Letters & Lettering: A Treatise With 200 Examples (page 1/8)

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[picture: Front Cover, Letters and Lettering]

Images from Letters & Lettering: A Treatise With 200 Examples by Frank Chouteau Brown, Boston, 1921.

A note printed immediately after the title and impressions pages starts out, “This book is intended for those who have felt the need of a varied collection of alphabets of standard forms, arranged for convenient use.”

Frank Chouteay Brown was an architect based in Boston; this book, Letters and Lettering, was for many American architects and designers their first introduction to Roman monumental capital letters. The book had five editions, of which the first was in 1902.

Title: Letters & Lettering: A Treatise With 200 Examples

Author: Brown, Frank Chouteau

City: Boston

Date: 1921

Total items: 76

Out of copyright (called public domain in the USA), hence royalty-free for all purposes usage credit requested, or as marked.

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[picture: 171.---English Gothic Capitals.  16th Century.]

171.—English Gothic Capitals. 16th Century.

“Figures 170 to 173 exhibit a group of Gothic capitals more or less allied in character and all pen letters.” (p. 140) [more...] [$]

[picture: German Gothic Initials - Swirly Fraktur Blackletter Initial Letter F]

German Gothic Initials - Swirly Fraktur Blackletter Initial Letter F

This initial letter “F” is suitable for use as a decorative initial or drop cap; it is an old German letter-form, and might not be easily recognised today, especally by people [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Modern American Letters/Maxfield Parrish (lower case)]

Modern American Letters/Maxfield Parrish (lower case)

The miniscule letters (also called lower case, or small letters) from Maxfield Parrish’s (incomplete) alphabet given in Fig. 140. The largest file here is at the original scan resolution of 2400dpi. [more...] [$]

[picture: Letter Z from ``Alphabet after Serlio'']

Letter Z from “Alphabet after Serlio”

The letter Z taken from Fig. 2. [$]

[picture: Letter B from ``Alphabet after Serlio'']

Letter B from “Alphabet after Serlio”

The letter B taken from Fig. 1. [$]


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Images from Letters & Lettering: A Treatise With 200 Examples by Frank Chouteau Brown, Boston, 1921.

A note printed immediately after the title and impressions pages starts out, “This book is intended for those who have felt the need of a varied collection of alphabets of standard forms, arranged for convenient use.”

Frank Chouteay Brown was an architect based in Boston; this book, Letters and Lettering, was for many American architects and designers their first introduction to Roman monumental capital letters. The book had five editions, of which the first was in 1902.


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