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The Magic of Handwriting. The Corrêa do Lago Collection

by Christine Nelson, Pedro Corrêa do Lago, Julius Wiedemann

Page Extent:464 pages
Book Size:170 x 240 mm (Height x Width x Depth)

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Handwriting works magic: it transports us back to defining moments in history, creativity, and everyday life and connects us intimately with the people who marked the page. For nearly half a century, Brazilian author and publisher Pedro Corrêa do Lago has been assembling one of the most comprehensive autograph collections of our era, acquiring thousands of handwritten letters, manuscripts, and musical compositions as well as inscribed photographs, documents, and drawings. Author - Christine Nelson is the Drue Heinz Curator of Literary and Historical Manuscripts at the Morgan Library & Museum. She is the author of Th e Brontës: A Family Writesand Drawing Babar: Early Drafts and Watercolors and has curated major exhibitions on the work of Henry David Th oreau, Charlotte Brontë, Robert Burns, Oscar Wilde, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, and Voltaire.