Both books may be purchased via http://www.logofontandlettering.com
The Logo, Font and Lettering Bible is easier to find, check Amazon.com and other bookstores, etc.
Legit free fonts. As always, please respect the EULA when using free fonts:
“Some are licensed for unlimited use, some only for private use but not for commercial jobs. You don’t want to take advantage of the kindness and generosity of the people who designed them; it’s really bad for your karma. And you don’t want to risk that, do you?” –Yves Peters
Why doesn’t this page list freeware font websites?
Seminal book written during the early years of the 20th Century by Edward Johnston(with diagrams and illustrations by the author and Noel Rooke). First published in 1906 by Sir Isaac Pitman and Sons Ltd.
(Please note the title a few lines above. The correct spelling is with two ampersands and one comma. Go figure.)
The following text about FF Legato was written by its creator, Evert Bloemsma in this About FF Legato PDF file.
Most sanserifs have very basic geometric shapes (like Futura), even those built using classical proportions (like Gill Sans). But this is not the most satisfactory approach when trying to visually connect separate characters, which in turn usually leads to most long texts being set in serifed typefaces.