by Payson, J.W. with S. Dunton, W.M. Scribner, and A.S. Manson
New York: Potter, Ainsworth, and Company, 1881. Revised Edition. Hardcover. VG- clean, tight contents; agent's stamp and an ink triangle on title page. Covers worn at hinge with a 2-inch piece missing from outer layer at head of spine.. Dark maroon pebbled leather with gilt script. x, 112 with 13 bw plates. A serious but delightful text on everything related to teaching the art of proper penmanship: methods of teaching and organizing classes, position, penholding, movements, spacing, shading, scale/proportion, elements, formation, figures, varieties of capitals, ladies' hand, sentences, and much more. The plates show various kinds of text examples. A collector's item these days!
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