Davies, Lyn - A is for Ox: A Short History of the Alphabet - ( Item 114466 )
Published in London by Folio Society. 2006. First Thus. Fine Hardback. No inscriptions or bookplates. Near Fine slipcase. Slight marks to panels of slipcase. Illustrated. Have you ever wondered why the letters are shaped the way they are? Why each particular shape came to represent its specific sound? Why certain letters have alternative shapes; and why we use two alphabets - capitals and small letters? Searching for the ansers to questions like these will lead to encounters with Egyptian slaves, freebooting Phoenicians, Greek colonists, Roman signwriters, Carolingian intellectuals, and excitable Renaissance bibliophiles. The book contents: "how did writing begin"; "the alphabet emerges"; "the alphabet spreads"; "majuscules to minuscles"; "key eras"; "the alphabet"; "the alphabet now" . Illustrated by Lyn Davies.
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