Collection C0015 - Early modern Britain collection

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Early modern Britain collection

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  • 1590-1909, predominant 1590-1798 (Creation)

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36 v.
25 pamphlets
4 prints

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Collection mainly consists of books and pamphlets published in England and Scotland between 1500 and 1800. Collection contains three subject-based series: English Civil Wars, witch trials, and the Popish Plot. Collection also contains satirical prints, daily news periodicals, novels and poetry, religious texts, a cookbook, and a herbal.

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The Early Print Collection contains books, pamphlets, and other printed materials from the same period but originating in other parts of Europe and around the world.

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The image linked to this description is a satirical print by Isaac Cruikshank entitled "French happiness v[ersus] English misery," 1793 (item 0317-01).

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Created July 20, 2022 by SD.

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