If you enjoy hand-lettered artistry of the pen-and-ink variety, you’ll enjoy the collection at www.iampeth.com/books.php. They scanned a number of old books on penmanship and calligraphy, and posted them in PDF format. Treat yourself to a look.
If you just want to see some incredible examples of penmanship, calligraphy and legal proclamations, see www.iampeth.com/artwork.php:
Jay Nelson is the editorial director of PlanetQuark.com, and the editor and publisher of Design Tools Monthly. He’s also the author of the QuarkXPress 8 and QuarkXPress 7 training titles at Lynda.com, as well as the training videos Quark includes in the box with QuarkXPress 7 . In addition, Jay writes regularly for Macworld and Photoshop User magazines and speaks at industry events.