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    (PENMANSHIP). HOWARD. Howard's Large and Small Round Text Copies with the New Rules for Learners. James Akin Engraver. Newburyport, [Mass.]: Entered...by Thomas & Whipple, booksellers, May 1, 1805. 1st ed. Narrow oblong 8vo. Engraved title, 14 unnumbered plates. Contemp. plain blue-grey wrappers, sewn. One plate lacking about an inch, mousing at top of leaves at inner margin, and what is apparently the original trimming has affecting a portion of the imprint, deleting the date entirely. $250.00

     

    Nash 16. S & S 8653. Not in Stauffer's list of Akin's work. Very rare. Accompanied by a frayed sq. 12mo. 24 pp."Round-Text Copies" copybook belonging to Joseph B. Hervey of Newburyport, dated Sept. 8, 1818, with several very nice calligraphic leaves, especially one of "The Lord's Prayer," dated Oct. 10, 1818.

 

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