[Mercers] No 32 Princes Street Edinburgh. Bo.t of Leechman & Edington, Silk Mercers.India & British Muslins and French Cambrics. Foreign & British Laces.
[mss. dated 1823.]
Engraved invoice with manuscript, sheet 225 x 180mm (9 x 7"). Remains of wax seal. Folds, tear from opening of wax seal.
A billhead illustrated with an elevation of the 'Shawl Warehouse'. 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: 33493] £130.00