I especially like old penmanship books where people practiced their handwriting.
It is such a wonderful art that is lost today. Today very few people even write.
Most things are typed via computer.
It was interesting, I was reading the book about Steve Jobs and the reason that computers have the many options of different fonts and typography is because when he was in college (actually had dropped out of college) he took a calligraphy class and was so influenced by it, that is why he incorporated many different type options in his creations.
Microsoft copied Apple and therefore they have font choices too.
Such a simple thing that we take for granted today, but it was all due to a brilliant, creative mans love of handwriting too.
Here are a couple shots of someones practice book.