Font from romanian book (1913)

alekzandar's picture

Please help me identify this font from a romanian book dated 1913.

Thank you very much!

alekzandar's picture

Sorry... After I clicked "save" I saw that this wasn't the place in which to post font ID requests. If an admin can move it to wherever allowed... Thank you!

George Thomas's picture

That is an unusual face and probably would make a nice revival if enough resource material is available. I do believe it is hand-set rather than by machine.

I looked through my foreign foundry specimens (French and British) but cannot locate it, nor in the US foundries either. I'm uncertain as to where a Romanian book publisher of that era would go for type, perhaps a Russian foundry. Unfortunately I cannot find a Russian foundry specimen book.

If you do identify it, please post the name here for our information. In the meantime I will keep it on my list of to-be-identifieds.

John Nolan's picture

You might contact František Storm. The face bears some resemblance to the Tusar that he offers. (It isn't the same face, it just has some of that flavor.)

alekzandar's picture

Hi! I tried to find something about the foundry... All I can say is that the book was printed in the Austrian-Hungarian Empire, in a german typography, in present day Romania (right on the Romanian-Hungarian border).

Thanks for the help! I'll keep searching myself...

donshottype's picture

Yes, you might get some useful responses if you post this in http://typophile.com/typeid You have to do this by yourself. Your sample has some good earmark letters -- such as the A, f and e -- that might trigger some digging. If you have more text, particularly if it has letters such as R, K, G, M, Q and W, it would be helpful if you included that in your post.
Don

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