.
The New Guide to Matrimony… London, [18--?].
Newell, Margaret Ellen. From Dependency to Independence : Economic Revolution in Colonial New England. Ithaca, N.Y., 1998.
Newman, William Royall. Alchemy Tried in the Fire : Starkey, Boyle, and the Fate of Helmontian Chemistry. Chicago, 2005.
Newman, William Royall. Promethean Ambitions : Alchemy and the Quest to Perfect Nature. Chicago, 2004.
Nichols, John. Biographical Anecdotes of William Hogarth… London, 1785.
Nicholson, William. The British Encyclopedia or Dictionary of Arts and Sciences… London, 1809.
Pechter, Edward. What Was Shakespeare? : Renaissance Plays and Changing Critical Practice. Ithaca, N.Y., 1995.
Pfanz, Donald. Richard S. Ewell… Chapel Hill, N.C., 1998.
Pfanz, Harry W. Gettysburg: the First Day. Chapel Hill, N.C., 2001.
Pilkington, Mary Hopkins. New Tales of the Castle; or, The Noble Emigrants… London, 1814.
Pluche, Noel Antoine. Spectacle de la Nature: or Nature Display’d… London, 1736.
Pointer, John. A Rational Account of the Weather… Oxford, 1723.
Porter, Roy. Quacks : Fakers & Charlatans in Medicine. Stroud, 2003.
Power, J. Tracy. Lee’s Miserables… Chapel Hill, N.C., 1998.
Powers, Madelon. Faces Along the Bar : Lore and Order in the Workingman’s Saloon, 1870-1920. Chicago, 1998.
Pye, Henry James. Poems of Various Subjects. London, 1787.
Redon, Odile. The Medieval Kitchen : Recipes from France and Italy. Chicago, 1998.
Religions of the United States in Practice… Princeton, N.J., 2001.
Richards, Robert J. The Romantic Conception of Life : Science and Philosophy in the Age of Goethe. Chicago, 2002.
Roberts, William Hayward. Poems. London, 1774.
Robinson, Richard. The Auncient Order, Societie and Unitie Laudable, of Prince Arthure, and his Knightly Armory of the Rounde Table. London, 1767.
Rogers, Anna A. Why American Marriages Fail and Other Papers. Boston, 1909.
Ruth, David E. Inventing the Public Enemy : the Gangster in American Culture, 1918-1934. Chicago, 1996.
Rymer, Thomas. A Short View of Tragedy… London, 1693.
Sallengre, Albert-Henri de. Ebrietatis Encomium: or, The Praise of Drunkenness… London, 1723.
Saul, Edward. An Historical and Philosophical Account of the Barometer… London, 1735.
Schmitt, Jean Claude. Ghosts in the Middle Ages : the Living and the Dead in Medieval Society. Chicago, 1998.
Smith, Elizabeth Oakes Prince. Bertha and Lily; or, The Parsonage of Beech Glen… New York, 1854.
Smith, Elizabeth Oakes Prince. Mary and Hugo; or, The Lost Angel… New York, 1857.
Smith, Roswell Chamberlain. Louisiana English Grammar. Shreveport, La., 1865.
Soule, Pierre. Mr. Soule’s Speech, at Opelousas, La. … September 1851. New Orleans, 1851.
Stanton, Robert Livingston. Mr. Stanton’s Reply to Mr. Goodrich... New Orleans, 1845.
Tucker, St. George. Reflections on the Cession of Louisiana to the United States. Washington City, 1803.
Uxorous. Hymen: an Accurate Description of the Ceremonies Used in Marriage… London, 1760.
Valuable Secrets in Arts and Trades… London, [1797?].
Varty, Kenneth. Reynard, Renart, Reinaert and Other Foxes in Medieval England… Chicago, 1999.
Verral, Charles. The Pleasures of Possession… London, 1810.
Welborn, C. A.. The Red River Controversy… [s.l.], 1973.
