Baskerville is a serif typeface designed in 1757 by John Baskerville in Birmingham. The typeface is endowed with a great delicacy, elegance, and clarity in the design of types and composition of the pages. The excellent quality of Baskerville’s impressions influenced large typographers such as Didot or Bodoni. The Baskerville type has generous proportions. The biggest difference between this and the previous fonts lies in a greater difference between the thin and thick sticks. It is a readable and clear typeface, very appropriate for textbooks. This booklet introduces the history and characteristics of Baskerville.