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I love this spotted D. It’s from the French Clarendon set, so it has brackets and large slab serifs. I love how the brackets on the right side of the vertical stroke mirror the angle in the counter. This block is very clean outside of the beautiful spots of ink that have stained it. There’s some red along with the black, it’s a really cool effect. The grain has some great contrast as well, I love how dark the waves are.

Style: French Clarendon No. 2
Style first appeared: 1873
Size: 12 line
Manufacturer: Hamilton
Manufacturing Method: Pantograph
Is it part of a complete set? Yes

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