James Joyce’s Ulysses: Critical Essays
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Whoops – I should also have identified the italic as Arrighi italic, which was done by Frederic Warde as a companion for Bruce Rogers’s Centaur.
Over at fonts.com, Monotype gives credit correctly to both Rogers and Warde.
Interesting how the standard Arrighi g is earless, and the gg ligature in “Kellogg” has ears. That ligature seems not to have made its way into the digital Centaur Pro Italic.
Well spotted, John! For what it’s worth, the gg ligature in Monotype’s metal version was earless, at least as shown in the glyph set in this 1928 specimen, and this 1948 ad. No idea who might have introduced it. Could it be a misplaced sort from another font?
What Monotype’s Centaur Italic (Pro and Std) offers instead is an alternate “pelican” g.
There’s also Colin Kahn’s LTC Metropolitan (2005). No gg ligature (with or without ears) included there either, but its italic covers both Arrighis; the original private foundry version from 1925, and the Monotype adaptation. The former (Metropolitan Italic Alt) has a pelican g, too.