Thursday, May 27, 2010

Penmanship via Google Books

I was paging through Google Books' Penmanship of the XVI, XVII and XVIIIth Centuries, amazed at the beautiful handwriting, when I came across the above scan. I love the pink latex fingers!


  1. Great post, great reference! Anybody know about written individual communications in the 16th-18th centuries? I'm a Baltic merchant writing a London broker about amber. Do I buy quills commercially? How about ink? Do I write on vellum, or is there something cheaper available? Are there stationers, or proto-stationers? Come to think of it, what did John Rolfe and others of the Jamestown colony use?


  2. At the end in the alphabet, the J and V are missing..

  3. Quick Google search brings this information regarding J and V, which I sort of half-remembered.,_u_v,_i_j,_and_u_v.htm


  4. شركة كيان لنقل العفش بالرياض والمدينة المنورة وجدة ومكة والطائف والدمام تقديم لكم دليل كامل لشركات نقل العفش بالمملكة العربية السعودية
    نقل عفش شركة كيان
    دليل شركات نقل العفش
    شركة نقل عفش بالمدينة المنورة
    شركة نقل اثاث بالرياض
    شركة نقل عفش بجدة