Printing, Letterpress printing, Type and type-founding, Title pages
“This volume is a reproduction of pages and title-pages from books composed in the “roman” form of letter immediately related to that used by printers today for books, newspapers, catalogues, etc. … Printing of the fifteenth century has already been so considerably studied and is so amply illustrated elsewhere that the exhibits from this period are reduced to a minimum. Hence the bulk of the volume is devoted to the work of the four later centuries.”
Specimen are grouped in order of time and place. Wherever possible, the inclusion of specimens that the reader might already have a familiarity has been avoided. Pages 65-336 are entirely dedicated to these illustrated plates. Also included is an index of printers and craftsmen.