An Elegant Hand: The Golden Age of American Penmanship and Calligraphy
Place Published: New Castle, Delaware
Publisher: Oak Knoll Press
Date Published: 2012
Edition: First edition
Book Id: 39364
307pp. Quarto [28.5 cm] Blue cloth covered boards with a gilt stamped title on the spine. In a pictorial dust jacket.
From the Publisher- "This work chronicles the history of the Golden Age of American penmanship and calligraphy. The author guides the reader through the lives and careers of some of the most important American penmen, including Platt Rogers Spencer, the Father of American Handwriting, and Spencer's gifted student, George A. Gaskell, whose books and periodicals reached hundreds of thousands of students throughout the second half of the 1800s. Paul Melzer, the editor of this work, added more than 400 examples taken from original specimens to handsomely illustrate Henning's manuscript."