Baltimore: Norman T.A. Munder & Co. Printers, 1921. First Edition. Hardcover. INSCRIBED on ffep "'To Mr. H.M. Kurtzworth/from/O.F. Ege June 29, '26". Ege was a teacher, lecturer, bookseller... He worked for many years at the Cleveland Institute of Art where he was Chair of the Department of Teacher Training, instructor of Lettering, Layout, and Typography and Dean. He was also employed by the School of Library Science at Case Western Reserve University as a lecturer on the History of the Book, and instructor of History and Art of the Book. (wiki) Kurtzworth was a painter, pastelist, designer and the author of several books on industrial design; he was art director of the LA County Museum of Art (1930-32) and the Los Angeles Art Association (1932-37). Tall, thin octavo; 19pp. Includes two-page illustration of "Genealogy of Our Letters From the Phoenician alphabet 1300 B.C.".Brown cloth spine over dark grey paper covered boards. Hand lettering to front cover (which also has an address label for Mr. Kurtzworth) and spine, else a near fine copy. Item #20474
Following a brief introduction, Ege describes the origins of the modern English/Western/Latin alphabet characters.