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Arte nueva de escribir, inventada por el insigne maestro Pedro Diaz Morante, e ilustrada con muestras nuevas, y varios discursos conducentes al verdadero magisterio de primeras letras

Nueva arte de escribir

1776
Calligrapher Francisco Xavier de Santiago Palomares (Spanish, 1728–1796), Engraved by Francisco Asensio y Mejorada (Spanish, 1725–1794), Printer Antonio de Sancha (Spanish, 18th century)


Place of Publication: Madrid, Spain

Catalogue Raisonné

Palau (2nd ed.) 299945; Berlin 548; Bonacini 1353; Cotarelo y Mori II, p. 145; Becker, Practice of Letters, 141

Dimensions

Overall: 30.1 x 21.3 x 2.2 cm (11 7/8 x 8 3/8 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

46.60

Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 41 engravings

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

(Madrid: Antonio de Sancha, 1776) Quarto; 83 leaves, plus plates; contemporary gilt-stamped mottled brown calf (tan cloth slipcase).

Lettering samples, illustrations of pens and proper methods of holding pens, etc.


Madrid: Antonio de Sancha, 1776

Provenance

H.P. Kraus, New York, from whom purchased by MFA, February 14, 1946.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Fund