The Alphabet. A Key to the History of Mankind. 2 Vols.
Publisher - Hutchinson of London.
Covers are hard bound in olive cloth. Both in good condition.
Dust Jackets are present. Both price clipped. Good condition.
End Papers are intact, Olive. Small cellotape stains on front and rear endpapers. Ex Libris sticker pasted on front enpaper of each.
Preliminaries – Vol 1: Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; Foreword; Preface; Preface to Third Edition; Introduction. Vol 2: Frontispiece: Alphabet 'tree'. Table of Contents.
Main Text Body - Vol 1: 473 Pages. Fine and clean. Vol 2: 452 Pages. Fine and clean. Printed on glossy paper.
End Matters – Vol 1: Bibliography; Index to both vols. Vol 2: None.
Edges are even and unworn.
Spines are tight with no gutter damage. Gilt lettering on red banners.
Page Structure is sound with no missing pages.
This book is accepted as an authoritative and comprehensive introduction to the whole science and art of writing and its history.
Volume 1 gives a written history of writing from non-alphabetic ancient systems to the origins of writing as we know it. Volume 2 is fully illustrated with examples of writing from Cuneiform to the Latin Alphabet.
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