Writing the Past: A Guide to the methods, materials and manners

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Davies, Jonathan.


A guide to the methods, materials and manners as well as hands used between the years 1300 to 1660.

By Jonathan Davies of the King Edward’s School Living History Group. Part of the “Living History Reference Books Series”. “this short booklet was written as a briefing paper for members of the King Edward’s School Living History Group. This booklet has been produced to help those who wish to wield a pen rather than a sword. It is, I hope, a practical guide, dealing with all that one might reasonable be expected to know about and perform. It is not a learned treatise and I must thank all those who have produced their own original work from which much of this is derived. I hope that the reader will find this a useful, informative, entertaining and a practical help in taking up this honourable craft.

Further details:

Softcover: 36 pages.
Language: English
Illustrations: B/W
ISBN-13: 9781858042060
Product Dimensions: 21.0 x 14.5 x 0.5 cm

Staff Comments:

Contents; Introduction; Pens; Pencils; Ink; Parchment; Paper; Formats; Puntuation; Spelling and Pronunciation; Addressing and ending; Dating; Seals and signatures; Letters and the Post; Folding and filing; Scriveners; Dating and reading Hands; Bastard or Mongrel Hand; Secretary hand; Humansitic or Italic and Round hands; Abbreviations; Numbers – Roman and Arabic; Historic Alphabets; Practical Advice.

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Weight 0.1 kg


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