Lots of Lists: Recently-Acquired Ephemera

Monday, June 1, 2015 - 8:30am to Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 12:30pm

UCLA Library Special Collections Exhibit

Lots of Lists

Recently-acquired Ephemera

Tradesmen's lists and shopkeepers' verses from the 1780s-1820s

Broadside tradesmen’s or shopkeepers’ lists and verses from the 1780s-1820s, in which establishments’ wares were carefully and cleverly advertised. Including John Fowler’s Fowler’s Address to the Ladies and Gentlemen of Salisbury, wrote, during his residence in that city, and now re-published in London, for the amusement of his friends, which bookseller Justin Croft described as “a fine poetical address from a former Salisbury printer, stationer, print and music seller, chemist and medical stockist, now removed to London, with a shop on the corner of the Strand. The poem of nearly 200 lines is printed in three columns, with drop-head title above and imprint and advert for printing below. The advertisement lists paper of all sorts, inks, pens, coloured waters, wax, knives, crayons, playing cards, compasses, cosmetic and medical applications, toothpicks, cordials, drops, pills and powders.”

Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library

1st floor lobby

 

Fowler's address : to the ladies and gentlemen of Salisbury; wrote, during his residence in that city, and now re-published in London, for the amusement of his friends. London, 1798

BIOMED * WZ 260 F786f 1798 RARE

Location

Library Special Collections for Medicine and the Sciences (Biomedical Library)