THE ART OF LETTERING FOR THE USE OF ARCHITECTS, CIVIL ENG...
by Valpey, F.B.
A collection of specimens including letters, numerals, scenery vignettes and punctuation. Designed for advertising and show-card work, as well as sign and decorative painters. Rear cover is stamped "Press of Thos. P. Nichols, Lynn, Mass." Includes one page of advertising before, and one page after, text. Printed recto only. OCLC lists three North American copies. A Fred B. Valpey is listed on the 1913 tax assessment list of Lynn, living in Ward Six at 15 Anoka Place, occupation designer (www.lynnhistory.com/Taxlists/1913JuryList.html). A March 14, 1893, account from the Worcester Daily Spy described the destruction of Valpey's office by fire. Boards soiled and worn at edges. Free endpapers detached. Hinges cracked. Facsimile of newspaper account cited above laid in.