This informative book is full of wonderful international fountain pens and pencils, showing a great variation in more than 1,300 illustrations. The limited and standard production pens of the famous makers Montblanc, Parker, Pelikan, Sheaffer, and Waterman are presented along with their particular numbering systems. Many smaller companies' pens are also included. Clear drawings and patent applications from 1884-1994 show what is inside the pens and how they work. Many period advertisements for pens put them in their social settings. Current market values are included. This book will be cherished by all pen collectors and enthusiasts.