A revival of the type used by William Caxton around 1490. Issued in c. 1878 by the Johnson Type Foundry. Also cast as Altdeutsch (Bauer & Co, before 1898, later by Berthold), Angelsächsisch (AGfS), Caxton (Brendler, Flinsch, Stevens), Caxton Type (Krebs, before 1907), Gotico biblico (Augusta, before 1914), Old Text (Farmer, before 1895), Renaissance Schrift Serie 6 (Enschedé, before 1902). [Reichardt] It is not clear at which foundry the typeface originated. Harrild & Sons had a wood type version. [Letterform Archive]
Digitized by Gerhard Helzel as Caxton (1997) and by Coen Hofmann as Caxtonian Black (URW, 2012; used for the sample).
- circa 1878
Caxton Black in use
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