30's Blackletter nee "Shaw Text"

Chris Washer's picture

I was lucky enough to find "BOOK of AMERICAN TYPES" (1934) today and I came across this pretty face (attached). Does anyone know of a digitized form?


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Chris Washer's picture

Actually, it's not necessarily a 30's design, but it's a specimen printed in the 30's so its at least that old. Probably a 19th century design.

riccard0's picture

Nice indeed.
I'm by no means a blackletter expert, but it seems to me some ornate version of Old English.
The unusual part is the bifurcated d stem.
Here's an horribly anemic version with some similarities:

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