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1 edition of The origin and progress of letters. An essay, in two parts. The first shewing when, and by whom letters were invented ; the formation of the alphabets of various nations found in the catalog.

The origin and progress of letters. An essay, in two parts. The first shewing when, and by whom letters were invented ; the formation of the alphabets of various nations

their manner of writing, on what materials, and with what instruments men have written in different ages to the present time : wherein is considered the great utility of this art with regard to mankind : The second part consists of a compendious account of the most celebrated English penmen, with the titles and characters of the books they have published. Both from the rolling and letter press : interspersed with many interesting particulars by way of notes throughout the first part : and the second is a new species of biography never attempted before in English : the whole collected from undoubted authorities

by W. Massey

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Published by Printed for J. Johnson in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Alphabet,
  • Writing,
  • Calligraphers,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby W. Massey
    The Physical Object
    Paginationiv, 160 pages, 12 unnumbered pages, 175 pages, 1 unnumbered page, 6 unnumbered leaves of plates (5 folded) (pages 176 unnumbered advertisement) :
    Number of Pages176
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26756886M


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The origin and progress of letters. An essay, in two parts. The first shewing when, and by whom letters were invented ; the formation of the alphabets of various nations by W. Massey Download PDF EPUB FB2