Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There: An edition printed in the Deseret Alphabet. Lewis Carroll.

Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There: An edition printed in the Deseret Alphabet

Portlaoise, Ireland: Evertype, 2016. John Tenniel & Ken Leeder. First edition. Paperback. 146pp. Octavo. [21.5cm]. Illustrated Wraps. New. Item #61443
ISBN: 9781782011644

Lewis Carroll's classic novel printed in the Deseret Alphabet.
Foreword by John H. Jenkins.

On the back of the book: The Deseret Alphabet was developed in the mid-19th century by the University of Deseret (later named the University of Utah) under the supervision of Brigham Young, second president of the Church of Latter-day Saints. It was intended to help make learning to write English easier. This wasn't very successful, though the alphabet does have some interesting phonemic features, as well as being a fascinating part of Mormon history. This edition of 'Through the Looking-Glass' is written entirely in that same alphabet, with fonts specially designed by John H. Jenkins and Michael Everson.

Price: $15.95

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