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Langton, John, active 1700–1727

A new copy-book of the small Italian hand : published for the use of publick and private schools as well as for the use of families / by John Langton, writing master ...

Additional Title(s):

New copy-book of the Italian-hand

[London] : [s.n.], [1727?]
Physical Description:
[4] p., [21] leaves of plates : ill. ; 20 x 32 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Z43 .L36 1727+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Engraved by George Bickham.
The engraved title page is preceeded by 4 pages of letterpress advertisements and an engraved frontispiece portrait. The letterpress consists of advertisements for this work (under the title New copy-book of the Italian-hand) and New copy book of the round-hand (p. [1]) and additional advertisements for the author's works (p. [2]-[4]).
Date of publication from ESTC.
The frontispiece is known to exist in two states. In one (presumably the earlier), there is no imprint; in the second, the imprint reads: Printed and sold by H. Overton and I. Hoole, at the White Horse without Newgate, London.
English short title catalogue, T117313
Heal, A. English writing-masters and their copy-books, 1570-1800, p. 178
Massey, W. Origin and progress of letters, c Pt. II, p. 97-98.
BAC: British Art Center copy in earlier state without imprint information on frontispiece. Inscribed on letterpress t.p.: J. Rouquette. Inscribed, p. [3]: Sarah Watson Rook 1774. Bound in later half calf and patterned brown boards.
Subject Terms:
Brook, Sarah Watson -- Autograph, 1774
Lettering -- Study and teaching -- Early works to 1800.
Penmanship -- Study and teaching.
Rouquette, J. -- Autograph
Engravings -- 1727.
Writing books -- England -- London -- 1727.
Copy books (Penmanship)
Bickham, George, 1684?-1758? engraver.

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