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1 Alphabets through the Ages.
Denver: The A.B. Hirschfield Press, Inc., 1950. 
Square quarto. No pagination. Original printed stiff paper wrappers. Illustrated. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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2 Barbedor, Louis. Les Ecritures Financières et Italiennes-Bastardes dans leur Naturel. Ouvrage composé de quantité d'exemplaires ...des Alphabets et Pièces d'Ecritures.
Basel: Les Editions Holbein, n.d. [c. 1945]. 
Oblong quarto. 63, [1]ff. One of 500 copies on ordinary paper from a total edition of 550 copies. Original paper boards. Label on upper cover. Corners bumped. Illustrated with 63 calligraphic plates. Facsimile reprint of the Paris, Pierre Drevet edition of 1647. An excellent slightly-enlarged facsimile reprint of one of the most important seventeenth century writing-books, with a descriptive blurb by Jan Tschichold. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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3 Benson, John Howard. The First Writing Book: Arrighi's Operina.
New Haven: Yale University Press, 1959. 
Octavo. First edition, third printing. Grey cloth. Dustwrapper, torn and missing pieces in places. Illustrated. 
Price: 33.00 USD
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4 Bickham, George. Universal Penman.
New York: Dover Publications, 1968. 
Folio. 212 leaves. Decorated stiff paper wrappers. Upper part of spine repaired. 
Price: 17.00 USD
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5 Cresci, Giovan Francesco. A Renaissance Alphabet. Il Perfetto Scrittore, Parte Seconda.
Madison, Wisconsin: University of Wisconsin Press, 1971. 
Oblong octavo. xxii, [6]pp. Original cloth binding. With the dustwrapper. Illustrated with 26 plates. Fine facsimile of a 16th century writing book. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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6 Cresci, Giovan Francesco. Essemplare Di Piv Sorti Lettere 1578.
London; Nattali & Maurice Ltd., 1968. 
Oblong octavo. 50, lvipp. Original papered boards. With the dustwrapper. Facsimile reprint of the 1578 edition. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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7 Cromwell, J. Howard. A System of Easy Lettering ... with a Supplement consisting of 8 Alphabets by George Martin, Engraver.
New York: Spon & Chamberlain, 1904. 
Oblong octavo. 38pp. Original red cloth. Illustrated. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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8 Etiemble. La Scrittura.
Milano: Il Saggiatore, 1962. 
Oblong octavo. No pagination. First Italian edition. Original printed boards. Illustrated extensively, some in color. Translated from the French L'Écriture of 1962. An illustrated history of writing. The author begins by looking at Egyptian hieroglyphics, moves to the ancient near east and into western Europe. This is number 8 in the Serie Storia. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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9 Gard, Carroll P. & C. J. Newcomb, compilers. Palmer's Penmanship Budget.
New York, Chicago, et. al.: The A. N. Palmer Co., 1937. 
Quarto. 96pp. Original printed stiff paper wrappers. Illustrated. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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10 Hunt, W. Ben. & Ed. C. Hunt. 101 Alphabets.
Milwaukee: Bruce Publishing Company, 1954. 
Octavo. No pagination. With the title-page in bluish green and black. Original bluish green cloth. Illustrated with plates of alphabets. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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11 Hurst, William Hudson. Silagraphy. A New System of Short-Hand. Invented by William Hudson Hurst. Arranged for Self Instruction and Colleges.
Chicago & London: W.H. Hurst Company & A.C. Field, 1910. 
Small octavo. 108, [iv]pp. Original blue cloth, stamped in gilt. Illustrated. 
Price: 160.00 USD
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12 Hutchings, R. S., editor. Alphabet: International Annual of Letterforms, Volume One, 1964.
London: James Moran Limited for the Kynoch Press, 1964. 
Folio. 164pp. Title-page on folding sheet; printed in different typefaces. List of typefaces on p. 3. Only one volume published. Original cloth. With the dustwrapper. Illustrated with five folded leaves of plates and textual ones. 
Price: 68.00 USD
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13 Johnston, Edward. Formal Penmanship and Other Papers.
New York: Pentalic Corporation, 1977. 
Small quarto. 156 pages. Original decorated stiff paper wrappers. Illustrated in the text and with plates. 
Price: 32.00 USD
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14 Johnston, Edward. Manuscript and Inscription Letters for schools and classes and for the use of Craftsmen ...with 5 plates by A.E.R. Gill.
London: John Hogg, 1909. 
Folio. Sixteen plates loose in the portfolio. Blue portfolio. Ties present. Illustrated with sixteen calligraphic plates, five by Eric Gill. 
Price: 950.00 USD
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15 Larcher, Jean. Fantastic Alphabets: 24 Original Alphabets.
New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1976. 
Large quarto. 72 pages. Original decorated stiff paper wrappers. Illustrated. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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16 Reichert, Josua. [SMALLEST BOOK IN THE WORLD]. The Smallest Book in the World. Das kleinste Buch der Welt.
Berlin: Die Gestalten Verlag, 2002. 
26pp. Measuring just 2.4 by 2.9mm, this is the world’s smallest mechanically-printed book and is presented in a wooden box including a magnifying glass. The book, produced in Leipzig in an edition of 300 copies, Germany, in 2002, was created as a feat of printing expertise to commemorate the work of Gutenberg. Bound in leather. Unlike other miniscule books, this ABC-picture book was painstakingly crafted using conventional book-binding techniques - giving it a real spine and leather covers. Color illustrated alphabet ABC picture-book. 
Price: 1200.00 USD
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17 Schwander, Johan Georg. Calligraphy.
New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1958. 
Folio. Unpaginated. Original decorated stiff paper wrappers. Illustrated. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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18 Tschichold, Jan. Meisterbuch der Schrift. Ein Lehrbuch mit vorbildlichen Schriften aus Vergangenheit und Gegenwart für Schriftenmaler, Graphiker, Bildhauer, Graveure, Lithographen, Verlagshersteller, Buchdrucker, Architekten und Kunstschulen.
Ravensburg: Otto Maier, 1965. 
Quarto. 238 pages. Second edition. Cloth. Illustrated with many type examples in the text, and 176 plates of historical typefaces. With the dustwrapper. In a mylar protective wrapper. Ex-library copy, with the call number pasted on the spine of the wrapper removed. Also removed are the pockets from the front and rear pastedowns. A very clean and good copy. 
Price: 145.00 USD
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19 Weeks, Raymond, James W. Bright & Charles H. Grandgent. The N.E.A. Phonetic Alphabet. With a Review of the Whipple Experiments.
Lancaster, PA: The New Era Printing Company, 1912. 
Small octavo. 91pp. Printed wrappers. Fine. 
Price: 53.00 USD
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