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B135-H. Historical Scripts / Knight
B135-H. Historical Scripts: From Classical Times to the Renaissance by Stan Knight. 112pp. 9"x12". Hardcover.

An indispensible resource for the study of historical hands. Stan has selected the best examples for Rustic Capitals, Square Capitals, Uncials, Half-Uncials, Caroline Minuscules, Gothic Scripts, Versals, Renaissance Roman and Italics - total of 56 different inscriptions and manuscripts! Enjoy the book with its excellent visuals as it presents the history and developments of the hands. And, if so inclined, use the book to study the forms and replicate with pen and ink. For each manuscript, Stan provides an enlarged section (for letterforms), the full page (for page design), and an actual-size sample (to show you rhythm and letter & word spacing). The perfect complement to Sheila Waters' Foundations of Calligraphy.

The revised and enlarged edition (1998) of this valuable resource. Forward by Ewan Clayton. Includes a helpful glossary and extensive bibliography. Stan Knight is an internationally recognized lettering artist, teacher and author. He is a fellow of the Society of Scribes and Illuminators.




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B3806. Historical Types / Knight
Historical Types: From Gutenberg to Ashendene by Stan Knight. 2012. 104pp. 9"x12". Hardcover $49.95. JNB Price $39.95

In this long-awaited sequel to his classic Historical Scripts, Stan traces the development of letterforms in type. He presents the types and type designs from Gutenberg to the Private Presses of the 20th century, showing the types both enlarged and actual size. Every single illustration in this book has been specially commissioned. The photos show the historical types with remarkable clarity, matched by Stan's readable and authoritative text.



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B4032. Illuminated Manuscripts: Masterpieces of Art
B4032. Illuminated Manuscripts: Masterpieces of Art. 2014. 128 pp. 8.5"x9". Hardcover

An introduction to illuminated manuscripts is followed by 95 full-page reproductions of illuminated manuscript pages from the 8th-century Lindesfarne Gospels to 16th-century Renaissance manuscripts from the British Library’s collection. Includes a good number of pages from lesser-known manuscripts.




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B4264. Painting for Calligraphers / Angel
B4264. Painting for Calligraphers by Marie Angel. 1984. 128pp.8.5"x10". Hardcover.


***Used copies, supply very limited***

Special painting techniques necessary for calligraphers are dealt with here including painting on vellum and paper, design, composition and use of paintings in manuscripts and broadsheets and on the painting of heraldic achievements. The use of different techniques for different types of colour, and the techniques necessary to achieve the texture of fur, feathers, petals etc are included. As well as explaining her own methods, Marie Angel includes a section on the work of contemporary scribes with their own notes on their varying techniques and methods of work. Many of the illustrations have been specially done for the book - others have been drawn from historical sources and the work of other scribes as well as from Marie Angel's own work.



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B4144. Practical Letter Book / Kaemmer
B4144. Practical Letter Book by J.H. Kaemmer. 2016. 160pp. 10.5"x9". Paper

Published in 1911 as a resource for sign painters, this is a
wonderful compendium of alphabets and letters. The 140 plates feature numerous historical and modern (for 1911) styles from throughout Europe, including sans serif, slab serif, shadow letters, pointed pen scripts, Versal and Blackletter (Gothic) forms. Most are full alphabets. Numerals are shown over seven pages.




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B3168-P. Gilded Page PB / Whitley
The Gilded Page: The History and Technique of Manuscript Gilding by Kathleen P. Whitley. 2009. 238pp. 6"x9". Paperback.

Explains in detail the historical and modern techniques of manuscript gilding, along with recipes and helpful hints. Learn step-by-step methods of applying and burnishing gold, described in a sensible and easy-to-understand way. Learn about the tools, methods, and materials employed in flat, raised, and pattern gilding for manuscripts and paintings, along with historical mordants such as Gesso Sottile, Gum Ammoniac, Gum Arabic, and Garlic Juice; and modern mordants such as Acrylic Gesso and White Glue. Second edition; revised, with the addition of color plates and new information on ancient Egyptian Papyrus gilding.



