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Oversize ephemera. EPH+55.

  • Ephemera

About this work


Ephemera consisting of posters, broadsides and newspaper or magazine cuttings about entertainment. 17th to 19th centuries, mostly for events in London. Includes: Royal Albert Saloon balloon ascent (City Road 1845), Yorkshire stingo (New Road 1837), Angler's manual (J.F.A. 4th ed.), 'A new song called, Weary of tumbling alone' with 'The soldier's return' pasted to the back, The Tatler, no. 139 (25-28 February 1709), horse racing (Oxford 1753?), plays at the Duke's Theatre in Bear L:ane (1753?), 'North pole' (a naval spectacle. Theatre Royal, Manchester 1829), Hunterian Museum (Illustrated London news, October 4 1845), optical illusions, metamorphoses, and illusions at the Adelphi Theatre, Strand, London 1824), Lecture on anecdotes of the Ottomans (Dr. Brett, Ramsgate Music Hall, 1857), 'Faust' (Munich Königliches Hof und National Theater, 1835), 'Bruderzwist' (Vienna K.K. Hof Burgtheater, 1835), 'Oberon, König der Elfen' (Stadt-Theater 1835), a gala for the benefit of Mr. Simpson (Vauxhall Royal Gardens, 1833), Grand summer fête (variety show. Vauxhall Royal Gardens, 1842), horseriding and acrobatics (F. Dunkel, Astley's Company), acrobatics and strongman, Hercules (Carl Rappo, 1831), Johan Elsasser's menagerie (from Frankfurt am Main), 'John Gilpin' (poem), 'Sir Hugh and the maiden' (poem), 'Life in London, or, the sprees of Tom and Jerry' (illustrated poem 1822, showing a gin shop, pub, fortune teller's boxing, gambling, fighting, womanizing).

Physical description

1 folder ; 60 cm.


  • English

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