Alphabet of Love


The prefatory note begins: This breviary is written for, and dedicated to the women of our world—in whose hands lies the hope of humanity! It is they who by their loving-kindness and good-will can bring peace and happiness to mankind.

Alphabet of Love is part of a series of gift books published by Peter Pauper Press in the mid century. The press was founded by Peter Beilenson, but his wife, Pat Stewart joined as a partner in the 1930s and picked up the reigns when he passed away in 1962. 

The published books of poetry, cookery, children's books and more. Illustration and ornament figured prominently, as did decorative typography, lettering and excellent typesetting.


The press exists to this day and can be found here.

From the Peter Pauper Press website:

Family-Owned Since 1928. For nearly 100 years, it has been the mission of Peter Pauper Press to create fine books and gifts that sold "at prices even a pauper could afford."

Started in 1928 by a young Peter Beilenson, who was later joined by his wife, Edna, Peter Pauper Press is remarkable in that, as a leading twenty-first century publishing company, it remains family owned and operated.