Admission ticket to Bethlem Hospital (colloquially called Bedlam), Moorfields, London; headed with armorial shield decorated with garland and bow, lettered to either side with warning: 'Ordered, / That no knives or instruments of any kind be delivered to the patients of this hospital.'; below, lettered with admission: 'Admit Mr..     and three others to view Bethlem Hospital, only on Mondays or Wednesdays, between the hours of ten and twelve o'clock in the forenoon / NB The servants of the Hospital are forbid to accept any money on pain of being dismiss'd.'  Engraving on pasteboard

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J,9.310.+

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Admission ticket to Bethlem Hospital (colloquially called Bedlam), Moorfields, London; headed with armorial shield decorated with garland and bow, lettered to either side with warning: 'Ordered, / That no knives or instruments of any kind be delivered to the patients of this hospital.'; below, lettered with admission: 'Admit Mr.. and three others to view Bethlem Hospital, only on Mondays or Wednesdays, between the hours of ten and twelve o'clock in the forenoon / NB The servants of the Hospital are forbid to accept any money on pain of being dismiss'd.' Engraving on pasteboard

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