Trade tokens and bookplates, 1705-1799 (bulk 1757-1758).
1 v. (ca. 400 items) : engravings ; bound to 34 cm.
Title from spine. Full leather calf binding with a Cambridge panel design, exterior and inner-most panels "sprinkle" style, gold tooled, gilt edges, and red leather spine label "Trade tokens and bookplates"; tri-color handsewn endbands in red, blue and yellow. Six raised bands with ornate gold tooled ornaments on the spine. Purchased from Dawsons, November 1962.
A collection of English engraved advertisements, trade cards, invitations to society functions, and bookplates probably compiled around 1758 by F. [ or T.?] Legge of St. James's Market and mounted in an album, with five later items laid-in. In some cases the collector has recorded on the versos the circumstances in which he acquired a card. The trade cards include a wide range of London businesses: apothecaries and druggists; booksellers; bookbinders and related trades of leather gilder and case makers; brush makers; boot and shoes makers; cabinet and chair makers; cards and paper goods providers; chimney sweeps; clock and watch makers; coach maker; confectioners; sellers of combs and cutlery; coopers; dentists; distillers; drapers; dyers; engravers; fan makers; figure makers; furriers; glassmakers; goldsmiths; grocers; gun makers; hairdressers; hatters and hosiers; ironmongers; jewelers and brokers; mercers; milliners; makers of musical instruments; oil men; paper makers and paper hangers; pewterers; picture framers; plumbers; printsellers; saddlers; makers of scales; stationers; tea merchants; tin-workers; snuffman and tobacconists; tool makers; toy makers and sellers; trunk makers; turners; undertakers; upholsterers; sundries. In addition to intact copies of cards, the album includes details of decorative elements trimmed from other copies or other cards and advertisements as well as decorative and armorial bookplates.
Retail trade -- England -- London -- Early works to 1800
London (England) -- Commerce
Advertising cards Albums Annotations (Provenance) Armorial bookplates Bookplates Engravings -- England -- London Invitations Trade cards
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