This leafy lovely was designed by Julius Herriet Sr., who patented it in October 1876; his application signature is dated September 30. He assigned the rights to David Wolfe Bruce, who had engaged his talents since 1866.
Wonderful news, Robert—I can’t wait to see a specimen of this pretty tuscan!!
Hurray for you, and hurray for Corel Draw too—perhaps the “best-kept secret weapon” in digital type history. Its magnification prowess alone is unsurpassed. The power to zoom in to bezier curve control points at multi-thousand levels allows masterful fine-tuning with super-accurate mouse movement.
When the glyph is tweaked to perfection, it can be exported as an EPS [Encapsulated PostScript] file and imported by font editors like Fontlab and Fontographer to define metrics (side-bearings, leading, kerning, etc.). What a shame that the Adobe-loyal “mac snob” market did not respond to this advantage. The last (only?) version compatible with OSX was 11 (2002).