WCG Library

The Washington Calligraphers Guild's collection of books,
periodicals and other media

The library is located at Concord-St. Andrew's UMC, 5910 Goldsboro Road in Bethesda, where it will be available to all members at meetings held there and by appointment with our librarian, Lucinda Wright.

 

Artwork at right by WCG member Sheila Waters

  Artwork by Sheila Waters

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The library contains over 700 titles including books, slides, videos, CDs, DVDs, pamphlets, and journals on the following subjects:

Advertising; Alphabets; American Calligraphy; Ampersands; Asian Calligraphy; Bible Passages; Bibliography; Biography; Black Letter/Gothic; Book Arts; Brush Lettering; Business; Calendars; Calligraphy for Children; Capitals; Celtic Arts & Calligraphy; Contemporary Collections; Cookbooks; Copperplate/Roundhand; Decoration & Ornament; Design & Layout & Printing; Digital Letterforms; Drawing & Painting; Drawn Letters; Embossing; Engraving; Engrossing; Essays on Calligraphy; Etiquette; Exhibition Catalogs; Flourishing; Folk Art; Foundational; Gilding & Illuminating;  Greeting Cards;  Handwriting; Hebrew Calligraphy; Heraldry; History; Illuminated Manuscripts; Instruction-Advanced; Instruction-Basic; Instruction-General; Islamic Calligraphy; Italic; Left-Handed Calligraphy; Marbling; Museum & Library Collections; Numerals; Papermaking; Poetry; Reference Works; Rubber Stamps; Signs & Signmaking; Stone Carving; Typography

 

Partial list of library holdings, by subject:

by Jean Larcher  

Best books for beginning calligraphers

At WCG's March 24, 2008 program meeting, WCG Librarian Iris Anderson discussed the best calligraphy books for beginners and beyond.
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Lloyd's logo (at left) by WCG member Jean Larcher

Instruction Books for Beginners and Intermediate Calligraphers

Angel, Marie. The Art of Calligraphy: A Practical Guide. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1977.

Benson, John Howard and Arthur Graham Carey. The Elements of Lettering. Second Edition ed. 1940; reprint, New York: McGraw Hill, 1950.

Biegeleisen, Jacob I. The ABC of Lettering. 5th ed. 1940; reprint, New York: Harper & Row, 1976.

Brown, Ken. Calligraphy: Learn a More Beautiful Way with Words. Hugo, Oklahoma: Ken Brown Studio of Calligraphic Art, 1977.

Butterworth, Emma Macalik. The Complete Book of Calligraphy. New York: 1980; reprint, New York: Barnes & Noble Books, 1984.

The Calligrapher's Handbook: A Practical Guide to Learning Calligraphy with More Than 60 Full-Color Illustrations. 2nd ed. London: 1987; reprint, New York: Crescent Books, 1988.

Camp, Ann. Pen Lettering. 1958; reprint, Leicester: Dryad Press, 1976.

Child, Heather, ed. and Society of Scribes and Illuminators. The Calligrapher's Handbook. New York: Taplinger Publishing Company, 1986.

E & W Show Card Practice Charts for Broad Point Lettering Pens. St.Louis, Missouri: Ely & Walker Dry Goods Company.

E & W Show Card Practice Charts for Speed Ball Pens. St.Louis, Missouri: Ely & Walker Dry Goods Company.

Eager, Fred. The Italic Way to Beautiful Handwriting: Cursive and Italic. Collier Books, 1976.

Fairbank, Alfred. The Dryad Writing Cards. Leicester, England: Dryad Press, 1979.

Goines, David. An Introduction to the Elements of Calligraphy. 3rd ed. 1968; reprint, Berkeley, California: Saint Heironymous Press, 1975.

Gourdie, Tom. Basic Calligraphic Hands. 1984; reprint, New York: Taplinger, 1986.

Gourdie, Tom. Calligraphic Styles. New York: Taplinger, 1979.

Gourdie, Tom. Calligraphy for the Beginner. New York: Taplinger, 1979.

Gourdie, Tom. The Puffin Book of Lettering. Harmandsworth, England: Penguin, 1975?

Haines, Susanne. The Calligrapher's Project Book. London: 1987; reprint, London: HarperCollins, 1993.

Harris, David. The Art of Calligraphy (A Practical Guide to the Skills and Techniques). Toronto: Macmillan, 1995.

Hewitt, Graily. Lettering. 1930; reprint, New York: Pentalic, 1976.

Hoare, Diana. Advanced Calligraphy Techniques: Ideas in Action. 1989; reprint, Secaucus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1989.

Hoefer, Karlgeorg. Kalligraphie: Gestaltete Handschrift (Calligraphy: Creative Handwriting) Dusseldorf: Econ Taschenbuch Verlag, 1986.

Jeffares, Katherine. Calligraphy: The Art of Beautiful Handwriting. North Hollywood, California: Melvin Powers, Wilshire Book Company, 1978.

Johnston, Edward and Heather Child, ed. Formal Penmanship and Other Papers. 1971; reprint, New York: Pentalic, 1977.

