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Fountain Pens

By Peter Twydle

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ISBN: 9781847971142
PAGES: 160
BINDING: Hardback
SIZE: 246x189 mm
INSIDE: 265 colour photographs

The fountain pen as we know it today developed over thousands of years, from the simple stylus used for cutting marks into clay tablets, to the brush, through the reed, the quill and the steel-nib dip pen, and finally to the self-contained fountain pen. The advent of electronic communication of the written word has failed to dim the appeal of the fountain pen, and names such as Parker, Waterman and Sheaffer remain household names. Fountain Pens covers the complete history of the fountain pen with useful advice on how to build a collection and where best to look for fountain pens, from car boot sales to the internet.

Topics covered: How fountain pens work Related terminology Manufacturers from around the world Limited editions Caring for fountain pens Finding the right pen for you

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" After I received it, I knew this will be another favorite book. Mr. Twydle introduces the reader clearly and easy-to-understand into the world of fountain pens and how to own them. (I'm German and English is not my mother tongue.) And what a joy to look at the photographs of these fine writing instruments and their advertisements. I highly recommend this book to every pen lover! "
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Posted By: Irmina Richter

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