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

Penmanship in its utmost beauty and extent. A new copy-book, wherein are revived, and comprized, all the most useful, and ornamental pieces, published by the best masters in Europe. To which are added, some curious modern pieces never before extant. Collected, & engraved by Geo. Bickham.

Published/Created:
London, Printed and sold by H. Overton & I. Hoole & by ye engraver, 1731.
Physical Description:
4 p. front., 61 plates. 25 x 40 cm.
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A Z1
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Classification:
Books
Notes:
Engraved t.-p. and dedicatory leaf included in numbered plates.
Plates by the author, Lucas Materot, Jan Vanden Velde, Zachary Chambers, Louis Barbedor, Ambrose Perling, John Seddon, John Ayres, John Sturt, Robert More, Charles Snell, George Shelley, Ralph Snow, John Clark, Thomas Ollyffe, William Brooks, Abraham Nicholas, John Bland, William Webster, and William Richards.
BAC: Rural scenes sketched in graphite on back endpapers.
Subject Terms:
Bickham, G. -- Publisher.
Engraving -- Specimens -- 1731.
Hoole, I. -- Publisher.
Overton, H. -- Publisher.
Penmanship -- Study and teaching.
Form/Genre:
Writing books.
Copy books (Penmanship)
Contributors:
Ayres, John, active 1680-1700.
More, Robert, 1671-approximately 1727.
Snell, Charles, 1667-1733.
Shelley, George, approximately 1666-approximately 1736.
Clark, John, 1688-1736.
Brooks, William, 1696-1749.
Nicholas, Abraham, 1692-1744?
Bland, John, 1702-1750.
Snow, Ralph, 1670?-1744.
Richards, William, active 1730-1763.
Ollyffe, Thomas, -approximately 1725.
Webster, William, approximately 1684-1744.
Chambers, Zachary, active 1728-1762.
Seddon, John, 1644-1700.
Sturt, John, 1658-1730.
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