1986 · Boston
First U.S. edition: "The revolution in typesetting — a revolution that over the past two decades has eliminated a five-hundred-year-old system of hot metal production and replaced it with one of photo-generated and computer-driven composition — shows no sign of winding down. This book, more than any other we have read, traces the steps that went into that revolution and simultaneously makes the argument that the letter forms themselves, whether used in film computer or hot metal composition, are always in a process of evolution."
English typographer Walter Tracy (1917–67) was responsible for replacing The Times' Times New Roman typeface by creating Times Europa in 1972.
Provenance: From the library of American collector Albert A. Howard, small booklabel ("AHA") at rear. Publisher's navy cloth with gilt lettering to spine and blind letters in rectangular decoration to front board, in original dust jacket; DJ edges lightly rubbed and age-toned, small scuff on front panel, stray pen mark to front DJ flap. Faint staining to fore- and bottom edges; bright interior. (Inventory #: 38227)