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December 21, 2013 at 11:09 PM #6581

Robert

Tuscan Graille:

Tuscan Graille

Tuscan Graille No. 2

Tuscan Graille except the shading and “whiskers” are removed for possible multi-color work. The few specimens found are in Nicolete Grey’s Nineteenth Century Ornamented Type Faces, 1976 Edition, and an 1872 Edtion of the H. W. Caslon Type Specimen Book.

Tuscan Graille No. 2

Yours Truly,
Robert


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June 25, 2014 at 4:09 PM #11797

Anna

TuscanGrailleUnfortunately without identifying a tradename, Nicolette Gray documents that this classic was introduced by (H.W.) Caslon in c1865 and revived in 1884.¹ McGrew adds that it was also called Stellar and that the Bruce TF showed it as Ornamented No. 1046.² A specimen appears in the 1869 catalog.

A thousand thanks to Robert for another perfect job on another important revival!
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¹Gray, N. (1938): XIXth Century Ornamented Types and Title Pages, page 204. Faber and Faber Limited, London.
²McGrew, M. (1993): American Metal Types of the Twentieth Century (Second, Revised Edition), page 344. Oak Knoll Press, New Castle, DE.


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February 15, 2015 at 9:03 AM #21786

Anna

Robert, does the Caslon catalog identify a tradename?


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February 16, 2015 at 3:28 AM #21789

Anna

P.S. I just noticed that Tuscan Graille No. 2 matches Barndance in The Solotype Catalog (page 18). Did Caslon show the two faces together?


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April 14, 2016 at 5:35 PM #27087

Robert

To Miss Anna:
Here is a specimen of a version of Tuscan Graille with the feathers plucked off but still has the shading taken from the specimen book entitled Provas da Fundacao de typos da Impress Nacional de Lisboa.

This one will be called Tuscan Graille No. 3.

Enclosed is a png file sample:

Yours truly,
Robert


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April 15, 2016 at 5:11 AM #27089

Anna

Bravo, Robert!

Can you tell us the date of your Portuguese specimen?


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April 15, 2016 at 1:42 PM #27091

Robert

The specimen came from an 1880 Portuguese specimen book.

Yours truly,
Robert


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April 17, 2016 at 10:46 PM #27097

Robert

To Miss Anna:

Tuscan Graille No. 3 is now finished and is a working font.
Enclosed is a png sample.

Yours truly,
Robert


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