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


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[picture: Front Cover, Letters and Lettering]

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.

Some sample images

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

German Gothic Initials - Swirly Fraktur Blackletter Initial Letter A

This initial letter “A” 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: Calligraphic letter ``C'' in 15th century gothic style]

Calligraphic letter “C” in 15th century gothic style

Black-letter (Old English) letter C from English gothic Letters, 15th Century. The counters have reversed oak leaves drawn inside them. Note, this letter probably looks more like a T or J to most modern readers, and if you flipped it, it would make a B. As a result, try to use [...] [more...] [$]

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

Letter V from “Alphabet after Serlio”

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

[picture: 179.---English gothic Letters, 15th Century.  F.C.B.]

179.—English gothic Letters, 15th Century. F.C.B.

“Figures 177 to 179 show some English Gothic Letters, the last being that employed so effectively in the pen-drawn page by Mr. Abbey, [Fig. 153].” (p. 140) [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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