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'Quills for Writing', c 1845.

Hawkins, B Waterhouse (Benjamin Waterhouse)

'Quills for Writing', c 1845.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 25cm x 32cm


Vignette from a lithographic plate showing young boys writing at their desks, using goose quills as pens. Taken from 'The Swan, Goose and Duck' in 'Graphic Illustrations of Animals - Showing Their Utility to Man' , a book illustrated by Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins and R K Thomas, printed by J Graf, C Graf, Day and Haghe, and published by Thomas Varty.

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