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The Art and Practice of Typography: A Manual of American Printing
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Svennas, Elsie, Handbook of Lettering for Stitchers, Dwiggins, W. A. (some illustrations), New York, Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1973, first American edition, oblong 24mo (5.5" x 8"), HB, blue cloth boards w/ silver spine titles, Near Fine/ Very Good+.

92 pp. Numerous upper and lowercase alphabets (fonts) and b/w instructional photos on different kinds of stitches and knots. From the copyright page: "This book was originally published in Swedish [1966] in two volumes, entitled Markbok and Markbok 2."

From the dust jacket: "The Author has set out in this book with three distinct aims. Firstly to write a concise history of Lettering, tracing the development from the simplest markings to the elaborate and decorative monogram. Secondly, to give an an illustrated dictionary of all stitches that are suitable for carrying out any lettering. Finally to display in an illustrated section the great variety of lettering designs suitable for various stitches using every letter of the alphabet as examples."

An invaluable and increasingly scarce needle arts reference book and an unusual title for the Dwiggins collector. A particularly nice copy.    [Book ID # 2078]


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