Letters Redrawn from the Trajan Inscription in Rome

We’ve been working on a Trajan project for years. Maybe you should start one, too. This’ll help. But what is it? Father Catisch was in Rome in the 1930s and made rubbings and studies of the lettering at the base of the Trajan Column. But you know this already. Everybody knows this. Later, he made “face-to-face” studies of the letters, so we can compare and contrast each of the eighteen As (for example). The ninety-something plates and 172 letters act as a sort of decoder ring to help understand how Joey Carvastoni made these influential forms between 112 and 113 BCE.
  • Author: Edward M. Catisch
  • Introduction: W.A. Dwiggins
  • Size: 8 × 12.75 inches
  • Binding: Portfolio of loose 93 loose plates + smaller hardcover book
  • Condition: The book is totally fine. The plates are a little soiled or yellowed at the edges, but largely very good. The upper portion of the spine of the portfolio is scuffed, but that just makes it seem weathered and cool. 
  • Publisher: Catfish Press, 1961