The Pens Excellencie


“The first printed handwriting manual to appear in English was that of Jean de Beauchesne (or de Beau Chesne) and John Baildon, in 1570. Entitled A booke containing diuers sortes of hands, it was essentially an English recension of the 1550 Le thresor d’escripture.”

Martin Billingsley
The Pens Excellencie or the Secretaries Delighte (1618)