The Flying Pen, emanating from the practice of the royal Lewisian System of Penmanship.A process invented by Mr. Lewis, whereby bad Writers are easily made good ones [...]
Letterpress pamphlet, 4pp, 245 x 185mm (9½ x 7¼"). Glued to backing sheet.
Prospectus for the penmanship courses of James Henry Lewis & Son on the Strand in London. Lewis (1786-1853) was a strenographer who at the age of 26 published 'The ready writer', a shorthand course, which was still in print (on its 97th edition) in the 1860s. Patronized by George IV, Lewis taught in London and toured the provinces. One of the last great writing masters, Lewis believed penmanship was a fine art. In addition to teaching writing itself, he also invented pens and wote a book about the history of stenography.
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