Eleven part-printed request slips for the British Museum Library.

[London, c. 1878-1885.]

Eleven oblong slips (83 x 215 mm approx.), part-printed and completed in manuscript, with printed rules (‘Readers are particularly required’) verso; punched hole in each slip, torn where detached from a block; dust-stained and creased, two slips defective, other slips with varying tears (in two cases with minor loss of printed matter, not affecting sense).

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An interesting group of reader’s request slips, belonging to the antiquarian illustrator and occasional writer John Sachs, with printed rules and instructions for readers.

John Sachs (fl. 1858-1899, d. 1905) was a commercial wood-engraver, working particularly for antiquarian publications and, seemingly, also engaged in archaeology, publishing an account of excavations at Chancery Lane in the Transactions of the London and Middlesex Archæological Society (1905). His request slips record his interests not only in archaeology but also in heraldry, cartography, poetry, and herpetology.

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