Spencerian Handwriting: The Complete Collection of Theory and Practical Workbooks for Perfect Cursive and Hand Lettering

Spencerian Handwriting: The Complete Collection of Theory and Practical Workbooks for Perfect Cursive and Hand Lettering

by Platts Roger Spencer

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Spencerian Handwriting: The Complete Collection of Theory and Practical Workbooks for Perfect Cursive and Hand Lettering by Platts Roger Spencer


THE FIRST ALL-IN-ONE EDITION OF P.R. SPENCER'S CLASSIC PENMANSHIP PRIMER INCLUDING STEP-BY-STEP LESSONS AND PAGES FOR PRACTICING

Easy to understand yet challenging to perfect, the Spencerian system was the standard for all personal and business correspondence in the 1800s. While modern students are barely taught cursive, for more than a century schoolchildren were dutifully drilled in intricate penmanship using this original primer.

Now you can follow the step-by-step instructions and practice on the included workbook pages to learn:
• The seven Spencerian principles
• Proper pen positioning
• Finger and arm movement
• Heights and widths of letters
• Spacing between letters and words
• Optional shading effects

With Spencerian Handwriting, you can add a personal touch to all your handwritten letters and notes reminiscent of simpler, more elegant times.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612435282
Publisher: Ulysses Press
Publication date: 08/02/2016
Edition description: Workbook
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 153,392
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author


Platts Roger Spencer (1800–1864) was an educator and originator of Spencerian penmanship.

Table of Contents

Theory

Introductory Remarks 4

Signals 5

Position 6

Movements 9

Form 11

Spacing 33

Shading 34

Figures 36

Practice

Practicing Principles of Small Letters 39

Practicing Principles of Small Letters in Combination 69

Practicing Capital Letters with Small Letters 113

Practicing Sentences 149

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NatoshaM More than 1 year ago
The book, Spencerian Handwriting by Platts Roger Spencer is a great practice book to learn and even relearn Cursive Hand Lettering/Writing. It's filled with examples and beautiful styles to try for yourself. Honestly, I use to never mind so much for cursive handwriting, but now that I'm older and use it often to sign my name on packages, making personal greetings and cards with cursive penmanship, I find it to be classy and very beautiful! I think since I was young I never thought of it more than just hard to do and learn, until now! So to get back into using cursive, I found this book to be such a great guidance to correctly writing in cursive and making my penmanship so beautiful and lovely! From the book, I learned not only who to write words, capitalization, and lower case, but also how to sit and hold the pen. It really is a full tutorial on Handwriting. I really could use this as a reference book when I forget how to or want to create the perfect handwritten letter. Even, for some letters I've forgotten how to connect with in the word, so this really helps me understand how to connect the letters correctly. I feel with this book your given great guidance to completely understand handwriting and how to do it as well. Even for beginners, it's something that will help you practice on your own and get you creating words and sentences and even a story if you'd like in cursive writing. There are fancy pens and different types you could use to help it glide while writing on a piece of paper or card. However, I find a nice gel type pen to write in this fancy cursive writing. Finally, I'm going to actually take the practice and what I've learned from this book to use with my scrapbooking and even card making for memories I have and want to share. Therefore, it's not only an excellent book with a complete way to understand cursive and do it correctly, a great way to make certain things look so lovely, even if it's a simple grocery list!