AN ELEGANT HAND, THE GOLDEN AGE OF AMERICAN PENMANSHIP & CALLIGRAPHY.
Henning, William E.
Edited by Paul Melzer
This work chronicles the history of the Golden Age of American penmanship and calligraphy. The author guides the reader through the lives and careers of some of the most important American penmen, including Platt Rogers Spencer, the Father of American Handwriting, and Spencer's gifted student, George A. Gaskell, whose books and periodicals reached hundreds of thousands of students throughout the second half of the 1800s. Paul Melzer, the editor of this work, added more than 400 examples taken from original specimens to handsomely illustrate Henning's manuscript.
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INSURANCE MAP OF OCEAN CITY, MD.
Originally published in 1929, these color maps have had several revisions. They consist of linen-backed paper with the corrections pasted directly onto the map. Wear and rubbing at extremities, especially near corners, spine only connected at spine ends. Stains and soiling on covers, paper cover label with some paper loss on right side as well as extremities. Attached by paperclip to the first map is an order form from the Sanborn Map Company. Laid-in at the end are some torn pages of additional notes. Maps heavily wrinkled due to the pasting of the corrections.