Arnold, engraver & copper-plate printer

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Trade card of the engraver and copper plate printer Francis Arnold. At center is a detailed vignette of a printer’s workshop with two workers, one engaged in the process of engraving a copper plate and the other at the printing press, with sheets drying above and bind sheets at his feet. Engraved text on either side of the vignette lists some of the products offered: “Invoice heads, address cards, arms, crests, &c. &c.”; and “Manufacturers patterns engraved and printed.”

  • Creator: Arnold, Francis, approximately 1772-1829.
  • Title: Arnold, engraver & copper-plate printer, No. 8, Bath Street, Birmingham [graphic].
  • Publication: [Birmingham, England] : [Francis Arnold], [not before 1818]

Catalog Record

File 66 818 Ar742

Acquired November 2021

Letters : London, to Thomas Pennant

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Two autograph letters signed, both addressed to the naturalist and traveller Thomas Pennant, reporting on the preparation of several engravings to be used as illustrations for Pennant‘s second Tour in Scotland. He references many of the best engravers of the period: Daniel Lerpinière, Charles Grignion the Elder, John Hall, Alimet, among others.

  • AuthorStuart, James, 1713-1788.
  • TitleLetters : London, to Thomas Pennant, 1773 May 28 and 1773? June.

Catalog Record

LWL Mss File Group 5

Acquired July 2015