The Origin and Process of the Art of Writing: HUMPHREYS, HENRY NOEL The Origin and Process of the Art of Writing: HUMPHREYS, HENRY NOEL

The Origin and Process of the Art of Writing


Published by Day and Son, London, 1855
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Title: The Origin and Process of the Art of Writing

Publisher: Day and Son, London

Publication Date: 1855

Binding: Paper Mache / Leather

Book Condition: Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Edition: Second Edition.


Bound in embossed black paper mache boards, spine recently rebound in black leather; gilt lettering to spine. Marbled endpages renewed. Illustrated with 28 plates [13 chromolithographics]. A number of hairline cracks to covers, small abrasion at foot of spine [caused by the eradication of shelf numbering], open leaves a little spotted, sporadic marginal soiling [thumbprints] throughout, small ink inscription to the upper outside corner of second last endpage, but on the whole a good copy internally, in a well-preserved example of this odd little bi-way in the development of publisher's bindings. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 4825

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