I have just bought a book:

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What's the meaning of 'In easy-to-read type'?

Does it mean it's not the original version, but a simplified one?

closed as general reference by MetaEd, tchrist, RegDwigнt May 28 '13 at 8:37

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    It most likely means that it's printed in a large, simple typeface aimed at young children. The book may also be abridged to simplify it, but “easy-to-read type” specifically refers to the appearance of the text. – Bradd Szonye May 28 '13 at 1:56
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    Your question is being down voted because it seems out of place here. Perhaps it will suit ELL. – Mohit May 28 '13 at 4:55
  • 8 Printing d. A size or style of printed or typewritten characters; a typeface: a sans-serif type. thefreedictionary.com/type – Kris May 28 '13 at 6:24

“In easy-to-read type” means that the book is published using a font or typeface that is clear and easily read. End-notes in the previews of Mother West Wind's Neighbors at amazon.com indicate that the work is an “unabridged republication of ... the work originally published in 1910.” Thus, the text has not been simplified, but it's possible a more-easily-read typeface like Century Schoolbook (1919) or Primer (1953) may have been substituted for the original typeface.

  • Not only a nice clear typeface, but often at a somewhat larger font size than usual. This will usually mean a larger page size and/or more pages (with less text) than the original. – Phil Perry Jun 16 '14 at 21:29

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