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From the Library of Peter A. Wick


In Memoriam DAVID P. BECKER 1947 .2010 Friend · Connoisseur · Activist Distinguished scholar of writing manuals .

Details on application. and early studies and histories of the development of handwriting. bank. en bloc only. tel: 617. Mr. Augustin de Saint-Aubin. Horace Vernet.arslibri. Wick's collection of fable literature (171 items published between 1570 and 1953) is currently available.357. Also available from Ars Libri are individual drawings and watercolors from the Wick collection.338. Wick’s collection of French Romantic literature and illustrated books has just been acquired from Ars Libri by an American university. Gavarni. Marquet and others. Wick’s collection of children’s books was acquired from Ars Libri in 2007 by the Università degli Studi di Milano. All items may be returned. unless otherwise described. will be offered in 2011. Wick (1920-2004).com All items are in good antiquarian condition. Rouault. Massachusetts residents should add 6. Reserved items will be held for two weeks pending receipt of payment or formal orders. Cochin. from Ars Libri. In addition to writing manuals and calligraphy books per se..25% sales tax. Reynolds. 39-665-6-01. dollar funds. please contact us for further details. Desprez. Cambridge Trust Company. Overseas clients must remit in U. if returned within two weeks in the same condition as sent. Vuillard. 1336 Massachusetts Avenue. MA 02238. Cambridge. such as pictorial alphabet books. Forain.A. Mastercard. including works by Mola.ARS LIBRI LTD 500 Harrison Avenue Boston. When ordering from this catalogue please refer to Catalogue Number One Hundred and Fifty-Five and indicate the item number(s). The balance of the collection was acquired from Ars Libri by the Library of Congress in September 2010. the collection includes varia of related interest. where it has been the subject of several new publications. Pillement. payable on a U. and if packed.S.com http://www. Account No. Mr. including English and Continental literature. Flaxman. Visa and American Express accepted. Massachusetts 02118 U. shipped and insured as received. Orders from individuals unknown to us must be accompanied by payment or by satisfactory references. Grandville.5763 email: orders@arslibri. Signac. All prices are net. or transfer the amount due directly to the account of Ars Libri Ltd. Mr. A note about the catalogue The selection of books in this catalogue represents only a portion of the original collection of writing and calligraphy books formed over the course of several decades by Peter A.5212 fax: 617. Parrocel.S. December 2010 . Other sections of the Wick library.S.

(8)-pp. 3/4 red morocco (covers somewhat scuffed).und Romanische Schrifft u. (5)-pp.” (Becker). Berlin 4921. Chap. the 1776 date appears only on plate 10. St.00 Bonacini 16. Tissue guards.Rotund. last two plates with small marginal losses at foot. “Presumably the first edition. Bibliothèque Nationale. WILLIAM The Eight Beatitudes. (table).. 3/4 red morocco. figurative borders. Sm. An early issue. Matthew.und Regulmässige Anweisung zur Schön-Schreib-Kunst. such as a money (Affe) for A. oblong folio.und Fractur-Schrifften. Zahlen. Matthew. dedication and one plate. oblong folio. 9 engraved calligraphic plates (numbered 2-10). Dept. des Estampes: Inventaire du fonds française après 1800. before the addition of the publisher’s statement to the title-page. 3/4 red morocco. plus 14 unnumbered plates). tissue guards slightly foxed. JOHANN CHRISTOPH Vollkommene Gründ. letterpress list of subscribers. 1840?] $650. A little light wear. The engraving is unattributed. Intermittent light soiling. lacking flyleaves. nebst denen darzu gehörigen allerseitigen Versal Buchstaben vor sich selbst schreiben lernen kan.19. Sm. Fully engraved title-page. A few small marginal tears. V written and engraved by William Alexander. St. wobeÿ auch noch Ein grosses Zier Fractur-Alphabet mit artigen-auf jeden Buchstaben sich schickenden Figuren befindlich. Contemporary black cloth. ingleichen auch die Lateinische Cursiv.49 2 ALBRECHT. Tilt) and New York (Bailly Ward & Co. I. central fold.00 Not in Bonacini 4 ALEXANDER. Contemporary boards. $500. Becker: Hofer Collection 172. etc. stitched (lacking back cover).00 Beraldi: Les graveurs du 19. Nürnberg (In Verlegung Joh: And: Endterischer Handlung) [1776]. list of subscribers. V. ad without the (5)-pp. Its title appeared on the front wrapper (not present with this copy). oblong folio. Chap. binding slightly worn.] 25 lithographic plates. with morocco supralibros title. Jan. One mended tear. Doede 205. [London (The Author) 1822] $600. 25 engraved plates (numbered 111. oblong folio. a barber (Barbier) for B. Written and engraved by William Alexander. Contemporary dull blue wraps.The Library of Peter A. Engraved title-page. The plates carry printers’ credits to Aubert and to Benard et Frey. (1)f. London (W. intermittent soiling. VICTOR [Les charades alphabétiques. Wick 7 2 1 ADAM. [Paris (Aubert). Jessen 2370. affecting foot of title. $2. Alexander Engraver & Printer to Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Clarence). publisher’s catalogue at end. siècle I. 1822. Sm. 10 engraved plates (including title-page). WILLIAM The Eight Beatitudes. Sm. Hauswedell 301 3 ALEXANDER. 1st.).00 Not in Bonacini . The 14 unnumbered plates at the end comprise an alphabet of extraordinary monumental decorative initials incorporating appropriate figures. darinnen Man gar leicht die CürrentCanzleÿ. Cloth. a painter (Maler) for M. each with multiple vignette illustrations within dec.200. The album was simultaneously published in London (Ch.

A fine copy. Cf. Four of the plates are signed both by Allais and by the engraver Louis Senault. Lisboa Occidental (Na Officina de Bernardo da Costa de Carvalho) [1722].. JEAN-BAPTISTE L’art d’ecrire par Alais.00 Becker: Hofer Collection 92. 44 engraved plates. 24 unnumbered engraved plates (including engraved title). ruë Saint Jacques. Becker: Hofer Collection 138. 13 wood-engraved lettrines with architectural motifs... folio. MANOEL DE Nova escola para aprender a ler.. 25 engraved plates (including allegorical frontispiece of Lisbon after a design by Jeronymo de Barros-Ferreira. “Ce livre est un manuel. (12)ff. aux Colonnes d’Hercules). Paris (Chez Jean Mariette. fresh copy. à écrire. 278. 1/4 green vellum. where 8 . Ekström p. Engraved armorial device on letterpress title. Campos Ferreira Lima p. generally a fine. according to Campos Ferreira Lima. 19th-century marbled boards. as we learn from the title-page of his ‘Arte de escrever. Berlin 5117. Marzoli 56 6 ANDRADE DE FIGUEIREDO.’ Professor of Writing and Arithmetic. MANOEL DE Nova escola para aprender a ler. There are few purely ornamental decorations. By his contemporaries. $4. and of Diaz Morante... distinguishable. Contemporary speckled calf gilt. Primeyra parte (all published).. Hutton 4. Sm. Whalley 1980.500. by details of the typography and vignette decoration of the title-page. 12pp. with fine gilt supralibros title. Engraved royal coat of arms supported by angels over the city of Lisbon. escrever. “The majority of the plates were engraved by José Lúcio da Costa. illustrations. “Andrade de Figueiredo was born in Espirito Santo.00 8 ARAUJO. “Allais’ book is a valuable treatise on the art of calligraphy. (1)pp..’ The fine portrait is dated 1721 and is showing Figueiredo at the age of 48. 1698. letterpress text. second issue (as is the Hofer copy). He was an eminent calligrapher and a creator of the Portuguese handwriting until the reign of Don José I (ca. the following. “Araujo was a Portuguese calligrapher and. Lisboa Occidental (Na Officina de Bernardo da Costa de Carvalho) [1722].. He adds that he was Correspondent of the Imperial Academy of Science in St. & contar. in its very elaborate show of command of hand. Berlin 5246. Vellum split at front hinge.. Wood-engraved culs-de-lampe and lettrines..500. Intermittent light soiling and spotting. escrever. and engraved second title-page).. engraved portrait of the author (both of the foregoing by Bernard Picart). d’alphabets et de textes ornés de remarquables traits de plume exécutés d’une main sûre et enjouée” (Jammes). His work follows the style of the great Italian masters in its use of clubbed ascenders and descenders. 25. 4to.311 7 ANDRADE DE FIGUEIREDO. Petersburg” (Marzoli). à conter ainsi que l’orthographe. Borba de Moraes I.8 ars libri his father was Governor of the ‘Capitania. which included an identical section of plates. Boards. engraved calligraphic section title. Jammes 49. the letterpress has been reset. citing the 1680 edition: Bonacini 27. however lacking the engraved coat-of-arms and portrait. $4. p. First edition. Les planches comportent des examples d’écritures. 7ff.. Lrg. item 6 above). para instrucção da mocidade. Oblong folio. $6. composé de quatre parties. binding a little battered. 156pp. Victoria and Albert 116. major importance having been given by the calligrapher to the instructions. destiné à apprendre à lire. second issue (cf. he was known as the ‘Morante portugues’” (Ekström). ANTÓNIO JACINTO DE Nova arte de escrever offerecida ao Principe Nosso Senhor.. & contar. 1 engraved figure. A second issue of the first edition of 1680. 1/4 mottled calf (hairline splits at hinges). A large paper copy of the first edition. tables of exercises and diagrams which explain the technique of a perfect French hand” (Marzoli). 1755). four were engraved by Manuel da Silva 5 5 ALLAIS.00 Bonacini 66. Primeyra parte (all published). the famous Spanish writing master.500. Jammes 34. 32f.

It is based on the firm belief that writing should depend on geometrical principles” (Victoria and Albert). The collation of the work is eccentric.00 Bonacini 93. dado a la luz. but also a mathematician. “Aznar de Polanco was not only a writing master and calligrapher. láminas finas.500. Becker: Hofer Collection 146.. 27 engraved plates. a expensas del autor). Hutton 5 9 ASENSIO Y MEJORADA. 39 plates (partly folding. $2... in period style. as this one does. Jammes 81. Ex libris Bibliotheca Calligraphica Hamill. 4to. New vellum. flyleaves and occasional plates annotated by early hands. Cotarelo and Palau call for an engraved title and 28 plates. engraved frontispiece with portraits of four saints (printed in bistre). (10)ff.. y su explicación. Asensio y Mejorada (1725-1794) was a native of Guadalajara and an official of the Biblioteca Nacional. 1794. with 27 plates. Palau 18613 10 AZNAR DE POLANCO. JUAN CLAUDIO Arte nuevo de escribir por preceptos geometricos. y grabado al buril por D. Francisco Assensio y Mejorada. The woodcut initials in the letterpress text depicting architectural subjects are notable” (Becker). 1/4 tree calf.. ‘Arte nuevo de escribir’ was his most important work on calligraphy. 1780. including a few childish calligraphic trials. Engraved title-page..00 Bonacini 103. portrait of the author.. Some . partly hors texte.. $3. y reglas mathematicas. FRANCISCO Geometría de la letra romana mayúscula y minúscula en 28. Intermittent soiling. this copy. the collation is consistent with the Harvard copy. architect and fencing master. libro único. Lisboa (Na officina de Antonio Gomes). Marzoli 72. Wood-engraved culs-delampe. partly printed in bistre). lettered at spine. Bonacini. The plates are dated from 1783 to 1790. 25 of the plates show the geometrical construction of upper and lower case letters. Engraved title.000. but other copies of which we have seen records appear to be complete. Cotarelo y Mori 94. Wick 9 7 Godinho.The Library of Peter A.. is complete. 72pp. with 39 plates in addition to the preliminaries.. Madrid (En la Imprenta de Andres Ramirez. Lrg. 165ff. Contemporary marbled boards.7.

