max johnson

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The book explores the full etymology of Purple, showing how the word has traveled through cultures, alphabets and languages over time. Printed on lightly embossed Conqueror paper from Arjowiggins. Bound together by a Japanese stab-stitch and French fold combination.

 

Pur is organised into six thematic chapters; The Phoenicians, Ancient Greek, Latin, Old English, Middle English and Modern English.