[LACE] Original engraved advertisement for Urling's lace, incorporating real threads. London; Geo: Fred: Urling & Co., 392 Strand. [1818-19].
8vo.; a single advertisement leaf, sometime extracted from a larger work with evidence of stab marks to the margin, featuring a full-page copperplate engraving of the façade of Urling's emporium and, to the reverse, Urling's engraved Royal Warrant; incorporating a die-cut shop window displaying actual samples of Urling's lace and fine threads ("Free from Fibre") set in juxtaposition with real threads and lace from a rival producer, with onlaid green paper labels and 2 red wax seals; a scarce and fragile survival with some dusting and light marking, faint spotting to lower margin, and one closed edge tear (36mm) which intrudes into the engraving, with an old paper tab repair.
A fascinating, and ephemeral, piece of promotional material.