Die Schrift im schönen Buch

A modest showing of fifteen faces set with care (and in various languages [none of which are English]). Lovely, lovely, lovely. Oh. What’re those sixteen faces? Garamond, Baskerville Italic, Linotype Bodoni, Trajanus Italic, Ratio, Linotype Cornelia, Palatino, Trajanus, Garamond Italic, Baskerville, Mundus, Unger Fraktur, Deutsche Werkschrift, and Janson Italic. What’s nice is that each page is set in one of these faces and one can get a sense of how to set a beautiful and legible page with just one face and not many tricks.
  • Size: 4.75 × 8.125 inches
  • Pages: 16
  • Binding: Softcover
  • Condition: Crease on the upper right corner of the wrapper, but we’ll put it in mylar so it sparkles
  • Publisher: Stempel, n.d. (but the Internet says 1955)