Johns Hopkins University - Milton S. Eisenhower Library
Copied from dealer description: "[ITALY.] [Six engraved Italian visiting cards.] [Italy, c.1780.] Six engraved visiting cards with dimensions between 5.5 x 7cm and 7 x 10cm, each with Italian name penned in ink within name panel, one with paper lightly toned, very good. Of these six engraved Italian visiting cards of the late eighteenth century five incorporate architectural elements with views of basilicas, crumbling masonry and classical ruins. The sixth card offers an engraved view of the Italian port of Livorno with lighthouse, castle and sailing ship with passengers disembarking.".
Collection of stationery cards consisting mainly of visiting cards, also includes dance invitations, greeting cards, 10 printed envelopes, and 3 examples of printed stationery sheets. 163 items of varying size are mounted on 40 matboards. Includes wood engraving, copperplate engraving, embossing, gilding, handpainting, and calligraphy. Most items printed in Austria in the 19th century
Collection of stationery cards consisting mainly of visiting cards, also includes dance invitations, bookplates, and a newspaper clipping from approximately 1911 about visiting cards. 124 items of varying sizes are displayed in 17 plastic sleeves. Includes examples of wood engraving, copperplate engraving, embossing, and calligraphy. Most items printed in Great Britain or France between 1768 and 1824
41 cards, engraved, blank, and/or playing, addressed to Selwyn, containing compliments, social notes, and invitations. Correspondents include Lady Holderness, the Duc de Nivernois, the Duke of Devonshire, Lady Waldegrave, "Mr. Fox and Lady Holland," Lady Hervey, and Captain Norris