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Creator:
Bickham, George, 1684?-1758?
Title(s):

The museum of arts: or, The curious repository. By George Bickham, engraver of all sorts of work on copper-plates.

Additional Title(s):

Universal penmanship.

Drawing and writing tutor.

New universal penman.

Published/Created:
London [George Bickham, 1745?]
Physical Description:
1 p.., 75 plates (part. col., part double) front. 38 cm.
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Z43 B5+ Oversize
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Information
Classification:
Books
Notes:
Friedman, J. Color printing in England, 1486-1870, 12
Selected exhibitions: "Color Printing in England, 1486-1870" (Yale Center for British Art, 20 April-25 June, 1978).
BAC : For a discussion regarding this book and related works see Muir, P.H. "The Bickhams and their Universal Penman." In The Library, 4th series, v. XXV, 1945, p. 162-184.
BAC : Many plates with colored insets printed in counterproof.
BAC : Plates after J. Gravelot, Samuel Bennett, Z. Chambers, J. Seddon, and Dove. Plates engraved by the author, John Bickham, and G. Bickham, jun.
A compilation of plates and t.-p.'s from a number of the author's works, including Universal penmanship, London [s.d.]; The drawing and writing tutor, London [1730?] and The new universal penman, London [1741?]. One plate dated 1745.
Subject Terms:
Engraving -- Specimens.
Penmanship -- Study and teaching.
Form/Genre:
Writing books.
Copy books (Penmanship)
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