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[BUTTERWORTH (Edmund)]. New Sets of Copies in Alphabetical Order, Consisting Large Text, Round Hand and Running Hand; Written by Edmd. Butterworth, Writing Master and Accountant to the High School Edinburgh. Designed for the Benefit of his Scholars, and as a part of his Universal Penman, but may be had separate from that Large Work being a proper Introduction to it. [Edinburgh: s.n.] 1785. Oblong folio, engraved title followed by 19 engraved plates. [Bound with:] Butterworth's Universal Penman, or the Beauties of Writing Delineated in all the various hands now practised. Designed for the Improvement of Youth or Amusement of the Curious.1784

Edinburgh: Published for the Author, Oblong folio, engraved title, dedication leaf, 29 engraved plates, the final leaf, letterpress, is the 'Instructions for teaching writing, holding the pen, &c.'. 2 works in one, recent half calf, marbled paper boards, morocco title label gilt on upper cover. Edmund Butterworth (fl. 1778-1819) writing master Dumfries and Edinburgh "published a New set of copies in alphabetical order in Dumfries, 1778. There is a copy in the National Library of Scotland. Also Butterworth's Universal Penman in Edinburgh 27 February 1784 (National Library of Scotland). He also published the Young Arithmetician's Instructor. Edinburgh 1815 and the Young Writer's Instructor Edinburgh, 1816. Some of the works are published by E. Butterworth & Son at a London address. The son is probably George who was at 36 George Street in 1815, and had earlier shared the same house with Edmund in 1808 and 1810. Not in the Edinburgh Directories for 1793-1797, 1801."—Scottish Book Trade Index. First work not listed on Copac or ESTC, however Copac does record a 1778 edition printed in Dumfries at the National Library of Scotland; Of Butterworth's Universal Penman, ESTC locates a single copy at Oxford and Copac adds Nottingham University and National Library of Scotland.

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