Luminario : an introduction to the Italian writing-books of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries
Nieuwkoop, Miland Publishers, 1972
(35 cm), xiii (1), 173 pp., 116 illustrations, 13 vignettes. Publisher’s cloth, dust jacket. - An account of the manuals teaching a fast legible hand based on Renaissance humanist manuscripts. “Dr. Osley has provided us with a much needed book that no library, museum or other institution interested in the history of writing, or in its wider sense the history of culture, can afford to miss” (from a review by A.R.A. Croiset van Uchelen, in Quaerendo, volume 3, 1973, pp.226-228). Edition limited to 800 copies. ¶ Fine copy.