Spencerian Penmanship Set

Spencerian Penmanship Set Author P. R. Spencer
ISBN-10 088062096X
Year 1985-01-01
Pages
Language en
Publisher Mott Media
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Complete course in elementary school handwriting. Can also be used to improve the handwriting of older students or adults. Set includes the Theory book and the 5 copybooks.

Spencerian Copybook

Spencerian Copybook Author Platt R. Spencer
ISBN-10 0880620951
Year 1985-01-01
Pages
Language en
Publisher Mott Media (MI)
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This set contains the copybooks 1-5 only. These are used to practice cursive writing for second or third graders or to improve the handwriting of older students or adults. To be used with the Theory of Spencerian Penmanship.

Spencerian Handwriting

Spencerian Handwriting Author Platt Rogers Spencer
ISBN-10 9781612435428
Year 2016-08-02
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher Ulysses Press
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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.

George Bickham s Penmanship Made Easy Or The Young Clerk s Assistant

George Bickham s Penmanship Made Easy  Or  The Young Clerk s Assistant Author George Bickham
ISBN-10 0486297799
Year 1997-07
Pages 61
Language en
Publisher Courier Corporation
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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 devoteés of fine penmanship.

The Universal Penman

The Universal Penman Author George Bickham
ISBN-10 9780486206165
Year 1941
Pages 212
Language en
Publisher Courier Corporation
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"An essential part of any art library, and a book of permanent value not affected by seasonal styles." — American Artist. Here is Bickham's famous treasury of English roundhand calligraphy from 1740. Includes 125 pictorial scenes, over 200 script pictures, 19 complete animals, 275 lettered specimens, more than 100 panels, frames, cartouches, and other effects, and more.

Spencerian Penmanship Practice Book the Declaration of Independence

Spencerian Penmanship Practice Book  the Declaration of Independence Author Harvest Crittenden
ISBN-10 161243679X
Year 2017-05-16
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher
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An all new Spencerian practice book features the timeless words of Thomas Jeffereson and perforated, tear-out pages The secret to success is no secret: Practice. Practice. Practice. But for those wanting to master Spencerian penmanship, there are currently fewer than 30 practice sentences available. And those are in low quality reproductions of 19th century pamphlets. Until now! This all new book offers over 100 pages of example sentences written by Harvest Crittenden, America's foremost expert on the Spencerian script. Developed in the United States, the Spencerian system was the standard for all personal and business correspondence in the 1800s. And this book rightfully reflects the script's origin by using the text from the greatest of American documents: The Declaration of Independence. Each page in this handy workbook includes clearly penned lettering across the top of the page, plus line after line of practice space below where students can master letter height, width, spacing, stroke weight, and more. The pages are even perforated so it is easy for you to tear them out and practice on a perfectly flat surface.

The History and Uncertain Future of Handwriting

The History and Uncertain Future of Handwriting Author Anne Trubek
ISBN-10 9781620402160
Year 2016-09-06
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing USA
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The future of handwriting is anything but certain. Its history, however, shows how much it has affected culture and civilization for millennia. In the digital age, handwriting is less necessary than ever before, and indeed fewer and fewer schoolchildren are being taught how to write in cursive. Signatures--far from John Hancock's elegant model--have become scrawls. In her recent and widely discussed and debated essays, Anne Trubek argues that the decline and even elimination of handwriting from daily life does not signal a decline in civilization, but rather the next stage in the evolution of communication. Now, in The History and Uncertain Future of Handwriting, Trubek uncovers the long and significant impact handwriting has had on culture and humanity--from the first recorded handwriting on the clay tablets of the Sumerians some four thousand years ago and the invention of the alphabet as we know it, to the rising value of handwritten manuscripts today. Each innovation over the millennia has threatened existing standards and entrenched interests: Indeed, in ancient Athens, Socrates and his followers decried the very use of handwriting, claiming memory would be destroyed, while Gutenberg's printing press ultimately overturned the livelihood of the monks who created books in the pre-printing era. And yet new methods of writing and communication have always appeared. Establishing a novel link between our deep past and emerging future, Anne Trubek offers a colorful lens through which to view our shared social experience.

The Palmer Method of Business Writing

The Palmer Method of Business Writing Author Austin Palmer
ISBN-10 9781446549421
Year 2013-04-16
Pages 98
Language en
Publisher Read Books Ltd
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This early work is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. It comprises a series of self-teaching lessons in rapid, plain, unshaded, coarse-pen, muscular movement writing for use in all schools, public or private, where an easy and legible handwriting is the object sought. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Improve Your Handwriting Teach Yourself

Improve Your Handwriting  Teach Yourself Author Rosemary Sassoon
ISBN-10 9781444131109
Year 2010-06-25
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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Improve Your Handwriting is the only title to be written specifically for adults who are experiencing problems with their writing. Co-authored by a world-renowned expert on handwriting and a professional calligrapher, it uses self-diagnosis tests to help you identify your problem, before encouraging you to experiment and choose the style that suits you best. Covering everything from holding a pen, to the difficulties that left-handers face, and the problems that may be caused by medical conditions, you will be come away from the book armed with the ability to write with ease and confidence. NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the authors' many years of experience. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of improving your handwriting. FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBER Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

Mastering Copperplate Calligraphy

Mastering Copperplate Calligraphy Author Eleanor Winters
ISBN-10 9780486409511
Year 2000-05-08
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Courier Corporation
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Practical guide teaches elegant 18th-century writing style. Each letterform demonstrated stroke by stroke with clear explanation. Write quotations, poems, invitations, more. Numerous black-and-white illus. Bibliography.

Italic and Copperplate Calligraphy

Italic and Copperplate Calligraphy Author Eleanor Winters
ISBN-10 9780486477497
Year 2011
Pages 229
Language en
Publisher Courier Corporation
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This guide to the two most popular styles of calligraphy is filled with advice for those looking to advance to the next level. Well-illustrated, step-by-step instructions by an expert calligrapher explain every detail of mastering the italic and copperplate hands, from the basics to tips on texture, color, and commercial calligraphy.

The Missing Ink

The Missing Ink Author Philip Hensher
ISBN-10 9781743299593
Year 2012-12-01
Pages 300
Language en
Publisher Macmillan
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Writing by hand is something that has shaped and revealed our humanity for thousands of years. In a world where people are increasingly swapping pens, letters and love-notes for typing text messages with their thumbs, The Missing Ink is itself a love letter to the lost art of handwriting - as a cultural artefact, an expression of our individuality and as a craft in itself. Novelist Philip Hensher traces the rise and rise of handwriting in the 19th and 20th centuries, as wider education brought this most individual of skills to the masses. We meet the passionate early evangelists of fine writing, such as Platt Rogers Spencer, who travelled to every corner of America preaching the moral worth of copperplate; and the great educational reformers such as Marion Richardson, who had a deep understanding of how best children might be taught to write. But this is also a book about ink and pens themselves, objects that are even now beginning to disappear from our homes and offices; and about whether the style of our writing really does reveal anything about our inner selves. When we can no longer be interested by our friend who writes a little heart over her i's, and no longer have the end of a biro to chew thoughtfully, what will we find to replace it? The Missing Ink is a hugely entertaining, accessible investigation into the warmest of technologies, and the place it had in our lives.