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A Handbook of Lettering for Stitchers
ISBN 0442280858 / 9780442280857 / 0-442-28085-8
Publisher Van Nostrand Reinhold Co
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NY: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1973, 1st American edition, oblong 24mo (5.5" x 8"), HB, blue cloth boards w/ silver spine titles. 92 pp. Numerous upper & lowercase alphabets (fonts) and b/w instructional photos on different kinds of stitches and knots., some designed for the book by renown typographer and book designer, W.A. Dwiggins. From the copyright page: "This book was originally published in Swedish  in two volumes, entitled Markbok and Markbok 2." From the DJ: "The Author has set out in this book with three distinct aims. Firstly to write a concise history of Lettering, tracing the development from the simplest markings to the elaborate and decorative monogram. Secondly, to give an an illustrated dictionary of all stitches that are suitable for carrying out any lettering. Finally to display in an illustrated section the great variety of lettering designs suitable for various stitches using every letter of the alphabet as examples." An invaluable and increasingly SCARCE needle arts reference book and an unusual title for the Dwiggins collector. [via]