New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2012. First edition. Hardcover. 103pp. Quarto [31 cm] Maroon cloth over boards with a gilt stamped title on the spine. Matching endpapers. With the pictorial dust jacket. NEW. Item #38986
From the publisher- "The text of the book provides an excellent historical background to the study of type history, but the primary value of this book is its illustrations. Each entry consists of a double-page spread showing three-fold photographic reproductions of the relevant types - a whole page of the book to show context, an actual-size sample to show scale, and a detailed enlargement to show a closer view of the type. All of the digital photographs for Historical Types have been specially commissioned (with special lighting) to show the type samples in a totally new way, with a size, detail, and clarity not seen before. Each set of illustrations is accompanied by a detailed but concise written commentary. The book also includes an extended introduction describing the book and dealing with significant material outside the scope of the commentaries."