In no characters is the contrast between the ugly and vulgar illegibility of the modern type and the elegance and legibility of the ancient more striking than in the arabic numerals

A typographer’s focus should be to make the very best of what is available … anyone who admonishes you otherwise should be deemed a pedant

The palaeographical criterion is looked up to as an ideal by many whose understanding of palaeography is minimal

when I was an undergraduate … even then skeptical of surveys and summaries and pages marred by boldface headings at irritatingly short intervals