Williams, John. The Climate of Great Britain; Or, Remarks on the Change it has Undergone. London, 1806.
The Wonders of the Telescope… London, 1809.
Worcester, Edward Somerset, Marquis of. A Century of the Names and Scantlings of Such Inventions… Glasgow, 1767.
Wright, Thomas. A Miscellany, for Young Persons. Yarmouth, 1795.
Young, Robert. An Essay on the Powers and Mechanism of Nature… London, 1788.
Recent Acquisitions up to February 2005
Aiken, M. Memoirs of Religious Imposters from the Seventh to the Nineteenth Century. London: Jones and Co., 1821.
[Beresford, James]. The Miseries of Human Life; or the Groans of Timothy Testy, and Samuel Sensitive. With a few supplementary sighs from Mrs. Testy. London: Printed for William Miller . . . By William Bulmer, 1806. 2 vols.
[Berington, Simon]. The Adventures of Sig. Gaudentio Di Lucca. Philadelphia: William Conover, 1799.
Brookes, R. The Art of Angling, Rock and Sea Fishing: With the Natural History of River, Pond, and Sea-Fish. London: J. Watts, 1749.
[Carew, Bampfylde Moore]. The Life and Adventures of Mr. Bampfylde-Moore Carew, Commonly Called the King of the Beggars. . . . London: Whitson, 1782.
Clarke, Mary Anne. The Rival Princes; or, a Faithful Narrative of Mrs. M. A. Clarke’s Political Acquaintance with . . . the Charges against the Duke of York. Second ed. London: Printed for the author and published by C. Chapple, 1810. 2 volumes.
Dibdin, Charles. Songs of the Late Charles Dibdin; with a Memoir. Illustrated by George Cruikshank. London: Harrison and Son, 1849.
Duperon de Castera, M. Histoire du Mont Vésuve. . . . Paris: Chez Nyon fils, 1741.
Egan, Pierce. Grose’s Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue. London: Printed for the Editor, 1823.
Field, Samuel. The Miscellaneous Productions in Poetry and Prose of the Late Samuel Field, Esq. With a Sketch of His Life and Character by Rodolphus Dickinson. Greenfield, MA: Clark and Humt, 1818.
Gelieu, Jonas de. The Bee Preserver; or Practical Directions for the Management and Preservation of Hives. Edinburgh & London: John Anderson, 1829.
Godwin, William. Lives of the Necromancers: or, An Account of the Most Eminent Persons in Successive Ages, Who Have Claimed for Themselves, or to Whom has Been Imputed by Others, the Exercise of Magical Powers. London: Frederick J. Mason, 1834.
[Herbet, Isaac]. Roberte the Deuyll. A Metrical Romance, from an Ancient Illuminated Manuscript. London: Egerton, 1798.
[Heywood, Thomas]. The Life of Merlin, Surnamed Ambrosius; and His Prophecies and Predictions Interpreted, and Their Truth Made Good by Our English Annals: Being a Chronographical History of All the Kings and Memorable Passages of the Kingdom from Brute to the Reign of King Charles. London: Lackington, 1813.
[Hill, Benson E.] A Pinch of Snuff: Composed of Curious Particulars and Original Anecdotes of Snuff Taking . . . . London: Robert Tyas, 1840.
[Jaudon, Daniel]. A Short System of Polite Learning; being a concise introduction to the arts and sciences. Litchfield: Thomas Collier, 1797.
[Jenyns, Soame]. Poems by * * * * * . London: R. Dodsley, 1752.
[Johnstone, Charles]. Chrysal: or, the Adventures of a Guinea. . . . London: T. Becket, 1764. 4th ed.
The Journey of Dr. Robert Bongout and His Lady to Bath. Performed in the Year 177— London: J. Dodsley, 1778. [The book is a satire in verse on Dr. Robert Bragge.]
