4000 Monograms Букинистическое издание Издательство: Pepin Press Мягкая обложка, 288 стр ISBN 90-5496-045-0 Формат: 84x104/32 (~220x240 мм) инфо 5170x.

A monogram is a character consisting of two or more interwoven letters or ciphers, intended as an abbreviation, mostly of a name The word monogram is derived from the Greek monos `single` and gramma `letter`бцафт Probably one of the most well - known examples is that formed by the letters cbi and rbo, the first letters of the Greek Gbristos, Christ In Greek and Roman times, the monograms of heads of state were used on coins, medals, and monuments Charlemagne was the first ruвегячler to use his monogram as a signature on documents Frankish, French and German sover - eigns continued this practice until well into the 13th century Later, monograms were used as trademarks by merchants who were not entitled to display a coat of arms Generally, these monograms consisted of the owner`s initials with a private device Early printers used monograms on their title pages, and artists used them for signing their engravings and paintings Nowadays, monograms are mostly вплрьused as trademarks, or a mark of own - ership, for instance on handkerchiefs or ex libris book - plates Альбом на английском языке.