[BOOKSELLER] I. Royle Stationer, Bookseller and Book Binder,62 Deansgate Nearly Opposite Brazen Nose St. Manchester.
Illustrated engraved label/trade card of J. Royle, bookseller; winged putto displaying lettered shield with beehive and book cabinet behind, printed in blue ink on paper, 65 x 80mm. 2½ x 3¼". Time stained on its extremities old album backing still attached.
An interesting adaptation of item 16911: Manchester stationer John Royle evidently split from his business partner and moved into the adjacent premises on Deansgate. The plate has been altered accordingly. Bees feature on the Manchester coat of arms and were adopted in the 19th century as a symbol of industry - Manchester being the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution.
[Ref: 16913] £80.00