[Tailors] Bo.t oF Alex.r Craig & Co. (Late of Gibsons Thomson & Craig)Edinburgh 104 South Bridge Street.
[mss. dated 1823.]
Engraved invoice with manuscript, 1822 watermark; sheet 160 x 190mm (6¼ x 7½"). Folds.
A bill for a coat, illustrated with an elevation of the company's premises. W.H. Lizars was Edinburgh's most famous engraver: he was employed to engrave the first of Audubon's 'Birds of America', including the Wild Turkey. However, because of a conflict of interest (his working on John Prideaux Selby's series of life-size birds), Audubon dropped him for Havell. However this billhead shows that even the best engravers had to engrave more than bookplates.
Ex: Norman Blackburn Collection.
[Ref: 33453] £130.00