Order Nr. 47017 TYPE AND TYPEFACES. J. Ben Lieberman.


  • New Rochelle: The Myriade Press, (1978).
  • 4to.
  • cloth, dust jacket.
  • 142 pages.
  • ISBN: 0918142016

Price: $9.95  other currencies

Order Nr. 47017

This is the second edition of a good introductory, practical, and comprehensive book for beginners who want to learn about the history of type, typefounding and typefaces. A good copy in good dust jacket.

Twenty-five chapters cover subjects such as how and why typefaces are different, fifteen great inventions behind typefaces, classifying type, choosing type, and the practical problems of identifying type plus what to do when you have become familiar with type. This work is a great place to begin when one wants to start studying the printed word and working with printing and type.

Lieberman also includes informative and interesting historical information covering the more specific aspects of the printed word in "The 15 Great Inventions Behind Our Typefaces," which describe the inventions of the book, small letters, silent reading, printing, typefaces, roman type, true type design, numbers, mechanized type production, the type family, evocative printing, the Typorama, cold type, and the possible reinvention of the alphabet. Distributed by Oak Knoll Press.