S is for Stationer
By ROACH, William , 1760

William Roach Stationer

  • Author: ROACH, William
  • Publication place: London
  • Publisher: at the Bible, and Crown, next y.e Black Swan Inn, near Fetter Lane end, Holborn
  • Publication date: c1760
  • Physical description: Engraved trade card.
  • Dimensions: 150 by 115mm (6 by 4.5 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 17763


Headed by a rococo cartouche surrounding a sturdy leather-bound ledger beneath a coronet, Roach advertises his “…Papers, Pens, Ink Wax & Wafers, Books for Merchants & Tradesmen, Pocket Books, Cyphering Books, Copy Books, Slates, Pencils, Inkhorn Parchments, & all other Stationary Wares, Wholesale & Retail. Likewise Bibles Common Prayers, Testaments, Psalters, Primers, &c Hornbooks, & allsorts [sic] of Pamphlets Acts of Parliament, Plays, and Magazines”.


  1. BM Heal 111.127

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