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I'm looking for more information on French wood type foundries.
I'm working on a revival of a very interesting bold condensed Clarendon that I believe was made by a French foundry.
I've found a complete uppercase sample, and have finished the rest of the font in a similar style. For accuracy's sake, I would love to find an example of the lowercase or numbers.
The type has markings: AUDERBAUD BRESSURE (2 SEVRES)
Anyone have any insight on this or know what it means?
It would be nice to see if anyone has any other information on this particular font or the history of French wood type in general.
I know Clarendon was an English design, and this French one is a copy, but it is unique and I haven't seen one like it in all my years of type catalog absorbing.