[Leti, Gregorio?]. The Amours of Messalina. . . . London: John Lyford, 1689.
Malcolm, James Peller. Miscellaneous Anecdotes Illustrative of the Manners and History of Europe During the Reigns of Charles II, James II, William III, and Q. Anne. London: Longman, 1811.
Mandrillon, M. J. Recherches Philosophiques Sur la Decoucerte de l’Amerique. Amsterdam: E. Van Harrevelt, 1784.
[Marryat, Thomas]. Sentimental Fables. Designed for the Use of the Ladies. London: Printed for the author, and sold by G. Robinson. . . , 1772.
Mason, William. The English Garden: A Poem in Four Books. London: Charles Whittingham, 1803.
Millar, George Henry (ed.). A New Complete and Universal Body or System of Natural History written by a Society of Gentlemen. . . . London: Alex. Hogg, [1785?].
Moore, John. A View of Society and Manners in France, Switzerland, Germany, and Italy. . . . Philadelphia: Robert Bell, 1783.
Murmur, Sir Fretful (pseud.). More Miseries!! Addressed to the Morbid, the Melancholy, and the Irritable. Second ed., enlarged. London: H. D. Symonds, 1807.
[Pauw, Cornelius]. Recherches Philosophiques sur les Américains. . . . Berlin, n.p., 1770. 3 vols.
Piazza, Hierom Bartholemew. A Short and True Account of the Inquisition and Its Proceeding, as it is practis’d in Italy, set forth in some Particular Cases. London: William Bowyer, 1722.
[Pompa, Luigi]. Fables Diverses, Italiennes et Francoises, avec les Figures, et un Sens Moral sur chaque Fable. Paris: Laurent d’Houry, 1693.
Pycroft, Samuel. Reflections upon the Nature of Contentment and Rules apply’d to the Particular Circumstances of Life. Cambridge: Printed at the University Press for Cornelius Crownfield, 1714.
[Rousselot de Durgy, Jacques Philibert]. Memoires Geographiques, Physiques et Historiques. Sur l’Asie, a’Afrique et l’Amerique. Tires des Lettres Edisiantes, et des Voyages des Missionnaires Jesuites. Paris: Durand, Neveu, Libraire, 1767. 4 volumes.
Sibley, Ebenezer, and Nicholas Culpepper. A Key to Physic, and the Occult Sciences. Opening to Mental View the System and Order of the Interior and Exterior Heavens. . . . London: Printed for the Author, and Sold by Champante and Winslow, n.d. [ca. 1795].
Sorbiere, Samuel. A Voyage to England, Containing Many Things Relating to the State of Learning, Religion, and the Curiosities of That Kingdom London: J. Woodward, 1709.
Tissot, S. A. D. A Treatise on the Crime of Onan; Illustrated with a Variety of Cases. Together with the Method of Cure. London: B. Thomas, 1766.
[Auborn, A. D.]. The French Convert: Being a true relation of the conversion of a noble French lady from the errors and superstitions of Popery, to the reformed religion, by menas of a Protestant Gardener, her servant. . . To which is added a brief account of the severe persecutions of the French Protestants. Haverill, MA: Peter Edes, 1794. First U.S. edition. 12mo, pp. 1 + 70.
Beaumont, M. L’Encyclopedie Perruquiere Ouvrage Curieux. A L’usage de toutes sortes de tetes; enrichi de figures en talle douce par . . . Coeffeur dans les quinze-vingts. Paris: Hochereau, 1762. First edition. Small 8vo, pp. xl + 4 folding plates showing 44 different hair styles.. A curious book by a hair dresser of 57 years.
