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David Diringer

David Diringer (1900–1975) was a British linguist, palaeographer and writer. He was the author of several well-known books about writing systems.


  • The Alphabet: A Key to the History of Mankind; ISBN 81-215-0748-0
  • History of the Alphabet, 1977; ISBN 0-905418-12-3
  • The Book Before Printing: Ancient, Medieval and Oriental. New York: Dover Publications. 1982.  
  • The Alphabet, ISBN 0-09-067642-4
  • The Illuminated Book; ISBN 0-571-08077-4
  • The Story of the Aleph Beth, 1958
  • The Hand-produced Book. New York: Philosophical Library, 1953.

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