Johnston, Edward and A.E.R. Gill, illustrator. Manuscript & Inscription Letters: For Schools and Classes and for the Use of Craftsmen . 1911; reprint, New York: Pentalic.

Kuiseko, Ryokushu. Brush Writing: Calligraphy Techniques for Beginners. 1st ed. Tokyo: Kodansha International Ltd., 1988.

Lancaster, John. Basic Penmanship. North Pomfret, VT: David & Charles, Inc., 1988.

Lancaster, John. Calligraphy Techniques. North Pomfret, VT: David & Charles, Inc., 1986.

Lindegren, Erik. An ABC-Book. New York: Pentalic, 1976.

MacDonald, Byron J. Calligraphy: The Art of Lettering with the Broad Pen. New York: Pentalic, 1966.

Nash, John R. and Gerald Fleuss. Practical Calligraphy. New York: 1992; reprint, London: Hamlyn Publishing Group, 1992.

Nerdinger, Eugen and Lisa Beck. Schriftschreiben-Schriftzeichnen. Munich: Verlag Georg D.W. Callwey, 1977.

Neugebauer, Friedrich. The Mystic Art of Written Forms: An Illustrated Handbook for Lettering. Salzburg: Neugebauer Press, 1980.

Newhall, Arthur. Calligraphy & Lettering Design. Tustin, California: Walter Foster Publishing, Inc., 1989.

Pearce, Charles. The Anatomy of Letters: A Guide to the Art of Calligraphy. New York: Taplinger, 1987.

Pearce, Charles. The Little Manual of Calligraphy. New York: Taplinger, 1981.

Sassoon, Rosemary. The Practical Guide to Calligraphy. London: Thames and Hudson, 1982.

Sassoon, Rosemary. The Practical Guide to Lettering & Applied Calligraphy. New York: Thames & Hudson, 1985.

Shaw, Paul. Letterforms: An Introductory Manual of Calligraphy, Lettering & Type. New York: Paul Shaw, 1986.

Shaw, Robert. Practical Lettering: A Self Instructive Guide for Beginners and Professionals in the Commercial and Applied Arts . New York: Tudor Publishing Company, 1955.

Shepherd, Margaret. Calligraphy Made Easy: A Beginner's Workbook. Wideview Books, 1981.

Shepherd, Margaret. Calligraphy Now: New Light on Traditional Letters. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1984.

Shepherd, Margaret. Modern Calligraphy Made Easy: A New Script for Streamlined Lettering. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1988.

Shepherd, Margaret. Using Calligraphy: A Workbook of Alphabets, Projects, and Techniques. New York: Collier Books, 1981.

Sloan, Fran (Strom). Pen Calligraphy Manual: Basic Calligraphy. Beaverton, Oregon: AHA Calligraphy, 1998.

Sloan, Fran (Strom). Pointed Brush Writing Manual. 2nd ed. ed. Portland, Oregon: AHA Calligraphy, 1992.

Svaren, Jacqueline. Written Letters: 33 Alphabets for Calligraphers. 1975; reprint, New York: Taplinger, 1986.

Thomson, George L. Better Handwriting. Penguin Books ed. Middlesex, England, 1954.

Thomson, George L. The Calligraphy Work Book: How to Master Broad Pen Scripts. New York: Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., 1990.

Thomson, George L. The New Better Handwriting. Edinburgh: New York: Pentalic, 1977.

Waters, Sheila. Foundations of Calligraphy. Greensboro, North Carolina: John Neal, Bookseller, 2006.

Wong, Frederick. The Complete Calligrapher. New York: Watson-Guptill Publications, 1980.

Zapf, Hermann. Creative Calligraphy: Instructions & Alphabets. Germany: Rotring, 1985.


Alphabets

Mary Lou O'BrianBaker, Arthur. Arthur Baker's Historic Calligraphic Alphabets. New York: Dover, 1980.

Baker, Arthur. Calligraphic Alphabets. New York: Dover, 1974.

Baker, Arthur. Calligraphy. New York: Dover, 1973.

Baker, Arthur. The Roman Alphabet. lst ed. New York: Art Direction Book Company, 1976.

Briem, Gunnlaugur S. E., editor. Sixty Alphabets. New York: Thames & Hudson, 1986.

Cary, Melbert B. Jr. Modern Alphabets. 2nd ed ed. New York: Bridgman, 1936.

Catich, Edward M. Reed, Pen & Brush Alphabets for Writing and Lettering. First ed. Davenport, Iowa: Catfish Press, St. Ambrose College, 1972.

Fairbank, Alfred. A Book of Scripts. Revised & enlarged ed. 1949; reprint, Middlesex, England: Penguin, 1968.

Firmage, Richard A. The Alphabet Abecedarium: Some Notes on Letters. Boston: David R. Godine, 1993.

De Goede, Julius. De Mooiste Kalligrafische Alfabetten. Utrecht/Antwerpen: Uitgeverij Kosmos, 1988.

Goudy, Frederic W. The Alphabet and Elements of Lettering. 1919; reprint, New York: Dover, 1963.

