Chronicles the history of type and printing in two volumes. Volume One includes a section on the history of printing, with separate sections on type originating in fifteenth century Germany, Italy, France, Holland, Belgium, Spain, and England. Also includes sections chronicling the evolution of type from the sixteenth through the nineteenth centuries in Germany, Italy, and France. Volume two continues the exploration of the evolution of type from the sixteenth through the nineteenth centuries in The Netherlands, Spain, and England. Also includes a history of the conditions within the industry, including censorship and labor disputes. With black-and-white illustrations, facsimiles and an index (Volume 2: p. -326). Third edition.