A manual for typographers published in 1917 acknowledged that there are many beautiful forms of the ampersand, yet it forbade their use in "ordinary book work." Extraordinary books are another matter. This opus explores the history and pictography of our most common coordinating conjunction.
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CRAIG CONLEY (Prof. Oddfellow) is recognized by Encarta as "America"s most creative and diligent scholar of letters, words and punctuation." He has been called a "language fanatic" by Page Six gossip columnist Cindy Adams, and a "cult hero" by Publisher's Weekly. His website is OneLetterWords.com.