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Writing Implements & Accessories

From the Roman Stylus to the Typewriter

By Joyce Irene Whalley

ISBN 0-7153-6903-2

Publisher: David & Charles

Publishing Year: 1980

1St Edition

2nd Print

Language: English

Book Format: Hard Cover

Book Dimensions: 17.5x25.5

144 Pages

 
Description

  




“Descriptions of all kinds of writing implements and accessories, from Roman times to the present day, are brought together for the first time in this book. It traces the development of the pen from the Roman stylus end medieval quill to the modern ball-point, by way of the steel-nibbed dip pen and the fountain pen. It quotes early recipes for ink, as well as methods of preparing vellum and paper. A wide range of collectable item is described, from the elegant silver Standish to the cheap glass inkpot or souvenir lead pencil.

The text is fully illustrated from contemporary sources including medieval manuscripts, eighteenth-century trade catalogues, as well as showing the kind of objects to be found in museums and country houses. Writing paper, pen knives, pounce pots, paperweights and typewriters are among the many subjects which come within the range of this work, which will be of interest to the general reader and essential to the collector.

A note on 'Where to find and how to study' together with a bibliography completes this comprehensive coverage of a familiar but long-neglected aspect of daily life through the ages. “



 
 
 



 

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