Alphabetic Labyrinth: The Letters in History and Imagination

By: Drucker, Johanna

Price: $8.41

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Book Condition: Near Fine


A clean, unmarked book with a tight binding. 320 pages.


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The letters of the alphabet have been the object of speculation since their invention almost 4000 years ago. The symbols represent sounds, yet they exist in their own right, often invested with quasi-magical power. This book examines the many imaginative, often idiosyncratic ways in which the letters of the alphabet have been assigned value in political, spiritual, or religious belief systems over two millennia.

Title: Alphabetic Labyrinth: The Letters in History and Imagination

Author: Drucker, Johanna

Categories: History, General, Books on Books, Linguistics and Language,

Publisher: United Kingdom, Thames & Hudson: 1995

ISBN Number: 0500016089

ISBN Number 13: 9780500016084

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Size: XL

Seller ID: 132226