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Commercial correspondence from Mosul
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Commercial correspondence from Mosul

Jeremiah Shamer, a book merchant, wrote this letter in 1881 about the sale of religious books in both Arabic and Modern Assyrian.

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Greek wax tablets
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Greek wax tablets

These two wax tablets, once bound together with string, are pages of a homework book from around 2,000 years ago.

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Baskerville type designs
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Baskerville type designs

In this edition of Paradise Lost, the typefaces are the design of printer John Baskerville.

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Children's handwriting samples
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Children's handwriting samples

Examples of the handwriting of two 10-year-old boys, one taught, one untaught.

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Designs for a series of geometrically constructed types
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Designs for a series of geometrically constructed types

This typeface was designed using an 8 x 8 grid and circles to define the roman capitals.

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New English calligraphy
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New English calligraphy

The guide applies the structure of Chinese characters to the letters of English words, reorganising them into forms that look like Chinese characters.

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New English calligraphy
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New English calligraphy

The guide applies the structure of Chinese characters to the letters of English words, reorganising them into forms that look like Chinese characters.

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First book in italic typeface
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First book in italic typeface

In 1501 the master-printer Aldus Manutius produced this pocket-sized edition of Virgil.

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Ravenna Papyrus
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Ravenna Papyrus

This two-and-a-half metre long papyrus scroll is a contract for the sale of property made on 3 June AD 572 in Ravenna, Italy.

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Persian Qur’an
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Persian Qur’an

A 17th-century illuminated Iranian Qur’an.

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