The History of Ink, Including Its Etymology, Chemistry, and Bibliography
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Cuneiform may have English roots. According to Nicolete Gray, it was cast by Besley in c. 1857 as Italian Text. Besley “claims that this face will enable the letterpress printer tocompete with the engraver.” The same name, Italian Text, was also used by the American type foundries Boston and Bruce in the 1860s.