Alphabet and Letter - a history of the roman alphabet
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The Alphabet and Elements of Lettering
by Frederic W. Goudy

What Letters Are
Letters in General
The Development of the Roman Capital
Letters Before Printing
The National Hands
The Development of Gothic
The Beginnings of Types
The Qualities of Lettering
Some Practical Considerations
Notes on the Plates

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