This is a complete calligraphy writing set by English nib manufacturer, Manuscript. It features the Leonardt Dip Pen & Nibs for writing in Round Hand Calligraphy.
Round hand calligraphy is Foundational, Roman and Uncial hand. The selection of five 5 nibs in this set comes complete with a reservoir to help you maintain a consistent flow of ink when in use. This set also includes one of Manuscript's wooden nib holders and a tin nib container, which is a reproduction of their Victorian-era, classic nib tin.
While this is a professional artist-grade calligraphy set, it is also a perfect starter set for beginners.
This set includes:
• Five (5) Bronze Leonardt Round Hand Nibs in different sizes.
• One (1) Wood Nib holder
• One (1) Decorative Tin Nib Container
• One (1) Calligraphy intro sheet
Pair with a bottle or two of Calligraphy Ink found in the Ink section of our Shop!
This set ships via USPS Priority Mail which takes 1 to 3 days in the U.S. We will ship out the following business day from receipt of order.
About Round Hand Calligraphy:
Round Hand is a type of handwriting and calligraphy originating in England in the 1660s primarily by the writing masters John Ayres and William Banson. Characterized by an open flowing hand and subtle contrast of thick and thin strokes deriving from metal pointed nibs, its popularity grew rapidly, becoming codified as a standard through the publication of printed writing manuals.
Early uncial script is likely to have developed from late Old Roman cursive. Early forms are characterized by broad single stroke letters using simple round forms taking advantage of the new parchment and vellum surfaces, as opposed to the angular, multiple stroke letters, which are more suited for rougher surfaces, such as papyrus. In the oldest examples of uncial, such as the De bellis macedonicis manuscript in the British Library, all of the letters are disconnected from one another, and word separation is typically not used. Word separation, however, is characteristic of later uncial usage. Uncial is what you'd see written with many illuminated manuscripts done in Medieval times.
About Manuscript and Leonardt Nibs:
D. Leonardt & Co. was originally founded in Frederick Street, Birmingham by Diedrich Leonardt in 1856, in the area now known as the Jewellery Quarter. The demand for steel pens grew as the result of an increasing need for educational writing materials. Birmingham was in an excellent position to produce these as the area had good resources of iron and steel and a workforce experienced in handling high volumes of small products. (We've included an engraving of the early Leonardt Nib factory.
We can only accept returns or exchanges on art materials like this if they are returned in unused condition with packaging intact and in its original condition. (It needs to be like-new and in re-sellable condition). If there is something wrong with the item or your order is incorrect, please contact us - we'd be happy to help! Please refer to our shop FAQs before ordering.
1-2 business days
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Just contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 7 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 2 hours of purchase
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Unfortunately, we cannot accept returns or exchanges on opened art materials and on delicate antiques. Please see individual product descriptions for information on which items we accept returns. If there is something wrong with your order, please let us know right away! We will happily accept an exchange or refund.
We try to answer most questions you may have in the product description. However, if there are any additional questions you may have, please feel free to contact us. We try to respond very quickly to any questions on our items. For our antiques, we try our best to list the condition of the item. Again, we're happy to answer your questions so that you can be confident with your purchase!
At this time we cannot create custom or personalized orders. Most of our calligraphy sets come "as is." If customization is possible it will be noted in the listing and you will be able to choose variables via a drop-down menu. Please feel free to contact us if you have questions!
We ship orders out within 1 to 2 business days after receipt of order. (Usually the next business day.) This is not delivery time! This is how long it takes us to pack the item and ship. Smaller items ship via USPS Priority mail which is 1 to 3 days delivery to the U.S. We ship larger, bulky or heavy items via FedEx Ground / Home Delivery, which is ground delivery throughout the U.S. If you need an item faster, please choose Expedited Shipping.
We ship from Northern California. For example, if you order an item over the weekend, it will ship out via USPS Priority Mail on the following Monday. If you live on the East Coast that is three days for delivery. The earliest you would receive your item is on Thursday, possibly Friday.