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ART OF WRITING IN ITS THEORY AND PRACTICE.|THE
London, England: Henry Overton, 1712. oblong 8vo. half leather, marbled paper-covered boards. (v), v, (27)+(1) pages. Heal 161-2. Davis and Richardson BL27. Konstantin Dierks, "Letter Writing, Stationery Staples, and Consumer Modernity in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World" in Early American Literature 41:3 (2006), 485-494. Dierks notes that Snell (1687-1733) opted to market his penmanship manual to young men preparing themselves "for business." Title page notes "George Bickham, Sculpsit." Preface, four letters to the author, a poem by Peter Motteux, list of rules. Sample leaves of various styles of calligraphy. Covers rubbed and scuffed. Bookplate on front pastedown. Front free endpapers creased. Lacks title, one plate, and six leaves of text (all supplied in Xerox). One leaf torn near the center. Other leaves with small tears near corners. A few ink notations by Wm. Parrish in text.
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