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:
-  p.,  leaves of plates : ill. ; 20 x 32 cm.
- Rare Books and ManuscriptsZ43 .L36 1727+ OversizeYale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon CollectionView by request in the Study Room [Request]
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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. ) and additional advertisements for the author's works (p. -).
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. : Sarah Watson Rook 1774. Bound in later half calf and patterned brown boards.
- Subject Terms:
- Brook, Sarah Watson -- Autograph, 1774Lettering -- Study and teaching -- Early works to 1800.Penmanship -- Study and teaching.Rouquette, J. -- Autograph
- Engravings -- 1727.
Writing books -- England -- London -- 1727.
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Langton, John, active 1700-1727, A new copy-book of the small Italian hand , [1727?]