CHICAGO, ILL: Moses Warren & Co., 1875. Eighth Edition. Hardcover. 4to, Elaborate black and gilt design to red boards, measuring approximately 11" x 8 1/2". Tissue-guarded frontis portrait of author Hill. Characteristic wear to extremities -- mostly spine caps and corners, the latter of which are rubbed, one or two quite noteably.
Charts, lists, instructions -- an all-round eminently useful reference work for both home and business. Very Good Minus. Item #73465
"...Embracing Instruction and Examples in Penmanship, Spelling, Use of Capital Letters, Punctuation, Composition, Writing for the Press, Proof-Reading, Epistolary Correspondence, Notes of Invitation, Cards, Commercial Forms, Legal Business Forms, Family Records, Synonyms, Short-Hand Writing, Duties of Secretaries, Parliamentary Rules, Sign-Writing, Epitaphs, Engravers' Inscriptions, Brush-Marking, Job Printing, Postal Regulations, Writing Poetry, Etc., Etc."
Also, poems, rhymes, foreign words and phrases, specific epitaphs for tombstones, legal business forms, bank forms, check-writing, forms of Book-Keeping, copyright law, fonts, the poet's assistant in making rhyme, correct position and posture for standing while writing, or while sitting and holding the pen, and much much more! An amazing compendium, well-thought-out, encyclopaedic, attractive, and quintessentially utile. Lovely graphics.