Cologny-Geneve: Foundation Martin Bodmer, 1977. 8vo. paper-covered boards. 104, (2) pages. First edition. List of autographed manuscripts from the collection of Martin Bodmer at the Bodleian Library in Oxford. Separated into British writers, American writers, Miscellanea, and John Augustine Daly. Several facsimile of manuscripts interspersed. Indexed. READ MORE about ENGLISH AND AMERICAN AUTOGRAPHS IN THE BODMERIANA
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Caledonia: Italimuse, 1963. 4to. paper wrappers. Introduction by P.W. Filby. 100 plates. From the library of John Carter, bearing his autograph signature and occasional markings throughout. Loosely inserted is a cutting of Carter's review from the Times Literary Supplement in which the exhibition is described as "the most ambitious, if concise, account yet offered of the development of penmanship in the United States." Very light soiling to covers. READ MORE about CALLIGRAPHY & HANDWRITING IN AMERICA, 1710-1962 ASSEMBLED AND SHOWN BY THE PEABODY INSTITUTE...
With a Preface by Alfred Fairbank.
New York: Pentalic Corporation, (1965). 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 38 pages of description followed by 240 full page plates. With a Preface by Alfred Fairbank. Reprint of the second edition. Covers soiled and partially detached from book block. READ MORE about LETTERING, MODES OF WRITING IN WESTERN EUROPE FROM ANTIQUITY TO THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
Inventada por el Insigne Maestro Pedro Diaz Morante, e Ilustrada con Muestras nuevas, y varios discursos conducentes al verdadero Magisterio de Primeras Letras
Madrid: Antonio de Sancha, 1776. small folio. modern wrappers. (iv) xxviii, 136 pages. Inventada por el Insigne Maestro Pedro Diaz Morante, e Ilustrada con Muestras nuevas, y varios discursos conducentes al verdadero Magisterio de Primeras Letras. First edition. Forty engraved plates of calligraphic specimens. "Influential text, the result of a commission to design a more efficient national script." (Harvard/Becker 141. Bonacini 1353; Berlin 5248; Cotarelo y Mori II, 145; Palau 210612, 299945). Includes engraved additional... READ MORE about ARTE NUEVA DE ESCRIBIR
London, England: n.p., n.d., (c.1844). oblong 4to. quarter leather, marbled paper covered boards, gilt panels on spine, leather tips. I-XXX. DNB XIX, 939-40. Thomas Tomkins (1743-1816), noted for his "boldness of design, inexhaustible variety, and elegant freedom," operated a writing school on Foster Lane, Cheapside, London. According to DNB, the edition of 1777 is the first of four calligraphic works published by Tomkins. Lacking 10 out of 40 plates for a total of 30 plates... READ MORE about BEAUTIES OF WRITING, EXEMPLIFIED IN A VARIETY OF PLAIN AND ORNAMENTAL PENMANSHIP DESIGNED TO...
With an introduction by Hermann Zapf, Appreciation by Paul Standard, and Catalogue by Renee Weber.
Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University, (1984). small 4to. printed paper wrappers. 64 pages. With an introduction by Hermann Zapf, Appreciation by Paul Standard, and Catalogue by Renee Weber. First edition. Well-illustrated exhibition catalogue including many illustrations in color. READ MORE about ROBERT HAAS, PRINTING, CALLIGRAPHY, PHOTOGRAPHY. AN EXHIBITION MAY 13-SEPTEMBER 1, 1984
Boston: Colonial Society of Massachusetts, 1959. 8vo. cloth. xiii, 77 pages followed by 36 plates. First edition. Detailed bibliographical descriptions of copybooks and a long historical introduction. Covers and pages at beginning and end have faint damp stain. Scarce book. READ MORE about AMERICAN WRITING MASTERS AND COPYBOOKS, HISTORY AND BIBLIOGRAPHY THROUGH COLONIAL TIMES