Spencerian Penmanship
In the mid-1800's, the Spencerian
form of penmanship became a
standard. An elegant handwriting
was much prized. Today, in our
computer age, a fine, beautiful, and legible handwriting brings a warm personal touch to our correspondence. These books, 5 copybooks and a theory book (available separately or as a set), may be used to introduce cursive writing to second or third graders or to improve the handwriting of older students or adults.
Theory of Spencerian Penmanship
By Platt R. Spencer. This book explains how all the letters can be made gracefully and rapidly using various combinations of a few basic pen strokes. It explains Spencer's philosophy of teaching principles which engage the mind as well as the hand. It also details his methods for teaching classes of children. One of these is having the children write rhythmically, in concert, as the teacher counts. The power of this method is being rediscovered today.
Spencerian Penmanship
Theory Book
   
64 Pages Paperback (shown above)
ISBN-10: 0-88062-082-X   ISBN-13: 978-0-88062-082-6
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Spencerian Penmanship Copy Books
Available Individually or in Sets
The five copybooks listed below make a complete course in elementary school handwriting. They can be used in any of the grades.
  • Book 1 Introduces all the short letters. Only four strokes, or principles, as Spencer called them, are needed to produce these letters.
  • Book 2: Adds some of the tall letters - t and d - and the numerals 1-9.
  • Book 3: Completes the lower case alphabet and introduces most of the capitals.
  • Book 4: Completes the capital alphabet and provides practice on all the letters as they appear in words.
  • Book 5: Presents sentences and sayings for writing practice.  Examples: Kind words can never die. Promise little and do much.
Spencerian Penmanship
Copybook 1
Paperback - 24 pages
ISBN-10: 0-88062-083-8
ISBN-13: 978-0-88062-083-3
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Spencerian Penmanship
Copybook 2
Paperback - 24 pages
ISBN-10: 0-88062-084-6
ISBN-13: 978-0-88062-084-0
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Spencerian Penmanship
Copybook 3
Paperback - 24 pages

ISBN-10: 0-88062-085-4
ISBN-13: 978-0-88062-085-7
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Spencerian Penmanship
Copybook 4
Paperback - 24 pages

ISBN-10: 0-88062-086-2
ISBN-13: 978-0-88062-086-4
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Spencerian Penmanship
Copybook 5
Paperback - 24 pages

ISBN-10: 0-88062-087-0
ISBN-13: 978-0-88062-087-1
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Spencerian Penmanship Set
Theory Book plus all 5 Copybooks
   
Paperbacks (shown to the right)
ISBN-10: 0-88062-096-X
ISBN-13: 978-0-88062-096-3
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Spencerian Penmanship
5 Copybook Set
    
Paperbacks (shown to the right)
ISBN-10: 0-88062-095-1
ISBN-13: 978-0-88062-095-6
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