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Cocker, Edward (1631/1632-1676), calligrapher and arithmetician

Ruth Wallis

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780198614111
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/5779
Cocker, Edward (1631/1632-1676), calligrapher and arithmetician


Cocker, Edward (1631/1632-1676), calligrapher and arithmetician, is sometimes said to have come from Northamptonshire but this is unsubstantiated. Nothing is known of his parentage and early life. He published five copybooks in 1657; one, The Pen's Triumph, mentions an earlier Pen's Experience, now untraced, as his first work. By 1657 ...

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