The Pensylvania and Philadelphia writing-master

Publication Date1750
RemainderA new county copy-book. Containing, an accurate, though compendious description of the above county, With its Representatives in Parliament: The Churches in each Town, and their Distances from London, Oxford and Cambridge; with their Arms and Common Seals, as sent to the Office of the Crown, and as called over in the House of Commons, according to the Test Roll: Also, an Account of the Air, Soil, Rivers, Curiosities, and Noblemens Seats; with a particular Survey of the County, in a perspective Map quite New, and according to Act of Parliament. The Whole design'd for Youth to write after, as well as to entertain the Gentlemen and Ladies of the County, and to furnish their Memories with a necessary Knowledge of their respective Places of Abode, in a Method intirely new. The Whole adorned with Picture-Work. As also, Alphabets, Single-Line Copies, Poems on various Subjects, Select Proverbs and Sentences, and a great Variety of Command of Hand by the best Artists, in all the Hands now made Use of in Great Britain, particularly of those most applicable to Business: All made more intelligible, useful and universal: Than any Thing of the like Kind hitherto extant. To which is added, an essay towards a further improvement of a hand for business; with some useful Reflections on the present Method of Penmanship, viz. of the Pen, to make a Pen, to hold a Pen, to sit to write; of the several Hands, of Round Hand, of Italian, of the Ingrossing, of German Text; of the other Hands, of Striking or Command of Hand, Flourishing Figures, &c. which the Author hath made from his own Experience and Conversation with the best Masters. The Whole contrived for the Use of both Sexes: And it is presumed, will sufficiently answer the Method recommended. Written, and engraved on copper plates, by George Bickham
PublisherSold by him [George Bickham] in May's Buildings, Covent Garden, Price [blank] and by all the booksellers and stationers in Great Britain, and Ireland, and by all news-carriers in town and country


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