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Out of the alphabet.

Author: Pat Sweet; Bo Press,
Publisher: Riverside, CA : Bo Press Miniature Books, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English

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Genre/Form: Artists' books
Pictorial works
Miniature books (Printing)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pat Sweet; Bo Press,
OCLC Number: 1112609762
Notes: "Our alphabet used to be a lot bigger. It used to include letters like ampersand (and), eng ( the sound at the end of words like 'sing'), and the famous long s , which still puzzles readers of old books when it appears in the middle of words looking like 'f' but sounding like 's'. I've taken eleven of these once well-known letters and given each of them a tiny spotlight: illustrating it against a background of medieval tracery, telling a little of its history, and giving some examples in modern fonts (yes, these old letters still turn up in modern typography. You never know when you'll need a conjoined ae.)"--Artist's statement, Bo Press website, viewed August 20, 2019.
Printed in Kelmscott and Thryomenes on Monarch superfine paper, and bound in a diagonal pattern of cream colored paper and a gold on red medieval-ish print.
"Designed, printed, and bound by Pat Sweet for the Bo Press."--Colophon.
Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 22 mm


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