Frederic W. Goudy was one of the major American type designers of the twentieth century. He designed some of the most popular types of his time and place, including Goudy Old Style, Deepdene, Forum, and Copperplate Gothic. In addition, Goudy wrote many books and articles on typography and type design. Typologia is a collection of essays by Goudy on various aspects of lettering and bookmaking. They contain Goudy’s personal views on type design and typography. The section on the legibility of type has some interesting observations which are more universally applicable than many of Goudy’s more personal ideas about type design.
In addition, the book is a fine example of Goudy’s talents as a book designer.
PROVENANCE: The Library of the Grolier Club; inscribed by the author to Florence E. Duvall