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Tagged: 1870s, Caslon TF, Ihlenburg-H., MacKellar Smiths & Jordan
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Herman Ihlenburg designed and patented Unique Shaded in 1874 and Unique the following year. His patents were assigned to MacKellar, Smiths & Jordan (Philadelphia).
Caslon’s Circular (London) advertised them in 1875 and 1877, respectively.¹
¹Gray, N. (1938): XIXth Century Ornamented Types and Title Pages, page 205. Faber and Faber Limited, London.
Robert Donona, a Star THP Partner, has created a lovely digital revival of Unique:
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