Designed by William F. Jackson [FontShop] for the Central Type Foundry in c. 1885. Sold as Asfodelo by Società Augusta. [Reichardt]
The interior shading of the original was removed in 1974 at Compugraphic [Chaurize / Agfa, 1994]. Digital versions of this updated solid version (used for the sample) are available from Monotype and Adobe.