Item #56328 A new and easy introduction to the art of analytical penmanship, on an improved plan of geometrical distance and proportion, and not by common routine, made easy and attainable to the capacities of youth, of both sexes. James Carver.
A new and easy introduction to the art of analytical penmanship, on an improved plan of geometrical distance and proportion, and not by common routine, made easy and attainable to the capacities of youth, of both sexes
A new and easy introduction to the art of analytical penmanship, on an improved plan of geometrical distance and proportion, and not by common routine, made easy and attainable to the capacities of youth, of both sexes
A new and easy introduction to the art of analytical penmanship, on an improved plan of geometrical distance and proportion, and not by common routine, made easy and attainable to the capacities of youth, of both sexes

A new and easy introduction to the art of analytical penmanship, on an improved plan of geometrical distance and proportion, and not by common routine, made easy and attainable to the capacities of youth, of both sexes

Philadelphia: p56414
rinted by W. Hall, Jun. & G. W. Pierie,
1809. First edition, small 4to, pp. 98; wood-engraved frontispiece and 2 double-page plates (Nash notes 4 individual plates but in fact they are double-page plates as being on the same sheet); the large folding plate is lacking; text diagrams; original blue paper-covered boards; spine split and cracked, but cords holding, a leaf or two loosening; penciled juvenalia on endpapers, free endpapers excised, frontispiece holed with repair on verso; corner torn from title page touching letterpress on verso. Used by students at Yale, with many subscribers listed, including Benjamin Franklin Bache, and Samuel Miles, mayor of Philadelphia. Shaw, American Penmanship, 1800-1850, 24: "Exploitation of the 1791 Art of Writing by Jenkins ... There is also an introduction based on Dean's Analytical Guide, 1808, as well as rules, with wood-engraved illustrations, after Dean..." American Imprints 17159. Item #56328

Price: $200.00

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