Partridge, Eric; Foreman, Michael, illustrator COMIC ALPHABETS: Their Origin, Development, Nature
New York: Hobbs Dorman, (1967). First U.S. edition. In vivid green cloth lettered in gilt to the spine; in illustrated dust jacket decorated with alphabetical melange. Hardcover. A hint of dust-soiling to top edge, else a fine, bright copy ; in a lightly rubbed dust jacket that shows fading to the spine panel. Liberally sprinkled with the stylish and amusing woodcut-style illustrations of Michael Foreman.
"Into the origin and development of the comic alphabet from Old English and Medieval Greek down to the 1960's...Partridge has gone with that fusion of wit and scholarship which he has made peculiarly his own." Foreman's first book!