Riverside, CA: Bo Press Miniature Books, 2018. Hardcover. An interesting miniature book from Pat Sweet's Bo Press. She says: "Our alphabet used to be a lot bigger. It used to include letters like ampersand (and), eng ( the sound at the end of words like 'sing'), and the famous long s , which still puzzles readers of old books when it appears in the middle of words looking like 'f' but sounding like 's'. I've taken eleven of these once well-known letters and given each of them a tiny spotlight: illustrating it against a background of medieval tracery, telling a little of its history, and giving some examples in modern fonts (yes, these old letters still turn up in modern typography. You never know when you'll need a conjoined ae.) The book is printed in Kelmscott and Thryomenes on Monarch superfine paper, and bound in a diagonal pattern of cream colored paper and a gold on red medieval-ish print." With a tiny Bo Press bookmark laid in. In fine condition. It measures 2 5/8 x 2i inches. Unpaginated [56 pages]. MINI/120319. Fine.
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New York: McLoughlin Brothers, 1890. Paperback. 8vo. Side stapled illustrated paper wrappers with orange title to front wrapper. 2 inch closed tear and one small edge chip to front wrapper. Minor damp staining to both wrappers. Interior is filled with both black and white and full color illustrations. Several of the black and white illustrations have been juveniley colored in. Very charming book. CHILD/012020. Very Good.