The book was produced by the Italian printer Giambattista Bodoni. The original of this book was produced by the French Imperial Printing Office at the order of Napoleon I. In Western countries at that time, as a result of the development of orientalism and other factors, movable types of various languages were produced, and here too, various characters including Chinese characters were printed with the use of various movable types. The typeface for movable-types used to print the Roman alphabet created by Bodoni is called Modern Roman. It was said that he was influenced by the typeface of his contemporary, John Baskerville, the contrast between the vertical and horizontal lines became stronger and more horizontal, and the hairline serifs made the directions more geometric.