On not judging a book by its cover

A Reading Note

For a typographer, reading books can be difficult. If the page numbers are clumsily positioned, then the story has to be very good—to soak up the constant irritation of this mishandled detail. There is a special pleasure that comes with a book that is good in both content and typography. And I think you can often judge a book by the space between its lines.

Kinross, Unjustified Texts, page 184

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