I have worked in electronic prepress for service bureaus and printers since 1990. Font management has been a part of my job and a bit of a hobby. In 2004 I compiled PDF files to make searching for a particular font easier. These PDF files were done using Type 1 fonts in a Mac environment. Although this is a small sampling of the fonts that were processed, the PDFs are meant help other typographers and designers.
Adobe Single Line Showings is a list of single families showing the scope of the Type 1 library (PDF is 39 pages, 7.9Mb).
Adobe Frequent Usage are single showings of fonts common in many publications (PDF is 7 pages, 1.1Mb).
Adobe Specialty are less conventional and decorative type families that give a piece a distinctive feel (PDF is 25 pages, 6.3Mb).
Adobe Script are familes of script fonts. (PDF is 5 pages, 1.3Mb).
The following images show the format of the PDF files (PDF files are set up as 8.5" x 11" pages):