One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A formal style of handwriting as used by professional copiers of books before the invention of printing.
- ‘However, most people start with either italic (chancery cursive) or some variation of Roman book hand (foundational, book hand, humanist, etc.)’
- ‘This regularity helps make the text easily readable, an important quality for a book hand to have.’
- ‘Main text written in a gothic book hand with southern features, using olive-brown ink.’
- ‘In just the same way, the first printers had copied in their designs the current local book hand.’
- ‘The style of calligraphy is my take on formal book hand excerpt for the enlarged initial letters of and the ornamental pointed style letters forming the first word.’
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