Recommendations for a serif typeface for body text to go with images from 1890s

bfingeroth's picture


I'm working on a book project that involves images from the 1890s/early 1900s like the attached. I'm looking for a serif typeface (either from that period or another) to use as body text and haven't found anything I love yet.

Any recommendations?

Thanks very much!

bfingeroth's picture

Thanks Nick. Where did you hear about this typeface? :)

Is it related to Bodoni somehow? At a fairly quick glance it seems similar just with taller and wider serifs.

Nick Shinn's picture

You can read about it in this PDF specimen.

bfingeroth's picture

Thanks Nick. Do you have a hard copy of this you could send me? I tried printing it out so I could see how the typeface prints but nothing printed. If so I'll send my e-mail.



bfingeroth's picture

No worries about sending me a PDF. Was able to get it to print.

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