S is for Stationer
By ADAMS, James , 1725

London. James Adams Stationer

  • Author: ADAMS, James
  • Publication place: [London]
  • Publisher: at ye Adam & Eve. near y.e Vine Inn within Bishopsgate...
  • Publication date: c1725
  • Physical description: Etched and engraved trade card.
  • Dimensions: 150 by 90mm (6 by 3.5 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 17759


Adams’s trade card, which includes a vignette of his shop sign, announces that he “Makes & Sells all Sorts of Merchants and other Account-books, As Leigers [sic], Journals, Wast-books, Pocket-books, &c. Of the best Paper & Neatly bound. All Sorts of Writing Paper, Stampt [sic] Paper, Parchment, Bonds & Bills of Lading, Misick [sic] paper-books, Lottery Pictures, Slates, Wax, Wafers, Quills, Pens, Pencills [sic], & all other Stationary [sic] Wares. N.B. He likewise Sells all Sorts of Bibles, Testaments, Common-Prayers, Duty of Man, Psalters, Grammars, Accidences, Construing-books, Primmers, & Horn-books, Wholesale or Retale [sic] at Reasonable Rates”. Wast[e]-books were used for recording the days accounts, or other immediate jottings, before the information was more formally recorded in ledgers. Wax and wafers were used to seal documents.


  1. BM Heal 111.1

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