The best italic handwriting manual that we've seen. Along with clear step-by-step instructions for monoline italic lower case and then cursive italic, Dubay and Getty also teach edged pen italic as handwriting and then cursive and chancery cursive italic. This workbook style volume is enhanced with numerous drawings, alphabets, short histories and explanations about related subjects such as papyrus, cuneiform, and American Indian signs. The authors have also included a section on the development of our alphabet, guideline sheets, and several envelope lay-outs. A very thorough, entirely handwritten, self-teaching program.