[1736–1829: Two Sammelbands with Twenty-Three Pamphlets of Famous Dwarfs, Pro-Tory, Anti-Jacobin, Anti-Thomas Paine Sentiment, etc.].
Between these two volumes are twenty-three titles, either unrecorded or (if in American institutions) thinly-held. One title worth mentioning, an anomaly of the group, is a rare pamphlet concerning the famous musicians and dwarfs Nanette Stocker, and of John Hauptmann who exhibited themselves for their diminutive size and became as famous in England as Tom Thumb would later become in America. Contents are as follow:
1. Remarks on the Rev. Christopher Wyvill’s Late Advertisement, Address, & Speeches at York, in a Letter to the Worthy and Loyal Freeholders of Yorkshire. By a Freeholder of Hang-West… [York?]: np, MDCCXCVI . , 18pp. ESTC: T221800 (2 copies: St. Patrick’s Coll. Lib., Maynooth and York Minster Lib.).
2. Observations Addressed to the Friends of the Constitution Occasioned by the Late Address of the Whig Club. By a Freeholder of Hang-West…. York: Printed by W. Blanchard, and Sold by F. and C. Rivington…London, MDCCXCVI . , 22pp. ESTC: T194799 (2 copies: Bodleian Library and St. Patrick’s Coll. Lib.).
3. Elegiac Tributes to Departed Royalty, with Consolatory Lines to the Duchess of Kent. London: Printed for J.J. Stockdale, 1820. 16pp. No copies in ESTC or OCLC.
4. Equality; As Consistent with the British Constitution. In a Dialogue between a Master Manufacturer, and One of His Workmen. Newport, Isle of Wight: Printed by J. Albin, 1793. 15, [1(blank)]pp. No copies in ESTC or OCLC.
5.The Orange Institution. London: Printed by J.J. Stockdale, 1821. , [1(blank)], 10pp. With engraved illustration of William III on title page. No copies in OCLC.
6. [Charles Wicksted Ethelston]. A Patriotic Appeal to the Good Sense of All Parties In the Sphere of Politics. By an Antijacobin. Manchester: Printed for the Author, by C. Wheeler and Son, 1817. 15, [1(blank)]pp. OCLC: 1 copy (Yale).
7. The Loyalist; Or, Anti-Radical; Consisting of Three Departments: Satyrical, Miscellaneous, and Historical [No. 1], [No.2–3?]. London: Printed by R. Gray…Published by James Wright, 1820. Frontis., viii, , 11–64pp + 2 Plates. One of the plates, “The Radical Ladder” engraved by G[eorge]. Cruikshank, is handcolored.
8. [William Jones]. A Letter to John Bull, Esq. from His Second Cousin Thomas Bull, Author of the First and Second Letters to His Brother John. London: Printed by Norman and Carpenter…and Sold by F. and C. Rivingron, MDCCXCIII . , [1(blank)], , [1(blank)], –49, [3(blank)]pp. ESTC: T108767 (5 copies in British Isles; 6 in N. America: Columbia; Harvard; NYHS; NYPL; Queen’s U.; and U. of Saskatchewan).
9. The Vagaries of John Bull, (Dedicated, without Permission, to All the Whigs) By One of His Unfortunate Servants. Bristol: Printed and Published by J.M. Gutch…Sold by the Different Booksellers in Bristol, Bath, Cheltenham, &c. and by W. Wright…London, 1820. iv, 68pp. OCLC: 3 physical copies (Huntington; Australian Nat. Lib.; BL): “A political satire. One of the characters is ‘Jonathan,’ i.e. the United States.”
10. Old England in A Storm. London: Printed for J.J. Stockdale, 1821. 64pp. OCLC: 4 copies (U. Kansas; Trinity College Dublin; BL-Lib. of Political & Econ Sci; U. Southampton).
11. [Eaton Stannard Barrett]. The Comet; By the Author of All the Talents. London: Printed for John Joseph Stockdale, 1808. 86, [2(catalog)]pp.
1. The King’s Prophecy! And Political Predictions of John Bull. London: Published by I.L. Marks, n.d.  , [1(blank)], 27, [1(blank)]pp. Title page with handcolored engraved illustration. OCLC: 4 physical copies under two accession numbers (BL; BL-Lib. Ref. Coll.; Newberry Lib.; Brown).