00 Bonacini 128. Becker: Hofer Collection 158. It has the German Fraktur and Cantzlei.800. Writing & Book-Keeping in the Girard College. MICHAEL Michael Baurenfeinds . GEORGE J.. U. 1719. “Becker includes a great variety of hands and alphabets in this work.. as well as some exotic alphabets” (Ekström). 1/4 morocco gilt.. Amsterdam (Adam Meyer). Hutton 6 12 BAURENFEIND. Cotarelo y Mori I.000.134ff. This copy lacks the letterpress text and folding table accompanying the plates. The eccentric order of the plates conforms precisely with all copies examined or recorded. Jammes 46. Engraved title-page. 3/4 red morocco gilt. Italian and Dutch cursives. 279f. 1716]. Doede 126. Heredia 595. Berlin 5245. W was not issued). 2 parts in 1 vol. Oblong 4to. engraved plates 1-14. Jammes 47. Commenting on the Hofer copy.00 Bonacini 157. last leaf renewed at top outer corner. 67ff. generally a fine copy of this handsome book. both incomplete). Philadelphia. imperial notary.10 ars libri “First edition of the first writing manual of Michael Baurenfeind. oblong folio. Nineteenth-century embossed buckram. Victoria and Albert 117. oblong 4to. J and U. French. 2pp. 3/4 cloth. Becker writes “First edition. Palau 21133. though incomplete as noted. but also the main Latin. A series of analytical and finished alphabets. Lrg. 33 engraved plates by H. $2.eine erwachsene Person aber der gründrichtingen Lehr-Art und der zu Ersetzung dess bisherigen Mangels dargestelten Versalien mit gutem Nuzen bedienen kan. and the last of the great Nuremberg writing-masters. plates 31-58.. His manual contains the most elaborate Baroque penmanship.500. Earle after Becker. Aguilar Piñal I. Eerste [-tweede] deel. The Stirling-Maxwell copy. Although German and ‘Old English’ 11 plates cut a little short. $2. Whalley 1980 p. (2). Hutton 7 13 BECKER.00 Bonacini 123. engraved title-page. Becker’s Ornamental Penmanship. engraved plates A-Z however lacking I. Y). engraved plates A-X (however lacking H.” A few minor smudges. Berlin 5037. with exlibrises William Stirling and Arts of Design. à la Calle de la Habada). von Christoph Weigel. Engraved title-page. 64f.. 19th-century marbled boards. in 1736. Berlin 4871. Handsome new marbled boards. [Nürnberg (Gedruckt bey Johann Ernst Adelbulnern). Two of the sample plates for business letters carry a 1740 date. plates 1-30. Becker is identified on the title-page as “Professor of Drawing. $3. A fine copy. door Jan Baers. Becker: Hofer Collection 137 (two copies. reminiscent of earlier drawing masters. wie sie mit sonderbarem Vortheil ohne einige Information von selbsten hierinnen sich gar leicht belehren. with loss of a few letters. Printed on card stock (the leaves mounted on stubs in this binding). including elaborate engraved title. Vollkommene Wieder-Herstellung der bissher sehr in Verfall gekommenen gründlich-u : zierlichen Schreib-Kunst. Sm.” he was the author also of “The American System of Penmanship” (Philadelphia. There is no prefatory or instructional text. A second part of the work was published two decades later.3217 11 BAERS. [Madrid] (En la Imprenta de los Herederos de Manuel Ruiz de Murga. plus 9 extra sample plates (of which 8 printed in rust-orange). worinnen der Jugend ein sicherer und angenehmer Wege. 10 . getreulich und auffrichtig gezeiget wird. JAN Kabinet der Schrijf-konst. Ekström Collection p. Greek and Hebrew. Becker: Hofer Collection 166. 1842). 1761. The titles to each volume were signed by the engraver Christiaen Sepp.. Raised bands.

It includes. Heal p. however. cf. title-page). berries. copying those in Gay’s first edition. folio. butterflies. the work is complete with 84 plates. and 51 engraved plates (including a repeat of the dedication engraving with no surrounding letterpress. after drawings by William Kent and John Wootton. 6ff. cut slightly close.’ and various ‘italic’ hands” (Victoria and Albert). many of these in several different varieties. Philadelphia (Uriah Hunt & Son) [1854/1855].00 Bonacini 173.”). $500. Greek. JOHN Fables.” Bonacini). published simultaneously with a German-language issue (“Alphabeten. 1884. London. prénoms et devises. Croatian. iv. The final three plates (of four published in the concluding section) include six handsome monogram devices for the brothers themselves and others.’ ‘pearl letter. Printed and sold by William and Cluer Dicey at the Printing-Office in Bow Church-Yard. occasionally obtrusive. title. bees. and a decorated alphabet arranged two letters to the plate on 12 plates. and Other Short Poems. as well as national varieties of lettering styles—German. Samaritan. $300. 32 engraved plates (including handsome dec. 1/4 cloth. which were first published in 1727. Hebrew. owls. for the practice & amusement of young gentlemen & ladies. Binding dull. Half-title. exquisitely ornamented with lions. a fine acrobatic alphabet. Victoria and Albert 166 14 BICKHAM. turkeys. “This volume is the first of three parts eventually issued of John Bickham’s abridgment of the first volume of John Gay’s fables. artificiosè et eleganter in aere efficti et recèns forâs dati. JAN THEODOR DE & BRY. Syriac. Composés et dessinés par le Marquis de Boisthierry. 4to. titlepage. Old mends inside hinges.The Library of Peter A. including fully engraved dec.00 Bonacini 234 16 BRY. The alphabet plates include representations of Chaldaean. and a profusion of flowers. in the art of writing. dogs. unicorns. Intermittent foxing. and letterpress text (including dedication with large engraved design). This copy lacks one plate in the final series. Illyrian. The whole curiously engrav’d. Lrg. Slipcase case (cloth.00 Cf. Medallion portrait and. As is evident in the table. notwithstanding Bonacini’s plate count of 94. Junior. apud omnes omnino nationes usurpati. cats. [London] (William and Cluer Dicey).. and two quatrains of verse in rebus form.. Nineteenthcentury marbled boards. Following these are 12 plates with an alphabet of 24 elaborate Mannerist initial letters by the de Bry brothers. Becker: Hofer Collection 199. horses. 12 engraved illus. 84 plates (printed in two tones of blue). peacocks. (2)pp. which is not always . ex variis autoribus accurate depromptj. Wick 11 16 16 styles predominate. iam inde a creato mundo ad nostra usq. nonetheless a neat copy. the second and third vols. MARQUIS DE Recueil de monogrammes. the beautiful and very elaborate dedication engraving. lacking plate N1). Fine modern marbled boards. he also includes such items as ‘velvet letter. JAN ISRAEL DE Alphabeta et characteres. und aller art Characteren. citing 1731 edition: Bonacini 205. where may be also had curiously engrav’d by the same hand. Collected from the Most Celebrated English Authors. Eventually all three parts were issued together with a collective title. First edition. and vines. pelicans. themselves based on drawings by William Kent and John Wootton” (Becker). internally clean. Armenian. The illustrations in this version were engraved by George Bickham. on front flyleaf. (rebacked). beetles. Con- tents hinged into binding on stubs. $850. spiders. Flemish. 3/4 brown morocco gilt. Sm. Arabic. The first edition was published in London in 1731 (“rarissimo. Ownership inscription. 181 15 BOISTHIERRY. and Roman. and other—also demonstrating upper and lower cases and styles of script. the following. Coptic. Lemonnyer). Becker: Hofer Collection 198. Washington 1850. French. tempora. among others. Paris (J. edged in morocco). 1737. monkeys. Contemporary marbled wraps.

124 17 DEAN. Guilmard p. this would appear to be the 9th issue of the work. An extensive list of subscribers is included. 369.. $600. HENRY Dean’s Recently Improved Analytical Guide to the Art of Penmanship. improved and enlarged’ edition was published at New York. American Text Book for Letters. Graesse VIII. the two unnumbered . Theodorum et Io. or 9 (issue undetermined). Dec. xvi. $150. Lrg. This engraving is also added to the letterpress dedication leaf (which in some copies is left blank in this area). [17]-110pp. Petit. cf. 1/4 leather.. Francfordij (Io. generally a fine. who stride forward from columned niches bearing scales and a mirror. Early Boston ownership inscription at head of title. Allegorical frontispiece (“The Genius of Penmanship. Later boards. Sm. title with expertly mended clean tear and one small abrasion at platemark. faded). Contemporary boards. including engraved calligraphic title-page.37. engraved title-page.. 49 19 DECAROLI. 8pp. 46 engraved plates (including title-page).Dean helped himself to generous portions of what his predecessors had produced.) [1808]. Bonacini 290. and Sold by Hopkins & Bayard. 119-169. chisel or graver. this volume does not include plate A1. 1842-1860). Nash 300-305 (citing 1st to 10th editions. Ray: Some Early American Writing Books and Masters (1943). Cf. 8. Berlin 5283. nos. 4to.” after Archibald Robertson). Ninth edition. Ammaestramenti teoricopratici indirizzati ad agevolare il modo d’imparare da per se la scrittura moderna. an historical account of the origin & progress of writing and printing. p. 18 DEARBORN. Several leaves newly mounted on stubs. 24 engraved plates. Plates 1-44 engraved by P. clean copy. Brunet I.” (Nash.. Israelem de Bry).. F..S. This was Henry Dean’s ‘Analytical Guide to the Art of Penmanship’. with acknowledgment. Nash. Like all other copies we have seen described. First published Salem 1805.000.. as described by Nash (in which the statement “A set of small-hand copies published 1808” appears at the foot of the final plate). NATHANIEL S. as Becker speculates with reference to the German issue of the work. portrait.. 7.00 Not in Bonacini. folio.00 Not in Bonacini. 3/4 red leather gilt (rubbed). $25. Containing a variety of plates in which are exhibited a complete system of practical penmanship. from Thomas Astle’s ‘Origin and Progress of Writing’. with copious remarks on the various letters now in use. More than half the text was borrowed. Intermittent spotting. 1858.. 3/4 leather. American Penmanship. 36 engraved plates (1 large folding). Becker: Hofer Collection 59 (citing German-language edition)..1309. and it would appear that it was never present. lower right corner of final plate renewed in blank margin. with the most correct method for producing them with the pen. with a diagram of the capi[tal script alp]habet. foxing and wear (a few expert mends). Contemporary boards. improved and enlarged. Boston (The Author). brush... Nash... p..12 ars libri 16 present—a complex wreathed monogram for Count Philip Louis II of Hanau-Münzenberg. set between elegant figures of Justice and Truth.00 Hollstein Dutch and Flemish IV. 13f. Shaw & Shoemaker 14835. arranged by city. lacking frontis. 1596. New-York (Published for the Author. oblong 4to. Second edition. “At Salem Massachusetts in the year 1805 there appeared the most ambitious publication ever to grace American handwriting and three years later a ‘revised. revised.. 1943). mounted with the printed surface of the original boards (cracked. Also.

