Baltimore: Peabody Institute Library, 1959. 4to. stapled paper wrappers. 28 leaves. Reproduced from typesript. No illustrations but much of interest in the textual comments. Worn along edges. READ MORE about AN EXHIBITION OF CALLIGRAPHY & ILLUMINATION
Refine search resultsSkip to search results
London: The Society of Scribes and Illumators, 1956. 12mo. stiff paper wrappers. 31+(1) pages. Exhibition of 137 calligraphic works sponsored by the Society, October-November 1956. List of officers and members. Advertisements. Cockerell designed and produced the marbled paper covers. Wrappers lightly soiled. READ MORE about EXHIBITION OF CALLIGRAPHY LETTERING & ILLUMINATING, 1956
London, England: Architectural Association, 1936. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 15+(1) pages. Foreword by C.H. St. J. Hornby, list of exhibitors. Black and white frontispiece. Covers soiled; light spotty soiling in text. READ MORE about EXHIBITION OF PRESENT-DAY CALLIGRAPHY AND ILLUMINATION ORGANISED BY THE SOCIETY OF SCRIBES AND...
France: n.p., n.d., but circa 1840. oblong 4to. leather, marbled endpapers. (32) pages. Text in French. A collection of French calligraphy. 32 leaves, one blank, some highlighted in gold. Some leaves signed either by Martha Kingdon or Virginie Riballiere. Includes four maps, nicely rendered, and one portrait, thought to be of either Kingdon or Riballiere. Printed on recto only. Covers rubbed and scuffed. Some leaves chipped at edges. READ MORE about Fine French Calligraphic Manuscript
Chelmsford, England: Essex County Council, 1949. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. (ii), 30 pages. Foreword, table of contents. Includes transcripts and translations. Short list of works for study and reference follows text. Black and white plates. Covers sunned at spine edge. Newspsper clipping attached to inside front cover. Scattered foxing. READ MORE about SOME EXAMPLES OF ENGLISH HANDWRITING FROM ESSEX OFFICIAL, ECCLESIASTICAL, ESTATE AND FAMILY...
Edited by Paul Melzer
New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, (2012). 4to. cloth, dust jacket. 320 pages. Edited by Paul Melzer. This work chronicles the history of the Golden Age of American penmanship and calligraphy. The author guides the reader through the lives and careers of some of the most important American penmen, including Platt Rogers Spencer, the Father of American Handwriting, and Spencer's gifted student, George A. Gaskell, whose books and periodicals reached hundreds of thousands of students... READ MORE about AN ELEGANT HAND, THE GOLDEN AGE OF AMERICAN PENMANSHIP & CALLIGRAPHY
London, England: Chiswick Press, 1915. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 15+(1) pages. First edition. A guide to calligraphy and handwriting. Author was on the faculty of the L.C.C. Central School of Arts & Crafts. Printed by Charles Jacobi at the Chiswick Press. Wrappers chipped at edges and soiled. Text tanned at edges. READ MORE about HANDWRITING: EVERYMAN'S HANDICRAFT
New York: Pentalic Corp. (1976). thick 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. 336 pages. Reprint of the first edition, part of the New Art Library. With 403 illustrations. An essential book for the reference library of anyone interested in lettering. Well preserved copy. READ MORE about LETTERING, FOR STUDENTS AND CRAFTSMEN
London: The Studio Limited, (1937). 4to. cloth, dust jacket. 144 pages. First edition. Eberhard Holscher on the Principles of hand- lettering, Calligraphy by Alfred Fairbank, Lettering in Book Production by Anna Simons, Lettering in Association with Architecture by Percy J. Smith and others. Jacket chipped with closed tears. Free endpapers show toning. READ MORE about LETTERING OF TO-DAY
N.P. n.p., n.d. broadside (11 by 14 inches). Text in French. Mounted in portfolio. READ MORE about LES HOMMES SONT MESCHANTS MAIS LEUR LIVRES SONT BONS
Boston, MA: Carter, Hendee and Co., 1833. 8vo. original cloth, paper spine label. xvi, 186 pages. Table of contents, journal of proceedings. The August 1832 meeting of the American Institute of Instruction, which met in Boston. Includes "A Prize Essay on Penmanship." Introductory discourse by Francis C. Gray. Lectures by George Ticknor, George Hayward, Walter B. Johnson, John Pierpont, B.B. Foster, A.B. Alcott, and Asa Rand. Foster's essay is on the teaching of penmanship (pp... READ MORE about THE INTRODUCTORY DISCOURSE AND THE LECTURES DELIVERED BEFORE THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF...
