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The American Penman, Comprising the Art of Writing Plain & Ornamental. Designed as a Standard Work, for the Use of Schools.

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Hartford: [the author] 1824

Provenance

Old inscription: "Happylonia Stevens Book / Pittsfield 1829"; Maxim Karolik, Newport, RI (1893–1963), by whom bequeathed to the MFA (accessioned December 27, 2006).

Credit Line

Bequest of Maxim Karolik

Huntington's American Penman

1824

Place of Publication

Hartford, Connecticut, USA

Catalogue Raisonné

Ray Nash, American Penmanship 1800-1850, no. 96

Dimensions

Overall: 13.8 x 22.4 x 0.4 cm (5 7/16 x 8 13/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

2006.2015

Medium or Technique

Illustrated book, with 16 metal engravings and one wood engraving.

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Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books