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Author: BILDERDIJK, W. Title: Van het letterschrift.
Description: Rotterdam, J.Immerzeel Jr., 1820. W. entirely engraved title, 1 lith. plate and some textills. Contemp. hlf. clf., title shield in red and green. (Spine ends some imperf.). (XVI [incl. engr. title, half title and contents], 208 pp.). (Bookplate on upper paste down.). (Small rectangle cut from upper righthand corner of upper free endp.). NNBWII, 146/65: Bilderdijk's fascination and preoccupation with language is described on pp. 159/61. He wrote some 30 publications on the subject of which the 'letterschrift' (in which he sought to explain the form of letters in relation to the speech organs) and the 'woordvorsching' [ which appeared in 1831]are of major importance. The lithographic plate depicts various alphabets.
Keywords: lion cachet etymology letterform type specimen typography illustrated books
Price: EUR 175.00 = appr. US$ 190.20 Seller: Antiquariaat B.M.Israel B.V.
- Book number: 4865