183 color plates
8-1/4 x 10-1/2
The John Johnson Collection at the Bodleian Library is one of the world's most important collections of printed ephemera. This exhibition catalog focuses on just one of the many subject areas of the Collection—trades and shops. Richly illustrated with trade cards, bill headings, prints, and games—many of which have not been previously reproduced—these miniature works of art depict shops, products, tradesmen, and trades through the ages, giving us fascinating insights into the wealth of goods available and the people who bought and sold them.