This face was first shown as wood type by Horatio & Jerimiah Bill in their 1853 Specimens of Machinery Cut Wood Type. In American Wood Type Rob Roy Kelly attributed the first showing to William H. Page in 1859 Specimens of Wood Type [RRKWTC] “Lowercase was not designed for this face in every instance. This design was shown by Connor & Sons, in 1855, in a size which suggests that it was cut in wood.” – Kelly. A wood type version is shown as W-14, 8 Line in a Morgan Press catalog.
See also Four-Line Pica Ornamented, No. 20 (Boston) for similar styles in metal, and adaptations thereof.
Digitized by Jordan Davies as Tuscan Italian Round (used for sample).
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