Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1959.
First Edition. Hardcover.
9-5/8 x 6-7/8", quarter white cloth, black cloth over boards with white decoration each board, pictorial endpapers, yellow top-edge, ribbon marker, 495pp, illustrated throughout.
With an introduction by Stanley Morison. Sir Cyril Burt's experimental and statistical survey of the mind's capacity to take in a printed message through two studies. First, by testing a reader’s speed and accuracy in reading various styles of printing, taking into account length of line, size of type, interlinear spacing, kind of paper, quality of presswork and composition. A second survey considers the reader's personal reactions to typefaces, looking at a typeface’s position in the overall history of printing and considering the relationship between a reader's personal preconceptions of the type and the typeface's legibility.Item #901432
6-3/4 x 9-7/8", blue cloth, xix, 68pp, appendix, specimens of typefaces, glossary, references, indexes.
Fine in price-clipped dust wrapper with a bit of mild toning and a few tiny edge-tears, in protective mylar.