The designer of Moslem is unknown. It was patented by John K. Rogers, Boston TF's Agent, in 1883–1884. William E. Loy’s biographies do not attribute it to either of BTF’s known type cutters of this period: John F. Cumming (1881–1884) and Julius Herriet Jr. (1886–1891).¹

Nicolette Gray describes it: “The serifs of the eighties are always small and neat, but often used to effect. They are pointed up or down as in Johnsonian; or attached only to the outer side of the steam as in Moslem, with a neat effect of alert mobility counteracting the regular parallel perpendiculars.”²

Moslem has been digitally revived for posterity.

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¹ Loy, W.E. (1898–1900): Designers and Engravers of Type. In The Inland Printer, July 1898 (Cumming), July 1899 (Herriet Jr.).

²Gray, N. (1938): XIXth Century Ornamented Types and Title Pages, page 68. Faber and Faber Limited, London.
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