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Type and lettering

William Longyear

Type and lettering

for students, designers, letterers, typographers

by William Longyear

  • 254 Want to read
  • 19 Currently reading

Published by Watson-Guptill in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statement by William L. Longyear.
The Physical Object
Pagination139p. :
Number of Pages139
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21791321M

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