SNTL, Prague. 1960. 496 pages. Large 8vo. Embossed cloth binding. Spine with scuffing marks, front board’s edge a little bit worn. The North American edition, text in English. Printed with some use of colour. This book intended for printers, typographers, and for all who care for fine books and printing, shows a selection of roman typefaces used in contemporary printing, and at same time provides a cross-section of the production of the world’s foremost typefoundries. A major part of the book is given to specimens of various typeface, accompanied by short comments. The development of typefaces, their design and use, and the basic rules of good composition are also briefly discussed.