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    Sale 2488 | Lot 28
    Price Realized: $531With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2488 Lot 28

      BICKHAM, GEORGE. The Universal Penman. Engraved frontispiece by Gravelot and 211 (of 212) plates by Bickham, including 2 general titles, dedication, and divisional title; lacks plate 8 (first leaf of Introduction), with a trimmed and remargined extraneous engraving by Bickham ("William Brooks, Writing Master and Accountant") bound in its place. Folio, 371x237 mm, early 19th-century 1/4 sheep, badly worn, covers detached; frontispiece and plates 17-20 reinforced along edges on verso, hole through plates 19 and 20 repaired with slight text loss, otherwise an attractive copy internally with only infrequent marginal soiling and minor stains. 19th-century bookplate of John Borlase of Helston. London: H. Overton, 1743

      Estimate $800 - 1,200

      Fourth edition and second in book form of the best-known English writing manual of the 18th century. Bonacini 208; Berlin Katalog 5062; The Universal Penman 118; 2000 Years of Calligraphy 116.

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $531