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An Elegant Hand
»An Elegant Hand : The Golden Age of American Penmanship and Calligraphy
by William E. Henning,
Paul Melzer (editor)
Oak Knoll Press,
ISBN 1584560673

Ground-breaking insight on the importance of American calligraphy to the world of calligraphy. Over 400 illustrations most from original specimens that W.C. Henning began collecting in the early 1890s.«
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Spencerian No.1 Double Elastic Pen, Ex.fine
Ivison, Phinney & Co, New York
Spencerian No.1 Pen
Spencerian Double-Elastic Pen, No.1, Ex.fine,
distributed by Ivison, Phinney & Co.
Double-Elastic Pen*The Spencerian Steel Pen Pen Co was formed In 1858 as a subsidiary of the publisher Ivison Phinney Publishing Company, later known as Ivison, Phinney, Blakeman, & Co., and finally in 1869 as Ivison, Blakeman, Taylor, & Co. »Read more
»Caution label«
CAUTION ONE of the strongest proofs of the great popularity of these Pens, and the undeniable confession of their superiority is, that a number of firms have manufactured, or caused to be made, PENS SIMILAR IN STYLE, for which they claim the same unrivalled perfection of action possessed by the justly CELEBRATED SPENCERIAN PENS. We would, therefore, CAUTION the public against these gross impositions, and state that since July 1st 1871, all boxes containing the genuine Pen have borne a facsimile signature, thus:—
Ivison Blakeman Taylor & Co
One Gross          Made in England
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Henry Ivison»IVISON, Henry, publisher, born in Glasgow, Scotland, 1808; died in New York city, 1884. Read more about Henry Ivison in Appleton's Cyclopedia of American Biography.
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