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.

Some sample images

[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: 166.---Italian Gothic Initials, Giov. Palatino, 16th Century.]

166.—Italian Gothic Initials, Giov. Palatino, 16th Century.

Figures 164 to 166 show alphabets of Gothic pen-drawn capitals that will serve as a basis for such adaptations as are shown in the modern examples 152 and 153. (p. 140) [more...] [$]

[picture: 167.---German Gothic Initials [A--H].]

167.—German Gothic Initials [A – H].

German Fraktur blackletter, with an insane amount of swirls! Letters “A” – “H” are in this figure. It was too large for a useful download here, although I have made the individual letters [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: 178.--English Gothic Letters.  15th Century.  F.C.B.]

178. – 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...] [$]

[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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