Free (and legal) calligraphy books download (2)
October 10, 2010 4 Comments
Having only started my Wishful Inking blog a few weeks ago, I was interested (and not particularly surprised) to discover that my most popular post was the one related to free online calligraphy books.
So, since I’ve discovered more free online calligraphy books, I’m happy to share the links so that others can make use of the resource.
I found the books on the Internet Archive… an amazing website that is worth a visit. It’s not the most user-friendly of websites, but it’s definitely worth taking the time to browse around its digital vaults where it stores 396,000 films, 83,000 live music concerts, 700,000 audio recordings, and 2,500,000 texts.
Oh… and a few calligraphy books… such as Examples of the Chancery Hand, a page of which I have featured above.
This particular book is freely available to read online or download it in various formats such as epub and PDF here.
To quote the website…
“The Internet Archive is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, we provide free access to researchers, historians, scholars, and the general public.”
IAMPETH also offers access to dozens of rare books on calligraphy and penmanship which are available to read online or to download as a PDF. The books are free, but the organisation welcomes donations.
I hope the links are useful. If I find any more free (and legal) calligraphy books online, I’ll be sure to post links to them here at Wishful Inking.
If you find the links useful, please leave a comment.