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  • A New Canting Dictionary

    Book, Dictionary

    This is an early 18th-century dictionary of ‘cant’ – the slang used by London’s criminal underworld in order to conceal ...

  • A Perspective View of Vaux Hall Gardens

    Print, Image

    The history of Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens can be traced back to the mid 17th century, when (as the New Spring Gardens) th...

  • A view of Bath

    Print, Image

    This is a coloured aquatint engraving of a view over the city of Bath. It dates from the mid-18th century. By this time,...

  • Gallery of Fashion

    Book, Print, Image

    The Gallery of Fashion is one of the earliest fashion magazines, and among the most famous of the Regency period. It was...

  • Gossip column and review of The School for Scandal...

    Magazine, Octavo, Illustration, Engraving, Image

    In the opening scene of The School for Scandal, Sheridan shows us a world of libellous gossip, deception and social hyp...

  • Jack the Gyant-killer

    Book, Children's book, Illustration, Image

    Jack the Gyant-Killer is a traditional English folk tale which was a popular subject for chapbooks in the 17th and 18th...

  • Newspaper report about Sheridan's duels with Capta...

    Newspaper, Ephemera

    Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s satirical School for Scandal (1777) was inspired by his own experience of being the subject...

  • 'The Inside view of the Rotunda in Ranelagh Garden...

    Print, Image

    Ranelagh first opened its gates to the general public in April 1742 on the site of a Thames-side mansion. Unlike other L...

  • The Lilliputian Magazine

    Book, Children's book, Illustration, Image

    The Lilliputian Magazine was the first periodical to be published specifically for children. It takes its name from the ...