This much-needed book serves the practical requirements of all those who specify type for books, whether they are art directors, editors, designers or printers. More than a hundred currently available filmset typefaces are presented here in large-format, double-page specimen settings, in various sizings and spacings. Also shown are display fonts in useful sizes, with bold, roman, italic, small caps and figures. These pages, with their accompanying cast-off and copy-fitting tables, are invaluable as ready-reference sources. The authors also provide a substantial introduction, including notes on the technical and visual development of typefaces; a comprehensive 'family tree' of types shown in relation to their historical models; and a long, illustrated essay in which many examples of widely varying typographic problems and their solution--sall of them relevant to the book designer's work today--are identified and discussed.