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 an extensive text. Lettering styles have changed over time, from the earliest inscriptions to those of the present day, and from one place to another.
This book is a guide 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.
1st edition 2011, paperback, 112pp, full of photographs of gravemarkers and analysis of the development of letter cutting styles on the same. 14.8 x 21 cm