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The Visible Word
The Visible Word
The Visible Word
The Visible Word
The Visible Word
The Visible Word

Title, Year

The Visible Word
Problems of Legibility, 1969, 2nd ed.

Designer

Herbert Spencer (1924-2002)

Author

Herbert Spencer

Publisher, Size (h x w)

Visual Communication Books, USA, 12 x 8.5", 108 pp., English

Revised from a report prepared as part of a program of research into the readability of print in information publishing, sponsored by the International Publishing Corporation and first published in June 1968 in a restricted edition by the Royal College of Art in London. "Legibility research in printing is concerned with the efficiency of the visible word." (Herbert Spencer) Illustrated with b/w examples and a 464 entry bibliography. An authoritative and complete reference.

Fine paper cover boards in a nearly fine, uncommon dust jacket with a hint of wear near the edges. Previous owner's bookplate (see photo).

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