Church text. Marzoli 34. F. each different from the other. Ownership inscription. initials for illumination. Like the Hofer copy. Treccani VIII. &c. blue and brown. decorative painters. by Giovanni Battista Betti. Later cloth.429f.g. $150. 1/4 brown morocco gilt. Paris (Garnier Frères. 1859. lxxvi. & JEAN-HIPPOLYTE [pseud. Wick 13 supplementary plates at end (called for by Bonacini. this copy lacks the frontispiece portrait of Victor Amadeus Maria. Bennett. Gravé par Dizambourg. 517. 1831. [Paris] 1814. large and small.] Les mystères de l’écriture. T. Folio. Printer). which led Becker to surmise that it may be a later printing of the first edition. Short clean tear in title-page. Torino (Fratelli Reycends). A. Second edition.e.00 Not in Bonacini. Spon). Becker: Hofer Collection 133. binding a bit battered. Nottingham (S. Libraires-Éditeurs).00 Bonacini 471. prospectus and list of subscribers (in 4to. printed in red. 4to. German arabesque. A handsome copy. 1/4 cloth. Art de juger les hommes sur leurs autographes.00 Bonacini 482 (citing 1868 edition only) 22 21 DESBARROLLES.P. Modern cloth. from the Eighth to the Nineteenth Century. “The work is a rare and elegant example of 18th century calligraphy. Hutton 22. $4.800.. Including Gothic. Contemporary blue wraps.00 23 HUET [DE TOSTES] Démonstration complette de tous les genres d’ecritures suivie de tableaux et d’états. OCLC lists only 1 copy in America (Library of Congress).the specimens are particularly refined.00 22 HEMM. Only 1 copy in OCLC (University of Virginia). folio. bound in. 19 engraved plates (numbered 2-20). In some plates. &c.000. The Book of Ornamental Alphabets Ancient and Modern. (3)ff. the front cover with calligraphic title. this copy bears traces of an effaced additional line at the foot of the title-page. Ex-libris Mildred Bliss. Dumbarton Oaks. Huet de Tostes (fl. 1805-1827) was the author as well of “Écritures expédiées financières françaises” (1808) and “Principes de tous les genres d’écriture” (1814). 1872.The Library of Peter A. engravers. $150. Jessen 2483. Blue tissue-guards throughout. Publisher’s gilt embossed buckram. All of Decaroli’s plates have narrow decorative borders all around. A virtuoso turn of post-Regency calligraphy by a Nottinghamshire writing-master. Cf. Stout sm. and F. Lrg. and with An Analysis of the Roman and Old English Alphabets (Large and Small). lithographers.). 4-pp. Like the copy at the Newberry Library. 20 DELAMOTTE. $1. Portraits of the Royal Family in Penmanship. and numerous calligraphic designs adorn the text.N. illus. with stippleengraved heads set on shimmering swirls of penmanship. both also engraved by Dizambourg. 8 engraved plates (including dedication portrait of George IV)... Engraved title-page (with medallion portrait of the Duchesse d’Angoulême incorporated in the elaborate frame). carver &c. (3)pp. Prof. but not usually found) engraved by Pillon. 1772. monograms and crosses.. a little light wear and soiling. 1859. 3/4 leather gilt. Oblong 4to. printed on pink paper. A little very light soiling. denoting the typical elegance of the time” (Marzoli). $900. for the use of architectural and engineering draughtsmen. Berlin 5222. masons. Marzoli 64 23 . London (E.. King of Sardinia. J. with Numerals. with facsimile autographs and specimen manuscript texts. 50 plates.

folio. completely uncut and in its original binding. 3/4 gilt and blindstamped leather. WILLIAM Poikilographia. Jones. or. Contemporary marbled boards. Shaw & Shoemaker 28833. Recommendations: p. DET ER: DEN SOUVERAINE KONGE-LOV. (4)pp. sat og given af den stoormegtigste höjbaarne fyrste og herre herr Friderich den Tredie. second plate is engraved title page. Som den stoormegtigste höjbaarne fyrste og herre herr Friderich den Fierde. $750. cf. Frontispiece is portrait of the author. London (Published by W. binding rubbed./ Sold at the Academy No. 2-154. in Seven Books. green paper label pasted on lower cover. including 2 allegorical titles. Most of the specimens follow the format of sample title-pages. Reinhardt after designs by Claus à Möinichen. [xv]-xlii. stating “For the designs contained in this Book the Publisher is chiefly/ indebted to the works of the late celebrated Samuel Coates.. [vi] and [xiv] are blank.. [iv]. 202 Broadway/ New York. on a Plan Entirely New. Entirely uncut.. Occasional light foxing and browning. and 16 leaves of text. Roeg. Comprising twenty two different alphabets.” Jones is described as “Private Teacher of Writing./ Pages [ii]. and 1 leaf of introduction).00 Bonacini 875. an exceptionally fine copy.. engraved throughout by M. 26 24 JENKINS. The ‘Lex Regia’ “established the absolute right of the Monarch to rule and defined the line of royal succession. and “Author of the Permanent Writing Book. portrait of the author. stitched.. portrait. Figs. by mastering these.14 ars libri 25 JONES. Containing a plain easy and familiar introduction which may be considered as a grammar to the art. Alexander Engraver) [1830].Printed by Flagg & Gould]). First edition of this monument of Danish book production. xlviii.. 54. Revised. Berlin 5077. Publisher’s dull grey boards. Page [i] is half-title. The ‘Lex regia’ or ‘Kongelov’ was drafted originally in 1660 by Count Peder Griffenfeld and then formalized by Frederik III in 1665. p. itself quite fresh. incorporating elaborate non-calligraphic pictorial vignettes at the center. 1813. 22 engraved plates (including frontis. This affirmation of royal authority was more rigorous than other monarchal laws of Europe at the time. Various Specimens of Ornamental Penmanship. Broadsheets. each with elaborate ornamental and illustrated borders engraved by A. printed on thick paper. 68. Victoria and Albert 159. or a new system of Writing. folio. Book I. Preface: p. could teach it to others” (Victoria and Albert). 1665. title-page. JOHN The Art of Writing Reduced to a Plain and Easy System. og af Hans Maj. Lrg. Portions with faint marginal stain. Jenkins put forward the theory that the round hand could be divided into six basic strokes of the pen and that. revised from the 1791 first edition. pastepaper wraps.” on the title-page. calligraphic equestrian portrait of Frederik III. enlarged & improved. Leonora Chrtistine.. Signatures: [1]4. 4to. 14. Portion of the original decorated wrapper mounted on upper cover. A. Contemporary dec.00 Bonacini 912 (incorrectly dated 1880) 26 LEX REGIA. having learnt it. Cambridge (Printed for the Author [Andover. Sold by W. anyone could learn to write a good hand. af Guds naade. underskreven d. allernaadigst haver befalet ved offentlig tryk at vorde publiceret den 4. [vii]-xiii. A separate issue of the second edition. two years after he had thrown his own sister...Septemb.. 19 leaves. “Jenkins first published this book in the form of a pamphlet in 1791. &c. aar 1709. with different collation. konge til Danmark og Norge . Baltimore 118 28 . 10 engraved and stipple-engraved plates.. Nash: American Writing Masters.. novemb. $750. it was the first work of its kind to be published in America.. in text. Engraved title-page and frontis. Patronised by His Majesty” under the portrait. Hutton 45. Sm. and.

