I am currently reading a library book published by Bloomsbury, and there are two things I know about Bloomsbury from first-hand experience. One is that they publish some excellent fiction—the calibre of writing is of a consistently high standard—and the other is that the last page of the book, after the acknowledgements and any other endmatter, is ‘A Note on the Type’. I wish all books would have this! My current book is set in Adobe Caslon, and I am given a brief but exceedingly interesting history of the typeface.

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