The Diverting History of John Gilpin by William Cowper, Ronald Davis edition
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Nice contribution, Blythwood! Keen observation about Cochin and its similarities to engraved and inscriptional lettering. Indeed this style was common on both sides of the English Channel. These days, those who seek an engravers’ typeface that is more specifically Anglo might choose Surveyor. By the way, MVB Sirenne is another (more complete) type family in the Cochin vein.
Other point of interest I forgot to mention – two misspellings on the title cover apparently caused by the compositor confusing italic 'h’ and 'b’.
Nicholas Cochin uses the old 'closed-form’ italic 'h’, which looks very like a 'b’ if you’re not paying close attention. Although there is the rounded loop at bottom right on the 'h’ to slightly increase the difference.