A Tally of Types by Stanley Morison

By Stanley Morison

The Tally of sorts was once first circulated in a privately published version in 1953, reaching a reputation and impression thoroughly disproportionate to the relatively small variety of copies in lifestyles. In 1973 Cambridge collage Press released a model edited and accelerated by way of Brooke Crutchley and others, making this vintage of typographical heritage and perform to be had to a much broader readership; it really is this version we now have reprinted the following. Stanley Morison supplied the impetus and judgement at the back of the programme of typographical revival carried via by way of the Monotype company within the Twenties and early Thirties. The Tally is an account, historic, serious and sensible, of the kinds reduce below Morison's course in this interval. it really is a magnificent functionality: an exceptional instance of what's now recognized as Morison's attribute mix of erudition and perception. What begun as not more than an try to list the evidence built, below his hand, into one of many significant statements of typographical perform of its time.

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