Remarkably Rare

Butterworth & Son

Elegant extracts for Butterworth & Son's new universal penman, in which they have endeavoured to display, in a variety of specimens, the beauties of plain & ornamental writing, designed, for the improvement of youth, or amusement of the curious.

Published: J Menzies Edinburgh 1815


original paper wrappers now show an old crude paper repair to the spine with some ink scribbles - lacks rear cover and last unnumbered plate - plate one is pasted to the paper front wrapper - the oblong folio text block has been stored folded in half - pages show edge and corner wear with marginal rubbing and chipping - some offsetting from the plates with age toning and some foxing [brown spot marks] - a large volume measures 480mm x 290mm

31 fine engraved calligraphic plates



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