Peter Piper's Practical Principles of Plain and Perfect Pronunciation: A Study in Typography (Paperback)

Peter Piper's Practical Principles of Plain and Perfect Pronunciation: A Study in Typography By Willard Johnson, Harry Miller Lydenberg (Introduction by) Cover Image

Peter Piper's Practical Principles of Plain and Perfect Pronunciation: A Study in Typography (Paperback)

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Andrew Airpump ask'd his Aunt her ailment, Davy Dolldrum dream'd he drove a Dragon, Jumping Jackey jeer'd a Jesting Juggler, and Rory Rumpus rode a raw-bon'd Race-horse among other antics in this antique alphabet of tongue twisters.
Originally published in 1836, this charming collection of whimsical rhymes was redesigned 100 years later by some of the twentieth century's most celebrated typographers. The artists volunteered their services and worked independently of each other, resulting in a captivating pastiche in which the verses are rendered in a variety of typefaces and accompanied by woodcuts, line drawings, and other black-and-white illustrations.
Harry Miller Lydenberg (1874-1960) was an author and book conservationist. As Director of the New York Public Library, he was an American liaison to the international library community.
Product Details ISBN: 9780486802824
ISBN-10: 0486802825
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication Date: October 21st, 2015
Pages: 112
Language: English