THE BOOK OF HEBREW SCRIPT: HISTORY, PALAEOGRAPHY, SCRIPT STYLES, CALLIGRAPHY & DESIGN.
First edition, second printing. From the very scarce first printing in English done in Israel. This work is one of the most definitive books written on the origin and development of the Hebrew Script. Breaking through almost all fences within which Hebrew paleography has been confined, this work starts at the beginning, forges through the Second Temple period, and deals with all the periods following it. The shapes of the letters and their development are documented, described and analyzed. The survey also includes various scripts. Well-illustrated with the evolutionary calligraphy of the Ancient Hebrews. The author, Ada Yardeni, received her Ph.D. in ancient Semitic languages, paleography and epigraphy from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Sales Rights: Available in North & South America from Oak Knoll Books. Available outside North & South America from The British Library.
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by Ringwalt, Luther (editor).
First edition. (Bigmore & Wyman II, 259). With twenty plates including a full color frontispiece and a full-page example of raised lettering used for printing for the blind. About 1700 articles covering all aspects of the book and its production have been written by the famous authorities of the day. The many illustrations in the text are especially useful. Covers rubbed along edges and hinges with wear to spine ends. Inside hinges cracked but solid. Faint stain along bottom of preliminary and end pages. Ink and pencil ownership marks on first blank. Better preserved than most copies seen.