THE UNIVERSAL PENMAN, by George Bickham - 1941 [Facsimile Ed]

A facsimile edition of 1,000 based on the original 1743 printing complete with the illustrations, a foreword by Philip Hofer and the original DJ in GOOD condition, lightly worn and preserved behind mylar and reinforced with archival paper. Used. BUY WITH CONFIDENCE: Please see detailed condition and more photos in description.

The Universal Penman - Facsimile Edition

by George Bickham 

This is the facsimile edition based on the original 1743 printing. This copy is one of only 1,000 printed and is an entirely complete work containing 212 pages and the plates in their original sizes with only the margins slightly reduced. Included is a foreword by Philip Hoger titled The Importance of the Universal Penman in Relation to Modern Calligraphy. 9.5" by 13.5". 

Published by Paul A. Struck. New York, NY. 1941. 

Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD+ condition with a GOOD DJ.

  • Half-bound with beige boards and green spine, the covers are free of any major flaws. 
  • Boards show some faint smudges and discoloration along the edges. 
  • Corners are sharp. 
  • Spine is bound in green cloth with bold lettering and shows discolored flecks along the length with the head remaining firm while the tail is lightly pushed and split.
  • Binding is pliant though firm. 
  • Front pastedown bears a signature and date in ink in addition to the foxing and toning on the rear pastedown.
  • Ffep bears a faint impression from offsetting. 
  • Interior shows bold, highly legible type and reproductions on clean, gently age-toned leafs. 
  • Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks.
  • Text block edges are age-toned with light foxing. 
  • DJ is nicely preserved behind Mylar and is backed with archival paper.
  • DJ shows faint black smudges and has chipped corners and notable edgewear including a tear along a 2.5" portion of the top right corner; front and back return are clipped at corners. 
  • Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
  • JS20170807

AS IS! Please see photos. More photos available upon request.

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Binding: Hardcover
Original/Facsimile: Original
Special Attributes: Dust Jacket
Region: North America
Language: English
Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
Subject: Reference
Topic: Design Typography Calligraphy
Publisher: Paul A. Struck
Place of Publication: New York NY
Year Printed: 1941
Author: George Bickham
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