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Available typefaces:

17C Print Pack

Bastard Secretary Hand

Chancery Hand

Common Pleas Hand

Formal Text Hand

Insular Minuscule Hand

Italic Hand

Rustic Capitals

Secretary Hand


Written Square Capitals


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Hand of the Court of the Common Pleas and King's (Queen's) Bench


This Single Typeface pack contains the Common Pleas Hand font.

[download] Download: £25   PC (OT only) | Mac (OT & ATT)   -

Typefaces are provided as immediate electronic downloads; but you can also choose to:

[usb]Include a copy of all of your font purchases on USB flashdrive (choose once at any stage of your order)   -

Important Note: The full character set can be accessed in any Windows or Macintosh application, but extra functionality is available with OpenType/AAT enabled applications. See advanced type for full details.


Typeface display:

Some of the extra historical characters provided:


OpenType Features:

ornm unic hist frac hlig liga nalt dlig dlig

AAT Features:

Standard Ligatures, Historical Forms, Historical Ligartures, Latin Abbreviations (general), Latin Abbreviations (specific), British runes, Alternative Letter Forms, Medieval English Usage, Mathematical Symbols, Glyph Variants.

[OpenType Feature Key | Advanced Type Information]


Historical note:

Like the Chancery hand, this was a hand used primarily within the courts of the Common Pleas and King's Bench for official documents, from the early fifteenth century onwards. However, it came to be used by lawyers and clerks in general for both official and personal materials.

This typeface can also be ordered as part of the A New Newe Booke of Copies collection.