French Vintage Serif Font?

romeotm's picture

Somebody who knows this font? Seems like a custom font but may be you guys know a similar font?
Especially the A is what I am looking for…

Thanks for you help


Ryuk's picture

Can't name it, most probably never digitized. I like Baufuss as alternative.

romeotm's picture

thanks, but Baufuss is too different!

donshottype's picture

An almost identical A -- with the angled cross stroke -- is found in F. W. Goudy's National Old Style and Nabisco fonts of 1916 and 1921.


National Old Style is available as a "prop font," i.e. an unedited autotrace from HPLHS [A Lovecraft fan and gaming group]
National is shown in detail at pages 300 to 305 of the ATF Catalog for 1923. Luc Devroye has an informative page
The distinctive leg on the R is very similar to the one on Nicolas Jenson’s Roman. See

romeotm's picture

Awesome! Thank you so much, that font looks great!

donshottype's picture

You're welcome Oliver. Many of F.W. Goudy's fonts have already been digitized. It's just a question of when, not if for this one. Interesting to see who gets there first.

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