Hamish Hamilton, London, for Western Printing Services Ltd. 1960. First edition. 196 pages. 4to (25,5 x 16 cm). 196 pp. Hard bound. Cloth. Spine and front cover lettered in gilt. Bookjacket designed by John Ryder. Jacket poor, soiled, water stained and tears to spine.
A fine specimen book showing the most useful typefaces from these three companies. Some ”advance opinions” from Hugh Williamson, Mrs Beatrice Warde and David Bland on book jacket. Also Sir Francis Meynell states that ”I know of no tool of his trade for the book-planner as useful as this. The typefaces shown in specimen pages and in summary cover every sensitive need…”