Spencerian Penmanship Starter Kit

Spencerian Penmanship Starter Kit is wonderful for those looking to learn cursive the Platt R. Spencer way. Spencerian is a modern method less rigid than English roundhand or copperplate.

Handcrafted nib holder by Master Penman Michael Sull, a complete set of Spencerian manuals, and sumi ink. Everything you need to learn the precursor to American cursive. 

This set includes the Theory Book plus all 5 Copybooks. The Theory 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.

The five copybooks listed below make a complete course in cursive handwriting.
  • 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.

Makes a wonderful and unusual gift.