2. The Real or Constitutional House the Jack Built. London: Printed for J. Asperne…W. Sams…and J. Johnson, 1819. pp. Twelve engraved vignette illustrations, including a depiction of “Will Cobbett, with Thomas Paine’s bones.”
3. The Asses’ Skin Memorandum Book, Lost in St. Paul’s. To Which is Added, a Condolence with the Ultras, &c. &c. &c. London: Printed for W. Wright, 1820. 15, pp. Engraved portrait title page. Catalog of 14 “Loyal Pamphlets” on last page.
4. Harral, Thomas. Anne Boleyn and Caroline of Brunswick, Compared; in an Address to the People of England. London: Printed for W. Wright, 1820. , 50pp. Portrait engraving of Caroline of Brunswick on title-page.
5. Intercepted Letters, Published in the “Morning Post.” [Egham: C.C. Wetton Printer] 1820. 21, [1(blank)], 1, [1(blank)]pp. OCLC: 1 copy (Harvard).
6. The White Cat, with The Earl of Grosvenor’s Ass. London: Printed for W. Wright, 1821. 26, [2(catalog)]pp. “Adorned with Seven Plates by [George] Cruikshank,” i.e. seven engraved vignette illustrations.
7. The Life of Mother Gin; Containing A true and faithful Relation of her Conduct and Politicks…By an Impartial Hand. London: Printed for W. Webb, MDCCXXXVI . 31, [1(blank)]pp. With four small wood engravings: two ornaments, a headpiece, and an initial. ESTC: T77331, noting “[t]he bookseller’s name in the imprint is fictitious.”
8. Reply to Buonaparte! “Observations” on the Recorder’s Charge “in the” Old Bailey…Supported by Official Documents. London: Printed for J.J. Stockdale, 1818. 12, [4(catalog)]pp. OCLC: 3 physical copies under two accession numbers (Koninklijke Bibliotheek; BL; BL-Lib. Ref. Coll.).
9. History and Travels of the Little Nanette Stocker, and of John Hauptmann. [London: Schulze and Dean, Printers, n.d.] [c.1810s]. 16pp. OCLC reports two copies, 1814 (Cal State Lib-Sutro Lib.) and 1816 (U. Wisc-Madison), but neither record names this printer. Unrecorded? Stocker and Hauptmann were famous and talented dwarfs who performed extensively in public venues and theater.
10. Iron Coffins, Dead Wives, and Disasters after Death; or, The Very Hard Case of Deceased Mrs. Gubbins. Faithfully Detailed by Oliver Oddfish, Esq. London: Printed for J.J. Stockdale, 1820. –vi, –55, [1)catalog)]pp. Two handcolored, full-page illustrations attributed to George Cruikshank. (See Rosenbach, A.S.W., [i]A Catalogue of the Works Illustrated by George Cruikshank… (Philadelphia, 1918), p66.) OCLC: 1 copy (Harvard).
11. The Satirist, or Monthly Meteor. February 1, 1809. [London]: S. Tipper, Printer [and] T. Gillet, Printer, . Frontis., –208pp. Fold-out, aquatint engraving by Samuel De Wilde entitled “Feast of the Board of Management.”
12. An Address of Thanks to the Broad-Bottoms, for the Good Things they have done and the Evil Things, they have not done…To which is prefix’d, A Curious Emblematic Frontispiece, Taken from an Original Painting of The Ingenious Mr. H——th. London: Printed for M. Coper, MDCCXLV . Frontis., [1(title page)], [1(blank)], 52pp. Frontispiece engraving after William Hogarth. Tear and small loss to final leaf, affecting a few words, but not sense.
Description: [1736–1829: Two Sammelbands with Twenty-Three Pamphlets of Famous Dwarfs, Pro-Tory, Anti-Jacobin, Anti-Thomas Paine Sentiment, etc.].
[London and elsewhere: Various imprints], 1736–1745, 1793–1829. Two Sammelband Volumes. 19th-century plum cloth; gilt spine titling. Approx. 8½ x 6½ inches, some pamphlets smaller. 23 Pamphlets. Several illustration plates, including some in color + scattered text illustrations. Bookplate and sporadic ownership inscriptions of William Orde-Powlett, “Lord Bolton,” 2nd Baron Bolton (1782–1850). Spines faded, but with bright gilt; some pamphlets trimmed with minor loses; overall, very good.