Blandy, Mary. The Tryal of Mary Blandy, Spinster; for the Murder of her Father, Francis Blandy, Gent. At the Assizes held at Oxford for the County of Oxford, on Saturday the 19th of February, 1752 before the Honourable Heneage Legge, Esq.; and Sir Sydney Stafford. Knt. Two of the Barons of his Majesty’s Court of Exchequer. London: Rivington, 1752. First edition. Quarto, pp. 46. Blandy was manipulated by her lover to poison her father with arsenic after he objected to their marriage, rightly arguing that the lover was already married. Blandy fed her father arsenic over a period of time and was found guilty and hanged on April 6, 1752. This is the text of the trial.
[Bolton, Robert]. Letters and Tracts on the Choice of Company and Other Subjects. London: Printed for J. Whitson and B. White. . . , 1761. First edition. 8vo, pp. xxxii + 304. In addition to several letters (86 pages) on the “choice of company,” Bolton addresses himself to the following other subjects: “On Intemperance in Eating,” “On Intemperance in Drinking,” “On Pleasure,” “On Public Worship,” and concludes with a “Letter to a Young Nobleman” and an Appendix about a continuation of Clarendon’s History.
Callieres, [Jacques de]. Le Courtisan Predestine ou le Duc de Joyeuse capucin, devise ex deux parties. Dedie a Madamoiselle. Paris: Trabouillet, 1668. Small 8vo, pp. 7 + 156; 2 + 220.
[Dorset, Charles Sackville]. A New Academy of Compliments; or The Lover’s Secretary: Being Wit and Mirth improved, by the most elegant Expressions used in the Art of Courtship . . . to which is added . . . one Hundred and Twenty Love Songs . . . . London: Printed for C. Hitch and S. Crowder, and J. Fuller, n.d. [ca. late 1740s – early 1750s]. Fourteenth edition, with additions. 16mo, pp.  + 148. First published in 1663 with many editions following.
Dykes, [Oswald]. The Royal Marriage. King Lemuel’s Lesson of 1. Chastity, 2. Temperance, 3. Charity, 4. Justice, 5. Education, 6. Industry, 7. Frugality, 8. Religion, 9. Marriage, &c. Practically Paraphrased; with remarks, moral and religious, upon the virtues and vices of Wedlock. London: Printed for the Author, 1722. First edition, 8vo, pp. 368. A book of lessons from Proverbs XXI, with commentary on civil and domestic affairs for the betterment of mankind with extensive quotes from the immortals. A series of pious allegories, parables or proverbs from King Lemuel (or Solomon), taught to him by his mother, Bathsheba.
[Ferrier, Susan Edmonstone]. The Inheritance. By the author of Marriage, in three volumes. Edinburgh: Blackwood, 1824. First edition. 8vo, pp. 387, 415, 359. This is less a study of manners than the story of a young woman who nearly forfeits her inheritance by choosing a lover of whom her lord disapproves. Ferrier attempts to show that the only hope for happiness is for a woman to serve a higher master.
Fovargue, Stephen. A New Catalog of Vulgar Errors. Cambridge: Printed for the Author. Sold by Fletcher & Hodson, J. Dodsley, et al., 1767. First edition. 8vo. Compiled and written by Stephen Fovargue, a fellow at St. John’s College, Cambridge, as an appendix to Sir Thomas Browne’s Pseudodoxia Epidemica, or Enquiries into Very Many Received Tenets and Commonly Perceived Truths, which Examined Prove but Vulgar and Common Errors (1646). Fovargue catalogs 36 errors, e.g., the flogging of schoolboys, the use of the violin, the presence of apparitions, etc.
Grantham, Thom[as]. A Marriage Sermon, Called a Wife Mistaken, or a Wife and No Wife: or Leah Instead of Rachel. A sermon accused for railing against women; for maintaining polygamy, many wives, for calling Jacob a Hocus-Pocus: Laughed at more than a Play (by the Ignorant) for many such mistakes: Justified by the wife. Wisdom is justified of her children. London: H. Hills, 1710. First edition. 8vo, pp. 16. Grantham was curate of High Barnet, near London and here rails against evil women but notes that Marriage commands one to make the best of a marriage with a difficult woman as well as an agreeable one.