Grafton, Carol Belanger. Historic Alphabets & Initials: Woodcut and Ornamental. New York: Dover, 1977.

Haab, Armin and Walter Haettenschweiler. Lettera 2: A Standard Book of Fine Lettering. Switzerland: Arthur Niggli Ltd, 1961.

Haab, Armin. Lettera 3: A Standard Book of Fine Lettering. Switzerland: Arthur Niggli Ltd, 1968.

Hornung, Clarence P. From A to Z Lettering. New York: Ziff-Davis Publishing, 1946; reprint, New York: William Penn Publishing, 1954.

Koch, Rudolph, Fritz (memoir) Kredel and Warren (preface) Chappell. The Little ABC Book of Rudolph Koch. Boston: David R. Godine, 1976.

Larcher, Jean. Calligraphies: Approches. Paris: Editions Quintette, 1984.

Larcher, Jean. Modernisierie Quadraia Mit Jean Larcher. Frankfurt, Germany: Schreibwerkstatt Klingspor Offenbach, 1997.

Lehner, Ernst. Alphabets and Ornaments. New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1952.

McMurtrie, Douglas C. Alphabets. New York: Bridgman, 1926.

Menten, Theodore. The Illuminated Alphabet: A Coloring Book. New York: Dover, 1971.

Midolle, J and Silvestre; et al. Florid and Unusual Alphabets. New York: Dover, 1976.

Nesbitt, Alexander, ed. Decorative Alphabets and Initials. New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1959.

Newhall, Arthur. Calligraphy & Lettering Design. Tustin, California: Walter Foster Publishing, Inc., 1989.

Robertson, Bruce. Designing with Letters: Imaginative Alphabets and Creative Ways to Use Them. New York: Watson-Guptill Publications, 1989.

Russell, Pat. Decorative Alphabets Throughout the Ages. London: Bracken Books, 1988.

Solo, Dan X. Brushstroke and Free-Style Alphabets. New York: Dover, 1977.

Stribley, Miriam. The Calligraphy Source Book: The Essential Reference for All Calligraphers. Philadelphia: Running Press, 1986.

Wotzkow, Helm. The Art of Hand Lettering: Its Master & Practice. 1952; reprint, New York: Dover, 1967.

Wright, Harry B. Lettering (in a Variety of Alphabets). 1950; reprint, New York: Pitman Publishing, 1962.

The Zanerian Manual of Alphabets and Engrossing . Limited ed. Columbus, Ohio: Zaner-Bloser, Inc., 1981.

Zapf, Hermann. About Alphabets: Some Marginal Notes on Type Design. 1960; reprint, Cambridge, Massachusetts: M.I.T. Press, 1970.

Zapf, Hermann. Creative Calligraphy: Instructions & Alphabets. Germany: Rotring, 1985.

Zapf, Hermann. Feder Und Stichel: Alphabete Und Schriftblatter in Zeitgemasser Darstellung. Limited ed. Frankfurt, Germany: , 1952.

Zapf, Hermann and Julian Waters, introduction. From the Hand of Hermann Zapf: A Collection of Calligraphy, Alphabet Design and Book Typography. Limited special ed. Washington: Washington Calligraphers Guild, 1993.


Brush Lettering

Catich, Edward M. Reed, Pen & Brush Alphabets for Writing and Lettering. First ed. Davenport, Iowa: Catfish Press, St. Ambrose College, 1972.

Catich, Edward M. and Mary W. Gilroy, ed. The Origin of the Serif; Brush Writing & Roman Letters. 2nd ed. 1968; reprint, Davenport, Iowa: Catich Gallery, St. Ambrose University, 1991.

Douglass, Ralph. Calligraphic Lettering with Wide Pen & Brush. 3rd ed. 1949; reprint, New York: Watson-Guptill, 1967.

Emery, Richard. The Creative Stroke: Communicating with Brush and Pen in Graphic Design. Rockport, MA: Rockport Publishers, 1992.

Kuiseko, Ryokushu. Brush Writing: Calligraphy Techniques for Beginners. 1st ed. Tokyo: Kodansha International Ltd., 1988.

Long, Jean. The Art of Chinese Calligraphy. Dorset, U.K.: Blandford Press, 1987.

Long, Jean. Chinese Ink Painting: Techniques in Shades of Black. Dorset, U.K.: Blandford Press, 1984.

Momiyama, Nanae. Sumi-E: An Introduction to Ink Painting. 1967; reprint, Rutland, VT: Charles E. Tuttle Co., 1980.

Reaves, Marilyn and Eliza Schulte. Brush Lettering: An Instructional Manual in Western Brush Calligraphy. New York: Design Books, 1994.

Reed, William. Shodo: The Art of Coordinating Mind, Body and Brush. Tokyo: Japan Publications, Inc., 1989.

Sloan, Fran (Strom). Pointed Brush Writing Manual. 2nd ed. ed. Portland, Oregon: AHA Calligraphy, 1992.

