ALPHABET SENTENCES: SCRIBAL ART THROUGH SIXTEEN CENTURIES. G. Harvey Petty.
ALPHABET SENTENCES: SCRIBAL ART THROUGH SIXTEEN CENTURIES

ALPHABET SENTENCES: SCRIBAL ART THROUGH SIXTEEN CENTURIES.

(Miniature Books).
  • Skokie: Black Cat Press, n.d. (but 1978).
  • miniature book (5.5 x 7.2 cm.I
  • paper-covered boards stamped in gilt
  • xv, 27+(1) pages

Price: $65.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 78857

Limited to 249 copies (Bradbury, Black Cat, 53). Calligraphy and Foreword by G. Harvey Petty, bound by Bela Blau. Each page with a single sentence with all the letters of the alphabet represented. The samples focus on formal writing, from incriptional lettering to fine calligraphy. Petty concentrates on the milestone incarnations of the alphabet through the course of sixteen hundred years. Includes a chart showing the development of the form of numbers in Indian, Arabian and European writing. With one fold out chart. Half title, title page, section titles and initial letters printed in blue. Patterned endpapers.