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Charles Ricketts

Type designer, b. 1866, Geneva, d. 1930 or 1931, London. He designed three fonts, "The Vale," (Vale Press, 1896, Ricketts' house) "The Avon," and "The King's Fount" (1903). He also designed many decorations and initials. Books with his work.

Berry, Johnson and Jaspert write about The Kings' Fount: Another black face with heavy serifs and a number of uncial letters, designed by Charles Ricketts. It was first used in an edition of the King's (James I of Scotland) Quair. In the upper case E has the uncial form and in the lower case a, e, and g. f,r and t have the designs of capitals. An exotic, surpassed only by the Endeavour and Prayer Book types.

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