The Zanerian Manual of Alphabets and Engrossing.
An Instructor in Roundhand, Lettering, Engrossing, Designing, Pen and Brush Art, Etc.
The Zanerian Manual is one of the most comprehensive books ever written containing information about Zanerian Engrosser’s Script, Artistic Penmanship, and American Engrossing. It is our unique honour and pleasure to collaborate with the publishers, Zaner-Bloser Inc., to preserve this text as a keystone in the narrative of American pen art and present it to you, the reader, for self-educational purposes.
Significance of The Zanerian Manual
This book was one of our first inspirations. While it is true that many of the plates in this book exist elsewhere, what makes The Zanerian Manual so special is the joined effort of 26 of America’s finest penmen coming together to form a complete representation of Engrossing as a profession in the early 1900s. From your first strokes in Engrosser’s Script to full diagrams on how to lay out certificates & resolutions, The Zanerian Manual is packed with priceless information and artistry from the first page to the last.
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