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PERLING, Ambrosius.
Expanded edition of Perling's calligraphic models
Exemplaar-boek inhoudende verscheyde nodige geschriften, tot dienst van de leergierige ieught.Amsterdam, Wilhem de Broen, [1721 or later]. Oblong folio (20 x 30 cm). With 51 plates drawn and engraved by the author. With a loose transparent paper sheet with a calligraphic drawing in ink. Contemporary red roan (sheepskin), marbled sides. [51] ll. Second edition of a calligraphic model book by the best penman of the Dutch Republic, Ambrosius Perling(h) (1657-1718). Perling had the first edition published at his own expense in 1679. The De Broen family in Amsterdam published the present second edition and a third edition of ca. 1740. They had also brokered the rights to sell all the other works by Perling. For the present second edition Wilhem de Broen added 4 extra calligraphic models depicting animal grotesques, which are certainly highlights of the work.Calligraphy was a respected and traditional art form in Dutch culture and Perling was brought forward especially by the publishers of his work as the most important calligrapher of his time. He had a prolific influence on the further development of the art in England according to Croiset van Uchelen: "While 16th and early 17th century Italian handwriting had still been formed in a rather compressed and angular manner, the Dutch masters developed a broader and more rounded variant which, so far as writing line is concerned, was written at a wider sloping angle. This hand, which could be written more quickly, was imitated and developed further by a number of English masters".With some manuscript calligraphic inscriptions in ink … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: ASHER RARE BOOKS [Utrecht, The Netherlands]

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