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$65.00 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674337466

Publication Date: 01/01/1934

62 pages


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One of Charles Eliot’s minor claims to fame is as a writer of numerous inscriptions for all sorts of monuments, memorial tablets, public buildings, churches, and schools. His success in this difficult form of composition was due in large measure to his gift for concise and descriptive phrasing. Frequently during his last years he was asked to list his inscriptional writings, but painstakingly as they had been prepared, he had kept almost no record of them and could no longer recall them. Fifty of them have now been gathered, after considerable research, in this volume as a fitting contribution to the centenary celebration of his birth.

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