Designed by G. Peignot and G. Auriol and first released by Peignot & Fils in roman and italic styles in 1914. Adopted by Sol Hess for Lanston Monotype as Series 165 from 1918 and expanded into a series of 6, incl. Bold, Bold Italic, Open and Bold Tooled styles. Also cast by Ludwig & Mayer both as Le Cochin (1930, with a halbfett added in 1931) and as Bücherfreund-Antiqua/-Kursiv, and by Amsterdam as Gravure I. [Reichardt]
Reworked in 1977 by Matthew Carter at Linotype into 3 weights with italics. Unlike the digital versions by Linotype/Adobe, URW’s and Bitstream’s (as Engravers Oldstyle 205) include the Black styles.