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The Alphabet Abecedarium: Some Notes on…

The Alphabet Abecedarium: Some Notes on Letters (1993)

by Richard A. Firmage

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This book is far more interesting than I'd ever expected. Who knew there was so much to know about the alphabet? ( )
  SESchend | Sep 6, 2017 |
An idiosyncratic romp through many diverse sources on the history, development, and symbolism of letterforms with much wry comment. ( )
  TheoClarke | Jul 20, 2014 |
This work examines the creation, development, shape, appearance and symbolic meanings of the letters of the alphabet. Often studies of language involve grammar or word origins; rarely do the letters themselves receive the focus of attention. Excellent work. ( )
  AlexTheHunn | Mar 21, 2006 |
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"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 civilisation'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."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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