George Bickham Universal Penman 1741

While our images are electronically watermarked, the antique prints themselves are not.

The Universe is your Library BCK31 $175
Each print measures approximately 9 inches wide by 14 1/4 inches long

We are delighted to offer prints from this very rare work, with original copper engravings of examples of calligraphy. Bickham himself was a writing master, and he engaged 25 other masters of penmanship to contribute to this highly useful guide to the businessman of calligraphy, ornament, and letter forms. The Universal Penman is rarely found intact as it was often split to allow many clerks to practice at the same time. It is a fascinating view into a bygone world and the values of yesteryear. 

We were fortunate to find a large fragment which has been beautifully hand colored by an English expert.  The strong chain-lined paper is creamy with a few blemishes. Each print measures approximately 9 inches wide by 14 1/4 inches long.

We accept credit cards & PayPal. Washington state residents pay Washington state sales tax. Shipping for this item is $8.95. Items can be combined to save on postage. Our environment is smoke free. We pack professionally using only new materials. All items are beautifully wrapped and suitable for sending directly as gifts. You may return any item within 7 days if not satisfied. To order, you may call us at 1-888-PANTEEK, fax or email.


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