The Book of Signs Author:Rudolph Koch This unusual collection of primitive and medieval symbols provides one of the most fertile single sources of decorative ideas available. It is also a graphic history of the development or written communication, and offers a singlular insight into the psychology of the primitive mind. — Famed German type designer renders in large reproducible form... more » 493 symbols: religious, alchemical, imperial, runes, property marks, etc. A timeless classic, of invaluable resource in publishing and graphic design.
A reviewer says: "While not every sign of occultism is assimulated in this book, there is still plenty. Most of the signs are from Early Christian traditions and have stemmed from that religion. Orginally these designs were woodcuts by Frik Kredel, Offenbach and Main. The font used to print in the book was created by Koch himself known as magere deutsche type. Originally published in 1930, this Dover edition is worth every penny, for the artist and the occultist."« less