Humphries (Henry Noel) - The Origin and Progress of the Art of Writing.

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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.

Illustrated 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.


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