Strom, Fran. Flat Brush Writing Manual (Companion Guide for Flat Brush Writing Video). 1st ed. Portland, OR: AHA Calligraphy, 1993.


Asian Calligraphy

Adachi, Fumie. Japanese Design Motifs: 4260 Illustrations of Heraldic Crests. Japan: Matsuya Piece-Goods Store, 1913; reprint, New York: Dover, 1972.

Addiss, Stephen. The Art of Zen: Paintings and Calligraphy by Japanese Monks, 1600-1925. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1989.

Aria, Barbara and Russell Eng Gon, calligrapher. The Nature of the Chinese Character. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2001.

Björkstén, Johan. Learn to Write Chinese Characters. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1994.

Earnshaw, C. J. Sho: Japanese Calligraphy. Rutland, Vermont: Charles E. Tuttle, 1988.

Fazzioli, Edoardo and Rebecca Hon Ko, calligrapher. Chinese Calligraphy - From Pictograph to Ideogram: The History of 214 Essential Chinese/Japanese Characters. 1st American ed. 1986; reprint, New York: Abbeville Publishing Group, 1987.

Fu, Shen C. Y. and Marilyn W. Fu. Traces of the Brush: Studies in Chinese Calligraphy. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1977.

Fu, Shen, Glenn D. Lowry and Ann Yonemura. From Concept to Context: Approaches to Asian and Islamic Calligraphy [Exhibition Catalog, Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian, Washington, D.C., July 29 - November 16, 1986]. Washington, D.C.: Freer Gallery of Art, 1986.

Hongyuan, Wang. The Origins of Chinese Characters. Beijing, China: Sinolingya Beijing, 1993.

Long, Jean. The Art of Chinese Calligraphy. Dorset, U.K.: Blandford Press, 1987.

Long, Jean. Chinese Ink Painting: Techniques in Shades of Black. Dorset, U.K.: Blandford Press, 1984.

Nakata, Yujiro and Alan Woodhull, translator. The Art of Japanese Calligraphy. 1st ed. New York: John Weatherhill, Inc., 1973.

Reed, William. Shodo: The Art of Coordinating Mind, Body and Brush. Tokyo: Japan Publications, Inc., 1989.

Sato, Christine Flint and Seika Kawabe, calligrapher. Japanese Calligraphy: The Art of Line & Space. 1st ed. Osaka, Japan: Mitsuru Sakui, Kaifusha Co. Ltd., 1999.

Self, James and Nobuko Hirose. Japanese Art Signatures: A Handbook and Practical Guide. 1987; reprint, Rutland, VT: Charles E. Tuttle, 1988.

Sogen, Omori, Terayama Katsujo and John Stevens, translator. Zen and the Art of Calligraphy: The Essence of Sho. Routledge & Kegan Publishers, 1983; reprint, London: Arkana, 1990.

Uyehara, Cecil H. Japanese Calligraphy: A Bibliographic Study. New York: University Press of America, 1991.

Wang, H.Y. The Origins of Chinese Characters. 1st ed. Beijing, China: Sinolingua, 1993.

Yee, Chiang. Chinese Calligraphy: An Introduction to Its Aesthetic and Technique. 1938; reprint, Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1982.


Middle Eastern Calligraphy

Atil, Esin and Washington D.C. National Gallery of Art. Süleymanname: The Illustrated History of Süleymanname the Magnificent. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1986.

Derman, M. Ugur and Metropolitan Museum of Art. Letters in Gold: Ottoman Calligraphy From the Sakip Sabanci Collection, Istanbul (Metropolitan Museum of Art, September 11 - December 13, 1998). 1st ed. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1998.

Fu, Shen, Glenn D. Lowry and Ann Yonemura. From Concept to Context: Approaches to Asian and Islamic Calligraphy [Exhibition Catalog, Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian, Washington, D.C., July 29 - November 16, 1986]. Washington, D.C.: Freer Gallery of Art, 1986.

Khan, Gabriel Mandel. Arabic Script: Styles, Variants, and Calligraphic Adaptations. 1st ed. New York: Abbeville Press Publishers, 2001.

Khan, Gabriel Mandel and Rosanna M. Giammanco Frongia, translator. Arabic Script: Styles, Variants, and Calligraphic Adaptations. 1st ed. New York: Abbeville Press, 2001.

Oldengurg, Peter, designer. and Maurice S. Dimand, commentary. Engagement Calendar for 1969: Illustrations From a Manuscript Copy of The Khamsa of Nizami (1524-25). New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 196.

Safadi, Yasin Hamid. Islamic Calligraphy. Thames and Hudson, 1978; reprint, Boulder, Colorado: Shambhala, 1979.

Schimmel, Annemarie. Calligraphy and Islamic Culture. New York: New York University Press, 1984.

Welch, Anthony. Calligraphy in the Arts of the Muslim World: Catalog of an Exhibition Shown in Asia House Gallery, Winter 1979. Austin, Tx: University of Texas Press and The Asia Society, New York, 1979.

Welch, Stuart Cary. Persian Painting: Five Royal Safavid Manuscripts of the Sixteenth Century. New York: George Braziller, 1976.