New York, NY: Kelly-Winterton Press, 2016. 4to. cloth, gilt on cover and spine. (iv), 141 pages. First edition. A first-ever compilation devoted to Alice Koeth's calligraphy and drawing. New Yorkers or any of the city's millions of visitors who walked along Madison Avenue in the 60s, 70s and 80s know her masterful posters for the Morgan Library. Scribes in the U.S. and abroad know her through her celebrated workshops. She is Alice Koeth, known professionally... READ MORE about ALICE: A SURVEY OF THE CALLIGRAPHY OF ALICE
New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press and John Neal, Bookseller, (2009). 4to. hardcover, dust jacket. 112 pages. Reprint with minor corrections of second edition. The craft of calligraphy has a 2000-year history in the Western world. Up to the time of the Renaissance, calligraphy was the only means of preserving literature, and so, it played a vital role in the spread of learning, culture, and religion. Historical scripts were not rigidly-fixed "styles;" they represented the... READ MORE about HISTORICAL SCRIPTS FROM CLASSICAL TIMES TO THE RENAISSANCE
N.P. n.p., c. 1840. folio. leather, leather front cover label. unpaginated. Text in French. A workbook of calligraphy, focusing on business transactions, accounting, and bookkeeping. Covers lightly soiled, rubbed and scuffed at edges and along spine. Inside front hinge cracked. READ MORE about TENUE DES LETTRES EN PARTIE MIXTE
(St. Paul): Ampersand Publications, (1984). 4to. cloth, dust jacket. 111 pages. First edition. Exhibition staged by the Society of Scribes and the Colleagues of Calligraphy. Filled with illustrations of the work of modern calligraphers. With biographical notes on modern practioners. Large piece of front cover of jacket missing. READ MORE about LETTERING ARTS IN THE 80'S
Norman, OK: Calligraphy Review Editions, 1990. 8vo. paper wrappers. 118, (2) pages. Illustrated exhibition catalogue; reproduces at least one work from each participating artist. READ MORE about LETTERS, LINES, IMAGES, INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY CALLIGRAPHY
Askim: Erik Lindegren, n.d. (circa 1964). oblong small 8vo. boards. 155, (3) pages. Expanded from the earlier first edition. Published in three volumes with this first volume devoted just to lettering. Previous ownership signature on front free endpaper. One inch tear on bottom front dust jacket. Only the slightest hint of shelfwear. READ MORE about ABC OF LETTERING AND PRINTING TYPES
New York: Pentalic Corporation, n.d. oblong 8vo. stiff paper wrappers with plastic comb spine. not paginated. Later printing. A manual on calligraphy, with many sample alphabets, and instructions for lettering using simple materials. A good basic book, with information on different letter types, and suggestions for using calligraphy for commercial or personal purposes. Name in ink. READ MORE about CALLIGRAPHY, THE ART OF LETTERING WITH THE BROAD PEN
New York: The Macmillan Co., 1928. thick 8vo. cloth. (vi), 502 pages. First edition, second printing. Chapters on primitive picture writing, picture writing of the Indians, Chinese Ideographic Writing, Hieroglyphics, the Greek Alphabet, etc. Very light spotting to covers and spine. Spine sunned. READ MORE about A HISTORY OF THE ART OF WRITING
London: Studio Vista, (1969). square small 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 96 pages. First edition. Filled with different sets of alphabets that have been drawn by different artists. READ MORE about PICTORIAL ALPHABETS SELECTED AND INTRODUCED BY RUARI McLEAN
Worcester: American Antiquarian Society, 1969. 8vo. cloth. xii, 303 pages. Best bibliography of the subject. Slight mildew smell. READ MORE about AMERICAN PENMANSHIP, 1800-1850: A HISTORY OF WRITING AND A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF COPYBOOKS FROM JENKINS...
London, England: The Society of Scribes and Illuminators, c. 1971-1984. 4to. self paper wrappers. variously paginated. 31 Volumes. Some editions without date. Dated issues include Summer and Autumn 1975; Summer and Autumn 1976; Winter, Spring, Autumn 1977; Winter, Summer, Autumn 1978; Winter, Summer, Autumn 1979; Spring, Summer, Autumn 1980; Spring, Summer, Autumn 1981; Spring, Summer, Autumn 1982; Spring, Summer, Autumn 1983; Spring. Summer 1984. READ MORE about NEWSLETTER, THE SOCIETY OF SCRIBES AND ILLUMINATORS
Gosport, Hants., England: E.S. Perry, n.d. 8vo. self paper warppers. 11+(1); (12), (12) pages. 3 Volumes. Three short instructional booklets on Italic handwriting, which also advertise Osmiroid fountain pens. READ MORE about OSMIROID ITALIC WRITING