and that of 1580.. Bonacini goes on to quote a commentary on the book by Maggs Bros. and particularly birds—not just the usual contingent of eagles in various attitudes. Houghton Library. well after the death of Frederik III.e. (16)pp. Following this special title is an engraved portrait head of Frederik III with a calligraphic body. which appear on every page. “Lucas has divided his writing book into four parts. Diuidida en quatro partes. Quest’opera di insegnamento paleografico è composta innanzi tutto da 29 tavv.T. plates [3]-13. $5. no. following those of 1571 and 1577.1008. In addition to the 1709 title page. Except for an extract included in Christian V’s 1683 law. “The title and text of this handsome volume are engraved thoughout by Michael Roeg. the first and longest devoted to bastarda script. Bibliotheca Danica II. The elaborate illustrated borders. seated on a calligraphic horse” (Nancy S. Publisher’s dec. Reinhardt. Worcester. Victoria and Albert 76 (citing 1577 edition). (4). fine Mannerist woodcut borders repeated within. [1847?]. Mass. in “Danish Literature”). cf. Lrg. while the 27 into prison without trial. $1.192 27 LUCAS. There are numerous misfoliations” (Becker). the spine gilt in compartments. reserved mostly for monarchs and nobles. it is not known if the printer Juan de la Cuesta is the writing master. Mass. swans.432f. ANDRÉS Escuela paleographica. there is a special title page for the date of 1665 when the law was first instituted.00 Nash 350 29 MERINO DE JESUCHRISTO. “This edition of Lucas’s text is apparently the only further one after that of 1580. Lucas’s influence on Spanish calligraphy was especially important for the bastarda and redondilla hands. 1608. Engraved title. wrappers slightly worn. folio. Spanish royal arms on title- . $6. 443. Vendese en casa de Francisco de Robles). Pérez Pastor II. (numerous misfoliations).” The calligraphic examples are virtuosically adorned with scrolling wreaths and flowers. Berlin 5240. 1986). finches and others. A.500. leading to a chaotic collation (“anarchy. which remained in use for almost two hundred years in the form that he gave them” (Victoria and Albert). spine partly renewed). Heredia 590. Intermittent light soiling (affecting portrait). a very handsome copy. Folio. and elephants—a Danish royal symbol—among the flora and fauna. the second to redondilla (a rounded hand in which the letters are scarcely joined to one another). p. Cover title: “Martin’s Pearls. (1)pp. con uno sguardo al moderno alfabeto” (Bonacini). Contemporary Spanish mottled calf.250.The Library of Peter A.”Contiene bellissime tavole incise da Francisco Assensio. “Lucas’s book is of exceptional importance in the development of Spanish calligraphy” (Baltimore).. E.00 Bonacini 1088. No.739. (32). The marvelous borders include carefully delineated fishes and sea creatures.. gilt-embossed buackram (a little worn. 4 text illus. The first edition of this beautiful Spanish writing book.. such as Mabillon had published. 59 engraved plates. 118ff. the ‘Lex regia’ was not formally printed until 1709 during the reign of Frederik IV. Worcester. the third to grifo (resembling bastarda) and antigua. Nineteenth-century mottled calf (Leighton).500. cf. Harvard University: Danish Literature: Saxo Grammaticus to Isak Dinesen (Cambridge. con antichi caratteri dal 4º secolo in poi. [København] 1709.g.00 Cf. The publication was limited to 500 copies. A few discreet expert mends.. Graesse IV. 24. and the last to Roman lettering. 182 Main Street. but also swallows. Palau 143328. engraved calligraphic title-page. Neilsen: Den Danske Bog.” in Cotarelo’s view). Presumably the fourth edition. Martin’s System of Practical Penmanship Taught in 24 Lessons at His Writing and Book Keeping Academy. Madrid (En casa de Iuan de la Cuesta. Cotarelo i Mori I.. Oblong sm. with ex-librises William Stirling and Arts of Design. Curious hieroglyphics are also reproduced from ancient Spanish coinage and an interesting chapter is devoted to early Gothic and Moorish money. Baltimore 80 (citing 1580 edition) 28 MARTIN. FRANCISCO Arte de escrevir.. The Stirling-Maxwell copy. desde la entrade de los Godos en España hasta nuestro tiempos.. “An extremely interesting transcript of Julius Caesar’s will is given in the old Roman characters. 8vo. The illustrations depict the various colonial and industrial interests of Denmark at this time.. Becker: Hofer Collection 40. Engraved frontispiece portrait (seemingly after a daguerreotype). in which many errors in foliation were introduced. 100ff. There is also a fish. Wick 15 page. ó de leer letras antiguas. are engraved by Anders Reinhardt after designs by Claus à Möinichen. di iscrizioni eseguite da Padre Andres. with gilt armorial supralibros of William Stirling-Maxwell on both covers. 46 sample pages (some printed in white on black backgrounds). Title-page.

WILLIAM The Penman’s Repository Containing Seventy Correct Alphabets. a Valuable Selection of Flourishes. 66pp. Eyrich)] 17821785. Doede 213/1-2. Salva 2325. showing the translation of portraits into silhouettes and calligraphic caprices. $3. . oblong folio. oder: neu inventirtes Kunst. titled in pen at the spine. Madrid (D. and ancillary crafts. A superbly designed Baroque drawing book and writing manual. A fine. 1/4 red morocco. bestehend in 56 künstlich gravirten Kupferstichen. Graesse VIII. leather ties (defective).00 Bonacini 1169. Palau 165667.423 32 MILNS. JOHANN Liber artificiosvs alphabeti maioris.Schreib. écriture qui s’est imposée à toute l’Europe. Madrid (D. oriental and occidental timepieces. plates 1-28. The letterpress text likewise contains extensive useful technical and practical information and advice about writing.00 Bonacini 1168.00 31 MERKEN. tall copy. desde la entrade de los Godos en España hasta nuestro tiempos.. geometrical diagrams. armorial devices and crowns. and a Variety of New Designs. consisting of two parts issued three years apart. Berlin 4925. A few discreet expert mends.. oiseaux. ó de leer letras antiguas. de Navarette. zum Nutzen und Vergnügen der elden Jugend in zween Theile vertheilet. and architectural orders” (Becker). with passages from old Castilian. bound in 1. nebst beigefügter Abhandlung der darinn enthaltenen nützlichen und angenehmen Wissenschaften. Ex libris D. Engraved title & 35 plates (numbered 236). 1780.750.500. Title-page. “First edition. Plates engraved by Heinrich Hugo Cöntgen after Merken. Juan Antonio Lozano). (1)f. Greek and French characters. calendars. the architectural orders. plates 29-56. $4. First edition (cf. Catalan and Valencian manuscripts. engraved by Harry Ashby. 72f. carrying extensive commentary about the book. “Album caractéristique de l’écriture ‘anglaise’ liée à l’apparition des plumes en acier. alphabets of fanciful capital letters. item 29 above). Ulfilan.F. Ekström p. personnages 31 .und Zeichenbuch. tall copy. $3. [Mülheim am Rhein (gedruckt bei Joh. Oblong folio.” Father Andres Merino (1730-c. Palha 485. in fresh condition. Walker. Roman. and had made an intensive study of paleography. the expression of emotion (as drawn from Le Brun and others). arbres..750. contain lettering specimens. 1780. and much else.. a very handsome copy. Chaque alphabet ou modèle de texte est accompagné d’élégants traits de plume et d’ornements représentant des animaux. A fine. Conr. ANDRÉS Escuela paleographica.16 ars libri alphabet and various signs and contractions are deciphered from the Saxon. squared enlargements.. drawing. Gothic. 1/4 red leather gilt.F. Contemporary limp vellum. Juan Antonio Lozano). Sm. with original supralibros cover panel. original blue wrappers bound in. drawing models. genealogical tables. The work is a very fine example of German rococo ornament. The plates. Jammes 75 30 MERINO DE JESUCHRISTO. engraved by Heinrich Hugo Cöntgen. 2 vols. Becker: Hofer Collection 175.. the plates mingling calligraphic tours-de-force with a profusion of illustrations intended for the benefit of artists. 1787) taught at the Escuelas Pias in Castile. 22pp. Plates printed by J. Fine new marbled boards.. Runic. Cotarelo y Mori 706.

Gilbert. Milns eventually emigrated to the United States and was buried in Boston” (Becker). a Valuable Selection of Flourishes. U. 23 etched plates.00 Bonacini 1194. a straight-edge. . 194f. and a Variety of New Designs (cf. An alphabet (omitting J.500. Hutton 56 33 MILNS. Contemporary marbled boards. above most letters is an animal or bird whose name begins with the letter. March 1st. WILLIAM The Penman’s Repository Containing Seventy Correct Alphabets. $3. esemplare per disegnare. Heal p. and a compass.. The preface. and Piper).” is enframed by drawing tools: pens of various types with an ink bottle. and Piper). 4to. [London] (Sherwood. 1/4 calf (a little rubbed).00 34 MITELLI. “A suoi scolari. item 32 above). Tiverton. Jammes 82. etched preface. Heal lists a 1787 edition with “Twenty Correct Alphabets..” “The engraver was Harry Ashby. printed on buff-colored heavy laid stock with “Panzano” watermark. Marbled boards.M. Lrg.The Library of Peter A. ex-libris Benjamin Dickinson. Each plate is accompanied by a rhymed tercet below the margin. in a range of postures and activities. “E il capolavoro del Mitelli” (Bonacini). all the plates carry publication dates in 1794 and 1795. In the margins of each are facial elements and other parts of the body intended as models for drawing. sometimes mundane (a servant bearing a fish on a salver: E).. $3.. A handsome copy.500. Wick 17 34 allégoriques” (Jammes). March 1st. sometimes fantastical (three satyrs leaning on staves: M). Etched titlepage. 1795. GIUSEPPE MARIA Alfabeto in sogno. Berlin 5075. Gilbert.” at lower left. 1795. Mitelli I. Becker: Hofer Collection 231 (incomplete). W) of letters formed from human or mythological figures. [London] (Sherwood. Slipcase. e F. signed “G.

p. Hutton 64 . Heredia 596. Varignana. Known for his skill making punches and matrices for bastarda and rotunda types. Escrités & grauées apres le naturel de la plume. “rarissima”) 37 OLOD. as has the alphabetic circle in Chapter 16. Carefully penned 1852 inscription on front flyleaf. lined in velvet. 1632. 1/4 vellum. engraved by Joan Petroschi. The first issue. Lrg. “Father Luis de Olod was a Capuchin monk and writing master in Barcelona.1896.. n. is dated “1683 [i. Marbled endpapers. but the alphabet of ‘letras mayusculas floreadas’ is not included here” (Becker). cf. with charming and elaborate naturalistic borders throughout the book incorporating fruit. The same engraved plates were used in both editions. publia quelques manuels d’écriture et ce livre de prières qu’il dessina et grava entièrement. and the Getty. 17—?]. clear impressions.M. y arte de escribir bien: ilustrado con veinte y cinco laminar. Torino (Presso li Fratelli Reycent et Comp. Sue Welsh & Wallace. PIERRE Les sainctes prières de l’âme chrestienne. Marzoli 69. RLIN.S. 1989). $250. Aguilar Piñal V. entirely engraved calligraphic prayerbook. The prints are in beautiful. Becker notes that this undated Gerona edition is often cited as the first. The examples. Guilmard p.e.. Gerona (En la Imprenta de Narciso Oliva. the spine gilt in compartments with pointillé flowers. Obra utilisima para que asi maestros. 35 MODELLI DI CALLIGRAFIA Ricavati dai più rinomati professori per la scrittura corsiva.000. 8vo.00 Bonacini 1310. Becker: Hofer Collection 140. Lrg.” Altogether three copies in the US are recorded in OCLC. the plates mounted on heavy stubs in the binding. oblong 8vo. with plate tone. second issue of this beautiful. 98 (of 100) engraved folios. Reed. A costa de Francisco Basóls.18 ars libri 32 The date of issue of the book may be open to question. New York Public. Contemporary full vellum. and other textual additions. Hutton 59.118f. intricately gilt with pointillé tools in the manner of Le Gascon and Florimond Badier. two additional chapters.. Deschamps & Brunet 1117. 1978) 243-267.”Pierre Moreau. A. and cornerpieces surrounded by lush wreaths. citing the Barcelona 1768 edition: Cotareli y Mori II. The letterpress type specimens added after the plates are similar in content to those in the first edition. emblemata and flowers. Title-page & 9 plates. Paris (Chés l’autheur). y quantos se hallaren estudiosos de escribir bien. calligraphe professionel à Paris.00 Not in Bonacini 36 MOREAU. 145f. which conforms to this one in its watermark and other details. Richard: Italian Etchers of the Renaissance & Baroque (Boston. “The woodcut vignettes on the title page and last page of the text have been copied from those in the Barcelona edition.. New boards... Fine contemporary brown morocco with mosaic inlays. later issues were published in 1644. The text has been supplemented for this edition with extra licenses. first published Barcelona. Second edition. of 1631. 4to. Palau 201092. letterpress alphabets. 1860?).500. 1768. range from the very simple to the extremely ornate and include alphabets and foreign scripts” (Victoria and Albert). On doit à Moreau les célèbres caractères d’imprimerie imitant son écriture” (Jammes). title/frontispiece leaf torn. the following. Cf. Victoria and Albert 122.).: Giuseppe Maria Mitelli (Bologna.e. Marzoli 69. First edition. but appear here in weaker impressions and with the second sample plate here in the second state with horizontal ruling lines added. 1 woodcut illus. Brunet III. Jammes 70. with crude repair. engraved dedication.00 Jammes 18. (4)pp. Berlin 5289. $2. Hermano del Autor) [after 1768]. bound in. Bologna. The Getty copy.38. black and gold wraps. orig.1839. cf. urns. Moreau was named Imprimeur du roi in 1642. (5)ff. intermittent light browning and spotting.. title-page. Berlin 5247. and grotesques. 2 blanks. F. is extremely rare (no copy in French libraries). in text. portions of the margins renewed or reinforced. 319. Modern morocco case. 1649 and 1656. remains of ties.000.ia Librai di S. with fillets and arabesques in quadrilobe central medallion. back cover mostly detached. flowers. LUIS DE Tratado del origen. The twenty-eight illustrations include religious subjects. a little light foxing and spotting. $20. Intermittent wear and soiling. 1683 [?].. Le tirage s’échelonna de 1631 à 1644…. como discipulos.. portrait. 136pp. and NUC together. $3. Engraved frontis. Not in Bonacini. No copy listed in OCLC.R. Lacking two leaves. at the Houghton Library. (20) engraved plates.g. small marginal loss on last leaf of letterpress. Raised bands.d (ca. y Bastóns. Engraved title-page within historiated border. Bonacini 1228 (citing 1644 edition only.00 Bonacini 1196.

