This simple little book explains in practical detail and a progressively more difficult series of exercises three basic styles of broad-edge lettering: Roundhand, Foundational, and Italic. In addition to exemplars of uppercase and lowercase alphabets, Gourdie also includes notes and instruction on spacing words, angles and x-heights, ascenders and descenders, planning the page, and expanding your calligraphy into a more decorative style for projects such as Christmas cards and certificates.
"This book has been devised for the beginner, as it carefully analyzes the basic hands, suggests numerous ways one can use them, and requires the minimum of equipment to do so. It must be stressed that although basically simple, the exercises are not easy –– to do them well demands much hard work, but the effort will prove most enjoyable." -- Introduction, Tom Gourdie.
This is a closeout item in good condition that may have small blemishes. All sales are final. Paperback; 80 pages; 9.75" x 7"