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RE: BIRMINGHAM BOOK

#16 by Deleted User , Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:01 pm

Well done John,you took action and got a result.

Talking of books Jim has a lovely old book about signwriting.



RE: BIRMINGHAM BOOK

#17 by signman ( deleted ) , Wed Mar 30, 2011 6:43 am

Denise what is the title of the book please.

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RE: BIRMINGHAM BOOK

#18 by Deleted User , Wed Mar 30, 2011 7:36 am

Will tell you tonight when he comes in as can't put me hand on it right now,he has hundreds of books but he will know where it is.



RE: BIRMINGHAM BOOK

#19 by Deleted User , Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:22 pm

Hi John,the book is called History of Signboards by Jacob Larwood and John Camden Hotten with one hundred illustrations in Fac simile.It is an 11th edition 1900.



RE: BIRMINGHAM BOOK

#20 by mikejee , Thu Mar 31, 2011 12:02 am

The book is available to download free at http://books.google.com/books?id=_tkmAAA...epage&q&f=false .including the rather nice cover picture titled "A man loaded with mischief of matrimony" and lots of info on signs (including pub signs) and their origin


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RE: BIRMINGHAM BOOK

#21 by Sheldonboy , Thu Mar 31, 2011 6:22 am

Thanks mike I'll have aq look at that.


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RE: BIRMINGHAM BOOK

#22 by signman ( deleted ) , Thu Mar 31, 2011 7:43 am

Thank you Denise and Mike, have just ploughed through all pages (550) ,not my cup of tea I'm afraid more of a history lesson on general subjects
than signs,still an interesting book there's about 50 copies and reprints available on Amazon.

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