Sir [ink] I beg to hand you a list of the different Classes of Subscription to my Library, and shall feel honoured...to place your Name upon the Subscription List...
Scarce letterpress advertisement for subscribers to Lovejoy's Library, Reading, annotated and signed in ink by proprietor George Lovejoy. Sheet 270 x 205mm, 10½ x 8". Fold creases.
George Lovejoy (1808 - 1883), bookseller of Reading, solicits funding for his new 'Subscription Circulating Library', on London Street, Reading; he also owned a post office and a stationers in the town. A form to be completed and returned, with price list for the four different categories of subscriber, and royal coat of arms.
Provenance: from a scrap album compiled c.1840 - 1880 by Alfred Towgood of Riverside, a paper mill owner at St. Neots, Huntingdon. He was also a Lieutenant in the Duke of Manchester's Light Horse.
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