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  • Paperback: 220 pages
  • Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.; New edition edition (1 Jun 1954)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0486206165
  • ISBN-13: 978-0486206165
  • Product Dimensions: 31.2 x 21.3 x 1.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 440,911 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 24 Sep 2000
Format: Paperback
A great source book of calligraphy and script, which is a must for all those who enjoy decoupage and collage. From flowing hand written invitations to bills and invoices from the 1900's, the choice is widespread to suit all tastes. The fact that the content is copyright free is extremely useful for those artists wishing to sell their work on the open market. It has proved invaluable to myself and my colleagues.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jay on 15 Feb 2011
Format: Paperback
This is an excellent source book for a calligrapher. Many stunning samples of copperplate script and illustrations that look virtually impossible to recreate but also many ones that inspire to try! I think this is excellent value for money.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Vilmin S on 1 Aug 2011
Format: Paperback
This is the whole Universal Penman" that was released over a timespan of several years.
This is a magnificent book.
Not only the writing is beautiful but the prose is also humanist.
As to the calligraphy this is without limits. A capital can be displayed in more ways than you could possibly imagine. Note that several master penmen have written pages for this masterpiece.
The ornament is splendid, seems spontaneous and a the same time elaborate, and can be mind-blogging.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By LORENTZ on 11 April 2013
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many reproductions of letters and bills or any writing, I loved it and I think it is like a Bible for the Coperplate.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Stompie on 24 Aug 2012
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THe book is full of fantastic writing. A great load of examples that show just how excellent handwriting can be and although some are so fancy I can't make out what is written it just shows how far we have gone away from good old craftmanship.
When I sit down to write I first page through the book to get inspiration!
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