(London): Thames and Hudson, (1995),
First Edition, wrappers issue. octavo, pictorial wrappers. 320 pp. Thames and Hudson, Item #29469
The author has spent many years researching writing and typography and in this book examines the many imaginative, often idiosyncratic ways in which the letters of the alphabet have been assigned value in political, spiritual, or religious belief systems over two millennia, as well as presenting the more general aspects of the history of lettering, printing, and calligraphy. With tables, diagrams, facsimiles, charts, and alphabetical scripts. Notes, Bibliography, Index. Very fine.