George Bickham's Penmanship Made Easy (Young Clerks Assistant)

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Unabridged reprint of extremely rare 18th-century manual offers helpful hints on forming letters, holding the pen, arm and wrist positions, and posture. Includes rich sampling of alphabets, maxims, didactic verses, and other words of advice. Charmingly illustrated instruction manual for calligraphers, commercial artists,and devote├ęs of fine penmanship.

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Overview

Unabridged reprint of extremely rare 18th-century manual offers helpful hints on forming letters, holding the pen, arm and wrist positions, and posture. Includes rich sampling of alphabets, maxims, didactic verses, and other words of advice. Charmingly illustrated instruction manual for calligraphers, commercial artists,and devote├ęs of fine penmanship.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486297798
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 7/10/1997
  • Series: Lettering, Calligraphy, Typography Series
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 504,598
  • Product dimensions: 5.64 (w) x 8.17 (h) x 0.25 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2002

    Good reference for old style

    I wanted a book to show me the style of penmanship I see in old ledger books or diaries or the book-owners writing in the bookplates, dating to the dip nib days. This is it! This documents daily penmanship, NOT calligraphy. It is the hand of the people, when people had pride in penmanship. True, the method of communicating it is a little bizarre by today's standards, but the content is there and the price is right.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2002

    Penmanship Made Easy -- Not!

    I have trouble calling this a book. It's a bound collection of calligraphy, and not very good calligraphy at that. There are no lessons or instructions. The letters are in a varity of sizes with a very fine point. Many letters are unreadable. Penmanship should be to help communicate by written word. This book does not help with anything. Don't waste your money. I'm sending the book back.

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