The Ultimate Book of Pens / Das Grosse Buch der Schreibkultur / Stylos, Crayons et Plumes. La Culture de L’ecrit
30.5cm x 23.5cm. 496 pages, colour illustrations. Red cloth, gilt lettering, pictorial jacket. Text is trilingual, English, German, and French.
Covers the development of writing, early writing tools, and the development of the many styles of pen, from the ball point to the highly collectible status item. A few celebrity pen users are featured and illustrations include early advertising images. Histories of 52 pen makers are given.
Very minor wear to tail edge of boards. Minor creasing to spine crown of jacket. Near Fine Condition.