short of traveling to europe and sifting through old documents, where’s a good place to ﬁnd clear examples of very old type? My local library is not much help, so any help would be appreciated. Cheers!
Can you give us a more speciﬁc idea of what sort of ‘very old type’ you are wanting to see?
Gepetto: The Typographic Book 1450-1935 by Morison and Day is probably what you’re looking for, as long your interest is conﬁned to Latin script. abebooks lists an edition for $50.
Thanks for reference! I’ll look into that, once I get some $ saved. To be more speciﬁc, I’m looking for lettering from Italy, 6th century and earlier. Hope that helps!
Dude, that ain’t type. There are plenty of history of writing books out there. You’ll ﬁnd examples of Italian 6th century hand in many of them.
Gerald — just curious, did Hrant get you to start saying “dude”?
Stephen You should get away from your computer on occasion.
Haha. Advice accepted.