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Try handwriting that is easy and can be truly beautiful when it comes from your own hand: calligraphy.

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Learn Calligraphy: The Complete Book of Lettering and Design Paperback – February 20, 2001 by Margaret Shepherd

The Calligrapher’s Bible: 100 Complete Alphabets and How to Draw Them Hardcover-spiral – September 1, 2003 by David Harris Calligraphy alphabets

book at amazon History and Technique of Lettering Paperback – 1957 by Alexander Nesbitt (Author)

        History and Technique of Lettering
        Alexander Nesbitt
        Published by Dover Publications (1957)
        ISBN 10: 0486204278 ISBN 13: 9780486204277

book at amazon The Universal Penman Paperback by George Bickham

amazon book Learn Calligraphy: The Complete Book of Lettering and Design Paperback by Margaret Shepherd (Author)

book at amazon Calligraphy and Illumination: A History and Practical Guide by Patricia Lovett

amazon book The Calligrapher's Bible: 100 Complete Alphabets and How to Draw Them by David Harris

wikipedia article Roundhand

Round Hand (also Roundhand) is a type of handwriting and calligraphy originating in England in the 1660s primarily by the writing masters John Ayres and William Banson. Characterised by an open flowing hand and subtle contrast of thick and thin strokes deriving from metal pointed nibs, its popularity grew rapidly, becoming codified as a standard through the publication of printed writing manuals.

calligraphy-skills Calligraphy book reviews

Thomson, George L., The Art of Calligraphy: How to Master Broad Pen Scripts (London, 1986) First published in 1985 as The Calligraphy Workbook: How to Master Broad Pen Script which is now the only one I can find listed. This is a tremendously comforting calligraphy book. It contains nothing much but 'four easy scripts' – uncial, roundhand, blackletter (gothic) and italic – and instructions on how to make your own pen. Its beauty is the sheer size of the examples Thomson provides. They are huge, a good two-to-five inches high, and laid out mid-page between lines so they are easily traceable. Every stroke is clearly visible and you really can use your whole hand and arm to write with at that scale, which, funnily enough, then makes it easier to write smaller. If you ever feel faintly cramped by little exemplars, this particular calligraphy book is the solution. Oh, and it's ring-bound, so it stays open and flat exactly where you want it.
        The Art of Calligraphy
        George L. Thomson
        Published by Treasure Press
        ISBN 10: 185051156X ISBN 13: 9781850511564
Roundhand (Foundation hand) Roundhand is a modern, twentieth-century calligraphy alphabet based on the scripts of the Italian Renaissance, which themselves were invented because Italian scholars (in particular) had got heartily fed up of trying to read long texts written in tiny, cramped Gothic. The great virtue of Roundhand is its simplicity. It may seem like a humble virtue but it is not therefore to be disregarded. Any Roundhand lends itself to circumstances in which you want to communicate sincerely and without pretension: poems by Robert Frost, instructions in case of zombie attack, children's alphabet posters, letters of advice to your younger self, diaries for publication, etc.

CJ's Creative Studio youtube Improving Your Cursive Handwriting Roundhand or Engrosser's Script by Earl A. Lupfer

Roundhand has been in use for a number of centuries and today the bulk of the engrossing business is done in this style. No one who is skillful in this art heeds to be without profitable employment. It is therefore not necessary to speak further of its merits and value. You need this style if you intend to do pen work or if you wish to be a teacher of penmanship. Lessons in Engraver’s Script By WA Baird Lessons from OE Hovis Script Lessons Online Elegant Script: Spencerian and Copperplate Roundhand - March 3, 2016