Anleitung zur Schönschreibkunst. Johann Friedrich Bernhard Menzzer.
Anleitung zur Schönschreibkunst.
Anleitung zur Schönschreibkunst.
Anleitung zur Schönschreibkunst.
Anleitung zur Schönschreibkunst.
Anleitung zur Schönschreibkunst.
(Calligraphy)

Anleitung zur Schönschreibkunst.

Darmstadt: (N.P.), 1775. Oblong quarto. 31pp. First edition. An instructional book for calligraphy, with an ornate engraved title page followed by thirty plates of calligraphic examples by Johann Menzzer. The plates demonstrate a variety of hands using quotations, biblical passages, and alphabets in Latin, French, and German, and include elaborate flourishes and ornamentation. A few of the examples have large initials and letters filled in with decoration. Menzzer was secretary and scribe to Ludwig IX, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt. Bound in contemporary gilt boards with green and red patterned endpapers. Boards show some light finger-marks and slight wear to extremities, else very fine. A.e.g. Item #25066

(Bonacini 1162).

Price: $3,500.00

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