A Case of Mistaken Identity… Sort Of

8 line Howland

Previous posts (see De Vinne, under Categories) identify this typeface as De Vinne. In fact, it is called Howland. In my defense, it was not an egregious error, for according to Mac McGrew, Howland was introduced in 1892 by the Dickinson Type Foundry of Boston as a companion series to DeVinne (an artful way for Dickinson to avoid an admission of plagiarism).