NY: Century, 1900. First edition. 5 1/4 x 7 3/4. 403 pages, including Index, copiously illustrated with type specimens. Larger paper copy in 3/4 leather, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. Some wear & soil to binding; very good. Item #6620
"Plain" includes Roman, Italic, Fat-face, Black-Letter, Gothic, Antique, Runic, Celtic, Wood Type, and "Recent Quaint Styles"--in short, everything but newspaper types & ornaments. The first volume in De Vinne's four volume "The Practice of Typography."