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: 147.---Italian Blackletter Title-Page.  Jacopus Foresti, 1497.]

147.—Italian Blackletter Title-Page. Jacopus Foresti, 1497.

“The examples of old lettering reproduced in figures 147, 148 and 149, together with the drawings by Mr. Goodhue, will indicate the proper spacing of Blackletter; but in most of the pages here devoted to illustrating the individual forms the letters have been spaced too wide for their proper effect [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Calligraphic flourish]

Calligraphic flourish

The penman (Frank Chouteau Brown) made this calligraphic flourish with a broad-edged pen, and then turned it into an engraving for printing. [more...] [$]

[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: 161.---Venetian Gothic Capitals. 15th Century.]

161.—Venetian Gothic Capitals. 15th Century.

Any of the minu­scule forms of Blackletter which have been illus­trated may be used with the Gothic capitals of figures 165 – 5, 166, 177, 179, 185, 188-9; or with such Un­cial capitals as are illustrated in 155 to 162; care being taken, of course, that these capitals are made to agree in style and weight with the small let­ters chosen. [...] [more...] [$]


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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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