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Scratch & Dent

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This section contains books that have had a slight amount of damage.
Each item is just one book. So when it is gone, that item will be removed.


SD33. Alice: A Survey of the Calligraphy of Alice
Alice: A Survey of the Calligraphy of Alice by Jerry Kelly. 2017. 144pp. 8"x11.5". Hardcover

Bottom corners are slightly dented, not shrink wrapped.

Alice Koeth, known professionally simply as Alice, is one of the most respected calligraphers in the world today, though relatively few of her works have been published in book form. The vast majority of her graphic output remains unseen and uncollected. This book, compiled, with Alice’s active participation, has over 140 illustrations, showing the depth and breadth of her artistry. Jerry's introduction and Donald Jackson's eloquent appreciation set her work in context. Most works are illustrated in color, many are presented full-page.
Over a career spanning more than 60 years, Alice’s artistry exemplifies taste, technique, wit, and her own unique graphic style. A keen understanding of craft, respect for tools, and interest in historical forms have contributed to her command of various calligraphic styles, written with extraordinary skill. Best known are her masterful posters for The Morgan Library from the 60s & 70s, which have been graciously photographed by the Morgan for this book. More of her graphic work was created for a wide assortment of clients—commercial enterprises, publishers, universities, organizations, and individuals.




Your Price $50.00

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

SD30. Bookforms / Cordeiro, Lombardi, Smith
Bookforms: A complete guide to designing and crafting hand-bound books, from the Center for Book Arts complied by Center for Book Arts with contributions by Ana Cordeiro, Celine Lombardi, Sarah Smith and Elizabeth Sheehan. 2019. 176pp. 8.5"x10". Hardcover

LIMITED QUANTITY. Both front and back covers have been scratched and scraped, though corners and binding are like new.

This new instructional text will give beginning binders a firm grounding in tools and materials and their use and covers four kinds of handmade books: pamphlets and accordion books, multi-signature books, non-adhesive bindings, and artists' books. For each group history and application is discussed, followed by step-by-step instructions for two projects, and then an expanded discussion on design choices and techniques. Contributors and teaching artists include Ana Cordeiro, Celine Lombardi, Sarah Smith, and Elizabeth Sheehan.




Your Price $30.00

SD37. Brush Lettering / Schulte & Reaves
Brush Lettering. By Eliza Schulte (Holliday) & Marilyn Reaves. 1994 (with some material updated in 2006). 128pp. 8.5"x11". Paper

Front cover has a slight bend on the top near the right corner.

This complete how-to guide for both chisel edged and pointed brush lettering demonstrates how to use brushes & how to clean and care for them. Model alphabets are provided. Full of examples of brush lettering from a variety of masterful scribes. One of our bestselling titles.




Your Price $26.96

SD25. Calligraphic Drawing / Loong
Calligraphic Drawing: A How-to Guide and Gallery Exploring the Art of the Flourish by Schin Loong. 2018. 128pp. 8.5"x10". Paper

Back cover has some slight bends

The book starts with tools, materials, and basic stokes, and includes instruction for the traditional birds and for the feather quill. But the special part of the book comes next, with exercises on creating light and dark textures in irregular shapes and how to use this knowledge, along with step-by-step instruction, to create more animals: crane, rooster, jellyfish, goldfish, peacock, parrot, owl, raccoon, elephant, puppy, rabbit, fox, zebra. Flourished banners and cartouches and adding lettering to your flourished animals are also covered. The text and how-to’s move from the simplest to the most challenging designs, with examples to inspire you.




Your Price $24.95

SD10. Copperplate Script: A Yin & Yang Approach / Antonio
Copperplate Script: A Yin & Yang Approach by Paul Antonio. 2018. 132pp. 8.5"x11". Spiral-bound.

Top right corner is bent.

Renowned calligrapher Paul Antonio presents his new approach to teaching Copperplate. He explains the structure of the script in detail, so you know the hows and whys of the letter shapes. You won't just copy exemplar letters; you will understand them. And understanding speeds learning and allows mastery.




Your Price $29.95

SD21. Foundations of Calligraphy / Waters
Foundations of Calligraphy by Sheila Waters. (2006) 2018. 134pp. 9"x11.25". Concealed spiral binding

The spine cover is slightly damaged. Pages and text in perfect condition.

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.

Chapters include: Basics & Beyond, Analysis & Practice, Design & Layout, Conception to Completion, and Applying Design Principles. Foundational, Blackletter, Gothic Cursives, Uncial & Half Uncial, Carolingian, Italic, and Italic Variations are covered, with thorough instruction for each. Foundational and Italic receive particular attention.




Your Price $35.00

SD7. How To Write Copperplate / Ebrahimi
How to Write Copperplate by Hamid Reza Ebrahimi. 2010. 40pp English, 28pp Persian (Farsi). 8.5"x11". Paper

Corners are damaged from transit.

A good, thorough, and beautiful introduction to Copperplate script with letter-by-letter instruction and guide sheets. Use the book with Hamid’s online videos for comprehensive instruction. The English text, written in the author’s elegant script, is printed in dark brown on cream colored pages. 8 full-color illustrations. Hamid has taught the script since 1997.



Your Price

SD18. Irish Hand, The / O'Neill
The Irish Hand: Scribes and their Manuscripts from the Earliest Times by Timothy O'Neill. 2014. 148pp. Approx. 11.75"x 9.25". Hardcover

The top right corner of the dust jacket (front) is torn

This revised and expanded edition has high quality, full-color digital images of the works of Irish scribes throughout the centuries. (The original edition was in black & white.) The first part is a survey of the manuscript tradition, followed by essays and full-page images for thirty-one of the great books of Ireland. The context, contents, and history of each manuscript are given, accompanied by a full-page illustration. The second part surveys the work of the scribes from a practical perspective, examining script and lettering in detail. Extracts are given from fifty-two manuscripts, transliterated and translated, with a commentary on the pen work. The Irish Hand covers 1,500 years of Irish script and letter design from the sixth to the twenty-first centuries.




Your Price $49.93

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

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