01. French calligraphy from the scriptorium, a page from a Dominican
Service Book c1260 - 1275
02a typical page by the great English Writing Master, Peter Bales,
who had come to London in 1590, to start his own business teaching
handwriting. He published his book, The Writing Schoolmaster
in that year. He was celebrated for his extraordinary ability to write
in a minute/tiny hand.
03.from Andrade de Figuiero, Nova Escola para aprender a
ler, escrever, e contar , Lisbon 1722.
04.from Andrade de Figuiero, Alfabeto di Lettere Iniziali
Adorno di Animali... ,, Florence 1797
05.from Jodocus Hondius, Theatrum Artis Scribendi ,Amsterdam
01.from Edward Hatton, The Merchant's Magazine ,
London 1695, and one of nine specimens of the author's calligraphic
representation of mercantile truths and techniques.
02.from Johann Merken. Liber artificiosus alphabeti maioris
,Mulheim, 1782-5, elaborate flourished alphabets and, here,
a scene of an artist making a silhouette of a client's profile, a
scene later copied by Lavater for his volumes on Physiognomy
03.Louis Barbedor, the French master of Calligraphy, page from Examples
D'Escriture , c1657.
04.from Giovanni Batista Palatino, Libro... Nel Qual S'Insegna
a Scriuere ogni Sorte Lettera , woodcut plate, Blado, Rome