colophon

I was wondering when it became a custom to include the name of the book's typeface in the colophon... I can't remember seeing a book from pre-WW1 in which the typeface was named -- which is no surprise considering that the variety of available faces wasn't as wide as it is today, and people would call their faces things like "Gewöhnliche Antiqua" (plain roman).

Syndicate content Syndicate content