Zakariya, Mohamed U. Observations on Islamic Calligraphy (In Conjunction with an Exhibit At the Library of Congress, May 15 - July 15, 1978) (Pamphlet) , 1978.

Zakariya, Mohamed U. and Kamal Boullata, introduction. The Calligraphy of Islam: Reflections on the State of the Art. Washington, D.C.: Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Georgetown University, 1979.


Hebrew Calligraphy

Brandshaft, Helen, and David Pankow, eds. and Ismar David. The Work of Ismar David. 1st ed. Rochester, New York: The RIT Cary Graphic Arts Press, 2005.

Central Conference of American Rabbis and Leonard Baskin, illustrator. A Passover Haggadah. 1974; reprint, New York: Penguin Books, 1978.

David, Ismar. The Hebrew Letter: Calligraphic Variations. 1st ed. Northvale, New Jersey: Jason Aronson, Inc., 1990.

Greenspan, Jay Seth. Hebrew Calligraphy: A Step-by-Step Guide. New York: Schocken Books, 1981.

Gutmann, Joseph. Hebrew Manuscript Painting. New York: George Braziller, 1978.

Heller, Ruth and Helen Ducoff. The Hebrew Alphabet: 22 Letter and Numbers to Color [Ruth Heller's Designs for Coloring]. 1975; reprint, Grosset & Dunlap, 1991.

Jonas, Gina. Hebrew Calligraphy Styles. Limited ed. n.p., n.d.

Shahn, Ben. The Alphabet of Creation: An Ancient Legend From the Zohar. 1954; reprint, New York: Schocken Books, 1972.

Spitzer, Moshe. The Development of Hebrew Lettering. Jerusalem: Cultural and Scientific Relations Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 1974.

Toby, L. F. The Art of Hebrew Lettering. 1973; reprint, Tel Aviv: Cosmopolite, 1979.


Handwriting & Penmanship

by Julian Waters for National Geographic Magazine, 1999Ames, Daniel T. Ames' Compendium of Practical and Ornamental Penmanship. New York: Daniel T. Ames, 1883?

Barchowsky, Nan Jay. BFH [Better Fluent Handwriting]: A Manual for Fluent Handwriting (with CD-ROM). Aberdeen, Maryland: Swansbury, Inc., 1997.

Barry, Patrick and Sir Sydney Cockerell, introduction. Handwriting Sheets. London: James Barrie, 1954.

Blunt, Wilfrid and Will Carter. Italic Handwriting: Some Examples of Everyday Cursive Hands. London: Newman Neame Ltd., 1954.

Bulletin of the Society for Italic Handwriting (New Series). London: Society for Italic Handwriting, 1982-1988.

Dumpleton, John Le F. The Art of Handwriting: An Introduction to the Italic Hand. 1954; reprint, London: British Pens Ltd., 1964.

Fairbank, Alfred. The Dryad Writing Cards. Leicester, England: Dryad Press, 1979.

Fairbank, Alfred. A Handwriting Manual. New York: Watson-Guptill, 1975.

Fairbank, Alfred and Charlotte Stone. Beacon Writing (Books 1-5 and Teachers' Book). First ed. London: Ginn and Co., Ltd., 1957-1958.

Farmer, Beva. Italic Handwriting: A Manual of Instruction. Carmel, California: All Saints' Day School, 1973.

Getty, Barbara and Inga Dubay. Write Now: A Complete Self-Teaching Program for Better Handwriting. Portland, Oregon: Continuing Education Press, Portland State University, 1991.

Gourdie, Tom. Handwriting Made Easy: A Simple Modern Approach. New York: Taplinger, 1981.

Italic Vs. Palmer: An Evaluation of Handwriting, Kings Park Elementary Schools. , 1978.

Italimuse Italic News (Assorted Issues). New York: Italimuse, Inc., 1969-1973.

Johnston, Edward and Heather Child, ed. Formal Penmanship and Other Papers. New York: Pentalic, 1977.

The Journal of the Society for Italic Handwriting (Previously Called the Bulletin of the Society for Italic Handwriting) . London: Society for Italic Handwriting, 1962-1993.

Lancaster, John. Basic Penmanship. North Pomfret, VT: David & Charles, Inc., 1988.

Nichol, Barbara. Handwriting for Beginners. New York: Taplinger, 1984.

Peabody Institute Library and P.W. Filby. Calligraphy & Handwriting in America 1710-1962 (Assembled and Shown by the Peabody Institute Library, Baltimore, Maryland November, 1961 - January, 1962. Caledonia, New York: Italimuse, 1963.

Sassoon, Rosemary. Handwriting: A New Perspective. Cheltenham, England: Stanley Thornes Ltd., 1990.

Sassoon, Rosemary. Handwriting: The Way to Teach It. Cheltenham, England: Stanley Thornes, Ltd., 1990.

Tari, John C. Good Handwriting & How to Acquire It. London: Phoenix House, 1954.

Thompson, Tommy. The Script Letter: Its Form, Construction and Application. 1939; reprint, New York: Dover, 1965.

