Specimens of paper with different water marks, 1377-1840.

Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
1377-1840
Description
1 v. (unpaged) ; 40 cm.

Details

Subject(s)
Former owner
Notes
  • 371 specimens of watermarked paper, together with brief descriptions of each in a mid-nineteenth century ms. hand. The specimens are mainly blank leaves, though some leaves feature writing and letterpress.
  • Spine title.
  • Specimen 334 is stamped sheet addressed to Dawson Turner, Yarmouth.
  • Auction catalogue description: 'Watermarks on Paper. A very curious collection of upwards of three hundred and seventy specimens of paper with various Watermarks, for A.D. 1377 to A. D. 1842, collected with a view to assist in ascertaining the age of undated manuscripts, and of verifying that of dated ones, by Dawson Turner, Esq. and bound in 1 vol. half calf.'
References
Catalogue of the remaining portion of the library of Dawson Turner, Esq., M.A., F.R.S., F.S.A., F.L.S., etc., etc. formerly of Yarmouth : which will be sold by auction by Messrs. Puttick and Simpson ... Leicester Square ... on Monday, May 16th, 1859, and seven following days (Sunday excepted). [London, 1859], item 1523.
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