Vere Foster’s Copy-Books, Book 07


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Book 7: Small Round Hand

Quotes from well known Shakespeare plays, such as ‘A Winters Tale’ and ‘Romeo and Juliet’, along with phrase’s from popular poems, are all part of this volume of Vere Foster’s Copy Books giving you a varied selection of source material.

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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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