Larwood, Jacob & Hotten, John Camden

English inn signs. Being a revised and modernised version of History of Signboards by Jacob Larwood and John Camden Hotten. With a chapter on the modern inn sign by Gerald Millar.

London, Chatto & Windus 1951.

Reference: 05930
Price: £16 [convert currency]

Full Description

4to. xv+(1)+336pp, 64 photo plates. Publisher’s cloth.

A revised edition of the History of Signboards, first published in 1866 by one of the authors, Hotten (his firm was acquired by Andrew Chatto in 1874). The book was obviously popular, running to 12 editions, the last in 1907, before being reissued thus. The authors start with a general history of signboards (from the Egyptians and Romans onwards), then discuss various common inn sign subjects. Illustrated with photos of various examples from around the UK.

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