Venetian=Tulip Wood
Kelly writes that this face was shown in 1838 by New York printer George Nesbitt, whose only known supplier of wood type designs was Edwin Allen.¹ He adds that the caps-only design originated in France during the 1830s and quickly spread to England and the US.

A Laurent & Deberny specimen sheet showing three progressively ornate sizes is dated 1837. Nicolette Gray illustrates a c1841 Stephenson Blake showing mentioned by Kelly as simply the size (double-pica two line) plus Tuscan.²

The L&D specimens are numbered; Nesbitt's is tradenamed Venetian. Perhaps because this tradename was so common, D.X. Solo shows his specimen of the Allen/Nesbitt version as Tulip Wood.³

This letterpress typeface has not been digitally archived for posterity. High-resolution working specimens are available to revival developers: forums.typeheritage.com/topic/tulip/

More about this typeface: forums.typeheritage.com/topic/tulip/
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More updates of Nicolette Gray's research of 19th-century type trends in Great Britain: forums.typeheritage.com/gray-chart/
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¹Kelly, R.R. (1977): American Wood Type, 1828–1900|Notes on the Evolution of Decorated and Large Types, pages 38/335. Litton Educational Pub-lishing, Inc./Van Nostrand Reinhold Company (New York 1969). Reprinted by DaCapo Press, Inc. (New York 1977).
²Gray, N. (1938): XIXth Century Ornamented Types and Title Pages, pages 183/199. Faber and Faber Limited, London.
³Solo, D.X. [Editor](1992): The Solotype Catalog of 4,147 Display Typefaces, page 37. Dover Publications, Inc. (Minneola, NY.
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