Encyclopedia of typefaces
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Publisher: Cassell Illustrated
This book contains the widest possible selection of faces - nearly 2,000 - including those most likely to be of practical use with those of historical importance. After a short introduction with notes on type face classification and a glossary of the technical terms, the faces are arranged alphabetically under three main sections - Romans, Lineales and Scripts - for easy reference. Each entry includes a speciment setting, usually upper and lower case alphabets with fugures; the original founder or manufacturer, with the date of introduction: and, where appropriate, the classification according to British Standard 2961:1967. The faces are indexed by both name and designer.