Shady Characters

the Secret Life of Punctuation, Symbols, & Other Typographical Marks
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Current format, Book, 2013, All copies in use.
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A charming and indispensable tour of two thousand years of the written word, Shady Characters weaves a fascinating trail across the parallel histories of language and typography.

Whether investigating the asterisk (*) and dagger (+)--which alternately illuminated and skewered heretical verses of the early Bible--or the…

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