Gems of Business and Ornamental Penmanship

1858 (?)
Calligrapher J. S. Duncan (American, 19th century), Lithograph(s) by William Schuchman (American, born in Germany, about 1824), Publisher P. Duff (American, 19th century)

Place of Publication: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA


Overall: 28.4 x 22.1 x 1.7 cm (11 3/16 x 8 11/16 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 55 lithographs

Not On View


Americas, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Pittsburgh: P. Duff [1858?]) Quarto; 56 ff.; original publisher’s gilt-stamped red cloth.

Samples of lettering and ornamental penmanship designs.

Pittsburgh: P. Duff [1858?]


Maxim Karolik, Newport, RI (1893-1863), by whom bequeathed to MFA (accessioned September 13, 1978).

Credit Line

Bequest of Maxim Karolik