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ReflexBlueHorror

Hello, this one is for the historians! The Beatrix Potter books have a very distinctive typeface, which was designed by the publisher in 2002 (https://www.vam.ac.uk/articles/peter-rabbit-the-tale-of-the-tale) and was based a type which graced the book covers in about 1902. That new type is of course proprietary. Here is an example of the new font:

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But here is the original type below. What is it? Where do we look for it?

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And the other burning question: isn't the actual type used in that old book... below.... William Morris's Golden Type?

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Riccardo Sartori
10 hours ago, ReflexBlueHorror said:

isn't the actual type used in that old book... below.... William Morris's Golden Type?

It surely looks very similar, down to the shape of the period |.|, but it also could be one of Golden Type’s Jenson relatives.

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