Call No. [Page No.]: Z43 .B58 1741 [p. 140]
Document Type: Rare book
Category: Rare Book Collection
Full title: The universal penman; or, The art of writing made useful to the gentleman and scholar, as well as the man of business. Exemplified in all the useful and ornamental branches of modern penmanship; with some necessary observations on the excellency of the pen, and a large number of select sentences in prose and verse; various forms of business, relating to merchandize and trade; letters on several occasions; accurate specimens of the oriental languages, and alphabets in all the hands now practis'd / The Universal Penman, a monumental anthology of the work of 25 masters of calligraphy from the first half of the 18th century, is not typeset like other books produced at the time. Instead, each of over 200 pages is elegantly engraved. The book was intended as a practical copy-book to assist businessmen and students to attain fine penmanship with the use of quill pens.
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