Read: Stop Stealing Sheep & Find Out How Type Works
It is a pity that an otherwise fine book is set on such a poor choice of paper: semi-glossy. And the ink is very reflective as well. This makes it rather hard to appreciate the different typefaces. But then, the book is only about type not the (good) design of books.
I am surprised by the huge differences, i.e. choice of type and illustrations, compared to the the German (2nd) edition.