Lettering on gravestones and other funerary markers is an important part of the memorial, whether it is restricted to initial letters and a date or it forms and extensive text. From the earliest commemorative inscriptions to those of the present day, lettering styles and their interpretation have changed over time and from one place to another.
This book is a guide to recording gravemarker lettering styles and their attributes, illustrated by many examples from Britain, Ireland the rest of Europe, USA and Canada. It provides suggestions on how to interpret and analyse inscriptional lettering and what can be gleaned from it. Gravemarker lettering is an important part of our cultural heritage that should be preserved for future generations to study and enjoy.
roman capitals and lower case
Reading and recording data
More advanced statistical methods
Bibliography and websites
ISBN 978 0 9540891 2 2
paperback A5 122 pages
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