Good. No Jacket. Ex-Library. 24 cm tall. Ex-Library. Original binding. vii, 106 p. Three cm chip at top of spine and edge wear. Text is unmarked by underlining or notations. Contents: The use and abuse of original records and manuscripts--The story behind writing and writing materials--Techniques in reading old documents--The American alphabet through 300 years--Abbreviations, contractions, etc. from records--Numbers and dates from American records--Handwriting examples from Americans censuses--Some problems in searching original records.
Fair to Good. Hardcover Ex-library w/ the usual stamps, stickers, notations, and attachments in the usual places. Boards are faded, rubbed, scratched, and lightly soiled. Textblock is tight. Endpapers are tanned and soiled. Interior is tanned but unmarked and clean.
Very Good. No Jacket. Brown, somewhat glossy, hard cover. No jacket. 106 pp. A guide to handwriting styles, as often found in old handwritten records in the United States, providing samples of handwritten letters, names and other words, with tips to deciphering the letters and words. Perhaps useful for the genealogist. VERY GOOD condition. Paper label on spine peeling off. Minor scuffing and general fading.
Near Fine. Hardcover, was issued without a dustjacket, excellent condition, a discreet name-stamp at the top of the title page and a tiny surface-bruise on the spine are the only flaws, 106 pages, this interesting study includes many handwriting examples.
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