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September 10, 2013 at 6:47 AM #4097


Kelly writes that Roman Ornamented# was shown as a wood typeface by Nesbitt in 1838. He notes that the design may “have come from France, since this style of decoration was popular there at that time.”¹

George Nesbitt, a New York printer, was the sales agent for wood types produced by Edwin Allen (Windham, CT),¹ apparently the only supplier he represented.

Many thanks to Star THP Partner Alan Prescott for undertaking this challenging face.

¹Kelly, R.R. (1977): American Wood Type, 1828–1900|Notes on the Evolution of Decorated and Large Types, pages 38 and 230. Litton Educational Pub­lishing, Inc./Van Nostrand Reinhold Company (New York 1969). Reprinted by DaCapo Press, Inc. (New York 1977).


November 29, 2013 at 7:56 PM #5539

Alan Jay Prescott

Roman Ornamented has been revived as Rosemary Ornamented; I have also produced several useful derivatives:
Rosemary Ornamented
Rosemary Shadow
Rosemary Expanded


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