Tuscan Ornamented, Caslon c1849
Nicolette Gray documents this face as “Tuscan Ornamented, Caslon c1849.” A footnote adds that Austin/Wood & Sharwoods showed it the same year, and that a German TF did likewise.¹

The earliest specimen personally examined is shown by Hænel (Berlin) in 1847. Bauer explains that Eduard Hænel imported trendy roman faces from Great Britain and France.²

Since two competing TFs in Great Britain introduced it during the same year, the most logical conclusion is that the design originated in France.

This letterpress typeface has not been digitally archived for posterity.

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¹Gray, N. (1938): XIXth Century Ornamented Types and Title Pages, pages 186/201. Faber and Faber Limited, London.
²Bauer, Friedrich (Offenbach 1929); Reichardt, Hans (Frankfurt 2011): Chronik der Schriftgießereien in Deutschland und den deutschsprachigen Nachbarländern. Courtesy of the Klingspor Museum.
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