This is the edition of the complete works of William Hogarth produced by James Heath in 1822.
A collection of belles lettres, ranging from classic authors such as St. Jerome, Cato Uticensis (Cato the Younger), Aurelian the Emperor (Marcus Aurelius), and Queen Zenobia, to ‘a large collection of original letters of love and friendship
Charles Rollin (1661-1741) was a French historian and educator and rector of the University of Paris for 2 years. Belles Lettres explains the method of teaching and studying literature
This revised edition of a book by the French Jesuit Père Gabriel Daniel (1649–1728), first appeared in 1713, and became a major source book for the history of the French monarchy.
This attractive book is volume 5 of a 12-volume history written by Michel Le Vassor, (1646–1718), a French Protestant, historian, and critic of Louis XIV
Thackeray described Prior’s work as ‘amongst the easiest, the richest, the most charmingly humorous of English lyrical poems.’
The Compleat Angler was first published in 1653, but Walton continued to add to it for a quarter of a century. It is a celebration of the art and spirit of fishing in prose and verse
This book by Richard Twiss from Rotterdam was one of the most controversial of the late 18th century because of its negative view of Ireland
Cooke’s Pocket Edition of the Original & Complete Works of Select British Poets (Smollett & Johnson) C. Cooke, London, 1796-7 Calf binding with gilt twisted rule on covers, tooled and gilt spine, red title label, marbled endpapers, illustrated. 9.5 x 15 x 1.5 cm. This book was probably originally sold in separate numbers, as it [...]
This book, although it has been published anonymously, is known to have been written by the Abbé Aimé Guillon de Montléon (1758–1842), a controversial anti-revolutionary writer, theologian, and historian. It tells the story of the siege of Lyon from an unashamedly royalist view, and is openly hostile to the Revolution.
Marmontel (1723-1799) was a French poet, encyclopediste, dramatist, novelist and critic, who came under threat during the Revolution. The books, a re-issue of the 1777original, are dated Year 3 of the Republic, and neither printer or publisher are named
The Bibliothèque Choisie, by Jean Le Clerc (Johannes Clericus) (1657 – 1736), while ostensibly encyclopedic in scope, focuses primarily on philosphical and theological issues of the day. The books are beautifully presented, and the title pages are all subtly different, with different elements rubricated in the different volumes, although the basic design and the woodcut remain the same throughout.
Nathaniel Hooke’s monumental History of Rome was a major work of eighteenth century scholarship, and remained a popular book well into the nineteenth century.
This well-known book contains an edited version of the letters of Thomas Wentworth (1593-1641), Lord-Deputy of Ireland from 1633 to 1640, who ruled with an iron hand. The letters and dispatches contain a wealth of detail of the period up to the eruption of 1641, and the book includes a biographical sketch of Strafford by Sir George Radcliffe (1593 –1657), Strafford’s confidential advisor from 1626 on.
Three examples of books containing statute law for Ireland feature in the exhibition, containing legislation from the Great Charter of Henry III in 1225, a revised version of Magna Carta, up to the upheaval of 1798.
The exhibition features four versions of the Book of Common Prayer, which is the essential prayer book used in the Anglican Church, containing all the forms of service for daily and Sunday worship, including psalms and readings, and has its origins in the reformation of religion in England in the 1540s.
494 manuscript pages, written in French in various hands, featuring copies of letters by famous people, covering history, politics, religion, romance and intrigue across Europe in the period 1660-1722
The First Volume of a 6-volume revised and corrected edition from the workshop of Charles Osmont, Rue S. Jacques, Paris in 1733, produced in a transitional Roman type
Prideaux’s History of the Jews was very popular in the eighteenth century with many editions published, of which this is the fifth.
‘Memoirs and Letters of Ulick, Marquis of Clanricarde, Earl of St. Albans, Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland …, printed, for the first time, from ‘an authentic manuscript.’ published at London, 1757
Bayle’s Dictionnaire historique et critique was the single most popular work of the eighteenth century, covering history, literary criticism, theology, obscenity, philosophical treatments of toleration, the problem of evil, epistemological questions, and much more
An Universal history, from the earliest account of time. Compiled from original authors; and illustrated with maps, cuts, notes, &c. With a general index to the whole was a 65-volume universal history of the world published in London between 1736 and 1768.