As an introduction to calligraphy, the author, himself a past master of the art, supplies many different alphabets and shows how each may be applied by drawing, painting, carving or writing with a broad lettering pen. He also gives advice on materials that are most suitable. This is one of the classic books in the field.
Tom Gourdie MBE, DA , FSSI (1913-2005) was a prominent Scottish calligrapher, artist and teacher. One of the leading British calligraphers for many years, his book Calligraphy for the Beginner has been a standard in the field for more than three decades.