THE VISIBLE WORD, by Herbert Spencer - 1969

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The Visible Word

by Herbert Spencer

Scarce with dust jacket in good condition.

Describes and illustrates some of the earliest recorded tests of legibility in Paris during the 1790's to the present. Covers capitals versus lower case, italics, numerals, punctuation marks, paragraphs and indention. 107 pages with extensive bibliography. 8.5" by 12". 

Second Printing published by Visual Communications. New York, NY. 1969. 

Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD condition with a GOOD DJ.

  • ISBN: 0803877331
  • Black cloth wraps are clean with bold, legible lettering. 
  • Corners are sharp. 
  • Spine has white text with firm ends.
  • Binding is pliant though secure; gutters are lightly cracked to the following pages: 32/33, 16/17, 48/49.
  • Pastedowns show little to no sign of age or wear.
  • Pastedowns and feps both bear signatures in ink. 
  • Illustrations are clean and vibrant. 
  • Interior is clean. 
  • Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks.
  • Text block shows light foxing to the top edge. 
  • DJ is wrinkled and warped along the front top edge, spine head and rear top edge; lower portion of the spine shows a 3" closed tear. Please see photos. 
  • Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
  • JS20170626

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Condition: Used
Binding: Hardcover
Original/Facsimile: Original
Special Attributes: Dust Jacket
Region: North America
Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
Subject: Reference
Topic: Printing
Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0803877331
ISBN-13: 9780803877337
Author: Herbert Spencer
Publication Year: 19690000
Language: English
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