Atkinson's Sign Painting - Frank Atkinson - 1915
Commonly referred to as the "Sign-Painter's Bible", this book is the grand-daddy of all inspirational and instructional material in the sign world. This book has hundreds of full layouts for advertising, billboards, and beyond with a massive collection of alphabets from the commonplace to the downright obscure. The first section is an extremely in-depth primer in a variety of different skills from how to hold a brush all the way through gilding and glass work. This, above nearly all of the books in this collection, is a must own.