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Universal Penman

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Product Details

  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Peter Smith Pub Inc (June 1941)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0844647128
  • ISBN-13: 978-0844647128
  • Shipping Weight: 789 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,230,705 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Excellent historical information and useful tool for anyone interested in penmanship or calligraphy
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) HASH(0x9d8b3e10) out of 5 stars 37 reviews
45 of 46 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9d954b88) out of 5 stars Fascinating! March 15 2008
By H. Sutcliffe - Published on
Format: Paperback
This book is amazing! I bought it for a school project my daughter was working on in school about Colonial America, to show the kind of book people used to write from back then. It is beautiful and the calligraphy is amazing. As a historical item it is definitely worth buying, however, if you are wanting to LEARN how to do it, there are other books that are better. Mastering Copperplate Calligraphy, a Step-by-Step Manual is one good choice.
15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa0d14024) out of 5 stars Good for calligraphy lovers Aug. 13 2008
By Juan C. Lopez Alvarenga - Published on
Format: Paperback
This book is a reprint of cooperplate writing from XVIII century.
If you like calligraphy you will enjoy it!
20 of 23 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9dcc8e04) out of 5 stars Excellent Example of Engrossing Jan. 12 2005
By anonymous - Published on
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
The "Universal Penman" is an excellent example of 18th century engravings. The engravings are amazing. The talent of the artists inspires both the beginning and advanced student of penmanship.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9e4431f8) out of 5 stars Great reference May 21 2014
By Reading Angel - Published on
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
The Universal Penman is a wonderful book to pour over when you want to see a variety of flourishes and Copperplate script. If you do any calligraphy, then this book is a great addition to your reference library. You can dissect the examples and see how to incorporate them into your own work. Or you can just admire the sheer beauty of the handwritten word.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9d97af30) out of 5 stars Seriously a beautiful book. July 17 2014
By Clare - Published on
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As Philip Hofer writes in the forward, "Altogether, there are many reasons why every intelligent person should take a renewed interest in good handwriting." Even if you're not a calligrapher, you should buy this book simply because it is BEAUTIFUL. The work done by George Bickham inside is stunning--both the artwork and calligraphy. Seriously, if you have any interest whatsoever in lettering, you will love this book.