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Autograph Book, Boston area, calligraphy and sketches, Edward T. Turner, 1881Boston1881
Price: $75.00

Album with gilt decorative fans on front cover, blind stamp fans on back cover. Most pages are blank, some have brief name and location and date, there are 7 watercolor sketches and finely detailed calligraphy pages. Autographs from 1881, mostly Boston, Mass. Watercolor drawing, calligraphy bird signed "The Burdett Commercial School", drawing of a quill pen, and a decorative page reading Teacher o f Penmanship. 5" x 7 1/4". wear on cover, discoloration on cover, pages intact, artwork vibrant
Seven (7) Razor Cut Engrossed Salesman Samples, Howard C. Rice,1912. ..1912
Price: $125.00

Seven (7) made by hand salesman samples featuring razor cut art and engrossed calligraphy penmanship. Beautifully decorated cards with penman's samples of engrossing and razor cuts. 2 1/4" x 3 3/4". slight fading on one card
Harry Lawrence Gage Mark-A-Line Show Cards, A Handbook of Lettering with Special Suggestions on the Use of Mark-a-Line. The Carter's Ink Company.Boston.1909
Price: $175.00

A 24 pp booklet with full page color illustrations front and back of Carter's Mark-A-Line inks and numerous black and white lettering and multicolor show card sample pages. Provides instructions on how to make a show card including the materials needs and their handling, the ink,  preliminary practice, the first alphabet, the wide-pen alphabet, roman capitals, lower case alphabets, the italic letter, principals of variation, color, laying out cards and the fitness of things. Measures 8" x 5 1/8". .