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Victorian Typography Caligraphy Penmanship Folk Art Ornament Letter Hand Writing For Sale
REAL PEN WORK
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PENMANSHIP ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
This sale is for an original 1884 EDITION of "REAL PEN WORK -SELF-INSTRUCTOR IN PENMANSHIP" published by Knowles and Maxim of Pittsfield, MA.
"The Greatest means even known for learning to write an elegant hand."
This volume is Beautifully illustrated, with a charming testimonial from a student.This comprehensive book offers appeal to various art fields such as calligraphers, needle workers and folk artists.
It serves as a lovely instruction manual and a very interesting piece of handwriting history; excellent for anyone who homes school. Students can at least learn of the rich heritage of America's golden age of penmanship throughout these beautiful pages and be able to create keepsakes of their own.
* Please see below for the various usages.* Hudson Maxim (February 3, 1853 – May 6, 1927), was a U.S. inventor and chemist who invented a variety of explosives, including smokeless gunpowder. Maxim was a man of many talents. He started his career in 1881 as the publisher of Real Pen Work - Self Instructor in Penmanship, a book addressing the arts of calligraphy and penmanship, and the sale of special inks, pens, and other supplies related to penmanship. Alden Knowles was an expert penman. Both illustrious men set out by trial and error to sell their ink and instructions for elegant writing styles and pen work. The history of their friendship and business relationship is fascinating and was recorded in the beginning of this book.In this age of advanced technology where computers have taken over the field, I'm sure one can agree that handwriting has now become a lost art. This book helps how to recreate that graceful script of old. In fact, this book was designed to be a self teaching aid, and it states by following the simple instructions, even for those who might not find that handwriting comes natural to, should be able to write in a beautiful elegant hand in an incredibly short amount of time.This book is accompanied by many delightful illustrations throughout, reminiscent of the Victorian Era. These authors stressed the importance of proper posture followed by scales for slants, analysis of capital and small letters, sample alphabets, and Spencerian scripts, as well they shared the "secret" of the tracing process. There are instructions for THE TRANSFER PROCESS. It truly is a class act book for its time as it boasts on the title page. It is well deserved of its high praise!
As a whole, this book contains copies, more ornamental work, and more and better instructions for learning the whole Art of Penmanship without a teacher, than any other work ever published in the World at the time of this printing.If you notice, the title page has a copyright of 1881, however, some pages within the book have copyrighted datesup to1884, therefore, we are assuming this is an early edition from 1884. The filled in "PRESENTED TO" pagealso substantiates a gift date of 1885.If you are wondering what Calligraphy is all about and how it can be used in the 21st Century, here is a list of ideas and projects with its application from A - Z:
This bookis in GOOD CONDITION for its age; especially to be 129 YEARS OLD! ALL PAGES ARE PRESENT ANDFIRMLY BOUND! The pages are un-numbered however, this book is complete! The interior is overall neat, however, the expected wear can be found with something of this age, such as: occasional hair line nicks or tears, some foxing/blemishing that is present, usage to the pages, all typical for something of this age. Overall, this is an nice, presentable edition that is easy to use and is enjoyable to follow. Both hinges have been neatly reinforced with book binders tape, offering further preservation of this classic book for further use and instruction. Previous ownership names are found on the front and back interior boards. There are stamp marks andbeautiful calligraphy scripted names.The original hardboundcoverhave lovely gilttitle with Victorian design on the front cover. Pictures have been provided below for your personal review. This volume measures 9" X 11 1/2". These books, on international book sites, go for hundreds of dollars. It is a RARE book that still holds good value. Just a glance of this book, you will seewhy! We are offering ours with . GET IT WHILE YOU CAN!
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