History of Typography msdanettemarie - personally, I don't like how this mostly focuses on Western history (Where's the Arabic art? The Chinese prints? Bueller?) but it's a start...
No matter what your stage in the book development process, having a grip of solid typography principles can be a helpful asset in the pursuit of quality design and marketing. This the case, here’s a useful infographic that breaks down the basics:
1930's Futura specimen booklet by the Herb Lubalin Study Center