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Ames' Book of Flourishes. 125 Designs by 72 Leading American Penmen.

Calligrapher Daniel T. Ames (American, 19th century), Calligrapher John Seddon (English, 1644–1700), Calligrapher William Milns (English (active in the United States) 1760/61–1801), Calligrapher Eleazar Wigan (English, 17th century), Calligrapher Fielding Schofield (American, 1845–1924), Calligrapher Charles Paxton Zaner (American, 1864–1918), Calligrapher Platt Rogers Spencer (American, 1800–1864), Calligrapher Lyman P. Spencer (American, 1840–1915)

Place of Publication: New York, New York, USA


Overall: 21.5 x 29.8 x 1.2 cm (8 7/16 x 11 3/4 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 70 lithographs

Not On View


Americas, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(New York: Daniel T. Ames, 1890) Oblong quarto; 72 pp.; original gilt-stamped publisher’s red cloth boards.

Samples of ornamental penmanship, especially birds.

New York: Daniel T. Ames, 1890


F. H. Drake (ornamental ownership inscription, front flyleaf); Charles P. Wood III, South Woodstock, Conn., from whom purchased by MFA, December 13, 1967.

Credit Line

M. and M. Karolik Fund