William Caslon (1692–1766)
A Specimen by William Caslon, Letter-Founder.
In addition to several type specimen books, William Caslon also issued broadside type specimens. This was not unusual; indeed the first type specimen ever, printed by Erhardt Ratdolt, was a broadside. Included in this specimen, printed to be folded and included in Chalmers Encyclopedia, are a few exotic alphabets, blackletter typefaces, and ornaments, together with several of Caslon’s famous romans and italics.
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