Guyon, M. L.Abbe [Claude-Marie]. Histoire des Amazones Anciennes et Modernes, enriche de medailles. Paris: JeanVillette, 1740. First edition. Two volumes in one. 12mo, pp. clxxvii + 92; viii + . A French historian, Guyon (1699–1771) lived in Paris where he supported himself with his literary endeavors. His continuation of Echard’s Roman History was well received as was his Histoire des Empires et des Republics.
Happy Poverty; or, the Authentic History of Blind Ellen; a Lancaster Cottager. Chelsea: Printed by Tilling and Hughes for the Religious Tract Society, . Small 8vo, pp. 8. A moral tale.
Histoire Secrette de la Duchesse de Portsmouth ou l/on verra une relation ses intrigues de da [sic] cour de R. Ch. II. Durant le ministere de cette duchesse, & un relation aussi de la mort de ce prince. Traduit de la copie Angloise. Londres: Chez Richard Baldwin, 1690. First edition. 12mo, pp. 6 [including title-page and frontispiece] + 192. Louise Renee de Keroualle, Duchess of Portsmouth (1649–1734) was the French mistress of Charles II of England. She exerted a powerful influence over the king in favor of France and to her own advantage from 1671 until his death in 1685. She was made Duchess of Portsmouth in 1673 and was the mother by the king of Charles Lennox, Duke of Richmond. Hated by many English as a French-Catholic menace, she lived mostly in France after 1865.
Loon, Gerard Van. Histoire métallique des XVII provinces des Pays-Bas depuis l’abdication de Charles-Quint, jusqu’ B la paix de Bade en MDCCXVI<. La Haye: P. Gosse, J. Neaulme, P. De Hondt, 1732–37. Five volumes. First edition Folio. Thousands of engraved head-pieces, woodcut initials and ornaments, and metals and coins.
Macaulay, Catharine. Letters on Education With Observations on Religious and Metaphysical Subjects. By Catharine Macaulay Graham. Dublin: Printed for H. Chamberlaine and Rice . . . , 1790. First Irish Edition. 12mo., pp. Xx +315 [316 blank]. Catharine Sawbridge (1731–91) married George Macaulay in 1760; he died in 1766, and she married William Graham in 1778, hence the name on the title page.. Reviewing the work at length in the November, 1790 issue of The Analytical Review, Mary Wollstonecraft referred to her as “this masculine and fervid writer,” “this sagacious writer, and concluded that the work, “which we warmly recommend to parents. . . displays a degree of sound reason and profound thought which either through defective organs, or a mistaken education, seldom appears in female productions.”
[Madan, Martin]. Thelyphthora; or, a Treatise on Female Ruin, in its causes, effects, consequences, prevention, and remedy; considered on the basis of the Divine Law: under the heads, viz. Marriage, Whoredom and Fornication, adultery, polygamy, Divorce; with . . . incidental matters . . . an examination of The Marriage Act. In two volumes. London: Dodsley, 1781. Second edition, enlarged. 8vo, pp. xxxi + 404; iv + 382. Martin Maddan (1726–90) was a barrister who lived a wild life until hearing John Wesley preach in 1749 after which he reformed and took holy orders. He had a successful career as a preacher until the writing of this work that vigorously advocates obligatory polygamy as being in accord with Mosaic law and Christian principles. He was inundated with a storm of pamphlets and protests which forced him to retire his post as chaplain of Lock Hospital in London. Madan responds to statute, 26 George II c. 33 designed to regularize marriage procedures and prevent clandestine marriages, etc. protecting the rights of guardians and parents. Madan contended that the act was harmful to women. His exceedingly detailed analyses of the Bible an history and his lurid descriptions of the suffering of women under monogamy provoked charges of blasphemy. This is an important argument in the evolution of the legal rights of women.
