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Creator:
Humphreys, Henry Noel, 1810-1879.
Title:
The origin and progress of the art of writing: a connected narrative of the development of the art, its primeval phases in Egypt, China, Mexico, etc.; its middle state in the cuneatic systems of Nineveh and Persepolis, to its introduction to Europe through the medium of the Hebrew, Phœnician, and Greek systems, and its subsequent progress to the present day. By Henry Noel Humphreys ... Illustrated by a number of specimens of the writing of all ages, and a series of facsimiles from autograph letters from the fifteenth to the nineteenth century.
Published/Created:
London, Ingram, Cooke, 1853.
Physical Description:
viii, 176 p. xxviii pl. (part col. incl. col front.) 26 cm.
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Z105 H92+ Oversize
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Information
Classification:
Books
Notes:
Friedman, J. Color printing in England, 1486-1870, 167
Selected exhibitions: "Color Printing in England, 1486-1870" (Yale Center for British Art, 20 April-25 June, 1978).
BAC : Colored plates printed by Day & Son; remaining plates printed by P. Jerrard.
BAC : Many plates lithographed by the author.
BAC : "Printed by Robson, Levey, and Franklyn."
SML,Y Ba18 024y: Plates are all there but in wrong order.
Exhibition History:
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Color Printing in England, 1486-1870 (Yale Center for British Art, April 20, 1978-June 25, 1978)

Subject Terms:
Paleography.
Writing -- History.
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