Archives for Books & Manuscripts

Old English Songbook

Layton’s collection includes several volumes of songs and music. This example, from the late 18th century, comprises a range of songs with title illustrations throughout. The illustration shows the book open at a song entitled Strawberry Hill whose lyrics mention a number of local mansions,
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The works of James Gillray

The works of James Gillray, the caricaturist, by Thomas Wright,  Chatto & Windus, London, 1874. Layton Collection no 393 This volume introduced Gillray to a wider public than the 1851 folio edition of Gillray’s images of which Wright had been co-author. The book contains two
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