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36-point Caslon Italic . . . I mean Goudy . . . | by Lunada Bay Letterpress
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36-point Caslon Italic . . . I mean Goudy . . .

I don't know what kind of Caslon Italic this is. I've studied McGrew, but can't match it up with anything. Here are some observations:


1. The punctuation and the dots over the i and j are diamond-shaped, not round.


2. The figures are oldstyle.


3. The descenders are short.


4. The alternate Y is not same shape as most of the other Caslon alternate Ys.


5. It has the Qu ligature.


The sorts have no pin mark, two nicks, and short feet. I bought this used, so it could be a mixed font, though I doubt it since all the nicks match. Also, there could be some sorts missing.


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Uploaded on May 16, 2009