London Displayed – Headpieces from the Stationers’ Company Almanacks
by Ralph Hyde
This publication is no longer for sale
The annual almanacks that the Stationers’ Company were published from 1747 in the form of a single sheet designed to be displayed on a wall recording significant events of the preceding year beneath an engraved headpiece in the form of a view of London. These topographical engravings have survived in some numbers, because the owners found them too attractive to throw away and so they cut out and kept the views, even if they disposed of the rest of the almanack. They are potentially very useful to London historians. The book provides a means of identifying the year in which each of the views was published.