I think the face of this block is fascinating. On the top half, the grain is stained and darker, with the diagonal streaks from the grain taking dominance. But on the bottom half, the real color of the wood shows through and you can see the rings of the wood, which run perpendicular to the lines on the top half. The two colors of the different halves go well together, I think. The face is a little beat up and covered in scratch marks. I enjoyed looking at this block more closely and seeing the irregularity in the brackets that connect the stroke of the face to the slab serifs.
Style: French Clarendon No. 2
Style first appeared: 1873
Size: 12 line
Manufacturing Method: Pantograph
Is it part of a complete set? Yes