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October 30, 2016 11:00 AMCalender

Bickham the Elder (1684-1758) The Universal Penman, or, the Art of Writing.

Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2950B Location: Boston Date / Time: October 30, 2016 11:00AM


Bickham the Elder (1684-1758) The Universal Penman, or, the Art of Writing. London: Printed by and sold for the Author, 1733-1741. First edition, folio, illustrated throughout, with the engraved frontispiece by Hubert Gravelot and 212 numbered full-page engraved plates demonstrating artistic handwriting samples, bound in full greenish-blue morocco, minor marginal soiling to first and last few leaves, 15 3/4 x 9 3/4 in.
Provenance: The Estate of David Spinney.
Estimate $1,000-1,500

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David Spinney, Hubert Gravelot, London