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Three Worlds; or, Plan of Redemption

Contributed by Leonardo Cuellar on Jan 15th, 2023. Artwork published in
circa June 1877
.
Three Worlds; or, Plan of Redemption 1
Photo: Leonardo Cuellar. License: All Rights Reserved.

Three Worlds; or, Plan of Redemption (a.k.a. Three Worlds, and the Harvest of This World) was the first book written by Charles Taze Russell co-authored with Nelson Barbour in 1877

Charles Taze Russell later had doctrinal disagreements with Barbour and started his own magazine, Zion’s Watch Tower and Herald of Christ’s Presence, known today as The Watchtower, the main magazine of Jehovah’s Witnesses and the most translated magazine ever.

The cover typography appears to use a Gothic Tuscan Condensed (a.k.a. Tuscan Gothic), set on a curve, combined with a face similar to Antique Tuscan Condensed (a.k.a. Tuscan Antique), used in caps with small caps.

Detail of the cover typography
Photo: Leonardo Cuellar. License: All Rights Reserved.

Detail of the cover typography

“The Harvest of This World” uses  as shown by the Farmer foundry in 1867. The text set in all caps with  is a . “N. H. Barbour” is .
Photo: Leonardo Cuellar. License: All Rights Reserved.

“The Harvest of This World” uses Ionic Compressed as shown by the Farmer foundry in 1867. The text set in all caps with tapered centring is a Modern/Scotch. “N. H. Barbour” is Antique Extended.

Preface and contents, with more  and headings in a wide variant of
Photo: Leonardo Cuellar. License: All Rights Reserved.

Preface and contents, with more Modern/Scotch and headings in a wide variant of Celtic

Three Worlds; or, Plan of Redemption 5
Photo: Leonardo Cuellar. License: All Rights Reserved.

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  • Gothic Tuscan Condensed
  • Antique Tuscan Condensed
  • Modern/Scotch
  • Ionic Compressed
  • Antique Extended
  • Celtic
  • unidentified typeface

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