Autography

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Autography A process in lithography by which a writing or drawing is transferred from paper to stone.
    • Autography The science of autographs; a person's own handwriting; an autograph.
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n autography The act of writing with one's own hand; autographic writing.
    • n autography That department of diplomatics, or the study and decipherment of old writings, which is concerned with autographs
    • n autography A process in lithography by which copies of a writing, drawing, etc., are produced in facsimile.
    • ***
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Autography act of writing with one's own hand: reproduction of the outline of a writing or drawing by fac-simile
    • ***

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. autographie,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. autos, self, graphē, writing.

Usage

In literature:

So I turn round and avenge myself by crying aloud against the editor of the 'Autography'!
"The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett, Vol. 1 (of 2) 1845-1846" by Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett
One part lay upon the stand, but it was not in Lenhart Davy's autography.
"Charles Auchester, Volume 1 of 2" by Elizabeth Sheppard
***