The First Writing Book:; Arrighi's Operina. John Howard Benson.

The First Writing Book:; Arrighi's Operina

New Haven: Yale University Press, 1955. Cloth. 47 pp. 8vo. Blue cloth hardcover in dust jacket. Gilt text to spine, faint water staining to lower edge front board. Dust jacket lightly soiled, heavier at folds. Sunning and fading to spine panel, original $2.50 price to front flap in tact. Small closed tear to dust jacket upper fore corner. Bookseller label to rear pastedown. Text block clean. An English translation and facsimile text of Ludovico degli Arrighi's Operina, the first manual of the Chancery hand from the 16th century, with introduction and notes by John Howard Benson, who has created this first English translation in a calligraphic hand based on the original text. This item is offered for sale through partnership with the John Russell Bartlett Society. Very Good in Very Good DJ. Item #165123

Price: $40.00

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