Howe You Ought to Hold Your Penne

Jehan de Beauchesne. From A Booke Containing Divers Sortes of Hands, as Well the English as French Secretarie with the Italian, Roman, Chancelry & Court Hands, 1571.

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Jehan de Beauchesne’s 1571 guide to writing by hand was designed for an international readership. People throughout early modern Europe were interested in learning to write, starting with the fundamentals of holding a pen correctly.

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Item Type Illustration
Title Howe You Ought to Hold Your Penne
Publication Title A Booke Containing Divers Sortes of Hands, as Well the English as French Secretarie with the Italian, Roman, Chancelry & Court Hands
Short Title Howe to Hold Your Penne, 1571
Creator Jehan de Beauchesne
Publication Date 1571
Call Number Wing ZW 539 .B378
Location Special Collections 4th floor
Notes Imprinted by T. Vautrouillier