Bauer writes that Eduard Hænel imported trendy roman types from Great Britain and France, so another possibility is that West’s working specimen was French.³ It was widely shown in the US: Bruce in 1856; Boston, 1860; Farmer, 1866.
Anglo-Saxon Open features ornamental “trailers” optionally attached under the caps. THP Star PartnerRobert Donona is working on a comprehensive revival.
¹Loy, W.E. (1898–1900): Designers and Engravers of Type. In The Inland Printer, March 1898.
²Gray, N. (1938): XIXth Century Ornamented Types and Title Pages, page 188. Faber and Faber Limited, London.
³Bauer, Friedrich (Offenbach 1929); Reichardt, Hans (Frankfurt 2011): Chronik der Schriftgießereien in Deutschland und den deutschsprachigen Nachbarländern.Courtesy of the Klingspor Museum.