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Johann Merken



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McGill University
Montreal, Canada
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Creator of Liber Artificiosus Alphabeti Maioris (ca. 1782). His designs were engraved by Heinrich Coentgen. I quote: The first and only edition (published in two parts) of this rarely complete calligraphy book included fifty six engraved plates. Besides the elaborate alphabets there are example writing styles, portraits, silhouettes (Lavater purloined one of the plates - not shown - for his 'Physiognomy'), monograms, calendars, fantasy geometrical and architectural figures, emblems, genealogical tables and ornamental letters. Scans: I, II, Scans: III, IV, Scans: V, VI.

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file name: Johann Merken Heinrich Coentgen Liber Artificiosus Alphabeti Maioris 1782 1785a


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file name: Johann Merken Heinrich Coentgen Liber Artificiosus Alphabeti Maioris 1782 1785c


file name: Johann Merken Heinrich Coentgen Liber Artificiosus Alphabeti Maioris 1782 1785d


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