1796.042: Bookplate from Rainbow & Hannah's Circulating Library.

Published: 1796

Full Title: No. [blank] of Rainbow & Hannah's Circulating Library Norfolk, Virginia, 1796.

Author: Rainbow & Hannah's Circulating Library

Place Issued: Norfolk

Issuing Press: Uncertain

Description: 1 sheet; 89 mm. x 103 mm. (bookplate).


The firm of Rainbow & Hannah conducted a Norfolk bookstore that loaned parts of its stock to paying subscribers from late 1795 to mid-1798. The only recorded copy of this bookplate is held by the Library Company of Philadelphia (acquired from the Michael Zinman Collection of Early American Imprints) is affixed to a copy of The Lounger, (4th ed., London 1788); that plate does not carry an indication of the press producing the item for Rainbow & Hannah.

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