[Charles Snell]Carolus Snellius / Ars Illucens Luso
Engraving, sheet 200 x 310mm (8 x 12¼"). Trimmed; glued to backing sheet at corners.
Charles Snell (bap.1667-1733), writing master who 'became a bright star in a contemporary galaxy of writing-masters' (DNB). Initially apprenticed to a senior writing-master, William Brooks, Snell was known for his critical attacks on writing-masters with elaborate styles, and he promoted a simpler and more standardized mode of handwriting suitable for commercial houses. Frontispiece to Snell's second book, 'The Art of Writing in its Theory and Practice', 1712.
O'D 2; for Brooks see ref 38868. Ex: The Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd Collection.
[Ref: 38871] £320.00