AKA Bold Face Italic. Origin unknown.
Distinguished by its flaring, flat-bottomed ‘f’. Also found in a heavier weight under various names, including Full Face Italic and Title Italic. Related European releases include Bold Italic (Miller & Richard), Italic Display Series 54 (Monotype, 1911), Kursiv-Aldine (Berthold), Aldine Cursief (Amsterdam), and Fette Kursiv (Genzsch & Heyse) which is based on an 18th-century design.
After 1900 ATF made some alterations (such as a flagless ‘d’) and sold it with a roman style as Lining Boldface No. 520. Some specimens show alternate swash caps. Others, such as Conner’s, show these in a separate typeface called Engravers’ Italic.