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By Harry Carter

A View of Early Typography has lengthy been considered as the vintage textual content at the creation and use of sort within the first a hundred and fifty years of printing. by means of targeting kind, Harry Carter is going to the center of layout, the purpose at which the cloth strategies of printing meet the highbrow matters of publishers and the character of the texts they submit. one of the issues coated: the variety of letterforms (blackletter, roman, italic, and more); the tensions among Latin and the vernacular languages; and the institution of criteria of norms in sort layout. this can be a facsimile of the unique version, of 1969, augmented by way of a brand new creation within which James Mosley explains the importance of the booklet and provides a brief account of Carter's existence and paintings.

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