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79 Decorative Alphabets For Designers and Craftspeople is a very good collection of letter styles, they range all the way across the spectrum, from plain to very fancy, from small to large. There is even a set of Numbers on page 95. why just one set of numbers is beyond me, makes no sense does it?
Carol Belanger Grafton is a very well-knoiwn name as editor of books of this type. She consulted with Rita Weiss, another experienced & well-known needlework writer and editor on the final selection for this book. This is a good collection.
This book is a Dover 2001 re-publication of Decorative Alphabets for Needleworkers, Craftsmen and Artists from 1981. I suppose the updated title is to be more inclusive and less sexist (craftsmen to craftspeople).
The back cover says this book has 2000 unusual copy-right free letters selected from late 19th and early 20th century sources.
This book is in very good condition, it has the expected edge wear and worn corners. There is a almost invisible mark on the cover, like someone drew a sharp object across it and it did not pierce the cover, just indented it a bit.
Some of the corners show slight folds which have been smoothed out.
Published by Dover Press in 2001, this is a glossy cover paperbound book with 120 pages.