Boston: Godine, (1993),
First Edition, first printing of the softbound edition. octavo, wrappers. (xii), (308)pp. Godine, Very fine copy. Item #29222
Drawing from mythology, cosmology, history, the Bible, literature, and esoteric, and conventional sources, this book takes the reader on a tour of each of the twenty-six letters that comprise one of civilization's greatest inventions, the Roman alphabet. In chapters that are descriptive, illustrative, and diverse, we are shown the history and development of every letter, how its shape evolved, how its characteristics were encoded, and how its history, attributes, and meanings were reflected in myth, literature, science, and religion. Illustrated. With a Select Bibliography and detailed index.