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i would like to identify what typeface was used in setting:
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Seems to be from the second half of the 19th century, presumably American?
It seems to be a small size of type, which would explain the simplification of the blackletter to an almost monoline.
I checked some of my reference files and I don't have a note for this one.
Anyway, almost certain there is nothing digital.
Found a digital font with a somewhat similar simplification to monoline:
Finally found the exact match!
It's Anglo Black from the Bruce Typefoundry 1870s. You might be interested in seeing a specimen with more letters:
FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - thank you, you nailed it!
i intended to draw it from an old specimen, do you have a higher quality image?
i intended to draw it from an old specimen, do you have a higher quality image that i could use?
thank you for your time and knowledge
Try checking a little over half way through this:
The first half is Bruce 1869. Second half is updates. Anglo Black is in an update.
If anyone has information on online Bruce specimen books from the second half of the 19th century, in addition to the one at Hathi Trust, the information would be welcome. Last time I checked at Archive.org they had nothing.
Don - That is an incredible find! Nicely done.
For anyone who might be trying to find the typeface in the Bruce catalog, Anglo Black is on page 179.
If anyone finds an at least decent rendering of the Anglo Black alphabet, I might be interested in digitizing it into a font. Please let me know.
You're welcome Mike. I have seen additional letters but I can't recall offhand where this was. Anglo Gothic may have originated in England. It was registered by Miller & Richard in 1869. Perhaps one of our Typophiles in England, or elsewhere, has access to an old Miller & Richard book with the font and could post a good quality scan or put it on a file hosting service if it is too large for a post at Typophile.
Unfortunately for modern font makers, it was very rare for Victorian foundries to publish complete alphabets. This might be obtainable from the English registration or from a font acquired by the McBride Museum in England.
Can that catalog be downloaded? I'm not seeing a download button anywhere. This reminds me, do you have more sources of typefaces which have yet to be digitized? I would love to do a revival sometime.
The catalog at Hathi is awkward to access if you want the detailed version of the images. It took me quite a while to figure out how to do this and I doubt I can give a coherent explanation in 25 words or less :(
As I said in a previous post I could not find a download but you can use it at http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/008592297 I strongly suggest you reread the previous posts.
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