Analyzing original documents, this comprehensive guide on Scottish handwriting the first of its kind in nearly 250 years offers a true perspective of Scotland’s cultural evolution. Explaining how to tackle early language and abbreviations, this volume incorporates facsimile texts as well as detailed transcripts and commentary. In addition, the historical background of handwriting usage is surveyed and the changing fashions explored. Students, historians, genealogists, and calligraphers alike will all benefit from this history.
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Grant G. Simpson is a former senior lecturer and a current honorary reader in Scottish history at the University of Aberdeen. He is also a former assistant keeper at the Scottish Record Office in Edinburgh.
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Book Description Pergamon Pr, 1986. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Book has former owner's emboss on front half title page, otherwise as new; clean, tight and unmarked. Bookseller Inventory # 915912
Book Description Aberdeen University Press, Aberdeen, Scotland, 1986. Soft cover. Book Condition: Fine. First Thus. Comprehensive history of Scottish writing in ink on parchment from the early Middle Ages to late seventeenth century. Analyzes language, spelling, letter formation, abbreviations, punctuation, & editorial principles. Filled with facsimile reproductions of actual documents. In 140 pages including Glossary & Bibliography. Originally published in 1973 & reissued in 1983, this is the First Printing of the 1986 reprint with corrections. Softcover book is in Fine condition: completely clean & tightly bound; NO writing, underlining, or highlighting; nice, white pages. NOT ex-lib. NOT a modern reprint. Only flaw is extremely negligible edgewear & very slight discolored spots on lower fore edge. Please see our photos! Description & photos copyright Gargoyle Books 2016. Same Day Shipping on all orders received Weekdays by 2 pm (Pacific time); Weekends & holidays ship next business day. Bookseller Inventory # 007072
Book Description AUP, 1986. Soft cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Unmarked with minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # 009307
Book Description Pergamon Pr, 1986. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0080345166