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B4087. Speedball Textbook 24th Edition / Vangalis Hasson
B4087. The Speedball Textbook edited by Angie Vangalis and Randall Hasson. 24th ed. 2015. 120pp. 8-7/8"x 5.5". Paper, wire bound.

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A worthy manual with exemplars and examples by nearly 70 leading calligraphers. This new edition features a lay-flat spiral binding, more pages of instruction and alphabets (medieval to modern), and inspiring examples of calligraphy in use. For beginner through advanced. The best book if you want to explore broad edge styles. Not recommended for pointed nib styles.
The Speedball Textbook was first published in 1915.

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B4087-CANADA. Speedball Textbook 24th Edition including Canada shipping
B4087-CANADA. The Speedball Textbook edited by Angie Vangalis and Randall Hasson. 24th ed. 2015. 120pp. 8-7/8"x 5.5". Paper, wire bound.

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A worthy manual with exemplars and examples by nearly 70 leading calligraphers. This new edition features a lay-flat spiral binding, more pages of instruction and alphabets (medieval to modern), and inspiring examples of calligraphy in use. For beginner through advanced. The Speedball Textbook was first published in 1915.



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B4087-AIRMAIL. Speedball Textbook 24th Edition including Airmail shipping
B4087-AIRMAIL. The Speedball Textbook edited by Angie Vangalis and Randall Hasson. 24th ed. 2015. 120pp. 8-7/8"x 5.5". Paper, wire bound.

Price INCLUDES shipping costs via insured AIRMAIL to countries outside the USA.

***This item is for buying the book only. Adding other items will generate additional shipping costs. ***

For shipping via SURFACE mail see B4087-SURFACE

For AIRMAIL shipping to CANADA see B4087-CANADA

A worthy manual with exemplars and examples by nearly 70 leading calligraphers. This new edition features a lay-flat spiral binding, more pages of instruction and alphabets (medieval to modern), and inspiring examples of calligraphy in use. For beginner through advanced. The Speedball Textbook was first published in 1915.



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B4087-SURFACE. Speedball Textbook 24th Edition including Surface shipping
B4087-SURFACE. The Speedball Textbook edited by Angie Vangalis and Randall Hasson. 24th ed. 2015. 120pp. 8-7/8"x 5.5". Paper, wire bound.

Price INCLUDES shipping costs via SURFACE to Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bermuda, Brazil, Cayman Islands, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Holland, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom

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A worthy manual with exemplars and examples by nearly 70 leading calligraphers. This new edition features a lay-flat spiral binding, more pages of instruction and alphabets (medieval to modern), and inspiring examples of calligraphy in use. For beginner through advanced. The Speedball Textbook was first published in 1915.



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B4054. Copperplate Calligraphy / Jackson
B4054. Copperplate Calligraphy by Dick Jackson. (1979) 2015. 8.5"x11". 96pp. Paper

Long out of print, this guide to Copperplate Calligraphy is considered one of the best books devoted to Copperplate. Contains very detailed and rigid instructions. Covers the basic strokes of Copperplate, followed by letter-by-letter instruction (numbers too!). Guide sheets are provided in the book. A historical introduction traces the growth of Copperplate from its roots in the French ronde of the seventeenth century to its adaptation by English clerks into their copybooks, and the development of the style known as English Round Hand.



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B3160. Hand Lettering / Donley & Singh
Hand Lettering: Simple, Creative Styles for Cards, Scrapbooks & More by Marci Donley & DeAnn Singh. 2009. 128pp. 8.5" x 10". Paper.

Marci Donley, author of Simple Stroke Calligraphy has created, with DeAnn Singh, another exciting lettering book that will help you construct creative letters to enhance your cards, envelopes, journals, and other projects. They present you with a wide range of alphabets, inspired by type, traditional calligraphy, and illustration. These easily executed styles will work with many different subjects and types of artwork, whether for rubber stamping cards & books, making albums, or creating artists books & trading cards. A section teaches you how to make your own styles and modifications.

The authors called upon other professional lettering artists to bring you more than a dozen styles with easy to follow instructions and diagrams. You are treated to the work of Jane Shibata, Susy Ratto, Carol Pallesen, Karin Gable, Sylvia Kowal, Carrie Imai, & Melissa Dinwiddie. The book starts with the basic Roman hand, goes into italic monoline, Whimsy, Draftsman, Bungalow style, brush writing, Clothesline and much more, with samples and suggestions to go along with each style.




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B2769. Foundations of Calligraphy / Waters
B2769. Foundations of Calligraphy by Sheila Waters. (2006) 2018. 134pp. 9"x11.25". Concealed spiral binding

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Sheila Waters is a master scribe and a master teacher. For over thirty years of her summer workshops, Sheila has taken scribes through their paces for a week or more of in-depth instruction in letterforms (historical and modern). Students have come from as far away as Australia and Japan for these intensive classes. And for many years, she taught numerous weekend workshops sponsored by calligraphy guilds throughout the USA and Canada and was a frequent instructor at the international conference held each summer. In Foundations, Sheila provides insightful analysis of forms and construction, taking the mystery out of learning calligraphy. You learn how to analyze a script, which helps you toward mastery of an alphabet. In the 110 pages of exemplar alphabets, instruction, and hints, Sheila shares with you the knowledge she has gathered over her years of study and practice. The presentation is honed by her long experience teaching calligraphers how to advance their skill and art. This 4th printing, much revised from the 2006 printing, now has a 16-page color gallery of Sheila’s work.

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B3350. Italic & Copperplate Calligraphy / Winters
Italic & Copperplate Calligraphy: The Basics and Beyond by Eleanor Winters. 2011. 229pp. 8-3/8"x11". Paper

Covers letter variations (form, weight and proportions), flourishing and design, commercial and personal calligraphy, and calligraphic writing. The book shows how many principles and applications apply to both hands. Displays the work by many well-known calligraphers, showing their use of Copperplate and Italic. This is an intermediate-level book, but it also contains a good review of the basics.

Eleanor Winters' Mastering Copperplate Calligraphy is a thorough beginner's manual and highly recommended as your first instructional book on this hand. This brand new book builds on the skills you learned with her first book by providing additional Copperplate (and Italic) instruction.




Your Price $26.95

B2979. Little Manual of Calligraphy / Pearce
Little Manual of Calligraphy by Charles Pearce. 1981, 2006. 32pp. 8"x10". Paper

Handwritten throughout, this is one of the most beautiful calligraphy manuals. Each hand is presented with an exemplar alphabet with ductus. Pearce is a master scribe and his manual belongs in every calligraphers library - beginner, intermediate and advanced.



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B2623. Calligrapher's Bible
The Calligrapher's Bible: 100 Complete Alphabets and How to Draw Them
By David Harris. 2003. 256pp. 6.3"x8.2". Hardcover, hidden spiral.

A brief section on tools, materials and techniques is followed by an amazing array of alphabets: medieval and modern, formal and informal. Each has an exemplar alphabet with ductus, including pen angle changes within strokes for certain alphabets. The opposite page has instructions on the basic structures of the letters for the hand. Includes broad edge, pointed pen, and brush alphabets. The small size & spiral format makes it easy to use. (Note: The instructional photos for the pointed pen script alphabets do not follow the standard practice in the USA).




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