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IPENS, J. Henri

Petit cahier d'ecriture angalaise par Henri Ipens, Artiste Ecrivain Professeur ... Gravé par Piquet, graveur d'Ecriture du Roi

Paris: chez Dauty, Md d'estampes, Palais Royal, Galerie de Nemour, c. 1820
100 x 295mm. Titleplate and writing samples numbered 1–36 (no. 26 misnumbered 22).
Condition: Foxed in the margins, titleplate soiled and corner chipped.
Binding: Contemporary pastepaper boards. Worn, spine and upper inner hinge strengthened.
First edition?
Bibliography: Bonacini 847; Berlin 5158.
£600

A charming writing book in an unusually narrow oblong format. Some of the writing samples are in French, some in English, including two examples of tradesmens bills. Other samples are alphabets, single words, phrases and longer improving passages, in French, including ‘Education,’ ‘Modestie,’ and ‘Sang froid’.

The writing master's name is given as Henri Ipens on the title but some of the plates are signed J. (or Jh.) H. (or Henri) Ipens.
Not found in OCLC.
Keywords:     writing book