4to. 10 1/4 x 7 3/4 inches. 82 pp. Double-page frontispiece "The Tree of Alphabets and Non-Alphabetic Scripts," black-and-white illustrations, maps, tables, pages 55-80 printed in black and blue, discusses each letter of the English alphabet in turn, bibliography; pages 55-80 with ink marking in the text, as if someone were rewriting the text. Printed wrappers; toned, shelf wear. Muir Dawson's copy. Good. Examines the full range of human written communication systems throughout history.