Theory of Spencerian Penmanship in Nine Easy Lessons.
Reprint of the 1874 version. This 53 page volume contains complete instructions from beginning to advanced on the art of writing.
A valuable resource for anyone wishing to learn 19th century writing.
Spencerian Script was developed in 1840, and began soon after to be taught in the school Spencer established specifically for that purpose. He quickly turned out graduates who left his school to start replicas of it abroad, and Spencerian Script thus began to reach the common schools. Spencer never saw the great success that his penmanship style enjoyed because he died in 1864, but his sons took upon themselves the mission of bringing their late father's dream to fruition.