New York: Hastings House, 1969. Hardcover. Second edition. 4to in black cloth boards foil stamped in white along spine and front cover. Pages printed in black and white. 108 pp.
Herbert Spencer’s authoritative essay on the issues of legibility in modern information publishing. Illustrated throughout with contributions by Wim Crouwel, Herbert Bayer, Timothy Epps and Christopher Evans, Cassandre, Kurt Schwitters, and Jan Tschichold among others. With an extensive 22-page bibliography at rear.
Book very good or better with a few scattered spots along top of text block, and trace amounts of age toning to endpapers on account of the acid in the dust jacket. Pages bright, clean, and unmarked. Dust jacket fair with a 1-inch closed tear at upper left front, a small cutout newspaper article affixed at lower front cover, heavy scattered staining to rear cover, and inside left flap price clipped. Item #715