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This beauty was one of the blocks I got with my first mixed set of wood type. Antique Tuscans are characterized by the concave curves along the edges of the letterforms, and the pointy little ends on the serifs. I really love the large oval counter in the middle, which is a nice simple contrast to the ornateness of the rest of the letter. There are bits of red ink left around the edges of the face, and small spots of the wood color still show at the top and bottom.

Style: Antique Tuscan
Style first appeared:1849
Size: 12 line
Manufacturer: Unknown
Manufacturing Method: Pantograph
Is it part of a complete set? No

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