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Symbols, Signs and Signets

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Reproducing in historical sequence 1355 signs, seals, and symbols from the simplest drawings of heavenly bodies, through the intricate heraldic devices of the Middle Ages, to modern cattle brands and hobo sign language, this book will be of immense value to the commercial artist and designer. The development of man as an artist and designer is here recorded pictorially by ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published June 1st 1969 by Dover Publications
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SageDove
Nov 09, 2016 SageDove rated it it was amazing
Shelves: daily-magic
I found this book while at a tattoo shop. Pleased to say that this book has a mind blowing set of over 1300 signs, symbols, seals and a host of other interesting drawings. All are collectively categorized and charted by number so they are very easy to reference and cross reference. I eventually ended up purchasing the book for my personal library.
Great book if your into historical means of communication by right of symbolism.
Gretchen
Jan 24, 2012 Gretchen rated it liked it
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This book is all about the symbols and icons. Loads of great imagery but I hate, absolutely HATE, the way it is laid out. The information tag about each symbol is listed at the beginning of the chapter and then pages of images follow, so you have to keep flipping back and forth to see what you are looking at. Very annoying.
Lori Schiele
Nov 26, 2013 Lori Schiele rated it liked it
A "image" book showing the varying symbols, signs and signets including astronomy, astrology, alchemy, magic, heraldry, watermarks and even cattle brands and hobo signs. Only the symbol and the name of it is given, not a description, but still worth a browse. Good for reference material.
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