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These books are slightly shelfworn or have bumped corners. Very limited supply.

SD1. Yves Leterme: Litterae
SD1. Yves Leterme: Litterae

Small amount of cosmetic damage to the box. No damage to actual book.

Yves Leterme: Litterae is a unique boxed collection of 24 calligraphic works, finely printed on individual sheets of cover stock, approximately 8-1/4" x 5-7/8". The works are all Latin quotations, each masterfully rendered by Yves in a calligraphically fitting style. The reverse side of each sheet contains the Latin text again along with an English and Dutch translation. The accompanying 36-page book (in English) provides background for the quotes and the calligraphy: Yves is a classical scholar as well as a skilled scribe. The Roman authors, their work, and the chosen quotations are discussed, and Yves provides an account of the creation for each of the 24 calligraphic compositions. Both the works and the small book are full-color and are presented in a stylish gift box.



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SD11. Modern Calligraphy / Thorpe
Modern Calligraphy by Molly Suber Thorpe. 2013. 192pp. 8.5"x9.5". Paper

Back cover has been bent, all pages are intact.

Teaches Molly's bold style of Copperplate that looks stylish and fresh, yet still refined. After an overview of supplies, you learn letters, words, then phrases with the clear instructions and exemplars. You then learn how to write with gouache and watercolor and how to digitize your calligraphy for printed items. The 20 projects provide inspiration for weddings, entertainment, and personal stationery. The final section is practical info for the working scribe, including strategies for large-batch projects and hints for left-handers.




Your Price $24.99

SD14. Traité de la Peinture: Extraits / da Vinci & Polello
Traité de la Peinture: Extraits (Treatise on Painting: Excerpts) by Leonardo de Vinci. Calligraphy by Massimo Polello. 2008. 80pp. 6.25"x12.75". Paper

Top of the spine is slightly damaged.

Each spread presents a passage from Leonardo's Treatise on Painting in both French and Italian, each with a calligraphic initial letter, along with a work by Massimo.




Your Price $25.00

SD15. Italic Letters/Dubay & Getty
Italic Letters: Calligraphy & Handwriting
By Inga Dubay & Barbara Getty. 1984.(1992) 128pp. 8.5"x11". Paper.

Bottom back corner of the cover has been bent.

Takes the scribe through a basic, a formal, a chancery & finally a cursive italic handwriting. Each is introduced in monoline, followed then by chisel edged forms. Final chapter on layout and design. In this workbook, the sentences-to-copy form an outline history of written communications from cave paintings to 19th century copperplate. Numerous historical illustrations. Western American style of italic. A popular class text. Recommended.




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SD17. Italic Letters/Dubay & Getty
Italic Letters: Calligraphy & Handwriting
By Inga Dubay & Barbara Getty. 1984.(1992) 128pp. 8.5"x11". Paper.

Top right corner is slightly dented.

Takes the scribe through a basic, a formal, a chancery & finally a cursive italic handwriting. Each is introduced in monoline, followed then by chisel edged forms. Final chapter on layout and design. In this workbook, the sentences-to-copy form an outline history of written communications from cave paintings to 19th century copperplate. Numerous historical illustrations. Western American style of italic. A popular class text. Recommended.




Your Price $23.95

SD19. American Cursive Handwriting (Reference)/ Sull
American Cursive Handwriting (Reference Edition) by Michael Sull with Debra Sull. 2011. 320pp. 8.5"x11". Spiral Bound.

Bottom right corner is bent.

A thorough presentation of traditional penmanship for grade 5 through adult. Includes historical background, plus detailed information on writing position, writing zone, paper movement and recommended sizes of writing. The single volume contains both a teacher guide and the student workbook/copybook. The thorough lesson plan guides the user in a straightforward, step-by-step progression to improve handwriting skill.

The instructional program consists of:
Traditional Movement and Cross-Drill exercise sheets with instructions for daily use.
Over 150 copybook sheets in the time-tested method of practice, boasting more than 375 model lines of writing and 1,575 blank lines for student use.
Detailed pages on letter and number construction.
Specially designed practice sheets featuring a progressive format of guidelines to focus the student's efforts from basic letter size, height, spacing and slant to spontaneous writing upon a single baseline.

Additional chapters feature selected quotations, poems, excerpts from literature and Scripture for further practice; comments on the tools of writing, with special information on the use of fountain pens; the techniques of how to write a personal letter; ten important rules of handwriting; and blank guide sheets in all formats presented in the book.

American Cursive Handwriting is similar to Business Writing or the basic, unstressed forms of Spencerian Script. Michael Sull is author of instructional books and DVD's on Spencerian Script and Off Hand Flourishing.




Your Price $39.95

SD2. Materials & Tech of Medieval Painting
The Materials and Techniques of Medieval Painting by Daniel V. Thompson. 239pp. 5.5"x8.5". Paper.

Front cover and following pages slightly bent.

Recommended by Sheila Waters in her illuminated initials workshop. Excellent introduction for illuminators and painters. Cover carriers and grounds, including the different types of surfaces used and their preparation. Followed by a section on binding media consisting of binding methods and vehicles, their viscosity and transparency effects, and the pros and cons of different binding media, glazes and varnishes. Gives a classification of medieval pigments divided into smaller sections for each main color. Includes pigment mixing, reaction, permanence problems, confusion of identification, and history. Metals are also discussed, including types of gold media and gilding methods. Essential for anyone interested in the building blocks of medieval painting.




Your Price $14.95

SD20. Speedball Textbook 24th Edition / Vangalis Hasson
The Speedball Textbook edited by Angie Vangalis and Randall Hasson. 24th ed. 2015. 120pp. 8-7/8"x 5.5". Paper, wire bound.

Front and back cover are bent. Both covers are also scuffed with some missing color pigment. The spiral binding is bent at the bottom.

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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SD22. Lines to Live By / Gold
Lines to Live By: Thoughts on being a 21st-century calligrapher by Mike Gold. 32pp. 8"x8". Paper

Front cover has a small blocked tear.

Commercial artist and lettering designer Mike Gold shares his thoughts on making contemporary lettering, accompanied by 44 beautiful, full-color examples of his calligraphic compositions.



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SD24. World Encyclopedia of Callig (NEW) / Calderhead & Cohen
The World Encyclopedia of Calligraphy: The Ultimate Compendium on the Art of Fine Writing edited by Christopher Calderhead and Holly Cohen. (2011) 2018. 320pp. 10"x10", Hardcover

Slight corner damage on the front right corner, and back top left.

New edition at a lower price.

Showcases the work of a selection of internationally known scribes, featuring 60 scripts reflecting the diversity of contemporary calligraphy. It includes lessons and exercises for learning to write 28 alphabets, including Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Japanese, Roman, and more. Offers an exploration of each script's history, while beautiful step-by-step instructions and examples will inspire and guide you.

This new edition replaces B3401.



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