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B2132. Calligraphy / Mediavilla
Calligraphy
By Claude Mediavilla. 1996. 336 pp. 10" x 13". Hardcover.

An encyclopedic treatment of calligraphy: tools and materials, the history of writing & script, the historical hands (Roman caps, rustic, Roman cursive, uncial, Carolingian, gothic scripts, Renaissance writing styles - including 22 model alphabets with ductus), the writing masters, the
20th century calligraphic revival and calligraphy & abstract painting. 490 illustrations, 200 in color. Full of color illustrations from historical sources and from contemporary scribes. It is also full of Mediavilla’s work which is seldom seen in the USA. Worth the price.



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B4254. Art & Craft of Hand Lettering (New Ed) / Cicale
B4254. The Art & Craft of Hand Lettering by Annie Cicale. Revised 2018. 192pp. 10"x10". Paper

Annie Cicale is well-known to calligraphers throughout the USA and Canada from the many workshops and classes she has taught for guilds and at many of the summer conferences. The new printing has the same fine alphabets and good instruction, but now with larger reproductions of the historical manuscripts. Exemplars include Foundational, Italic, Roman, Black Letter, Uncial, italic handwriting, pointed pen, brush lettering and ruling pen alphabets. She covers design and includes a generous gallery. Color throughout. Our most highly recommended instructional book for broad-edged calligraphy. Great for classes or self-study.




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B3807. Mastering Hebrew Calligraphy / Pludwinski
Mastering Hebrew Calligraphy by Izzy Pludwinski. 2012. 200pp. 8.66"x11.2". Hardcover

A comprehensive and beautiful guide to the art of Hebrew letter-making. Provides instruction and exemplars for a range of Hebrew scripts and is full of helpful hints and tips on tools and the nuances of the forms, rhythm and spacing. The gallery of dozens of calligraphic images will delight your eyes and excite your imagination. The book is a joyful celebration of the Hebrew letter, with over 200 full-color illustrations and diagrams.

Scripts: Foundational Hebrew Script, Sephardic, Yerushalmi, Ashkenazic, Semi-cursive, and Monoline.
In addition to the scripts, chapters include: Layout & Design, Writing in a Circle, Color & Gold, Combining Hebrew & English, Marks & Numerals, Writing a Ketubah, The Art of the Sofer, Analyzing Historical Manuscripts and Going Wild.

Izzy Pludwinski has been a professional calligrapher since 1980 and has taught Hebrew Calligraphy in Jerusalem for approximately 15 years. His work is in many Letter Arts Review Annuals, and he has provided Hebrew letters for The Saint John’s Bible.

"I received Hebrew Calligraphy this week. Why would a calligrapher who neither speaks nor writes Hebrew order a book entitled Mastering Hebrew Calligraphy? Simply because it is a most marvelous book. Izzy has applied his thirty some years of calligraphic experience and produced a book that speaks to any calligraphic artist. The process is the same, only the letters are different ...monoline first...all the information about tools, cutting quills, and gilding makes sense for any alphabet. The progression from beginning to improvising with the Hebrew makes just as much sense if you substitute Roman Caps. And did I mention the artwork?
The photos and illustrations are terrific. While my rudimentary Hebrew letters may never see the light of day outside my studio (mostly because I wouldn’t have a clue what I was writing), the process of creating them will give me hours of pleasure. Thanks, Izzy!"
Sandy Riddell Wagner, artist and calligrapher, U.S.A.

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B1999. Illuminated Initials in Full Color / Grafton
B1999. Illuminated Initials in Full Color
By Carol Grafton. 1995. 48pp. 9.25" x12.25". Paper.

548 illuminated letters have been selected from 19th century reproductions of medieval manuscripts and are arranged alphabetically. The letters encompass a wide range of historical styles.



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