THOMAS POWELL. “THE WRITING MASTER’S ASSISTANT, CONTAINING A CONCISE & PRACTICAL SYSTEM FOR TEACHING TO WRITE,” BURLINGTON, NEW JERSEY.

Est. $2,500-$3,500
Sold: $7,800 ($6,500)

Copybook with instructions for “How to Hold the Pen” and “How to Sit to Write,” 25 pp. of alphabet letters and sayings to copy in the study of penmanship and a boarding school advertisement. Inscribed in ink with the owner’s names, John Lippard (1783), John Cook and John Channon (1823). In a custom-made buckram box with marbleized lining, 9 ½ x 8 ¼ inches.

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