An Introduction to the Italian writing-books
of the Sixteenth & Seventeenth centuries
Edited by Arthur S. Osley
HES & DE GRAAF Publishers
183 Pages, Illustrated
The first complete survey of Italian writing-manuals, 1514-1660. Appendix I contains a Check-list of first editions of 16th-and 17th century Italian writing-books. "This is a brilliant and fascinating book" (Reynolds Stone in Journal of the Royal Society of Arts March 1974). "A.S. Osley has written an admirably level-headed introduction to the study of these masters of writing" (Times Literary Supplement). "Here is a handsome book for the student of calligraphy, but it is also an enduring document for the history of writing" (Lawrence S. Thompson in 'The American Book Collector' 23,4, 1973). With 116 full-size facsimiles, and 13 vignettes, portraits and motifs.
Bibliotheca Humanistica & Reformatorica, Vol. XXXV
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