19th Century Greek book

dezcom's picture

If anyone is interested in seeing old Greek type in books from 1881 and 1903, here is a link to my Flickr site:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dezcom/sets/72157616479131055/

We were going through my mothers old books and this is one of the things I found. It must have been handed down to her.

ChrisL

Nick Shinn's picture

Thanks Chris.
I note the consistent use of medial beta.
The italics are interesting, especially mu and rho.
Any more samples of italic?

dezcom's picture

There were very little italics. That is why I posted that page. You can see the line at the top is letterspaced in the more typical way of that era. There was a tiny bit of bold as well. I will keep looking through it but the book is in pretty bad shape and is crumbling :-(

ChrisL

oprion's picture

Hmm something about the twelve apostles.
Very pretty!
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dezcom's picture

Yes! The newer book was an anthology with both religious and historic material. The older book was published shortly after the Greeks had finally reclamed their independence from the Ottomans. My Greek is pretty lousy so I am not that good of a translator.

ChrisL

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