40s (I think) Book Cover Font

Demmy's picture

Hello. Looking for ID on these two lovely Maxfield Parrish covers. Shouldn’t be too tough, but too tough for me. Anyone?

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oldnick's picture

Whatever the typeface used on The Arabian Nights cover, it’s rather doubtful it was ever digitized, given the clumsiness of the /R and /S…

hrant's picture

Right, very few digital fonts are crappy, especially these days... ;-)

hhp

Atwe's picture

All the Es in the Golden Age cover differ, I think that was hand lettered.

Demmy's picture

Thank you. Some lovely observations, as ever. If I were to try and mimic the effect on these two covers then, with digital fonts, which ones do you think I might begin my experiments with?

HVB's picture

P22Parrish family,
MaxfieldParrish140 rough and clumsy scan based on a hand-writted Parrish alphabet.

oldnick's picture

For Golden Age, this is in the ballpark…
http://www.1001freefonts.com/KelmscottRoman.php
and the price is right…

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