Compiled and edited by E.O. Parrott. With illustrations by Robin Jacques. As seen on Alexis Orloff’s Flickr stream.
The cover designer made use of playful letterforms that go back to a script typeface designed by Hermann Ihlenburg in 1874/1875 for MacKellar, Smiths & Jordan. In 2006, Canada Type released a digital version under the original name, Treasury.
The digital Treasury font system comes with various styles that can be layered for a chromatic effect. Looking at the shading details suggests that the letters on the 1983 book cover were modeled after a cut somewhere between the two that became Treasury Gold (top) and Treasury Platinum (bottom) in Canada Type’s version.