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The universal penman

Collection Data

Bickham, George, 1684?-1758? (Engraver)
Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1733 - 1741
Place: London
Publisher: Printed for the author, and sold by John Bickham, engraver, at the Seven-stars in King-street, Covent garden
Issuance: monographic
Library locations
Rare Book Division
Shelf locator: *KGHW+ (Bickham, G. Universal penman)
Citation/reference: Heal: English writing-masters, p. 171, no. 7
Citation/reference: Muir, P.H. The Bickhams and their Universal penman. (In: The Library. London. 1945. p. 162-184)
Citation/reference: Wiles: Serial publication, p. 130-131, 288.
"First edition. Part issue."--Muir, p. 174.
Engraved throughout.
No. [1], 2, [3], 4-21, 23-25 foliated continuously (68 [i.e. 96] f.); no. 22, 26-52 have separate foliation in each number. The work includes 209 leaves, i.e. 52 numbers (most with four leaves) and one additional leaf at end.
No. [22] issued after no. 27. In this copy it is wrongly bound (leaf 2, 3, 4, 1) after the "Contents" leaf (no. [1], leaf 3).
The second part (no. 28-52) has half-title (no. 28, f. 1): Various forms of business, relating to merchandize, and trade ... design'd for the improvement of youth, in ... penmanship; and interspers'd with instructive and entertaining topics, for the amusement of the curious: being the second part of The universal penman, written by several eminent masters ...
With both the original 1733 "Contents" (no. [1], leaf 3) and the revised "Table of contents" issued in 1741 (at end).
Physical Description
Extent: 52 no. in 1 v. illus. 41 cm.
Type of Resource
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b14264861
Other local Identifier: 36283285
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 0a0bbdb0-eccf-0130-1920-58d385a7bbd0
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