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The practice of letters

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The Hofer collection of writing manuals 1514–1800

David Becker Harvard: Harvard College Library, 1997

This catalogue describes the collection of printed manuals for the teaching of lettering and handwriting (often referred to as writing books or copybooks) acquired by Philip Hofer for the Harvard College Library, Department of Printing and Graphic Arts; a department founded by Mr Hofer in 1938 and curated by him until 1968.

Softback, 28 x 21.5 cm, 128 pages, b/w illustrations.

ISBN 0 914630 18 0