Thomson, George L. Better Handwriting. Penguin Books ed. Middlesex, England, 1954.

Thomson, George L. The New Better Handwriting. Edinburgh: New York: Pentalic, 1977.

West, Aubrey. Written by Hand. London: Allen and Unwin, 1951.

Whalley, Joyce Irene. English Handwriting 1540-1853. London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1969.

Wood, Percy. Italic Handwriting for Schools (2 Vols.). London: E.J.Arnold & Son Ltd., n.d.

Worthy, W. The Renaissance Italic Handwriting Books (Books 1-4 and Teacher's Book). London: Chatto & Windus, 1954.


Illuminated Manuscripts

Alexander, J.J.G. The Decorated Letter. New York: George Braziller, 1978.

Alexander, J.J.G. Italian Renaissance Illuminations. New York: George Braziller, 1977.

Alexander, J.J.G. The Master of Mary of Burgundy: A Book of Hours. New York: George Braziller, Inc., 1970.

Atil, Esin and Washington D.C. National Gallery of Art. Süleymanname: The Illustrated History of Süleymanname the Magnificent. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1986.

Avril, Francois. Manuscript Painting At the Court of France: 14th Century. New York: George Braziller, 1978.

Backhouse, Janet. The Illuminated Manuscript. Oxford, Great Britain: Phaidon Press Limited, 1979.

Backhouse, Janet. The Illuminated Page: Ten Centuries of Manuscript Painting in the British Library. Toronto, Canada: University of Toronto Press, 1997.

Backhouse, Janet. The Lindisfarne Gospels. Oxford, England: Phaidon Press Limited, 1981; reprint, Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press, 1981.

Backhouse, Janet. The Luttrell Psalter. London: The British Library, 1989; reprint, New York: New Amsterdam Books, 1990.

Belser Incorporated. Catalog of Facsimile Editions of the Vatican Library. Yorktown Heights, NY: Belser Incorporated, 1988.

Bise, Gabriel. Medieval Hunting Scenes: Illuminated Manuscripts. Geneva: Productions Liber (Miller Graphics), 1978.

Bocskay, Georg, Joris Hoefnagel, Lee Hendrix, ed. and Thea Vignau-Wilberg, ed. Mira Calligraphiae Monumenta: A 16th-Century Calligraphic Manuscript Inscribed by Georg Bocskay & Illuminated by Joris Hoefnagel. Facsimile ed. Malibu, California: J. Paul Getty Museum, 1992.

Bologna, Giulia. Illuminated Manuscripts: The Book Before Gutenberg. London: Thames and Hudson, 1988.

The Book of Kells (Reproductions From the Manuscript in Trinity College Dublin): With a Study of the Manuscript by Francoise Henry . New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1974.

The Book of Kells: Reproductions From the Manuscript in Trinity College Dublin . 1st American ed. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1977.

Brown, Michelle P. A Guide to Western Historical Scripts From Antiquity to 1600. London: The British Library, 1990; reprint, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1990.

Brown, Michelle P. and Patricia Lovett. The Historical Source Book for Scribes. London: British Library, 1999; reprint, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1999.

Calkins, Robert G. Illuminated Books of the Middle Ages. 1983; reprint, Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press, 1986.

Central Conference of American Rabbis and Leonard Baskin, illustrator. A Passover Haggadah. 1974; reprint, New York: Penguin Books, 1978.

Cirker, Blanche. The Book of Kells: Selected Plates in Full Color. New York: Dover, 1982.

Civen, Janice Davis. Illuminations: A Ro-Mlen Alphabet. New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1984.

Davies, Martin. The Gutenberg Bible. San Francisco: Pomegranate Artbooks & The British Library, 1996.

Defoer, Henri, ed., James H. Marrow, introduction by. and Pierpont Morgan Library. The Golden Age of Dutch Manuscript Painting. First ed. New York: George Braziller, Inc., 1990.

Derman, M. Ugur and Metropolitan Museum of Art. Letters in Gold: Ottoman Calligraphy From the Sakip Sabanci Collection, Istanbul (Metropolitan Museum of Art, September 11 - December 13, 1998). 1st ed. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1998.

Drogin, Marc and Paul Freedman, foreword. Medieval Calligraphy: Its History and Technique. Montclair, New Jersey: Allanheld & Schram, 1980; reprint, New York: Dover, 1989.

Dummett, Michael and William M. Voelkle. Tarot Triumphant (Reprinted From FMR, No.8). Lansing, Michigan: Franco Maria Ricci.

Gullick, Michael. Calligraphy. London: Studio Editions Ltd., 1990.

Gutmann, Joseph. Hebrew Manuscript Painting. New York: George Braziller, 1978.

Harthan, John. The Book of Hours. 1977; reprint, New York: Park Lane Books, 1982.

Hendrix, Lee and Thea Vignau-Wilberg. An Abecedarium: Illuminated Alphabets From the Court of the Emperor Rudolf II. Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 1997.

