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The story of handwriting : origins and development: PB 7-2013

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Current Location: In storage


The story of handwriting : origins and development


Author: Fairbank, Alfred
Publisher: Faber & Faber



London : Faber, 1970.
3-108 p., 28 plates : illus. (incl. 4 col.), facsims ; 22 cm.

Presentation copy to Dorothy Hutton - inscription from the author dated "Christmas 1969".

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2013-11) by Hall, David J.


Production date: AD 1970


"350 copies set in 12-point Bell and printed at Whittington on Zerkall mould-made paper. 300 copies are bound in paper printed with a design by the artist, and 50 copies are bound in quarter leather with a portfolio containing 12 of the engravings."--Colophon. Museum has copy no 150, signed by the artist. Binding: quarter rust-coloured cloth with tan paper sides. With special extending dutjacket showing panoramic view of Whittington.

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PB 7-2013
Primary reference Number: 197507
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Created: Tuesday 3 December 2013 Updated: Wednesday 1 April 2015 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Manuscripts and Printed Books

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