Lot 4: [Alphabets]. Fry, E. Pantographia; containing
November 27, 2012
Haarlem, NetherlandsLive Auction
Description: [Alphabets]. Fry, E. Pantographia; containing accurate copies of all the known alphabets in the world; together with an English explanation of the peculiar force of power of each letter: to which are added, specimens of all well-authenticated oral languages; forming a comprehensive digest of phonology. London, Cooper and Wilson for J. and A. Arch etc., 1799, 1st ed., (4),XXXVI,320p., modern antique style giltlettered hmor. - Occas. trifle foxed. A fine copy. = The alphabets are arranged in alphabetical order on the left-hand pages of the book and their renderings opposite. Lowndes II, p.844: "A highly interesting work, the result of sixteen years' research." Bigmore/ Wyman I, p.243: "The author, who was doctor of medicine, was an eminent, and probably the most learned, type-founder of his day."