The Pens Excellencie

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“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)

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