Hutton 68 (1547). que publicó d. Victoria and Albert 67 (1540). Palatino’s known activities all took place in Rome. in Calabria. containing models of ‘ancient and modern letters of all nations.’ Palatino’s models of chancery script are among the handsomest.104. (lacking the final blank). also in Rome. Barker. Estéban de Terreros y Pando: lo 37 . followed in the same year by an edition from Antonio Blado. but are nearly impossible to execute if the writer is a person of modest ability. Palatino’s manual was a more ambitious effort than Arrighi’s or Tagliente’s. spine gilt in compartments (losses at head and foot of spine). In extent. 1545. Oct. Cristóbal Rodriguez: lo mas selecto de la Paleografía española del p. cf. citing various other editions: Becker: 15 (1556). Almost nothing is known of the scribe’s early life. (63)ff. et misvre. Large woodcut portrait medallion on titlepage. Stanley: Early Italian Writing-Books. Luis José Velazquez: un estracto del Alfabeto de la lengua primitiva de España de d. de la escritura. et vtil discorso de le cifre. and by Blado in 1545 (the present edition). Comprende una sucinta historia.” Lrg. Not even the bitter attacks and accusations directed against Palatino by Cresci could shake the honored position held by ‘the calligrapher’s calligrapher’” (Marzoli). An early revised edition of Palatino’s great writing manual. et essempi: et con vn breve. Jammes 5 (1550). Graesse V. large allegorical woodcut medallion on the final verso showing a moth hovering above the flame of a candle. The few contemporary documents which mention him indicate that the scribe was a part of the leading intellectual circles of the time. GIOVANNI BATTISTA Libro di M. Marzoli 2 (1540). et moderna. very pleasing copy.314. con le sve regole. enframed with the motto “Et so ben ch’io vo dietro a quel che m’arde. Giovanbattista Palatino cittadino romano. Berlin 5181. A few very innocuous stains. Baltimore 66 (1540). & corretto dal proprio autore. Palatino deservedly enjoyed widespread fame and popularity. A lasting 38 mark of Palatino’s presence in Rome is the inscription he cut on the Porta del Popolo” (Baltimore). Fine eighteenth-century brown morocco. Floral pastepaper endpapers. 1550 and 1553. ESTÉBAN Paleografía española. Roma in Campo di Fiore [colophon:] (per Antonio Blado Asolano). adornada con los caracteres antiguos y modernos que cada nacion ha tenido: un resumen del Ensayo sobre los alfabetos de las letras desconcidas que se encuentran en las mas antiguas medallas y monumentos de España. 1990) 39 PALUZIÉ Y CANTALOZELLA. ed. ruled in blind with filets and lozenges. hebréas y cristianas: la Biblioteca universal de d. “The last of the three major Italian copy-books of the sixteenth century is Palatino’s volume of 1540. Riueduto nuouamente. 1548. Con la giunta di qvindici tavole bellissime. subsequent editions were issued by the widow Cartolari in 1543 and 1544. Juan Bautista Erro y Azpiroz: un diccionario de las abreviaturas romanas que se hallan en las lápidas: varias inscripciones romanas.The Library of Peter A.] (Boston. $9. árabes. decorated in black. di qvalvnqve natione. Morison. Renaissance to Baroque [N. “For his ability as a scribe as well as his prominence in intellectual circles. 8vo. which was first published by Baldassare di Francesco Cartolari in Rome in 1540. A-H8. By 1538 he was a citizen of that city. a very fine. nelqval s’insegna à scrivere ogni sorte lettera. of which most printed from full-page woodblocks illustrated calligraphic scripts. the following. cf. Wick 19 38 PALATINO. Brunet IV.500.00 Bonacini 1332. godas. antica. Born at Rossano.

di Juan Bautista Erro. In a census of extant examples. shadings and perspectives derived from imagery and architecture: never previously published. nonché altri saggi dalle opere paleografiche di Cristobal Rodriguez. . gotiche. Croiset van Uchelenidentifies as the second and third issues of the book those copies which include the two versions of the privilege. un estratto di un alfabeto del linguaggio. The work of Clemens Perret of Brussels. Quite apart from the aesthetic advantages or disadvantages this method entailed in comparison with woodcut. Half-title. and uncertainly. both in letterpress and in engraved form. and a privilege leaf was added to copies of it. Apart from the fact that the plates in the first issue are unnumbered. there are other corrections. Significant aspects of the book's history remain uncertain. nundum 18. Esteban de Terreros e Andres Merino” (Bonacini). once again in small panels in the elaborate border.) Perret himself (1551-1591). whose even rarer "Eximiae peritiae alphabetum" followed the "Exercitatio" two years later. Among its many marvels of the calligraphic inscriptions are a plate of mirror writing. Victoria and Albert Museum). portrait of the author. Watermark: cluster of grapes. its beautifully written title. hitherto used for reproducing script. 1 colored by hand). arabe. & recissibus." Very soon after. Barcelona (Autografía del Autor). d’origine spagnola. da antiche monete e medaglie spagnole. Contiene un saggio di Luis José Velazques con alfabeti di lettere ignote. (The writing samples are assumed to have been engraved by Cornelis de Hooghe.500. To begin with. 4 of them dated 1828. The Wick copy is of special interest not only for being one of a very small number of surviving copies of the issue actually handled by the youthful author himself. un dizionario di abbreviature e iscrizioni romane. 466 [i. attributed variously. British Library. no writing-book had hitherto been such a form. Contemporary Spanish tree calf gilt. The exceedingly rare first issue of the first edition of this masterpiece in the history of writing and calligraphy. engraved plates 2-33. Dresden. o poco note. and to Ameet Tavernier. the sale and exclusive distribution of the book was contracted to Christopher Plantin. annum egressi. "The 'Exertatio' may be looked upon as a showpiece. vmbris. Likewise. Croiset van Uchelen speculates that Perret distributed copies of the first issue himself. ó De leer letras antiguas por el p.e. 152). a special collector's item suitable for princes. but which do not contain the privilege leaf. though there are equal arguments to dispute its accuracy. the text exhibits numerous differences from later issues. still in his eighteenth year. [v]viii. printed before the addition of roman numerals. and opinion is divided on the engraving of the borders. they have been once again painstakingly scraped away. 28 and 33) are in the second issue in all particulars of their engraved texts. It also exhibits intriguing additional features which may possibly shed light on the history of the book. Perret's book is the first intaglio writing manual" (Becker). "With the exception of Neudörffer's early experiments with etched lettering samples. “Opera molto rara e utile con numerosi facsimili di manoscritti. $2. and a calligram in the form of four mirrored hearts. such as a small panel in the border of the titlepage. Nineteenth-century marbled boards. set out in various languages and characters. to Jacob Floris. the statement is replaced with the words "Sculptor Literarum. which in the first issue identifies the engraver Cornelis de Hooghe as "Bredanus Sculpsit"--an error. in 1571. varys expressa lingvis et characteribvs: raris ornamentis. the two panels on the title identifying Cornelis de Hooghe as "Bredanus Sculpsit" have been scraped away: the frames around them are untouched. ebree e cristiane. 3/4 cloth. y la Paleografía catalana. but both inscriptions within have been carefully effaced from the surface of the paper. this was a technical first…. Prof. speciosa. In addition to changes in spelling and line-breaks. [A new and most useful alphabetical exercise.] Engraved title-page [plate 1]. An additional feature which will have made the book even more attractive for collectors was the fact that never before had a writing-master's book been reproduced in copper engraving. Modern cloth slipcase. in a testimonial statement discovered by Croiset van Uchelem. Complex grotesque and strapwork Mannerist ornamental borders on all leaves. intriguing. beginning with the first word of the title. illus.1 40 PERRET. implied that Perret had entered the service of Queen Elizabeth I of England as her personal tutor in the Italian hand-a circumstance that could explain Perret's complete absence from Netherlandish documents. from manuscript text and facsimiles. Croiset van Uchelen has located only four copies of the first issue. picture architecturaeque. as does much of the author's mysterious biography. to be coveted by all lovers of penmanship.20 ars libri mas esencial de la Escuela paleográfica. and exemplars all set within imaginative. and that Plantin insisted on correcting the faults of this first "varys" edition before releasing it under his imprint. industria. lithographic frontis. Sächsische Landesbibliothek. Add to this that until then the models in such a book had never yet been written in so many languages. (5 folding. braided in a single line of text. Folio. That it is the work of an eighteen year-old boy is nothing short of astonishing. whose remarkable beauty and innovative character established it as the model par excellence for a whole series of books published in the Netherlands from 1594 on. to the Doetechum brothers. The design of the 'Excertatio's' elaborate grotesque and strapwork ornamental borders has been attributed by some authorities to Perret and by others to Hans Vredeman de Vries.00 Bonacini 1355. Cotarelo y Mori 825. seven in all. Clementis Perreti Bruxellani. In later issues. Presented in a large format. with gilt red leather supralibros. among the twenty-six copies of the book in public collections throughout the world (Amsterdam University Library. Nusquam ante hac edita. mostly of errata. and exach of them in its appropriate hand" (Croiset van Uchelen). Oblong 4to. which were later rectified. 1846. Flyleaf and first two leaves neatly loosening at spine. Furthermore. Croiset van Uchelen has identified more than sixty points. 6. and richly decorated borders. de Hooghe having been born in The Hague and not Breda. virtually disappears from view for two decades before his early death. where these two inscriptions are repeated on the last leaf. Andres Merino. The fourth issue consists of copies in which the text is fully corrected. resplendent in rare ornamentation. 477] pp. Page 375 repeated in numbering. nobility and wealthy burghers. three leaves in the book (ff. handsome copy. The great seventeenth-century Dutch calligrapher Jan van den Velde. Loosely inserted: 4 early nineteenthcentury calligraphy samples by pupils of José Calasanz (on whom see Cotarelo y Mori p. Lithographed throughout. CLÉMENT Excercitatio alphabetica nova & vtilissima.

