Könemann, Köln. 1998. 592 pages. Large 4to (31 x 25 cm). Black cloth, fine condition in dust-wrapper, one small tear. Over 2000 illustrations, most in colour, in this book graphically show that typography plays an influential role in society and make it a dictionary of the designed word. English, German and French parallel text.
“The main section presents over 700 typographers, type designers, calligraphers, designers and artists, as well as schools, institutions, teachers and theorists, who have left their distinctive mark on typography.” From the front flap.