Author name and title are set in a lesser known design by Bob Newman: It’s Salisbury Bold. The oldstyle serif with the distinguishing single-storey g was issued as a Letraset original in 1974, in a single bold weight. I can imagine that its brief was to fill the gap between the then popular ITC Souvenir Bold (minus the Art Nouveau flavor) and Windsor Bold (but less whacky), both of which were carried by Letraset under license, and Letraset’s own Caslon Black (1969), with less contrast. To my knowledge, Salisbury Bold hasn’t been digitized. Newman is also the designer of the recently featured Turtle and Penny Farthing, among several other Letraset faces.
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Interesting type. Looks to me sort of like Cooper Black with some of the excess width shaved off.
Yep, that’s also a good way of describing it! The letters e and t are particularly Cooper-esque.