The Library of Peter A. Wick 21 40 .

y que de orden de Su Magestad publica D. (4). $2. p. Bonacini describes an almost identical edition (“rarissimo”) from the same publishers. redondo. CRISTÓBAL Bibliotheca universal de la polygraphia española. Barcelona (Antonio J. oblong 4to. Pujadas. Compuesta por Don C.22 ars libri nell’ecc. "como la" reiterating two words in the first line with an additional flourish above. di Sicilia Giuseppe Aureglio Pitois. Biblioteca Nacional).: “The Mysterious Writing-master Clemens Perret and His Two Copy-Books” (“Quaerendo. Lrg. and with fewer plates. Victoria and Albert 78. Contemporary mottled wraps.5-39. MAGIN Album caligráfico. Slightly chipped at spine. Berlin 5220 42 PUJADES. Bonacini 1445. Jessen 2491. 28. Hollstein Dutch and Flemish IX. which we are unable to decipher. 5 engraved half-titles. 8vo. Nothing like it ever published before. some silvery--would be consistent with this reading. Berlin 5002. (1 printed in colors). Libraj) [ca. Lrg. as well as sample pages of virtuoso calligraphic drawing. Engraved title-page. Becker: Hofer Collection 47. 21 lithographic plates by M. one plate with blotted inscription on blank verso. Whalley 1980. Funck p. f. wraps. 378. e corsiva perfetta ad uso prattico e moderno. 1749/50].) These anomalies suggest that we are dealing with a very early transitional issue. ex-libris Liechtensteinianis. Delen II. dated 1749. Calligraphic pencil ownership inscription on flyleaf. 1883. Publisher’s dec..000. 3-44) SEE FRONTISPIECE 41 PITOIS. The writing samples are preceded by an illustrated lesson on the proper posture and positions for writing. Publisher’s gilt-decorated black boards. xxvii ff.117. OCLC locates one copy (Madrid.00 Bonacini 1404. A. Advertising itself as “Greatest means ever known for learning to write an elegant hand. (72)pp. Colección de alfabetos de carácter inglés. Oblong lrg. The first plate of alphabets carries the date 1750.. Bastinos) [1868/9?]. pp. 17 engraved plates. 177.” the manual provides extensive coaching on all aspects of elegant writing.M. [Antwerp] 1569. GIUSEPPE AUREGLIO Nuovo libro di caratteri diversi di scrittura formata. 17 [1987]. and instructions on the cutting of quills. Blas Antonio Nassarre y Ferriz. 1881/1882. Title-page. (The same hand has added a small six-word annotation on the blank verso opposite. Croiset van Uchelen.200. Senato di Torino e ricevidore de conti nella Reggia Camera d’essi p[er] S.” Vol. Pittsfield (Knowles & Maxim).00 Not in Bonacini 43 REAL PEN WORK Self-Instructor in Penmanship. gótico. including the use of the Transfer Process. (46)ff. 123 engraved plates (2 double-page. A noticeable variation in the strength of the impressions throughout this copy--some plates dark and emphatic.R. ed intagliati da de Berey in Parigi. cf. $250.00 Not in Bonacini 44 RODRÍGUEZ. 2 folding). Torino/Milano (Fratelli Reycend e Compa.61. conceivably a proposed alteration of the engraved calligraphy. 39 engraved 44 though at the same time none of these leaves are numbered (which all states after the first are recorded to be). On one these. $250. a fine copy.A. Rodriguez. Intermittent light soiling. occasional expert mends (several plates renewed at margins). engraved title-page. $28. 3/4 cloth (rubbed). Composti dal liquidatore 41 . oblong 4to. romano y de adorno. Marzoli 66. before the work was perfected to Plantin's satisfaction.00 Cf. is a short contemporary annotation.mo R. The Princes Liechtenstein copy.

FRANCISCO JAVIER DE Arte nueva de escribir. on six leaves] 138-181. Sa bâtarde est simple et sage. 11.600. sans rien tenir du hazard” (notice de Paillasson. sans insipidité. are irregularly numbered: 1.. Victoria and Albert 218. numbered 1-4. a few scrapes). has some very harsh things to say about Rodriguez and his publication. Jessen 2430 46 SANTIAGO Y PALOMARES. dans le livre de Pouget). Francisco Assensio y Mejorada (1725-1794) engraved the plates. 3/4 green vellum with red gilt label. à une justesse de proportions. Rossignol n’a jamais fait graver de son vivant. 136pp. Francisco Xavier de Santiago Palomares. the result of a commission to design a more efficient national script. [126137. 1-7 on six leaves] 118-125. letterpress title-page. e ilustrada con muestras nuevas. Ce n’est qu’après sa mort survenue en 1739. Short tears in the front flyleaf and title-page at gutter. y varios discursos conducentes al verdadero magisterio de primeras letras. Palau 272808. Berlin 5136. Contemporary Spanish mottled calf (head and foot of spine slightly split at hinges. d’après ses modèles” (Jammes). LOUIS L’art d’écrire. cf. quelquefois il l’ornait des lettres majeures et de passes. 40 engraved plates by Francisco Assensio y Mejorada.The Library of Peter A. dont l’élégance résulte et à un ordre que peu d’écrivains avaient observé avant lui. Aguilar Piñal VII. Contemporary mottled Spanish calf. 34. individuo de la Real Sociedad Bascongada de los Amigos del Pais. Sa ronde est frappante et légère et présente un air guai et naturel. It is also a splendidly produced book” (Victoria and Albert). the following (citing the 1770 François Chereau issue): Bonacini 1567. including engraved title. Folio.d.. Heredia 3498 45 ROSSIGNOL. Paris. [ca. $9. Becker: Hofer Collection 151 (citing 1756 Daumont edition). “First edition of this influential text. l’écriture ‘moderne’ du XVIIIe siècle.. woodcut endpapers hinged within. It is typical of its period in focusing on a national hand.1119 (incorrect collation). Folio. Engraved title. Se publica a expensas de la referida Real Sociedad. numbered 1-12. 33. Nouvellement mis au jour sur les différens caractères les plus usitez d’après Rossignol gravez par Le Parmentier. Paris (Chez la Veuve de Pierre Fessard).. mais sans confusion et laissant toutes les parties distinctes. n. 4to. Endpapers renewed.. the . First published circa 1756 by Daumont. Wick 23 46 45 text illus. 30 engraved plates (including title-page).00 Bonacini 1543... numbered I-XXXIX. Nevertheless.. original early nineteenth-century French hand-colored dec. inventada por el insigne maestro Pedro Diaz Morante. ‘Plein de goût et de sagesse. que des ouvrages parurent. “Cotarelo y Mori. Early mottled boards. 59. Sa coulée est riante et libre. $1. (2). published by order of Philip V.. First edition of the earliest Spanish treatise on palaeography. 53-93. he is forced to concede its importance as the first work of its kind in Spain.. The plates. 1775].00 Cf. [107-117. intermittent light wear. que la mandó disponer. Cotarelo y Mori 943 (incorrect collation). xxviii. five half-titles. 1738. Mateu Ibars p. and three series printed on both sides of the leaves. élève de Rossignol. Lrg.500. il s’est fixé à un simplicité difficile à soutenir. 36-38.. por D. on six leaves] 106.. [94-105 not numbered. “Louis Rossignol est un des Maîtres écrivains à avoir perfectionné la Coulée. Madrid (Antonio Marin).

“A four- 47 50 last of which was lettered by Maria Josepha Bahamonde. (To the Reader). and Italian hands. Ekström p. 1 unnumbered folding plate.. 1 large folding). Schwandner was the Librarian of the Imperial Library in Vienna. JOHANN GEORG VON Joannis Georgi Schwandneri. flourishes. First edition. title. Boards. “Inspired by the copy-books of the seventeenth century Spanish calligrapher Pedro Díaz Morante. elaborately gilt with fillets. Antonio de Sancha). cultu. a New copy-book. utilitate. . the scribe spent his early years in a cultivated household. (8)ff. $300. initiales. began the designs for ‘The Penman’s Magazine’ but died before finishing them. J. 46ff. 17 engraved plates with 34 samples. $12. 1756. and wrote the short text extolling the history and value of fine calligraphy.. Carlsruhe (im Bureau der höhern Calligraphie). Contemporary English green vellum. Graesse. Doede 172. Title page.24 ars libri Wagner in Carlsruhe. Baltimore p. notably Servidori” (Baltimore). The sample calligraphed business letters bear dates in the 1820s. with contemporary ownership inscription. Born in Toledo. (including title-page. Contemporary Austrian calf.J. He may have been interested in mathematics as well. Heredia 597. A. a subject which attracted the interest of several contemporary Spanish scribes. Jessen pp. after the best mode. Although famed in his time. Parallel texts in French.. Austriaci Stadelkirchensis dissertatio epistolaris de calligraphiæ nomenclatione. (conforming to the Hofer copy). praæstantia. French. Becker: Hofer Collection 171. $850. Folio. Anvers (Établissement Chromolithographique Ls Seghers et Fils). Aguilar Piñal VII. Recueil de lettrines. Vorlag-Blätter zu Erlernung der Schoenschreibekunst.d [circa 1830?]. GEORGE The Penman’s Magazine: or. n.00 Not in Bonacini 48 SCHWANDNER. Jessen 2359. a fine copy. Portfolio: contents loose. within écru silk chemise. Handsome gilt and colored pastepaper endleaves. $2. OCLC records one copy (Leopold Sophien Bibliothek Überlingen). Viennæ (Ex typographeo Kaliwodiano).00 Bonacini 1663. a twelve-year-old student of the author. who. Cotarelo y Mori 818. Hutton 76. His early classical education was surely responsible for the scribe’s interest in paleography. 6pp. “He wrote a number of works on calligraphy. 34f. Berlin 4908. Folding engraved frontis.000. 47 SCHUNGGART. “First and only edition. oblong 8vo.00 Bonacini 1353. second issue. Palomares sympathized with Morante’s ideal of writing well-formed letters with ease and speed. never before publish’d: after the originals of the late incomparable Mr. German. Folio. as issued. 45 numbered lithographic plates. Berlin 5248. little is known of Shelley’s early career. Palomares initiated a revival of fine handwriting in eighteenth century Spain. 97. “Shelley’s first published essay on penmanship is this volume of 1705.” A charming and elegant Biedermeier publication. [1884]. 159 engraved plates (14 double-page. 3/4 red morocco (foot of spine chipped).g.00 Bonacini 1678 50 SHELLEY. the spine gilt in compartments (small chip at foot). etc: du Moyen Age et de l’époque de la Renaissance. Oblong folio. and one large equestrian portrait that comprise the plates was executed by Ferdinand von Frieslaben” (Becker). cartouches. Exlibrary copy. and English. Appalled by the decline of Spanish calligraphy. Madrid (En la Imprenta de D. The introduction to the 1958 facsimile edition notes that Walter Schatzki had recorded a manuscript note by Schwandner in a copy of this book stating that the elaborately decorative penwork of initials.1. Becker: Hofer Collection 141. 1810) signed only the frontispiece (‘Calligraphia Latina’).468 49 SEGHERS. Lrg. adorn’d with about an hundred new and open figures and fancies. “Lithographie von C. In style it is based on Seddon. LOUIS Trésor calligraphique.e. according to the preface. text and 42 chromolithographic plates). The engraver Johann Caspar Schwab (1727-ca. cf.3766. floral sprays and other elements. Title-page. Fine gilt bottle-green leather pull-off case. John Seddon. of the English.. Palau 299945. but Cotarelo y Mori believes that the publication of ‘Arte nueva de escribir’ in 1776 was an event as important for Spanish calligraphy as the publication in 1548 of Juan de Yciar’s writing book” (Victoria and Albert). Victoria and Albert 131. published in the year of the first. 4pp. his new system inspired at least one direct attack in Anduaga y Garimberti’s ‘Arte de escribir’” (Becker). discreetly stamped. & LORENZ. Jammes 59. 1776.800. Palomares took the models of Pedro Díaz Morande as his starting point. (1)f.. J. later he won the important appointment as Master of the Writing School in Christ’s Hospital” (Baltimore).. Front flyleaf with early mend. VIII. 134-139.

