The Complete Engraver: A Guide to Monograms, Crests, Ciphers, Seals, and the Etiquette and History of Social Stationery was written by stationer extraordinaire Nancy Sharon Collins.

The 2012 edition, published by Princeton Architectural Press, has sold out.

However, Mrs. Collins has stashed several away to sell to her adoring audience. If you’d like to purchase one, or more, click here.

Here’s a little more about this amazing book that was reviewed in The New York Times:

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, whether a short note, formal letter, or business card, 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 Complete Engraver also includes instructional sections that give tips on letter writing, social stationery etiquette, and the steps required to commission engraving work today.

As a special bonus for the original launch, two digital fonts based on old engraver’s style typefaces were created by Monotype. The largest, oldest font development company in the world. They are still available for free (via a web link).