Definition of book hand in English:

book hand

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[mass noun]
  • A formal style of handwriting as used by professional copiers of books before the invention of printing.
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    • This regularity helps make the text easily readable, an important quality for a book hand to have.
    • Main text written in a gothic book hand with southern features, using olive-brown ink.
    • In just the same way, the first printers had copied in their designs the current local book hand.

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