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Studies in Pen Art [William E. Dennis]

A PDF file of the book Studies in Pen Art (by Brooklyn, NY-based penman William E. Dennis, 1914, A.N. Palmer Co). This 95-page booklet has beautiful specimens of alphabets, from display typefaces to calligraphic scripts, blackletter types and ornamental types. There are also reproductions of flowery ornaments such as the acanthus ornaments popular in the early 20th century. He created Sickels alphabet, ca. 1899.

Additional link. Another PDF file. Examples of Dennis's hand: a bird (1896), his signature (1896), Austin N. Palmer's name hand-printed (1896).

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file name: W E Dennis Sickels Alphabet


file name: W E Dennis Sickels Alphabet


file name: W E Dennis Austin N Palmer Signature 1896


file name: W E Dennis Bird 1896


file name: W E Dennis Signature 1896







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