If there were no other options for book buyers looking for an informative reference on classic typography, then "Finer Points" would be an essential book to buy. But because I've also read "The Elements of Typographic Style" there is little point in owning "Finer Points," for "Elements" covers everything here plus a whole lot more. I purchased "Finer Points" after reading "Elements" thinking there may be more offered here, but most of the imformation is duplicated. I suggest gettng "Elements" instead. A complete, well-designed, more up-to-date reference than this one.