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West Coast Rare Books

West Coast Rare Books

Westport / Ireland

Bickham, The Universal Penman; or, the Art of Writing.

Bickham, The Universal Penman; or, the Art of Writing.

Bickham, George. The Universal Penman; or, the Art of Writing. Made Useful to the Gentleman and Scholar, as well As the Man of Business… Written and Engrav’d, by Geo. Bickham. Second Edition. London, Printed for, and sold by H. Overton at the White Horse without Newgate, 1743. 36 x 22 cm. (2)[new blank], 212 numbered engraved pages, (2)[new blank]. Modern polished half calf over marbled boards. Five raised bands. Red spine label with gilt title (see images). Very good condition. Complete with 212 engraved pages. All pages bound in correct order, except pages 99 & 100. First and last few pages (including the two title pages) stronger worn with closed tears and minor paper losses to corners (see images). Overall slightly age darkened / very mildly foxed with minor stains to some pages. A few closed tears, some repaired. Small paper losses to pages 59, 69, 144 and page 209. Edges age darkened. Overall a very nice and complete copy in a modern solid binding. See images to appreciate condition of the book.

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Bickham, The Universal Penman; or, the Art of Writing.
Bickham, The Universal Penman; or, the Art of Writing.
Bickham, The Universal Penman; or, the Art of Writing.
Bickham, The Universal Penman; or, the Art of Writing.
Bickham, The Universal Penman; or, the Art of Writing.
Bickham, The Universal Penman; or, the Art of Writing.
Bickham, The Universal Penman; or, the Art of Writing.
Bickham, The Universal Penman; or, the Art of Writing.

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