George Bickham's Penmanship Made Easy, Or, The Young Clerk's Assistant)
Unabridged reprint of extremely rare 18th-century manual offers helpful hints on forming letters, holding the pen, arm and wrist positions, proper posture, etc. Includes rich sampling of alphabets, maxims, didactic verses and other words of advice for elevating moral standards of the young. Charmingly illustrated instruction manual for calligraphers, commercial artists and devoteÚs of fine penmanship, and a delightful look back at teaching tools and methods of the mid-1700s.
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