Hendrix, Lee and Thea Vignau-Wilberg. Nature Illuminated: Flora and Fauna From the Court of the Emperor Rudolf II. Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 1997.

Italian Manuscript Painting 1300-1550 (An Exhibit At the Pierpont Morgan Library, December 7, 1984 - February 17, 1985) . New York: Pierpont Morgan Library, 1984.

Jarman, Christopher. Illumination for Modern Calligraphers: Practical Ideas From Nineteenth-Century Handbooks. New York: Watson-Guptill Publications, 1988.

Jonsdottir, Selma. Illumination in a Manuscript of Stjorn. Reykjavik: Almenna, 1971.

Knuth, Donald E. 3:16 -- Bible Texts Illuminated. Madison, Wisconsin: A-R Editions, 1991.

Kren, Thomas, ed. and D. H. Turner, intro. Renaissance Painting in Manuscripts: Treasures From the British Library. New York: Hudson Hills Press & J. Paul Getty Museum, 1983.

Lehmann-Haupt, Hellmut, ed. The Göttingen Model Book: A Facsimile Edition and Translation of a 15th Century Illuminators' Manual. Columbia, Missouri: University of Missouri Press, 1978.

Lovett, Patricia. Calligraphy & Illumination: A History and Practical Guide. London: The British Library, 2000; reprint, New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 2000.

Lynskey, Marie. Illumination for Calligraphers. Wellingborough, England: Thorsons Publishers, 1990.

Meiss, Millard and Edith W. Kirsch. The Visconti Hours: National Library, Florence. New York: George Braziller, 1972.

Musée Condé, Chantilly, France. and Victoria Benedict, translator. The Très Riches Heures of Jean, Duke of Berry: Reproduced From the Illuminated Manuscript. New York: George Braziller, Inc., 1969.

Mütherich, Florentine and Joachim E. Gaehde. Carolingian Painting. New York: George Braziller, 1976.

Noad, Timothy and Patricia Seligman. The Illuminated Alphabet. New York: Sterling Publishing Company, 2001.

Nordenfalk, Carl. Celtic and Anglo Saxon Painting: Book Illumination in the British Isles 600-800. New York: George Braziller, 1977.

Ola, Per and Emily D'Aulaire. Inscribing the Word [Article About Donald Jackson and Creation of the New Saint John's Bible in Smithsonian, December 2000, Pp.79-88]. Washington, DC: Smithsonian, December 2000.

Oldengurg, Peter, designer. and Maurice S. Dimand, commentary. Engagement Calendar for 1969: Illustrations From a Manuscript Copy of The Khamsa of Nizami (1524-25). New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 196.

Parker, Muriel. Drollery Designs in Illuminated Manuscripts. Owings Mills, Maryland: Stemmer House, n.d.

Parker, Muriel. Illuminated Letter Designs in the Historiated Style of the Middle Ages. Owings Mills, MD: Stemmer House, 1986.

Plummer, John, introduction. The Hours of Catherine of Cleves. 1966; reprint, New York: George Braziller, Inc., 1975.

Saint John's University. The Saint John's Bible: A Newsletter From Saint John's University, Collegeville, Minnesota, Volume 4, Issue 1, April 2001. 2001 ed. Collegeville, Minnesota: Saint John's University, 2001.

Shaw, Henry. Alphabets & Numbers of the Middle Ages. London: William Pickering, 1845; reprint, New York: Crescent Books, 1988.

Sullivan, Sir Edward and Johan Adolf Bruun. The Book of Kells. The Studio Ltd., 1920; reprint, New York: Crescent Books, 1986.

Thomas, Marcel. The Golden Age: Manuscript Painting At the Time of Jean, Duke of Berry. New York: George Braziller, Inc., 1979.

Thorpe, James, ed. Book of Hours: Illuminations by Simon Marmion. San Marino, California: Huntington Library.

Tymms, W.R. and M.D. Wyatt. The Art of Illuminating. Secaucus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1987.

Walters Art Gallery. Illuminated Books of the Middle Ages and Renaissance (An Exhibition Held At the Baltimore Museum of Art, 1949). Baltimore, Maryland: The Walters Art Gallery, 1949.

Waters, Sheila. Under Milk Wood: A Play for Voices by Dylan Thomas. Santa Ana, California: International Letter Arts Network, 1989.

Weitzmann, Kurt. Late Antique and Early Christian Book Illumination. New York: George Braziller, 1977.

Welch, Stuart Cary. Imperial Mughal Painting. New York: George Braziller, Inc., 1978.

Welch, Stuart Cary.Persian Painting: Five Royal Safavid Manuscripts of the Sixteenth Century. New York: George Braziller, 1976.

Westwood, J.O. The Art of Illuminated Manuscripts: Illustrated Sacred Writings. London: William Smith, 1843; reprint, New York: Arch Cape Press, 1988.

Wieck, Roger S. Late Medieval and Renaissance Illuminated Manuscripts 1350-1525. 1983; reprint, Cambridge, MA: Harvard College Library, 1983.

Wieck, Roger S. Time Sanctified: The Book of Hours in Medieval Art and Life. New York: George Braziller, 1988.

