The resourceful Mr. Rogers offset this liability by negotiating production and/or distribution rights with the Caslon TF (London). Nicolette Gray reports that Mystic was advertised in the Caslon Circular of 1884.²
Besides Mystic, there are several other examples beginning in c1879. Did the terms of this agreement include a provision that Caslon furnish matrices to BTF?
A new THP partner, as yet anonymous, has started work on a digital revival.
Hint: Please welcome her!
¹Loy, W.E. (1898–1900): Designers and Engravers of Type. In The Inland Printer, January 1900 and July 1898.
²Gray, N. (1938): Chapter VII, 1875-1890. In XIXth Century Ornamented Types and Title Pages, pages 69, 192, 206. Faber and Faber Limited, London.
Welcome again to the Type Heritage Project, RXGlyphIT!
You are indeed welcome here, and we value your commitment to rescuing endangered typefaces like Mystic. Here’s hoping you will visit often and undertake future revival projects as your experience grows.
For some crazy reason, I can no longer open the tiff file you sent before, so I substitute these new ones for due admiration—they’re “hot off the press”:
Thanks to you, Mystic will live again for educational study and creative use in The Digital Age. These images look great in full resolution. You included all the ornament pairs—what a bonus!