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Larwood, Jacob, 1827–1918
The history of signboards : from the earliest times to the present day / by Jacob Larwood and John Camden Hotten ; with one hundred illustrations in facsimile by J. Larwood.
Ninth edition
London : Chatto and Windus, 1884.
Edinburgh ; and London : Printed by Ballantyne, Hanson and Co.
Physical Description:
x, 536 pages, 19 leaves of plates : illustrations ; 19 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
GT3910 .S2 1884
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Michael D. Coe, Yale MAH 1968
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Includes index.
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in publisher's original brown cloth. Publisher's advertisements, 32 pages at end, not included in pagination.
Subject Terms:
Signs and signboards.
Signs and signboards.
Publisher's advertisements.
Hotten, John Camden, 1832-1873, author.
Larwood, Jacob, 1827-1918, illustrator.
Chatto & Windus (Firm), publisher.
Ballantyne, Hanson and Co., printer.

  • General survey of signboard history
  • Historic and commemorative signs
  • Heraldic and emblematic signs
  • Signs of animals and monsters
  • Birds and fowls
  • Fishes and insects
  • Flowers, trees, herbs, etc.
  • Biblical and religious signs
  • Saints, martyrs, etc.
  • Dignities, trades, and professions
  • The house and the table
  • Dress, plain and ornamental
  • Georgraphy and topography
  • Humorous and comic
  • Puns and rebuses
  • Miscellaneous signs
  • Bonnell Thornton's signboard exhibition.

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