Williams, John. Early Spanish Manuscript Illumination. New York: George Braziller, 1972.


Reference Works on Calligraphy

Brown, Ken. The Ken Brown Calligraphy Resource Guide. Hugo, OK: Ken Brown Studio of Calligraphic Art, 1987.

Child, Heather, ed. and Society of Scribes and Illuminators. The Calligrapher's Handbook. New York: Taplinger Publishing Company, 1986.

Davis, Jinnie Y. and John V. Richardson. Calligraphy: A Sourcebook. Littleton, CO: Libraries Unlimited, 1982.

Folsom, Rose. The Calligraphers' Dictionary. New York: Thames & Hudson, 1991.

Garland, Ken. Graphics, Design and Printing Terms: An International Dictionary. New York: Design Press, 1989.

Harris, David. The Art of Calligraphy (A Practical Guide to the Skills and Techniques). Toronto: Macmillan, 1995.

Hyde, Robert C., compiler. A Dictionary for Calligraphers. Los Angeles: Martin Press, 1977.

Leptich, Anne and Jacque Evans. Calligrapher's Reference Book. North Hollywood, California: Wilshire Book Company, 1980.

McGill, Nancy (compiler). Calligraphile Northwest: A Sourcebook. Portland, Oregon: Society for Italic Handwriting, 1977.

Martin, Judy and Miriam Stribley. The Complete Guide to Calligraphy Techniques and Materials. Secaucus, New Jersey: Quill Publishing, 1984.

Stribley, Miriam. The Calligraphy Source Book: The Essential Reference for All Calligraphers. Philadelphia: Running Press, 1986.

Wong, Frederick. The Complete Calligrapher. New York: Watson-Guptill Publications, 1980.


Biography

Brandshaft, Helen, editor., David Pankow, editor. and Ismar David. The Work of Ismar David. 1st ed. Rochester, New York: The RIT Cary Graphic Arts Press, 2005.

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Child, Heather, et al. More Than Fine Writing: The Life and Calligraphy of Irene Wellington. 1986; reprint, Woodstock, NY: Overlook Press, 1987.

Coates, Jane, compiler. Lettering Arts in the Zapf Tradition -- Meet the Artists (Biographies and Art Provided by Contributors to the Exhibit Held At Strathmore Hall, October/November 1993). Washington, DC: Washington Calligraphers Guild, 1995.

Cusick, Rick, ed. and Thea Wheelwright. With Respect to RFD: An Appreciation of Raymond Franklin DaBoll and His Contribution to the Letter Arts. 1st ed. Freeport, Maine: TBW Books, Inc., 1978.

Gullick, Michael. Words of Risk: The Art of Thomas Ingmire. Norman, OK: Calligraphy Review Editions, 1989.

Gunderson, William and Charles Lehman. The Calligraphy of Lloyd J. Reynolds: A Contemporary American Writing Master. Portland, Oregon: Alcuin Press, 1988.

John Fairbank Memoriam (In Journal of the Society of Italic Handwriting, Number 107, Summer 1982) . London: Society of Italic Handwriting, 1982.

Johnston, Priscilla. Edward Johnston. 1959; reprint, New York: Pentalic, 1976.

Koch, Rudolph, Fritz (memoir) Kredel and Warren (preface) Chappell. The Little ABC Book of Rudolph Koch. Boston: David R. Godine, 1976.

[Larcher, Jean]. Jean Larcher Frans Kalligraaf in Arte Grafika 7, Vol. 1, No. 3, Jul-Aug-Sep 1990, Pp. 22-26. (International Review on Graphic and Allied Forms of Art). Belgium: Arte Grafika, 1990.

[Larcher, Jean]. Maestro Caligrafo & "Lettering Artist" - (in "Arteguia De La Escritura," Vol. 4, No. 8, 1996, P. 54-56). Madrid: Arteguia, 1996.

[Larcher, Jean]. Quelques Hommes Oui Ont Influence L'art Graphique. France: Jombart, Kapp & Lahure, 1986.

Neugebauer, Friedrich. Bibliophile, Buchgraphik, Schriftgraphik. Salzburg, Austria: Verlag Neugebauer Press, 1983.

Petty, G. Harvey. A Visit with RFD "Ozarkalligrapher". Chicago: Alpha Beta Press, 1974.

Plotnik, Arthur. The Man Behind the Quill: Jacab Shallus, Calligrapher of the United States Constitution. Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1987.

Thomson, George L. My Life As a Scribe. Edinburgh: Canongate Publishing Limited, 1988.

Wellington, Irene and Anne Hechle, narrator. Irene Wellington (Slide Presentation with Taped Narration by Anne Hechle, Largely Taken From "More Than Fine Writing"). London: Irene Wellington Educational Trust, 1987.

Zapf, Hermann, John Dreyfus, ed. and Knut Erichson, ed. ABCXYZapf: Fifty Years in Alphabet Design. Professional and Personal Contributions Selected for Hermann Zapf. First ed. London: Wynkyn de Worde Society, 1989.

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