Recueil d'adresses: Volume 1

1890s Damascène Morgand (b.1840, d.1898)
16th Century
17th Century
18th Century
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One of a set, see others


Brief Description

A collection of one sixteenth and many seventeenth and eighteenth century (earliest dated 1568, latest dated 1790) predominantly French, but also Dutch, German, and Belgian, trade cards, labels, wrappers, advertisements and related commercial ephemera bound in one volume, the first of a four volume collection. The volume has a substantial number of seventeenth century trade cards, some of which are extremely rare, as well as an early card of Napoleon's goldsmith Martin-Guillaume Biennais. Also of note are cards designed by François Boucher, Augustin de Saint-Aubin, Charles- Nicolas Cochin fils, Claude Roy and Pierre-Philippe Choffard. See individual prints for full catalogue details.

Curatorial Commentary

Some items from this volume came from three vellum-bound volumes bought by Ferdinand de Rothshild from the 1891 sale of Destailleur's books, see individual records for details. For details about binding dates, see main record, 3686.

Phillippa Plock, 2008

Physical description

Dimensions (mm):
430 x 265


Partially owned by Gabriel-Hippolyte Destailleur (b.1822, d.1893); acquired by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild (b.1839, d.1898) around 1891; inherited by his sister Alice de Rothschild (b.1847, d.1922), with probable additions of individual prints; inherited by her great-nephew James de Rothschild (b.1878, d.1957), with possible additions of individual prints; bequeathed to Waddesdon The Rothschild Collection (The National Trust) in 1957.
Part of:
Recueil d'adresses: A collection of sixteenth, seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth century French, German, Belgian, Swiss, Dutch, Italian and Spanish trade cards, labels, wrappers, advertisements and related commercial ephemera bound in four volumes. 3686.1-4
Waddesdon, The Rothschild Collection (The National Trust)
Bequest of James de Rothschild, 1957



Maxine Berg, In Pursuit of Luxury: Global Origins of British Consumer Goods, Past and Present, 182, 2004, 85-142
Katie Scott, The Waddesdon Manor Trade Cards: More than one history, Journal of Design History, 23, 2004, 91-104; pp. 91-104
Report of the Leverhulme Trustees 2004; London; Leverhulme Trustees; 2005; p. 48
Maxine Berg, Selling Consumption in the Eighteenth Century: Advertising and the Trade Card in Britain and France, Cultural and Social History, 4, 2007, 145-170; Helen Clifford
Phillippa Plock, Now showing: the Waddesdon Manor trade cards, online and in the frame, The Ephemerist: Journal of the Ephemera Society, 141, 2008, 22-28
Phillippa Plock, "Le comble de la folie": Ferdinand de Rothschild, collectionneur de cartes-adresses, Le Vieux Papier, 38, October 2009, 529-537
Phillippa Plock; Advertising Books in Eighteenth-Century Paris: Evidence from Waddesdon Manor's Trade Card Collection; Robin Myers, Michael Harris, Giles Mandelbrote, Books for Sale: The Advertising and Promotion of Print since the Fifteenth Century, London, Oak Knoll Press (Delaware), The British Library, 2009; 87-108

Related literature

Damascène Morgand; b.1840, d.1898; Catalogue des livres rares et precieux composant la Bibliothèque de M. Hippolyte Destailleur; 1891; Paris. pp. 90-91, nos 351-3

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