The page Lettering Engraving was added to this blog to provide a handy alphabet reference for the glass engraver. This page will contain links with images to the alphabets listed in this book.

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Following you will find the foreword written in 1914 by F. Delamotte.

dropcaps there are no works of Ancient Alphabets of any excellence published in a cheap form, I have been induced, after many years’ study and research in my profession as a Draughtsman and Engraver, to offer this collection to the favorable notice of the public, trusting that its very moderate price and general usefulness will be a sufficient apology for the undertaking.
The demand for a Fourth Edition within so short a period of the publication of the Third, has convinced me in the most agreeable manner that it has been a work required by the public. To render it still more worthy of their attention, I have here introduced some additions, likely to enhance the interest and increase the value of the pages, as an indication of the esteem in which I have held the encouragement, and the respect I have paid to the suggestions of the purchasers of this book, and the critics by whom it has been so liberally reviewed.

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