Fountain Pens of the World
I. B. Tauris, Limited, 2005 - 448 pages
This lavishly illustrated sequel to 'Fountain Pens Vintage and Modern' provides more information on pens and illustrates more varieties than any other book on the subject. With a large page format, the book includes 150 superb, specially commissioned full-page colour photographs of 2,000 vintage and modern pens. Each pen is reproduced to actual size, making the ultimate reference work for the collector and enthusiast. The authoritative and comprehensive text includes chapters on the USA, the UK, Germany, France, Italy, The Netherlands and Japan, and provides up-to-date and detailed information on the histories and models of all the major and many minor manufacturers. There are chapters on limited editions and on materials from 1833 to the present day. A detailed bibliography and a list of pen clubs, societies and magazines provide invaluable information for the collector. The development of design and logos is illustrated by specially produced line drawing and the text is complemented by many period advertisements.
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