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Copper plate used to print a trade card for the Leather Bottle Hotel, Cobham, Kent

Title
Copper plate used to print a trade card for the Leather Bottle Hotel, Cobham, Kent.
Production
England, 1860s?
Physical Description
1 printing plate : copper ; 9.7 x 13.3
Notes
Housed with a copy of the printed trade card. See link herewith.
Summary
Text, from top left to bottom right: "Hot punch, a specialité. An ordinary at half past one. Superior bedrooms & private apartments. Dickens' old Pickwick, Leather Bottle Hotel. Cobham, opposite the church & college, Kent. All among the cherries, apples & hops. Favorite resort of Charles Dickens. 4 miles from Gravesend & Strood, 1 mile from Sole St. Station, L.C. & D. Ry. Luncheons, dinners & teas served in the Pickwick Room. Billiards & pool, table by Burroughes & Watts. 'Clean & commodious' vide Pickwick. Telegrams- 'Pickwick, Cobham, Kent.'"
The engraved trade card includes a small portrait of Dickens and a larger illustration of Samuel Pickwick addressing the Pickwick Club -- the latter copied faithfully from Robert Seymour's illustration in the Pickwick papers (1836). The Leather Bottle inn is described in chapter 11 of the novel, and Dickens was a frequent visitor there in the 1860s.
Format
Other
Language
English
Added to Catalog
September 28, 2017
Subjects (Local Yale)
Genre/Form
Printing plates.
Engravings - 1860-1870.
Trade cards (advertising)
Printed ephemera.
Matrices.
Citation

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