|August 7, 2014 at 5:16 AM #14428|
The literature offers little information about this rare, ultra-curly tuscan. In chronological order of the earliest (numbered or unidentified) specimens personally examined or reported by Nicolette Gray, it was shown by:
Conclusion. Except for Corbaz & Rouiller Fils (4), all concerned imported the face from a French TF (or copied it). Since digital specimens issued by the Deberny side of the Deberny & Peignot “family tree” are extremely scarce, one suspects that the design originated during the Alexandre De Berny generation [1840–1877].
This letterpress typeface has not been digitally archived for posterity. Can someone provide a pre-digital tradename for it? The nearest approximation so far is Boston TF’s Ornamented No. 28.
¹Bauer, Friedrich (Offenbach 1929); Reichardt, Hans (Frankfurt 2011): Chronik der Schriftgießereien in Deutschland und den deutschsprachigen Nachbarländern. Courtesy of the Klingspor Museum.
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