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Peter Piper's Principles of Plain & Perfect Pronunciation, Brooklyn, NY, Mergenthaler Linotype Co., 1936, first edition, 8vo (5.5" x 8"), softcover, goldenrod paper wraps w/ red decorative titles, VERY GOOD / none. Yapped edges slightly bent (lower edge now flush with text block), tiny (1/16") losses to spine extremities, spine faded,.

100 pp. Two-color illustrations for each recto printed page of the alphabet and the Ampersand. "An adventure in bookmaking." Classically designed and beautifully printed ABC book of tongue-twisters taken from an 1836 children's book, plus a hymn, a short essay by the publisher, and biographies of the designers. Each page is designed by a celebrated artist, typographer, illustrator or designer, including the cover and a few pages designed by W.A. Dwiggins; others include Bruce Rogers, Joseph Blumenthal, Fritz Eichenberg, Raymond Lufkin, Paul A. Bennet, E. & R. Grabhorn, Clarence P Hornung, Valenti Angelo, Joseph Low, Georg Salter, Boris Artzybasheff and many others. A "Who's Who" bio section of contributors and a "Type Index" at the back.

A delightful piece of illustrated typographical whimsey in lovely condition.

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