by W S B Buck
This useful book provides much insight into handwriting in the 1550-1650 period. Using the Parish Register of Froome Selwood in Somerset as a primary source, it contains handwriting examples of the alphabet, popular forenames of the time and a number of place names. The author of the book, W S Buck, also takes into variations in both spelling and the formation of individual letters, thus forming an important source of reference. For those wishing to decipher old parish records, or gain a broader understanding of archaic handwriting practices, this book is an essential purchase.
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