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Matt Le G

Looking for info/to identify the typeface featured on the spine of 'Mirabeau the Demigod'

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Matt Le G

IMG_5547.thumb.jpg.8442d660512ed14c189a8f76d00e3ead.jpgI'm looking for information about the above type.
It features on the spine (only) of an old copy of Mirabeau the Demigod by:

William Rutherford Hayes Trowbridge

Published by T Fisher Unwin, 1907

Ideally if it exists, I would like to know the designer and name. Any information would be useful. I'm at the early stages of research into similar typefaces so in addition, any historical or contextual information about this or similar condensed display type utilising sharp serifs from this time period would be very useful.

Many thanks


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Kevin Thompson

Matt, book cover design of that era mostly employed custom-lettered typography, not typefaces—at least for the larger display type.

Vaguely reminiscent of Romanisch and De Vinne, styles which inspired modern interpretations like Grand Central.

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