Public Lettering.




The University of Chicago Press.


Chicago and London



Item Description

8vo. 6.25 x 9.25 inches. vi + 152 pp. Bound in original maroon cloth, with black titles, in pictorial dust wrapper. A very good copy. Labels of Skoob Books London, on front and rear endpapers. Illustrated by 134 images on 96 pages of plates. The history of public inscriptions in the West, taking the city of Rome as an example, taking the story from ancient times, through the period of the industrial revolution and the more recent contexts of fascism, post-war radicalism and the student revolutions of 1968 and 1977. Armando Petrucci (1932-2018), Italian palaeographer and medievalist, was a former state archivist and librarian, who later taught palaeography at the University of Rome.

[Stock No. 25765]

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