Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

36 line French Clarendon No. 2

This heavy, bracket-seriffed Antique derivative was first shown as wood type in 1873. The American type foundries had been showing unbracketed Antique faces called French Clarendon since at least 1867. In fact, a 1997 reproduction of a 1869 MacKellar, Smiths & Jordan specimen shows four sizes of a French Clarendon that is bracketless and significantly lighter than this wood version.

This H is from a complete, router cut, end grain, caps and figures font produced by Wm. H. Page & Co. (see imprint below).