I am starting the process of defining a brief for my type.

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I am starting the process of defining a brief for my type - in a bit of backwards way by making a survey of text faces I find attractive/pleasant. Today I am looking at ( according to AF Johnson) something called Petit Romain Gros Oeil, number xix (16) and what do I find - another possible ra contextual feature/ligature. The book itself is a reproduction of the type specimens of Claude Lamesle. I don't have a date or really any decent info so I acn't get too excited about it. But it's interesting. According to the comentary at the front soem of the type dates from 1566 or so. So I would be completely surprised if the thing I am seeing is real. One thing is sure. I have a lot more looking to do this week!

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