Rare books on calligraphy and penmanship
Penmanship - New, used and rare books and ephemera at BiblioAmes, Daniel T. Ames Notebook, A wonderful collection of penmanship from the early s from one of Americas preeminent penmen and teachers 3. Behrensmeyer, H. P, Lessons in Practical Penmanship 4. Barnett, C. Henderson and J.
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Naturally, writing masters who could teach both elegant and practical styles with success were highly sought after. His students only had to learn a few strokes and principles instead of all the letters and their variations… which made it much easier and faster to get satisfactory results. Jenkins advocated simple elegance and practicality, his Art of Writing displayed a plain round hand, stripped of any useless decorative strokes but gave much importance to proportion, slant and spacing. Of course, not everyone agreed with this slow but deliberate approach to penmanship. The system was taught in the many business colleges that opened thoughout the country. His Spencerian Penmanship met a huge success and shaped the American cursive handwriting up until today.
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An overview of the Spencerian System of Practical Penmanship
Mike Essl has just sent me a link to a great visual resource of old calligraphy and penmanship manuals, where the above images are from. Take a look at what they have: www. I also have the pens my dad used for his Calligraphy. It looks like most of them were also made by the Zaner-Bloser Company All the items are in very good shape for their age…my dad was when he passed in Some of the books could almost pass for new. A reply and any help would be nice. I can send picture if needed and a list of the books.
Calligraphy-Art of Beautiful writing. Patricia Lovett. Skip to main content. Email to friends Share on Facebook - opens in a new window or tab Share on Twitter - opens in a new window or tab Share on Pinterest - opens in a new window or tab. Watch this item. People who viewed this item also viewed.
Rare books. Style Artistic Alphabets. Broad Edge. Church Text. German Text. Old English.