One of the most remarkable things about Stanley Morison is that not only was he a first-rate author of works on typography (more items in this Grolier Hundred are attributed to Morison than any other individual), but he also put his historical knowledge to profound practical use. He was a book designer, historian of type, and director of type design for one of the major type machine companies of the twentieth century, the British Monotype Corporation. The latter was arguably the most enduring aspect of his work.
Each essay in A Tally of Types is set in the typeface under discussion, making it not only an informative account of the evolution of important typefaces, but also something of a type specimen book.
LENDER: The Grolier Club