[Manners, Lady Catharine Rebecca]. Review of Poetry, Ancient and Modern. A Poem by Lady M******. London: J. Booth, 1799. First edition. Quarto, pp. 30. The text of this long poem considers the talents of a wide range of English poets.
[More, Hannah]. Patient Joe; or The Newcastle Collier. Cheap Repository Tract. London: J. Marshall & Bath: Hazard, [ca. 1790]. First edition. Folio, broadside, 17 x 10 inches. This broadside in rhyme deals with the miner who railed against the use of profanity in the pit. Certain publications of this repository have been positively attributed to More, others are not yet proven, although it seems most likely that she wrote them all. Some of the woodcuts were by John Bewick. DNB notes that the tracts signed “Z’ were by Hannah, the ones signed “S” by Sarah More.
Morgan, [Sydney, Owenson] Lady. Italy in two volumes. London: Henry Colburn, 1821. First edition. Quarto, pp. [xii] + 357; [x] + 484. Morgan (1776-1859), the first financially successful woman writer, “was a celebrated social, literary and political figure for half a century” (Schleuter, 356). A number of her works were popular Irish political novels. The advertisement notes that “The following work has been composed from a journal kept during a residence in Italy, in the years 1819-20. The notes on Law, Statistics, and on Literary Disputes, together with the Appendix on the States of Medicine, have, at the Author’s request, been contributed by Sir C. Morgan.”
Sophonisba. Manuscript. Sophonisba receives a nuptial present of Posion from her husband Masinissa, Rugby School, 1810. One leaf, 370 x 230 mms., folded to make two quarto size leaves, 230 x. 185 mms., written on recto and verso of each leaf, inscribed at the end “Rugby School, Thomas Spencer Cobbold, April 20th 1810.” A poem in (mostly) rhyming couplets of some 130 lines on the death of Sophonisba. The story of Sophonisba, the daughter of Hasdurbal, who took poison at the instigation of her husband, Masinissa, rather than suffer the indignity and shame of capture, figures prominently in English and French literature before 1800. Marston, Lee, and James Thompson all wrote plays on the subject. This verse rendering of the story would seem to be a school-boy exercise. This Thomas Spencer Cobbold is not the helminthologist, Thomas Spencer Cobbold, M. D. (1828 – 86), but probably a member of the family of John Cobbold and Elizabeth Knipe, who had twenty-one children, among them Richard Cobbold (1797 – 1877), the father of the helminthologist. One might reasonably assume that one of Richard’s siblings was the author of the poem and that he named his son after one of his own siblings. Elizabeth Cobbold (1767 – 1824), the daughter of Robert Knipe, had a reasonably successful career as an author, but the exact relationship of the author of this poem to the Cobbold family of authors and scientists is unclear.
Stuart, Gilbert. A View of Society in Europe, in its Progress from Rudeness to Refinement: Or, Inquiries concerning the History of Law, Government, and Manners. Dublin: Printed for W. Whitestone, W. Colles. . . and J. Exshaw, 1778. First Irish Edition. This was probably Stuart’s best and most successful book; it went through seven editions in twenty-five years. The Critical Review praised its “expressive elegance of style” and its “uncommon vigour of mind.” One of the more interesting features of the book lies in the amount of attention that Stuart devotes to the role of women in European Society. There is a chapter on “An Idea of the German Women” as well as further discussion of women’s property, their status, and the subsequent loss of pre-eminence. Of equal interest are some of his comments on religion, e.g., “Religion, which must ever mix in human affairs, is oftener to debase than to enlighten. It is, for the most part, a mass of superstitions, which encourage the weakness of mankind.”
Trimmer, Mrs. [Sarah]. Fabulous Histories: Designed for the instruction of children respecting their treatment of animals. Dublin: William Porter for Watson et al. First Dublin edition. 12mo, pp. xi + 227. This was written to extend the teachings of Christian compassion to animals, to combat the tendency amongst the young to torment inferior animals. A juvenile courtesy book.