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Author/Artist Nickell, Joe.
Title Pen, ink, & evidence : a study of writing and writing materials for the penman, collector, and document detective / Joe Nickell; foreword by Charles Hamilton ; photographs from the author's collection by Robert H. van Outer ; forensic assistance from John F. Fischer.
Added title Pen, ink, and evidence
Publisher/Date New Castle, Del. : Oak Knoll Press, 2000.
Description vii, 228 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.
Location Call Number Vol./Copy Status Information
 MoMA Offsite Stacks  Z40 .N53 2000    CHECKED OUT - ASK AT REF DESK
Table of Contents
 Foreword / Charles Hamilton 
 Acknowledgments 
Pt. 1Writing Instruments1
 1The Quill3
 2Durable Pens9
 3Reservoir Pens18
 4The Pencil25
Pt. 2Ink33
 5Writing Fluids35
 6Ink Containers44
 7Ink Problems58
Pt. 3Paper69
 8Papermaking71
 9Watermarks81
 10Stationery and Seals88
Pt. 4Writing113
 11The History of Written Forms115
 12The ABC's of Penmanship131
 13Written Documents147
Pt. 5Examining Documents169
 14Decipherment171
 15Age Determination179
 16Questioned Documents186
App. 1Eighteenth-Century Scripts195
App. 2Chronology of Writing & Writing Materials196
App. 3Laboratory Identification of Pens, Inks, & Papers206
 Notes209
 Index222
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
LC subject Writing -- History.
Writing materials and instruments -- History.
Manuscript dating.
Paleography.
ISBN 1584560177 (alk. paper)
WorldCat no. 42954353

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