Scribes and sources. Handbook of the chancery hand in the sixteenth century. Texts from the writing masters, selected, introduced, and translated by A.S. Osley, with an account of Jean de Beauchesne by Berthold Wolpe
Boston, David R. Godine, 1980
(25.5 cm), 291 (1) pp., 22 illustrations including frontispiece. Publisher’s red cloth, printed dust jacket. - A critical survey and translated anthology of treatises on handwriting (Fanti, Tagliente, Arrighi, Palatino, Amphiareo, Cresci, Iciar, etc.), with an account by Wolpe of John de Beauchesne (c. 1538-1620), who produced the first writing-book in England. ¶ Very good, unmarked copy.