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Title:
Alpha to Omega: The Life & Times of the Greek Alphabet
ISBN: 087923377X
Book #: 010229

Author: Humez, Alexander & Nicholas
Illustrator: n/a
Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher
Place: Boston
Year: 1981
Edition: Edition Unstated

Book Cond.: Near Fine Condition
Jacket Cond.: Very Good
Binding: Hardcover
Size: Octavo (standard book size)
Book Type: n/a
Signed: n/a

Description / Comments:
Size: Octavo (standard book size). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Red gilt stamped cloth over boards, map of the Greek world on end papers xv, 203 pages, [4], Index, Note on Transliteration, Bibliophilia. In an illustrated dust jacket that is chipped at head of spine, corners, edges bumped a little. “The book is divided into twenty-four sections, one for each letter of the Greek alphabet plus a last section on the lost Greek letters. The accompanying essays look at English words ? some common, some esoteric, all legitimate and current ? which come from Greek words beginning with the letter at hand, and explore the aspects of Greek culture behind the borrowed words.” Quantity Available: 1. Category: Language & Linguistics; ISBN: 087923377X. ISBN/EAN: 9780879233778. Inventory No: 010229.