Typeface Index: Two-Line Great Primer Ornamented No. 13 (Farmer)

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By 1867. Origins unknown. Farmer, Little & Co.

This is a titling (not simply uppercase) version of a typeface which has become better known in its 19th century versions as Ornamented No. 1515 from the Bruce foundry (q.v. for the primary treatment of this typeface). In the 20th century it became known as Belgian.

The earliest showing yet found is in an 1867 specimen book of Farmer, Little & Co..

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(The number in the specimen reproduced above has been obscured. It is "13" ("Two Line Great Primer Ornamented No. 13") as confirmed by Stephen O. Saxe through reference to an unmarked copy in his collection.)

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