Oblong quarto. 34pp., + 18ff. plates showning elaborate examples of calligraphy by the 17th-century calligrapher Edward Cocker. Provides a history of calligraphy, with a focus on Cocker's work. Corners slightly bumped and cover shows some light soiling, front hinge starting, first signature slightly loose, first front endpaper has a small tear, else fine in gold cloth-covered boards with the title stamped in gilt. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: "According to Cocker." The Progress of ...
Publisher: Alexander Gardner
Publication Date: 1887
Book Description Alexander Gardner, 1887. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. First Edition. Bound in publisher's brown cloth. Corners slightly bumped. Front gutter weakened. 20 x 29 cm. First edition. Bonacini 1736. Gives a short history of the art of writing and a more specific history of Edward Cocker, the English writing master born in 1631. His book of 1661 is reproduced in facsimile. 8, 36 pages followed by the facsimile plates. The earliest copy book produced in Britain, and so excessively rare that although recorded by Lowndes and Hazlitt they could neither state the whereabouts of a copy or give any collation. It is printed throughout from type blocks and large ornamental initials with their fantastic figures are well worth examination. Seller Inventory # 1808270034
Book Description Paisley and London: Alexander Gardner, 1887. 7 1/4 x 10 7/8". 8, 34, pp. 22 plates. Original cloth, sheep back, wear at head and foot of backstrip, leather at front joint splitting, some staining and soiling on covers. Good, sound copy. Collated and complete. Seller Inventory # 001608