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1906 vintage reference book available for free download :   "The Signist's Book of Modern Alphabets, Plain amd Ornamental, Ancient and Medieval, from the 8th to 12th Century, Including Numerals"

1906 vintage reference book available for free download : "The Signist's Book of Modern Alphabets, Plain amd Ornamental, Ancient and Medieval, from the 8th to 12th Century, Including Numerals"

Select full page spreads from a 17th century German book on calligraphy entitled The Proper Art of Writing: a compilation of all sorts of capital or initial letters of German, Latin and Italian fonts from different masters of the noble art of writing. Although some can be recognisable as letters, it seems that a penchant for elaborate decoration has made most of them wonderfully illegible.

Select full page spreads from a 17th century German book on calligraphy entitled The Proper Art of Writing: a compilation of all sorts of capital or initial letters of German, Latin and Italian fonts from different masters of the noble art of writing. Although some can be recognisable as letters, it seems that a penchant for elaborate decoration has made most of them wonderfully illegible.

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