choosing a typeface

Typesetting my first book – choosing a typeface

For a school project, I’m typesetting my first book. I’ve read numerous Typophile threads on choosing a book typeface and consulted Bringhurst, but I’m buckling down to ask for some more specific advice.

Historical considerations:
Maybe this is a little “purist” for my first book, but I think that historical considerations for type warrant at least some consideration. Here is a summary of my admittedly haphazard research:

  1. Bram Stoker is Irish
  2. Dracula was published in 1897
  3. Vlad the Impaler was a 15th century Romanian Prince and inspiration for Count Dracula
  4. It seems as though Scotch Roman type was a common text face for the time it was published (at least in America?)
  5. The book takes place in England and Romania