Wm. Clement, bookseller & stationer

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Engraved trade card, illustrated with books and quills and ornamental garland.

  • Creator: Clement, William, -1839, bookseller.
  • Title: Wm. Clement, bookseller & stationer, No. 201 Strand, (opposite St. Clements Church). : News papers served in town, and regularly sent to all parts of England postage free. Copper plate engraving and printing in the neatest manner, books elegantly bound and carefully packed for exportation.
  • Publication: [London] : [William Clement], [between 1801 and 1810]

Catalog Record

File 66 801 C626

Acquired November 2021

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

T.F. Salter, hat maker, at the Gold Laced Hat and Fame

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Trade card of Thomas Frederick Salter, a milliner who ran several shops in London during the late eighteenth century and first half of the nineteenth century. The shopfront of his longest-standing premises at 47 Charing Cross is depicted at the bottom of the card, its windows full of hats in various styles, mostly men’s hats. At the top of the card a depiction of the process of hat making, showing a team of men working on different elements of the manufacturing process.

  • Creator: Salter, T. F. (Thomas Frederick), active 1814-1826.
  • Title: T.F. Salter, hat maker, at the Gold Laced Hat and Fame, 47 Charing Cross, London [graphic] : military & naval hats / Carpenter sculpt.
  • Publication: [London] : [T.F. Salter], [between 1793 and 1843]

Catalog Record

File 66 793 Sa176

Acquired November 2021

Maps and prints sold and fram’d for parlors

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A trade card advertising the services provided by the printseller and picture restorer Robert Hulton, whose shop was at on the corner of Pall Mall facing the Haymarket. A medley print with text in image on the left “Paintings, prints & Indian picktures [sic] carfully [sic] clean’d. mended and lined” and on the right “The following particulars made & sold very cheap by Rt. Hulton at the corner of Pallmall facing [the] Hay-markett, St. James’s, London.

  • Title: Maps and prints sold and fram’d for parlors, staircases and closets at reasonable rates [graphic] : merchants or other dealers in towne or country may be furnished whole sale or retaile at [the] lowest prizes.
  • Publication: [London] : [Robert Hulton], [not after 1743]

Catalog Record

File 66 743 M297

Acquired November 2021

Archd. Robertson, print-seller and drawing-master

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“Trade card of Archibald Robertson, drawing master, at Savill Row Passage, adjoining Squib’s Auction Room; a street with Robertson’s shop to the right, figures on the pavement, an arched passageway at the end of the street; in oval with figures at the bottom corners; text below.”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • Creator: Robertson, Archibald, 1765-1835.
  • Title: Archd. Robertson, print-seller and drawing-master, in Savill Row Passage, adjoining Squib’s auction room [graphic] : sells great variety of Italian, French and Dutch prints and drawings; best Swiss-crayons, variety of drawing paper, port crayons, all sorts of Italian and French chalks …
  • Publication: [London] : [Archibald Robertson], [ca. 1777]

Catalog Record

File 66 777 R649

Acquired November 2021

Benjamin & John Osgood carpenters

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A trade card illustrated with craftsmen engaged in the activities of their trade as carpenters and architects as well as furnishing funerals.

  • Title: Benjamin & John Osgood carpenters, at the Rising Sun by London Stone in Cannon Street [graphic] : perform all sorts of carpenters work; survey and measure land, and all kinds of work, & draw accurate plans &c. They also furnish funerals to any part of Grt. Britain &c. NB. A convenient house for publick or private funerals.
  • Publication: [London] : [Benjamin & John Osgood], [between 1811 and 1820?]

Catalog Record

File 66 811 B468

Acquired November 2021

Family grocery warehouse

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Trade card for the Dawbarn family grocery warehouse, situated in Aldermanbury, London. It shows a man wearing typical Chinese dress, sitting on boxes on the banks of a river. Behind him looms a large pagoda, and to his right a box, an urn, and a basket overflowing with goods.

  • Title: Family grocery warehouse. T. Dawbarn, 59, Aldermanbury, facing the Axe Inn [graphic] / Davies sc., 30 Goodge St.
  • Publication: [London] : [T. Dawbarn], [1816?]

Catalog Record

File 66 816 F198

Acquired November 2021

Peter Griffin, map & print-seller

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“Trade card of Peter Griffin, printseller, at Dial and Three Crowns, Next the Globe Tavern, Fleet Street, from the late Overtons; text on sheet at the centre with clock face and three crowns above; with various prints overlapping behind it, including maps, portraits, satires, and ornaments.”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • Printmaker: Le Clerc, active 1738-1775, printmaker.
  • Title: Peter Griffin, map & print-seller, at the Dial and Three Crowns, next the Globe Tavern, Fleet-Street; from the late Overtons [graphic] / le Clerc fec.
  • Publication: [London] : Sold by Peter Griffin, map & printseller at the Three Crowns & Dial, next the Globe Tavern, Fleet Street, 1747.

Catalog Record

File 66 747 G852

Acquired November 2021

All in one day, 4 £20,000, Octr. 5th

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Woodcut illustration of a hot air balloon with two flag-waving gentlemen seated in the basket. The flag to the left reads “No blanks”; the flag to the right, “All money.”

  • Title: All in one day, 4 £20,000, Octr. 5th … : a great variety of numbers are selling by Hazard & Co., the contractors, 93, Royal Exchange; 26 Cornhill; 324 Oxford-St., who sold three £20,000 last lottery.
  • Publication: [London] : [publisher not identified], [ca. 1825]

Catalog Record

File 66 825 Al416

Acquired September 2021

Packwood’s address, he’s not lesser, a perfumer than hair-dresser

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An advertisement in verse, with two columns of letterpress text beginning “With humblest deference we greet …”; wood-engraved illustration at top depicting two ladies trying on wigs both facing a bust with “Princes’ Royal” on plinth; an “Explanation” printed below in five lines; all within a typographic ornament border.

  • Author: Packwood, George.
  • Title: Packwood’s address, he’s not lesser, a perfumer than hair-dresser.
  • Publication: [London] : W. Bailey, printer […], [1788]

Catalog Record

File 66 788 P119

Acquired December 2021