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Hill, Thomas E., Hill's Manual of Social and Business Forms: Guide to Correct Writing, Chicago, Moses Warren & Co., 1875, thick 4to (9" x 11"), HB, worn brown leather over boards and brown printed vintage kraft paper tape at the spine, G+ / none. Hinges broken, browning & minor soiling to pages.

401 pages, profusely illustrated, corners, edges, show wear, spine strip deteriorating, the pages are clean, tight and bright. A popular work that was reprinted often and usually found in poor condition today, the interior is in VERY GOOD condition.

"A Guide to Correct Writing Showing How to Express Written Thought Plainly, Rapidly, Elegantly & Correctly. Embracing Instruction & Examples in Penmanship, Spelling, Capital Letters, Punctuation, Composition, Writing for the Press, Proof Reading, Epistolary Correspondence, Notes on Invitation, Cards, Commercial Forms, Legal Business Forms, Family Records, Synonyms, Short-Hand Writing, Duties of Secretaries, Parliamentary Rules, Sign-Writing, Epitaphs, Laws of Etiquette, Book-Keeping, Valuable Tables of Reference, Writing Poetry, Etc., Etc. advertisements." Engraved frontispiece portrait of the author, 10 plates of penmanship & flourishes, many cuts of letters, invitations, cards, checks, postures, social situations, typefaces.

Includes sample letters for every occasion, examples of calligraphy, forms of business letters, etiquette, rates of interest, legal forms, political & economic facts, correct punctuation in sign painting, poetry selections, love letters, and more. Charming "snapshot" of social and business behavior in the late 19thC and a good reference for the typography of the period.
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