Humphries (Henry Noel). The Origin and Progress of
the art of Writing: A connected narrative of the development of the art to the
present day. Foolscap 4to, pp.viii,176 +
28 plates, London: Ingram, Cooke, and Co., 1853.
with 28 full-page plates, many lithographed in colours by Day & Son, and
many figures in the text. Original blue blindstamped cloth, ornately titled and
blocked in gold, all edges gilt. Some wear to extremities and a little foxing.
A very good copy.