Wood Type Collectors: I'm looking for a Grecian lowercase alphabet

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Wood Type Collectors: I'm looking for a Grecian lowercase alphabet
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I am trying to track down a complete Grecian lowercase alphabet. There aren’t any in Kelly’s collection, and they don’t seem to turn up much in period posters, but I know that they did exist because I’ve found an example in an old Hamilton catalog, they’re in the left-hand column in that image. Does anyone out there have one of these alphabets, and would you be willing to take a photo for me?

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You could always take a look at how H&FJ handled their Grecian lowercase:

http://typography.com/fonts/font_overview.php?productLineID=100000

Riccardo Sartori's picture
Joined: 13 Jul 2009 - 4:20am
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Sure they’re mostly new, but some are digital versions of original wooden type:
http://new.myfonts.com/search/grecian/

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I am aware of the various revivals on the market—I’m just looking for a photo of a complete original alphabet because the period specimens I find don’t feature complete alphabets of this style.