Designed and written by William Ed. most . They possess an innocent charm. (1)pp. folio. Original printed boards (darkened. Lintott. the work is “a series of improving copies in a variety of hands: a calligraphic variation of the embroidered texts of the time” (Victoria and Albert).B.00 Not in Bonacini.00 Becker: Hofer Collection 177 (citing first issue). rubbed). AGOSTINO La uera regola dello scriuere vtile à giouani. 16 engraved plates (numbered 1-16). $3. Baltimore 114. a snail. “Rarissimo e bellissimo” (Bonacini). [Cover title: Specimens of Caligraphy [sic]. covers somewhat rubbed and bowed. in another two dragonflies face each other on the foliage of some root vegetable. EDW. $850. intermittent light spotting and soiling.The Library of Peter A. Sm.. Dewell).. ‘This very rare little book is remarkable because the author’s prodigious technical skill has not extinguished his wit’ (Besterman)” (Ekström). Victoria and Albert 162 52 TENSINI. OCLC lists only 3 copies in American libraries. Sm. 166 51 SHINTON. There are also a snake. Holland. WILLIAM. Beauties of Ancient and Modern Penmanship. specified for the use of children.. While Bonacini and other authorities have customarily suggested a date of 1680 for the publication—based on the conjectured date of the author’s “Le meraviglie della penna”—David Becker has pointed out that “‘La vera regola’ is not a later reissue of Tensini’s ‘Le meraviglie.’ as stated by Osley and others. Split at the top front hinge..J. Shinton. Victoria and Albert 233. 1705. conforming to the dimensions recorded by Heal. The wrappers of this copy are covered inside and out. “Upon the Performance of Penmanship” follows the publisher’s preliminary note to the reader. 13 plates (including title-page). The Remondini credit on the title and its proprietary watermark indicate that this large publishing and printselling firm owned Tensini’s plates in the eighteenth century” (Becker). Parker. Contemporary heavy wraps. A large-paper copy. Sold by R. Dedicated to the Duke of Hamilton and Brandon. The stories in the text are not for squeamish children. London (Supervis’d and Publish’d by Thomas Read. printed on Whatman paper watermarked 1817..J. Tensini tried to amuse and interest his young pupils. 1818. Wick 25 48 page panegyric by Nahum Tate. Heal p.] 5.. turtles.. lions..800. Lancaster (The Author). One plate shows two drummers and a sheep. Light browning of the plates. oblong 4to. “The plates are decorated with highly elaborate flourishes. etc. It is a completely different set of plates. Handsome letterpress... horses. Engraved titlepage.

Estrada at foot of title. title-page. They demonstrate the geometric construction of the alphabet. Becker: Hofer Collection 227 .00 Becker: Hofer Collection 70. (1).00 Cf. London (Re-published by Thomas Varty). computations. Castro and Gangoiti.. and especially to be noted is a series of delicately designed and embellished initial letters” (Marzoli). Ekström p. Hutton 83 55 TORÍO DE LA RÍVA Y HERRERO. Sm. “Torío lo escribió y grabó en 1803. Berlin 5071. First published Madrid 1798. but we have no further information on this point. Heredia 599. and in addition contain several specimens of different types of letter. A later edition of the work first published London.” per Palau) of the second edition of the most important Spanish writing-book of the period. nine are signed by Harry Ashby” (Becker). acompañado de unos principios de aritmética. gramática y ortografia castellana. Jammes 30. Intermittent spotting and light soiling. were engraved by Asensio. Segunda edición. Folio issue (“con grandes márgenes y las láminas en papel marquilla. and one chick.885. Aguilar Piñal VIII. Ownership stamp Rodrigo B. Contemporary marbled boards. (1)pp. Jammes 83. with a dense net of contemporary childish calligraphic trials. The 58 calligraphic plates. folio. the following. $500. proportions for various sizes of script. the interior. Many plates are beautifully decorated. extrangeros y nacionales. $3. Marzoli 71. 58 engraved (1 woodcut) plates. this is “an extensive and detailed treatise on the origin of the art of writing and its development up to Torío’s day. Graesse VII. Brunet V.451. as part of the inscription. THOMAS The Beauties of Writing. plates dated 1777. 3/4 leather (front cover partly detached). 162. all misdating the book crica 1680): Bonacini 1860. TORCUATO Arte de escribir por reglas y con muestras. Cotarelo y Mori 1116.” Clearly. including the dramatic full-page black-background plate 36. The plates in this edition differ slightly from those of the first. TORCUATO Arte de escribir por reglas y con muestras. 1798: Becker: Hofer Collection 147. segun la doctrina de los mejores autores antiguos y modernos. 1777. “The title and most of the sample plates are signed by Joseph Ellis as engraver.00 Bonacini 1891. which appears here for the first time.174. interspersed throughout the text. the following. Significantly this plate is boldly signed. by contrast. 1790?]. citing first edition. with chapters on the theory and teaching of calligraphy. etymology and social customs. Spanish and foreign calligraphers.000. 99 53 TOMKINS. 192 54 TORÍO DE LA RÍVA Y HERRERO. Heal p.200. Palau and Cotarelo y Mori are silent on it. all citing the 1777 edition: Bonacini 1882. extrangeros y nacionales. Exemplified in a variety of plain and ornamental penmanship. Designed to excite emulation in this valuable art. 1844. Osley: Luminario p. Cf. the date indicates a later issue of the 1802 publication than is stated on the title. Engraved dec.14. Oblong folio. Only one copy of this edition listed in OCLC (University of Minnesota). 26. acompañado de unos principios de aritmética. Contemporary Spanish calf gilt (covers somewhat battered). segun la doctrina de los mejores autores antiguos y modernos. the following. Bassano (Remondini) [ca. apart from one turtle in the margins. 445. and sketches. urbanidad y varios sistemas para la formacion y enseñanza de los principales caractéres que se usan en Europa. 54 . Cf. Becker notes that in 1801 the government mandated that Torío’s reforms be instituted in all schools in the kingdom. 1802 [1803?]. Madrid (La Viuda de Don Joaquin Ibarra). urbanidad y varios sistemas para la formacion y enseñanza de los principales caractéres que se usan en Europa. gramática y ortografia castellana. Palau 334356. 40 engraved plates (numbered 2-41. is almost completely unmarked. xxxi. principles and rules of arithmetic.26 ars libri 52 charmingly. 1808 and 1809. Segunda edición. Engraved title-page. $3. dedication portrait. including dedication page). Besterman: Old Art Books p.

Contemporary mottled calf. 1609” (Becker). JAN VAN DEN Spieghel der schrijfkonste in den welcken ghesien worden veelderhande gheschriften met hare fondementen ende oderrichtinghe wtghegeven. $1. the ‘Spieghel’ was soon translated into Latin and French editions and was reprinted several times. Octavo issue of the second edition of the most important Spanish writing-book of the period. Aguilar Piñal VIII. An uncut large-paper copy of one of the most beautiful of all writing books. Jammes 83. The plates were taken over in turn by two Amsterdam publisher-printsellers. 22pp.00 Bonacini 1891.174. here in the Amsterdam 1609 edition. “Van Mander’s design for the title is in the Rijksprentenkabinet.. is engraved in this octavo issue (and with longer versions of each of its two texts). Oblong folio. who translated van den Velde’s art into the medium of the copperplate. scrolls. he had previously done the same for Guillaume Le Gangneur. Engraved title-page (designed by Karel van Mander. Cf. Graesse VII. and Wilhelm Jansz. engraved portrait of the author (by Jacob Matham). gilt at spine. “Apparently without the slightest difficulty Jan van den Velde executed every style of writing with an unparalleled virtuosity which is really astounding.885. “Following Mercator’s treatise. xxxi. The plates in this second edition differ slightly from those of the first. as it is in the folio issue. is usually considered the most important work on calligraphy . Heredia 599. letterpress text (signed A-E2. yet always tasteful and harmonious. He stands out as a master in the making of letterforms in any conceivable shape. F1) with 17 engraved illus.451. Amsterdam. Simon Frisius. second engraved title-page (in Latin). (1)pp. but always lively figures of humans and animals which ornament his calligraphy. 445. Modern fitted cloth slipcase and chemise. Madrid (La Viuda de Don Joaquin Ibarra). The ‘Spieghel’ owes much to the ability of the engraver. Marzoli 71. both covers with blindstamped crests within ruled fillets and small cornerpieces. Palau 334356. Full vellum over boards.The Library of Peter A. Intermittent light foxing.500. citing first edition. who added his engraved imprint to the bottom of the title-page for this edition of ca. sometimes bizarre. van de Velde’s copy-book. rather than woodcut. as are van den Velde’s original penned models for this celebrated book. but he also shows himself a great decorative artist in his inimitably complicated. Simon Frisius (ca.. 50 (of 54) engraved calligraphic plates. the following.14. The calligrapher praised him lavishly for it” (Verwey). (1). 8vo. Hutton 83 56 VELDE. Wick 27 56 Engraved dec. title-page. 1798: Becker: Hofer Collection 147. Brunet V. engraved by Jacob Matham). with its dramatic black background. Cotarelo y Mori 1116. Cornelisz Claesz. Lrg. 1802. Blaeu. 58 engraved plates. dedication portrait. First published in Rotterdam by Jan van Waesberghe in 1605. and finally as an able draughtsman of sometimes whimsical. 1580-1629) engraved the writing samples.. Plate 36. it is also undated.

