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Bill Kemp


ENGROSSER'S SCRIPT – Bill Kemp
This class will focus on the lessons in the Zanerian Manual and the influence of William Lilly, a Zanerian College 'Gold Seal' graduate. Mr. Lilly's instructor at the Zanerian College was Earl A. Lupfer, who wrote the section on Roundhand or Engrosser's Script in the Zanerian Manual. Engrosser's Script focuses on the thick and thin lines within the script and on several pen lifts occurring at the base of the writing line; transitioning from a thick to a thin. The Zanerian Manual of Alphabets and Engrossing is a great reference guide for this script. The first half of the class will cover the lower case letters, then working on the capital letters with an emphasis on the basic shapes and letter forms which make up this beautiful script. Skill Level: All

Supplies: Oblique penholder (H95, H50, H61) Nikko G (N113) or Gillott 1068A nib (N76). McCaffery black (not the glossy) ink (I37) or your favorite black ink (able to produce thin lines). Rhodia or Clairefontaine graph paper (P55, P38).

Recommended Book
B145. The Zanerian Manual. $39.95


H61. Blackwell Plastic Handle Oblique Holder
Blackwell Oblique Pen Holder Plastic Handle

Black plastic hourglass penholder with the same brass flange for holding the nibs. The brass work is not as finely finished but is just as functional. Works with small nibs such as the Brause 66EF and almost all other nibs.

A remarkably simple design that holds most pen points for
Spencerian and Copperplate. Designed to hold the nib at a less steep slant angle for ease of upstrokes. Also available with a brass and wood handle.

(Works with most all nibs except the very largest vintage nibs and crowquill nibs.)



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N113. Nikko G Nib
N113. Nikko G Nib.

These nibs from Japan are hand cut, extremely smooth, and long-lasting. They are chrome plated and have a medium flex. Great for Spencerian. Smooth writing with no burrs or scratchiness. Highly recommended by Michael Sull.



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N76. Gillott 1068A Nib
Very stiff nib. Ordinary pressure will create a monoline script to a script with just a slight contrast between thicks and thins. Can produce moderate swells with enough pressure.



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P55. Rhodia Graph Pad 8.25"x11"
P55. Rhodia Graph Pad.
8.25"x11" (Sheet Size). Orange Cover. 5sq/inch. (5x5mm).

Highly recommended for pointed pen work. Non-bleeding, bright white, smooth satin finish, 80gsm (22lb), acid-free, pH neutral paper. Micro-perforated to provide a clean edge when you tear out the sheet. Lines and graph are purple. 80 sheets.

Also available as Plain Pad (P53) and Lined Pad (P54).



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P38. Clairfontaine GRAPH Pad
Clairfontaine GRAPH Pad
8.5"x11.75". 80 sheets.

Highly recommended for pointed pen work. Paper is bright white, extra smooth, pH neutral paper, 24lb/90gsm (sheets 26lb/100gsm). From France. Staple-bound, micro-perforated. Pale violet graph lines.

Great for Spencerian, Copperplate, and other pointed pen work.



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B145. Zanerian Manual of Alphabets and Engrossing
The Zanerian Manual of Alphabets and Engrossing. 1981. 140pp. 8"x10.5". Spiral.

At present, a reprint of this book is not in the works (as far as we know). You can include the book on your order, and you will be notified of the book's price when/if it is available again.

Click the image for a preview of the book.

The first 21 pages by E.A. Lupfer provide some of the best Copperplate instruction available. He was a master of the hand. Other engrossing alphabets are shown, as well as many examples of engrossed pieces. Revised & reissued at intervals since it was first published as Zanerian Alphabets in 1895. This latest version is printed on glossy paper. The quality of some images is not as good as others.



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