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    a question of typefaces and history

    Does anyone know what typefaces were commonly used in the mid to late 18th century to early 19th century?
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    hey goma - here's an unsorted search return and a lead on a book:

    http://homepages.unl.ac.uk/~mcbridec/it265/typhis.htm
    http://www.virginia.edu/oldbooks/reading/T-10.html
    http://www.timberwolf.a.se/type/engtype.html
    http://www.rit.edu/~rkelly/html/03_ped/ped_cmp1.html
    http://www.bastoky.com/HistoricClasses.htm
    http://world.std.com/~ata/paper.htm
    http://www.jyanet.com/cap/2001/1020fe0.shtml
    http://www.adobe.com/type/browser/P/...LBT5OAVDJBIIV1
    http://graphicdesign.sfcc.spokane.cc...slab_serif.htm
    http://mypage.siu.edu/cgorman/AD339lec12.htm
    http://www.wilsey.net/private_press.html


    Gray, Nicolete. Nineteenth Century Ornamented Typefaces, with a chapter on ornamented types in America, by Ray Nash. Revised edition (1st edn1939, with a somewhat different title). Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1976.

    Almost unique study of the decorative types that came into general use in the c19. Very helpful for the modern reader who tends to lump all of these ornate types into one category. Shouldn't be too hard to find. You don't have to read all of it, but rather get a sense of the evolution and elaboration of types at this time.


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