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Columba Livia posted a topic in Calligraphy Discussionshttp://i.imgur.com/tCa9GRr.jpg This book was published in 1695. The calligraphy was written by John Ayres and engraved by John Sturt (who taught George Bickham to engrave). The scans are on flickr here: http://preview.tinyurl.com/ow8zp7z A short biography of John Ayres may be found here: http://preview.tinyurl.com/qxuguuw You can download a .zip file with all the scans in here: https://mega.co.nz/#!mY9TzKwS!TT39DFPUq5Yy-bvFMW89wAhdbNB7klsKaAvB9i5BAEc I would particularly like to direct your attention to the stroke by stroke examples of Secretary hand here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/21860485@N06/10869079806/in/set-72157637694788643 And Court hand: http://www.flickr.com/photos/21860485@N06/10869396693/in/set-72157637694788643 The large beautiful flourished capitals suitable for Old English, Secretary hand etc: http://www.flickr.com/photos/21860485@N06/10869379023/in/set-72157637694788643 And some beautiful examples of Court, Chancery, Secretary, Old English etc: http://www.flickr.com/photos/21860485@N06/10869008595/in/set-72157637694788643 http://www.flickr.com/photos/21860485@N06/10869195924/in/set-72157637694788643 http://www.flickr.com/photos/21860485@N06/10869097166/in/set-72157637694788643 http://www.flickr.com/photos/21860485@N06/10869066445/in/set-72157637694788643 http://www.flickr.com/photos/21860485@N06/10869401413/in/set-72157637694788643 I apologize for not being able to fully scan the plate w/the portrait of Ayres on: the binding of the book was in such poor condition that I had to do some jiggery pokery to get it flat and I couldn't quite scan that one plate fully. The court hand is very beautiful, but also rather hard to read, there is a book here which will help you read it: https://archive.org/stream/courthandrestore00wrigrich#page/n5/mode/2up Here are a few plates from "A Tutor To Penmanship": http://i.imgur.com/iyAu63z.jpg http://i.imgur.com/ladHWUw.jpg http://i.imgur.com/XA8p78e.jpg
Hello everyone, I have recently created set of calligraphy lessons to learn basic Blackletter penmanship. There are short video tutorials as well as visual guides and practice sheets. This might be helpfull for beginners who are trying different styles and variations. Let me know If these lessons are of any help and how I can improve the experience of learining Thank you )) Oh, the lessons are here http://www.loopsandtails.com/blackletter/blackletter/
Columba Livia posted a topic in Calligraphy DiscussionsScans are here: http://tinyurl.com/polwxr3 download a .zip file with all the scans in here: http://www.sendspace.com/file/qkpqzg Please note that plate 25 was missing from the copy I scanned, all of the rest are there. This book was published in 1795. William Milns did the calligraphy and Harry Ashby engraved it. This book was popular enough that it continued to be published until the 1850s in England. William Milns emigrated from England to America at some point after publishing this book, and his grave may be found today in Boston, in the old burying ground, on Boston common near Boylston street. His headstone reads: To the memory of William Milns Member of St. Mary Hall in the university of Oxford, Author of the Well bred Scholar, The American accountant, the Penman's Repository, and of Several Dramatic Works, Master of Salvador Academy, and of the city commercial school in London, who died in this town, the 27th February 1801, Aged 40 years. Society was benefited by the exercise of his talents. His private virtues endeared him to his friends. source of information: "American penmanship 1800 - 1850" by Paul Nash. Some low-res previews for you: http://i.imgur.com/gybev5z.jpg http://i.imgur.com/5NL6ddf.jpg http://i.imgur.com/pIEXdjN.jpg http://i.imgur.com/Wfkh7sW.jpg