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“Giving a watertight definition for an adult’s alphabet should not cause anyone sleepless nights. What we are primarily concerned with is the use of the alphabet as a stimulus and framework for an artist or book-producer to show off, to engage in a jes d’esprit”.

David Blamires in his book Adult’s Alphabets

D A V I D  B L A M I R E S

Examples of English press alphabet books for the last hundred years with an alphabetical description,
copies illustration and a checklist of 56 press alphabet books up to 1990. Printed in black, 48 pages, 324 ×
232, casebound with fabric covered boards, signed and numbered:
110 Standard copies, £38.50      copies available
60 Special copies, part coloured, in a slipcase, £58.00      sold out