The Complete Engraver

Nancy Sharon Collins

The Complete Engraver: Monograms, Crests, Ciphers, Seals, and the Etiquette of Social Stationery

In this age of emails, texts and instant messages, receiving a letter has become a rare treat. Engraved stationery can make a piece of correspondence even more special.

Once an integral part of social life, the use of engraved stationery has become a lost art. In “The Complete Engraver,” author Nancy Sharon Collins brings this venerable craft to life – from the history and etiquette of engraved social stationery in America to its revival and promise of new visual possibilities. Illustrated with gorgeous, original specimens of social stationery, calling cards and monograms, the book also includes an instructional section on the engraving process.

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press (September 2012) ISBN-10: 1616890673

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