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August 13, 2013 at 1:34 PM #3587

Anna

The designer of Heraldic is unknown; it was patented by John K. Rogers, Agent of the Boston TF, in March–October 1880 [USPTO D11978]. The Autumn 1880 edition of Hailing’s Circular featured it as the masthead face, and Nicolette Gray notes a specimen in the 1881 Caslon Circular.¹

It was one of five apparent BTF exports to the Caslon TF, which definitely purchased production and/or distribution rights to Armorial=Templar#. These BTF/Caslon transactions occurred in 1879–1881, when BTF employed no staff punch-cutter: C.E. Heyer had left in 1877, and J.F. Cumming was hired in 1881. Negotiations may have provided that Caslon furnish matrices for BTF production.

¹Gray, N. (1938): XIXth Century Ornamented Types and Title Pages, pages 192/206. Faber and Faber Limited, London.

We owe a masterful digital revival to THP Partner Alan Prescott.


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November 29, 2013 at 6:49 PM #5528

Alan Jay Prescott

Heraldic has been revived as Heraldry Roman:
Heraldry Roman


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May 22, 2015 at 7:22 PM #22117

Anna

What a beauty! Your always superior work guarantees that Heraldic—an outstanding face in its time—will survive the Digital Revolution.

Many thanks, Alan.


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