George Bickham

(1683—1758) engraver and writing-master

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He is best known for The Universal Penman, written with his son or brother John Bickham. Issued in parts between 1733 and 1741, it consisted of copper-plate engravings of the work of 25 contemporary writing-masters and led to a renewed interest in calligraphy.

From The Oxford Companion to the Book in Oxford Reference.

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