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[Business license] Burgess Ticket, Glasgow, 1768. 9 x 9. Ink and paints on vellum. Thumb-sized patches of discoloration caused by green color on foliage. Surface dirt verso, especially at folds. Combination business license and voter's registration issued to Edward Payne of London by the Glasgow City Provost. Very decorative, with classical and local motifs (Flora and Pomona, St. Mungo). The arms of the city are depicted verso enclosed by garlands. Putti sound trumpets and display a banner with the city's motto "Let Glasgow Flourish." SOLD

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