Author Topic: Penmanship of the XVI, XVII & XVIIIth centuries ed. Lewis F Day  (Read 3143 times)

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This is a book of examples from old handwriting books, and covers some perhaps less familiar scripts from the Renaissance to the Age of Reason.

Honestly folks, this one is an absolute belter, and will keep anyone with a modicum of curiosity up until way past their bedtime.  Here you will find cadels, fantastical flourishing, early Italic, strange precursors of copperplate and any amount of degenerate penmanship.  Also some improbably long descenders.  I'd say more, but wouldn't want to ruin the surprise.  :)

Hard copies are available via Amazon; there are a number of scans available online of which this is one of the better ones.  A pdf reader which will rotate the page will come in handy.

Penmanship of the XVI, XVII & XVIIIth centuries

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Re: Penmanship of the XVI, XVII & XVIIIth centuries ed. Lewis F Day
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2015, 01:54:08 AM »
Andy!
Thank you!
That is an Amazing Book!
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Re: Penmanship of the XVI, XVII & XVIIIth centuries ed. Lewis F Day
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2015, 10:06:59 AM »
Are those flourishes really practical to contemplate freehand?  Really, this is like calligraphy-porn-- all silicone.

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Re: Penmanship of the XVI, XVII & XVIIIth centuries ed. Lewis F Day
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2015, 07:22:15 AM »
I posted this book ages ago and I still love it.
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Re: Penmanship of the XVI, XVII & XVIIIth centuries ed. Lewis F Day
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2015, 02:25:55 PM »
Fantastic!
But how do you expect us to get any sleep with all this great reading material?   ;)   And yet find time to practice too.............

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Re: Penmanship of the XVI, XVII & XVIIIth centuries ed. Lewis F Day
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2017, 01:52:10 PM »
Andy

I just found this thread and this link. I have downloaded the pdf version of this book, and my goodness, what inspiration. Keep them coming  :)
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