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This block is from a typeface style I am sorely lacking in my collection. I associate this style more with lithography or artistic printing, which would use these ornate typefaces. But when I think of artistic printing I think of smaller items, and not large poster sized type like this block. The typeface appears to be Teniers, first shown by William Morgans and H.K. Wilcox in 1884.

The rings in this wood grain have really interesting irregularities. I like the rich color of the wood used, as compared to the more muted colors in the Gothic alphabet I have. The block shows signs of frequent use; the corners have rounded significantly and the slug is black with ink, but somehow the face is still in great shape and very clean.

Style: Teniers
Style first appeared: 1884
Size: 24 line
Manufacturer: Unknown
Manufacturing Method: End cut pantograph
Is it part of a complete set? No

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