Origin uncertain. A.k.a. Italic Sans Serif (Figgins, 1870) and Gothic Italic (but not the same as the Halbfette Cursiv-Grotesque offered later by ATF). Notable for its humanist structure and cursive-inspired forms (a, e, p, w).
Fann St had a similar but not quite as decorative Italic Grotesque. Also alike, but heavier with a single-story ‘g’: Gothic Italic No. 4.
Italic Gothic in use
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