The “Thresor literaire” is the second of three tracts on penmanship by van de Velde which are often found bound together. 1981). ronde.00 Cf. Berlin 5020. Baltimore 91. Croiset van Uchelen. The plates are bound first.28 ars libri 57 57 to be printed in Holland. Lrg. though these leaves (all uncut) vary in height to some extent. 1609]. 4to.d. Clifford S. is complete.21. Contemporary vellum over boards. V. 40. “Duijtscher ende Franscher scholen exemplaer-boeck” (Haarlem. Victoria and Albert 99.: Printmaking in the Age of Rembrandt (Boston. $35. The three are known collectively by the title of the third. Engraved title-page. Title-page. 26. slight creasing at edges and corners of leaves. [Haarlem] (pour M. the following. The first is “Duytsche Exemplaren van alderhande Gheschrifften” (Haarlem. 1/4 vellum. anglaise. 38f. (as compared with the Hofer copy’s 237 x 340 mm. Very rare. and the third. citing this and the Rotterdam 1605 edition: Bonacini 1931.. author and date of publication handsomely calligraphed in ink on front cover.500. no. 11 engraved plates by Gerardus Gauw. de La Fontaine: “The Golden Age of Dutch Calligraphy” (in: Litterarae Textuales IV [1976]. “Exquisitely written and skilfully engraved.A. D. The letterpress.000. $9. Ekström p. 69ff.. in general remarkably fresh and bright. Hollstein: Dutch and Flemish. a superb copy. but seem to have been executed by the publisher. one from the next. A. VII. who signed himself ‘Amateur de la plume’ and also ‘writingmaster in the place of Van den Velde’” (Ekström). Ekström p..). 1984) SEE COVER 57 VELDE. Marzoli 67. 1620). Verwey.R. though with one leaf less than the Hofer copy. this copy measures 308 x 373 mm. JAN VAN DEN Thresor literaire. Imposing in its dimensions. is of more conventional dimensions. inde vergulde Zonnewÿser) [ca. Horenbeeck).2. Van de Velde’s scripts are a link between the Italienne-bastarde letters seen in the Frenchmen Materot and Barbedor and the eighteenth-century English round hand. one of his sons was the renowned artist Jan II” (Baltimore). David Horenbeeck. cf.: Deliciae. Jammes 12.). Oblong sm. Vellum covers bowed. Ackley. Van de Velde enjoyed considerable fame as a calligrapher.00 Bonacini 1927. Becker: Hofer Collection 101 (note) 58 [VERDET] Nouveau cours d’écriture contenant cinq genres. coulée &a. n.30. a fine copy. This copy lacks four plates. Gravés par Denogent. in a variant sequence (including the second title-page within the body of the plates). Amsterdam (Bÿ Willem Iansz. New boards. et enseignés en 32 leçons. 1621. Occasional very unobtrusive wear and expert mends. The works appeared under the name of Jan van de Velde. mounted on stubs at the end. over de schrijfkunst van Jan van den Velde aan de hand van een inleidung op Van den Velde (Haarlem. les plus usitées és escoles francoyses des Provinces unies du Pays-bas. 32 plates. gothique anglaise et allemande. H. Becker: Hofer Collection 100..). p. having been reset in a different issue containing the same texts and cuts. Intermittent light wear. The text. . 4to. Berlin 501012. contenant plusieurs diverses escritures. orig.

Old Architectural Ornament. Calligraphy had long been a skill practiced particularly by map makers and surveyors. (2)ff. which is undoubtedly the work of Joseph Werdet (“Werdet père”). and Wilme follows in this tradition” (Victoria and Albert). Lowndes No.. born in Ferrara. flowing hand. oblong 8vo.00 Palau 298371 (erroneously dated 1748-49). Later boards. engineers and surveyors. contemporary annotations on final verso of letterpress. the frontispiece (plate 1) no longer carries his signature. A Franciscan friar.. First published as “Uno novo modo d’insegnar a scrivere et formar lettere di piu sorte” in 1548.. with 2 extra engraved plates 9 and 38 (both part-title designs). Publisher’s embossed buckram gilt (neatly rebacked. nella qvale s’insegna scrivere varie Sorti di lettere. in text showing different forms of the cross. $275. Title-page. Discussing an undated edition in the Hofer Collection. Multiple nineteenth-century ownership inscriptions inside front cover and on flyleaf. he recorded in the dedication of the 1554 edition of this book that he had been teaching writing for thirty years” (Baltimore). (56) (of 57)ff.425 62 WILME. e que hoje regularmente se ignorão. correcting an anomalous initial. e massime vna lettera bastarda da lui nuouamente con sua industria ritrouata. fine et expédiée par Verdet. for the use of architects. Amphiareo’s use of loops and the joins connecting letters. J. (2)pp. 1760?). Cloth slipcase. In the present edition. commonly used in the mercantile scripts. spine elaborately gilt in compartments. circa 1760. Becker cites an unsigned leaf following D8 which is not present in this copy. $2. Becker notes that this anonymous publication is usually found bound with a small book of drawing examples after Bernard Picart (“A New Drawing Book of Modes”) and an essay on writing by William Leekey (“A Discourse on the Use of the Pen”). & scriuere con esso . 616. A little light foxing. professeur de calligraphie à l’École normale. 22 illus..00 Not in Bonacini 59 VESPASIANO AMPHIAREO. Editeur). Tissue guards. Gilt supralibros of the Creighton Stewart family. folio. 17 woodcuts in text. DA FERRARA Opera di frate Vespasiano Amphiareo da Ferrara..00 Not in Bonacini. 5 engraved plates showing various forms of numbers and letters found in early manuscripts or coins. Becker: Hofer Collection 208 (ca. preserving nearly all of the original spine). (1564). Venetia (Apresso Marco Bindoni).The Library of Peter A. : aggivntovi di nuovo dve bellissime alphabeti di maiuscole. We have found no trace of this book. 61 through-numbered engraved plates. 484pp. Sm. B. 77 in Fleet Street). “His only printed work. also. Both Ancient and Modern. the work was reissued under the present title in at least eighteen editions by 1620. $500. Wick 29 black and gold wraps. Stout folio. $900. 1596.. la quale serne al cancellaresco. A Manual of Writing and Printing Characters.500. Vol. Baltimore 67 (1548). 4to.) [1852]. . 1 double-page). Although he was an important scribe. 1798-1799. A very fine copy. Marzoli 4-5 (1555 and 1556). Cover title: Écriture cursive française.00 Bonacini 63. e frases.00 Cf. plate 37 is signed by George Bickham. in which the various alphabets in every day use are completely analyzed and faimiliarly explained. que em Portugal antiguamente se usárão. termos. 1787. 1845. 18f. by John Weale). London (Published for the Author. Sacred Illustrations. containing numerous examples of curious ancient alphabets. the following. who published a number of similar manuals in the 1830s and 1840s. rebacked at an early date. Early ownership inscription at foot of title. $4. for use in schools and private families. some ten leaves a little dog-eared at lower corner. from the library of Sir Thomas Phillips with his pencilled “MHC” on inside front cover.d. New slipcase (cloth. Collected on the Continent and in England. bound in. 4to. . instructive and entertaining: being a compleat pocket-copy-book. Lisboa (Simon Thaddeo Ferreira).P.000. 1/4 cloth. clean and crisp.00 Bonacini 2017. $300. 62. Victoria and Albert 164 63 THE YOUNG CLERKS ASSISTANT or penmanship made easy. at the end of the book. parimente a scriuere con l’azuro . engravers. 184 59 . printers. II is printed on pale blue paper. 18pp. (4). Sm.. dell’ Ord. (2). “Wilme was an advocate of the Mulhauser method of teaching the art of writing. London (Printed by Standidge & Co. anticipates Cresci’s models.. neatly envrav’d for the practice of youth in the art of writing. Lyon (Chez Pintard. JOAQUIM DE SANTA ROSA DE Elucidario das palavras. decorators. mount on the front cover. small stamp at head of title. & mercantesco : poi insfgna [sic] a far l’inchiostro negrissimo . Palha 670 61 WEALE. Amphiareo’s manual is an important document in the development of the chancery cursive hand. red morocco labels.. and draughtsmen.. Borders and Alphabets. Printed on heavy paper. Modern full vellum. London (Printed for W. First published in 1733 by Richard Ware. 2 vols. che nell’altre impressioni non sono più stampati.. 26 lithographic plates (5 folding). 18 plates (mostly chromolithographic. JOHN Monograms. Contemporary boards. minore conventvale. little is known about Amphiareo. 1/4 calf). ancora à macinar l’oro. citing other editions: Ekström p. in 1. and with mid-nineteenth-century wood-engraved illus. Victoria and Albert 64 (1548) 60 VITERBO. Lrg. posée. cf.. and the latter’s claims to having originated a more speedy. intermittent light wear. Heal p. n. cf. Becker: Hofer Collection 22. Citron morocco gilt with double fillets on the sides. and handsomely bound. Graesse VI.


and ranging from an early Lyon edition of Aesop bound with the arms of Elizabeth I to the first issue of Joel Chandler Harris’s “Uncle Remus. The collection is available en bloc only. Further details and price on request. Wick This impressive collection of fable literature includes some 171 printed books published between 1570 and 1953. .FABLES Rare Books from the Library of Peter A.” As with all sections of the Wick library. this collection is marked by a special concentration on books distinguished for their illustration and typographical design.

Grindlay. .THE GRAPHIC ART OF BRITISH INDIA. A complete catalogue is available on request. was shown in 1987 at the William Benton Museum and the Clark Art Institute as “A Journey to Hindoostan: Graphic Art of British India. Offering a wide panorama of the subject from the advent of aquatint to the height of chromolithography. comprising some 210 prints and 123 illustrated books and portfolios. Thomas and William Daniell. The Allen Collection is for sale en bloc. 1780-1860 THE MAX ALLEN COLLECTION This impressive collection. Price on application. Robert M. Henry Salt. the collection includes extensive examples by the outstanding artists of the period. 1780-1860” (catalogue essay by Mildred Archer). and Emily Eden. among them William Hodges.