95 Hand Pen and Ink Sketches of Old London Signs,…

95 Hand Pen and Ink Sketches of Old London Signs, &c. An original Collection. by (LONDON SIGNS).
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~ 95 Hand Pen and Ink Sketches of Old London Signs, &c. An original Collection. London: F.H. Hutt, Bookseller. Clement’s Inn Passage, W.C. [n.d., c. 1905].

Illustrated manuscript on paper, square folio (335 × 256 mm), 8 leaves including calligraphic title, key and the signs themselves. Contemporary limp boards, the upper cover lettered in stencil, early bookplate (1907) of Herbert John Gladstone, preserved in modern boards.

The manuscript comprises 95 vignettes of London signs, often dated, including street signs dating from as early as 1623 and inn and shop signs. The key provides their original location.

The fine bookplate by William P. Barrett is of Herbert John Gladstone, 1st Viscount Gladstone, youngest son of the British Prime Minister.

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