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The Complete Calligraphy Handbook

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The Complete Calligraphy Handbook on Ornamental Penmanship, Handwriting, and Alphabet Lettering.

Originally Published by GA Gaskell as Penmans Handbook

If you have any interest in Calligraphy then this is a great book to have for your collection.

The original edition of this Rare book was printed in 1883

Inside you will find:

History of writing
20 complete Alphabets by artists of England, France and Germany
Practical and ornamental penmanship.

Chapters on Teaching penmanship, business letter writing, off-hand flourishing, how to prepare specimens for photo-engraving.

Handwriting Calligraphy Penmanship Alphabet Lettering.

Writing cards and invitations for:

Ladies visiting cards

Ladies New Years receptions

Gentlemens cards and their usage

New Years Calling

The Engagement

Anniversary Weddings

Wooden Wedding (Five years married)

Tin Wedding (Ten years married)

Crystal Wedding (Fifteen years married)

Silver Wedding (Twenty-five years married)

Golden Wedding ( Fifty years married)

Diamond Wedding ( Seventy-five years married)

Kettle Drum Receptions

Tea Receptions

Full Dress Receptions

Forms of Acceptance and Declinations


Party Invitations


Dinner Invitations

Childrens Parties

Childrens Birthday Parties

Twenty-First Birthday Parties

Christening Receptions

High Tea Invitation

Card Party Invitation

Forms of Invitations

Sociable Invitations

Breakfast Invitations

Supper Invitations

Masquerade Ball Invitations

Special Invitations

32 pages of Pen Drawings


This scarce antiquarian book is included in our special Rare Books Digitized Series.

In the interest of creating a more extensive selection of rare historical books, we have chosen to Digitize this title even though it may possibly have occasional imperfections such as missing and blurred pages, missing text, poor pictures, markings, dark backgrounds and other Digitizing issues beyond our control.

Because this work is culturally important, we have made it available as a part of our commitment to protecting, preserving and promoting the worlds rare works of literature that would not normally be available.


This Book is intended for education and informational purposes only.

Our modification and restoration process of this book, has resulted in our creating a new work (restored or annotated or improved work), that gives us a clear and novated copyright to this modified version.
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