Lot 621: Penmanship. Manuscript exercise book of penmanship exercises, Worcesterhire, 1844-45, ff.24, each recto with a Biblical maxim, carefully written in a calligraphic hand, exemplifying various scripts, with flourishes and other embellishments, first and final leaves browned, some light spotting and marks, stitching broken and page block loose in original drab wrappers, worn and spotted, upper cover with contemporary ownership names James Byrd Cox and William Henry Cox, slim 4to, together with A large decorative engraved sheet with manuscript examples of penmanship, by James Johnson, December 12th, 1793, hand-coloured sheet engraved by R. Carpenter with blank area in centre filled with fifteen lines of manuscript on the subject of Christmas, exemplifying different scripts, with engraved vignette above entitled 'The Bombardment of Valenciennes', and three engraved ovals to each side entitled 'Military Uniforms' (English, Russian, Spani
Dominic Winter's Children’s & Illustrated Books Auction June 2015
Thursday, 11th June 2015
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