This creative calligraphy exploration kit can unlock your penchant for poetry by using the words and writing style of “The Master of the Surprise Ending,” Edgar Allan Poe.
Available Exclusively from Arcane Objects
We’re extremely excited to announce the release of the latest in Arcane Objects’ line of exclusive calligraphy sets.
This calligraphy and writing set is inspired by the poetry and writing of the Master of Gothic Poetry himself, Mr. Edgar Allan Poe. Revered for his classic “High Romantic Gothic” poetry and short stories such as; “The Raven” and “The Bells,” Poe lived a creative, but short life from 1809 to 1849. (You can read more about Poe on his Wikipedia page.)
This complete writing, correspondence and calligraphy set comes enclosed within a large wooden box which resembles a large antique leather-bound book. (Ours is Vegan leather.)
This set includes:
- One quill feather pen to write or draw with.
- One red glass pen
- One Brause wooden nib holder
- Eight assorted pen nibs. Some are new, and some are unused antiques, what we in the trade call “new, old stock.”
- One 30ml bottle of Black J. Herbin “Perle Noire” Ink.
- One 10ml bottle of Red J. Herbin “Rouge Courbier” ink.
- One Wax Seal Stamp.
- Two sealing wax sticks.
- Five Fabriano Mediovelis folded cards and five matching envelopes.
We’ve also included a print-out of an antique Spencerian Alphabet page so that you can see the letterforms and practice. The arrows on the letters indicate the direction you move your pen to write the letters.
You also get – two Poe poems, written in his own handwriting.
- Two Calligraphy practice pages with instructions.
- Two full sheets of instructions.
The pen nibs included are pointed nibs, which are the best kind for Spencerian/Copperplate and Modern calligraphy. We’ve also included a few ornamental nibs which will write a line evenly and one slanted nib for Uncial italics.
Since Edgar Allan Poe was writing during the 1840s, he would have written in the American version of Copperplate cursive. This was called Spencerian Cursive which was widely taught in the United States in the nineteenth century.
We’ve included two of Edgar Allan Poe’s iconic Gothic poems in this set. (You can find all of Poe’s) short stories, like his groundbreaking detective story “The Murders in the Rue Morgue,” and his other poetry online or at any fine bookstore.
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