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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, Dover Publications, New York 1982; ISBN 0-486-24243-9
  • The Alphabet, ISBN 0-09-067642-4
  • The Illuminated Book; ISBN 0-571-08077-4
  • The Story of the Aleph Beth, 1958


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