Vere Foster’s Copy-Books, Book 04


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Book 4: Half Text

This volume is the beginning of a series whereby writers are presented with a variety of engaging quotes from amongst history’s best wordsmiths. In the pages of this book you will find numerous quotes from Benjamin Franklin as well as excerpts from Shakespeare’s ‘Henry IV’ and ‘Richard II.’

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Vere Foster’s Copy-Books were first published in the mid 19th Century. Mr Foster, a lifelong philanthropist, wanted to do something to help improve literacy levels in his native Ireland and therefore developed a practical style of cursive handwriting, which avoided the eccentricities of other styles of the time.

Teaching a simplified version of English Roundhand, this popular style of handwriting was used in schools worldwide up until the 1970s, making it highly likely that your parents or grandparents received instruction in this handwriting style.

The physical copy-books are bound in a similar format to the original volumes. They are A5 in size and printed on hard-wearing 170 gsm paper, which prevents any bleedthrough. The digital print-at-home versions are resized to A4.

Bundles containing all twelve volumes are also available here.

Additional information

Book Type

Digital, Print


PDF, Staple bound

Page count

24 pages

Print Product Size

A5 (148 x 210 mm)

First Published

September 2023


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