The Alphabet Abecedarium: Some Notes on Letters

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Bloomsbury, 2001 - Alphabet - 320 pages
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Drawing from mythology, cosmology, history, the Bible, literature, and esoteric and conventional sources, this book takes the reader on a tour of each of the twenty-six letters of the Roman alphabet. It also shows the history and development of each letter, and how its history, and meanings were reflected in myth, literature, science and religion.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Firmage, usually an editor and designer of other's books, has himself written, designed, illustrated, and typeset this learned and occasionally comic homage to the Roman alphabet—the building blocks ... Read full review

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This work examines the creation, development, shape, appearance and symbolic meanings of the letters of the alphabet. Often studies of language involve grammar or word origins; rarely do the letters themselves receive the focus of attention. Excellent work. Read full review

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